Comix Zone (Sega Genesis) James & Mike

Mike Matei / March 27th, 2017


  • March 27, 2017 at 3:54 am

    Holy shit, my cousin had this game. I totally forgot this game even existed.

  • March 27, 2017 at 4:11 am


  • Slamraptor

    March 27, 2017 at 7:23 am

    Really great game, one of the best Genesis games imho.

  • kenny jones

    March 27, 2017 at 9:53 am


  • March 27, 2017 at 11:03 am

    That’s why options are key to make the best games, because you can set it yo your likings. Kinda why nowadays Nintendo games are annoying; They are often devoided of options and they’re mostly too easy. Zelda for example.

    • mysterywolf

      March 28, 2017 at 2:54 am

      Of course then you get the “Oh you beat it on EASY? Psh.”
      It’s a delicate balance.

      …granted I’ve seen games that have difficulty settings and you’re flat out prevented from seeing the later parts of the games if you have the settings too easy.

  • Butters Stotch

    March 27, 2017 at 11:21 am

    That’s a real shame, I wanted to see what happened when the super hero meter became full.

  • Don Skiver

    March 27, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    You guys are on the right track about the dimensions. Imagine graph paper, that’s two dimensions, X and Y, then add the third dimension, depth, that’s Z. Then the fourth dimension is time. Humans can exist and move in any direction in 3 dimensions, but we are forced to exist in only one place in time, the present. We are prisoners in the fourth dimension because we can’t move at all and can only exist moment to moment in the present.

    • Barfology

      March 28, 2017 at 2:52 am

      We do not live in 3 dimensions of space and 1 of time, we live in 4 dimensional spacetime. According to Einstein’s theory of special relativity we are moving through spacetime at the speed of light. Since we move relatively slow through space, most of our movement is through time. If one could move through space at the speed of light you wouldn’t be moving through time at all, so when you stop or slow down you would have traveled into the future.

    • stephen mccord

      March 29, 2017 at 2:24 am


  • Paulballsftw

    March 27, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    They have this game on the Genesis collection for the PS3. It’s one of the best games on there. I think the style of the game made the game the best at the time. There still hasn’t been anything like it really.

  • March 27, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    Here’s a thought… When you die, Do Not press any button to skip the cutscene. Lets see what happens.

  • Jabisquar

    March 27, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    I just loved that game!

  • frostare

    March 27, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    I thought the fifth dimension is where Mr. Mxyzptlk came from. =P

  • frostare

    March 27, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    I gotta agree with James’ statement on difficulty. There’s game series like Touhou that are meant to be challenging but at least they solve this problem by having an easy setting and unlimited continues. But you still wanna clear them in normal mode (which takes time to do) without using a single continue to get the good ending and an extra stage. Etrian Odyssey is another game like that, but that’s an RPG series so I don’t know if it works for comparison, heh. I Wanna Be The Guy may work as an example too…

  • Daniel Young

    March 28, 2017 at 1:45 am

    I’m a little drunk right now but this is the greatest fuckin website of all time!!!

  • Tross

    March 28, 2017 at 2:32 am

    I remember playing this on Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection, which I have for my PS3. It’s easily one of, if not the best retro collection I’ve seen. Anyways, this is a game I really wanted to love, but can’t for the same reason you guys stated numerous times in this vid. It’s a shame really because I think it’s an otherwise great game with a neat concept. Maybe it’s a title that needs a modern remake.

  • March 28, 2017 at 7:48 am

    “Awesome game, awesome style, but one fatal flaw: they fucked it up.” – James Rolfe

  • mike keith

    March 28, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    Fucking Cloverfield mutha fuckers!!!

  • Cronos

    March 28, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    This game is like Contra in that once you have it memorized, it’s not so hard. I was cringing when they didn’t pick up the rat, didn’t keep the super hero fist over the knife.

