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The first Activision games for Intellivision that I recall seeing were Pitfall and Stampede, which were rather pedestrian ports of their popular Atari VCS (later the 2600) counterparts. In my opinion, those games illustrated the wrong way to do Intellivision ports. The graphics and sound were not appreciably different than the Atari VCS games, and due to their design for a joystick controller, gameplay was more difficult than it should have been. To me, they seem like projects to learn to program the Intellivision, since later Activision titles were clearly much better. Of course, it helped when a few Mattel folks defected to Activision, too. :)

I guess, looking at history, Activision won the day over all those third-party game companies. Based on the general quality of their Atari VCS and Intellivision games, I'd say they're deserving of their success.

Cartridge Count 7/7


Title Item No. Manual Overlays Rarity Notes
Beamrider Box Beamrider M-005 Yes

Beamrider Overlay

2

R2Game review / info
Happy Trails Box Happy Trails M-003 Yes

Happy Trails Overlay

2

U1Rebate sticker on box (didn't they all have that?); price tag tear; game review / info
Pitfall! Box Pitfall! M-002 Yes

Pitfall! Overlay

2

C1Includes flyer for Pitfall and Stampede - M-9405; game review / info
River Raid Box River Raid M-007 Yes

River Raid Overlay

2

ER2Game review / info
Stampede Box Stampede M-001 Yes

Stampede Overlay

2

C1Includes flyer for Pitfall and Stampede - M-9405; game review / info
The Dreadnaught Factor Box The Dreadnaught Factor M-004 Yes

The Dreadnaught Factor Overlay

2

U2Includes catalog; have Dreadnaught Destroyer patch; game review / info
Worm Whomper Box Worm Whomper M-006 Yes

Worm Whomper Overlay

2

R2Not compatible with ECS; game review / info