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Z is a real-time strategy game in which you fight for control of the sectors, some of which contains manufactories that can gain you additional units. Touch the "flag" in the sector and it's yours. Capture the sector before the new unit comes out of the manufactory and the new unit is yours. With six different robots (different armaments, armor, and speed), multiple vehicles (from jeeps to tanks) the robots can utilize, your ultimate objective is to destroy the opponent's base, and prevent him from doing the same to you.

The game differs from many other RTSs by emphasizing territorial control (and the manufactories) instead of getting kills and gathering a big army. You have to finely balance defense and offense. If you wait too long, the enemy will grab all the manufactories first. If you go too fast, you'll get hammered for stretching yourself too thin. You can hijack enemy vehicles by shooting the driver off. If you send a group of soldiers toward an objective and they find a vehicle, one of them will split off to grab the vehicle; you don't really need to micromanage each soldier.


Z iPad This vehicle factory is controlled by the enemy.
Z DOS A tank (the larger the better) is the most deadly weapon in Z.
Z iPad Tanks don't need roads, they make them!
Z iPad Commander Zod knows how to make a point...

Alternate Titles

  • "Z: The Game" -- GOG release title
  • "Z Origins: Z The Game" -- Android title

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User Reviews

Rebel_lord's Review of Z DOS Rebel_lord (34)
The essence of Real Time Strategy DOS Admiral Loknar (7)
C&C on Speed, Acid, etc. DOS shifter (52)
A none-too-decent game. DOS Tomer Gabel (4353)

Critic Reviews

PC Games DOS Oct, 1996 A- 91
Consoles Plus PlayStation Dec, 1997 88 out of 100 88
Video Games PlayStation Dec, 1997 87 out of 100 87
Jeuxvideo.com DOS May 15, 2013 17 out of 20 85
PC Player (Denmark) DOS 1996 82 out of 100 82
Mouse n Joypad Windows Jul 20, 2014 64 out of 100 64
Mega Fun PlayStation Jan, 1998 63 out of 100 63
Gamesmania.de DOS 1996 60 out of 100 60
Calm Down Tom Macintosh Apr 05, 2012 6 out of 10 60
Softpedia Windows Aug 14, 2014 4 out of 10 40


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Z was Bitmap Brothers' first PC only title --not a conversion like any of their other PC titles...

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