ColecoVision emulators

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ColecoVision
Coleco.jpg
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 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 8 KBs 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 as 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 Retro
Achievements
FLOSS Active Recommended
PC / x86
BizHawk Windows 2.9.1
ColEm Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD 5.6
DSP Windows Linux macOS 0.22
ares Windows Linux macOS v136
FinalBurn Neo
fbneo_libretro
Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD WIP builds
libretro core
NC [N 1]
CoolCV Windows Linux macOS 0.6.9
MAME Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD 0.262
Mugrat macOS 0.5.0
Snepulator Windows Linux git ~
Pantheon Windows 13.640 ~
Phoenix Windows Linux macOS 2.8.JAG ~
vdmgr Windows 0.2.6 ~
blueMSX
blueMSX_libretro
Windows Linux
macOS FreeBSD Web [N 2]
2.8.2
libretro core
~[N 3] ~
Retro Virtual Machine Windows Linux macOS 2.1.10 TBD
higan Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD v110 [N 4]
Clock Signal Linux macOS FreeBSD 2024-01-22
Bee Windows Linux macOS 2.4.3
FreezeSMS Windows 4.6
MEKA Windows Linux macOS 0.8-alpha (2023-08-26)
DarcNES Windows Linux BeOS 9b0401/9b0313
Mobile / ARM
ColEm+ Android Linux Pandora
Symbian
Maemo
5.6.4 (Android)
fbneo_libretro Android iOS libretro core NC [N 1]
MSX.emu
(blueMSX tech)
Android iOS Dragonbox Pyra Pandora 1.5.77git
Pandora build 15
1.5.46.02
blueMSX_libretro Android iOS
Linux Pandora
libretro core ~
Consoles
fbneo_libretro Xbox One Xbox Series X/S libretro core NC [N 1]
blueMSX_libretro PSP PlayStation 4
Vita Wii U
Xbox One Xbox Series X/S
libretro core ?
ColEm PSP 2.6.1
WiiColEm Wii 0.3
ColemPS2 PlayStation 2 2.0
AdamX Xbox v4 ?
(D)ColEm Dreamcast 0.99
CollisionGC GameCube 1.01 b1
ColecoDS Nintendo DS git
CoG GameBoy Advance 0.9.7 beta
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 FinalBurn Neo was confirmed as having better compatibility than MAME/MESS, blueMSX, openMSX and CoolCV. See this topic.
  2. Only available outside Windows as a libretro core (e.g., RetroArch).
  3. Libretro core is still active.
  4. Superseded by ares