If you want in on the ColecoVision Opgrade Module with Donkey Kong, read this...

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Bill, actually Mario Bros

Bill, actually Mario Bros was produced by CollectorVision. I have nothing to do with the game, though I have been given the option to distribute the next batch of cartridges.

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ColecoVision Mario Bros. Homebrew

Naturally from the same guys who brought you the Pac-Man Collection:

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Opgrade
Mark Vergeer wrote:

As my colecovision is kinda shot - the main board has broken points and such - I would be very interested in obtaining a colecovision compatible device that can be used stand alone...

It would also in theory have upgraded video as well, which is a big plus on the ColecoVision which has a pretty dirty RF signal. Unfortunately there's still a long way to go for a stand alone version and he needs at least 100 orders for the upgrade module. Apparently the response has been slow so far.

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I am very interested

As my colecovision is kinda shot - the main board has broken points and such - I would be very interested in obtaining a colecovision compatible device that can be used stand alone...

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Latest videos showing off the latest builds of Coleco games

New videos showing both the module and the latest build of Donkey Kong Arcade (this ONLY uses the extra RAM, not the new video chip):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARLCKRgRfwA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X46Hzs2NUYM

Knightmare: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvJN9_Gyjzw

The Goonies: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBEszJZ5XCg

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ColecoVision in the 2000's

It is pretty amazing, yeah. Naturally, the biggest flaw with the ColecoVision (which was corrected in the Adam 80 fold) is the lack of RAM, just 1K, so that limits what can be done on the stock console (though amazing things, like nearly arcade perfect Pac-Man conversions are still possible). This add-on and potential stand alone unit (100% ColecoVision compatible plus all of the new features) not only addresses the RAM issues, but also upgrades a variety of other things, making most 80's era arcade games near arcade perfect+ on the console. Of course the guy (to me, a genius) developing it is pretty much a legend in the Coleco community at this point, as he's already done amazing things. Him and a few others are part of a select group that are pushing the ColecoVision to unheard of heights, making it one of the top homebrew platforms in the process. The Opgrade Module can kind of be thought of as the never released (Coleco went with the Adam instead) Super Game Module from Coleco on steroids, so it's very much in the spirit of what might have been.

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Wow that is an AMAZING project!

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