These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
That One Attack: A single shot from the Mad Scientist will cause the monster to gradually slow down (simulated by giving the player fewer opportunities to enter commands). This eventually proves fatal as the humans' attacks gradually overwhelm the monster.
Similarly, moving into a space with a power plant results in an immediate game over.