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Level: Temple of the Amazones back home search
Author(s): Pouco2
total rating:7.32 Gameplay &
Puzzles
Enemies,
Objects &
Secrets
Atmosphere,
Sound &
Cameras
Lighting &
Textures
Dimpfelmoser 8 6 9 8
Engelchen Lara 7 6 9 8
eRIC 7 7 10 10
eTux 7 6 4 8
Gerty 7 8 7 9
Grayboy 7 7 7 7
Jason 7 8 8 9
Jay 7 7 7 8
John 7 7 8 9
Jose 7 7 6 7
Kristina 7 7 9 9
Leandro 7 8 9 9
MichaelP 7 8 8 9
Momster 6 7 6 6
Obig 7 8 9 9
Orbit Dream 6 3 9 9
Phil 8 7 7 8
RaiderGirl 8 8 8 9
Ruediger 4 4 7 8
Ryan 7 7 7 8
Sash 5 6 6 7
Tombaholic 6 7 6 8
Treeble 6 8 7 6
category averages
(23 reviews)
6.74 6.83 7.52 8.17

Reviewer's comments

"Levels with Young Lara in them do have their limitations, but actually I found this brief jaunt quite enjoyable and a worthwhile download. The jungle/Peru sections are rather pleasing and evocative (with quite a few returns to familiar territory) and Lara gets some help with the freaky looking ninjas from some soldiers stationed nearby, and there was a rather odd sounding tiger (to me it sounded like it was running around in shallow water). Nothing that affects gameplay though, and there's at least some variety in the form of a quad bike (sadly without a reverse gear) amongst all the lever pushing. Entertaining." - Ryan (01-Jan-2019)

"Young Lara, so the action is of necessity quite simple, although it does manage to be quite entertaining for all that. There are a couple of friendly guards helping her out (eventually) with some lady ninjas (?) and a tiger, which did at least seem an appropriate enemy although why it sounded as though it was bouncing about in custard is beyond me. Looks-wise, it evokes the TR1 Peru levels and is quite nicely made and atmospheric. There's a timed run, a little swimming and simple tasks to achieve. There's also a rather enjoyable spot of quad bike riding. A decent enough raid and it doesn't overstay its welcome." - Jay (01-Nov-2017)

"Not bad this small level, easy to play where Lara will combine her abilities on foot with handling a quad. Some areas will remember you the "City of Vilcabamba" level, but most of the areas are builded from scratch. Only a couple of "buts": when the first woman starts to shoot you usually escape and let your friends kill her, but perhaps you don't notice she drops an important item when she dies; in another areas, when you go up steep ramps with the quad, if you dismount and slide down you'll have to reload. There are also some fleeting camera shots where you can see nothing, but never problematic 'cause the triggered objects are never too far. All in all an entertaining level worth to play to have a good time." - Jose (09-Jun-2016)

"I'm not sure what an Amazone is, unless it's a place where doctors gather, but what you get here is a relatively brief (40 minutes, although other reviews indicate this level was intended to be a demo) but pleasant raid in a Young Lara setting, ie., no weapons and no flares. The few enemies are dispatched (with some extra effort in the case of the tiger early on) by friendly guards. You get an extended segment at the end with the quad bike, although the reverse gear doesn't work. Not a bad way to spend some time while you're taking a break from the BtB levels." - Phil (11-Aug-2014)

"Though (or because of) this level belongs to the Young Lara cathegory, so our child heroine has no weapons, it was a delight to play it. It takes place among the ruins of an ancient temple, where nature already took command. We meet tigers, some monkeys and three samurais, but we have two guides who liquidate all the enemies. I think this was very smart of the author, because this way we have to not only get through the level, but also take care of ourselves, because besides the enemies watching our steps the ceilings fall at some places, we have to swing over gaps and at a particular location we can just make it out of the water before drowning... This level is unified, serried and also diverse. The author applied the textures and added sounds also in a very good way. I can only suggest this level for those who would like to play an easy and beautiful, but also a little bit challenging level. My fastest play-through was 14 minutes including the 2 secrets, but attentive beholders can spend even one hour playtime. You can find a Hungarian walkthrough (as we don't have English version), savegames and pictures here: http://treditor.hu/15/temple_of_the_amazones.htm" - Obig (29-Sep-2005)

