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    		   	      The City of ZZT - Walkthrough
    
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    				       Scott Walker
    
    
    v0.0	First draft written as the game was played.  May 1999
    Final	Spell checked, formatted to 80 chars wide, will not make any more 
            updates.
    
    
    Feel free to distribute this FAQ as long as it remains unchanged, but it may be
    translated into other languages.  If you wish to use it or parts of it, do not 
    forget to credit me. 
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    Start
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    	You can go to the pawnshop anytime you like for ammo, health, and 
    	advice. You don't really need the advice since you are reading this.
    
    	Go east and pick up the ammo. Go south.
    
      Downtown
    
    	Shoot all the red and blue monsters. This is easiest if you stay in one
    	place and let the monsters come to you. Get the yellow key. Use it to 
    	unlock a yellow door and get the new key and gems. Repeat on all the 
    	rooms. Enter the hideout when you are done.
    
      Dr. Bob's Hideout
    
    	1.  Go the the center yellow room. Kill the red monsters and push the
    	    button.
    	2.  Go around to the bottom purple room. Kill the centipedes and push 
    	    the button.
    	3.  Enter the green room to the right. Get the ammo and yellow key.
    	4.  Open the lower yellow door. Go up and get the second yellow key.
    	5.  Go back to the center yellow room and push the button.
    	6.  Open the second yellow door. Get the gems and push the button.
    	7.  Go the the center blue room. Kill the monsters and push the button.
    	8.  Go to the top yellow room and get the gems.
    	9.  Go to the lower red room. Kill the monsters and push the button.
    	10. Go to the white room and get the ammo and gems.
    	11. Go to Dr. Bob and get the red key. Talk to him. He'll tell you there
    	    is a secret path in the park to the immediate left of XYZZY.
    	12. Push the buttons in the blue and red rooms. Exit the hideout.
    
    	Go north, west, west, and enter the jail.
    
      Jail
    
    	Go south. There is a secret passage between the X and O. Go in and get a
    	1000 point bonus and some gems. Go north.
    
    	To get into maximum security, you must blast in. Moving one of the
    	horizontal arrows in the bottom corner causes a bomb to travel right.
    	Put a vertical arrow in the way to keep the bomb from becoming trapped.
    	Once it is stopped, use the blue blocks to move the bomb over to the
    	maximum security walls. Blast sightly above center the whole way. Repeat
    	three more times. There are six bombs, so you can screw up twice. Go
    	east then north.
    
      The Headache Room
    
    	1.  At the first T, take the right teleporter. Follow to the next T and
    	    take the lower teleporter. Take the white key.
    	2.  Go back (take right teleporter) and take the top teleporter at the 
    	    first T. Take the left teleporter at the next T. Follow and open the 
    	    first white door.
    	3.  Go back to the first T and take the right teleporter. Take the left 
    	    one at the next T. Follow and get the white key. 
    	4.  Return to the first T (take the right teleporter). Take the left 
    	    teleporter at the next T. Follow and open the second white door.
    	5.  Return to the T at the top of the room. Take the right teleporter 
    	    and follow to the next T. Take the bottom teleporter. Follow and get 
    	    the white key.
    	6.  Return to the T at the top of the room (take the right teleporter). 
    	    Take the left teleporter and follow to open the third white door.
    	7.  Return to the T at the top of the room. Take the right teleporter 
    	    and follow to the next T. Take the left teleporter and get the white 
    	    key.
    	8.  Return to the T at the top of the room. Take the left teleporter and 
    	    follow.
    	9.  Open the last white door and head east.
    
      Maximum Security!
    
    	Move the arrow and talk to the guy. He's the ZZT Bandit and gives you a
    	green key.  Take the key and go east.
    
    	Open the green door. You now may open the other doors with the other 
    	green keys.  The people don't say much, but you can get some gems. Go 
    	south and open the green door. Take the green key and exit. Go north.
    
      The Park
    
    	Just try to run through the lions. Trying to kill them all is hard and 
    	waste of ammo. Go to the bum and give him 10 gems. Then shoot him. Then 
    	give him 20 gems for the City Hall Pass. Go west.
    
    	Go over to the left of the XYZZY collecting gems and ammo along the way. 
    	There is a secret passage to on the left. Go west.
    
      The ZZT Bandit's Hideout
    
    	Open the doors with the red and green keys you have. Run past the beams 
    	and load up on gems. Get the ticket too. You'll need it at the station. 
    	Go east, east, and south to exit the park.  Go east.
    
