Comix Zone

From Sega Retro

n/a

  • Mega Drive
  • Windows PC
  • Game Boy Advance

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Comix Zone
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, PlayStation 3, Game Boy Advance, Virtual Console, Xbox 360, Windows PC, Steam, RealOne Arcade, PlayStation Now, iOS, Android, Nintendo Switch Online
Publisher: Sega
Windows PC
Sega PC
Developer:
Distributor:
Game Boy Advance
Infogrames (Europe)
Sound driver:
Sega Mega Drive
GEMS,
Windows PC
Audio Interface Library
Peripherals supported: Six Button Control Pad
Genre: Action[1][2][3]

















Number of players: 1
Official in-game languages:
Sega Mega Drive
Windows PC
  • English
  • Français
  • Deutsch
  • Español
  • 日本語
  • Game Boy Advance
  • English
  • Français
  • Deutsch
  • Español
  • Italiano
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Mega Drive
    JP
    ¥7,8007,800 G-4132
    Sega Rating: All Ages
    Sega Mega Drive
    US
    $69.9969.99[4] 1569
    ESRB: Kids to Adults
    Sega Mega Drive
    EU
    1569-50
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Mega Drive
    PT
    MDJ14569
    Sega Mega Drive
    UK
    £44.9944.99[5][6] 1569-50
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Mega Drive
    SE
    (Rental)
    Sega Mega Drive
    AU
    FCOM13SMC
    OFLC: G8
    Sega Mega Drive
    BR
    046780
    Tectoy: Todas as Idades
    Windows PC
    US
    $39.9539.95[8]
    ESRB: Kids to Adults
    Windows PC
    UK
    £29.9929.99[10] MK-85011-50
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    RealOne Arcade
    US
    Steam
    US
    $2.992.99[13] 34272
    ESRB: Everyone
    Steam
    EU
    €2.492.49[13] 34272
    PEGI: 12+
    Steam
    DE
    €2.492.49[13] 34272
    USK: 6
    Steam
    UK
    £1.991.99[13] 34272
    PEGI: 12+
    Steam
    AU
    $3.493.49[13] 34272
    OFLC: PG
    Steam Linux
    US
    $0.990.99[15] 34272
    ESRB: Everyone
    Steam Linux
    EU
    €0.990.99[15] 34272
    PEGI: 12+
    Steam Linux
    DE
    €0.990.99[15] 34272
    USK: 6
    Steam Linux
    UK
    £0.790.79[15] 34272
    PEGI: 12+
    Steam Linux
    AU
    $1.351.35[15] 34272
    OFLC: PG
    Steam OS X
    US
    $0.990.99[15] 34272
    ESRB: Everyone
    Steam OS X
    EU
    €0.990.99[15] 34272
    PEGI: 12+
    Steam OS X
    DE
    €0.990.99[15] 34272
    USK: 6
    Steam OS X
    UK
    £0.790.79[15] 34272
    PEGI: 12+
    Steam OS X
    AU
    $1.351.35[15] 34272
    OFLC: PG
    Game Boy Advance
    EU
    (ES/IT)
    AGB-P-ACZP
    AGB-ACZP-EUR
    Game Boy Advance
    DE
    AGB-P-ACZP
    AGB-ACZP-NOE
    USK: 6
    Wii Virtual Console
    JP
    600pts600[21]
    CERO: A
    Wii Virtual Console
    US
    800pts800[19]
    ESRB: Everyone
    Wii Virtual Console
    EU
    800pts800[16]
    PEGI: 7+
    Wii Virtual Console
    DE
    800pts800[16]
    USK: 6
    Wii Virtual Console
    AU
    800pts800[22]
    OFLC: PG
    Xbox 360
    JP
    400MSP400[32]
    CERO: A
    Xbox 360
    JP
    (Otameshiban)
    FREEfree
    CERO: A
    Xbox 360
    US
    400MSP400[27]
    ESRB: Everyone
    Xbox 360
    US
    (Trial Game)
    FREEfree
    ESRB: Everyone
    Xbox 360
    EU
    400MSP400[24]
    PEGI: 7+
    Xbox 360
    EU
    (Trial Game)
    FREEfree
    PEGI: 7+
    Xbox 360
    DE
    400MSP400[26]
    USK: 6
    Xbox 360
    DE
    (Trial Game)
    FREEfree
    USK: 6
    Xbox 360
    UK
    400MSP400[29]
    PEGI: 7+
    Xbox 360
    UK
    (Trial Game)
    FREEfree
    PEGI: 7+
    Xbox 360
    AU
    400MSP400
    OFLC: PG
    Xbox 360
    AU
    (Trial Game)
    FREEfree
    OFLC: PG
    Xbox 360
    KR
    400MSP400
    GRB: All
    Xbox 360
    KR
    (Pyeong-gapan Game)
    FREEfree
    GRB: All
    Sony PlayStation 3
    JP
    ¥571 (600)571 (600)[40] NPJB-00128
    CERO: A
    Sony PlayStation 3
    US
    $4.994.99[39] NPUB-30460
    ESRB: Everyone
    Sony PlayStation 3
    EU
    €4.494.49[34] NPEB-00530
    PEGI: 12+
    Sony PlayStation 3
    DE
    €4.494.49[35] NPEB-00530
    USK: 12
    Sony PlayStation 3
    UK
    £3.693.69[36] NPEB-00530
    PEGI: 12+
    Sony PlayStation 3
    AU
    $6.756.75[37] NPEB-00530
    OFLC: PG
    Sony PlayStation 3
    KR
    ₩5,5005,500[41] NPHB-00381
    GRB: All
    Sony PlayStation 3
    TW
    NT$146146[42] NPHB-00381
    GSRR: 6+
    PlayStation Now
    JP
    Google Android OS
    US
    (Sega Forever)
    FREEfree
    ESRB: Everyone
    Google Android OS
    EU
    (Sega Forever)
    FREEfree
    PEGI: 7+
    Google Android OS
    DE
    (Sega Forever)
    FREEfree
    USK: 6
    Google Android OS
    AU
    (Sega Forever)
    FREEfree
    OFLC: M
    iOS
    US
    (Sega Forever)
    FREEfree
    9+
    iOS
    EU
    (Sega Forever)
    FREEfree
    9+
    Nintendo Switch Online
    JP
    Nintendo Switch Online
    US
    Nintendo Switch Online
    EU
    Nintendo Switch Online
    UK
    Nintendo Switch Online
    AU