"Didn't spot any Amazones here just one teenage Lara. The unarmed girlie is escorted in the jungle by two mercenaries. Enter a tiger and those cowards run away instead of shooting the wildcat. However they are attacking little monkeys later on. Lara discovers a quad-bike and has now a wonderful opportunity to run over these two fools. She doesn't have to but for me it actually was the funniest bit in this level. Shame! Anyway Lara is running or riding a lot across the large temple pulling a few levers and escapes nothing really surprising here. The level is well textured and colourful but doesn't contain a gameplay that would challenge seasoned raiders at any time. Beginners may enjoy this one though." - Rüdiger (21-Jun-2003)

"The atmosphere in this level is great so is the textures jungle-India like. Unfortunately there is not much to do just the India and Ganesh keys to find and pull switches to open the next door. A couple of areas reminded me of TR1 I am sure they are a copy although instead of climbing the block in one area you open a trapdoor to proceed and get a rope previously. A friendly tiger was harassing Lara but without losing any health until a ninja with Sophia's looks came around so the friendly soldiers decided to shoot them both. Further in the level two more of those ninjas appeared but again the soldiers did their job well. The quad bike was one of the nice things here which helps you get up to the slopes and finally open the last double doors. Lara disappears into the jungle after forty five minutes and two secrets found." - Kristina (10-Mar-2003)

"This level is with young Lara and is set in a nice jungle area and its indoor areas the level has been superbly made and textured and also the lighting was very good. This is quite a short level I played all of it in about 30 minutes but it was enjoyable. Your main tasks are to open up more doors gates around the area by solving and dodging a few puzzles and traps such as timed doors (always a favourite for me) lighting torches boulder traps and a few spike traps as well as another timed run with camera work in the race to find the crowbar there is a quad bike to drive around on and it is necessary for progression because you can't get up some slopes without it and it was quite fun. Some of the rooms were similar to the TR1 level city of Vilcabamba but not a lot and it didn't bother me because all of the textures puzzles and levers were new or in different places and it was nice to visit these types of rooms again. In terms of enemies there only a few tigers and Sophia (surprisingly) which you can let the guards kill for you in fact this is a clue on how to find an item that is needed for progression. A great level which was enjoyable to play but more puzzles traps cameras and longer gameplay would have really made it something special - downloading is recommended!" - John (11-Sep-2002)

"Let's get one thing straight although I am not a fan of levels in which you must stop every 5 seconds to shoot it out I am also not a fan of Young Lara either. I just feel so defenseless come on even David had a slingshot. But I must say this was one of the more enjoyable young Lara adventures I've undertaken with my two trusty guards at the ready to defend my honor! LOL Quite a bit of switch pulling what else is there to do? But all in all a nice 40 minutes gameplay. I did run around for a useless 10 minutes with the torch as I had missed a switch. A death-defying quad bike ride and of course the 'Amazones' - what a hoot they were. Still and all quite fun to play although I just can't picture Dimpfelmoser running around saying 'Fritz where are you? Let me pet your tummy'." - Momster (06-Sep-2002)

"A small but short level could have been a bit longer. Lara is young here and does not have much to do. She finds 1 Token and 1 Gate Key. Lara actually needs to pull only a lever dive in between and crawl a bit. But one sequence was timed when Lara gets the crowbar. Opponents were actually only 3 baddies who looked like Sophia and a tiger who does not harm my Lara. I found one secret and I liked the atmosphere a lot and above all Lara can drive with a quadbike through the area. Textures were good as well as the environment was designed well. All in all a level to relax for in between:))" - Engelchen Lara (29-Aug-2002)

