Eight new WAD files have been uploaded for us to download and play, in our weekly delivery of the new things archived at CDROM.COM.
- Candy Choppers by Paul Corfiatis - One single-player map for Heretic, running on E2M1. This is a relatively small map. Around the size of E1M1 of Heretic, and around the same difficulty too. It feels like a real Heretic map. Indoor and outdoor areas, typical map design. It seems as though it would work better in a larger WAD.
- The Outer Limits by Brad Pfeifer - Five maps for Doom 2. Each of these maps seem to get gradually better, but not all that much quality can be found in them. It starts out ridiculously difficult at first, with not nearly enough ammo to survive. There is little detail, with many basic shapes and misaligned textures. There are 30 music replacements as well. Most of them of the metal/rock genre, some of them half-decent replicas.
- Fern by Javier Fernando Almenara Otoya - A Doom 2 map, running on Map03. This isn't something that's really meant to be played all that much. It contains several demonstration tricks and techniques for the hardcore map editor. Rooms over rooms, elevators, and special sector properties are just some of the features implemented in this BOOM-oriented map. Enhanced DOOM port recommended.
- House by Colin Mitchell - An interesting map for Doom 2, replicating a house. It has much the typical design of your usual 1995-style house level, with the exception of some hand-railing textures and a half-decent music replacement. Most of the rooms are basic shapes, without any real detail. A lot of misaligned textures too, but the gameplay isn't that bad.
- Linna by Espi - This is a modification of a previously released map by Deadnail which was entitled "Come To A Head." This single-player map for Doom 2 has been given a facelift, with a lot of green stone, and some new detail to it. This map really does seem to play itself out much better than the original, although it can get challenging. It also uses the music from Map30 of Doom 2. Enhanced DOOM port required.
- The Following by Nancy - One map for Doom 2, and another one of the more interesting "first attempt" maps we've seen lately. This is a single-player map, and it has its qualities. A reasonable amount of detail in this flat indoor/outdoor map. There are a few crowds of monsters, and things can get quite challenging on higher difficulties. There are a few scripts here and there, and the music from the intermission of Doom 2 is used. Requires ZDoom.
- Phobos: Anomaly Reborn by Christopher Lutz - It's all about the prettiness! This is a four-level modification for Ultimate DOOM, with enough detail to keep your head spinning for days. Lots of storyline, lots of color, about as much detail as you can possibly cram into four maps. If your CPU doesn't collapse under the pressure, you might find a challenging adventure in this WAD. Lots of wide open areas loaded with bad guys, so keep your wits about you. Enhanced DOOM port required.
- Oh Look! Another Military Base! Joy! by Busted Corpse - We finish off with something simple. Another first-try map, a single-player map for Doom 2. It has much the sort of design you would expect from a first map. Plain-looking textures, not much detail, arbitrary shapes and designs. This one is quite easy if you play it out correctly. It also has a feature that is native to newbie maps, a "no way to finish" Easter egg if you happen to do the wrong thing. See if you can figure out what it is.