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Vector gaming forums
September 11, 2011
Being a cross of the old Vectrex forums (R. I. P.) and a vector gaming forum on Yahoo! Groups (also long dead!), the vector gaming forums takes things a few steps further by also having discussions on raster vector ports and even current vector-like online and portable device/cell phone games.
There are also forums for any kind of game console, from the oldest Pong machines to the most current gaming rigs available such as the XBox 360, but the main focus are on the beloved wire-frame games. And even though people who join can have whatever avatar they want (just as long as it abides by Proboardsí TOS), there are currently a little over two dozen vector icons on the site to choose from as they wish, covering coin-op, Vectrex, raster ported, and even some current online vector-like games.
Have a look and sign in at vectorgaming.proboards.com, hosted by Darryl B.
furyunlimited - June Update
June 3, 2011
A note by George from FURY:
WAR OF THE WORLDS
Released! These will start shipping this weekend. I will ship them all as quickly as possible. Your patience is appreciated regarding the delayed release. I'm extremely happy with this game and hope that you all enjoy it! Any new orders received will ship in July, as I will be shipping pre-ordered games for the next 3-4 weeks. http://www.furyunlimited.com/_sgg/m1_1.htm
Update to my site coming soon, with new images. Note that due to the extra time that it took to complete War of the Worlds, I have moved the Warrior release to October - sorry about this! If this is a problem for any of you, you can request a refund. I have over twenty still available for pre-order. This is a limited release of 100 games. www.furyunlimited.com/_sgg/m1m1_1.htm
Due to constant inquiries, I am opening I, Cyborg up once again to orders. Specifically 50 copies, numbered 251-300. I sold 250 I, Cyborg games between '04 and '08. This will be identical in every way to the original release, so if you already own it there is no need to purchase it again. Consider this to be a continuation of the original release after an extended hiatus. www.furyunlimited.com/_sgg/m1m7_1.htm
The publisher has notified me that Issue #43 will be out soon. The print quality has been improved (yet again!). If you are a subscriber, your magazine will ship immediately after I receive them. If you're not a subscriber, become one! The deal that I offer is the best available! www.furyunlimited.com/_sgg/m2_1.htm
Mine Storm & Pole Position Reproduction Overlays
April 18, 2011
A note from Ian at vectrex.co.uk:
Hello Vectrex fans,
This project that started around two years ago has finally come to fruition. I am happy to say that I am now selling reproduction overlays.
Graphically reproduced by Peteski and brought to you by VectrexMad!
Reproduction Mine Storm & Pole Position Reproduction Overlays:
-Professional screen printed
-4 Colour overlay
-Better colour registration then the original overlays
-White ink on the back layer (as per the original overlays)
Price for one set of overlays comprising one Mine Storm and one Pole Position and standard postage is
With normal postage I will not be responsible for loss or non arrival of package. I highly recommend recorded signed for postage method for countries other than the UK.
Price for one set of overlays comprising one Mine Storm and one Pole Position with recorded signed for postage
VectrexMad! at http://vectrex.co.uk/
March 16, 2011
A note by George from FURY:
I've added a screenshot to the webpage, and will also add a sampling of the Tripod animation in a couple of weeks.
I've spent many hours meticulously re-creating the animation based on the Cinematronics original. I made a few minor graphical changes to better suit the Vectrex. This has taken a lot longer than anticipated, and so I must change the release to late April. My apologies, but the game will be worth the wait!
All pre-ordered Zantis games (1st and 2nd editions) have shipped.
If you haven't picked up Zantis, now is the time!
The show has been canceled this year! : (
I was looking forward to attending, because I wanted to
release this at the opening of the show...
The Vectorbeam classic! Announced for an August release!
Updated game play includes the original 2-player game + an all new single-player campaign mode with multiple enemies! Battle the dreaded Warhorse! Annihilate the Warlok and all of his mystical powers! 7 warriors in all! Warrior will be the first Fury game to include an overlay, and will also come in an original Vectrex-style box. The game will not be released in a stripped down version for a lower price and that decision is solely based on the fact that the overlay defines the game play area in this game. It's a part of the visuals, and not merely an enhancement. I can't think of another Vectrex game where that's true (correct me if I'm wrong).
I won't hesitate to admit that the price is heftier than my usual game prices, but that should be expected as the overlays/boxes are being professionally manufactured. The additional amount that I'm charging ($30) will barely cover the additional costs. I have already gone over this with the printing company that I'm using. It all boils down to thousands of dollars that I will be fronting for this project.
I recommend getting your pre-order in as soon as you can. This is a limited run of 100 games. No guarantees on a second run, which would require at least an additional 50 (over the initial 100) pre-orders for me to commit to it due to the minimum overlay purchase required by my printer.
Pre-ordering is open! $65 + s/h ($7.50 US/CAN - $15 ALL OTHERS). Slightly higher shipping to accommodate the larger box/packaging. As always, insurance is extra. Please allow up to 24 hours for order confirmation (includes serial #). The games will be numbered in the program, and also on the boxes this time. Like War of the Worlds, Warrior is another game that simply needed a Vectrex release and I'm happy to be the one to do it! This will be my final Vectrex game release for 2011.
=== DEBRIS REVISITED ===
November 8, 2010
A note from Martijn at Revival Studios:
Exactly five years ago today, I announced my first Vectrex game: Debris. The game sold out quickly after its announcement and while I received much positive feedback on it, there were features that I wanted to include but couldn't at the time. Due to the large amount of graphic and music data, Debris took up almost every byte of the 32K available.
