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Vigilante is a side-scrolling beat-em-up. It features an anonymous tough hero that roams the streets to beat up The Rogues gang that kidnapped his girlfriend Maria. The game offers five distinct locations, such as city streets and a junkyard, with many different thugs with different strengths. You fight with your fists, feet and a chain, with a regular stance, crouched and jumping attacks. Each level features an end boss which requires a specific tactic in order to progress. Enemies keep spawning continuously from the left and the right side of the screen until the boss is reached, so a steady pace forward is required to reach the end of the level before time runs out. When enemies come too close they will grab the character and quick presses left and right are need to set him free, as he is then vulnerable to incoming attacks.


Vigilante SEGA Master System Common thugs can hold you to allow their mates to finish you off
Vigilante SEGA Master System Bikers chasing you on the bridge
Vigilante SEGA Master System The ninja boss guarding the van with Maria inside
Vigilante SEGA Master System Title screen

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Critic Reviews

Zero Nov, 1989 84 out of 100 84
VideoGame Mar, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
The Games Machine (UK) May, 1989 80 out of 100 80
VideoGame Aug, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GamesCollection Jul 02, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
Computer and Video Games (CVG) May, 1989 67 out of 100 67
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Jun, 1989 661 out of 1000 66
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Apr, 1989 6.6 out of 12 55
Power Play Apr, 1989 51 out of 100 51
Defunct Games Jul 10, 2005 39 out of 100 39


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Windows release

The game was one of the eighteen arcade games included in the compilation Irem Arcade Hits.

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Sciere (533432) added Vigilante (SEGA Master System) on Oct 12, 2003
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