Vectrex rarity guide and music software, version 1.1

Compiled by: Martijn Wenting
Modifications by: David J. Elfstrom, Nicolas Sapin

Introduction:
Finaly, a complete rarity guide for the Vectrex.
I personally have been looking for a complete rarity guide, but have only found bit and pieces of incomplete information. After years of frustration, i finally decided to compile one myself. So here it is:

The definitive rarity guide for the Vectrex system.

Enjoy!

Updates v1.1:
- Updated with new modern/homebrew games
- Added photos for all japanese games
- Added photos for most modern games
- Added photos for most systems/hardware
- Added photos for most swedish manuals
- Adjusted US game pricings on 3D titles, Pole position & Starcastle
- Adjusted Bandai pricings
- Vecsports Boxing LE update
- Rap beat maker update improves music and beat software response rates.
- Mr.Boston update

 

Index:
1 - THE GAMES:
1-1) US Games
1-2) Canadian Games
1-3) MB-European games, Made in HongKong
1-4) MB-European games, Made in Rep.of Ire
1-5) Bandai Japanese Games
1-6) Modern Games
1-7) Reproductions
1-8) Prototypes & others

2 - THE HARDWARE:
2-1) The System variations
2-2) Official add-ons
2-3) Documentation/papers
2-4) Modern Hardware
2-5) Rarities and Prototypes

Notes:
- Rarity rating scale is 1-9 , 9+ is only given en exceptional cases.
- Prices are based on complete/mint/boxed items.
- Regular US titles valued at $15 USD
- Regular MB titles valued at $20 USD

Legend:
C = Cartridge
B = Box
M = Manual
O = Overlay
H = Hardware
D = Document
S = Styrofoam

1 - THE GAMES

1-1) US Games:

Description: Prod.ID: Year: Rarity: Price: C B M O
Animaction (lightpen) VT 3604 1983 6 $50 -
Armor Attack VT 3301 1982 3 $15
Art Master (lightpen) VT 3601 1982 6 $40 -
Bedlam VT 3305 1982 3 $15
Berzerk VT 3302 1982 3 $15
Blitz! VT 3202 1982 3 $15
Clean Sweep VT 3303 1982 3 $15
Cosmic Chasm VT 3101 1982 3 $15
Crazy Coaster 3D VT 3634 1983 6 $60 -
Fortress of Narzod VT 3304 1982 3 $15
Heads-Up Action Soccer VT 3203 1983 3 $15
Hyper Chase VT 3201 1982 3 $40
Melody Master(lightpen) VT 3602 1983 6 $15
Minestorm VT 3000 1982 3 $15 - - -
Minestorm 3D VT 3632 1983 6 $- -
Minestorm II VT 3000 1983 8 $200 - -
Minestorm II, ver.2 VT 3000 1983 8 $200 - -
Mr.Boston Clean Sweep VT ???? 1982 9+ $2000
Narrow Escape 3D VT 3633 1983 7 $60 -
Polar Rescue VT 3308 1983 8 $60
Pole Position VT 3206 1983 6 $50
Rip Off VT 3102 1982 3 $15
Scramble VT 3103 1982 3 $15
Solar Quest VT 3104 1982 3 $15
Space Wars VT 3105 1982 3 $15
Spike VT 3306 1983 3 $15
Spinball VT 3204 1983 3 $15
Star Castle VT 3109 1983 6 $50
Star Hawk VT 3106 1982 3 $15
Star Trek VT 3107 1982 3 $15
Web Wars VT 3108 1983 3 $15
1-2) MB-Canadian Games:

