I just got a Vectrex...now what?

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I just got a Vectrex...now what?

Post by MM007 » Sun Sep 05, 2004 12:20 pm

VERY nice little system. for an 1982 model, they have a VERY good sound chip, from the sound effects I heard while playing. They sound a lot like original Game Boys. The $10 US price tag at the yard sale wasn't bad either. ^^ Yes, I am lucky.

I am wondering if there is anything I should know about these units, and any methods of tweaking that I should also know about.

Also, I want to know where I can buy the games for her. Yes, her! Why? BECAUSE I FRIGGIN' SAID SO! *Hugs his Vectrex*
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Post by SpongeBuell » Sun Sep 05, 2004 2:56 pm

I'd start by naming it Vecky... since that sounds like Becky.
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Post by s3ptic » Sun Sep 05, 2004 10:29 pm

Wow you are lucky. Thats quite a find. Heres http://darkwatcher.psxfanatics.com/console/vectrex.htm a little info on the system. It seems cool. Deffinetly worth the $10.

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Post by MM007 » Sun Sep 05, 2004 11:45 pm

Okay, SpongeBuell, her name is Vecky, and to s3ptic, thanks for the link! ....This thing says it is actually worth $200USD? Wow.....I paid 5% cost for mine....It is a cool little system to play....

I love yard sales.
s3ptic wrote:Wow you are lucky. Thats quite a find. Heres http://darkwatcher.psxfanatics.com/console/vectrex.htm a little info on the system. It seems cool. Deffinetly worth the $10.
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Post by s3ptic » Mon Sep 06, 2004 12:06 am

Okay, SpongeBuell, her name is Vecky, and to s3ptic, thanks for the link! ....This thing says it is actually worth $200USD? Wow.....I paid 5% cost for mine....It is a cool little system to play....

I love yard sales.
wow I just skimmed the article, I didn't see the $200 price tag. I'll have to pay more attention to those pesky yard sale signs. You never know what you'll fnd I guess.

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Post by vb_master » Mon Sep 06, 2004 7:25 am

It's not worth $200. You can buy them for $99-120 on Ebay depending on completeness.

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Post by gannon » Mon Sep 06, 2004 7:41 am

It looks pretty cool to me. I wonder if they have tempest for it?

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Post by MM007 » Mon Sep 06, 2004 12:31 pm

vb_master wrote:It's not worth $200. You can buy them for $99-120 on Ebay depending on completeness.
True, but they don't always sell for full retail on Ebay. Either way, I saved a lot. ^^ Oh, and if the screen ever looks kinda dim on your Vectrex, just reset. That's what I learned last night.

Hey, does anyone else have a Vectrex here? I'd like to learn whatever I can about them.
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Post by SpongeBuell » Mon Sep 06, 2004 12:37 pm

I don't have one, but you might want to check out Atari Age. They have one heck of a classic gaming community, and the people are really friendly (as long as you don't go to the politics and religion forum :wink: )
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