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Online version of Berzerk for Vectrex. Berzerk is a multidirectional shooter arcade game, released in 1980 by Stern Electronics of Chicago. Berzerk places the player in a series of top-down, mazelike rooms containing armed robots. The player controls a green stick man. Using a joystick and a firing button that activates a laser-style weapon, the player navigates a simple maze filled with many robots, who fire lasers back at the player character. A player can be killed by being shot, by running into a robot or an exploding robot, getting electrocuted by the electrified walls of the maze itself, or by being touched by the player's nemesis, Evil Otto...
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Online emulated version of Berzerk was originally developed for Vectrex,
a vector display-based home video game console – the only one ever designed and released for the home market, developed by Smith Engineering.
It was first released for the North America market in November 1982 and then Europe and Japan in 1983. Originally manufactured by General Consumer Electronics,
it was later licensed to Milton Bradley after they acquired the company. Bandai released the system in Japan.
The Vectrex, in contrast to other video-game systems available at the time, featured an integrated monochrome CRT monitor and did not need to be hooked up to a television set as it provided its own built-in display. A detachable wired control pad was mounted at, and could be folded into, the lower base of the console. Games included translucent color sheet overlays that could be placed over the monochrome screen. A number of peripherals were produced, such as a pair of 3D goggles known as the "3D Imager" and a "light-pen" that allowed the player to draw directly on the screen. A built-in game, Mine Storm, was playable without inserting a cartridge.
Technical specifications: CPU: Motorola 68A09 @ 1.5 MHz, RAM: 1 KB (two 4-bit 2114 chips), ROM: 8 KB (one 8-bit 2363 chip), Cartridge ROM: 32 KB, MOS 6522 Versatile Interface Adapter (VIA), Sound: General Instrument AY-3-8912, MCU controlled sound, 3-inch electrodynamic paper cone speaker;