Episode Four: The Resistance

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devres42.j2l Ruined Castle 15.40 kB 11 Jun 2009
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devres44.j2l Underground River 10.58 kB 11 Jun 2009
devres45.j2l The Lake 8.98 kB 11 Jun 2009
devres46.j2l Thrax 6.88 kB 11 Jun 2009
devres47.j2l A Desperate Mission 1.59 kB 24 Apr 2008
devres48.j2l Thrax 6.67 kB 27 Apr 2008
devres49.j2l Haunted Mine 16.93 kB 11 Jun 2009
devres50.j2l Hell 8.82 kB 11 Jun 2009
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devres55.j2l Forest Path 19.68 kB 11 Jun 2009
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Description

Version 1.2

This is part four of a five episode series.

Episode One: The Invasion of Deserto
Episode Two: The Rebirth of Evil
Episode Three: The Battle for Carrotus
Episode Four: The Resistance

Episode Five: The Fortress of Ruin

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You have been a prisoner of war for the last five months, held by the enemy occupying Carrotus. Suddenly, you are freed by members of the Carrotus resistance force, and are given an opportunity to continue fighting.

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Notes:

The difficulty of this episode is very high. Easy mode is recommended for most players. Medium mode is for players who are quite skilled. Hard mode is intended to provide the greatest challenge possible.

It is highly recommended that you play in 640×480, 16 bit colour, with low detail turned off, hardware acceleration off, and ambient lighting turned on. Many of the levels will look wrong or ugly under other settings, or may even be unplayable.

These will work in TSF, but 1.23 is recommended. These levels have not been designed with Lori in mind.

Some of the levels in this pack are very big, and JJ2 sometimes crashes when trying to save or load the game in levels like that. You should only save the game in the smaller levels, such as during cutscenes or when the level tells you to save.

Some of the levels contain spike balls. Shooting these down is possible, but tends to crash the game. It is advised that you treat them as if they were indestructible objects.

Reviews are highly appreciated, even if they are short ones. When reviewing, please rate this as a whole instead of going over each level individually.

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Collection:

Most levels have 20 green gems, 10 blue gems, and 1 gem ring.

There are 8 powerups scattered throughout the levels.

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Quick Reviews Average: 9.6

RecommendedSPAZ18 rated 10.0

This has got to the BEST Single Player pack of 2008 to be released so far. All the levels have fantastic eyecandy. There are tilebugs in the Forest Path level but that’s the tileset’s fault and not Evilmike himself.
All the puzzles are fantastic!
I decided to round the rating up to a 10 because this is what it deserves! =D
YOU MUST GET THIS!

RecommendedEigus rated 10.0

here’s an asflkjagaslkjlkgsa, because i am speechless. this is really awesome.

RecommendedPurpleJazz rated 9.0

Another great installment in the Devres series. I was hoping for it to be a little longer though. Nonetheless, download reccommendation all the way!

RecommendedFireSworD rated 9.0

If I really tried I could beat it on normal difficulty without losing health. Everything is so logically placed I only lost health or died because I either did something stupid, or didn’t consider what might be ahead. Not to say it’s by any means easy, not even close.

Great job Mike, you left me wanting more. Release episode 5 soon!

RecommendedJerize aka TripleJ rated 9.0

Ep3 was a dissapointment for me but this is totally awesome!

RecommendedBobby aka Dizzy rated 9.9

Mike delivers another amazing level pack here. My only complaint is that the jungle level did not contain enough of a story to keep be interested. And those green bats are too hard to spot!

RecommendedGtB rated 10.0

I cant talk becouse I dont know what words to say.You just made the Best level ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Not like me I cant do a good level ;(

RecommendedLark rated 9.0

Great level pack, although I was disappointed to be honest. I liked the others better. I had a lot of fun playing through this pack, and although it was slightly challenging (I played through on medium) it was way too easy overall. Not what I’ve come to expect from the other episodes, in other words.

