OKIDASHI ZINTRICK / DROPPERS

by ADK

NEO GEO MVS NGM-211

DETAILED DESCRIPTION:

Zintrick is a puzzle game developed by ADK in 1996 that uses sprites that look and act like water droplets, hence the working title "Droppers" that it was originally given. SNK intended to release the game on MVS format because it was officially announced by them to be shown at the ACME arcade expo trade show in 1996. I actually attended this show and I can testify that it was not actually there. However, it was released later that same month for the NEOGEO CD system.

Although an actual proto cartridge has never been found, the game's rom data was extrapolated and converted to the cartridge format by Jeff Kurtz and subsequently released and made available to the community.

INFORMATION TIMELINE:

-- February 1996 -- SNK announces that Zintrick will be shown at the 1996 ACME Show.

-- March 1996 -- Zintrick is released for the CD system.

-- November 2001 -- Jeff Kurtz successfully converts the CD rom data to run on a sample cartridge..

-- March 2004 -- Razoola improves the Zintrick rom build with several modifications and enhancements.

-- September 2015 -- additional work is presently underway to add music to the rom build.

CURRENT STATUS: RELEASED


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