And While I Am At It…

21 10 2008

Well, I thought that since I was talking up my mini cab collection, I thought I would put ’em all out together, along with some of my Nintendo Game and Watches (well, the ones that I could find at the time) and take a picture of them. I have a number of other games that fit into the mini cab format, but I wanted a picture of the classics. The only reason I threw the Game And Watches in is because I had to move each one to get at the mini cabs themselves.

Here is that picture:

Coleco Mini cab collection and some of my Nintendo Game And Watches

Coleco Mini cab collection and some of my Nintendo Game And Watches.

Back row from left to right: Zaxxon (not working), Frogger, Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, Galaxians. Front row from left to right: Mario Bros., Donkey Kong (dual screen), Donkey Kong 3, Life Boat

New Addition(s) to My Collection

21 10 2008
Frogger New (left), old (right)

Frogger new (left), old (right)

Picked up a Frogger mini cab (from Coleco) at a recent collectors fair up in Edmonton ($45.00) and also found a new version at a local Source (formerly Radio Shack) for $9.99. I’m pretty sure that $45 is the most I’ve ever spent on any piece of classic gaming history with the exception of my Vectrex.

As far as I know, I just need Ms. Pacman, Donkey Kong Jr. (which I have never seen in person), and a (working) Zaxxon to complete my collection of the Coleco mini cabs.

The new Frogger needs an external light source (a bright room will do fine), and reflects the simple game image onto a mirror (making it difficult to get a good picure of the display), while the classic Coleco cab sports a bright, brash vacuum fluorescent display (VFD). Game play on both is pretty good, as Frogger is basically a simple game.

21 Amazing Nintendo Facts

9 10 2008

A collection of seemingly random but interesting Nintendo facts brought to you in a very amusing manner.

Oh, and some really nice cats, too.