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This is my first-ever playthrough, and it's actually the second time I beat this game. I did get the directions from another YouTube commenter on a similar video, but they were fairly easy to memorize ... except that, as you will/can see, I got lost for a bit but found my way back.

Anyway, this game is decent -- the controls are fluent, potions you use as weapons are somewhat easy to find (though they appear randomly), and "L" potions ("L" as in "levitation", obviously) make things a lot easier. Plus, the graphics are pretty good for a 1990 DOS game, considering the 3D perspective and how three-dimensional the holes in the floors are.

The one major complaint I have about this game, however, is that enemies pop up randomly as you enter each screen, even when you start the game! As you go up from one floor to another or go from one room to another, lots of times you will find monsters (or Gossamers, I guess) appearing at random spots, sometimes right near your entry spot. There's not much you can do about that except go back and forth between two rooms. Alternately, if you happen to die on the left side of a screen, your next life begins on the other side, and all enemies are cleared from it, giving you a chance to get to the next room. It's also somewhat easy to stock up on lives and offensive potions, which come in the form of Ethers (which slow Gossamers down), Reducing Potions (which shrink a Gossamer for a few seconds) and Nitroglycerin Potions (which blow up a Gossamer in the classic cartoonish manner for a few seconds). Just don't touch them even when they're stunned. They can even grab you when you're invisible! (Which makes the "I" potion rather pointless.)

Oh, and one last thing: whatever you do, DON'T let the evil scientist tag you. No matter how many lives you have left, if the evil scientist grabs you, you're one dead bunny.

Graphics: 8/10 Once again, for a DOS game made in 1990, the graphics are actually very good. I'm impressed with the three-dimensional viewpoint in each room of the whole game.

Sound: 2/10 These are the kinds of sounds you'd most likely hear in an Atari 2600 or 5200 game. But, that was probably a standard thing with PC-Speaker games. I'm just glad you can control the volume with PC-Speaker when using DOSBox!

Gameplay: 7/10 Simple yet addictive.

Controls: 8/10 The controls feel responsive for the most part, but it does get annoying, trying to run around some holes in the floor, especially knowing that a monster might pop up into the room you're in any minute.

Overall: 8/10

Footage recorded with DOSBox, Version 0.74.

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