Sega Teases Zaxxon Escape In New Trailer – Coming Soon To Android [Video]

There’s a good chance you haven’t the slightest clue on what “Zaxxon” was, or how it changed video games in the 80’s. Perhaps I’m showing my age a bit, but I remember going to my grandma’s house and there was 2 games we’d play on her dusty old ColecoVision — Donkey Kong and Zaxxon. Developed by Sega back in ’82, Zaxxon was one of the world’s first isometric space shooters and guess what? It looks like it’s about to get a long overdue sequel/remake for your Android device.

Sega uploaded a very brief teaser video for the upcoming title and while it doesn’t give us a chance to view actual gameplay, it does give us a quick peak at the games visuals which look pretty impressive. But then again, maybe I’m just looking though nostalgia goggles. What do y’all think?

[Via GameFans]

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TAGS: advertising , Sega , trailers , Zaxxon Escape

  • usnmustanger

    Showing my age, but…Zaxxon was one of my favorite arcade games back in the day! This and Tron. Yes, the original Tron arcade game.

    • Lactose_the_Intolerant

      Right there with you on Zaxxon & Tron… with a dash of “Dragon’s Lair” thrown in.

      Also: “Greetings, Starfighter. You have been recruited by the Star League to defend the Frontier against Xur and the Ko-dan Armada”

    • Tom Pajak

      Still got my Colecovision somewhere at my parents along with the ADAM computer by Coleco…my mom worked there and was able to get us a Colecovision for Christmas…thought it was AWESOME..till the paddles and side buttons stopped working….but ZAXXON was a very good game along with Time Pilot and Mouse Trap and Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Jr and etc……….LOL

  • jessez93

    there is no video attached to the app’s posting.

    • Chris Chavez

      You’re not seeing the video embedded above?

      • godrilla

        I’m using your app too no video

        • Chris Chavez

          Interesting.. I’ll look into it. Thanks.

          • Jason Crumbley

            I couldn’t see the video using the app either.

      • jessez93

        nope. there’s no video while using the app. on my atrix HD :/

  • mgamerz

    Doesn’t look like star fox at all… and I’m ok with that, cause I love star fox.

  • Brian

    I had this for my Apple II. Didn’t look nearly as good as the arcade version, but tons of fun. And really f’ing hard!

  • CWeb

    I had a Zaxxon upright for a few years, its awesome!

  • Jason Crumbley

    I remember playing the original. It would be so cool if they released the original on Android. I keep waiting for Galaga, but I don’t think it’s going to happen.

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  • ncmacasl

    put a smile on my face. blew through many a quarter on this classic game!!

  • Shane Goodwin

    That was one of my favorite games. I can’t even begin to guess how much money I spent on that game. It’s good to know these age-old classics haven’t been forgotten.