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The Unknown Tomb by Nico59

CC 3 4 6 6
Ceamonks890 5 5 6 6
Dimpfelmoser 2 3 5 6
eRIC 5 5 7 7
eTux 2 4 4 3
Gerty 4 4 5 6
Jay 5 5 5 5
Jose 5 5 6 7
Kristina 6 6 7 7
MichaelP 2 4 4 6
Momster 6 5 6 6
Orbit Dream 3 3 5 6
RaiderGirl 5 5 6 7
Ryan 4 5 5 5
Sash 2 3 4 5
Scottie 6 5 6 5
Torry 6 5 7 6
Treeble 3 4 4 5
release date: 11-Jul-2002
# of downloads: 45

average rating: 4.94
review count: 18
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file size: 14.54 MB
file type: TR4
class: Egypt

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Reviewer's comments
"Short, but actually quite sweet, this is very reminiscent of Tut1 in places. Shoot a few ninjas and scorpions and generally explore. There’s nothing difficult going on here; the one timed run is generous and the boulder traps are easily avoided. I found uzi, revolver, shotgun and crossbow ammo along the way, but not a whiff of the relevant firearms. Perhaps this was intended to be a longer level. Anyway, it’s pleasant enough and quite relaxing if you just want to spend 25 minutes having an easy time of it." - Jay (04-Apr-2019)
"Another beginner using the instructions from the official manual to learn and build his own tutorial level. This time it's not the same level, 'cause there are some custom new rooms and another traps, but it's similar and the author was trying many features, so you know you can expect here: the spiked ball traps, the levers, the ninjas, the ladders, the spike traps... Anyway it's not a bad level, and the textures are well applied, but perhaps there's an abuse of the shadows in all level. Enjoyable." - Jose (17-Jan-2018)
"It's a first (and only) attempt, but I've seen far worse. It's quite nicely made, although some rooms are variations of the official tutorial level. A few sneakily placed spiked balls and a few spike traps keep things going, and overall, this 13 minute level wasn't badly made. Bit dark in places though." - Ryan (01-Jan-2017)
"For a debut release, this isn't too bad(with the only real negative aspects being the somewhat too dark lighting and the blatant copy/paste of several rooms from the original TRLE tutorial level.) But aside from those, I found myself having a fairly good time with this one. Recommended, if you're looking for a decent Egyptian level to play." - Ceamonks890 (29-Jun-2015)
"Another variation of the Tutorial level. The initial rooms have very similar geometry and overall feel, but later it builds onto something else - while still retaining areas similar to the original. The few areas where sand piles up are filled with broken surfaces, though you'll only notice if you're taking your time here. 15 minutes, 3 secrets. 09/14" - Treeble (26-Sep-2014)
"This level is based on the Tutorial level, indeed, the level builder has used many own ideas. And, besides, he has made almost everything right. One sees no stretched textures and for the few dark places one has a package of flares at disposal. The lighting could have been better and a Flyby was a little bit hectic. But apart from that the level was ok." - Scottie (16-Feb-2010)
"A well made adaptation of the tutorial level. Nicely textured and lighted. Gameplay is mostly very familiar and straight forward, run up slope to dodge boulders, climb ladder in tall room and monkeyswing over to lever, swim to room with scorpions, with the odd additional new room, like the slide to grab a pole and a simple maze. A good first attempt by the author and showing great potential." - CC (14-Jun-2005)
"A simple 15 minute tutorial level with some nice ideas but basically still a modified version of the well known tutorial level and influenced too much from it without showing much originality - style of the builder and thus is hard to review. If the author still is building levels I'd recommend to take a little more time to work on the level so it'd have a recognisable style of the author more work on the lighting skills are needed textures have to be applied more pleasantly and definitely no mazes (even if the one here is very very simple). A nice try - not the best level you'll ever play but not bad." - eTux (25-Nov-2003)
"This is based on the tutorial level and it shows. It has no Eye of Horus though just a hand I didn't use. You climb ladders push levers a few pick ups and the level ends in a slide. A short maze with mummies in it is not diffcult it contains the last lever to open the door that will lead you to the end of the level. I saw a couple of ninjas too just a tutorial level." - Kristina (23-Dec-2002)
