Level: Young Driver back home search
Author(s): Treeble
total rating:1.22 Gameplay &
Objects &
Sound &
Lighting &
alan 1 0 1 2
Anurag 0 0 0 0
Ceamonks890 0 0 0 1
Dimpfelmoser 1 0 1 2
DJ Full 2 0 0 2
eTux 1 1 0 0
Gerty 1 0 1 1
Henk 5 4 3 6
Jay 1 1 1 2
Jose 1 0 1 1
Josep 1 3 2 2
Kristina 2 1 2 3
Leeth 1 1 2 2
Magnus 2 0 1 1
manarch2 0 0 0 1
MichaelP 3 0 3 3
Orbit Dream 1 0 1 1
RaiderGirl 4 2 3 4
Ryan 1 1 1 0
Sash 2 0 1 2
Scottie 0 0 1 2
Torry 0 0 0 2
Zhyttya 1 0 1 1
category averages
(23 reviews)
1.35 0.61 1.13 1.78

Reviewer's comments

"1 for gameplay because it's only about driving. 0 for enemies, objects and secrets because there isn't any of them (apart from Lara, the jeep and a key). 1 for atmosphere, sound and cameras but only for the music track. 2 for lighting & textures because there was a change from the same red and metal textures to snowy ones." - alan (24-Apr-2018)

"Nothing entertaining in this long ride with young Lara and her jeep, except to follow the marked path in some areas of the huge maze. No objects or enemies, no cameras, no musics, flat lighting, the same textures... Only ride the jeep through narrow corridors to find the finish trigger and nothing more. Not worth to play." - Jose (11-Dec-2017)

"Drive. Drive. Drive. Drive. You get the idea." - Ryan (26-Mar-2016)

"As a description, you can't fault it - it's young Lara and she's driving ... and driving and driving - nothing else. If you want to practise your three point turns or something, go ahead. Otherwise, it may just all be a bit pointless. Perhaps it was intended to be a joke level, although it's not classified as such." - Jay (21-Mar-2016)

"Turn left...and turn left...and turn left...and finally turn right to found this huge area with more turns to do. So basically, pick up the keys, and have fun driving through these tiny corridors, until you find the ending trigger. The End." - Zhyttya (06-Feb-2016)

"A truly master piece inspired on NASCAR racing! If you love driving and NASCAR, the amount of left turns in this level will make your drawl! This level was made for someone that aspires to be a racing driver that just loves to do left turns! After that you have a bit of "follow the path" zone, since you also have to practice your way to the boxes before more left turns! Besides that its terrible" - Leeth (06-Feb-2016)

"We call it"pet peeves" but I generally do not like vehicles in a game. Not even in this level. It was Lucas' first one so he is forgiven LOL" - Gerty (10-Apr-2015)

"This is simply just a test level where Young Lara gets to drive a jeep around a very bland and confined series of lifeless rooms(including completely uninspired texturing throughout) and that's practically all there is to this release. So it would probably be for the best if you'd just skip this one outright, as there's literally nothing on offer here to justify an actual download." - Ceamonks890 (27-Nov-2014)

"I guess that there could have at least been some in-game humour revolving around the title, but the builder didn't even take this as a chance to legitimate this game as a nice joke level. But as it is, it's probably the only jeep ride rush through huge and bland corridors with nothing else than Lara and her jeep. There's absolutely nothing in this level that makes it worth the download, that's why the only remark I can give is to disrecommend this level. The one point I gave was for the animated water textures, I think that's more like a consolation gift. 5 minutes." - manarch2 (26-Nov-2013)

"The longest spiral corridor ever. The longest straight corridor ever. It certainly is one of the most monotonous races available. The only one which I found more boring was a part of "Castle Cain - In the Dark" level. No enemies. No objects. No secrets. No atmosphere. No cameras. Default sound. That last thing is what I can't stand after playing TR4 so many times. SUMMARY: This is neither stupid nor annoying, but simply boring. Not recommended, even for motorization fans." - DJ Full (12-Oct-2010)

