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December 31, 2018.
Source: ColecoVision.dk.
ColecoVision wish you all a Happy New Year.

December 29, 2018.
Source: AtariAge.Com
CollectorVision Games will revive their ColecoVision Membership in a new improved version.
But only 100 people will get access to this exclusive club.
CollectorVision Games will offer a Member Card, 1 free Complete In Box ColecoVision
/ Phoenix Arcade related game + its ROM file.
Members will also have Access to CollectorVision Games' ROM universe.
Your free CollectorVision game is going to remains secret until you open the package.
Regarding the ROM files, it will only contains games released from CollectorVision Games over the last decade, wich is easely over 75 games.

December 29, 2018.
Source: ColecoVision.dk.
A new ColecoVision game is added to the ColecoVision.dk collection.
Yie ar Kung-fu II

December 23, 2018.
Source: ColecoVision.dk
CollectorVision Games says they are working on a sequel to "The Sacred Tribe", called "The Yucatan Jungle".
Other news is 3 new ColecoVision / Phoenix games for April 2019.
First game named is: "Jet Ready", 2nd game is: "Hustle Chumy", and the last one is: "Jawbreaker 1 and 2".
Hustle Chumy is an SG-1000 Conversion and Jawbreaker 1 and 2 is an MSX Conversion.
CollectorVision Games says about Jet Ready: "It's a completely original game, and it's very fun and addictive!".
Jawbreaker 1 and 2 has now, compared to previous release, great sounds, thanks to the MSX version.
Make your order here.

December 17, 2018.
Source: ColecoVision.dk
As previously pointed out.
You can now buy a little USB plug to your original ColecoVision.
It is a very easy, and a new way to power up your ColecoVision.
With this plug mounted in your ColecoVision, you do just need a USB charger, 2.0 A. or more, and a least 5V. out.
Cable is simple, use a good quality cable USB-A to USB-C.
Place your order here.

December 12, 2018.
Source: ColecoVision.dk
Retro City Festival is running from January 5th to 6th, 2019.
Here can you find CollectorVision Games.
Their booth location number can be identified on # 310.
CollectorVision Games will selling some of their games and demoing other thing, which including the upcoming CollectorVision Phoenix Video Game System.
Location: Fairplex, California.

November 30, 2018.
Source: ColecoVision.dk
Ralf at Retro-Modding in Germany says: "As we fixed all known coleco design issues on our own consoles we now focussed to finally complete that effort on consoles we have not modded.
Our repro power supply for the coleco vision entered its 6th year so we decided to offer an enhanced version.
Finally the power supply itself is identical to the standard offer for 19,95 €.
wo known issues are fixed: the power switch and power led problem!
So for 29,95 you‘ll get the enhanced version fixed the known power on glitch, and video artefacts providing a power led as well (no modding required)
Ralf says also: "We will also offer soon the ColecoVision FAQ as PDF for free!." Read more here.

November 15, 2018.
Source: ColecoVision.dk
ColecoVision.dk have had a slight change.
The new change is instead of http: is the new, an more secure been to https:

November 05, 2018.
Source: ColecoVision.dk
ColecoVision.dk will not be updated the upcoming weekend.
I'm taking a trip to London UK via Schiphol in Amsterdam Holland together with my colleagues from my work.

November 05, 2018.
Source: CollectorVision.Com
You will soon be able to pre-order the new ColecoVision Phoenix Video Game System via the CollectorVision Games homepage shop.
As soon as the Kickstarter project is ending will CollectorVision Games open up for pre-ordering via their site.
Pre-order here.

November 04, 2018.
Source: AtariAge.Com
As stated September 06, 2018 ColecoVision Fireworks Factory can now be ordered from the AtariAge homepage.
Graphics and music are much more advanced in "Fireworks Factory" than in the version "Fireman" released in 2009.
Fireworks Factory was programmed in 1984 and finished in 1985, found in 2016 by the former CEO of Nice Ideas Timothy Scanlan and finally released here in 2018.
There are 7 levels with different layout and 4 difficulty levels.
As the game progresses, it becomes more difficult as you will have more and more enemies to fight.

November 04, 2018.
Source: ColecoVision.dk
New ColecoVision screenshots added to the ColecoVision version of Gauntlet.

