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Retro Rewind: Comix Zone (1995)

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, May 1, 2017

A few weeks ago, I bought a collection of old school video games released for the Sega Genesis. Buried within the game titles was Comix Zone, a game where the comic creator is one of the most important characters in the game because it is responsible for creating the settings and introducing new characters and villains to the page.

The game plays out like a comic book; the story begins on the first panel of a page and in order to move along, the character follows arrows leading into the next panel. All the dialogue is shown in comic bubbles with comic text. The concept is pretty cool and has the low-bit graphics that were common in side scroller games in the 1990s.

I like how the comic creator makes an appearance as a sketchy hand holding a pencil throughout the game. The creator has the ability to hurt or help the protagonist by drawing obstacles on a whim. If you ever come across a copy of Comix Zone, it might behoove you to play it because this game puts the comic creator in the driving seat.

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cdmalcolm1 at 7:08AM, May 2, 2017

there is a Part 2 3D version that i want to try as well. I never played yet.

cdmalcolm1 at 11:00PM, May 1, 2017

I remember this game. It was sooooo much fun playing it. As a matter of fact it was ONE of my influences for drawing comics in the first place. I thought that they should have done a remake of this game for like of today's consoles. (and by today, I meant Sega Saturn at the time back when.) I got to find this game for the PS4. A remake of this game for PS4 or XBOX would be cool.

bravo1102 at 3:25PM, May 1, 2017

It was inspired by Loony Toons cartoons. There was one where Elmer Fudd plays cartoonist to Bugs Bunny and where Bugs plays cartoonist to Daffy. Bugs was always breaking the fourth wall and even asking the cartoonist where things were.

Banes at 7:25AM, May 1, 2017

It's a neat idea for a game - never heard of it. I'd like to play that kinda thing, though!

Ozoneocean at 12:46AM, May 1, 2017

I've heard of that game! Never played it though. Strange idea :D

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