VH1 has released the iPhone and iPod Touch version of it's version of classic Intellivision games. The iPhone version of the game is a free download and comes with Astrosmash. The other five games are available for in app purchase at $0.99 each. In contrast the iPad version which was released late last week costs $2.99 but includes all 6 games together. Here's a description of all 6 games:

  • ASTROSMASH - Spin. Blast. And drop into hyperspace to avoid a killer asteroid shower. Power on. Attack computer engaged. Fire a quick burst at the alien antagonists. Got 'em!
  • CHIP SHOP GOLF - Fore! Select an easy or a hard course, or put together your own from a selection of 99 holes, many based on the most famous holes in the world!
  • NIGHT STALKER - You're on the run. Your attackers are relentless robots. Destroy one and it's replaced by an even smarter, faster robot. It's a nightmare.
  • THIN ICE - You control Duncan the penguin. Skate around the other penguins, dunking them in the pond. Avoid or dunk the seal and polar bears. Gobble shrimp cocktails for extra speed.
  • THUNDER CASTLE - Guide your knight through the deadly mazes of Thunder Castle, slaying evil dragons, sorcerers and demons as you go.
  • SKIING - Take a deep breath, dig your poles hard into the snow, push off...and you're speeding down a world class slalom course.

App Store Links: Intellivision (iPhone), Free, Intellivision for iPad, $2.99

  • spiffyone

    Ah...Astrosmash. Hours upon hours I spent playing that one. The first shooter I ever played, actually. Didn't own that one though (a family member did). I did have the Atari VCS/2600 version, Astroblast, however. Of the two, the latter on hard mode was, well, harder. And I loved every single friggin' moment of it.

  • spiffyone

    Ah...Astrosmash. Hours upon hours I spent playing that one. The first shooter I ever played, actually. Didn't own that one though (a family member did). I did have the Atari VCS/2600 version, Astroblast, however. Of the two, the latter on hard mode was, well, harder. And I loved every single friggin' moment of it.

  • Yuggle

    Not available in the Canadian itunes store?

    What a pain in the ass.

    • Ouisch

      Yeah, really. This is second release I've been interested in these days I've noticed this happening with (the other being THPS2). I mean, it's easy enough to switch to a US account, but with something like this that's going to include in app purchases, I hate having to switch back and forth between accounts just to get them.

      • http://www.donovanwatson.com Donovan

        I'm not sure why you guys can't get it, but I just bought it in the Canadian store.

    • freqdata

      You couldn't have bought it in the Canadian store,
      it's simply not there...unless you have a US account...

      It's not even listed on the CDN store !

      • cranker

        How frustrating :(

      • Jim

        The iPad version is in the Canadian store. I would imagine that is what he or she is talking about. I would also think that means we will see the iPhone/iTouch version sooner or later.

  • http://micro Yuggle

    Not available in the Canadian itunes store?

    What a pain in the ass.

    • Ouisch

      Yeah, really. This is second release I've been interested in these days I've noticed this happening with (the other being THPS2). I mean, it's easy enough to switch to a US account, but with something like this that's going to include in app purchases, I hate having to switch back and forth between accounts just to get them.

      • http://www.donovanwatson.com Donovan

        I'm not sure why you guys can't get it, but I just bought it in the Canadian store.

    • freqdata

      You couldn't have bought it in the Canadian store,
      it's simply not there...unless you have a US account...

      It's not even listed on the CDN store !

      • cranker

        How frustrating :(

      • Jim

        The iPad version is in the Canadian store. I would imagine that is what he or she is talking about. I would also think that means we will see the iPhone/iTouch version sooner or later.

  • Adams Immersive

    Cool. Good choice of game to include! I liked Astrosmash and Night Stalker the best of the bunch.

    The pricing’s a little odd, but I think I’ll just grab the free Astrosmash for my phone, and later buy the full version for iPad (which will surely be my primary game platform).

    To the devs: please enable video-out on these, if it’s not already :)

  • Adams Immersive

    Cool. Good choice of game to include! I liked Astrosmash and Night Stalker the best of the bunch.

    The pricing’s a little odd, but I think I’ll just grab the free Astrosmash for my phone, and later buy the full version for iPad (which will surely be my primary game platform).

    To the devs: please enable video-out on these, if it’s not already :)

  • Brian

    i was hoping for some other intellivision titles, but glad they have Night Stalker, and glad I can just buy that one!

  • Brian

    i was hoping for some other intellivision titles, but glad they have Night Stalker, and glad I can just buy that one!

  • Johnny82

    Woot Woot! Probably not something that I will delve to deep into, but it will bring back old memories and help tie me over until the HP Slate!

