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{{Infobox Game
 
| Title          = Ken's Labyrinth
 
| Title          = Ken's Labyrinth
 
| BoxArt          = Ken's Labyrinth - DOS.jpg
 
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Ken's Labyrinth didn't break any new ground technologically; but did have several features above and beyond the [[Wolfenstein 3D (DOS)|Wolfenstein 3D]] engine. The game was developed almost entirely by [[Ken Silverman]] when he was still a teenager. Ken's Labyrinth is a cartoon of a game, in that it features bright colors, basic artwork, and a more childish theme: instead of rocket launchers, you shoot bubblegum; instead of Nazis, you kill mummies; instead of slaying the ultimate evil, you rescue your dog Sparky. There is also a lot of interactivity in the environment like breakable walls, bladed fans that can injure you, maps that show your position, vending machines, etc. Overall, the game is cutely surreal. It's not as much fun as Wolfenstein 3D, but it's a lot more impressive than other Wolfenstein 3D clones like [[Operation Body Count (DOS)|Operation Body Count]] or [[Corridor 7 (DOS)|Corridor 7]].
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Ken's Labyrinth didn't break any new ground technologically; but did have several features above and beyond the [[Wolfenstein 3D (DOS)|Wolfenstein 3D]] engine. The game was developed almost entirely by [[Ken Silverman]] when he was still a teenager. Ken's Labyrinth is a cartoon of a game, in that it features bright colors, basic artwork, and a more childish theme: instead of rocket launchers, you shoot bubblegum; instead of Nazis, you kill mummies; instead of slaying the ultimate evil, you rescue your dog Sparky. There is also a lot of interactivity in the environment like breakable walls, bladed fans that can injure you, maps that show your position, vending machines, etc. Overall, the game is cutely surreal. It's not as much fun as Wolfenstein 3D, but it's a lot more impressive than other Wolfenstein 3D clones like [[Operation Body Count (DOS)|Operation Body Count]] or [[Corridor 7: Alien Invasion (DOS)|Corridor 7]].
 
 
  
 
==Screenshots==
 
==Screenshots==
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{| align="center" |
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| TitleScreen = Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - 1.png
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{{Screenshot
| Screen01    = Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - 2.png
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| Image      = Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - 1.png
| Screen02    = Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - 3.png
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| Description = The title screen.}}
| Screen03    = Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - 4.png
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{{Screenshot
| Screen04    = Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - 5.png
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| Image      = Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - 2.png
| Screen05    = Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - 6.png
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| Description = Choosing between the three episodes.}}
| Caption01  = Choosing between the three episodes.
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{{Screenshot
| Caption02  = Each level has a brief description.
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| Image      = Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - 3.png
| Caption03  = A map that updates your location as you walk.
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| Description = Each level has a brief description.}}
| Caption04  = Breakable walls.
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{{Screenshot
| Caption05  = See-through walls.
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| Image      = Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - 4.png
}}
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| Description = A map that updates your location as you walk.}}
 
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{{Screenshot
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| Image      = Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - 5.png
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| Description = Breakable walls.}}
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{{Screenshot
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| Image      = Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - 6.png
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| Description = See-through walls.}}
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|}
  
 
==Music==
 
==Music==
 
Like the game, the music in Ken's Labyrinth lacks a professional touch. However, this fits the game perfectly, because an orchestrated score would be completely out of place in this environment. The music is colorful and up tempo, like something you would hear at a carnival. The bulk of the tracks are quite short (often less than twenty seconds before repeating) which does get to be annoying over time, but thankfully there is unique music for nearly every section of the game.
 
Like the game, the music in Ken's Labyrinth lacks a professional touch. However, this fits the game perfectly, because an orchestrated score would be completely out of place in this environment. The music is colorful and up tempo, like something you would hear at a carnival. The bulk of the tracks are quite short (often less than twenty seconds before repeating) which does get to be annoying over time, but thankfully there is unique music for nearly every section of the game.
 
  
 
