Nice press release from Fury this morning... new game and hardware for the vectrex thats available for pre order AND for sale at CGE
Sector-X IV becomes a reality! Hellhole will be released on August 11th at the
Classic Gaming Expo in Las Vegas. Internet pre-orders will begin shipping on August 13th.
Many of you will remember that Hellhole was announced years ago on my website, and
subsequently canceled due to innovation fatigue ...until now!
As with all Sector-X sequels, Hellhole is unique in the series and works just as
well as a stand-alone game (more than ever). The primary connection to the previous
Sector-X games is thematic, with the titular character from Sectis returning. I've
sort of re-launched the series, and switched things up a bit here. You play
as Sectis! It's great to be able to continue the series without it being another
spaceship shooter. The game follows Continuum (Sector-X III), which ends with the
Overlord continuing through a vortex on a journey from Hell to Earth.
Hellhole is spinner compatible, working in conjunction with the new Vectrosis Spinner
Controller (see below)! Hellhole can be played with the spinner or standard joystick
controller. I recommend the full package because the spinner controller makes the
playing experience even more fun and realistic.
A number of people found out about the Hellhole project and have asked about pre-ordering,
which I only allow if everyone knows about it. So, with this email it's now open to
pre-ordering. I know that many of you have pre-ordered Warrior, so I understand if you would prefer
to wait for your Warrior game to arrive. Much like War of the Worlds and Sundance, Warrior
and Hellhole will have overlapping shipping schedules. Pre-ordering info is at the
bottom of this email.
THE VECTROSIS SPINNER
A newly manufactured spinner controller for your Vectrex console! The Vectrosis Spinner
comes in a handsome carrying case with the pack-in game Hellhole! More spinner games
planned for the future! A beautifully crafted, robust spinner controller that will take
your vector gaming adventures far into the beyond! The Vectrosis Controller is being jointly
released with Hellhole, debuting at CGE and begins shipping on August 13th.
90-day full warranty from shipment date + lifetime low-priced (flat-rate) repairs if needed!
You get a very cool carrying case that houses both the controller and game. This also includes
the standard game packaging that you get if purchasing Hellhole without the controller (the
labeled black box like most of my other games).
A quick note on spinner functionality with older Vectrex spinner games by other developers:
All of the older spinner games that I'm aware of required both controller ports, one for the
spinner and one for the buttons on the standard controller. The idea was that anyone could
pickup an Atari Driving Controller, plug it in, and start playing. True enough, but the big
problem was that players fumbled around trying to control the game with the spinner, while also
trying to press buttons on the other controller. Essentially, the only way to spin
while pressing buttons was to attach the two controllers into an abomination of sorts.
A rare photo was recently discovered that shows exactly what can happen:
You will not be able to plug in an Atari Driving Controller to play Hellhole.
It won't work because the Vectrosis Spinner and button controls are together in one controller and plugged
into one controller port. I am not adding in functionality for the above described abomination.
You can play Hellhole with a standard controller as an alternative.
Vectrosis Spinner + Hellhole Set: $75
Shipping: $6 Domestic (USA), $12 International
Hellhole only: $30
Shipping: $3 Domestic (USA), $6 International