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  • Summary: [DSiWare] As the '80s were drawing to a close, the developers at Capcom began work on a top-secret project that aimed to set new standards for the platformer genre. That game was called Dark Void. Alas, Capcom suspended development on Dark Void as it began to evaluate the SNES. Before long,[DSiWare] As the '80s were drawing to a close, the developers at Capcom began work on a top-secret project that aimed to set new standards for the platformer genre. That game was called Dark Void. Alas, Capcom suspended development on Dark Void as it began to evaluate the SNES. Before long, the game was shelved and drifted, unnoticed, into the annals of gaming history. Dark Void became a legendary "lost project" at Capcom. Now, nearly 20 years later, Dark Void is back! To commemorate the game's humble origins, Capcom has commissioned this recreation of the original 8-bit classic, now re-titled Dark Void Zero, on the Nintendo DSi system. You play as Rusty, the first human born in the Void, who must take on the Watchers in a quest to stop their domination of Earth. With the aid of Nikola Tesla and his state-of-the-art rocket pack, Rusty must take down the Watchers and their minions across three intense levels of action and intrigue. [Nintendo] Expand
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. 100
    DV Zero surprised me with its well-laid-out, retro-style platforming -- so much so that my daily commutes flew by as I kept my nose in the screen. I would love to see a follow-up, but as this was basically a promotional tie-in, there's little chance of that happening.
  2. This game is absolutely worth playing if you enjoy action platformers from the early days of the medium.
  3. Sure the game might be a bit on the short side, but given the game's addictive gameplay and fairly high degree of difficulty, it's difficult to complain, especially considering the game will only set you back 500 Nintendo Points.
  4. The '80 are back in action with another original work by Capcom: Dark Void Zero is a brilliant but short platform adventure similar to masterpieces like Metroid and Castlevania.
  5. Forget the original home console title, this charming 8-bit throwback is by far the superior game.
  6. Being a Metroid clone, Dark Void Zero is quite perfect for the digital delivery and is seriously recommended for those who haven't forget the thrill of the 80's arcade.
  7. What's there is fun and feels well designed, but with only three levels it is over far too quickly.

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  1. DavidK
    Jan 20, 2010
    9
    A well implemented downloadable prequel, even superior to the original HD release. The 8-bit style is really appealing and it will also A well implemented downloadable prequel, even superior to the original HD release. The 8-bit style is really appealing and it will also appeal to Mega Man fans and overal retro fans. Definetaly one of the best DSiWare exclusives untill now. 9/10 Expand