October 29, 2018.
Source: AtariAge.Com
Team Pixelboy imforms that the MSX game Gauntlet for our ColecoVision probably will be able to be released before Christmas 2018.
Luc says: "I just need to order the electronics, get the manuals printed, glue the boxes and assemble the cartridges."
And for the MSX version of Space Shuttle - A Journey Into Space for our ColecoVision is that game on hold for around 2020.
The next batch of Team Pixelboy releases, namely Uridium, QBIQS, Booming Boy, Multiverse, The Cure and Arcomage. will be ready to ship around April 1919.

October 24, 2018.
Source: AtariAge.Com
There is no ColecoVision Prometheus Lite from Opcode Games right around the corner.
Eduardo says: "While we still have a couple of hardware projects in the works for the ColecoVision, creating a console at this point, with all the investment it requires, may sound a little risky."
So if you need a new ColecoVision compatible SGM console that also can play Atari games, you'll have to invest you money in this new upcoming CollectorVision Phoenix Video Game System.

October 21, 2018.
Source: AtariAge.Com
CollectorVision Games have breaking news:
"We will now be launching the CollectorVision Phoenix Video Game System with the Atari 2600 core available. "
So the CollectorVision Phoenix will be able to play your good old Atari 2600 games at launch on SD.
An add-on solution will be developed later, so that can play your original Atari game cartridges.
You may need to use a keyboard in connection with the 2600 core.

October 20, 2018.
Source: AtariAge.Com
Eduardo at Opcode Games have quick updates:
"Boards for Alpharoid and Yie Ar Kung Fu II are coming (Nov./Dec.)
The 5th run of SGM is moved to early next year.
2nd run nameplates to be taken care of ASAP.
More Color Line games coming this year 2018 and early next year 2019.
Premium games moved to next year because of the SGM delay.
Plan is to have a couple of premium line games released with the SGM 5th run, and that will also includes DKA, which is now almost done.
Hope to have one more thing to announce this year.

October 09, 2018.
Source: AtariAge.Com
Brian Burney from the CollectorVision Games Team says: "The CollectorVision Phoenix Video Game System Kickstarter campaign now is live!"
Support the project before the deadline November 08, 2018.
Read more here.

October 06, 2018.
Source: ColecoVision.dk
Portland Retro Gaming Expo is running from October 19 to 21, 2018.
And you will besides AtariAge also find CollectorVision Games.
Their booth location numbers can be identified on the floorplan in Hall D, AtariAge at  #120 and CollectorVision Games #516.
Opcode Games at #624 have decided to not attending as planned.

September 22, 2018.
Source: ColecoVision.dk
Opcode Games is now ready with another 2 ColecoVision converted games from MSX.
You can now pre-order following games in the Color line series: "Alpharoid" and "Yie Ar Kung-Fu 2".
Send your request to Opcode Games here.

September 10, 2018.
Source: ColecoVision.dk
Newest from Ralf in Germany. Slowmotion!
0711spiele.de now updated their offers for a free slowmotion mod for their RGB/Stereo/Switchless Pause ColecoVision consoles.
Slow motion is integrated as switchless mod as well and allows to throttle down speed of the console on double push of a button.
Next push returns to original speed. See Youtube here.
Repro power supply, 0711spiele.de still sell the only available repro Power Supply for ColecoVision.
There is still 100 units left until next generation power supply, Ralf planning a new Power supply version.
0711spiele.de says also: all of our consoles are delivered with the power switch module which finally fixes the ColecoVision switch glitches/problems forever.
There is also a new version of Coleco arcade controller II.
It uses an exact identical numpad and allow ColecoVision original overlays.

September 06, 2018.
Source: Gamotek.fr
In the coming months, Nice Ideas "Fireworks Factory"
will finally be officially released 32 years after its programming.
Students from IUT Avignon will help with this project.
Graphics and music are much more advanced in "Fireworks Factory" than in the version "Fireman" released in 2009.
The box for "Fireworks Factory" will soon be finished.
There are 2 special boxes for collectors: A box type Zippo with a cartridge that looks very similar to a Zippo lighter.
Then a box type Dupont, also for collectors.
The other 100 cartridges will be of classic form, all in red color, delivered via CollectorVision Games in Canada.

August 31, 2018.
Source: ColecoVision.dk
For your infomation:
There are 2 ColecoVision systems ready to be released in 2019/2020 and both with built in SGM facilities.
The 1st one is Prometheus Lite, the 2nd is the Phoenix system.
Both have the cartridge slot for ColecoVision games, Phoenix is FPGA based, Promentheus is straight with updated chips.
It will be CollectorVision Phoenix Video Game System that will be released first.
A planned date says April 2019.

