Episode: Enter the Wang
Level: Dark Woods of the Serpent*
Difficulty: Who Wants Wang
With the death of Master Leep still fresh in his mind, Lo Wang descends down into the depths of the Dark Woods below his fallen Master's Temple. Many evil beings dwell within the forest and surrounding villages with the Serpent God of the level name proving to be the last stand for those who make it through the many trials of tribulation.
What a marvellously massive level this is. Whilst the preceding level is ruddy brilliant in terms of great level design, I find this one just edges it out for the same reason but with three key differences. One, you can drive a tank. A tank, dammit! Two, you can ride a magic carpet. Three, after everything you put yourself through (nefarious puzzles included), there's a final obstacle in the form of a boss waiting for you at the end. Marvellous! The ambient music that accompanies this level is also fantastic!
In between all that, the Lara Croft of 1996 makes an appearance. Upon discovering her, it makes me wonder how she'll get herself out of that predicament - chained up in a boiling lava cavern. I'm sure she'll find a way out. She is Lara Croft after all!
"There he is! Where? There! What, behind the rabbit? It IS the rabbit!"
That's right, the Rabbit of Caerbannog from Monty Python and the Holy Grail also makes a cameo appearance. He's got a vicious streak a mile wide and he's ready to devour anyone who dares stumble across his Secret valley. I don't have a Holy Hand Grenade handy but I do have a pair of Uzi's!
Lo Wang win this round!
Secret One: 3:07 - 3:28.
Secret Two: 6:40 - 6:46.
Secret Three: 14:27 - 15:16.
Secret Four: 15:34 - 15:45.
Secret Five: 19:24 - 20:00.
*This was originally a two-parter. Why did I change it? I felt the level, as a whole, flowed better as one video.