Light Pen Box

The Light Pen is an accessory for the Vectrex released in 1983 by GCE. It was quite revolutionary for its time, but because of the Great Video Game Crash of 1983, it ended up as a commercial failure.

During its lifetime, GCE managed to release three games for it: Art Master, Melody Master and AnimAction. There was also a prototype, Mail Plane, that never managed to get a release.

Other Accessories

The Light Pen was not the only accessory for the Vectrex. There also was the 3D Imager, the Touch Sensitive Screen, and a planned keyboard add-on, which neither of the latter two devices ever saw the light of day.


In late 2012, it became known that bassist Rudy Sarzo (who has played in the heavy metal/hard rock acts Dio, Whitesnake, and Quiet Riot, among others) had a Vectrex on Quiet Riot's tour bus, due to an e-bay auction selling off the collection, which also included a Light Pen and several games. The package also included an original controller and a letter of authenticity of ownership.


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