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SMK Heretic Deathmatch v1.1

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This is a small Heretic DM map modeled after the second battle arena in the SNES game Super Mario Kart. I've included the music from that map, as well as the same layout. The design leads to lots of fast-paced battles as you can always see the other players!

I have made some small changes since the last version to accomodate more players' tastes and to balance things a bit more. The Morph Ovums proved to be devastating in such a wide open area, so I removed them. I also took out the Tome of Power because it was very easy to exceed the maximum visible sprite limit with it. The exit is now in the middle, since not everyone wants to have a timer to leave a map.

In addition, there are now enemies on skills above Easy. On Medium difficulty, a few Gargoyle Leaders appear over the water and attack. On Hard, there is now a Maulotaur in the arena! While he can't get close enough to dash or use some of his other moves, the flames he CAN use prove to be a major pain. Only recommended for DM players who seek a challenge.. of course you can always turn off monsters or play on a lower skill level if these creatures bother you.

Note that since this level is E6M1, you'll need to use the warp code (engage), or the '-warp' command line parameter.

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  • File Reviews

    • By SeanLeal · Posted
      Dear Doomkid,

      I was involved in the design and play-test of each of these levels. Please know these were created from *scratch* and we spent our time making sure the levels were as playable as possible. We were not terribly focused on texturing, other than to give players positional awareness in different parts of each arena.

      Map 6 -- Offices of Death -- Was intentionally designed to be as accurate a representation of the office we worked in as possible. Admittedly, playability was taken as a second priority. We did manage to create working "elevators" and "stairs" to give the illusion you were going up and down floors. I was pretty happy with how we did.

      Considering it was 1996, and no way to simply "Google" different ideas. Your best bet at the time was to jump onto the Usenet and hope you could find a decent board with active members. Other than that, it was pretty much all self-taught.

      I'm glad you enjoyed the other levels. Yes, they are old-school, big arena, style. We spent a LOT of time trying to make sure they were as balanced as possible, with escape routes, and required risks for rewards.
    • By Summer Deep · Posted
      Excellent stuff for the mid-1990s. Lots of action, good layouts, pretty challenging on UV.    9/10
    • By Meril · Posted
      For 1995 design is ok. But is VERY short. 3 min in slow pace.  Map is easy af.
    • By Meril · Posted
      Square rooms, no details, ugly. Secrets aren't flagged as secret. Only for crappy-wad-lovers.
    • By Meril · Posted
      For 1995, not bad. Some ideas, are really cool, but they're mixed with dumb things. Texture misalignments are common. Overall I had nice time with this.