Mr. BASIC Meets Bits 'N Bytes

INTELLIVISION CARTRIDGE [Mattel Electronics #4536]

Release 1983

Design: Design & Development Department


An introduction to computers and BASIC programming through the fun of a video game. Control "Mr. BASIC" and capture the "Bits" and "Bytes" in one of three exciting games. Learn to write simple programs on the Computer Keyboard. Or, use the hand controllers just for fun. These programs use our unique color-coded graphics system to make learning programming as easy as a game.


The Entertainment Computer System hardware and internal software was designed and programmed in the Design & Development department headed by Richard Chang. This game was intended to teach users the simplified BASIC language built into the ECS.

FUN FACT: This game has the longest instructions of any Intellivision game, consisting of a 72-page spiral bound instruction book