All Your Vectors

So I have a Vectrex, which is a monochrome vector-monitor-based home video game system from 1982. It's a wonderful piece of hardware, and still really fun.

I recently bought a 72 game multi-cart, which is a (bare PCB for a) single Vectrex cartridge that contains every Vectrex game ever released, plus a bunch of homebrew stuff. ("Custom bankswitching design allows for different size ROM images"! Hardcore.)

And one of those homebrew demos on the cart is... well... this is a thing that happened:


Let's re-cap: a cartridge manufactured in 2008, containing a demo written in 2001, which is a vector-graphics reproduction of an internet meme from 2000, based on a video game from 1989, running on a video game system manufactured in 1982.

This is a very strange dojo.

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7 Responses:

  1. halcy says:

    If you have a way to get it to run on yours, here's something with a newer, if less great, internet meme.

    http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=59227

  2. Jeremy Wilson says:

    The Internet is the greatest thing ever created because it made that possible.

  3. Will says:

    Does it come with 72 overlays?

  4. Just think of it: and all of that running on an ancient history simulation of the early 21st century!

  5. Jon says:

    What makes me smile is remembering how innocent the world was back in AYB time. Pre-towers.