"I have already played a lot of levels. And I have already played some bad levels. But I can hardly remember to have played a level who was insomuch whacky. One may forgive my mode of expression to me, but I cannot describe it differently. One can count the textures which the level builder has used on one hand. And what should be amusing please to drive through endlessly long ways. Or through a maze? And must not make at all more than to rush withe his ride. This makes 5 seconds fun. And the next 8 minutes would I exile out of my memory. Well if I want to play all levels, I must also be able to endure such disasters. But this is damn difficult." - Scottie (25-Apr-2010)

"From the author of the Custom Level classic,'Vendetta',comes this very first effort at level building. It's a Jeep. It's in a maze. Play 'Vendetta' instead." - Orbit Dream (01-Feb-2007)

"A test level in which you just have to pick up the keys and drive in circles doesn't make much sense now but I guess a great experimentation of the time when TRLE was new to builders." - Anurag (24-Jul-2005)

"I'm sorry but this is somewhat annoying. You get a monotonous maze that you have to drive through; only as the lanes are so narrow you get stuck in corners all the time and more than once was I tempted to finish the level on foot. But since I feared that there might be a slope somewhere I drove on. And drove..... and drove .......and drove. Well to cut a long story short there was no slope." - Dimpfelmoser (26-Nov-2002)

"Not much to do in this level all you do is drive through some kinda mazes and pass a pool of water once. I don't know was it a bug or something but I liked how the level ended and would gladly find out how the author acomplished it (reminds the ending of TR3 levels when the statistics show up when the screen becomes bluish) but otherwise you should waste your time with something more worthy than this level." - eTux (14-Sep-2002)

"After driving in ever increasing circles this young Lara jeep level simply turns into a maze like course that if you follow the pattern on the floor will get you through in about 8 minutes. Maybe a different location and the inclusion of a couple of traps would have made this slightly more interesting instead of the mostly claustrophobically tight confines of the driving path but I guess this was fun for a quick laugh just don't expect anything more." - Sash (21-Jun-2002)

"Not much more to say here: driving practice (try forward and backward) in narrow paths." - Michael (21-Jun-2002)

"I was so bored with this that I had Lara drive backwards for a bit of fun. Why do they do these levels when with a bit of imagination they could be turned into something worthwhile?" - Torry (21-Jun-2002)

"Long corridors with no too much to do. I consider it as a test level with some objects and TRLE capabilities." - Josep (21-Jun-2002)

"I don't usually like levels with mazes or driving the jeep too much but for some reason I had a lot of fun playing this level where you drive a jeep through a maze. It took me nine minutes to reach the end and I was thinking this would be a good level to play a few times to try and beat your fastest time. If you follow the patterns on the floor you won't get turned around and can almost drive just straight to the end. The part where you have to drive by a big pool was a nice touch. However the textures could use some work maybe something fun like 'wrong way' signs when you get to a dead end a little more color at least. I actually would rather the whole maze had been set outdoors so that we could see the sky. This is a fun little obstacle course and good practice driving the jeep too. This is the young Lara too maybe it's the only place they would let her drive." - RaiderGirl (21-Jun-2002)

"I had some troubles installing this level and instead of a young Lara I got a mix between the young and the usual Lara. All you have to do in this level is driving the jeep. It was actually quite annoying since the paths made quick turns and it was hard to make the jeep turn. The texturing was bad and what happened with the lighting?" - Magnus (21-Jun-2002)

"The whole level is built around driving through narrow paths. The first let's say 5 minutes you are driving in circles then it changes into a maze. Driving a jeep through a narrow maze - not funny at all. Not much excitement except when you like driving perhaps." - Henk (21-Jun-2002)

"I wanted to practice my driving skills and seeing the title I suspected I would have the chance. Yes that's right - driving through red corridors not to wide I might add I think now I can enter a race. If you like the jeep so much as to bare more than five minutes of driving then go ahead and play this level." - Kristina (21-Jun-2002)
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