Lost In Translation/Vigilante

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Vigilante marquee.
No screen shot.
Vigilante control panel.
Manufacturer Irem
Released 1988
8-way Joystick
2 Button(s)
Main CPU (3x) Z80 (@ 3.580 MHz)
Z80 (@ 3.580 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
YM2151 (@ 3.580 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
256 x 256 pixels
55.00 Hz
544 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 20 ROMs
1,082,124 bytes (1.03 MiB)
MAME ID vigilant · vigilntj · vigilntu

About The Game

Vigilante is an horizontally scrolling arcade video game beat-em-up.

A sequel to Irem's legendary "Kung-fu Master", Vigilante sees the hero's girlfriend, Madonna, kidnapped by a gang of thugs and driven away in the back of their van. The vigilante must fight through five enemy-packed levels to rescue his girlfriend. As with "Kung-fu Master", a tough guardian enemy awaits the player at the end of each level. The guardians must be defeated as quickly as possible as their energy bars will replenish in between the player's attacks.

A weapon, in the form of nunchaku, can occasionally be found and picked-up; adding to the player's 'kick' and 'punch' fighting moves. Some of the game's many enemies are also armed, with either clubs, chains, knives or guns. The game ends once Madonna is rescued.

Additional Technical Information

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2 (PUNCH, KICK)


Released in February 1988.

Licensed to Data East for US manufacture and distribution.


  1. Kung-Fu Master (1984)
  2. Vigilante (1988)
  3. Spartan X 2 (Nintendo Famicom, 1991)

Cabinet and Artwork


NEC PC-Engine (1989)
Sega Master System (1989)
Commodore C64 (1989)
Amstrad CPC (1989)
Atari ST (1989)
Commodore Amiga ("Vigilante", 1989, U.S. Gold)
Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1989)

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Image Fight -G.S.M. IREM 1- D28B-0012[1] 1989-01-21 Pony Canyon, Inc. CD version.
Vigilante 15A3-2[2] 1988-12-21 Alfa CD version.
Image Fight -G.S.M. IREM 1- 25P5-0012[3] 1989-01-21 Pony Canyon, Scitron Cassette version.
GS SELECTION - GS Club Special Project N/A[4] 1988-03-01 Softbank Publishing Double vinyl version.

External Links


The contents of this page are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
The sources used include MAME (version 0.113u2) and history.dat (revision 1.28 - 2008-10-18).
Please see http://www.arcade-history.com for credits.