Featured level of the month.

27 Dec 2004 at 19:10

This month’s featured download is none other than Garden Brawl, by FireSworD. I was originally going to feature Blackraptor‘s Reign of Blackness level pack, but I ran short on time, so I’d just like to recognize it and say that it’s a great pack that you should all download.

Garden Brawl uses Diamondus Beta, by Pyromanus. The eyecandy naturally looks great, considering the tileset and author. Not a single place in the level looks at all dull. The majority of the level is decorated with decrepit caves, and waterfalls. Where this is not the case, a myriad of flowers, trees, etc. is present. The overall feeling is great. 10/10 here.

The layout is magnificent. The size is not too big, and not too small. It is also fairly easy to learn. It shouldn’t take more than five minutes to learn this level. One of my favorite aspects of the gameplay in Garden Brawl is that you have to jump a lot to get around, but the level is still very easy to navigate in. Most levels either go overboard on flow and you rarely have to jump, or they make you jump so much that it’s difficult and frusturating to move around in. The ammo placement is good enough. The placement of the seeker powerup is nice, because it prevents one from sidekicking or uppercutting it in order to get a full ammo count. The only way to get the powerup in this level is to shoot it, so it’s not overly powerful. The carrot placement is also pretty nice. A number of +1 carrots are scattered around the level, instead of there being one hard-to-reach place with a full energy carrot.

So, what are you waiting for? Go download Garden Brawl! Below is a screenshot of the level.

The featured month is December, not January. Due to a bug I couldn’t select December.

- Labratkid


AvK on 27 Dec 2004 at 19:15

Great review, COSSACK

PHT on 27 Dec 2004 at 19:32

Since when do we have a featured level of the month section? Cool idea though, and good review. :-D

Blackraptor on 27 Dec 2004 at 19:34

Ran out of time pfft ;). Everyone is too afraid to review 15 levels for some reason. =P

Olsen on 27 Dec 2004 at 19:36

yeah, this level is really good! i made a good battle lev el too! (not as good as this one though)

spejsboi on 27 Dec 2004 at 19:37

Garden Brawl is indeed amazing.

Blacky: Most of the people here are even afraid to review one level. ;P

Violet CLM on 27 Dec 2004 at 23:37

PHT: Uh… since J2Ov2 was released?

White Rabbit on 28 Dec 2004 at 12:06

I’m not afraid! ;-D I gave one of the lowest ratings (8.2) for Garden Brawl. It doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be featured because it outclasses any other lvls uploaded in that month.

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