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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 Arcade Final boss
Vigilante Amstrad CPC About to be run over by a motorcycle
Vigilante ZX Spectrum The story
Vigilante TurboGrafx-16 Title screen

Promo Images

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Alternate Titles

  • "Arcade Archives: Vigilante" -- Nintendo Switch / PS4 title
  • "アーケードアーカイブス ビジランテ" -- Japanese Nintendo Switch / PS4 spelling
  • "ビジランテ" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

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Critic Reviews

Zero SEGA Master System Nov, 1989 84 out of 100 84
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Jul, 1989 81 out of 100 81
VideoGame SEGA Master System Aug, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) TurboGrafx-16 Apr, 1989 8.2 out of 12 68
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) SEGA Master System Jun, 1989 661 out of 1000 66
1UP! SEGA Master System Jul 04, 2016 59 out of 100 59
The Video Game Critic TurboGrafx-16 Mar 11, 2003 C 50
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Apr, 1991 45 out of 100 45
Defunct Games SEGA Master System Jul 10, 2005 39 out of 100 39 (UK) Wii Jun 02, 2007 2 out of 10 20


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MSX version is unofficial/clone 4 Alaka (85016)
May 18, 2020


Windows release

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

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