Vectrex unit with their controllers, games and artworks.
|Manufacturer(s)|| Smith Engineering (hardware making)
Milton Bradley ( re-release) / )
|Sound chip(s)||AY-3-8912A, DAC|
The Vectrex (known as Kousokusen in Japan, ja:光速船) 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.
- MineStorm (built-in)
Musics and SFXs are done by the AY8912 sound chip.
You can log Vectrex musics into VGM only in MESS. A few Vectrex games was also been ripped into the VGM format.
- Vectrex Regeneration at Rantmedia Games