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Intellivision Amico - Tommy Tallarico introduction + Q&A

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1 hour ago, IntelliMission said:

You're missing the jewel in the crown: The magnificent CD-i, initially priced around $1,000 in 1991 (equivalent to $1,877 today).

 

Interestingly and sadly enough, I have never touched a NES, Master System or Saturn, but I distinctively remember trying a CD-i in a computer shop with my dad.

 

How many consoles have you tried from each row? Here's my chart: 0-1-2-3-2-0

This is fun.

 

0-I don't think I've even seen any of these consoles, except for an Atari, pre-pandemic, at a retro gaming store.

3

2

3

4

2

 

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7 hours ago, CurlyQ said:

Interesting stuff

 

If you want to calculate other items use the handy-dandy Inflation Calculator.

 

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More stats and further reading - Inflation adjusted US-Console Launch Prices in July 2020

 

My console count by row:

3

1

0

0

1 (also wrote a Windows driver for the controller)

0

 

Note: I'm going with a benchmark of "I've played a game for more than 5 minutes".  I can't remember what consoles I fiddled with at an in-store display for 30 seconds and went "meh".

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3 hours ago, IntelliMission said:

How many consoles have you tried from each row? Here's my chart: 0-1-2-3-2-0

Here's mine : 3-3-2-4-3-3

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4 hours ago, IntelliMission said:

You're missing the jewel in the crown: The magnificent CD-i, initially priced around $1,000 in 1991 (equivalent to $1,877 today).

 

Interestingly and sadly enough, I have never touched a NES, Master System or Saturn, but I distinctively remember trying a CD-i in a computer shop with my dad.

 

How many consoles have you tried from each row? Here's my chart: 0-1-2-3-2-0

I bought it on launch 😳 and somehow I still had lots of fun with it ! The golf was cool at the time !

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4 hours ago, IntelliMission said:

How many consoles have you tried from each row? Here's my chart: 0-1-2-3-2-0

2

2

3

4

1

1

 

for me :)

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I’ve owned all of them except Atari VCS, Colecovision and Master system. But I’ve played them all. God knows what I’ve spent on video games over the years 👍😀

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7 hours ago, IntelliMission said:

You're missing the jewel in the crown: The magnificent CD-i, initially priced around $1,000 in 1991 (equivalent to $1,877 today).

 

Interestingly and sadly enough, I have never touched a NES, Master System or Saturn, but I distinctively remember trying a CD-i in a computer shop with my dad.

 

How many consoles have you tried from each row? Here's my chart: 0-1-2-3-2-0

Mine are 4-3-4-4-3-2. I've owned or still own all of them except for 3DO, Jaguar, Dreamcast, Xbox 360 and Xbox One and the PS4.

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9 hours ago, IntelliMission said:

How many consoles have you tried from each row? Here's my chart: 0-1-2-3-2-0

4-3-3-4-2-4 tried

3-1-3-3-1-3 owned

not a collecter, bought when in production, Dreamcast very close to the end of production though. 

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I never had a Neo Geo, Or PS4.

 

I have owned back in the day, Coleco, NES, Genesis + cd +32x, SNES, Saturn, N64, PS1, Dreamcast, PS2, Game Cube, Xbox Prime, (won as a prize from my friend's playing in Life to the Power of X on Spike TV's  MDN show. ) Wii, PS3 as an overglorified Blu Ray player and later a 3D blu ray player (only way to play Mission Impossible Fallout 3D on a game console) Xbox 360, (again my friend won second place in a Bomberman 360 Online tournament. My friend has honor.  He challenged all comers and never lost.  Number one due to sheer points, but over 3/4 of his gameplay was in the same group if 4 where they colluded to stack one guy's wins.  Three of them triple teamed him and they got blown up.  To give 2 gifts, a different friend upgraded his 20 G hard drive to a 120 G, and I inherited his 20 G and got the system.) Wii U and Xbox One.

 

All others were thrift store finds.

 

Once not pictured I have, Atari 7800, Atari 5200, Bally Astrocade, Emerson Arcadia 2001, Starpath Supercharger, Odyssey 2. Virtual Boy, all found at thrift atores./garage sales before a certain hit song went to number 1.  After that, it was slim pickin's.

