Tool-assisted movies (13)

Published on 2/5/2018
B.C.'s Quest for Tires is a 1983 video game developed by Sydney Development and published by Sierra On-Line. It was released for not just the ColecoVision, but also the Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit family, ZX Spectrum, MSX, and Apple II. The game is based on the comic strip B.C. by Johnny Hart, with the title being a play on the title of the contemporaneous film Quest for Fire.
In the game, the player takes the role of the caveman Thor, who has to rescue his girlfriend, "Cute Chick", who has been kidnapped by a dinosaur. To do this, he must travel on his stone unicycle (actually an impossible wheel) through several levels. Each level has Thor moving from the left to the right, avoiding various dangers.
The game is considered ridiculously difficult, but MESHUGGAH beats one loop of the game in just 1 minute and 40 seconds, making it look easy.

Published on 1/9/2019
Donkey Kong is a classic arcade game that spawned many ports, including this ColecoVision port.

Published on 8/2/2022
Donkey Kong Jr. is the sequel to Donkey Kong, where the forgotten titular character has to rescue his father Donkey Kong from Jumpman/Mario. It has received ports to many video game consoles, and the ColecoVision is no exception.
Unlike most other ports, the ColecoVision port only has three unique levels instead of four and they are out of order. What would be the fourth level in the NES version is actually the second level here, and after completing it, you repeat the first level again before getting to what would usually be the second level in the NES version. EZGames69 plays as much of the game has to offer in one playthrough as fast as possible in this run.
Donkey Kong Jr.

Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.8

Published on 5/8/2018
The king's treasures have been stolen! As the daring young prince, your goal is to recover them all.
Dragonfire is a 1982 video game published by Imagic, developed for Atari 2600, Intellivision, Commodore 64, Apple II, ZX Spectrum, ColecoVision, and more. The objective of the game is for the player to run over a castle drawbridge while avoiding fireballs and other obstacles, and then grab treasures guarded by a dragon who spits more fireballs at the player. Leave the room, rinse and repeat until lives run out. Other obstacles include a moving drawbridge, an archer firing arrows at the player, and a troll inhabiting the treasure room.

Published on 2/2/2014
In this game, you must move the frog to each berth at the top of the screen. There are three different types of areas.
The author completes the first 5 levels, after which there is no new content.

Published on 10/18/2020
H.E.R.O. is a rare fast-paced platformer for the Colecovision. You control a man with a gyropack who must traverse caves, avoid dangerous enemies, and use a few sticks of dynamite to blast open paths in order to rescue trapped miners.
DrD2k9 and NYMX play through the 20 levels in record time.

Published on 10/17/2019
Jumpman Junior is a game developed by Randy Glover, who described it as a "lite" version of Jumpman containing 12 levels for users without disk drives. In it, you need to defuse all of the bombs placed on Jupiter by terrorists. To do this, you must climb up ladders, touch the vines, and, of course, jump.
DrD2k9 improved most of the levels from the previous run by route changes and RNG manipulation for a total time save of 00:04.06 seconds.
Note: The character should not be confused with Mario, who was originally named Jumpman. Interestingly enough, Glover cited Donkey Kong as inspiration for this game. It is not known whether the naming is a coincidence or not.

Published on 11/3/2018
Miner 2049er is a platform video game created by Bill Hogue that was released in 1982 by Big Five Software. The title "Miner 2049er" evokes a 21st-century take on the California Gold Rush of around 1849, in which the gold miners and prospectors were nicknamed "49ers".
As Bounty Bob, the player's goal is to inspect every section of each mine in search of the evil Yukon Yohan while avoiding the radioactive creatures that inhabit the mine. As Bounty Bob walks over a section of flooring, it fills with color. To complete the level, every section of flooring must be colored.
nymx walks over every section of flooring in record time.
Miner 2049er

Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.3

Published on 5/12/2019
You play as a treasure hunter named Panama Joe, whose goal is to find an ancient treasure hidden by Aztec warrior deep inside catacombs. But beware, the catacombs are a large maze inhabited by monsters. Bouncing and rolling skulls, dancing spiders, disappearing and re-appearing chains and tons of fire await you. You'll have to find many keys and unlock doors in order to reach your goal. Panama Joe can jump and climb ladders, but doesn't have much to offer in terms of combat. That's why the monsters in the game should be avoided: a collision with an enemy leads to a premature death. He will also find amulets which make him invulnerable for a short time. Except for the Master System version, they are activated directly when picked up.
nymx and DrD2k9 go through the nine levels in record time.
We also have a TAS of the Master System version, which includes more levels, amongst other changes.

Published on 2/13/2016
In Oil's Well, you control a robotic arm with a drill head as it mines deep below the earth's crust to mine oil and make you rich. But two kinds of enemies lie in wait for you – bugs that damage your robotic arm, and land mines that damage your drill head. You must coordinate your movements to avoid them or your drill is toast!
This run by BrunoVisnadi completes all 10 stages in under three and a half minutes with carefully planned routes and some close calls with enemies.

Published on 9/14/2018
Smurf: Rescue in Gargamel's Castle is a 1982 video game published and developed by Coleco for the ColecoVision and Atari 2600. The game is based on the television series The Smurfs. In the game, the player must brave a series of obstacles to rescue Smurfette from Gargamel's castle.
EZGames69 and Noxxa rescue Smurfette in record time.

Published on 10/26/2022
Venture is an action-adventure game where a treasure hunter named Winky goes into dungeons to find treasure. The goal is to get all of the treasure in each level while fighting and dodging monsters. Stay in a room too long, and a big monster called the Hallmonster will chase down Winky and try to kill him.
In a TAS, due to a version-exclusive delay when changing direction inside rooms, the order of rooms visited is important, and changes to Winky's facing angle must be minimized to save time.
In this run, nymx plays the game on the hardest difficulty and collects every treasure in record time.

Emulator Replay:
BizHawk 2.6.3

Published on 8/25/2015
The original arcade game Zaxxon was the first game to employ an isometric perspective, later used in other games like Q*Bert, Marble Madness, and Fallout. This ColecoVision port preserves the graphical style which gave the game its name – AXONometric projection.
This run by dwangoAC uses the hardest difficulty and performs several difficult shots in order to beat the first cycle of the game in under two minutes.

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