"A fun level this was all the 30 minutes it lasted. The secrets were very easy to find some parts reminded me of the 2nd level of Tomb Raider 1 no hard puzzles at all and just a few enemies. As Eric said the 2 Australian soldiers were extremely rude at first they shoot innocent monkeys then they are rude to women and shot that Amazone (a white ninja with Sophia Leighs head) but the last drop for Lara was when they shot her pet-tiger that just wanted to play a little bit and the 2 Aussie lives ended when Lara drove over them with her quad bike which I don't have to praise here since all the other reviewers did that allready. And while talking about Lara take a good look at her hair. For me Lara looked more like 'Sailor Moon' or 'Bugs bunny'. The sounds were all wrong most of the time and that did really destroy much of the fun I had playing this rather short but still enjoyable level. Nothing you should feel bad about if you've missed but if you already have played all the good stuff you can download and play this level." - eTux (22-Jul-2002)

"What a departure for Lionel that is until you find the quadbike he now seems to be incorporating in each of his levels very nicely may I say. This level is actually the City of Vilcabamba remade but given a more enticing jungle look with what seems like TR3 India level textures and as everyone knows I am not a great fan of remakes but this one has its own personality because of the use of the extra different textures the rearrangements of some areas and inclusion of others and of course the bike track that winds its way through most parts. What I found a bit odd and creepy though were the sad tiger that could only give young Lara a good nudge instead of a limb tearing bite the allies that took great pleasure in shooting anything that moved including the poor monkeys which meant sudden flashes of orange would occur out of sight when they would implode and the freakish ninja Sophias yes you heard me Lionel placed Sophia's head on the body of a ninja and I am still having nightmares...eek!" - Sash (21-Jun-2002)

"Meet young Lara in a heavily Vilcabamba inspired jungle adventure. This 30 minutes adventure is rather straight forward and does not hold many challenges although it does hold many levers but if you want to see some things out of the ordinary you may want to have a look anyway: a rather tame tiger friendly guards fighting ninjas (with the head of Sophia (!) on them) and a real fun quad bike ride make it all worth while. Found to rather obvious secrets too." - Michael (21-Jun-2002)

"Nice young Lara level with a lot of rooms based on the City Of Vilcabamba level from TR1. Puzzles were quite simple looking for tokens and levers to open gates and proceed on the level. Nice use of lights but I didn't like at all the textures applied. They simply didn't match for me. It also was a nice try to get Sophia as an enemy but I didn't like it -- and she died making male sounds! But I loved the quadbike. Although it had all the motorbike sounds it was nice to see it working fine in TR4. :)" - Treeble (21-Jun-2002)

"On the download site it explains that this was not made to be released as a level but to be an example to go along with some tutorials to be posted on the site. What we have here is a brief (35 minute level) based loosely on TR1 and using TR1 textures. There are also many TR3 textures and objects including the jungle quad bike and the tiger (non-lethal fortunately as you play as young Lara). One funny element is Sophia dressed in the blue and white robes of a baddie attacking Lara who depends on friendly soldiers to defend her. This is a rough level compared to Pouco's Rommel series but considering he didn't build it as a level for release I hope he'll remember that I've rated it as is." - Tombaholic (21-Jun-2002)

"It's rare to find good Young Lara levels. But this one is one of them! The puzzles are kind simple but are just fine. The atmosphere lighting and textures are superb and worth a download just because of then. It's a simple and easy level but quite fun!" - Leandro (21-Jun-2002)

"Temple of the Amazones is a young Lara level and I usually hate those but this one is very well done and a lot of fun to play. There are few enemies four or five 'Sophia ninjas' but you are protected by two very handsome soldiers that take care of them for you. There was also a cute and friendly tiger that let Lara pet him but unfortunately the soldiers killed him as well. The level could be a bit confusing at times as there are many switches and many doors to open and it's hard to tell what some of the switches do. There's also a timed door you have to get through in order to get the crowbar which you need to open the door to the next area. Then you find a ledge you'll need to drive the bike around and another key to collect from some poor dead soldier (near the poor guy impaled on the spikes). Soon after you use the second key the level is over after about 40 minutes. The level had a great look that reminded me of a mix between the second level from TR I and the jungle levels from TR III and had a lot of places to explore. I found two secrets health packs which I didn't really need." - RaiderGirl (21-Jun-2002)

