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

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥5,5005,500 G-4023
Sega Mega Drive
US
$42.9942.99[6]
Sega Mega Drive
EU
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£29.9929.99[7][8]
Sega Mega Drive
AU
Sega Mega Drive
BR
Sega Mega Drive
KR
GM4009JG

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Zoom! (ズーム) is a 1988 puzzle game developed by Discovery Software International for various Amiga computers and ported to the Sega Mega Drive in 1989 (released 1990).

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.

Production credits

Note: these credits appear to only list people responsible for the port. Investigation is needed.

  • 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


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 Version Score
Aktueller Software Markt (DE)
73
[9]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
68
[10]
Complete Guide to Consoles (UK)
71
[11]
The Complete Guide to Sega (UK)
71
[12]
Console XS (UK) PAL
48
[13]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
33
[14]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
65
[15]
Hobby Consolas (ES)
70
[16]
Joystick (FR)
70
[17]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
43
[18]
Mega Drive Fan (JP) NTSC-J
65
[19]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
53
[20]
Micromanía (segunda época) (ES)
70
[21]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
45
[22]
Power Play (DE)
58
[23]
Raze (UK) PAL
74
[7]
Sega Power (UK)
47
[24]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
25
[25]
Sega Pro (UK)
45
[26]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
48
[27]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
41
[28]
Sega Mega Drive
56
Based on
21 reviews
Mega Drive, JP
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Cover
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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
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PCB
Mega Drive, EU
Zoom MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
Zoom MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, SE (rental)
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Cover
Mega Drive, AU (Hotline sticker)
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Cover
Mega Drive, AU (Not for rental)
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Cover
Mega Drive, BR
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Cover
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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. http://gdri.smspower.org/wiki/index.php/Interview:Shouichi_Yoshikawa
  2. File:Zoom MD JP Box.jpg
  3. 3.0 3.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-20 09:51)
  4. File:Zoom MD KR cover.jpg
  5. VideoGames & Computer Entertainment, "December 1989" (US; 1989-1x-xx), page 112
  6. GamePro, "April 1990" (US; 1990-xx-xx), page 48
  7. 7.0 7.1 Raze, "January 1991" (UK; 1990-11-29), page 66
  8. Sega Power, "July 1991" (UK; 1991-06-06), page 29
  9. Aktueller Software Markt, "März 1990" (DE; 1990-0x-xx), page 62
  10. Beep! MegaDrive, "February 1990" (JP; 1990-01-08), page 70
  11. Complete Guide to Consoles, "Volume IV" (UK; 1990-11-xx), page 39
  12. The Complete Guide to Sega, "" (UK; 1991-05-xx), page 51
  13. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 137
  14. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "March 1990" (US; 1990-xx-xx), page 20
  15. Famitsu, "" (JP; 19xx-xx-xx), page 23
  16. Hobby Consolas, "Octubre 1991" (ES; 1991-xx-xx), page 68
  17. Joystick, "Octobre 1990" (FR; 1990-xx-xx), page 114
  18. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 95
  19. Mega Drive Fan, "December 1990" (JP; 1990-11-08), page 79
  20. MegaTech, "Xmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-06), page 39
  21. Micromanía (segunda época), "Diciembre 1990" (ES; 1990-1x-xx), page 60
  22. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 143
  23. Power Play, "5/90" (DE; 1990-04-12), page 126
  24. Sega Power, "July 1991" (UK; 1991-06-06), page 28
  25. Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 55
  26. Sega Pro, "April 1992" (UK; 1992-03-19), page 41
  27. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 68
  28. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 87