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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 linearly 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 Turner finds Roadkill, his rat.
Comix Zone Genesis Those fans should better be destroyed
Comix Zone Genesis Your score after having completed an episode
Comix Zone Game Boy Advance You get thrown inside a comic book.

Promo Images

Comix Zone Screenshot
Comix Zone Screenshot
Comix Zone Screenshot
Comix Zone Screenshot

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 (9307)
This game in a single word: Beautiful. Genesis reyo (17)

Critic Reviews

Player One Genesis Oct, 1995 95 out of 100 95
The Video Game Critic Genesis May 21, 2000 A- 91
All Game Guide Genesis 2007 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameTrip.net Genesis May 19, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Retrogaming History Genesis Oct 15, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Aug 17, 2009 16 out of 20 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Aug, 1995 7.9 out of 10 79
Score Windows 3.x Mar, 1996 7 out of 10 70
Planet Gameboy.de Game Boy Advance Jan 11, 2003 69 out of 100 69
High Score Windows 3.x Jul, 1996 3 out of 5 60

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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.

Information also contributed by Blood, Luis Silva and MegaManX64

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