===Recording===
 
===Recording===
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| Track      = 1
| Caption05 = Length
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| Title      = Begin
| Caption06 = Size
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| Composer    = {{TrackListComposer|Ken Silverman}}
| Caption07 = Listen
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| Arranger    = {{TrackListArranger|Ken Silverman}}
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| DurationMin = 0
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| DurationSec = 44
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| Game        = Ken's Labyrinth
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| Platform    = DOS
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| Recording   = 01 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Begin.ogg
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}}
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{{TrackListEntry
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| Track      = 2
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| Title      = Powerful Song
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| Composer    = {{TrackListComposer|Ken Silverman}}
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| Arranger    = {{TrackListArranger|Ken Silverman}}
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| DurationMin = 0
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| DurationSec = 58
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| Game        = Ken's Labyrinth
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| Platform    = DOS
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| Recording  = 02 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Powerful Song.ogg
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}}
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{{TrackListEntry
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| Track      = 3
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| Title       = Drum Song
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| Composer    = {{TrackListComposer|Ken Silverman}}
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| Arranger    = {{TrackListArranger|Ken Silverman}}
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| DurationMin = 0
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| DurationSec = 42
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| Game        = Ken's Labyrinth
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| Platform    = DOS
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| Recording  = 03 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Drum Song.ogg
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}}
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{{TrackListEntry
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| Track      = 4
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| Title      = Live Song
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| Composer   = {{TrackListComposer|Ken Silverman}}
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| Arranger    = {{TrackListArranger|Ken Silverman}}
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| DurationMin = 1
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| DurationSec = 14
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| Game        = Ken's Labyrinth
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| Platform    = DOS
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| Recording  = 04 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Live Song.ogg
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}}
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{{TrackListEntry
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| Track      = 5
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| Title      = Bat Song
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| Composer    = {{TrackListComposer|Ken Silverman}}
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| Arranger   = {{TrackListArranger|Ken Silverman}}
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| DurationMin = 0
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| DurationSec = 58
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| Game        = Ken's Labyrinth
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| Platform    = DOS
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| Recording  = 05 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Bat Song.ogg
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}}
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{{TrackListEntry
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| Track      = 6
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| Title      = Just Another Song
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| Composer    = {{TrackListComposer|Ken Silverman}}
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| Arranger    = {{TrackListArranger|Ken Silverman}}
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| DurationMin = 0
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| DurationSec = 42
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| Game        = Ken's Labyrinth
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| Platform    = DOS
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| Recording  = 06 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Just Another Song.ogg
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}}
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{{TrackListEntry
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| Track      = 7
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| Title      = Ken's Song
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| Composer    = {{TrackListComposer|Ken Silverman}}
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| Arranger    = {{TrackListArranger|Ken Silverman}}
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| DurationMin = 1
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| DurationSec = 40
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| Game        = Ken's Labyrinth
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| Platform    = DOS
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| Recording  = 07 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Ken's Song.ogg
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}}
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{{TrackListEntry
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| Track      = 8
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| Title      = Note Gain
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| Composer    = {{TrackListComposer|Ken Silverman}}
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| Arranger    = {{TrackListArranger|Ken Silverman}}
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| DurationMin = 2
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| DurationSec = 15
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| Game        = Ken's Labyrinth
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| Platform    = DOS
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| Recording  = 08 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Note Gain.ogg
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}}
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{{TrackListEntry
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| Track      = 9
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| Title      = Radical Song
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| Composer    = {{TrackListComposer|Ken Silverman}}
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| Arranger    = {{TrackListArranger|Ken Silverman}}
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| DurationMin = 0
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| DurationSec = 42
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| Game        = Ken's Labyrinth
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| Platform    = DOS
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| Recording  = 09 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Radical Song.ogg
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}}
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{{TrackListEntry
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| Track      = 10
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| Title      = Al's Song
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| Composer    = {{TrackListComposer|Ken Silverman}}
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| Arranger    = {{TrackListArranger|Ken Silverman}}
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| DurationMin = 0
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| DurationSec = 58
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| Game        = Ken's Labyrinth
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| Platform    = DOS
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| Recording  = 10 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Al's Song.ogg
 
