Rise On! After 20 years, the legendary lost project “Dark Void” is back! To commemorate the game’s humble origins, Capcom has commissioned the recreation of the original 8-bit classic, now re-titled “Dark Void Zero”.Read full description
Rise On! After 20 years, the legendary lost project “Dark Void” is back! To commemorate the game’s humble origins, Capcom has commissioned the recreation of the original 8-bit classic, now re-titled “Dark Void Zero”.
In this critically acclaimed 8-bit de-make, you play as Rusty, warrior test-pilot and Nikola Tesla’s trusted friend. With the help of your state-of-the-art rocket pack, blast through three deliciously retro levels of baddies in your quest to close Portal X and save the human race!
Strap on Tesla's first prototype ROCKET PACK and take control of 5 experimental weapons!
Three levels of intense sci-fi, sidescrolling action!
LOCAL LEADERBOARDS: Top scores! Can you be the best?
PC ALTERNATE ENDINGS: What's this? Two brand-new never-before-seen endings? Only the best of the best will survive to see them!
RETRO: 8-bit graphics and "De-Mastered" Dark Void Zero score by Bear McCreary!
GAMEPAD Support: Xbox 360 Controller for Windows supported. (Generic gamepads with analog sticks may also work, though are not officially supported.)
©CAPCOM ENTERTAINMENT, INC. 2010 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. OTHER OCEAN IS A TRADEMARK OF OTHER OCEAN GROUP, INC.
Dark Void Zero is a canceled Capcom title that sat forgotten for many, many until somebody decided it was a good idea to finally finish and release the title. And I'm very glad they decided to do it because it's hard to find a pure 8-bit game, especially that fun to play. As a classic title be warned that the game is rather short, and after some practice, you can finish it within an hour.
It's a good platform shooter game. It plays sort of like the old NES/SNES Metroid games. You have to find keys to unlock doors, get powerups, and kill enemies. It can be really difficult and punishing at times, but it is satisfying to win at this game. The jetpack is fun to use. $5.00 is not a bad price for this title. I remember when NES games went for $20-$50. If you are a big fan of hard NES/SNES, then check this game out. It is HARD though, so it might be a turn off for casual gamers. Casual gamers might not get to the end of the game, but that's how it use to be with games like Castlevania and Ninja Gaiden. I think I've seen this game on sale for 80% off before, which is a steal if you like retro games.
So Dark Void Zero is a retro platform game. What's cool about this game that it's not easy to beat. But sadly, only for first time. Once you will learn about all weapons, abilities and enemies, you will not have any trouble beating this game even on hard. As for retro-styled game, it have a cool graphics and great sounds. It really looks and feels like retro game. What's shame about Dark Void Zero is SecuROM - you have a 20 activation limit, which is just stupid. Another thing is that Dark Void Zero is really short game - it have a three worlds, and you will probably beat it in less than 1 hours. Well, it doesn't matter for players that want to beat all difficult levels or unblock all achievements, but for players that only want to complete game once it's not great deal. If you are a platformer games fan or if you like retro styled games - get it. Otherwise, you might skip this one.
You must really but really pleay in this one of amazing 8-bit game. It's old school game with really nice graphics - you don't need to powerfull graphics, pc to play in amazing game.
My review in numbers so far (only played first level): Music: 7/10 Controls: 9/10 Difficulty: 6/10 Retrofactor: 10/10 This game feels like playing Megaman or Metroid again, as I did as a child on the NES... This game is NOT that clunky and hard as everyone else here seems to think... The other gamers probably have not played the NES games back in the 80s... The controls are awesome, sure it takes like 30 seconds to get the hang of the jetpack but then it becomes 2nd nature.
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