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Berenstain Bears

Berenstain Bears

Atari 2600 - October 1, 1983

Berenstain Bears comes with three different cassette tapes that are designed to be used with the Kid Vid Controller (originally packaged with Smurfs Save the Day - the only other Kid Vid game). The cartridge won't do much without the tapes. At the beginning of each game, Actual Factual Bear takes off while you control Brother Bear on his unicycle. Avoid the boulders and cross the bridge to reach one of the games, chosen by the particular tape you are listening to. The games are: Big Number Hunt: Catch the correct numbers as they fall from the tree Great Letter Roundup: Catch the correct...

Brain Strainers

Brain Strainers

ColecoVision - Released - 1984

Brain Strainers is a collection of two separate games/learning tools. The first game is "Follow The Leader" where a pattern is repeated using a 4-color circle. By keeping track of either the tones generated or the colors flashing, the player can copy the sequence to continue. Higher difficulties increase speed and allow only tone identification of sequences. Additionally it keeps track of your best number of correct identifications in a row. The second game is "Clef Climber" where the player is given a tone that corresponds to a certain musical note and must match the note being played....

Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom

Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom

ColecoVision - Released - 1983

Loosely based on the Buck Rogers comic strips, Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom is a fast-paced arcade racing game taking place on a futuristic racetrack. Guide your spaceship between pylons and shoot down other enemy racers.

Bump 'n' Jump

Bump 'n' Jump

ColecoVision - Released - 1984

Bump 'n' Jump, known in Japan as Burnin' Rubber (バーニンラバー Bānin Rabā?), is a 1982 Japanese arcade game created by Data East Corporation, released as both a dedicated board and as part of their DECO Cassette System. The game was published in certain regions by Bally Midway. In Bump 'n' Jump the goal is to drive from the beginning of a level to the end while bumping enemy vehicles into obstacles and jumping over various large obstacles such as bodies of water.

BurgerTime

BurgerTime

ColecoVision - Released - 1984

The object of the game is to complete a number of hamburgers while avoiding enemy foods. When main protagonist, chef Peter Pepper, the player's character, walks the length of an ingredient (bun, meat patty, tomato, etc.), it falls one level. If it lands atop another ingredient, the latter in turn falls one level. A burger is completed when all vertically aligned ingredients have been dropped out of the maze and onto a waiting plate. Once all burgers are completed, the game level is finished. While making burgers, the player must avoid the antagonists, three types of enemies: Mr. Hot Dog, Mr....

Cabbage Patch Kids: Adventures in the Park

Cabbage Patch Kids: Adventures in the Park

Atari 2600 - 1984

Ahh Cabbage Patch Kids. Who could forget those chubby little dolls that started fist fights between middle aged housewives in toy stores? For some reason every kid had to have one of these creepy little kewpie dolls back in the 80's, although the fad eventually faded. Since Cabbage Patch Kids just happened to be manufactured by Coleco, it was only natural that they would create a video game tie in. While the Colecovision version of Cabbage Patch Kids was released to much success, the Atari 2600 version never materialized. If you're scratching your head as to how someone could create a...

Cabbage Patch Kids: Picture Show

Cabbage Patch Kids: Picture Show

ColecoVision - Released - 1984

Cabbage Patch Kids: Picture show is a series of educational mini-games released on both the ColecoVision and Coleco's Adam Computer

Carnival

Carnival

ColecoVision - Released - 1982

The goal of the game is to shoot at targets, while carefully avoiding running out of bullets. Three rows of targets scroll across the screen in alternating directions; these include rabbits, ducks, owls, and bonus items. If a duck target crosses the bottom row without being shot, it will come to life and begin flying down toward the player. Any ducks that reach the bottom of the screen in this manner will eat some of the player's bullets. Objects also periodically appear among the targets that will give the player extra bullets or points when hit. A spinning wheel with eight pipes sits above...

