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Game info
AtariSTE

Zool

Zool
GenreArcade Platform
Developer / PublisherGremlin Graphics
Released1992
Media1 x disk
Rating
Graphics:7.0
Sound:7.0
Gameplay:8.0
Overall:7.0
Reviewed byndial
A great arcade platform initially released on the Amiga as a rival to Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog and being Amiga's 1992 best-selling game! Release also on ST, PC, Archimedes and major 8/16bit video-game consoles (Megadrive, SNES etc)
 
Review
Zool Zool is a "Ninja Of The "Nth" Dimension" who is forced to land on Earth. In order to gain ninja ranking he has to pass six lands. The game is an original arcade platform game, relying on smooth, fast moving gameplay, colorful graphics and a wonderful intro soundtrack by Patrick Phelan that has inspired several modern electro/techno remixes. You control a little ninja by running and jumping through several levels platforms, traps and.... candies! Oh yes! You collect lollipops, Smarties and you fight with jelly pops and several other candy-style creatures! You have to enable the scattered check-points in each level in order to be able to progress to the next one and also to have a check-point loading when being killed by a moving chocolate etc! A typical (and tasty!) arcade platform game that will give much fun to play with.
Note that the game was bundled with the newly launched Amiga 1200 back then, although not the AGA version with enhanced graphics which followed later. Generally the original Amiga edition (and later, the AGA) is still widely considered to be the finest of the lot.

The Atari STE version has nice detailed graphics and huge sprites while the screens offer around 28 colors on-screen. There are a few enhancement here compared to the ST version, including smoother scrolling (still low frame-rate though) and a few more colors on -screen (found at the sky shadings, much like the Fire & Ice game). Note that, both ST and STE versions (and PC) are missing a few details found on the Amiga (and especially on the Amiga AGA version).
Soundwise, the game here offers the original (Amiga) intro music, but the in-game sound is average, featuring only a few dull sound effects and strangely only the heart beating of your energy as a background sound (same as in all versions though)!
 
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Comparable platforms



24 colors
Atari ST



41 colors
Commodore Amiga OCS/ECS



54 colors
Commodore Amiga AGA



16 colors
PC MS-DOS



28 colors
Atari STE
 
Hardware information

Atari STE

Atari STECPU: Motorola 68000 16/32bit @ 8mhz. 16 bit data bus/32 bit internal/24-bit address bus.
MEMORY: RAM 512 (520STE) -1024KB (1040STE) upgradable up to 4 MB / ROM 192KB
GRAPHICS: Digital-to-Analog Converter of 3-bits, eight levels per RGB channel, featuring a 12-bit RGB palette (4096 colors) supporting resolutions of 320x200 (16 color), 640x200 (4 color), 640x400 (monochrome). Also features BLiTTER chip for copy/fill/clear large data blocks in memory (fill rate 4 MB/s) and Hardware-support for horizontal and vertical fine scrolling and split screen.
SOUND: DMA sound chip with 2-channels stereo 8-bit PCM sound at 6.25/12.5/25/50 kHz, MIDI in/out
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The Atari STE (default) color palette
12bit RGB 4096-colors palette
(16 on-screen and up to 4096 in static image)
 
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