• Publisher: SEGA
  • Genre: Arcade
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 37.6 MB
  • Version: 1.1
  • Price: $0.99
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App description: Download the latest version for improved iOS6 compatibility and optimized game performance

*This game does not support iPod touch (4th Generation)*
**Optimal game performance is on iOS5 and above. Please be patient during the loading screen - it is gathering the latest data to maximize your enjoyment**

In 1982, kids everywhere saved their quarters to invade the evil robot ZAXXONs space fortress in Segas first video game with a 3-D isometric perspective.

30 years later, ZAXXON is back and rebuilt with a new gameplay style for a whole new generation in this fast action arcade game. Get ready to maneuver your spaceship and escape the fortress at warp speeds!

Your new mission is to escape ZAXXONs asteroid city. ZAXXONs minions have transformed the fortress into a maze of tight corridors and you must fly your ship out safely! Guide your sleek craft and shoot, steer and tilt your way through an ever-changing maze of narrow tunnels and force fields. Earn Z-coins throughout each mission to help you level up and power up. THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY OUT WARP SPEED AHEAD!

Swipe your desired direction, blast away force fields with missiles and tilt your device to steer through obstacles

Use in game currency to activate Power Ups and Level Ups. Auto Pilot and Light Speed Boost give you a head start. Initiate a Cloaking Device to help shield your ship from destruction. Use Tractor Beams to attract all the Z-coins you encounter.

-Complete over 30 game objectives with support for Game Center Leaderboards
-Race as optional ships available for upgrade
-Universal app - Buy once and fly on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch
-Supports Retina Display on the new iPad, iPhone 4/4S and full screen on iPhone 5

Echoseven's comments:

10-03-2012, 07:36 AM
they made a runner out of zaxxon? this isn't true, isn't it? someone please tell me i'm wrong...

10-03-2012, 07:39 AM
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: Boston,MA
Posts: 1,089
10-03-2012, 07:49 AM
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 9,861
Sooooo disappointed. Classic game and they turn it into the flavour of the month which is another temple run clone it seems. Arrgh!
10-03-2012, 07:54 AM
as i'm only playing runners involving sword slashing/machinegun-babe carrying, i'm gonna pass...

Now it's time to escape!

...from this thread :D
10-03-2012, 07:59 AM
Well that was disappointing.

3D modelling, design and sequential artist / GameCenter ID: Diab
10-03-2012, 08:13 AM
It's not even in a similar perspective to Zaxxon, which was the big draw, back in the day. The ship doesn't look the same (the wings swoop forward, not back, for example). It's not even the same color! There is literally nothing about this that says "Zaxxon" apart from the title (though I imagine they'll use some sound effects and music).

I was okay with the Pitfall game, since it actually seemed to fit the spirit of the game somewhat (and it was a good game), but this just seems like a game that some marketing suit decided would sell more units if they tied it to a nostalgia property.
10-03-2012, 08:22 AM
This is lame!!! Zaxxon was one of my favorite games from the 80's and now they turn it into this garbage It could've been sooooo much better had they stuck with original gameplay but ramped up the graphics and controls for iOS standards.
10-03-2012, 08:25 AM
For $.99 I'll give it a try... But I hope it's not going to ruin my childhood memories of the game...
10-03-2012, 08:46 AM
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 18,296
I guess im the only one excited about this. I know they didnt make what we were expecting, but if they pull off a good runner type game i'll be happy.

One more title that's interesting to me and i'll have to use my debit card to buy stuff on the appstore. Goddang appstore is giving me problems with my credit card.

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