Amico Controller 4+

Amico Console and Amico Home


    • 3.6 • 9 Ratings
    • Free



Experience the joy of “couch play” multiplayer gaming with your family and friends!

There are three components required to enjoy games on Amico Home:
1. This FREE Amico Controller app – turns smart devices into Amico game controllers.
2. An Amico Console or the FREE Amico Home app which turns a compatible smart device into an Amico Console.
3. A Wi-Fi network shared by all participating devices.

Amico Controller Features
Please see the screenshots for the appearance of the features described here.
• Disc – directional input for gameplay and menu navigation.
• Touchscreen – displays the controller’s menus as well as game-specific information, controls, and menus.
• Menu Button – open/close the controller options menu on the touchscreen. It also pauses/resumes gameplay.
• Action Buttons – games-specific functions and selecting highlighted menu items on the “console” device.
• Speaker – some games play sound effects through your controller device’s speaker.
• Microphone – some games ask you to record your voice through your controller device’s microphone for in-game content.

Menu
When you launch the Amico Controller app, it automatically connects over your Wi-Fi network to the device running the Amico Home app. Then it shows the sign-in menu which presents four ways for you to sign in as a player:
1. Create a new resident account – enter your player nickname, preferred language and optional account password (and password hint).
2. Choose from a list of previously created resident accounts.
3. Use a guest account – type in your player guest nickname.
4. Use an anonymous guest account – it assigns you the name of “Player1”, or “Player2”, etc.

A resident account preserves your account information and controller preferences between sessions; a guest account does not. In no case is your information sent over the Internet or stored on cloud servers.

Options Menu
Press the little menu button to open the controller’s option menu on the touchscreen area. This action pauses game play if a game is in active play (i.e. not on a game menu). Resume game play by pressing the menu button again to close the options menu.

The options menu offerings vary depending on the current state of play and whether you are signed in or not and connected to the Amico Home console device or not. Only options that are currently applicable are shown to keep the menu streamlined.

Important Options Menu Items
• Sign Out – sign out of the current signed-in player account and return to the controller Sign-In menu.
• Game Menu – Exit active gameplay and return to the game’s main menu.
• Amico Home – Exit a game completely and return everyone to the Amico Home app.
• Settings (Gear) – a submenu of various settings options to customize your controller and gameplay experience.
• Rotation Lock/Unlock – a toggle that locks and unlocks the ability for the controller UI to rotate when you rotate the controller to different orientations.

A user-friendly feature of Amico Controllers is the ability to rotate it for left-handed or right-handed comfort. Some games may restrict the controller UI to only landscape or only portrait orientations due to demands of their touchscreen displays. But within those restrictions you are free to rotate the controller 180 degrees to change which side has the Disc and which side has the touch screen. The touchscreen UI and Disc directions will automatically adjust to the new orientation (unless you have locked rotation, see above).

“Amico” is a trademark of Intellivision Entertainment, LLC.

What’s New

Version 10.9.0

Performance Sliders added

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

NickF430 ,

Good for what it is

Game controls are inherently difficult on a smartphone just because of the lack of any tactile feel. For what it is it works pretty well. Obviously it’s different for every game. I still prefer a controller with buttons when there’s a lot of button mashing to be done.

RegorGnatsrag ,

Works Great

Stays connected better than the Android phones, and just runs smoother/looks better. Can’t wait for Amico Home on Apple TV.

Fleedar ,

Very sloppy for such a simple app

Bizarrely pixelated and overly compressed UI graphics (not pixelated in the retro sense but in the "we messed up the export options in Illustrator" sense), and the UI animations are 30fps or less. Just a very ugly app all around.

App Privacy

The developer, Intellivision, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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