Closer Looks

Closer Looks are one of the main components of the Worlds of ZZT project. The Closer Look series consists primarily of (re)visiting ZZT worlds and looking at them from a contemporary perspective, attemping to give both a complete playthrough of them while also pointing out noteworthy design decisions.

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Closer Look: Koopo The Lemming

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
July 2, 2019
Summary
Oh No! More Lemmings Clones!
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Closer Look: The Secret of Cannibal Island

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
June 16, 2019
Summary
Better than the Best of ZZT, Janson shows a traditional key collecting game done almost right
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Closer Look: Warlord's Temple

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
May 30, 2019
Summary
Six arrows. More than enough to kill anything that moves.
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Closer Look: The Cliff

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
May 15, 2019
Summary
The cliff has killed another! Find the saboteur before they strike again
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Closer Look: The Forests Will Echo With Laughter

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
April 20, 2019
Summary
And it's whispered that soon, If we all call the tune, then Da Warren will lead us to reason
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Closer Look: Nevada Bob 1: He's On The Job

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
March 27, 2019
Summary
Good humor, great music, poor design, and the giant robot battle is optional?
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Closer Look: Stupid RPG

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Feb. 28, 2019
Summary
The first of far too many in a long running series by a notable and divisive ZZTer
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Closer Look: Freak Da Cat

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Jan. 31, 2019
Summary
Tired: "Press F to Pay Respects" Wired: "Press δ to Act Like a Snake"
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Closer Look: Frost 2: Ice

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Jan. 27, 2019
Summary
Nadir's zenith, Preservation Through Piracy, a nearly unreleased gem capturing ZZT at its peak
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Closer Look: ZZT Syndromes

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Dec. 30, 2018
Summary
I'm in this huge empty room with yellow walls... No matter where I go... those same horrible yellow walls...
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Closer Look: Algorithm Part 1: Disco For Justice!

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Dec. 18, 2018
Summary
A rejected ZZTer returns with dated comedy and some fascinating self-insert protagonists
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Closer Look: Run-On

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Dec. 1, 2018
Summary
Randomly generated ZZT action in this endless-feeling runner
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Closer Look: Final Fantasy 2

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Oct. 30, 2018
Summary
A unique take on FF2US/FF4J where the programmer doesn't know how #end works.
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Closer Look: Jack O' Lantern

Author
Newt/John D. Moore
Date
Oct. 21, 2018
Summary
Newt revisits his iconic ZZT horror game and explains just what the heck is going on
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Closer Look: Ezanya

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Sept. 21, 2018
Summary
Commit war crimes in the name of the king in this early fantasy that stands the test of time
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Closer Look: Shades Of Gray

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Aug. 28, 2018
Summary
The Town of ZZT has lost is colors. Who took them and why?
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ZZT House Hunting

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
Aug. 19, 2018
Summary
There's no places like ZZT homes. There's no places like ZZT homes. There's no places like ZZT homes.
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Closer Look: Card Prime

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
July 30, 2018
Summary
Expert programming crams a collectible card game into ZZT!
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Closer Look: Caves of ZZT

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
July 22, 2018
Summary
"Life's real tough, ain't it?" - the unloved and forgotten original ZZT world
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Closer Look: Pokemon Twin Pack

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
June 10, 2018
Summary
Prepare for trouble, and make it double with this typical example of converting Pokemon to ZZT
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Closer Look: Scooter

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
May 23, 2018
Summary
Guinea Pig Fact: A game being adorable can't make up for unresponsive controls
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Closer Look: Angelis Finale

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
May 14, 2018
Summary
Overclocking ZZT to turn it into a viable medium for a fast paced action game
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Closer Look: Wasteland

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
April 29, 2018
Summary
Commodore takes his first step on the journey of becoming one of ZZT's best in this 2003 post-apocalyptic adventure
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Closer Look: War of ZZT

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
April 23, 2018
Summary
War!! W-War is breaking out fast!
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The Best of ZZT

Author
Dr. Dos
Date
April 4, 2018
Summary
A list of 20-something ZZT worlds worth your time
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