Splinx was completely programmable by the Doctor, and had a number of abilities with which to assist him.
Splinx was able to fetch and store items larger than herself thanks to a dimensionally transcendental hyperspace load module. She and the items she carried could remain undetectable to other creatures and proximity sensors. The Doctor possessed location markers he could leave in various places to which Splinx could always find her way back.
Behind the scenes
- As with many games of this type and era, in-game narrative is minimal. Most of what is known about Splinx comes from the game's enclosed instruction book.
- Splinx is a fairly logical counterpart to K9, albeit a cat instead of a dog and a "she" instead of a "he". Her basic functions in the game are to explore the map and fetch and carry items for the Doctor, who can only carry a limited amount.