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Vindicators (rev 5)


Vindicators (c) 04/1988 Atari Games.


- TECHNICAL -


Game ID : 136059


Main CPU : 68010 (@ 7.15909 Mhz), M6502 (@ 1.7895 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2151 (@ 3.579 Mhz), POKEY (@ 1.7895 Mhz)


Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 336 x 240 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 16384


Players : 2

Control : Double 2-way joystick (vertical)

Buttons : 4


- TRIVIA -


1988 was quite a year for Atari and tank games, since they also released "Assault" that very same year.


The Vindicators 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 machine was shown at the 2003 classic arcade games show 'California Extreme' in San Jose, California.


- 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 and programmed by : Kelly Turner (KFT), Norm Avellar (NLA), Rusty Dawe (RBD)

Art and animation by : Kris Moser (KEM), Susan G. McBride (SGM)

Audio by : Brad Fuller (BAF), Hal Canon (HAL)


- PORTS -


* Consoles :

Nintendo Famicom (1988)

Sony PlayStation 2 (2003, "Midway Arcade Treasure")

Nintendo GameCube (2003, "Midway Arcade Treasure")

Microsoft XBOX (2003, "Midway Arcade Treasure")


* Computers :

Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1989)

Amstrad CPC (1989)

Atari ST (1989)

Commodore Amiga (1989)

Commodore C64 (1990)

PC [MS Windows, CD-Rom] (1998, "Arcade's Greatest Hits - The Atari Collection 2")

PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (2004, "Midway Arcade Treasure")


* Others:

Tiger LCD Handheld Game (1989)