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ColecoVision Experience Issue 1

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Inaugural issue of Coleco's 20-page newsletter for fans of the ColecoVision console.


  • A Letter From Coleco Vision (Alfred Kahn, VP of Marketing, introduces the newsletter)
  • ColecoVision News (What's coming soon to your living room)
  • Best Sellers (What's hot right now, and where)
  • Turbo! (A look at the steering wheel expansion module and racing game that uses it)
  • New ColecoVision Controllers (The Super Action Controller and Roller Controller [trackball] are coming)
  • Feedback (Answering common customer questions about the ColecoVision)
  • Video Game Quiz (Game-themed crossword)
  • Coleco Mart (Suggestions, freebies and other stuff from Coleco)

Strategy Tips:

  • Zaxxon
  • Donkey Kong
  • Cosmic Avenger
  • Venture

What's New (just-released software roundup):

  • Victory
  • Space Fury
  • Looping
  • Gorf
  • Slither
  • Mr. Do!
  • Donkey Kong Junior
  • Space Panic
  • Pepper II
  • Ken Uston's Blackjack / Poker
  • Baseball
  • Football
  • Rocky Battles the Champ
  • Skiing

Notable Stuff:

  • Special effects wizard John Dykestra designed the "video game" being played on the cover to demonstrate what future video games might look like. It's not exactly Super Mario Galaxy, but not a bad guess for the 80s.
  • Coleco released an expansion module which let you play Atari 2600 games on the ColecoVision. Can you imagine the legal nightmares if a console manufacturer tried this today?

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    Title: ColecoVision Experience Issue 1
    Month: Spring
    Year: 1983
    Publisher: Coleco Industries Inc.
    Editor: Robert Stockton
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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