The Vectrex is a very interesting and collectible gaming system. It was launched in December, 1982 for $199 just prior to the Video Game Crash of 1983. It was quickly discontinued in 1984. It was different from all other home consoles at the time as it included its own built-in monitor. And it wasn't just any old monitor, but a vector monitor which was all the rage in the arcades. For the first time ever, you could play ports of vector style arcade games in your home. The Vectrex came with a built-in game, Minestore (an Asteroids clone) and featured a monochrome vector screen which utilized color plastic overlays to add color to the individual games. A light-pen and 3D Imager were the only two peripherals available for Vectrex and both are quite expensive and sought after by collectors.