Zoom!

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Zoom!
Zoom! (Megadrive) boxart.jpg
Developer(s) Discovery Software
Publisher(s) Sega (Mega Drive/Genesis version)
Platform(s) Commodore 64, Amiga, MS-DOS, Mega Drive/Genesis
Release date(s) 1988
Mega Drive
  • JP January 13, 1990
Genre(s) Puzzle game
Mode(s) 1 or 2 players simultaneously
Distribution 8 Megabit

Zoom! is a puzzle game developed/released by Discovery Software in 1988. It features a 3D-like board the player moves around on. Up to two players may play simultaneously. Not to be confused with Zzoom. A port was released by Sega for the Genesis in 1989.

Gameplay[edit]

The game has 6 stages with 6 levels in each stage. The levels feature a board with gridlines on it that the player walks on. The lines are painted as the player walks on them. If the player paints all four edges of a square in the grid, the square flashes indicating it has been filled. All the squares must be filled to complete the level.

The player controls a character named Zoomer, who is constantly moving. Various monsters will appear in the levels. Some chase the player, while others do other things such as erasing the lines the player has filled. Zoomer can shoot a ball from the back which can knock monsters backwards upon being struck by it.

Several items appear randomly in levels. Some of which simply add points while others may slow down monsters, render the player invincible, or even instantly clear the level.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
MegaTech 45%[1]

The game was poorly received. MegaTech magazine criticized the lack of variety.

References[edit]

  1. ^ MegaTech rating, EMAP, issue 6, page 81, June 1992

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