Description: Prod.ID: Year: Rarity: Price: C B M O
Armor Attack 3301-C1 1982 5 $15
Bedlam 3305-C1 1982 7 $25
Berzerk 3302-C1 1982 5 $15
Blitz! 3202-C1 1982 6 $25
Clean Sweep 3303-C1 1982 5 $15
Cosmic Chasm 3101-C1 1982 5 $15
Fortress of Narzod 3304-C1 1982 5 $15
Heads-Up Action Soccer 3203-C1 1983 6 $25
Hyper Chase 3201-C1 1982 5 $15
Minestorm 3000-C1 1982 1 $- - - -
Rip Off 3102-C1 1982 5 $15
Scramble 3103-C1 1982 5 $15
Solar Quest 3104-C1 1982 5 $15
Space Wars 3105-C1 1982 7 $30
Spike 3306-C1 1983 5 $20
Spinball 3204-C1 1983 5 $15
Star Hawk 3106-C1 1982 5 $15
Star Trek 3107-C1 1982 5 $15
Web Wars 3108-C1 1983 5 $15
*) Star Castle has not been known to exist in canada. Let me know
if you know more on this.

1-3) MB-European Games - Made in Hong Kong:

Description: Prod.ID: Year: Rarity: Price: C B M O
Armor Attack 602-8124-72 1982 4
Bedlam 602-8134-72 1982 5
Berzerk 602-8123-72 1982 4
Blitz! 602-8131-72 1982 5
Clean Sweep 602-8122-72 1982 4
Cosmic Chasm 602-8126-72 1982 4
Flipper/Pinball 602-8133-72 1983 5
Fortress of Narzod 602-8132-72 1982 4
Hyper Chase 602-8128-72 1982 4
Minestorm XXX-XXXX-XX 1982 1 - - -
Rip Off 602-8129-72 1982 4
Scramble 602-8120-72 1982 4
Solar Quest 602-8121-72 1982 4
Space Wars 602-8130-72 1982 5
Soccer Football 602-8135-72 1983 5
Spike 602-8137-72 1983 4
Star Hawk 602-8127-72 1982 4
Star Ship 602-8125-72 1982 4
Web Warp 602-8136-72 1983 5
1-4) MB-European Games - Made in Rep. of Ire:

Description: Prod.ID: Year: Rarity: Price: C B M O
Armor Attack 602-8124-72 1982 4
Bedlam 602-8134-72 1982 5
Berzerk 602-8123-72 1982 4
Blitz! 602-8131-72 1982 5
Clean Sweep 602-8122-72 1982 4
Cosmic Chasm 602-8126-72 1982 4
Flipper/Pinball 602-8133-72 1983 5
Fortress of Narzod 602-8132-72 1982 4
Hyper Chase 602-8128-72 1982 4
Minestorm XXX-XXXX-XX 1982 1 - - -
Rip Off 602-8129-72 1982 4
Scramble 602-8120-72 1982 4
Solar Quest 602-8121-72 1982 4
Space Wars 602-8130-72 1982 5
Soccer Football 602-8135-72 1983 5
Spike 602-8137-72 1983 4
Star Hawk 602-8127-72 1982 4
Star Ship 602-8125-72 1982 4
Web Warp 602-8136-72 1983 5
1-5) Bandai Japanese Games:

