The Intellivision FAQ

Frequently Asked  Questions for the classic console , updated for 2023 and beyond!

This Intellivision FAQ contains real questions-and-answer sets, attribution for content creators, and links to media.

This version is based on the  last edition from Larry Anderson,   including comments from Keith Robinson (thanks to Steve Roney for sharing). We obtained permission/blessing from Larry Anderson to carry this forward as a service to the Intellivision fan/player community. 

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This refreshed FAQ is here to help everyone from the person that found a Tandyvision and needs to fix controllers, to an Inty veteran wanting as new way to play Astrosmash© on a portable. And plenty of context and history for anyone else!

The people responsible for original answers may be gone, so we leverage archive.org plus our “Intellivision Echo” public cloud space, and links to long-lasting sites. We want to keep relevant content alive! Most original FAQ info has been migrated to here,. We are working to keep the FAQ current (everything from PAL/NTSC video conversions to game clubs to IntyBASIC development to music to TV POWWW replication to JLP to Tutorvision), everything we can find!

We’re not looking to replace info at any of the primary Intellivision sites, but rather have decent answers to common questions with pointers to those sites (eg BSR history, Intv Funhouse, etc).

Anyone that wants to submit content to make the FAQ better, feel free to contact us. 

 

 


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  • Now available: The index of Intellivision Echo , content mirrored from around the world used for media in the FAQ, can be downloaded.
  • Now available: Copies of the PDF documents from Dave Chandler “Papa Intellivision” have been OCR’d and converted to searchable versions. Available at Papa Intellivision Searchable Content