"This tomb wasn't unknown to me it's the same old tutorial level redone - yes another one. There are a few new little areas but nothing exciting and I easily finished this in 20 minutes with all 4 secrets." - Sash (05-Dec-2002)
"A pretty standard level of only 15 minutes duration with nothing special except for one timed run to pick up a star that took quite a few tries to get through." - Torry (02-Sep-2002)
"Sometimes I wonder if one should stop playing those tutorial levels that are obviously the authors first attempts because you get so much dross and most of them are very much alike. But then it is quite fascinating to see the debut of an upcoming talent like the very first recording of a band that might be the next big thing. You can carefully access how inventive the builder was with his training level. I'm afraid that Nico59 did not much more than familiarize himself with the manual and build a few standard tut wad rooms with the compulsory boulder traps and one warrior of the desert just to prove that he can do it; same with the secrets. The jump to the pole from the slope is the only thing that comes halfway close to being exiting but even that was manageable on the first try. As was the timed run and there was me messing up the jump. Frankly I find it alarming when right at the start of his level building career the author already can't resist the temptation to include a maze. Nico take my advice you gotta stay away from them. They are evil." - Dimpfelmoser (11-Aug-2002)
"This is really a great try for a first level. It looks like the author has paid very close attention to every detail and tried hard to make a smooth level. Most of it's pretty easy except for a few tricky jumps a timed door and a maze that has you followed around by mummies but it's just so well done that I couldn't help having a great time playing it. I ended it in 23 minutes having found four secrets and still had a hand in my inventory - that must have been what I was after." - RaiderGirl (25-Jul-2002)
"A first level by this author and I found no bugs was glad as I've seen worse. I could avoid the first two boulders and the others were also no problem. Found only ammo and one Hand of Sirius but no guns whatsoever. Enemies some ninjas and at one time a bus full of scorpions and later some mummies you can easily outrun. The fly-by was very jerky and I found 3 secrets. Not a bad idea at all. Next one could be even better I hope. 20-07-2002" - Gerty (21-Jul-2002)
"A nice first effort although extremely linear and simplistic. Not much in the way of gameplay just finding switches opening doors and moving onwards to the next switch and door. An excessive amount of pickups I don't think I used one medpak but the flares did come in handy. Quite a few spiked boulders but effortlessly avoided and an average slide to a pole and subsequent backflip to 2 areas. I found 3 secrets and the only artifact I picked up was a Hand of Sirius that I didn't use. The author has done a good job with the tut1 wad nicely textured and lit. I was about way through the 20 minutes before I encountered 1 ninja and there are a couple more later. There is an area with many scorpions and also one where you may encounter a multitude of mummies if you wander too much in that particular area. Nothing sensational but again a nice first effort and would like to see something a little more difficult in the future now that the 1st effort is under the belt." - Momster (21-Jul-2002)
"Alright this is quite apparently a first attempt and to a large extent you will recognise the little gameplay it has as a copy of the Tutorial Level but it shows that the author has done her/his 'homework' can handle texturing and lighting well and although the three secrets are not too hard to find they are a nice addition in this 15 minutes run-through level. Will be interesting to see what she/he comes up with next." - Michael (19-Jul-2002)
"This one is yet another competently assembled Tut1 Tutorial level. There are a few little surprises on this short journey but definitely nothing we haven't all seen 100 times before. Only for those who absolutely can't get enough of this sort of thing." - Orbit Dream (17-Jul-2002)
"The author has made a good first attempt with the Editor to create a level with the tutorial wad. It is not very challenging but it has kept my interest for 30 minutes. Not many enemies and 4 secrets to find. The texturing and lighting are well made and the author has made a serious work. Maybe Nico will make a harder level next time." - eRIC (17-Jul-2002)