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Desfeek

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  1. As a self-proclaimed Vectrex expert, I can confidently say there is no agreed-upon list for actual release dates.

    There are a few things we can go from:

     

    Original pack-in materials (side of the system box, passport, etc.) - lists the original batch of games, i.e. Berzerk, Scramble, Cosmic Chasm.

     

    Of those not included, we can determine a few more release dates from early '83, because they do not match the last telling sign - i.e. Narzod, Heads Up! and Star Castle

     

    The last telling sign is how the actual game boxes are labelled. Lightpen and 3D imager games say "Graphic Computer System Cartridge" on the side of the box, rather than "Arcade System Cartridge". There are non-lightpen and non-3D games which fit this description - Pole Position and Polar Rescue - which are commonly accepted as the final commercial Vectrex releases.

     

    Sorry I cannot be of more help, but swing on by http://vectorgaming.proboards.com/board/20/vectrex - I'm sure we'd (the Vec community) would love to see what you got! Out of 29 original releases (including 3 Lightpen, 3 3D, Mr. Boston and Minestorm 2) having 15 prototypes is HUGE news. Considering the rabid fanbase - I'd expect you'd be able to make a pretty penny from that lot ;)


  2. http://imageshack.us.../dsc02440yo.jpg

     

    Picked this up today. Nothing remarkable, but I did a double take at the price tag:

     

    http://imageshack.us.../dsc02442bt.jpg

     

    Had to have been a mistake. Either a computer or human error. The guy at the counter was even a little mad at me, as if fishing the disc out of the drawers and ringing me up was more trouble than it was worth. Just my two cents. BA-ZING

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  3. I have...Mr. Boston...

    Pics or it didn't happen.

     

    post-10701-0-76310300-1346197583_thumb.jpg

     

    LOOKS LIKE IT HAPPENED :D

     

    Niiiice! That is an extremely hard to find game!

     

    That is one of 2 boxes known to exist. Deus, is that Chris' old Mr. Boston?

     

    EDIT: lol double information


  4. Nice pics Trek! Post them at the Vector Gaming forums as well, Darryl would love to see them!

     

    CIB

     

    Armor Attack

    Bedlam

    Berzerk

    Blitz!

    Clean Sweep

    Comic Chasm

    Fortress of Narzod

    Heads Up! Action Soccer

    Hyperchase

    Pole Position

    Ripoff

    Scramble

    Solar Quest

    Space Wars

    Spike

    Spinball

    Star Castle

    Star Hawk

    Star Trek

    Web Wars

    Color Clash Slim

    Debris Revisited

    Hellhole

    Shifted

    Sundance

    V-Hockey

    Vectoblox

    Vectopia

    Vector Pilot (all 3 overlay options)

    Vectrexians

    Warrior

     

    Hardware:

     

    Console w/ all paperwork & Minestorm Overlay

    Controller w/ manual

    Homebrew dust cover

    VecMulti

    John Dondzila modified PS1 Arcade Stick

    RecycledGamer modified Genesis Arcade Stick

    RecycledGamer modified SNES controller

    Overdrive controller

    Vectrosis controller

    RecycledGamer homebrew Lightpen

    Madtronix homebrew 3D 'flicker' Goggles

     

    Reproduction overlays

     

    Minestorm

    Polar Rescue

    Pole Position

    Dark Tower

    Star Sling

    2D Narrow Escape

    Perfomance VX

    City Bomber

    Hangman

    Minestorm II

    Patriots

    Spike Hoppin'

    Spike's Water Balloons

    Vec Sports Boxing

    Vectris

    V-Frogger

    YASI

    Protector

    Moon Lander

    Pitcher's Duel

    Tour de France

    Rockaroids

    Thrust


  5. The screen contrast is a bit low (but looks good) so I turn it up. Viola! a white burned out pixel right in the center and a bunch of white linies coming out of it. So, I tell them that it has a problem but I'd still buy it if they would lower the price.

     

    I'm sorry to ruin your tale (and make you kick yourself?), but this is NOT a problem with that Vectrex. ALL Veccy's do this when their contrast knob is cranked...if they don't, the yoke is dying and in need of replacement.

     

    The trick is to turn the contrast as high as you can, without having that white dot in the center.

     

    The 'burned' white dot you've heard of is when you turn on the Vectrex, and nothing BUT a white dot appears on the screen.


  6. Along with aforementioned titles (Ultimate History of Video Games!) I also enjoyed Vintage Games by AAer Bill Loguidice and Matt Barton. Each chapter highlights a revolutionary game of its timeframe - and truly helped me understand the nostalgia behind Utopia, Alone in the Dark, and flight simulators, among others:

     

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0240811461/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0240811461&linkCode=as2&tag=atariage

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