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Level: Satan Spawn, The Caco-Demon back home search
Author(s): Drobridski
total rating:0.38 Gameplay &
Puzzles
Enemies,
Objects &
Secrets
Atmosphere,
Sound &
Cameras
Lighting &
Textures
Hedteur 1 0 0 1
JoeTheCrazyGamer 0 0 0 0
Kubsy 1 0 0 0
lokky99101 0 0 0 0
manarch2 0 0 0 1
Orbit Dream 1 0 3 3
Phil 2 1 1 1
Ryan 0 0 0 1
ShadowZia 0 0 0 0
Shinny 0 0 0 0
Teone 1 0 0 0
Tolle87 1 0 1 0
Wolf7 0 0 0 0
category averages
(13 reviews)
0.54 0.08 0.38 0.54

Reviewer's comments

"Satan Spawn, The Caco-Demon is a short level by Drobridski where you collect the "golden skull" in a sequence of 5 repeated rooms, but to add more annoyance - you cannot save/load and camera zooms-in when you almost finished going through all of the rooms. Furthermore, you enter an Angkor wat style room which is timed and you are not warned about that. I don't know what was the purpose of this level, was it either to beat the popular "Lara in a box" or to prank us? Surely the author has the potential to spend some time building and delivering a high-quality level, but if he chooses not to then we can't take him seriously." - Kubsy (03-Jul-2020)

"I give those credit for building these levels cause takes time and hard work. You turn it into a waste of time & talent game. The purpose of these levels is to get that luv of feeling playing Tomb Raider Classics. That's what the editor is for to share it with others who have the same luv for the game. Not to turn it into some Garry's Mod game. Those who thought it was funny, this was not funny at all! this is insult to the game. There are bits of trolling here in there in levels but not this ridiculous.If you got this far with the editor make a game that you can use your talents better then trash trolling." - ShadowZia (24-Jun-2020)

"This level has quickly attached itself to the very bottom of the Level Index;and with entirely good reason:the way the builder intended it to be played deliberately renders it almost impossible to complete.On the advice of the Walkthrough,I cheated and enabled the Save function prior to embarking on this - so that fact MUST be borne heavily in mind by anyone wishing to give this level a go. Assuming you do the same,you may actually find yourself eking out some mild enjoyment from the experience. The level is actually a game of two halves (pedantically speaking,five-sixths). The first section is a cartoony pastiche of TR Gameplay,where the same actions must be repeated four times;all to the accompaniment of cheerful electronica,and with an increasingly restrictive camera view (unless you reload). This is then followed by a really rather effective and atmospheric platform sequence (the only element of the level that warrants points),with a timed 'deadly flip-map' (not at all apparent until it unexpectedly penalises you for taking too long).This section presents a mild challenge amid a well- built and atmospheric location. It's too little to elevate the level,though. Without enabling the save function I would never have been able to complete this joke/horror hybrid,and would undoubtedly have penalized it accordingly - but players who follow the installation advice provided by the Walkthrough,will get something out of this;and will even recognise that the builder has a degree of technical flair." - Orbit Dream (24-Jun-2020)

"Honestly, I am surprised my sanity didn't drop while playing this... I'll try to keep it short by saying this is probably the most troll level I've played in years, which was definitely the purpose of it. If there was a "Bad Levels" hall of fame, this would be in the top 10 for sure. Overall, not recommended and not worth your 10 mins unless you want to put your sanity to the test." - Hedteur (19-Jun-2020)

"Just do yourself a favor and don't touch it. You will hear my words if you haven't followed them. Probably this level might sound interesting now... it isn't. Believe me. Just do yourself a favor and don't touch it. You will hear my words if you haven't followed them. Probably this level might sound interesting now... it isn't. Believe me. Just do yourself a favor and don't touch it. You will hear my words if you haven't followed them. Probably this level might sound interesting now... it isn't. Believe me. Just do yourself a favor and don't touch it. You will hear my words if you haven't followed them. Probably this level might sound interesting now... it isn't. Believe me. Just do yourself a favor and don't touch it. You will hear my words if you haven't followed them. Probably this level might sound interesting now... it isn't. Believe me. Now if you don't stop reading this review in 99 seconds, you will burst in flames. Your choice. Okay, maybe a better option than playing this, I agree." - manarch2 (18-Jun-2020)

