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System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Original system(s): Amiga
Publisher(s) of original games: Discovery Software International[2]
Developer(s) of original games: Frank Neuhaus[2]
Sound driver: pre-SMPS Z80
Genre: Puzzle[3][4][5]

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥5,5005,500 G-4023
Sega Mega Drive
US
$44.9544.95[8]
Sega Mega Drive
EU
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£29.9929.99[9][10]
Sega Mega Drive
AU
Sega Mega Drive
BR
Sega Mega Drive
KR
GM4009JG
Non-Sega versions

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Zoom! (ズーム) is a Sega Mega Drive action puzzle game developed by Sigma Pro-Tech and published by Sega. A port of the titular 1988 Frank Neuhaus Amiga game Zoom!, it was first released in Japan, the United States, and Europe in January 1991, and was later brought to Brazil by Tec Toy some time later.

Gameplay

The game is divided into several stages of several levels each. The goal of each level is to surround each tile with lines so the tiles all flash. You are situated on the gridlines between each tile; moving around them draws a line around them. A and C jump. B kicks back, knocking enemies away. One hit by an enemy takes away a life. Items appear at various intervals, such as fruit (for points), sunflowers (temporary invincibility; collecting one while invincible has no effect), and feathers (prematurely complete the level. There is a time limit to complete each level, however running out of time seems to have no effect on gameplay.

Development

Originally a 1988 Amiga game developed by German programmer Frank Neuhaus[2] and published by Discovery Software International[2] , Zoom! was ported to the Sega Mega Drive by Sigma Pro-Tech (subcontracted by Cyclone System[1]) in late 1989, and published by Sega the following January.

Production credits

  • Designer: Suika Funabasi
  • Programming: Hiroshi Sato (Σ Pro-Tech), Masaya Takayama (Σ Pro-Tech)
  • Graphics: Goro Tama, Okayama Momo, Takasi Itijyho, Taeko Ichimiya
  • Sound: Songdong Kim
  • Thanks to: Tarosan, Ice Masaaki
  • Produced by: Sega
Source:
In-game credits[11]


Magazine articles

Main article: Zoom!/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1990-02: "February 1990" (1990-01-08)
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Print advert in Computer Games (GR) #3: "Ioúnios 1990" (1990-xx-xx)

Physical scans

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Publication Score Source
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0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
60
[12]
Aktueller Software Markt (DE)
73
[13]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
68
[14]
Complete Guide to Consoles (UK)
71
[15]
The Complete Guide to Sega (UK)
71
[16]
Console XS (UK) PAL
48
[17]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
33
[18]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
65
[19]
Hobby Consolas (ES)
70
[20]
Joystick (FR)
70
[21]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
43
[22]
Mega Drive Fan (JP) NTSC-J
65
[23]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
53
[24]
Micromanía (segunda época) (ES)
70
[25]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
45
[26]
Power Play (DE)
58
[27]
Raze (UK) PAL
74
[9]
Sega Power (UK)
47
[28]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
25
[29]
Sega Pro (UK)
45
[30]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
48
[31]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
41
[32]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
64
[33]
VideoGames & Computer Entertainment (US) NTSC-U
40
[8]
Sega Mega Drive
56
Based on
24 reviews

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Mega Drive, JP
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Cover
ZOOM MD JP CartTop.jpg
Zoom MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Zoom md jp manual.pdf
Manual
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Manual correction
Mega Drive, US
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Cover
Zoom MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Zoom MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Zoom MD US pcb.jpg
PCB
Mega Drive, EU
Zoom MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
Zoom MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, SE (rental)
Zoom MD SE rental cover.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, AU (Hotline sticker)
Zoom MD AU cover.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, AU (Not for rental)
Zoom MD AU alt cover.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, BR
Zoom MD BR cover.jpg
Cover
Zoom MD BR Cart.jpg
Cart
Zoom md br manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, KR
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Cover
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Cart

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 724d6965
MD5
SHA-1
256kB 1989-10 Cartridge (US/EU/JP/KR)

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://gdri.smspower.org/wiki/index.php/Interview:Shouichi_Yoshikawa
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 http://hol.abime.net/hol_search.php?N_ref_artist=1880
  3. File:Zoom MD JP Box.jpg
  4. 4.0 4.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-20 09:51)
  5. File:Zoom MD KR cover.jpg
  6. VideoGames & Computer Entertainment, "December 1989" (US; 1989-1x-xx), page 112
  7. Computer Entertainer, "January 1990" (US; 1990-01-20), page 23
  8. 8.0 8.1 VideoGames & Computer Entertainment, "April 1990" (US; 1990-0x-xx), page 40
  9. 9.0 9.1 Raze, "January 1991" (UK; 1990-11-29), page 66
  10. Sega Power, "July 1991" (UK; 1991-06-06), page 29
  11. File:Zoom MD credits.pdf
  12. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-03-10), page 276
  13. Aktueller Software Markt, "März 1990" (DE; 1990-0x-xx), page 62
  14. Beep! MegaDrive, "February 1990" (JP; 1990-01-08), page 70
  15. Complete Guide to Consoles, "Volume IV" (UK; 1990-11-xx), page 39
  16. The Complete Guide to Sega, "" (UK; 1991-05-xx), page 51
  17. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 137
  18. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "March 1990" (US; 1990-xx-xx), page 20
  19. Famitsu, "" (JP; 19xx-xx-xx), page 23
  20. Hobby Consolas, "Octubre 1991" (ES; 1991-xx-xx), page 76
  21. Joystick, "Octobre 1990" (FR; 1990-xx-xx), page 114
  22. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 95
  23. Mega Drive Fan, "December 1990" (JP; 1990-11-08), page 79
  24. MegaTech, "Xmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-06), page 39
  25. Micromanía (segunda época), "Diciembre 1990" (ES; 1990-1x-xx), page 60
  26. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 143
  27. Power Play, "5/90" (DE; 1990-04-12), page 126
  28. Sega Power, "July 1991" (UK; 1991-06-06), page 28
  29. Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 55
  30. Sega Pro, "April 1992" (UK; 1992-03-19), page 41
  31. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 68
  32. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 87
  33. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 236


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