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On 3/19/2021 at 2:59 PM, cmart604 said:

As a huge Inty fan this might be a surprising opinion but I never liked the tan boxes and I honestly don't know if there's a single human who looks good in a tan shirt. Lol. Any colour but tan. 

LOVED the designs and tan colors of the Intellivoice games, instant classics imo! Imagic and their unique silver boxes also really stood out from the competition. Whoever came up with that idea deserved kudos, a pat on the back and a monetary pay hike. However, to each his or her own. Variety is the spice of life. :cool:

 

@IMBerzerk is on point.

 

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Curly Q,

If you were around in 1982, you could have saved the Intellivioce project.

Who knows, Intellivision may have survived the CRASH.  Though I did love the gems INTV release in the later 80's  Wouldn't want to loose those. ;)

 

Back to T's  The Hover Force and Super Pro Football shirts caught my eye back in 86-ish.  But spent my money on carts not shirts!

 

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On 3/17/2021 at 6:36 PM, Tommy Tallarico said:

Question for everyone here!

We are going to be adding some classic Intellivision box art to the merch store.

Question 1:  Without licensed stuff, which box art would you like to see?  Definitely want the art to look cool.
Right now I have on my list:

 

Night Stalker
Astrosmash
Shark! Shark!
SNAFU
Star Strike
Utopia

What else?  (keep in mind... no licenses stuff.  That includes stuff like Tron, D&D, Burgertime, Imagic, Pitfall, etc.)
 
Question 2:  Would you want the size of the art to be the exact size of the box?  (approximately 8 inches long)
Or... would you prefer a bigger style like this:

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Please let me know your thoughts.
 
Thanks!!
 
 

Something with "yer out!" ;) 

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9 hours ago, Starpaddler said:

Great article I thought I’d share. 
 

Does make some good arguments for Amico to include some pixel art/16bit sound games - eventually. 
 

https://apple.news/AsAX1rksyQjqkjixd0lU3GQ

I think 32-bit pixel art would look very good on Amico, without compromising the team's "vision" too much. Think Sonic Mania, or Iconoclasts...or actual retro games that came out around the PS1 and Saturn's time. Y'know?

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On 3/20/2021 at 6:28 PM, Silverbot said:

The good thing is is that you’ve sold out the first allocation of Amico’s with Amazon, that must be very encouraging 😀👍 I have two ordered with Argos now so hopefully we will be ok. So looking forward to this, plus I happen to have two weeks off right when it’s due for release 👍😀

Do Argos take payment when you order or on despatch?

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On 3/20/2021 at 5:14 PM, Tommy Tallarico said:


That seems to have been the issue.  The item is definitely sold out on Amazon EU & UK right now.  I have no idea how they decided to contact people and/or why they would say their order was canceled.  I'm guessing that they picked a few countries and just blew out all the pre-orders.  We don't seem to have any issues except Germany & UK (which are the two biggest markets over there).  But from what a ton of people have told me (including yourself just now) this seems to be a somewhat common occurance unfortunately.  Here's what I know... the issue is being taken care of and we're assuming that anyone who had pre-ordered on Amazon will probably be contacted again.  But again... I have no idea as I don't work for Amazon.  I only know what they told our sales team. 

From what I can gather, Amazon UK cancelled all pre-orders.  Probably easier for them to do until they know exactly what stock they will have available.

 

Thanks for your input though Tommy, not many (any?) CEO's would get as involved as you do!

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17 hours ago, Starpaddler said:

Great article I thought I’d share. 
 

Does make some good arguments for Amico to include some pixel art/16bit sound games - eventually. 
 

https://apple.news/AsAX1rksyQjqkjixd0lU3GQ


Eventually we'll be doing them.  Just need to establish the console as something new.  One of the disadvantages of bringing back a 40 year old name in this day and age is that people could get the wrong impression that this is some kind of flashback unit.  Makes sense considering there are so many out there at this point.  That is what our research & focus testing told us for people who knew the name.  Need to give it a year or two to establish itself as a brand new experience.

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8 hours ago, nysavant said:

From what I can gather, Amazon UK cancelled all pre-orders.  Probably easier for them to do until they know exactly what stock they will have available.

 

Thanks for your input though Tommy, not many (any?) CEO's would get as involved as you do!


Thank you for the compliment.  Yeah, that was the vibe I was getting as well.  The Amazon thing in Europe is definitely getting sorted out.  As soon as I get info I'll post it here.

 

Thanks for your support!

 

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Beauty and the Beast
Microsurgeon

Demon Attack

 

Give me your list in order of those 3... of which ones you would like to see first.

 

Mine is Microsurgeon, Beauty and the Beast and then Demon Attack.

Mostly because Microsurgeon is such a unique experience and game compared to others we have in our line-up.  But it will be a little more 2.5D shooter than the original.

 

We are thinking of cool ways to make Beauty and the Beast have more depth.  Things like different style buildings, more enemies and things to get in the way, reverse Elevator Action vibes but with window cleaning platforms instead of elevators, etc.

Demon Attack will be Phoenix, Galaga/Galaxian, Gorf, etc. on steroids.

 

:)

 

What are your thoughts?
 

 

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58 minutes ago, Tommy Tallarico said:

Beauty and the Beast
Microsurgeon

Demon Attack

 

Give me your list in order of those 3... of which ones you would like to see first.

