This is a typical ladders and platforms type of game where the objective is to work your way from the bottom of the screen to the top by avoiding the many nasties and pitfalls on the way. The scene is set in the inside of a fridge which has 6 compartments (6 screens) in all. Each has to be de-iced. The special de-ice button is located, of course, at the top of the screen and having made it that far, you must fight your way back down the platforms to be able to proceed to the next compartment.
It all sounds very easy, and it would be if it weren't for the laser guarded stairs. They are very tricky to negotiate at first but once mastered the task does become much easier. The only weapon that you possess against the other horrors that await, such as flying food, guardian robots and ice cubes is a flame thrower. This, incidentally, isn't any use at all to fight the lasers.
Fortunately, the compartments need not be de-iced in any special order. It is therefore possible to tackle the easier screens first for practice before trying your luck at the harder ones. Our hero Mr. Freeze has 6 lives and as each is lost he is turned into ice before being reincarnated to continue the quest.
I thought it was rather a shame that there are only 6 screens to negotiate (although some are very difficult) since once the timing of the jumps has been perfected and the lasers mastered, the initial impact of the game is lost. I found the graphics rather uninspiring. Although, to be fair they were very distinctive on the green screen monitor. For those without joysticks there is a sensible keyboard option.