Coleco games for the European market were produced by CBS Electronics in England. The boxes are different from the US ones. Different boxes were also used for south America and Australia.
European carts have the same size as the US ones, but the upper end has a different shape. There is a finger-thick indentation on each side. The labels are black; on the upper half there's the CBS/Colecovision character and the name of the game. Below is a white box with a lot of writing, copyright and production information, the model number (4Lxxxx), and often the sentence "for use on pal-tv-system only". Sometimes the labels are multilingual.

COLECOVISION GAME BOXES

CLASSIFICATION OF THE GAME BOXES

Different game box models

CBS1
Boxes have only one language (English, French, German, etc.) and there is a big artwork on the front.

CBS2
Boxes are multilingual (ex: English, French, German and Italian) and there is a big artwork on the front.

CBS3
Boxes are multilingual (ex: English, French, German, Spanish and Italian) and the main color is grey.

CBS4
These boxes are made of plastic and look like small VHS boxes.

Coleco1
Boxes have got a picture of the arcade cabinet of the game when it exists and there is a yellow splash sign.

Coleco2
The splash sign is replaced with a yellow stripe.

Canadian Models
Boxes for Canada are the same as Coleco1 and Coleco2 boxes but the texts are written both in English and in French.

Other manufacturers
Parker Brothers, Epyx, Micro Fun, etc., have their own box models.

QUALITY OF SCANS

The scans you will find on this site are not all the same quality.

Scan quality indicator
Very low quality : can't be used
Poor quality : almost unreadable on screen
Medium quality
Good quality : good enough for printing
Highest quality

GAME RARITY

This is based on NIAD's ColecoVision & ADAM Cartridge Collector's Rarity List. It goes from R1 (common) to R10 (very rare).

R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10

FAKES FOR FUN

Turbo Moon Patrol Tunnels & Trolls Slither

Boxes I made just for fun for games that were never released in the past or for which no box exists.

HOME MADE

Some boxes I made for homebrewers.

 

 

 

 

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