Zorro Screen 9
Zorro (SCREEN 9) by Datasoft
Zorro Screen 10
Zorro (SCREEN 10) by Datasoft

27) Screen 9 – The Mission
Remember that open tomb? Now its time to venture down there! Move right above the opened tomb and use the ladder to climb down to Screen 10.

Zorro Catacombs Map

28) Screen 10 – The Catacombs (Screen 1 of 7)
Before you enter the catacombs make sure you have at least 2 lives – this will become extremely important later on in the game when you reach Sergeant Garcia's fort. Because you will lose 1 life, because of the Senorita!! If you only have one life left, then your in trouble! But there is a way you can avoid losing a life to the Senorita, but you will need to make sure that later on in the game, when you enter Sergeant Garcia's Fort that you don't lose it, to a Garcia Guard! If you look to the left of the screen you will see a moneybag. Yep, you've guessed it - follow the moneybags again, but this time it will lead you back to where you started from. You then need to climb the ladder and enter Screen 9 - The Mission, skip this screen and move left to Screen 8 - The Ole Hotel. Then skip all the way to step 33 below. If you have at least 2 lives - then its best to just carry on and experience the full game.

There are 7 screens to navigate correctly to arrive at your destination, which is a ladder leading up to Sergeant Garcia's Fort. The entrance will be decorated with three symbols, the Golden Goblet, Horseshoe and the Boot. Without these three items collected then you cannot enter the Fort. Fortunately, you have already collected all these items, so you can continue. Each Catacomb screen has a moneybag, look for the moneybag and collect it, when you have collected the moneybag move off the screen in the direction in front of it. This is crucial, move the wrong way and you will end up lost. Move to the moneybag by using the disappearing platforms, moving and non-moving ladders and ledges. Use the Catacomb Map above for reference, to help you through the Catacomb Maze. Contrary to what some people think, the Catacomb maze, at least on the C64 version of Zorro, is not random; it is the same for every game you play. When you have reached Screen 7 of the Catacomb, the entrance to Sergeant Garcia's Fort is at the top right of the screen. Climb up the ladder to move to Screen 17, be careful though, don't rush up the ladder, because a Garcia guard is moving up and down a tower in the fort and shooting. So just move to the top of the ladder and pause.

Zorro Screen 17
Zorro (SCREEN 17) by Datasoft
Zorro Screen 18
Zorro(SCREEN 18) by Datasoft

29) Screen 17 – The Fort (Prisoners)
Timing here is of the essence – you need to keep an eye on the Shooting Garcia guard and move up the ladders to the platforms to rescue the prisoners. When all the prisoners have been rescued they will build an escape route for you on the bottom left of the screen. You need to make a run for the ladder on the left of the screen. When you reach the ladder you can move up halfway so it's possible for you to miss the shooter when he is shooting from the 1st or 2nd window. When it's clear, move to the ladder on the right, you need to rescue the prisoners along the way, this is really easy just press the fire button when going past them but be really quick, you must reach the ladder and be able to go up at least halfway to ensure the shooter won't hit you. When its clear, climb up to the top of the ladder, you will be on the upper platform, you almost certainly will need to sword fight a Garcia guard here, but the advantage is – the shooter cannot hit you, so it buys you some time. You still need to rescue the remaining 2 prisoners. Move to the left and when the shooter is in the bottom window, fall down to the ledge below and rescue the prisoners, again be quick, that shooter will soon be in the top window. As soon as the prisoners are assembled at the bottom left of the screen, jump down onto them and move quickly to the left onto Screen 18, before the shooter has time to hit you.

30) Screen 18 – The Fort (Guardhouse)
Here you have a similar problem to Screen 17, but it's actually a lot easier. When the shooter is about to move to the bottom window, quickly climb up the ladder to the upper platform. Avoid a sword fight, otherwise it will slow you down, just reach the ladder on the left as quickly as you can and climb down to the platform below. The shooter cannot hit you from here, but you will probably run into a Garcia guard, swordfight him if necessary, but move as quickly as you can to the far right of the platform. When the shooter is about to disappear from the bottom window, fall off the ledge and move left, then run for it, try to avoid the Garcia guard, as it will slow you down too much, keep running to the left and onto Screen 19.

