This month's cGOTM wasn't made for zzt, but SuperZZT. "A SuperZZT game?", you might think. Yes. Many people forget that z2 is a site about SuperZZT too, and personally I think that SuperZZT should get more attention than it currently has. The Long Voyage was, apart from the standard SuperZZT game Monster Zoo, the first SuperZZT game that I ever played. It's made by Chris Jong, and was released in 1992 during Prodigy' ZZT club period (for more information about this club check out the feature on the IF page).
The player of this game, Dave Exmeno, was taking an ocean boat ride together with his girlfriend Penny. Then, someone took you and threw you off the boat! The goal of the game, of course, is to get back to the boat and save your girlfriend.
The thing that makes this game the classic that it is, is pure gameplay. From the moment you strand on the first isle, after you have been thrown from the boat, a flow of small puzzles, shooting parts, exploring and other things often present in the classic type ZZT games, will flood the player. For some reason, this makes the game extremely playable. Furthermore The Long Voyage is also a pretty long game, so it can occupy you for quite some time. The graphics of this game are nice, not fantastic, but certainly better than mediocre... Tossed in are also some cool bits of music and sound effects.
All in all, I think The Long Voyage is the most fun SuperZZT game I ever played. Chris has created the type of game that suits SuperZZT best. Anyone who likes SuperZZT should definitely play this one, for it is a true classic.