MAP03: Cakewalk (Insertion)


Insertion maps
This level occupies the map slot MAP03. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP03.
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MAP03: Cakewalk is the third map of Insertion. It was designed by Stephen Watson and David Shaw (Tolwyn), and uses the music track "Mystic's Glance" by David Shaw.


Map of Cakewalk
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.


Other points of interest[edit]


  1. In the yellow key area, take the lift to the north and open the silver wall. Go all the way through the corridor to find a room with stimpacks, boxes of ammo, a megaarmor, shotgun shells, and a switch that lowers the soul sphere in the room you see. (sector 57)
  2. At the northern section of the map, head to the east side and find a tiny opening on the east wall. Shoot the button in this opening to open a small secret to the north with two switches which can raise or lower the chaingunner platforms. (sector 71)
  3. Go to the area behind the blue door, take the lift, then head east, then take another lift down. When you go east, you may spot a tiny opening to the north. Shoot the button in this opening to open an alcove with a berserk pack and a radiation suit. (sector 108)
  4. In the blue key area, raise the steps on the north and south ends if you have not done so yet, then take the south steps and lower the silver wall. Flip the switch at the end and flip the next switch you find to open the door ahead of the rocket launcher room. Go to the area behind the blue door, take the lift, then head east into the rocket launcher room for the secret, which also contains a berserk pack, a box of shotgun shells, a box of ammo, and a super shotgun. (sector 153)
  5. In the yellow key area, take the lift to the north and open the silver wall. As you go through the corridor, press on the misaligned wall to the left to find a chainsaw. (sector 266)


An armor bonus (Thing 220) in the yellow key room is on a platform that is too high to reach without resorting to cheat codes. Only 97% items is possible on this map.

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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
NM speed
UV max 5:57.34 vdgg 2015-02-22
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

The data was last verified in its entirety on April 3, 2022.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains five spawn points:

  1. facing north-west. (thing 331)
  2. facing west. (thing 332)
  3. facing east. (thing 333)
  4. facing south. (thing 334)
  5. facing east. (thing 335)


Map data[edit]

Things 387
Vertices 1293*
Linedefs 1422
Sidedefs 2028
Sectors 267
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 1134.


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

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