The Vectrex is Coming!

No, there’s not a new version of the Vectrex being released, and no, a successor isn’t in the works. What is happening is that I picked up a Vectrex along with 8 games, and it’s on its way right now to my humble little home. The Vectrex will take up residency in the arcade room, right between Donkey Kong and Ms. Pac-Man on a table (which also has a Virtual Boy fighting for attention).

I’ve always loved the vector games and how impressive they look in person. I’ve never owned a Vectrex, so this is going to be quite the treat for me. Ever since I added Asteroids to my arcade, I’ve been itching to get more vector-based games. While the Vectrex isn’t exactly an arcade machine, it’s pretty close.


Now if I can just get my hands on that Star Wars arcade game I’ve been chasing around…


I had a vectrex years ago as a kid, loved it so much. We had an Intellivision downstairs for everyone to use, but it was MY vectrex. I only had a few cartridges for it though and no screen overlays, and I can remember it having one controller that pushed in under the screen when it wasnt in use. I know its been almost 5 years since you posted this picture, but I was curious on how you liked / disliked the thing.  happy playing.


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