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#1 RickR

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Posted 09 May 2015 - 05:08 PM

First item is a box.  Courtesy of correagonzales.  He gave it to me for the cost of shipping, which is really very nice.  I figured I have an Expansion module #1 without a box, and he had a box with no expansion module....well, it's like mixing peanut butter and chocolate.  Win-win.  I could swear I heard both items say "Ahhhh" when I put them together. 

 

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Next are Front Line and Defender, courtesy of a trade with Rowsdower70.  Another great user here in the forums.  Front Line requires the giant "Super Action Controller", and the control scheme is kind of weird.  Two buttons control the gun rotation.  Why didn't they use the roller/dial thingy?

 

Defender.  Is.  Awesome.  This version is one of the best I've seen.  The background stars move in parallax.  And check out the explosion of your ship...huge...just like the arcade. 

 

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And finally, Cabbage Patch Kids.  Yeah, sounds a little "kidsy".  But it's fun.  Feels like the sequel to the Smurf game.  Nice music, fun game.  Got this one on ebay.

 

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#2 VectorGamer

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Posted 09 May 2015 - 05:18 PM

Defender looks great but the problem is that it is too easy. I did a video on how to marathon it.
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#3 Justin

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Posted 09 May 2015 - 05:47 PM

Those are awesome pickups Rick


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#4 Dan Iacovelli

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Posted 09 May 2015 - 06:26 PM

nice


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#5 Rowsdower70

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Posted 09 May 2015 - 06:28 PM

The CV is such a gorgeous machine.   All of the arcade ports were just spot on. 

Glad I could contribute a bit to your collection, Rick!


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#6 RickR

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Posted 09 May 2015 - 06:38 PM

I need to fiddle with my camera a little to get better screen shots.  Maybe a faster shutter speed. 


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#7 Arenafoot

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Posted 10 May 2015 - 11:14 PM

love the explosion on the Defender screenshot!


consoles I own: Atari 2600 Vader & Jr. (short rainbow) w/box, GCE Vectrex, Radio Shack CoCo2 (64k) w/box, Intellivision, NES, SNES, N64 (x3), Xbox (Halo Ed.), PS1 (x3), PS2 slim, Wii, Mattel HyperScan (x2) handhelds I own: Microvision w/box, Electronic Football (by Sears) w/box, Tomytronic Pac-Man w/ box, Entex PacMan2, Coleco Donkey Kong tabletop w/box (w/ Coleco "Perma-Power" Adapter), & all MGA Classic Arcade's and Jakk's Pacific/TV Games Plug-n-Play.


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Posted 11 May 2015 - 04:54 PM

The expansion module is great! What a weird early time in gaming history, could you imagine a rival gaming company allowing the competitors games on the rival console today? Of course that would never happen and this came about due to some court settlements between Atari and Coleco back in the day, even Coleco's Gemini a full stand alone 2600 compatible, great times. Some guy even modder one of those expansion modules to be a complete stand alone 2600 console ! 


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Posted 11 May 2015 - 07:53 PM

It would be interesting to know exactly how many of those expansion modules were sold. Just curious as to what percentage of customers were sold on a Colecovision because they could add the expansion module to play 2600 carts.
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Posted 11 May 2015 - 07:53 PM

Double post


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#11 Arenafoot

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 12:28 AM

are they really rare? or not?


consoles I own: Atari 2600 Vader & Jr. (short rainbow) w/box, GCE Vectrex, Radio Shack CoCo2 (64k) w/box, Intellivision, NES, SNES, N64 (x3), Xbox (Halo Ed.), PS1 (x3), PS2 slim, Wii, Mattel HyperScan (x2) handhelds I own: Microvision w/box, Electronic Football (by Sears) w/box, Tomytronic Pac-Man w/ box, Entex PacMan2, Coleco Donkey Kong tabletop w/box (w/ Coleco "Perma-Power" Adapter), & all MGA Classic Arcade's and Jakk's Pacific/TV Games Plug-n-Play.


#12 Justin

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 10:13 AM

In a sense that Cabbage Patch game looks better than a lot of NES games. It's hard sometimes to justify why Atari wasn't prepared to go head-to-head against ColecoVision with anything other than the tech in the 5200.


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Posted 14 May 2015 - 11:59 PM

Very cool! What a great community we've got here! Wish I knew what became of my old CV, since I can't seem to find one near me.
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#14 extendedplayarcade

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Posted 18 May 2015 - 07:44 PM

Sweet pick up!


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