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ZOOM Arcade America
$4.95 (Win95/98) (Retail) (ARCADEAMPR)

7th Level


Comic mischief / mild animated violence.


4 1/2 stars from CD-ROM Today - Critic's Choice

Gold - Arcade Game from New Media's 1996 Invision Awards

84% from PC Gamer

Grunt, Jump and Belly Bump Your Way Across the Country

They're loose! Step aside hedgehogs, earth worms and donkeys to make room for Joey and the Monsters in Arcade America, the wackiest platform game in the country. Grunt, jump and belly bump your way across the country stopping at ten challenging game locations to retrieve Joey's mishcievous pet monsters before they destroy America. If you succeed - BONUS - Joey and the Monsters perform a blowout Rock 'n Roll concert at Woodstock especially for you. Excellent!

Help Joey capture Bobby Broadway while dodging hurling puke and fighting tough bouncer dudes in Las Vegas. Track the Roadkill through waterfalls and caves while being attacked by donkeys at the Grand Canyon. Crawl through mud fields chased by monster trucks to capture Plant and the elusive Alfalfa Laxative. Stop the power hungry Rotunda Splat in Washington D.C. by jumping on bouncing checks and riding rockets through the Pentagon. And more!

Help Joey and the Monsters make their gig at Woodstock! You'll have to figure out the way there.

Choose your skill level - Are you a Mondo weenie, tough guy or mondo tough guy?

Make your way through more than 60 outrageous game screens.

Find secret doors, hidden passages and special items.

Earn bonus rounds and extra lives.

More than 10,000 frames of movie-quality animation.

Crank up the incredible audio to an annoying volume.

Meet 23 characters including Joey and his wicked belly bump.

Way radical humor!


IBM or compatible 486 33MHz or greater with a minimum of 8 MB of RAM. 256-color display, mouse and double speed CD-ROM drive. MPC compatible sound card and amplified speakers. DOS 3.3 with Windows 95 or Windows 3.1.


CD-ROM Today, May 1996

"To get a quick mental snapshot of Arcade America, imagine Mario on steroids, or maybe Sonic the Hedgehog as Elwood Blues. In this case, however, our hero is a blob of a kid named Joey who must travel from one U.S. city to another rescuing his monster pals (they were scattered all over the country in an explosion). Joey's ultimate goal is to gather his buddies up and make it to Woodstock in time for their scheduled performance.

"Although it's a humorous spin on an old style of game, it's still challenging. In addition to the standard arcade action, belly bumping is required to complete the game. (Joey is not your typical skinny, slick hero.) Bonuses and power-ups will help you advance quickly. Tips and passwords are also included in the package, but these cheats may not be enough for some novices.

The 10 locations, 40 levels, and three skill settings provide for plenty of manic game play. And the humor, which ranges from silly to crude, is nonstop. The jokes might be offensive to some, and the gaming may be too hard for others, but Arcade America is an entirely new challenge that won't disappoint those who enjoy platform games, rock 'n' roll, and twisted humor."

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