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Classic gaming buys a COLECOVISION!

Discussion in 'BoM Blogs' started by Disciple of The Watch, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. Disciple of The Watch

    Disciple of The Watch Preparing The Coming of The New Order Veteran

    Aug 20, 2005
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    Yes, the day is FINALLY here! It is my pleasure to FINALLY add the Colecovision to my collection of classic consoles.

    The console does show it's age... but that doesn't matter. The mere fact that I was able to find one without having to order it from the Sandwich Islands or something. Anyways, you get my point. Colecovisions are becoming rarer by the day (though maybe not as rare as the Atari 5200, even though the console was an abysmal failure, there were some good exclusives, and some games were ported to the 5200 and looked MUCH better than their 2600 counterparts. Pac-Man is a good example... the Atari 2600 version is HORRIBLE, and I do mean HORRIBLE, yet the 5200 version (although it's Ms. Pac-Man) is surprisingly good. Not making the console backwards-compatible with 2600 games also hurt Atari, and I couldn't go on without mentioning the most HORRIBLE controllers I have ever seen in my entire existence. The 5200 is a good console, just be prepared to pony up the extra cash for an aftermarket controller or a refurbished 5200 one (same controller, except that a refurb WORKS), oh, and forget about using 2600/7800/Master System/Genesis controllers... the 5200 has a proprietary port. What were you THINKING, Atari! WTF!

    ...OK, that got totally out of hand. At any rate, Colecovision reviews are on the way, as soon as I get to spend a few hours playing. As I write this, it's still in the box besides me. I've got 10 games, but I am lacking Q-BERT, which is THE best port of Q-Bert, or so I hear. I also want Montezuma's Revenge -- I played that game on PC when I was a kid and I LOVED it.

    Stay tuned, classic gaming enthusiasts, as the checklist of consoles I am looking forward is being slowly but surely cleaned out. I possibly have found someone owning a Dreamcast, and who could be convinced to part with it. Now, to find a Saturn, SegaCD and a 32X... and then my collection of Sega home consoles would be complete.
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