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The Vindicator

• Publisher: Imagine
• Developer:
Imagine
Release Date: 1988
Code: Unknown

GFX: Unknown
Music: Jonathan Dunn

ZZAP64 Game Rating: 64%
Our Game Rating: 70%
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> THE VINDICATOR by Imagine


• Completed by Brendan Phoenix
Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi

I've never played this game, but I did contact my good friend Frank Gasking before adding this ending, and he had something quite memorable to say about it... "That's another I remember picking up on budget back in this old sweetshop for £2.99 (Where the guy would smoke inside the shop and breathe smoke all over the tapes when putting them in the cassette to sell to you). Pretty shite game overall and never really got past the horrible 3D maze first level. Great music though!" So there you have it. If your copy of The Vindicator stinks of smoke, you now know why...


The final boss is laid to rest...


...and our hero's quest is over.


The End.

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: Brendan used a level skip, which wouldn't work on the final levels - so he had to play them without cheating!

SO WHAT HAPPENS?: Once you have blasted the final boss, the ending screen appears with the Vindicator' logo along with the message: "YOU HAVE SUCCESSFULLY DEFEATED THE ALIEN INVADERS AND DESTROYED THEIR TYRANNICAL LEADER. PITY THERE ARE NO HUMANS ALIVE TO CELEBRATE WITH."

COMMENTS:

  • Brendan: The same in-game tune, rubbish message. 1/10.

  • Vinny: I've never played this game, but I quickly loaded it up and was only impressed with the music. The game looks good and plays rubbish.

    ...as for the ending... what a load of poop. 1/10.

  • Andy Vaisey: Bit of a shame this one. There's actually a decent game in there, but it's buried under tedium and repetitiveness. Guess the designers dropped the ball, as did the person responsible for the shameful ending.

  • Brendan Phoenix: Wasn't this billed as Green Beret 2?

    Give me the original any day, better game, better ending.

  • Andrew Fisher: Yes, although it wasn't very prominent in the final advertising.

    I'll always remember it for the anagrams - which were the names of Ocean/Imagine staff! It had some interesting ideas and made good use of overlaid sprites, but in the end it didn't really deliver - and that is a poor ending!

FINAL SAY: Not even an original ending tune :-(

G.E. RATING: 1 / 10

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