New, Graphically Pleasing Donkey Kong in Development for the Mattel Intellivision?

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New Donkey Kong Intellivision (WIP)New Donkey Kong Intellivision (WIP)Anyone remember the mediocre Donkey Kong conversion from Coleco for the Mattel Intellivision? It was a bookend to the awful Atari 2600 version. While I firmly believe there's zero legitimacy to the theory that Coleco intentionally crippled these releases to make their ColecoVision pack-in look all the better, there's no denying that the programmer could have done a better job. Want proof? Thanks to this thread on AtariAge for the reminder, it looks like Beeslife, of stunning Moon Patrol port and update, Space Patrol, fame, just may be at it again with an equally impressive Donkey Kong conversion (NOTE: As of writing this, there's no word of Beeslife involvement, if any, or if this is simply just a proof of concept, since it's still built off of the original Coleco version, despite the addition of the missing screens). Check out the animated screenshot to the left and be sure to visit the Beeslife Website for more of them. Let's hope it gets finished up (whoever that task falls to) and makes it to a release on cartridge! It would be an excellent companion to the upcoming Opcode Games Donkey Kong conversion for the ColecoVision.

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Mark Vergeer
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LOL

So Bill and I basically made the same reply at about the same time. LOL

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Bill Loguidice
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New Donkey Kong Intellivision Imminent!

The newly programmed version of Donkey Kong for the Intellivision is apparently complete and heading towards a boxed cartridge release. The estimated price will be $50. If you're interested, sign up for the Bees Life newsletter and let them know your preference: http://www.intellivision.us//lists/?p=subscribe

Below is the message that was received:
Carl Mueller's Donkey Kong is 100% programmed and ready for the next
stage...full pacakge on cart!!!!

Since it has been a few years that we have released anything on cart,
I would like to ask how many of you would like to purchase one. The
price should be as before, $50. I am hoping to have them available by
this summer.

Please click on the link below to update your preferences. You will
see an option to select yes to "Donkey Kong - I want it". The
production run will be determined by how many of you answer.

You will be notified when DK's webpage is available on the website.

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Bill Loguidice
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Donkey Kong Arcade out in July!
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