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Z  1996

Z is a realtime strategy (RTS) game in which you command a robot army and try to conquer the battlefield. There are at least four types of droid units to command, the difference being the type of weapons they carry, such as rockets capable of damaging tanks. Unmanned jeeps, tanks, and gun turrets are often located on the map at the beginning of the battle, and can be occupied by droids from either side. Vehicles aren't always destroyed in battle, leaving them to be occupied by the victor's droids. The battlefield is divided into regions, each marked with a flag. When a robot or vehicle touches the flag, it is controlled by that side's army, and any manufacturing facilities will create droids or vehicles loyal to that side. The more territories are occupied, the faster the factories produce units. Victory is often achieved by winning the race to occupy critical territories at the beginning of the battle, but the flag must still be adequately defended to prevent it from falling into enemy hands. There is a lot of voice in the game, and the droids acknowledge orders, respond humorously to suicide missions, celebrate victories, and call for help when overwhelmed in battle. VGA mode displays 25% of the map compared to SVGA mode and is not recommended. There are four levels in each of five zones in the game, and the environment is a factor in battle. Originally published by The Bitmap Brothers' own Renegade label, it was later published by Virgin Interactive. Only level 6 is playable in the shareware version.

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Graphics modes

VGA Mode 13h
320×200×256c

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SVGA Mode 100h
640×400×256c

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Downloads

Z Virgin Shareware Demo (4,669,334 bytes) 20 August 1996 DOS Play online
Z Renegade French Shareware Demo (4,594,716 bytes) 13 August 1996 DOS
Z Renegade German Shareware Demo (4,714,626 bytes) 13 August 1996 DOS
Z Renegade English Shareware Demo (4,648,131 bytes) 13 August 1996 DOS
Z Renegade Italian Shareware Demo (4,689,238 bytes) 13 August 1996 DOS
Z Renegade Spanish Shareware Demo (4,732,388 bytes) 13 August 1996 DOS

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Availability

Copyright holder The Bitmap Brothers no longer sells this game.

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