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Zeebo (Platform)

Zeebo (Platform)

Release DatesMay 25, 2009 (Brazil)
November 14, 2009 (Mexico)
Shutdown/DelistingSeptember 30, 2011 - Store Closed
DeveloperNumerous
Zeebo Inc
PublisherNumerous
Zeebo Inc
Available OnRetail
Zeebo hardware (included content varies)
LinksZeebo Inc homepage [Archive]
Wikipedia page

Delisting

Zeebo Inc. announced in May of 2011 that due to a strategic realignment of their business the Zeebo console, a digital-only set-top box targeted at emerging markets like South America and Mexico,  would be discontinued later that year. The company’s efforts to support the platform and the development of new titles through Zeebo Interactive Studios would also come to a close. The 3G service known as ZeeboNet would remain active until September 30th, 2011 at which point the online store would be closed and content would no longer be available.

Due to the strategic realignment of Zeebo Inc.’s businesses, the operations of Zeebo Brasil and Zeebo Interactive Studios will be discontinued in the country.

Zeebo is grateful for the great support of Brazilian consumers for the system, content and services offered since the product’s launch. The call center and warranty and maintenance services will be maintained as determined by Brazilian law. The online store will be open until September 30, 2011. From now until that date, special prices will be in place to offer Zeebo owners the opportunity to purchase new titles for their system at reduced prices.Content purchased by Zeebo users will remain active and available on the system for use at any time.

Zeebo Inc announcement, May 2011

Along with educational apps and curated web links, the Zeebo offered nearly 60 games from publishers like Activision, Capcom, Digital Chocolate, Disney Interactive Studios, Electronic Arts, Gamevil, Glu, id Software, Namco, Popcap, and many more. These releases were often adapted from other mobile versions (Android and iOS) or handheld consoles but several were exclusive to the Zeebo. As a digital-only console whose games were exclusively distributed via the ZeeboNet service, all of the content for the Zeebo is considered extinct. Only content that had been downloaded to the Zeebo’s 1 gigabyte internal storage or moved onto an SD Card before September 30th, 2011 remains accessible today.

Below is Zeebo Inc’s description of the platform, its features, and a list from Wikipedia of all games for the platform. We have also created a playlist of several videos showing off Zeebo’s games, the user interface, and its apps including social media, chat, and web browsing functionality. Individual pages for Zeebo titles will not be added to the site at this time.




