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The Lava River Fortress

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This level belong to my newly-created "1500-shock" series. What does this means? These levels are about 1500 vertexes (!), There is generally new graphic in them, and sometimes new sounds and music. Hey, if you aren't good at DOOM, then don't play this. Or you will have to cheat...a VERY BAD thing! It is a PWAD created for 2-player (or more) games. I can play it even alone, but you? A description of this level: You escaped the sewers of the Fortress, only discovering you left them exiting the wrong side! (stupid...) Then you must return down to the sewers by activating an exiting switch within a hidden elevator on the "wrong" side (the start side). But that elevator is locked.... The you must return in the Fortress! Doom onto all you, stupid aliens, for I'm "Back For DOOM"!!! (Take This! -Copyright 94-95)

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The file is dated October 1995. Judging by the (unhinged) readme there were other levels in the series, but this is M. Brunod's only archive entry. The author is bullish about the level's size and difficulty, but it's really just an average-to-decent 1995 level. It's large, but there isn't much detail. There are lots of monsters, but there's no real challenge. It has one of those bits where you have to pick between several teleports, one of which is instant death.

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    • By Alfiq · Posted
      Mars War has great level design, perfect soundtracks, and is overall a fun experience. This is without a doubt my favorite megawad and I would highly recommend it to pretty much anyone (unless misaligned textures REALLY bug you)
    • By Plerb · Posted
      A work of art. The broken BSP tree makes it even better.
    • By Kwisior · Posted
      It's insane that this was made in 1994. The level of detail, atmosphere and feeling of exploration is simply unmatched by anything from that era. And not only that, but it actually feels like a real place. Absolutely stellar stuff; I highly recommend this to everyone, including modern players who don't typically play old stuff. You'll be blown away.
    • By dybbuk81 · Posted
      You must live very close to me my friend ;)
    • By Walter confetti · Posted
      Technically the first map sets in real life university, or at least the first officially accepted as one of those kind of maps. The map Is pretty complex and some areas are neat for a map made in 1994, big open structures with some good simple details in It, the layout Is intricate and good, expect for a pair of dead rooms hunting for keys and other goodies, but it's a good way to tell the player to explore the place. The only big issue is the yellow key door in the main courtyard area that doesn't open (at least in Woof port, the "latest" release) for some weird reason. Good stuff btw.