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MAYhem 2018 - Purple Edition!

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20 maps made in the month of May, with an epilogue bolted on to stop the player going into the stock maps. The theme of this year's MAYhem was a slew of new enemies introduced into the roster for mappers to use.


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silentzorah

  

Solid wad with a purple color scheme and new enemies.  Music choices are enjoyable, difficulty starts off low and ramps up considerably towards the end.  MAP07's end was a total beef wall, though.  Make sure you find all the secrets in that one if you want to stand a chance.

 

All around, no bad maps in this wad.  Four stars.

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NuMetalManiak

  

ah, finally got done with the purple edition. well, the Stomper guns are here, along with the rapid-fire rocket launcher, and what do you know, the enemies here are somehow a lot more enjoyable. say hello to the suicide bombers again, while the grells may actually be a much better flying enemy than the cacodemons. the possessed marines are douchebags and so are the immolators.

 

and what do we have for maps? mayhem, that's what. while not every map is a slaughtermap, these maps prove difficult in so many ways, although they were more frustrating than Orange's levels, for sure. look out for the secret slaughter arena in Benjogami's map, as well as the virtual insanity of the secret map. MAP17 will likely make you writhe due to its sheer girth, while the last two are pretty decent for slaughtermaps (though I personally recommend avoiding the secret fight in MAP18). MAP09 and MAP11 are also quite memorable. you want it hard, you got it here.

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Sasha

  

A pretty cool slightly-difficult megawad with nice architecture and new types of monsters. I like it.

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  • File Reviews

    • By InDOOMnesia · Posted
      Love the map's flow. Pretty tough for me (regardless of difficulties), yet it felt just right.
    • By RetMenTos · Posted
      It was fun (technically speaking). I was on the train and I had nothing to do. So I fired up this wad and chugged through a couple of these levels. Special thanks to my good friends iddqd and idkfa, they made this experience bearably amusing.
    • By Never_Again · Posted
      Three levels in three separate WADs (EHD11, EHD12 and EHD14) dated March 31 1994 - 26 years and a day ago. The author, Ed Jankovsky - a student at Northern Arizona University, announced them on the same day in newsgroup alt.games.doom in a thread titled "Try These New Levels!!!"   https://groups.google.com/d/topic/alt.games.doom/VUFq8jK-RxM/discussion   The number of the exclamation marks in the subject reflected the author's excitement rather than the quality of the levels. Even by the standards of the day they were rather poor - Michael Kelsey's STONES had been out for several days already.   The only noteworthy level in this pack is EHD14. It's a 5x5 grid of empty 256x256 rooms, each with a teleporter in the center. No monsters or exit, this was probably meant to be a DM-only board. All weapons except the shotgun are present, as well as some ammo. There are a couple more rooms extending north from the north-easternmost grid cell, but to proceed you need to raise the bridge across the nukage first. The switch is in the center of the grid. Once you get to the northernmost room the things finally start getting interesting.   You can walk out of the map into the void through the north-eastern corner of that room. Then you can go west and circle the map to your heart's content, provided you keep far enough away from the two nukage sectors. You can even travel in the void between the individual grid cells and examine their contents from outside. Once you drop into the nukage sectors extending out into the void the journey is over, however. The nukage won't harm you and you can get back into the map but you cannot get onto the walkway or back into the void.
    • By DoomShark · Posted
      Good wad, Although its an old wad but I really enjoyed playing it.
    • By Denim Destroyer · Posted
      Going Down is hard for me to review because of how unique it is despite being just another Boom compatible megawad. Plenty of megawads exist that have unique themes and brutal open ended levels but Going Down sets itself apart through intelligent use of Boom actions. No two maps feel exactly the same because under the hood they always have something different going on. Walls falling to reveal a new hellish underside, a dark mirrored version of our world, rooms that transform faster than you can blink an eye, and a literal descent into the mouths of hell are just a few of the things Going Down does to stay fresh. Go play it and you will not regret it. 
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