  • Johnny82

    Woot Woot! Probably not something that I will delve to deep into, but it will bring back old memories and help tie me over until the HP Slate!

  • http://www.ummband.com poutini

    Will the iPad version work on an iPhone? Because that's the cheaper option.

    • TheFamousEccles

      Unfortunately not. I'm not going to buy any with this pricing system.

  • http://www.ummband.com poutini

    Will the iPad version work on an iPhone? Because that's the cheaper option.

    • TheFamousEccles

      Unfortunately not. I'm not going to buy any with this pricing system.

  • JCat

    The dungeon and dragon's game on Intellivision was incredible, but i know later on they had to change the name.. if that were included, I'd be on this in a heartbeat.

  • JCat

    The dungeon and dragon's game on Intellivision was incredible, but i know later on they had to change the name.. if that were included, I'd be on this in a heartbeat.

  • http://ghrockertaps09.webs.com GHRocker08

    Hmm, we pay $3+tax for 6 games on the iPad, yet it costs us double that for everything on an iPhone, nearly 1/3 of the size. See ya!

  • http://ghrockertaps09.webs.com GHRocker08

    Hmm, we pay $3+tax for 6 games on the iPad, yet it costs us double that for everything on an iPhone, nearly 1/3 of the size. See ya!

  • Mindfield

    Okay, why do iPhone users get jacked for $5 through DLC but iPad users get the whole package for $3? I'm not normally one to complain about prices, especially for retro goodness, but this just isn't cool.

  • Mindfield

    Okay, why do iPhone users get jacked for $5 through DLC but iPad users get the whole package for $3? I'm not normally one to complain about prices, especially for retro goodness, but this just isn't cool.

  • Tack

    Good grief. Enough with the retro gaming. Apple made a great gaming platform and everyone is on this retro gaming kick. The graphics suck and the sound sucks. We've moved on. You should to.

    • Zc456

      Retro games are just as fun as modern ones. Just because the graphics and sound are dated, doesn't mean it can't be fun.

    • Mazz

      Wait until you're older and you'll understand. Playing retro games is like listening to classic rock. Even new games with retro styles bring back fond memories with lots of us, and when they're . Frankly a great game is a great game, no matter when it was released or how intense the graphics are.

      Besides that, the iphone is a really awful platform for games with "cutting edge" graphics. Modern Combat and Eliminate for example are decent efforts but put them up against the console games they're ripping off and you'll see how crappy the iphone is; these games would have been laughed off the PS2 in 2001. What the iPhone IS great for is games that may look a little older graphically but are totally innovative with game play, often made by independent companies.

      Of course I'm trying to be civil here, when I really want to tell you to shut the hell up and go play your "new" games. You're probably one of those idiots who thinks Gangstar is better than Chinatown Wars because it's 3-D.

      • Tack

        I'm actually 39. A Commodore 16 was my first computer and an Atari 2600 was my first console. I played retro games when they were cutting edge. I just think people should be pushing the limits of hardware and advancing the art of gaming instead remaking old games onto a new platform. If they want to remake games with better graphics and sound, then I'm all for it as long as the gameplay stays the same. It just seems that every time anyone releases anything "retro", Touch Arcade does a feature on it.

    • Cyggie

      Why do people drive vintage cars? Because they like them? I'm sure if no-one downloaded the retro games, it wouldn't be profitable sell. But...

    • Adams Immersive

      Why shouldn’t people enjoy a whole variety of things, which are not the same exact things you enjoy? If we were all alike, that would be pretty sad.

    • Tyk

      A good game is a good game no matter when it was released. You don't think Pitfall! is still fun? Or Enduro? Or Asteroids? A lot of people enjoy reliving "simpler" times. If you don't like it, don't buy it. Buy the one of thousands of other games out there.

  • Tack

    Good grief. Enough with the retro gaming. Apple made a great gaming platform and everyone is on this retro gaming kick. The graphics suck and the sound sucks. We've moved on. You should to.

    • Zc456

      Retro games are just as fun as modern ones. Just because the graphics and sound are dated, doesn't mean it can't be fun.

    • Mazz

      Wait until you're older and you'll understand. Playing retro games is like listening to classic rock. Even new games with retro styles bring back fond memories with lots of us, and when they're . Frankly a great game is a great game, no matter when it was released or how intense the graphics are.

      Besides that, the iphone is a really awful platform for games with "cutting edge" graphics. Modern Combat and Eliminate for example are decent efforts but put them up against the console games they're ripping off and you'll see how crappy the iphone is; these games would have been laughed off the PS2 in 2001. What the iPhone IS great for is games that may look a little older graphically but are totally innovative with game play, often made by independent companies.