}}
 
}}
| 01
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{{TrackListEntry
| [[Begin]]
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| Track      = 11
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| Title      = Excellent Song
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| Composer    = {{TrackListComposer|Ken Silverman}}
| 0:44
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| Arranger    = {{TrackListArranger|Ken Silverman}}
| 607 KB
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| DurationMin = 1
| {{Song-List|01 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Begin.ogg}}
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| DurationSec = 14
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| Game        = Ken's Labyrinth
| 02
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| Platform    = DOS
| [[Powerful Song]]
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| Recording  = 11 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Excellent Song.ogg
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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}}
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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{{TrackListEntry
| 0:58
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| Track      = 12
| 853 KB
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| Title      = Great Song
| {{Song-List|02 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Powerful Song.ogg}}
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| Composer    = {{TrackListComposer|Ken Silverman}}
|-
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| Arranger    = {{TrackListArranger|Ken Silverman}}
| 03
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| DurationMin = 0
| [[Drum Song]]
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| DurationSec = 50
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| Game        = Ken's Labyrinth
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| Platform    = DOS
| 0:42
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| Recording  = 12 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Great Song.ogg
| 608 KB
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}}
| {{Song-List|03 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Drum Song.ogg}}
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{{TrackListEntry
|-
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| Track      = 13
| 04
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| Title      = Walken Song, Level 4
| [[Live Song]]
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| Composer    = {{TrackListComposer|Ken Silverman}}
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| Arranger    = {{TrackListArranger|Ken Silverman}}
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| DurationMin = 0
| 1:14
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| DurationSec = 49
| 991 KB
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| Game        = Ken's Labyrinth
| {{Song-List|04 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Live Song.ogg}}
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| Platform    = DOS
|-
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| Recording  = 13 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Walken Song, Level 4.ogg
| 05
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}}
| [[Bat Song]]
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{{TrackListEntry
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| Track      = 14
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| Title      = Sad Song
| 0:58
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| Composer    = {{TrackListComposer|Ken Silverman}}
| 799 KB
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| Arranger    = {{TrackListArranger|Ken Silverman}}
| {{Song-List|05 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Bat Song.ogg}}
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| DurationMin = 0
|-
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| DurationSec = 42
| 06
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| Game        = Ken's Labyrinth
| [[Just Another Song]]
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| Platform    = DOS
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| Recording  = 14 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Sad Song.ogg
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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}}
| 0:42
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{{TrackListEntry
| 502 KB
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| Track      = 15
| {{Song-List|06 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Just Another Song.ogg}}
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| Title      = Snotty Song
|-
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| Composer    = {{TrackListComposer|Ken Silverman}}
| 07
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| Arranger    = {{TrackListArranger|Ken Silverman}}
| [[Ken's Song]]
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| DurationMin = 0
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| DurationSec = 42
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| Game        = Ken's Labyrinth
| 1:40
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| Platform    = DOS
| 1.4 MB
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| Recording  = 15 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Snotty Song.ogg
| {{Song-List|07 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Ken's Song.ogg}}
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}}
|-
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{{TrackListEntry
| 08
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| Track      = 16
| [[Note Gain]]
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| Title      = Jazz Song
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| Composer    = {{TrackListComposer|Ken Silverman}}
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| Arranger    = {{TrackListArranger|Ken Silverman}}
| 2:15
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| DurationMin = 0
| 1.9 MB
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| DurationSec = 45
| {{Song-List|08 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Note Gain.ogg}}
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| Game        = Ken's Labyrinth
|-
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| Platform    = DOS
| 09
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| Recording  = 16 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Jazz Song.ogg
| [[Radical Song]]
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}}
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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{{TrackListEntry
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| Track      = 17
| 0:42
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| Title      = Introduction
| 534 KB
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| TitleLink  = Introduction - Kentris (DOS)
| {{Song-List|09 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Radical Song.ogg}}
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| Composer    = {{TrackListComposer|Ken Silverman}}
|-
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| Arranger    = {{TrackListArranger|Ken Silverman}}
| 10
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| DurationMin = 0
| [[Al's Song]]
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| DurationSec = 58
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| Game        = Ken's Labyrinth
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| Platform    = DOS
| 0:58
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| Recording  = 17 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Introduction.ogg
| 700 KB
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}}
| {{Song-List|10 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Al's Song.ogg}}
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{{TrackListEntry
|-
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| Track      = 18
| 11
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| Title      = Real Song
| [[Excellent Song]]
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| Composer    = {{TrackListComposer|Ken Silverman}}
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| Arranger    = {{TrackListArranger|Ken Silverman}}
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| DurationMin = 0
| 1:14
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| DurationSec = 42
| 1.0 MB
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| Game        = Ken's Labyrinth
| {{Song-List|11 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Excellent Song.ogg}}
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| Platform    = DOS
|-
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| Recording  = 18 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Real Song.ogg
| 12
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}}
| [[Great Song]]
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{{TrackListEntry
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| Track      = 19
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| Title      = Fancy Song
| 0:50
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| Composer    = {{TrackListComposer|Ken Silverman}}
| 587 KB
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| Arranger    = {{TrackListArranger|Ken Silverman}}
| {{Song-List|12 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Great Song.ogg}}
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| DurationMin = 0
|-
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| DurationSec = 58
| 13
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| Game        = Ken's Labyrinth
| [[Walken Song, Level 4]]
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| Platform    = DOS
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| Recording  = 19 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Fancy Song.ogg
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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}}
| 0:49
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{{TrackListEntry
| 735 KB
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| Track      = 20
| {{Song-List|13 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Walken Song, Level 4.ogg}}
