Kill the gnome, it will give you more score. But will make you dizzy.
Dizzyness does not go away on its own.
The dizzyness is cured with milk.
Milk can also give you more lives (max 3 lives) if you have lost some.
The first level gives you a maximum of 350 score.
*villain: Villain comes from the Anglo-French and Old French vilain, which itself descends from the Late Latin word villanus, meaning
"farmhand", in the sense of someone who is bound to the soil of a villa, which is to say, worked on the equivalent of a plantation in Late Antiquity,
in Italy or Gaul. It referred to a person of less than knightly status and so came to mean a person who was not chivalrous. As a result of many unchivalrous acts, such as treachery or rape, being considered villainous in the modern sense of the word, it became used as a term of abuse and eventually took on its modern meaning. from Wikipedia