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Intellivision & Intellivision Amico

Posted: 28 Jan 2020, 06:47
by Steven
Did anyone else reserve the Intellivision Amico? I wasn't very interested in getting it when it was announced, but due to a bunch of factors, I'm now convinced enough to get one, especially since Intellivision forbids all of the garbage practices that other modern companies do. Tommy Tallarico says he has something really cool planned for E3, so I'm looking forward to seeing whatever it is.

As for the original Intellivision, my mother had one and I enjoyed it, so I'm interested in getting one, especially since it's not something you can really do without the real controller. Too bad you have to drill holes in it to get RGB, and I absolutely refuse to do that, so it looks like I might be stuck with RF unless there is a way to 3D print a new bottom half for it. Any ideas? I found one here in town in nice condition a while ago (to be expected since the Japanese take excellent care of their games in general), but I didn't have a CRT yet, was short on cash, and the OSSC obviously doesn't accept RF, so I didn't buy it. I hope it's still there.

There is apparently a WIP MiSTer core for the Intellivision, but I don't know how well that would work without the original controller. I just got my DE10-Nano (but no other parts yet) in the mail about 25~26 hours ago. I don't have a way to actually use it yet, but I'll look into it more when I am able to do more than plug it in and look at the menu.

Re: Intellivision & Intellivision Amico

Posted: 02 Jul 2020, 20:19
by tazlikeegg
I pre-ordered from the first batch when it came up (Founders edition) as i had been following the Amico for a while, not many updates going on at the moment (understandably as there are more important things going on in the world of course) so my enthusiasm has subsided a bit, like many people I hope the new Earthworm Jim is decent when that gets made.

Gone back and forth a few times on if I should keep the pre-order. I'm UK based so import fees will be a killer and also as the pre-order comes with a $50 online voucher I'm not sure if the system will be locked to a US service/account?

I think I will take the chance on it though.

Re: Intellivision & Intellivision Amico

Posted: 03 Jul 2020, 07:43
by Steven
Yeah, it's been really slow for a while and it's kind of annoying. I haven't really been keeping track of it recently, although I think there was some press release that was supposed to release soon.

You're probably fine for the voucher. I'm not sure exactly how it works, but I suppose you can ask Intellivision about it. I've heard their customer service is awesome. I did ask Tommy about the online store several months ago. I forget exactly what he said, but it was still being worked on at the time. I suppose there really isn't much to do at this point other than wait.