Mr Franz Johann Blockcenspiel is intent on creating
a living creature out of the pilfered remains of the
citizens of nearby Struddleberg. Why? Because he's mad,
and as such, it seems only reasonable to call this arcade
adventure from Creative Sparks Mad Doctor.
complete this task, Blockenspiel rnusl collect the bodies
of hapless citizens to operate on, so as to create a
monster. Various other objects are also needed in this
grisly manufacturing process, like a bolt for the monster's
neck (found in the darker recesses of Herr Doktor's
dungeon). There are ample spare parts to be had in the
graveyard but, if you prefer your corpses fresh, you
can always knock off a few of the locals! When on the
prowl in the village you should study your victims carefully,
as a sub-standard corpse could ruin your chance of the
start the game in the castle, hungry and thirsty but
with food and water conveniently within reach. Once
you leave the comfort of this foreboding abode, a map
screen appears showing all the six separate sections
of the village and the locations. The map is in the
form of a full-screen plan and each of the sections
are presented as into-the-screen 3D views when entered.
of Blockenspiel is through joystick and the fire button
accesses a command line, allowing you to perform actions
relevant to your current situation. For example, when
you are hungry and are near food, you will suddenly
find that there is an option at hand to enable you to
eat the food.
the bottom of the screen there is a status line with
bars to show your health and energy and the 'villager
status'. The latter changes from suspicious through
to nasty as Blockenspiel's dastardly crimes are perpetrated.
Obviously when the villagers are angry and you meet
one in the street, they're not likely to want to shake
you by the hand, but your throat!
the monster has finally been completed, he needs some
life injected into him and so he must be taken to Lightning
Hill, where the 'Spark of Life' can be added. Having
done this, he will have to be presented to the people
in the village hall. Depending on the quality of the
monster made, you will either be hailed as a genius
or hung as a murderer!