MAP02: The Canal (Jenesis)


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

MAP02: The Canal is the second map of Jenesis. It was designed by James Paddock (Jimmy) and uses the music track "River," composed by Stuart Rynn (stewboy). The par time is 2:30.


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


Yellow key[edit]

Go down the stairs. Grab the shotgun and turn right. You'll come across an intersection overlooking a nukage area. There is an inaccessible door visible through the bars, flanked by two red torches. To your right is a set of bars, and to your left is a hallway. Enter the hallway, and directly in front of you is the blue locked door. When you approach an intersection, turn left and there should be a small opening with a switch. This switch lowers the bars mentioned near the start, enabling you to get to a door surrounded by nukage. Once there, ignore the yellow door and the bars near that door. The door opens to a hallway of mostly red torches (see Secret #1). The door at the end leads to a big room with a nukage fall on which is the yellow key. Flick the switch at the end of the room to lower a lift to the yellow key and grab it.

Red key[edit]

Go back outside that building and open the yellow locked door. Press the switch in there to raise a bridge to the other side of the canal. On the other side, follow the hallway to a balcony overlooking a cross-shaped water area. Find and press both switches on that balcony. A bridge should raise, enabling you to get to the previously mentioned inaccessible door. Go straight, there is a red locked door; because you can't access it yet, turn right and go down on a lift. You'll find yourself in the previously mentioned cross-shaped water area. Directly ahead of you some distance away there will be two stairways. Go to the left one first and press the switch, then go to the right stairway (the switch lowers a set of bars, enabling you to progress). Turn right and follow the hallway until you come across a drain. There, turn right and find yourself on a raised platform overlooking the red key, which is at the south end of the water area. Press the switch to lower it, and backtrack to grab it.

Blue key and exit[edit]

Go back to the red locked door and open it. Follow the hallway until you get to another balcony overlooking the water area. Press the switch there. The switch lowers the red bars outside, as well as a portion of the wall. Memorize the fireplace in the middle of the hallway, it will be important. Go back in the water to enter a red-carpeted area with the blue key. Once you grab the key, the pillars will lower, as well as a portion of the wall. Press the switch in the newly-opened alcove to lower another wall, and follow that path until you come back to the fireplace mentioned near the red locked door. Make your way back to the blue locked door near the start of the level. You'll come across a hallway with a meandering water pattern. Go straight and exit the level!

Other points of interest[edit]


  1. In the nukage pit, there are six pillars with torches on them. Enter the nukage and go to the north side of the northeasternmost pillar to find a lit lion switch. Using it reveals a backpack behind you. (sector 100)
  2. In the water area surrounding the red key, north of the switch that lowers the key, you can open a wall that has a small lit arrow pointing at it. The teleporter behind this wall takes you to the soul sphere in the middle of the cross-shaped water area. (sector 230)
  3. Open the hall to the west of the blue key room and use the skull switch at the end to appear back at the curved hallway. Take the path leading outside to the balcony where you used a switch earlier. There will now be a megaarmor here. (sector 245)
  4. Open the door leading to the hall which leads to the yellow key room. Press on the window where the green torch is to reveal a berserk pack. (sector 343)
  5. At the cross-shaped water area, head to the east and take the left staircase to the switch, then take the other staircase up to the canal on the eastern side. Walk through the waterfall to the north to get a box of ammo. (sector 394)


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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 6:31 Plut 2013-03-20
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

The data was last verified in its entirety on December 25, 2017.

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Map data[edit]

Things 393
Vertices 2705*
Linedefs 2708
Sidedefs 4456
Sectors 406
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 2233.


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

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