In the main version
of the game, "Maze of the Minotaur", Theseus has
to race in each of the 15 levels against a monster,
part Gryphon part Chimera, with the head and wings of an
eagle, the paws of a lion, and the lower body of a rattlesnake.
The thing is blind but poisonous, and knows the maze by heart.
It climbs from the exit stairs and heads straight to the
starting stairs, if it gets there before you get out of the
level or if it touches you, you lose a life.
The other main mode is "Time
Attack", where you race only against the clock. A limited
time, related to the level's complexity, is given to you
at the beginning of the level. If you don't get out before
time runs out, you lose a life.
At the end of both these modes, you
fight the Minotaur in a special level : the monster
is looking for you and will run at you as soon as it sees
you. Be careful not to fall into the pit where the Minotaur
throws his victims' bodies. You can't slay the Minotaur directly,
but if it were to itself fall into the pit, killing it
would be easy.