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Dark Void Zero






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Dark Void Zero





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”.

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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!

Key Features:

  • 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.)

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Other Ocean Interactive
Monday, April 12, 2010
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
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Minimum Requirements
  • OS: Windows® XP (SP2 or higher) / Windows Vista / Windows 7
  • Processor: 2.5 GHz Pentium 4, 1.6ghz Core2Duo or higher
  • Memory: XP - 512 MB minimum, Windows Vista / Windows 7 - 1 GB minimum
  • Hard Drive: 200 MB available disk space required
  • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible video card with 256 MB
  • Sound Card: DirectX®9.0c compatible
  • Display: 800x600 minimum resolution
  • Input: Windows-compliant keyboard, Xbox 360® Controller for Windows® recommended
  • Adobe® Reader®
  • DirectX®: Direct X 9.0c
Recommended Requirements
  • Memory: XP - 1 GB, Windows Vista / Windows 7 - 2 GB
  • Display: 1280x720 or higher

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Reviews for Dark Void Zero

Good 8-BIT Action Platformer

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.

Retro fun.

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.

8-bit vintage game

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.

a humble review

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.

Nostalgiac 8-bit action-platformer

Nice throwback to the NES-era of balls-hard action games. It plays, looks and sounds great, especially the music. It controls pretty well if you have a good controller with a good D-pad, but good luck if you don't. If you only have a 360 controller, you'll probably get pretty frustrated on Hard. In this game, diagonals on the pad make you stop and aim your gun diagonally and trying to be accurate, precise and fast with a 360 D-pad when there's 5 things shooting at you from all directions is pretty difficult. I can't count the times where I was trying to jump over a projectile, only to stand there like an idiot with my gun in the air. As advertised, it's only 3 levels and they're all pretty quick, not including all the dying you'll do on Hard. You can probably beat each level in 15-25min on Easy or Medium. The levels aren't small, but they aren't particularly big either. It's mostly a lot of backtracking to a central area to unlock a door after grabbing a keycard in side wing, etc. Pretty basic stuff for a game like this. Most of the length and replayability will come from achievements, although some seem like they're just a grind for grinding's sake.(Ie. 'Kill 100 enemies in a row with X weapon', which requires you to run back and forth between screens to respawn enemies.) It isn't mentioned here, but this game also has SecuROM DRM. I think it has a 20 activation limit or something, up from the original 5, so it shouldn't be a huge problem for most people, but it's still pretty stupid. If you uninstall, remember to /revoke the key first so you don't lose activations, which I don't know why isn't explained anywhere and only found out from a post in the forums by a regular user. Overall, not a bad game if you get it on sale, especially if there are Playfire rewards for it also.

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