Intellivision Amiico retail console gets official unboxing

Intellivision reveals the retail boxed version of its new Amico console and gives a brief demonstration of the hardware and games.

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Published Wed, Mar 23 2022 5:06 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Apr 19 2022 8:51 PM CDT

Intellivision has released an official unboxing video of its new Amico console, showing consumers and investors a finalized version of the product.

The new $150 Intellivision Amico doesn't have a release date just yet, but the retro company has revealed what the retail console will look like. The latest unboxing video shows the box, the system, the two wireless touchscreen controllers, and the six pack-in games.

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The video shows first-time setup and also reveals the Amico's built-in SD card reader and USB-C ports alongside the basic power and HDMI output slots.

Intellivision CTO John Alvarado also gives a brief demonstration of the retail unit's basic UI, features, and functionality. The Amico will apparently have 12 games total upon release, 6 of which are included free and the others need to be purchased. The company has said all Intellivision games will be low-cost and family-friendly experiences that utilize its two old-school dial/touch controllers.

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For all intents and purposes the Amico has the basic feature set of a micro-console that connects to an online storefront. The controllers themselves have Wii-like functionality with built-in motion tracking sensors that add interactivity to games like Cornhole. The games are smaller-scale amusement type games with an emphasis on simplicity and multiplayer that can be played by people of all ages.

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Intellivision's tentpole games like Earthworm Jim were missing from the demo, though, and the company has enacted a quiet period as it negotiates with new investors.

Check below for more information about the Intellivision Amico:

SOFTWARE OVERVIEW

  • All games are family friendly and rated "E for Everyone" or "E10+".
  • Every game version on the console is EXCLUSIVE.
  • Quality over quantity! All games must past a strict quality control seal of approval.
  • Balanced gameplay and design for Equal Opportunity Gaming™ for all.
  • All games are downloadable and between US $2.99 - $7.99.
  • No costly DLC (Downloadable Content) add-on's or "In-App Purchases".

Launch to include several built-in reimagined Intellivision Classics (pre-installed in every console) and over 20 games including both reimagined industry classics and brand new exclusive titles via the Intellivision Online Store.

CONTROLLERS

  • 2 wireless Bluetooth controllers (up to 8 player compatible and connectivity).
  • 3 ½ inch (2:3 aspect ratio) Color Touchscreen.
  • Pioneering tilting positional disc with surrounding interactive LED border.
  • 4 arcade-style tactile feedback buttons.
  • Gyroscope & Accelerometer.
  • Force feedback.
  • Controller to be used horizontally or vertically including dominant left or right hand usage.
  • Qi (pronounced "CHEE") wireless onboard charging.
  • Speaker
  • Microphone
  • Free downloadable app enables mobile phones as additional controllers (up to 8 players).

HARDWARE & TECHNOLOGY

  • State of the Art 21st Century 2D Image Processing and Graphics Capability
  • Intellivision Prism Onboard Interactive Lighting Technology.
  • Wi-Fi/BT & Ethernet Connectivity.
  • HDMI Video Output.
  • Multiple USB Ports
  • System Expansion Interface.

ONLINE

  • Intellivision Online Store for the ability to purchase additional software.
  • Multi-player online gaming and structured multi-tiered tournament play.
  • Time & Space Leaderboard System which includes high scores by locations and calendar.
  • Trophy/Achievement rewards system which awards unique accomplishments to each player.
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