Zorro Screen 19
Zorro (SCREEN 19) by Datasoft

Zorro (SCREEN 20) by Datasoft

31) Screen 19 – The Fort (Senorita!)
This is quite an easy screen – just keep an eye on the Garcia guard movements, and try to avoid any sword fights, move to the far left and climb up the small ladder to the platform above. Move to the far right and climb the ladder to the upper platform. There are no Garcia guards here, so you have nothing to worry about. Move to the far left and climb the ladder to the Senorita. Don’t get to comfy though – because you are about to be in for a nasty shock. The Senorita will reject your rescuing of her until you can show your affection for her! I kid you not! In a matter of moments you will be thrown off the tower where the Senorita is and lose a life and land opposite the fort bridge on Screen 20.

32) Screen 20 – The Courtyard
Move left off the screen, which will lead you to Screen 9 - The Mission. Skip this screen and move left to Screen 8 - The Ole Hotel.

Zorro Screen 8
Zorro (SCREEN 8) by Datasoft
Zorro Screen 9
Zorro (SCREEN 9) by Datasoft

33) Screen 8 – The Ole Hotel (Rose)
Yep, here we go again! This time you need to collect the rose from the locked room at the top left of the screen, to give to the Senorita, so you can successfully rescue her! Climb up the ladder and move left, fall down onto the couch and jump off left. At the bottom of the screen, to the left of the ladder, you will see a black key. Collect the key and move to the yellow Hotel couch. Jump onto the middle of the couch and bounce up and down a few times. Jump hard right to reach the ledge above. Climb down the ladder on the right and move right to Screen 9.

34) Screen 9 – The Mission
Climb the ladder on the right, and then move left and climb up the other ladder. Move right to the last ladder and climb up to reach the ledge. Move to the edge and Jump left to the bell towers. Move to the end of the ledge and jump left to the lower platform (which is the Ole Hotel) and continue left to Screen 8.

35) Screen 8 – The Ole Hotel (Rose)
Jump left off the ledge to the locked door on the platform below. Walk through the door with the key, which will unlock it. Move to the end of the ledge and jump left to the open room, which stores the Rose. Collect the Rose and jump right off the ledge and fall all the way down to the couch. Wait until you stop bouncing to regain your balance. Then bounce a few times, and jump hard right to the platform above, move right and climb down the ladder, move right to Screen 9.

36) Screen 9 – The Mission
Your worst nightmare is now about to come true! Unfortunately, you cannot move to Screen 20 and cross the Fort bridge to rescue the Senorita, the drawbridge is always up. Remember that open tomb? Now its time to venture down there again! Yes, you have to navigate the catacombs all over again, except this time there are no moneybags to guide you! This part of the game was really unfair – because if you did not make a map first time around, you almost certainly would never be able to finish the game. Cruel! Fortunately, that’s not a problem now – use the Catacomb Map above, on Step 28, to help you through the Catacomb Maze. When you are ready to continue, move right above the opened tomb and use the ladder to climb down to Screen 10.

Zorro Screen 10
Zorro (SCREEN 10) by Datasoft
Zorro Screen 19
Zorro (SCREEN 19) by Datasoft

37) Screen 10 – The Catacombs (Screen 1 of 7)
Follow the same procedure as before in Step 28 above, using the disappearing platforms, moving and non-moving ladders and ledges to move through the catacombs. There is a Catacomb Map above in Step 28, use it for reference, to help you through the Catacomb Maze again. When you reach the entrance to Sergeant Garcia's Fort, as before, it will be decorated with three symbols, the Golden Goblet, Horseshoe and the Boot. You will now need to follow the same procedure to avoid the shooters and Garcia guards to reach the Senorita on Screen 19, see Step 29 and 30 above. However, this time it will be a little easier, you do not need to rescue the prisoners, as you have already done that. Make your way through Screen 17 and 18 and onto Screen 19.

38) Screen 19 - The Fort (Senorita!)
Use the same procedure as before in Step 31 above, to rescue the Senorita. This time though because you have the rose, she will show gratitude, with a kiss and then some more kisses! Eventually some 'apparently' romantic music will play and hearts will emanate from the both of you and fly around the screen. How sweet. Yes, this is it, the moment you have been waiting for, the Senorita is rescued and she is yours.

As an end game sequence, it's not too bad.

Was it all worth it? Hmm…


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