Just-a one Vendetta, geev eet to me... no I think I've got that wrong, I certainly wouldn't like to have the nifty ninja chappie in this beat 'em up carrying out a vendetta anywhere near my ice cream stall.
A vendetta is a blood feud, fought to the death. As such this game has been very aptly named, 'cos it's absolutely brimming with death. Kilt off a few baddies and, well, next thing you know there's a few more just around the corner.
The hero is an ex-army type recently discharged under suspicious circumstances in Saigon after an illustrious career dealing out death and destruction to the locals. His brother has been kidnapped (he's obviously a bit of a wimp) by a gang of terrorists and must now be rescued before he is executed.
Guide your sprite through the mean city streets combating the enemy with fists, rather dodgy looking knife (it actually looks more like an ice lolly) and a number of power ups.
The game is quite long and features some fine action. Graphics are boxy but the sprites are big and detection is quite good. Overall, Vendetta scores well as a Last Ninja style game and is a worthwhile, though not essential addition to any Beat em up collection.
Label: Kixx Memory: 48K/128K Price: £3.99 Tape Reviewer: Big Al Dykes
Vendetta is not my favourite beat 'em up but it has lots of arcade style action and it definitely looks the part.