Carnival

Carnival

Mattel Intellivision - January 1, 1982

This game captures the fun, excitement, and sounds of an old-time shooting gallery. Blaze away at clay pipes, dancing bears and sitting ducks. But watch out, those aren't ordinary sitting ducks. They come to life when they reach the end of the gallery, and avenge themselves by eating from your limited supply of ammunition. How many can you shoot down?

Choplifter!

Choplifter!

ColecoVision - Released - 1984

Choplifter! is a side-scrolling action/arcade game that puts you in command of an attack chopper. Your mission: Go behind enemy lines and rescue up to 16 hostages per level. Be careful, though, because tanks and enemy aircraft will try to stop you - and they won't stop shooting while you are rescuing those hostages! Originally released for Apple II home computers, Choplifter! was later ported to the arcades and a number of video game consoles. Many imitators and homages would follow.

Cosmic Avenger

Cosmic Avenger

ColecoVision - Released - 1982

Cosmic Avenger is a side scrolling shooter based on the arcade game. You are the pilot of a space fighter on a dangerous mission above a hostile alien planet. Your goal is to earn as many points as possible by using your missiles and bombs to destroy the various enemies you'll encounter. The aliens are armed with deadly missiles, ufo's, fuel domes, barrage guns, torpedoes, mines, tanks and more. You need to destroy as many of these as you can before they destroy you!

The Dam Busters

The Dam Busters

ColecoVision - Released - 1984

Dam Busters is an early flight simulation, set in World War II. It focuses on Dam Busters who historically were used to heavily bombard strategic objectives, in this case dams. This task is not easy, as en route you will face heavy opposition forces. Fortunately, you won't be a sitting bomber in the air. Your aircraft is equipped with machine guns (left and right) with unlimited rounds of fire power, so fire at will as the enemy approaches. When the time comes, you will have to bomb the target manually. So, get ready to unload the cargo and give them hell!

Donkey Kong

Donkey Kong

Mattel Intellivision - August 1, 1982

In Donkey Kong, Mario must rescue a damsel in distress, Lady, from a giant ape named Donkey Kong. The hero and ape later became two of Nintendo's most popular characters. The game is divided into four different one-screen stages. Each represents 25 meters of the structure Donkey Kong has climbed, one stage being 25 meters higher than the previous. The final screen occurs at 100 m.

Donkey Kong Junior

Donkey Kong Junior

Mattel Intellivision - Released - September 1, 1983

Mario has kidnapped Junior's Papa! Donkey Kong Jr. was originally released in the arcades in 1982 as a sequel to Donkey Kong. In this game, Mario plays the antagonist, finally having captured Donkey Kong, and has put the ape in a locked cage. As Donkey Kong Jr., players will have to make their way through four different levels (Vines, Springboard, Chains and Mario's Hideout) in an attempt to find keys to free the little monkey's Father. Along the way, Mario will send out Snapjaws, swooping purple birds, and electric sparks in an attempt to stop Junior. Junior can defend himself by...

Ken Uston Blackjack/Poker

Ken Uston Blackjack/Poker

ColecoVision - December 1, 1982

Lady Bug

Lady Bug

Mattel Intellivision - November 1, 1983

Lady Bug is an insect-themed maze chase arcade game produced by Universal Entertainment Corporation and released in 1981. Its gameplay is similar to Pac-Man, with the primary addition to the formula being gates that change the layout of the maze when used.

Mouse Trap

Mouse Trap

Mattel Intellivision - December 1, 1982

Mouse Trap is an arcade action game similar to Pac-Man. You control a mouse in a maze; your goal is to eat all of the bits of cheese in order to score points and move on to the next maze. Wandering throughout the maze are several cats who are trying to catch you! Your mouse has the ability to temporarily turn into a dog and be able to chase the cats. To do so, however, he will need to eat the dog bones which are located throughout the maze. The maze also contains numerous doors. The mouse can move these doors to reconfigure the maze in an attempt to outsmart the cats.

