Melody Blaster

INTELLIVISION CARTRIDGE [#4540]

Release 1983

Aka: Astromusic

Design/Program: Rick Sinatra

Music: Hall Cannon


CATALOG DESCRIPTION

The musical version of the popular video game, Astrosmash. And a fun, new way to learn musical notation. As musical notes fall from the sky in the pattern of a popular song, you must play the right keys to shoot them down. The faster you shoot down the notes, the faster you're learning to play your favorite songs!

DEVELOPMENT HISTORY

The VP of Design & Development, Richard Chang, loved music-based games and toys; the ECS had a music synthesizer due to his pushing. This cartridge for the music sythesizer was based on his idea.

FUN FACT: This was the only cartridge released for the ECS Music Sythesizer.

FUN FACT: Marketing kept pushing this as a musical version of Astrosmash, and in early catalogs even called it by the name Astromusic.