Review by MattW

Posted:
Posted more than 18 years ago
For: My second racepack
Level rating: 7.3
Rating
7.7
  • .* (yes, back to the copyfromnotepad style) ..
    /run saphir_race_pack_second_review.txt

Level 1: Natural Racetrack
Eyecandy: All’s a-ok here. 2/2
Flow: The springs at the very beginning of the level can be hard to get through at first, And some of the puzzles can get really tough with certain characters. Aside from that, all’s well. 1.6/2
Possible with Jazz? Yes. .5/.5
Possible with Spaz? Yep. .5/.5
Total for level = 4.6/5 A

Level 2: Temple of the Dragons
Eyecandy: Pretty good. 1.9/2
Flow: Not bad. 1.9/2
Possible with Jazz? With a little trouble, yes. .4/.5
Possible with Spaz? A lot easier than Jazz. .5/.5
Total for level = 4.8/5 A+

Level 3: Cloudy Lab
Eyecandy: The thunder can get a little annoying at times, and the clouds can get real confusing too. (see below) 1/2
Flow: The aformentioned clouds can really confuse the cloud puzzles, and the wind tests get annoying. Oh, and there’s a hole in the warps in the first cloud puzzle. .6/2
Possible with Jazz? Patience patience patience. .3/.5
Possible with Spaz? See above.. .3/.5
Total for level = 2.2/5 D

Level 4: Raincloud Raceway
Eyecandy: Nothing wrong here. 1.9/2
Flow: SOME of the puzzles can really get annoying on this raceway. 1/2
Possible with Jazz? Yes. .5/.5
Possible with Spaz? Yes! .5/.5
Total for level = 3.9/5 C

Total for pack = 7.7 (rounded from 7.75)
Not too bad.

EDIT: Line errors corrected. ..[This review has been edited by MattW]

Review by MattW

Posted:
Posted more than 18 years ago
For: Saphir's First Racepack
Level rating: 8.1
Rating
7.5

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Level 1: Pipe Mosiacs
Eyecandy/Tile Placement: So-So here. Some parts look just plain odd (the beginning), and others look as they should be (clouds). 1/2
Flow: Only one real part in the level actually annoyed me, and that was the part where you had to freeze the springs then move down. Not bad here. 1.8/2
Possible with Jazz? Yes. .5/.5
Possible with Spaz? Yes. .5/.5
Total for level = 3.8/5 B

Level 2: Toxic Raceway
Eyecandy/Tile Placement: Pretty much dead on, except the light tricks can be very annoying. 1.9/2
Flow: Nice. Only sometimes it is possible to get confused on which way is the correct way to go. 1.9/2
Possible with Jazz? Yes. .5/.5
Possible with Spaz? Yes, albeit some parts are a lot tougher (Disappearing Floors). .4/.5
Total for level = 4.7/5 A

Level 3: Storm Tests
Eyecandy/Tile Placement: The colors get annoying. Otherwise, it’s O.K.. 1.6/2
Flow: Tests? Race? It can get – like most other tests – very annoying and tough. 1/2
Possible with Jazz? As with just about any other test, Yes. .5/.5
Possible with Spaz? Very hard, but possible with persistence. .2/.5
Total for level = 3.3/5 C

Level 4: Primitive Speed Laboratory
Eyecandy: The tubes on layers 2 and 1 can get annoying. But that’s it. 1.8/2
Flow: A tad more annoying then Storm Tests. Mostly because of all those darn springs and the pinball part at the end. .9/2
Possible with Jazz? Yes, but a bit tough. .3/.5
Possible with Spaz? Again, Pretty hard. Mainly the Pinball kept messing me up. .3/.5
Total for level = 3.3/5 C

Level 5: Tube Facility
Eyecandy: All is fine here. 2/2
Flow: AGH. Superannoying and Superconfusing. Superannoying for all the spring parts (one it is even possible to get stuck in and never be able to get out), and Superconfusing for the tubes at the beginning. 0.2/2
Possible with Jazz? EXTREMELY tough. I almost wanted to give up before i even got halfway through. .1/.5
Possible with Spaz? See above. .1/.5
Total for level = 2.4/5 D

