Red Maze City
The Red Maze City is a level in Keen 1, one of the few in the game that has an official name. It is one of the biggest levels in the game. As its name implies, it is very maze-like, and contains two main parts: a big red maze, full of Gargs, and a dark lower area, filled with water and fire.
To finish the level through the regular exit, Keen has to collect four keycards for the four doors protecting the exit. The cards are scattered around the maze, so getting them is no easy task. A further complication is the presence of yellow tunnels, inside which Gargs like to hide. Keen cannot see if there is anyone inside the tunnels, so Gargs hiding inside can easily surprise and kill him.
There is a teleporter at the very bottom-right of the level, which is used to reach the Secret City. Using the teleporter exits the level and takes Keen to a teleporter in a separate area on the map. However, doing this does not mark the level as finished. So after going back to the main area from the Secret City, this level can be played again. This can be repeated an infinite number of times, so this level can be used to get infinite points and ammo.
See also List of Keen 1 Levels.
November Beta variations
In the so-called November Beta version of Keen 1 this level is not optional. It is blocking the way towards Vorticon Commander's Castle and must be completed.
- Hint Sheet (Invasion of the Vorticons) under Hints for Episode One