However, the system was never able to reach its full potential due to The Great Video Game Crash of 1983, and was discontinued in 1984. Its single-color display also didn't help, requiring gamers to attach plastic overlays to produce some color and other decorations. Early units also produced a buzzing sound through the speaker due to the way it was wired near the screen, which was fixed near the end of its life.
- CPU: Motorola 68A09 clocked at 1.5 MHz.
- RAM: 1 KB (two 4-bit 2114 chips).
- ROM: 8 KB (one 8-bit 2363 chip).
- Cartridge ROM: 32KB.
- 9×11-inch 240RB40 CRT monochrome monitor manufactured by Samsung.
- General Instrument AY-3-8910 sound chip (same as other home computers such as the Atari ST) produced through a 3-inch electrodynamic paper cone speaker.
- Animaction (required the Vectrex Light Pen)
- Armor Attack
- Art Master (required the Vectrex Light Pen)
- Berzerk (a sequel was planned, but never released)
- Blitz! Action Football
- Clean Sweep
- Clean Sweep, sponsored by Mr. Boston (alternate copy with a Mr. Boston sticker on the box, the Mr. Boston name/logo/copyright info on the overlay, and the game itself having new text and the character is a top hat instead of a vacuum)
- Cosmic Chasm
- Crazy Coaster (required the Vectrex 3-D Imager)
- Fortress of Narzod
- Heads-Up Action Soccer
- Melody Master (required the Vectrex Light Pen; a sequel was planned, but never released)
- Minestorm (built into the system, and loaded if the console was turned on without a cartridge)
- Minestorm/II (a fixed version only available by mail, and then only if you reported the fact the original crashed at Level 13 to the company)
- 3-D Minestorm (required the Vectrex 3-D Imager, and was packaged with it)
- Narrow Escape (required the Vectrex 3-D Imager)
- Polar Rescue
- Pole Position (a 3-D version was planned, but never released)
- Rip Off
- Solar Quest
- Space Wars
- Star Castle
- Star Trek: The Motion Picture
- Web Wars