Zombi (video game)
|This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in the French Wikipedia. (November 2012)|
|Developer(s)||Amstrad: Yannick Cadin, S L Coemelck, Patrick Daher, Philippe Marchiset
Spectrum: G.M. Phillips, Colin Jones, S. Chance
|Release date(s)||Amstrad CPC: 1986
Other versions: 1990
|Distribution||Cassette tape, Floppy disk|
A first-person arcade adventure, it draws inspiration from the George A. Romero film Dawn of the Dead; the player controlling four protagonists exploring a zombie-filled shopping mall. It draws from many parts of the film, including the gunshops, the escalators, and the articulated trucks used to block the entrances. If a character's health is depleted, he turns into a zombie, which then roams the room they died in. Zombies can be killed either by numerous body shots, or a single shot to the head. Characters were named after the creators of the game.
The original Amstrad CPC version was programmed by Yannick Cadin and S.L. Coemelck, with graphics by Patrick Daher and music by Philippe Marchiset.
It was re-released in 1990, with ports developed for the ZX Spectrum (by Geoff Phillips, Colin Jones and Steve Chance), Commodore 64 (Jean Noel Moyne, Laurent Poujoulat, Jean Francois Auroux), Amiga (Alexander Yarmitsky), Atari ST and DOS.
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- Zombi at Hall of Light
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- "Zombi for Amiga (1990) MobyRank". MobyGames. Retrieved 24 November 2012.