14 Jun 2021 5:40 PM +00:00

Intellivision's Amico Is a Casual Gamer's Console

Intellivision's E3 presentation was focused on their latest gaming experience, the Amico console.

A console-based on casual, couch co-op gaming, Intellivision hopes to deliver a fun, affordable video gaming experience for those looking to sit around the TV with loved ones and play simpler games that focus on fun while playing together.

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The Amico

“At Intellivision, our mission is to use technology to bring family and friends back together by delivering simple, affordable, family-focused entertainment to everyone.”
— Tommy Tallarico, CEO
Amico base LEDs
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The Amico is focused on simplicity.

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The console comes with two controllers that consist of a large touch screen, 4 shoulder buttons, and a spinning disc pad, similar to the Intellivision of old.

Each controller also has motion controls that can detect up to 64 different directions, as well as haptic force feedback and a dedicated CPU with onboard memory.

The base unit features LED lights that are dynamic based on the game being played, and NFC scanning for easy use of gift cards and more.

One of the coolest features of the Amico is that a player can bring their controller to a friend's house, dock their controller, and access their entire library of the game while away from their home system.

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Amico Tech Specs

The Amico contains an 8 core, 1.8Ghz processor, 2GB RAM, and 32GBM Flash memory.

It outputs 1080p HDMI video, and has Bluetooth, WiFi, and RFID.

The base also includes a USB port and a micro SD card slot.

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Amico Console and Game Pricing

Amico Earthworm Jim screenshot
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GROOVY: Earthworm Jim is getting a new game on the Amico

The Intellivision Amico will launch with a price point of $250 and comes with the base, two wireless controllers, and six bundled games, five of which have been announced:

  • Skiing
  • Astrosmash
  • Shark! Shark!
  • Cornhole
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  • Farkle

Additional games for the Amico will have an MSRP of $9.99 for digital titles, with select titles coming out with physical editions for $19.99.

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