Specialty retailer Gamestop usually has no problem with retro compilations. They even sold Intellivision Lives! for consoles, but they won’t stock the upcoming Nintendo DS version. The official Intellivision Facebook page posted this message.
“Our publisher heard today that GameStop will not be selling Intellivision Lives! for DS. They say that the 30-somethings that shop there ;may find it appealing’ but apparently they don’t feel it is for their target (younger) clientele. As soon as we hear, we’ll let you know what decent, upright, quality stores will be carrying it.”
The Intellivision had an odd controller, which was more like a calculator than a joystick. Players would put an overlay on top of the numeric keypad for each game. This made a genuine Intellivision experience difficult to replicate. And this is also what makes the Nintendo DS version neat for Intellivision fans. Virtual Play Games created a touch screen Intellivision pad complete with the overlays for each game.
Intellivision Lives! comes out on September 16.
Thanks for the tip Denpa no Sekai!