|From the makers of Hexen and Heretic comes this very fun dungeon hack
type of game like the classic arcade game Gauntlet but more modern
in a fully 3d world but similarly with an overhead view. You can choose
from 1 of 4 characters (the hammer-wielding Earthlord, the hell-spawned Arch-Demon, the fireball-slingin' Warlock, and the busty Inquisitor). Each character has a close-up melee attack and a long-range projectile - and mastery of both is crucial in the game. On each level, it throws dozens of nasty monsters at you, triggering very furious (and bloody) fights that are very intense, and very addictive. Strategic elements are also present in the form of monster spawners, which you must kill to stop the endless hordes of the monsters. You can also use magical attacks, which are limited to the amount of mana on hand. Mana and other bonus items are scattered around the level, so dodging firefight while picking up goodies becomes a necessary tactic. Many goodies are hidden behind secret doors, especially the rarer kinds such as invisibility potions and proximity bombs. The game also includes puzzle elements in the form of switches and buttons you will need to find and activate. There are some jumping puzzles that require precise timing and coordination. Quick timing is also a must to dodge rotating gears and other dangerous equipment. Although the gameplay is derivative of Gauntlet, the graphics, as you can expect from a Raven game, is anything but outdated. You view the action from the top-down perspective similar to Take No Prisoners, but the world is in full 3D, with a constantly shifting perspective. Since the game is in true 3D, you will be able to drop down holes, ascend staircases, and ride elevators through all 28 multi-layered levels.