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Zorro: yet another game that is suspiciously similar to PoP

Post by David » January 9th, 2014, 11:52 am

(The other such game was Cruel World.)

Video: http://pushinguproses.com/the-worst-gam ... er-played/ The interesting part is 2:40-4:20.
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xA41NAEXPxU Zorro - Prince of Persia + Terrible Programming
Description, screenshots and download: http://www.old-games.com/download/3170/zorro

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Re: Zorro: yet another game that is suspiciously similar to

Post by hello_kitty » May 8th, 2014, 2:07 pm

Thanks for sharing. Yes it's very similar.

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Re: Zorro: yet another game that is suspiciously similar to PoP

Post by David » October 21st, 2017, 1:18 pm

I finally took the time to try the game itself.

* Everything is too dark brown, at least on level 1 and 2. It's quite hard to see some floors because of that.
The non-important lamps are more visible than the important floors.
The readme says that there will be a desert after the gold mine. It's probably brighter... unless it's night.

* Instead of loose floors, there are turning floors in a variety of shapes (cross, L, T, straight).

* There are some arrow guns that shoot you when you run away from them. Ouch.
They are somewhat similar to PoP2 wall-spikes.

* This game is quite slow-paced, especially when I have to wait the slow falling to the bottom of the pits.
Loading a saved game does not work while falling, but quitting does. Why?

* It's not obvious where do you exit the level. Can you find it on the map below?

* On the good side, you can save the game at any point, and you can continue at the exact same place.

* Zorro appears brighter when near a lamp.

* The level 1 (and 2) starts with a gate closing behind you, like in PoP1. There are no other gates, though.

Here is an almost-complete map of level 1:
Zorro_level_1.png
There is one more room in the top-right corner, but I couldn't get there.
The other greyed areas are just walls.

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Re: Zorro: yet another game that is suspiciously similar to PoP

Post by doppelganger » October 29th, 2017, 12:18 pm

David wrote:
October 21st, 2017, 1:18 pm
* It's not obvious where do you exit the level. Can you find it on the map below?
Perhaps it's in the room you couldn't map?
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Re: Zorro: yet another game that is suspiciously similar to PoP

Post by David » October 29th, 2017, 12:35 pm

doppelganger wrote:
October 29th, 2017, 12:18 pm
Perhaps it's in the room you couldn't map?
Nope, the exit is in the dead-end in the bottom-right room.

In the meantime, I completed the game and made maps of all levels.
I can post them if anyone is interested.

And a funny thing: You can make guards' pants fall with your whip. :)
underwear.png
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Btw, this level is quite similar to a PoP1 dungeon, complete with brick walls, guards, pressure plates and skeletons.

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Re: Zorro: yet another game that is suspiciously similar to PoP

Post by Norbert » October 29th, 2017, 6:41 pm

David wrote:
October 29th, 2017, 12:35 pm
I can post [maps] if anyone is interested.
While I'm not necessarily interested myself, it'd make sense to share them publicly, seeing you already put in the effort and it might potentially be useful to someone some day.

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Re: Zorro: yet another game that is suspiciously similar to PoP

Post by David » November 1st, 2017, 5:24 pm

Norbert wrote:
October 29th, 2017, 6:41 pm
David wrote:
October 29th, 2017, 12:35 pm
I can post [maps] if anyone is interested.
While I'm not necessarily interested myself, it'd make sense to share them publicly, seeing you already put in the effort and it might potentially be useful to someone some day.
Right, here they are:
Zorro_level_maps.zip
Zorro level maps
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Re: Zorro: yet another game that is suspiciously similar to PoP

Post by salvadorc17 » November 20th, 2017, 10:37 pm

Wow this thing seems really hard cant pass level 1

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