My first video game!

This Christmas, my parents bought me a Mattel Intellivision. One of my classmates, Roy Colemere, had an Atari 2600 and thought it was the greatest. However, the Intellivision totally blew it away.

Being the first video game console to have a 16bit processor, the graphics were awesome for its time. Also on the breaking edge of technology were the gamepads which came with it. Each one featured a twelve button keypad, four action keys, and a direction disc. Even though it didn’t have nearly as many games as the Atari, the games it did have were far superior.

It wasn’t long before I had a good collection of games, which included Armor Battle, Auto Racing, Bowling, Burger Time (my friend Kenny’s favorite), Football, Major League Baseball (my favorite), NBA Basketball, Skiing, Snafu, and Utopia.

Too bad an oversaturation of video game consoles killed all of the American producers. (That is when Nintendo from Japan took over.) I certainly enjoyed playing those Intellivision games with my friends.

Voted as one of the top 100 gadgets of all time by Mobile PC Magazine, you can read more about Intellivision here.

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