Cosmic Avenger

Coleco & CBS ElectronicsRelease year : 1982
Manufacturer : Coleco/CBS
Developer : Nuvatec, Inc.
Type : Shoot
Coleco # 2434 - CBS # 4L2024
16 K ROM

 

Cosmic Avenger title screen
Cosmic Avenger screenshot

 

SCANS OF THE CBS1 MODEL





Front (Fr)
Ref 7431-0F
Back (Fr)
Ref 7431-0F
Cart (Fr)
Ref 4L2025
Manual (Fr)
Ref 2L1993

SCANS OF THE CBS3 MODEL




Front
Ref 7431-0R1
Back
Ref 7431-0R1
Cart
Ref 4L2022
Manual
Ref 2L2088

SCANS OF THE COLECO1 MODEL R1





Front (U) Back (U) Cart (U) Manual (U)
Ref 78088A

Front scan from VideoGameObsession.com
Back scanned by Chuckwalla

OTHER MODELS

No CBS2 No CBS4 No Coleco2

REPRODUCTION

 
Front (Fr) Back (Fr) 3D  
       
Box layout Mini-box layout Cartridge sleeve by Phil Boland

GAME DESCRIPTION

Cosmic Avenger arcade cabinetColeco’s exciting COSMIC AVENGER™ game puts you in control of a space fighter battling a planet full of aliens. Fly your fighter over domed cities and through alien seas, firing bombs and missiles at enemy installations and targets. But beware! The aliens are not defenceless. UFOs and submarines shoot at you, bombs fall from above and missiles rise from below while rockets track your every move. Fire, dodge, and fire again! How long can you survive above this dangerous alien planet?
 
Port of Universal’s arcade game released during July 1981. This game is the first continuous X-axis (Left-Right) scrolling video game.

OPINION

This is one of the nine games available at the ColecoVision’s launch. It is the archetype of the first games on this console. This is an excellent port of a pretty unknown game at that time.

Your ship flies over protected cities, then you dive in alien oceans, firing missiles and dropping bombs on enemies. The original version is more detailed and its gameplay is smoother, but Cosmic Avenger is a good game on ColecoVision especially if you’re fan of Scramble or Super Cobra.

Note : 4/5

MISCELLANEOUS

US catalogue European catalogue

GAME TRIVIA

This game is the first continuous X-axis (Left to Right) scrolling video game. Although Defender came out before Cosmic Avenger and was a continuous scroller, Defender went in 'circles,' and the player could control the direction of his ship.