Back in the 20the century, those of us that are growing a few gray hairs and now have terrible headaches after drinking one too many beers used to look at the 21st century full of futuristic ideas probably due to all the sci-fi movies we used to watch: silver suits, flying cars, virtual reality everywhere... However, none of us could have possibly imagined that we'de be able to make use of sophisticated smartphones and tablets to play 16-bit video console games.
And this is probably due to the frenzy towards anything that looks retro (mainly because the positions of responsibility of video game development companies are held by nostalgic guys and girls from the 80s' and 90s'), and also to SEGA (and other companies of the likes of Nintendo) that have decided to re-edit their great catalog.
SEGA Forever: the collection of classics we were waiting for
And that's where SEGA Forever comes in, a collection of games for video consoles of the likes of the Master System and the Mega Drive that Sony would have loved to have for its PS1, PS2, PS3 or PS4. So, thanks to the Japanese company, we can once again make the most of classic SEGA games such Sonic, Phantasy Star II, Altered Beast or this sensational Comix Zone.
Precisely the latter is a brilliant beat'em up that you've probably already had the opportunity to play on your PC and that was basically a game about beating the hell out of your enemies just like in Shinobi or Double Dragon but with a peculiar scenario: the game takes place inside a comic strip.
A classic beat'em up with a great presentation and that was the rage back then.
We had to advance with our main character through different comic strips fighting all sorts of enemies that were drawn in real-time especially for the occasion. If you played it back then, you don't need any more introduction, and if you didn't, there not much more to explain either, the formula is absolutely unbeatable.
So, take on the role of Sketch Turner once again, the comic illustrator trapped inside one of his creations, and face up against enemies to try to leave this nightmare behind. For such purpose, you can make use of the following functions:
- Fight against enemies drawn in real-time in each comic strip.
- Different superpowers and fighting moves.
- Use all sorts of weapons: grenades, guns, knives...
- Search for hidden objects thanks to your pet rat Roadkill.
- Gradually improve your fighting skills.
- Save your game's progress whenever you want.
- No need to play online: it works without an Internet connection.
This game was released in 1995 for SEGA video consoles and PC, although it was also launched later for Game Boy Advance. Apart from this Android APK, you can currently find versions for Windows (on Steam, there's no need to rummage through abandonware) and also iPhone, and it still preserves all the jokes and cheats that you make use of just like in the original game.