Unreleased MB Vectrex Holy Grail 'Mail Plane' ROM Surfaces

Vectrex-Mail-Plane-ROMAs far as Vectrex games go, the holy grail for many collectors and gamers is the unreleased flight simulator, Mail Plane. This quirky take on the tried and tested genre made use of the obscure light-pen accessory to control the airborne vehicle tasking you with delivering letters. Unfortunately nobody got to experience this unique offering back in the day following the games cancellation.

Having said that, the moment many of these deprived gamers had been waiting for finally arrived in November - a Mail Plane prototype cartridge surfaced on eBay in Pennsylvania, United States. Selling for a massive $877, one lucky bidder had finally secured the chance to experience this oddity once and for all, however, they had bigger plans for this title.

Understanding the demand for this long lost title, AtariAge user Vectrexer - the new owner of this Mail Plane prototype - decided to generously create a ROM image of the game cartridge and release it online for free to the masses.

As of today we can all finally experience Mail Plane in its original form, although there are a few more issues present. Not only do we need a Vectrex flash cartridge to load the ROM on to, but also the incredibly difficult to source Light Pen accessory.

Mail Plane (Unreleased Vectrex Title) Gameplay

Link: Download Vectrex Mail Plane Prototype ROM

Source: Mo5

Last Updated ( 03 December 2013 )  


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(Link to this comment) BuckoA51 2013-12-03 16:50
Light pen doesn't look like much fun to use!
(Link to this comment) JonnyQ85 2013-12-12 22:43
Great idea though, the game looks quite innovative for the time.

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