    Comix Zone (コミックスゾーン) is a platform action game for the Sega Mega Drive. Play involves defeating enemies with punches, kicks, and holds, managing your inventory, and solving puzzles.

    The game's most remarkable feature is that it is set within the "panels" of a comic book. Each level consists of two "pages", and secrets are discovered by shredding the "paper" and revealing items. Dialogue is rendered within talk bubbles with the typical comic font. Sprites and backgrounds possess the bright colors and dynamic drawing style favored by superhero comics.

    Story

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    Introduction

    Sketch Turner, a "starving artist" and freelance rock musician living in New York City, is working on his newest comic book, Comix Zone. It is the story of the New World Empire's attempt to defend Earth from an invasion of alien renegades, with inspiration coming from Sketch's oddly vivid dreams and nightmares. One night, while Sketch is working on Comix Zone during a thunderstorm, a lightning bolt strikes a panel of his comic. In this instant, its main villain, a powerful mutant named Mortus, escapes the comic book's pages, desiring to kill Sketch so he can become flesh and blood and take over the real world. Because he does not possess any power in reality, Mortus sends Sketch into the world of his own comic, freely drawing in enemies attempting to kill him.

    Inside the comic book, Sketch meets General Alissa Cyan, who believes he is "the chosen one" who came to save their post-apocalyptic world from the evil of Mortus and the alien invaders. Ignoring Sketch's protests, Alissa sends him on his mission, keeping in touch with instructions and hints via radio. It is up to Sketch to stop Mortus's evil plans and find a way out of this comic world.

    Gameplay

    The game is a beat-'em-up played in the pages of a comic book. Sketch must make his way through three episodes, each consisting of two pages. In order to progress through the pages, Sketch often has to either successfully solve a puzzle or defeat all the enemies within that panel. Arrows then appear, allowing Sketch to jump to another panel. Some areas offer multiple routes, which eventually converge to the same path. He moves with Left and Right and ducks with Down. He can roll on the ground with DownLeft or DownRight, to fit under tight passages. He jumps with B and attacks with A. The attack button can be combined with the D-pad to perform a variety of moves, such as an uppercut with Up+A, a sweep kick with Down+A or a whirlwind jump kick with B then A. If he lands three successive hits on an enemy, he performs a special move. The game automatically blocks for the player if Sketch is not moving or attacking. He can push objects by standing beside them and pressing Left or Right. He grabs pipes and ledges with Up when in front of them. He can flip switches with A when in arm's reach of them. Sketch can also tear off the backdrop into a paper plane to throw at enemies by holding A, which costs health.

    Sketch can carry up to three items in his inventory. Items include explosives that can harm enemies or destroy obstructions or a drink that replenishes his health. His pet rat Roadkill can discover hidden items and access areas that are too dangerous for Sketch to reach. With a standard control pad, the player cycles through the item inventory with C; once an item is selected, it can be used with A. With a Six Button Control Pad, X, Y, and Z use the first, second, and third items from the inventory respectively (as seen at the top-right of the screen). The action performed with C can be customized in the options menu; by default, it is used for manually blocking.

