Now I know this queue needs to be cleared out before Oktrollberfest wraps up. This batch is a mix of a few Super ZZT titles and some spooky unpreserved worlds that were recently streamed. Then, some unusual odds and ends consisting of an MS-DOS utility, an early version of an existing world, and just a surprise random upload of a game from 1995.
The only good thing about the days of having an over-sized multi-page queue was being able to have a unifying theme. As usual when there's no newly created worlds, it's basically just whatever got a moment in the Worlds of ZZT stream spotlight. Still, that spooky stream was a lot of fun so there's a surprisingly high average quality on display with this set.
“ZZT Town 2: Sierra (early version)” by c-ball (1998)
The new earliest in a set of now three versions of unofficial sequels to Town. They all call themselves "ZZT Town 2", but the title screen on this one goes for broke.
“Zlaunch” by Ryan Philips (2001)
I useful utility for loading ZZT worlds in different directory’s or drives.
A utility that should allow you to specify a world to play in a different directory. I suspect it copies the file and plays from there, but my quick attempt to see it on action on a retro PC resulted in ZZT trying to load a file but being unable to find it. YMMV.
A Super ZZT world that didn't feel very maze-y on stream. Turns out this is because it starts on the wrong board, and the first board is indeed a maze that I am glad I managed to avoid.
“Lord of the Rings Battle Ground (v1.0)” by Nixon (2003)
A Super ZZT action title that's woefully incomplete and features the world's fastest orcs. A solid idea of jumping around to iconic battles in the LotR series that falls short in its current state shown here.
“The Dark Power, Chapter 1: The Ring of Immortality” by VidPaul (1995)
Some careful wording makes this Dark Tower fan game come off as a more original work. Granted, the actual Dark Tower connections are pretty sparse here, but at least it's got a few nice looking boards.
“Phsyco-Ville” by DarkMage (1997)
An mid-90s ZZT action game that almost figures things out. Despite it's less than stellar "Escape the mental hospital!!" premise, this one almost seems ahead of the curve as far as object focused shooters go. A bit rough around the edges but fairly enjoyable.
“The X-Files” by Joyce Cheuk
Nothing ever seems to go right for agent Mulder. This time, Mulder is the target of a shadowy organization that has also kidnapped agent Scully. Can he pick the right door to escape the UFO?
“Army of Darkness (v2.0)” by Teraptus13 (1996)
A cute adaption of the film for ZZT! Short, simple, and hits a few iconic bits of dialog. Turns out it's an earlier version of a more detailed later release making this one more of a footnote to the historical record of ZZT.
“Power Troopers: Quest of the Crystal Keys” (1995)
Welcome to Power Troopers: Quest of the Crystal Keys. You are Blaze "The Blade". Your mission: find the keys, and save your pals!