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  1. A quick 3 minute video where I ask about mobile games on the Amico. Seems they're looking to bring mobile into our living rooms with a multi-player experience. Will it work?
  2. Since the Amico game system controllers support Bluetooth, I'm going to take a stab and supporting them in the MrBoehm project. (See my AA blog for more details). I'm looking for someone with an in-depth understanding of the original Intellivision controllers who might be willing to provide guidance on how I can configure the MrBoehm controller output so that I can provide Amico controller support for the original Intellivision systems. PM if you're interested in volunteering. Thanks, Aaron
  3. I know Star Strike isn't the most playable of the classic games, despite its top notch graphics for its time. But i think the concept of a Star Wars inspired Trench run space battle game always has potential to be fun. You could even have a vector like level as a homage to the Star Wars arcade game. Anyone else onboard?
  4. In this video I play Intellivision Night Stalker while talking about the Amico & CUPodcast. I explain why it should be called an Intellivision system, mobile games, and who this is for. I'm playing this on my Sears Telegames Super Video Arcade which I show in the video.
  5. Are there some dead gaming genres you'd like to see the Amico bring back? There are three I'd love for the console to resurrect. Here they are:
  6. I'm playing Wii Sports Golf one last time before I sell this Wii console. It is still an excellent game 14 years later and it gave me some ideas about what I would like to see on the Amico.
  7. (Before posting in this thread, please review the rules of conduct outlined below. By participating in this thread, you agree to abide by these rules, and by the community guidelines.) Amico, what is it? Amico is Intellivision Entertainment's new console. The goal of the Amico is to be a family friendly casual gaming console that brings a strong couch co-op experience back to the living room. What are the specs? -Console Dimensions / 11in x 9.5in x 2.5in CPU / 8 core, 1.8Ghz Memory / 2GB RAM, 16GB Flash Connectivity / HDMI, 12V power, 3 USB (2 charging, 1 memory expansion), SD card Video / 1080p HDMI Wireless / Bluetooth, WiFi, RFID Focus of the games will be 2.5D. That means 3D on a 2D playing field. -Controllers Quantity / Two shipped with console Dimensions / 6in x 2.75in x 1in Wireless / Bluetooth, WiFi, RFID Charging / Integrated wireless contact and/or wired USB C Screen / 3.2” diagonal, 320 x 240 TFT color touchscreen Audio / Speaker and microphone Disc / 64-position disc with pressure sensing and interactive LED lighting Buttons / 4 over-sized ambidextrous shoulder buttons, home button Motion Control / gyroscope, accelerometer (wrist straps included) Additional Features / Haptic force feedback, dedicated CPU and on-board memory Buttons will be labeled by color. Little indicators will light with which color. Orientation of the controller will change where the colors light up. Controller cost is estimated to be $40-$50 each. (The following was previously stated as happening but now may happen after 2020) Additional controller 2 pack will include a charging dock. Controllers are USB 3 and could also be charged that way. With download of a special app you can connect your phone as an additional controller. Console will have the capability of having 8 controllers connected at once, and can be a mix of phones and controllers. What about games? Games will be curated by Intellivision Entertainment with a in house rating of 7 out of 10. The focus is more on a fun and unique gaming experience than graphics. Games are said to be exclusive to Amico via special use of the controllers that other game systems won't be able to replicate, (touch screen on controllers, etc), AND/OR by adding more content/updated graphics. Every game is said to have multiplayer support as a must. Games will not be rated higher than E10+. No foul language, or gore. The initial plan was to come with 5 to 7 pack in games. It then changed to 5. Now it currently will come with 6 games. Pack in games listed below. Physical games. There will be physical 'media' for games. It will require internet to make physical media work. After scanning and downloading the internet would not be needed. It was stated that physical media should be reusable. There may be online leader boards but not online multiplayer. Games are priced around $2.99-$9.99. Physical games price range is not known yet. Console Cost: Initial price was around $150-$180. Later changed to around $200. Then talk of the Founder's Edition suggests retail is around $220-$230. Tommy recently suggested (February) focus groups would be good with a $249 console price. Limited woodgrain from offered directly from IE will be around $259-$279. Other Limited colors will also retail around $259-$279. (March)With second round preorders base consol priced at $249, and limited at $279. (Retail price not officially set as of March 2020) Prepaying and Founder's Edition/VIP Edition: On June 18, 2019 it was stated that they wouldn't collect money before you could play the system or games. That has recently changed. As of January 27, 2020 you will be able to put down a $100 prepay for the Founder's Edition. Founder's Editions are sold out. While the final retail price is not set (as of January 25), the Founder's will be set at $299. It is the woodgrain version. It will be