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K1.WAD, K2.WAD, K3.WAD, The MazeWorks (K4.WAD)

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K1.WAD: This level is Deathmatch capable, and extra items will be added especially for a deathmatch (or multiplayer cooperative) game. There are a lot of secret areas in this level, so keep your eyes out for strange looking walls and the like. Also, there are multiple teleporters, and you'll learn what they look like. (I have found teleportation to be quite an effective mode of travel) Also, while playing this level on deathmatch, I discovered a neat trick to kill another player or monster. If you can get a player or monster to step through a teleporter, follow him/her/it. If the person/ monster is still standing on the materialization point when you arrive there, they will be blown to bits... (known as tele-fragging) any Monster, or a player with any health will be instantly blown up... pretty effective to kill your opponent. Since this level replaces Episode 1, Map 1, the best weapon you can get is the Rocket Launcher...

K2.WAD: This level is set up for single or multiplayer use. Some "dead-ends" have ways out that are not apparent so you don't get trapped in a corner by your opponent (on a deathmatch). This level isn't quite as big as I would have liked it to be, due to a problem with DoomEd. Due to the complexity of some of the rooms (multiple sectors inside of sectors), I couldn't add as many rooms as I would've liked without DoomEd bombing out. Oh well. All of the weapons that were available on the original E1M2 are available on my level (best you can get is the rocket launcher).

K3.WAD: This level works good as a single, multi, or deathmatch level. If you decide to play Deathmatch or multi-player cooperative, extra items will be added to help you out. There are (as usual) many secret passages that tie the rooms together, so rooms that look like dead-ends may not really be. Also, since this replaces E1M3, the secret level can be gotten to from this level. Since this WAD is made to replace E1M3, the best weapon you can get is the rocket launcher.

K4.WAD: Well, this is the fourth level of mine. I think it is better than the others, mainly in that the construction is more complex sice I switched to DEU... Umm... lessee, It's fun to play alone, but it's even better with one or more "friends" for cooperative or :) deathmatch.. It's called the mazeworks because there are three seperate mazes, none too complex, but one with some walls that won't be on the map... have fun with that one.

SOUNDS.WAD: Also included is a PWAD called sounds, which makes some minor sound changes to the "Demon Soldiers"... use it if you like, but I didn't want to force it on everyone who played the level...


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4 maps. K1: The pain, oh the pain! K2: Not as random as K1, but looks awful and is amazingly confusing. I get REJECT problems in PrBoom. K3: Infatuation with (star-shaped) teleporters continues, REJECT problems in PrBoom also(?). Good luck finding the red key. Progression is once again a joke. K4: Head and shoulders above the others, looks like a large and ugly E3 map. A bit too mazey for my taste and some progression quirks bring the grade down. Overall: average grade is 0+1+1+2/4 which lands us at --1/5

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    • By guitardz · Posted
      Some very cool techbases with a nice texture set and pallette.  The music is pretty epic.  And it all runs in vanilla! (Or so it is said, I played it in GZDoom)
    • By Philnemba · Posted
      I honestly can't believe that this whole megawad is 100% vanilla compatible and its only the first of THREE episodic megawads! Esselfortium and her team of creative energetic mappers has done an amazing job from the unique texture set, the music, the maps & even the tweaked color palette that fits the mood of the whole thing.    100% highly recommended! 5/5 
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    • By NuMetalManiak · Posted
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    • By Doomkid · Posted
      Okay, I get it, it's a megawad mainly for speedrunners who are intricately familiar with the mechanics of the game down to the nitty-gritty. A series of challenges/obstacles that, for the most part, seem to be possible but are generally ludicrous (and sometimes outright laughable, in a good way).   This was is not a "pile of junk" as a few have said however it's really, really lacking in a lot of ways. I get that the wad is meant to have a fun-and-not-serious tone despite it's overall extreme difficulty but the texturing looks like the insides of a toilet bowl after a Taco Bell buffet. Seriously, these maps are jealous of how beautiful and futuristic maps like UAC_DEAD look. The DWANGO series looks like fucking Ancient Aliens compared to this.   The MIDIs are lighthearted, silly and fun, which adds a layer of appeal for me personally. I loved seeing Patrick Stewart at the intermission too, rofl   I had some fun with this IDCLEVing through the whole wad and giving each map a try or 2 before moving on to the next but I seriously doubt I'll ever be back. The same idea with better texturing and overall taking itself just a tiny bit more seriously would warrant a higher rating. Ass-ugly texturing, silly MIDIs and a silly titlepic/interpic are fun in their own right so don't take me the wrong way but a lot of it crossed into "looks like the authors gave 0 fucks" category and I just have to take points away for that.   Also,   lol wtf is this bullshit is this a terrywad or somethin i mean jeeeezus   Overall, this is worth a peek just for some fun but unless you're a highly skilled speedrunner that also doesn't mind looking into a crapchute map after map, this probably doesn't really have much for you.
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