Classic Game Room HD – COLECOVISION system review part 1




Part 1 of 2. Classic Game Room HD Hardware Review, Watch in High Definition! CGRHD reviews the ColecoVision from Coleco released in 1982. The Colecovision was an amazing game console (and still is) with a catalog of more than 125 video games release between 1982 and 1984. It rivals the NES in many ways and certainly handed the Atari 2600 its own ass with superior arcade conversions and action packed old school video games. For retro gamers today the Colecovision is stil highly enjoyable to play because of the quality of the video games available on it. Coleco didn’t mess around, sure it’s ugly, but it’s awesome! Originallyt the Colecovision came packaged with Nintendo’s Donkey Kong if you can believe that… Classic Game Room reviews old school and retro video game hardware, systems, controllers and consoles. CGR is the retro reviewer to watch if you want to see these old game systems in full HD video with technical discussion and hardware craftsmanship.

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35 thoughts on “Classic Game Room HD – COLECOVISION system review part 1

  • November 21, 2020 at 10:00 am
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    I still have my ColecoVision with the attachment to play Atari 2600 games. I have more Atari games than ColecoVision games. I hooked it up to a tube TV a few years back and it still worked. Does anyone know if there is a way to hook it up to the new smart TV's ? Some kind of converter cable or something?

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  • November 21, 2020 at 10:00 am
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    11 Years Later post here, but you know something? When Parker Bros were doing their cartridges, they had a sweet unique design that was hampered by one thing: Their labels were upside down. Who stores their cartridges upside down? You want your label art to be up front and recognizable, but put the cartridge into the respective system, and it's upside down. What was the reasoning to this? Sure you can read the tops easily, but the main artwork?

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  • November 21, 2020 at 10:00 am
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    Colecovision SMOKES Atari 2600,5200 and 7800 in many ways. great in the 80s and great in 2019

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  • November 21, 2020 at 10:00 am
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    Awesome system. Very active system still with a strong homebrew community.

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  • November 21, 2020 at 10:00 am
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    Thats not how my Atari 2600 looks like and my games are not backwards you see the name of the game right on top

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  • November 21, 2020 at 10:00 am
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    This system ruled in its day. I still have mine and my 2600 friends were jealous of this system. I couldn't play most 2600 games after playing this system, it just blew it away.

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  • November 21, 2020 at 10:00 am
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    The colecovision might have had chance to compete with the nes, sms and atari 7800 if it lasted longer than two years

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  • November 21, 2020 at 10:00 am
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    Little advice to those who hate the colecovision controllers. Atari controllers can be used even on regular colecovision games without the expansion module. Just plug Atari joystick into 1st player slot on console and plug a normal colecovision controllers into 2nd player slot. The keypad functions can be done with 2nd controller even when the 1st player or only 1 player is playing. They wired the controller ports this way to enable the steering wheel or module 2 to work utilizing the 2nd controller as a shifter and game selector. Most games do not use the keypad for gameplay anyway but if it does you can use this method as well, meaning you can use the keypad for selecting game options or during gameplay.

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  • November 21, 2020 at 10:00 am
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    why don't you have a real Atari vcs. the cartridges slanted backwards so you could easily read the top edge of the cartridge. plus when you play a game. are you staring at the cartridge to play it or the tv screen? lol

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  • November 21, 2020 at 10:00 am
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    Well on the original 2600 the cartridge is angled toward you so you can read the end label

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  • November 21, 2020 at 10:00 am
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    Funny you kids don't understand sarcasm. He's pulling your leg, duh. And look at the 186,000+ views. These reviews are great, I watch a lot of them over. Yeah sometimes it would be good to get a little more informative view, but hey I can get that somewhere else if I want. Besides, you can't have everything, where would you put it? Praise the Lord.

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  • November 21, 2020 at 10:00 am
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    Angry Black Guy: Hey! You still don't have a Celecovision?

    Atari gamer: Huh?

    Angry Black Guy: What are you waiting for? Atari to make one?

    Atari gamer: lol.

    Angry Black Guy: You have seen the games right?

    Atari gamer: uhhh

    Angry Black Guy: Wrong answer man. Show 'em!

    Atari gamer: Whoooooooooaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    WELCOME TO THE NEXT LEVEL

    Angry Black Guy: Wanna see more?

    Your vision is our vision. Celecovision.

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  • November 21, 2020 at 10:00 am
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    Can't read the label on your Atari 2600 cartridge? That's because you have that later model 5200-styled version with the slot positioned vertically. The older version (wood-grain black versions, also sold as Tele-Games by Sears) has a much more angled slot so you could see the label easily.

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  • November 21, 2020 at 10:00 am
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    K, Mark, The controller points for the 2600 ARE ON THE BACK, WHERE THE GAME IS FACING.
    TURN THE CONSOLE AROUND! !!!! SEE ITS FACING YOU!!!

    OMG? who knew!!

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  • November 21, 2020 at 10:00 am
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    My favourite console. Bought it new when I was 12. Mouse trap, Donkey Kong Jr., Venture… Lots of cool games.

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