With big successes in the gaming industry (or really any industry) comes imitators and companies trying to be the next big game or simply cashing in on a popular trend. While calling this game an imitator is harsh as it certainly tried to be different from Tetris and its many clones, Zoop REALLY tried to be the next Tetris. On paper, Zoop should’ve become the huge success Viacom New Media and Hookstone Productions wanted, being released on any relevant gaming console or computer in 1995 (except for the Virtual Boy, 32X, CDi, and 3DO). On top of that, the game had rad 90s advertising in magazines and commercials, was being published by a big company like Viacom, and even had the help of the once giant movie and game rental chain: Blockbuster to garner interest. However, even with all of that going for Zoop, the game still fell into obscurity while Tetris continued to live on. In retro game stores, in the bin of $3 SNES games, mixed in with the Madden ‘95s and Wordtris’, you’ll be bound to find a few copies of Zoop. A pity since, while the game won’t blow players away, it’s certainly not a stinker; after all, it was once Europe and America’s largest killer of time…or at least it was according to Zoop’s advertising.