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| Title      = Sad Dying Song
|-
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| Composer    = {{TrackListComposer|Ken Silverman}}
| 14
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| Arranger    = {{TrackListArranger|Ken Silverman}}
| [[Sad Song]]
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| DurationMin = 0
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| DurationSec = 58
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| Game        = Ken's Labyrinth
| 0:42
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| Platform    = DOS
| 555 KB
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| Recording  = 20 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Sad Dying Song.ogg
| {{Song-List|14 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Sad Song.ogg}}
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}}
|-
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{{TrackListEntry
| 15
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| Track      = 21
| [[Snotty Song]]
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| Title      = Ax Song
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| Composer    = {{TrackListComposer|Ken Silverman}}
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| Arranger    = {{TrackListArranger|Ken Silverman}}
| 0:42
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| DurationMin = 1
| 507 KB
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| DurationSec = 45
| {{Song-List|15 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Snotty Song.ogg}}
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| Game        = Ken's Labyrinth
|-
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| Platform    = DOS
| 16
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| Recording  = 21 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Ax Song.ogg
| [[Jazz Song]]
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}}
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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{{TrackListEntry
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| Track      = 22
| 0:45
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| Title      = Awesoken's Song
| 652 KB
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| Composer    = {{TrackListComposer|Ken Silverman}}
| {{Song-List|16 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Jazz Song.ogg}}
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| Arranger    = {{TrackListArranger|Ken Silverman}}
|-
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| DurationMin = 0
| 17
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| DurationSec = 58
| [[Introduction - Kentris (DOS)|Introduction]]
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| Game        = Ken's Labyrinth
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| Platform    = DOS
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| Recording  = 22 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Awesoken's Song.ogg
| 0:58
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}}
| 690 KB
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{{TrackListEntry
| {{Song-List|17 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Introduction.ogg}}
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| Track      = 23
|-
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| Title      = Moo Song 2
| 18
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| Composer    = {{TrackListComposer|Ken Silverman}}
| [[Real Song]]
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| Arranger    = {{TrackListArranger|Ken Silverman}}
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| DurationMin = 0
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| DurationSec = 42
| 0:42
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| Game        = Ken's Labyrinth
| 571 KB
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| Platform    = DOS
| {{Song-List|18 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Real Song.ogg}}
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| Recording  = 23 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Moo Song 2.ogg
|-
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}}
| 19
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{{TrackListEntry
| [[Fancy Song]]
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| Track      = 24
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| Title      = Tense Song
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| Composer    = {{TrackListComposer|Ken Silverman}}
| 0:58
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| Arranger    = {{TrackListArranger|Ken Silverman}}
| 807 KB
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| DurationMin = 0
| {{Song-List|19 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Fancy Song.ogg}}
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| DurationSec = 44
|-
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| Game        = Ken's Labyrinth
| 20
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| Platform    = DOS
| [[Sad Dying Song]]
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| Recording  = 24 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Tense Song.ogg
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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}}
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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{{TrackListEntry
| 0:58
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| Track      = 25
| 812 KB
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| Title      = Star Song
| {{Song-List|20 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Sad Dying Song.ogg}}
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| Composer    = {{TrackListComposer|Ken Silverman}}
|-
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| Arranger    = {{TrackListArranger|Ken Silverman}}
| 21
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| DurationMin = 1
| [[Ax Song]]
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| DurationSec = 6
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| Game        = Ken's Labyrinth
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| Platform    = DOS
| 1:45
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| Recording  = 25 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Star Song.ogg
| 1.4 MB
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}}
| {{Song-List|21 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Ax Song.ogg}}
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{{TrackListEntry
|-
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| Track      = 26
| 22
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| Title      = Gnarly Song
| [[Awesoken's Song]]
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| Composer    = {{TrackListComposer|Ken Silverman}}
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| Arranger    = {{TrackListArranger|Ken Silverman}}
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| DurationMin = 1
| 0:58
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| DurationSec = 14
| 758 KB
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| Game        = Ken's Labyrinth
| {{Song-List|22 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Awesoken's Song.ogg}}
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| Platform    = DOS
|-
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| Recording  = 26 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Gnarly Song.ogg
| 23
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}}
| [[Moo Song 2]]
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{{TrackListEntry
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| Track      = 27
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| Title      = Exellent Song
| 0:42
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| Composer    = {{TrackListComposer|Ken Silverman}}
| 590 KB
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| Arranger    = {{TrackListArranger|Ken Silverman}}
| {{Song-List|23 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Moo Song 2.ogg}}
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| DurationMin = 0
|-
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| DurationSec = 42
| 24
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| Game        = Ken's Labyrinth
| [[Tense Song]]
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| Platform    = DOS
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| Recording  = 27 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Exellent Song.ogg
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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}}
| 0:44
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{{TrackListEntry
| 673 KB
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| Track      = 28
| {{Song-List|24 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Tense Song.ogg}}
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| Title      = Awesome Song
|-
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| Composer    = {{TrackListComposer|Ken Silverman}}
| 25
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| Arranger    = {{TrackListArranger|Ken Silverman}}
| [[Star Song]]
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| DurationMin = 1
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| DurationSec = 57
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| Game        = Ken's Labyrinth
| 1:06
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| Platform    = DOS
| 980 KB
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| Recording  = 28 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Awesome Song.ogg
| {{Song-List|25 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Star Song.ogg}}
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}}
|-
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{{TrackListEntry
| 26
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| Track      = 29
| [[Gnarly Song]]
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| Title      = Andy's Song
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| Composer    = {{TrackListComposer|Ken Silverman}}
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| Arranger    = {{TrackListArranger|Ken Silverman}}
| 1:14
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| DurationMin = 1
