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Every aspect of the game has been designed to feel like a classic Nintendo game. The soundtrack from the console version of Dark Void has even been "demade" into 8-bit chiptune form -- a stroke of genius that really adds to the game's retro authenticity. Weirdly enough, although the console version of Dark Void was supposed to be the main focus for Capcom, this little side project turned out to be an arguably better game.
Had there been more levels, Dark Void Zero would've been unbeatable. That said, you still shouldn't miss it, especially for three dollars. The presentation will remind you of Capcom's previous NES efforts, and the simple gameplay is fun enough to make it worth playing a few times. We could definitely use more iPhone Apps of this magnitude. You know, to fill the Void.
I absolutely love the 8-bit throwback here (blowing into your iPhone to "dust off" the NES cart was a nice touch), but Dark Void Zero is good fun whether or not you are a retrogaming fiend. I was surprised – and ultimately pleased – that the virtual controls worked out so well and that I was able to make precision jumps with a great degree of success. If you are looking for a new action fix on your iPhone, Dark Void Zero delivers.
It's odd that a tie-in game can overshadow a major console release, but Capcom is in top 8-bit form with Dark Void Zero and provides a lovingly crafted game that's enjoyable to blast through.
I agree that there's much about the story of this game that would make it seem as if it's something of a "light" title or not a "real" game, in and of itself. I can assure you that's definitely not the case, and our forum readers echo that sentiment. Some critics are even calling Dark Void Zero a stronger title than its modern console namesake. Any platformer fan — retro or no — might just find this one worth some space on their home screen.