|OLCSBasin.j2l||Starlit Basin||9.39 kB||10 Jun 2009|
|Mystic Isle 2.j2t||Mystic Isle 2||61.02 kB||15 Jan 2008|
|Dreamland.j2b||DreaM LanD||285.51 kB||02 Nov 2000|
ME, ME AND ME. ME. YES. ME. NOT YOU. ME ONLY. ME JUST ME NOT YOU ME.
A nice little Battle level by Ragnarok. It uses a tileset that’s not really overused but it has been used a few times before with success (Pearl-Shell Shore, Sunken Realm) but this level has really good tileset use and eye candy.
I’m also glad that the level has almost no seekers (and there’s no Seek PU!)
What makes this level good? For starters, it’s made by Ragnarok, and a lot of things he constructs have the habit of turning out pretty darned well.
Just as this level, Starlit Basin, does.
It’s a battle level, but it feels more like war games on a deserted tropical island. Weapons and powerups are distributed liberally, and plenty of springs and escape routes are provided to make this stage a blast to play. I was a little skeptical about the blaster PU with accompanying fast fires right out in the open, but it’s not a game-killer.
Buggage is minimal, and the music fits the level quite well.
I think my only real complaint is that the Mystic Isle tilesets are so limited, and it’s difficult to come up with something original with them since everyone else has already done it to some extent. I feel that holds this level back to some extent, and that’s too bad.
In any event, Starlit Basin is still a very satisfactory level, and I’ll gladly give it my seal of approval. Download today.
Eat your lima beans, Johnny.