Zool: Ninja of the Nth Dimension although originally released on the Amiga in 1992, also appeared on various platforms including the SEGA Mega Drive (Genesis), Atari ST, SNES, Acorn Archimedes and others. Zool was a charming platform game, full of speed and from my own gaming memory lots of easy deaths. It could be quite a punishing game, which encouraged speed, but would often torment you with its difficulty requiring a slightly slower approach to navigate the selection of on-screen foes.
One of the key aspects that always stood out for me though, especially on the Acorn Archimedes A3010 I played the original Zool on was the music. It was speaker thumping, drum slamming splendour and this aspect has not been forgotten in this latest news release…
Well as our obsession with retro nostalgia continues, so does the return of many of these classic titles with the announcement of Zool Redimensioned releasing August 2021 by Sumo Digital.
With an apparent more zoomed out view of the action, there should be less chance of cheap deaths and unhelpful surprises as you can see from the screenshots below. With 28 levels, power ups, boss battles, mini games, achievements and the return of those fun pianos you can walk across – Zool Redimensioned should be an interesting return for this memorable game character.