DescriptionThe space station Europe-1 has been overrun by aliens. During one of the fights the nuclear cooling system has been damaged, resulting in a meltdown within hours. Your mission, as a team of five of the toughest persons in the Corps, is to infiltrate and gain control of Europe-1. You must sweep the entire station clean of aliens.
Zero Tolerance is a first-person shooter. It is required that you kill every single alien on each of the levels (hence the name). The five members of your team, who have different skills, start out with different weapons, and are your five chances of seeing this through.
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|GamePro (US)||Nov, 1994||4.5 out of 5||90|
|Sega Force||Feb 22, 1995||89 out of 100||89|
|Mean Machines||Oct, 1994||86 out of 100||86|
|Play Time||Oct, 1994||85 out of 100||85|
|Shin Force||Mar 11, 2000||8.1 out of 10||81|
|Just Games Retro||Mar 18, 2007||80|
|Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)||Sep, 1994||7.5 out of 10||75|
|Megablast||Sep, 1994||70 out of 100||70|
|Video Games||Sep, 1994||70 out of 100||70|
|Video Games & Computer Entertainment||Dec, 1994||6 out of 10||60|
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European versionIn the human version, all human enemies were replaced with aliens and blood is green instead of red.
German indexOn March 31, 1995, Zero Tolerance was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. For more information about what this means and to see a list of games sharing the same fate, take a look here: BPjS/BPjM indexed games.
MultiplayerAside from being one of the rare console FPS, Zero Tolerance even managed to include a PC-style multiplayer mode. Players would send a coupon away to the developers for a special link cable that would connect two Genesis units together through the second controller port. Players could then co-op through the single player levels. No other multiplayer modes were included (deathmatch, specific multiplayer levels) and forcing two televisions, two consoles, and two copies of the game was a hefty requirement. Still, a unique addition.
Public domain'Zero Tolerance' and its unfinished unreleased sequel 'Beyond Zero Tolerance' have become part of the public domain. The developer Zyrinx has done this under the condition that they will not be modified, and only distributed in their original form (the ROM file).
This means it is legal to download, use and keep the ROMs.
ReferencesThe five playable characters are all named after members of the development team.
Information also contributed by BurningStickMan and Xoleras