|mbb01.j2l||Lost City||4.08 kB||15 Oct 2002|
|7th Lava Fall.j2t||7th Lava Fall||345.14 kB||24 Aug 2002|
|ASTRAY.S3M||Astraying Voyages||703.03 kB||25 Aug 2001|
A battle level for Skulg, she wanted it in either Mezmerize or 7th Lava Fall, I desided make it with 7th lava fall, I just fooled around and got a good idea for the level.
I belive this could have gone being a good ctf level too.
Being around for quite some time now, people would think that the above reviewer might have learned a thing or two about levels…probably not. No offence, but Stiletto’s rating is way off. Sorry pal.
The level isn’t as bad as Stiletto says it is. I will admit, it is not the best, but I have seen alot levels worse than this. Level structure: A room set above a lava pit. You can battle on various platforms, and players need to watch out or they wull fall down into the lava (after that, it will take some for you to get up using the tubes, and you will probably lose some time and kills). There are 2 warps that enable you to teleport to the other side of the room for quick movement. These two aspects is what makes this level strong: people can be fast at times, but need to be agile or they will lose precious time, falling into the pit.
The objects aren’t ‘hurray’: most of the platforms are similiair, and not very detailed (apart from the fact that this tileset is detailed from itself). I don’t think this really hurts anyone, because the stuff found and the backgrounds put on are still decent. Music selection was good, a gloomy song that kind of reminds me of a future post-apocalypse setting. Weapons were good, maybe a bit off from normal standards, but not bad.
I couldn’t decide between a 6.7 and a 7.0, so don’t get mad at me: I gave it a 6.7 :) Happy battling!
Either Stiletto has gone mad, or someone hacked into his account…
Unless I’m very much mistaking, this is Aiko’s kind of level. It’s very open, it has nice eye candy, 3 powerups (electro or pepper always do 1 damage, powered up or not. 1 power up would have sufficed btw)…The neat thing is it’s settled in a lava river: you have to be carefull not to fall in it, or you get sent back to the top of the level. The music file, “Astray Voyages” by Purple Motion (1250 kb, a bit too big for my tastes) fits the level quite well.
Conclusion: not a bad level, especially for those who love open levels. Download recommemdation from me.
- JelZe GoldRabbit
Hurray for the fantastic review by Stiletto (probably written in 2 seconds to get the first review on this and increase his review count to get a higher rank)
The backhground layers have a kinda nice layout, not too messy like in Cells levels but they also are’t too empty, it really gives you the feeling theres a “Lost city” on the background. The level itself is a bit empty, but I think it gets more interesting when playing it with 3 or more players. The ammo and event placement is good I think, maybe you could have placed a bit more springs and guns, but it’s enough too roast some rabbits.
To conclude: This small level could have been better, but I think it isn’t too bad. Download? Decide yourself.
Stiletto: May I maybe decide that by myself? I started this review when only Splash replied. And please don't call me Flashie.[This review has been edited by Fl$h aka BlewMeUp]
BLAZEY I LOVE IT. hugs
Lovely atmosphere! I like the red sky… mrrrowww… n.n
And i love the idea with the warps on each side of the level!
Well, the rest was alreday said, so… um..uhm… WHEEE! n.n
Fl$h: Noooooooo more springs, I hate springs ;P
Stiletto, that rating is not fair, and you did not provide a reason why.
This level is pretty good, but some aspects of gameplay are missing. The warps are very nice, and the sky looks good, but ammo placement can be a little weak at some times. All in all, a very good level that should be downloaded immediately, but be warned that it has it’s quarks.
Nyah Stiletto, at least you gave me a higher rating…………..a bit
Longer review will come……Ill edit this later…..to tired right now
Lost City is a quite small, symmetric battle level. The eyecandy and weapon playcement is fairly okay, though I don’t like mirror battle levels at all. This though is only semi-mirrowed :).
The gameplay is quite okay as far as I tested. What you could have changed are a few springs instead of some vines, and I also think 50 coins are too many for the warp. Overall, I’d give a 6.8, and as there isn’t a 6.8, I’ll give a 7 :).
Unhit, the lvl isn’t symmetrical at all. And if you think 50 coins is too much, then I shall let you know that it was originally 100.
Ok, back to the review.
Lost City is a lvl I beta-tested. I have never, ever given a lvl I beta-tested a bad rating and I won’t this time either.
The lvl has got good eyecandy, though more wouldn’t have hurt and there are also too little foreground eyecandy. I do like the red moon, which only appears when you go to the top of the lvl. The stars, skyscrapers and the lava are also very nice and contributes greatly to the mood.
The gameplay is all right. Nothing special. Just lots of suckertubes, a couple of springs and some float-ups at places where ppl would normally hit walls. Btw, Moonblaze, you missed one out. ;-) Pos 42, 25. Basically, Lost City is an up-and-down lvl because if you fall down, you simply go up again, being carried by either springs or suckertubes.
Weapons placement is quite nice. There are plenty of ammo, coins and fastfires around and you will never run out of anything. However, I would prefer bouncers instead of electroblasters because it will be very hard to find a use for electroblasters here since the walls are so thin and it’s such an open lvl.
There is nothing wrong with the gameplay, weapons placement or eyecandy. It’s just the lvls idea. I’ve seen countless amounts of lvls that has got the same kind of layout.
Still, Lost City should provide most of us with lots of mulitplayer fun. An 7.7. Download recommended.
EDIT: I got the longest review![This review has been edited by White Rabbit]
I like it but everything is already said…
but I hate making empty reviews, so I just write some crap.[This review has been edited by Snowball]
An interesting level…Not much else to say. ;P
Well, JelZe, old pal, it is not too much my kind of level actually :-) It was a good idea by the author to use an awesome custom tileset like DethMan’s “7th Lava Fall”.
But i don’t like the design of the 70*70 tiles small level too much: the lava at the ground may be an original idea, but think the Sucker Tubes and all that cost too much time. The rest of the level has some platforms and a few weapons, not to forget a coin warp. Open and stuff, but nothing too spectacular, in my opinion.
The layer work looks okay which may be caused by the cool, dark look of the tileset.
The music choice, “Astraying Voyages” a 1994 ST3 made tune by S3M super hero Purple Motion fits good, but it’s not my favourite PM tune and the filesize is pretty large, too (~700 KB).
All in all, there is missing something in “Lost City” to give it an outstanding rating. I guess it’s just a decent battle level, nothing more, nothing less (low 7 points). Well, anyways, why not download it? :)
Eat your lima beans, Johnny.
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