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A large alien base has been discovered by a Scout and Survey team in the Regulus Cluster on a close Terran analogue. Sensor readings show possible traces of a highly advanced technology. You've been assigned the job of exploration. Relax! Fleet Intel reports that it's 99.999% likely that the base is unoccupied and probably friendly (yeah,right!). You won't be allowed to carry any weapons in but your pistol... as usual.

FI also reports that sensors show five areas adjoining the main plaza, and suggests exploration counter-clockwise from the southeast. Some security gates and devices do seem to still show energy flows... strange. You will beamed into one location showing some anomalous energy readings.

By The Way - you wouldn't want to upgrade your insurance plan now - would you?


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Meril

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Very big, a lots of exploring. For 95 very good design. In monster placement a bit overuse of changunners. Overall I recommend to play

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NaZa

  
Incredible, amazing, huge, 1995... did I miss something?

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Simply amazing, like all of Jim Flynn's wads.

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Amazing, loved Jim Flynn's works ever since I tried his master levels. Incredible work, really.

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Not my favorite wad......it just feels too random and as the reviewer below states "dumb luck plays a part". With all the to'ing and fro'ing you have to do perhaps it should have been called yo-yo!!!!!

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Fucking amazing for a 1995 wad, but it took me an hour to beat the map. It's way too confusing on the first playthrough because dumb luck plays a part in finding everything. Also, it's pretty ugly and the second map is awful. Still, this is one PWAD you NEED to play! 4.5/5

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At first it was cool to scavenge for weapons amid cacos and barons in map02, later it got easier but it was still OK, then... TIME SUCKS. After wasting quite some time searching, I had to cheat with DB to understand how to get get to the yellow bars, with that multi-destination tele. Way too obscure and luck prone: may be OK for the 2 secrets but not for that. Same goes for the rising ground at the start of map03. I ran around like a wacko hitting use till the switch appeared. [2/5] ~Chain Mail (08/2011)

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aw hell yeah, Jim + Scott = doomgasm. found all secrets but missed 3 monsters and couldn't figure out how to get to the yellow skull doors.

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Awesome wad

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Five stars. This is incredible for 1995, still pretty good nowadays. It's a very large and intricate level - vast for the time - and there's a lot of wandering about, but I was never bored. It's packed full of ideas and simple design tricks, and although the look is a bit old-fashioned it impressed me no end. After exploring for what seemed like ages I was still finding new bits. There's a second map, but it's overshadowed by the first.

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    • By Doomkid · Posted
      Why the hell have I not been using this. Incredible, 5 stars.
    • By wolfmcbeard · Posted
      It was difficult for me, but I enjoyed it, a few more ammo pick ups and maybe some health too, but other than that it's a good level.
    • By wolfmcbeard · Posted
      I should've heeded the warnings from the other reviews...
    • By Gato606 · Posted
      Horrible and unenjoyable, it's what I can say about this megawad.  Does it really need to be archviles and cyberdemons in every corner and tight corridors, ambushing with nowhere to go?  Yes, textures are very monotonous, and you got corridor after corridor with same floor/ceiling height.  It's extremely annoying to hunt for that switch that will let you continue, and, surprise!  They're hidden inside the walls without being secrets and no hints where to look for, even with ALLMAP cheat you get lost very easily
    • By Chipchase · Posted
      Not quite as bad as some other comments said, for an old wad anyway. Playable but easy at UV. Some poor texture alignments, nearly all brightly lit, no atmosphere. New sounds are mostly cranky but I liked the machine gun. The voice sounds the same as in "Wild West Of The North" - WEST.WAD which was by Mike Lasota and which also has cranky (but different again) sounds.          
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