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After kicking a messenger into a well, scouts report to you that an army of Persians 10,000,000,000,000 strong marches towards the gates of Sparta. If even one Persian breaches the (open) gate, all is lost. The Ephors have consulted the Oracle and have given you their blessings to go to war. You hope to push your way through the hordes of Persians and destroy their leader Xerxes, thus stopping the invasion. Your ranks, which numbered a mere 300 men, have thinned due to syphilis contracted during battle with the Mud Giants to the North. You are the only one left. May the Gods have mercy.


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Fun til the second wave, then... nah. This is much more fun if you IDKFA and try to mow them all down with the chaingun, reloading by re-entering the cheat. It's still impossible though.

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I managed to beat it. There's some pretty neat stuff in here, but I agree - I had to quicksave and quickload my way through it.

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I'm disappointed

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Not bad, but should be longer.

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  • File Reviews

    • By StarzoZero · Posted
      truly a masterpiece  an absolute must-play for any doom fan
    • By Walter confetti · Posted
      Not a bad map, despite it's rawness in layout parts. Fun map with some interesting special effects, especially for the final part of the map. Good gameplay flow as well.
    • By erzboesewicht · Posted
      Had a lot of fun with this mapset, which is inspired in PWADs of the Olden Tymes. The visuals are pretty ugly, but the intrincate layouts, often probably freehand drawn, compensate for that. Most maps are linear but have branches, loops and optional areas which make them interesting to explore. Only the first maps were a bit weaker in my opinion. My favourite map was probably MAP09 with the huge height differences and some cool vistas of an underground (retro)futuristic city.   Gameplay is mostly easy, with some exceptions like MAP08 but which seldom really reach "Plutonia" difficulty, although hitscanners can drain the often relatively scarce health fastly and there are some surprise traps as well. However, you're often given more than adequate weaponry, like BFGs for some cover-less archviles.   The "vedette" of this mapsets are the secret hunts: while some tripwire lift secrets were a bit too difficult to hear for my taste, I'm very fond above all of the tiny ledges and the shootable switches in unconventional locations. Huge LOL to the cute midis, above all map04 and map11, and "Children" sounded almost like the original (did Robert Miles use my soundfont)? Anyway, that mapset inspired me to look into really old maps and mapsets before the Memento Mori era. Deserves its cacoward (4,5/5).
    • By Doomkid · Posted
      Thanks to a post by Maes, I found out about this wad. The Maniac MIDI is catchy and fun, and the level itself is still an enjoyable romp today. The idea that you're under the sea is a creative touch.
    • By DoomShark · Posted
      If this was the 2001 year I would rate this 5/5. But in 2022 this wad is nothing but a lame retro.   I got the feeling that this wad was trying to showcase the advanced Zdoom capabilities rather than trying to create a good game play, and even with the advanced features the design still feels flat!   HMP or lower players will probably enjoy this as it is a below average difficulty with plenty of ammo/items.   I wanted to rate this 2.5/5 stars, but since half star cannot be selected I rated it 3 stars. We really need to be able to select half a star in rating.    
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