| 1.1 MB
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| DurationSec = 14
| {{Song-List|26 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Gnarly Song.ogg}}
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| Game        = Ken's Labyrinth
|-
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| Platform    = DOS
| 27
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| Recording  = 29 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Andy's Song.ogg
| [[Exellent Song]]
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}}
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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{{TrackListEntry
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| Track      = 30
| 0:42
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| Title      = Chart
| 630 KB
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| TitleLink  = Chart - Ken Silverman
| {{Song-List|27 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Exellent Song.ogg}}
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| Composer    = {{TrackListComposer|Ken Silverman}}
|-
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| Arranger    = {{TrackListArranger|Ken Silverman}}
| 28
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| DurationMin = 1
| [[Awesome Song]]
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| DurationSec = 14
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| Game        = Ken's Labyrinth
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| Platform    = DOS
| 1:57
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| Recording  = 30 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Chart.ogg
| 1.7 MB
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}}
| {{Song-List|28 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Awesome Song.ogg}}
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{{TrackListEntry
|-
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| Track      = 31
| 29
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| Title      = Intro Song
| [[Andy's Song]]
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| Composer    = {{TrackListComposer|Ken Silverman}}
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| Arranger    = {{TrackListArranger|Ken Silverman}}
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| DurationMin = 1
| 1:14
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| Platform    = DOS
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| Recording  = 31 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Intro Song.ogg
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| [[Chart]]
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| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| Track      = 32
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| Title      = Short (Notes) Song
| 1:14
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| Composer    = {{TrackListComposer|Ken Silverman}}
| 977 KB
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| Arranger    = {{TrackListArranger|Ken Silverman}}
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| DurationSec = 14
| 31
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| Game        = Ken's Labyrinth
| [[Intro Song]]
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| Platform    = DOS
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| Recording  = 32 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Short (Notes) Song.ogg
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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}}
| 1:14
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| 1.1 MB
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| Composer    = {{TrackListComposer|Ken Silverman}}
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| Arranger    = {{TrackListArranger|Ken Silverman}}
| [[Short (Notes) Song]]
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| Game        = Ken's Labyrinth
| 1:14
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}}
|-
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{{TrackListEntry
| 33
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| Track      = 34
| [[Wonder Song]]
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| Title      = Bass Song
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| Composer    = {{TrackListComposer|Ken Silverman}}
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| Arranger    = {{TrackListArranger|Ken Silverman}}
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| Platform    = DOS
| 34
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| Recording  = 34 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Bass Song.ogg
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}}
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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{{TrackListEntry
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| Track      = 35
| 0:44
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| Title      = Wacko Song
| 651 KB
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| Composer    = {{TrackListComposer|Ken Silverman}}
| {{Song-List|34 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Bass Song.ogg}}
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| Arranger    = {{TrackListArranger|Ken Silverman}}
|-
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| DurationMin = 0
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| [[Wacko Song]]
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| Game        = Ken's Labyrinth
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| Platform    = DOS
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| Recording  = 35 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Wacko Song.ogg
| 0:42
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}}
| 556 KB
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{{TrackListEntry
| {{Song-List|35 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Wacko Song.ogg}}
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| Track      = 36
|-
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| Title      = End Song
| 36
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| Composer    = {{TrackListComposer|Ken Silverman}}
| [[End Song]]
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| Arranger    = {{TrackListArranger|Ken Silverman}}
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| DurationSec = 44
| 0:44
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| 513 KB
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| Platform    = DOS
| {{Song-List|36 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - End Song.ogg}}
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| Recording  = 36 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - End Song.ogg
|-
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}}
| 37
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{{TrackListEntry
| [[End Song 2]]
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| Track      = 37
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| Title      = End Song 2
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| Composer    = {{TrackListComposer|Ken Silverman}}
| 0:38
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| Arranger    = {{TrackListArranger|Ken Silverman}}
| 532 KB
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| DurationMin = 0
| {{Song-List|37 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - End Song 2.ogg}}
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| DurationSec = 38
|-
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| Game        = Ken's Labyrinth
| 38
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| Platform    = DOS
| [[Congratulations - Ken's Labyrinth (DOS)|Congratulations]]
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| Recording  = 37 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - End Song 2.ogg
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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}}
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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{{TrackListEntry
| 0:44
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| Track      = 38
| 607 KB
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| Title      = Congratulations
| {{Song-List|38 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Congratulations.ogg}}
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| TitleLink  = Congratulations - Ken's Labyrinth (DOS)
|-
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| Composer    = {{TrackListComposer|Ken Silverman}}
| 39
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| Arranger    = {{TrackListArranger|Ken Silverman}}
| [[Best Song]]
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| DurationMin = 0
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| DurationSec = 44
| [[Ken Silverman]]
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| Game        = Ken's Labyrinth
| 0:42
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| Platform    = DOS
| 601 KB
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| Recording  = 38 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Congratulations.ogg
| {{Song-List|39 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Best Song.ogg}}
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}}
|}
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{{TrackListEntry
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| Track      = 39
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| Title      = Best Song
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| Composer    = {{TrackListComposer|Ken Silverman}}
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| Arranger    = {{TrackListArranger|Ken Silverman}}
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| DurationMin = 0
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| DurationSec = 42
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| Game        = Ken's Labyrinth
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| Platform    = DOS
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| Recording  = 39 - Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Best Song.ogg
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}}
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{{TrackListEnd}}
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[[Category: Needed Song Descriptions]]
  
