Vigilante 8
Vigilante 8
The title screen for Vigilante 8



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Vehicular combat


Nintendo 64, Playstation, Game Boy Color


Single-player, multiplayer


T (Teen)

Vigilante 8 is the first installment of the Vigilante 8 vehicle action series developed by Luxoflux. It was released in 1998 for the Nintendo 64, Playstation, and Gameboy Color. It centers around Sid Burn and the development of the Coyotes as they try to destroy oil companies and refineries competing against OMAR, a large oil monopoly intending to become the richest company in the U.S.


Set in 1975, Sid Burn and his band of Coyotes are hired by OMAR to dispose of all competing oil companies in the U.S. so that they can become the richest company in America. After hearing reports of destruction by the Coyotes, a man named Convoy, a kind-hearted trucker, forms a group of his own, the Vigilantes, to combat the Coyotes and to stop the tyranny of OMAR.


The gameplay of Vigilante 8 is similar to that of many other vehicular based action games.
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Mode screen for Vigilante 8 (Nintendo 64 version)

The player chooses a character whom controls a vehicle to do battle with, finding and equipping weapons found around the stage. In this game, however, each character gets their own individual weapon only found in special crates within the stage, known as their Special Weapon. Each player must get the opponent's health down to zero in order to win the match, with the defeated vehicle exploding with the last hit.

Although, before the defeated car explodes, the victor is given a chance to 'total' the opponent, which is an alternate way to defeat the opponent by using your Special Weapon or a combo move with any other weapon (See any of the Weapon's pages for more information on combo moves). Though it doesn't serve much of a point in this game, totaling an opponent serves a more creative role in the game's sequel Vigilante 8: 2nd Offense.

Playable CharactersEdit


Trivia Edit

  • In the character select screen, all characters aside from Chassey Blue and Y the Alien have their Special Weapon shown or hinted at in their character photo.
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