I was not able to play this one on my 64 RAM machine, altho this was the min. requirement on the box. It played and installed perfectly on WIN XP and 512 RAM. It is keyboard and mouse controlled-same as Thief. Mouse to "aim" alice and fire weapons and W and S keys for forward and back. A and D keys for left and right movement.Number keys to choose weapons. I found the game to run smoothly and the interface easy to use.
If you enjoy action games, don't miss this Alice-in-Wonderland story with a surreal twist. This bizzare adventure is not for the faint-hearted: Alice must find her way and fight through a series of ever more dangerous and difficult levels to reach her goal of restoring sanity and normalty to wonderland. But don't dispair-Alice, in her cute little pinnafore,and her Victorian English accent, has an interesting array of weapons to fight with and for you to find. No pistols or uzis for her.
Her trusty vorpal blade-a sword that can be thrown. A lethal deck of cards. A croquet mallet with a deadly ball.The jackbomb,a jack-in-the-box with a big bang. The ice wand-it can freeze enemies in their tracks. Jacks, which fly around and devastate even strong enemies. An eyestaff which sends out deadly lazer beams. And the blunderbuss for a most deadly explosion.
Her enemies are a weird, wonderful and scary variety of colorful characters: Black and red card guards lurk around corners. Phantasmagorias fly out of nowhere. Fire monsters pop out of lava pits.Ladybugs that sound like helicopters drop acorn bombs. Army ants march to military drums.Fish that make piranas look tame.These are just your smaller enemies. Alice will have to defeat some much bigger and more destructive ones:The dutchess-she shoots pepper at you. The huge centipede shoots little insects at you. Tweedledum and tweedledee-they multiply into smaller tweedles.The mad hatter shoots missiles at you.The red king and then the final two big boss battles with the jabberwock and the queen of hearts. You'll need to find the most powerful weapons for these. To put it mildly-Lara Croft never met anything like them!(even in the floating islands level of TR2)
There are also friends to help Alice on her quest: The Cheshire Cat appears at the beginning of each new level to offer a wry comment about what she has to face next and perhaps a hint or two.An old man and his flying machine.Some insane children.the Mock Turtle helps her swim underwater. Bill Mcgill the lizard man. The White Rabbit and the catarpillar give advice.The mighty Gryphon-half man and half bird trys to help. When enemies are done away with there are health powerups to get-jewel like hearts or diamonds that pop up-these keep Alice going.
She will have to navigate some 35 different game areas, each one different and more challenging than the next, with colorful, well rendered but slightly nightmarish environments.An underwater level,an ice level, huge plants and insects when Alice is shrunken down to tiny, floating islands above infinite space, lava rivers, beautiful but sinister castles, a hall of mirrors, My most memorable one:a maze of moving gears and wheels(inside of a clock?)and then a series of huge bicycle pedals going around and around and you had to jump from pedal to pedal.By the time I finished all this I was dizzy and my head was swimming!
After the final boss battle-what a relief! You got Alice through all her missions...and? Well I won't tell the ending-you'll have to play it and find out