Have you ever played id Software’s classic first-person shooter Doom and found something strangely familiar in its righteous MIDI bass riffs? Perhaps you were taken back to the beloved sitcom Seinfeld, a show also known for generously plucking that four-stringed frame.
Well, Doomworld forum user Doug Keener certainly was, because he created a custom map for Doom 2: Hell on Earth where, instead of fragging hordes of demons while wearing green armor with a midriff window, you can walk around a virtual replica of Jerry Seinfeld’s apartment. Seriously.
The map, aptly named "Jerry’s Apartment," features all the details a Seinfeld fan could ask for. Sprites of Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer walk around the apartment, spouting lines from the show like "These pretzels are makin’ me thirsty," and "I proclaim this the summer of George!" And yes, you can also shoot them. You can even walk next door and give Newman a piece of your mind.
The level is available in the form of a WAD, Doom’s proprietary file format. You’ll have to own your own copy of Doom 2, which is available for Windows PC on Steam and GOG, but the mod can be downloaded for free.
John Romero, level designer and programmer on the original Doom and Doom 2, even weighed in on the map via Twitter:
I've now seen everything. https://t.co/z6kAFQuGhC— John Romero (@romero) June 21, 2016
So have we, John. So have we. Now that the newest installment in the beloved franchise has been out for a while, it seems like a perfect time to get back into the originals.