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Adapted from the 1993 hit PC game, Doom 64 is a completely redesigned version that offers 32 unique levels (seven of which are hidden), one additional weapon and a new monster to fight: a translucent Imp called the Nightmare Imp.
Unlike previous versions of id's classic first-person shooter, Doom 64 features an advanced graphic engine with fog and mist effects, animated skies, anti-aliasing to smooth rough edges, texture-mapped surfaces to show intricate carvings, and creatures sporting a new rendered look. Fans will also note the absence of the main character's face along the bottom of the screen — the view is completely unobstructed, aside from two small numbers signifying health and ammo.
Players will be able to fight fourteen types of enemies as they try to find a way out of the gothic environments: Zombieman, Shotgun Guy, Imp, Nightmare Imp, Bulldog Demon, Spectre, Lost Soul, Cacodemon, Hell Knight, Baron of Hell, Anachnotron, Pain Elemental, Mancubus and The Cyberdemon. The goal is the same as in previous installments: shoot anything standing in your way while you look for the keys needed to open locked doors.
The game also features crushing ceilings, spikes and toxic pools as well as elevators, portals and switches to activate. Fortunately for you, the hero has a few weapons to take care of the enemies populating each level. While players begin the game armed with a pistol, additional armaments are available, including a shotgun, double-barreled shotgun, dual chainsaw, chaingun, rocket launcher, plasma rifle, laser rifle and the BFG 9000.
Doom 64 supports either passwords or the optional Controller Pak accessory to continue progress. Controls can be fully customized as well, allowing players the choice of moving with the analog stick, C buttons or directional pad. Fight on one of four difficulty settings until you confront the Mother Demon! ~ Scott Alan Marriott, All Game Guide