Chad Schell, creator of the famous "Cuttle Cart" multi/flash cart series for the Atari 2600 and 7800, has spun his magic again, this time for the Mattel Intellivision as the "Cuttle Cart 3". It's been a very long time since the Intellivision has had anything like this available, and the good news is is that this improves on past efforts for the system by being fully flashable and making use of MiniSD cards. The only downside (at least for me) is that it won't load the Enhanced Computer System (ECS) World Series Major League Baseball ROM, one of the most impressive early baseball games, and one of the few games I've been so far unable to acquire on cartridge for the Intellivision that I've wanted (and the only one I"m missing for the ECS add-on).
At $150 plus shipping and handling, it's not cheap, but it's still one of those undeniable "must buys" for collectors and enthusiasts, particularly since this will be yet another limited production run. It even works as a development system. I ordered mine, just like I previously ordered the "Cuttle Cart 2" for the 7800/2600. Full details here, including photos and manuals.
From the Website:
The Cuttle Cart 3 (CC3) is an Intellivision cartridge that can emulate other cartridges. It is designed to work with the Intellivision Lives and Intellivision Rocks CDs available from Intellivision Productions. It allows you to play the games on those CDs on a REAL Intellivision - the way they were designed to be played. Multiple games can be loaded into the CC3, and the games can then be chosen from an on screen menu.
Once the games are loaded into the CC3 there is no further need for a connection to your computer. The CC3 is self contained. Just plug it into your Intellivision, pick your game, and play.
It can also be used as a development tool and distribution medium for new games, using freely available development software.