Description official descriptions
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, a 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).
- זול - Hebrew spelling
- ズールのゆめぼうけん - Japanese spelling
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Credits (Amiga version)
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)...
Commodore 64 version
A C64 conversion was planned with Gremlin Graphics showing initial interest, but they decided against it as they were moving away from the C64 scene at that time.
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.
- Amiga Joker
- Issue 02/1993 – Best Dexterity Game of 1992 (Readers' Vote)
Information also contributed by Martin Smith
- MobyGames ID: 5776
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Contributors to this Entry
Game added by Rantanplan.
Amiga added by Famine3h. SEGA Master System added by Bock. Antstream added by firefang9212. Atari ST added by Mike Chilton. Acorn 32-bit added by Kabushi. Amiga CD32 added by Martin Smith. Game Gear added by Игги Друге. SNES added by Unicorn Lynx. BlackBerry added by MAT. Genesis added by Katakis | カタキス. Game Boy added by quizzley7.
Additional contributors: Famine3h, chirinea, Solid Flamingo, Patrick Bregger, Ƒreddƴ, FatherJack.
Game added February 10th, 2002. Last modified May 21st, 2023.