Description: Prod.ID: Year: Rarity: Price: C B M O
00 - Minestorm 10000xx 1982 7 - - - - -
01 - Harmagedon 1000013 1982 9 $500
02 - Scramble Wars 1000012 1982 9 $400
03 - Armor Attack 1000010 1982 8 $300
04 - Berzerk 1000014 1982 8 $300
05 - Clean Sweep 1000018 1982 8 $300
06 - Cosmic Chasm 1000011 1982 7 $200
07 - Hyperchase 1000015 1982 8 $300
08 - Rip Off 10000?? 1982 8 $300
09 - Solar Quest 1000017 1982 8 $300
10 - Space Wars 10000?? 1982 8 $300
11 - Star Hawk 10000?? 1982 8 $300
1-6) Modern Games:
Description: Prod.ID: Year: Rarity: Price: C B M O
3D Lord of the Robots [100] - 2006 4 -
3D Scape proto [20] - 2006 5 -
All Good Things - 2000 3 -
Colorclash [150] - 2006 4
Cube's Quest [100] - 2001 7 $ - -
Debris Limited Edition [80] - 2005 7 $150 -
Debris Exclusive Edition [20] - 2005 8 $250
Gravitrex Plus - 2002 3 -
I, Cyborg [100] - 2004 3 $ - -
I, Cyborg - Edition X [10] - 2005 8 $ - -
I, Cyborg - Omega [1] - 2005 9+ $ - -
Logo [80] - 2006 6
Logo slim - 2006 3
Moon Lander - 1999 3 -
Nebula Commander - 2005 3 -
Omega Chase - 1998 6 $ - -
Omega Chase - Deluxe - 1998 6 $ -
Patriots - 1996 3 -
Patriots (alt. pre 9/11 cover) - 1996 5 -
Protector & YASI - 2003 3 -
Protector L.E. [100] - 2003 7 $200 ?
Revector - 2004 3 -
Rockaroids Remix - 1996 3 -
Ronen's Game Cart - 2001 3 -
Rounders - 2000 3 -
Spike's circus - classic edition - 2006 3 -
Spike's circus - limited edition [80] - 2006 5 -
Space Frenzy - 2006 3 -
Spike Hoppin' - 1997 3 -
Spike's Water Balloons - 2001 3 -
Spinnerama - 2002 6 -
Starsling L.E. [20] - 2006 7 -
Starsling slim - 2006 3 -
Thrust - 2004 3 -
Tsunami/Vix - 2002 6 $ - -
Tsunami/Vix - Deluxe - 2002 7 $ -
VecCaves/Spike's Spree - 2001 6 $ - -
Vecmania - 1999 3 -
VecSports Boxing - 2002 4 -
VecSports Boxing L.E. [13] - 2002 8 $200
Vectopia - 2001 3 -
Vector Vaders - 1996 3 -
Vector 21 - limited edition [121] $21 2006 3 -
Vector 21 - fistfull of wildcards [21] - 2006 7 -
Vector 21 - omega [1] - 2006 8 -
V-Frogger - 2001 3 -
War of the Robots [100] - 2003 6 $ - -
War of the Robots-CGE2K3[1] - 2003 9+ $ - -
War of the Robots-Omega[1] - 2003 9+ $ - -
1-7) Reproductions:

Description: Prod.ID: Year: Rarity: Price: C B M O
Berzerk Debugged - 1982 3 $10 -
Minestorm II - 1983 4 $30 -
Polar Rescue prototype - 1983 3 $10 -
Star Trek Debugged - 1983 3 $10 -
Tour de France - 1983 3 $10 -
1-8) Prototypes and others:

Description: Prod.ID: Year: Rarity: Price: C B M O
Air Combat - 1983 9+9+ $ - - - -
Android cart (*) - 198? 9+ $ - - - -
Art cart - 1983 9+ $ - - - -
Citadel - 198? 9+ $ - - - -
Dark Tower - 1983 9 $ - - - -
Engine Analyzer - 1983 9+ $ - - - -
Mail Plane - 1983 9+ $ - - - -
Pitcher's Duel - 1983 9+ $ - - - -
Polar Rescue Prototype - 1983 9+ $ - - - -
Pole Position 3D proto - 1983 9+ $ - - - -
Sledge 3D demo - 1983 9+ $ - - - -
Spectrum I+ StressTester - 1984 9+ $ - - - -
Test Cartridge rev.4 - 1982 8 $200 - - -
Tour de France - 1983 9+ $ - - - -
Vectrex Dev.Cart - 198? 9+ $ - - - -
* = This was the cart, containing the animations used in the android movie.
2 - THE HARDWARE
2-1) The System variations:

