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Comix Zone

MobyRank MobyScore
Game Boy Advance
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3.3
Windows
66
3.7
Wii
75
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Description

Sketch Turner was a starving comic book artist, living with his pet rat Roadkill... that is until a lightning storm mysteriously brought his cartoon villain, Mortus, to life and imprisoned Sketch within the pages of his own comic book. Now trapped in the world that he himself created, but someone else is now drawing, Sketch must battle through the pages of his own comic book, and past his own creations, to a final battle with Mortus. Perhaps one of his own creations, General Alissa Cyan might be able to help...

Comix Zone is a side-scrolling fighting game with a difference, you're inside of a comic book and you yourself know it. Smash enemies into the sides of frames, rip through the paper to unleash a super move and otherwise wreck havoc throughout the limitations of the graphic novel. Sketch himself can jump, attack and use various items that he finds along the comic book, including his rat friend, Roadkill. Button combinations can be used to unleash powerful techniques.

The game progresses linear through each page of the comic book, however secret paths and alternate routes through the story can be discovered. At the end of each level, Sketch receives a super hero rating for how well he's progressing.

Screenshots

Comix Zone Windows Using dynamite to open way to a new frame.
Comix Zone Genesis Ruins of a city
Comix Zone Windows Throwing an enemy ends up destroying the frames' division.
Comix Zone Game Boy Advance A woman introduces herself and tells you about a critical mission but forgets to mention the details.

Alternate Titles

  • "コミックスゾーン" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

16 full bits of comic-book action for your PC Windows Zovni (9344)
This game in a single word: Beautiful. Genesis reyo (17)

The Press Says

Electric Playground Genesis 1995 8.5 out of 10 85
Video Games Genesis Sep, 1995 81 out of 100 81
Jeuxvideo.com Genesis Aug 17, 2009 16 out of 20 80
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Aug 17, 2009 16 out of 20 80
GameCola.net Xbox 360 May 09, 2011 7 out of 10 70
Planet Gameboy.de Game Boy Advance Jan 11, 2003 69 out of 100 69
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii May 18, 2007 6 out of 10 60
High Score Windows Jul, 1996 3 out of 5 60
IGN Xbox 360 Jun 10, 2009 6 out of 10 60
Jeuxvideo.com Game Boy Advance Sep 18, 2002 11 out of 20 55

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Trivia

Endings

There are two endings in the game, depending on whether you have saved the girl on the last stage or not.

References

The end of this game states patent pending. This refers to US Patent 6,010,405 "Videogame system for creating simulated comic book game", filed in December 1994 by Sega Enterprises Ltd, and approved in January 2000.

Soundtrack

Some versions of the original release of the game include a bonus music CD - in the US, an American Recordings sampler (featuring The Jesus and Mary Chain, Julian Cope, Love and Rockets among others), while the European version (and also the PC version in the US) features an EP with the music of the game played by an actual rock band in an early 90s grunge style. It was later sold as a regular music EP.

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