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Vendetta Vendetta - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Vendetta - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A punch and kick game from Konami. There are a variety of bad guys for you to stomp and you can even kick them while they are still down on the ground. The occasional boss thug provides an extra challenge.

Vendetta was produced by Konami in 1991.

Konami released 434 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1978. Konami was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Konami during the time period Vendetta was produced include: Woo Yah Taa, Trigon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game, Surprise Attack, Punk Shot, Bells & Whistles, Crime Fighters 2, Detana!! Twin Bee, Rollergames, and Simpsons, The


Name Vendetta
Developer Konami (Japan)
Year 1991
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 10300
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Fighter
Conversion Class JAMMA+
# Simultaneous Players 4
# Maximum Players 4
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - Punch|Kick
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Control Panel Vendetta Control Panel Image
Side Art Vendetta Side Art Image
PCB Vendetta PCB Image

Game Introduction

Up to four players can choose to be one of the members of a street gang called The Cobras. The members are: Hawk, an ex-professional wrestler; Sledge, an ex-military convict; Boomer, a martial arts expert; and Blood, an ex-prizefighter.

The object of the game is to help The Cobras rescue their female member, Kate, from their rivals, "The Dead End Gang". The Cobras must fight every gang member and vanquish each boss enemy.

This game improves on its predecessor by varying the moves that each player character posseses, making each one have a unique style.

Game Play

The game play is similar to Crime Fighters. However, this game contains many more weapons that can be used, such as shotguns, clubs, buckets, bricks, whips, etc. As with Crime Fighters, there are some touches of violent risque humor (e.g. leather-clad "pimps" and dogs in heat who try to molest you).

Vendetta KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.58 (5 votes)

Fun Factor: 4.20

Overall Like 4.25
Fun (Social) 4.50
Fun (Solo) 4.25
Collector Desire 3.75

Technical Rating: 3.60

Gameplay 4.75
Graphics 3.80
Originality 3.75
Sound/Music 4.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

BUG: In the latter part of the second level, there is a bucket that can be picked up and thrown onto the head of an enemy, rendering him 'walking-round-in-circles' until he is struck. In a two-player (or more) game, if one person carries the bucket for the whole of the rest of the level, letting the second player do the fighting until the 'boss' is reached, and then throws the bucket at the 'boss' (a big guy who bursts out of a crate) the game will kind of crash, leaving the boss character floating around the screen, unable to be hit.

Once you have completed the game a bonus round follows where you must fight all the bosses again at the same time.



Each player character resembles a real-life personality. Hawk looks like Hulk Hogan, Sledge looks like Mr.T, Boomer looks like Jean-Claude Van Damme and Blood looks like Mike Tyson.

Cabinet Information

The cabinet is very similar to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles In Time enclosure.


The game is alternately titled Crime Fighters 2 in some regions.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Vendetta Census

There are 14,912 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,532 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,200 machines (6,928 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 96 known instances of this machine owned by Vendetta collectors who are active members. Of these, 9 of them are original dedicated machines. 3 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 84 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with a Vendetta machine for sale. There are 3 active VAPS members with a Vendetta circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list. There are 2 active VAPS members looking for Vendetta boards sets.

This game ranks a 23 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



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Konami VENDETTA Arcade Video Game Manual - used original

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