Author: Ray Tracer, Children
Released: 6th April 2000
Review by Kim Robinson on 24th November 2007
Certainly one of the most beautiful levels you'll play, Maia takes place on an alien world - although you see far more of the factory complex than any of the local scenery. Your basic mission is to eliminate the alien presence from their own soil and find a teleporter to get the hell out of there - so nothing that hasn't been done before. Gameplay is superbe, design and layout top-notch - not one to miss out!
Gameplay Type: SP
Requires: Duke Nukem 3D v1.4+
Filesize: 118.70 KB
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DUKE NUKEM 3D : PLEIADIANS Episode : Level 1 : MAIA =================================================== Level Name : Maia File Name : maia.map Authors : Ray Tracer : ray.tracer[at]wanadoo.fr Children : children[at]infonie.fr Informations : This level is the first one of a future 7 level episode, Pleiadians, which should be finished in about 2 years (in 2002) Additional Credits to : All our beta-testers : GWB, Captain Igloo, Linain, Dukebert, Sirpa Sandt, Romo Sapiens, Gnome, Psychose, Dr Carnage, Trevor Dasecke and ... you :-) ===================================================================================== = * Play Informations * Single Player : Yes Dukematch : Yes Cooperative : Yes Difficuly Settings : Yes (/S1, /S2, /S3, /S4) New Art : No New Sounds : No New Music : Yes : Doom 2 : Level 18 * Construction * Construction Time : About 1-2 months Known Bugs : None ===================================================================================== = * Scenario of the beginning of the PLEIADIANS Episode * Washington, 2004 -Colonel ! -So long, Duke ! How are... -Why have I been summoned, Colonel Trutman ? -Err... You must have guessed that we haven't brought you here in order to take care of the first lady's favorite pet... -I've guessed it indeed... what's going on ? -Well... Maybe you know that the NASA has launched Voyager 2, about twenty years ago. It was launched into the outter space so as to seek a possible extraterrestrial lifeform, outside our galaxy... and... Voyager 2 has lately been destructed ! -Indeed ! Let me introduce myself : I'm Doctor Wesker, engineer of the Earth Defense Forces. Before being destructed, Voyager 2 has detected an amazing source of energy on a planet which is located near Celaeno, a star of the Pleiades constellation. Such an amount of energy can't be natural on a planet... -Doctor Wesker means Voyager 2 has probably found an extraterrestrial lifeform near Celaeno. -Yes, it did ! Few minutes after having detected the energy, which surely comes from a kind of gigantic nuclear power station, Voyager 2 has been wiped out by a laser beam from a planet near Alcyone, another star of the Pleiades constellation... -One hour later we detected a signal which comes from this constellation... Then we have detected a laser beam currently firing our sun... according to our scientists, we will be at the centre of a super-nova in about 11 hours ! -As you're an expert in the dangerous missions, I've immediately thought to summon you... -Wait a minute ! How could I go to the Pleiades in less than 11 hours ? -The Doctor Wallace, one of the best scientists of the Earth Defense Forces, has created a prototype of teleporter in the Research and Development Departement of the 51 Area... This machine can instantaneously send anything from one place to another... Is that true Doctor ? -Not really, but maybe... Well, I've never tried to teleport a human being. But I'm able to teleport successfully 20% of monkeys, in my lab ! -20% ? What happens to the others 80% ? -Well... they can't take part in another experience... -Trust me Duke, it's the only way to bring you to the Pleiades ! -Why not sending a whole army there ? -We can't accept the loss of 80% of the soldiers. This operation must remain top secret. Moreover, we can't send a lot of people, it would take too much time... the cooling system of the generator must be reload to... -Doctor, we don't have time to listen to an astrophysic lesson ! -I see... so I act as a guinea pig, right ? So what's my mission ? -You must go to the Pleiades and eliminate all alien threat... It seems that the generator which has been detected by Voyager 2 isn't the only one in this area... -Exactly ! We've detected some energy movement too, between 7 planets ! The main source of energy seems to be near a star called Celaeno... But something is really odd : the energy actually doesn't move from a planet to another... it seems to be teleported ! -The alien must have mastered the teleportation technology... So you should be able to go from a planet to another by using the enemy's teleporters... -What ? Why not sending me to ? -We can't do this... too much energy is concentrated in Celaeno. This could disturb the teleportation system, and you would come to a bad end, like 80% of the teleported monkeys... So you'll be teleported on a planet located near the Maia star... -Then make your way to Celaeno... remember that you must wipe out ALL alien activity... -Well, the future of the Earth is in your hands, Duke... -I can't refuse this mission, I guess... Ok, I'm going in ! -Thanks ! I'll bring you to the teleporter... Good luck Duke ! -Thanks colonel... it's...... encouraging... Going to the teleporter : -Duke ! Be careful... I mean, Wallace and I feel something odd in this affair... -What ? -I don't know... but, there's something strange in the talk of the EDF agents... Anyway, here is a transmiter made by Wallace. According to him, it will allow you to send messages to the Earth. Don't hesitate to contact me if necessary, the Earth Defence Forces doesn't know about its existence... -I see... Well, I must kick some ass. See you later, colonel !