You begin the game in the midst of the enchanted wood where you stand, motionless, for all but one night of the year - and that night is tonight!
During these few charmed hours you have the ability to move as you once did, coming to life to navigate the treacherous, mystical night in a desperate quest to reverse the sorcerer's spell and make yourself human.
Make your way through a succession of ever more difficult screens as you try to collect all of the sorcerer's candles in order to please the gods watching down on you. If you are having trouble with a certain screen then remember, there are often other routes you can take in the meantime until you are confident enough to return.
If you succeeding in stealing all of his candies then the sorcerer must break his spell as demanded by the gods, thus returning you to your rightful human form!
To collect a candy, simply walk over it. Any other items that may aid you in your quest can be collected by simply walking over them.
Watch out, though, as the wizard has also cursed many other townsfolk over the years, all of whom have been turned into terrible monsters, spooks and ghouls, and all of whom have the same ability as yourself - they come alive on Halloween!
They will try to stop you from completing your task so avoid them at all costs. If you so much a touch them then you will lose a life and even the gods themselves cannot just hand these out willy-nilly. Lose all th chances they've given you and you'll lose your ability to return to human form and will have have to go back into the earth until next Halloween, thus losing another year of your mortal life!
Good luck! With skill and fortitude you can collect all the candles and make Poe human once again!