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(Update 30. November 2008)


Cinematronics & Vectorbeam Vector Games


Cinematronics & Vectorbeam built 15 commercial Vector Games from the first "Space War" in 1978 until "Cosmic Chasm" in 1983. Machines of both companies, Cinematronics and Vectorbeam are listed here because Vectorbeam was founded by the Cinematronics employees Larry Rosenthal and Bill Cravens. They built "Vectorbeam" versions of Space War, Starhawk, Warrior and Speedfreak. Some said, at a better quality than Cinematronics. Later Cinematronics bought Vectorbeam and closed them.

Most of the machines of Vectorbeam & Cinematronics were based on the same hardware, the CCPU, a 12 bit CPU comprised of three 4-bit ALU's and associated circuitry with a specific Sound Board per Game.

Only Cosmic Chasm in 1983 used an 68000 CPU and was the last Vectorgame released by Cinematronics.

Today all of these are scarce at least here in Europe. One must have much luck to find such a game on EBAY or locally. Even if you find one, the prices are very high. Most operators know in the meantime what specialties they have. 

This page and the following will show you all of the information I have collected over time.

Three links can be selected for each game....
  • All_Info    -  Game Info, Pictures, Manuals/Datasheets, Repair/Restore, ROMs, Reproductions/Spares, Mixed Stuff
  • Pictures   -  Picture Series
  • Flyers      -  Link to www.arcadeflyers.com





Space Wars
Cinematronics - 1977
[ All_Info | Pictures | Flyer(s) ]
Space War
Vectorbeam - 1977
[ All_Info | Pictures | Flyer(s) ]
Starhawk
Cinematr./Vectorb. - 1977
[ All_Info | Pictures | Flyer(s) ]





Barrier
Cinematr./Vectorb. - 1978
[ All_Info | Pictures | Flyer(s) ]
Speed Freak
Cinematr./Vectorb. - 1978
[ All_Info | Pictures | Flyer(s) ]
Warrior
Cinematr./Vectorb. - 1979
[ All_Info | Pictures | Flyer(s) ]





Sundance
Cinematronics - 1979
[ All_Info | Pictures | Flyer(s) ]
Tailgunner
Cinematronics - 1979
[ All_Info | Pictures | Flyer(s) ]
Armor Attack
Cinematronics - 1980
[ All_Info | Pictures | Flyer(s) ]





Rip Off
Cinematronics - 1980
[ All_Info | Pictures | Flyer(s) ]
Star Castle
Cinematronics - 1980
[ All_Info | Pictures | Flyer(s) ]
Boxing Bugs
Cinematronics - 1981
[ All_Info | Pictures | Flyer(s) ]





Solar Quest
Cinematronics - 1981
[ All_Info | Pictures | Flyer(s) ]
War of the Worlds
Cinematronics - 1982
[ All_Info | Pictures | no-Flyer-known ]
Cosmic Chasm
Cinematronics - 1983
[ All_Info | Pictures | Flyer(s) ]




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