 

Still need matching Vectrexes for a friend who has his broken by a relative, (the same friend who won on TV). Those same relatives broke a ColecoVision in cartridges too.  Considering I'm on Social Security disability since 2002, when I found an extra colecovision I gave him my extra.  I also offered him my game doubles.  Least I could do for the guy who gives me two systems when they're current by winning them on TV or worldwide online competition.

 

And as of 3:00 p.m. Eastern today I put 100% of my money down for a black Amico.

 

All I do is pick it up on tax day at the place where I put 100% down.

 

By the way I didn't buy purple because it cost 50 bucks more.  Even though it did have a $25 gift certificate to the Amico online store, $25 extra for JUST  a "blinggy" GameStop exclusive version was not worth the money. TO ME.  To others I don't care,  buy if you like.  Don't if you don't.

 

if only I didn't have the misunderstanding with the new Intellivision company I could have reserved a wood grain one because that is cool and worth $25 even if it was "only bling".

 

 

 

 

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What about “Rescue on Fractalus”? I know this wasn’t an Intellivision title but it seems Amico will have the brainpower to run it and it is period appropriate. It’s a fun title. 

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12 minutes ago, TMPiper said:

What about “Rescue on Fractalus”? I know this wasn’t an Intellivision title but it seems Amico will have the brainpower to run it and it is period appropriate. It’s a fun title. 

Inspired by the recent announcement by Lucasfilm Games?

 

I do think a Rescue on Fractalus remake would be cool, but they'd better redo Ballblazer, too!

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10 minutes ago, Battlefish said:

Inspired by the recent announcement by Lucasfilm Games?

 

I do think a Rescue on Fractalus remake would be cool, but they'd better redo Ballblazer, too!


In part, yes. I’ve been wanting to see an upgrade of this title for a while. I was always afraid someone would take it and change it so much it would be unrecognizable. And the original, for all its graphic and gameplay simplicity, was a pretty fun game. Amico, Tommy, and the crew all seem to have a pretty deft touch when it comes to bringing us updated versions of the games wet love. 

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Some quick conclusions from the little game:

 

- MonsterSky (4-4-4-4-4-4) is the undisputed champion

 

- Pathfinder (0-0-1-1-1-4) has a lot of things to discover in pre-2005 consoles

 

- RxScram (1-1-0-0-0-1) could try the PS1, PS2, SNES, Saturn, N64 and Dreamcast one day and maybe have a blast

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4-2-3-2-2-2
There's a PS4 and a PS3 in the house, but I don't care too much (outside of Lemmings and Zuma on the PS3). The Intellivision and the old family 2600 (yup, still have it 38ish years later) are the consoles of interest. Need an Amico!

Would consider getting a Wii for Oregon Trail. I bought a Windows Phone for Oregon Trail (never actually used it as a phone), so why not a Wii also?

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I never had a Neo Geo, Or PS4.

 

To summarize:

 

Back in the day, 1 - 2 (+2) - 2 - 4 - 4 - 3

 

Via thrifting 3(+5) - 1(+1) - 2 - 0 -.0 (+1) -0

 

Total 4(+5) - 3 (+3) - 4 - 4 (+1) - 3.

 

About as good as a person in my sitch can do. (a college student dropout, but not due to bad grades, in the late 90s with a fast food job, and a social security pension for handicaps in 2003- )

 

By the way, my extras are Bally Astrocade, Odyssey 2, 5200, Arcadia 2001, Starpath Supercharger, 7800, Sega CD  32X, Virtual Boy, and Xavix (though one could argue it's halfway between dedicated single game console, and removable ROM console.)

 

PS yesterday, got 100% down on a black Amico.  

 

Also if Sega is an Amico third party..

 

Since both Amico controllers are motion sensitive...

 

Samba de Amigo. (or would it be "Samba de Amico"?)

 

Of course to get around acquiring song rights. Make it algorithmic based on an inputted CD. MP3, or other digital music.  I doubt it will work with vinyl.

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