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Description

The Tangent Empire are preparing to attack the earth with their convoy of tanks, and it is you who has been sent forward to destroy the 14 space stations which make up the potential invasion threat.

There are 3 sub-levels on each station, which can be played in any order. The action scrolls in every direction, with you guiding your tank-link droid around to shoot the opposition droids. The tank takes a while to steer, making it initially harder to avoid contact with those enemies. Each level contains energy stars, which can be traded in for upgrades such as improved weapons and extra speed after each level.

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Vindicators ZX Spectrum Start of level 2 - now with long range shots.
Only 3 of the 4 stars collected in level 1 were used so the player starts this level with 1 star remaining
Vindicators ZX Spectrum The load screen is replaced by the game's copyright / credit screen. This is in the same kind of window that the game is played in.
Vindicators ZX Spectrum Then the player has the option of spending the stars they have collected for upgrades
Vindicators ZX Spectrum Having moved 'up' as far as its possible to go the player finds a key and a door. Is there a connection?

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Critic Reviews

Sinclair User Sep, 1991 85 out of 100 85
The Games Machine (UK) Jun, 1989 57 out of 100 57
Your Sinclair Jun, 1989 38 out of 100 38

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Awards

  • ST Format
    • January 1990 (Issue #06) - Included in the list 50 Games of the Year. Category "Real Dogs"

Martin Smith (62978) added Vindicators (ZX Spectrum) on Mar 06, 2005
Other platforms contributed by 666gonzo666 (53950), Martin Smith (62978), Skitchy (189) and Crisy (13)