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New Vectrex Homebrew - Xmas Cart 2014!
« on: December 10, 2014, 01:47:05 AM »
Vectrex Gaming Forum member binarystar has been working on a little surprise for Vectrex owners.  A brand new cart for the system with, not one, but two Christmas games!  "Stocking Filler" and "Save The Trees" are these two games to spread the Holiday cheer with vector goodness.  The games will be released in a cart by the end of the week and a free ROM release on Christmas Eve.  The games can only be played effectively using real hardware.  Below is a video of the games in action (excuse the low volume).  I have a test ROM, so expect to see a review of this cart added to the Christmas Reviews page soon.  ;)

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Re: New Vectrex Homebrew - Xmas Cart 2014!
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2014, 22:34:23 PM »
The game is now available to order at http://www.binarystarsoftware.com/

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Re: New Vectrex Homebrew - Xmas Cart 2014!
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2014, 14:39:09 PM »
I was thinking the Vectrex needed a clone of Astrosmash. Save the Trees looks like a winner!

Stocking filler seems like a Kaboom clone. That is not a bad thing. Do either of these games have support for the various Vectrex controllers? A trackball would be great but the spinner controller would be fine.

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Re: New Vectrex Homebrew - Xmas Cart 2014!
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2014, 14:45:15 PM »
It says they require analog control, so I'm guessing there is no support for other controllers.

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Re: New Vectrex Homebrew - Xmas Cart 2014!
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2014, 14:53:56 PM »
Thanks!

Both games are a welcome addition to the Vectrex library.

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Re: New Vectrex Homebrew - Xmas Cart 2014!
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2014, 16:14:35 PM »
Yes they are and this is actually the first Christmas cart for the Vectrex.  That alone makes it worth getting.  :)

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Re: New Vectrex Homebrew - Xmas Cart 2014!
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2014, 18:03:41 PM »
Just saw this forum on twitter, signed up as it looks cool and found this post

Not got any games yet for my Vectrex so going to order one now :)
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Re: New Vectrex Homebrew - Xmas Cart 2014!
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2014, 18:10:34 PM »
Nice one fella..

Have a look at the Intro section and whack a post in there and tell us a little about yourself.

This game does look awesome i must admit.
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Re: New Vectrex Homebrew - Xmas Cart 2014!
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2014, 20:33:03 PM »
Quote from: "DrRetro"
Just saw this forum on twitter, signed up as it looks cool and found this post

Not got any games yet for my Vectrex so going to order one now :113:

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Re: New Vectrex Homebrew - Xmas Cart 2014!
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2014, 14:00:41 PM »
The free download version of the game is now available:  http://www.binarystarsoftware.com/?p=97

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Re: New Vectrex Homebrew - Xmas Cart 2014!
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2014, 14:38:10 PM »
I did post on twitter, I got my cart all wrapped up, really happy with it  :113:
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Re: New Vectrex Homebrew - Xmas Cart 2014!
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2014, 16:18:07 PM »
Did you get a Christmas tree one?
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Re: New Vectrex Homebrew - Xmas Cart 2014!
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2014, 16:44:25 PM »
Mine has not arrived yet, so I don't know.  Maybe, if I got it in soon enough!

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Re: New Vectrex Homebrew - Xmas Cart 2014!
« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2014, 17:39:28 PM »
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Did you get a Christmas tree one?

Yeah I got the Christmas tree one :)
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Re: New Vectrex Homebrew - Xmas Cart 2014!
« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2014, 17:50:31 PM »
Quote from: "DrRetro"
Quote from: "zapiy"
Did you get a Christmas tree one?

Yeah I got the Christmas tree one :)

That's cool! 

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