Colecovision Games Starting with Aa to Ga
BC’s Quest for Tires
Cute Chick is held captive by the dinosaur and it is up to Thor to ride his trusty wheel to the rescue. Watch out for the many obstacles in the way that Thor will need to jump and duck including rocks, trees, rivers, lava pits, cliffs and of course Fat Broad.
Beamrider is a unique space shooter game. The game’s maps are drawn using 3-d and objects get bigger the closer to them you move — just like real life. Pilot your star-ship to defeat evil aliens which have encased the Earth in a strange field of glowing beams.
You’re Rockford and have to dig through monster infested caves in search of diamonds. Once you have collected the right amount of diamonds, you progress to the next stage. Squash your enemies with falling boulders that are released when the ground below them is removed or they are pushed onto empty ground. Be careful because these can also squash you.
Buck Rogers – Planet of Zoom
Buck Rogers began as a comic strip and later in the 1980s adapted as a TV show. It became an arcade game before being ported to various game consoles and home computers. This Fast and furious racing game taking place on a futuristic racetrack. Guide your spaceship between the pylons and shoot down other enemy racers.
Bump and Jump
Bump ‘N’ Jump is racing game. Race through the treacherous and ever changing roadways, bump the enemy cars off the road and watch out as they try to bump you off the road. Your car has the ability to jump very high at high speed, which can be used to jump over enemy cars.
You are the Chef Pepper. Your goal is to make giant hamburgers while evil eggs, sausages and pickles chase you around the game area. Sounds like a bad dream, but it makes for great game play. Burger time was a big seller in the 1980s.
Your goal is to earn as many points as possible by shooting the various targets before you run out of bullets. You can earn additional bullets by shooting the boxes that fly by. However, watch out for the a duck that will fly down and eat some of your bullets. This is not a good thing, shoot the duck to keep your bullets safe!
Chopper Command is a side-scrolling action/arcade game. You command of an attack chopper. Your mission is to go behind enemy lines and rescue 16 hostages per level. To prevent you from rescuing the hostages, tanks and enemy aircraft will try to stop you and won’t stop until you have rescued the hostages.
Chuck Norris Superkicks
As Chuck Norris, you are on a quest to reach a monastery to free a captured leader. As you walk along a path towards the monastery, you will encounter several villains that you must fight. Your enemies vary in skill and each one requires a different move to be defeated.
This is a port of the popular jump n run arcade game. Your objective, should you choose to accept it, is to run, jump, and climb your way through a dangerous jungle while avoiding various animals and projectiles. As a bonus, the game includes the introductory animation from the arcade game.
The Activision Decathlon attempts to use the player’s own physical endurance to simulate athletic performance. Players move their joysticks left and right to run, and hit the red button to perform actions such as vaulting or throwing the discus. There are 10 different Olympics events including: 100-meter dash, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400-meter race, 110-meter hurdles, discus throw, pole vault, javelin throw, and 1500 meter race.
Another top, and highly addictive, video game from the 1980s, Defender puts players in charge of a ship sent to protect mankind from wave after wave of attacking alien forces. Armed with smart bombs and a hyperdrive fight against bombers, pods, swarmers, baiters, and landers. The landers are the worst as they capture the humanoids and transform them into deadly and relentless Mutants.
Donkey Kong Jr
Donkey Kong Jr. while popular, never quite reach the same level of fame as did the original game. In this sequel, Mario plays the antagonist, finally having captured Donkey Kong. Locked in a cage, you must try to save him. However, this won’t be difficult as Mario will send out snap jaws, swooping purple birds, and electric sparks in an attempt to stop Junior.
Dr. J and Larry Bird go One on One
Play as either Julius Irving or Larry Bird on a one-on-one match. When you are on the offense, rotate to keep away from your rival. When on the defensive, take your rival’s ball or jump up to block a shot.
The king’s treasures have been stolen! As the daring young prince, your goal is to recover them all. The treasures are being kept in various castles, each one guarded by a fire breathing dragon. Each level in the game has two parts; first you will need to cross the castle’s drawbridge.
This game is all about making faces. Choose from a wide assortment of eyes, ears, noses and mouths. Once your face is together, wiggle it’s ears, wink, or razz you.
Neptina, Neptune’s daughter, has been imprisoned at the bottom of the sea by Titans. Your goal is to rescue her by locating the scattered pieces of a magical trident! You will need to take the form of a dolphin and a bird in order to locate the pieces that are hidden in the ocean and clouds.
Another big hit of the 80s that has managed to find itself ported to modern game consoles. Essentially, gameplay is all about getting across the road. Avoid cars, trucks and other nasty things trying to kill you. Level-up by getting across the road, however, each successive level increases in difficulty.
Galaxian is a shoot ’em up in which the player is at the bottom of the screen, with an arrangement of aliens at the top. The player moves left and right to aim at an alien, then shoots a bullet up the screen, and the alien it hits is killed. The aliens are classed as Drones, Emissaries, Hornets and Commanders, with those higher up the screen scoring more points when destroyed.
Gateway to Apshai
Gateway to Apshai is a top-down action-role-playing game. You start off with basic strength, agility, luck and health and your equipment consists of a dagger and leather armour. After generating a dungeon, you must explore the dungeon while watching out for obstacles and various enemies of different strengths and abilities.