Zeebo Games

TitleBrazil ReleaseMexico Release
Action Hero 3D: Wild DogMay 25, 2009November 4, 2009
Alien Breaker DeluxeMay 20, 2010May 20, 2010
Alice in Wonderland: An Adventure Beyond the Mirror (Alice no País das Maravilhas)November 9, 2010November 9, 2010
Alpine RacerMay 25, 2009November 4, 2009
Armageddon SquadronSeptember 28, 2009September 28, 2009
Bad Dudes (Bad Dudes Vs. DragonNinja)July 27, 2010July 27, 2010
Bejeweled TwistSeptember 29, 2009November 4, 2009
Brain Challenge (Treino Cerebral)May 25, 2009N/A
Caveman Ninja (Joe & Mac)April 16, 2010Mar 31, 2010
Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3DMay 25, 2009Nov 4, 2009
Dark Seal (Gate of Doom)May 4, 2010May 4, 2010
Disney's All Star CardsSeptember 21, 2010September 21, 2010
Double DragonMay 25, 2009Nov 4, 2009
FIFA 09May 25, 2009N/A
Galaxy on FireOctober 8, 2009Nov 4, 2009
Heavy BarrelJuly 27, 2010July 27, 2010
Heavy WeaponDecember 16, 2009December 23, 2009
Iron SightSeptember 28, 2009September 28, 2009
Karnov's Revenge (Fighter's History)April 16, 2010April 13, 2010
Magical Drop IIIApril 22, 2010April 22, 2010
Need for Speed Carbon: Own the CityMay 25, 2009N/A
Pac-ManiaJune 16, 2009November 4, 2010
PeggleMarch 9, 2010March 9, 2010
Powerboat ChallengeOctober 12, 2010October 12, 2010
Prey EvilMay 25, 2009N/A
QuakeMay 25, 2009N/A
Quake IIMay 25, 2009N/A
Raging Thunder IIDecember 7, 2010December 7, 2010
Rally Master ProDecember 21, 2009December 23, 2009
Reckless RacingNovember 3, 2010N/A
Resident Evil 4: Zeebo EditionAugust 11, 2009N/A
Ridge RacerAugust 11, 2009November 4, 2009
SpinmasterApril 16, 2010March 31, 2010
Street Slam (Street Hoop)April 16, 2010March 31, 2010
Super Burger TimeApril 16, 2010April 13, 2010
Tekken 2October 8, 2009November 4, 2009
Tork and KralNovember 16, 2010November 16, 2010
Toy RaidMarch 9, 2010March 8, 2010
Turma da Mônica em Vamos Brincar nº 1December 21, 2010N/A
Ultimate Chess 3DDecember 9, 2009December 9, 2009
Un Juego de Huevos (Um Jogo de Ovos)April 12, 2010August 24, 2010
Wizard Fire (Dark Seal II)April 16, 2010April 15, 2010
Zeebo Extreme: BajaOctober 31, 2009November 4, 2009
Zeebo Extreme: Bóia Cross (Acqua Ride)December 21, 2009December 23, 2009
Zeebo Extreme: Corrida Aérea (Air Race)September 29, 2009December 7, 2009
Zeebo Extreme: JetboardDecember 21, 2009July 21, 2010
Zeebo Extreme: Rolimã (Ruleman)August 15, 2009December 8, 2009
Zeebo Family PackSeptember 29, 2009November 4, 2009
Zeebo F.C. Foot CampJune 2, 2010June 2, 2010
Zeebo F.C. Super LeagueDecember 22, 2010December 22, 2010
Zeebo Sports Peteca (Zeebo Sports Badminton)May 11, 2010November 1, 2010
Zeebo Sports Queimada (Zeebo Sports Quemado)February 5, 2010November 1, 2010
Zeebo Sports Tênis (tennis)October 15, 2009November 1, 2010
Zeebo Sports Vôlei (volleyball)December 14, 2009November 1, 2010
ZeeboidsJune 2, 2010June 2, 2010
ZenoniaOctober 31, 2009November 4, 2009
Zuma's RevengeJuly 14, 2010July 14, 2010

About the Platform

From zeeboinc.com: The Zeebo is the world’s first 3G-enabled interactive entertainment and education system, designed expressly for families in emerging global markets. Leveraging broadband wireless networks and increasingly powerful mobile device technology, the Zeebo opens a new world of learning, fun and connection. Families can download and run educational applications, go online and visit websites, purchase and play games and other content, send email and join social networks, all from home with unprecedented ease and convenience.

  • Instant set-up and operation
  • Wide range of education and entertainment content
  • Automatically connects to ZeeboNet 3G network
  • Wireless content purchase and download
  • Internet connectivity for browsing, social networking and more
  • Keyboard and controller included
  • Automatic over-the-air upgrades

The Zeebo system delivers the ultimate in simplicity and ease of operation. Everything just works. Plug it in, hook it up to a TV set and begin. The Zeebo automatically connects to the ZeeboNet Wireless Network, with no subscription or contract needed. The user interface is self-explanatory. Adults and kids of all ages can jump in and start using it right out of the box.

The Zeebo takes advantage of 3G wireless networks, which are spreading rapidly worldwide even in areas where wired broadband is scarce or unavailable. Users who were “off the grid,” can now reap all the benefits of connectivity. They can download content and applications, visit websites, send email and access social media, any time they like.

In an increasingly conservation-conscious world, the Zeebo is a big energy saver. It consumes roughly 1.5 watts when active—many times lower than computers and other electronic systems.


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