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Do Any ColecoVision Games Have An Ending?

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I'm a big ColecoVision fan. In fact, I've almost finished my complete in box collection (only 8 to go!). My question is... are there any ColecoVision games that have an actual ending? Are any of them winnable? Of all the games I have, I have never come across any. And I don't mean flipping the score back to zero or breaking the code by getting super far... I mean a legitimate ending. I understand that ColecoVision came out during the golden arcade years where getting the high score was the ultimate goal and not "finishing" a game, but surely there has to be at least one original release that has an ending, right?

 

Does anyone know? 

 

 

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Choplifter, Pitfall and Pitfall II have ending.

 

Once you get the max score, the game ends.

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6 minutes ago, Serguei2 said:

Choplifter, Pitfall and Pitfall II have ending.

 

Once you get the max score, the game ends.

Thank you Serguei2! But no actual ending cut-scenes though right?

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No cut-scenes in endings unless I miss some games.

 

Homebrew games have cut-scenes (opening & ending).

 

 

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Are there any ColecoVision games where if you get far enough you break the game, a la Pac-Man or Donkey Kong (arcade)?  I have never come across one of those either.

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10 minutes ago, mozartpc27 said:

Are there any ColecoVision games where if you get far enough you break the game, a la Pac-Man or Donkey Kong (arcade)?  I have never come across one of those either.

You mean the game becomes unplayable?

 

Burgertime: 

You really needs to be good to reach that far.

 

Don't know for other games.

 

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Without taking a deep dive into the legacy cart releases, The Dam Busters has an ending for a successful bomb run. A grey area ending would be destroying the Death Star in Star Wars... after which you continue playing at a higher skill level.

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Antarctic Adventure has an ending cut scene when you reach the South Pole.

 

Also, technically War Games & 2010 both have 2 endings each. (1 for winning and 1 for losing)

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Doesn't Donkey Kong have a timer bug problem, where after 20+ levels, the timer overflows, and renders the 21st or 22nd level unclearable because only 600 points are on the timer? Something like a kill-screen, like Burgertime. 

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8 hours ago, zyzzle said:

Doesn't Donkey Kong have a timer bug problem, where after 20+ levels, the timer overflows, and renders the 21st or 22nd level unclearable because only 600 points are on the timer? Something like a kill-screen, like Burgertime. 

I believe that is true in the arcade version, but I am pretty sure I have exceeded 20+ levels on Donkey Kong without this happening on the CV.

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Anyway, i think almost all game with no ending and a score , will reach to a state where the score will come back to zero  or crash or enter in a strange mode...

 

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I believe Jumpman Jr. qualifies.......after finishing level 12 a CONGRATULATIONS message appears and if I remember correctly the game ends (it doesn't loop back to the first level)

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1 minute ago, TeddyBear89 said:

I believe Jumpman Jr. qualifies.......after finishing level 12 a CONGRATULATIONS message appears and if I remember correctly the game ends (it doesn't loop back to the first level)

Geez!

 

I reached level 12 but never complete it.

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In Gyruss, when you reach Earth should be considered an ending since that is the goal. Then it restarts at what I assume is a higher skill level.

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3 hours ago, TeddyBear89 said:

I believe Jumpman Jr. qualifies.......after finishing level 12 a CONGRATULATIONS message appears and if I remember correctly the game ends (it doesn't loop back to the first level)

After level 12, levels are selected randomly until your lives are gone according to the instructions. 

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I stand corrected....truth be told I have been thinking about this all day and I could not recall if the game stopped or continued on with the random levels.

 

Just finishing 12 and seeing CONGRATULATIONS was grandeur enough lol!

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Zaxxon Super Game is one example, in which shows an ending of the pilot exiting the spaceship and off the screen with his/her jetpack.

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There is one game that is 100% movie accurate. 

 

Rocky- skill 4..... get knocked out. Clubber wins.

 

Play again

 

Pick skill 1. Whoop Clubbers ass and raise your arms in victory.

 

You have just completed Rocky 3 on Colecovision.

 

Congratulations.

 

A winner is you

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17 hours ago, atarilovesyou said:

Chuck Norris Superkicks ends.  You're left alone in the final room after defeating all the enemies and have to turn off the game.

I had no idea. Thanks for the info!

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