List of ColecoVision games

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Two game cartridges by Coleco for the Colecovision console

This is a list of games for the ColecoVision video game console. In total, the following games are known to exist:

  • 129 U.S. releases
  • 1 U.S. very limited release
  • 7 foreign/Canadian releases
  • 5 TeleGames exclusive releases
  • 8+ prototype and unreleased games
  • 116+ homebrew games

See Lists of video games for related lists.

Official[edit]

U.S.[edit]

The following 129 games were released on the U.S. market:

Title Released Genre Developer Publisher Notes
2010: The Graphic Action Game 1984 Puzzle Coleco[1] Includes overlays for hand controllers.[2]
Alphabet Zoo 1984 Educational Spinnaker Software
Antarctic Adventure 1984 Racing, platformer Coleco
Aquattack 1984 Side-scrolling shooter Interphase
Artillery Duel 1983 Strategy Action Graphics[3] Xonox Also as double-ender cartridge with Chuck Norris Superkicks.
B.C.'s Quest for Tires 1983 Action Sydney Development Corporation[4] Sierra
B.C. II: Grog's Revenge 1984 Action Sydney Development Corporation[4] Coleco
Beamrider 1983 Fixed shooter Action Graphics[3] Activision [5]
Blockade Runner 1984 First-person shooter Interphase
Brain Strainers 1984 Educational, Music Coleco
Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom 1983 First-person shooter[6] Coleco
Bump 'n' Jump 1984 Racing Mattel Electronics (Nice Ideas)[3] Coleco
BurgerTime 1984 Platform Mattel Electronics (Nice Ideas)[3] Coleco [5]
Cabbage Patch Kids: Adventures in the Park 1984 Action Coleco
Cabbage Patch Kids Picture Show 1984 Educational Coleco Includes overlays for hand controllers
Campaign '84 1983 Strategy Video Software Specialists[3] Sunrise Software
Carnival 1982 Fixed shooter Coleco
Centipede 1983 Fixed shooter Atari Atarisoft
Choplifter! 1984 Shooter Coleco
Chuck Norris Superkicks 1983 Action Video Software Specialists[3] Xonox Also as double-ender with Artillery Duel.
Congo Bongo 1984 Isometric platformer Coleco
Cosmic Avenger 1982 Scrolling shooter Gordon Martin & Associates[3] Coleco
The Dam Busters 1984 Combat flight simulator Sydney Development Corporation[4] Coleco Includes overlays for hand controllers.
Dance Fantasy 1984 Dancing simulator WCI Labs (Atari)[3] Fisher-Price
Decathlon 1983 Sports Action Graphics[3] Activision
Defender 1983 Scrolling shooter Atari Atarisoft
Destructor 1984 Action Coleco
Donkey Kong 1982 Platformer Coleco Standard "in-the-box" title, included with console
Donkey Kong Jr. 1983 Platformer Coleco
Dr. Seuss' Fix-Up the Mix-Up Puzzler 1984 Puzzle Coleco Includes overlays for hand controllers.
Dragonfire 1984 Action Imagic Imagic
The Dukes of Hazzard 1984 Racing Coleco
Facemaker 1983 Educational Spinnaker Software Includes overlays for hand controllers. A smaller box variant was also released with the name "Make-A-Face".
Fathom 1983 Action, adventure Imagic Imagic
Flipper Slipper 1983 Pinball Spectravideo International
Fortune Builder 1984 Strategy Coleco Includes overlays for hand controllers.
Fraction Fever 1983 Educational Spinnaker Software
Frantic Freddy 1983 Fixed shooter Spectravideo International
Frenzy 1983 Multi-directional shooter Davis & Nussrallah & Associates[3] Coleco
Frogger 1983 Overhead view action James Wickstead Design Associates[3] Parker Brothers
Frogger II: Threeedeep! 1984 Overhead view action Parker Brothers
Front Line 1983 Run and gun Nuvatec[3] Coleco Includes overlays for Super Action Controllers.
Galaxian 1983 Fixed shooter Atari Atarisoft
Gateway to Apshai 1984 Action-adventure Epyx
Gorf 1983 Fixed shooter Nuvatec[3] Coleco
Gust Buster 1983 Action Video Software Specialists[3] Sunrise Software
Gyruss 1984 Fixed shooter Parker Brothers
H.E.R.O. 1984 Action The Softworks[3] Activision
The Heist 1983 Scrolling platform Mike Livesay[7] Micro Fun
Illusions 1984 Puzzle Mattel Electronics (Nice Ideas)[3] Coleco
It's Only Rock 'N Roll 1984 Business simulator Emag Software & Engineering[3] Xonox
James Bond 007 1984 Platform On-Time Software[3] Parker Brothers
Jukebox 1984 Educational Spinnaker Software
Jumpman Jr. 1984 Platform, puzzle Epyx
Jungle Hunt 1984 Side scroller Atari Atarisoft
Ken Uston Blackjack/Poker 1983 Gambling Coleco Includes overlays for hand controllers.
Keystone Kapers 1984 Platform Sydney Software Activision [5]
Lady Bug 1982 Maze Nuvatec[3] Coleco
Learning with Leeper 1984 Educational Sierra
Linking Logic 1984 Educational, action, puzzle Fisher-Price
Logic Levels 1984 Educational, action, puzzle Fisher-Price
Looping 1983 Side-scrolling shooter Nuvatec[3] Coleco
