Maximo vs. Army of Zin
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Release date 2003
Developer Capcom
Publisher Capcom
Designer Scott Rogers, David Ralston, Ian Slutz
Platforms PS2

Maximo vs. Army of Zin, known as Makai Eiyūki Maximo ~ Machine Monster no Yabō (魔界英雄記マキシモ~マシンモンスターの野望, roughly "Demon World Records of Hero Maximo ~ Ambition of the Machine Monsters") in Japan, is an action-adventure game developed and published by Capcom in 2003 for the PlayStation 2 video game console. This title is a sequel to the first episode, Maximo: Ghosts to Glory.


The story of the game follows on from Maximo: Ghosts to Glory, with Maximo still searching for his lost love, Sophia. He is again accompanied by Grim. However, their search is interrupted as a series of mechanical creatures start to attack villages and slaughter the village folk. These creatures are the Army of Zin, an ancient army powered by lost souls, who were supposedly locked in the vault of Castle Hawkmoor after the last battle with them 500 years ago. However, they are now free, due to the actions of a mysterious warlord, Lord Bane.


Maximo's gameplay is characterized by hack and slash combat and platforming, as well as an armour system where damage is reflected by loss of armour. Maximo begins the game with two levels of armour (full armour sans helmet), and can upgrade to three and four (with helmet and Golden Armor, respectively). Level one has Maximo reduced to boxer shorts.

Another element of gameplay is the Grim transformation, allowing the player to turn into a Grim Reaper for short periods of time, with the souls gathered from the Army of Zin. Grim is invulnerable, powerful, and a touch faster than Maximo. However, the time spent in this form is limited but can be extended through upgrades.

Maximo also receives bonuses from villagers that he saves from enemies in the game, and these rewards are anything from new armour to a word of advice.

Main CharactersEdit


Enemy BossesEdit

  1. The House Crusher
  2. Cyclocks
  3. Old Wounds (Baron of Hawkmoor)
  4. Guardian Of The Deep
  5. Master Of The Zin


  1. The First Strike
  2. Into The Fire
  3. No Sanctuary
  4. Forest Of Fear
  5. Gallows Gorge
  6. Sinister Stones
  7. Down With The Ship
  8. Road To Hawkmoor
  9. Perilous Path
  10. The Under Hive
  11. The Great Vault
  12. Drained Depths
  13. Sunken City
  14. The Soulcrusher
  15. Tinkers Rescue


1. Parilla{default weapon}

2. Flametongue

3. Hammer Of Heroes

4. Bleak Forge



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The old guard NPC resembles Sir Arthur and a few of his lines support this