GCE Vectrex 3D Imager - Model VT-3630
(GCE - 1983)
The single coolest accessory for the Vectrex, or any other system of its time, is the 3D Imager goggles. Special color wheels spun in the goggles to give the games made for it, a 3D color display.
This was the first 3D game system to ever be released... Sega tried to claim that they were the first when they released some LCD goggles 4 years later, but were forced to pull all of their advertising due to the fact that the Vectrex 3D Imager was truly the first.
The 3D Imager worked by spinning a translucent wheel in front of the eyes... 1/2 of the wheel was black, the other was colored, so that only one eye at a time would see the screen. The image was drawn twice onscreen with a slight shift... one for each eye to give "depth" to the image.
Only three games were ever released for this awesome Vectrex accessory... 3D Minestorm (which came bundled with the unit), 3D Narrow Escape and 3D Crazy Coaster. Though three other games were never released... 3D Pole Position, Tour de France and Hangman. Some homebrew games have been released by vectrex fans.
Specifications for the GCE Vectrex 3D Imager
You can find the basic specifications for these mind blowing Vectrex 3D Imager goggles listed below.
7-3/4"L (197mm) x 1-1/2"H (388mm) x 2-3/4"D (70mm)
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I have this!
steelcuda | Jan 29, 2013 9:58am
Just dug this up out the basement. Still works great!