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 was released on October 24th 2009, one month after the 20th
anniversary of the Lynx's debut in September of 1989.
A long time ago... actually the late 1980s - A new program called
RARITY 9, which promised significantly enhanced mathematical performance
on the aging 6502 CPU, was showcased in beta form. The results were overwhelming - infact
rivaling 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 can develop
licensed entertainment products at tenfold our current speed. By the end of
this month, the world will be completely overrun with my glorious questionable
quality software! Out of the corrugated packing material will 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 would 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!"
It was only a matter of time before RARITY 9 disappeared and
a deluge of Bran Systems licensed software poured into stores. The world
seemed doomed to rot in a pit of unsold video games. But in all his plump luxury,
Bran had forgotten about one person: Zaku.
Furiously shaking her fists at one of Bran's camera droids, Zaku
shouted, "That beta was mine, Bran, and I'll get it back no matter what
the cost. You didn't pay the licensing fee, and definitely violated the EULA!
I thought I had some stupid reasons to save the world before, but this takes
the cake!" Bran responded conceitedly, "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 erroneous
'Wikipedia' 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, and
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.
However, the Penguin Bros. will be waiting at the end
of each zone, armed and ready to take you down. Let's not forget Iremsha,
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 creatures in the world
of side scrolling shooters, including the infamous Business Fish and T-T-Troast.
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?