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Absolute Zero (DOS)

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Advertising Blurbs

nVidia Press Release (Nov. 12, 1995):
    Domark Software, Inc.

    Domark Software announced today the forthcoming release of their NV1-accelerated title, Absolute Zero. "Using the newly-developed tools from NVIDIA, we were able to complete an excellent, fully 3D and audio accelerated Win 95 version of Absolute Zero. We are extremely pleased with the results and believe gamers will be too," commented Collin Boswell, technical director at Domark.

    Domark Software, Inc., established in 1984, develops and publishes interactive entertainment software titles on various platforms including: PC and PC-compatibles, Macintosh, Sega Genesis, CD, and Game Gear, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, 3DO, and Sony PSX. Domark products are available through major distributors, retailers, and mass merchants in the US and worldwide.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75623) on Jan 01, 2011.

Print advertisement - PC Player 12/1995:

    ABSOLUTE ZERO

    Nichts hätte die friedvolle Bergbaukolonie auf das vorbereiten können, was ihr bevorstand. Aus den Tiefen des europäischen Eises brach eine unbekannte, entsetzliche außerirdische Macht hervor!

    Die furcherregenden Geschehnisse, die folgten, verwandelten Europa urplötzlich - in eine wahre Hölle auf Erden!

    Und nun werden Ihre Bergbaumaschinen zu Waffen...

    7 verschiedene Fahrzeuge, deren Lenkrad oder Steuerknüppel Sie übernehmen können, 15 unterschiedliche Waffensysteme, Kämpfe zwischen den verschiedenen Völkern und totale Anarchie machen dieses action-geladene Spiel zu einem Weltraum-Epos, das Sie so schnell nicht wieder vergessen werden!

    SPIELMERKMALE:
    • Dutzende von Missionen in einer komplexe, verschlungenen Handlung.
    • Übernehmen Sie die Rolle von 7 verschiedenen Spielfiguren.
    • Eine Vielfalt von Objekten in Texture-Mapping-Verfahren.
    • Videosequenzen, interaktiver CD-Soundtrack und professionelle Voice-Overs.
    • Faszinierende Gouraud-Schattierungen.
    • Das dynamische Silicon Graphics-Interface ermöglicht Ihnen den Zugriff auf neue Berichte, E-Mail-Nachrichten und Tagebücher der Figuren.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (107108) on Apr 07, 2010.

Back of Box - Macintosh (Canada):

    Even a Marine would be nervous.

    H might be able to handle the pounding pressure of a simultaneous space, surface and subterranean attack. But we doubt it. Even veteran wing commanders will have trouble keeping their suits dry in this rocket-fast adventure.
    Get ready for the science-fiction fight of your life. An alien invasion from the once-dormant core of Europa has instantly transformed your peaceful mining colony into a living hell. To mount a defense, you must quickly convert your mining machinery -- hovercraft, maglocks, sky bikes and more -- into weapons of war.
    ABSOLUTE ZERO features 30 missions, 3 different arenas of combat, and fleets of vehicles on the screen simultaneously -- all original designs created with the latest in 3D and Silicon Graphics technology. The action is so furious, you'll want to make sure you're destroying the invaders and not your own comrades.
    Laced with untertones of conspiracy and complicated by internal rebellion, this is one space war you won't forget!

    FEATURES
    • Fly and drive 7 different vehicles with 13 different weapon systems.
    • Over 70 texture-mapped objects on-screen simultaneously.
    • 30 missions in a complex, interwoven plot.
    • Full-motion video sequences and Interactive CD soundtrack with complex, layered sounds and professional voice-overs.
    • Control the actions of 7 different characters.


    “With its incredibly detailed animation and objects, smooth and absorbing action and detailed storyline, Absolute Zero generates plenty of heat for even the coolest gamers.”
    - STRATEGY PLUS MAGAZINE

    “The action in AZ is red hot!”
    - PC GAMER MAGAZINE

    ABSOLUTE ZERO.
    Winning isn't everything.
    Survival is.


    (Captions)

    Select weapons, gather intelligence and attend mission briefings through an intuitive 3D interface.

    Your mining equipment has awakened a massive alien creature's wrath lying dormant inside Europa's core!

    As the defender of a weaponless colony, you must convert your mining equipment into machines of war.

    Descend into the mines below, as you fend off alien assaults on land, in space and beneath the moon's surface.

    You may successfully fend off the first attack. But can you survive the seemingly endless waves that follow?

    Lead an assault on a sky bike. Fly or drive your choice of 7 different vehicles with 13 different weapons.

