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Re: Intellivision Amico Info

Posted: August 5th, 2020, 7:34 pm
by VideoGameCritic
ASalvaro wrote:the Amico has been delayed until April 15th 2021 due to Covid


Sorry to hear this, but hopefully they will use that extra time to make sure everything's rock solid.

Re: Intellivision Amico Info

Posted: August 5th, 2020, 8:11 pm
by newmodelarmy
VideoGameCritic wrote:
ASalvaro wrote:the Amico has been delayed until April 15th 2021 due to Covid


Sorry to hear this, but hopefully they will use that extra time to make sure everything's rock solid.


I actually think this works out better for them, with the release of the PS5 and Xbox Whatever coming this fall.

Re: Intellivision Amico Info

Posted: August 5th, 2020, 10:42 pm
by ASalvaro
new Moon Patrol gameplay footage
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBEyvNYZQuU

Re: Intellivision Amico Info

Posted: August 5th, 2020, 11:03 pm
by ASalvaro
here is the special event from today
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Tzx2hBHI-U&t=795s

the games are at
9:30 Astrosmash
12:10 Battle Tanks
15:30 Cornhole
20:00 Intellivision Monster Spades
22:00 Break Out
31:00 Missile Command
32:45 Liar's Dice
33:30 Finnegan Fox
35:20 Evel kenevil
44:27 Bomb Squad
47:05 Space Strike
50:15 Nitro Derby
53:30 Rigid Force Redux
57:00 Amico console demo with Skiing
102:00 Moon Patrol
112:20 EarthWorm Jim

Re: Intellivision Amico Info

Posted: August 6th, 2020, 7:46 pm
by Robotrek
Still not impressed. They still look like crap mobile games, or indie games you could get for a few bucks on steam. This thing is gonna crash and burn hardcore.

Re: Intellivision Amico Info

Posted: August 6th, 2020, 9:02 pm
by newmodelarmy
Robotrek wrote:Still not impressed. They still look like crap mobile games, or indie games you could get for a few bucks on steam. This thing is gonna crash and burn hardcore.


I am rooting for it. Heck I preordered it, something I never do. However, they will need more games to see if this thing has any legs. That being said, they are not trying to compete with Sony or Microsoft so we shall see. I think the $300 price point is going to be an issue.

Re: Intellivision Amico Info

Posted: August 6th, 2020, 9:32 pm
by ActRaiser
newmodelarmy wrote:
Robotrek wrote:Still not impressed. They still look like crap mobile games, or indie games you could get for a few bucks on steam. This thing is gonna crash and burn hardcore.


I am rooting for it. Heck I preordered it, something I never do. However, they will need more games to see if this thing has any legs. That being said, they are not trying to compete with Sony or Microsoft so we shall see. I think the $300 price point is going to be an issue.


I went to the website and clicked the preorder button to see how much it was. It's weird. It's $300 to preorder the purple Gamestop exclusive but only $250 to preorder the black or white Amico. Can anyone help me understand why the purple console is $50 more expensive? It says it comes with a $25 gift card but that still doesn't explain a purple mold costing an extra $25 on top of that. That's insane. I get if it was actually wood grained, stained, sanded, etc I'd pay extra for that but for the color purple? That's nuts.

The cool thing is that it supports up to 8 controllers at once. Sure, it will be 2021 before that many people are allowed in my house again. Is there any place that says how much the controllers are going for? I tried searching their website and Amazon but didn't find anything. It kind of feels like if you get this you're probably going to want a few extra controllers.

After I started this little reply, I clicked on the FAQ link on their website.

What will be the price of Amico?
The console, which includes two controllers and 6 games, is priced starting at $249 USD.

I have a big family and lots of friends - will I be able to get more Amico controllers?
Yes! Amico will come with two controllers and 6 pre-loaded games, so you will be ready to play right away! However, if you need more controllers, you can download our FREE mobile app for both Android and iOS, which allows mobile devices to be used as controllers. You can have up to 8 Amico controllers/mobile devices connected to the console at one time. If you need more official Amico controllers, individual controllers will be available for purchase separately.

Re: Intellivision Amico Info

Posted: August 7th, 2020, 11:11 pm
by Atariboy
Glad I didn't preorder.

With a game called Finnegan Fox, I wonder if they're a fan of the YouTube channel Save A Fox. Here's the real-life Finnegan Fox.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-wqk3uNCOw

Re: Intellivision Amico Info

Posted: August 8th, 2020, 9:29 pm
by Voor
I’m torn. I WANT it to succeed, but I don’t know. Seems like a great party system (college dorms, etc) but I’m wondering if that time has passed. I hope not, and maybe the Wii’s version of this (simple party games anyone can play) is a good indicator.

I feel that setting at the same price point as a switch is not going to be well received.

Re: Intellivision Amico Info

Posted: August 10th, 2020, 7:05 pm
by VideoGameCritic
Yeah $250 is pretty steep. I think if they could hit that magical $199 price point it would move a lot more units.