...at home 1983 3 quarters (3 stars) Claiming Territory Colecovision Game Systems Isometric View Joystick Jumping Parker Brothers Q


The Game: Q*Bert, a nosey little guy with a propensity for hopping, spends his time hopping around a three-dimensional pyramid of cubes, avoiding Coily the Snake and other assorted purple and red creatures, including a few who operate on a slightly different plane (i.e., they move down the pyramid as if it were rotated one-third). …

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...at home 1 Button 1983 4 quarters (4 stars) Colecovision Game Systems Joystick S Shooting At Enemies Slide & Shoot (i.e. Space Invaders) Spectravision


The Game: Aliens are closing in on your planetary base, and apparently you’re the only one on call to fend them off. Shields protect your ground-hugging mobile cannon, but they tend to be eroded away quickly by both incoming enemy fire and your own shots from the ground. If enemy ships infiltrate your protective bunker, …

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...at home 1 Button 1983 2 quarters (2 stars) Colecovision Game Systems Joystick Keypad Sierra Slide & Shoot (i.e. Space Invaders) T


The Game: Players control a space fighter on patrol as alien attack fleets gather in deep space. Always keeping a wary eye on his ship’s fuel and laser temperature, would-be space heroes must blow away every alien ship on the screen before collecting the reward – namely, the privelege of blowing away another wave of …

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...at home 1 Button 1983 2 quarters (2 stars) Coleco Colecovision Joystick Shooting At Enemies Side-Scrolling T Vertical Scrolling

Time Pilot

The Game: You’re flying solo through the fourth dimension! In what must be the least subtle time-traveling intervention since the last time there was a time travel episode on Star Trek: Voyager, you’re blasting your way through dozens of aircraft from 1940 through 1982. From WWII-era prop planes, to Vietnam-era helicopters, to 1982, where you …

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...at home 1983 5 quarters (5 stars) Colecovision ColecoVision Super Action Collecting Objects Game Systems Maze Parker Brothers Shooting At Enemies Side-Scrolling T


The Game: As an intrepid, pith-helmeted explorer, you’re exploring King Tut’s catacombs, which are populated by a variety of killer bugs, birds, and other nasties. You’re capable of firing left and right, but not vertically – so any oncoming threats from above or below must be outrun or avoided. Warp portals will instantly whisk you …

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...under development 1983 4 quarters (4 stars) Atari Colecovision home video games only Joystick Maze P Unreleased Prototypes


The Game: As a round yellow creature consisting of a mouth and nothing else, you maneuver around a relatively simple maze, gobbling small dots (10 points) and evading four colorful monsters who can eat you on contact. In four corners of the screen, large flashing dots (50 points) enable you to turn the tables and …

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...under development 1983 2 Buttons 3 quarters (3 stars) Action Strategy Colecovision Collecting Objects Game Systems Joystick Magnavox / N.A.P. P Probe 2000 Shooting At Enemies Unreleased Prototypes

Power Lords: Quest For Volcan

The Game: As superhero Adam Power, you’re the pilot of a space sled on patrol around the explosive Volcan Rock, and what better cover for the bad guys? An enormous laser-eyed space serpent is coiled around the mountain, and you have to take it down single-handedly. Once you’ve baked the snake, you land your sled …

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...at home 1984 2 Buttons 4 quarters (4 stars) Activision B Colecovision Game Systems Keypad Shooting At Enemies Slide & Shoot (i.e. Space Invaders)


The Game: Alien ships are sliding toward you on a gridwork of energy; as the pilot of the Beamrider, your job is to destroy them before they get too close to home (i.e. the bottom of the screen). They can fire back, though, and while in some cases you can return fire and intercept their …

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...at home 1 Button 1984 4 quarters (4 stars) B Cockpit Coleco Colecovision First-Person Joystick Shooting At Enemies

Buck Rogers: Planet Of Zoom

The Game: Zoom being the operative word here, your mission – as space hero Buck Rogers – is to fly in close quarters with all kinds of enemy ships, landers and structures, fending off their attacks, and generally staying alive as long as possible. Obligatory robot wisecracks and utterances of “beedy-beedy-beedy” not included. (Coleco [under …

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...at home 1984 2 Buttons 5 quarters (5 stars) Action Strategy Colecovision Collecting Objects D Game Systems Imagic Joystick Jumping


The Game: You’re another treasure-hunting glory seeker who’s about to meet more than his match. If you can survive crossing the drawbridge into the castle – a task made incredibly difficult by the glowing fireballs of dragon breath being hurled toward you – you’ve got an even more hazardous obstacle ahead: the dragon himself is …

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...at home 1 Button 1984 4 quarters (4 stars) Coleco Colecovision F Joystick Maze Shooting At Enemies


The Game: You’re back in the maze, but this time, the stakes are increased, the danger is increased, and your strategic options are only slightly increased. Touching the walls, the robots, the robots’ laser blasts, or even your own ricocheted lasers are deadly. And of course, the inevitable appearance by Evil Otto is also deadly. …

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...at home 1 quarter (1 star) 1984 Colecovision Game Systems I Joystick K-Tel Keypad Resource Management Xonox

It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll

The Game: You control the destiny of a pixellated rock band. A menu presents you with options to write songs, play concerts, go on tour, or even sign witha record company if you’ve racked up the money and the popularity (and the band still has the energy and drive to work a crowd). You can …

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...at home 1 Button 1984 4 quarters (4 stars) Activision Colecovision Game Systems Joystick R Shooting At Enemies Vertical Scrolling

River Raid

The Game: You’re piloting a fighter jet on a canyon run through enemy territory. You can’t fly outside the canyon walls, so stay over the river and blast everything in sight. Well, almost everything – flying your plane on top of “FUEL” buoys instead of shooting them puts a little bit of gas in the …

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