Memory Manor 1984 Board game Fisher-Price
Miner 2049er 1983 Platform Mike Livesay[7] Micro Fun
Monkey Academy 1984 Educational, math, platform Coleco
Montezuma's Revenge 1984 Platform Parker Brothers
Moonsweeper 1983 Fixed shooter Imagic Imagic [5]
Motocross Racer 1984 Racing Video Software Specialists[3] Xonox Also as double-ender cartridge with Tomarc the Barbarian
Mountain King 1984 Platform Video Software Specialists[3] Sunrise Software
Mouse Trap 1982 Maze Coleco Includes overlays for hand controllers.
Mr. Do! 1983 Maze Coleco
Mr. Do!'s Castle 1984 Platform, puzzle Parker Brothers
Nova Blast 1983 Side-scrolling shooter Imagic Imagic
Oil's Well 1984 Maze Sierra
Omega Race 1983 Fixed shooter Coleco
One on One Basketball 1984 Sports Micro Fun
Pepper II 1983 Maze 4D Interactive Systems[3] Coleco
Pitfall! 1983 Platform Action Graphics[3] Activision
Pitfall II: Lost Caverns 1984 Platform Activision
Pitstop 1983 Racing Action Graphics[3] Epyx Released in two different cartridge shapes.
Popeye 1983 Platform Parker Brothers
Q*bert 1983 Action, puzzle Adrenalin Entertainment[3] Parker Brothers
Q*bert's Qubes 1984 Action, puzzle James Wickstead Design Associates[3] Parker Brothers
Quest for Quintana Roo 1983 Action, adventure Video Software Specialists[3] Sunrise Software
River Raid 1984 Scrolling shooter Sydney Development Corporation[4] Activision [5]
Robin Hood 1984 Action, adventure Computer Magic[3] Xonox Also as double-ender cartridge with Sir Lancelot
Roc 'N Rope 1984 Platform Gordon Martin & Associates[3] Coleco
Rocky Super Action Boxing 1983 Fighting Action Graphics[3] Coleco Includes overlays for Super Action Controllers.
Rolloverture 1983 Educational, music Video Software Specialists[3] Sunrise Software
Sammy Lightfoot 1983 Platform Sierra
Sector Alpha 1983 First-person shooter Spectravideo International
Sewer Sam 1984 Action, adventure Interphase
Sir Lancelot 1983 Action Video SOftware Specialists[3] Xonox Also as double-ender with Robin Hood
Slither 1983 Fixed shooter Nuvatec[3] Coleco Bundled with Coleco's Roller Controller which is required to play.
Slurpy 1984 Action Emag Software & Engineering[3] Xonox
Smurf Paint 'n' Play Workshop 1984 Education Innoventions[3] Coleco Includes overlays for hand controllers.
Smurf: Rescue in Gargamel's Castle 1982 Platform Coleco Released as Schtroumpf or Putifu in other languages.
Space Fury 1983 Shooter Coleco
Space Panic 1984 Platform Coleco
Spectron 1983 Fixed shooter Spectravideo International
Spy Hunter 1984 Vehicular combar 4D Interactive Systems[3] Coleco Includes overlays for hand controllers and Super Action Controllers.
Squish 'Em Featuring Sam 1983 Climbing platform Interphase
Star Trek: Strategic Operations Simulator 1984 Space combar simulation Coleco Includes overlays for Super Action Controllers.
Star Wars: The Arcade Game 1984 Rail shooter Parker Brothers
SubRoc 1983 Action 4D Interactive Systems[3] Coleco
Super Action Baseball 1983 Sports Gordon Martin & Associates[3] Coleco Came bundled with the Super Action Controller Set, a set of two joysticks, and overlays.
Super Action Football 1984 Sports Davis & Nussrallah & Associates[3] Coleco Includes overlays for Super Action Controllers.
Super Cobra 1983 Scrolling shooter Parker Brothers
Super Crossforce 1983 Fixed shooter Spectravideo International
Super Sketch 1984 Doodling Practical Peripherals Comes with Super Sketch Pad controller.
Tapper 1984 Action Coleco Also known as Root Beer Tapper
Tarzan 1984 Action, adventure 4D Interactive Systems[3] Coleco
Telly Turtle 1984 Educational Coleco Learn the basics of Logo language computer programming.
Threshold 1983 Fixed shooter. Sierra
Time Pilot 1983 Multi-directional shooter Nuvatec[3] Coleco
Tomarc the Barbarian 1984 Action, adventure Xonox Also as double-ender cartridge with Motocross Racer
Tournament Tennis 1984 Sports Imagic Imagic
Turbo 1982 Racing Nuvatec[3] Coleco Comes with the Expansion Module #2, a steering wheel.
Tutankham 1983 Maze, shooter Parker Brothers
Up'n Down 1984 Racing, maze On-Time Software[3] Sega
Venture 1982 Action Coleco
Victory 1983 Side-scrolling shooter Nuvatec[3] Coleco
WarGames 1984 Strategy Coleco Includes overlays for hand controllers.
War Room 1983 Fixed shooter, strategy Probe 2000 Includes an overlay for a hand controller.
Wing War 1983 Side scrolling shooter Imagic Imagic
The Wizard of Id's Wiz Math 1984 Educational, action Sydney Development Corporation[4] Sierra
Word Feud 1984 Word puzzle Emag Software & Engineering[3] Xonox
Zaxxon 1982 Isometric shooter 4D Interactive Systems[3] Coleco
Zenji 1984 Puzzle Action Graphics[3] Activision