      The Atrium
    
    	You need to collect the keys one by one and open the doors. Collect the
    	gems too.  You should open the doors by going down the middle and using 
    	the last key to go down. This way you won't get stuck. Remember to keep 
    	a sharp eye out for the bullets since the are bouncing around. They also 
    	travel in lines over the water.  Take the scroll for 1000 points and go 
    	east.
    
      The Rat Race
    	
    	Get the first yellow key down by the red monsters. Pick up the ammo and 
    	gems too.  Open the first yellow door and kill the tigers. Get the 
    	yellow key and open the next door.  Kill all the purple monsters and get 
    	the yellow key. You may get the blue gems, but you'll probably take some 
    	damage from the brown monsters. Take the left gem and you can shoot a 
    	bunch of the brown monsters. Open the next door and kill the centipedes. 
    	Touch one of the bombs and get out of the way. It will destroy the green 
    	gems, but leave the key. Take it and open the next door. Kill the brown 
    	monsters. Go way over to the left and go up the column with the key.  
    	This will protect you from the shots. Once you have the key, RUN! You 
    	can shoot up to destroy any shots which might get you. Open the next 
    	door. Blow up the centipedes with the bomb and shoot the lower one. Get 
    	the torches. Exit the room and return to start (e,e,e).
    
    City Hall
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      Processing Dept
    
    	You need three keys to proceed, and only the robot can get them to you.
    	First, bump the !! button to activate the robot. The period switches the 
    	robot to shooting mode and the arrow button switches it to move mode. 
    	Using the arrow buttons, move the robot down to the lower right corner. 
    	Shoot away the top and bottom rows of walls. Go underneath the blocks 
    	and push the columns with keys up near the top. Now you just need to 
    	move the keys over to the left and push them through the spinners with 
    	the robot. Open all three doors and go east.
    
      Storage Room
    
    	Pick up some ammo and gems then go west and north.
    
      Dark Room
    
    	Light a torch. An invisible wall keeps back most of the monsters above,
    	but start shooting to the right when you get a chance. After finishing 
    	those monsters, go left and kill the ones one the left. Now only the 
    	ones trapped by the wall remain. You'll take some damage, but shoot down 
    	immediately after rounding the wall.  Then go to the bottom row and 
    	immediately fire to the right. Get the key, kill the last monsters and 
    	return to the lobby. Go to the washroom.
    
      Executive Washroom
    
    	Flush the toilet if you like and go through the cyan door. Get the gems
    	and the key. Return to the lobby and go to the elevator.
    
      Elevator
    
    	This is a nifty item, but a tedious one. The elevator travels right to 
    	left and only stops at floors while going to the left. Right to left, 
    	the floors are:
    
    	1 - 
    	2 - 
    	3 - To Lobby
    	4 - To Spa
    	5 - To Mayor's Office
    
    	You'll need to get a cyan key from floors 1-4 to open the four doors on
    	floor 5.  Get each key, go to floor 5, open the door, then return to the 
    	elevator to get another key.
    
      1st Floor - Maintenance Room
    
    	It's dark, so light a torch. As you move to the right monsters will
    	appear.  Try to run by as much as possible. Try not to spend too much 
    	time killing them or you will waste torches. Go through the oneway and 
    	get the gems, then go through the other one. Run up past the tigers and 
    	get the cyan key. Return to the elevator.
    
      2nd Floor - Mini Rooms
    
    	You need to get all the gems to pass the guy. Kill the monsters outside
    	the rooms first and get some ammo. Now get a gems and kill the monsters 
    	in the mini room.  Don't worry if you shoot the gem on the other side. 
    	Try not to open a room with a purple monster on the other side of the 
    	gem. They will rush out and damage you.  Get the key and return to the 
    	elevator.
    
      4th Floor - Spa
    
    	Shoot the top blue guy on the right. This will open the first arrow row.
    	Opening the others is really easy. After the row moves away, you can now 
    	shoot the blocking walls directly. Go south and get the cyan key. Return 
    	to the elevator.  
    
      5th Floor - Mayor's Office
    
    	Open the first door. You'll need to get all the gems and push each block 
    	up or down to release the arrow columns. Moving through the shots is 
    	pretty easy, just step two spaces at a time and take it slow. Open the 
    	remaining doors and get the gems. Talk to the mayor three times and 
    	bribe him the 100 gems the third time. He'll give you and ID card.  Get 
    	out of city hall and head west twice to the train station.
    
    Train Station
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    	Talk to the ticket agent and take the purple key. Talk to the conductor
    	and board the train. Talk to the passenger and enjoy the short train 
    	ride. Go west when the train stops.
    
      The Pub
    
    	Enter the pub and end your quest. Get the scroll for 10,000 points and
    	talk to the guy to end the game and get your final score. Short wasn't 
    	it!