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About IMBerzerk

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  1. Let's use cars as our examples on this... Chevy first introduced the "Impala" as a high-end Bel Air... Then spun it off as it's own brand... which left and re-entered the market a few times. The Impala also included the 'Super Sport' package and Police Interceptor/Highway packages for several years as well. So saying you have an Impala can mean a few things... What year, what version, what body style...etc..etc... But it's still an Impala.. or even better A Chevy Impala. The Amico is the same. It's a modern Version of Intellivision under the brand name of an Intellivision...however with all modern options and features. Much like if you parked a 2019 Impala next to a 1958 Bel Air Impala. The Sears is like a '63 Impala SS, the Tandy a '67 Impala Sedan...etc..etc I hope that helps a little. 😁
  2. Get this one.... Take a flamethrower to a 2600, call it "art" and sell it on eBay for $100! Why didn't I think of this. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Atari-2600-System-Console-Melted-Art-Piece-Sculpture-for-Display-dq/293223228645?_trkparms=aid%3D555018%26algo%3DPL.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D60257%26meid%3D37541707872a4914b2d7fe921b1b393a%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D12%26mehot%3Dpf%26sd%3D392479336812%26itm%3D293223228645%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D0%26pg%3D2047675&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851
  3. So wait... if it says it's an Intellivision... but is not an Intellivision, yet it acts like an Intellivision... it must somehow... be... an Intellivision...
  4. You mean there's another version other than the Sears Super Video Arcade??? I didn't know that! lol!! The Beast is the best looking version! Love my SSVA's!
  5. I had bought mine on Amazon and gave it a bad review (2 stars) shortly after I played it for an hour or two. I felt it really did not live up to what the Intellivision standard was all about (not knowing IP was even involved in the production of it). The sound emulation was poor, especially the Razz sound and the Intellivoice was too low. Plus whatever RCA output driver they used made the video look very cheap and processed. Not anything close to the old system. After about a week, I got an email from Emily through my Amazon account kind of calling me out that IP was offended at what I wrote and disagreed with me. I really felt bad and changed my review to 3 stars and took out some of my opinion on the unit. I know Keith was a good man, and because of that, I didn't want them to loose any money on the units. Sad though, it really could have been done a lot better and as everyone else felt, would have been nice to have at least gotten the wiring correct right out of the box. Up until you wrote this, I had no idea IP was even involved, that's why I felt the unit was crap, as if it was made by someone with no known knowledge of our beloved system... well... I guess I was half right. If they ignored one of the most knowledgeable Intellivision minds on the planet, they obviously didn't give a crap about authenticity. But I still have it and will never sell it. There was something about it I just liked. Can't say the same for the ATGames Colecovisoin unit I bought from Toys R Us. That went back 2 hours after I bought it... what a POS!!! Looking forward to the Amico. It really sounds like it's going to be a lot of fun! JR
  6. According to Biblical history, there were actually 15... Looks like that one was in the 3 slab... Sorry... 😔😔
  7. LOL... I remember playing my Dad at Armor Battle and NFL Football the Christmas night I got my Sears unit. It was a lot of fun... unfortunately my Dad was about as technical as a Pineapple... so we never played together again... but it was fun for that moment and I never forgot it.
  8. Rare dust cover? I've never seen this one before... not lettering in blue and that size. https://www.ebay.com/itm/MATTEL-INTELLIVISION-VIDEO-GAME-SYSTEM-CONSOLE-WITH-GAMES-29-GAMES-IN-ORIG-BOX/274026620554?epid=1652055742&hash=item3fcd42668a:g:TfQAAOSwo1FdjURI
  9. I just listed one of my Inty's on eBay for $12,368! So far, not one bite... maybe I should raise the price a little? I agree... the garbage I see on eBay now for insane money is like watching a Barret Jackson auction. You know the car is worth a case of cheap beer... but yet some knuckle-head is willing to drop his whole 401K on it because it looks like the first car he 'had a go in' with Sweet Sally Mae. I largely gave up on eBay unless I see something really cheap, or listed as non-working, knowing I can fix it. Maybe I'll get lucky and it comes with a dust cover, a semi-rare game... or a nice box.
  10. This sounds AWESOME! Still to this day my now 19 yr old daughter and I have an annual best of 3, "Frog Bog Championship of the World" on my old Sears set since she was about 7. I've only beaten her once... this past Summer. She'll be excited to hear about this for sure... as I am now. 2020 can't come soon enough!!
  11. If the focus of video games in the early 80s had been more on depth, than making a clone/port of arcade games, the Intellivision would have been deeper in the spotlight and around a lot longer than either of the big 3 system of the era. Just think of the Intellivision playing some of the early Commodore 64 games from Epyx like Summer Games, Temple of Apshai, Impossible Mission. From what some of the recent independent developers have shown us, big RPG style games were definitely doable... Just that the market wasn't ready for it.
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