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’90s Amiga mascot Zool is being exhumed for reasons unknown


Sonic the Hedgehog has a hell of a lot to answer for. When Sega’s mascot made his debut in 1991, the game’s wild success saw every developer under the sun racing to create their own cartoon mascot platformer. Wow, there were some stinkers: who else remembers Boogerman? Cool Spot? Hell even McDonalds had Mick and Mack: Global Gladiators.

Zool was far from the worst of these games, but it’s also not terribly good either: the magazines of the time gave it some scandalously high scores, doubtless why it sold well, but its main asset was always looking good and taking full advantage of the Amiga’s colour palette for striking visual backdrops.

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