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Ken's Labyrinth (DOS)

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Written by  :  Andrew Fimiani (4)
Written on  :  Jun 10, 2005
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

Great Game!!!

The Good

I must admit, the first time I played this game, it REALLY CREEPED ME OUT! I mean, who doesn't think that a disturbing flying clay model head is kinda scary? This game was actually the FIRST EVER Wolfenstein 3D clone, so I don't care if you think it sux. The first version of the game was released a month before I was born and the Epic [Megagames] version of the game was released a month AFTER I was born, HAHA. For a game this weird, it actually has a nice plot, and it taught me that dogs are more intelligent than humans =D. Speaking of that your dog follows you around in episode 2. It was programmed in QBASIC, so I could easily modify the code (I'm only 12). This is a great game!!!

The Bad

There's not very many bad things about this game, but personally, here they are:

- Some monsters were creepy looking (Blue clay goblins; Green and Blue Demons; Those huge monster heads at the end of episode 1)

- Those martians inside spaceships are SOOO HARD. Because of them I don't think I'll ever beat episode 3...

- Near the end of the game it got kind of depressing (Hmm... about the same time MARTIANS started appearing). Not because it was a SAD game or something, but after being in this labyrinth for so long, It was getting a bit dark. Not only that, but the ending on the saved file seemed a bit hopeless as well...

- While looking at the game's source code, I keep finding references to 'French Fries" as an item, but I can't seem to ind the item anywhere in the game...

The Bottom Line

This is a very fun and action-packed, especially, if you like Wolfenstein 3D, or if you've had very weird nightmares in your past, hehe. You can't handle old games if you think this game sucks because it has bad graphics. ;-)