"I am unsure what the point of this TRLE is and why you would waste time creating something horrendous and uploading it instead of showcasing what you can truly build and make the player enjoy a level. The background music is annoying, the repeated sequence of picking the skull up and the compass is boring, the next room makes no sense, not to mention that you can't save nor exit the game. If you are going to build something soon which I am sure you will since you were allowed to upload this atrocity, please make it worthwhile otherwise there's no need to troll players or pester this site where builders truly dedicate time and put a continuous enormous efforts to keep this community going. I would have given you a -10 if I could as I didn't find anything humourous nor entertaining, I hope you take all the reviews as a message and change the way you build and impress us with something worthwhile." - Shinny (18-Jun-2020)

"Just Don't play this one." - JoeTheCrazyGamer (17-Jun-2020)

"I'm known in these circles as an easy grader, so my scores, such as they are, will raise the average a bit. As others have noted, there's not much here, but the final room is moderately entertaining which explains my elevated score in the gameplay department. For those who share my lack of scruples, the posted walkthrough provides information enabling players so inclined to save their progress. After all, the sliding sequences must be done with some precision, and a misstep would otherwise require the player to start over from the beginning. Since the sequence in question must be done five times before you get to the final room, I would deem this as cruel and unusual punishment, hence the cheating tip. A step up from Lara in a Box, but only a step." - Phil (17-Jun-2020)

"This author hates players. He builds levels with the deliberate purpose of irritating, frustrating and making fun of them. Anyway, since some players are actually masochistic, I guess this level could be an interesting challenge for them. In this game you cannot save. If you die, you have to repeat the game from the beginning. Luckily it's not very long, less than 10 minutes of gameplay. Sadly, apart the challenge, there's nothing worth in here." - Teone (16-Jun-2020)

"What is even this? A succession of 5 repeated rooms and then an ending that is truly insulting, some kinda easy platforming, yes, but it is timed and because of that few mistakes are allowed. I came with low expectations considering Teone's review and now I know why he gave those marks, this game makes no sense and is no fun. But the 1 in gameplay is too much in my opinion, as there is indeed gameplay but is repeated for a total of 5 times and the lack of saving - especially in the last part - makes this level just insulting, not a joke like Lara in a box. The builder looks like can really get some way better results if he does care about making an experience that can be fun for everyone. If he only wants to make fun of the players, then I am sorry this is not the place for you. Please, do not invest your time in this. Wolfy Regards." - Wolf7 (16-Jun-2020)

"I understand why Michael didn't put this into "joke" category. The jokes are supposed to be funny and entertaining and this thing is neither. One room that gets repeated several times which includes boring shimmying (with "short" shimmy animation) and some jumping over....lava I guess? The jumping would actually be decent if it was supposed to be done only once. All that without saving the game. The music....Even this version of Lara isn't that young for it to be appropriate. Overall, I fail to see the point of this level. Scourge05 at least had some point with shocking value and his level was at least removal-worthy, while this is just...well...this." - Tolle87 (16-Jun-2020)

"definitely not worth playing im sorry too be so harsh but im the sure the builders definitely more than capable of making something better than this. The textures in this hurt my eyes and the rooms are basically copied one on top of the other not a long level either and definitely not worth 10 minutes of game play" - lokky99101 (16-Jun-2020)

"I thought I'd seen some pretty awful joke levels, but this is probably the absolute worst I've encountered. Firstly, the music sounds utterly dreadful, as it if had been badly ported from an old Sonic the Hedgehog game and then looped to the point of insanity. Secondly, the extremely odd camera angles every time Lara shimmied across the crevice. But mostly because of the sheer inconsideration the builder shows towards us players. Taunting us with a series of mind- numbingly tedious repeated rooms, unexplainably removing the save function, but worst of all, a completely unhinted at timed exercise at the "end". To be fair, it's not that hard to make, but only if you know what you have to do and that it is timed. And don't even get me started on the ending. As Gerty would say, this is the pits. Avoid like the plague!" - Ryan (16-Jun-2020)
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