Note: The collective of former Intellivision developers who ran Intellivision Productions through the 90s into the 2010s have a website featuring information as they remember it, as well as from internal documentation. While these are good sources of information, contemporary reporting and advertising is still relied upon for these dates when possible given the variety of production and distribution issues reported on during the Intellivision’s lifespan on the market.

1979

NOVEMBER:

Mattel plans for a test market launch for the fall of 1979 in New York, Chicago and San Francisco, while Sylvana would have its own test launch for its own branded version of the Intellivision in Washington DC, Baltimore and Philadelphia. Mattel’s test launch ultimately is scrapped, but Sylvana goes through with theirs. The Blue Sky Rangers claim a Mattel-branded test launch did take place at Gottschalks stores around Fresno, California, however.  – Source: Weekly Television Digest, October 15 1979; Weekly Television Digest, November 12, 1979; Weekly Television Digest, November 26, 1979;  Blue Sky Rangers Intellivision History

APBA Backgammon – Source: Blue Sky Rangers game list

Armor Battle – Source: Blue Sky Rangers game list

Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack– Source: Blue Sky Rangers game list

Math Fun – Source: Blue Sky Rangers game list

 

1980

MARCH:

Mattel begins its broader test marketing for the Intellivision in southern California and expands out nationally by the fall. – Source: Weekly Television Digest, November 26 1979; Santa Ana Orange Counter Register, March 27 1980

Checkers – Source: Santa Ana Orange Counter Register, March 27 1980;Blue Sky Rangers game list

Major League Baseball – Source: Santa Ana Orange Counter Register, March 27 1980;Blue Sky Rangers game list

NBA Basketball – Source: Santa Ana Orange Counter Register, March 27 1980;Blue Sky Rangers game list

NFL Football – Source: Santa Ana Orange Counter Register, March 27 1980;Blue Sky Rangers game list

 

OCTOBER:

Sea Battle – Source: St. Joseph Herald Palladium, December 24 1980; Blue Sky Rangers game list

Space Battle – Source: Alton Telegraph, October 11 1980; St. Joseph Herald Palladium, December 24 1980; Blue Sky Rangers game list

 

NOVEMBER:

Horse Racing – Source: Santa Ana Orange County Register, November 30 1980; Frederick The News, December 3 1980;Blue Sky Rangers game list

NASL Soccer – Source: Dover Times Reporter, November 27 1980; Blue Sky Rangers game list; St. Joseph Herald Palladium, December 24 1980

PGA Golf – Source: Dover Times Reporter, November 27 1980; Dover Times Reporter, December 11 1980; Blue Sky Rangers game list; St. Joseph Herald Palladium, December 24 1980

Word Fun – Source: Blue Sky Rangers game list; Santa Ana Orange Counter Register, November 30 1980

 

DECEMBER:

Las Vegas Roulette – Source: Santa Ana Orange County Register, November 30 1980; Dover Times Reporter, December 13 1980;Blue Sky Rangers game list

Tennis – Source: Dover Times, December 11 1980;Blue Sky Rangers game list

US Ski Team Skiing – Source:Blue Sky Rangers game list

 

1981

OCTOBER:

Astrosmash – Source: Anderson Daily Bulletin, November 20 1981;Blue Sky Rangers game list

Auto Racing – Source:Blue Sky Rangers game list

Boxing – Source: Dover Times Reporter, December 12 1980; Electronic Games, May 1982;Blue Sky Rangers game list

NHL Hockey – Source:Blue Sky Rangers game list

PBA Bowling – Source: Fairbanks Daily News Miner, November 25 1981;Blue Sky Rangers game list

Snafu – Source: Richardson Daily News, November 26 1981; Anderson Bulletin, January 9 1982; Panama City News Herald, January 13 1982;Blue Sky Rangers game list

Space Armada – Source: Garden City Telegraph, October 3 1980;Blue Sky Rangers game list

Triple Action – Source: Richardson Daily News, November 26 1981;Blue Sky Rangers game list

 

DECEMBER:

Star Strike – Source:Blue Sky Rangers game list

 

1982

JUNE:

Night Stalker – Source: Computer Entertainer, July 1982; Baltimore Sun, August 15 1982;Blue Sky Rangers game list

Utopia – Source:Blue Sky Rangers game list

 

JULY:

Frog Bog – Source: Computer Entertainer, July 1982; Computer Entertainer, September 1982;Blue Sky Rangers game list

Lock ‘N’ Chase – Source:Blue Sky Rangers game list

Reversi – Source: Anderson Daily Bulletin, June 30 1982; Winnipeg Free Press, July 2 1982;Blue Sky Rangers game list

Space Hawk – Source: Computer Entertainer, July 1982; Daily Herald Suburban Chicago, July 30 1982;Blue Sky Rangers game list

Sub Hunt – Source: Computer Entertainer, July 1982; Winnipeg Free Press, July 31 1982; Baltimore Sun, August 15 1982; Daily Herald Suburban Chicago, August 12 1982;Blue Sky Rangers game list

 

 

SEPTEMBER:

