Featured Download for March

4 Apr 2007 at 23:55

We’ve had a great month with great uploads. Definitely better than February and March. We have two level packs, 3 single levels and a Single Player episode.

A special mention goes to Snooze’s New Ages II. It’s an 8-level pack with high-quality CTF levels. It’s not the featured download, but it comes close. Another pack is my own pack, Impressions. It’s another CTF pack with 8 levels, and if you would download it that not be a problem ;p

Moving on, this month we have two standalone levels that are good, Toxin Twister by Cooba and Abandoned Sidewalks by Quickz. They’re both CTF levels. And then we have a Battle level by Purplejazz called Sub-Terrestrial, it’s his best Battle level so far.

So then we still have the episode, which is this month’s feature. It’s the third episode by EvilMike in a series, and it is set after The Invasion of Deserto and The Rebirth of Evil. This one is called The Battle for Carrotus.

One thing I’d like to tell beforehand is that Cooba’s review was an April Fools joke. It has been deleted, but you can still view it here.

The episode has a few big levels and some small levels or levels that are part of the story. The author said that the episode is pretty hard, and I have to agree. One of the first large levels is Holographic Training, and I have to say that the palette is very weird but it looks nice actually. Some events look very weird. Anyway, it’s one of my favourite levels in the episode. It has some nice puzzles in it and such, and it’s not too hard for me.

Then there is the largest level of the pack, SWS Fencer. That level is also pretty hard, but the skilled players should finish it easily. I like the idea with the coins at the start, it’s pretty original as well. The level has some original eye candy things that other levels with the tileset don’t have yet. Overall this level is probably my favourite of the pack.

SWS Anapsid is an interesting level that also has some nice puzzles and it also has a weird name. There is a coin warp where you need 10 coins for, and if you have 16 coins or more you die. The wind events might be irritating at first, but that gets better if you play the level more.

SWS Terrapin – Outer Sector is a level where you die if you fall, so be careful. It has a lot of warps and the eye candy in the level is a bit different compared to other Odyssey levels. It’s fun to go all the way up and such. SWS Terrapin – Central Shaft is a level with a long intro, but if you are going to play it then you will have a lot of fun. The 3D boll area(see screenshot) was questionable for me, I don’t know what I had to do but I still got up somehow.

The levels with a lot of text are interesting as well. It’s fun to see the text and it shows that there is a real story behind this. The overall eye candy might be not very good, but the author has focused on other things. Most levels had enough carrots and other pickups, so that’s no problem. Overall I suggest you all download this, this is a great episode and I hope the 2 other parts of the story will be as good as this one.

- DarkSonic


EvilMike on 5 Apr 2007 at 02:07

NOTE: you can only get 16 or more coins if you cheat. Since you discovered that, that makes you a DIRTY CHEATER!!! AND I CAUGHT YOU.

niek on 5 Apr 2007 at 11:26

A great downloading month indeed. And I like the little trick EvilMike has put into that level..!

P4ul on 5 Apr 2007 at 12:31

you forgot about Crysilis World 2 :(

and do something with your screenshots

DarkSonic on 5 Apr 2007 at 19:02

Well, Crysilis World 2 is music. It would be weird if I’d recommend people to download music, but Crysilis World is very nice as well. And I don’t use Photoshop for screenshots, I think this screenshot is fine. And yes, I tested out what happened if I got more coins, because I know that you hate cheaters.

cooba on 5 Apr 2007 at 20:28

1. Open MSPaint
2. Select a 350×256 area of the screenshot, preferably with Jazz/Spaz in the middle.
3. Copy the selection.
4. Open a new document, paste the selection from the old screenshot.
5. Set the image size to 350×256.
6. Save.

fearofdark on 6 Apr 2007 at 10:14

What’s wrong with music?

Anyway, not much music gets uploaded anymore.

DennisKainz on 11 Apr 2007 at 10:09

I am going to make some great files. I hope someday I will become as good as who has his own level written in these pages, and that I will have too.

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