U.S. limited release[edit]

The following game was a very limited releases inside the U.S.:

Title Released Genre Developer Publisher Notes
The Cat Scheduled Oil Sampling Game 1983 Action, simulation Nuvatec Caterpillar Inc Not sold commercially. Given to Caterpillar dealerships to support the S.O.S. program. The customers played it while waiting in the lobby.[8]

Foreign[edit]

The following games were exclusively released in non-U.S. markets:

Title Released Genre Developer Publisher Notes
Cosmic Crisis 1983 Platform[6] Bit Corp. Europe
Energy Quizz Education SierraVision Hydro Quebec Energy Co., Canada
Evolution 1983 Action Sydney Development Corporation[4] Coleco of Canada Canada
Meteoric Shower 1983 Fixed shooter Bit Corp. Europe
Super Action Football 1984 Sports CBS Electronics Not same as U.S. game with same name. This is a soccer simulation.
Strike It! 1983 Breakout clone Bit Corp. Europe
Tank Wars 1983 Maze, shooter Bit Corp. Europe

Dina / Telegames[edit]

Dina is a clone of both the ColecoVision and the Sega SG-1000 consoles, with one cartridge slot for each platform, and came bundled with the game Meteoric Shower, which was built into the system. It was later sold in the United States by Telegames as the Telegames Personal Arcade.

The following games were in the ColecoVision format:

Title Released Genre Developer Publisher Notes
Alcazar: The Forgotten Fortress 1985 Action, adventure[6] Cheshire Engineering Telegames Developed by Tom Loughry for Activision.[9] Exclusive to Telegames.
Amazing Bumpman 1986 Education, maze Video Software Specialists[3] Telegames Exclusive to Telegames.
Boulder Dash 1984 Maze Micro Lab Telegames Developed for Micro Fun. Exclusive to Telegames.
Cosmic Crisis 1986 Platform Telegames Same as foreign game by Bit Corp.
Kung Fu Superkicks Side-scrolling combat Video Software Specialists[3] Telegames Sames as Chuck Norris Superkicks by Xonox.
Rock 'N Bolt 1984 Action puzzle Action Graphics[3] Telegames Developed for Activision. Exclusive to Telegames.
Skiing 1986 Sports Telegames Exclusive to Telegames.
Strike It! 1986 Breakout clone Telegames Same as foreign game by Bit Corp.
Tank Wars 1986 Maze shooter Telegames Same as foreign game by Bit Corp.

Unreleased prototypes[edit]

Homebrew[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Niads' Original 134 ColecoVision games at atariage.com
  2. ^ 2010: The Graphic Action Game at colecoboxart.com
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay "Game Develope Research Institute". Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Sydney Development Corporation". Moby Games. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d e Holyoak, Craig (1984-05-30). "Here are ColecoVision's jewels". Deseret News. pp. 4 WV. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
  6. ^ a b c Weiss, Brett (2012). Classic Home Video Games, 1982-1984: A Complete Reference Guide. McFarland.
  7. ^ a b "Interview with Mike Livesay". The Miner 2049er Information Page. Retrieved 25 September 2018.
  8. ^ New colecovision game discovered.
  9. ^ Goninon, Mark. "Where are they now? - Tom Loughry". Retrieved 25 September 2018.
  10. ^ https://tcrf.net/Dig_Dug_(ColecoVision)