signed and numbered (out of 2600). There will be some extras like a gift card to the Amico store, and posters that come with preordering the system. The Founder's Edition is not the only way to get the woodgrain version of the system. Second round of preorders, called VIP, started on March 31, 2020. Price of preorder is $100. Woodgrain ($279) and White & Black ($259) versions will be available. These will not be limited or numbered like the Founder's Editions were and will come with some bonus items too. 6 Games that come with system: 1. Skiing Trailer Demo 2. Cornhole Trailer Demo 3. Shark! Shark! Trailer Demo 4 Astrosmash Trailer Demo 5. Farkle Trailer Demo 6. Confirmed games being worked on: Still being worked on: "Animal Fighting Game" Armor Battle/Tank game/Combat? Asteroids Astrosmash Auto Racing BackTalk Party "Ice Cream Recording game" BINGO Bi-Planes BurgerTime Breakout B17 Bomber "Carnival game" person shot out of a cannon game Cloudy Mountain Cornhole Dynablaster "Bombmerman" Farkle IntellivisionPool Missile Command Moon Patrol: The Milky Way Chronicles Night Stalker Nitro Derby PONG "Running Man Game" Shark! Shark! Skiing Slot Racers? SideSwipers The Big Blue? / Ecco? name unconfirmed ToeJam & Earl Questionable status (games started but maybe not finished): Snafoo (formerly SNAFU) [status alluded to as not going as planned] Frog Bog [mentioned as possible pack in but not referenced recently] Completed games being ported/updated/reworked: Evel Knieval (Google Play $1.99, iOS $0.00) - Game Review [Footage may have been from mobile version and may not represent reworked Amico version] Emoji Charades (Google Play, iOS, Steam $9.99 ) - Game Review [Footage may have been from mobile version and may not represent reworked Amico version.] Other: Earthworm Jim (shown Jim moving animation, https://youtu.be/CaogPd_Eu40) Other interesting things: Will include the jzintv emulator. It has not been specified as in how it will work. Original Intellivision games not to be released until 2021. Will most likely come in 'bundles' with multiple games. Important dates: October 22, 2018: Amico Reveal Trailer August 19, 2019: Amico Gamescom Trailer (shows console and brief game footage 17 games) October 19, 2019: First 'Meet Amico' video (LED disc) December 3, 2019: Second 'Meet Amico' video (Updated controller designs & features) December 9, 2019: Amico Breakout game demo January 24, 2020: Nightstalker 1st look game demo January 26, 2020: Third 'Meet Amico' video (Dice Rolling demo) January 27, 2020: Founders Edition Preorder opens and Astrosmash 1st look game demo February 2020: Moon Patrol extended mobile demo - (not yet released as of 3/31/20) March 16, 2020: New trailer release with 22 games featured. See next post.. March 17, 2020: New trailer release with 22 23 games featured. March 25: Fourth 'Meet Amico' video to be released (controller & Missile Command) postponed to next day March 26: Fourth 'Meet Amico' video to be released. (Controller & Missile Command) March 27: Announcement via social media 5 of the 6 pack in games. Five demos trailer. March 30: Fifth 'Meet Amico' video to be released. (SideSwipers game demo) March 31, 2020: Second round preorders labeled as VIP opens. June 9-11, 2020: E3 expo big reveal, launch lineup announced possibly? (Possible cancelation due to virus) E3 canceled due to Covid-19 June 2020: Big reveal online? June 2020: production begins? September 25-27: Mom 2.0 Summit October 5-10, 2020: Founder's Edition shipment? October 10, 2020: System Launch with Skiing and 4 other games included 2021: Intellivision Classic software releases 2021: EarthWorm Jim by the original team Unofficial Alluded to MLB licensed game. Not officially announced yet. Snafoo announced as a pack in game. Later retracted as not being official. Alluded to not going as planned. Astrosmash and Frog Bog announced as either or as a pack in. Stated later as unofficial. *Astrosmash now announced as a pack in again. May or may not have subscription service. Depends on market. 🥓🌮🥓🌮🥓🌮🥓🌮🥓🌮🥓🌮🥓🌮 Have fun and play nice everyone! 🌈🐇🦄❤
  8. Not sure if this has been posted as a separate topic and I couldn't find one so here we go. Who here has preordered the sweet wood grain Amico Founders Edition? I purchased >1
  9. I just found out about this game, announced this week even though the page and the video were online since August 1st. It's coming october 8th. https://marvelousgames.com/blogs/games/burgertime-party What I find strange is that it looks like it was designed for Amico, even more than the new Bubble Bobble for Switch: We already know a 'reimagining' of BurgerTime is coming to Amico It's 2D but not pixelart it's clearly geared towards both cooperative and competitive multiplayer Your thoughts?
  10. Oh how the Intellivision Amico has grasped onto me as of late.... and after exploring these last weeks, it will be a "Must Have" come October. I decided to make a video about my thoughts about the new console and I grow more excited every day!. I will purchase an original Intellivision soon as I have never owned one... and hope to get some time in on it before the Amico arrives. I will enjoy reading this group to get ideas on what I could be looking for in original Intellivision gear for a newbie like myself. I know Odyssey 2. I know Atari... I do not know Intellivision other than I played as a kid that a friend owned. That will change. Hope you enjoy my video. TJ https://youtu.be/CD4eq1tR5Ss
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