Difficulty rating - moderate, but recommended for beginners! It was my first stab at a Scott Adams product, and having read so much about The Man and his work, I was expecting it to last longer than two hours.
You are Perseus, commanded by King Polydectes to search out and decapitate Medusa, the fearsome Gorgon, then to rescue the fair maiden Andromeda. The two-word input can leave you with the frustrating search for the exact vocabulary.
My hope is that a revised second edition will come out very quickly. If this is the case then I would be glad to recommend this for the budding machine code programmer. As it stands though, there are these annoying mistakes: so caveat emptor!
The game is obviously designed for young children but that cannot excuse the dire lack of playability, the rudimentary graphics, and the careless grammatical mistakes in the on-screen instructions - aargh!
There's never a dull moment here. In fact; continued interest is ensured by the maze's aspect continuously changing and the progressively increasing difficulty levels, where only super-slick joystick jugglers will stalk with any vestige of composure.