Vector War IV: Fight for the best places

Already in two weeks of Vector War starts. The Vector War is an international Vectrex tournament and will be held for the fourth time. In addition to fun and excitement there is to win attractive prizes. Taking part is worthwhile in any case!

Vector_War_IV_500pxFurther information, exact prices and rules can be found in Vectorgaming-Forum (English). There you received then also the photos of your earned high scores.

The tournament is for both beginners and professional players. Now: dusting and join the Vectrex!

addendum on 7. December:
The Vector War is over. The three best players are Vectrex:
1. coleco1981 98,7%
2. Mazzal 96,0%
3. Chainsaw 89,7%
Congratulations to the winners and all the players a “thank you!” for's Participate!

VectrexWraps – New designs: Vector Pilot, Vectrexians, …

By sticking the VectrexWraps transformed to the black Vectrexkonsole in a Defender- or Space Invaders machine. Michael Flowers, The designer of VectrexWraps, now has new designs created.

Michele Fiori plays himself enthusiastically Vectrexians and Vector Pilot. therefore his new designs are mostly existing and new tracks by Tutstronix:

  1. Vector Pilot (Time Pilot)
  2. Vectrexians (Galaxians)
  3. Vector Patrol (Moon Patrol)
  4. Berzerk

In addition to adhesives for dressing the Vectrex Michele has added to remaining vacancies numerous stickers, which can be mounted where an ornament on the Vectrex but otherwise.

The selling price per wrap is 20 EUR +. Shipping. The wraps for Protector, YASI and Scramble are still available. Michele Fiori takes orders for Wraps emailed. More information and pictures can be found on Michele's website.

Shifted – World Challenge

From 1. August sees the Vectrex Competition “Shifted – World Challenge” instead of. Besides some fun prizes can be won.

Shifted is an action-puzzle game, a quick puzzle game on the Vectrex. Martijn Wenting (Revival Studios) had a first version of Shifted already 2008 developed. Only 2011 revised Martijn then the existing level of development and once again significantly published this tete. Survival mode (Survivalmode) it applies, as long as possible to keep the flood of emerging symbols stand. In addition, the player is in Challenge Mode in total 70 demanded challenges: Changing requirements and wagering give players some variety and makes this title even more interesting.

From 1. August to 1. November, players worldwide rows back- and forth- and high- and down slide and can be measured. To the victor on points waving an original Minestorm II Cartridge. And all players, Who qualifies, will automatically be in the draw of a limited edition of Shifted, VectoBlox or debris Revisited (winner's choice) part. Read more, Conditions of participation and discussions are Vectorgaming-Forum to find.

In good 3 Weeks we go…

winners of 1. Price is jacuk
winners of 2. price is “The lynx”

News in May: Splash of color!

Colored it on the Vectrex, represents the only known black / white Vector Graphics, only by the color films. Significantly more colorful than before but it is her from the Games:
The original title of MB and GCE dominated on the Vectrex clearly the Space games like Scramble, Minestorm or Space Wars, to which were joined a few sports games. The recently developed games bring new varieties and types to the Vectrex: Horror, War and brutality take collection.

By Title “UNTOT” we know the same beating: hunt zombies and not let himself get here. Shouldered with a not too small ax, the player goes to the wanderings and encounters numerous brainless and limbless figures. The control and horizontal scrolling is somewhat reminiscent Karateka; However, an Asian lineage of zombies at UNDEAD is not recognizable.

Soldiers and tanks are the opponents in Lynx Softs’ latest game BRECHER. The player fires full pipe to approaching and numerous enemies.

Death Chase
at Death Chase moves the player with his car as many passers-by. Developed by Chris Malcolm game is strong to the 1976 published game Death Race ajar. At the time, Death Race set off a wave of outrage and controversial discussions.

My personal enthusiasm whether the new game genres adheres very limited, but tastes obviously different and the games are sure to find followers. And at Armor Attack geht's already down to business. Thanks to Chris and Sascha for new developments!

The Vectrex as a musical instrument: V-Theremin

“Ther-was?” I wondered, when I announcement of “V-Theremin” had read. RTS on termite mound? Schedule appointments on the Vectrex? Quite cold and wrong I was with my conjectures.

The Theremin is an electronic musical instrument, the 1919 was invented by the Russians Lew Termen. The Special and Unusual is, that is played there without any contact. Robert Moog, which is by its analog synthesizer musicians known worldwide, had Thermine built and played. The Thermine are real exotic and rarely found, but still being built and played sporadically. How looks a real theremin and sounds, it looks beautiful in the video:

Vectrexentwickler Chris Malcom, its Hex and Nagoya Attack presented here, brings V-theremin theremin on the Vectrex. Non-contact it is not, however, to, for therefore a special controller would be required. But the basic idea has retained Chris: Pitch and volume are controlled either by one or two joysticks. So you can now play the eclectic sound of the theremin with the Vectrex. Well, little more reverb and a little less hum it would perhaps be even. And play with his hands in the air has something.

If you want to start playing the same V-Theremin, to load the ROM of V-Theremin by VecFlash or VecMulti the Vectrex. ParaJVE going to try even, then use here by double in the ParaJVE window the mouse as an analog joystick.

A big thank you to Chris for the great idea! I'm curious, When the first played with V-Theremin songs show up on Youtube…

Who is fascinated by the special union of play and the sound of the theremin, might also want the Crowdfunding project of Carolina and Christopher support; some fans are still being sought for the start.