|Nebula Shrine||Mudman Wonderland|
|Human Earrings||Drown Stone|
The main attractions come from several different inspirations. The first two, for example, are derived from multiplayer levels that Chris contributed to, and I assume that others of his may experience the same treatment. The third is an original composition, and while the fourth is as well, it was originally a Boom-compatible level created for Doomworld's Secret Santa project. All of these maps are short, but that doesn't mean that they're easy. As an example, the monster placement in NEB01 and NEB03 proves significantly more difficult to navigate than the relatively sedate NEB02. All I can say is: be prepared.
by Chris "lupinx-Kassman" Kassap
|Your first stop finds you investigating a shrine that might indicate a receptive populace, but, no - it's demons all the way down. Nebula Shrine is one of the largest levels and has a nesting-doll arrangement with the central area, which you start out in; the space between, with tiers coming down from the center to the main yard; and the outer area, the scene of several platforming puzzles and an assortment of snipers on the rim reminiscent of Titan Manor. A very open and very striking adventure.|
|This planet is covered... mud, of course. Might there be sentient creatures composed of the stuff, just as Perdition's Gate had its "Planet of Living Rock"? Well, even if it did, you ought to be more worried about the demons surrounding you, which are a certainty. Mudman Wonderland is very short and very brown, but it has some neat visual bits in the exit area that give it one of the more memorable closing scenes. Don't blink, though, or you'll miss it.|
|There is but one island on this ocean-covered world, and it has some kind of building on it. Inspection reveals another den of evil, though, with a crude mockery of humanity strung together from the remains of the unfortunate. I'd say that it's payback time, but Kassman starts you off in the midst of an ambush that will take some fleet footing to recover from. Human Earrings is a tough, action-packed offering that will have you cursing the author until the final monster snarls its last. Do you have the gumption to tackle its tricky secrets as well?|
|Doomguy's having a fun time exploring this little planetoid, which for whatever reason has a structure built on top of a butte and... strange hydrodynamic properties. There's just one catch - he doesn't know which song to listen to. Will it be a cassette by one Stuart Rynn, or more fantastic funk? As his eyes dart back and forth, faster and faster, the decision is left to you. Drown Stone is a more midtempo adventure with a very tight layout that makes the height variation more of an obstacle than in his Nebula Shrine. It's a little tricky to navigate, but the payoff is worth it.|