Really Retro Systems

My work took me past a retro game store today, so I dropped in. On the counter were these two gems: a Vectrex and a second generation Atari home Pong console. Not for sale, of course, only for show, but the proprietor did allow me these pics. Drool if you must (or can’t stop yourself).


Doug is a child of the 80s who was raised in Ohio and is now living the life of oblivion in the bay area of California.

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8 thoughts on “Really Retro Systems

  1. MC says:

    I wish my daily routine brought me in proximity to a retro game store. Or that I even knew of a single retro game store.

  2. vinvectrex says:

    I’m with MC on this. I don’t know of a retro game store anywhere in Los Angeles. I like the fact that the Vectrex was sporting the Mine Storm overlay.

  3. patrick j doody says:

    Wow, a whole store of retro video games? I still have a working Bally Astrocade that I just dusted off. What a blast. Still has the best version of Wizard Of Wor (known on the Bally as The Incredible Wizard)

    Always wanted the Vectrex.

  4. Doug says:

    We have a couple around here, actually: Phoenix in Concord and 4jays in Antioch.

  5. plcary says:

    i loved yhe Vectrex. i had a light pen and the talking game, Spike! voice synthesis in a game at that time was amazing.

  6. datedgamer says:

    Love the Vectrex. Wanted one back then. Got mine boxed with 5 games and all overlays/manuals. Mint (the Vectrex even had a receipt in the box from the original purchase $99 in 1983 must have been on clearance at Children’s Palace). For how much? $5 at a yard sale several years ago. I really think I could have lowballed the guy even more but I almost knocked over the table to get at it.

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