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A very colorful fast paced platformer. Like Superfrog, Zool was destined to rival Mario and Sonic as the Amiga's own icon. The game features extensive product placement from Chupa Chups.

Zool is a platformer originally developed by Gremlin Graphics for the Commodore Amiga, and was later ported to multiple other platforms. It follows Zool, a ninja from the Nth Dimension who has crash landed on a mysterious planet and must traverse many different levels. Play Zool online!

Zool game description

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).

Worlds

There are 7 different worlds in Zool, each with varying environments, enemies, collectibles etc. Each world has three levels.

Sweet World

The sweet world is a candy based world full of yummy treats for Zool to collect and kill. Enemies include jellies, bees and even a Bertie Basset. There are spike pits and spike creatures on walls and chocolate rivers which slow down Zool’s movement. Rafts float on the rivers which can be used to traverse the rivers without slowing of movement.

Music World

The music world is a world of music. Musical instruments can be the players friends or enemies. Walking Cymbals and Drums are among Zool’s enemies, while points can be gained by making music from walking along a giant music keyboard.

Fruit & Veg World

The Fruit & Veg world is a giant garden, where fruit can both help and hinder Zool. Brussel sprouts, carrots and grapes are the enemies. Other fruits, along with chopped off carrot tops can be collected to gain points.

Tool World

Tool world is full of lethal tools. From hammers trying to hit him, to drills trying to drill him, Zool is not safe in this dangerous world. Greased platforms hinder his movement and makes him slide down drops.

Toy World

The toy world features many dangerous toy based enemies, from marbles to toy tanks.

Fun Fair World

The fun fair world is anything but fun for Zool. Lethal hammers and candy-floss are some of Zool’s enemies in this world. There is even an arcade cabinet in the amusement arcades which allows the players to play Zool.

The seventh world is hidden through the other levels, and takes a departure from the platforming gameplay, and is a space shooter.

Play Zool online

You can play Zool online here, in web browser for free!

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