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dtm-artist - 13/05/2024
An amazing arcade classic that looks and plays so wonderfully well. It's much prettier and more challenging than the 2600 version we all know and love. The 4-way movement is something you'll either love or hate.
Scott Stilphen - 08/04/2018
As wonderful as the game looks and sounds, the inability to move diagonally just ruins what should have been a near-perfect arcade translation. The programmer - whoever they are - has some explaining to do. GCC also did the VCS version, which has diagonal movement and makes that version far more fun to play.
Ransom - 25/03/2009
This is one of my favorite obscure arcade games, and this 5200 implementation is nearly perfect. The look, feel, and sound of the arcade are as closely implemented as possible. I wish they'd had some way to implement the 4-button firing scheme of the arcade controls, but doing so would have been awkward as it would have required the use of the keypad. Still, the compromise offered is good, and the game play doesn't suffer much because of it.

If you're like me and enjoy Vanguard at the arcade, get this one!
Brent - 06/03/2009
i can't get "bin" files to play on my atari800 emulator. What can i do to fix this?

Screenshots - Vanguard

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Information - Vanguard

GenreShoot'em Up! - Horizontal ScrollingYear1983
Players1, 2 (alt.)CountryUSA
Programmer(s)Medium Cartridge
Dumpdownload atari Vanguard DownloadSerialCX5216

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