During some levels, the player's movements will slow drastically, as will their ability to turn and face another direction. A screen effect will alter the display of the game.

For Gorbachov, this includes himself, as well as distorting the screen red. His voice will contain a slight echo and sometimes a deeply-pitched distortion effect, and his image will erratically "jump" around the screen. During a moment like this there will also be a noise sounding vaguely similar to the noise heard if you place a seashell to your ear (the sound of the sea).