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Screen Shot Screen Shot Added 7-11-1998
LEVEL: WRECKED BASE
(wreckbase.zip 1,236K)
AUTHOR: Brad Kiefer

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RATING
70

PLUSES

MINUSES SUMMARY
Wrecked Base is just that. A very nicely constructed base, that has obviously seen better days. Crumbled walls, jammed doors, and broken computers litter the base, making for a very nice atmosphere. The lay-out is excellent, plenty of twists and turns, climbing, ducking, and shooting your way past obstacles. Unfortunately the gameplay makes for a poor experience within the nicely set stage. Strogg placement isn't very well planned out, the worst case of this being when you find 3 Supertanks and 1 plain-old-regular Tank, all trapped behind some rock formations (see pic). Since the Supertanks have their backs to you, it's no problem to use one of the many Quad power-ups, along with the Railgun and your 50 slugs to take them out fast. This leads to the second problem with the map. Too much power. There is enough ammo to make your way through this map maybe 3 times. Multiple Quad, Invul, +100 armor, and an overabundance of weapons and ammo make easy work of the Strogg within. Other complaints include: a mis-aligned texture, a triggered water tank that regenerates it's shark denizens with each press of the lever, and the map is generally underlit. Brad shows some talent, and creativity in lay-out, but this map is in need of an over-haul to make it a challenging and fun experience.