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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] In Comix Zone, Sketch Turner is an artist in New York City. One day Sketch is drawing, and a huge thunderstorm threatens the city. A bolt of lightning hits Sketch's image, and brings it to life. That image is Mortus, a megalomaniac mutant who wants to become real and to rule the earth. Mortus magically transports Sketch into the pages of his comic book so that he can end his creator's life and become real. Inside the comic book, Sketch meets General Alissa Cyan, who believes Sketch is a superhero come to save their post-apocalyptic world from the evil brought by Mortus' hand. Now that he's a comic book superhero, Sketch can instantly fight like a one-man mercenary platoon! Multiple game modes: Play all five game modes, and save your progress as you continue your quest. [Sega] Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. The game is arguably a little too tough, with plenty of ways to lose health but few to top it back up again, and there are a couple of precision do-or-die leaps that act as stark reminders of the game's unforgiving vintage. Those caveats aside, Comix Zone still impresses with its ideas and execution and is a definite highlight of SEGA's retro line-up.
  2. Well worth $5. [Oct 2009, p.77]
  3. Misunderstood. [Issue#48, p.98]
  4. 60
    The "enhanced" visual setting makes the game look worse than the classic view and the dodge move is almost impossible to pull off.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. E.B.
    Jul 16, 2009
    One of the last truly great Genesis games. A 2d beat em up with a twist, jumping around sketches in a comic book, complete with amazing animation and top notch combat. It has aged well and theres definitely a challenge in completing the game. Highly recommended! Expand
  2. MarkD
    Sep 4, 2009
    One of those forgotten classics that didn't quite get the attention it deserved, partly because it came out towards the end of the Megadrives lifespan.
    Make no mistake though this is still a hugely playable, innovative game even today. If you're a fan of old school scrolling beat em ups this is unmissable.