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Ken's Labyrinth (DOS)

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Written by  :  Sir Gofermajster (481)
Written on  :  Aug 26, 2008
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

Rather engine-demo than a game.

The Good

It has some interesting features, like standing high and low or buying apples and weapons. You can get money by collecting it or... playing slot machine.You can also drink water from tap, just like in Duke Nukem 3D to heal yourself. You will face many different enemies during gameplay, such as spider, bees and aliens. This game is suitable for children, because unlike other shooters, this game doesn't contain blood or gibbing.

The Bad

Every FPS similar to Wolfenstein 3D or Ken's Labyrinth gets boring very quickly. You've got to get through enormous labyrinth and keep pressed spacebar to find secrets. Oh, and destroy some enemies. In later shooters, such as Doom levels are much more complicated and enjoyable. But here, in Ken's Labyrinth, almost every level is in the beginning boring, and later frustrating. Graphics aren't amazing - like in Wolfenstein 3D, there aren't floor and ceiling textures. But some textures are just stupid - Mr. Silverman's head and "GO THROUGH THIS WALL" text? Sound effects aren't very spectacular, just one guy is saying "ouch!" and "boom!". And music... there are no words to describe it. Oh, I'm sorry, there is one: "crap".

The Bottom Line

This game looks like demo of some 3D engine. If you're under 7 years old, and you really want to play FPS, you may try playing it, but probably you'd get bored after 15 minutes. If you're over 7 years old, don't bother. Go and get Wolfenstein 3D.