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Follow this link for info about the review system. 1 = Terrible, 5 = Awesome!

Nice top-down 3/4 perspective helicopter shooter.

Hover ForceGraphics: 5
Sound: 4
Replay Value: 3
Notes: 1-player game; Easter Egg
Screen Shots

Hover Force is one cool game. Too bad my T-shirt for it was stolen. Agh! I love the little animated sequence when you run to the chopper and take off. The graphics are very nice, offering an excellent top-down perspective. The sound effects are also solid, with a surprisingly good thwack! thwack! thwack! for the sound of the blades cutting through the air. It can get repetitive after awhile.




ROM No ROM variants have been identified.
Box No variations have been found.
Manual No variations have been found.
Overlays James Carter and Psycho Stormtrooper have designed custom overlays.
Label No variations have been found.
Easter Eggs No Easter Eggs have been found.




Only one version of the box has been found for Hover Force.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Hover Force Box (INTV Corporation 8500) INTV Corporation 8500 None   No origin or copyright date; game title on bottom flap




Only one version of the manual has been found for Hover Force.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Hover Force Manual (INTV Corporation 8500) INTV Corporation 8500 None   Accordion-style folding




A total of three Hover Force overlay variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Image not available. INTV Corporation N/A None   Custom overlay designed by James Carter; copied from Tomorrow's Heroes
Image not available. Psycho Stormtrooper 8500-05 None   Custom overlay designed by Psycho Stormtrooper
Image not available. Intellivision Productions N/A None   Part of the Supplemental Overlay Pack for Intellivision Flashback; reissue of the Orphan Overlay by Psycho Stormtrooper; note the addition of the Intellivision Productions copyright and modified Psycho Stormtrooper logo




Only one version of the label has been found for Hover Force.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Hover Force Label (INTV Corporation) INTV Corporation N/A None   Large label, square corners; game title in large bold font




Title Screen Pretty cool straight-on shot of your helicopter.
Select Game Clever partial re-use of some in-game items in the game selection screen.
Prepare for Takeoff! I love this little 'animated strip' build-up to the game. The sprint to the 'copter, thumbs-up, rev-up, and lift-off are sublime!
Protect Your City Well-rendered game world. This game kept me playing quite a lot, rather than studying my Calc and Physics Back In The Day™.





Game Credits Easter Egg

Credit: The official Intellivision Lives! site

Press Reset: You must be at the title screen
Either Controller: Press [0] and hold
Easter Egg: Credits for the game scroll by:

Game Credits

Hidden Message Easter Egg

Credit: The official Intellivision Lives! site

Left Controller: Press and hold: [2], [3] simultaneoulsy
Right Controller: Press and hold: [2], [6] simultaneoulsy
Press Reset
Easter Egg: See a special message from one of the developers to his family:

Special Message - Part 1 Special Message - Part 2



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