Spiker! Super Pro Volleyball
INTELLIVISION CARTRIDGE [INTV #9102]
Produced by Realtime Associates for INTV Corporation
Design/Program: Steve Ettinger
Graphics: Connie Goldman, Steve Ettinger
Sound: David Warhol
Package Illustration: Keith Robinson
As with Chip Shot: Super Pro Golf, this game was a labor of love for designer/programmer Steve Ettinger. Steve had played intercollegiate volleyball in school and suggested the sport to producer Dave Warhol as an Intellivision cartridge. Dave, whose office at the time was in his living room overlooking a volleyball court on the sand at Hermosa Beach, California, readily agreed and sold the idea to INTV Corp.
Steve worked hard to replicate the speed and power of a real game, with particular attention to "pass-set-spike" play. By this time, 1988, Steve had been programming Intellivision code for over five years and knew how to get the most out of the system. He quickly completed an excellent adaptation of the sport.
But along with Stadium Mud Buggies, Spiker: Super Pro Volleyball sat on the shelf for a year while INTV Corp. raised the money to release them. Finally introduced in late 1989, they were the last games released for the Intellivision system.
In 2019, Blue Sky Rangers, Inc, rereleased Spiker! Super Pro Volleyball.