In 2097, the mining of minerals and other natural resources is completely
automated and controlled by supercomputers. The planets that are mined for
‘Iberium’, an essential mineral to control pollution on Earth, are called
Z.A.R.; Zones for Artificial Resources. The ‘central computer’ that controls
all of the mining robots is hit by a meteorite and enters a frenzy. It starts
building robots with weapons, intent on conquering more planets. A single
soldier, Colonel Hermit, is sent to deal with this threat.
The mission objectives are rather simple, most often requiring the destruction
of a number of installations or robots. Sometimes you will need to protect
valuable cargo. Environments are diverse, including water-covered planets,
deserts, volcanic areas, etc. Weapons and other bonus items are found on the
planet surface. Jumping can be done using a booster or simply by using your
legs. Hostile units move over water, ground, in the air and some even jump
like a kangaroo.