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Level: Zoser - Funeral Complex back home search
Author(s): Walrus
total rating:6.20 Gameplay &
Puzzles
Enemies,
Objects &
Secrets
Atmosphere,
Sound &
Cameras
Lighting &
Textures
Ceamonks890 5 5 6 6
Dimpfelmoser 6 5 6 7
Doug E 6 6 9 8
Gerty 5 5 5 6
Jay 5 5 7 7
Jose 5 6 6 7
Kristina 4 4 5 5
Leandro 6 5 6 8
MichaelP 4 4 7 9
Nomad 6 6 7 7
Orbit Dream 6 5 6 8
Phil 5 5 6 7
RaiderGirl 6 5 7 8
Roberto 9 9 9 9
Ruediger 6 5 5 5
Ryan 5 4 7 7
Sash 6 6 7 8
Torry 6 6 8 9
Treeble 4 3 5 6
TrueRaider 8 7 9 7
category averages
(20 reviews)
5.65 5.30 6.65 7.20

Reviewer's comments

"Wow, what a letdown. I fired this one up thinking I'd be treated to a decent raid by the great Walrus. Instead I found a level riddled with dozens of butts, most of which I assumed were intended to be enemies. I wonder why no one has fixed this situation (surely the builder's input is not required in order for this to be done). Anyway, since the flycheat is not disabled, I decided to follow the walkthough and get out of here as quickly as possible (in this case, 20 minutes, playing in god mode with unlimited explosive ammo to blow away the scorpions, mummies and ninjas). A forgettable experience, to be sure. Where's the full version of Springs of Eternal Youth? My youth has been gone for some time, and I'm afraid I'll be dead long before Walrus ever gets around to releasing it." - Phil (22-Jan-2018)

"A 20 minute level full of butts, one representing the Amulet of Horus, so Lara's quest is a butt. It's rather unremarkable, this level, with a lot of running around, shooting ninjas and blowing up mummies. Not badly made, but I enjoyed Temple of Luxor more." - Ryan (13-Dec-2016)

"Here we have half an hour adventure in, under and around the famous stepped pyramid of Zoser. And it is not badly designed finding ways and spots to climb it is fun albeit very short. The gameplay is reminiscent of the last section of Last Revelation like the Northern Mastabas level of the same author which is a good thing as those types of levels are rare. The majority of the level is the hunt for two stars, it is linear and you return back to the beginning after you find them. Ninjas are all over the place fortunately there is a nice secret that gives the grenade gun which helped me to clear them out easily. Now to the main issue of the level - the game is very hard on the eyes because of the weird bug of lara's bottoms and they are all over the place, in fact even the amulet of horus is transformed to it. I never saw the bug this bad. There is also a jeep inside the pyramid that defies logic - how did they drive it inside of a stepped pyramid never mind a locked door? Anyhow overall it is an enjoyable short level if you can manage to overlook the bottoms." - Nomad (19-Sep-2016)

"The background music almost drove me mad in this level. I really should have removed it, but I just kept hoping it would stop. Anyway, simple gameplay, involving shooting scorpions and ninjas, finding a couple of hands, a bit of rope swinging and a climb up the huge pyramid. Once you get the grenade gun, you can at least enjoy blowing up mummies, but that's about the most excitement to be had. The place is also littered with Lara's bums, including one masquerading as the Amulet of Horus, so it all looks a bit weird." - Jay (13-Aug-2016)

"Not very entertaining this level with very easy and simple puzzles, a lot of enemies to shoot and some defects in the design. A bad created wad 'cause the lot of Lara's body parts everywhere. I couldn't find the shotgun, and the grenade gun appeared too late. I missed some more cameras (ex: to show the final open door) and the heroic background music from the middle of the level was not aproppriate too. Good texturization but some rooms are too dark. Playable but not very enjoyable." - Jose (25-Jan-2016)