August 15, 2018.
Source: ColecoVision.dk
CollectorVision Games has changed their CollectorVision FPGA Video Game System to CollectorVision Phoenix Video Game System.
This time it seems to be the final name.

August 10, 2018.
Source: AtariAge.Com
Regarding the new upcoming ColecoVision power adaptor from EvilDragon17.
"CE/FCC tests have been done today and the adapter passed, so it's time to prepare the production."
It will possibly be a Kickstarter project in September 2018.
Just to make it sure, the upcoming power adaptor plug is not a power supply, it is a power converter.
The power Supply is the USB outlet adaptor, the Colecovision plug uses +5 Volt USB C input, and then converts it to -5V, +5V and +12V.
More about the plug here: ColecoVision USB C Plug.

August 03, 2018.
Source: ColecoVision.dk
Eduardo at Opcode Games is still testing his upcoming console: The OMNI.
OMNI is an 8/16 bit console with focus on the 8.
OMNI will be ready to show on the upcoming Retro World Expo September 8th-9th 2018.
ColecoVision.dk is not allowed to comment details until an announcement is presented.

July 24, 2018.
Source: ColecoVision.dk
ColecoVision.dk will try to split up the 3 new upcoming game consoles.
All 3 can play ColecoVision Cartridges, and all 3 can likewise run all Super Games.
Following Consoles will have their own section on ColecoVision.dk
ColecoVision FPGA Video Game System, Prometheus Lite and Opcode OMNI.
All 3 consoles uses codenames until other is announced.

July 23, 2018.
Source: CollectorVision.com
CollectorVision Games will soon have their new version of a ColecoVision console ready.
From August 2018 will their newest prototype be tested, and then will this new project be funded through a Kickstarter project.
If everything goes well should we be available to buy this unit just before Christmas 2018.
This ColecoVision System is a cartridge based system where you will be able to play all your ColecoVision games, including the Super Games.
After the release will a variety of expansion modules will be released, which will include a Spinner Controller
The CollectorVision Games game system is region free and will work on both NTSC 60Hz. and PAL 50Hz. Tv systems.
Special Features: HDMI Output, F18A Video Enhanced Compatibility, Original DB-9 Controller Ports, SD card firmware updating and PS2 Keyboard input.
Pack in game will be: Sydney Hunter and the Caverns of Death, plus a game bonus package consisting of a least 5 to 10 digital Homebrew games.
More on this fantastic new ColecoVision project when it hit Kickstarter in August 2018.

July 22, 2018.
Source: AtariAge.Com
Opcode Games have 8 new color line games and 3 rereleases shipping in the next 6 months.
All 8 games are ready, but Opcode Games will space them to create a steady release schedule and don't overflow things.
Opcode Games also have Pac-Man DX done and ready. All games we be available through AtariAge Store before this year is over.

July 22, 2018.
Source: AtariAge.Com
Opcode Games will around mid-2019 present a lite version of his Prometheus project.

The project was renamed from first Prometheus, then Pegasus and now again Prometheus Lite.
Prometheus Lite is a stripped down version of the OMNI
/ IntelliXpander Game System, Prometheus Lite is a cartridge based ColecoVision System with SGM built in and VGA out.
Easy to use, Cartridge In, Compatible DB9 Controllers, turn On and your are ready, will play all your ColecoVision games collection.

July 20, 2018.
Source: ColecoVision.dk
Opcode Games is proud to present Ted Mayer.
Ted Mayer is a former designer that was responsible for the Intellivision II and III slick looks.
Ted has promised Opcode Games to help design Opcode Games's new game console now called the Opcode OMNI which means “everything” on Latin.
The Opcode OMNI will have new designed Controllers, but the upcoming OMNI is born with DB9 so you can use your original Controllers.
A release could be around late in 2020.

July 18, 2018.
Source: CollectorVision.com
You'll find the CollectorVision Games team on Game on Expo from August 10, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona.

July 02, 2018.
Source: ColecoVision.dk
Eduardo at Opcode Games can soon present his new upcoming console.
It will be presented on the upcoming Retro World Expo September and Portland Retro Gaming Expo this October.
OMNI is the name and is a new and advanced 8-bit console and represents an exciting "what-if" take on classic gaming.
OMNI is in no way an FPGA console. It is old school hardware mixed with new, uses cartridges, etc.

