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March 18, 2018 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

Pixelboy releases Colecovision games on cartridges and I'm stoked to buy Wizard Of Wor

Ataribox prototype at GDC
Pixelboy has released a lot of Colecovision homebrew games as well as arcade ports, some taking advantage of the Super Game Module!
When I saw a Youtube video of Wizard Of Wor on a Colecovision, my senses perked up. I've played it on the Atari 2600, 5200 & 800, but Coleco? I hadn't heard of that port. Enter Team Pixelboy and their terrific dedication to releasing cartridge-based gams for the Colecovision.

Ataribox prototype at GDC I grew up with an Atari 2600 and a friend who had an Intellivision. We'd bicker back and forth over which console was best. It turned out we were both wrong. When the Colecovision came out, it surpassed the abilities of both our systems and even had a module that let you play 2600 games.

I wasn't a fan of the Coleco controllers with those curly-cords than nearly dragged you across the carpet toward the console... and that thumb-stick. But the games were glorious. I didn't own one until a decade after it's arrival, but playing 8-bit games on a Colecovision is a retro gaming requirement - it's that good!

Take a look at the Pixel Boy website and see all the titles they offer. Naturally, this collection has evolved over time so you can't expect overnight delivery on anything you want, but when I see Zaxxon and Joust among the offerings... it's worth waiting for! They also offer games that take advantage of the Super Game Module, an add-on module that enhances the Colecovision's capabilities.

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