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Vectrex

Vectrex is a second generation home game console released by Smith Engineering in 1981. 

About it[]

The Vectrex was released for family entertainment but the majority of players were not family.

The vector-displayed images became a failure and the 3D used to cause eye strain. The Video Game Crash of 1983 managed to bring the Vectrex out of the market and into landfill sites.

Trivia[]

  • The best-selling game for the console is MineStorm, a remake of the Atari game, Asteriods.
  • Spike, one of the games released for the console in 1982 is one of the first games ever to have speech (although the Vectrex couldn't pull this off).
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    The graphics of the games was the result of the Vectrex's failure.

  • Spike, who is a cat-like creature is Vectrex's mascot.
  • The Vectrex was considered a failure in some countries.
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