15 posts

Cosmic Chasm for the Vectrex

One of the best things about being an aficionado of retro gaming is recognizing the truly landmark games that affected all the games that followed. Pac-man introduced a whole new world of maze gaming. Donkey Kong presented us to Mario who helped define what a platform game should be. But […]

Scramble for the Vectrex

The enjoyment of any game can be subjective. This is especially true when one is talking about “best” or “worst”. It would be nearly impossible to state with certainty that a game is the best or worst for a given system. Consider the Atari 2600 with its hundreds (or is […]

Hyperchase for the Vectrex

With Halloween safely behind us this year, I decided to get into the holiday spirit a bit, But, what game on the Vectrex best embodies the holidays? “Hyperchase” of course. Over the River and Through the Woods to Grandmother’s House We Go – in a supercharged formula one racer; that […]

Bedlam for the Vectrex

When I picked up the Bedlam cartridge to insert into my trusty (28 years and still going strong) Vectrex, I had no idea what to expect. I envisioned some sort of game based on the origins of the word “Bedlam” with inmates running loose in an asylum. As is often […]

Spinball for the Vectrex

Early on, video games and pinball machines collided. Not a literal collision, like in the old you’ve got your chocolate in my peanut butter commercials. But, instead they collided in the sense that many arcades featured both pinball and video games. It was merely a matter of time before the […]

Armor Attack for the Vectrex

Armor Attack for the Vectrex is a home version of the arcade game released two years prior. Now, I must admit that I’m not familiar with the arcade version. So, this review will be based solely on the Vectrex gameplay — not the accuracy of the translation. Anyone who has […]