June 27, 2018.
Source: ColecoVision.dk
It seems that our good friend Jean-Michel Girard aka "alekmaul" is working on an upcoming ColecoVision game called: Aigle D'or (The Golden Eagle).
It looks like an adventure game (Combined text and graphics), and will have 63 rooms to explore.
In the game option can you chose between French and English language, and PAL or NTSC.
The set takes place in an old castle in a 3D view, you will need to acquire Knowledge, Health and Power.
The legends also tells that there is a lot of Treasures to find.
The game is only in the initial phase.

June 18, 2018.
Source: ColecoVision.dk
CollectorVision Games have a Boxset that may interest you, namely: The Castle and The Castle Excellent.
1st version was taken from the Sega SG-1000 version and coded by Steven Bégin.
Steven Bégin says: "This is not a straight port, I have reprogrammed almost everything in these 2 games."
"The original game slows down, Mine doesn't. I always reprogram everything I can to optimize the code for the ColecoVision."
The 2nd version by ASCII is converted by Eduardo at Opcode Games.
If you order, you'll get 2 special colored game Cartridges in one box, limited to only 100 and each box set will be numbered.
This boxset requires the Opcode Super Game Module to run, but runs on the ADAM Family Computer System without the SGM.
The Boxset need the SGM on ColecoVision because it uses 8K RAM, and does not need support for the AY chip.
Read and pre-order, here.

June 11, 2018.
Source: AtariAge.Com
News from Team Pixelboy.
Luc Miron says he will release 2 games before the end of this year, namely Space Shuttle and Gauntlet for our ColecoVision.
The next release lineup: Uridium, The Cure, QBIQS, Booming Boy, Multiverse and Arcomage will be released in the first half of 2019.
The remaining ColecoVision games: Jewel Panic, Utopia and 1942 will be released at the end of 2019.
Other SG-1000 games for our ColecoVision like GP World, Mikie, N-Sub, Sega Flipper, Sindbad Mystery, Star Jacker, Zaxxon II and Zoom 909 will be released via AtariAge Store later this fall, or beginning of 2019.

May 26, 2018.
Source: AtariAge.Com
Risky Rick in "Dangerous Traps" for our ColecoVision by Easter Egg is now a reality.
3 places to defeat, 1: Amazom Temple, 2: The Great Pyramid and finally 3: Missiles Base.
Read more about the game and pre-order here.

April 29, 2018.
Source: ColecoVision.dk
CollectorVision Games may have the ColecoVision box that you are missing.
They have made a Head to Head Football box plus an associated label.
This is a replace for the American Super Action Football game, so you can have the original box and label that were meant from the beginning.
Order here.

April 20, 2018.
Source: ColecoVision.dk
New ColecoVision games added to the ColecoVision.dk collection.
Squares, Astro Invader, Ghostbusters, Wizard of Wor, Pacar, King & Balloon and Arkanoid.

April 01, 2018.
Source: ColecoVision.dk
A big update in the ColecoVision.dk High Score Section.

March 29, 2018.
Source: Instagram.Com
CollectorVision Games has presented their latest project, namely a FPGA based game system.
The CollectorVision Game System is not ready yet, but an WIP picture can be seen on their new Instram profile.
The upcoming system can at the launch deal with the following systems: ColecoVision and MSX.
After the launch is the plan that Atari 2600, Sega and TI99/4A will be a part of this new FPGA system.
There is a Cartridge insert for ColecoVision games, DB9, SNES controller port and the FPGA system is even powered with a standard SD card slot for ROM files.
CollectorVision Games says that they also will develop a brand new Joystick design with a keypad.
Other technical date is: Spartan 6, 512Kb. - 2Mb. SRAM, analog VGA, digital HDMI and PS/2 Output for Keyboard.
Analog VGA will probably be removed in the final design.
A bet for a release: 2020, see the WIP picture here.

March 02, 2018.
Source: ColecoVision.dk
2 brand new ColecoVision games has seen the daylight.
The first one is Car Fighter, converted from the 1985 Casio MSX version.
Car Fighter is a well known game as we known as Road Fighter, but this version can shoot other cars and has a lot of improvements.
The other game is Eggerland Mystery by HAL Laboratories 1985, also a known MSX puzzle game.
Both ColecoVision games requires the Opcode Super Game Module.
You can order the games via CollectorVision Games here.