 
===Credits===
 
===Credits===
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* '''Recorder:''' [[User:TheAlmightyGuru|TheAlmightyGuru]]
 
* '''Recorder:''' [[User:TheAlmightyGuru|TheAlmightyGuru]]
 
* '''Game Credits:'''
 
* '''Game Credits:'''
** '''Music:''' {{Template: Credits|Ken Silverman|Ken Silverman}}
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** '''Music:''' {{Credits|Ken Silverman|Ken Silverman}}
** '''Sound Effects:''' {{Template: Credits|Ken Silverman|Ken Silverman}}
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** '''Sound Effects:''' {{Credits|Ken Silverman|Ken Silverman}}
** '''Sound Effects:''' {{Template: Credits|Andrew Cotter|Andrew Cotter}}
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** '''Sound Effects:''' {{Credits|Andrew Cotter|Andrew Cotter}}
  
 
([[:File:Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Credits.png|Source]])
 
([[:File:Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Credits.png|Source]])
  
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All of the game's music was composer and arranged by [[Ken Silverman]]. He also programmed the audio driver.
  
 
===Game Rip===
 
===Game Rip===
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{{Rips
| Caption01 = Format
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| Formats = {{Format|KSM}}
| Caption02 = Download
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| Caption03 = Size
 
 
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| [http://www.vgmpf.com/Rips/KensLabyrinth-DOS.zip Download]
 
| 13 KB
 
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The game's music files are stored in the Songs.kzp file. The top of the file contains an index of the file name and the byte offset for the song in the file. It was extracted using SongSplt.exe, a program written by Ken Silverman.  
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The game's music files are stored in the Songs.kzp file. The top of the file contains an index of the file name and the byte offset for the song in the file. It was extracted using SongSplt.exe, a program written by [[Ken Silverman]].  
  
 
The KSM files can be played back using the Winamp plugins, just make sure that the Insts.dat file from the root install folder is in the same folder as the music files. Two of the ripped files have been altered in order to properly play on the plugin. "Ken's Song" and "Moo Song 2" were fixed by Ken Silverman. The original files are stored in the rip.
 
The KSM files can be played back using the Winamp plugins, just make sure that the Insts.dat file from the root install folder is in the same folder as the music files. Two of the ripped files have been altered in order to properly play on the plugin. "Ken's Song" and "Moo Song 2" were fixed by Ken Silverman. The original files are stored in the rip.
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The titles for the songs come directly from Ken Silverman. The original extracted songs were renamed with generic titles to make it easier to access them through code. There are the three variant titles; the extracted name, the original 8.3 convention used by Ken while making the game, and the full descriptive name. Each version is included in the rip.
 
The titles for the songs come directly from Ken Silverman. The original extracted songs were renamed with generic titles to make it easier to access them through code. There are the three variant titles; the extracted name, the original 8.3 convention used by Ken while making the game, and the full descriptive name. Each version is included in the rip.
  
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{{Table Header
 
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| Caption01 = Extracted
 
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| End Song 2
 
| End Song 2
 
|}
 
|}
 
  
 
===Audio Devices===
 
===Audio Devices===
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| {{Audio Device|AdLib|Music}}
| {{Template: Audio Device|PCSpeaker|PC Speaker|Sound}}
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| {{Audio Device|General MIDI|Music}}
| {{Template: Audio Device|SoundBlaster|SoundBlaster|Sound}}
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| {{Audio Device|PC Speaker|Music}}
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|-
 
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| style="background-color:#FFF0FF;" |
'''Music'''
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| {{Template: Audio Device|AdLib|AdLib|Music}}
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
|
 
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| {{Template: Audio Device|GeneralMIDI|General MIDI|Music}}
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| {{Audio Device|PC Speaker|Sound}}
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| {{Audio Device|Sound Blaster|Sound}}
 
|}
 
|}
  
 
(Sources: [[:File:Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Setup - Music.png|Music]], [[:File:Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Setup - Sound.png|Sound]])
 
