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Old 09-18-2010, 05:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How ColecoVision Became the King of Kong

How a trip to the toilet in Nintendo's Japanese HQ resulted in one of the most famous coups in video game history.

Feature: How ColecoVision Became the King of Kong - Nintendo Life: Retro
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Old 09-18-2010, 11:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: How ColecoVision Became the King of Kong

That's kind of funny. I still remember when I first got my colecovision. I played it all night until I passed out at 3am. I had gotten Donkey Kong, Venture and Donkey Kong Jr. with it.

Great times.
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Re: How ColecoVision Became the King of Kong

Three amazing games right off the bat. Nice picks.
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Re: How ColecoVision Became the King of Kong

Elrod, you had Venture?
I'm starting to feel jealous again ...



Back in the day I only got to play it once as it was on display in a store somewhere.
I loved the game immediately {even though I was never that good at it - even now} and had to be physically ripped away from the game... the controller still tightly clutched in my little hand

I remember screaming and kicking my feet ... I think store security had to be called in the end ... they hauled me away ... ... and when they finally let me out, I joined RU.



That was last year sometime.
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Re: How ColecoVision Became the King of Kong

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Elrod, you had Venture?
I'm starting to feel jealous again ...
Yup! Still do actually. Of course I have added quite a few titles since then.

I still pull the Colecovision out every once and awhile to play it and reminisce.
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