February 25, 2018.
Source: ColecoVision.dk
CollectorVision Games seems to lost their LJN logo.
It's not presented on their site anymore.
ColecoVision.dk has vainly tried to get a comment, but CollectorVision Games has chosen to be silent about this.

February 09, 2018.
Source: FaceBook.Com
Eduardo at Opcode Games says: "The newest SGM boards have arrived from China, and first initial tests are positive."
Assembly of the actual SGM's will start very soon, and over 400 brand new extra left over modules will soon be shipped to AtariAge Store.
AtariAge is distributor for Opcode Games.

January 24, 2018.
Source: ColecoVision.dk
There is fantastic News around the ColecoVision.
0711spiele in Germany offers the repro ColecoVision power supply not only in Europe, the power supply also have a valid registration number for USA and Canada.
Those number are required for legal import to USA.
Due to a new adapter mold processed the price was lowered to 19,95 €. 0711spiele in Germany has sold over 100 items the last 3 years.
A second power supply dedicated to F18A users is also available.
It offers +5V and +12v but with higher current to allow full blown modded consoles.
An adapter offering USB and standard 9V power supplies to be connected to your ColecoVision console is in production state.
It offers a power switch and a LED as well so bypassing internal switch is possible, that should solve the problem of unreliable and broken switches.
The RGB mod including switchless Pause and Stereo output is nearly completed as well.
Also a SGM mod that allows your French CBS RGB ColecoVision work with a standard SGM rev A is available since half a year now.
See more here.

January 17, 2018.
Source: AtariAge.com
Dan Kunz has cleverly invented a way to offer YUV to RGB output from a ColecoVision.
The cunning is that the circuit board is mounted just below the existing GPU, on the underside of ColecoVision's printed circuit board.
Dan Kunz was in 2017 contacted about an RGB mod for the ColecoVison, and he says: "I can't believe there is no mod out there for the DIY."
Dan Kunz aka citrus3000psi is satisfied with the results and says that it works fine in a test trial.
Dan Kunz says: "The design it’s based around TI original docs. I’ve been told that each ColecoVision console output varies slightly and therefore needs to be dialed in."
So when this little RGB mod for our ColecoVision will see a release is not known yet.

January 10, 2018.
Source: AtariAge.com
Did you know that:
Eduardo at Opcode Games has now sold more than 1000 Super Game Modules.
All modules are sold over 4 rounds from 2012 to 2018, and as long there still is demand for the Super Game Module will Eduardo still sell it.
The big Opcode Games project is still the upcoming Super Game System.
The Super Game System is an updated ColecoVision with the Super Game Module built in the same PCB board.

January 09, 2018.
Source: AtariAge.com
The new ColecoVision clone, the FPGA based HB Vision is now a step further.
It is still a prototype, but already now do the games work.
HB Vision have a Cartridge slot, and boasts to have the least PCB board.
HB Vision is low powered and will feature a LED, VGA, USB, separate Sound Output and original DB9 for 2 Joysticks.
A little feature is an external connector.
When a final version will be available is not known yet.

January 01, 2018.
Source: ColecoVision.dk
CollectorVision Games have just presented 2 new ColecoVision games.
The first one is the MSX version of Arkanoid which require the Super Game Module or similar accessories to work.
The other game is the completed Tetris version called Quatre by Nicolas Campion.
"Originally planned to be a little game offered for download, Quatre has finally been revised to be released physically in a cartridge and to offer more features like a two player mode."
How to order, visit CollectorVision Games here.

January 01, 2018.
Source: AtariAge.com
Team Pixelboy will let AtariAge publish following games for ColecoVision:
GP World, Mikie, N-Sub, Sega Flipper, Sindbad Mystery, Star Jacker, Zaxxon II and Zoom 909.
Those ColecoVision games may be available on AtariAge Store in the end of this year.
Other Team Pixelboy News is Gauntlet release.
Gauntlet is now a reality for our ColecoVision, thanks to  our anonymous Mystery Man.
Together with Gauntlet will the MSX version of Uridium also see the daylight.
The game 1942 will probably be a 2019 release.
Contact Team Pixelboy

January 01, 2018.
Source: ColecoVision.dk
In retro-respect will ColecoVision.dk wish you all a Happy New Year.
ColecoVision.dk is currently being updated, especially the Game Section with more details.