Game Classification

Zero Wing Toaplan (Japan), Toaplan (Japan), 1989  

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Classification

VIDEO GAME

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Purpose

Besides play, this title features the following intents:
  • Storytelling

Market

This title is used by the following domains:
  • Entertainment

Audience

This title targets the following audience:
Age : 8 to 11 years old / 12 to 16 years old / 17 to 25 years old

Gameplay

The gameplay of this title is Game-based
(designed with stated goals)

The core of gameplay is defined by the rules below:

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Zero Wing A standard shoot'em up.

However, this game is extremely famous, but for other reasons than its gameplay quality. First released in 1989 for arcade, the game was then converted to Genesis and Pc-Engine in 1991.

The console version feature an additional introduction sequence that present the background story. This introduction was poorly translated into English for the European release of the game.

The exceptional low quality of this engrish translation led to a huge "Internet Meme" (spontaneous and viral phenomena) from 1998 to 2004, focused on sentences like "All your base are belong to us".

This sentence and its side phenoma allowed it to cross the cultural boundaries of videogames domain, as it's now featured in many movies, music, books...



Distribution : Retail - Commercial
Platform(s) : Arcade - Genesis (Megadrive) - PC-Engine / TurboGrafx-16 - TurboGrafx CD (Turbo CD)

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