The planet Zenon is so dangerous that only the most heroic space adventurers
would dare to land there. It’s full of more evil creatures than anyone can
possibly have a chance against. But the player’s objective is to do just that.
He has to make his way through 250 levels and reach the heart of Zenon.
_Zenon_ is a side scrolling shoot ’em up. The player is beamed down on the
left and has to make his way through each of the game’s levels (which are
about ten time the length of the screen) while shooting or avoiding the
various monsters and strange objects that come in his path. To his help he has
a jetpack that allows him to gain some height. When starting out the player
has a simple laser gun but by picking up power ups better weapons such as a
twin shot laser or a atomic blaster are made available. Monsters that the
player will come across include the snake-like terrapedes, the giant steel
eyes called orbitoids and the walking machines called roamodrons. There are
also various strangely shaped objects that bounces around in the air. Making
contact with any of the nasties leads to a reduction of energy until all
energy is lost and the player loses one of his four lives. Energy
automatically recharges if the player avoids the nasties long enough or when a
energy cell is picked up.
In addition to the singleplayer mode there is also a two player mode where
players battle the creatures simultaneously.