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Screenshot Title Genre Description
All Good Things Vectrex cover.jpg All Good Things Compilation There’s clones of five games on this one, including Tetris, Space Invaders Part 2, Asteroids, Kaboom! and a hidden bonus puzzle game to boot.
I Cyborg Vectrex cover.jpg I, Cyborg Shooter/Adventure You control a wrongly-imprisoned (isn't that always the case?) cyborg who, being pissed off, busts out of his prison and take revenge against those who put him in there. There are many levels that take place through four different environments that the player must either dodge or destroy enemies that come his way. This game is unique to the Vectrex in regards to the cyborg firing in three directions, facing bosses with several weapons, as well as giant spider droids and an enemy known as "Flying Filth" (?).
Moon Lander Vectrex cover.jpg Moon Lander Simulation Inspired by the coin-op classic of Lunar Lander where you attempt to land your ship on a surface. However, rather than landing on the same damn targets over and over again, this time every moon surface is different, which the player has to contend with varying gravity, surface, and wind changes, as well as annoying satellites in the later rounds. Has cinematic sequences and over two dozen levels as well, blowing away the original.
Protector Yasi Vectrex cover.jpg Protector/Y*A*S*I Compilation/Shooter A totally unbelievable release for the Vectrex, as many had thought a clone of the arcade classics of Defender and a bitmapped clone of Space Invaders (that looks almost exactly like the original) wouldn't be possible. But it was! A must have for the system.
Royal 21 Vectrex cover.jpg Royal 21 Card game This is like a combination of Solitaire, Black Jack and...Tetris?! Yep, you must get each stack of cards to either total 21, or have a stack of five cards be equal to or less than 21. Cards start at the bottom and float their way to the top, which they must quickly be placed into the proper piles. Busting too many times ends the game.
Space Frenzy Vectrex cover.jpg Space Frenzy Shoot 'Em Up A clone of the arcade game Space Fury, it's like an "Asteroids in reverse" where small segments (ships) form big ones. Shooting out at least one segment per formation will cause an incomplete ship to chase after you, but letting a ship totally form will cause it to start shooting at you. In between waves the player is allowed to dock with ship shells to increase their firepower with. Comes with the unfinished Super Spike World demo, a clone of Super Mario World, and the talking alien who mocks you during the game.
Spike Hoppin Vectrex cover.jpg Spike Hoppin' Platformer/puzzle Clone of the game Q*Bert where all triangles on the screen must be changed into the same shade (not color, since the Vectrex doesn't have any!) in order to advance to the next level. Various bad guys and balls dropping from the top of the screen prove a hazard to Spike. So watch out for the balls. Also comes with a hidden bonus game that is a watered-down version of an arcade classic.
Thrust Vectrex cover.jpg Thrust Puzzle It's sort of like a shoot 'em up puzzle game. You control a ship and your objective is to carry a ball of energy from one place to another while avoiding all obstacles (that includes protecting the ball of energy as well). Really challenging as gravity and gas usage are working against you.
Vecmania Vectrex cover.jpg Vecmania Compilation Ok, this isn’t *a* game, it’s NINE. CLASSIC. GAMES. There’s clones of the arcade classics of Space Invaders, Missile Command, Breakout, Star Wars (the Atari vector one), Phoenix, Asteroids, unfinished demos of what would have been Tempest and Discs of Tron clones, and even a clone of the obscure Eliminator thrown in. Being one of the “must haves” for the Vectrex, you can’t go wrong with this one!
Vector 21 Vectrex cover.jpg Vector 21 Card game Pretty much like Royal 21, although minus the Tetris element/the cards don't move. Try to get as many stacks as possible to equal 21 or have a stack of five cards be equal to or less than 21. (This game came first out of the two.)
Vector Pilot Vectrex cover.jpg Vector Pilot Shooter Clone of Konami's arcade Time Pilot. Very good graphics, with clouds moving in a parallax-ish effect, just like the original.
Vectrexians Vectrex cover.jpg Vectrexians Shooter Clone of Namco's arcade Galaga. Complete with the twinkling starry background. There's a pretty neat 3D intro too.