Zaku is an exciting horizontal shooter for the Atari Lynx handheld game console. Full of laughs, thrills, and challenge all at 60 frames per second, it's a Lynx experience you won't soon forget.
    Produced and distributed by Super Fighter Team, Zaku officially released on October 24th 2009, one month after the 20th anniversary of the Lynx's release in September 1989. It was the first new game released for the platform to feature the high quality production values previously used only by Atari.

Game Features:

    *Five worlds with multiple levels each for over 16 stages to battle through.
    *Detailed environments with parallax scrolling and gorgeous colorful visuals.
    *Constant 60 frames per second action for the smoothest Lynx experience yet!
    *Enemies and bosses that fight back to your playing style.
    *Multiple difficulties to challenge any player.
    *Huge 4-Megabit Cartridge!

Story:

    In A.D. 1987, development was beginning. A new program named Rarity 9, promising boosted mathematical performance of the 65C02 CPU, was showcased in beta form. The results were overwhelming, as they rivaled those of current supercomputers! Who thought such immense power could be harnessed from such elementary hardware?
    "I don't believe it!", thought the maniacal Captain Bran. "With this sort of mathematical terror, I could develop licensed games at tenfold the speed of our current automated system. By the end of this month, the world would be completely overrun with the glory of Bran Systems' questionable quality software! People have seen market flooding before, but never like this. They'd have no choice but to submit to my absolute domination -- plus they'd have a big, cardboardy mess to clean up! Out of the boxes would be born a new era of pain, suffering, and... cardboard!"
    With that, Bran rolled onto his back and cackled insanely before issuing the order that could seal the fate of the free world forever: "Penguin Bros., get me that beta NOW! I shall conquer everything with the power of Rarity 9! No one will be able to stop me!"
    Unfortunately, it was only a matter of time before the beta disappeared and a deluge of Bran Systems licensed titles started to literally flood the stores. If Bran wasn't stopped soon, the entire atmosphere would be clogged with extra copies of Bran's games, and there would be no option but to submit to his grim wishes. The world seemed doomed to rot in a pit of unsold software, but in all his plump luxury, Bran had forgotten about one person: Zaku.
    Shaking her fists at one of Bran's camera droids, Zaku furiously stated: "That beta was mine, Bran, and I'll get it back no matter what the cost. You didn't even pay the licensing fee, and that definitely violates the EULA! I thought I had some stupid reasons to save the world before, but this takes the cake!" In response Bran taunted, "Hohoho, you think you can scare me? This is no ordinary program. It's a Rarity 9; the pure scarcity alone will repel you with its massive aura of fan message boards and false 'wiki' articles! Come and get it if you dare!"

    Will Zaku be able to recover the beta? Her mission is now in your hands as you guide her through five beautiful worlds, each complete with multiple layers of parallax scrolling and hordes of huge, angry, unhygienic bosses. The whole experience screams by at a rock solid sixty frames per second, a guarantee that you won't miss one drop of the action.
    The Penguin Bros., Bran's SNNVN (smelly, nasty and not very nice) dedicated attack force will be waiting for you at the end of each mission, ready to take you down. Let's not forget Iremsha, seemingly Bran's newest ally, who will be following you more directly. Bran or no Bran, she'll still want to stop you dead in your tracks. But those aren't the only ones blocking your path, for you'll soon meet up with some of the most bizarre and demented creations in the world of side scrolling shooters, including the infamous Business Fish and T-T-Troast, just to name a few.
    Even after you've defeated the entire lot, you've still got Bran himself. Getting back that beta won't be easy, but the world depends on it! Plus, it's a Rarity 9! How would you ever be able to live with yourself if it were to disappear from your hands forever?!
    Are you up to it?


    Zaku and all related characters Copyright ©2009 PenguiNet and Osman D. Celimli.
    The Super Fighter Team Logo is © Super Fighter Team and Brandon Cobb.

    This game is not produced by or under license from Atari Inc.