Level 6: Asteroid Planets
Eyecandy: “Look mommy! I’m flying through space!” Very cool. 2/2
Flow: Jump Jump Jump. Not very cool. But it’s still a bit fun. ;p 1/2
Possible with Jazz? Of course! .5/.5
Possible with Spaz? If you have a ton of time to waste, yeah. Otherwise no. .1/.5
Total for level = 3.6/5 C

Level 7: Running Through The Rain
Eyecandy: Rain is falling. Not much else. 1.1/2
Flow: Jumping across clouds, Jumping fro beacon to beacon (i don’t know what else to call them, okay?) in the darkness, and hopping from platform to platform. Oh, and an airboard part. Feels partially like a race. 1.2/2
Possible with Jazz? Yes. .5/.5
Possible with Spaz? Sure. .5/.5
Total for level = 3.3/5 C

Level 8: Springy Pink
Eyecandy: Pink Pink. Could be better. 1.6/2
Flow: Albeit there’s a lot of springs in the level, this is actually a very nice race level. I didn’t really get annoyed except at some of the small parts. 1.9/2
Possible with Jazz? Yes. .5/.5
Possible with Spaz? Yes. .5/.5
Total for level = 4.5/5 A

Level 9: Spacy Raceway
Eyecandy: So-So. All the tiles on one of the front layers do is annoy me. 1/2
Flow: What? A maze in a race? An invisible spring maze too? It makes the race almost impossible if you don’t know what to do or which way to go. 0/2
Possible with Jazz? Yup. .5/.5
Possible with Spaz? Uh-Huh. .5/.5
Total for level = 2/5 D

Level 10: Head for the Crater
Eyecandy: Kinda missing here. Albeit the mountains and fade-to-black parts are cool. 1.4/2
Flow: Feels like a race. A real race, even. Only one thing to complain about, and that’s the part right after the fade-to-black spring part. 1.9/2
Possible with Jazz? Yah. No problems. .5/.5
Possible with Spaz? Yes. Again, nothing to complain about. .5/.5
Total for level = 4.3/5 A

Level 11: Ice Cold Speedway
Eyecandy: It’s snowing! Of course, almost all the bricks are bluish colored. Nice. Sorta. 1.7/2
Flow: Springs. Blue springs, of course. And freeze traps. And ice. Only one thing not so obvious. And that’s the belts on some of the bricks. But it still doesn’t mean the level is ruined because of them. It actually makes it a tad better. 1.7/2
Possible with Jazz? Yes. .5/.5
Possible with Spaz? The only part that kinda is hard is trying to jump over the water. .3/.5
Total for level = 4.2/5 B

Level 12: Flying Through The Milky Way
Eyecandy: Nice. Just tell me how you got those borders to work almost flawlessly. ;p 2/2
Flow: Airboard flight. One great race. The only thing i don’t get is the bombs and TNT part at the end. 1.9/2
Possible with Jazz? Of course! .5/.5
Possible with Spaz? Yes! .5/.5
Total for level = 4.9 A+ = Arguably the best level in the pack.

Level 13: Deep Under The Ground
Eyecandy: Short. Very short. .5/2
Flow: Vines and Bombs. Hitting springs while avoiding pinball bumpers. Horizontal spring puzzles. Trying to get to the other side by hitting pinball bumpers. Ack. .8/2
Possible with Jazz? Yes. .5/.5
Possible with Spaz? Yep. .5/.5
Total for level = 2.3/5 D

Level 14: Epileptic Pinball
Eyecandy: Just cool. VERY cool. The BG just makes it look as the name implies, Epileptic. Except if you play in low detail. It makes the level almost impossible. 1.9/2
Flow: Pinball puzzle after Pinball puzzle. Makes me get annoyed at the pinball bumper for once. 1.2/2
Possible with Jazz? Yes. .5/.5
Possible with Spaz? With a little trouble, yes. .4/.5
Total for level = 4/5 B

Total for pack = 7.5 (rounded) B
Great Job! This surely was fun to play while i was reviewing (save for some levels). Download Recommended.

