October 22, 2008
In its heyday: Long before PlayStation and Nintendo, ColecoVision captured gamers' hearts. The boxy joysticks and console were actually considered an advanced system at the time, but the system was discontinued in 1984.
Now: Some fans have devised free software that lets you play "BurgerTime," "Dance Fantasy" or "Quest for Quintana Roo," as you might have 25 years ago. River West plans to revive Coleco for fans who call themselves "ColecoNation."