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Re: The ColecoVision Thread
« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2013, 17:51:02 PM »
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I guess that was the trend of the times.  Even Atari did that, right?  The Lynx wasn't really created by Atari.

They didn't design the Lynx, 7800 or Jaguar.

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Re: The ColecoVision Thread
« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2013, 01:34:08 AM »
Is that the theory behind the failure of Atari?

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Re: The ColecoVision Thread
« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2013, 01:37:53 AM »
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Is that the theory behind the failure of Atari?

I don't think so.  All those machines had good hardware.  It was the software support that was the problem for these systems.  Never mind all the poor decisions made by Atari.

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Re: The ColecoVision Thread
« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2013, 01:43:52 AM »
Were they easy systems to code games at that time?

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Re: The ColecoVision Thread
« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2013, 02:51:13 AM »
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Were they easy systems to code games at that time?

The MSX/Coleco hardware was very much set up to be fairly easy to code. It's one big downfall was that it was terrible at scrolling.

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Re: The ColecoVision Thread
« Reply #20 on: January 29, 2013, 17:45:41 PM »
I renamed the thread seen as we have gone off on a bit of a tangent.

Good review of the system by Classic Game Room:


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Re: The ColecoVision Thread
« Reply #21 on: January 29, 2013, 18:00:46 PM »
Cool.  Nice review of the system by CGR. 

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Re: The ColecoVision Thread
« Reply #22 on: January 29, 2013, 19:32:26 PM »
I remember going with my brother to one of those discount shops in the high street many years ago and he bought a ColecoVision with a couple of games dirt cheap. We played Zaxxon on it mainly until we got bored of it and it was put away in a cupboard until it got sold to someone as I recall.
Was a great fun console though.
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Re: The ColecoVision Thread
« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2013, 00:13:37 AM »
The Colecovision really has some stand out games. Trouble with older consoles is that it always has to compete with newer and updated consoles. A number of the games look and play better on the Nintendo Nes like Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Junior, Gyruss, Joust, Popeye and Q*Bert. Spy Hunter is still hard to beat on the Colecovision.

Are there more than two parts to the CGR video?

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Re: The ColecoVision Thread
« Reply #24 on: April 26, 2013, 21:03:14 PM »
A few of CGR's game reviews for the ColecoVision:






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Re: The ColecoVision Thread
« Reply #25 on: April 27, 2013, 02:07:18 AM »
Donkey Kong usually gets mentioned most often when talking about the Colecovision, but these three games really should get more credit. Nice videos!

Outside of the 32X was Zaxxon ever ported to any of the other systems? I know we have talked about Mr. Do on the Super Nintendo. Now thinking about it, I wonder why Venture was not updated?

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Re: The ColecoVision Thread
« Reply #26 on: April 27, 2013, 02:39:13 AM »
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Donkey Kong usually gets mentioned most often when talking about the Colecovision, but these three games really should get more credit. Nice videos!

Outside of the 32X was Zaxxon ever ported to any of the other systems? I know we have talked about Mr. Do on the Super Nintendo. Now thinking about it, I wonder why Venture was not updated?

Zaxxon got lots of ports, see THIS THREAD!

Venture is one of those games that has sadly been forgotten though, shame because it was fun back in the day.

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Re: The ColecoVision Thread
« Reply #27 on: April 27, 2013, 04:54:22 AM »
Mr. Do! is available for the Atari XL.  I've been trying to see if anyone who knows how to convert those to the 5200 could convert that version.  The XL version of Mr. Do! is fantastic and it would be great to play it on the console.  The ColecoVision version is also excellent.

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Re: The ColecoVision Thread
« Reply #28 on: April 27, 2013, 10:48:05 AM »
Seen as you mentioned CV Donkey Kong, here are a few more . . . . .






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Re: The ColecoVision Thread
« Reply #29 on: April 28, 2013, 19:28:39 PM »
I remember Zaxxon being on the computers and systems of the time. Checking the video again, it did not seem to make a splash on the later generation gaming systems. 32X is it until the compilation discs were released.

 

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