Cinematronics was a company which symbolized the Golden Era of arcades. It burst
onto the scene in 1977 with the world’s first vector graphics based arcade game and
just as quickly signaled the era's end with the death knell of animation streaming
from a laser disc. Although it existed before the craze of the late 70's and early
80's, this is when it produced such memorable classics as Space Wars, Rip Off, Armor
Attack, and Star Castle.
This site is dedicated to the vector classics produced by Cinematronics, Vectorbeam,
and their licensees, from 1977 through 1983. Much of the material here can be found
scattered in various other sites. This is an attempt to gather and present as much
as possible into one place and hopefully add a few more tidbits. Please be patient
as it grows. I also ask that you bring to my attention any mistakes which I have
made and any material which may belong here. Thanks for visiting and enjoy.
04/06/2010—Reorganized the history pages slightly and added a project link update
H o m e
H i s t o r y
G a m e L i s t
P r o j e c t s
L i n k s
A special thanks to David Haynes and Jason Cody. Many of the pictures from the history
page were originally scanned by David for Jason’s site. Jason also provided me with
much of his old Warrior site which will soon live again.