RecommendedSlaz rated 10.0

Simply put, this is one of the best single player packs ever released, and Mike’s best one so far. I’m in fact, still a huge fan of Jazz2 SP and I kind of dislike crate puzzles that have been overused in it. This pack has got some other puzzle/search twists I really like. Nothing = perfect, but just like Blade, Mike deserves my 10 for hard work!

RecommendedOdin314 rated 10.0

Bar-none, simply one of the best single-player campaigns I’ve played from any game ever.

Recommendedn00b rated 8.5

The weakest in the series. Episode 4 is much easier than the others, and keeps its gameplay mostly tame and generic. The story and little touches in levels stemmed from it is what propels this ep into stardom. The most fresh level is the first one, which is brilliant but made frustrating by a few engine quirks. However, overall still a must play

RecommendedOM2004 rated 9.5

Great levels! I’m so jealous of your talent but I know you put alot of work and time into it, so by far you deserve all the glory you get. Keep it up!

RecommendedMSB3000 rated 9.5

This is some really cool stuff. If this episode, even this whole series, doesn’t deserve some of the highest ratings possible, I don’t know what does!

Recommendedniyog123 rated 10.0

IT is one of evilmike’s best levels.
super gameplay I rate it 10

[Review changed to quick review. – cooba]

RecommendedShatters rated 10.0

I love the tilesets and the maps being loaded with enemies.
10 out of 10 !
Can’t wait for Episode 5 :)

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One bad thing…
Some files are missing and I can not continue because of it.
Please update!

[Review changed to quick review. – cooba]

RecommendedNarsist rated 10.0

I like “Thrax” level because this is easier than others :P
You must play!

RecommendedMilloCz rated 10.0

Too many reviews already…
I can only rate with 10 and recommend download ;)

forfor rated N/A

thank you i like all this levels and tilesets

[wrong rating (1.0) ~cooba]


User Reviews (Sort by Helpful Index or Date Posted) Average: 9

RecommendedReview by Puffie40

Posted:
30 Apr 2008, 18:27 (edited 13 Nov 08, 18:50)
Frog (16 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings16 Featured reviews0 Average helpfulness69%
Rating
8.0

Another great episode from Evilmike

Evilmike does a good job with setting the stage for the plot, adding a twist so good I did not want the episode to end.

Level design is well thought out. You do some backtracking, but the tilesets and the storyline makes it like its all in a day’s work for the player, a atmosphere not seen very often even in other games.

My favorite level is the forest path. It is generally non-linear, with great music and eyecandy.

Recommended? Why would you question it? You got my brother, a passive JJ2 fan, interested in the series since episode 1. The episodes have already influenced several single-player levels (Mine included), and finally these episodes are a quality not many people can match.

In other words: YOU MUST PLAY THIS!

4 of 5 users found this a good review. Did you? Yes/No

RecommendedReview by Technopauluz

Posted:
30 Apr 2008, 16:22 (edited 30 Apr 08, 16:59)
Frog (13 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings13 Featured reviews0 Average helpfulness56%
Rating
10

Wow this level a way cool!

I did play it on hard and did die some times :P every lvl i was happy that i survived with one heart left :O
The first lvl with the lizards that must follow u can be frustrating bequase if they go of the screen above u they’re always disappear. It almost did me cheat on that piece :P

Its al so good!

The eyecandy rox in every level! Al the layers are used very good i am sure u spend a lot of time in this thing!

The gameplay especialy is great, there are well hidden secrets tons of enemy’s speaded out very well in the jungle and dark levels especialy it is a great challenge to kill them without getting hurt. Foot is spreaded out very well not to much. And you did test your game very well i didn’t become stuck even once! :D

And one thing to say Hard Mode really is hard ;) If you run though it youre sure fast gonna die!

Yes on some levels u cant save but thats Jazz2’s problem not yours…

Maybe its a short review but i can say that this is the best single player level pack i’ve ever played!

Download Recommendation? NO! if ur hate great levels or ure blind. otherwise download now! and gonna be a crazy killer!

Edit: LOL i didn’t download the music :(
And the music is great to!! That makes a 10+!

