An underdog in the arcade became a winner in the living room. Based on Universal’s sleeper arcade game, Cosmic Avenger became a huge hit for the Colecovision. As with many of their arcade ports, Coleco took a chance in bringing this game to the home market. However, the gamble paid off and encouraged Coleco to go after more obscure, yet highly entertaining titles.

If you played this game often enough when it first came out, I’m sure you can still hum along with the
opening theme fanfare when the game starts. While not an incredibly groundbreaking game it is very fun
to play. It’s quirky color scheme (purple, yellow and green!), creative sounds and crisp graphics make it one
of the more unique and enduring classics.

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