Zone Ranger is a frenetic 8-ways scrolling arcade shoot ’em up. The player controls a spaceship in the middle of the screen, and they have to blast anything that moves!
Sixteen satellites have to be located and destroyed before the player can progress to the next level. There’s a plethora of nasties to destroy as well, including repairbots, boomerangs and killer rocks. However, collide with any of them and a life will be lost.
Thankfully, the player has a few tricks to hand, including warp holes that can either give momentary sanctuary or drop them deeper into trouble than they were before, and sonic sparkles for brief invincibility. There's also an inner sanctum to locate, where collecting bonuses will be rewarded once the player returns.