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March 29 2020 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

Intellivision announces 5 of the 6 pack-in games for the Amico's October release

The games are a nice balance of genres with something for everyone plus one more to be revealed later.
Pack-in games for Intellivision Amico Originally teasing five pack-in games for Intellivision's upcoming Amico video game console, they revealed the titles, plus one more. That's right, there are now six pack-in games for the Amico.

However, we have to wait a few months to find out what the sixth title will be.

The five revealed game titles are:
  1. Shark Shark
  2. Astrosmash
  3. Skiing
  4. Cornhole
  5. Farkle
The demos and trailers showcase a game console that has put a lot of thought into the big decisions as well as the smaller ones. When you add up everything the Amico will do, I can't help but think it will be a success. The one thing potentially holding it back is exposure.

If you're a gamer, you've probably heard about it. If you enjoy retro gaming, the resurgence of the Intellivision brand has probably caught your attention. But what about Grandma and Grandpa, when they set out to buy a holiday gift for their grandchild? Will they know about the Amico? Will it be on the shelf next to the Switch Lite?

This console won't escape being a "niche item" unless it's presence expands well beyond the gaming community. Gamers follow this sort of thing, but success comes from a much wider audience. That comes down to advertising. The wider the net, the more fish you'll catch. I"m sold on this device - it's going to be insanely fun, but Intellivision needs to reach the masses outside the gaming sphere.

Here's hoping the pull it off, because the modern world needs to experience multiplayer gaming on a couch - and NO headphones!

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