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Level: Tomb of Qualopec (Remake) back home search
Author(s): Mr XY
total rating:7.22 Gameplay &
Puzzles
Enemies,
Objects &
Secrets
Atmosphere,
Sound &
Cameras
Lighting &
Textures
Andzia9 5 5 7 8
Blue43 7 6 7 8
Ceamonks890 7 8 7 8
CelticRaider 7 8 8 8
Drakan 8 8 8 8
eTux 5 5 6 7
Gerty 4 6 7 7
Jay 7 6 7 7
Jose 7 8 8 9
Kristina 6 7 7 8
m.julien 7 7 9 8
MichaelP 6 6 8 7
Orbit Dream 7 7 8 8
Phil 7 8 9 8
Ryan 6 7 8 8
Shandroid 6 7 7 7
Spike 6 7 8 9
tomb gamer 8 8 8 7
Treeble 8 8 8 8
category averages
(19 reviews)
6.53 6.95 7.63 7.79

Reviewer's comments

"While the general map layout is the same as the original TR1 level, Mr XY has overhauled the rooms with different obstacles to overcome here(which when combined with the utterly exquisite enemy, object, lighting and texturing utilization), helps to make a well-trodden map feel fresh again. And despite the lack of sound effects at points, I found myself having a good time with this remake(greatly appreciating the increased challenge and unexpected surprises). Overall, absolutely worth playing!" - Ceamonks890 (28-Apr-2019)

"This follows the same format as the original TR1 level, but the traps here were considerably more challenging than I expected. Wall blades, spike traps, darts and boulders prove a threat to Lara's health and there's even a block and torch puzzle thrown in for good measure. It may be a remake, but it's definitely worth playing." - Ryan (14-Dec-2016)

"This level is quite short, but it still retains the tomb of Qualopec. Some passages are a little difficult with the arrows or floor blades. Some enemies, dogs, bats or spiders. Texturing is correct." - Drakan (11-Jul-2015)

"This is one of this talented builder's earliest levels, and he has since gone on to bigger and better things. However, this is a level that's certainly worthy of a download. It gives you about a half hour of good raiding. The enemies are bats, wolves and a few spiders. There's a timed run that's not at all difficult. You can get mixed up going back and forth among the similar-appearing tunnels, but Harry Laudie has provided a walkthrough that thoroughly documents everything, including the three secrets. A block puzzle and a torch exercise round out a fun but short level." - Phil (26-Jun-2015)

"Nice short level of 20 minutes. I was not disturb by the mix of peruvian and egyptian textures in this level, quite the contrary (I found a missing texture at the beginning). Some classical traps with blades, darts or rolling balls. Few ennemies and not very dangerous... 2 secrets found - 7/7/9/8" - m.julien (18-May-2013)

"I know Qualopec levels are a dime a dozen, but this one is actually quite a nice variant. There are a couple of differences from the original in game play as it is spiced up with (some nasty) traps and some added monkey swinging. Other differences include a push block puzzle and a short torch run. In the enemy department we have a horde of dogs and some bats, while the raptors are missing. What impressed me mostly was the nice atmosphere in combination with excellent lighting and some solid texturing. If you are in the mood for a nice short TR1 style raid, where you don't need to look at a walkthrough or a stuck level thread, this one might be just for you. (23 min, 3 secrets)" - Blue43 (22-Jul-2011)

"Back again to Tomb of Qualopec. Easy and little boring game. No weapons, only few flares and 2 secrets. Traps wasn't difficult. We can meet few enemies: dogs, spiders and bats. Texture quite nice, but I think rooms were too red and it isn't good to eyes." - Andzia9 (06-Feb-2009)

"I think this was the last Tomb of Qualopec remake I had left to play. It's curiously one of those remakes that, despite reminiscing the original, are very different in some aspects. Gameplay has been enhanced greatly in the three-puzzles area, hallways are more dangerous with several wall blades but none of the changes is bigger than the visual aspect of the tomb. With a few exceptions, most of the textures have been replaced with Egyptian textures and while it looks a bit off at first sight, there is a certain harmony between the mixed sets. There is a good number of TR1 audio tracks but unfortunately you don't get to see the lost valley cavern. 15 minutes, 2 secrets. 01/09" - Treeble (06-Jan-2009)

