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Posted on May 28th 2011 at 09:00:00 PM by (singlebanana)
Posted under Vectrex, Pole Position, Classic Gaming, Retro Gaming

Game:  Pole Position
Year:  1983
Publisher:  General Consumer Electric (a Milton Bradley company)
Developer:  Namco, Ltd.
Rarity (according to RarityGuide.com):  rare - 80% out of 100%   
Controls: Vectrex Control Panel
Number of Players:  1
Average Cost:  around $100+ CIB
Also Available On:  Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-Bit, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, DOS, Intellivision, TI 99/4A, VIC-20, ZX Spectrum, arcade cabinet, and various Namco gaming compilations.

Tagline:  Do you possess the skill, dexterity and courage to pull out from the crowd for qualification in one of the exclusive starting positions or will you end up as an also-ran?

Continue reading Pole Position - Vectrex

Posted on Feb 1st 2011 at 04:35:54 PM by (singlebanana)
Posted under Vectrex, homebrews, classic gaming, vector graphics

As many of you know, I typically blog about 2600 games, but my other passion is collecting for the Vectrex.  For those of you who are also enthusiasts, I just wanted to send out some updates regarding the Vectrex community for anyone who might be interested.

John Dondzila is still going strong and creating some great games for the Vectrex at:

Fury Unlimited is still putting out a few good homebrews:

Vectrexians (a Galaxian clone) is now available for order and a few other homebrews are currently in development.  Vectrexians comes with a box and an overlay:

It appears that the RecycledGamer is putting together some more homebrew lightpens for sale (see post dated 1/26/2011).  AtariAge members were picking them up earlier for only $35!!!!  A considerable discount considering the original pens sell for a few hundred.  A buddy and I are currently working on creating some light pens just for fun, but they will be no where near the quality of these.  Stay tuned:  http://www.atariage.com/f...d05dea8716720b5e30303702f

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