This October it will go on sale Intellivision Amico, the new console from Intellivision Entertainment. Maybe it sounds retro to you: Intellivision was one of the first home game consoles, released in 1979, but this is not a “mini” version or anything like that, but a new game console, with pre-installed games.
As production begins ahead of its release on October 10, Intellivision has brought the Amico to the National Video Game Museum of the United States, in Frisco, Texas, for the public to taste it for the first time. Several families have already been able to play the console and several of its games, and they stand out how fun and accessible it is: everyone, regardless of their gaming experience or not, can enjoy it.
Intellivision Amico includes six pre-installed games, although there will be up to 30 games available for download or in physical format. They will be simple, arcade-style games that we can play as a family: each console will come with two controllers. Accessories will also be sold separately. The games will be in Spanish.
What do you think of this new proposal? Did you play Original Intellivision? It was one of the first consoles, the fifth of the Atari 2600, that like so many other American consoles did not survive the crash of 1983 … but its memory never faded.
If you are interested, you can pre-order Intellivision Amico on Amazon, at a price of 279.99 euros. It will be released on October 10, after many delays (it was announced in 2018) and will be distributed in Spain by Koch Media.