Zoom! (Genesis)

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Description

Zoom! is an arcade style puzzle game. Your character Zoomer (a Pacman lookalike with arms & legs) must trace the outline of the squares on the game board to light them up. Points are awarded when full squares are formed, although the game also displays how many lines must still be completed. You proceed to the next level when all the squares have been lit up. There are various monsters that will try to hunt you down - contact with these costs you energy and eventually a life. There are also a number of power-ups that will aid your quest - quick filling of tiles surrounding the bonus piece, a level skip and bonus points, for example.

Screenshots

Zoom! Genesis Game over
Zoom! Genesis Level 04
Zoom! Genesis Level 02 complete
Zoom! Genesis Loading screen

Alternate Titles

  • "ズーム!" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Feb, 1990 8.8 out of 12 73
Raze Jan, 1991 67 out of 100 67
HonestGamers Dec 25, 2008 6 out of 10 60
Power Play Apr, 1990 58 out of 100 58
Sega-16.com Feb 01, 2007 5 out of 10 50
Micro News May, 1990 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 50
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Mar, 1990 13 out of 40 32

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Trivia

Amiga version differences

The US Amiga version had a few differences from the later international release, most notably a sample of Rick James' 'Super Freak' (also later sampled by rapper MC Hammer for his hit 'U Can't Touch This') in the intro sequence. The US version proved unusually difficult to pirate, and while a hacked version has been created in recent years, no exact copy of the original disk has been created in the ADF format used for emulators.
Macs Black (77770) added Zoom! (Genesis) on Jun 21, 2007
Other platforms contributed by iShrek (3642) and BdR (3859)