New Game for ColecoVision - Mr. Chin

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Mr. Chin for ColecoVision (2008)Mr. Chin for ColecoVision (2008)Another upgraded MSX conversion for the ColecoVision is now available for pre-order, this time, Mr. Chin, originally created in 1984 by HAL Labs. Check out all the details over at the AtariAge forums, here. I put my name of the list! Also, be sure to check out some of the other games mentioned in that thread and the author's profile--you'll see lots of screenshots for some downright amazing already released or forthcoming ColecoVision developments that really take the system to new places!

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Rob Daviau
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Cool, I still have fond

Cool, I still have fond memories of the Christmas I got ColecoVision with among others, Donkey Kong, Mr. Do! Popeye, Q*bert, Zaxxon....
Damn, to me the first real system to bring the arcade home, because your vision is our vision....COLECOVISION! Heck I didn't even mind the controllers though I learned even at that age to disassemble them and push the contacts back up to improve the response again LOL!

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Bill Loguidice
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MSX and ColecoVision
Oldschoolgamer wrote:

Cool, I still have fond memories of the Christmas I got ColecoVision with among others, Donkey Kong, Mr. Do! Popeye, Q*bert, Zaxxon....
Damn, to me the first real system to bring the arcade home, because your vision is our vision....COLECOVISION! Heck I didn't even mind the controllers though I learned even at that age to disassemble them and push the contacts back up to improve the response again LOL!

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Oldschool games, some people just don't "get it"...

Yeah, the ColecoVision actually has an impressive homebrew library all things considered and the relative (and I do mean relative) ease with which games from the long-lived MSX 1 platform can be ported is a huge plus (and often with enhancements!). It's like the MSX 1 platform showed the promise of what the ColecoVision could have turned into had Coleco not been forced to pull out. Obviously the TI-99/4a is very similar in audio-visual capabilities to the ColecoVision as well, as well as other systems, including the Tomy Tutor. Certainly though ports from those (and let's face it, really on the TI-99/4a would be worth it) are not as straightforward, which is why we haven't seen any. It's also a shame that the Coleco Adam was built so relatively poorly and ultimately failed despite high initial interest, as that took the best of the base ColecoVision platform and gave it a HUGE boost in RAM, which is really the major deficiency of the ColecoVision outside of poor scrolling capabilities, which can sometimes be overcome with clever programming tricks/techniques.



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