Review by MattW

Posted:
Posted more than 18 years ago
For: Cracco Snowdust (Village)
Level rating: 8.1
Rating
8.0

(i know, it’s a short review, but i’m using a dreamcast…)

This level is set in a snowish setting (makes me wanna have snow here!) even though it’s not a holiday level. Nice. ;)
Anyways, the castle has been frozen, and there is only 1 way to save it. after that, you go underground to free the people of the castle.

i said i’d keep it short, so here’s the rating.

An 8.

Review by MattW

Posted:
Posted more than 18 years ago
For: Jazz Ski Rabbit (not jj2!!!)
Level rating: 9.4
Rating
9.2

!

Reminds me of those old Sonic Fan-Games…

Wh00ps, better get back to the review.

Anyways, the game (Which was made in CnC, BTW) Has jazz skiing down a hill, Something that couldn’t be done with the regular jazz2. Very nice. :P Nice way to end too. (Buy cheats :P)

As this is a different game in itself, I am deciding om how to rate this…

Ok, i’ve got an idea…

Music: 1.3/2.0
Nothing to complain about here. Either my speaker’s messed up, or there’s no music.

Sound: 2.0/2.0
Absolutely NO SOUND from jazz2 was used in this game. Oooh, origionality. I always liked that. :)

Gameplay: 2.0/2.0
No problems here, Except those unfixable CnC Bugs…

Story: 1.9/2.0
Pretty good, I like the idea of no weapons, it makes it a different game :)

Graphics: 2.0/2.0
Same Jazz ones, just with skis on. I especially like the different death anims :)

Overall: 9.2/10.0

Review by MattW

Posted:
Posted more than 18 years ago
For: Saiyan City
Level rating: 8.3
Rating
9.0

I think all i need to say is download :)
The eyecandy’s good, so is the level design… Need i say more?

Review by MattW

Posted:
Posted more than 18 years ago
For: Cracco Assault (Cave Intension)
Level rating: 8.6
Rating
9.2

Heh, never expected this :)

I really only have 1 word to say:

Download. :)

Review by MattW

Posted:
Posted more than 18 years ago
For: Cooperative (Try 2)
Level rating: 8.6
Rating
8.7

Yay :P It works.

Anyways…
Eyecandy: 4.0/5.0
Music: 1.0/1.0
Gameplay:1.0/1.0
Mode of play: 1.0/1.0
Tileset: 1.7/2.0

It’s 8.7…

Review by MattW

Posted:
Posted more than 18 years ago
For: The Christmas Chronicals 2001
Level rating: 8.5
Rating
8.5

Basically, my only complaints were that Race2 had no BackGround (-1) and that the SP levels didn’t have enough eyecandy. (-.5) I also think that christmas is the time to release it though, But that doesn’t take points away. ;)
I give it an 8.5.

Review by MattW

Posted:
Posted more than 18 years ago
For: Fat Chicks Episode Preview level
Level rating: 3.6
Rating
3.5

I don’t like the level at all. Way Too many enemies are at the same time. Well, at least it gave me a challenge. And after that, Wromg next level setting!

This deserves a 3.5 from me and no d/l recomendation.

P.S. Those 2 1ups were easy to get.

Review by MattW

Posted:
Posted more than 18 years ago
For: Fire and Ice-Final Release
Level rating: 5.5
Rating
N/A

I get a 404 error when trying to download…

Review by MattW

Posted:
Posted more than 18 years ago
For: Devan Bases (A demo episode)
Level rating: 6.3
Rating
5.2

I don’t have the tileset(s), so i can’t play this. Please include the tileset(s) next time.
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I found the tileset in my cache after going to a server, so now i can rate this.

When i first hear of the level, i thought it would look good. But, it really doesn’t.

