Super ZZT v2.0 (Registered)
I tried it. I thought maybe it would be worth it. It wasn't. SuperZZT is just like ZZT except you can't fit as many things on the screen, there's a few more built-in monsters, the editor sucks, and everything is a bit buggy. Oh, the <hint> key is pretty useful, it'd be great for engines, but the game's not worth it. I even tried the games it comes with. I gave up after a few levels, even with cheat codes. Super ZZT is just ZZT watered down with some frosting on it.
I'm here to represent SZZT and all its goodness. ZZT never had a ROTON, or a web, or an intricate intro screen full of possibilities. Many mysteries to be solved, your own personal counter, 15 flags, the H button that you can do anything with.... and people are making crappy inventory engines in ZZT with ?+i or whatever when they could press h and have inventory stuff.
The Roton rules, as does the super slackers Pairer and Dragon Pup, new terrain called web that spiders can go through as well as you.. can the web die? no.. It certainly cannot.
As for limited editing space being my complaint earlier in my lifetime, I programmed about 9k of code for one engine and didn't find a problem with it once.
as for limited resources, the only reason they're limited is people nobody cared enough to make an external editor or a big toolkit for szzt, and should have no impact on the actual game
Ok, SZZT does not even compare to ZZT, but it's not bad at all. I like it very much, and the game's (Both Fan-made & Included with download) are very detailed and have depth, in the sense that you don't find yourself on a similer board over, and over again. I enjoy the whole "side-scroller" gameplay, it makes the games seem more realistic. My only complaint is that after I downloaded it, I had to spend almost a half-hour, makeing my own game directory for it, by changing each game's filename to MONSTER.ZST, then saving it as the game's original name, and then changing the filename back. I hate the fact that it has no game directory, but other than that, I think SZZT is a great game!
really the only things keeping SZZT down is the annoying 40 column mode and the lack of external editor support. The built in editor is full of bugs and is hard to use. A great idea but poor execution.
In all honesty it's not very good. But COMPARE THE INCLUDED GAMES VS. ZZT'S AND YOU HAVE A WINNER. At least try it out plus there's some haunted house game that's pretty awesome.
Regular ZZT is better in every way. Don't bother to check this out, there's about as many Super ZZT games as there are female ZZTers.