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DOS – 1993

Also available on: Genesis - SEGA Master System - Game Gear - Amiga - Atari ST

Alt names זול, Zool no Yume Bōken, Zool: Ninja of the “Nth” Dimension, Zool AGA, ZOOLのゆめぼうけん
Year 1993
Platform DOS
Dosbox support Fully supported on 0.71
Genre Action
Theme Arcade, Platform, Shooter
Perspective 2D scrolling, Side view
Released in United States
Publisher Gremlin Graphics Software Limited
Developer Gremlin Graphics Software Limited
4.34 / 5 - 24 votes

Description of Zool

Zool and Zool 2 are above-average 2D platformers from Gremlin that are quite obviously ri….err, I mean, “inspired” by SEGA’s best-selling Sonic games. Instead of the quirky hedgehog, you control a similar-looking cartoon character: Zool, the “Ninja from the Nth Dimension” who must – what else—rid his world of an evil mastermind. Your goal for each stage is simply to collect goodies and beat the “boss” monster to progress. Although the premise is passable and the graphics are quite nice, both Zool games are unfortunately very repetitive: despite having a good number of levels (18 stages spanning 6 worlds), the levels don’t look very different from each other. Nowhere near as imaginative as Shiny’s Earthworm Jim, for example, although the monsters are quite imaginative. The games do have some neat power-ups (including one that gives you a doppledanger who’ll replicate your actions a few seconds behind), and nice variety in Zool are three hidden sidescrolling shoot-em-up bonus games, although they are very difficult and almost impossible to find. Overall, I find Zool games little more than a better-than-average title despite some nice ideas. They are decent Sonic-style games, but without the “just one more level” quality. Worth a look if you like cartoon-style platformers, but they are no Top Dog in my opinion.

Review By HOTUD

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DOS Version


English version ISO Version 12 MB


English version 488 KB

Genesis Version

SEGA Master System Version


English version 137 KB

Game Gear Version


English version 133 KB

Amiga Version

Atari ST Version


English version 741 KB

Game Extras

Various files to help you run Zool, apply patchs, fixes, maps or miscellaneous utilities.


English version 13 MB

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