Legacy Lookback: Nintendo Games On The Intellivision

The Legacy Lookback is a weekly video feature where Tyler Treese takes a look back in Mario history. Long forgotten characters, strange cameos and weird ports are all just a taste of what will be featured. Please enjoy the ride as we look back at Mario & Nintendo’s long history.

Nintendo games weren’t always exclusively on Nintendo’s own home consoles. In fact, Nintendo’s iconic arcade classic Donkey Kong has been ported to over 10 non-Nintendo systems! Join Tyler in the first installment of the Legacy Lookback which profiles the two Nintendo games that were released on the Intellivision: Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Jr..

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-kEJbxY4nA

Have suggestions for what Tyler should check out next? Post it in the comments!

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Tyler Treese
Tyler Treese
August 15, 2014 7:47 PM

Note: I accidentally refer to Pauline as a princess in the video. I’m aware of the mistake but she’s a princess in my eyes <3

Mister Sushi
Mister Sushi
August 19, 2014 3:36 PM
Reply to  Tyler Treese

SHAME! SHAME ON YOU!
Just kidding, I thought she was Peach for the longest time 😛

Gameboi834
Gameboi834
August 15, 2014 8:06 PM

Pretty cool and interesting bit of Nintendo history, and equally as fine execution in telling it as well. A few pictures would have been nice (since I personally am a visual learner) but not having them didn’t detract from the experience at all. For not having a lot of written notes you did a great job speaking xonsistently and smoothly, despite an “um” every once in a while; it was clear that you were enthusiastic about the topic, but a bit of fake enthusiasm would have been nice lol

Tyler Treese
Tyler Treese
August 15, 2014 8:09 PM
Reply to  Gameboi834

Thanks for watching bro. I know I need to stop doing “ums” and “uhh”. Been working really hard at stopping that but a few still come out. I could’ve taken them out in post-editing but I wanted it to be one clean take overall. Definitely something i’m trying to correct especially for my podcast but its hard to correct years of doing something 😛

Luigiguy567
Luigiguy567
August 15, 2014 8:18 PM

The Intellivision?
*Insert random Angry Video Game Nerd quote*

Great video, BTW.

Tyler Treese
Tyler Treese
August 16, 2014 7:40 AM
Reply to  Luigiguy567

Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it.

Kirbylover490
August 15, 2014 8:33 PM

Wow these ports were ugly! Plus, Jumpman didn’t even have pupils! Thats ugly and disturbing.

Tyler Treese
Tyler Treese
August 16, 2014 7:44 AM
Reply to  Kirbylover490

For reference here is a picture of the Colecovision port of Donkey Kong. Its quite the difference. This video was initially going to look at all of the ports of Donkey Kong (something I probably will do at a later date) but I just couldn’t get over the Intellivision versions.

Kirbylover490
August 16, 2014 7:47 PM
Reply to  Tyler Treese

Well, this one doesn’t look bad and at least doesn’t make me want to vomit.

Also great video. Definitely better than my videos. I’d love to see this turn into a series.

Tyler Treese
Tyler Treese
August 17, 2014 4:26 AM
Reply to  Kirbylover490

The plan is for it to be a weekly video feature.

Kirbylover490
August 17, 2014 9:13 AM
Reply to  Tyler Treese

Then I’ll be sure to tune in. 🙂

Tyler Treese
Tyler Treese
August 17, 2014 11:23 AM
Reply to  Kirbylover490

Thanks. I appreciate the support. Also have a lot of video content over at my website. Usually put up 3-4 videos a week and of course there is the weekly podcast.

VooDu
VooDu
August 15, 2014 9:42 PM

I like the idea of the podcast. You should get a nice camera for a better picture and try having more light when you’re filming so we can see everything better. Other than that, I look forward to more.

Tyler Treese
Tyler Treese
August 16, 2014 7:39 AM
Reply to  VooDu

Yeah, i’ll definitely look into a better camera. Since this is a long term series it should get better over time. Definitely a lot of areas to improve but i’m glad you liked the first one!

SuperZambezi
SuperZambezi
August 16, 2014 12:27 AM

THE BOOGEYMAN. Oh, that’s just DK.

