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Intellivision Has Detailed the Amico’s Launch Line-Up

Intellivision Amico

As the launch of the Intellivision Amico draws closer, the company has revealed their launch line-up.

Wait, the what? Yes, it’s 2021 and we’re getting a new Intellivison console. The Amico is due for release in October and “Is back with the mission to bring people together by delivering simple, affordable, family-friendly entertainment.” Now, Intellivision has revealed further details about the console’s line-up.

The console will come with six titles built in, Intellivision Skiing, Cornhole (yes, really), Farkle, Astrosmash, Shark! Shark! and another yet-to-be announced party-oriented title. There will be an additional twenty titles available to buy, starting at €5.99 digitally.

Eight of these titles will be also available physically as a multipack. There’s a definite retro flavour to the launch titles Intellivision have chosen to give a boxed release which are:

  • Evel Knievel
  • Biplanes
  • Moon Patrol
  • Missile Command
  • Rigid Force Redux Enhanced
  • Finnigan Fox
  • Dynablaster
  • Brain Duel

Of these titles, however, the one that really stands out is Dynablaster – it’s essentially Bomberman, minus the Hudson branding. We’ve talked briefly about the Amico before, but what’s worrying is how our only exposure to the console has been through press releases.

This, after all, is a console that’s set to retail at £249 and while we get what Intellivision is going for – a family friendly console that focuses on solo and couch co-op – we can’t help but think… don’t we already have that? The Nintendo Switch offers much the same; Joy-cons can be split between two players plus you can take co-op play on the go.

We’ll be watching the Intellivision Amico with interest but, while it launches this October 10th, we won’t be putting in our pre-order just yet.

Weekend Editor // Chris has been gaming since the days of the Acorn Electron, which was allegedly purchased to 'help him with his homework'. You can probably guess how well that went. He’ll tackle most genres – football titles aside – though he has a taste for games that that are post-apocalyptic, horror-oriented or thought provoking in nature.