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Zool (DOS)

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Description

His name is Zool, and he is a gremlin-like creature from another dimension. He is forced to land on the Earth, but his sole goal is to attain the prestigious ranking of a Ninja. To do that, Zool will have to travel through six worlds, each divided into three stages, defeat his enemies, and prove himself worthy of that title.

Zool is a fast-paced side-scrolling platformer. The protagonist can run, jump, climb walls, and shoot enemies. Power-ups for Zool are scattered across the levels. These include life-spending hearts, smart bombs, shields, more powerful jump-skill and a twin Zool. This "twin" makes imitates the original's motions a few seconds after he performs them.

In the options menu the player can change the difficulty and the game speed (two times), the number of continues, and the background music (rock or funk).

Screenshots

Zool DOS These sweet little bugs split into two smaller versions when you hit them.
Zool DOS Chainsaw massacre? Run, Zool, run!
Zool DOS Tool World boss: Giant Killer Driller. He slowly drills away the ground Zool is standing on...
Zool DOS Level 2: Music World

Alternate Titles

  • "זול" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "Zool no Yume Bōken" -- Japanese title
  • "Zool: Ninja of the "Nth" Dimension" -- European title (Amiga/DOS)
  • "Zool AGA" -- English Amiga A1200-specific release title
  • "ZOOLのゆめぼうけん" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

It Zucks Zovni (9384) 0.75 Stars0.75 Stars0.75 Stars0.75 Stars0.75 Stars

The Press Says

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jun, 1993 10 out of 12 83
PC Games (Germany) May, 1993 76 out of 100 76
PC Player (Germany) Jun, 1993 69 out of 100 69
Power Play May, 1993 55 out of 100 55

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Trivia

Advertising

Zool was the very first Amiga game to feature heavy product placement. Liberally spread throughout the levels (and even more so in the AGA release) were Chupa Chups lollipops and logos (designed by Salvador Dali, no less)...

Zool

On the game's release, many reviewers referred to Zool as an ant. Gremlin later issued a press release claiming to be from the leader of a body representing ants, complaining about the misrepresentation of their hard-working and gentle species.

Awards

  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 02/1993 – Best Dexterity Game of 1992 (Readers' Vote)
Information also contributed by Martin Smith
Rantanplan (1713) added Zool (DOS) on Feb 08, 2002
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