New Ages III - After Dark

Rating
8.9
Reviews:
8
Downloads:
423
Date uploaded:
12 Mar 2008 at 16:32 (Minor update on 13 Mar 2015)

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Author
snz (More uploads by snz)
Type
Multiple
Credits
SJ, DS, Emp, Rag, FS, and I probably forgot someone
Version
1.23
Satisfaction
100%
Screenshots
NAIII31.zip (1.72 MB)

File contents

NewAgesIII.txt 1.49 kB 12 Mar 2008
NAIIIBAT01.j2l Land of Kaamos 12.36 kB 12 Mar 2008
NAIIIBAT02.j2l Kurast Bazaar 9.63 kB 12 Mar 2008
NAIIIBAT03.j2l Water 8.38 kB 12 Mar 2008
NAIIIBAT04.j2l Desolate Chemistry 10.87 kB 12 Mar 2008
NAIIICTF01.j2l Echo Isle 11.63 kB 12 Mar 2008
NAIIICTF02.j2l Northscar Needle 10.36 kB 12 Mar 2008
NAIIICTF03.j2l microcrack // 13.00 kB 12 Mar 2008
NAIIICTF04.j2l - 14.36 kB 20 Mar 2008
NAIIICTF05.j2l After Dark 12.12 kB 12 Mar 2008
A_CarrFIXday.j2t A_Carrotus_FIX_Day 228.88 kB 02 Jan 2007
Chipset.j2t Chocolate Chips 116.94 kB 12 Apr 2004
EgyptN.j2t Egypt (night) 190.87 kB 28 Jun 2001
IC - Sluggion2.j2t IC - Sluggion2 154.32 kB 01 Jan 2007
Islands.j2t Islands 108.75 kB 02 Mar 2005
Noka - Labrat 2.j2t Noka - Labrat 2 199.78 kB 07 Oct 2006
SpaceWarbase.j2t Space Warbase 138.96 kB 30 May 2002
WTFBorealis.j2t WTF - Borealis 231.46 kB 29 Feb 2008
Xmas1.j2t Holiday Hare 98 Evening 224.51 kB 11 Jul 1998

Description

most people thought they would never see this. oh well, they thought wrong. most of the info is in the readme.

Also, most of the levels are designed for duels,but they all should work for 2vs2’s aswell. anyway, if you’re a hardcore jj2 dueler looking super-quality levels with awesome gameplay and etc i suggest you dont dl these ;P

Im also going to add url here to the pack’s musics later. meanwhile, the music files are listed in the readme file, so you can dl them from modarchive for example.

EDIT: reuploaded to fix some bugs

- snz

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Quick Reviews Average: 8.8

RecommendedJerize aka TripleJ rated 9.0

Very nice pack. I think that Desolate Chemistry is best battle level and After Dark is best CTF level in this pack.
Nice job Snooze, again :D

RecommendedLark rated 8.8

Good level pack. I liked the level After Dark a lot, especially. Did you have to use the Sluggion theme, though? I hate that stupid song. Anyways, most of these levels were really good, a few of them I can’t say I loved. Download reccomendation, overall.

RecommendedSPAZ18 rated 9.0

Brilliant level pack!
These levels are definitely worthy of being included in AB10.
GJ Snooze! =D
Download recommended!

RecommendedFireSworD rated 8.0

8.0 (Northscar Needle owns). I’ve felt the artistic appeal of the levels went down for me. The levels look worse to me now after repeat playing and other factors. Since the looks are the most important thing in this pack, the rating takes a huge hit.

Rating is back to what it originally was.

RecommendedPT32 rated 9.0

I voted super super awesome!

DL recommendation: Why yes, ya freakin’—


User Reviews (Sort by Helpful Index or Date Posted) Average: 9.1

RecommendedReview by Superjazz

Posted:
15 Mar 2008, 12:43 (edited 15 Mar 08, 12:50)
Jazz Jackrabbit (256 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings131 Featured reviews14 Average helpfulness89%
Rating
9.1

The New Ages-series seems to continue on from Snooze. This time the step of improving is long. The ‘story’ doesn’t apparently go ahead anymore though, but instead the levels themselves are epic alone. Which makes it much more entertaining for me at least.

‘Land of Kaamos’, that is probably supposed to be the first level of the pack, creates a very dark and cool atmosphere over the level, that the name stands for. You can barely see the background in fullscreen, windowed players might think it’s just plain black, until the effects of ‘northern lights.’ This level though has it’s fun moments with the gameplay. It might be a bit limiting, but isn’t too crowded at all. Luckily it doesn’t get too tactical since carrots are placed far away from each other.

