Intellivision Beauty and the Beast from Imagic | It’s TOTALLY NOT Donkey Kong!

What do you get when you combine equal parts Donkey Kong, Popeye, and Crazy Climber into a single Intellivision cartridge? You get the first non-2600 game we’ve covered in this Friday Plays series, Beauty and the Beast!

With the announcement last week that Atari acquired the Intellivision brand and game library, my interest in learning more about this competitor to the VCS has spiked. So far I’ve only scratched the surface of the library, but what I’ve already learned is that even though I didn’t play these games as a youngster, I’m having the same kind of simple fun as I’m accustomed to with my 2600.

Today I’ve chosen the Imagic game, Beauty and the Beast. Now, a couple caveats: being published by Imagic, this is almost certainly not part of the Atari acquisition, and prior to this week I’d never played the game before. But from screen shots I got a distinct Donkey Kong vibe, and it’s a simple one-button game that doesn’t require me to get too involved in that Intellivision keypad on my first outing with the system.

So, let’s get to Beauty and the Beast!

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