Most impressive Intellivision game?

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My vote goes to COMMANDO. This game approaches NES-QUALITY both in
terms of graphics and sound.

Why is it that so many of the late 80's games seem so much more
advanced? Did programmers just understand the Intellivision's 16-bit
capabilities better? Was the Intellivision difficult to program for?

The Atari 2600 was a great system, but in terms of performance and
power there is no comparison the intellivision wins hands down. Too bad
it didn't receive more 3rd party support. And have sturdier controllers.
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    On 14 Sep 2005 00:22:20 -0700, "The Space Boss" <drsmith666@aol.com>
    wrote:

    >Why is it that so many of the late 80's games seem so much more
    >advanced? Did programmers just understand the Intellivision's 16-bit
    >capabilities better? Was the Intellivision difficult to program for?

    Almost all systems will see better games toward the end of its life.
    Take NES, compare Megaman 1 with Megaman 6. 6 have better sound and
    graphics.

    Early games tended to be just basic because the programmers haven't
    really learned all of the system's features and quirks yet.
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    When you hear the toilet flush, and hear the words "uh oh", it's already
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    Most impressive Intelly game? Hmm... based on game play, I'd vote for
    B-17 Bomber, or perhaps Utopia. But from a purely graphics-whore point
    of view, I guess I'd vote for Microsurgeon.
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