Intellivision: More realistic gaming (1981)

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Two pictures are worth a thousand words

Atari vs Intellivision? Nothing I could say would be more persuasive than what your own two eyes will tell you. But I can’t resist telling you more. – George Plimpton

It’s obvious how much more realistic Intellivision graphics are. But take a closer look. Notice the Intellivision players. They’ve got arms and legs like real players do. Look at the field. It actually looks more like a real baseball field. I think you’ll find that Intellivision looks a lot more like the real thing.

More about action

You can see how much more realistic Intellivision looks. What we can’t show you here is how much more realistically it moves. If you could compare the two, I think you’d see that Intellivision  has smoother and more life-like movement than Atari.

More about control

If you’ve ever played a video game, you know how important control is. And if you held these two control units in your hand, you’d know Intellivision gives you more. The Atari hand controller offers only 8 positions and one button. The Intellivision hand controller has 16 positions and 4 buttons. So Intellivision allows you to maneuver players and objects in more directions with greater precision and accuracy…

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