New Diamondus Bay

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13 Nov 2008 at 08:42

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master sven (More uploads by master sven)
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FawFuL for testing
New Diamondus (330.23 kB)

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ms3.j2l New Diamondus Bay 5.60 kB 12 Nov 2008
New Diamondus 3.j2t New Diamondus 3 274.64 kB 30 Oct 2008
Diamondus.s3m 77.06 kB 07 May 2000


This is a level I made with FawFuL’s tileset, Enjoy.


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RecommendedReview by Slaz

22 Nov 2008, 09:54
Spaz Slackrabbit (122 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings55 Featured reviews10 Average helpfulness90%

As promised, I’ll review Master Sven’s new level in pretty detail. I’ve clearly loved levels made with the Diamondus tileset over the past so it won’t be that hard. Atleast we’re seeing the ‘new’ Diamondus conversion in this one..

The gameplay is very ‘pathway’ like and doesn’t have any serious originality. A first game in this level will clearly show the fastest paths quickly and none of the pickups are requiring any move or action that I’d call special. Overal a nice flow of gameplay, that’s seen in many other similar CTF levels though.

Eyecandy is kind of ‘Diamondussed’ without any imaginated fill ups that could be done with the tileset. In my opinion, that’s more than good enough because it feels like you’re playing a classic Diamondus level. Including the background and the gradient, which are similar to the one in the shipped levels. The use of water (real event and eyecandy) has been done well and doesn’t interupt with the style.

Not too much to say about this. Ammo is done good enough, I’d have done it a little different though, but that’s based on my personal opinion on ‘weapon balance’ amd such. Carrots are fine, though I’m no fan of them, maybe one of them could have been removed but then again, that’s my own opinion. Also, the warp at the bottom right appears to ‘warp’ to the opposite direction through a base, which enables a flagholder to score through a warp.. :p

I suppose by hosting this level now and then, you could have some fun. It’s not unlike many other CTF levels, but still a casual, medium to small CTF level that feels kind of classic. Download recommended and a 7.0 for you! ;)

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Review by master sven

24 Nov 2008, 10:29
Spaz Slackrabbit (124 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings71 Featured reviews10 Average helpfulness63%

@ Slaz: the warp you are talking about only did that in a previous not uploaded version of this level, I have replaced the warp target.

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Review by PT32

25 Jan 2012, 18:43 (edited 25 Jan 12, 18:45)
Jazz Jackrabbit (203 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings171 Featured reviews4 Average helpfulness61%

Meh. This level was all right, I suppose.

After all, it WAS playable. It DID have a few good routes, and enough ammo was present for New Diamondus Bay to be decently enjoyable.

Unfortunately, that’s about all it was in my mind.

NDB was very sparse, in terms of creative or innovative eyecandy. Almost entirely baseline stuff was used, and I’d be hard pressed to point to something that was truly original. The Toaster Tower on the far right served little or no purpose, and it was relatively easy to get the powerup placed in the wall.

Likewise, the music used (JJ1’s Diamondus) didn’t work at all for me. It was far too mild, and significantly detracted from my enjoyment of New Diamondus Bay. The first appropriate song that came to my mind when I played the level was FlyingIndian.s3m. In fact, I almost caught myself muting the in-game music and loading FI in my music player. It would’ve worked quite nicely.

So, what can be said in the end? New Diamondus Bay by master sven was a great opportunity, but I feel like it fell a little short. I don’t like to be the bad guy and downrate an upload, but somebody has to do it.

Neutral DL rec.

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RecommendedReview by Skele

30 Sep 2009, 09:35
CTF Bug (6 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings6 Featured reviews0 Average helpfulness35%

Hmm 1st i want say awsome xD
i love water with trees soo :P
i love the way how we run around xD
very cool way to put seeks :P i love it!

so total:8.7 :D

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