Phoenix VGS Main System

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Phoenix Compatible Games List



" This is the greatest ColecoVision Video Game system you will ever need! "

ColecoVision FPGA Video Game System...

This is the closest you can get on a new ColecoVison.
A new FPGA mini console, with a ColecoVision cartridge port.

A reimagining of the greatest arcade quality video game system of all time.

Engineered with an FPGA., but this one has a ColecoVision Cartridge slot.
This new console is focused on the 80's 8bit ColecoVision era.

100% accurate and compatible with almost all ColecoVision game cartridges!
And since this is an open FPGA source, will you also be able to play your Atari 2600 games via SD.
It will later be possible to run your Atari 2600 game cartridges through an separate game adapter.

Explore and re-live the 80's arcade quality video game system with no compromises.
This system is almost flicker free, thanks to the expanded graphics support (F18A).

This system is already known in U.S.A. and Canada, but not much in European countries.
The new CollectorVision Video Game System called Phoenix is not marketed and promoted for Europe.

But it is in Europe, thanks to the Internet.
You can only buy this console via CollectorVision Games.

Phoenix Video Game System:


7.50″ wide = 19 cm.
4.75″ depth = 12 cm.
1.70″ high = 4 cm.

Technical Specifications:

Spartan 6 LX 16.
100 Mhz.
CPU: T80SE Version 304.
Video Display Processor: F18A Version 1.9
System ROM: 16K.
Work RAM: 16K.
Video RAM: 16K.
Ripley Engine: Maiden Loader



Phoenix VGS Menu...
Compatible with almost all ColecoVision game cartridges and ROMs.
Can play almost all standard Atari 2600 ROMs.
Region free: works on all newer Tv. Systems and Monitors with few exceptions.
Worldwide Compatibility Power Supply: 100-240V., 50-60Hz.
The system will play almost all your Super Game Module 1™ games, officially licensed by Opcode Games.


Phoenix VGS BIOS...
In standard ColecoVision mode is 16 colors available.

Venture DX for Phoenix Video Game System.
Venture DX for Phoenix VGS.

In expanded mode is there 64 programmable 12-bit color registers, which again means over 4096 colors available.
Expanded games resolution is 256 x 240
32 Sprites per Scanline and Smooth Scrolling.

HDMI Output is: 640 x 480p, upscaled 4:3 Digital Retro Signal.
640x480 is a VGA format with 307.200 pixels against ColecoVisions 49.152 pixels, which is 6 times higher resolution.
So the fresh Digital 480 crispy pixels is the best possible scaled signal for this resolution, and you will NOT see any difference in a higher resolution.
Since ColecoVision is / was a 4:3 format is the best solution to keep this in connection to the F18A output.
Check your screen (Picture size) and your HDMI cable (V2.0) for the best connection.


Digital audio output via HDMI.
Built in the SEX7264(89) "Courtney" Wavetable Sound Generator (WSG)
Courtney is a new added custom sound chip which can produce a rich plurality of sounds with minimal intervention of the CPU.
Courtney implements 2 operating modes.

A native mode which features wavetable synthesis, the same sound technology of the Konami SCC, Namco Pac-Man, NEC PC Engine and Waldorf PPG Wave.
And a legacy mode which is 100% compatible with the AY-3-8913.

Courtney’s register-based interface is based on the AY-3-891x series, allowing direct binary-level compatibility with that series, and facilitating the support of the new features to the programmer.

Native mode also adds extended parameter ranges such as full 8-bit noise frequency for more dramatic explosions.
Stereo positioning and a direct DAC mode, allowing clean, single channel 8-bit PCM sample replay without having to combine all 3 channels in a complex manner.

The native mode also allows better lo-fi speech synthesis and digital audio using technologies such as Wyz’s ISR sample replay by employing pure harmonic-free sine waves instead of square waves.

Special Features:

Video Enhanced and flicker free Compatibility built-in.
Original-style DB-9 Controller Ports for 1 or 2 players.
Original Colecovision game Cartridge Port.
Plays almost all ColecoVision SGM Games.
1 extra original-style SNES/SFC Controller Port for even more controller compatiblity! (NTT Data compatible).
SD card firmware updating via the SD card slot.
Loading ROM files via SD card is available.
PS2 Keyboard input.

Other Features:

FPGA based open source.
Following 10 digital Homebrew ColecoVision games included on the SD card.

1 - Armageddon
2 - Tank Mission
3 - Zombie Near
4 - Light Grid Racing
5 - Chess Challenger
6 - Sydney Hunter And The Sacred Tribe
7 - Mecha-8
8 - Spunky's Super Car!
9 - Quest For The Golden Chalice
10 - Princess Quest

Very nice development tools will later be included for programmers.

Phoenix VGS Start up Screen...
First Boot up.

Phoenix VGS Boot Core...
Following cores was added with the launching in August 2019.
Now: ColecoVision - Atari 2600
Later for: Arcade - Coleco ADAM - NES - Intellivision.

The Arcade cores wouldn't be using MAME.
Each core would be the hardware recreation of the actual arcade, not using a software emulation method.
So the each arcade core would be specific to a specific game.


1 CollectorVision Phoenix Video Game System™

Caverns Of Death...
1 Boxed Sydney Hunter & the Caverns of Death, Exclusive pack-in Game.
1 Instruction Phoenix Video Game System Manual.
1 Instruction Game Cartridge Manual.
1 HDMI Cable.
1 Worldwide USB Power Supply: 110-240v, 50/60hz, USA/JPN/EU/OTHER plug-in type.

 No New Controllers included.
CollectorVision Games prefer to focus first and foremost on the console itself and make it completely right with newer updates.
The console is already compatible with original ColecoVision controllers, NTT and any other compatible 80's DB-9 Controllers out there.
You will not be able to use Controllers from the AT Games' ColecoVision Flashback.
But you can order a NES look-a-like Controller together with the system if you like.
Also, you will be able to use Opcode Games' new upcoming Super Game Controllers designed by Ted Meyer.

The last 7 updates :

July 25, 2020.
06, 2019.
06, 2019.
August 24, 2019.
13, 2019.
23, 2019.
April 22, 2019.

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