The Wind Haunt
4 to 8 players | Reviewed by Paul - Tuesday 17th April 2001 @ 9:27pm
An extremely cool map from Iron Hammer that follows on nicely from his previous map. The texturing seems old skool and brought back memories of playing GeN's Hyperalgesie (gendm2) and ztn's Show No Mercy (ztndm2). The architecture however isn't and makes the texture set look relatively fresh and new. Wind tunnels should come as no surprise given the maps title and are pretty insane. I suppose they could be seen as a long-winded method of transport and teleporters could have been used, but then it would be no fun at all :). Most of them are simple walk in affairs mounted in the floors or walls. It all adds to the rather quirky nature of the map.
The layout is heavily interconnected and appears to be the work of a deranged mind, not that that is a bad thing, it just means trying to get your bearings is a little hard to begin with. There are some amazingly vertical sections of the map from which you can see acres of playing area. Obvious examples are from the perched MH and Quad positions that sit in alcoves at the very top of their selected atriums. Play is rip-snortingly fast even with a modest player load due to the hopping and jumping down through the various floors as you follow/run away from your opponents.
4.5 out of 5.0
#1. it's Ironhammer ^
by nanoSpawn - Tuesday 17th April 2001 @ 7:04pm (188.8.131.52)
no Iron Hammer :)
Great level! and funny wind tunnels, we got great moments in there.
#2. Awesome indeed! ^
by Deathmonger - Wednesday 18th April 2001 @ 1:37pm (184.108.40.206)
Hey! I would like to take this oportunity to let all of you who are interested in custom mapping know that Ironhammer (no space betwen Iron and Hammer) is an indeed great mapping potencial. It's up to US make HIM map. So please spam his mail with all sorts of "please map again" e-letters.
#3. wow ^
by XeNoN - Wednesday 18th April 2001 @ 2:33pm (220.127.116.11)
I havent seen a 4.5 in absolutely ages!
Congrats to Iron hammer! Thou shalt map again!
#4. Ironhammer is afraid of typing too much ^
by Ironhammer - Wednesday 18th April 2001 @ 4:29pm (18.104.22.168)
I´m Ironhammer, and my email it´s mailto:[email protected]?subject=Arrgggh don't email me!?
Thank you Xe NoN.
#5. yeah ^
by kaiser - Wednesday 18th April 2001 @ 9:02pm (22.214.171.124)
nice map. do more.... please?
#6. please? ^
by nanoSpawn - Thursday 19th April 2001 @ 8:10am (126.96.36.199)
no, too polite.
IRONHAMMER; DO A F00KIN' MAP NOW!
that's better :)
#7. Nice ^
by Bugsy - Friday 20th April 2001 @ 4:40am (188.8.131.52)
Nice maps both of them, maybe a 1on1 map? =)
they are a bit to large =)
#8. argh sorry... ^
by XeNoN - Friday 20th April 2001 @ 1:59pm (184.108.40.206)
it was a typo, honest...
#9. DO MORE ^
by Asriel- - Tuesday 6th November 2001 @ 3:31am (220.127.116.11)
I have this on load up of obot, I don't remember when I changed my command line or if I even did it and was supprissed the first time I saw it.
But every time I load up obot I always have a run around this level. It r0x0rs!
More please now!