Monday, May 7, 2012
Vector Vaders (Vectrex Game)
You can't underrate the impact of this game. It inspired like-minded Vectrex lovers to keep the machine alive by finding ways to create new hardware and software. Vectrex collecting simply would not be what it is today, and I would not own my wonderful multicart if John Dondzila hadn't swung the gates open with this game.
Much as I'd like to say that Vector Vaders is a fantastic game that pushed the boundaries of the system, it's not true. This is a simple Space Invaders clone that's full of flaws. It's blinky and slow. It seems like your shots take forever to land and your ship moves at a snail's pace. This is nothing compared to newer Vectrex homebrews. I respect this game for all it stands for, but I genuinely dislike it as a game playing experience.