    Sketch's health is indicated by a health bar, which is diminished as he is damaged by enemies or hazards. He also loses health when he attacks breakable objects (though this can often be avoided by using items). If Sketch loses all of his health, the game ends; there are no lives or continues. Sketch also dies instantly if he falls down a bottomless pit or gets caught on a burning page.

    Items

    Sketch can pick up items by standing over them and pressing Down.

    Comix Zone, Items.png
    Roadkill
    Sketch's pet rat. His tail was electrified during the lightning storm, so he can attack some enemies by zapping them. Roadkill can be used to solve various puzzles in the game, including moving through spaces inaccessible to Sketch to reach flip switches. He can also sniff out and find hidden items or paths.
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    Iced Tea
    Heals Sketch for about half of his health meter.
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    Superhero
    Transforms Sketch into a superhero who destroys all enemies on screen before transforming back.
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    Knife
    Throws a knife, which can be used for flipping switches or setting off explosives from a distance.
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    Grenade
    Throws a grenade, which does heavy damage from a distance.
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    Bomb
    Sets explosives, which can be used to harm enemies or to destroy obstructions. The explosives detonate after a short duration, so Sketch must move out of the way quickly to avoid taking damage from them.
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    Surprise
    Gives Sketch a random item or potentially blows up and damages him.

    Episodes

    Night of the Mutants

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    Page 1

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    Page 2

    Welcome to the Temple

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    Page 1

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    Page 2

    Curse of the Dead Ships

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    Page 1

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    Achievements

    Main article: Comix Zone/Achievements.

    History

    Development

    Main article: Comix Zone/Development.

    Legacy

    The game is hidden within the Japanese version of Sonic Mega Collection and is locked part of all region versions of Sonic Mega Collection Plus, which is unlockable with having a Sonic Heroes gamesave, or is unlocked over time.

    Mega Drive and PC releases came with a bonus music CD, Roadkill, which contains vocal tracks of the 6 main tunes in the game. The music was performed by the band "Roadkill", which was lead by Howard Drossin.

    Comix Zone was ported to the Game Boy Advance and released in Europe in 2002.

    Sales of Comix Zone weren't as strong as expected[51], and while a team at STI moved south to set up a sister studio (which later became Luxoflux)[52], with plans to make a "Comix Zone 3D", nothing became of the project.

    Patents

    Versions

    Version history

    Main article: Comix Zone/Changelog.
    System Version Size Date Comment Ref Icon
    iOS
    0000040000010000010000000000004.1.1 154.6MB 202002102020-02-10 [53]
    iOS
    0000020000000000060000000000002.0.6 201907242019-07-24 [53]
    iOS
    0000020000000000040000000000002.0.4 201906032019-06-03 [53]
    iOS
    0000020000000000030000000000002.0.3 201905222019-05-22 [53]
    iOS
    0000020000000000020000000000002.0.2 201903042019-03-04 [53]
    iOS
    0000020000000000000000000000002.0.0 201901312019-01-31 [53]
    iOS
    0000010000040000000000000000001.4.0 144MB 201810312018-10-31 [54]
    iOS
    0000010000020000020000000000001.2.2 137.7MB 201808062018-08-06 [55]
    iOS
    0000010000020000010000000000001.2.1 201805292018-05-29 [55]
    iOS
    0000010000010000020000000000001.1.2 179MB 201710092017-10-09 [56]
    iOS
    0000010000010000010000000000001.1.1 178MB 201709252017-09-25 [57]
    iOS
    0000010000010000000000000000001.1.0 178MB 201709132017-09-13 [58]
    iOS
    0000010000000000070000000000001.0.7 162MB 201707132017-07-13 [59]
    iOS
    0000010000000000060000000000001.0.6 201706262017-06-26 [55]
    iOS
    0000010000000000050000000000001.0.5 162MB 201706222017-06-22 [60]
    iOS
    0000010000000000040000000000001.0.4 201706192017-06-19 [55]
    iOS
    0000010000000000020000000000001.0.2 201706132017-06-13 [55]
    iOS
    0000010000000000010000000000001.0.1 201705302017-05-30 [55]
    iOS
    0000010000000000000000000000001.0.0 201705222017-05-22 [55]
    Google Android OS
    0000040000010000000000000000004.1.0 59MB 202001222020-01-22 [61] ComixZone Android icon 202.png
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    Google Android OS
    0000020000000000040000000000002.0.4 59MB 201909252019-09-25 [62] ComixZone Android icon 101.png
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    Google Android OS
    0000020000000000020000000000002.0.2 79MB 201907242019-07-24 [63] ComixZone Android icon 202.png
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    Google Android OS
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    Google Android OS
    0000020000000000000000000000002.0.0 47MB 201903042019-03-04 [64] ComixZone Android icon 101.png
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    0000020000000000000000000000002.0.0 47MB 201901312019-01-31 [65] ComixZone Android icon 101.png
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    0000010000020000030000000000001.2.3 46MB 201810312018-10-31 [66] ComixZone Android icon 101.png
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    0000010000020000020000000000001.2.2 44MB 201808062018-08-06 [67] ComixZone Android icon 101.png
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    0000010000020000010000000000001.2.1 44MB 201805292018-05-29 [68] ComixZone Android icon 101.png
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    0000010000010000010000000000001.1.1 49MB 201709262017-09-26 [69] ComixZone Android icon 037.png
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    0000010000010000000000000000001.1.0 50MB 201709132017-09-13 [70] ComixZone Android icon 101.png
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    0000010000000000040000000000001.0.4 48MB 201707132017-07-13 [70] ComixZone Android icon 101.png
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    Google Android OS
    0000010000000000020000000000001.0.2 48MB 201706222017-06-22 [71] ComixZone Android icon 101.png
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    Google Android OS
    0000010000000000010000000000001.0.1 48MB 201706192017-06-19 [70] ComixZone Android icon 101.png
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    Google Android OS
    0000000000040000050000000000000.4.5 47MB 201706132017-06-13 [70] ComixZone Android icon 037.png
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    Google Android OS
    0000000000030000070000000000000.3.7 47MB 201705122017-05-12 [70] ComixZone Android icon 037.png
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    Downloadable content

