Coleco Gemini

The Coleco Gemini is similar to the Atari 2600 video game console. The Gemini was manufactured by Coleco as the second generation game console using ROM cartridges. In 1982 Coleco produced an expansion module for the ColecoVision that was compatible with the Atari 2600. Atari tried to sue Coleco for patent infringement but lost, allowing Coleco to manufacture the Coleco Gemini.

The Gemini had an 8 way joystick, attached on the top, and a 270-degree paddle on the bottom of the same controller. The Gemini was smaller than the Atari and the original model included Donkey Kong. Later, Carnival and Mouse Trap became included on some models. Sears offered a version that included both Donkey Kong and Mouse Trap on separate cartridges.

Coleco also partnered with Columbia House to offer video games as part of the club subscription.

The system had an 8-bit 1.19 Mhz CPU and 128 bytes of RAM.

Image Caption: Coleco Gemini video game console. Credit: Evan-Amos/Wikipedia