(Sources: [[:File:Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Setup - Music.png|Music]], [[:File:Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - Setup - Sound.png|Sound]])
 
  
 
==Releases==
 
==Releases==
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| Title01        = Ken's Labyrinth
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| Title02         = Ken's Labyrinth
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| Title         = Ken's Labyrinth
| BoxArt02        = Ken's Labyrinth - DOS.jpg
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| BoxArt       = NoBox.png
| PlatformName01 = DOS
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| PlatformName = DOS
| PlatformName02 = DOS
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| PlatformPage = DOS
| PlatformPage01  = DOS
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| PublisherName = Advanced Systems
| PlatformPage02  = DOS
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| PublisherPage = Advanced Systems
| Released01     = 1993/01/16
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| Released     = 1993-01-16
| Released02      = 1993/06/22
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| Country       = USA
| PublisherName01 = Advanced Systems
 
| PublisherName02 = Epic MegaGames, Inc.
 
| PublisherPage01 = Advanced Systems
 
| PublisherPage02 = Epic Games
 
| Country01      = USA
 
| Country02       = USA
 
 
}}
 
}}
 
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{{Publication
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| Title        = Ken's Labyrinth
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| BoxArt        = Ken's Labyrinth - DOS.jpg
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| PlatformName  = DOS
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| PlatformPage  = DOS
 +
| PublisherName = Epic MegaGames, Inc.
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| PublisherPage = Epic Games
 +
| Released      = 1993-06-22
 +
| Country      = USA
 +
}}
 +
|}
  
 
==Links==
 
==Links==
* '''Wikipedia:''' [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken%27s_Labyrinth en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken%27s_Labyrinth]
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* [http://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/kens-labyrinth mobygames.com/game/dos/kens-labyrinth] - MobyGames.
 
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* [http://www.gamefaqs.com/pc/928910-kens-labyrinth gamefaqs.com/pc/928910-kens-labyrinth] - GameFAQs.
 
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken%27s_Labyrinth en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken%27s_Labyrinth] - Wikipedia.
[[Category:Needed Song Descriptions]]
 

Latest revision as of 12:33, 26 May 2019

Ken's Labyrinth
Ken's Labyrinth - DOS.jpg
Platform: DOS
Year: 1993
Developer: Ken Silverman
Online: Download

Ken's Labyrinth didn't break any new ground technologically; but did have several features above and beyond the Wolfenstein 3D engine. The game was developed almost entirely by Ken Silverman when he was still a teenager. Ken's Labyrinth is a cartoon of a game, in that it features bright colors, basic artwork, and a more childish theme: instead of rocket launchers, you shoot bubblegum; instead of Nazis, you kill mummies; instead of slaying the ultimate evil, you rescue your dog Sparky. There is also a lot of interactivity in the environment like breakable walls, bladed fans that can injure you, maps that show your position, vending machines, etc. Overall, the game is cutely surreal. It's not as much fun as Wolfenstein 3D, but it's a lot more impressive than other Wolfenstein 3D clones like Operation Body Count or Corridor 7.

Screenshots

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The title screen.

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Choosing between the three episodes.

Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - 3.png

Each level has a brief description.

Ken's Labyrinth - DOS - 4.png

A map that updates your location as you walk.

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Breakable walls.

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See-through walls.

Music

Like the game, the music in Ken's Labyrinth lacks a professional touch. However, this fits the game perfectly, because an orchestrated score would be completely out of place in this environment. The music is colorful and up tempo, like something you would hear at a carnival. The bulk of the tracks are quite short (often less than twenty seconds before repeating) which does get to be annoying over time, but thankfully there is unique music for nearly every section of the game.