    Main article: Comix Zone/Downloadable content.

    Production credits

    Mega Drive and PC versions

    The following credits appear in the ending credits roll of both versions.

    Comix Zone (TM)
    All Rights Reserved
    Patent Pending
    Source:
    In-game credits[72]

    Mega Drive version

    Copyright (C) 1995 Sega
    Source:
    In-game credits[72]


    Source:
    US and EU manuals[73][74]

    PC version

    Localisation Team
    PC CD-ROM Credits
    Copyright (C) 1995,1996 Sega
    Source:
    In-game credits

    Game Boy Advance version

    • Programming: Tony Stockton, David May
    • Art: Paul Scott, Chunkit Cheung, Darren Donohoe, Marcus Stringer
    • Game/Technical Design: Matthew Smith
    • Lead Tester: John Walsh
    • Head of Development: Kevin Norburn
    • Executive Producer: Brian Beuken, Diane Hill
    • Special Thanks: Danielle Beuken, Elliot Wood, Josh Norburn, Brittany Norburn, Isabel Stockton, Max Stockton, Ben Blackford, Sian Davies, Mike Hanson, Leo Lionheart, 'Flossie' the Wonder Sheep
    • Music and Sound FX Converted by: Manfred Linzner - Shin'en Multimedia
    Source:
    In-game credits

    Digital manuals

    Magazine articles

    Main article: Comix Zone/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

    Main article: Comix Zone/Promotional material.

    Artwork

    Physical scans

    Mega Drive version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    79
    83 №34, p46/47
    85 №18, p59
    90 №48, p84-87
    Sega Mega Drive
    84
    Based on
    4 reviews
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
    90
    [75]
    CD Consoles (FR)
    56
    [76]
    Cool Gamer (RU)
    90
    [77]
    Computer & Video Games (UK)
    92
    [5]
    Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
    79
    [78]
    Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1 (RU)
    90
    [79]
    Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 2 (RU)
    80
    [80]
    Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
    75
    [81]
    Fusion (US)
    100
    [82]
    Game Players (US) NTSC-U
    72
    [83]
    GamePro (US) NTSC-U
    75
    [4]
    GamePro (UK)
    81
    [84]
    Joypad (FR)
    89
    [85]
    Kiber Zona (LT)
    68
    [86]
    LeveL (CZ)
    100
    [87]
    Mega Force (FR) PAL
    93
    [88]
    Mega Fun (DE) PAL
    75
    [89]
    Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
    89
    [90]
    Player One (FR)
    95
    [91]
    Playjoy (YU)
    94
    [92]
    Sega Magazin (DE) PAL
    84
    [93]
    Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
    90
    [6]
    Sega Power (UK) PAL
    81
    [94]
    Sega Pro (UK) PAL
    83
    [95]
    SuperGamePower (BR)
    76
    [96]
    Svet Kompjutera (YU)
    91
    [97]
    Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
    75
    [98]
    Sonic the Comic (UK) PAL
    91
    [99]
    Todo Sega (ES)
    92
    [100]
    Tricks 16 bit (RU)
    85
    [101]
    Video Games (DE) PAL
    81
    [102]
    VideoGames (US) NTSC-U
    90
    [103]
    Sega Mega Drive
    84
    Based on
    32 reviews

