Zombi by Ubi Soft

Pzombi_01ublisher: Ubi Soft
Developer: Ubi Soft
Release Date: 1990
Code: G. Phillips, S. Chance
GFX: Unknown
Music: Philippe Marchiset
ZZAP64 Game Rating: 72%
Our Game Rating: 72%
Completed & Reviewed by Brendan Phoenix
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Took a while to complete this one – thanks to an incorrect walkthrough! Doh! Managed it with all 4 characters alive (no cheats apart from walkthrough). Takes its time as it’s icon driven and the joystick response is very slooooooow.
This is a really good game – remember playing it for ages on the Amiga when it came free with a copy of The One magazine. The graphics and sound are rubbish, but if you are a fan of the Dawn of the Dead, you will love it. So what of the ending?
All you need to do it press the fire button to activate it.
The chopper starts to take off…
…that’s it! The End.
 HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: Used a walkthrough – even if it was incorrect 🙂
SO WHAT HAPPENS?: You see the screen scroll upwards (indicating the chopper taking off) showing the zombie’s being left behind and you get a very short scrolling message saying “YOU HAVE WON!
 No ending ditty (then again there is no in-game tune and very, very few spot FX).
Vinny: There is so much missing from this ending that there isn’t much to say about it. It’s poor; very poor.
Guerilla: Oh boy, what a crap ending! I’m glad I never got a hold of it back in the day – those hours playing it would have left a bitter taste when finally making it to the end. Thanks for publishing!
Brendan Phoenix: Having seen the end on the Amiga, I knew what to expect. I wasn’t expecting a lot as the Dawn of the Dead film sort of just ends with the flying away chopper scene, I’m sure they could have at least added in a static colourful ending screen (seeing as the title screen has one). I did enjoy playing this – although the speccy graphics and slow icon response was annoying. I think it is an excellent example of how a (sort of) movie tie-in should be. They could have gone down the Ocean route with a variety of different run and jump levels, but no – they did an icon driven adventure – they should be applauded (not for the ending though).
Andy Vaisey: Being a huge fan of the Zombie genre, be it films, games or anything, when I saw this reviewed in ZZAP! all those years ago, I wanted to play it. Unfortunately, I could never get a copy of it anywhere; my local computer shop didn’t stock many disk games and my parents weren’t too keen ordering things mail order. I eventually played it through emulation about 10 years ago. Not bad, but a bit slow. Still, a brave attempt at doing something different. The ending is a bit disappointing considering the effort that would have to go into completing it…
FINAL SAY: To sum it up, as an ending it is very poor, but in a strange way it is satisfying after battling though the game to show you making it out alive.

G.E. RATING: 1 / 10

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