Best of ZZT (DOS)

Best of ZZT Screenshots

DOS version

The game starts with a screen that asks about the player's machine and whether it has a colour monitor. It then moves on to this title screen
The start of BestZZT1 world: The Secret Of Headhunter Isle.
The first screen of BestZZT1 world: The Secret Of Headhunter Isle.
Playing 'BestZZT1 world: The Secret Of Headhunter Isle.' The player soon finds out the game's storyline, the text goes on to say the player must find five purple keys in order to leave the island
Whenever a pathway leaves the screen it opens a new part of the game map. Here the player, the white face at the bottom of the screen, is blocked by a locked forest door
Playing 'The Secret Of Headhunter Isle' Here the player, the white face at the left of the screen can collect a torch by moving upwards & ammo by moving down. Progress is blocked by a locked red door
This is how the player accesses new game worlds. Press 'W' to access the Worlds menu.
The start of 'BestZZT2 world: Royal Treasures'
This is the first screen of 'Royal Treasures'
Playing 'BestZZT2 world: Royal Treasures'. The player does not have to move far before the game's story unfolds. This seems to be a gameworld standard
Playing 'BestZZT2 world: Royal Treasures'. This game board 'Gridlock' is very easy to get trapped in. The game does warn players to save often in case of such eventualities
Part of the game's help file. The most important bit of advice is SAVE OFTEN. As the text says, the worst that can happen is death!