Intellivision Overlays and Boxes

Space Battle and Sea Battle were my favorites, but Skiing was way up there too. Does anyone happen to know who did the art for these boxes?

space battle

space battle 2

sea battle

sea battle 2


B-17 2


utopia 2

night stalker

night stalker 2

tron dd

tron dd 2


astrosmash 2


skiing 2

7 Responses to “Intellivision Overlays and Boxes”

  1. 1 leftylimbo February 3, 2012 at 9:14 am

    LoL. Talk about a lost art. Imagine how much time those illustrators spent on painting up those cool “action” montages which had absolutely nothing to do with what is depicted in the actual game? Either way, they were selling points for us kids who drooled over those game boxes on the store shelves.

    I remember the Atari 2600 box cover for Missile Command, which showed a cool space-dood at a command console, launching huge ballistic missiles which flew at you from the box. What an exciting visual. But in the game itself, the missiles were nothing more than square blocks, and their vapor trails pixelated streaks. But it was still enough excitement to keep kids like myself so addicted to playing that my dad had to hide the converter box until I finished my homework or chores.

  2. 2 2W2N February 3, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    You nailed it, we were suckers for cool cover art (games, comics, fantasy books, movies). Now the graphics on the covers are as good as the graphics in the game, but I don’t really want to play those games. I don’t get to fill in the blanks anymore. Everything is already there. It’s the same reason you don’t see kids playing with action figures. The action figure market is huge because of all the 40-year-old virgins. (I collect comics, so I guess I shouldn’t talk).

  3. 3 leftylimbo February 5, 2012 at 8:37 am

    Ah, you nailed it that time, in reference to “filling in the blanks.” I think we were the last generation to have that privilege. I also think we were the last to know “the thrill of the hunt,” since nowadays, nearly everything can be acquired at the click of a button.

    It would be interesting to see actual sales demographics for all the lines of action figures that are out on shelves these days. I’ll admit I’m guilty of trying to get my 5-yr.-old kid into the World Peacekeepers toys because I (really) like them myself. “Whoa cool! A combat helicopter! Isn’t that cool? Look! Rocket pods! Awesome!”

  4. 4 WEBmikey March 12, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    Love the site as always! I was a big Intellivision fan as a kid. I scanned a lot of overlays like these and posted them on Flickr, if you’re interested:

    Masters of the Universe: The Power of He-Man
  5. 5 2W2N March 12, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    Those are beautiful, Mikey. Yes, I will definitely feature some of them in a post. I had no idea Intellivision had a Masters of the Universe game!

  6. 6 leftylimbo March 13, 2013 at 12:16 am

    Awesome…almost a whole year later but totally worth the wait! Thanks Mikey!

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