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Waterwheel

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UAC constructed a bolt-hole on the dark side of the moon which was terraformed for the purpose. It was known as the Waterwheel because of its shape. When you completed the cleanup at Deimos you were warped to the Waterwheel because the infestation had spread even there. You find yourself transported to the centre of the Waterwheel and need to find your way to the exit warp-point cleaning up as you go.

Sadly, the hell spawn has already carved holes into the roof and the upper levels have been flooded. Fortunately, door blocks have prevented the flooding from spreading to the control rooms that make up the wheel(s) and the lower levels where the bugs from hell have constructed their dead-rooms.


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In many respects it's a decent level, but I have to agree with the guys above about the unmarked teleporters (i.e., the teleporter maze). It's pretty annoying, especially if you try killing all the monsters, that themselves get caught in the maze. [2/5] ~Chain Mail (11/2007)

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This wad is dated August 08, 1997. Most impressive, with a great architecture and a gameplay like we are used with John Bishop!!! 4 stars - Jive

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Cramped, crowded, and a little monotonous. Some pleasant rooms though and nice detail on the whole. *** -sargebaldy

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I hate teleporter mazes :( ***

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It's a 1996-1997 wad for sure, but it holds up well. I like the cramped battles, and overall the gameplay is good. I'm going to deduct a few points because the water wheels are kind of ugly and it's hard to know where to go next. You have to be able to find relatively well hidden rooms to get to some of the keys so you can progress, which I don't like. I almosted cheated to figure out the rest of the level but I decided to try again later. Otherwise a good level.

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Good for 1997 .. average for today

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Not bad. One of the first WADs I ever played. - Mystery8

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Fairly good, large map. Somewhat marred by the teleporter mazes towards the end though.

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3/5 There are some nice details here, like the floor-level lights, but the waterwheels themselves are fairly bland. There's a few good fights, like in the long northern area, but most of the action is dragged down by mandatory secrets that devolve into wall-pushing, and the teleport maze is annoying. I did like the ending sequence, however, with the floor trap. - KMX E XII

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    • By Chipchase · Posted
      Superb firework display of thousands of fireballs seeming in slow motion because of the vastness - mostly avoidable as they land where you were ages ago; but worth playing just to see it. A HUGE square surrounded by tiers with hundreds of imps and a few others, plus a blockhouse you can enter first to collect ammo.  Fighting through the hundreds of monsters when you get onto the tiers is another matter, overwhelming at UV. I cheated to finish so at least I could review.  Some HOM bugs.
    • By CountArchvile · Posted
      Terrence For fucks sake...
    • By Yura04kizel · Posted
      Laggy hell with 32k monsters and too much invulnerability spheres. Just... total vomit.
    • By Chipchase · Posted
      Insanity, with voodoo dolls (see second screenshot).  I get the idea of a shooting gallery if that rocks your boat, but 6000 monsters behind railings- as far as the eye can see, FFS! My PC crawled when I looked towards the invuln spheres (someone said 32 k of them and you can't avoid picking up thousands at a time). In the end I cheated with god mode and no-clipping, and waded in among the chaingunners until I got bored.  
    • By Chipchase · Posted
      Simple, clearly a first wad.  All on the flat with big, brightly lit, and architecturally implausible rooms. The first map has two rooms, the second map one, and the third map one plus a kind of exit lobby. You can do one of two things - just run past the monsters and finish (I did it in 35 seconds), or have a bit of fun killing the monsters first. No noticable bugs. I hope the author will go on (or went on) to greater things.
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