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Box artwork for Zero Wing.
Box artwork for Zero Wing.
Zero Wing
Publisher(s)Namco, Williams
Year released1989
ModesSingle player
Zero Wing
Publisher(s)Toaplan, Sega
Year released1991
System(s)Sega Genesis, Nintendo Switch
Zero Wing
Publisher(s)Naxat Soft
Year released1992
Zero Wing
Developer(s)Bitwave Games
Publisher(s)Bitwave Games
Year released2023
System(s)Windows, macOS, Linux
LinksOfficial websiteZero Wing at PCGamingWikiZero Wing ChannelSearchSearch
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Zero Wing (ゼロウィング?) is a 1989 side-scrolling shoot 'em up arcade game developed by Toaplan and published by Namco in Japan and Williams in the US. It enjoyed a degree of success in arcades and was subsequently ported to the Sega Mega Drive by Toaplan on May 31, 1991 in Japan, and by Sega during the following year in Europe, followed by a PC Engine CD-ROM release by Naxat Soft on September 18, 1992 only in Japan.

The player is a lone hero who will save the universe from an evil force. As with other scrolling shooters, the aim of the game is to shoot all enemies that appear on screen and avoid getting obliterated by enemy fire, crashing into enemies or into foreground scenery. There are mid-level and end-of-level boss enemies that stay with the player until they are defeated. The game features eight levels, each with different style and enemies and a few minutes long.

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