    Cinematic cutscenes, full digitized speech and an original soundtrack intensify your experience.

    From the capital ship, mount your final assault. Only the best wing commanders will survive. Can you?

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (107108) on Mar 02, 2010.

Back of Box - DOS (United Kingdom):

    Winning isn't everything... Survival is.

    FEATURING
    • Dozens of missions in a complex, interwoven plot.
    • Fly and drive 7 different vehicles with 15 different weapon systems.
    • Dynamic Silicon Graphics designed interface giving access to news reports, e-mails and character diaries
    • FMV sequences and Interactive CD soundtrack with complex, layered sounds and professional voice-overs.
    • Stunning Gouraud shading
    • Play different characters throughout the game.


    Nothing could have prepared the peaceful mining colony for what was about to happen. From deep within Europa's icy core came an unknown and terrifying alien presence. The ensuing onslaught instantly transformed Europa - into a living hell!

    Now you must use your mining machinery as weapons of war...

    ABSOLUTE ZERO features a vast array of missions with scores of texture mapped space vehicles on screen simultaneously. With 7 different vehicles to fly and drive, 15 different weapon systems, inter-racial rivalries and mass anarchy, this is one action-packed space epic you won't ever forget!

    “With its incredibly detailed Silicon Graphics-rendered animations and objects, smooth and absorbing action and detailed storyline, Absolute Zero generates plenty of heat for even the coolest gamers” - STRATEGY PLUS MAGAZINE

    (Captions)

    Your once peaceful mining colony on one of Jupiter's icy moons is about to be thrown into turmoil

    Your deep core mining equipment has awakened a long sleeping hostile alien race.

    Europa City faces the full force of the ensuing alien attack. Prepare for the battle of your life!

    To mount a defence your mining machinery must be converted - into weapons of war!

    Even if you successfully fend off the first attack, can you survive the seemingly endless waves that follow?

    Co-ordinate defenses and analyse intelligence with the dynamic Silicon Graphics designed interface

    To fight the aliens effectively you must learn to fly and drive 7 different space vehicles

    You play up to 7 different characters - the fate of Europa and perhaps Earth itself is in your hands!

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (107108) on Mar 02, 2010.

Back of Jewel Case - DOS (United States):
    You might be able to handle the pounding pressure of a simultaneous space, surface and subterranean attack. But we doubt it. Even veteran wing commanders will have trouble keeping their suits dry in this rocket-fast adventure. Get ready for the science-fiction fight of your life.
    An alien invasion from the once-dormant core of Europe has instantly transformed your peaceful mining colony into a living hell. To mount a defense, you must quickly convert your mining machinery - hovercraft, maglocks, sky bikes and more - into weapons of war.
    ABSOLUTE ZERO features 30 missions, 3 different arenas of combat, and fleets of vehicles on the screen simultaneously all original designs created with the latest in 3D and Silicon Graphics technology. The action is so furious, you'll want to make sure you're destroying the invaders and not your own comrades.
    Laced with untertones of conspiracy and complicated by internal rebellion, this is one space war you won't forget.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (107108) on Mar 02, 2010.

Advertisement in PC Gamer, September 1995:

    FORGET WINNING.
    THINK SURVIVAL.



    Over 200,000 of your comrades have just been viciously slaughtered. A superior alien life form is pounding you with simultaneous air, surface and subterranean attacks. And, by the way, you have no weapons... yet.

    Welcome to Absolute Zero, a game in which your raw ingenuity, fighting skills and quick thinking just might not be enough to keep you alive.

    When a mining colony on a small moon orbiting Jupiter accidentally uncovers a hibernating alien species, all hell breaks loose and you're at the helm. Your mission: Assemble a resistance force, convert your mining equipment into deadly machines of war, then attack the extraterrestrials with everything you've got. But don't panic... you haven't got time.

    You'll move from character to character, control seven different vehicles, use thirteen different weapons, hear news reports about the battle, read your character's diary and even receive intelligence reports on alien craft.

    Furious, heart-stopping combat and a fully realized, interactive storyline combine to make Absolute Zero as unpredictable as it is addictive. It's a unique theater of war in space that makes other science fiction combat games look tame. Watch a whole world come alive before your eyes, then see if you can save it from destruction. Can you survive?

    Features full-motion rendered animation, full digitized speech and an original CD soundtrack.

    As the defender of a weaponless colony, you must convert your mining equipment into machines of war.

    Fly and drive 7 different vehicles with 13 different weapon systems.

    You may successfully fend off the first attack, but can you survive simultaneous land, space and subterranean assaults?

    Contributed by Belboz (6553) on Nov 10, 2001.