ColecoVision emulators

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ColecoVision
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Developer Coleco Industries, Inc.
Type Home video game console
Generation Second generation
Release date 1982
Discontinued 1985
Predecessor Telstar series
Emulated

The ColecoVision was the second-generation video game console produced by Coleco in August of 1982, before being discontinued in 1984 partly due to the ongoing crash in North America at the time. It retailed for $174.99 and had a Zilog Z80 CPU at 3.58 MHz with 8KB of RAM. Notably, it provided gamers with experiences very much like the arcade versions of games, as well as having Donkey Kong as a pack-in title to showcase this, although the Atari 2600 and Intellivision could do the same with the respected hardware. It shares largely the same underpinnings with the SG-1000. Indeed, a clone of the SG-1000 known as the Dina 2-in-1 (sold in the United States as the Telegames Personal Arcade) had support for both SG-1000 and ColecoVision games, though compatibility with the latter is spotty due to the lack of an expansion module interface or a second numeric keypad, rendering two-player ColecoVision games unplayable.

Emulators

Name Platform(s) Latest Version Libretro Core FLOSS Active Recommended
PC / x86
BizHawk Windows 2.7
ColEm Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD Symbian Wii 5.6
CoolCV Windows Linux macOS 0.6.9
DSP Windows Linux macOS 0.19
higan Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD v110
MAME Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD 0.239
Pantheon Windows 11.036
vdmgr Windows 0.2.4
Phoenix Windows Linux macOS 2.8.JAG ~
FreezeSMS Windows 4.6 ~
CLK Linux macOS FreeBSD 2021-12-19
Bee Windows Linux macOS 2.4.3
blueMSX Windows
Linux macOS FreeBSD [N 1]
2.8.2
MEKA Windows Linux macOS 0.8-alpha (2021-07-26)
DarcNES Windows Linux BeOS 9b0401/9b0313
Mobile / ARM
ColEm Android Linux Pandora 5.6.1
MSX.emu
(blueMSX tech)
Android iOS Linux Pandora Android 1.5.34
Git
Pandora build 15
blueMSX Android iOS Linux Pandora [N 1] 2.8.2
Consoles
ColEm Wii Dreamcast PSP Various
  1. 1.0 1.1 Only available outside of Windows as a libretro core (e.g. RetroArch).