Zack Zero takes you on an action-packed platform adventure with incredible 3D graphics and the playability and entertainment of classic 2D games. Help Zack Zero save his beloved Marlene, kidnapped by the evil Zulrog in an effort to obtain the powerful substance that will allow him to travel back in time.
User reviews: Mixed (329 reviews) - 67% of the 329 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 29, 2013

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"Zack Zero is a game with a retroish look, bearing both the style and flavour of those lifelong horizontal scrolling arcade adventures but packed with a technology proper to our times."
80/100 – IGN Spain



"Zack Zero is a triumph, it's a game which is just tremendously fun to play. When Zack Zero looks into the miraculous abyss of its mechanics, classical games look back at it."
8/10 – GamesTM

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About This Game

Zack Zero takes you on an action-packed platform adventure with incredible 3D graphics and the playability and entertainment of classic 2D games. Help Zack Zero save his beloved Marlene, kidnapped by the evil Zulrog in an effort to obtain the powerful substance that will allow him to travel back in time.

Key Features


  • More than 30 characters, including 5 spectacular bosses!
  • Incredible and diverse scenarios.
  • Use Zack’s experimental suit to wield the powers of fire, ice and rock, with 10 unique skills that become increasingly powerful with use.
  • Develop Zack up to level 20, defeat enemies using a variety of creative attacks in order to reach Zack’s maximum power.
  • Find hidden objects in remote areas of each scenario, a true challenge for skilled treasure hunters.
  • Follow the storyline through animated comics that portray the game’s script.
  • Real-time online ranking system: find your friend’s scores and try to beat them.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP, Windows Vista SP1, Windows 7 or Windows 8
    • Processor:2.0Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor or AMD equivalent
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Nvidia 8600 GT 512 MB Video Card or AMD equivalent
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:4 GB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7 / Windows 8
    • Processor:Any Quad-core Intel or AMD Processor
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Nvidia GeForce GTX 275 512MB Video Card or AMD equivalent
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:4 GB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 27, 2015
I can recommend this game. Reminds me a lot of the old Jump & Runs I played as a small child back in the 90s.
If you don't expect lots of story like in the Trine games this is a really good Jump & Run. Reminded me a bit of Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure, the first game I ever played. There you're stranded on a foreign planet and are looking for your loved ones too.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2015
It is a pretty good game. I do get some stuttering issues on it with a r9 280 and amd 6350. I know I have 2.5 hrs of playtime at the time of this review, but I do like it. If you grew up in the 80's or 90's you'll probably appreciate it. Graphics aren't bad and the gameplay is decent. one of the many games I need to get around to finishing.
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2015
I bought this for a dollar on a sale. I can safely say I would never pay more than that. It was a struggle, a test of my patience to see how fast I could speedrun this game, and I almost feel a little cheated. For a dollar!

I will say this up front: the game tried, but not nearly hard enough. Hit detection is awful, the controls are inconsistent (sometimes I can double jump, sometimes not, sometimes I can grab ledges, not always), the recycled enemies are absolutely dull, the level design is pointless ( "puzzles" consisted of moving obvious blocks onto obvious platforms), the story is absolutely atrocious and uninspired, the psuedo-3d gimmick (you and enemies could move into the foreground and background) worked against me half the time as I couldn't hit enemies who were hitting me, the dialogue is straight out of an underfunded kid's animation movie, not to mention the "cinematic" and dull soundtrack... ugh.

I'd give it flak for the infinite lives, but that's the only thing that kept me going to completion, and what with the awful hit detection and controls it's a blessing. It was never particularly hard, but there were very few deaths where I feel I screwed up and wasn't just cheated by the game.

There were a few things that went well, however. The level design, however plain, did only leave me at a confused halt twice, one of them was because the game bugged and I couldn't progress in the lava area. The abilities did feel satisfying enough to use, watching enemies or the environment either freeze or explode. That's... about it.

Oh, and minor spoiler here, but the ending leaves off in a CLIFFHANGER. They were confident enough in this game to leave space for a direct sequel. Good lord.

Edit: Forgot to mention that the game stuttered in many places and had low framerate issues regularly for seemingly no reason, not like this is a graphically intense game.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2015
Personal Rating: 3.4 of 10

This platformer is plague by bad controls, horrible hit detection and dull gameplay.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2015
Believe it or not, this is the first bipolar game I've ever encountered.

It looks so great in every single demo clip but it changes in an instant the second you start playing it.

It has nice graphics and soundtrack but that's all it has. All the other good things you see are an illusion.

The gameplay is dull, the level design is kinda meh and the controls are BAD. Really BAD.

Swapping powers system seems to have a mind of its own and it often decides to activate another power than the one needed, the powers go off and on randomly and if you get to use them, the controls will be laggy and you will have huge delays between the time you press the button and the actual action.

And unfortunately the controls are chunky on both, keyboard and controller.

This being said, I cannot recommend this game to anyone. So I'm gonna give it only 5/10 potatoes and I'm gonna keep the other 5 for me to make some French fries.
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