"Bring the Arcade Experience Home"
I loved Colecovision growing up! Those games were amazing. Unfortunately I never had one as a kid, my parent's already bought us the Atari 2600, so I had to envy my friend's. BUT - soon after I moved on to the Commodore 64 and then the Sega Master System and then the NES (yes in that order) - Though, I still remember when I visited my friend down the block and played Colecovision. He put in Donkey Kong (which was the pack-in-game) - and started playing. I was blown away - it was exactly like what I recalled from the arcade. Wow! "Let me try" - I grab the original controller and with a disgusted expression I was like - "WTH?!"
Many years later I would revisit this love for gaming with my son and dad, which now in my day is known as Retrogaming. Retrogaming has quite a following and I love being part of this community. You can learn more what happened in a few of my blog articles if interested.
What you are getting
- Black *3D Printed* Base (just like my others - strong, sturdy, aesthetic)
- 8 way directional Sanwa COPY / CLONE - high quality joystick - white ball
- Custom PCB controller board
- A.K.A the "Sammy Board" (paying tribute to my late dad)
- Custom Keypad with specifically PCB designed for Colecovision
- Sanwa COPY / CLONE high quality fire buttons (2) - solid white
- Custom made wire harness and connectors
- Cable length is 5ft (approx) before assembly - If you want a longer use an extension cable, but be aware of the below issue marked in RED.
Usually 3' to 5' cable is sufficient. (Note that a longer cable MAY causes an issue with Defender. There is a sporadic issue where your smart bomb is activated when firing the laser. - I only see this when the cable is much longer. Defender is the only known game to do this that I am aware of. (This is game specific) You can use an extension cable if you want a longer cable and don't' mind the Defender issue.
- Rubber feet on base
*3D Printed parts are all unique and may exhibit signs of travel marks or surface impressions under certain lighting conditions. This a completely normal part of the 3D printing process due to variance in materials, build surfaces and temperatures. I do my best to make all the parts look as perfect as possible. If you are not satisfied for any reason, just contact me for a replacement or refund. However, as you have seen from the reviews below, I don't think you will be disappointed.
Slight variations in texture or logo style may occur - but for the most part will look similar.
ALSO WORKS WITH USB Vision-daptor - software emulation needs to support it. Tested on PC and Retro Pie - but you need to map the buttons accordingly using the emulation software settings that come with the emulator.
Bring the arcade experience home!