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Gaming Zool - the ninja from the "nth" dimension


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I remember playing this game as a kid, and while browsing the "Retro games" section of my local game store, i came across it. and so i purchased it.

personally i think that this game is quite good/imaginative/whatever for it's time. the original concept rocks too.


any thoughts.
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I bought this game way, way back on the SNES when it first hit that system. I know it originated on something strange like 3DO or something.

Honestly, I think the game is a subpar platformer that feels more like a shareware PC action game than anything I'd consider "great". The game has its moments, but overall I think it's just a mess of stupid enemy designs, dumb levels (the first one looks like candy and cake, whatever) and needlessly mazelike layouts (particularly the later stages).

Obviously I don't care for it, but it's slightly better than something like Bubsy... which is probably its closest comparison.
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[QUOTE=Generic NPC #3]I bought this game way, way back on the SNES when it first hit that system. I know it originated on something strange like 3DO or something.

Honestly, I think the game is a subpar platformer that feels more like a shareware PC action game than anything I'd consider "great". The game has its moments, but overall I think it's just a mess of stupid enemy designs, dumb levels (the first one looks like candy and cake, whatever) and needlessly mazelike layouts (particularly the later stages).

Obviously I don't care for it, but it's slightly better than something like Bubsy... which is probably its closest comparison.[/QUOTE]
Yeh i guess so. but i used to have it on my old acorn RISC600, so it's just a nostalgia thing for me i think. i reckon it's the kind of game that's a laugh to play every once in a while.
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[quote name='Lord Dante']Yeh i guess so. but i used to have it on my old acorn RISC600, so it's just a nostalgia thing for me i think. i reckon it's the kind of game that's a laugh to play every once in a while.[/quote]

Yeah, I can understand that much lol.

Have you played the sequel? I heard it was better, but I never even saw it in the stores.
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[QUOTE=Generic NPC #3]Yeah, I can understand that much lol.

Have you played the sequel? I heard it was better, but I never even saw it in the stores.[/QUOTE]
Zool had a sequel? i never knew that.


i think though that my old RISC600 version had better graphics than the mega drive version i bought.

either that or my memory's a bit fuzzy.
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Why buy it when you can download it (actually both Zool and Zool 2) for free at [url]www.abandonia.com[/url]? ;) The games are located at the Arcade-section, on page 5.

I didn't download it because it seemed just too quirky for me, with ChupaChups-landscapes and all...

Oh, and I don't know if it's okay to put that link here, but since abandonia is 100% free site that has all these neat retrogames to download for play, I thought I could spread the word...
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