Vigilante

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The [Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game by Irem Corp. [Japan]

 
DESCRIPTION
 
[Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game

Vigilante © 1988 Irem Corp.


A sequel to Irem's legendary 1984 beat-em-up, "Kung-fu Master", Vigilante sees the hero's girlfriend, Madonna, kidnapped by a gang of thugs and driven away in the back of their van. The vigilante must fight through five enemy-packed levels to rescue his girlfriend. As with "Kung-fu Master", a tough guardian enemy awaits the player at the end of each level. The guardians must be defeated as quickly as possible as their energy bars will replenish in between the player's attacks.

A weapon, in the form of Nunchakas, can occasionally be found and picked-up; adding to the player's 'kick' and 'punch' fighting moves. Some of the game's many enemies are also armed, with either clubs, chains, knives or guns. The game ends once Madonna is rescued.
TECHNICAL
 
PICTURE :
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Vigilante machine
Click to enlarge (members only)
Main CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 3.579645 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 3.579645 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Yamaha YM2151 (@ 3.579645 Mhz), DAC

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2 (PUNCH, KICK)
TRIVIA
 
Vigilante was released in February 1988.

Licensed to Data East for US manufacture and distribution.
SERIES
 
1. Kung-Fu Master (1984)
2. Vigilante (1988)
3. Spartan X 2 (Nintendo Famicom, 1991)
PORTS
 

Consoles:


NEC PC-Engine japan (January 14, 1989) "Vigilante [Model IC01001]"
Sega Master System (1989) Vigilante
Nintendo Wii [Virtual Console] japan (February 6, 2007) [Model PAVJ] PC-Engine version
Nintendo Wii [Virtual Console] europe (February 9, 2007) [Model PAVP] TurboGrafx version
Nintendo Wii [Virtual Console] [AU] (July 6, 2007) TurboGrafx version

Computers:


Atari ST europe (1989)
Commodore C64 europe (1989)
Sinclair ZX Spectrum europe (1989)
Amstrad CPC europe (1989)
Amstrad CPC europe (1990) "Coin-Op Hits II"
Amstrad CPC europe (1990) "Les Aventuriers"
Atari ST europe (1990) by Kixx
Amstrad CPC [ES] (1991) "Micro Club: Night Raider, Vigilante"
SOURCES
 
Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.

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