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Vectrex

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One of the first computer game machines in the 80s was Vectrex made by MB. You had to put in a cartridge for different games and used various coloured plastic screens clipped over the monitor to change the colour of the screen.


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My Vectrex collection Last post by Sly
08 July 2011

Do You Remember Vectrex?

Do You Remember Vectrex?

  • Yellow Watson
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    I got to play with one of these in 1988. It belonged to my parents friend David. He was having his 21st birthday and my dad was making a goose of himself by drinking too much (he regretted it the next morning of course) So David let me play with the Vectrex to distract me. I got to play a racing game...I think it was called Pole Position. I had loads of fun anyway. The Vectrex was pretty darn impressive for a 5 year old.
  • Anonymous user
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    Our family friends whom we went on holiday with had one of these. I remember playing it in their chalet at Caister one year. Superb piece of kit but I never owned one.
  • Anonymous user
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    Vectrex was fab...was a games console with its own screen with controls that used to put out from the bottom on a springy coil. You bought different cartridges that had a screen to go with them that you had to slot onto the front of the black screen to give it some colour and a scene depending on what game it was....the graphics were awful but we loved it. I remember a game called Spike where you were this star shaped stick man and had to rescue 'Molly' by climbing lots of ladders, I also remember a game called Scramble on it where you were in a little spaceship flying betweeen buildings and one that was like Pacman but you had to go round a maze collecting money in a sack. These consoles are still for sale on ebay.