Description: Prod.ID: Year: Rarity: Price: H B M O
US Vectrex (GCE) HP 3000 1982 4 $ - -
MB-Canadian Vectrex 3000-C1 1982 5 $ - -
MB-Euro Vectrex - DE 602-6100-00 1982 5 $150 -
MB-Euro Vectrex - FR 602-6100-01 1982 4 $150 -
MB-Euro Vectrex - UK 602-6100-02 1982 4 $150 -
MB-Euro Vectrex - ES 602-6100-0? 1982 7 $300 -
MB-Euro Vectrex - NL 602-6100-04 1982 6 $150 -
MB-Euro Vectrex - IT 602-6100-0? 1982 9 $300 -
MB-Australian Vectrex 602-6100-15 1982 7 $250 -
Bandai-Kosukousen ??? 1982 8 $1000 -
MB-Taiwan Vectrex (*) ??? 198? 7 $ - -
* = The Vectrex that FR Wilk named "Vectrex II" was actually the latest
release of the Vectrex by MB in Europe. An internally modified Vectrex to solve
the buzz problem on the speaker. These Vectrex have a 4 XXX XXX serial number
while the common ones have 3 XXX XXX. It is most likely this is the same
Vectrex as the 'MB-Taiwan Vectrex'.

2-2) Official Add-ons:

Description: Prod.ID: Year: Rarity: Price: C B M S
US - 3D-Imager 160057-00013635 1983 8 $ -
US - Lightpen - Small box 160056-00013605 1983 7 $ -
US - Lightpen - Large box 160056-00013605 1983 6 $ -
US - Joypad (GCE) HP 3050 35931 1982 5 $50
US - Carry bag - 1982 7 $125 - - -
US - Carry bag - type 2 - 1982 7 $125 - - -
US - Dust case - 1982 7 $125 - - -
US - Overlay replacements (all games) - 1982 8 $40 - - -

MB Carry bag (official) - 1982 7 $80 - - -
MB Carry bag (repro) - 200? 5 $65 - - -
MB Joypad 602-8160-72 1982 5 $50

Bandai Carry bag - 1982 9 $350 - - -
Bandai Controller cover - 1982 9+ $150 - - -
2-3) Documentation/papers:

Description: Prod.ID: Year: Rarity: Price: D B M S
US - System manual - 1982 3 - - -
US - Waranty card - 1982 7 - - -
US - orange address suplement - 1982 7 - - -
US - Service manual - 1982 6 - - -
US - Service bulletin - 198? 8 - - -
US - GCE Presskit 1 - 198? 9 - - -
US - GCE Presskit 2 - 198? 9 - - -
US - Imager booklets - 198? 5 - - -
US - Passport magazine - 198? 8 - - -
US - Passport catalogue 98222-102 198? 7 - - -
US - Triton catalogue - 198? 7 - - -
US - Triton catalogue 3D - 198? 7 - - -

Bandai System manual - 1982 9 - - -
Bandai Minestorm manual - 1982 9 - - -
Bandai Waranty card - 1982 9+ - - -
Bandai Join-owners-club - 1982 9 - - -
Bandai Membercard - 1982 9+ - - -
Bandai Presskit - 1982 9+ - - -
Bandai Poster - 1982 7 - - -

MB-Canada System manual - 1982 5 - - -
MB-Canada Minestorm - 1982 5 - - -
MB-Canada Waranty info - 1982 7 - - -
MB-Canada Join Vectrex Club - 1982 7 - - -
MB-Canada Unit Safety Paper - 1982 7 - - -

MB System/Minestorm UK - 1982 5 - - -
MB System/Minestorm DE - 1982 5 - - -
MB System/Minestorm FR - 1982 5 - - -
MB System/Minestorm NL - 1982 6 - - -
MB System/Minestorm ES - 1982 6 - - -
MB System/Minestorm IT - 1982 7 - - -
MB-Waranty card UK - 1982 7 $10 - - -
MB-Waranty card DE - 1982 7 $10 - - -
MB-Waranty card NL - 1982 7 $10 - - -
MB-Waranty card FR - 1982 7 $10 - - -
MB-Waranty card ES - 1982 8 $20 - - -
MB-Waranty card IT - 1982 8 $20 - - -
MB-Waranty card AUS - 1982 8 $10 - - -
MB Join Vectrex Club - 1982 8 $15 - - -

