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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, 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 Amiga Music World Boss - Jimmies Killer Guitar
Zool Game Gear Climbing like a real ninja ant
Zool DOS Level 1: Sweet World
Zool DOS Zool clings to a cable to avoid ground enemies - but he better beware the spark!

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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 DOS Zovni (10648)
So-so platformer with nothing to distinguish it from a thousand others. Amiga Gary Smith (65)
Perhaps the most over-hyped Amiga game ever; mediocre at best Amiga Martin Smith (66801)

Critic Reviews

Amiga Format Amiga CD32 Dec, 1993 93 out of 100 93
Amiga Power Amiga Oct, 1992 90 out of 100 90
GamePro (US) Game Gear May, 1994 4 out of 5 80
Score DOS Oct, 1994 80 out of 100 80
Svenska Hemdatornytt Amiga CD32 Dec, 1993 78 out of 100 78
Video Games SNES Dec, 1993 75 out of 100 75
Power Play Amiga Nov, 1992 75 out of 100 75
Video Games Genesis Feb, 1994 74 out of 100 74
Total! (Germany) SNES Dec, 1993 2.75 out of 6 65
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Jan, 1994 29 out of 50 58


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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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