Ordinarily, I wouldn't be interested in a "toysoldiers" type map. This one, however, was different. Unlike I expected and despite it's playful theme, a good amount of time and effort was clearly put into Kung Fu Grip. Much of it is clever or just plain fun (and there's some good music too!) The maker didn't cut corners or do a quick job, but instead took the time to add the subtle details that make this map attractive.
Unfortunately, a map of this type really doesn't fit into the game's theme. Though having the Allies on defense with the Axis required to complete the objective is a fresh change, it seems that in this case the odds are weighted in the Allies' favor.
Review by Subwolfer
This map is defintly one for any Toysoldiers or Home of the Gamer fan (Except the good part is that it has an objective). It is so big you'll never get bored. Riding a train around the room, sitting on the back of a remote control car, and even taking a bath are one of the many things this map has to offer. The axis and the allies have a good balance between winning and losing. The axis are trying to steal the rtcw key from the allies. They must break into a fish aquarium and deliver the key to the computer ASAP to transmit the key over the internet. To beat this game will take strategy on the axis team. Make sure you know your surroundings because enough falls can eat your life away. Travel through the "air ducts" to get into the room where the key is located or the old fashioned way of walking through the door. The music is great in this map. It is awesome because of the dynamics of the sound. The closer you get to the stereo the louder it gets. Also, there are two tracks of music in this map. One is to listen before you get the key and the other you will hear when you "hopefully" steal the key from the allies. A word of advice - Whenever you see carpet jump on it. That's all I'll say about that. One thing that I really noticed in this map was the detail. It is so awesome because you can just about read anything - even on the shampoo bottle. A picture hangs up of "you know who" and a Playboy magazine attracts any axis - Well, mainly because there is a spawn point nearby - Yeah, that's why it's popular... So for anyone who is looking for a map like Toysoldier with an objective or just a different map from the bunches of others - check out "Kung Fu Grip" I give it a 7 out of 10!
Reviewed and Played by Sh0rD
Wow, kung fu grip, what a map! I mean its got all the good stuff, action, interactive objects and chicks, there are some pretty messed up pictures around this crazy guys house. So have fun, welcome to the fully interactice cereal killer and RTCW gamer, lol. Well this map doesnt seem to have any errors, i did get on one of those little darts as it was shooting it and it shot me to the glass tank and anouther dart hit me but it didnt kill me, instead it pushed me threw the glass, but unforunately i couldnt get out, so i tried to kill the fish, no luck, i drowned. Well i usually review maps for like 10 mabye 15 min. And i played this map for like 30 min by myself lol, thats how great it is, it gets a little boring but if you turn gravity lower you get to have some more fun things to do, lol, and the music is kicking, i didnt try to do the objective, just run around and shoot crap. Well all i gotta say is this map rocks, get it, play it, and laugh like a litte girl when you get killed by the metal fish in the fish tank!
Reviewed by KoRn-Warrior-
Kung Fu Grip - A Return to castle Wolfenstein Multiplayer Map By Jesse Snyder AKA Hummer ------------------------------------------------- 0. Thanks 1. Installation & Map Name 2. Story 3. Features 4. Objectives 5. Where to? 6. Technical 7. Known Bugs ------------------- 0. Thanks ------------------- Well, I didn't make this map alone; I had a lot of help along the way. First I'd like to thank Vaporizer for doing some of the cool brushwork modeling, such as the Train, RC car, Nerf Gun, Mousetrap and Stapler. Also, I'd like to thank DemonEye for making the CD-Key md3 model and skin. Also, I'd like to thank clan FBG (even though they are mostly non-existent now) for the thorough testing done early. With out you, there would be no air vents, catapult, among other things. Also, I'd like to thank clan DPG with later testing, and getting me to finally release this sucker! Of course, I'd like to thank Gamehelper.com (http://www.gamehelper.com) for their help with promoting the map, as well as supporting me though my other endeavors. I'd also like to thank all the rest of you RTCW mappers, even though you are few and far between. Nib, Rummie, SCDS_reyalP... and all the guys from Planetwolfenstein's & RTCW.CO.UK's mapping forums... and the Tramdesign forums ... and the Timelord guys... jeez... so many :) ------------------- 1. Installation & Play ------------------- Simply put the mp_pak_kungfugrip in your "Main" folder (which is in your Return to Castle Wolfenstein Directory). Now you can load the map through within RtCW by setting up a server and selecting "Kung Fu Grip" from the map choices. Alternatively, you can hit "~" to bring the console down, and type "/map kungfugrip" The map name is "kungfugrip" for people who want to put this map into their map rotations. All of the game modes are supported: Capture the Flag, Objective Mode, and Stopwatch. ------------------- 2. Story ------------------- There has been an on going battle between the Axis and Allied action figures. Both sets of action figures were spawned from the game "Return to Castle Wolfenstein." Of course, the Allied forces are trying to suppress the evil doings of the Axis. However, many of the games secrets can be released with the coveted "CD-Key." If the Axis were to get a