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I am very thankful I had the money to purchase the Atari Lynx Collection 2 on the Evercade system. One of the games in that compilation cartridge is Gates of Zendocon. I do not recall Gates of Zendocon from back in the day on the Atari Lynx. Which is a real shame because Gates of Zendocon is a very fascinating 2D side scrolling shooter. We go into all kinds of interesting and fun levels while playing Gates of Zendocon. Plus we get to land the space ship at the start of new levels.

The levels in Gates of Zendocon are much bigger than I was expecting. We can go up and down for quite a ways in each of the levels within Gates of Zendocon. The graphics look good for a retro hand held as well. I just love seeing our guy run to the space ship before we take off and shoot down all of these odd objects that are coming our way. At the end of a level we go through a space gate kind of thing that brings us to the start of the next level.

I got into Gates of Zendocon really quickly. I figured this game out and was able to progress quite well. Gates of Zendocon does get more challenging as players work their way through the levels. We earn a score as we work our way through the levels in Gates of Zendocon as well. The more things we blow up the higher our score. There are power ups our space ship can also earn which make Gates of Zendocon even easier to play.

Gates of Zendocon might be one of the easiest space shooters I have ever played. This is not a bad thing since it means Gates of Zendocon is approachable by more members of the family. Gates of Zendocon looks good and it sound great. The explosions and shooting of lasers is the biggest issue I can see families having. I would put Gates of Zendocon down somewhere between an ‘E’ and an ‘E10+’ rating. Maybe the Apple 9+ rating. Much of the violence can actually be avoided if you just want to move through the levels.

Gates of Zendocon looks great and I love the music. The music in Gates of Zendocon is really jamming. The controls are spot on and very easy to use in Gates of Zendocon. I would love to see sequels to Gates of Zendocon in the near future. I had a lot of fun playing Gates of Zendocon on the Evercade. Gates of Zendocon is just another reason families should check out the Evercade system.
- Paul


Graphics: 65%
Sound: 70%
Replay/Extras: 85%
Gameplay: 80%
Family Friendly Factor: 65%

System: Atari Lynx/Evercade
Publisher: Atari
Developer: Epyx
Rating: ‘NR’ - Not Rated

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