CBS Colecovision

History

In August 1982, Coleco released the ColecoVision, a new $175 videogame system with graphics and sound superior to both the Atari 2600 and the Intellivision. What really "made" the ColecoVision, however, was its pack-in game: the mega-popular Donkey Kong. In any event, Coleco's console went on to become one of the most popular game machines among 1980s players, as well as among today's classic gamers.

       
CBS Colecovision Console The original box The controller The Cartridge

Technical Specs

CPU Z80A @3.58Mhz
RAM 24KB Total (8KB System, 16KB Video)
ROM 1KB
VIDEO 256x192, 16 colors
AUDIO 3-channel + 1 noise channel
EXTERNAL STORAGE Cartridges (up to 32KB per cartridge)
   

Screenshots

     
 Mousetrap (1982) Chopiifter (?)   Donkey Kong Jr. (?) 
     
H.E.R.O. (1984) Sky Jaguar (1984)  Boulderdash (1985) 

Emulators

   
Virtual Colecovision http://www.tripletsandus.com/80s/80s_games/coleco.htm Download
Games (ROMS)  n/a Download

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