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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 Android I've used a switch to open up that door.
Comix Zone Game Boy Advance Looks like the only choice is fighting.
Comix Zone Windows An enemy being drawn.
Comix Zone Game Boy Advance Intro

Promo Images

Comix Zone Screenshot
Comix Zone Screenshot
Comix Zone Screenshot
Comix Zone Screenshot

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 (10648)
This game in a single word: Beautiful. Genesis reyo (20)

Critic Reviews

Player One Genesis Oct, 1995 95 out of 100 95
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Genesis Aug, 1995 9 out of 10 90
GameTrip.net Genesis May 19, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Hobby Consolas Genesis Sep, 1995 90 out of 100 90
HonestGamers Genesis May 17, 2013 8 out of 10 80
IGN Genesis Feb 14, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Players Genesis Aug, 1995 72 out of 100 72
Retro Game Reviews Genesis Feb 27, 2016 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60
Power Play Windows Mar, 1996 49 out of 100 49
The Game Hoard Genesis Jan 31, 2018 2 out of 7 29

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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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