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Re: The MB Vectrex Thread
« Reply #30 on: April 26, 2013, 13:23:57 PM »
That looks great!  Welcome to the world of Vectrex!  You are in for quite the treat!  The multi-cart is a great way to play the games.  As DC notes, you may end up getting the originals for the overlays or you may try to get reproductions of the overlays to play them.  Here is a site that sells them:  Vectrex Reproduction Overlays.  I ended up with a mixture of it all!

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Re: The MB Vectrex Thread
« Reply #31 on: April 28, 2013, 00:05:27 AM »
As posted in the "Your Fave 8 bit console" thread, had a great afternoon on the Vectrex going through some of the games on the 32 game cartridge.

Fave so far is Scramble


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Re: The MB Vectrex Thread
« Reply #32 on: April 28, 2013, 05:54:00 AM »
Scramble is excellent on the Vectrex! It's no wonder you've picked it.  :)

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Re: The MB Vectrex Thread
« Reply #33 on: April 28, 2013, 19:11:41 PM »
I have been curious about the 32-1 cart. Glad you are enjoying the games. Maybe you can post your thoughts on the cartridge construction?

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Re: The MB Vectrex Thread
« Reply #34 on: May 02, 2013, 05:45:29 AM »
Quote from: "onthinice"
I have been curious about the 32-1 cart. Glad you are enjoying the games. Maybe you can post your thoughts on the cartridge construction?

No probs, I'll give it another weeks testing and then I'll put something in this thread

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Re: The MB Vectrex Thread
« Reply #35 on: May 03, 2013, 17:40:48 PM »
Thanks Thedamneunited!

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Re: The MB Vectrex Thread
« Reply #36 on: May 10, 2013, 01:23:06 AM »
Looks like development for more Vectrex homebrew titles continues. This image from Kristof's web page shows new overlays that have been made for current games and for future titles. You'll notice two games in there that are new: Vector Patrol and Vector Hopper. Hopefully, the fact that the overlays are ready means that the games are coming soon.   :D

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Re: The MB Vectrex Thread
« Reply #37 on: August 04, 2013, 14:58:54 PM »
OK, ready to dance with the Vectrex?  Take a look...

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Re: The MB Vectrex Thread
« Reply #38 on: August 04, 2013, 15:00:52 PM »
Wow!  :16:

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Re: The MB Vectrex Thread
« Reply #39 on: August 06, 2013, 00:37:16 AM »
Here is another Vectrex video done with music.  This one is called Human Vectors and it was created by Dov Jacobson.  There's an interview with Dov posted at Rhizome:  Dov Jacobson: Human Vectors (1982).

Here is his video...

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Re: The MB Vectrex Thread
« Reply #40 on: November 04, 2013, 21:35:34 PM »
I just learned that a prototype of a Vectrex game called Mail Plane is currently on sale on Ebay.  It appears the version being sold is more complete than other versions that have been found.  Check out the auction:  Vectrex Mail Plane Prototype.

I had never heard of this game until today.  Here is a video:
Vectrex Mail Plane with Pen
What appears very interesting is that the game requires the light pen and the joystick for play. 

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Re: The MB Vectrex Thread
« Reply #41 on: December 04, 2013, 21:32:20 PM »
This game has been won by someone in the community and there are plans for a full release in the works.  :)

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Re: The MB Vectrex Thread
« Reply #42 on: February 10, 2014, 01:47:31 AM »
Looks like this year will be "The Year of the Vectrex" when it comes to homebrew game releases.  There are some 12 titles that will be seeing release in 2014:
  • NOX
  • Nogoya Attack
  • Bloxorz
  • Death Race
  • Demon Attack
  • Beam Rider
  • Ave Maria
  • Hellhole
  • Pong
  • Big Blue
  • Vector Patrol
  • Vector Hopper
  • Pong
  • Mail Plane

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Re: The MB Vectrex Thread
« Reply #43 on: February 10, 2014, 02:33:35 AM »
Wow, Beam Rider on the Vectrex? That is going to be sweet, I love that game!  :8:

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Re: The MB Vectrex Thread
« Reply #44 on: February 10, 2014, 03:21:59 AM »
Yes it will!  Many of these games are in early development so I haven't posted about them but they are indeed coming! 

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