Released in 1980 when the Atari 2600 was king, the Intellivision (Intelligent Television) became their first real competitor. It’s specs were heads and tails above the 2600 and with an adapter you were actually able to play your Atari collection on the Intellivision.
When 1982 rolled around we saw many changes in both the video game industry and the Intellivision product line itself. Mattel released a voice-synthesis module called “Intellivoice” which made sound and speech and integral part of gameplay, through the use of special voice- enhanced cartridges.
The second big thing that ’82 brought was a redesigned Intellivision cleverly named the Intellivision 2. It was the same system but was smaller and lighter than the original and had a more sophisticated look.
In 1983 Mattel announced plans for the Intellivision 3 and actually showed a prototype off at C.E.S. but it was killed off before it ever arrived.