Vigilante 8

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Vigilante 8 Series

Vigilante 8 (Playstation, nintendo 64)


The original Vigilante 8 was initially released on the Playstation to much acclaim, into a car combat market that until then had been dominated by the Twisted Metal series. In particular, Twisted Metal: World Tour was an established fan favourite, though it wasn't long before the good reviews encouraged genre fans to pick up V8. The PS version pushed the hardware particularly hard, featuring multi-levelled arenas, deformable terrain, weapons that were visible on your vehicle and working suspension.

The Playstation release was followed soon after with an N64 version which, thanks to the more powerful hardware, allowed for a smoother, higher resolution version of the game. This version also included the Kirby-inspired 'Super Dreamland' level and for the first time allowed 4 players to compete simultaneously.