Recording

# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
01 Begin Ken SilvermanKen Silverman 0:44
Download
02 Powerful Song Ken SilvermanKen Silverman 0:58
Download
03 Drum Song Ken SilvermanKen Silverman 0:42
Download
04 Live Song Ken SilvermanKen Silverman 1:14
Download
05 Bat Song Ken SilvermanKen Silverman 0:58
Download
06 Just Another Song Ken SilvermanKen Silverman 0:42
Download
07 Ken's Song Ken SilvermanKen Silverman 1:40
Download
08 Note Gain Ken SilvermanKen Silverman 2:15
Download
09 Radical Song Ken SilvermanKen Silverman 0:42
Download
10 Al's Song Ken SilvermanKen Silverman 0:58
Download
11 Excellent Song Ken SilvermanKen Silverman 1:14
Download
12 Great Song Ken SilvermanKen Silverman 0:50
Download
13 Walken Song, Level 4 Ken SilvermanKen Silverman 0:49
Download
14 Sad Song Ken SilvermanKen Silverman 0:42
Download
15 Snotty Song Ken SilvermanKen Silverman 0:42
Download
16 Jazz Song Ken SilvermanKen Silverman 0:45
Download
17 Introduction Ken SilvermanKen Silverman 0:58
Download
18 Real Song Ken SilvermanKen Silverman 0:42
Download
19 Fancy Song Ken SilvermanKen Silverman 0:58
Download
20 Sad Dying Song Ken SilvermanKen Silverman 0:58
Download
21 Ax Song Ken SilvermanKen Silverman 1:45
Download
22 Awesoken's Song Ken SilvermanKen Silverman 0:58
Download
23 Moo Song 2 Ken SilvermanKen Silverman 0:42
Download
24 Tense Song Ken SilvermanKen Silverman 0:44
Download
25 Star Song Ken SilvermanKen Silverman 1:06
Download
26 Gnarly Song Ken SilvermanKen Silverman 1:14
Download
27 Exellent Song Ken SilvermanKen Silverman 0:42
Download
28 Awesome Song Ken SilvermanKen Silverman 1:57
Download
29 Andy's Song Ken SilvermanKen Silverman 1:14
Download
30 Chart Ken SilvermanKen Silverman 1:14
Download
31 Intro Song Ken SilvermanKen Silverman 1:14
Download
32 Short (Notes) Song Ken SilvermanKen Silverman 1:14
Download
33 Wonder Song Ken SilvermanKen Silverman 1:14
Download
34 Bass Song Ken SilvermanKen Silverman 0:44
Download
35 Wacko Song Ken SilvermanKen Silverman 0:42
Download
36 End Song Ken SilvermanKen Silverman 0:44
Download
37 End Song 2 Ken SilvermanKen Silverman 0:38
Download
38 Congratulations Ken SilvermanKen Silverman 0:44
Download
39 Best Song Ken SilvermanKen Silverman 0:42
Download

Credits

(Source)

All of the game's music was composer and arranged by Ken Silverman. He also programmed the audio driver.

Game Rip

Format

Download

KSM.png

Download

(Info)


The game's music files are stored in the Songs.kzp file. The top of the file contains an index of the file name and the byte offset for the song in the file. It was extracted using SongSplt.exe, a program written by Ken Silverman.

The KSM files can be played back using the Winamp plugins, just make sure that the Insts.dat file from the root install folder is in the same folder as the music files. Two of the ripped files have been altered in order to properly play on the plugin. "Ken's Song" and "Moo Song 2" were fixed by Ken Silverman. The original files are stored in the rip.

The titles for the songs come directly from Ken Silverman. The original extracted songs were renamed with generic titles to make it easier to access them through code. There are the three variant titles; the extracted name, the original 8.3 convention used by Ken while making the game, and the full descriptive name. Each version is included in the rip.


Extracted&#x000D;

Original&#x000D;

Full Title

BEGIN BEGIN Begin
CONGRAT0 CONGRAT0 Congratulations
CONGRAT1 BESTSONG Best Song
DRUMSONG DRUMSONG Drum Song
INTRO POWSONG Powerful Song
INTRO2 WAKOSONG Wacko Song
LABSNG00 LIVESONG Live Song
LABSNG07 XLSONG Excellent Song
LABSNG08 GREASONG Great Song
LABSNG10 SADSONG Sad Song
LABSNG11 SNOSONG Snotty Song
LABSNG12 JAZZSONG Jazz Song
LABSNG14 REALSONG Real Song
LABSNG15 FANCONG Fancy Song
LABSNG16 SADDYSNG Sad Dying Song
LABSNG17 AXOSONG Ax Song
LABSNG20 TENOSONG Tense Song
LABSNG21 STARSONG Star Song
LABSNG22 NARSONG Gnarly Song
LABSNG23 EXELSONG Exellent Song
LABSNG24 AWESONG Awesome Song
LABSNG27 INSONG Intro Song
LABSNG28 SHORSONG Short (Notes) Song
LABSNG29 WONDSONG Wonder Song
WINGAME0 BASSONG Bass Song
WINGAME1 ENDSONG End Song
WINGAME2 ENDOSONG End Song 2

Audio Devices

Music

Icon - AdLib.png Icon - General MIDI.png Icon - PC Speaker.png

Sound

Icon - PC Speaker.png Icon - Sound Blaster.png

(Sources: Music, Sound)

Releases

  USA.svg   USA
NoBox.png
Title: Ken's Labyrinth
Platform: DOS
Released: 1993-01-16
Publisher: Advanced Systems
  USA.svg   USA
Ken's Labyrinth - DOS.jpg
Title: Ken's Labyrinth
Platform: DOS
Released: 1993-06-22
Publisher: Epic MegaGames, Inc.

Links