Haha “ur clever one ill make it easyer for u” 1930 sec water shield (or more ):P

4 of 6 users found this a good review. Did you? Yes/No

RecommendedReview by sonicnathan 1

Posted:
30 Apr 2008, 19:39 (edited 15 May 09, 02:20)
Spaz Slackrabbit (136 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings99 Featured reviews6 Average helpfulness70%
Rating
9.0

Alright. Even though I have to agree that this isn’t the strongest Pack in the series, it’s still a must play.

Story
As always, the story is enjoyable. Even though there isn’t as many plot twists, the story is still enjoyable and the telling of it is still top notch. I’m going to go into detail on the last episodes. Go play those if you want to know. In this one, you play the Deserto resident, battling your way through carrotus to find Devan. there are a couple of things that are left hanging but I’ll let you find them out.
10/10

Eyecandey
Not your best work. When you first begin, the castle level looks great! It felt really creepy. The carrotus levels are a lot more basic, but that’s not saying there isn’t much use of eyecandey. lots of layer 3 is used and the backgrounds look good. the city levels are pretty basic and not much is given. I loved the mine level was well as the theme was great, really looking creepy. Won’t comment of the next level because that’s a plot twist. Forest path is probably my favorite level in terms of eyecandey. everything looks natural and the green scenery looks great. Good use of the layers is also present. The city level’s don’t ok great, but still pass. Overall, good eyecandey, I just with the carrotus and city levels looked a little better.
8/10
Gameplay
Once again great. Level one was great and had a cool puzzle involving a floating lizard. The lake levels are a lot more basic, having only a few puzzles. The first city level was also basic in gameplay and not much was given. It was still enjoyable though. The mine level was very confusing and open ended. I only found the end by running around in circles. when you get to forest path, the gameplay spikes greatly. This level is heavily puzzle biased and you are going to die. there is this one puzzle that I couldn’t figure out but it was at the end of the level so It won’t affect anything. The city levels are basically just boss and plot levels. the length is fairly good on this one but doesn’t have as much replay as the first 3 episodes. Difficulty is kept down by quite a bit and I was hoping for Episode 3 difficulty. the puzzles are also a lot more basic but that doesn’t mean there not enjoyable. Overall, good gameplay, i was just expecting a little from like Episode 3.
8/10
Enemy Placement
Great. Enemies are put is good locations and there is enough o kill you. The forest level is bad with this because the bats are green and they blend in with the background. The bosses are well choicen but there aren’t as many and they aren’t as hard. Still good job!
9/10
Pickup Placement
The pickups are almost perfect. Carrots are fine in most levels and there is enough to survive. Food is in good hands you won’t keep getting sugar rushes. Ammo is good as well and it’s well choicen, making you need to think sometimes on how to use your ammo. The gems are good as well as they add both eyecandy and gameplay. One ups aren’t that common which is good. Save points are also good except in forest path. overall, I think the placement is great and is definitely up to mikes standards.
10/10

Final Score:45/50
Score: 9
Rank: A
DR? Even though this mikes weakest pack, that still doesn’t mean you have to avoid it. Play this right away as it is still a fun pack to play.

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RecommendedReview by PT32

Posted:
16 May 2008, 21:41 (edited 16 May 08, 22:00)
Spaz Slackrabbit (196 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings171 Featured reviews3 Average helpfulness60%
Rating
9.2

Ok, my first attempt at a review!

LEVEL DESIGN
The levels were all good, well-placed traps and treats, bt there were some jumps leading you into lotsa baddies. Half and half.
Eye candy
A fair amount of itwas prevalent, good job.
PLOT
Xtroardinary and fabulous is all I can say. Great job, it kept me going.
Overall, you did a fine job with it, and I look forward to EP 5.
Summary: DOWNLOAD NOW, YOU LIFE DEPENDS ON IT!!!!!!!
Now, I gotta go play the other 3 episodes…:(
[) |T32

Aww, they chopped up my logo! Better stop using it. :(

1 of 1 users found this a good review. Did you? Yes/No

RecommendedReview by Moonblaze

Posted:
1 May 2008, 04:46
Turtle Goon (91 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings87 Featured reviews1 Average helpfulness70%
Rating
10

EvilMike takes us with storm as he puts his talents into yet another episode, following up on his thrilling story in the battle against the villainous Devan Shell. Not only does EvilMike master the way of making great levels, he also reuses traditional tilesets such as Carrotus and uses the set in completely new ways.

