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Rat in a Maze

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You've been thrown in this maze like a rat to be confused, disoriented and killed to sadistically entertain the architect. The automap facility will be almost useless due to the complexity of the maze. Beware the marauding lost soul maze cleanup crew. Be more wary of Cacodemons that are above the constraints of maze walls...
This is my first attempt at Doom level creation. There are a couple of areas on the map that show up strangely during play. I had planned to add more (!!) rooms, but Deu 5.21's reject data routine crashed if I attempted to add more than 512 sectors. WARNING: I had difficulty saving an Ultra Violent level until after I had killed many monsters.
I hope this level will consume alot of your time. You are the guinea pigs for my first attempt. Please let me know what you think. Enjoy!


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classic

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It took me 1 hour and 44 minutes to beat.

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Only download if you like low detailed maze levels!

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One of the least promising level names evah, and the author spells "alot" as one word, which is a bad sign. But the level isn't as bad as I expected, although it is nonetheless a big maze. But the author has put enough thought into height variations, lighting etc for it to be quite atmospheric (it reminds me of Time Bandits or the ancient ZX Spectrum game Gyron for some reason). It surprised me, although it's still fairly trivial.

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2/5 I like the design. It's a multi-tiered maze, using height to differentiate between pathways. The gameplay brings switch-hunting to a whole new level. You find one, you hit it, then you navigate the maze to see what cranny you opened up. Some switches are behind secret doors and some open up areas within secrets. Few of the secrets are obvious, making for tedious backtracking that sapped my will to play. I like the concept, but I despise the execution. - KMX E XII

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Not bad.

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  • File Reviews

    • 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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