Released: 4th January 1997
Review by Forge on 3rd February 2009
Duke lands on a moon to investigate some unusual signals coming from the surface and discovers an alien temple. Lock and load, itís time to kick some alien ass.
This is a pretty large map with a nice layout and a solid design. There some pretty good architecture, the shading is well done and the usage of the textures suits the alien atmosphere. Other than a few blocky rooms, the details and effects complement the ambiance. There are several puzzles to be solved that focus mainly on finding a button or switch then figuring out what just happened. This doesnít prove too difficult as the results of all the switch throwing is localized to the area Duke is currently in. Basically itís harder to find the button than to figure out what it just did. Game play increases in difficulty as the map progresses until it ends up being an all out brawl. There are several ridiculously difficult fire fights, but Duke is well armed and thereís plenty of health and ammunition stashed all about the map, just use the terrain and your surroundings to your advantage and youíll be all right. There are a couple of key cards to be found, but youíll be too busy throwing switches and finding passages to notice.
Texturing/Lighting-Shading: 8/10 Sprite Work/Detailing: 7/10 Ambiance: 8/10 Architecture/Design: 18/20 Layout: 19/20 Gameplay/Difficulty: 22/30 Overall: 82/100
Gameplay Type: Sp
Requires: Duke Nukem 3D v1.3d
Filesize: 78.34 KB
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====================================================================== Title : ariel.map Date Finished : 1/3/97 Author : Greg R E-mail : bealings[at]aol.com Other Files By Author : bosker.map Web Page : None Description : Women have been disappearing from the Earth Defense Mars colony. Mars Colony officials are sure the aliens are to blame, but have been unable to locate the alien base. Duke Nukem is called in to help. While on routine space patrol near Uranus, Duke notices some unusual energy readings coming from "Ariel" (inner satellite of Uranus). Duke decides to land his shuttle and take a look............ Map Information : Size = 290K Sectors = 987 Enemies = lots! Sprites = 1277 Copyright info : You may NOT edit this map in anyway!!! Feel free to pass it along though !!! (w/text file) Additional Credits : As always, thanks to Joe for playtesting. ====================================================================== * Play Information * Episode and Level # : User Level Single Player : Yes it is!! (I prefer single player levels) DukeMatch Level : NO Difficulty Settings : It's difficult enough New Sounds : No New Music : No New Graphics : No Computer Requirements : Pentium (This map was built on a 133 Pentium) * Construction * Base : From ground zero Editor(s) used : Build Build Hours : Way to many Known Bugs : Didn't notice any (let me know if you find one) * Where to get this MAP file * Right here! (elitegames.com) * Comments * : This is a fairly large map with some intense fighting segments. It is set-up for single player only. If you don't like Mini Bosses or "Suck-it-Down" battles.....this map is not for you. Also, it is fairly large and will take some time to get through. This is my third map (it's become somewhat of a hobby). I am working on another map, which will probably be my fourth and final map. I welcome any comments you may have, but please.....no cussing. I hope you enjoy playing it!!!