Vectrex Megathread

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Vectrex Megathread

Postby [FDG]Sundae » Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:10 pm

I returned to my grandparents' house a month ago to reclaim a very special box from the basement, where I had been storing it while I was in grad school.

This very special box contained a very special game console and ten games for it. This console was called a Vectrex, and it was one of my favorite consoles ever, probably due to memories of playing it when I was five or six.

Here's a picture of one. That screen over the top of it clips into place (and a different one is included with every game). The console's built-in monitor is a single-color vector display, hence the name of the console.

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http://computermuseum.50megs.com/brands/vectrex.htm (More information about this awesome console.)

The box also held an SNES and a front-loading NES, a large-form Sega Genesis, and a back-lit Pac-Man portable unit of unknown origin that I had salvaged from a landfill.

The box had been thrown out in a basement cleaning sometime in the last two years.

R.I.P, little Vectrex.


Did anyone else own one of these? What was your favorite game? The included Minestorm game was great, but I was also a huge fan of Armor Attack. :D

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Re: Vectrex Megathread

Postby [FnG] Da Kril » Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:51 pm

Remote linking forbidden __ fail.

Sounds interesting, though.

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Re: Vectrex Megathread

Postby [FnG] Lambik » Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:10 pm

hA, they've made a typo on their site, it states 1,6MHz, ofcourse that should be GHz, :chin:
who would play graphic games on a 1,6 MHz :slaphead:


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Re: Vectrex Megathread

Postby [FDG]Sundae » Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:42 pm

Gaaah at remote linking. It showed up for meeee!

(It's a big picture of the one on the other link.)

(It was also an excuse to christen this forum with an ancient, rare video game system.)

Oh, it was SO GOOD.


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