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A small race level to play if you’re bored.
Kinda old by now, and made for AvK. Read the readme for more information if you want.
They made me write this…
Since people like to overrate.. why dont I join in?
Well, when I first saw it, I was like.. Oh great another Dreempipes level, but after racing through it and going through the different areas of the race, I realised it’s quite good. The tiles fit together, and there aren’t any/many tilebugs. There is a lot of the use of the color “black”, which can look nice when you just run through without looking right into it. The walls look supported as if it were real rather than floating crap in the middle of nowhere. The use of the pink waterfalls is just right.. You dont see too much or too little of it. I usually get bored using this set because I can’t get EC ideas, but Blacky has mastered it. There are new and original eyecandy concepts too. One last random note, when you get dizzy, the background still rotates and random tiles appear… Probably easy to do, but its hot! ;(
This is the sort of race where you shouldn’t go too fast, or too slow. You can’t just hold your button and hope to keep going ahead. You have to turn and change directions, slow down, speed up, shoot stuff. The gameplay isnt just the different for the first lap. There are also different and more/less strategic routes to take at some parts, I played this in a server… Everyone goes everywhere. I guess it keeps it exciting. Also, getting shot might mess you up in some places, but it also really helps you otherwise, it can let you go through pinball bumpers which might just bum you around.
Well, pretty much everything is covered in the gameplay, but I’ll just run through it for anyone’s sake. ;/ There are 2 routes to take at the beginning, one being where the destruct-blocks are, and the other is just an empty tunnel which you have to reverse to go into.
Afterwards, there’s a little obstacle with pinball bumpers which’ll bum around those who arent shot.
After this obstacle, there’s another split way. One with destruct-blocks and freezies again, and the other has those cool caterpillars that make you dizzy.
After that.. you go up but there is a 6 tile wide path to go through. you have to go through the middle 2 tiles if you wanna keep going, otherwise, back down you go!
After THAT, there’s another path leading upwards then sideways. More freezies and destruct-blocks. Afterwards you go through a really cool looking tube, and BAM, the end of the lap. ;]
The ammo is well placed, and so are the obstacles. The ammo can be used to its advantage in various places, like to trap others at the end with bouncers, or chase others with appropriate guns. The freezies can really bum you down. All I can say is run into them with speed so you move or shoot them away. The events are all placed and there isn’t anything that is pointless/makes no sense in the level.
This level fucking owns. Go play it. NAO
[Self-filtering makes your inner care bear cry :’( ~Cooba]
Like jarno said , not many Races been uploaded lately. This one is really cool,though!!!!!The obstacles in this races are really good. The eyecandy is also very good ,nice color-use too , but that might be the tileset. And also , the music is very funn! I really fits in this level! Good job , BlaX! Download recommendation for sure!
[Rating (9) removal. There clearly wasn’t enough support for the given rating. ~Cooba]
The quickest review ever.
It’s typically high quality level, what else can you expect from Blacky.
Again. First thing you notice is abstract, simple, hillarious eyecandy. That rocks and I just don’t know where Blacky gets the ideas.
It’s one of the faster races, there is not many of hard obstructions. Also, you can memorize whole level in like second, third round of the game. It’s short race. The level itself is not much original, for that we have good gameplay reliance. As always, Blacky built in like milion of details.
Music is absolutely great, normally I never listen to level music, but this one rocks. It extremely fits to the level and it makes everything even more abstract. Grandious.
That’s all. Next time, be more original, make it longer and… You could make the best race ever. Download recommendation, you’ll like it. For sure.
Heh. Got a good laugh outta this one.
Blackraptor’s Race For The Vodka race is a bit tricky to get the hang of, and it can be occasionally frustrating (i.e.-the Pinball bumpers), but it’s definitely a worthwhile endeavor.
RFtV uses the Dreempipes tileset, taking the player through what is apparently a giant vodka production plant (No worries, parents: Rabbits apparently can’t hold anything stronger than Epi-Cola, which Blacky has substituted for real vodka). There’s a few sequestered Ice powerups, a fancy shortcut or two and some straight-up gameplay traps no race would be complete without. Spring traps (especially used in conjuncture with Float events). A water/caterpillar pit. A vertical Spring trap. These and more are expertly executed, and greatly enhance the quality of Vodka.
On the converse, there were a few things I thought could’ve used improvement. The Freeze Enemy traps, while whimsical and fun, were downright annoying, and greatly disrupted the flow of the race. This consequently ruined the Seeker shortcut, although in my opinion it was already quicker just to take the normal route and bypass the Seeker shortcut altogether. The pinball section irritated me because it was just hard enough to stop me almost every time I came through it, but not quite hard enough for me to label it as unreasonable in its difficulty. The Freezer powerup at the beginning was way too well hidden, and I would probably never have found it if I hadn’t looked through the editor after playing the level, to make sure I didn’t miss anything.
On another note, the song was hilarious, and fit the level perfectly. Nice find there.
Is Race For The Vodka worth a download? Absolutely. This is a good, quality race by Blackraptor, and once you look past its small number of minorly bothersome flaws, it’s definitely worth playing. Download today.
A race??? I havn’t reviewed many of those. So why not???
The race is very interesting but the main element is that there are many traps. But rewarding in a way because they have ammo (prehaps to persuade). I won’t rate this, but I like the traps.
I’ve changed my mind. I rate this an 8 because:
2) Wierd music use
3) Not many races use JJ1 tileset.
I like this level and as many people know when levels are good i review them so here is the review.
Race levels arent much played but some of them are good this one will appear in that group.
I think its really good cause i won 10 times from my dad here!
Game type rating 8.7
Good,I always liked eyecandy.
You added tubes acid and more its really fine.
Eyecandy rating 8.1
Hehehe,When i heard you used this music i did know at the beginning you had a good sense of humour!
this music is really funny and i like it.
Music rating 8.6
Yes, u get one sure.
I liked playing this level and i hope u liked this review.
The final rating is an 8.5 and i hope many people will download and enjoy this race.
Eat your lima beans, Johnny.