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The Vindicator!

The Vindicator! Commodore 64 Title screen.

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MobyRank MobyScore
Amstrad CPC
...
3.0
Commodore 64
...
3.0
ZX Spectrum
...
2.7
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Description

In The Vindicator! aliens invaded earth and laid it into ruins. The rest of humanity had to flee underground and one sole hero, the vindicator, goes out on his quest to kill the Dark Overlord.

The game has three distinctive parts: the first is set in an underground complex where blueprints containing a way to destroy the aliens have to be found. To do so the vindicator has to navigate a maze, find keycards, kill aliens in the way and finally solve an anagram puzzle. After that stands a long way towards the alien base which plays out as a vertically scrolling shooter section. Here the player takes control over a plane or - after a life loss - a jeep with a regular weapon with unlimited ammo and a special weapon (bombs or grenades) for larger enemies. Inside the base the vindicator has to navigate side-scrolling platforms while using lifts and trap doors and shooting a lot of opposition.

Screenshots

The Vindicator! Amstrad CPC Title screen.
The Vindicator! Commodore 64 Blast the enemy and destroy buildings.
The Vindicator! Commodore 64 Exploring the Catacombs.
The Vindicator! ZX Spectrum Let's go.

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The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amstrad CPC Oct, 1988 8 out of 10 80
The Games Machine (UK) Amstrad CPC Nov, 1988 73 out of 100 73
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Nov, 1988 66 out of 100 66
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Nov, 1988 600 out of 1000 60
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Nov, 1988 59 out of 100 59
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Nov, 1988 535 out of 1000 54
Power Play Commodore 64 Oct, 1988 53 out of 100 53

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