Comix Zone is one of those weird little Sega Genesis (or as it was known outside of North America, “Mega Drive”) games that I never got an opportunity to play on the original hardware. The desire never quite hit, either, because while it’s a frequent sight on many “top ten Genesis/Mega Drive games” lists, the game is also known to be quite difficult to complete. Of course, buying a cartridge and emulating it for the benefit of easy screenshots and save states was always an option, and I’ve done that a few times before, but I’ve always found Genesis emulators a bit clunky and didn’t want to have to deal with any of that.
Fast forward to two or so weeks ago, and SEGA was offering a pack of digital Genesis games legally emulated, save states and all, for just a few dollars. Knowing that they’ve been dealing with some serious money issues and recalling my love of many of their games, I picked it up on instinct without bothering to check what games were available. Comix Zone ended up being in that pack, and I took the opportunity to play through it and obtain both endings. All I can say is this: whoever came up with the idea of save states should get a Nobel Peace Prize.