I will be reviewing a prototype of the ColecoVision Ultimate SD Cartridge!

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First, if your wondering "Huh? Why the heck is HE reviewing it?" don't worry I am not offended as I just
found out last night and am pretty shocked myself lol! That said, there is some reasoning behind it, if
you check out the the ATARIMAX website and go to the USB 128in1 Colecovision Multi Cart page, a little
more than half way down the page you will a product reviews section and dead center "MaximumRD Video
Review parts #1 & 2".

http://www.atarimax.com/flashcart/forum/viewforum.php?f=15

I had done that review back on April 28, 2009 merely for my love of Colecovision and because I was so
pleased and happy with the original USB Multi-cart. I was not even aware that Mr. Tucker had posted that
review, I had sent him the link as a thank you from a very happy customer and though I had done it
purely to share the news of this wonderful product with my Youtube subscribers. I was surprised when to
see he had posted it but needless to say I was very happy. Last night I received an Email that basically
said:

Hi Rob,

Thanks again for your great review of the 128-in-1 for the
ColecoVision. Would you be interested in reviewing a prototype
version of the Colecovision cartridge described here:

Thanks! :-)

Steve

A couple Emails were exchanged pretty much immediately after and it is a done deal. Steve will be
shipping the prototype version out to me soon.
Now of course having been given this opportunity by the man himself I want this to be as beneficial to
both of us as possible. For me of course it is a cool insight into this upcoming release for my Youtube
subscribers as well of course I plan to post the review and all related info in my personal favorite
gaming forums (AtariAge/Digital Press/Armchair Arcade etc) as well as others and of course I would be
happy and grateful should any of you just happen to mention it around, post the link, spread the news.

Most importantly in return I WANT YOU to post in here and ask me whatever is on your mind regarding
this item.

For the record I plan a simple yet detailed no nonsense look at this item. I want to make the most out
of this for both me, Steve and all my viewers so your feedback, questions and comments are welcomed and
encouraged.

I will follow up here and elsewhere, I have not even received the item yet and I am already planning out
everything so that I can do the best job I am capable of, I do not want to disappoint anyone so please
get your questions in now. THANKS!

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Bill Loguidice
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Looking forward to the

Looking forward to the review. We're also discussing it here: http://www.armchairarcade.com/neo/node/3301

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Rob Daviau
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Thanks Bill.
Bill Loguidice wrote:

Looking forward to the review. We're also discussing it here: http://www.armchairarcade.com/neo/node/3301

THANKS BILL! I am hyped for this, so proud I was chosen and I will do my best to not disappoint!

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Mark Vergeer
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Ease of use

Rob, congrats on getting this wonderful opportunity to do this.
I wonder about the ease of use, and especially how easy it is to just add a single game to the menu without having to flash the entire cart again.
Looking forward to your hands on experience.

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Rob Daviau
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It's just drag and drop.
Mark Vergeer wrote:

Rob, congrats on getting this wonderful opportunity to do this.
I wonder about the ease of use, and especially how easy it is to just add a single game to the menu without having to flash the entire cart again.
Looking forward to your hands on experience.

My understanding is unlike the original USB version you do not really "flash" the roms to the cart but rather the menu software is put on the SD card along with the number of ROMS of your own choosing. The cart just displays the menu for the roms contained on SD card. In this way it is more like the Harmony 2600 cartridge I believe. Unlike the USB version I don't think you even use ROM flashing software, it's just drag and drop onto the SD card.

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