Quick Review by Superjazz

Posted:
9 Jan 2016, 16:43 (edited 28 Jan 16, 18:46)
For: The Antidote
Level rating: 7.3
Rating
7.0

This is a fairly fun single-player episode, although it’s nothing too special. The levels follow the oldschool formula of level creation and even use mostly just the basic epic-tilesets. The episode was visually good though as well, sometimes maybe a bit overdone since it was hard to see where to go actually. Nevertheless I liked these levels.

Quick Review by Superjazz

Posted:
4 Jan 2016, 23:45 (edited 28 Jan 16, 18:46)
For: Urdung Levels Carrotus Chapter
Level rating: 8.0
Rating
7.3

This is a well-crafted and decent-looking old-fashioned short single-player level that is actually fun to play. The levels were hardly any challenge for a veteran player like me even in turbo mode but I still enjoyed it. I had fun exploring the secret areas. The levels used a few slightly original concepts as well, especially in the last level.

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Posted:
25 Dec 2015, 17:52
For: Semi Lucid Experience Chrysilis Spilled Out (Adventure of SSB SAMUS in$$ide the c0c41n3 c4stl3) XxX
Level rating: N/A
Rating
0.0

rekt

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Posted:
25 Dec 2015, 16:07
For: Electric Express
Level rating: 9.3
Rating
9.1

This is a nice horizontal level that is the only multiplayer-level that uses the “train”-concept, as far as I know. Although the concept isn’t actually much more than a visual theme, it also influenced the level design which should be interesting for many players since doesn’t let players dominate too easily by abusing vertical positions.

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Posted:
23 Apr 2015, 13:00
For: Tweedle Wheedle
Level rating: 8.9
Rating
9.1

Finally someone does the tweedle boss properly. This one was very fun to play actually.

By the way, are the cheshire cats supposed to deal any damage? Because apparently they do not.

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Posted:
19 Apr 2015, 11:42
For: Play as Mario!
Level rating: 9.7
Rating
10.0

It’s me, Mario!

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Posted:
27 Jan 2015, 21:01 (edited 27 Jan 15, 21:05)
For: Finnish Language File
Level rating: 9.5
Rating
9.5

There are no obvious grammar errors here. Couldn’t probably translate anything better myself. The only bad thing I have found is that the team color names are too long for the HUD and thus parts of the team scores are covered by the flags. Abbreviations could have worked there, but I however expect the HUD to be a little different in JJ2+ 5.0.

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Posted:
28 Sep 2014, 17:33 (edited 28 Sep 14, 17:43)
For: A Giant Drifting Log's Jungle
Level rating: 8.6
Rating
8.7

Well, this one is a fairly interesting attempt at making a remake of one of the classic CTF levels from the beginning of times. It comes with two versions; One that is basically a typical CTF level with classic open bases like in the original level, and the other one being a more typical level author-wise.

So how well does this remake pay tribute to the original level, one may ask. Well, in sense of level designing it is indeed quite different than the original and most of the original level’s awkward flow issues are gone. The use of a different tileset and a completely different and creative theme makes the level look like it’s own for some parts, but the most important dw trademarks are still there, such as the basements, the cramped carrot box and the seeker power up area. Angelscript has been used to some extent as well; A player entering the carrot box will receive a time limit until which the player must exit the box, or receive penalty in death.

I personally do think these changes are good and refreshing for the base level, but I have yet to see the level in proper competitive play to solidify my opinion about the level. The amount of eyecandy in the level is massive, which is supposedly used to cover the otherwise rather bland looks of the original level. While I do appreciate this, and I do agree the level looks more interesting this way, I still think it could have been slightly scarcer in a few places, especially the ones with lots of foreground eyecandy.

FireSworD as the author did want to make the players less dependant on the control of the seeker power up in the level, which resulted in him adding RF- and Bouncer power ups into the level, to spice the gameplay up. I will be looking forward to competitive play to see how it works in practise, but for now it seems good enough. I am personally quite undecided whether or not the “one spot concept” in the first edition of the remake is good in practise for a level like this, but at least the edition with classic CTF bases should be a fun level to play.

Download recommended!

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Posted:
27 Apr 2014, 11:23
For: Trigelateral v4
Level rating: 8.8
Rating
8.9

Trig v2 is just as fun to play as the original, but feels more balanced, like it’s supposed to. Download recommended!

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Posted:
6 Apr 2014, 19:27
For: Notepad++ AngelScript language support
Level rating: 10.0
Rating
10.0

Here’s a very useful add-on tool for those who like to script things. Helps you avoid those typos, flaws, etc. in your script that are sometimes not-so-easy-to-notice. This patch guides writing the functions themselves as well, without the need to peek into plus-angelscript for details all the time. There’s also auto-completion!

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Posted:
23 Feb 2014, 09:47
For: Rocket Powered Rabbits
Level rating: 9.6
Rating
9.4

Welcome to the league of (D)raven.

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Posted:
7 Jan 2014, 11:19
For: 2UP: Veteran vs. Rookie
Level rating: 9.4
Rating
9.2

Here are all your favourite JDC classics and all 3 editions of the most widely known level by blur called Security Breach packed up altogether. That’s all you need to have a fun-packed CTF party. Download very recommended!

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Posted:
21 Oct 2013, 12:27 (edited 21 Oct 13, 21:05)
For: Ozymandius
Level rating: 9.8
Rating
10.0

This level is a YOLO. Download!