hold of the CD-Key, they could transmit it across the Internet and bring the Allied forces to their knees with the secrets of the game. The Allied forces are the sole protectors of the CD-Key, and they have hidden it in a chest in a fish tank within the house. However, deep reconnaissances done by Axis forces have discovered the hiding place of the CD-Key. Now, a crack squad of Axis troops has been deployed to recover the CD-Key, and transmit it to other Axis forces across the globe. Allied forces have caught wind of the Axis troop movement, and are on their way to guard the CD-Key. ------------------- 3. Features ------------------- - Moving Toy Train that players can get in - Remote Controlled Car with player control - Silly String that can be activated - Moving Fish in the fish tank (can be killed with grenade) - Functioning Hamster wheel that opens the fish tank lid - Functioning Dart gun with sticky darts that attach to the fish tank - Radio with song that changes depending on which team has the objective - Catapult to launch players across the room - Air ducts that blow players around - Lots of jump pads - 98% custom textures - Fantastic Brush modeling - Realistic Lighting - All multiplayer modes (MP, CP, SW) ------------------- 4. Objectives ------------------- Allies: Primary Objective: Prevent the theft of the Return to Castle Wolfenstein CD-Key. Primary Objective: Prevent transmission of the CD-Key over the Internet. Secondary Objective: Defend the North heat vent. Secondary Objective: Defend the East heat vent. Secondary Objective: Defend the South heat vent. Secondary Objective: Secure the Playboy to deter axis morale. Axis: Primary Objective: Steal the Return to Castle Wolfenstein CD-Key in the Fish Tank Primary Objective: Transmit the CD-Key over the Internet, in the office. Secondary Objective: Destroy the North Vent for heat duct access. Secondary Objective: Destroy the East Vent heat for heat duct access. Secondary Objective: Destroy the South Vent for heat duct access. Secondary Objective: Secure the Playboy for team morale. ------------------- 5. Where to? ------------------- For Objective Mode: The layout is fairly simple. The Axis start in a bedroom, the Allies in the bathroom. The Kid's bedroom, which contains the CD-Key, is in between the two spawn rooms. The Axis should probably blow the heat vents in order to give their side another route when they get the CD-Key. The remote control, which controls the RC car, lies within the Axis spawn room, near the door. The car will loop around the hallway when activated. There is an air vent across from the axis spawn point, which will place players on top of the bunk bed in the Kid's room. On top of the bunk bed is a Nerf Dart gun. Players can activate the gun by pulling the trigger. These darts will give players "steps" to climb the front of the fish tank. Also, there is a silly string can at the foot of the lower bunk, that when jumped on, will shoot string to the bookshelf for another route to the fish tank. Also, below the bunk beds in the corner of the room is the forward spawn. If taken, Axis will spawn underneath the bed. However, the Axis will be forced to take the low ground for the most part. The cord on the blinds is climbable though, and climbing it will get players back on top of the bed. The Axis must get to the top of the bookshelf, to the hamster wheel. Jumping inside will open the fish tank. From there, the Axis can get the CD-Key in the chest. Once they have the objective, they can try to ride the train out, take the catapult on top of the fish tank which will land them back on the top bunk, or they can try and land on a pillow on the side of the fish tank which will break their fall. If the vents are blown, they can choose that route. Otherwise, they have to go back through the door. If they choose to jump from the bed, they can again land on a pillow, which will break their fall. They must battle up the hallway to the office across from the Allied spawn (bathroom). In the back right corner of the room is a mousetrap, which will bounce them up to the desk. They can then take the stapler to the computer. Once they've landed on the keyboard, the Axis have won. Along the way are a number of bouncy objects, like blue racquetballs and sponges. There are a number of hiding places and sniper spots, so be careful! Take advantage, and be aware of your surroundings. By the way, once the Allies recover the objective, the lid on the tank will close, and someone will have to reopen it by hopping on the hamster wheel. This is to prevent "doc sitters." I had lots of good laughs watching helpless doc sitters swimming around, waiting for the tank lid to reopen. For Capture The Flag Mode: The flags are located on the submarine in the bathtub, in the chest in the fish tank, the keyboard in the office, in the toy chest in the kid's bedroom, the shoebox in the parent's bedroom, and the top bunk in the kid's bedroom. ------------------- 6. Technical ------------------- This map was made with GTK Radiant 1.2.7. The Compiler used was q3map_ydnar_2 from Ydnar. The compile time for the map about 1-3 seconds for BPP & VIS, and about 255 seconds for lighting. ------------------- 7. Known Bugs ------------------- - The water may not always splash when shot. - When the fish tank lid is down, and the lid is shot, water will splash up. This is a script mover limitation. - Script movers can be nasty at times... don't be surprised if you get stuck to, or gibed by a script mover. - On rare occasions, you can "ride" the Nerf darts though the fish tank glass. Since this can only happen once per game, and the lid is usually closed anyway, it's not a big deal.
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