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The first 16-bit console
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The Games

In the UK, the game that stood out was the bundled Soccer cartridge. Although the graphics look very primitive now, this was the first even vaguely realistic video game interpretation of our national sport.

Add-ons

Add-ons included the Intellivoice speech synthesiser, cost £49.

Major events

1979
Intellivision released in limited US markets

1980
Intellivision released across the US

1983
Bundled with the Soccer cartridge, the Intellivision cost £98

Emulators

Mac OS X

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Features

Intellivision

0.895MHz 16-bit CP1610 processor
Two fixed controllers featured a numeric keypad and a 16-position control disk
16 colours (all available on screen at one time)
Three channel sound, plus noise

Intellivision II

Redesigned case
Controllers can be unplugged from the main unit