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Re: Intellivision Amico - Oct 10, 2020

Originally Posted by fujishig View Post
Was Intellivision still going strong by the time the NES hit prominence? I always thought their claim to fame was that their graphics were so much better than Atari, and there was no way they could make that claim once the NES showed up.
I believe the NES blew everyone away. It was a quantum leap over prior videogame systems. I'm pretty sure that Intellivision briefly hung around to see the NES redefine videogames.
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Re: Intellivision Amico - Oct 10, 2020

Pre-orders are up and, umm...
https://www.fig.co/campaigns/amico

They're only offering it in three 'bundled' options ranging from $249-$279, and you're paying a $100 deposit up front.

The bundles are identical, except that the $279 version is wood grain.

$100
REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT TOWARDS $279 VIP EDITION VINTAGE WOODGRAIN
Limited VIP Edition pre-order includes 1 Vintage Woodgrain Amico video game console, which includes 2 Bluetooth, color-touchscreen controllers and 6 pack-in games

DESCRIPTION
2 Controllers
6 Included Games
$25 RFID Golden Ticket Gift Card
Autographed Exclusive Lenticular Card
25% Off Merchandise Store Promo Code
3 Digital Video Game Soundtrack Albums

Estimated Delivery: Q4 2020
Have a feeling this one won't pan out.
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Re: Intellivision Amico - Oct 10, 2020

I think itíll come out, but I think a person would be a fool or blinded by nostalgia to buy it. I mean there was a trailer recently showing the games and they all look like mobile quality games. I donít see why anyone would pay for this when there are so many better options for close to the same price as this will be.
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Re: Intellivision Amico - Oct 10, 2020

WTF on that price?

The PS Classic seems much better, lists for $100, and was blowing out for less than $20.

No idea what they're thinking with this one.

Also, while posting, it appears you can't use a < sign followed by a '$' ?
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Re: Intellivision Amico - Oct 10, 2020

Originally Posted by Dan View Post
Pre-orders are up and, umm...
https://www.fig.co/campaigns/amico

They're only offering it in three 'bundled' options ranging from $249-$279, and you're paying a $100 deposit up front.

The bundles are identical, except that the $279 version is wood grain.



Have a feeling this one won't pan out.
Thereís a sucker born every minute. 52 units sold. We are still under an hourís worth of suckers.
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Re: Intellivision Amico - Oct 10, 2020

Originally Posted by andicus View Post
Also, while posting, it appears you can't use a < sign followed by a '$' ?
It's probably interpreting it as HTML markup. Put a space before e.g. "< $20"
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Re: Intellivision Amico - Oct 10, 2020

Originally Posted by andicus View Post
WTF on that price?

The PS Classic seems much better, lists for $100, and was blowing out for less than $20.

No idea what they're thinking with this one.

Also, while posting, it appears you can't use a < sign followed by a '$' ?
Forget a PlayStation Classic. If youíre willing to dish out the money you could get a Switch Lite for $199 and itíll do far more and be $50 less than this. That or spend $50 more for a full on Switch. Either way youíre going to get your moneys worth way more.

This thing is a joke. Itís just cashing in on nostalgia for a very small group. Why would a kid want this with its dinky mobile looking games when they probably have a tablet or phone (or at the least their parents probably do) that does as much as this does?

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Re: Intellivision Amico - Oct 10, 2020

Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
It's probably interpreting it as HTML markup. Put a space before e.g. "< $20"
That makes sense. Cheers!

Originally Posted by Mike86 View Post
Forget a PlayStation Classic. If youíre willing to dish out the money you could get a Switch Lite for $199 and itíll do far more and be $50 less than this. That or spend $50 more for a full on Switch. Either way youíre going to get your moneys worth way more.

This thing is a joke. Itís just cashing in on nostalgia for a very small group. Why would a kid want this with its dinky mobile looking games when they probably have a tablet or phone (or at the least their parents probably do) that does as much as this does?
FWIW, I wasn't advocating buying a PS Classic. Just pointing out that it only retailed for $100, is useful for modding, and still ending up being blown out for $20. So this thing doesn't stand a chance, at that price point.
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Re: Intellivision Amico - Oct 10, 2020

There's maybe a little curiosity with the Intellivision console, but there isn't any nostalgia for it, is there? The NES, SNES, Sega Genesis and PS1 all had games that were and are still beloved. The Intellivision had, what? Generic football and baseball games that looked better than Atari's and a funky, disc-shaped controller?
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Re: Intellivision Amico - Oct 10, 2020

I absolutely loved my Intellevision and if I could get my Wii to play discs consistently like it used to, I'd be playing my Intellevision Greates Hits Gamecibe disc quite a bit. Triple Action saw tons of action in our house when I was a kid and I'd live to play that with my kids. Not for over $50, though. Bummer on how this system is turning out.
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Re: Intellivision Amico - Oct 10, 2020

My friend's grandmother had an Intellivision in the house, and we'd play it all the damn time. Now, the only game I even remember is this one, and it was a ton of fun at the time. Can't justify buying the system just for this though

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Re: Intellivision Amico - Oct 10, 2020

Originally Posted by Decker View Post
There's maybe a little curiosity with the Intellivision console, but there isn't any nostalgia for it, is there? The NES, SNES, Sega Genesis and PS1 all had games that were and are still beloved. The Intellivision had, what? Generic football and baseball games that looked better than Atari's and a funky, disc-shaped controller?
Nostalgic enough to buy one for under $50, but they are crazy thinking this price is supportable.
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Re: Intellivision Amico - Oct 10, 2020

Originally Posted by Decker View Post
There's maybe a little curiosity with the Intellivision console, but there isn't any nostalgia for it, is there?
I was still playing our wood-paneled Intellivision into the early years of the NES era, and I have to admit that I donít even remember most of the games we had. Tron: Deadly Discs, Triple Action (really just the tank game), and Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Treasure of Tarmin (and I definitely had to look that title up on Google) are all I can think of. The controller is mostly what I remember: the overlays, the disc, the numeric keypad, and those horrible buttons on the sides.