"After playing the builder's previous release(Temple of Luxor), which was a rather decent level to run through, this remake takes quite a bit of inspiration from the pyramid levels of TR4. Unfortunately however, the quality of this release has taken a bit of a nosedive, with plenty of Lara's butts laying about the place, leaving the level with a rather empty feeling in the end. Gameplay is rather straightforward, involving us descending into catacombs to retrieve hands of Sirius/Osiris needed to open the pyramid door and get our prize in the form of an ancient 'mystical butt'(which is supposed to be the Amulet of Horus.) Ignoring the countless amount of Lara's butts however, objects and enemies used fit their respective environments well(although some of them like a jeep within the pyramid itself, could have been placed better.) And the use of camerashots in some instances do a great job at informing the player where they have to end up going next. While the actual gameplay itself may be disappointing to some, the overall atmosphere of the level is still just as good as it was in Temple of Luxor, with some decent lighting and texture use throughout(although the music can start to feel repetitive after a while, to the point of annoyance.) In conclusion, while I was impressed with some of the qualities that this Egyptian romp had to offer, this still felt like a step backwards from the builder's previous release in several key areas. Not really worth recommending in this day and age, unless you can put up with the rushed feeling of this level as a whole." - Ceamonks890 (05-May-2014)

"So we begin in front of a pyramid, but before we can start and explore it, we have to go down through dark catacombs and obtain the 2 keys to open it. Nice, straight ahead gameplay with well placed enemies attacking you. Could not give more than a neutral 5 points in the "enemies and objects" section because the objects just appear as "butts" and cannot be seen as the builder intended. Nevertheless, a typical Egyptian level, worth playing if you (still) like that sort of thing." - Ruediger (03-Feb-2008)

"It's always disconcerting to see Lara's Bottom suspended in the air all over the place and this level has them in spades at the very start,which almost caused me to give the whole thing up as a bad job.Fortunately I played on and found that not only was progression not impeded in the slightest,it was actually rather fun and fast-moving,albeit straightforward. The outside area was well crafted(especially the large Pyramid,although suspiciously similar to the one in TRLR);there are plenty of enemies to keep you on your toes,and progression is straightforward without being too easy.This level seems to have been built back-to-back with the authors 'Northern Mastabas' as many of the underground corridors appear to be identical,albeit less extensive this time around.The adventure progresses smoothly toward a fun Finale with massed enemy attacks,fun jumps and boulders;ensuring that I left on a high,wanting more - which is always rather a good feeling." - Orbit Dream (01-Feb-2008)

"Another unplayable level like 'Northern Mastabas' but you can actually finish this one if you don't mind the floating 'butts'. The author made the same mistake and didn't provide the wad so it looks bad. You have to find two hands in a setting very similar to the original level from TR4 which name slip my mind at the moment with the pyramid to climb and enter it to pick up a 'butt' Amulet. Along the way some ninjas mummies and scorpions will chase Lara. You better choose another level to play." - Kristina (16-Sep-2003)

"This is one of those Pyramid levels that you must climb complete with falling spike boulders. A hint: BEFORE climbing the pyramid go in search of two hands as you will need them once you get to the top. Upon starting this level you are surrounded by floating butts and near the end you actually retrieve a 'butt' from a pedestal so perhaps this level should have been entitled 'The Search for the Mystic Butt'? Gameplay involves dark passageways hardly any puzzles and some rolling spike boulders so is fairly simple. At the end 'butt' in hand you must retreat to the commencement point as the pyramid starts to shake and that folks is 'The End'. LOLOL." - Torry (21-Sep-2002)

"This is a short level that is very similar to the latest Egyptian levels in TLR. Lara has to search for the two hands in order to open the door atop the pyramid. She can finish the level without the two hands though. If you take the challenge to climb the pyramid you will see more butts inside the pyramid and you will pick the Butt Of Horus sorry Amulet Of Horus. A lot of white ninjas to fight and a few tricky jumps to do. You can finish the level in less than 15 minutes but if you raid the pyramid you need about 30 minutes." - Treeble (26-Jul-2002)

"Although this is a nicely done level with some great textures making the environment very realistic this is practically a copy of some areas in Last Revelation predominantly The Great Pyramid. Half this level is spent underground where you will come across a replica of the three single rope jumps over spike pits but with the great star textures it was actually better than the original and the other half is spent climbing the pyramid though this only takes about 6 jumps sadly wasting what could have been much more interestingly done and collecting the Amulet of Horus from inside. Apart from the short 25 minutes playing time there was a really annoying effect where Lara's butts were floating all over even the Amulet was a butt and in the readme this was talked about I just don't know why it couldn't have been fixed. Other than that this was an enjoyable quite atmospheric level that just wasn't taken far enough." - Sash (21-Jun-2002)

