Though it may sound like something that you would plaster all over a shish kebab, Myla Di'Kaich is a space age supermarket stocking goods that range from the sublime to the ridiculous. Quite a few of the things for sale would even be most dangerous if it wasn't for the comprehensive security systems. In fact a lot of the things for sale are dangerous since the comprehensive security systems have failed. Not only that, but all the life support systems have gone down, the warehouse robots are dangerously loopy, and the escalators and travelators are none too sane. It doesn't really matter does it, I mean it's not your problem is it? Well it wouldn't be if it weren't for your ship being in a sad state of repair and the only place to get spare parts is from Myla Di'Kaich.
Oh dear. Double unluckily, the spare parts needed are distributed very sparsely throughout the large area that the store covers. Since the life support system has gone AWOL, a space suit is needed to prevent sudden asphyxiation. The major hassle of shopping in Myla Di'Kaich is avoiding having the robots rip open your space suit you only have four supplied originally and once you've run out the game is over. The oxygen supply is none too infinite either. A bar underneath the main playing section shows how much oxygen is left. Luckily various oxygen dispensers are placed in some of the stores rooms.
Once inside the store and on the hunt for pieces needed to put the ship back into action, you soon find the control method of your little chap very similar to that of Jet Set Willy. For those of you unfamiliar with JSW (have you been unconscious for the last two years?) the main character can run left and right. Holding down the jump key in conjunction with a direction button causes a jump either left or right.
Travelling around Myla Di'Kaich is a bit awkward as seemingly solid platforms are prone to collapsing beneath you and apparently harmless ground often bursts into agitated life. There are often many lifts on the different screens and, though sometimes unpredictable, they are quite easy use. A word of warning, if a lift travels too high with you on top it 's possible to be crushed beneath a platform above. It's also quite easy to unwittingly stand underneath a descending lift and get converted to yucky splat.
Building up a knowledge of the map is quite important, it's all too easy to walk through a hole in the floor and fall to your doom. It's a pretty of strange game really, but then with a name like Myla Di'Kaich what do you expect.