"This isn't a completely faithful remake and as far as I'm concerned that's not an entirely bad thing. Looks-wise it seems like a what if Tomb of Qualopec had been in Egypt? variation of the usual remakes for this level and seems like an interesting version. The Peru objects seemed out of place here if that was the author's intention, but I suppose generally didn't hurt the overall appeal of the level. The tasks mostly are the same as in the original, but there was an original touch here and there involving some particularly masochistic trap sequences, I found myself enjoying quite a lot. Managed to find only 2 secrets. Though essentially still a remake, it's a remake with a difference and worth the look!" - eTux (09-Oct-2007)

"Although this is ostensibly the same as the TR1 original, don't be fooled into thinking you'll have an easy time. As far as remakes go,this isn't bad at all as the Gameplay has been cleverly modified into providing you with considerably tougher challenges than expected. In fact,this adventure provides you with 20 (or thereabouts) absolutely thrilling minutes,complete with some very nifty secrets and an excellent Finale. A short level;a Remake; but a thoroughly worthwhile download." - Orbit Dream (06-Aug-2007)

"Another remake of 'Tomb of Qualopec', but one that does have a few new features. The most obvious change is it's appearance, and the texturing and lighting are both lovely. It's much more spooky than the original ToQ and I love it. The next major change is the inclusion of several traps. While it added a bit of challenge (which is always nice) I felt that they were sometimes a bit too hard to avoid, and resulted in several deaths for poor Lara. I was also slightly disappointed that the end of the level was cut off, meaning no showdown with Larson. In general though, this is a good little level to while away some time on." - Spike (04-Jul-2007)

"I am not a fan of remakes but this one it's maybe worth a try because the traps that area included give it a nice challenge. Expect to see the usual Qualopec setting and textures but it won't be that easy this time. The dogs, bats, spikes and blades will give Lara enough trouble for twenty five minutes. There are three golden roses to find. The choice is yours." - Kristina (09-Apr-2007)

"This was a fairly fun little remake which I enjoyed until coming across a horrendous trap. I usually like to try to figure out traps for myself, but after 100 times being sliced and squashed on one side, I tried my hand at the other side (you have a choice which direction you choose to lose your life), and well, that was so not better. Only after help from raiders infinitely better than myself, did I figure out how to move past this deathtrap. Most of the rest of the level was standard fare and very playable. I can imagine though that many players would just give up and toss this level to the bin once they hit this trap. It can be beat, though and the level is worth a look." - Shandroid (20-Nov-2006)

"This level isn't a remake properly. It takes the bassic rooms and structure of the Qualopec's Tomb but it has a lot of different and new traps, puzzles, enemies,... The level is good, and there's nothing to enviyng from the original TR1 level. Good gameplay, difficult secrets, well applied textures and lights,... Although you had played TR1 I think this level will like you." - Jose (09-Oct-2006)

"It was a good beginning. I thought it would look like the original level in TR1. Wolves were as ferocious as in TR1. Puzzles to solve were kinda good. But the traps!! The traps... No comment. I will never stop repeating myself enough, but, when I download a Tomb Raider Level, I want to have fun, not be stressed all along the game. I prefer using my brain to solve enigmas and puzzles than having impossible traps to pass or harsh time-run to go. All that said, well, it's not too bad." - CelticRaider (02-Oct-2006)

"Admittedly, it's some time since I played the original Qualopec level, but I honestly don't recall it being anything like this one (yes alright, Teflon memory probably strikes again). Certainly the traps in here are far deadlier than anything I remember from the official level - getting through some of them is a real challenge. Not a long level, but you'll work hard whilst you're here." - Jay (22-Sep-2006)

"This remake isn't a bad one. In retrospect it is an easier one as the original, as it is smaller although the traps are not. Saying that, I liked the original much better though. I got through this level and came back at the start, as opening the door there Lara wouldn't go any further so I quit the game and binned it. I had my fill of bugs. It could be my download, I don't know, but I had enough. Talking about that door, when Lara starts the level, use a flare and see some missing texture" - Gerty (14-Sep-2006)

"First I think this level is better as a cave/cat/Tomb level then it is as a remake. There are good but easy pushable block and raising block puzzles. Nice traps(that are not to hard to get by).Enemies are placed well. They consist of spiders,bats,and wolves. A like the fact that this builder used the oringial music from the first romb Raider. Also there was a pretty cool flyby at the end of the level. Really the only thing I did not like was the Egyptian textures but a good level." - tomb gamer (01-Sep-2006)

"A short and sweet trip down memory lane with a 20 minute raid in Qualopec, but the traps have been placed in a more difficult fashion than in the original: blades, darts, boulders and more. The dogs are fierce, the push puzzle is clever and the ending is convincing with the ceiling falling down. Found 3 golden rose secrets." - MichaelP (30-Aug-2006)
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