Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Peer Johannsen

Weird Science - Tales from the Vectrex Academy Lab

Vectrex Game Project


Project Status

  • Project completed
  • Release version 1-6


  • My personal take on one of the great arcade classics of the early eighties ...

How To Play

  • Please read the complete manual to obtain and enjoy all details.
  • Before playing, please adjust the brightness knob at the back of your console to a medium setting in order to get optimum vector contrasts.


  • Free all 12 imprisoned star constellations
  • Meet the armies of the Vortex
  • Clear 50 warp stages and fight 12 bosses
  • Defeat the evil overlord and restore peace to the universe


  • Peer Johannsen



Tactical Advice (see also game manual)

  • The order in which to free the constellations can be chosen. Some paths may be easier than others.
  • The ship's weaponry can be upgraded to double shot lasers.
  • Some objects can only be destroyed by laser fire.
  • Other upgrades include bonus lives and shields.
  • The remaining number of lives is indicated by the number of jet flares of the ship.
  • Some warp stages of certain constellations are good for easily collecting upgrades.
  • Some warp stages of other constellations are hard to survive without having upgrades.
  • The escape maneuver can be used to strategically switch between constellations and warp stages.


  • Downloads are free and for non commercial use only. Use at your own risk.
  • Please respect the copyright and credit the author and the origin of this game.

Online Playing

  • Link to Dr. Snuggles' online emulator to directly play the game in your browser: Gyrostrology

Twin Sister

Latest modification on 07/18/2022, 13:30
  • Release version 1-6 uploaded