Nov 272011

ColecoVision™ - Logo (Small)Destructor by Coleco for ColecoVision™ - Box (Front)Destructor™ was developed and published by Coleco. I never saw this game in a store when it was new. I bought it on ebay in 2007 from a guy named Jim Kovacs. I bought a lot of games from him for various systems. I only mention his name because he was great to deal with and I would vouch for his authenticity if you are thinking of buying anything from him. He sells stuff for other people, and was selling the games I bought for a friend. This is my second game for the driving module and after playing it finally in 2007, I have to say that the box art is awesome and leave it at that…

From the box:

Destructor by Coleco for ColecoVision™ - Box (Back)Your starcruiser has landed on Arthros, a planet of savage Insektoids™ruled by Destructor™! You race through a continuous winding maze in your Ram-car, dodging Insektoids™ and smashing Krystaloids™, converting them to Energy Crystals for your starcruiser. Watch out for deadly Destructor™ who is out to destroy you! Push the crystals back to your ship so that your starcruiser can lift off, taking you from this deadly world!


Destructor by Coleco for ColecoVision™ - Cartridge & InstructionsI am very glad that I have this game in my collection! That being said, I have to say that it was a little bit of a let down. The game is very simple, now… that being said… I’m sure that if I had some sort of nostalgia factor that I could relate this game to from my childhood, I could see myself liking it more. I never played this game until 2007 and would believe that I might be judging it unfairly. It actually has a decent story line and decent play control with the steering module. And, it is kind of fun destroying Insektoids™ and collecting crystals to repair your ship. I just didn’t really get into it, that’s all… Maybe I’ll try it again someday and write a new review.

Until then, enjoy the box pics, the artwork is fantastic, especially considering that this was an in house Coleco game! I don’t know who the artist was, but he or she did an excellent job with the packaging on this one and I’m sure it sold quite a few copies based on that alone!

My Rating:

Play Control: 6.0
Graphics: 7.0
Sound/Music: 6.0
Story: 7.0
Level Design: 5.0
Replay Value: 4.0
Overall: 6.0 (Overall ratings are rounded to the nearest half point.)

Cosmetic Condition of my copy of this game:

Overall, I rate my copy: 8.0 – It is in near mint condition for its age!


System: ColecoVision™
Year: 1983
Developer: Coleco
Publisher: Coleco
Price I paid: $18.68
Retail Price: Around $43
Purchased from: ebay user JOK
Game is complete?: YES, including receipt.

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