 

Mine is Microsurgeon, Beauty and the Beast and then Demon Attack.

Mostly because Microsurgeon is such a unique experience and game compared to others we have in our line-up.  But it will be a little more 2.5D shooter than the original.

 

We are thinking of cool ways to make Beauty and the Beast have more depth.  Things like different style buildings, more enemies and things to get in the way, reverse Elevator Action vibes but with window cleaning platforms instead of elevators, etc.

Demon Attack will be Phoenix, Galaga/Galaxian, Gorf, etc. on steroids.

 

:)

 

What are your thoughts?
 

 

This sounds really good.  Demon Attack should be the ultimate fixed shooter out there.  I'm really curious about Beauty and the Beast and would it at all have a Donkey Kong vibe.  Sounds like it's going a different direction.

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On 3/20/2021 at 7:52 PM, 1980gamer said:

Lyst - Blue Life Shirt Dress in BrownJust saying...

 

LOL

 

Now that's how to drive a point!

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1 hour ago, Tommy Tallarico said:

Beauty and the Beast
Microsurgeon

Demon Attack

 

Give me your list in order of those 3... of which ones you would like to see first.

 

Mine is Microsurgeon, Beauty and the Beast and then Demon Attack.

Mostly because Microsurgeon is such a unique experience and game compared to others we have in our line-up.  But it will be a little more 2.5D shooter than the original.

 

We are thinking of cool ways to make Beauty and the Beast have more depth.  Things like different style buildings, more enemies and things to get in the way, reverse Elevator Action vibes but with window cleaning platforms instead of elevators, etc.

Demon Attack will be Phoenix, Galaga/Galaxian, Gorf, etc. on steroids.

 

:)

 

What are your thoughts?
 

 

Microsurgeon for sure at #1.

Demon Attack

Beauty and the Beast

 

I'll say this as well.  This is how you will separate Amico from the other "couch" consoles.  Titles like this and Bomb Squad will show Amico is not just a retro console, or a quick hit game system.  It's a total system backed by a team that really knows how to challenge you.  Having a game library with games that are this complex and fun will certainly give Amico a serious side it needs to have.

 

Maybe add a little Moon Cresta or Astro Blaster to Demon Attack as well... where you can dock your ship to another section for more fire-power.   Many of the vertical style space shooters of the 90's similar to  Raiden and the like used floating power-ups.  But you have that already with Astrosmash.  Something different would be good here.

 

Was never a fan of Beauty and the Beast, reminded me of a Donkey Kong/Crazy Climber mash-up.  Definitely curious to see what you're going to do with this title.

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On 3/20/2021 at 10:28 PM, CurlyQ said:

LOVED the designs and tan colors of the Intellivoice games, instant classics imo! Imagic and their unique silver boxes also really stood out from the competition. Whoever came up with that idea deserved kudos, a pat on the back and a monetary pay hike. However, to each his or her own. Variety is the spice of life. :cool:

 

@IMBerzerk is on point.

 

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LOL!  Thanks for having my back... and front.. HAHAHA... this is great.  I like it!!  Exactly what I was thinking!

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1 hour ago, Tommy Tallarico said:

Beauty and the Beast
Microsurgeon

Demon Attack

 

Give me your list in order of those 3... of which ones you would like to see first.

 

Mine is Microsurgeon, Beauty and the Beast and then Demon Attack.

Mostly because Microsurgeon is such a unique experience and game compared to others we have in our line-up.  But it will be a little more 2.5D shooter than the original.

 

We are thinking of cool ways to make Beauty and the Beast have more depth.  Things like different style buildings, more enemies and things to get in the way, reverse Elevator Action vibes but with window cleaning platforms instead of elevators, etc.

Demon Attack will be Phoenix, Galaga/Galaxian, Gorf, etc. on steroids.

 

:)

 

What are your thoughts?
 

 

Demon Attack

Beauty And The Beast

Microsurgeon

 

I loved Demon Attack on the Intellivision because of the great graphics and boss level.  Make sure the boss level and co-op play are in the new version and it will be a hit!

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2 hours ago, Tommy Tallarico said:

Beauty and the Beast
Microsurgeon

Demon Attack

 

Give me your list in order of those 3... of which ones you would like to see first.

 

Mine is Microsurgeon, Beauty and the Beast and then Demon Attack.

Mostly because Microsurgeon is such a unique experience and game compared to others we have in our line-up.  But it will be a little more 2.5D shooter than the original.

 

We are thinking of cool ways to make Beauty and the Beast have more depth.  Things like different style buildings, more enemies and things to get in the way, reverse Elevator Action vibes but with window cleaning platforms instead of elevators, etc.

Demon Attack will be Phoenix, Galaga/Galaxian, Gorf, etc. on steroids.

 

:)

 

What are your thoughts?
 

 

Beauty and the Beast, Microsurgeon and Demon Attack.

 

All Imagic titles are little gems, so any reimagined Imagic titles in whichever order is fine with me!

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2 hours ago, Tommy Tallarico said:

Mine is Microsurgeon, Beauty and the Beast and then Demon Attack

Microsurgeon, Demon Attack, Beauty and the Beast. (If not Swords & Serpents, Dracula (Probably need to be Vampire), and Truckin’) 

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