Yes, Johannes-madtronix is a good pro. On the other hand, I got a multicart from Andrew Coleman vectrex.playntradeonline.com and very happy with. (very fast sending, usually; though not a lot of communication)
Both the Madtronix Multicart and the 72 Game Multicart(by Andy) are great multicarts, the Madtronix one has an exclusive game called Bombenhagel which is fantastic, though very challenging.
Programmable Multicarts are superior though since you can load any game which is available for download. There are a lot of games which are only available for download such as Squarez, Vec Wars, Veccy Bird, Vec-Fu and Bloxorz. The Mateos MVBD is one which is available currently and a great solution.
Yes, the Mateos MVBD was my logical next step after test some carts. I am in this line from first launches. This cart count with very nice features: you can join two memory banks to record 64K roms, or you can use the pause button (even for Minestorm, case you use an empty bank). Moreover, the iteration with computer couldn´t be esier. MVBD is a must, for me.
Returning to the pre-recorded multicarts, the legendary Sean Kelly v.2 is worthy of mention. Very expensive to get (if you want it just now!), although I think Sean continues making them from time to time.
And there is the Vectrom, too. With games selection by multi-switch.. Not the favorite system for people, but also functional.
You see, ls650, possibilities are wide here, about interesting cart systems.
Last Edit: Feb 13, 2015 10:50:39 GMT -5 by centaura
I received my multi-cart yesterday: it's the Sean Kelly V2.0 Multicart. The price was $70 US + shipping. It seems to work well, and has all the older commercial ROMS, a few of the older Dondzila homebrews, and some demos.
The one negative is that once I load a ROM, it looks to me as though I have to power cycle the Vectrex to load something different. To save wear on the power/volume knob, I use the reset power on my surge protector power bar.
After seeing the Vectrex for the first time on a retro gaming convention in Norway last year, I just knew I had to get one. I'm no collector, only a gamer that grew up with C64 and Amiga, and after having a few kids, got interested in retro gaming and trying to pass down some knowledge. But now, I think I have to start building my Vectrex collection.
Since I'm no collector I had very little experience with ebay and other means of collecting, so I found it difficult to find a good candidate for buying. The Vectrex was never sold in Norway, as far as I know, so that left me basically with ebay. After speaking with the guy who owned the Vectrex I saw, some month later, he gave me a tip that Bergsala (The Scandinavian Nintendo distributor) might have some machines left from the 80's. After some emails, I ended up driving to Sweden and got to choose a Vectrex from their storehouse. They had a handful of them in varying shape, with and without boxes and manuals. I ended up picking a unit in a worn box, that looked nice but dusty. I also grabbed some manuals laying around. They said they had no overlays.
When I got home, I wiped some dust off and looked closely, i discovered that the unit is almost unused. It has been out of the box, since the serial number on the box is different than the unit, but it looked very very nice. I also noticed that the sealed plastic bag with the MineStorm manual, also contained the MineStorm overlay in a white envelope, never opened!
I've also bought a CIB Berzerk in not so good shape (very scratchy overlay) from ebay, a MATEOS flash cart system, and a 72in1 multicart (I've in the process of trading it for another multicart with madtronix, because the my cart does not work on my no-buzz Vectrex). I've ordered Vector Pilot with one overlay, YASI\Protector and Nebula Commander, but they have not arrived yet.
So, now I have to learn the game of collecting, get to know the Vectrex homebrew scene, and most importantly......decide whether to open the mint MineStorm overlay or not..... Any input welcome:)