Squadron 417 (2,3,4 Player Cooperative ONLY!)

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Sam Lopresti,Jeff Cruser,Keith Hickman & Damon Thomas!

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Squadron 417 has earned a reputation throughout the solar system as one of the finest two, three, and four man fighting units ever to come out of the Deimos Academy on Mars. As such, your unit is continuously asked to go above and beyond the call of duty. Your mission is very simple: - To go from site to site clearing any and all alien infestations you might find. - These sites could be anything, so you must be prepared for any and all eventualities.....

Good Luck, you will need it!

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New levels from scratch! (Is there any other way?)

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None, our work is purrfect!




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princetontiger

  • 5
  

Incredible old school wad. Big deal back in the day. Recently started playing it again.

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lupinx-Kassman

  • 5
  
My goodness, what is map12's music from?

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NuMetalManiak

  • 3
  
some very questionable design decisions prevent this from being actually fun. the combat is INSANE though. might give it a second play.

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Doomkid

  • 4
  
like all maps from this era, in very quirky, but it's also damn fun. Cool little custom assets here and there too. From the same author of Area51, and it shows.

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Memfis

  • 5
  
Hardcore oldschool maps with a manly soundtrack. On Map17 there is a "split" moment where you need two players to progress, the rest is playable in SP too. Awesome.

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Unknown date

  • 5
  
THIS WAD RULES!!!!!!

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  • 5
  
I have been enjoying this pure coop WAD since its heyday, back in 1996 and I still find it to be one of the most satisfying cooperative experiences I have had, to date. Contrary to a previous review, the levels are light-years ahead of their time in design, intricacies, detail, and pure beauty. It is a non-stop action/puzzle WAD that will leave you and your friends craving for more. Best if played on Difficulty 3: Hurt me Plenty. -- HeroShot

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Unknown date

  • 2
  
Meh... 2 Stars. Would be nice if you made a Weapon Replacement WAD for this WAD. 2/5

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pcorf

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  • 5
  
One of my favorite old school megawads. Good fun blasting the crap out of enemies with your RL and BFG. Altier 6 (MAP10) is my favorite map, a city like map under a dark sky that contains a looping road. New Co-op was extremely hard but somewhat beatable. Crushing the Cyberdemon in MAP01 was funny. I got a lot of my early map design inspiration from some of the maps in Squadron 417 back in the 1990's. - pcorf

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Unknown date

  • 1
  
This is not so good, some good action at times, but lousy design and you can get stuck :( - PerOxyd

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Unknown date

  • 5
  
Without a doubt the best .wad EVER!

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Unknown date

  • 4
  
NB: Almost all the maps are OK for single-player too. See the demopack at www.doomworld.com/sda for details.

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BlackFish

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  • 5
  
Great soundtrack, very challenging.

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  • 5
  
AWESOME MUSIC!!! what? there were levels too?

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      Played on UV, continuous, ZDoom, took just over 2.5 hours to complete. Quite enjoyable, difficulty varies but never excessive. I particularly liked map 2, which had an interesting layout, good use of revenants, pain elementals, damaging floors and was tight on health (if you didn't discover one of the soul spheres). The final level is a bit slaughterish in a sort of fun, unstressful kind of way, unless the player opts to go into a series of small side rooms towards the end, where things hot up considerably.....   Overall just short of four stars, 3.8 let's say.
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    • By NuMetalManiak · Posted
      the community is very selective when it comes to liking strange things. you have weird mapsets like this and nicolas monti sets, and they are either hated, liked, or completely ignored altogether. i mean, just look at how this one is structure, no sign of anything realistic, the monsters and textures are laid out in various ways. and then there's a few jumping parts to the maps.   but in the end, it is still very much playable. I believe this is what matters most. who cares about the author's opinions on things at this point. as long as he makes a mapset playable from start to finish, it can be played and even replayed at anyone's leisure. therefore, i will award this 5 stars. it was the kind of thing you can expect if you play a joe-ilya megawad, but if you mustered enough courage not to immediately call his work crap upon booting up the game and seeing and playing the maps, then it's all fine and dandy. it's just something to get used to.
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      This wad was quite a love/hate relationship for me. Episode 1 and 2 were fantastic. They flowed so well and were challenging without being stupid. Sadly once I got to episode 3 the wad took a turn for the worst. Most of episode 3 is too dark, too big, too confusing, and too full of mandatory damaging sectors without a radsuit. Episodes 1 and 2 were a blast but 3 and 4 just felt like a lot of work. I had to use the console to give myself radsuits and light amp goggles many times. Its no fun to find a secret soul sphere if you're just gonna burn it all away crossing lava without a radsuit. In the end I'd highly recommend the first 2 episodes. They're what Doom is all about; fast fun simple maps. The later half was quite the opposite.