Vectrex

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ROMIcon.png Vectrex
Vectrex.jpg
Vectrex unit with their controllers, games and artworks.
Manufacturer(s) Smith Engineering (hardware making)

General Consumer Electronics United States of America

Milton Bradley (United States of America re-release) / Europe)

Japan Bandai

Release Date(s) United States of America 1982-11

Europe 1983-05

Japan 1983-06

CPU(s) Motorola M6809
Sound chip(s) AY-3-8912A, DAC
Music section Vectrex


The Vectrex (known as Kousokusen in Japan, ja:光速船) MESS System Driver vectrex was a 8-bit video game console developed by Smith Engineering, but it was distributed and licensed to General Consumer Electronics. When Milton Bradley purchased GCE, MB handled the sales of Vectrex. The Vectrex is known to be the only video game system in the world to display vector graphics, just his name says. It was released first in USA, and later, in Europe and Japan. In Japan, the Vectrex was released as one of the Bandai's three imported-from-America video games, the other two beings the Emerson Arcadia and the Mattel Intellivision. Unlike the Arcadia, Bandai wasn't developed any exclusive games for that region, and Bandai didn't was translated the games, only their packages and instruction manuals.

The console was fallen into the Crash of the Video Games, and didn't was seen again, until Rantmedia Games releases the Vectrex Regeneration, a compilation of Vectrex games for the iOS-based devices.

Launch titles United States of America

Sound

Musics and SFXs are done by the AY8912 sound chip.

VGM Scene

You can log Vectrex musics into VGM only in MESS. A few Vectrex games was also been ripped into the VGM format.

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