The Intellivoice add-on module was likely released this month. – Source: Computer Entertainer, April 1982; Computer Entertainer, August 1982

B-17 Bomber – Source: Computer Entertainer, August 1982; Computer Entertainer, October 1982;Blue Sky Rangers game list

Bomb Squad – Source: Computer Entertainer, August 1982;Blue Sky Rangers game list

Space Spartans – Source: Computer Entertainer, August 1982; Computer Entertainer, October 1982;Blue Sky Rangers game list

 

OCTOBER:

Mattel determined the Keyboard component was not worth doing a wide release for following the New Orleans and Seattle test markets. – Source: Computer Entertainer, October 1982

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons – Source: Computer Entertainer, October 1982;Blue Sky Rangers game list

Atlantis – Source: Computer Entertainer, October 1982

Beauty and the Beast – Source: Computer Entertainer, October 1982

Carnival – Source: Computer Entertainer, October 1982

Demon Attack – Source: Computer Entertainer, October 1982

Microsurgeon – Source: Computer Entertainer, October 1982

TRON Deadly Discs – Source: Computer Entertainer, October 1982;Blue Sky Rangers game list

 

NOVEMBER:

Pitfall! – Source: Computer Entertainer, December 1982

Stampede – Source: Computer Entertainer, December 1982

TRON Maze-a-Tron – Source: Computer Entertainer, December 1982;Blue Sky Rangers game list

 

DECEMBER:

Royal Dealer – Source: Computer Entertainer, December 1982; Computer Entertainer, January 1983;Blue Sky Rangers game list

 

1983

JANUARY:

Dragonfire – Source: Computer Entertainer, February 1983

Mouse Trap – Source: Computer Entertainer, February 1983

Shark! Shark! – Source: Computer Entertainer, February 1983;Blue Sky Rangers game list

Sharp Shot – Source: Computer Entertainer, February 1983;Blue Sky Rangers game list

Venture – Source: Computer Entertainer, February 1983

 

FEBRUARY:

Swords & Serpents – Source: Computer Entertainer, February 1983; Odessa American, March 27 1983

TRON Solar Sailer – Source: Computer Entertainer, February 1983;Blue Sky Rangers game list

 

MARCH:

Dracula – Source: Computer Entertainer, April 1983; Odessa American, March 27 1983

Ice Trek – Source: Computer Entertainer, March 1983; Odessa American, March 27 1983

USCF Chess – Computer Entertainer, March 1983; Computer Entertainer, April 1983; Los Angeles Times, March 5 1983; Herald News, March 20 1983;Blue Sky Rangers game list

VectronSource: Computer Entertainer, April 1983;Blue Sky Rangers game list

 

APRIL:

Frogger – Source: Computer Entertainer, May 1983

Nova Blast – Source: Computer Entertainer, May 1983, Odessa American, March 27 1983

Truckin’ – Source: Computer Entertainer, May 1983, Odessa American, March 27 1983

 

MAY:

Happy Trails – Source: Computer Entertainer, June 1983

Safecracker – Source: Computer Entertainer, June 1983

Tropical Trouble – Source: Computer Entertainer, May 1983, Odessa American, March 27 1983

White Water – Source: Computer Entertainer, June 1983, Odessa American, March 27 1983

 

JUNE:

Burgertime – Source: Computer Entertainer, July 1983;Blue Sky Rangers game list

Lady Bug – Source: Computer Entertainer, June 1983

 

JULY:

Buzz Bombers – Source: Computer Entertainer, July 1983;Blue Sky Rangers game list

Mission X – Source: Computer Entertainer, July 1983; Blue Sky Rangers game list; Spokesman Review, December 1 1983

 

AUGUST:

Popeye – Source: Computer Entertainer, September 1983

Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back – Source: Computer Entertainer, September 1983

Tutankham – Source: Computer Entertainer, September 1983

Zaxxon – Source: Computer Entertainer, September 1983

 

SEPTEMBER:

Beamrider – Source: Computer Entertainer, October 1983

Blockade Runner – Source: Computer Entertainer, October 1983

Dreadnaught Factor – Source: Computer Entertainer, September 1983

Q*Bert – Source: Computer Entertainer, October 1983; Montreal Gazette, September 17 1983 

Sewer Sam – Source: Computer Entertainer, October 1983

 

OCTOBER:

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Treasure of Tarmin – Source: Computer Entertainer, November 1983; Blue Sky Rangers game list;  South Bend Tribune, December 9 1983; Spokesman Review, December 1 1983

Donkey Kong Junior  – Source: Computer Entertainer, October 1983

Fathom – Source: Computer Entertainer, September 1983

Motocross – Source: Computer Entertainer, November 1983;Blue Sky Rangers game list

Pinball – Source: Computer Entertainer, November 1983;Blue Sky Rangers game list

Worm Whomper – Source: Computer Entertainer, November 1983; Activision press release

 

NOVEMBER:

Bump ‘N’ Jump – Source: Computer Entertainer, December 1983;Blue Sky Rangers game list

Kool-Aid Man – Source: Computer Entertainer, December 1983;Blue Sky Rangers game list

