The Intellivision controller features:
- 12-button numeric keypad (0-9, clear, and enter)
- Four side-located action buttons (two for left handed players, two for right handed players)
- top two side buttons are electronically the same, giving three distinct buttons
- A directional pad, capable of detecting 16 directions of movement
- Plastic overlays that slide into place as an extra layer on the keypad to show game-specific key functions
The directional pad was called a "control disc" and marketed as having the "functionality of both a joystickk and a paddle.