“Link is never short of encountering strange creatures in mystic dungeons. And amorphous blob-like entities are no exception. In this case; sentient blobs called Zols.

Those annoying Gel enemies that slither around in the dungeons of the early Legend of Zelda game and multiply into numerous globs if not hit with the correct sword.
Like the Ropes from a previous entry of mine; they’re more dangerous in numbers.

They also vary in color depending on the temple. In green temples they’re more forest green while in gold temples they’re more dark brown. So I went with green cause I didn’t want it to look like Link was going up against sentient piles of poo. XD
Though who the Hell knows what those things are actually made of? XD

Link’s main objective is to get to the other side and through the door.

Not so assuring when these blobs are slithering around ready to pounce on you.”


Shinragod from the USA is one of the most contributing members of the Game-Art-HQ Community now since years and now also an  author of many of the galleries in our recent art collaborations like the Street Fighter Anniversary and Link’s Blacklist V2 since he became one of the admins and editors of GA-HQ in 2016!

Beside contributing illustrations to almost all our art collaborations in the last years, he is also drawing a lot of other fan art as well as own characters. Have a good look at his complete portfolio on dA here!


Zols are blobs that slither around in dungeons within the original Legend of Zelda for NES. They often travel in groups and bounce/slide across the floor in an attempt to hit Link. There are no variations on Zols. They always come in the darkish grey color and dish out the same amount of damage.

The small size of the room with the many barricades makes dealing with their large numbers quite irritating. To make things even more problematic, when they are hit they break into smaller slimes that glide around on the floor quicker. Worse still is that they rarely drop anything.

The Zol enemies re-appeared in almost all Legend of Zelda games on handhelds but never made it into the 3D based Zelda games on consoles.



Other Zol in Link’s Blacklist:


None yet 🙁




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