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Posted:
20 Sep 2013, 13:40 (edited 20 Sep 13, 13:42)
For: Canyon Grove
Level rating: 9.5
Rating
9.5

Raneforus V, the tileset that has been barely used in general, has been used really well for the theme that the level here uses, the level that was chosen for the JJNet ladder’s mappool. The theme in ‘Canyon Grove’ is indeed well executed, although cause of the theme, the level’s name could as well be ‘Jungle’s Inside’(reference to ‘Jungle’s Edge’.)

However the level of course is more than just a jungle, as it’s more like a ruined temple in the jungle. The background consists of the tileset conversions’ classic JJ1 background tiles and it fits just well in my opinion, as it’s been all done in detail like the rest of the level. The tileset of course hasn’t been used to it’s fullest potential, as only tiles that were necessary for the theme were used. However, the amount of visuals is just brilliant and there is certainly no need for more of them, as it would make the eyecandy rather excessive and distracting if all the tiles in the tileset were used, even when they weren’t really needed.

Now, the level design itself is what completely surprised me when I saw it the first time, as it’s really ideal for CTF with still a lot of room to make various plays. The designing is partly the type of designing that I would expect to see from the legendary BlurredD himself. It may at first seem overly complex, but really, in the end it all just makes sense. There is a good mix of solid and thin walls/platforms, and there are many corridors where a player can hide, but with the wise usage of ammo the level won’t turn into a campfest either. There is also enough space to shoot, and yet there aren’t any too open areas which would increase ‘lag-dependency’ in online games. I really do like the design around bases especially.

One of the questions may be that; Is this level too big for normal games? Well, certainly not for typical 3on3 games and bigger. I tried one here and it played really well in my opinion, there was enough scoring and roasting. However, I’m not yet certain about duels or 2v2 games, as I’ve tried out neither of them, but at least the long spawn-times of carrots (25-30) should make them plausible.

One of the major concepts here concerns the ammunition, for which some AngelScripting has been used. The script will never let you have more than a maximum of 25 seeker ammo at once, which discourages massive seeker spamming in the level wherever you go, and forces to make wise use of them instead which is a good thing. The other part of the concept is the power up placement. In the latest JJ2+ there is the new type of ammunition; Fireball which replaces Pepperspray(Gun8) which all JJ2+ users should know by now. Since the Fireball deals damage value of 2 when powered up, it makes for an equal alternative for the RF power up. Since pepperspray power up deals always a damage value of 1, powered up or not, that would certainly be too underwhelming against the RF power up. As these 2 power ups have been divided among the team sides, the script prevents the disable of Fireball, which ensures fair games in all cases.

I’m now sure that this is my favourite level of PurpleJazz so far, as it shines of sheer brilliance in both gameplay and visuality. There are only a couple of minor flaws that I would complain about, one being the flow error at the level edges, requiring a player who comes from the bottom of the level to jump by the bases’ platform to get up to the spring that takes you to the next level. The other flaw being the slightly confusing use of One way events, since there is no clear logic which of the thin platforms have it and which not, except that it’s somewhat obvious under the bases and wherever springs make the flow. Well, I guess it also helps to counter camping with the seeker ammo. Also, whether or not this level works well in duels/2v2 is yet to be seen for me. But at least the level is ideal for 3on3 games and JDC Events.

Too long/Didn’t read/Summary part: Here is a very high-quality level by PurpleJazz that offers exotic gameplay in exotic environment(cheesily said.) Download this!

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Posted:
7 Sep 2013, 19:41
For: Maelstrom
Level rating: 9.1
Rating
9.1

Yet another level using a battleships-tileset by rag, and that just tells you can expect high quality. The level is still very innovative with a good-looking palette which I haven’t yet seen for this tileset, and the gameplay isn’t too mainstream with the extra passages that become available for you when you obtain certain types of ammo. DL rec.

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Posted:
7 Jul 2013, 15:04
For: Forest Wheel (updated)
Level rating: 9.4
Rating
9.7

Oh yeah, and this is pure originality with scripting. It has been a big work as one can see. And the result is a really fun-to-play gimmick level that works for both battle and bank robbery with multiple custom features. Download recommended.

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Posted:
7 Jul 2013, 03:00
For: Alcatraz
Level rating: 8.2
Rating
9.5

Now this is a battle level of legendary quality. The theme is executed brilliantly, which is based on the legendary prison of Alcatraz from real-life. The level’s visual appeal(with a small piece of script) and music together create a perfect atmosphere for the theme, and the level designing is top-notch. This is definitely Loon’s best work.

Quick Review by Superjazz

Posted:
7 Jul 2013, 02:31
For: Megaman 2 Dr Wily Stage 1
Level rating: 5.0
Rating
5.0

As an ex-mm fan I find this level converted somewhat perfectly, visually. The gameplay however is not adapted for JJ2 at all, to be actually challenging. One can simply speedrun the level in less than 30 seconds. Since JJ2+ is necessary at all because of the music, much more could have been done with it to adapt a more appropriate gameplay.

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Posted:
13 Apr 2013, 11:00
For: Gloom
Level rating: 9.2
Rating
9.0

Here’s a very high quality battle level with also a small bit of angelscript added to the mix for visual enhancements. The level was well designed with a hard-to-use, yet not that limited tileset. Actually this tileset conversion has been barely used at all, which makes this level even more original, as well in the way it was used. Download this!

Review by Superjazz

Posted:
10 Apr 2013, 20:16
For: Battleship's Reactor
Level rating: 6.5
Rating
0.0

Hey! In order to have this level in the AB15 level list, I have to request you to make an alternative level without NoClip-tubes, since the Bash is not going to be Plus only.

I can also make it for you myself, if you grant me permission.

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