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Description

Sketch Turner was a starving comic book artist, living with his pet rat Roadkill... that is until a lightning storm mysteriously brought his cartoon villain, Mortus, to life and imprisoned Sketch within the pages of his own comic book. Now trapped in the world that he himself created, but someone else is now drawing, Sketch must battle through the pages of his own comic book, and past his own creations, to a final battle with Mortus. Perhaps one of his own creations, General Alissa Cyan might be able to help...

Comix Zone is a side-scrolling fighting game with a difference, you're inside of a comic book and you yourself know it. Smash enemies into the sides of frames, rip through the paper to unleash a super move and otherwise wreck havoc throughout the limitations of the graphic novel. Sketch himself can jump, attack and use various items that he finds along the comic book, including his rat friend, Roadkill. Button combinations can be used to unleash powerful techniques.

The game progresses linearly through each page of the comic book, however secret paths and alternate routes through the story can be discovered. At the end of each level, Sketch receives a super hero rating for how well he's progressing.

Screenshots

Comix Zone Game Boy Advance Thought I was done here but he draws another one.
Comix Zone Genesis Creepy things coming out of nowhere
Comix Zone Windows Using dynamite to open way to a new frame.
Comix Zone Genesis Hanging on the railing and battling nasty things

Promo Images

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Comix Zone Screenshot
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Trailer


Alternate Titles

  • "Comix Zone Classic" -- iOS and Android release title
  • "コミックスゾーン" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

16 full bits of comic-book action for your PC Windows Zovni (10627)
This game in a single word: Beautiful. Genesis reyo (20)

Critic Reviews

Fusion Genesis Aug, 1995 A 100
Power Unlimited Genesis Oct, 1995 9 out of 10 90
GameTrip.net Genesis May 19, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Video Games Genesis Sep, 1995 81 out of 100 81
Nintendo Life Wii Jan 30, 2007 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Genesis Aug 23, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Aug, 1995 31.5 out of 40 79
Score Windows Mar, 1996 7 out of 10 70
GamePro (US) Genesis Aug, 1995 3.5 out of 5 70
High Score Windows 3.x Jul, 1996 3 out of 5 60

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Trivia

Endings

There are two endings in the game, depending on whether you have saved the girl on the last stage or not.

References

The end of this game states patent pending. This refers to US Patent 6,010,405 "Videogame system for creating simulated comic book game", filed in December 1994 by Sega Enterprises Ltd, and approved in January 2000.

Soundtrack

Some versions of the original release of the game include a bonus music CD - in the US, an American Recordings sampler (featuring The Jesus and Mary Chain, Julian Cope, Love and Rockets among others), while the European version (and also the PC version in the US) features an EP with the music of the game played by an actual rock band in an early 90s grunge style. It was later sold as a regular music EP.

Information also contributed by Blood, Luis Silva and MegaManX64

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