Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Saving Bob for Half-Life

***this review was previously available at Alejandro Mapping Center***

Level name: Saving Bob

Author: Bastian 'Randomerror' Van Gistel

Date of release: 30 June 1999

Size: 3 558 Ko

Number of maps: 4

website: (not related anymore with HL)



Your friend and fellow scientist, Bob, is missing. Rumour has it that he fled the country after selling company secrets, but you know he would never do such a thing. Last time you saw him he was talking of "nearly exposing the administrators' malpractice" and "preventing an accident that could destroy this world". He wasn't very specific about anything but he seemed sincere. Black Mesa might very well have caused his disappearance. The last Black Mesa announcement, only minutes ago, said something about a "minor accident" and that "to assure employee safety, all non-security personnel are to remain at their stations until further notice. Black Mesa Research Facility will temporarily be closed down..."

If this incident is the thing Bob feared so much, you'd better find him. Fast.


Saving Bob is a more than honest add-on that came out in 99. The mission is quite simple. A research facility has been attacked by grunts (no its not Iraq here!) because it seems that a scientist working under the authority of Bob Black (head research) has discovered something top secret. Your mission is to save Bob. Design is really neat with some interesting ideas (back in 99) Difficulty is increasing with the progression, and features some challenging combats (mix between grunts and aliens). Puzzles are obvious but well put together and also feature a ‘saving’ which was a really original idea in 99. Finally there is nearly nothing to complain about except perhaps some r-speed problem (especially the final part) but that is easily forgotten by a good ending.

In conclusion: This is a small but nearly perfect pack that features all the needed elements with addition of some new wads (...non naked Women). A real good oldie

Playtime: 1 hours

Rating: A B C D E (77 %)

note : picture where taken without permission from tenfourmaps and 3D M R feel free to contact me if you would like that i remove them

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