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IT'S OVER MAN!
Posted By: REBDate: 7/30/01 7:53 p.m.

In Response To: M1A1 20/20 Quiz (REB)

The trial period is over. Here are the rest of the answers.

5. What monster(s) appeared on the very first screenshot of Marathon?

b) An orange spider

6. What was the melee attack of this/these monster(s)?

A kick in the head.

7. And the range attack?

Green mucus. It looks like spit, but the projectiles comes from the monster's nose. See the M1A1 manual for more reference.

8. What was the player's original melee weapon?

g) The player had no melee weapon. Only 2 weapons were available in the Alpha version of Marathon: the TOOL Mark IV Pistol and the SPNKR-25 Auto Cannon. When he ran out of ammo, he ran out of luck. That was unlikely to happen because he always ran out of oxygen first! The ceramic combat knife was incorporated on later builds, but it was eventually replaced by the fists.

9. How many levels included the Marathon Alpha and what word was repeated in each and every one of them?

Still Thinking answered this question right - sorta. There's room for 8 levels on the map resource fork, but it seems that 2 were actually done. One of the wall textures have a graffitti that says: "Grendel Lives," but I was asking for a word, not a phrase. The word is "Level." Each level is designated on the resource fork "Level 1, Level 2, Level 3" etc...

10. What about the doors on the Marathon Alpha? What's so special about them?

c) The doors were sprites, not platforms. At a certain level of development the doors on Marathon were able to cast light/shadows when opening, but not on the alpha (The doors on the alpha made the same sound as in the final release BTW.)

11. There are 5 actions unique to the player on the first Marathon that can't be done on the other 2 games. Which are those actions?

There seems to be more than 5 actions unique to the M1 player. Here are some:

1. Grenade Hopping
2. Flying backwards in low gravity with the flamethrower or the alien weapon.
3. Picking up more than one weapon of the same class in Total Carnage.
4. Shooting the magnum pistol while recharging without interrupting that action.
5. Being able to empty a clip in a second.

12. What other actions the player is capable of, but are not enabled?

b) Duck and e) Spin around and explode

13. There are 3 scenery items that were never used on M1 and there are 3 that were used only once. Can you name the ones that were used only once?

The escape pod (Arrival) the bioh. crate (The Rose) and the comm.satellite (G4 Sunbathing)

14. What monster CLUTs were included on the final game but never used neither?

The blue and orange trooper, the golden wasp and the orange Hulk. You can say they're the lost clans ;-)

15. Who's responsible for the title Mars Need Women and what did he said about it?

Jason Jones, "Don't put that on the CD ROM" (Marathon Home Videos, 00:0017)

16. Who taped the Marathon Home Videos?

Tuncer Deniz.

17. What monster that didn't make it to the final cut can be seen on the Marathon Home Videos?

The Hound (00:00:47) See below

18. What other little know fact of the Marathon Beta can be seen on the same shot where this monster appears?

The compass: it can be turned off.

19. How many levels included the original M1A1 demo?

3.

20. What was the original title of M1A1?

M1 for Marathon Infinity.


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