"A level that starts with fog and a nice view of 'butts' and quickly reminds you of TR4 as the basic gameplay is 'copied' from there. Fairly linear and easy to find two hands in the undergrounds then quickly up the pyramid to pick up the 'butt' named Amulet of Horus and out again to end the level. So gameplay is rather poor and short (30 minutes) and the repetitive music got on my nerves but I really liked the way the environment was crafted textured and lighted. So for the looks of it definitely worth a quick peek." - Michael (21-Jun-2002)

"The author has obviously copied...I mean err...took inspiration from the latter levels of TR:TLR. The effort in creating the level is clearly shown with the main centerpiece being a huge and well-crafted pyramid although the inside was not as spectacular as I would have hoped. Gameplay wise it is excellent a large variety of things to do with lever pushing and picking up objects and a nice little secret! But what really sets this level away from others is the attention to detail! I happened to accidentally slip into a huge pit and upon falling down I noticed the author had put fog in the bottom and mist textures which I thought was superb! Mid-way through the level you enter some underground chambers which have clearly been copied from one of the Last Revelation levels. You have to rope swing across three spike filled pits with a couple of mummies chasing you. Upon completion of this section you are treated to a short but excellent fly-by sequence! The camera pans down to a corridor and follows an enemy who triggers something. This is a work of genious! I would have liked to see all the objects instead of a load of floating butts! lol! There are more of these than you've had hot dinners! Overall though it's worth a look despite its name which tells you nothing about the level." - TrueRaider (21-Jun-2002)

"Have you played the Giza (TR4) levels? So you don't need to play this one because it's just a copy of The Mastabas and the pyramids levels. I have to give the 8 to the lighting and textures just because of the 'central' pyramid that's very real! But all the other things are too identical to other levels. More originality may help I think." - Leandro (21-Jun-2002)

"I think the creator did a great job in this level inspired by the pyramid levels in The Last Revelation. Everyone's already mentioned the butts so I won't go there - maybe. Besides those there's not much to complain about here. The pyramid looks fantastic great textures are used throughout the level wonderful atmosphere and lighting effects. Enemies sprinkled throughout the level consist of ninjas and scorpions. I had a great time climbing the pyramid only when I got to the top realized I needed two hands instead of just the one I had found. So I had to go find the other and climb the pyramid again but it was fun. After you get the pyramid door open you enter it in search of the magic butt or whatever that's supposed to be on the pedestal. Picking this up triggers an earthquake that will have you running back out past the jeep sticking out of the wall to the area you started the level from. I found one secret and had fun exploring." - RaiderGirl (21-Jun-2002)

"Oh great;.. a butt level. That always makes me curious what were those butts supposedly have been? Apart from those it was a pleasant level to play. Very short and straightforward lots of ammo never found the grenade gun or the crossbow but lots of ammo. Jumping that pyramid I love it bit short though but still. Even that boulder that almost got me. Nice touch that jeep sticking out off the wall. Find the 2 hand of Orion and the Amulet (a butt) is the main goal. Enemies are scorpions ninjas and the odd mummy you easily can avoid. A very short remake of the Great Pyramid level. My rates would be higher if there weren't that may body parts floating around. 24-05-2002" - Gerty (21-Jun-2002)

"Apart from a problem I had with bits of Lara floating at random all over the screen this level is worth a mention because of the detail that has been put into the underground rooms. The sounds were quite good giving me a feeling of impending doom! The camera work left me in no doubt as to the effect of what I had just pressed/pulled. Good work from Alessio but the bugs spoilt it a little." - Doug E (21-Jun-2002)

"This beautiful created level by Walrus makes to live us again good emotions of the visit in the Luxor Temple making to discover us unknown inner leases with beautiful effects of light and acclimatization. A level designer that it will make road sure!" - Roberto (21-Jun-2002)

"Tell you something about my playing habits. I download; I convert; I start the game. Great excitement when you take your first steps see where you are and what you wear. You have a look at the area get a fly-by and explore. You find your way encounter some enemies and then come to the first obstacle. Hmmmm. If it's really tricky I roll myself a cigarette and when I finally succeed I light up and run on (note for the benefit of our younger players: smoking causes cancer and will damage your health; nicotine is addictive and evil so don't start). This level was a very healthy experience for me. And a short one at that. The rope swing part was nicked from the original TR game and the rest was not very original either. If you are tempted to play this level you might consider doing something more exiting. Like take a lot of drugs and go joyriding (and don't forget the unprotected sex). This -on the other hand- is as safe as they come." - Dimpfelmoser (21-Jun-2002)
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