Colecovision: A Retrospective Review




The Colecovision is one of the most underrated consoles of it’s time. It brought the arcade experience to your living room! Sorry Atari.
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37 thoughts on “Colecovision: A Retrospective Review

  • July 19, 2020 at 6:10 am
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    I just picked up one with the expansion pack and the 4 button controllers and a bunch of games. It didn't have a power cord so I need to find that.

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  • July 19, 2020 at 6:10 am
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    Atari was the Ford Escort, Intellivision was the VW that broke down a lot, and Coleco was the Mercedes of the day. Problem was, nobody had one and it came out later than the other two in a time where families didn’t have the disposable income that we have today.

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  • July 19, 2020 at 6:10 am
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    I found a Colecovision at a flea market for 5 euro or something. They practically gave it away because it was soaking wet and the power supply is missing.
    I dried it and hooked it up to a computer power supply – it kinda works! The cartridge connector is very dodgy and the computer power supply puts out a lot of noise (visible as interference in the picture) but i'll build a better PSU one of these days.

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  • July 19, 2020 at 6:10 am
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    Atari vs colecovision was the 2 top consoles rivals before Nintendo vs sega

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  • July 19, 2020 at 6:10 am
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    Colecovision was my first own Console and it was so much better the the Atari´s my friends all had.

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  • July 19, 2020 at 6:10 am
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    How I miss this system. Best port of Venture anywhere. This was my first system alongside the Intelevision.

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  • July 19, 2020 at 6:10 am
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    I had mowed lawns cleaned rain gutters & shoveled snow so I could buy the system and games and I had them all, until one day I came home to find out all my Colecovision system was gone. My dad took it from me because I had gotten a C on my report card, so the following report card I got straight A's and my dad never did give them back to me, and dad if your reading this here is your report card as a father
    -F-U-!

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  • July 19, 2020 at 6:10 am
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    Skiped Atar iWe went Intellivison to Colocovision which was the best at that time 🌟

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  • July 19, 2020 at 6:10 am
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    My first console that I played for waaay too long. Everyone else had a Sega genesis as a kid while I had my dads old colecovision.

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  • July 19, 2020 at 6:10 am
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    I still have one since 1983! Time to grab it out again! P. S. MY favorite game of the system was/is Lady Bug! 🐛😊

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  • July 19, 2020 at 6:10 am
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    Colecovision was my first console as a kid. Had it before Atari so this will always be very sentimental to me. Ladybug was one of my favorite games and a favorite of my mom too who loved to play it.

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  • July 19, 2020 at 6:10 am
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    I wouldn't say the Colecovision blew its competition away, sure it outsold the Atari 5200 but quality wise, the 5200 was right on par with the Colecovision in terms of graphics. I would even argue the Atari 5200 actually plays more fluently however the controllers were beyond faulty. I would agree CV version of Donkey Kong is good but I wouldn't it rank it even near the top of home console releases. The NES and Atari 7800 have better more responsive versions of Donkey Kong.

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  • July 19, 2020 at 6:10 am
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    The umpire who comes on to the screen to yell, "Strike" during Super Action Baseball always confused me…he was deformed as far as I could tell…I just couldn't really place where his facial features were in contrast to his sideways-turned Baseball cap…and his open mouth? He just looked terrible. Though the rest of the game's graphics looked superb for their time.

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  • July 19, 2020 at 6:10 am
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    Just glossed-over Mr Do, man, the best game on there…tsk, tsk.

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  • July 19, 2020 at 6:10 am
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    Those were the days. My favorite game was Jumpman Junior.

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  • July 19, 2020 at 6:10 am
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    Great video! I never played this console myself, but I can really feel the nostalgia of this gem of a console. Thank you for making this so I can have that perspective

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  • July 19, 2020 at 6:10 am
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    Thanks so much for a trip down memory lane! We were gifted a Colecovision console in the mid 80s and we actually bought a Carnival cartridge brand new from a local store that had new old stock.

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  • July 19, 2020 at 6:10 am
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    I had the computer.. I should write a book on my exploits with that and mci etc..

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  • July 19, 2020 at 6:10 am
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    The Colecovision brought the arcade LOOK home, but that's about it (and that was just resolution; not color depth or animation).

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  • July 19, 2020 at 6:10 am
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    I got my mother to get this for my brother birthday around 84 or 85 and our house turned into a community center, we was the only house in neighborhood with it

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  • July 19, 2020 at 6:10 am
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    I was the first kid in Western Australia and one of the first in the world to play a colecovision, it had every game and all peripherals, I know this because my Dad's work had the contract to repair them, so about 5 of them were sent to us for demonstration purposes!

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  • July 19, 2020 at 6:10 am
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    Adam didn't eat an "APPLE" Was a forbidden fruit. Noone actually knows what it was. BIBLE doesnt say.

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  • July 19, 2020 at 6:10 am
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    Venture was a favorite?. I got to where I could easily collect 1,000,000 points before getting tired out. Loved the ColecoVision system.

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