March 30, 2023

A quick look at the Vectrex and PiTrex

a Vectrex screen playing Mine Storm showing a spaceship made of linesWe talk a lot about “scanlines” here, but a lot of memorable arcade games of the 1970’s and early 1980’s like Asteroids, Battlezone, Star Wars, and Tempest didn’t have scanlines at all: they were vector games, where the crisp sharp lines drawn by the electron beam formed the picture directly. But only one game console […]

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