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Follow this link for info about the review system. 1 = Terrible, 5 = Awesome!

Huh? Oh my, that's not what I thought this game was at all.

ZaxxonGraphics: 1
Sound: 1
Replay Value: 1
Notes: 1-player game. Pitiful.
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I rue the day I got this game. Pitiful. I loved the real Zaxxon. This is no Zaxxon. They didn't even get the rocket on the correct side! We all know the Intellivision is capable of much more. Look at Safecracker by Imagic!




ROM ShockVision title screen hack confirmed.
Box So far, six variations have been found.
Manual Seven variants have been identified.
Overlays Custom overlays have been designed and distributed by Psycho Stormtrooper.
Label To date, seven labels have been recorded.
Easter Eggs No Easter Eggs have been found.




A total of six Zaxxon box variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Zaxxon Box (Coleco 2487) Coleco 2487 1983 U.S.A. Has artwork next to picture of arcade machine; standard 'Intellivision® or Intellivision® II' banner; small top flaps have proof of purchase w/ part number on one and date of manufacture on the other; has barcode on back
Image not available. Coleco R????? 1983 Canada French-Canadian release
Zaxxon Box (CBS Electronics 60.243503.70) CBS Electronics 60.243503.70 1983 Holland International Edition; there are several part numbers on the box in addition to the one listed on the tab on the top flap: ICI 243503 and 7627-3R1 appear on back and sides above and below the CBS Electronics logo—these may be part numbers for the game; 3P4016 appears on the tab on the bottom flap
Zaxxon Box (CBS Electronics) CBS Electronics N/A None   English (U.K.) version; need confirmation of part number and other info
Image not available. CBS Electronics 7627-3 D 1983 Holland German version
Zaxxon Box (CBS Electronics 7627-3 F) CBS Electronics 7627-3 F 1983 Holland French version; lists fabricated in United Kingdom, printed in Holland; top flap also includes additional part number 3P4015 on main tab




The ShockVision cartridges have what appears to be a title screen hack version of the game. It is unclear if any other changes were made.





A total of seven Zaxxon manual variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Zaxxon Manual (Coleco 78141) Coleco 78141 1983 U.S.A.  
Image not available. Coleco ????? 1983 Canada French-Canadian
Image not available. CBS Electronics 2L2068 1983   International Edition; languages: English, German, French, Dutch, Italian, Spanish; no origin printed on manual; a second part number appears on the manual as well: 60.243503.71
Image not available. CBS Electronics N/A None   English (U.K.) edition; blue monochrome; need verification of part number, etc.
Image not available. CBS Electronics N/A 2000   English; Tele-Games ships a modified version of the original U.K. manual
Image not available. CBS Electronics 2L 1941 1983   German; no origin printed on manual
Zaxxon Manual (CBS Electronics 2L 1942) CBS Electronics 2L 1942 1983 United Kingdom French edition; blue monochrome




Only one version of the overlay has been found for Zaxxon.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Image not available. Coleco N/A None   Custom overlay designed by Psycho Stormtrooper




A total of seven Zaxxon label variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Zaxxon Label (Coleco) Coleco N/A 1982 U.S.A. Standard black label; game logo right side up on edge; word wraps: of, Enter-, of, a, Printed, 1983, York
Image not available. Coleco N/A 1982 Canada French-Canadian (French)
Image not available. Coleco N/A 1982 Canada French-Canadian (English)
Zaxxon Label (CBS Electronics CI243503) CBS Electronics CI243503 1983 England English text on label (this one found in an International Edition box); has another (part?) number: 4L 2107
Image not available. CBS Electronics 4L2109 1983   German label
Zaxxon Label (CBS Electronics 4L 2110) CBS Electronics 4L 2110 1983 United Kingdom French label
Image not available. ShockVision N/A 1982   Trippy ShockVision label




Title Screen Title screen for Zaxxon.
Shooting at Junk In trading the three-quarters perspective for a directly-behind one, the very core of the Zaxxon experience was compromised.
Some Kind of Fighters?The Zaxxon Robot? Difficult to tell what's what here.




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