Maze of steel

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13 May 2018 at 13:07

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Maze of steel.j2l Maze of steel 7.69 kB 13 May 2018 Castle City 771.41 kB 12 Jun 2016


Ready for a real challenge? Maze of steel is an ideal level for those, who are bored of levels, where you just press fire and go on. Plenty of secrets, enemies at every corner, mazes, treacheries and almost unbeatable boss – all this you are going to face!
For all who find any other levels too easy and who are ready to die at every moment: Download

PS: Please don’t blame the design of the level. I am not an artist and also the tileset I was working with didn’t offer much. Thanks ;)


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RecommendedReview by Violet CLM

17 May 2018, 01:14
I might as well work here (503 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings278 Featured reviews21 Average helpfulness89%

Aww, this is really cool. I did want to call out the lack of graphics at first, but I quickly got used to it, and I think while playing this level you have to realize that anything more detailed wouldn’t really fit here. Instead this level is all about gameplay: dodging spike balls, finding hidden walls, and making it through two different timed segments, each of which even uses a different timing mechanism! Trigger crates, coins, and carrots feature prominently; ammo is sparse but appropriate; other nonsense is mostly done away with.

This is not a traditional JJ2 level by any means, but it sets out to do a specific thing with a specific sort of gameplay, and does it very well.The puzzles are neither obtuse nor perfunctory. Some of the different areas I really don’t think I’ve seen done before. Just a fun time all the way, provided you like this kind of gameplay to begin with—I don’t know how universally this will appeal to people, especially with how cramped much of the level is, but it works for me.

There are certain issues, of course—I’m not really sold on the JJ3 music’s appropriateness here, and the tileset should be included in the zip file, and I’m not wild about how the Spaz-only restriction was implemented—but none of them really take away from the unique and successful design of the level as a whole.

Download is surely recommended for tough guys.

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RecommendedReview by ForthRightMC

14 May 2018, 21:52 (edited 15 May 18, 10:04)
CTF Bug (7 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings7 Featured reviews0 Average helpfulness9%

All right, I have played it through, and here is my review of the level:

Really amazing stuff – the maze , dangers, enemies and Bolly boss at the end, so much work. I appreciate it.

Spaz only level and the tileset. I was using MLLE to insert more extra tiles from Mez01 tileset, like texture background and stars in one of the background layers. Also, I used the better music with the same name on modarchive – “Castles in the Sky” by DJ Speedstar.

Anyways, I feel it mediocre. I give you 6/10.

Download is surely recommended for tough guys.

Good luck on more levels!

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