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1997

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Aksel's Best

8 levels, way too many baddies. The readme says play it on Kindergarten, to keep it from crashing. Maybe the map designer should have taken the hint?

Live and Let Die

A very large single level solo map. Lots and lots of bad guys, most of which trigger at just the right time. This level is very linear-hit every switch, etc...

Lysander XB71

A brilliant solo effort!!!! I have played this one all day trying to get to the end of it. I am just about there but I decided to stop and get it posted for everyone else. A two level, (well the first one is informational) solo map with some very creative and very good artwork. I really don't care if it is just a symbol, it is very refreshing to see something in a terminal other than the Bungie picts. This map is full of unexpected surprises, built on the tradition of the M2 levels, it will take you a while before you finally figure out what is shootin' at you.

Surgical Strike

Level 3 of the Codename Genesis Trilogy. This by far is the authors best yet. His first two maps Codename Genesis and Postcard from Valhalla should be played before this one. The story line continues and is one of the best yet, but, you need the first two installments for all of it to piece together.

Battle of Que'Fargo

Well, for the authors first map, not to bad. If you download this map PLEASE take a moment to email the author. This is his first map and some of his construction ideas are pretty good. There are misaligned textures, lights suspended from the floor, enough sprites that the engine can barely load the game, and I mean with all memory allocated to the game. So, some typical first time mistakes just like we have all had. (well at least with Pfhorte in the old days) A basic lock and load and blast away level...

"Amaze Me, Live!"

A single level solo adventure that ranks up there with some of the best maps made since the editors were released. This map, the authors first, contains just about a little bit of everything. When I first saw the Pfhor texture set, I thought "here's another one". But, to begin with, the story line is great, the design is great and the lighting was really well done. If you are familiar with PID's "Evil Undead Phantasams Must Die" then you will see some familiarity with the pillar room in this level. Like we all learned in playing PID, the best thing to do is to conserve, converse and conser...

Hammer of the Gods/The Chai'etra Saga 2.0

A five level solo adventure that to date is the authors best yet!! A follow up to the Chai'etra Saga Part 1, you are asked to perform many deeds with this one and the tricks with this saga will take you some time. Great story, great ideas and some very good details. I have played through all levels of this one many times and when I received the entire package, I found myself "ammo-less" many times. Be conservative and always go back to check where you have been. The construction and design ideas here are light years a...

The Ka'Fein Clash

A single level solo map that is once again from the same author that designed Amaze Me. This level is a basic retrieve and repair level, BUT, it will actually require you to backtrack your steps many times. Don't always expect the expected with this one. Although the story line instructs you to retrieve some chips, the process that you go through has a couple of twists. Excellent design, great lighting and some fantastic object placement. Sounds could be a bit stronger but to be honest, I am really being picky here. Get this one, all kinds of great design ideas.

Warrior's Way

From the author of Rebel Base, this is a continuing three level adventure of The Last Interceptor. At first I was too crowded with this thing, but a second time through, I found it a little bit more open and after slowing down a bit, you begin to appreciate the work that went into this. On the second level there is a incredible light hallway that was really designed well. I tried hard to get a shot of it, but I kept getting fried every time I slowed down at that point. If there was one thing I can say about these maps it is that no space goes undone. The author uses every available wall, p...

Carnage all the Way

A single level net map with some Bob who get serious with you. The author want's you to kill 100 bobs before the terminal will allow you to have success, but trust me, unless you are a vidmaster you won't live that long anyway. Great design with some neat design tricks, lights and textures are well chosen and the flow is fast, except for the bobs that are just about everywhere!

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