"ZLevel" is more or less just a simple prefix of the first letter of my user name before "Level". How clever.
These are an assortment of simple levels I put together with the Spelunky editor. They are neither original nor terribly challenging; they are merely ideas put on a canvas.
"ZLevel1" (Current) consists of 9 levels, starting at "ZLevel1.1", and ending at "ZLevel1.9", followed by the boss on "ZLevel1.0". You may start the game from either 1.1 or 1.6, however 1.6's secondary exit can only be attained by starting the game from 1.1. The overall theme of Area 1, as with the actual game, is merely the cavern layout.
In each level, you start with 5 life, and nothing else (Of course, items are still and always carried over from the previous level). Any item you ever need will be presented to you. If ever you need to use bombs, a sign will locate the best place to use one. Ropes on the other hand, you'll never actually need for completing a level; however, they are still very useful for shortcuts and treasure hunting.
At the beginning of each level, a sign depicts the level number you are on, the level name, and a "PAR". The par, as with golf, and many collection games, is an estimate of how much money there is in a level, based off of the static money values (Gold bars, heads, gems). In most cases, you should be able to achieve the par without any carried-over items; however, in some cases, you might need a rope or a bomb to hope to get any money at all.
In the end, the levels are very straightforward, and somewhat simplistic to get to the exit. However, if you're shooting for the highest score, you'll need to sidetrack down a different path - and that's when things get difficult.
I'll keep a high score table down below, just in case people feel competitive.
You can download from the attachment, or if you're offline, you can download from SendSpace, here: http://www.sendspace.com/file/6zwjov
More will come as I make more Areas. I plan on 4 in total - I'll release a full area of 10 levels at a time.High ScoresArea 1
(ZLevel1.1 - ZLevel1.0) (Provide a screenshot of just before 1.0's exit)
1. $86600, by eguee
2. $85500, by ZarroTsu
3. $81300, by AirSalad