The original VigilanteTM is an arcade game
published in 1988 by IREM CORP. They are the authors of this work of art and
"This" Vigilante is coded by me (Yves Rizoud) in C w/ DJGPP and Allegro, and
is NOT an accurate port or anything:
All in all, I tried to keep the feeling of the game that captured my heart; while
adding new game possibilities. The visual is as close as can be, the animation
is top smooth. Ahh, the sound effects are 80% from the original game, so they're
ok, unfortunately I found no fitting soundtrack... The music packs contain music
found from various Internet sources, it's a very different feeling from the original
game and I don't like it very much.
- I developped for 1 year with only memories of the arcade game, and an emulation
of the PC Engine version of Vigilante (the most accurate of all, yet very
- Then the MAME team added support for the original Vigilante in their emulator,
and at that time I felt in heaven. I spent weeks ripping from the ROM and
recomposing the graphics. So all the background art and 95% of the sprites
are from the arcade. Others I did draw myself.
- But I silently fixed some 'bugs' (mainly playability ones), while keeping
some interesting ones, and added some new features (the original game has
one weapon, I added 5)
- Finally I began freely tweaking the gameplay and added even more new stuff..
When I will finish this project, if I have time and keep interest in it, I may
add a new episode with new enemies and such.. but this is only a possibility.