QUOTE (tomwaits @ Apr 2 2010, 09:19 PM)
Yup, that's the one. Too expensive for me too but figured it was worth mentioning as a 'peripheral'.
It was definitely
worth mentioning, buddy! Its a neat product and the fact its still produced for sale clearly hints at the continued existence of there being a passionate ColecoVision community out there... so if you know of any decent dedicated fan sites and 'net forums based on your own knowledge/experience then please
post some links.
Before finally snagging a ColecoVision I'd read of, and sometime seen on eBay, such cool-looking peripherals as the mammoth sized trackball controller (crazily expensive here via UK-based eBay sellers), the steering wheel unit and the Atari 2600/VCS adaptor unit. The idea of playing my 2600 carts on ColecoVision really appeals to me due to its inherent quirkiness but tbh I'm content to play those carts using my 7800... unless I snag one at a great value price.
My memory of playing Donkey Kong
(via a ColecoVision emulator) was one of been quite impressed although the sound effects heard when Jump Man/Mario is walking kinda grated on my ears, lol!
Oh, and have no fears re: the Coleco Adam! I may have a certain fondness at times for obscure systems but the Adam will never be on my radar!
I see The Video Game Critic
personally rates an impressive total of 31 ColecoVision games at a "B-" rating or above.