Zombi (1986 video game)
|Platform(s)||Amstrad CPC, Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, ZX Spectrum|
Zombi is an icon-driven action adventure video game. It was Ubi Soft's first publication, released in 1986. It was programmed by Yannick Cadin and S.L. Coemelck, with graphics by Patrick Daher and music by Philippe Marchiset.
A first-person action adventure, it borrows heavily from the George A. Romero film Dawn of the Dead: four protagonists exploring a zombie-filled shopping mall, gunshops, 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 are named after the creators of the game.
The game 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 MS-DOS.
- ZombiU, a similarly titled 2012 game from Ubisoft
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- Zombi at Lemon64.com
- Zombi at Hall of Light
- Sinclair User issue 98 at World of Spectrum
- Your Sinclair issue 52 at World of Spectrum
- Amiga Joker March 1990 and CU Amiga May 1990 reviews at Amiga Reviews (archive.org copy)
- "Zombi for Amiga (1990) MobyRank". MobyGames. Retrieved 24 November 2012.