PatmanQC brings the history of the Crime Fighters and Vendetta (Crime Fighters 2) . Crime Fighters (クライムファイターズ) is a 1989 side-scrolling beat-em-up released by Konami for the arcades. The players takes control of a duo (or squad) of undercover police officers who are assigned to rescue a group of kidnapped damsels from a crime boss and his army of punks. Vendetta, known in Japan as Crime Fighters 2 (クライムファイターズ2), is a 1991 side-scrolling beat-’em-up arcade game developed and published by Konami. It is the sequel to 1989 Konami’s Crime Fighters, although it was marketed internationally as a stand-alone game with no previous connections.
Much like Konami’s arcade version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (released during the same year), Crime Fighters was available in a four-player dedicated cabinet, as well as a conversion kit that was available in 2-player and 4-player versions (meant for either Atari Games’ Gauntlet or Konami’s own Main Event). Unlike Ninja Turtles, each player character is identical, save for each one sporting a different palette swapped color. Crime Fighters was followed by a sequel titled Vendetta (released in Japan as Crime Fighters 2).