    Also the soundtrack to this is interesting if you haven’t listened to it. It came with a CD of the songs played by a rock band and the songs have lyrics:

    • Cronos

      March 28, 2017 at 6:18 pm

      P.S. You need the rat pretty much the whole game. He’s your sidekick and activates switches that open doors and whatnot

  • March 29, 2017 at 1:56 am

    This was one of my all time favorite games as a kid!

  • michael marien

    March 29, 2017 at 4:02 am

    yeah this is one of segas last games for the console good concept i agree but it was way too hard like all the games back in the day we had no info on them no internet gaming was way diffrent back then like if the box art was cool you grabbed it all in all it is a game worth beating. you guys should do kid ninja good music the game is like ehhhh amd you shpuld try to play more colecovision i grew up with that BC is by far the best game fyi am i the only one who forgot all about the avgn i mean i see him as james even with the wihite shirt now lol you lost your touch with the nerd i see a avgn vid here and there and im like oh yeahs iforgot about him

  • Nick Piazza

    March 29, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    A piece of paper is 3D 😉

  • Nick Piazza

    March 29, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    You guys should play through Castlevania symphony of the night! I know you did a short review of it on AVGN but I would like to see you and mike do a full Play though of it.

  • greyshark

    March 31, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    I had this game as a kid and I remember it fondly. Every day I’d play it and progress a little further each time. I finally reached the end, I was very excited and happy. However, I found this video annoying. Here’s why:
    1) At the end of the video, James calls the game a “two continue game”. Yet the game only gave him one continue. So what he meant to say was a “two lives game” or a “one continue game”.
    2) James said, “That’s got to be unusual, for it to give you two tries. Two. Not three, but NONE, but two.” None tries? If a game gave you none tries, then you wouldn’t be able to play it, surely?
    3) They weren’t putting much effort into playing the game. I never once saw them use an item and they weren’t fighting the enemies in a tactical way. No wonder they weren’t progressing far.
    4) The goddamn combination lock. You don’t need to destroy the lock, Jame sand Mike – you just need to keep pulling the lever until the hands are in the right position.

  • Joker83

    March 31, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    Can’t forget Kamandi or Cloverfield for iconic statue of liberty destruction

  • Xen11

    April 1, 2017 at 4:42 am

    The game isn’t hard.
    You’re just not putting any effort into playing/experiencing the game.

    It would be cool to see them seriously try and beat it.
    But I guess that would kill the conversation, which is what we came here for.
    You can’t reminisce and have interesting/engaging conversations if you’re giving your full attention to the game.
    And seeing you beat a game is not what I come here for.
    I come here to hear/see you talk.
    But you’re not fair to the games.
    It’s not the game; it’s you.

    Comix Zone is so short, so the low lives/continues are very appropriate.
    And I prefer to have realism (one life) especially to such a short game.

    I remember the great tension and involvement playing this game because if you fucked up, you’d have to start all over, and that creates a great atmosphere that emulates a realism that makes you not want to die. So then you want to pay close attention to what you’re doing.

    Got to the end of this game and beat the final boss, but there’s something you have to do to prevent something bad from happening, but I didn’t know how to stop it.
    So I got this ending where I lived, but I failed to save her.
    Then I played it through again and realized how to stop the terrible thing from happening and saw the happy ending.

    Never got a sequel though.

    This game kinda reminds me of the wonderful SEGA Genesis game, Spider-Man (vs. The Kingpin). The early Spider-Man game for Genesis (there’s a later one based on the Animated Series).

    If you haven’t played Spider-Man that came out about 1991, you need to.
    Best Spider-Man game before the Playstation/Xbox ones.
    Great story and game.

  • Cineassacre

    April 22, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    Strange to hear the Nintendo nerd complain about the difficulty of Sega games.

  • klaus84

    April 27, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    HAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAAA!! you guys are the best!! i have also thought i was playing on various arcade fighters growing up and then realized it was only the demo! and i thought i was really kickin some ass haha classic! cheers!

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