Coleco resurfaces with retro Chameleon gaming system

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Coleco Chameleon is set for release next year(Credit: Coleco Toys)

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If you were a child of the 80s, then perhaps you once lusted after the ColecoVision home video game system. Well, instead of searching eBay for ratty old units, you'll soon be able to buy your own new Coleco setup. Named Chameleon, the platform will play reproductions of games from days gone by, along with new titles that look like they're from days gone by.

Unlike the existing ColecoVision Flashback system, which is limited to built-in games, Coleco Chameleon will use old-school-style plug-and-play cartridges housed within clamshell cases. There's no word on compatibility with original ColecoVision game cartridges.

Users will have their choice of compilations of classic games, or new games in the 8-, 16- and 32-bit formats.

Chameleon will make its first appearance at Toy Fair New York 2016, next February. We're still awaiting information on pricing and availability.

Source: Coleco Toys

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