Background[edit | edit source]
VECTREX ROLI - DAS SPIEL is the seventh game in creator Der Luch's eight game freely downloadable game series programmed between STERNENKRIEGER and its following release. As a musician, these games were programmed quickly with a simple, no frills mentality similar to that of a "jam session". Most games were designed with intuitive game mechanics and a lack of things such as stages, levels, upgrades, bosses, etc., and in this way were not as much of an investment of Der Luch's time as a larger release game as STERNENKRIEGER or Irrelevant. The original intent was not to be released as a physical cartridge and it wasn't until an almost unanimous public outcry that Der Luch decided to combine the eight games with VecFahren for the release of the N.D.W. 2014 Multicart.
The game is based off the antics of the YouTube personality VectrexRoli. His videos usually include reviewing games and hardware mostly for older systems and are based on the items which are gathered for his collection. Some of his more lengthy and involved reviews include comedic skits. These skits tend to revolve around the secrecy which items in his collection must arrive through the mail as it is his wish that his wife not know that money has been spent on these items.
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
The player controls VectrexRoli and it's his mission to travel from the basement to the door, retrieve the package which has just been delivered at the door and return it to the basement. Just as in his YouTube skits, VectrexRoli must do all this in clandestine nature and keep the arrival of the package from his wife. VectrexRoli will tiptoe as he walks around Mrs. VectrexRoli, who will turn randomly. If she catches him moving or sees him holding the package, she will ask him what he's doing and the player will lose a life.
Controls[edit | edit source]
Main Menu[edit | edit source]
- Begin game-button 1
In-game[edit | edit source]
- Move left or right-left or right on the joystick or D-pad
- Pick-up package-button 4
Scoring[edit | edit source]
One point is awarded for each game saved.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Das Spiel means "the game" in German. Both the creator Der Luchs and VectrexRoli speak German.
- The gameplay is reenacted at the beginning of VectrexRoli's review of the game.