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Zombi
Zombi box.jpg
Developer(s) Amstrad: Yannick Cadin, S L Coemelck, Patrick Daher, Philippe Marchiset

Spectrum: G.M. Phillips, Colin Jones, S. Chance
Amiga: Alexander Yarmitsky
Commodore 64: Jean Noel Moyne, Laurent Poujoulat, Jean Francois Auroux

Publisher(s) Ubisoft
Platform(s) ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Amiga, IBM PC
Release date(s) Amstrad CPC: 1986
Other versions: 1990
Genre(s) Arcade adventure
Mode(s) Single-player
Media Cassette tape, Floppy disk
Input methods Computer keyboard, Mouse

Zombi is an icon-driven arcade adventure computer game. It was Ubisoft's first publication, released when the company was established in 1986.[1]

Contents

Gameplay

Screenshot from Amiga version of Zombi.

A first-person arcade adventure, it draws inspiration from the George A. Romero film Dawn of the Dead; the player controlling four protagonists exploring a zombie-filled shopping mall. It draws from many parts of the film, including the gunshops, the escalators, and the articulated trucks used to block the entrances. If a character's health was depleted, he turned into a zombie, which then roamed the room they died in. Zombies can also be killed either by numerous body shots, or a single shot to the head. Characters were named after the creators of the game.

Development

The original Amstrad CPC version was programmed by Yannick Cadin, S L Coemelck, with graphics by Patrick Daher and music by Philippe Marchiset.[2]

It was re-released in 1990, with ports developed for the ZX Spectrum (by Geoff Phillips, Colin Jones and Steve Chance), Commodore 64 (Jean Noel Moyne, Laurent Poujoulat, Jean Francois Auroux[3]), Amiga (Alexander Yarmitsky[4]), Atari ST and DOS.

Reception

Sinclair User awarded the game 87%[5] and Your Sinclair 77%,[6] both reviewers impressed with the immersive atmosphere.

CU Amiga awarded the game 85%, whilst German magazine Amiga Joker scored the game at 69%.[7]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Games, Games and More Games" article from Start magazine volume 3 issue 8, March 1989; retrieved from Atarimagazines.com
  2. ^ Zombi on Amstrad CPC
  3. ^ Zombi at Lemon64.com
  4. ^ Zombi at Hall of Light
  5. ^ Sinclair User issue 98 at World of Spectrum
  6. ^ Your Sinclair issue 52 at World of Spectrum
  7. ^ Amiga Joker March 1990 and CU Amiga May 1990 reviews at Amiga Reviews

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