Official Game List for ColecoVision Flashback Classic Game Console

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AtGames has authorized the exclusive release of the game list for the 2014 edition of the ColecoVision Flashback, which hits major US retailers like Toys''R''Us, Dollar General, and Sam's Club in October.

The 60 game list that appears on the ColecoVision Flashback is as follows:
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Original releases:
Alphabet Zoo
Aquattack
Artillery Duel
BlackJack/Poker
Blockade Runner
Brain Strainers
Bump 'n' Jump
Choplifter!
Cosmic Avenger
Dragonfire
Evolution
Fathom
Flipper Slipper
Fortune Builder
Frantic Freddy
Frenzy
Gateway to Apshai
Gust Buster
Jumpman Junior
Jungle Hunt
Miner 2049er
Montezuma's Revenge
Moonsweeper
Motocross Racer
Mountain King
Nova Blast
Oil’s Well
Omega Race
Pepper II
Quest for Quintana Roo
Rolloverture
Sammy Lightfoot
Sir Lancelot
Slurpy
Space Fury
Space Panic
Squish ‘Em Featuring Sam
Super Cross Force
Telly Turtle
The Dam Buster
The Heist
Threshold
Tomarc the Barbarian
Tournament Tennis
Venture
War Room
Wing War
Zaxxon

Homebrews:
Bankruptcy Builder
Destructor (Original release, Standard Controller Edition)
Mecha-8
Module Man
Monster Masher
Ms. Space Fury
Princess Quest
Schlange CV
Search for the Stolen Crown Jewels
Search for the Stolen Crown Jewels 2
Search for the Stolen Crown Jewels 3
Shunting Puzzle

In addition, a 61st bonus game, Antarctic Adventure, will be available in an exclusive version at Dollar General. Sam's Club will have a version with the standard selection of 60 games, but a handful of additional overlays. I should have an extensive first look at the new hardware some time in August. Finally, for those interested in the history of the Coleco ColecoVision and 19 other of the greatest game playing platforms of all-time, be sure to check out my recent book, Vintage Game Consoles: An Inside Look at Apple, Atari, Commodore, Nintendo, and the Greatest Gaming Platforms of All Time.

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Anonymous (not verified)
Not! many ARCADE CLASSICS

I was a kid when this was out and people bought it for Donkey Kong - PLUS! all the other ARCADE CLASSICS! Put in Gorf, Star Trek, Time Pilot, Burgertime, etc THEN! I'll buy one . . .

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I understand where everyone

I understand where everyone is coming from with "it's missing game x," but the reality is you can't just put any game you want on one of these. It actually needs to be licensed from the current rights holders. Nintendo never licenses anything for these types of products, so that's an automatic "no" for anything from them. For other games, like "Star Trek," you not only have to get the license from Sega for the game itself, but also from Paramount for the property. It's just not practical. The other games might be a possibility, but it all comes down to tracking down the proper rights holders and them being willing to negotiate.

The bottom line is, while these devices have issues, asking $40 for 60 (or 61 games) is by no means outrageous, even if it's missing a few of your favorites, some of which you'll NEVER see legally on any device or compilation.

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Mama Nikki (not verified)
coleco flashback games

i was kinda bummed when i saw the game list. i was hoping for Ladybug, at least...or smurfs...or cabbage patch kids i the park...river raid...popeye...dk & dk jr, (yeah, nintendo would never let that happen)....still, for 80 bucks, i wanted more. at least it has venture and dragonfire.

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Mama Nikki wrote:
i was kinda bummed when i saw the game list. i was hoping for Ladybug, at least...or smurfs...or cabbage patch kids i the park...river raid...popeye...dk & dk jr, (yeah, nintendo would never let that happen)....still, for 80 bucks, i wanted more. at least it has venture and dragonfire.

It's $40 or less, not $80. All of those games you mentioned have licensing issues of one form or another. It is possible though that Activision might allow River Raid and their other games in the future, and the license for Lady Bug might also become available. Otherwise, there's zero chance unfortunately for any of the others. It's a shame that there's no "perpetuity" license for specific versions of specific games.

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