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#1 Swansea_Mariner OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 7, 2017 2:23 PM

Anyone any good at this game, it's so tough I don't think I've ever played anything like it!

#2 Saturn OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 7, 2017 2:39 PM

I've made it to the canyons on the easiest difficulty. Used cheats to see the rest of the game/ending. It's too hard imo.



#3 KidGameR186496 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 7, 2017 3:06 PM

I've made it to the canyons on the easiest difficulty. Used cheats to see the rest of the game/ending. It's too hard imo.

To be honest,the difficulty and the speed of the game reminds me of F-Zero GX on the gamecube (a kickass but hard as hell racer).

#4 save2600 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 7, 2017 3:10 PM

Another great tech demo of sorts that's half-way fun to play. And yes, way too hard after a while, so am glad there are cheats to skip the levels. Once you skip through and try 'em all though, you've seen it all. Nice to show friends that come over what the Jag is capable of, but other than that - will probably end up shelving, only to dust the box off once in a while. Or not.    :lol: 



#5 travistouchdown OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 7, 2017 6:53 PM

Where can one find the codes? Will readily admit I've never made it past the first level.

#6 Nuclear Pacman OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 7, 2017 7:01 PM

I would play it alot more if I had rapid fire. Or if I get some Iron Thumb biomechanical augmentation.



#7 save2600 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 7, 2017 7:09 PM

Spot on review:

 

http://www.atarihq.c...uar/zero_5.html

 

Cheats:

 

ZERO 5 (ZE5)
------
Cheat Codes:
At the Options screen, select Change Mission and highlight the high mission
to be unlocked.  Hold Pause while entering code.  Sound confirms.
     Unlock Mission 1      0,5,0,5,0,5
     Unlock Missions 1-2   6,8,9,2,1,4
     Unlock Missions 1-3   1,2,2,1,6,9
     Unlock Missions 1-4   6,7,6,3,9,6
     Unlock Missions 1-5   4,9,3,1,7,5
     Unlock Missions 1-6   3,2,9,7,8,1
     Unlock Missions 1-7   7,4,8,6,2,7
     Unlock Missions 1-8   2,4,9,3,4,7
     Unlock Missions 1-9   (unknown)
     Unlock Missions 1-10  2,7,6,5,4,9
     Unlock Missions 1-11  1,0,7,8,4,0
     Unlock Missions 1-12  2,9,7,4,3,0
     Unlock Missions 1-13  9,2,1,7,5,3
     Unlock Missions 1-14  3,8,5,1,7,9
     Unlock Missions 1-15  9,0,1,9,3,4

NOTE: Entering a mission-unlock code will lock all missions above and beyond
that one, even if you've previously unlocked them.

 

Other Jaguar cheats:

 

http://atariage.com/...-jaguar-cheats/



#8 skip OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 7, 2017 8:10 PM

I remember that review from back in the day. The author does make some valid points. Some context in the '3D Galaxian' mode (e.g. a crosshair) might be helpful, and so would autofire. The lack of height on the radar in gun mode does add to the challenge, but not game breakingly so. The tunnel mode is grossly unfair at times...but after a while you'll learn the courses. 

Despite the aforementioned flaws I made it through 80% of the game in under a week (maybe 10-12 hours of gameplay) when I first got the game on release. Sure, I died a lot, but personally as a very average gameplayer, it's one of those unfair old-school arcade style games you have to get better at with time or you'll get stuck. The feeling of accomplishment of getting through a level while just managing your three specials and scraping through with almost no energy is awesome.

I suspect the author of the review probably wasn't very good at it and got frustrated easily  ;) That said, once I finally hit a wall toward the end, that was it. I peaked with my gameplay abilities back in the late 90s/early 2000s, so I doubt I'll get anywhere near that again.


Edited by skip, Tue Feb 7, 2017 8:10 PM.


