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#1 retroillucid OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 3, 2019 2:30 AM

As you may (or might not) know, Coleco was supposed to release Vanguard for the ColecoVision back in the 80s
It sadly became one of the many vaporware announced by Coleco 
 
For years, CollectorVision strived to release prototypes, unreleased and vaporware games announced by former Coleco
In fact, we made it our very own commitment!
 
Well, today I'm happy to announce yet another former vaporware game!
That's right!  We're finally bringing Vanguard to the ColecoVision, and we're very proud to bring you to MOST ACCURATE home conversion of Vanguard!
It even includes the famous original speech synthesis, music and sfx
 
We're also not afraid to tell you it compares in term of quality to Pac Man Collection and Mario Bros CV version, in other words..... it's arcade perfect!
Yes, it is that much good!!  
The cartridge is 128K and is packed with full goodness!
 
What else can I say, other than you'll have to play it to believe it!
 
''The best is yet to come'' 


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#2 H.E.R.O. OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 3, 2019 3:51 AM

I do love me some Vangaurd. Not only was it one of my favorite Atari 2600 games but I actually found an arcade cab in a deli in Brooklyn, NY where as soon as I put the quarter in the owner came to yell at my cousin that he was banned from the store & I made believe I didn't know him so I could get my game in.  :lol:

 

As an upstanding member of the Collectorvision Colecovision Club, I humbly await the chance to play such a lost treasure.



#3 Pixelboy OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 3, 2019 3:54 AM

All I can say is: FINALLY! :D

#4 Downland1983 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 3, 2019 6:22 AM

Wow, looks awesome.  Nice job!  Looking forward to it.



#5 NIAD OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 3, 2019 6:33 AM

Nailed it!!!

#6 insertclevernamehere OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 3, 2019 7:49 AM

Um, don't want to sound unimpressed or anything, it looks great but will there be an f18a mode with smooth scrolling? I want the moon on a stick. I know, I know.

Edited by insertclevernamehere, Wed Apr 3, 2019 7:50 AM.


#7 Ikrananka OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 3, 2019 8:20 AM

Awesome!!!!

 

But will you also replicate the peeling cart label sticker that Coleco promised us in the photo?



#8 GDT2019 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 3, 2019 9:36 AM

Any idea yet when we might be able to pre-order this gem ?



#9 mianrtcv OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 3, 2019 11:13 AM

Any idea yet when we might be able to pre-order this gem ?

Ditto

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Edited by mianrtcv, Wed Apr 3, 2019 11:13 AM.


#10 ColecoJoe OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 3, 2019 12:23 PM

Any plans for a Rom release?



#11 Gibstov OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 3, 2019 12:52 PM

But who destroys the Gond?



#12 retroillucid OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 3, 2019 1:38 PM

 

As an upstanding member of the Collectorvision Colecovision Club, I humbly await the chance to play such a lost treasure.

 

It's not the exclusive secret club game 
The secret club game won't be revealed 



#13 retroillucid OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 3, 2019 1:39 PM

Any idea yet when we might be able to pre-order this gem ?

 

As soon as the game is manufactured 
So, this year for sure :)



#14 retroillucid OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 3, 2019 3:00 PM

Any plans for a Rom release?

 

No, at least not in the near future
 



#15 lawdawg710 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 4, 2019 8:34 AM

Thank you for continuing to produce these high quality products!! You guys do a tremendous job on these games and I cannot wait to pick this one up!!

#16 MarcusFrom1982 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 4, 2019 6:01 PM

Holy GUACAMOLE! You really rolled us all!

#17 H.E.R.O. OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Apr 5, 2019 3:10 AM

 

It's not the exclusive secret club game 
The secret club game won't be revealed 

 

Didn't say it would be the secret game but did believe the rom would be made available for club members but, alas, you mention in another reply that it won't be.



#18 Vectorman OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun May 12, 2019 2:03 AM

Holy crap! This is awesome. This and Scramble were my two favs back in the day. I had no idea this was ever announced. I came close to buying a Vanguard machine a few times over the years. 







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