Masters of the Universe: The Power of He-Man – Source: Computer Entertainer, December 1983;Blue Sky Rangers game list

 

DECEMBER:

The Intellivision ECS module reportedly came out this month, and though its games seem to be in short supply given Mattel’s exit from the video game market in 1984 and a lack of evidence, those not named in CE or other advertising are being placed into this month accordingly. – Source: Computer Entertainer, December 1983;Blue Sky Rangers game list

Centipede – Source: Computer Entertainer, December 1983; Computer Entertainer, January 1984

Congo Bongo – Source: Computer Entertainer, December 1983

Defender – Source: Computer Entertainer, December 1983

Jetson’s Way With Words – Source: Blue Sky Rangers game list

Loco-Motion – Source: Computer Entertainer, November 1983;Blue Sky Rangers game list

Melody Blaster – Source: Computer Entertainer, December 1983;Blue Sky Rangers game list

Mr. BASIC Meets Bits ‘N’ Bytes – Source:Blue Sky Rangers game list

Pac-Man (Later rereleased by INTV) – Source: Computer Entertainer, January 1984

Scooby Doo’s Maze Chase – Source:Blue Sky Rangers game list

 

1984

Mattel sells Intellivision rights to a former executive, who then forms INTV Corporation and begins selling Intellivision hardware and software through mail order by the end of the year. Source: Blue Sky Rangers history

JANUARY:

River Raid – Source: Computer Entertainer, January 1984; Activision press release

Turbo – Source: Computer Entertainer, February 1984

 

JUNE:

Mind Strike – Source: Computer Entertainer, May 1984;Blue Sky Rangers game list; Spokesman Review, December 1 1983 

World Series Major League Baseball – Source: Computer Entertainer, May 1984;Blue Sky Rangers game list

 

1985

In Europe the Intellivision saw Championship Tennis and World Cup Soccer. – Source:Blue Sky Rangers game list

OCTOBER:

Thunder Castle – Source: Computer Entertainer, October 1985; Computer Entertainer, February 1986;Blue Sky Rangers game list

World Championship Baseball – Source: Computer Entertainer, October 1985; Computer Entertainer, February 1986;Blue Sky Rangers game list

 

1986

The Intellivision reentered national storefront distribution by July, as Toys ‘R’ Us agrees to begin stocking games and hardware due to successful test market sales in New York and Los Angeles. – Source: Computer Entertainer, May 1986

MAY:

Championship Tennis – Source: Computer Entertainer, May 1986; Computer Entertainer, June 1986;Blue Sky Rangers game list

World Cup Soccer – Source: Computer Entertainer, May 1986; Computer Entertainer, June 1986;Blue Sky Rangers game list

 

AUGUST:

Thin Ice – Source: Computer Entertainer, September 1986;Blue Sky Rangers game list

 

OCTOBER:

Super Pro Football – Source: Computer Entertainer, October 1986; Computer Entertainer, November 1986;Blue Sky Rangers game list

 

NOVEMBER:

Hover Force – Source: Computer Entertainer, December 1986

 

1987

MARCH:

Tower of Doom – Source: Computer Entertainer, April 1987; Computer Entertainer, May 1987;Blue Sky Rangers game list

 

APRIL:

Diner – Source: Computer Entertainer, May 1987;Blue Sky Rangers game list

Triple Challenge – Source: Computer Entertainer, May 1987;Blue Sky Rangers game list

 

JULY:

Chip Shot: Super Pro Golf – Source: Computer Entertainer, August 1987;Blue Sky Rangers game list

Dig Dug – Source: Computer Entertainer, August 1987;Blue Sky Rangers game list

Learning Fun I – Source: Computer Entertainer, August 1987;Blue Sky Rangers game list

 

OCTOBER:

Slap Shot: Super Pro Hockey – Source: Computer Entertainer, November 1987;Blue Sky Rangers game list

 

DECEMBER:

Commando – Source: Computer Entertainer, January 1988; Computer Entertainer, February 1988;Blue Sky Rangers game list

Learning Fun II – Source: Computer Entertainer, January 1988;Blue Sky Rangers game list

Slam Dunk: Super Pro Basketball – Source: Computer Entertainer, January 1988; Computer Entertainer, February 1988;Blue Sky Rangers game list

 

1988

National store chains stop carrying Intellivision products and INTV returns to doing mail-order business. – Source: Blue Sky Rangers history

MARCH:

Pole Position – Source: Computer Entertainer, March 1988;Blue Sky Rangers game list

 

FALL:

Body Slam: Super Pro Wrestling – Source: Computer Entertainer, September-December 1988;Blue Sky Rangers game list

Mountain Madness: Super Pro Skiing – Source: Computer Entertainer, September-December 1988;Blue Sky Rangers game list

Super Pro Decathlon – Source: Computer Entertainer, September-December 1988;Blue Sky Rangers game list

 

1989

FALL:

Spiker: Super Pro Volleyball – Source:Blue Sky Rangers game list

Stadium Mud Buggies Source:Blue Sky Rangers game list