Intellivision Amico™ – Astrosmash® 1st look gameplay demo!




Designed originally by John Sohl and released in 1981, the original Astrosmash game on Intellivision was one of the most popular and biggest selling games for the original system. So much so that it was ported to the Atari 2600 under the name Astroblast.

Our Amico Retro Re-imagined version is being created and produced by around half the members of the original Earthworm Jim team! Aside from single player, you can play with up to 4 players. Including Co-Op (as seen in this video) or Versus modes.

Although Amico’s broader appeal will cater to families and casual gamers, we also have games to be enjoyed by more serious gamers who are looking to enjoy the challenges of couch co-op and in person versus modes at a little higher level. Astrosmash is such a game.

FUN FACT: Astrosmash T-shirts are worn by the characters Cisco Ramon, in the first season of The Flash, and Sheldon Cooper, in various episodes of The Big Bang Theory.

Please note: This is only a small unfinished sampling of what the game will ultimately be like. Many more surprises on the way! This was recorded and played directly from the Intellivision Amico system.

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Music from trailer:
“Suddenly”
Written & composed by BT
Produced by BT & Tommy Tallarico

From the album “Electronic Opus”
Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/vdl28md
Apple Music: https://tinyurl.com/tdx34sy
Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/wvo7y96

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27 thoughts on “Intellivision Amico™ – Astrosmash® 1st look gameplay demo!

  • April 6, 2021 at 1:29 pm
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    The looks incredible. The games have great bones and I'm genuinely excited to see your team re-imagining these classics. Thanks!!

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  • April 6, 2021 at 1:29 pm
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    In the first paragraph you're already talking about Astroblast and Atari. If I cared about Atari I'd go out into the desert and dig up some E.T. cartridges.

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  • April 6, 2021 at 1:29 pm
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    I'm in my 40s, and when I was a small child I spent countless hours playing Astrosmash, Lock N Chase, Mission X, Microsurgeon, and Math Fun.
    I'm loving the look of Astrosmash, and I hope Math Fun comes back so I can play with my 4 year old nephew and help him learn math just as it helped me.
    Also would love to get my grandmother one with Lock N Chase and Burger Time since we had to fight her for Intellivision time when she was around and you couldn't pry the controller out of her hands when one of those 2 games were being played.

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  • April 6, 2021 at 1:29 pm
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    I loved the original game on my OG system – and the update looks rad – but how do the players tell their tanks apart? Will final release have different colors or something? Cheers, y'all.

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  • April 6, 2021 at 1:29 pm
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    I hope this isn’t the actual music but good for a trailer. Game Looks really nice

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  • April 6, 2021 at 1:29 pm
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    Looks awesome. I wonder if you have that warp option like you did in the original. Also curious to how they transition between level backgrounds without it distracting you from game play.

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  • April 6, 2021 at 1:29 pm
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    It looks good, but I would've preferred it without that music.

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  • April 6, 2021 at 1:29 pm
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    looks good, but also might be too hard to tell with all the debris of flying off pieces what you actually have to shoot.

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  • April 6, 2021 at 1:29 pm
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    Yeah that's going to be pretty cool man especially if he's Gameday introduced is in the original intellivision game that's going to be awesome there is room for something like this in the gaming industry.

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  • April 6, 2021 at 1:29 pm
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    I don't know what the game is called, but I remember there was this one strategy game my dad and I played after he pulled out his old Intellivision. I don't really remember much about it, but it was fun playing it with him.

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  • April 6, 2021 at 1:29 pm
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    Looks amazing! I'd love to see Stardew Valley to possibly be ported over to the Amico eventually, as its a E rated game for the whole family.

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  • April 6, 2021 at 1:29 pm
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    The Mattel Intellivision was my first video game console. It came out when I was 14 years old, so I'm a couple years older than Tommy. I still play video games today, but getting a bit tired of today's consoles, the complexity and micro-transactions and pining for fro video games that are simpler and fun. I love the idea behind the Amico and I am very much looking forward to it. As Tommy mentions, video games used to be about getting together with friends and playing, interacting…and that is my feeling exactly. Video games to me are social, playing with friends, talking some trash, working together to figure out a puzzle, competing with friends and family. That is something the Wii brought in it's day and seems like the direction for the Amico. The Wii was great in that it was accessible to everyone, young children could play, older kids could play, with their parents and grandparents. It was a blast getting the family together for bowling or whatever, and that's what I see for the Amico. Simpler games that are accessible to families and people of all ages. Love it! I love the list of games so far too…and have a couple other suggestions…not sure what the rights are to some of these old games, but I'd love to see Activision's Worm Whomper on the Amico, and Montezuma's Revenge would be great. I know Montezuma's Revenge is available as a phone app, so not sure of the rights, but that game was a blast. I;m sure there are more that I cannot think of right now, but just wanted to commend Tommy sand his team and say how much I am looking forward to the Amico!

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  • April 6, 2021 at 1:29 pm
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    Me gustaría diseñar videojuegos para esta consola, yo sé diseñar videojuegos en 2D. Uso el programa GDevelop pero lo malo que solamente se puede exportar a 3 tipos de plataformas: Android, iPhone y PC. Me gustaría que ustedes se comuniquen con los creadores de ese programa (GDevelop) para que cuando salga está increíble consola Amico, los desarrolladores de GDevelop saquen una actualización para que los desarrolladores indie puedan exportar sus juegos a la "tienda de Amico".

    Espero que lean este mensaje y compraré la consola en cuando salga al mercado.

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