Smurf: Rescue in Gargamel's Castle

Microsoft MSX - 2011

Smurf Rescue in Gargamel’s Castle, published in 1982 by Coleco for the ColecoVision console, is an action game that you can compare with the classical Konami’s Athetic Land and Cabbage Patch Kids. After a 1st work based on the Portuguese version of Engesoft, GDX made a better conversion for the MSX system, by basing his work on the Mission emulator, with SCC sound by default and improved support for keyboard and joystick.

Star Trek: Strategic Operations Simulator

Star Trek: Strategic Operations Simulator

ColecoVision - December 1, 1984

You are the Captain of the Enterprise as you pilot it through a series of combat simulations against Klingon battlecruisers, Antimatter Pods, and the Nomad Probe. The top of the screen displays a top down tactical display, while the bottom half is the "main screen" view from the Bridge of the Enterprise. Klingon Ships are after your starbases that you can use to refuel and repair at. Defeat them before your bases are destroyed and the Enterprise is destroyed as well. Most of your focus is on the tactical display, and the main screen is frequently forgotten during intense...

Super Action Baseball

Super Action Baseball

ColecoVision - 1983

Super Action Baseball is a Sports game, developed and published by Coleco, which was released in 1983.

Super Action Football

Super Action Football

ColecoVision - 1984

Another game in the Super Action series that makes use of Coleco's Super Action Controllers. Play against the computer or go head-to-head with a friend over 4 quarters of football action. Step back and throw the long bomb to your wide receiver dancing in the end zone, kick the field goal, or lay down a bone-crunching tackle as you control one of 3 offensive or 3 defensive players. What victory dance will you do as you dive across the goal line in the final seconds of the game?

Tarzan

Tarzan

ColecoVision - Released - May 9, 1984

Both CV buttons are used, one to punch, one to jump. Using the control knob, you can run around the jungle floor, climb up trees, swim in the river, swing from vines, and by hitting one of the numeric buttons, you can let out Tarzan's famous yell. As you cross the jungle, you'll come across captured apes that can be released by punching their cages. As previously mentioned, at the end of each round, you'll come to the temple screen. There are several levels to the temple with a caged ape each. Travel down, free each ape, then head back to the top, there the idol resides. Dodge the idol's fire,...

Venture

Venture

Mattel Intellivision - November 1, 1983

Venture is an action game in which you control Winky, the heroic adventurer. Your goal is to collect as many treasures as you can which are scattered throughout numerous dungeons. In each dungeon, there are several chambers which each contain a treasure. Armed only with your crossbow, you need to get past the varied creatures which guard the chamber, snag the treasure, and make it out again. When you collect the treasure from each of the chambers in a dungeon, you can then move on to the next, more difficult dungeon.

WarGames

WarGames

Commodore 64 - July 15, 1984

Greetings, Professor Falken. Shall we play a game? This strategic game is based on the popular 1983 movie of the same name, starring Matthew Broderick. It might remind people of Missile Command but the action is slower and spread over six screens which represent different areas of the U.S.A. Enemy missiles, planes, and subs will attack and you must direct your own forces, which include missiles, planes, subs, and satellites, to intercept them. Each type of defense has strengths and weaknesses (missiles are fast but limited in range, planes are slower but have unlimited range). Satellites...

WarGames

WarGames

ColecoVision - Released - 1984

Greetings, Professor Falken. Shall we play a game? This strategic game is based on the popular 1983 movie of the same name, starring Matthew Broderick. It might remind people of Missile Command but the action is slower and spread over six screens which represent different areas of the U.S.A. Enemy missiles, planes, and subs will attack and you must direct your own forces, which include missiles, planes, subs, and satellites, to intercept them. Each type of defense has strengths and weaknesses (missiles are fast but limited in range, planes are slower but have unlimited range). Satellites...

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