E3M3: The Styxs (Back to Hell)

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This level occupies the map slot E3M3. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:E3M3.
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E3M3: The Styxs is the third map of Back to Hell. It was designed by David Seager.


Map of The Styxs
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. In the southern part of the level is a room with two switches flanking a fire. One switch opens up an area near the exit revealing a soul sphere as well as a baron of Hell (a cacodemon on easy skill), and the other opens up a room immediately south with three imps (two on easy skill), a clip, 4 shotgun shells, a medikit, and an armor. (sector 218)
  2. En route to the blue key, you will go through a small beige room with two grey walls in the corner. These grey walls are a secret door leading to a soul sphere. (sector 411)
  3. Behind the blue door, there are two switches behind floor lamps. Shooting these switches open up secret doors. One of them opens up a nearby soul sphere. (sector 428)
  4. The other switch (see #3) opens up a room to the south-east of the room with the arrow on the floor. This room contains two medikits. (sector 445)


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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 318)
  2. facing south. (thing 319)
  3. facing east. (thing 320)
  4. facing east. (thing 321)


Map data[edit]

Things 329
Vertices 2501*
Linedefs 2580
Sidedefs 3732
Sectors 510
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 2026.


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

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