Keith Robinson announced today on the PlayStation Blog that Sony will launch updated versions of three of his classic Intellivision games on PlayStation Home this fall; Astrosmash, Shark! Shark!, and Night Stalker.
All three Intellivision titles will be “enhanced yet completely faithful conversions” of their classic counterparts, with improved graphics and some added features that were not possible back in the early 1980’s.
Astrosmash will still have you defending the plant from falling asteroids, but there is now a difficulty level progressions system (as if the original game was not hard enough), more types of UFOs, and power-ups for your weapon.
Shark! Shark! retains its fish-eat-fish gameplay, but the game’s underwater foes now swim in a variety of new patterns and if you “win the mermaid’s heart” there are bonus rounds.
Night Stalker (which is by far my favorite Intellivision game from my childhood) still has players run though a maze swarming with deadly robots, spiders, and bats. Only this time there are a greater variety of robots and different maze structures.
There is no word yet on exactly when the updated Intellivision games will hit PlayStation Home, but it looks like I will be re-installing Home shortly.