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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.


Comix Zone Genesis Dead!
Comix Zone Genesis Liberty statue and mutants. Look at the hand that is drawing the picture: is it cool or what?!
Comix Zone Genesis The interactivity level in this game is very high for a platformer
Comix Zone Genesis Sewers

Promo Images

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


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

This game in a single word: Beautiful. reyo (20) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Oct, 1995 92 out of 100 92
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Aug, 1995 9 out of 10 90
Hobby Consolas Sep, 1995 90 out of 100 90
Mean Machines 1995 89 out of 100 89
Video Games Sep, 1995 81 out of 100 81
Game Informer Magazine Feb, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Retrogaming History Oct 15, 2008 8 out of 10 80
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Aug 23, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Retro Game Reviews Feb 27, 2016 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60
The Game Hoard Jan 31, 2018 2 out of 7 29


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


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.


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.

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Syed GJ (1579) added Comix Zone (Genesis) on Jun 06, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Corn Popper (69066), mars_rulez (43849), Lain Crowley (6784), Foxhack (30903), Rogee (595), Fodder (2) and Ben K (23897)