"Vilcabamba oh what sweet memories. It is nice to play a level that is so familiar but isn't at the same time. Same block to pull same level to push but textures were different. Loved the tiger that was a big pussycat nudging Lara instead of biting her. The quad bike was fun as well and after the boys shot the monkeys I only felt it fair to ride over them just for the heck of it. Had to revive them as there were still some enemies they had to shoot for me. Easy going level and even avoiding the boulders was easy. No sound on the Mac though what a shame." - Gerty (21-Jun-2002)

"Sometimes my lack of commonsense is quite alarming! I couldn't get young Lara up a steep slope no matter how many times I tried and had to grumpily resort to the fly-cheat. Only after I finished the level did I realise what the Quadbike was for! This is a fun atmospheric and well textured level with no shooting and fairly straightforward puzzles. Level 2 of TR1 has been re-created within a jungle environment and it works surprisingly well. The lack of violence made a refreshing change the jungle was thoughtfully laid out and the atmosphere was quite potent; It almost felt humid. Good attention to detail made the exploring fun even if the level itself was perhaps rather lacking in proper puzzles. A young Lara level that really is entertaining." - Orbit Dream (21-Jun-2002)

"An interesting level that's a bit different having the young Lara in a TR3 based jungle level. Nothing very difficult to do one timed sequence and a rope swing and quite short gameplay ca.30 minutes. If you like jungle levels give it a try otherwise there are many better levels to play." - Grayboy (21-Jun-2002)

"This is a young Lara adventure. This is a very straight forward level with not much to do except open a few doors do a couple of rope swings and the best thing of all you get to ride the Quad bike with a cool camouflage spray job. This was definitely the highlight of the level. When the tiger at the beginning of the level attacks you don't loose any life so not sure if this is a bug. There were a few timed doors but nothing too difficult. This is a very well organised level it's just a pity it was easy." - Jason (21-Jun-2002)

"The first intention of the author with this level was an experiment to show some possibilities of the editor on the French site and it was not meant to be available for download. But I'm glad that he changed his mind because it is a fun and enjoyable big demo (40 minutes). Here you will find young Lara with no weapons in the jungle and in ancient temples. It is not a challenging level as there are only four enemies one tiger and three 'amazones'. In fact these female warriors who look like Sophia Leigh are white custom ninjas very funny! With no weapons Lara is defended by two good Australian guys (I think I have recognized Mel Gibson and Torry but I'm not sure); these soldiers are a little rude because they shoot at the harmless monkeys too! Gameplay is very easy as the first levels of TR1 were and you will recognize some places you have already raided in the second level of TR1. All in all it is a nice ballad for young Lara. Note: my rating takes into account the extra audio file (4 MB): nice Indian music and songs of little birds like in TR3 which suits perfectly this kind of level." - eRIC (21-Jun-2002)

"Teenage kicks. I was surprised that Pouco2 of all people should cone up with a level that is (nearly) free of weapons. When you deal with young Lara you're pretty restricted as far as enemies and pick ups are concerned but there is so much else to do here that you never notice that something is missing. You get a fire puzzle a moving block a timed door some swims rope swings and finally the quadbike. Now this is what I call fun. The jungle atmosphere is captured beautifully the buildings blend in so well with the rainforest and everything is textured with an eye for detail. Progression is steady and the tasks are not too demanding but that's alright with me. My favourite bit was probably petting the friendly tiger so cute and always coming back for more. I was really cross when he disappeared at some point. By then I had aready given him a name so I was running through the jungle yelling: "Fritz Fritz where are you? come back here and let me tickle your tummy"" - Dimpfelmoser (21-Jun-2002)
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