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Ken's Labyrinth (DOS)

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Written by  :  Doug Brozek (8)
Written on  :  May 23, 2001
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

A classic.

The Good

This game was a great feat in it's day. Other people who review this game often give it bad ratings, but that proves them to not understand that this game was soley made by one person! When you take into account this game was homemade on Ken's 386 when he was 12, all those other people who gave it sucky reviews couldn't come close. Anyway, Ken Silverman's name has become as common-place as Cliff Blesinski, John Romero, and John Carmack. Just kidding. The vending machines were cool. The engine runs smooth. And the music will program itself in your head for the rest of your life if you play this game. Cheesy music, yes, but it's awesome!

The Bad

The first level has some annoying secret wall with jelly on it that you can't get past. You never seem to get rich enough to buy the missiles from the vending machine. Ken likes to consider himself like David Bowie in Labyrinth, becuase when you throw stuff at his pictures, it hurts you.

The Bottom Line

This is a true home-brewed classic that must be played to be understood. Before you label it, try programming one like it when you're 12.