E3M8: Ninth Circle (Doom the Way id Did: The Lost Episodes)

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This level occupies the map slot E3M8. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:E3M8.

E3M8: Ninth Circle is the eighth and final map of the Inferno episode in Doom the Way id Did: The Lost Episodes. It was designed by Jeff Shark (Marnetmar) based on a level by Jeff Shark (Marnetmar) and Mr. Freeze named Nucleo Interno [sic].


Map of Ninth Circle
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.


Take the boxes of rockets and stimpacks in the starting room then open the door ahead to face a cacodemon, as well as more cacodemons and a baron of Hell who are further away. Take the rocket launcher from the moving block north of the starting point, then step on the gray platform to make a spiderdemon rise from the central column. Fight the spiderdemon, using the moving blocks in the arena as cover, and the level will automatically end when it dies.

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The other large blocks in the arena hold an armor, a plasma gun and a backpack.


There are no official secrets on this map.


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As this level does not contain official secrets, the NM 100S category is redundant.

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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 00:21 Andrea Rovenski (Cyberdemon531) 2014-10-04 l3e8-021.zip
NM speed
UV max
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

The data was last verified in its entirety on December 7, 2021.


Map data[edit]

Things 55
Vertices 251*
Linedefs 208
Sidedefs 375
Sectors 42
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 184.


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

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