My own theory why there's a small but very cultish fan community for this game revolves around the idea that the chintzy Chex Quest was the closest thing to actual FPS games like Doom that these peoples' parents allowed them to play, and they played the hell out of it. Thus putting them one level below people who only got to play low-rent budget FPS knockoffs their parents/grandparents got for them, mistaking them for the actual Doom and such.
There was even a Portal of Evil "exhibit" of a website where some nerd went into obsessive, mind-numbing minutae-riddled detail about each and every level and the creation of extra fan-levels.
Sooo... you're taking a video game that intentionally avoids violence and adding it back in by letting the player kill indestructible Flemoids? Someone is missing the point. The player missed all the secret areas too, not that I would... know where they were... or anything.