RETRO CORNER – Zero Tolerance

Ahhhh, the Sega Mega Drive II (or Sega Genesis). Many hours were spent honing my ‘skillz’ on the vast range of games I’d buy/rent/borrow. From Lemmings to Road Rash, from Golden Axe to Shining Force II…the nostalgia is overwhelming me.

One of my most favourite games was ‘Zero Tolerance’. I dread to think how much of my time this took up – in cumulative time it would be a significant number of days that’s for sure!

The visuals blew me away…despite the fact they weren’t that great, the game oozed visual appeal. The sound effects (again, not fantastic going by standards today) immersed me in the gameplay and I would play this game over and over.

Having loved the ‘Alien’ movies from the first time I watched them, I’d pretend that this was an off-shoot of that series (until Alien Trilogy came out on the PSX). I remember the character selection…and now I’m wondering did it make any difference who you chose, I mean really? Nonetheless, it was pretty cool to see the ID badge of your character at the bottom, reminding you of how bad-ass you look considering you only ever see your arm/hand as is traditional for your typical FPS (until the likes of Call of Duty etc where you see yourself in cutscenes and so on).





Just Googling this game and seeing the imagery makes me want to download an emulator and play it some time soon.

If you haven’t had the pleasure of this game, I suggest you do the same. Ifyou remember it, however, what’s your thoughts? Does it still or did it ever stand as a revered title from your gaming history?

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