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Zorro (DOS)

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Description

Don Diego Vega has a secret identity - that of Zorro, a masked swordsman who has sworn to protect the innocents of California, at the time a Spanish colony. Among the powerful and corrupted men there is Don Cortez, who hopes to gain even more power by discovering an ancient treasure. Honoring his word, Zorro sets out to stop the Cortez, alone against nearly impossible odds...

Based on the series of books by Johnston McCulley, Zorro is a side-scrolling platform game that has certain similarities to Prince of Persia and other so-called "cinematic platformers". The emphasis of the gameplay is on careful advancement through the levels and physical activities such as jumping and climbing. Zorro has two weapons at his disposal - a whip and a sword; the sword is more powerful, but the whip has a longer range.

The game utilizes cutscenes with live actors to advance the story.

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Zorro DOS Dead Zorro
Zorro DOS ...or using the sword
Zorro DOS The game starts here. The "Zeta" will give you a life
Zorro DOS Zorro entering the mines.

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User Reviews

Side-scrolling Prince of Persia like action willyum (958) unrated
Zorro--what a joke! jfritzyb (10) 2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars

Critic Reviews

Power Unlimited Jul, 1995 6.8 out of 10 68
Computer Gaming World (CGW) May, 1995 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PC Gamer Jun, 1995 57 out of 100 57
PC Games (Germany) Jun, 1995 51 out of 100 51
PC Joker Jul, 1995 35 out of 100 35
PC Player (Germany) Jun, 1995 35 out of 100 35
Power Play Jun, 1995 15 out of 100 15
Joystick (French) Jun, 1995 10 out of 100 10

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Benjamin Tucker (270) added Zorro (DOS) on Jan 14, 2000