E2M8: Catacombs and Other Stuff (Eye of the Beholder)

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This level occupies the map slot E2M8. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:E2M8.
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E2M8: Catacombs and Other Stuff is the eighth and final map of Eye of the Beholder. It was designed by Jon Landis and uses the music track " ". It originally received a standalone release as !WOW!.WAD ("The word you will say after playing this!").


Map of Catacombs and Other Stuff
Letters in italics refer to marked spots on the map. Sector numbers in boldface are secrets which count toward the end-of-level tally.


Other points of interest[edit]


  1. After going through the first teleporter head forwards. A door will open behind you at the end of the western ledge below - jump onto the ledge while the door is open to reach a rocket launcher. Note that if you are on the ledge with neither door open, you will be unable to complete the level. (sector 20)
  2. Jump down onto the eastern ledge immediately after the first teleporter. At the southern end is a switch which opens a door at the other end of the ledge, leading to a chainsaw, four health bonuses, and four rockets. Note that the switch only works once, so if you are on the ledge with neither door open, you will be unable to complete the level. (sector 24)


It is very difficult, if not impossible, to obtain 100% kills on this level as there are eight cacodemons and four imps located in an area behind a door (sector 201) which is opened by a switch some distance away which only works once. In order to reach the imps, one must also go through a door (sector 205) which can only be opened once from the outside and not at all from the inside. The .txt file for this wad suggests that this area is only intended to be accessed in multiplayer.

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Current records[edit]

The records for the map at the Doomed Speed Demos Archive are:

Style Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed
NM speed
UV max
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

Miscellaneous demos[edit]

Style Time Player Date File Notes


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains four spawn points:

  1. facing north. (thing 183)
  2. facing east. (thing 184)
  3. facing east. (thing 185)
  4. facing south. (thing 186)


Map data[edit]

Things 374
Vertices 1063*
Linedefs 1170
Sidedefs 1553
Sectors 253
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 936.


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

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