E1M1 (Return to Phobos)

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Return to Phobos maps
This level occupies the map slot E1M1. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:E1M1.

E1M1 is the first map of Return to Phobos. It was designed by Michael Kelsey.


Map of E1M1
Letters in italics refer to marked spots on the map. Sector, thing, and linedef numbers in boldface are secrets which count toward the end-of-level tally.


Other points of interest[edit]


  1. Go up the lift in the water room west of the room with the blue key. The chaingun, two boxes of bullets and four armor bonuses wait for you. (sector 159)
  2. Use the switch near the yellow key to lower a platform in the building to the west (visible from the yellow key area). Get the soulsphere. (sector 143)


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Current records[edit]

The records for the map at the Doom Speed Demo Archive are:

Run Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed
NM speed 3:29.57 Serge Marudov (Never_Again) 2003-05-03 return01_na2.zip
UV max
NM 100S
UV -fast 8:15.03 Serge Marudov (Never_Again) 2002-05-25 return01_na.zip
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

The data was last verified in its entirety on December 9, 2021.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains five spawn points:

  1. facing east. (thing 290)
  2. facing north. (thing 291)
  3. facing west. (thing 292)
  4. facing east. (thing 293)
  5. facing east. (thing 294)


Map data[edit]

Things 303
Vertices 1148*
Linedefs 1307
Sidedefs 1772
Sectors 162
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 1076.


This level contains the following numbers of things per skill level:

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