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Vindicators

• Publisher: Domark
• Developer:
Domark
Release Date: 1990
Code: Unknown

GFX: Unknown
Music: Dave Kelly

ZZAP64 Game Rating: 35%
Our Game Rating: 56%
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> VINDICATORS by Domark


• Completed & Reviewed by Neil Collins

Vindicators by Domark is a conversion of an arcade game by Atari. I've never played the arcade game so I don't know how it compares. You control a tank in a multi-directional scrolling shoot-em-up spread over 14 planets. Each planet has four zones to beat before moving onto the next. You have to collect a key on most of the levels to open a door at the end of it to reach enter the next zone. The enemies are mainly other tanks and gun turrets that fire at you on sight. The action isn't very exciting, the control is quite sluggish and all the levels look very similar. Graphically it looks good and is quite smooth, but the game play is so weak it lets down a game that could have been far better. It took a while to beat this, but I had to keep rolling to see it there was anything at the end of it.


Eye, eye... who's this?


Whoever it was; it's gone!


The End!

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: I used a cheat to give me infinite lives.

SO WHAT HAPPENS?: At the end of the final level you get to fight a large creature with several eyes. Once all his eyes have been popped with your cannon, the game is won. A text message then appears which says 'WELL DONE COMMANDER. MISSION COMPLETED. GAME OVER'.

COMMENTS:

  • Neil: I enjoyed popping the end alien's eyes, but the ending text is simply terrible. Another game for the hall of shame. 1/10.
  • Vinny: I'm sorry, but the game is cack and the ending is cack too! 0.5/10 from me!!
  • Andrew Fisher: A very dodgy conversion, given the chance to use cartridge format to make it better. I'm assuming the arcade ending isn't much better.
  • Brendan Phoenix: The arcade ending is typically lame as well.

    Another poor Domark/Tengen conversion.
  • Gaz Spence: I don't think Domark was particularly vindicated by releasing this mess on cartridge, given it's a single load tape game. What a swizz and what a miserable ending!
  • Andy Vaisey: An atrocious conversion with an equally atrocious ending.

FINAL SAY: That was so bad, it made me laugh out loud!

G.E. RATING: 0.5 / 10

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