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Our videos of Zack Zero

Our videos of Zack Zero

Zack Zero is a PSN exclusive which was released not long ago and we thought it might be interesting to show you the game in action and tell you what we thought about it. This new platformer may not stand out at first glance, but the powers of the main character, the puzzles and the different combos available make it quite a pleasant title to play. To find out more, join me inside.

If all you are looking for in a game is a great story, then it's probably best to forget about Zack Zero. Indeed, the first title of Spanish developer Crocodile Entertainment keeps it pretty simple. Artistically speaking though, they have undoubtedly done a very good job as their game will probably remind you of beauties such as Trine and LittleBigPlanet. So yes, there is some kind of family tie when it comes to visuals, but that's not all actually. Indeed, Zack Zero also share a few gameplay mechanics.

The different powers you possess allow to solve puzzles, all of them offering more or less variety. Moreover, like in LBP, there are several planes of depth on the side-scrolling screen, and quite similarly to Media Molecule's game, this is where the controls lack precision. The fact that the character sometimes glides on his own from one plane of depth to another does not help either. That being said, it's all manageable and overall the controls respond well so gameplay is not affected in the end. In a nutshell, Zack Zero is definitely worth a look if you are into side-scrolling games, and though it's not perfect, it is still fun to play.

Press release


Crocodile Entertainment studios, founded by Carlos Abril and Alberto Moreno, creators of games like Premier Manager 97, present Zack Zero, their first development for PSN.

It recovers the essence of platform adventures.

Experience a great action platform adventure with Zack Zero boasting incredible 3D graphics and the playability and enjoyment of the classic games. Help Zack Zero to save his beloved Marlene, captured by the evil Zulrog with the intention of exchanging her for the kelestinia, a unique material with the power to travel in time.

Incredible and varied scenes

Travel to evil Zulrog’s world and cross the wild territories of the planet’s surface, enter the dangerous and well-defended enemy base, explore the dark and mysterious caverns, discover the lava caves and their primitive inhabitants, creep into the prison where Marlene is held captive and finish off Zulog’s evil plans.

Enemies who will never fail to surprise you
Wild natives of the Nahirg race, enormous worms, Zulog’s personal army, dangerous combat droids, terrible humanoid toads, giant beetles, stone golems… up to 30 different enemies will attempt to put stop to your adventure.

The power of fire, ice and stone at your disposalThe nanotechnology of Zack’s suit grants you unique powers which will make you almost invincible. Cover your enemies in flames, freeze time in order to avoid mortal traps or convert your fist into stone and knock down insuperable obstacles ...

An easy and intuitive control system which recovers the spirit of classic platform games:

Hack'n'Slash: take advantage of the huge variety of attacks available to Zack and use them in a creative way to finish off his enemies, develop the main character to level 20 and reach his maximum power.

Adventure: find hidden objects in the depths of each level. All challenging for the most experienced of treasure hunters.

Puzzles: use Zack’s abilities to resolve the different puzzles that you will find on your journey.

Epic combats with level bosses: the outcome of the adventure is decided facing these terrible rivals. Study their movements, discover their weak points, avoid their attacks and finish them off!

A fun story with a huge dose of humor narrated in a groundbreaking way through attractive animated comics:

Establish Zack and Marlene's past, understand the dark plans that Zulrog has prepared for our hero and discover the Inims, the unexpected allies who appear when you most need them.

Online ranking system in real time

Know your friends’ scores at all times and challenge them to beat your record.

AAA technology

Spectacular 3D graphics, very detailed models and animations, HDR illumination, depth of field effects, real time cut scenes… Technology used for enjoyment.

A luxury edition

Zack Zero is presented in English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish.

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Commented on 2012-01-25 20:56:08
Never even heard of this. Think i'll stick to sideway and rochard! They play great and look better.
Commented on 2012-01-25 20:59:46
Hmm I kind of like the graphics, not my sort of game though.
Commented on 2012-01-25 21:02:42
Graphics are nice but the gameplay looks awful.
Commented on 2012-01-25 21:23:44
AAA? Not even remotely. The art direction is all over the place and the 2d art is really sub par :P

But hey, maybe it's fun to play? I have no idea.
Commented on 2012-01-25 22:41:00 In reply to Megido
Posted by Megido
But hey, maybe it's fun to play? I have no idea.
could be.

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