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those awful mushroom like controllers
29 Nov 2008
11:44
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that console would be so great if it wasnt for those horrible joysticks

I am still looking for an alternative

yes I know you can use standard 2600 controller

but for some games you need a keypad and one plugged in the second controller port doesn work

29 Nov 2008
12:48
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There are some alternatives,lucifershalo!

Found this on the "atari2600.com" page:

https://www.atari2600.com/item--Champ-Joystick-Adapter--PROD7279.html

I know it is quite pricey,but a very rare item.

Gruß an Dieter und alle Retro-Fans!

29 Nov 2008
12:51
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yes, I know

I would like to find it

but no luck until now

29 Nov 2008
18:17
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I fired up the ColecoVision yesterday and tried a few games (my Activison H.E.R.O. cartridge is the only one that won't function but I got it that way from a nice ebay seller) like Donkey Kong, Lady Bug, Frontline and Mr. Do! and in some games I really got mad at that damn controllers. I like them more than the Intellivision Wheelies but thank the gods that someone invented the... joystick Cool

Rauch mehr, dass da Huastn weggageht!

29 Nov 2008
20:20
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I am with you guys. I think people who had an Intellivision or Colecovision back then got used to those controllers by playing with them a lot over the years. I didn't have one of those systems in those days, so I have my problems too today. Not sure if I will ever get used to them.

That Champ adapter looks sure cool! Is this a vintage item or was it developed these days?

Das taugt mir!

Aber mit wenig Ei bitte …

29 Nov 2008
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Dieter said:

That Champ adapter looks sure cool! Is this a vintage item or was it developed these days?


This is quite sure an original and vintage item from the past.Here it is with box:

https://www.atari2600.com/ccp51/media/images/product_xlarge/COLCON0018LX.gif

Gruß an Dieter und alle Retro-Fans!

30 Nov 2008
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I bought a Spectravideo joystick for the Colecovision some time ago and it clearly helps.

I found this page about Coleco Joysticks. Not too many infos, but at least some nice pics.

5 Dec 2008
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I have two Super Action Controllers in storage in the cellar - will dig them out this weekend and try some games with them.

Rauch mehr, dass da Huastn weggageht!

20 Dec 2008
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I found this on eBay. Not sure if it will enhance the playability...

20 Dec 2008
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I saw items like the one you posted in old advertisements in Electronic Games magazines but never used one of these either, so I don't know if they do the trick.

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26 Jan 2009
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Just won a Wico Command Control for the Coleco on ebay Cool

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISA.....0320613035

Will let you know how it works once I have it here Smile

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27 Jan 2009
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Dieter said:

Just won a Wico Command Control for the Coleco on ebay Cool

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISA.....0320613035

Will let you know how it works once I have it here Smile


Nice! Thumbup 

Looking forward to read a review.

27 Jan 2009
18:50
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they are unfortunately horrible too

the push buttons for fire

are one and the same with the hard plastic of the case

you have to push like crazy to have some results...sometimes

27 Jan 2009
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Dammit, you should have told me before!! LOLUnsure

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