There are seventeen different levels divided into four areas, starting in mines at the beginning of the game and moving through a jungle and a desert filled with enemies that want to cut your adventure short.
Luckily, your hero Kyle Vlaros comes equipped with a sawed-off shotgun. While your weapon may not be very powerful at first, you can improve it as you play, so that you eventually have a machine capable of turning your enemies to dust.
Although this is a 2D game, Blackthorne uses a pretty original covering system, which allows you to dodge to the side to avoid enemy fire. Of course, your enemies have the same capability.
Blackthorne is a two-dimensional platform-based action game developed by Blizzard in 1994. Despite its age, it's still an excellent playing experience - both graphics and gameplay are perfectly enjoyable today.