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Zaxxon

DOS - 1984

Also available on: Commodore 64 - ZX Spectrum - Atari 8-bit - ColecoVision - Apple II

Alt name ザクソン
Year 1984
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Action
Theme Arcade, SHMUP, Sci-Fi / Futuristic, Shooter
Publisher SEGA Enterprises, Inc.
Developer SEGA Enterprises Ltd.
Perspectives Isometric, Bird's-eye view
Dosbox support Supported on 0.58
4.62 / 5 - 24 votes

Description of Zaxxon

The first isometric shooter in my memory brought the arcade's furious action, cool "powerups," and simple fun to the PC. The shadow that the plane casts on the ground is cool, too.

I remember playing this for days on end-- it was difficult to visualize the "3D" of the game because of the limited 4-color palette-- my plane always hit the brick walls because I couldn't line the plant up precisely with the opening.

Review By HOTUD

Comments and reviews

GoldenShoppingCtr-Kid 2018-09-07 0 point

I'm sure I got this game as part of a game magazine Disk inclusion..

It was a pretty cool game back then, as others have said;and I totally agree with the"Home of the UnderDogs" site author about lining up with the gaps in the walls -- that truly was a pain, and the bane of many an attempt to get through the game!

Sadly, one I never completed.
(Lacking patience in my youth, no doubt.)

Aechyy 2018-04-05 1 point DOS version

A great game... if you turn down the cycles to around 400ish (CTRL+F11 to lower, F12 to go higher) It is very fast-paced and loud game, very fun and addictive. For new people, the controls are
Up - 2 (on Number Pad)
Down - 8 (on Number Pad)
Shoot - SpaceBar
START - 1 (on Number Pad)
Enjoy!

Retro port 2012-07-21 0 point DOS version

Wow. ...This game has great Art, animation and game play. Thanks for uploading/sharing.

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