The Vectrex is a video game console first released in 1982 that features vector graphics, using lines rather than pixels to create images. Unlike other systems that connected to a television set, the Vectrex came with its own monitor, which was oriented vertically rather than horizontally. Games were loaded using cartridges, and its controller featured four buttons and a joystick.
The Vectrex's reception was positive due to its use of 3D and rotational effects to achieve unprecedented graphics, but sales were lackluster due to the video game crash of 1983. The Vectrex remains popular within the retro game hobbyist community, and homebrew games are still created and sold for the system.