Swedish Documents (*):
Swedish system manual 1 - 1982 8 - - -
Swedish system manual 2 - 1982 8 - - -
Swedish Poster - 1982 8 - - -
Swedish Minestorm 1 - 1982 8 - - -
Swedish Minestorm 2 - 1982 8 - - -
Swedish Armor Attack - 1982 8 - - -
Swedish Bedlam - 1982 8 - - -
Swedish Berzerk - 1982 8 - - -
Swedish Blitz! - 1982 8 - - -
Swedish Clean sweep - 1982 8 - - -
Swedish Cosmic Chasm - 1982 8 - - -
Swedish Fortress of Narzod - 1982 8 - - -
Swedish Flipper Pinball - 1982 8 - - -
Swedish Hyper Chase - 1982 8 - - -
Swedish Rip Off - 1982 8 - - -
Swedish Scramble - 1982 8 - - -
Swedish Solar Quest - 1982 8 - - -
Swedish Space Wars - 1982 8 - - -
Swedish Soccer Football - 1982 8 - - -
Swedish Spike - 1982 8 - - -
Swedish Star Hawk - 1982 8 - - -
Swedish Star Ship - 1982 8 - - -
Swedish Web Warp - 1982 8 - - -

Dutch promo booklet - 198? 7 $10 - - -
Dutch promo booklet A4 - 198? 8 - - -
French promo booklet - 198? 8 - - -

Blue-line schematics drawings - 198? 9 - - -
* = The Swedish manuals were released in cooperation with the official swedish distibutors of the vectrex and look like the other MB manuals. For the System and minestorm manuals, there are 2 variations: "Data Spel system" and "Arkad system".

2-4) Modern Hardware:

Description: Prod.ID: Year: Rarity: Price: H B M S
3D Imager goggles - 2006 4 - - -
3D Imager goggles proto - 2005 8 - - -
Brown multicart - 199? 6 - - -
Genesis controller - 199? 3 $20 - - -
Kev3D adapter - 2002 8 $60 - - -
S.K. Multicart 1.0 - 200x 7 $150 - - -
S.K. Multicart 1.2+switch - 200x 8 $150 - - -
S.K. Multicart 2.0 - 200x 6 $100 - - -
John's multicart - 2005 3 - - -
John's lightpen repro - 2005 5 - - -
John's lightpen addon - 2006 3 - - -
PSX joystick adapter - 200? 4 - - -
Richard's Multicart - 200? 7 - - -
Richard's VecVoice - 2002 7 - - -
Richard's VecVox - 2004 4 - - -
Richard's VecRam - 2002 6 - - -
Richard's VecFlash - 2005 4 - - -
Trakball [proto] - 200? 7 - - -
Vectorcade - 200? 7 - - -
VecVoxx - 2006 4 - - -
Vectrex Final-cartridge - 199? 7 - - -
Zektor - 200? 5 - - -
2-5) Rarities and Prototypes:

Description: Prod.ID: Year: Rarity: Price: H B M S
Vectrex prototype - 198? 9+ $ - - - -
Vectrex Color proto - 198? 9+ $ - - - -
Cart tester Vectrex (*) - 198? 9+ $ - - - -
Stress tester unit - 1984 9+ $ - - - -
Minicade - 1982 9+ $ - - - -

US Display stand - 198? 9 $ - - - -
Canadian Display stand - 198? 9 $ - - - -
MB-Euro Display stand - 198? 9 $ - - - -
Dutch bubble stand - 198? 9 $ - - - -

Vectrex Hardcase(tech?) - 198? 9+ $ - - - -
Vectrex DevSystem (Ithaca) - 198? 9+ $ - - - -
Computer Module prototype - 198? 9+ $ - - - -
Red Proto case cover - 198? 9+ $ - - - -
Blue Proto case cover - 198? 9+ $ - - - -
Grey/white Proto case cover - 198? 9+ $ - - - -
Lightpen - revolvershaped proto (FRWilk) - 198? 9+ $ - - - -
Clear Case Light Pen - 198? 9+ $ - - - -
MB-Europe external box - 1982 7 $150 - - -
* = Vectrex system indicating the checksum of a cart inserted. The ROM
has been modified with this soft. From FR Wilk.

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