2012/7/11: Colecovision: Frogger, Frogger 2, Spy Hunter

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2012/7/11: Colecovision: Frogger, Frogger 2, Spy Hunter

Postby VideoGameCritic » July 11th, 2012, 5:55 pm

Let me know what you think about this latest set of Colecovision reviews!  Frogger is a re-review (same grade), and the other two are new.

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2012/7/11: Colecovision: Frogger, Frogger 2, Spy Hunter

Postby Rev1 » July 11th, 2012, 8:32 pm

Thanks for the reviews, I honestly thought Frogger II would have received a better grade judging from the Atari 2600 review. What are the big differences between the 2 that cause such a drastic change in grades? I also was wondering about Spy Hunter. The NES version received a D grade but was obviously made a lot different then the Colecovision one.

Either way I'm glad to see more Colecovision reviews, always enjoy them.

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2012/7/11: Colecovision: Frogger, Frogger 2, Spy Hunter

Postby Crock1 » July 11th, 2012, 8:50 pm

It's great to see a review of Spy Hunter.  A big hole that's existed for years in your Colecovision reviews has now been filled!!!

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2012/7/11: Colecovision: Frogger, Frogger 2, Spy Hunter

Postby VideoGameCritic » July 11th, 2012, 9:34 pm

[QUOTE=Rev]Thanks for the reviews, I honestly thought Frogger II would have received a better grade judging from the Atari 2600 review. What are the big differences between the 2 that cause such a drastic change in grades? I also was wondering about Spy Hunter. The NES version received a D grade but was obviously made a lot different then the Colecovision one.
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I plan to go back and take another look at the Atari 2600 version of Frogger 2 to make sure everything is consistent.  Stay tuned...

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2012/7/11: Colecovision: Frogger, Frogger 2, Spy Hunter

Postby BorntoRun1 » July 11th, 2012, 9:53 pm

Finally, Spy Hunter for the Colecovision! This is one of my all-time favorite classic games. It's high-quality all the way through, and the music is some of the best on the Colecovision, with a cool '80's synth feel to it. This might also be my favorite version of Spy Hunter, arcade included.

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2012/7/11: Colecovision: Frogger, Frogger 2, Spy Hunter

Postby FinalLapTwinkie1 » July 12th, 2012, 1:01 am

Great reviews!!  Spy Hunter is the Best on the Colecovision.

Was playing Frogger on the Coleco awhile back and thought it was a mini Loch Ness sea monster. Glad it is only the otter playing around.


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2012/7/11: Colecovision: Frogger, Frogger 2, Spy Hunter

Postby Teddybear1 » July 12th, 2012, 7:37 am

[QUOTE=videogamecritic][QUOTE=Rev]Thanks for the reviews, I honestly thought Frogger II would have received a better grade judging from the Atari 2600 review. What are the big differences between the 2 that cause such a drastic change in grades? I also was wondering about Spy Hunter. The NES version received a D grade but was obviously made a lot different then the Colecovision one.
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I plan to go back and take another look at the Atari 2600 version of Frogger 2 to make sure everything is consistent.  Stay tuned...[/QUOTE]

I was wondering the same thing about your Frogger II review.  I never did quite understand the accolades given to the Atari 2600 version (which I have) and your 5200 review glitters as well (graphically this version does look awesome).

I know I am in the minority but Spy Hunter to me was just so-so.  I'll take Bump 'N Jump any day over it.

Always great to see old system game reviews!

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2012/7/11: Colecovision: Frogger, Frogger 2, Spy Hunter

Postby Jake_JacobZu7zu71 » July 13th, 2012, 1:34 pm

I'm not sure I get the grade for Frogger for Colecovision...

It is not my favorite port of that game, A+ seems quite generous.
I only played on emulation, but the jumping is not ideal, (falling off log)
when I only try a little adjustment... and the game goes from extremely
easy to way difficult in a matter of 1-2 levels.

I actually liked 2600, Intellivision, and
5200 more... (on emulator) not the horrid 5200 joystick way of playing.


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