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Zero Wing (TurboGrafx CD)

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Description

Zero Wing is an horizontal shooter game where the player is in control of a ZIG, an escape pod released after its main ship was attacked and destroyed by the evil cyborg CATS, bent on taking over the world.

Like most games in the genre, there are three color-coded weapons: red (scatter), green (homing) and blue (lasers). Each weapon has three levels of power, and to obtain those, similar upgrades must be collected sequentially. However, what makes the game unique is the ability to use a traction beam to trap an enemy and then throw him against his peers, destroying them.

The game (more precisely, the European PAL version of it) is known for being the origin of the grammatically incorrect phrase in the English translation, All your base are belong to us, which has since become an internet phenomenon.

Screenshots

Zero Wing TurboGrafx CD Title screen
Zero Wing TurboGrafx CD I have a suspicion she is evil
Zero Wing TurboGrafx CD Cut scenes advance the story
Zero Wing TurboGrafx CD The boss is very annoying. His laser pattern is unpredictable

Alternate Titles

  • "ゼロウィング" -- Japanese spelling

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Pixel-Heroes.de Jun, 2004 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

The infamous "All Your Base Are Belong To Us" quotes were taken from the European localization of the Sega Genesis port released in 1989. Zero Wing was never released for home consoles in North America. More information on the internet phenomenon can be found here.

Related Web Sites

  • All Your Base Are Belong To Us (This site has animated gif and shockwave files of the introduction sequence to Zero Wing. )
  • All Your Smurf are Belong to Smurf! (Absolutely hilarious parody on the infamous "All your base!" line from Zero Wing and The $25,000 Pyramid! Starring Papa Smurf, Zero Wing Operator, Cats, Dick Clark's head, 'ZIG' Captain, and Balki from Perfect Strangers!)
  • Zero Wing (Information about Zero Wing at toaplan.com.)
Martin Smith (63198) added Zero Wing (TurboGrafx CD) on Jun 25, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Trypticon (6183) and Satoshi Kunsai (1817)