The classic ’90s platformer, Zool, will receive a remake for PC later this month.
Zool Redimensioned was introduced today by the publisher Secret Mode and was developed by Sumo Digital Academy.
The original Zool was released by Gremlin Graphics in 1992 for the Amiga home computer and has since been ported to the SNES, Mega Drive, Master System, Game Gear, Game Boy, PC, Atari ST, Amiga CD32, and Acorn Archimedes.
He follows the titular Zul, an N-Dimensional ninja who looks like an ant.
When his ship is wrecked on an alien planet, Zul discovers that the evil Krul has infiltrated his various worlds – Sweet, Music, Fruit, Tools, Toys, Fair, and Desert Island – and turned the usual inanimate objects that interfere with him into deadly assassins. , all struggling to kill Zool.
The goal is to guide Zula through each world, using his ninja powers to shoot bullets, climb walls, and perform spin jump attacks.
The game was best known for two things – its extremely fast speed and the introduction of the Chupa Chups lollipop brand in the first world. It was popular enough to spawn a sequel, which featured a female companion named Zooz.
The new PC remake appears to be heavily zoomed out, allowing players to see more of the level. It also appears to be missing the Chupa Chups brand that originally made the game such a talking point.
It will have two different modes: resized for a “more accessible modern experience” and “Ultimate Ninja” for a “real hardcore challenge.”
Players will also be able to play the original Mega Drive version of the game to see what it looked like before.
Sumo Digital Academy is a talent development program designed to help alumni take their first step in the video game development industry.
Zool redimensioned will be released on Steam later this month.