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ColecoVision Prototype Consoles

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1 hour ago, Serguei2 said:

Is it just me but I can't see 9 and 0 buttons on the Super Action Controller prototype.

 

Which is why it's called a prototype. :P

 

Coleco probably didn't consider 100% compatibility with all ColecoVision games a priority, but they changed their minds at the last minute, mostly given that any third-party publisher could release a game that makes full use of the keypad (*cough* Apshai *cough*).

 

 

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You aren’t wrong it’s two columns of buttons not 3 like the numeric pass on the controllers 

 

I guess they were pressed for space during the design stage

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10 minutes ago, retroillucid said:

A few concept art



 

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Coleco 1.png

Coleco 2.png

Coleco 3.png

Coleco 4.png

The second picture looks like a prototype of Gemini, a 2600 clone from Colecovision.

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5 minutes ago, Serguei2 said:

The second picture looks like a prototype of Gemini, a 2600 clone from Colecovision.

This is exactly it, a Gemini concept art

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I love threads like these. Thanks for sharing. 

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Posted (edited)

There is a joystick built-it in the Gemini.

 

We need to put the console on the table or on the desk to play.

 

😄

 

What were they thinking? 🤔

 

Edited by Serguei2

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