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Vindicators Vindicators - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Vindicators - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Use your tank to destroy other tanks, turrets, and saucers while collecting fuel, stars, and bonuses along the way. Exit the level by finding the key that unlocks the doors. Use collected stars to customize your tank with speed, power, shields, smart shots, and bombs.

Vindicators was produced by Atari Games in 1988.

Atari Games released 88 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1984. Atari Games was based in United States.

Other machines made by Atari Games during the time period Vindicators was produced include: Xybots, A.P.B., Atari R.B.I. Baseball, Blasteroids, RBI Baseball, Cyberball, Toobin', Tetris, Vindicators Part II, and Assault


Name Vindicators
Developer Atari Games (United States)
Year 1988
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 10319
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 2-way (up, down)
  • Joystick: 2-way (up, down) with button - Fire
  • Buttons: 1 - Special Weapon
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard - 308 lbs
Control Panel Vindicators Control Panel Image
Side Art Vindicators Side Art Image

Game Play

Once a game has been started, the 1P/2P buttons allow each player to rotate through any special weapons they might have. At the end of the 15th level, you must destroy a huge monster with many eyes.

Vindicators KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.27 (3 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.20

Overall Like 3.67
Fun (Social) 4.00
Fun (Solo) 3.00
Collector Desire 1.67

Technical Rating: 3.33

Gameplay 3.33
Graphics 3.33
Originality 3.33
Sound/Music 3.33

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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Cabinet Information

The cabinet is shaped like a tank (and weighs like one).


Viewing the original contest advertisement that is built-in (ala Roadblasters) is selectable via the game setup.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Vindicators Census

There are 14,949 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,546 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,354 machines (6,938 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 100 known instances of this machine owned by Vindicators collectors who are active members. Of these, 89 of them are original dedicated machines. One is a conversion in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 10 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 6 active VAPS members with a Vindicators machines for sale. There are 2 active VAPS members with a Vindicators circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Vindicators.

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.

This game ranks a 2 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

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



Joysticks that do not center need to have the compression springs replaced, but do not go to a specialty store for replacements as they will be expensive. I got mine at a local hardware store for $4. You will need 8.


  1. Vindicators
  2. Vindicators Part II


Additional References (logged in members often see more)

  1. 3D Model (External): Dedicated

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