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October 11, 2021 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

If you're yearning for your Amico console, dig into these game boxes you can have right away

Boxes for 8 Intellivision Amico games
Everyone is bummed about the hardware delays on Intellivision's Amico, but they've released 8 game boxes in a slick collector's package!
While the Amico's games will all be downloaded onto the system (the console has no cartridge/media interface) this cool release from Intellivision gets pretty close to the physical media experience. With the hardware delay, Intellivision is keeping things interesting by releasing boxes for eight of the Amico's upcoming games. Each box is similar to old-school Atari or NES packaging with great artwork throughout the package. You get a 3D lenticular card, an RFID card that unlocks/downloads the game when it becomes available, and a game-specific collector's coin.

Boxes for 4 Intellivision Amico games As someone who loves physical media and displaying games on a shelf, this seems like a pretty cool deal! The RFID game card alone make it a worthwhile purchase for me! The lenticular card and coin just sweeten the deal.

I think it's pretty clever of Intellivision to come up with this to stave off some complaints about hardware delays. This also puts them back in the news cycle since this is a pretty cool concept for a digital-only retro console.

The game boxes come in three ways. You can buy all eight together or choose one of the two 4-game sets. A price for everyone.

As Intellivision CEO Tommy Tallarico puts it, "Our goal was to take the best parts of traditional physical media, and the best parts of digital, and combine them into something very different and unique."

The 8 games are:
  1. Evel Knievel
  2. Dynablaster
  3. Missile Command
  4. Rigid Force Redux Enhanced
  5. Moon Patrol
  6. Finnigan Fox
  7. Biplanes
  8. Brain Duel
The two 4-game sets are split up as:
1) Evel Knievel, Dynablaster, Missile Command, Rigid Force Redux Enhanced
2) Moon Patrol, Finnigan Fox, Biplanes, Brain Duel

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