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.
|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