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Description

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.

Screenshots

Vigilante ZX Spectrum The third boss appears with a weird leg
Vigilante ZX Spectrum On level 3 the thugs use motor bikes to try and take you down
Vigilante Amstrad CPC Boss defeated
Vigilante Amstrad CPC Stage 3

Promo Images

Vigilante Screenshot
Vigilante Screenshot
Vigilante Screenshot
Vigilante Screenshot

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

User Reviews

Save the madonna! TurboGrafx-16 Katakis | カタキス (41931)

Critic Reviews

VideoGame SEGA Master System Mar, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga May, 1989 78 out of 100 78
TurboPlay TurboGrafx-16 Jun, 1990 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) TurboGrafx-16 Apr, 1989 8.2 out of 12 68
Commodore User Amiga Jul, 1989 60 out of 100 60
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) TurboGrafx-16 Sep, 1989 24 out of 40 60
Retro Game Reviews TurboGrafx-16 May 18, 2015 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 50
Gamezone (Germany) TurboGrafx-16 May 30, 2006 4.7 out of 10 47
Retro Archives Amiga Mar 19, 2021 8 out of 20 40
Defunct Games SEGA Master System Jul 10, 2005 39 out of 100 39

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
MSX version is unofficial/clone 4 Alaka (77656)
May 18, 2020

Trivia

Windows release

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

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