The Classic Intellivision FAQ
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Section 8.0: Publications
Visual Media that can be consumed for in-depth coverage of Intellivision information.
- 8.1 Individual Guides
- 8.2 Major Book Publications
- 8.3 Reference Texts
8.1: Were university studies done on Intellivision?
Jeffrey Tam wrote a document on Intellivision Baseball and its influence on gaming for Stanford University.
8.1: Does a checklist exist for game collectors?
The Digital Press organization has created a checklist for the original 125 games, covering Cartridge, Instructions, and Box attributes.
The Digital Press PsychOpedia is a collector’s compendium of videogame manufacturer information, containing references to multiple Intellivision items.
Digital Press has a published rarity guide that is considered "The Bible" for collectors, with an onlie reference to match it.
8.1: Do fanzines or zines exist for Intellivision?
The Intellivision Lines newsletters is a fanzine created by Ralph Linne devoted entirely to his favorite classic game system, 10 issues from 1991 to 1995.
8.1: Does a manual exist for the Flashback games?
A compiled manual for all of the games built into the Intellivision Flashback was generated by Mark Thompson.
8.2: What books were published for Intellivision game players?
|How to Master Home Video Games||0-553-20195-6|
|How to Beat Atari, Intellivision, and Other Home Video Games||0-671-45909-0|
|Repairing Your Home Video Game||0-88190-277-9|
|The Family Playbook for Intellivision Games||0-8065-0799-3|
8.2: What books are available to learn IntyBASIC?
Óscar Toledo G. has written two books that walk a user from zero to writing complete Intellivision games.
- Programming Games for the Intellivision (ISBN-10: 1387961446)
The success of IntyBASIC inspired me to write a book called "Programming Games for Intellivision". It follows the learning technique that was so useful for me when starting in the BASIC language: Games published in parts, required to be typed by hand, and detailed explanation of each part.
- Advanced Game Programming for Intellivision (ISBN-10: 1678045624)
Inspired by the success of my first book, I went to write another book including more advanced techniques of programming. In particular I wanted to explore the development of games looking more professional both on terms of title screens, gameplay, sound, and music.
A full chapter dedicated to the creation of sound effects and converting music sheets to IntyBASIC is included, furthermore tips for converting pictures to Intellivision graphics.
8.3: Does an Intellivision II Service pamphlet exist?
SAMS created an easy-to-view fold-out document in 1985. It is not known if it was made for INTV Corp or their own company use.
8.3: Where can service manuals be found?
Service Manuals are available via the source links in this entry. Please know what you are doing before you open an Intellivision console!
8.4: Is there an Aquarius FAQ like this one?
Digital Press produced a FAQ for the Aquarius computer. The Aquarius is not compatible with the Intellivision in any way, but was owned by Mattel Electronics.
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