I’ll make the rest of the story short.

Eyecandy: 1.0/5.0
Music: 1.0/1.0
Tileset: 2.0/2.0
Mode of play: 1.0/1.0
Gameplay: 0.2/1.0

Download?: Your Choice.
[This review has been edited by MattW]

Review by MattW

Posted:
Posted more than 18 years ago
For: Sirius
Level rating: 9.1
Rating
9.5

WoW! I just can’t believe it! All i have to say is COOL.

The tilesets look awesome!

This deserves a 9.5 and a DOWNLOAD RECOMENDATiON from me.
Agama is a master at designing tilesets, IMO.

Review by MattW

Posted:
Posted more than 18 years ago
For: Kinky City
Level rating: 7.6
Rating
8.5

Long story short…

Eyecandy: 4.0/5.0
Mode of play: 1.0/1.0
Gameplay: 1.0/1.0
Music: 0.5/1.0
Tileset: 2.0/2.0

Add it up and it’s a 8.5.

Edit: Forgot the rating.[This review has been edited by MattW]

Review by MattW

Posted:
Posted more than 18 years ago
For: Wild West
Level rating: 6.6
Rating
8.5

I’d say this is a good tileset. Especially since this is your first one.(I didn’t even expect first tilesets to look THiS good)It’s set in the right thene and doesn’t go off of it(If you know what i mean). I also like the example level.

I give this an 8.5 and a download recommendation.

Review by MattW

Posted:
Posted more than 18 years ago
For: EvilMikesHiddenTemple
Level rating: 8.1
Rating
8.5

I’ll make a long story short.
Eyecandy: 4.0/5.0
Music: 1.0/1.0
Mode of play: 0.5/1.0
Gameplay: 1.0/1.0
Tileset: 2.0/2.0
It’s an 8.5 here.

Review by MattW

Posted:
Posted more than 18 years ago
For: Zapop
Level rating: 2.0
Rating
N/A

I’m making a long story short again…
First level Zapop 7.5/10.0
-Eyecandy: 4.0/5.0
-Mode pf play: 0.5/1.0
-Gameplay: 1.0/1.0
-Music: 0.0/1.0
-Tileset: 2.0/2.0

Dragoon forest: Already rated. I will copy and paste my other review.
Origionally posted by MattW:
Dragoon Forest: 8.5/10.0
-Eyecandy: 4.0/5.0
-Music: 1.0/1.0
-Mode of play: 0.5/1.0
-Gameplay: 1.0/1.0
-Tileset: 2.0/2.0

Total: 8

(Rating removal. -Trafton)[This review has been edited by Trafton AT]

Review by MattW

Posted:
Posted more than 18 years ago
For: Red and White CTF (Fixed)
Level rating: 4.7
Rating
6.5

I disagree with most of the people here.
And to make a long story short…
Eyecandy: 2.5/5.0
Mode of play: 1.0/1.0
Music: 0.5/1.0
Tileset: 2.0/2.0
Gameplay: 0.5/1.0
I give it a 6.5 and a recommendation to download here. :)

Review by MattW

Posted:
Posted more than 18 years ago
For: 5 Alive
Level rating: 8.9
Rating
9.0

I really liked this levelpack.
The levels used a great-looking tileset, IMO. And they had lots of eyecandy. :)
I give this a 9 and a Download recomendation. :)

Review by MattW

Posted:
Posted more than 18 years ago
For: Dino Station
Level rating: 8.9
Rating
10.0

Nice Level, Wakeman!
I have nothing else to say, the other people already said everything else. :)

(So repeat them in your own way. No harm in that. It saves your rating from being DELETED!! ~Violet)[This review has been edited by Violet CLM]
(Rating RESTORED due to date review was originally posted. ~Violet)[This review has been edited by Violet CLM]

Review by MattW

Posted:
Posted more than 18 years ago
For: Mountain Trip
Level rating: 7.4
Rating
10.0

A PERFECT Disguise Set, IMO.

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