INTELLIVISION CARTRIDGE [ #3760]
Release #26 October 15, 1981
Working titles: Some of Theirs, 5-in-1 Arcade, 3-in-1 Arcade
Produced by APh Technological Consulting for Mattel Electronics
Design/Program: Rich O'Keefe
This started out to be a collection of six games "inspired" by Atari 2600 cartridges, hence the APh working title, Some of Theirs. Space considerations forced this to be dropped to five. A tank battle, a car race, a dogfight, a Breakout-like game and a Pong-like game. Within Mattel Electronics, the cartridge was known as 5-in-1 Arcade.
Shortly before completion, Mattel's lawyers stepped in and decided that Some of Theirs was TOO MUCH like some of theirs. To avoid a lawsuit from Atari, the lawyers asked that Brickout!, the Breakout-like game, and Hockey, the Pong-like game, be dropped from the cartridge. The game was renamed 3-in-1 Arcade, and finally, Triple Action.