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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).


Zool DOS Level 5: Toy World
Zool DOS Chainsaw massacre? Run, Zool, run!
Zool DOS Floating high on soundwaves. Must be light music.
Zool DOS Level 1: Sweet World

Promo Images

Zool Magazine Advertisement
Zool Magazine Advertisement
Zool Magazine Advertisement
Zool Magazine Advertisement Part 1

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
  • "ズールのゆめぼうけん" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

PC Zone May, 1993 85 out of 100 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jun, 1993 10 out of 12 83
Score Oct, 1994 80 out of 100 80
PC Joker Apr, 1993 78 out of 100 78
PC Games (Germany) May, 1993 76 out of 100 76
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jun, 1993 72 out of 100 72
PC Player (Germany) Jun, 1993 69 out of 100 69
Retro Archives Oct 11, 2021 13 out of 20 65
Power Play May, 1993 55 out of 100 55


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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)
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