Zephyr (DOS)

Zephyr DOS Intro. Some wild chases and shootings are shown.

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Description

Zephyr is a futuristic game that combines elements of first-person shooting and racing, set in outer space. The premise of the game is that on the 24th century mankind has overpopulated earth and is forced to settle on different worlds around the galaxy looking for resources and space. The world of the future however, is not a happy one, and it's ruled by rival ultra-gigantic corporations that struggle against each other for the rights to settle and exploit worlds. The battles for those right are made through organized vehicular combat at the Interplanetary Battle Circuit and the races are fought on hovercraft-like vehicles called "Zephyrs".

You play a Zephyr pilot and proceed through a set of linear plot-related missions fighting for the corporation of your choice. Each offers a customized Zephyr and each has advantages and disadvantages. You have to race around maze-like cyberpunk locations (wastelands, cities, etc.) viewed from a first-person perspective and shoot your opponents with an independent turret-mounted cannon, collecting power-ups such as energy, shields, etc. to win the races.

Screenshots

Zephyr DOS Level 3. Underwater theme.
Zephyr DOS Intro
Zephyr DOS Level introduction. The game is presented as a broadcast with completely sampled speech.
Zephyr DOS Main menu (German). The cannon at the bottom turns to the selected option and shoots when clicked.

Alternate Titles

  • "Zephyr: Interplanetary Battle Circuit" -- Tag-lined title

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Critic Reviews

World Village (Gamer's Zone) 1995 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Coming Soon Magazine Mar, 1995 80 out of 100 80
PC Games (Germany) Feb, 1995 56 out of 100 56
Power Play Feb, 1995 54 out of 100 54
PC Gamer Mar, 1995 48 out of 100 48
Joystick (French) Jan, 1995 40 out of 100 40
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Mar, 1995 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
PC Joker Mar, 1995 39 out of 100 39
PC Player (Germany) Dec, 1994 38 out of 100 38
Génération 4 Jan, 1995 30 out of 100 30

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Trivia

One of the big corporations you can choose to fight for is actually New World Computing! Guess they figure they'll be around by the 24th century, huh? What's their technological advantage? NWC's Zephyrs have better radar. (Computing radar?).
Zovni (9329) added Zephyr (DOS) on Jul 30, 2001