City Walkthrough by volvox

Version: Final | Updated: 10/24/05 | Printable Version


		   	      The City of ZZT - Walkthrough


				       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 

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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.


	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
	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.


	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 
	8.  Return to the T at the top of the room. Take the left teleporter and 
	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 

  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

  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.


	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 

  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

	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