#9 WAVE 1 GAMES OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 7, 2017 9:32 PM

To be honest,the difficulty and the speed of the game reminds me of F-Zero GX on the gamecube (a kickass but hard as hell racer).

Nope nope nope. I disagree. F-Zero GX is a game you can easily master with practice. (especially if you are a Nintendo fanboy like me and grew up with ALL the F-zeros.)

  Zero 5 is just madness. I don't see how anyone could master it. The speed of the trench levels are just unbearable sometimes.



#10 ls650 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 7, 2017 9:47 PM

Great graphics, shit gameplay.

#11 Zerosquare OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 7, 2017 10:25 PM

Zero 5 is just madness. I don't see how anyone could master it. The speed of the trench levels are just unbearable sometimes.



#12 LianneJaguar64 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 8, 2017 4:34 AM

I can just about beat the first level. Just about. I love it but it is insane

#13 Clint Thompson OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 8, 2017 6:33 AM

I praise Zero 5, really unique and great game for the Jag. You guys just aren't practicing enough... ;-)



#14 KidGameR186496 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 8, 2017 7:06 AM

I praise Zero 5, really unique and great game for the Jag. You guys just aren't practicing enough... ;-)

Maybe it's way too hardcore for us

#15 ls650 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 8, 2017 9:10 AM

Different strokes for different folks, I guess.

#16 Swansea_Mariner OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 8, 2017 12:56 PM

Anyone out there good enough to have clocked it on the hardest level?

#17 Jagosaurus OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 8, 2017 4:31 PM

I can't ever decide if this game looks great or terrible.

Never personally played it. Dig the music and graphical style a lot.

#18 LianneJaguar64 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 9, 2017 4:18 AM

I can't ever decide if this game looks great or terrible.

Never personally played it. Dig the music and graphical style a lot.


I think it's a decent looking game, perhaps not the best on the Jaguar but enough to be respectable, abd an enjoyable twitch game (my favourite kind really 'D) it's probably not for everyone tho

#19 Sapicco OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 9, 2017 6:58 PM

Wow it looks really difficult!

#20 LianneJaguar64 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:59 AM

Anyone out there good enough to have clocked it on the hardest level?

not by a long shot, although I might just have to give it a go now
XD

Edited by LianneJaguar64, Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:59 AM.


#21 Swansea_Mariner OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:38 AM

I think it's definitely fun, just way too hard, I mean I literally can't make any progress.

Go for it Lianne, let us know how you get on!

#22 VladR OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:04 PM

I peaked with my gameplay abilities back in the late 90s/early 2000s, so I doubt I'll get anywhere near that again.

I so totally identify with this. While I haven't played the game, YT video is more than enough to convince me I don't even have to try to know I'd suck in this game :)

 

Perhaps it's easily playable after drinking two RedBulls or quadruple coffee ? Have you tried that ?

 

I find that certain action games are very easy when I chug a RedBull, but become utterly unplayable under normal (read:non-heart-attack) heart rate :)



#23 LianneJaguar64 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:30 PM

I think it's definitely fun, just way too hard, I mean I literally can't make any progress.

Go for it Lianne, let us know how you get on!

 

I'll give it a go, and post up a YT video or something :)



#24 ZylonBane OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 2, 2017 9:55 PM

It's not impossible. I've played it beginning to end on a single life. You just have to memorize most of it. The gunner segments are really the only ones where you can get by on reflexes alone.



#25 UHATEIT OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:52 PM

I finally was able to beat this game after finding an invincibility code! Thank God. This game was super hard for me before that, I was never able to get past the first level.

This will be up there for me as one of the best Jaguar games, at least for the graphics. The gameplay itself is very repetitive tho, basically the same levels with new enemies added each time to make it longer. Probably could have been fine with 5 levels instead of 15.

Took me probably 3 hours of playing to beat all 15 levels even on easy mode with the invincibility code.

Edited by UHATEIT, Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:33 PM.





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