    Comix Zone

    Mega Drive, JP
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    Manual
    Mega Drive, US
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    Cover
    Mega Drive, EU
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    Cover
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    Cart
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    Manual
    Mega Drive, UK
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    Cover
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    Cart
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    Manual
    Mega Drive, FR
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    Cover
    Mega Drive, FR (Blister pack)
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    Mega Drive, DE
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    Manual
    Mega Drive, ES

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    Mega Drive, AU
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    PC version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    {{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
    Based on
    0 review
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    Computer & Video Games (UK)
    70
    [10]
    Dimension-3 (US)
    92
    [104]
    Digitiser (UK) PAL
    78
    [105]
    Mean Machines Sega (UK)
    87
    [106]
    PC Gamer (UK)
    71
    [107]
    PC Review (UK)
    40
    [108]
    Score (CZ)
    70
    [109]
    Secret Service (PL)
    90
    [110]
    Svet Kompjutera (YU)
    91
    [97]
    Sonic the Comic (UK) PAL
    82
    [111]
    Windows PC
    77
    Based on
    10 reviews

    Comix Zone

    PC, US
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    PC, EU
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    Game Boy Advance version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    {{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
    Based on
    0 review
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    N-Zone (DE) PAL
    81
    [112]
    Total Advance (UK) PAL
    83
    [113]
    Game Boy Advance
    82
    Based on
    2 reviews

    Comix Zone

    Game Boy Advance, DE
    ComixZone GBA DE Box Back.jpgComixZone GBA DE left.jpgComixZone GBA EU Box Front.jpgComixZone GBA DE right.jpg
    Cover
    ComixZone GBA EU Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Game Boy Advance, ES/IT
    ComixZone GBA ES-IT Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngComixZone GBA EU Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    ComixZone GBA EU Cart.jpg
    Cart

    Technical information

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 17da0354
    MD5 7078e8018ded17f3ce4c70cc8bf74afc
    SHA-1 e8747eefdf61172be9da8787ba5be447ec73180f
    2MB 1995-06 Cartridge (US)
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 1318e923
    MD5 90a9a99f853eb1853be2b725dab758c9
    SHA-1 9523cf8e485a3246027f5a02ecbcee3c5ba690f0
    2MB 1995-07 Cartridge (EU)
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 7a6027b8
    MD5 d92ccdfd14118af824b98997ab639bb7
    SHA-1 44f8c2a102971d0afcb0d9bd9081ccf51ff830a9
    2MB 1995-06 Cartridge (JP)
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 e28c89c1
    MD5 126c0243a5daf296e3677af3537100bc
    SHA-1 4cf1fb69c8184257664caacaf7bc7a1b4e802b8b
    2MB 1995-07-12 CD-R disc[114] PAL optimised Page
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 939efd4c
    MD5 7c03c9d77ecfe04414bbc2b446dd5ce9
    SHA-1 62b6f4ac864862bf5360e72f3fb8b45700e4fcfa
    2MB 1995-06-28 CD-R disc[115] PAL optimised Page
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 c77db9e1
    MD5 262f58a1cb1e12393547eafc9ed5ad41
    SHA-1 5da563561e3d74f5db672c8694891083db869999
    2MB 1995-06-12 CD-R disc[116] NTSC locked, US Sega Channel version Page
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 e45a15f4
    MD5 9bfbbf751196b934dc159cb34fa3494f
    SHA-1 2427e7e3932da731eb172ae22ad779c0abfced13
    2MB 1995-06-09 CD-R disc[117] NTSC locked, Korean (works on US/JP) Page
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 aff32614
    MD5 1e042423d5c4de6305f5fe8db8bc9e73
    SHA-1 9cfead71b55cfa48fa6fb66d2d7c6294776fe4ed
    2MB 1995-06-03 CD-R disc[118] NTSC locked, US only Page
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 b5f0dae5
    MD5 af84f854f1b8786de2f9a3d2d63c98df
    SHA-1 1d8e133a0ce52e4586593beca095ed269f01473e
    2MB 1995-06-02 CD-R disc[119] NTSC locked, US only Page
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 1a4abcf3
    MD5 c2e719791369fdb4782710a366683d7e
    SHA-1 fa1e69531857d4146497de4ae95957d096bceb20
    2MB 1995-06-02 CD-R disc[120] NTSC locked, US only Page
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 bbe03cb6
    MD5 af19d9cdbd2afa549df1ac30ddacce5b
    SHA-1 4223ee8f7ab2a62532fac57f8933bb52e3dde4d5
    2MB 1995-06-01 CD-R disc[121] NTSC locked, US only Page
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 413b9a94
    MD5 e0e12c8fc66e81cbfccfd2e0513026c6
    SHA-1 aae5dd875e36b9416c8169bdf5dd51e4612e98db
    2MB 1995-06-01 CD-R disc[122] NTSC locked, US only Page
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 9ae93c9d
    MD5 2de83c5f995d0ae8f02f164872e3bacb
    SHA-1 3599c2d52a1edc9876befb2a754be3506959a12b
    2MB 1995-06-01 CD-R disc[123] NTSC locked, US only Page
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 ba506835
    MD5 c531c9eb84363b1f27b3733808bf265d
    SHA-1 45de8279bb10cae44f3485057b29810479f82798
    2MB 1995-06-01 CD-R disc[124] NTSC locked, US only Page
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 36029a1f
    MD5 ae79228ad03000287fdbec7d5b7a8a10
    SHA-1 dbce6c71b1b1c193a57416dd4ccacc876a9e64af
    2MB 1995-05-26 CD-R disc[125] Region free Page
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 a72eca2c
    MD5 194ab49fd071f8e473b8ea36e5d769f7
    SHA-1 c751ec1ba09abda3ea3252a3e211383f054a507c
    2MB 1995-05-30 CD-R disc[126] Region free Page
    Sega Mega Drive
     ?
    CRC32 2efcb6ee
    MD5 e68281bee6a4e9620d306b197860a506
    SHA-1 af73f6d0d9e54416496a39dbfafc610bf16b3c0c
    2MB 1995-04-04 Region free Page
    Game Boy Advance
     ?
    CRC32 9f30002f
    MD5 f586b690746adce9fcaaef9d3d081117
    SHA-1 7369a1f1a0bf52aac8cda97d082095be08c65e72
    4MB Cartridge (EU)