Now to celebrate its fifth anniversary, I am happy to announce Debris Revisited. Ideas I wanted to include in the original and feedback given by players have been mixed with additional features to create a new version of Debris that will hopefully please all.
New aspects to Debris Revisited include:
- New levels and enemy attack patterns
- Internet high score uploading
- Lives and level progress indicators
- More challenging boss fights
- Intelligent respawning upon death
- Improved gameplay
- Enemy fire
- New bonus game Astrododge
- Unlockable content
Besides the features above, there are also a lot more subtle changes that will improve the gameplay in general. So whether you'd like to try the new Debris, have a crack at the online scoring, or couldn't get in on the action the first time around... here is your chance! A trailer of the game is online at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lG2Oh6R5RGw
Debris Revisited is scheduled to be released this December. Exact details on date and price to follow.
Reservation can be made by mailing to: email@example.com
Revival Studios has announced 2 new vectrex games!
September 27, 2010
Revival Studios has announced 2 new vectrex game releases, to be launched at the Retro spelcomputer event held in Apeldoorn/The Netherlands on October 3rd 2010.
V-Hockey is a top-view ice hockey game with arcade overtones, as your lone player (and goalkeeper) fight for control of the puck and attempt to score more goals than the opposition.
- One and two player modes
- Three levels of computer difficulty
- Vecvox support
Price: 19,95 EUROS
For further info, go to:
Colorclash is a fun action game people can just pickup and play.
The player has to shoot the various gems that are falling down from the top of the screen. The gems are marked with symbols and the player has to match up the symbol on his ship with the symbol on the gems. The player has to clear a number of gems each level.
- Both Vector and Bitmap modes included
- Internet Highscore uploading
- Atari paddle support
- Various smaller fixes
- Fun pickup and play type game
- Small learning curve
- Vecvoxx support
- Free bonus game: xudoku
Price: 19,95 EUROS
For further info, go to: http://www.revival-studios.com/?page=36
The games will be offered for sale at the revival studios booth. Besides these 2 new releases Revival Studios will also offer earlier vectrex releases like the 3d scape cart and Vectoblox and showings of new games in development. Both these games, as well as other revival studios games can also be bought online at www.revival-studios.com , starting today. Shipping&Handling for online orders are 5 euros per game. Orders can be placed by mailing to sales (at) revival-studios.com
For more information about these and other vectrex games, check out the revival studios website:
For more information about the retro spelcomputer event in apeldoorn, go to:
SECTIS PRE-ORDERING OPEN !
January 28, 2010
SECTIS by FURY Unlimited - PRE-ORDERING OPEN
Pre-orders for Sectis will be accepted through March 30th, 2010. The total number of pre-orders received will constitute the entire run of Sectis. There may or may not be a subsequent run of Sectis games, to be decided later.
SECTIS is not a 3D Imager game
Pre-ordering Sectis will have two very nice benefits, as follows:
Only pre-ordered games will come in translucent cartridge shells with matching clear cartridge labels! After the pre-ordering period ends, any subsequent run of Sectis will come in black cartridge shells.
A brand new Vectrex Sectis T-Shirt will be included with your order FREE! - Black, M-L-XL (please specify)
These T-Shirts will not be available again after the pre-ordering period ends.
SCHEDULED RELEASE - May, 2010
More Info and pre-ordering at www.furyunlimited.com
VecArcade Construction Kit - Limited Edition
September 25, 2009
Limited Edition - Construction Kit - For Sell
Vectrex collector and hardware freak Rudy assembled a high quality and great looking cabinet version for the Vectrex system. It features a complete and safe housing for the Vectrex and high quality parts for the game controls. The cabin controls are connected via the standard connection port to the Vectrex, there is no need for changes on the Vectrex system itself.
The cabin is build completely from wood, later colored in black and some original game designs are added - you can choose between red Scramble or blue MineStorm design. All parts are made by hand, Rudy uses the Donkey Kong cabinet in half size with the exact measure for the side and adapted the width for put a Vectrex in it.
There will be a limited production of only 5 VecArcade "Series One" Construction Kits, in collaboration with VectrexMuseum who owns the #1 model. A Sticker including the production number, the production date and the name of the first owner will be attached to the VecArcade.
You find more informations and the order list here!
Many thanks for featuring the VecArcade goes out to Jeroen at www.vectrex.nl and the guys at arcadeheroes.com
The VectrexMad! AutoFire Dongle
August 20, 2009
New: VetrcexMad! Productions Presents:
The VectrexMad! AutoFire Dongle
For the MB/GCE Vectrex. Available for only 11.99 GBP at www.vectrex.co.uk
The VectrexMad! Productions AutoFire dongle gives you super human shooting powers. "Fire"/shooting finger hurting or need some help to get to a higher level in a game? Then the AutoFire dongle could be just what you are looking for. With the AutoFire dongle holding down the fire button shooting is continuous.
See a YouTube Video of the Dongle in action.
72 in 1 Multicarts are now back in stock
August 10, 2009
Andrew's versions of the 72 in 1 Vectrex Multicart are now back in stock.
It includes all of the original Vectrex releases (except for Animaction), and a variety of prototypes, homebrew games and demos. Version 1.01 of the multicart now includes the full standard version of City Bomber, and an exclusive game - Hangman. The cartridge is menu based and all of the games are organised in categories (left and right on the joystick select a category, up and down select a game). For purchasing details, please see Andrew's shop page at vectrex.playntradeonline.com