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  • Summary: Rise On! After 20 years, the legendary lost project “Dark Void” is back! To commemorate the game’s humble origins, Capcom has commissioned the recreation of the original 8-bit classic, now re-titled “Dark Void Zero”.

    In this critically acclaimed 8-bit
    de-make, you play as Rusty, warrior test-pilot and Nikola Tesla’s trusted friend. With the help of your state-of-the-art rocket pack, blast through three deliciously retro levels of baddies in your quest to close Portal X and save the human race!

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    What the critics are saying about Dark Void Zero on DSiWare:

    * "Dark Void Zero would have been considered a "classic" had it been made 25 years ago, and today, it's a retro-style blast." – IGN

    * "It succeeds in virtually every aspect of its execution...this fantastic piece of software is an absolute must-own." – Nintendo World Report

    * "If you're a fan of classic 8-bit action titles…this is definitely a game you'll want to add to your [game] collection. And if you're not a fan, this wildly enjoyable title might just make one out of you." – Nintendo Life

    * "It doesn't matter whether your first gaming system had knobs, a directional pad, or dual analog thumbsticks: Dark Void Zero's tight action and delightful presentation are sure to entertain." – GameSpot
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    Dark Void Zero on iPhone is packed with all new online features! Get rewarded for your skills with Achievements via OpenFeint. Connect with Friends and link your Facebook to your OpenFeint account. Compete to be the best on the block or the best in the world in the Score and Speed Runs in the all-new Online Leaderboards! A secret ending! Only the best of the best will survive to see it!

    Concerned about twitch gameplay on iPhone? Don’t be. Featuring carefully refined touchscreen controls, Dark Void Zero on iPhone gives players the tools for an amazingly precise and intuitive gameplay experience without the need for a controller.
    And don’t forget! Like its parent game, Dark Void Zero features an award-worthy soundtrack created and performed by famed Battlestar Galactica composer Bear McCreary.

    Dark Void™ Zero on iPhone: The fate of the human race rests in your hands! Rise On!

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    KEY FEATURES (Online features are English-only):
    - Strap on your jetpack and blast through three levels of intense 8-bit action in Capcom’s retro de-make Dark Void™ Zero!

    - Take control of 5 experimental weapons!

    - ONLINE LEADERBOARDS: Top scores! Speed runs! Can you be the best?

    - ACHIEVEMENTS: Hone your skills and score bragging rights with 30 OpenFeint achievements!

    - FRIENDS: Add your Facebook friends and compete for top honors!

    - iPhone SECRET ENDING: What's this? A brand-new never-before-seen ending? Only the best of the best will survive to see it!

    - 8-bit graphics and "De-Mastered" Dark Void Zero score by Bear McCreary!

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    Check out other awesome games from Capcom: Who Wants To Be A Millionaire 2010, Are You Smarter Than A 5TH Grader?™ 2010, Mega Man® II, KENKEN®, Resident Evil: Degeneration™, Resident Evil® 4 Ghosts™‘N Goblins, Street Fighter® IV and more!
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  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Feb 1, 2011
    100
    Dark Void Zero is a love-letter to old-school NES gamers, and being conscious of their target audience, Capcom delivers in a major way.
  2. Feb 1, 2011
    90
    Weirdly enough, although the console version of Dark Void was supposed to be the main focus for Capcom, this little side project turned out to be an arguably better game.
  3. Feb 1, 2011
    80
    It's odd that a tie-in game can overshadow a major console release, but Capcom is in top 8-bit form with Dark Void Zero and provides a lovingly crafted game that's enjoyable to blast through.
  4. Feb 1, 2011
    80
    I was surprised – and ultimately pleased – that the virtual controls worked out so well and that I was able to make precision jumps with a great degree of success.
  5. Feb 1, 2011
    75
    While it won't likely appeal to younger gamers, anyone with fond memories of the NES will fall in love with this action platformer.
  6. Feb 1, 2011
    70
    Any platformer fan - retro or no - might just find this one worth some space on their home screen.
  7. Feb 1, 2011
    70
    Although Dark Void Zero ran the risk of being a one-joke game, its faux-retro styling combines beautifully with tight gameplay to create a brilliant iPhone action platformer hampered only by its shortness.

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