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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 Advancing on the enemy HQ from both sides.
Z iPad This vehicle factory is controlled by the enemy.
Z DOS A medium tank attacks the enemy grunts on the island
(note the stressed robot avatar)
screenshot taken from the german version
Z DOS Bridges are dangerous places.

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

Consoles Plus PlayStation Dec, 1997 88 out of 100 88
Jeuxvideo.com DOS May 15, 2013 17 out of 20 85
PC Player (Denmark) DOS 1996 82 out of 100 82
Power Play DOS Aug, 1996 82 out of 100 82
Gamezilla DOS 1996 78 out of 100 78
GameStar (Germany) DOS Oct, 1997 76 out of 100 76
High Score DOS Nov, 1996 3 out of 5 60
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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