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The goal is to make the boat fall into the pipe at the bottom of the screen. To do this, you'll have to get the monsters out of the way and/or use them to help you reach your destination. You control the gun with the mouse and you can shoot from either side of the screen. When you hit a monster, it's sucked away and eliminated, unless there's an obstacle in its way. The boat is usually precariously perched on top of a pile of monsters of various sizes, so you have to use your gun wisely. As you progress, the puzzles become more complex and add elements like bombs and hilariously inflatable monsters.
There are thirty levels, and three stars to be received for each one, depending on your speed and number of shots. The difficulty increases evenly, and it makes you think, but it's always straightforward and just challenging enough. The design definitely contributes to the game's appeal, so much that you forget that you're traipsing through an icky sewer. It's quirky in a charming way and the monsters' facial expressions are priceless. Add some very pleasant music and you have a great lunch-break puzzler which will put a smile on your face.