MAP02: Shuttle Bay (Icarus: Alien Vanguard)


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This level occupies the map slot MAP02. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP02.

MAP02: Shuttle Bay is the second level of Icarus: Alien Vanguard, taking place just after the main character docks at the Icarus with the hyper-shuttle from the previous level. It was designed by John Minadeo and uses the music track "The Search" by David Shaw (Tolwyn).


Map of Shuttle Bay
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.


From the entrance, head forward and left. You can go to a number of different places from this room. For now, head through the northern door. Ahead, you will see a bunch of octagonal rooms with monsters sneaking about. Go towards the one directly east of the hallway you are in, and then go all the way north. Then head east towards the door and open it. Head around the blue-floored area to the large metal room where you will see the yellow keycard at the far end. Grab it, but watch out as enemies appear from columns and on the balcony. Use the lift to go back up and then head left towards the switch and the door. Flip the switch and then open the door, then go straight west, up the lift and then down the stairs back to the octagonal rooms. Go straight west towards the berserk pack and open the walls with yellow borders around them to obtain the blue keycard. Head back into the room where you can go a number of places, and then take the northeast door. In the next room, there should be a teleporter in the northwest corner, so take it. When you emerge, go west all the way until you find a broken bridge. To build it, head down and to the left and up the stairs. You should see a door with blue borders on it, open it for a switch. Press it, then turn around and head up the stairs there for a switch that builds the bridge. Another switch will be revealed near the base of the bridge where you were, so use it to trigger a lift, ride it up, and then cross the bridge north. Head straight towards the blue-floored area with the computer panels, and notice that one of them says "RED ALERT". Press on the panel in front of it to trigger windows with zombiemen inside. Shoot through one of these windows and a door will open to the west. Follow it up to a passage with imps behind some bars. Press the switch in this room that is to the left to remove some of the bars. You can squeeze through these bars. Open the big door and the red key will be available so pick it up. After collecting it, go straight west towards the door that says "PLANET EXIT". Open it and press the panel furthest to the right to exit the map.

Other points of interest[edit]

There are two rooms to the east of the starting point with lots of zombies and some minor supplies.

In the red key room, open the door to the north and follow the corridor to a switch. Leave the room and to the southwest is another switch. Hitting this switch will lower one set of bars in the room to the left of the red key room.

North of the room that has the teleporter, if you enter through the southern door, the middle silo will open containing a medikit and an armor bonus.



  1. From the first room enter the western door and go straight west until you hit a column. The column (sector 100) to your right (north) has its textures aligned slightly higher than the others. Push it to reveal (an imp on hard skills and) a soul sphere.
  2. In the room west of the red keycard room, a section of wall (sector 412) in the northeastern alcove has blue paneling. It can be only once temporarily opened for a teleporter leading to the previously inaccessible alcove in the first room, containing a stimpack and a berserk pack.


  1. In the room west of the one with blue paneling mentioned in official secret #2, open the northern wall's easternmost part to find a green armor.


The elevator that makes up secret #1 cannot be activated from its northern side (linedef 523), as that side is where the switch that frees you from it is located. Use its other sides instead.

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Routes and tricks[edit]

Like other Icarus levels with teleporter exits, you can do a suicide exit in the exit room. Monsters must be used for it, though, as none of the rocket launchers can be accessed in single-player. The easiest method is to make an imp two rooms from the exit follow you, and then kill you with a fireball as you charge at the barrier. If the timing is right, your body will slide under the barrier and into the teleporter to exit the level.

Current records[edit]

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

Run Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed 0:18.49 Graham Burgess (Grazza) 2020-01-19 Cross-listed from Pacifist
NM speed 0:14.77 Thomas Baden (Scorpius) 2021-09-12
UV max 2:47.91 Erick Tenorio (GuyNamedErick) 2018-12-20
NM 100S
UV -fast 3:56.86 Andrea Rovenski (Cyberdemon531) 2023-01-19
UV -respawn 4:56.91 David Spring (Springy) 2013-02-26
UV Tyson 4:09.60 j4rio 2019-07-10
UV pacifist 0:18.49 Graham Burgess (Grazza) 2020-01-19
NoMo 100S 5:24.49 TeamTNT 1996-04-07 Walkthrough demo
Stroller 0:32.20 Graham Burgess (Grazza) 2019-07-07

The data was last verified in its entirety on January 27, 2023.

Miscellaneous demos[edit]

Run Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed co-op 00:14 Doug Merrill (Opulent)
Graham Burgess (Grazza)
2007-02-25 ic02d014.lmp / ic02g014.lmp
Recorded at a 2007 LAN event in Prague.

The data was last verified in its entirety on January 16, 2022.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains eight spawn points:

  1. facing east. (thing 38)
  2. facing east. (thing 39)
  3. facing north. (thing 45)
  4. facing south-east. (thing 194)
  5. facing east. (thing 195)
  6. facing north-west. (thing 196)
  7. facing south. (thing 197)
  8. facing north-east. (thing 198)


Map data[edit]

Things 415
Vertices 2021*
Linedefs 2381
Sidedefs 1407
Sectors 546
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 1861.


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

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