Once you have rushed your way through the levels to get the new story, there is still plenty of replay value as EvilMike doesn’t just build his levels from left to right but makes lots of sideways and secrets to explore for extra points. There are even “secrets” to find through the means of cheating, as the creator has a fine track of what weaponry is accessible at what time.

This download is one of a kind, one to play by anyone that would claim to be a Jazz Jackrabbit 2 fan.

5 of 10 users found this a good review. Did you? Yes/No

RecommendedReview by Galavant !

Posted:
4 May 2008, 10:04
Frog (13 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings13 Featured reviews0 Average helpfulness58%
Rating
8.5

I like this episodes, but I must said, that this pack it not good as another.
First, in levels there are more poverty: smaller levels (whare are gigantic tempels, colossal ships?), and schematic maps. Example: beging was cool, because there were nice ideas like catching floating lizards, swiming in underwater river… but rest was boring. Enemies, dialogues, enemies. Well, I think that author should make more surrealistic scenery in Haunted mine. I was realy intrestet and fun about that. Also little scared – but there was enemies. Bad idea. I think, there should be one big labirytnh with traps, but NO ENEMIES!! I hate schemas.
Storyline was in average level. It was no bad – becasue this is only part of well-made 3 episodes. But he use something (that i love), things from game (Eva’s ring), not from thousands imagined artifacts and thing. It realy makes attractiv. So, try to use items from game! I love this ecletic style.
And tilesets… there was some orginal choice like carrotus with this beaiful sky. But this “bricks” were boirng. Plus jungle between ths two. Crazy idea :).
To sum up all, this pack is (sorry)not well as other parts. But it’s better than other in J2O. I hope, part nr 5 will be: collosal, orginal (like rest) with nice intro. :)

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RecommendedReview by White pinguin

Posted:
28 Feb 2009, 17:12 (edited 28 Feb 09, 17:36)
CTF Bug (5 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings5 Featured reviews0 Average helpfulness42%
Rating
8.0

This review is intended mainly for the author. But even if you are not the author, it can help you.

This is a must for all Jazz fans, that’s for sure. Good levels, GREAT story and all that. But still there are some points I must complain about.

1. The music.
Overall the music tracks were so good. Some tracks here are amazing. But I disliked how some them worked together with the level. For example the jungle music didn’t remind me of the jungle. But the music fitted to the story though. They fitted to the story so good.

2. The eyecandy.
I really disliked how it looked in that town. It was just like a ground with some houses on it. I don’t think some houses in layer 2 and 5 wouldn’t harm.
Overall the eyecandy was great. But the feeling is sort of spoiled when you come to a level where the eyecandy drops many levels.

Then I don’t think I can say much more. Everything else was just great. A little plus for those guys hanging around in the resistance under the town.

Score: 8
Download recommended: YES!

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Review by DennisKainz

Posted:
26 Jun 2009, 16:05
Bee Boy Swarm (25 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings25 Featured reviews0 Average helpfulness32%
Rating
N/A

SUPERNEAT!!!!!!!
ALL OF THE MUSICS ARE INCLUDED!!!!

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RecommendedReview by Ron97

Posted:
3 Oct 2008, 09:07 (edited 7 Jan 11, 18:00)
Bee Boy Swarm (31 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings27 Featured reviews1 Average helpfulness43%
Rating
9.6

Hmmm… I don’t know what to say….
Well,this is my favorite episode. I played other 3,but this is really the best.I like the story,especially part in haunted mine.Technopauluz noticed(few months before me)the shields and power-ups room,that was a little strange. But anyway,you should download this episode(of course,the 3 previous too)because it’s simply the best.

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