Episode 17: Math, Word, and Learning Fun

In this episode, we review the Mattel and INTV Corp. ‘educational’ games Math Fun, Word Fun, Learning Fun I and Learning Fun II. We interview designers / programmers Kimo Yap and Dave Warhol about the games. We also have a listener interview with Intellivision enthusiast Karen Overstreet. The Intelli-Virgins are back discussing Lock ‘N’ Chase, and of course there’s Feedback, News, the Odyssey 2 and lots of George. So sit back and have Fun and Learn!

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0:00:00 – Turn on the tube TV insert [educational game of choice] and go!
0:00:27 – The Intellivisionaries Theme (Extended Mix) by Paul ‘Nurmix’ Nurminen
0:05:26 – Welcome
0:11:16 – Intellivision TV commercial (free TV)
0:11:46 – Corrections & Thanks
0:17:17 – George (landfill)
0:18:08 – Feedback
0:32:52 – Aleks [NOT] On Intellivision
0:33:13 – George (Nolan Bushnell)
0:34:56 – RGR Promo
0:35:12 – News
0:48:19 – News – Live Guest: William Moeller of Elektronite
1:07:07 – News (continued)
1:13:38 – Intelli-Virgins: Lock ‘N’ Chase
1:44:52 – George reflects
1:48:31 – Listener Interview: Karen Overstreet
2:33:00 – George reviews Word Fun
2:36:36 – Intellivision TV commercial (Burger Time)
2:37:07 – George reviews Math Fun
2:40:31 – Intellivisionaries Promo
2:40:39 – Game Review (part 1)
3:24:37 – Interview: Kimo Yap (Math Fun)
3:59:36 – Game Review (part 2)
4:03:26 – Interview: Dave Warhol (Learning Fun I & II)
4:11:23 – Game Review (part 3)
4:21:40 – Will & Margo review the games
4:35:46 – George calls Victor
4:37:46 – Inty chip-tune break: “Leaving Taramis” by Jochen Hippel)*
4:39:25 – Game Review (part 4)
4:42:53 – Wrap Up / “Treasured” by Paul ‘Nurmix’ Nurminen
4:47:25 – Outtakes (music: “A Long TIme Apart” – Atari Falcon Virtual Synth)
4:51:22 – George (final thoughts)

Links mentioned in the show:

Intellivision Lives entry for Math Fun
Intellivision Lives entry for Word Fun
Intellivision Lives entry for Learning Fun 1
Intellivision Lives entry for Learning Fun 2

Intvfunhouse entry for Math Fun
Intvfunhouse entry for Word Fun
Intvfunhouse entry for Learning Fun 1
Intvfunhouse entry for Learning Fun 2

Ebay auction claiming a complete Intellivision collection for $4995 (not CIB)

Two new homebrew game releases announced by Rev over on AA: Flapee Bird and Princess Quest

Shark Shark Plus rom

Ms Pacman rom

Copter Command Atari Age thread

New web store for Intellivision Productions

New easter egg found in Spiker

Mike Kennedy’s announcement of a new cartridge based console

Glenn Cline’s pics of his 3DS
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Harmik Khoronian’s setup of retro consoles and computers
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