90s Old-School Platformer Classic ‘Zool’ Is Getting A Remake

The platformer classic from the 1990s ‘Zool’ is getting a remake built from the ground up. Best of all, it’s coming to PC Steam this month!

Zool Redimensioned” is a reimagining built from the ground up inspired by the original game that was released by Gremlin Graphics for the Amiga in 1992.

Developed by students and veterans of the industry

Zool Redimensioned will be brought to us by Secret Mode as well as the students of Sumo Digital Academy, under the guidance of veteran developers from Gremlin Graphics.

I have memories of playing Zool on my SEGA Mega Drive, and I remember it to be similar to Sonic the Hedgehog in terms of gameplay. Well, it seems that this reimagining has been inspired by the likes of Sonic once more, namely 2017’s Sonic Mania.

Credit: Secret Mode/Sumo Digital Academy

Like Sonic Mania, Zool Redimensioned will be inspired by its original visuals and its gameplay. However, this reimagining will come with a host of new improvements and features.

Zool Redimensioned will feature eight alien worlds of platforming joy as you aim to save the universe from the evil Krool.

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Zool has been modernised for the modern era

Furthermore, according to the press release, Zool Redimensioned will feature:

  • Over 28 retro platforming challenges, all enhanced for the best possible experience
  • Choose between two main game modes: Redimensioned for a more accessible modern experience, or Ultimate Ninja to experience a true hardcore challenge
  • Trade blows with the dimension’s most dangerous creatures in seven completely redesigned boss fights
  • Discover new secrets, challenges, and extras across your adventure, with over 25 achievements to unlock
  • Enhanced quality-of-life options, including a level select screen, checkpoints, accessibility options and more
  • Play the original Mega Drive version for a truly authentic retro adventure
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Additionally, half of the games generated revenue will fund the student initiative at Sumo Digital Academy.

Zool Redimensioned will be available on Steam on August 18th. Will you be checking out this Zool remake/reimagining? Let us know across our social media channels.

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Featured Image Credit: Secret Mode/Sumo Digital