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Originally posted by StanJr:

I just did a search for Lady Bug in the 2600 section and it came up empty? Now I just saw a copy of Lady Bug at a shop here in KY. What gives?


 

If you saw a copy of Lady Bug at a shop you personally visited, I sure hope you would have purchased it as no one has yet to produce a copy of this game. It does appear in Coleco's catalogs, but has remained vaporware all these years. If someone does have a copy, they've done a great job of keeping it a secret.

 

What you may have seen is either the Intellivision or ColecoVision versions of LadyBug..

 

..Al

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Well hopefully it was the Colecovision version of it which looks very similar to a 2600 cart. Because if it was the 2600 version you're going to be kicking yourself. You see, Lady Bug was never released for the 2600 and there are no prototypes currently known to exist. You better go back tomorrow and make sure.

 

Mitch

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Originally posted by StanJr:

I'll do that. I swear it looked just like a 2600 cart. What's the difference between the Colecovision cart and the 2600 cart?


 

Well, the label will say "ColecoVision", the back of the cartridge is molded to hold an overlay (such as the ones included with Mouse Trap), and most importantly the bottom of the cartridge is tapered to fit into the ColecoVision cartridge port.

 

Here's a picture of the ColecoVision version of Congo Bongo (I happened to have this on the server from an earlier discussion):

 

CongoBongo_Coleco.jpg

 

You can kind of see how the cartridge is angled if you look in the upper right corner of the image (which would be the bottom left of the cartridge).

 

Here's another picture of a different ColecoVision cart that I also happened to have on the server (how convenient!):

 

CBS_RocNRope.jpg

 

It's even more apparent in this picture how these carts are angled at the bottom..

 

Hope that helps.

 

..Al

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Originally posted by StanJr:

My total bad. It was a colecovision game, they had it lumped in with the Atari games and I just did a general glance. They are usually good about not mixing games, that's why I was suspicious. Sorry for all the fuss.


 

I'm glad that you were able to go back and verify that it was just a ColecoVision game. Otherwise we may never have known if perhaps that was a genuine Atari 2600 Lady Bug. Of course, it would have been much nicer if it turned out to be a 2600 Lady Bug!!

 

It's pretty easy to confuse Coleco and 2600 carts. More than once I've won an auction (usually for items not pictured) and received a Coleco cart instead of a 2600 cart. And vice versa. This most recently happened to me with Mr. Do!'s Castle..

 

..Al

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Here's the thing with Coleco's games:

 

ColecoVision games use a black casing

 

Atari 2600 games use a white (sorta) casing

 

Is it really that hard to tell the difference? The only time I've been confused as to wether a game was a 2600 or CV game was with Popeye (It was a CV copy by the way). Parker Bros games are slightly harder to tell...

 

Another way is to check the connector... the ColecoVision games do NOT have the side pins, and ALL Atari games do.

 

Sorry if this comes off as insulting (If so, it was unintentional)... but it just seems so obvious to me sometimes.

 

--Zero

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No insult, zero, I've actually seen very few Colecovision games in my time, so the color of the cart didn't immediately stand out. They were mixed in with other Coleco ATARI carts and I just didn't notice the diff. Lady Bug cart for Coleco is almost identical to the Donkey Kong Cart for Atari in terms of shape (it only has a few embelishments on the sides). Hence my confusion.

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