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The Zug 209 is a cheat unit in Age of Empires. The unit has the appearance of a futuristic bipedal robot armed with dual blaster cannons. Unlike most units, the default color scheme is always the same regardless of its ownership by a different player. The unit spawns only at the most recently built Town Center. Despite its superior stats compared to a standard unit, its stats cannot be upgraded and it is vulnerable to conversion. It is also available in the Scenario Editor (Definitive Edition only).


  • The Zug 209's appearance and name is likely to be a reference to the ED-209 of the RoboCop franchise.
  • When it dies, it explodes like fireworks leaving behind only its legs on the ground which will burn eternally. Unlike other units, it will not decompose and disappear off the map; however, building any structure over it will remove its remains. The only other unit that shares this unique feature is the BabyPrez, albeit with a different death animation.



STORMBILLY (ZUG 209) vs EVERY UNIT - Age of Empires- Definitive Edition

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Cheat units in the Age of Empires series
Age of Empires
BabyPrez  · Big Bertha  · Black Rider  · Flying Dutchman  · Laser Trooper  · Medusa  · Nuke Trooper  · Saint Francis
Stealth Archer  · Winsett's other Z  · Winsett's Z  · Zug 209
Age of Empires II
Alfred the Alpaca  · Cobra Car  · Furious the Monkey Boy  · Penguin  · Saboteur  · VMDL  · Sharkatzor  · Photon Man
Age of Mythology
Bella  · Flying Purple Hippo  · Forkboy  · Lazer Bear
Age of Empires III
BigAndy  · Fluffy · Flying Purple Tapir  · George Crushington  · Flaming Hot Dog Cart  · Monster Ice Cream Truck  · Lazerbear
Learicorn  · Mediocre Bombard  · The Tommynator  · Honey Badger