Vendetta (1991 video game)
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Arcade flyer featuring (clockwise from top left): Hawk, Sledge, Blood, Kate and Boomer.
|Release date(s)||July 1991|
|Genre(s)||Beat 'em up|
|Mode(s)||Single player, 2-4 player Co-op|
|Display||Raster, 304 x 224 pixels (Horizontal), 2048 colors|
Vendetta, known in Japan as Crime Fighters 2 (クライムファイターズ2?), is a 1991 side-scrolling beat-'em-up arcade game developed and published by Konami. It is the sequel to the 1989 Konami game Crime Fighters.
The four men of the game's hero gang, The Cobras, fight through waves of enemies to rescue Kate, The Cobras' fifth member, who was kidnapped by the Dead End Gang. As with most beat-em-ups, the game features primarily side-scrolling action. Player score is based on number of opponents eliminated. The option of attacking an enemy while they are knocked down was new to the genre. The game uses 'punch' and 'kick' buttons rather than 'jump' and 'attack'. The special punch-plus-kick attack is the only aerial attack. Players can also double-team enemies and vice versa.
The hero gang, called The Cobras, numbers five members: Blood (former prizefighter, with a passing resemblance to Mike Tyson), Hawk (former professional wrestler, with passing resemblance to Hulk Hogan), Boomer (a martial artist, possibly based on Jean-Claude Van Damme), Sledge (a military ex-convict with passing resemblance to Mr. T), and Kate, the damsel in distress, described as Hawk's protegee and wearing a blue shirt similar to his. One day, Kate is kidnapped by the Dead End Gang under the leadership of Faust. The four men go save her, fighting through the waves of enemies that are sent against them.
Vendetta was censored when released outside of the Asian market, as to remove an enemy character who dresses in leather (in a S & M style) grabs hold of the playable character, and proceeds to dry hump and lick him. The enemy would continue to do the same if a character is down.
- Vendetta at the Killer List of Videogames
- Crime Fighters 2 at the Killer List of Videogames
- Vendetta at GameFAQs
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