This just got me thinking about how unacceptable it would be today to have a port of a game look so drastically different from one another. Not saying that I disagree.

Tyler Treese
Tyler Treese
August 16, 2014 7:48 AM
Reply to  SuperZambezi

The only thing I can think of that is comparable nowadays is sometimes portable versions of games will be totally different games.

In the 80s and the 90s it wasn’t uncommon for the Genesis/Super Nintendo versions of games to be completely different (look at Aladdin for example) or for the NES version of an Arcade game be a completely different game (Strider, Bionic Commando, etc.). This was such an interesting, formative time for gaming.

RLWilliams3d
RLWilliams3d
August 16, 2014 2:40 AM

I got a suggestion:
Creepy Secrets in Nintendo games (for a Halloween episode).

Tyler Treese
Tyler Treese
August 16, 2014 7:38 AM
Reply to  RLWilliams3d

Thanks! I like it.

RLWilliams3d
RLWilliams3d
August 16, 2014 12:02 PM
Reply to  Tyler Treese

Glad you do 🙂

Mister Sushi
Mister Sushi
August 16, 2014 8:20 AM

Entertaining! I didn’t even know what the Intellivision was before this 😛
Why don’t we look back at some tech demos?

Tyler Treese
Tyler Treese
August 16, 2014 8:40 AM
Reply to  Mister Sushi

Good idea. Definitely something I’d have to do some research on but I like it a lot.

Person McPerson
Person McPerson
August 16, 2014 1:46 PM
Reply to  Tyler Treese

hey can u sub to my channel? It’s called ThaAnonymousPerson. I’ll sub to yours.

Tyler Treese
Tyler Treese
August 16, 2014 2:09 PM

sure!

Mister Sushi
Mister Sushi
August 16, 2014 2:15 PM

hey can u sub to my channel? It’s called Ronin Durey. I’ll sub to yours.
Oh wait, you were Purple Bear. You already subbed 😛

Person McPerson
Person McPerson
August 16, 2014 9:18 PM
Reply to  Mister Sushi

not anymore… (my username)

Person McPerson
Person McPerson
August 16, 2014 1:41 PM

Do one on Mario Bros arcade next! It was also on a lot of consoles.

Tyler Treese
Tyler Treese
August 16, 2014 2:10 PM

One of my favorite games! Definitely will do something on it eventually.

Person McPerson
Person McPerson
August 16, 2014 1:41 PM

And THAT, is how Nintendo conquered the world.

Person McPerson
Person McPerson
August 16, 2014 1:43 PM

Graphics back in the arcade days: WOW! So realistic and awesome!

Nowadays (I’m looking at you, COD): Meh…

Kirbylover490
August 16, 2014 7:48 PM

Honestly, I hate FPS games. Except for Yoshi’s Safari of course. 😛

Bowser498
August 16, 2014 6:10 PM

Maybe SMW and then show all the enemies/items that were forgotten, such as the watermelon, urchin, Yoshi Coins, feather powerup, etc. It brings back so many awesome memories and revealed a whole new world of Mario. 😛

Tyler Treese
Tyler Treese
August 16, 2014 6:17 PM
Reply to  Bowser498

Was thinking about doing a feature on all the weird enemies in Super Mario Land. Thankfully I already have video of that stuff since I did a LP of that a long time ago.

I’m sure we’ll tackle Super Mario World someday. Its my favorite Mario game.

Kirbylover490
August 16, 2014 7:56 PM
Reply to  Bowser498

The feather powerup was actually in Mario Kart 8 as an easter egg in Sunshine Airport but I guess thats just a cameo.

Bowser498
August 17, 2014 6:51 AM
Reply to  Kirbylover490

Wow! I never knew that! :p

Tyler Treese
Tyler Treese
August 17, 2014 11:21 AM
Reply to  Kirbylover490

Andre is a really nice guy.

Kirbylover490
August 16, 2014 7:57 PM

Dear god! Donkey Kong Jr. on the intellivison makes me want to vomit!

Bowser498
August 20, 2014 9:58 AM

Suggestion: Super Mario Bros 2. 😛