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Final Vendetta is a 2022 Retraux Beat 'em Up game, developed by Bitmap Bureau and featuring music by Utah Saints. It is inspired by similar games such as Final Fight and Streets of Rage.

A ruthless crime syndicate known as "Syndic8" has taken over London and kidnapped the younger sister of Claire Sparks. In response, Claire sets out on her mission to save London and rescue her sister from Syndic8's clutches. She teams up with two of her friends, Miller T. Williams, a former pro-wrestler, and Duke Sancho, a bare-knuckle fighter.


This game provides examples of:

  • Amazonian Beauty: Liu is a muscled up boxer. The twins, Luiza and Luana, are muscular in the shoulders, arms, and abs.
  • Ambidextrous Sprite: All characters are mirrored when they face the opposite direction.
  • Battle in the Rain: The final boss battle. It briefly rains halfway in to the first level as well.
  • Blocking Stops All Damage: Subverted. The player characters can block, but too many hits or an unblockable attack will cause them break and take damage. Played straight with Liu mooks, but blocks can be broken with either weapons, or hidden moves.
  • Boxing Battler:
    • Frank, the first boss, uses nothing but punches and haymakers.
    • Oscric's first phase has him mainly use one of his fists, while he keeps the opposite hand in his pocket. He only has one kick attack. In his second phase, he uses nothing but punches and a fireball.
  • Big Bad: Osric is the Final Boss and he was close to embark on a helicopter with Claire's sister.
  • Boobs of Steel: Liu is rather well stacked and she's a Dark Action Girl.
  • Cool Shades: Miller wears sunglasses all the time, and they never fall off when he gets hit.
  • Damsel in Distress: Claire's sister is abducted by the Syndic8 and needs rescuing from the players.
  • Dance Battler: Luiza and Luana, the Stage 5 bosses, are practitioners of capoeira.
  • Dark Action Girl: Vixen and Liu are female opponents. The former uses kicks and a stick, while the latter uses boxing. Luiza and Luna are the stage end bosses of Club Tigre, so they count too.
  • Expy:
    • Claire is an expy of Blaze Fielding, and Duke is a combination of Axel and Adam.
    • Cooper is a clone of Galsia/Garcia.
    • The Axl mooks are larger and buffer versions of Fog.
    • Slasher mooks and their variants are based off El Gado/Hollywood
    • Osric is a slicked back, dark Burnette Rugal. His second phase is basically Omega Rugal.
  • Elevator Action Sequence: During the middle of Stage 3.
  • Excuse Plot: Claire's sister is kidnapped for some unknown reasons, and the Syndic8 warned Claire about it on the phone. There's no other exposition in the game, and the player's only worry is beating thugs for the next six stages.
  • Fat Bastard: Geoff is a large mook. He is still capable of charging you, so beware.
  • Falling Chandelier of Doom: During the last level, a chandelier can fall on the players, so beware.
  • Flash Step: The third boss, The Scientist and the Final Boss, Osric are capable of doing this, forcing players to guess where they'll reappear.
  • Gas Mask Mooks: Kane mooks wear filter mouth style gas masks. Diesel, who is a boss, wears a full gas mask.
  • The Goomba: Cooper is the first enemy you'll face, and he's quite unremarkable: slow, weak and little to no fighting ability. Being an Expy of Galsia probably didn't do him any favors.
  • Guns Are Worthless: Averted big time. If Clive manages to shoot you, say good-bye to half of your health.
  • Hyperactive Metabolism: As disgusting as it may sound, eating food found on the ground will restore your lost health.
  • Ki Attacks: Each character has a hidden move: Claire does a Kikosho, Duke breaks out the flaming Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs, and Miller punches out a gust of wind.
  • Kick Chick: Vixen uses kick attacks when not using her stick. Luiza and Luana are a more straight example due to their Capoeira skills.
  • Kick Them While They Are Down: Each character has a button dedicated to kicking gang members on the ground. Miller's ground kick is more of a curb stomp.
  • Mana Meter: Using a full bar Super Meter allows the player(s) to use a desperation attack without losing health.
  • Neck Lift: Van can grab you by the neck and throw you down on the ground.
  • The '90s: The game's setting is the '90s, just like Final Fight.
  • Nintendo Hard: More like a cross between SNK and Sega Hard. The developers admitted the game was built with old-school arcade challenge in mind.
  • Psycho Knife Nut: Slashers mooks and their variants use knives.
  • Rewarding Vandalism: You get points for destroying those phone booths. You might even find some food or valuables inside the wreck. There's also the car you have to destroy during the bonus stage.
  • Robotic Reveal: Osric, after killing him. It borders on Giant Space Flea from Nowhere, as there are never any hints about this throughout the entire story. Up until this point, you've been fighting an all human street gang.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Claire is the only available female character on the player's side.
  • The Spiny: Billy mooks can't be grabbed, and will automatically counter punch the player for trying.
  • Thong of Shielding: Vixen and all of her variants are wearing a g-string. Only visible when they have their back turned.
  • Turns Red: Oscric, during the latter end of his second phase, attacks and evades more often and faster.
  • Villains Out Shopping: Syndic8 members can be seen either hanging out and sleeping in subway trains. In Club Tigre, the guys are lounging, and the Vixen mooks are either dancing, or sitting back drinking wine.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: All the protagonists have a suplex of some kind, but it makes the most sense for Miller, being a former pro-wrestler.