Download Zoop

More than 16100 old games to download for free!

Zoop

DOS - 1995

Also available on: Mac - Genesis - Game Gear

Alt name ズープ
Year 1995
Platform DOS
Released in United States, Canada
Genre Action, Puzzle
Theme Licensed Title, Tile Matching Puzzle
Publisher Viacom New Media
Developer Hookstone Ltd.
Perspectives Top-Down, Fixed / Flip-screen
Dosbox support Fully supported on 0.73
4 / 5 - 5 votes

Description of Zoop

Zoop is a fun action puzzler developed by British company Hookstone. One of the better Tetris-inspired games, although doesn't quite have that illusive "just one more round" quality of Tetris.

GameSpot's excellent review says it all: "Set in what might be the bottom of Tetris's vertical well, colorful shapes assault your triangular piece from all sides. As you zap them, you assume their color and they assume yours; if they're already your color, they disappear, but if they aren't, they keep coming and... Well, it all sounds very complicated on paper but it's actually quite elegant when it's in motion.

The unique artwork in Zoop adds to the fun. The pastels and rounded shapes of the sprites reminded me of an Eisenhower-era cocktail party or some nouveau-riche box of Lucky Charms, with purple martini glasses, green olives, and orange berets. Backgrounds add to the confusion, with space-age bachelor-pad wallpaper patterns forcing your eyes to move away from the action and causing your blood pressure to skyrocket.

Unfortunately, one big obstacle prevents Zoop from becoming the ultimate Tetris-killer: the game is just too darn hard. It starts off at breakneck speed and never lets up, never giving the player an adequate chance to develop any strategy or interest. It's always over just as you're getting the hang of it.

Once you do break through the initial frustration, though, Zoop will gradually become an addiction. So throw on those Martin Denny records, pour yourself a sloe gin fizz, and get yourself hooked on this hip little game, daddy-o. Although, I never found it to be as addicting as games like Tetris, it is still fun for that little break."

Recommended, but for expert players only.

Review By HOTUD

Comments and reviews

MarkTheMorose 2019-07-24 0 point

Also on Game Boy, SNES, Atari Jaguar, Saturn, and PS1.

I hope the graphic artist in the earlier comment found out about DOSbox!

Goth_Cartel 2015-04-19 1 point DOS version

Alas the game wont run on 64 bit.. a pity considering I genuinely was the lead graphic artist on this infuriatingly compulsive little game.

Write a comment

Share your gamer memories, help others to run the game or comment anything you'd like. If you have trouble to run Zoop, read the abandonware guide first!

 

Download Zoop

We may have multiple downloads for few games when different versions are available. Also, we try to upload manuals and extra documentations when possible. If the manual is missing and you own the original manual, please contact us!

Just one click to download at full speed!

DOS Version

Mac Version

Genesis ROM

Game Gear ROM

Similar games

Fellow retro gamers also downloaded these games:

Prince of Persia abandonwarePrince of Persia
DOS, Mac, Genesis, Master System, Game Gear, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Apple II1990
007: Licence to Kill abandonware007: Licence to Kill
DOS, C64, Amiga, MSX, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST1989
Lemmings abandonwareLemmings
DOS, Genesis, C64, Master System, Game Gear, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Amiga CD321991
PaperBoy abandonwarePaperBoy
DOS, Genesis, C64, Master System, Game Gear, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Apple IIgs, Commodore 161988
Sid Meier's Civilization abandonwareSid Meier's Civilization
DOS, Mac, Win 3.x, Amiga, Atari ST1991
World Class Leader Board abandonwareWorld Class Leader Board
DOS, Mac, Genesis, C64, Master System, Game Gear, Amiga, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Apple II1988

Terms About Contact FAQ Useful links Contribute Taking screenshots How to play

MyAbandonware utopiaweb