Vendetta (1989 video game)

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Publisher(s) System 3
Platform(s) Amstrad CPC
Commodore 64
ZX Spectrum
Release 1989
Genre(s) Beat 'em up
Mode(s) Single-player

Vendetta is a 1989 beat 'em up video game released by System 3 for the Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, and ZX Spectrum.


A group of terrorists have kidnapped a professor working on a bomb as well as his daughter. A few weeks later, they have started to make impossible demands and have threatened to detonate a miniature nuclear weapon if the demands are not met.

The protagonist, initially armed with only a knife, decides to rescue both individuals. Along the way, he collects other weapons and evidence to convince other police officers to let him continue his work, as he heads to an army base, a booby-trapped airplane, and finally central park where the terrorists make the last stand.


Vendetta was based on the same rendering method and display used by The Last Ninja, but used a rewritten engine. This game engine was then used for the game Last Ninja 3.[1]


Vendetta received 93% from Zzap!64.[2]


  1. ^ Last Ninja fan page, "The Vendetta engine was written from scratch and then used as the basis for LN3."
  2. ^ ZZap 64 Issue February 1990, page 016