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DOS - 1993

Also released on: Acorn 32-bit - Amiga - Atari ST - Game Gear - Genesis - SEGA Master System

Alt names זול, ズールのゆめぼうけん, Zool AGA, Zool no Yume Bōken, Zool: Ninja of the "Nth" Dimension
Year 1993
Platform DOS
Released in France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, United States (1993)
United Kingdom (1996)
Genre Action
Theme Arcade, Ninja, Platform, Promotional, Shooter
Publisher Gremlin Graphics Software Limited, Gremlin Interactive Limited
Developer Gremlin Graphics Software Limited, Gremlin Interactive Limited
Perspectives 2D scrolling, Side view
Dosbox support Fully supported on 0.71
4.47 / 5 - 36 votes

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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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Comments and reviews

Space man 100789 2018-01-04 2 points

Zool Is A Awesome Game

Emi 2013-11-06 2 points DOS version

Nice :) I remember playing it on Sega

Hugo 2013-07-05 2 points DOS version

Cool PC platformer.

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ManualEnglish version 13 MB (DOS)

Other Releases

Zool was also released on the following systems:

Acorn 32-bit


Atari ST

Game Gear


SEGA Master System

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