Vectrex by General Consumer Electronics Milton Bradley

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Release Date: 31/10/1982
Discontinued Date: 31/12/1983
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Initial Price: $199
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Vectrex is a home console released by General Consumer Electronics in 1982 in North America and in 1983 in Europe and Japan. Most of the home consoles of that era needed to be plugged into the Television. However, Vectrex was unique because it was a monitor itself with vertical aspect ratio. It had also it's own volume and brightness.

The controller of Vectrex plugs in the front of Vectrex and can slide back in the lower front of the vectrex. Α second controller can be plugged in also, next to the power switch and the reset button. The controller itself has 4 action buttons and a small joystick.

The game cartridges could be plugged in the side of Vectrex, while the number of games created for Vectrex was less than it's competitors, having only 28 games in it's library. Among the most popular were Scramble and Berzerk. The games of Vectrex were quite interesting, since they had to be played along with a screen overlay. There was also a built-in game, the Minestorm.

Vectrex was affected from the video game crash of 1983 and discontinued in 1984.