December 28, 2012

Volacubi (flying Mancubus variants)

These monsters were inspired by a flying Spiderboss, called Arachnophyte. I thought it would be a good idea to have more flying monsters in my maps, and after experimenting with some other monsters I decided to make a flying Mancubus. I replaced the legs with some kind of rocket jets, made from a Doom 2 floor lamp and a torch flame. After I finished the "flying fatso", I thought it would be nice to have a few variants, so I made a blue one that shoots plasma (same attack as DoomGuy's plasma gun) and a green one that shoots radioactive slime. I think these monsters are my best so far, and I hope they will find their way into other WADs as well.

Description from Realm 667 (which is back online, including the repository :D)
Name: Volacubus
Difficulty: Medium
Connection: Mancubus
Summon: FlyingFatso, FFPlasma, FFSlime
Melee: No
Distance: Projectile
Type: Demon, Cybernetic
Brightmaps: Yes

Submitted: DeVloek
Decorate: DeVloek
GLDefs: DeVloek
Sounds: id Software, d3deville (jet engine), blastwave fx (slime)
Sprites: id Software
Sprite Edit: DeVloek
Idea Base: Arachnophyte

The Volacubus is a flying Mancubus, the legs have been replaced with propulsion jets. He is twice as fast and more agressive than his walking counterpart, but has half the mass.

The WAD contains three types with different looks and attacks:

-tan skin, shoots 6 flaming projectiles (same as the Mancubus)
-blue skin, shoots 3 plasma bursts with 6 projectiles each, drops plasma cell when killed (same projectile as of the player's plasma gun)
-green skin, shoots a stream of radioactive slime balls which cause poison damage (projectile is affected by gravity and has a limited range, but the monster won't shoot unless the target is close enough)

All attacks have a random spread, but are not as inaccurate as the original Mancubus attack. The projectiles are shot from the two guns instead of the middle of the monster sprite. The blue and green Volacubus types are different species, so they are immune to their own type's attacks and will infight the other types.

Sprite examples:

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  1. I'm still trying to decide whether or not I want to use these guys. The work you've done with them is great and I know they're not intended to be jokes, but something about seeing these guys flying around makes me drop my BFG to snicker... XD

    1. LOL yeah I know what you mean... but once you face more than 2 or 3 of these guys at once, you'll stop laughing soon enough. Unless you manage to pick up your dropped BFG, that is.