Zen is a mole, and a very destructive one at that. His
sole ambition in life is to knock down any remotely
organised objects he comes across. Well, this game is
sheer delight for him -- 96 screens full of stick constructions,
all waiting to be collapsed.
Zen arrives at each new screen, he is presented with
a network of grey slicks and stripy bridges. First,
he has to work all the sticks loose, done by simply
walking over them and in doing so turning them blue.
Once Zen has turned all the sticks blue he can set his
little magic Rotix on the move. This Rotix works its
way around adjacent blue sticks, smashing them into
oblivion in the process.
are basically two different modes of control, the first
being when Zen is not in possession of magic. In this
mode Zen is yellow and it is only now he can turn the
sticks blue. However, some sticks are too high for Zen
to reach, so he has to use a little bit of mole magic
. . .
the fire button puts Zen into magic mode, and in doing
so he turns red. Zen can then float about horizontally,
although if he needs to manoeuvre vertically he has
to work his way onto a stick and bounce upwards -- only
possible in yellow belly mode. To get to certain sticks
he needs to construct bridges, and for this he needs
a bit more mole magic. He can then cast a spell to construct
a section of bridge in any direction.
screen must be completed within a given time limit.
As if this wasn't bad enough, there are always two nasties
present and contact with either of them results in the
loss of 100 units of time. Fortunately, Zen can keep
the creatures at bay with a sprinkle of magic dust,
and extra time can be gained by collecting jewels which
occasionally appear on screen.