Level: Bunker in Flames back home search
Author(s): Yann Houbas
total rating:4.49 Gameplay &
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CC 6 3 6 6
Ceamonks890 2 3 4 3
Dimpfelmoser 3 3 6 6
Gerty 4 4 4 4
Jay 4 4 5 5
Kristina 3 4 5 5
Magnus 5 5 6 7
MichaelP 6 5 5 7
Nomad 4 3 5 6
Orbit Dream 3 4 6 7
RaiderGirl 5 5 4 5
Ryan 4 3 4 4
Sash 5 5 5 5
Sheevah 3 3 3 2
Tombaholic 5 6 5 6
Torry 5 5 4 6
Treeble 2 3 4 3
Xxenofex 5 4 4 5
category averages
(18 reviews)
4.11 4.00 4.72 5.11

Reviewer's comments

"Actually, the flames are probably the most exciting thing about this level. Otherwise, sadly, it's rather boring exploring an uninteresting base and shooting guards. It's not my favourite genre at the best of times and this is far from the best of times. If you are looking for a base level, I'd look again." - Jay (20-Mar-2017)

"I was half expecting a boring level from the name and my doubts were unfortunately well placed. Same looking, cold rooms and tight halls with a lot of burning tiles do not offer much to engage players. And by same looking I mean it, there were as I understand two equal sections and I kept not entering the new path because I thought it was where I came from. And the horrible burning room was the worst of the level, it is not fun to keep dying and loading for about 10 minutes to find out which of the tiles are safe and then repeat the whole process on the way back (sorry if there was some clue as to which were safe). There were a couple of good looking rooms towards the end but that was about it really. Sorry but not recommended." - Nomad (29-Dec-2016)

"30 minutes of running round a bland and listless base environment, pushing levers, killing guards and yes, avoiding fire. My boredom was perked up briefly by a safe/unsafe tile room, but there's nothing to rave about. Not really recommended, sorry." - Ryan (01-Oct-2016)

"A fairly standard Base-themed level, as you find yourself backtracking constantly for that one switch you missed before in the hopes that you may start to get somewhere, with far too dark lighting at points, generally lifeless environments with very little to them and texturing that comes off as so incredibly bland, that you'll grow increasingly bored of the experience rather fast. Overall, best to just save yourself the trouble and skip this one altogether." - Ceamonks890 (18-Jul-2015)

"The entire level looks pretty much the same, I think in total there were 10 different textures applied. There are a couple of nice rooms, such as the one with the glass floor, but generally all the ventilation corridors -- where most of the level takes place -- are small claustrophobic corridors and all the player has to do is to look for the next switch and wonder what is the next door to have opened. Along with that, there are a few SAS and more flame emmiters than you can care to count. 20 minutes. 04/08" - Treeble (07-Apr-2008)

“Considering its age it’s not a bad little level at all. Although it is a fairly straight forward run through finding levers jumping over fires long crawls high climbs shooting a few guards. One time we are outside in a Nevada type place it’s a cave you can see the sky up through it. For the rest it’s plain but well applied base textures. I thought the spikes and darts were totally out of place here.” – CC (09-Jul-2004)

“An interesting attempt to build a level scenario around minimalist textures but this gets boring very quickly. The amount of backtracking becomes silly after a while and that combustible-floor room annoyed me a great deal. There are enjoyable gameplay elements in here (flare bug nothwithstanding) but this is another one of those 'file and forget' adventures I'm afraid.” – Orbit Dream (22-Dec-2003)

“It’s what the title says; a kind of base level with fires everywhere. SAS guards of course and levers to push to open gates. There is nothing else to see here you can end it in no time but I wouldn’t bother if I were you.” – Kristina (16-Sep-2003)

”Well, as the name suggests, this level is full of fire so be careful. There are many, many crawlspaces, passageways that seem identical, SAS guards as well as the occasional glimpse above ground but the fires dominate this level. After the usual switch hunt, locate the newly opened door etc, etc, you come to a dart room which will kill you real quick if not careful which is annoying as the exit is just a few steps away. Overall, not a bad level but there are better ‘base’ type levels out there.” – Torry (21-Sep-2002)

“I was so charmed by the third level this author made that I decided to play them all. Wrong - this was awful compared to number 3 in my opinion. Teach me to play them in order of their release. Ok I know no nice and bright textures as a bunker is gray. Apart from killing SAS men and pulling levers and lots of fires there is nothing to do here. 13-08-2002” – Gerty (18-Aug-2002)

“When a level is called Bunker in Flames you can expect a fair amount of burning tiles but I think it's overdone here especially the ones that are not discernible as such are a real pain in the ass. These concrete structures look quite authentic no matter how repetitive; problem is when you design a lot of dark corridors in this fashion places tend to look the same and it's easy to get lost. Well maybe that was intentional but still I would have liked the occasional diversion in this spirited run from lever to lever (complete with frequent crawls and long climbs). But as soon as the confined tunnels opened up to the bigger room and you could see the blue sky things were quite original. Even the palm trees didn't seem out of place in this base level. A bit like a demo only it's too long for that. Worth to have a look at basically for the unique atmosphere.” – Dimpfelmoser (11-Aug-2002)

“The aim in this 30 minutes level seems to be to escape the concrete jungle a series of grey duct like tunnels and rooms with the help of the ‘lever pull that opens gate’ scenario. There is only one gun pick up an uzi that will make life a whole lot easier if you can find out how to collect it because there are quite a few SAS to deal with. This is not a bad level but it’s not exactly what I prefer.” – Sash (21-Jun-2002)

“Using a custom outfit in an otherwise rather plain and sterile environment this 30 minutes adventure has you kill about 10 SAS guards handle a few very long climbs and the only highlight are the occasional short outside areas. The flare bug occurs and definitely a bit more cameras would be helpful.” – Michael (21-Jun-2002)

“Lots of cement lots of flames lots of SAS to shoot at. Otherwise there's not a whole lot here and when the game ends after 35 minutes you wonder what it was all for.” – Tombaholic (21-Jun-2002)

“Well the name says it all. This looks like a bunker all grey walls and ducts and there are a lot of fires everywhere. I'm not sure what the objective is here except to open a few doors and kill some guards occasionally running across some spikes and darts for fun. There are a few Nevada looking outdoor areas but you don't spend much time there. Even though it looks like you should be able to explore there's really nowhere to go anyway. The last room was the hardest for me - getting over some spikes and then opening a door by standing on a block that's covered heavily by flying darts. Frankly I was just glad to see the end of the level.” – RaiderGirl (21-Jun-2002)

“This level is very short and only takes about 20 minutes to finish. There’s a lot of fire which makes the flare-bug show its ugly face again but there aren’t many dark places (there are a few though). The gameplay isn’t difficult and most of the times you only have to find out which door you had just opened. The texturing is good but the author could have used another texture for where the spikes shot out.” – Magnus (21-Jun-2002)

“Not that sensational rather a little game for beginners. There are no puzzles to solve or objects to find just a few levers to pull in order to open the doors. Some SAS guards to shoot and a lot of fires to beware of. You can get through in less than 30 minutes.” – Sheevah (21-Jun-2002)

“Quite a bad level. Boring textures sound like zero no atmosphere. Many SAS many flames long walks. I was glad when I was finished with the level.” – Xxenofex (21-Jun-2002)
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