The object of the game is to get out of a maze inside a planet. The intro story was printed on the back of the tape cassette in a circle (the planet), so it was not very long. It went something like: "Your are alone and trapped inside planet xxxxx. You will die when you run out of oxygen. Good luck."
The maze is made up of different rooms. No scrolling here (I kind of like the novelty of that). Your character is walking (very slowly) around in a spacesuit and has a jetpack which allows you to fly. Flying is somewhat faster, but the fuel is limited.
Scattered around the planet are some weird containers which hold different kind of chemicals. You are able to carry one of these and switch them around other containers. Some of these chemicals will mix and create other chemicals or explosions. You do this by flying up into the bottom of the container and pressing fire. There are a few monsters around too, which are pretty easy to avoid.
I never completed the game, because I obviously didn't know anything about chemicals either back then. However, I remember playing it for hours and hours going by trial and error on those chemical reactions, like I actually wanted to solve the puzzle. Never made much sense to me. Something about + and - will mix.
The music is a synthification of Johann Sebastian Bach's 'The musical suffering', which you will come to hate. I guess it fits OK with the game being a kind of riddle and all, but whoever entered the notes didn't know how to adjust the filters on the SID-chip properly. It screams into your ears, which I believe, is not how Bach intended it to be performed.
|GRAPHICS - 4/10|
|The graphics are clear, which is good. Other than that.. it's too simple.|
|SOUND - 2/10|
|J.S.Bach is cool, but this version is terrible. The sounds effects are made up of different shades of brown noise.|
|PLAYABILITY - 2/10|
|The player moves very slowly, which is extremely annoying.|
|OVERALL - 3/10|
|I'm going to up the overall score to 3, because the atmosphere in this games really gets the point through: Get me out of here!|