Even as a video game obsessed kid, I remember looking through my dadís stack of games and deciding what Iíd settle for playing. The tank game is the only one I recall really enjoying.

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Re: Intellivision Amico - Oct 10, 2020

The games I remember playing most were Donkey Kong, Buzz Bombers, Snafu and Beauty and the Beast.
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Re: Intellivision Amico - Oct 10, 2020

I know we had Snafu, but I think it was for the Aquarius instead. I guess my dad had a thing for Mattel Electronics!
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Re: Intellivision Amico - Oct 10, 2020

I was pretty much the only kid in my neighborhood that didn't have Atari... and the only one that had Intellivison. But I loved it. Still have it (in the original box) with the games. Snafu, Lock & Chase, Nightstalker, Tron, AD&D, Burgertime, etc. Man I loved those games growing up. The price is a little steep on this Amico, but I'm very much interested in it. We'll see when it comes out what the games look like. I hear a new Earthworm Jim might be an exclusive.
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Re: Intellivision Amico - Oct 10, 2020

The game I heavily played was BurgerTime.
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Re: Intellivision Amico - Oct 10, 2020

Burgertime on Intellivison was actually better than the NES version, IMO.
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Re: Intellivision Amico - Oct 10, 2020

I missed out. BurgerTime was my favorite arcade game (okay, maybe #2 behind Dig-Dug) growing up, but we didnít have it for the Intellivision. (I donít remember us having any recognizable arcade ports.) I do remember seeing Burger Time for the NES at Toys R Us and getting really excited, but we never pulled the trigger. If it werenít $400, Iíd be tempted by the Arcade1Up cab.
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Re: Intellivision Amico - Oct 10, 2020

I only learned this week that there's a new Intellivision coming out, and boy was I surprised. I spent countless hours playing the original back in the day, so I'm definitely interested. I don't expect it to compete with the latest offerings from the major players in the console war because it won't have the same horse power and all that, but from what I've seen I think some of the games look fun. I can't wait to play the new versions of Astrosmash and Night Stalker! The price doesn't bother me since it's much less than the best Playstation or Xbox console and because the games will be priced much less too. I think it's pretty cool that a smartphone/tablet can act as a controller so you don't have to buy additional controllers if you don't want to. I know the Amico won't appeal to hardcore gamers who want the most powerful system available, but maybe there are enough casual/nostalgic gamers who'll like what they see in the Amico and they'll take a chance on it.
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Re: Intellivision Amico - Oct 10, 2020

Curious as to whether or not this will meet its new date (April sometime). I really have no interest in it still and think itís a bit of a joke for the price.
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Re: Intellivision Amico - Oct 10, 2020

Most of the games look nice. Still wouldn't buy it, unless it dropped substantially, like the Playstation version.

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Re: Intellivision Amico - Oct 10, 2020

Somehow I missed the update game part of this release. I'm impressed, yet surprised. I'd think the nostalgia would sell this. Do the new games have the same play control? Not controllers, but the feel of the controls? Are the originals on it, as well?
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Re: Intellivision Amico - Oct 10, 2020

The big problem with this thing is that theyíre trying to fill a market that doesnít really exist or is already satisfied. Itís being sold as family friendly, but yet Nintendo is already family friendly with many well established franchises. Also while not exclusively for families Xbox and PlayStation both have family oriented games too.

If you really look into the Amico a lot of the games here look to be cheap games like youíd probably find on a cell phone or tablet. There really arenít any major exclusives aside from a new Earthworm Jim game.

I just think that for the price this is going to retail for people are going to find itís not worth it. Even if it has classic games that you may remember I canít shake the feeling that it wonít be a case of people have fun with it for a while and then the nostalgia factor wears away and this thing will collect dust.
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Re: Intellivision Amico - Oct 10, 2020

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The big problem with this thing is that theyíre trying to fill a market that doesnít really exist or is already satisfied. Itís being sold as family friendly, but yet Nintendo is already family friendly with many well established franchises. Also while not exclusively for families Xbox and PlayStation both have family oriented games too.

If you really look into the Amico a lot of the games here look to be cheap games like youíd probably find on a cell phone or tablet. There really arenít any major exclusives aside from a new Earthworm Jim game.

I just think that for the price this is going to retail for people are going to find itís not worth it. Even if it has classic games that you may remember I canít shake the feeling that it wonít be a case of people have fun with it for a while and then the nostalgia factor wears away and this thing will collect dust.
This is very true. There are a couple of games in that video that I've played (or very similar) on Kongregate.

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