Best Colecovision games

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  1. Michoko

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    Coleco was my first console ever. At this time, this console was a beast, and introduced me to the magical world of video games. ;) I was 11 at that time (yup, I'm getting old), and I still can remember how amazed I was in front of my TV screen.


    Here are some recommendations:


    - Cosmic Avenger : The first game I ever purchased. A nice horizontal shooter, certainly one of the most colorful and technically advanced games on the console (at least in my memories).


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    - Venture : Explore dungeons, visit the various rooms and fight monsters. You'll have to use your imagination, but that's exactly what makes it fun! Definitely an old school "Dungeons & Dragons" flavour.


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    - Zaxxon : Is it necessary to introduce this classic isometric shooter? ;) Still a classic.


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    - Donkey Kong : Again another huge classic. It was included in the Colecovision package and certainly contributed to its successful launch.


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    - Omega Race : Certainly the game I played the most on this system. Mainly due to its "versus" mode that we enjoyed for hours with a good friend of mine. Basically it's "Thrust" or "Asteroids" in an arena with bouncing walls and warp zones. Chase each other among mines, neverending fun! :)


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    Have fun!


    Michoko
     
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    WizardStan Mega GP Mania

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    How could you forget Smurf:Rescue in Gargamel's Castle? It's classic!
     
  3. Michoko

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    Indeed, how could I? :) Blame it on the old age I guess... ;)


    Yup, Smurf Rescue in Gargamel's Castle was very cool. I remember a friend of mine had lent the cartridge to me for a few days only, so I couldn't push it to the limits, but it was certainly enjoyable.


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  4. alerino

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    Montezuma's Revenge,


    yes, again


    Colecovision's version adds more scenarios and perils to the 2600 one


    i've been playing it for quite a while since i got my pandora, lots of fun


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    I liked the Colecovision version of Space Fury
     
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    Bosbeetle Terminally lost

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    added to the general thread :D
     
  7. usurp

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    My recommendations to add:


    Turbo


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    Space Fury


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    Carnival


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    River Raid


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  8. Mirrorhead

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    Some of my Coleco faves which haven't been mentioned yet:

    Antarctic Adventure:

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    Dragon Fire:

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    Gorf:

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    H.E.R.O.: I like the Coleco version more than any other one.

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    Jungle Hunt:

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    Spy Hunter:

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    Tapper:

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  9. vcoleiro1

    vcoleiro1 Hardcore Member

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    I still have my colecovision I bought new in the early 80s. I had most of the games above, got most from a voucher I won from a Colecovision comp. cosmic avenger and Looping were my favs
     
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  10. Jumpman

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    So many great memories from CV. This was my first console as well, and of all my childhood Christmases, this was hands down my favorite gift EVER! I can still remember that morning like it was yesterday. I don't think I ever harassed my parents more for any gift. 

    I owned almost every game mentioned above, but SPY HUNTER was one of my favs. It was probably my last game purchased, and it was one of the CV finest games. I don't know how many users even knew it was released, as it came out near the end of the CV life cycle. I also had all the add-ons(steering wheel, play action controllers, trackball, & 2600 adapter).

    Sadly, I sold my entire collection for $180 dollars back in 85-86 so I could buy an NES. The CV truly was ahead of it's time, and was just flat out so much fun.

    Chris
     
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  11. Fzero

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    I've not got many I can recall, I was going to say Smurfs too, but see it was added already :)

    Gorf is a classic, though I didn't have the Coleco version.

    River Raid is great too, I'm going to have to play that later today now
     
  12. atari_afternoon

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    I like the Colecovision version of Mr. Do best :)
     

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