      Of course I'm trying to be civil here, when I really want to tell you to shut the hell up and go play your "new" games. You're probably one of those idiots who thinks Gangstar is better than Chinatown Wars because it's 3-D.

      • Tack

        I'm actually 39. A Commodore 16 was my first computer and an Atari 2600 was my first console. I played retro games when they were cutting edge. I just think people should be pushing the limits of hardware and advancing the art of gaming instead remaking old games onto a new platform. If they want to remake games with better graphics and sound, then I'm all for it as long as the gameplay stays the same. It just seems that every time anyone releases anything "retro", Touch Arcade does a feature on it.

    • Cyggie

      Why do people drive vintage cars? Because they like them? I'm sure if no-one downloaded the retro games, it wouldn't be profitable sell. But...

    • Adams Immersive

      Why shouldn’t people enjoy a whole variety of things, which are not the same exact things you enjoy? If we were all alike, that would be pretty sad.

    • Tyk

      A good game is a good game no matter when it was released. You don't think Pitfall! is still fun? Or Enduro? Or Asteroids? A lot of people enjoy reliving "simpler" times. If you don't like it, don't buy it. Buy the one of thousands of other games out there.

  • Zc456

    How come the iPhone users get it free, while those with the iPad haft to pay? Its the same freakin' app.

    • The Theory

      Reading comprehension fail.

      • mardas pye

        > Reading comprehension fail.

        No, they are correct. Astrosmash is free on the iPhone but not on iPad. Who failed on the reading comprehension now ;)

  • Zc456

    How come the iPhone users get it free, while those with the iPad haft to pay? Its the same freakin' app.

    • The Theory

      Reading comprehension fail.

      • mardas pye

        > Reading comprehension fail.

        No, they are correct. Astrosmash is free on the iPhone but not on iPad. Who failed on the reading comprehension now ;)

  • Jindo Fox

    Bitch bitch, whine whine. It's still cheap no matter the platform.

  • Jindo Fox

    Bitch bitch, whine whine. It's still cheap no matter the platform.

  • M4N1M4L

    'Based on the most famous holes in the world' XD

    Immature I know :p.

  • M4N1M4L

    'Based on the most famous holes in the world' XD

    Immature I know :p.

  • PARRANOYA

    If only they had the 2 D7D games and Frog Bog...but until then...no deal.

  • PARRANOYA

    If only they had the 2 D7D games and Frog Bog...but until then...no deal.

  • PARRANOYA

    oops......D7D should have come out as D&D sorry! :P

  • PARRANOYA

    oops......D7D should have come out as D&D sorry! :P

  • A.A. Fussy

    iPhone version is not on the Australian store-but the iPad version is strangely.

  • A.A. Fussy

    iPhone version is not on the Australian store-but the iPad version is strangely.

  • oldschool

    Not available in the Canadian Store !

    When Itunes asks me to switch to the U.S. store,
    I can see the app but I have to create a U.S account.

    You need a U.S payment address etc.

    Anyone know a way around this ?

    This "not for Canada" licensing crap is ridiculous

  • oldschool

    Not available in the Canadian Store !

    When Itunes asks me to switch to the U.S. store,
    I can see the app but I have to create a U.S account.

    You need a U.S payment address etc.

    Anyone know a way around this ?

    This "not for Canada" licensing crap is ridiculous

  • http://www.americanelf.com James

    I just tried a few games of Astrosmash. This app is kinda sucky. Here's the two problems I encountered.

    1. Since a double tap changes you to full screen mode, and back, I was constantly switching back and forth between the two modes when all I was trying to do was move left and right.

    2. There seems to be some audio glitching, loud pops happen pretty frequently.

    I'll probably delete this app because it doesn't control very well anyhow, and with these two problems it's so annoying that I don't want to struggle through the poor controls.

    • Ouisch

      +1 for mentioning the double tap changing to full screen mode. An absolutely abysmal idea. I'm honestly can't even really pass judgment on how well the controls because the spastic changing to full-screen and back makes the game completely unplayable. I honestly can't even see how that made it by testing.

  • http://www.americanelf.com James

    I just tried a few games of Astrosmash. This app is kinda sucky. Here's the two problems I encountered.

    1. Since a double tap changes you to full screen mode, and back, I was constantly switching back and forth between the two modes when all I was trying to do was move left and right.

    2. There seems to be some audio glitching, loud pops happen pretty frequently.

    I'll probably delete this app because it doesn't control very well anyhow, and with these two problems it's so annoying that I don't want to struggle through the poor controls.

    • Ouisch

      +1 for mentioning the double tap changing to full screen mode. An absolutely abysmal idea. I'm honestly can't even really pass judgment on how well the controls because the spastic changing to full-screen and back makes the game completely unplayable. I honestly can't even see how that made it by testing.