Vectrex Game Console

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Date Introduced
1982
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
Richards, Mark
Manufacturer
General Consumer Electronics, Inc.
Credit Line
Gift of Marc Schneider
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
United States
Keywords
Home game console; Graphics; Games
Object ID
102662782

Vectrex differed from other 8-bit home gaming consoles that connected to a TV because it had a built-in vector graphics CRT monitor and was portable. The screen was black-and-white, but plastic screen overlays provided static color and decorative graphics. Vectrex, a casualty of the Video Game Crash of 1983, was discontinued in 1984.