‘Kurast Bazaar’ is my favorite battle-level of the pack, being another dark level with a mysterious and creepy spirit, enhanced by the good music choice. The level just looks neat everywhere, despite the darkness. I also like how the gameplay doesn’t just stick to the center of the level, but you are able to hide as well. Here you may indeed look out for secrets…secrets that contain PowerUps for instance!

One of the smaller levels in the pack is ‘Water.’ Perhaps the name means a Water Pumping Station, possibly something else. Eventhough it’s smaller, it isn’t much worse than the other battle-levels in the pack. The moving background is a nice effect, but might bore for a longer playing-session. Gameplay is solid, to say at the least. I consider the positions of carrots, PowerUps, and especially ammunition balanced.

‘Desolate Chemistry’ has a very similar concept to the previous level. The gameplay is entirely different though. PowerUps have been thought about well, but instead the carrots are both to the right side of the level. I would have liked another of them to be placed into the empty bottom-left room. For a change, it is nice that this level utilises pits as well.

‘Echo Isle’ is a good use of the Islands-tileset by Blade. Background is very original, though solid walls look bland mostly. The layout is simple, although so it was in WC3. Bonus is though the decent placement and the fact, that the level is only partly symmethric.

‘Northscar Needle’ is probably my favorite level in the whole pack. It is the only symmethric level, but with this gameplay it works. I haven’t seen this tileset used a lot before, especially not this well. This level should be the most practical from a player’s view. The tubes above bases could be easier to reach though.

‘microcrack’ has a more classical Snooze’s layout, that contains two full energies. It reminds me a bit about ‘Teacup’, although this one is just way more open and better-looking. Some electroblaster would be useful here, but it still works with more than 2 players.

At this point you would possibly start wondering, when is he starting to recycle his previous levels? Well, that would probably take a while, since the only unnamed level of the pack is completely different apart from the rest of the pack, and is still fun to play in. Never does the author bore to decorate the levels the way like this either. This level has the bases separated more in vertical dimensions, yet the layout is still horizontal. That explains the situation of the full energy in the somewhat “middle.”

The last level, that is named ‘After Dark’ is perhaps a bit too Eyecandy-focused. That doesn’t mean the level is bad by it’s layout nor that it would be practically useless. It is a more tunnely level of the pack and that way reminds me of ‘The Boneyard’ from NA I. This one is still much better than it. I feel a little unsure about what the name exactly means here, but since the previous levels were mostly dark or twilight, this must be the lighter side of the pack. Refreshing.

I quite much liked the eyecandy-side of this pack, giving a boost to the gameplay-side that wasn’t left unimportant, since the pack finally had some original concepts and stuff to bring with it. The way that pickups were put in satisfies me as well, because it is after all quite important that an imbalance or hard-to-pick-up stuff are sometimes things that ruin levels a bit, or a bit more in general.

This pack is so far easily the best in the New Ages-series. What can I say? Download, host and play this often. It isn’t just about a few good/neat levels, but the entire pack is worth a try. Nice work etc.

P.S. Up for a duel in ‘Echo Isle’? ;0

SJ

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Review by spejsboi

Posted:
13 Mar 2008, 14:16
CTF Bug (1 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings1 Featured reviews0 Average helpfulness63%
Rating
N/A

when i just saw this upload i was like “haha i bet DS is gonna give this some ridiculously high rating”

Echo Isle – the first level in the pack. kinda linear and generic, it’s a shame that even after all these years people still make such layouts.. 2.5/5

Northscar Needle – the tileset is butt ugly but somehow snooze gets away with it.. probably the best level in the pack gameplay-wise. 4/5

microcrack // – it’s criminal to give such a good looking level a stupid name like this. the layout is nothing special though, better than the first level but still only average. 3.5/5

- – i find it a pain in the (-) to navigate around here when i move really fast. the tileset is cute though. 3.5/5

After Dark – probably the best all around level in the pack. i actually consider this level one of snooze’s finest levels ever, among with saint zipcode, radiation, the boneyard, teacup and clipboard chaos which i consider snooze’s best level, although it feels unfinished… anyways this level owns. 4/5

people keep saying stuff like “this time snooze focused on gameplay” and blablablabla these levels are very simple gameplay-wise.. i won’t rate this since i don’t give a (-) about battle levels but overall i give the CTF part of this pack 3.5 stars and a download recommendation.

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