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Screen Shot Screen Shot Added 5-16-1998
LEVEL: COVERT OPERATION
(covertop.zip 1,529K)
AUTHOR: Dave "Homer[CK]" Waters

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RATING
95

PLUSES

MINUSES SUMMARY
Here's a small Unit consisting of an intro sequence and 3 maps. Dave has really paid attention to detail and thrown several creative ideas into this project. You must fly to a Strogg moon, hi-jack a shuttle, and fly to Stroggos for the main action. I really enjoyed the opening shuttle sequence... although I never really figured out how to access the transport, it just sort of 'happened'. Arrival at the moon outpost presents a 'short and sweet' sequence involving good action, and great item placement. Grab that shuttle, and fly to Stroogos where Dave really shows off his creative side. The 2 maps on the planet are rather simple in lay-out, and basic but sturdy in the architecture, but his creative machinery, and good action sequences make for some good fun. Health placement is excellent, and I loved the data CD room (great double-translucent "3D" glass effects!). All-in-all, a lot of fun to be had here. Minor gripes include: an area where the water is green colored like slime... but it doesn't cause damage. This confused me a bit, and I found out that the Unit can actually be completed without going into the sewers, which is a sequence that shouldn't be missed. Also encountered were a few odd trigger choices, make sure to grab every item you see if you get confused about how to proceed. The challenge is good (could have been a bit tougher for me :), and this is really worth playing. Good work here, and a nice improvement over Dave's last effort.