    External links

    References

    1. File:Comixzone md jp front cover.jpg
    2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-20 09:51)
    3. Google Play (com.sega.comixzone) (Wayback Machine: 2020-05-02 01:19)
    4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 GamePro, "August 1995" (US; 1995-xx-xx), page 66
    5. 5.0 5.1 Computer & Video Games, "October 1995" (UK; 1995-09-14), page 78
    6. 6.0 6.1 Sega Magazine, "September 1995" (UK; 1995-08-13), page 84
    7. SuperGamePower, "Setembro 1995" (BR; 1995-0x-xx), page 68
    8. Press release: 1995-11-08: Sega delivers arcade gaming action on the PC
    9. Mean Machines Sega, "April 1996" (UK; 1996-0x-xx), page 88
    10. 10.0 10.1 Computer & Video Games, "April 1996" (UK; 1996-03-14), page 58
    11. [ ]
    12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 https://steamdb.info/app/34272/ (Wayback Machine: 2016-07-30 04:01)
    13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 http://steamdb.info/app/34272/ (Wayback Machine: 2013-05-22 19:17)
    14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 14.7 14.8 14.9 https://steamdb.info/app/34272/history/?changeid=5755313
    15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 15.6 15.7 15.8 15.9 http://steamdb.info/app/34272/ (Wayback Machine: 2019-04-06 16:51)
    16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 http://www.nintendolife.com:80/games/megadrive/comix_zone (Wayback Machine: 2017-05-30 15:19)
    17. https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Virtual-Console-Wii-/Comix-Zone--276742.html (archive.today)
    18. https://www.nintendo.de/Spiele/Virtual-Console-Wii-/Comix-Zone--276742.html (archive.today)
    19. 19.0 19.1 http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/XESr0UMf5vcItxQLYcXbAAw00C5Aa-yl (Wayback Machine: 2010-11-22 23:50)
    20. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/wii/vc/software/02.html (Wayback Machine: 2018-03-05 23:11)
    21. http://vc.sega.jp:80/vc_comix/ (Wayback Machine: 2007-11-10 10:55)
    22. http://www.nintendo.com.au/index.php?action=catalogue&prodcat_id=41&prod_id=19732&pageID=4 (Wayback Machine: 2012-04-03 03:09)
    23. 23.0 23.1 Xbox LIVE Marketplace (fr-FR; Comix-Zone/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d802584109a1) (Wayback Machine: 2016-04-29 13:40)
    24. Xbox LIVE Marketplace (fr-FR; media/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d802584109a1) (Wayback Machine: 2009-06-12 23:57)
    25. 25.0 25.1 Xbox LIVE Marketplace (de-DE; Comix-Zone/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d802584109a1) (Wayback Machine: 2010-12-13 01:51)
    26. Xbox LIVE Marketplace (de-DE; Comix-Zone/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d802584109a1) (Wayback Machine: 2010-12-13 01:51)
    27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 Xbox LIVE Marketplace (en-US; Comix-Zone/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d802584109a1) (Wayback Machine: 2010-12-18 14:09)
    28. 28.0 28.1 Xbox LIVE Marketplace (en-GB; Comix-Zone/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d802584109a1) (Wayback Machine: 2014-08-02 23:42)
    29. Xbox LIVE Marketplace (en-GB; media/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d802584109a1) (Wayback Machine: 2009-06-13 02:00)
    30. 30.0 30.1 Xbox LIVE Marketplace (en-AU; Comix-Zone/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d802584109a1) (Wayback Machine: 2016-06-24 09:07)
    31. 31.0 31.1 Xbox LIVE Marketplace (ja-jp; Comix-Zone/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d802584109a1) (Wayback Machine: 2018-05-29 23:34)
    32. http://www.4gamer.net:80/games/092/G009232/20090611010/ (Wayback Machine: 2010-01-25 10:08)
