Zillion is a Master System metroidvania-styled action-platformer from 1987. It's based on the anime and the same name and features an emphasis on exploration and problem-solving in an alien-controlled underground base. Get the full info here.



Zillion is a metroidvania-styled action-platformer game based on the anime of the same name. It features an emphasis on exploration and problem-solving in an underground base controlled by a genocidal alien race known as Nohza. It was developed by Sega and published in May 1987 to it’s Master System console.

The plot follows The White Knights, a peacekeeping force of the Planetary System, as they try to prevent the evil Nohza Empire from dominating the world and exterminate the human population. The alien base on Planet X must be destroyed, and an operative named JJ is sent to infiltrate it and collect the five floppy disks that will enable him to input the self-destruct sequence into the base’s mainframe computer. JJ also has to find a way to rescue his friends and teammates, Apple and Champ.

Capsules containing key codes and power-ups are scattered around vast environments, which are filled with enemy guards, tripwires, laser turrets, and force fields. Rooms must be unlocked by using computer ID cards and inputting the correct four-digit code. Specific actions such as turning off barriers and deactivating traps are sometimes required as well.

JJ uses a gun similar to the Sega Master System’s Light Phaser to shoot Nohzas and blast open the capsules. It’s one of the mysterious Zillion guns that helped the humans to turn the tide of the war against the aliens. Upgrades for health, speed, jumping ability, and gun power can be found. Opa-Opa, a character from the Fantasy Zone games and an old Sega’s mascot, provides character enhancements.

If the player rescue Apple and Champ, they can be controlled. Then, there will be the ability to switch between the three White Knights. Each of these characters has his/her own strengths and weaknesses: Apple is physically weaker, but is able to jump higher, while Champ is stronger, but slower.

Anyway, here, we have the original game set to be played online, in your browser, without the need to download or install anything.

We hope you enjoy this classic!


  • Arrow Keys: Move
  • Button 1: Z (Shoots)
  • Button 2: X (Jumps)
  • Enter: Pause/menu
  • Attention: These controls are the default ones. Hover your mouse into the lower part of the screen and a control bar will show up. These default controls can be changed this way.

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Added In: May 30th, 2022

Categories: Action, Adventure, Classics, Platform

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Developer and/or publisher: Sega

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