Zaga-33 9+

Michael Brough

Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 28 Ratings
    • $3.99



You are stranded on rogue planet Zaga-33! Explore deep into its mysterious caverns. Fight off horrible green monsters and discover esoteric alien artifacts. Destroy the alien Cortex to escape.

"Few games are as hypnotic or menacing as Zaga-33, a top-down exploration adventure in which you somehow work your way through an oppressive alien world. Fast-paced and pleasingly nasty." - 500 Must-have Apps, The Telegraph, 3 October 2012

What’s New

Version 5.1

unsurprisingly, in the process of fixing everything i also unfixed a couple of other things. those things are now also fixed.
(specifically: touch controls are now adjusted correctly when screens have a weird notch thing, and the menu buttons are no longer invisibly active in the game)

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

lostproductivity ,

Beautifully deep music, unsettling gameplay

I love, love love Zaga33. You get an unsettling alien exploration game with music that sometimes makes you stop just to listen. Each level makes small changes to the procedurally generated (!) music. You are taken into an unending soundscape that is a masterpiece in its own right. Think of it as a music track you buy that changes every time you listen. Losing health or dying outright brings the music back to low-key but down yet another path. The calming atmosphere you get from regaining enough health is unique to this game out of thousands I have played. On the gameplay side, it's an awesomely styled room-by-room tribute to 90s roguelikes. The graphics are symbolic and minimal, with a chilling alien palette that does shift more morbidly as you reach the end. There is plenty of room in each chamber for strategy, though sometimes a crucial mistake early on will bury you many rooms later. This game is so good it makes me question free will. I would call it pseudosimple - Michael Brough has tuned it to a perfectly building fever pitch that starts out generous for beginners but turns into roguelike Deliverance before you know it. Just get the game. I am so mad it has so few reviews. Reward a genius today. Please. Feel free to use any part of this review Mr. Brough. - Lionel Houde

bluestraggler ,

My favorite phone game designer!

Huge fan of Michael Brough’s games. Such a delight to play these seemingly simply-executed yet deep and complex (and crushingly hard!) tactical games. This is the spiritual precursor to the brilliant 868-HACK (my all time favorite and most-played phone game).

These are such welcome throwback-style games in a world of overwrought animations and in-game ads. Every one of Brough’s games are absolute bargains.

cbos0503 ,


Yes!!!! Updated to run on current devices! Thank you, thank you, thank you, Michael! I thought this was long abandoned. Very pleased to play it again on mobile!!!

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