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Units produced: Atari Games
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy8way), Buttons(4)
Number of Players: 2
Acting Talent involved:
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Vindicators (rev 5) VGMuseum Game Endings
Vindicators (rev 5) on CAESAR
Vindicators (rev 5) high score and replay at MARP
Vindicators (rev 5) on datObase
MAME folder name: vindictr
Display: raster 336x240 @ 59.92Hz (59.92 pixclock)
Sound: 2 channels
Emulated in MAME via driver vindictr.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 16384; Savestate: unsupported
136059-1101.8r with 131072kb
136059-1102.12r with 131072kb
136059-1103.8p with 131072kb
136059-1104.12p with 131072kb
136059-1113.2r with 65536kb
136059-1114.19r with 65536kb
136059-1115.2p with 65536kb
136059-1116.19p with 65536kb
136059-1123.16n with 16384kb
136059-1124.2k with 65536kb
136059-5117.d1 with 65536kb
136059-5118.d3 with 65536kb
136059-5119.f1 with 65536kb
136059-5120.f3 with 65536kb
136059-5121.k1 with 65536kb
136059-5122.k3 with 65536kb
pal16l8a-136059-1150.c3 with 260kb
pal16l8a-136059-1151.d17 with 260kb
pal16l8a-136059-1152.e17 with 260kb
pal16r6a-136059-1153.n7 with 260kb
- 0.147u2: hap fixed clone Omega Fighter Special. The game fails to boot or finish post. After showing bad rom errors, the game resets.
- 0.147u1: Fixed maincpu rom loading.
- 0.122u7: Fixed gfx1/2/3/4/5 rom loading.
- 0.89u3: Changed Z80 CPU2 clock speed to 5MHz.
- 0.37b10: Yochizo added 'Omega Fighter' (UPL 1989) and clone Omega Fighter Special.
- 21st November 2000: Yochizo fixed some graphics bugs in the Omega Fighter / Atomic Robo-kid driver.
- 8th November 2000: Yochizo sent in a driver for Omega Fighter and Atomic Robo-kid.
- 25th April 1999: Dumped Omega Fighter Special.
LEVELS: 8 (restarts once)
* FB Alpha
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Truxton II / Tatsujin Oh
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Romset: 2016 kb / 8 files / 457.8 zip
Credits Mameinfo and Mametesters Project Robert J. Rabgno et al.
Vindicators (c) 1988 Atari Games Corp.
As team commander of the SR-88 Strategic Battle tanks, you must face the evil invading forces of the Tangent Empire. They're invading the galaxy with 14 space stations designed to defeat your team. Turrets and highly mobile armoured tanks are constantly on patrol to protect the fortifications that Tangents have built.
With limited supplies and weapons, you must make a last stand and attempt to defeat the invaders. The most powerful weapon in your arsenal is the SR-88 Battle Tank, but their fuel supply is very volatile. You must constantly replenish its fuel by picking up fuel canisters throughout the stations' many levels.
Battle stars can be found along the way. These are vital to enhancing your tank and adding weapons. Process generators can convert the battle stars into powers and weapons while in transit between levels and stations. Only with these customized tanks can the evil Tangent Empire be conquered.
As you defeat each station, demolish its control room and take the supplies the fleeing Tangents have left behind. Proceed in their mothership to the next station for another battle.
- TECHNICAL -
Game ID : 136059
Main CPU : Motorola 68010 (@ 7.15909 Mhz), MOS Technology 6502 (@ 1.7895 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Yamaha YM2151 (@ 3.579 Mhz), POKEY (Pot Keyboard Integrated Circuit) (@ 1.7895 Mhz)
Players : 2
Control : Double 2-way joystick (vertical)
Buttons : 4
- TRIVIA -
Vindicators was released in April 1988. This was quite a year for Atari and tank games, since they also released "Assault" in 1988.
1,605 dedicated units were produced in the USA only. The selling price was $2,395. The dedicated cabinet is a real favorite among some arcade game collectors. This is probably due to its unique shape, it is shaped a lot like a tank, with tank treads holding up the bottom section of the cabinet. The top half is decorated with sticker sideart that shows scenes from the game, and these same graphics generally carry over to the control panel and the front of the machine. The control panel features four tank handle controllers.
A Vindicators dedicated cabinet can be seen in the Nickelodeon show All That (from 1997 to 2000). However, it used a fictional marquee which was made for the show.
Also, 114 conversion kits were produced in the USA only (released in February 1989). The selling price was $795.
- UPDATES -
REVISION 1 :
* Build date : OS : 08APR1988 11 :50 :08 / PG : 11APR1988 16 :34 :40
REVISION 2 :
* Build date : OS : 08APR1988 11 :50 :08 / PG : 12APR1988 14 :53 :35
REVISION 3 :
* Build date : OS : 08APR1988 11 :50 :08 / PG : 20APR1988 11 :21 :49
REVISION 4 :
* Build date : OS : 08APR1988 11 :50 :08 / PG : 26APR1988 10 :49 :46
- STAFF -
Designed & programmed by : Kelly Turner (KFT), Norm Avellar (NLA), Russel Dawe (Rusty) (RBD)
Art & animation by : Kris Moser (KEM), Susan G. McBride (SGM)
Audio by : Brad Fuller (BAF), Hal Canon (HAL)
- PORTS -
* Consoles :
Nintendo NES [US] (1988)
Sony PlayStation 2 [US] (November 18, 2003) "Midway Arcade Treasures [Model SLUS-20801]"
Microsoft XBOX [US] (November 24, 2003) "Midway Arcade Treasures"
Nintendo GameCube [US] (December 18, 2003) "Midway Arcade Treasures [Model DOL-GAKE-USA]"
Microsoft XBOX [EU] (February 6, 2004) "Midway Arcade Treasures"
Sony PlayStation 2 [EU] (February 6, 2004) "Midway Arcade Treasures [Model SLES-51927]"
* Handhelds :
Atari Lynx [US] [Unreleased Prototype]
* Computers :
Amstrad CPC [EU] (1988)
Commodore C64 [US] [EU] (1988)
Sinclair ZX Spectrum [EU] (1989)
Atari ST [EU] (1989)
Commodore Amiga [US] (1989)
PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] [US] (January 1, 1999) "Arcade's Greatest Hits - The Atari Collection 2"
PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] [US] (August 27, 2004) "Midway Arcade Treasures"
PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] [EU] (November 23, 2004) "Midway Arcade Treasures"
Tiger LCD Handheld Game [US] (1989)
- CONTRIBUTE -
Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=3074&o=2
Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
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Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file