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This level is made for Treylina’s Treasure Hunt contest. It’s a fast-paced level, recommended amount is around 6-8, with max score of 150 diamonds.
The best treasure hunt level made so far, with a good layout, considerate ammo choice, well spread gems, varying environments, and decent eyecandy. Perhaps the exit could be more memorable – the level completely unnecessarily uses additional bonus signs for eyecandy, making the right one less obvious. Initial gem placement could also be better.
Okay let’s review this level as a fellow contest attendee.
This is, as partly noted by the author’s description, a fast-paced level of average size with about half of it taking place underwater. There is plenty of open space to move around in on land, and mostly diagonal tunnels underwater leading to open spaces where gems, fallen from Super Reds, can splash into. Some highly visible warps are placed to increase the pace even further.
I love how there is an emphasis on pinball events in the ‘dry’ part of the level. Most gems are to be obtained by making high edge jumps on the paddles, which are sticked next to most of the vertical walls. Some bumpers are placed in line on the top, rewarding gems to those who can control bouncing off of them.
The choice of ammo is as usual for most treasure hunt levels, with some RF and a few seekers thrown in as a bonus. Eyecandy is not too exaggerated (I tend to go slightly too crazy on that myself) but good enough to make no place feel empty. The exit is in an accessible spot.
Though the author recommends 6-8 players, it’s also fun to play with 3-4 in my opinion. When everyone knows where the big gem scores are, fights will quickly appear at the underwater blue gem in the middle and the Super Reds on either sides at the top.
This is an excellent Treasure level that has pinball, and you know we love pinball :P! It has some fresh ideas, yet it’s not like a revolution in treasure hunt (but so isn’t my level). In the end, my judgment is all about fun, and fun is what you can have with this level. Here’s a solid 9 for a solid level, and download recommended!
Great level, probably my favourite out of all contest entries.
There’s very little to criticize. The level is small and contains a good amount of gems and quite a bit of ammo too, which makes for action-packed games. There’s a clear division between the upper and lower half of the level, with the lower half seeing most of the action when I played it – this of course in part because it’s hard to dodge shots in water, and also because there’s a good amount of gems and ammo to be found.
The top of the level is easy to navigate and contains several pinball paddles which makes it possible to jump huge distances and be very mobile in general. If you’ve got about 6 players (as recommended by the author) games in this level become chaotic, full of action and a lot of fun.
The level looks great, too. Especially the upper half is well-decorated, with the eyecandy never going overboard but still making everything look great. The music fits the tileset and feel of the level really well and is a good choice here. My only criticism on this part would be that the bottom (underwater) area looks comparatively dull. This creates a good contrast between the upper and lower half, but some more decoration would perhaps have been nice.
Overall this is an excellent level that’s among the best Treasure levels out there and I’d certainly recommend hosting it whenever you’re running the game mode on your server.
Maybe I am not the best at reviews, but your map is just a joy to play. However, is not perfect.
Stuff I like:
-Music matching to the map
-Large map, making it “open-world”
-The level has water
-Variety of weapons
-The map is nicely made
-Lots of details
-I didn’t encounter any visual bugs
Stuff I don’t like:
-The water event doesn’t always work, also the water appears suddenly
-Uhh, sorry, I can’t find any other stuff I don’t like… x(
9.7/10 – I recommend it. It’s perfect for 4-8 players.
Eat your lima beans, Johnny.