ZZT DOS The title screen of the world's first ZZT game.


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A text-mode action/puzzle game, ZZT already comes with a variety of game worlds. However, the real appeal of this game is the level editor with its scripting capability, which allows the creation of an unlimited number of new scenarios, stories, characters, traps, machines, and anything else players can think of.


ZZT DOS This is how ZZT appeared in Epic's 1992 catalogue
ZZT DOS The title screen of the world's first ZZT game.
ZZT DOS A screenshot from the 1999 ZZT game, Magic Land Dizzy.
ZZT DOS The beaches of ZZT.

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The best GCS ever. Craig Adams (3) unrated
Tim Sweeny's finest work. Nick Rycar (200) 3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars
Proves that even ASCII graphics can be great Katakis | カタキス (39830) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
One Line Will Never Do ZZT Justice! Dan Theman (9) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
ZZT is still alive! Robert Pragt (29) unrated
An extremely good game design utility for beginners. Matt Dabrowski (223) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars

Critic Reviews

GameHippo.com May 23, 2001 9 out of 10 90


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ZZT was named "ZZT" because the programmer wanted the name to appear at the bottom of BBS's downloadable software lists.

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emerging_lurker (178) added ZZT (DOS) on Nov 07, 1999