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C > COLECO  > Combat!   


An original system with it's army design. It plays a classic combat game found on some of "Pong generation" systems... The two player game and its 4 variations are built-in the AY-3-8700-1 chipset from General Instruments. This game could also be found on some cartridge systems based on the GI chipsets.

The two-handed joystick controls simulate the commands, just like in a real tank. Each set is fitted with a fire button on top of the right stick. There is a reset button, an on/off switch and game selection switch (from 1 to 4). There are even suction cup feet to secure the console to the table.

It's got two seperate HP, one for tank engine sounds and the other one for weapon firing sounds.

Promotional sentences:
- Play 4 video tank gams with realistic battle sounds
- Digital display scoring and realistic batlle sounds
- Play 4 video tank games at the flick of a switch
- Dual throttle controllers with firing button
- Advertised on TV

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Mom and dad bought this for me when I was little in i977 I was three. I remember playing my dad on this console. It lasted until 1996 when my father passed away. I sold it and a 1976 version of pong. Pong still worked as if it were new. Combat speakers were non functional by 1996. but the graphic still worked. My mom said they bought it around 1978 for about 85 or 90 dollars. anyway I remember playing it alot through my childhood. ALOT!!!

Monday 16th October 2006
Scott Hunsucker (USA)

I can't say too much about this game but I did have one. It was great, just like the tank game in the arcade. The one problem with it was I believe the joysticks were very weak. We broke one off shortly after we got it. I would love to have one again.

Friday 17th December 2004
Robert Ccoleman (Earth)

This was the first game system my parents ever bought for me, I was about 5 or 6 at the time. I remember we had to install the stick controllers ourselves. All four games were basic tank battle games but all were generally superior to the Atari Combat games that came with the VCS. When I was a teenager I came across the old console in our basement and set it up. It still worked, but I very quickly broke one of the controller sticks which were made with rather thin plastic stems.

Monday 20th October 2003
David Posner (Earth)


NAME  Combat!
YEAR  1977
BUILT IN SOFTWARE / GAMES  Tank Combat game with 4 variations (Combat, Night Battle, Robot Battle, Camouflage Combat)
CONTROLLERS  4 sticks (2 tank controllers) with fire buttons
CPU  AY-3-8700-1 from General Instruments
COLORS  3 (black, white & purple background)
SOUND  2 HPs built-in (one for fire sounds, and one for engine sounds)
I/O PORTS  TV RF output
POWER SUPPLY  6 x 1,5v batteries or 9v DC 200mA (external PSU)
PRICE  Unknown

Software for this system!

1977 General Instruments

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