    33. 33.0 33.1 Xbox LIVE Marketplace (ko-kr; Comix-Zone/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d802584109a1) (Wayback Machine: 2018-05-29 23:36)
    34. 34.0 34.1 PlayStation Store (fr-fr; EP0177-NPEB00530_00-SVCCOMIXZONEXXXX) (Wayback Machine: 2018-03-27 17:25)
    35. 35.0 35.1 PlayStation Store (de-de; EP0177-NPEB00530_00-SVCCOMIXZONEXXXX) (Wayback Machine: 2018-11-25 19:33)
    36. 36.0 36.1 PlayStation Store (en-gb; EP0177-NPEB00530_00-SVCCOMIXZONEXXXX) (Wayback Machine: 2018-03-27 17:24)
    37. 37.0 37.1 PlayStation Store (en-au; EP0177-NPEB00530_00-SVCCOMIXZONEXXXX) (Wayback Machine: 2018-03-27 17:26)
    38. PlayStation Store (en-us; UP0177-NPUB30460_00-SVCCOMIXZONEXXXX) (Wayback Machine: 2018-03-27 17:24)
    39. http://blogs.sega.com/2011/11/16/were-thankful-for-sales-on-psn-and-xbla/
    40. 40.0 40.1 http://www.jp.playstation.com:80/software/title/jp0177npjb00128_00svccomixzonexxxx.html (Wayback Machine: 2011-09-26 02:00)
    41. 41.0 41.1 PlayStation Store (ko-kr; UP0177-NPHB00381_00-COMIXZONEFULLGAM) (Wayback Machine: 2018-03-27 17:27)
    42. 42.0 42.1 PlayStation Store (en-tw; UP0177-NPHB00381_00-COMIXZONEFULLGAM) (Wayback Machine: 2018-03-27 17:27)
    43. http://www.jp.playstation.com:80/software/title/jp0177npjb00128_00svccomixzonexxxx.html (Wayback Machine: 2016-03-06 16:44)
    44. 44.0 44.1 https://www.engadget.com/2017/06/21/sega-forever-free-mobile-retro-games/ (Wayback Machine: 2018-05-07 04:47)
    45. 45.0 45.1 45.2 http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-06-21-segas-back-catalogue-is-headed-to-mobile-with-sega-forever (Wayback Machine: 2018-06-24 09:32)
    46. https://topics.nintendo.co.jp/article/1bbb22fd-9a6b-4d8b-8554-c55c3874e49b (archive.today)
    47. @NintendoAmerica on Twitter (archive.today)
    48. @NintendoEurope on Twitter (archive.today)
    49. @NintendoUK on Twitter (archive.today)
    50. @NintendoAUNZ on Twitter (archive.today)
    51. Interview: Peter Morawiec (2007-04-20) by Sega-16
    52. Interview: Stieg Hedlund (2006-12-15) by Sega-16
    53. 53.0 53.1 53.2 53.3 53.4 53.5 https://apps.apple.com/us/app/id1162101087 (Wayback Machine: 2020-06-08 22:51)
    54. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id1162101087?mt=8 (Wayback Machine: 2019-01-15 00:07)
    55. 55.0 55.1 55.2 55.3 55.4 55.5 55.6 https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id1162101087?mt=8 (Wayback Machine: 2018-09-02 22:29)
    56. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id1162101087?mt=8 (Wayback Machine: 2017-10-28 23:27)
    57. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id1162101087?mt=8 (Wayback Machine: 2017-10-01 06:57)
    58. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id1162101087?mt=8 (Wayback Machine: 2017-09-17 22:59)
    59. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id1162101087?mt=8 (Wayback Machine: 2017-07-15 19:27)
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    61. Google Play (com.sega.comixzone) (Wayback Machine: 2020-05-02 01:19)
    62. Google Play (com.sega.comixzone) (Wayback Machine: 2020-01-14 21:35)
    63. 63.0 63.1 APKPure (com.sega.comixzone) (Wayback Machine: 2020-05-02 01:21)
    64. Google Play (com.sega.comixzone) (Wayback Machine: 2019-04-06 22:03)
    65. APKPure (com.sega.comixzone) (Wayback Machine: 2019-04-06 21:59)
    66. APKPure (com.sega.comixzone) (Wayback Machine: 2019-04-06 21:57)
    67. Google Play (com.sega.comixzone) (Wayback Machine: 2018-10-01 19:05)
    68. Google Play (com.sega.comixzone) (Wayback Machine: 2018-07-30 22:11)
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    71. Google Play (com.sega.comixzone) (Wayback Machine: 2017-06-22 12:41)
