In Wrath of the Sea King, the player takes the role of Dust, a peerless burglar plagued with continual headaches and cursed with eternal life courtesy of a mystical Egyptian amulet. Following more than a century of migraine torment, Dust learns of another powerful talisman in the ruins of Atlantis, rumoured to destroy all life - including his own. Keen for a blessed escape from the daily torment of perpetual agony, the hero engages the services of a submarine and enters the perilous realm of the Sea King.
Direction keys and a fire button here run the player through a relentless gauntlet of over fifty varied grim environments filled with traps and ambushes, demanding diverse tactics from brutal trigger-finger massacres to fine-reflex timing workouts to systematic strategizing and maze-mapping. Selectable paths and boss battles are present as well.