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ZDog is a VT03-based plug-and-play console developed by Hummer Team and published by Zechess. It contains 44 games. Some of the games are used in Hummer Team's other plug & play system, Samuri.


The system has three modes of play, each of which leading to the same 44 minigames. After completing each minigame, you get a star, which is stored in the Star Bank. The game is "completed" when the player gets all 44 stars.

All of the sound is digitized, and the games that ZDog shares with Samuri have their sound redone.

List of games[]

  1. Space Cruiser - a shooter, uses the same engine as Air Combat from the Samuri
  2. UFO Carrier - second variant of the same game 
  3. Space Fort - third variant of the same game
  4. ZDog Hero - basically the fighting game from the Samuri, only with ZDog, Hummer, Pink Jelly & Panda used
  5. Hummer Hero - same game, but you can only play as Hummer
  6. Jelly Hero - probably self-explanatory
  7. Benthal - another variation on the shooter engine, starring a whale and set underwater
  8. Sea Serpent - second underwater shooting game
  9. Octopus - third underwater shooting game
  10. Submarine - single screen shooter, you must go underwater to avoid missiles headed your way by other subs,
  11. Diplopod War
  12. Pterodactyl - crosshair shooting game, defend the house from pterodactyls to the Aladdin theme tune
  13. Duck Runaway
  14. Space Ball - something with the sprites from Juggling Stunts but the player is in the middle and you have to catch the balls thrown by the other two in space
  15. Harpoon
  16. Surfing - you control Pink Jelly on a surfboard, and you have to avoid sharks
  17. Hunting - similar to the hunting game on the Samuri, but with multiple stages and different animals mixed in together
  18. Fly Eater - Greedy Frog on Samuri
  19. Seals
  20. Knock the Roots - variation on Big Hammer, etc.
  21. Puppy Saver - save puppies from falling off a table by putting them into an endlessly-deep basket
  22. Cross Street - a frogger clone where you have to guide ZDog across the street without getting hit by oncoming traffic
  23. Cute Headsc - a matching game similar to games nowadays like "Candy Crush"
  24. Matching - Match cards with various Hummer Team Superstars on them
  25. Venice Mugs - variation on Tomatina from the Samuri but the player is throwing mugs at people in Venice
  26. Moose and Water - You are a moose and your goal is to drink enough water before time runs out, beware of being attacked!
  27. Honor Ribbon - Arkanoid clone
  28. Mad Jumper - variant of Jelly Motor Boat
  29. Shipwreck - Titenic variant
  30. Heroine - Titenic variant
  31. Cat vs Dogs - Pac-Man clone
  32. Pingpong - a game of Ping Pong with voice acting, most of which being most-likley computer synthisised (also known as text to speech)
  33. Foredeck - Titenic variant
  34. Double Decker - Titenic variant
  35. Elevator - Titenic variant
  36. Ocean Hero - Titenic variant
  37. Panda Hero - another fighting game starring you as the panda
  38. Mad Dogs - variant of Crazy Cats on the Samuri
  39. Samurai - Slice enough watermelons and apples before time runs out, beware of the possible assasination attempts by throwing stars by dodging them...
  40. Butter Fly - a mediocre clone of the "Fly Swatting" game from Mario Paint
  41. Lobster - try to save your Lobster-Youngins from being eaten by a giant Snake/Eel
  42. Lion vs Zebra - A chase game where you are a Lion trying to scratch the Butt of a Zebra
  43. Monkey - it is basically like Moose & Water but with a monkey in a tree
  44. Star Bank - after every game is complete, you earn a star, this is where you can veiw your progress


  • The game Mad Dogs is a variant of Crazy Cats on the Samuri plug and play. In the Samuri manual, it lists it as Mad Dogs instead of Crazy Cats.
  • This is the last known release by Hummer Team.
  • VDog, which seems to be an early version of ZDog, appears in the documentation for EmuVT.

Early Development[]

Originally, Hummer Team had plans to make ZDog a more "Virtual-Pet" based game, without featuring any minigames, demos (that can be found on the EmuTV website link shown above) made by Hummer Team show that these where the original intentions and date back to as early as 2002, but sadly this style of ZDog never saw the light of day, and while there is a Virtual-pet style menu in ZDog, it's clearly not as extensive as Hummer Team probably planned to make it...

Eventually, after Samuri was made, the Zdog idea was reused and Turned into a Samuri Modification for convinience sake...