    72. 72.0 72.1 File:Comix Zone MD credits.pdf
    73. File:ComixZone MD US manual.pdf, page 28
    74. File:Comix Zone MD EU Manual.pdf, page 42
    75. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-03-10), page 49
    76. CD Consoles, "Novembre 1995" (FR; 1995-xx-xx), page 148
    77. Cool Gamer, "9" (RU; 2002-10-13), page 53
    78. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "August 1995" (US; 1995-0x-xx), page 35
    79. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1, "" (RU; 1999-xx-xx), page 301
    80. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 2, "" (RU; 2000-xx-xx), page 55
    81. Famitsu, "1995-09-08" (JP; 1995-08-25), page 30
    82. Fusion, "Volume 1, Number 1: August 1995" (US; 1995-0x-xx), page 72
    83. Game Players, "Vol. 8 No. 8 August 1995" (US; 1995-0x-xx), page 60
    84. GamePro, "November 1995" (UK; 1995-09-xx), page 40
    85. Joypad, "Octobre 1995" (FR; 1995-xx-xx), page 56
    86. Kiber Zona, "Spalis/Lapkritis 1997" (LT; 1997-xx-xx), page 3
    87. LeveL, "Leden 1996" (CZ; 1996-01-15), page 44
    88. Mega Force, "Octobre 1995" (FR; 1995-xx-xx), page 43
    89. Mega Fun, "09/95" (DE; 1995-08-23), page 68
    90. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1995" (UK; 1995-08-25), page 74
    91. Player One, "Octobre 1995" (FR; 1995-xx-xx), page 96
    92. Playjoy, "Novembar 1995" (YU; 1995-11-xx), page 33
    93. Sega Magazin, "September 1995" (DE; 1995-08-16), page 22
    94. Sega Power, "November 1995" (UK; 1995-09-21), page 50
    95. Sega Pro, "October 1995" (UK; 1995-09-07), page 54
    96. SuperGamePower, "Agosto 1995" (BR; 1995-0x-xx), page 35
    97. 97.0 97.1 Svet Kompjutera, "Februar 1996" (YU; 1996-xx-xx), page 86
    98. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 172
    99. Sonic the Comic, "15 September 1995" (UK; 1995-09-02), page 10
    100. Todo Sega, "Octubre 1995" (ES; 1995-xx-xx), page 32
    101. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 11
    102. Video Games, "9/95" (DE; 1995-08-30), page 100
    103. VideoGames, "August 1995" (US; 1995-0x-xx), page 77
    104. Dimension-3, "Volume 1, Issue 7: December 1995" (US; 1995-xx-xx), page 38
    105. Digitiser (UK) (1996-04-09)
    106. Mean Machines Sega, "April 1996" (UK; 1996-0x-xx), page 89
    107. PC Gamer, "March 1996" (UK; 1996-02-22), page 105
    108. PC Review, "April 1996" (UK; 1996-03-15), page 73
    109. Score, "Březen 1996" (CZ; 1996-03-14), page 1
    110. Secret Service, "Marzec 1996" (PL; 1996-02-01), page 30
    111. Sonic the Comic, "15 October 1996" (UK; 1996-10-02), page 12
    112. N-Zone, "02/03" (DE; 2003-01-15), page 55
    113. Total Advance, "Issue 35" (UK; 2002-xx-xx), page 39
    114. Hidden Palace: Comix Zone (Jul 12, 1995 prototype FULSCR)
    115. Hidden Palace: Comix Zone (Jun 28, 1995 prototype)
    116. Hidden Palace: Comix Zone (Jun 12, 1995 prototype)
    117. Hidden Palace: Comix Zone (Jun 9, 1995 prototype)
    118. Hidden Palace: Comix Zone (Jun 3, 1995 prototype)
    119. Hidden Palace: Comix Zone (Jun 2, 1995 prototype B)
    120. Hidden Palace: Comix Zone (Jun 2, 1995 prototype)
    121. Hidden Palace: Comix Zone (Jun 1, 1995 prototype B)
    122. Hidden Palace: Comix Zone (Jun 1, 1995 prototype C)
    123. Hidden Palace: Comix Zone (Jun 1, 1995 prototype D)
    124. Hidden Palace: Comix Zone (Jun 1, 1995 prototype)
    125. Hidden Palace: Comix Zone (May 26, 1995 prototype)
    126. Hidden Palace: Comix Zone (May 30, 1995 prototype)


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    Music: Comix Zone: Roadkill (1995) | Comix Zone (2021)

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