MAP03: Skull Island (Plutonia 2)


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This level occupies the map slot MAP03. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP03.

MAP03: Skull Island is the third map of Plutonia 2. It was designed by Adolf Vojta (Gusta) and Pavel Tvrzník (Pipicz), and uses the music track "Gateway" by Stuart Rynn. The par time defined in MAPINFO is 2:00.


Map of Skull Island
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.


Grab the super shotgun and quickly dispatch any threats around. When you are ready, go northeast of your starting point, where you will find a blue door and a red switch. East from there, take the path up the steps and into a room with revenants and a switch. Press the switch and run through the bars that open. Keep going, killing the monsters as you progress into a bigger area where a megaarmor is in the slime pit. Trying to get the megaarmor results in an ambush however. The two doors next to the slime pit can be opened, Inside are shotgun guys and a baron of Hell guarding the yellow skull key. After getting it, head out, and take the western door. In the small room with revenants, head through the yellow door here, then head up and then through the next yellow door. There are a lot of health bonuses, shotgun shells, and the red skull key here. Picking up the key triggers a large monster ambush, both in the room and in a different area.

You should return to the starting point of the map. From the red key room, head back into the previous hallway, then head south towards the blue key (which cannot be reached at the moment). There is a skull switch on the west wall in this hall, press it, then run north and east through the bars before they close. Now open any of the doors leading north and you will be back at the starting area. A large number of monsters teleported here, so dispose of them, then press the red switch. Doing so reveals a mancubus behind you, but also opens some bars to the west. Go in that direction and through the cave, and there should not be red bars blocking the way to an arch-vile and a teleporter. When you take the teleporter, you will land on top of the blue skull key. Picking it up causes chaingunners and revenants to ambush you. After the ambush, go back to the blue door and kill the arch-vile there, then open the blue door. In this final area, a dead cacodemon and some candles outline an invisible crosswalk which you can walk on. The exit is to the north, and to reach it, you need to press four switches, accessible from the arachnotron platforms. Go to the west and east sides of the area, and climb the steps up, and after pressing the four satyr switches, another invisible bridge outlined by candles will be revealed leading to the exit.

Other points of interest[edit]


  1. After teleporting for the blue skull key, go through the first skull door on the right. A platform up the stairs with a soul sphere has been lowered. Take this teleporter to telefrag the mancubus and pick up two boxes of rockets (although they can be accessed from outside this secret by walking up to the ledge from its sides). (sector 268)


  1. To get the soulsphere on the ledge directly north of the starting point, after getting the blue key, open the easternmost of the three doors south of the starting point, position yourself at the center of the rear wall, and take an SR50 jump across the front of the revenant cage. You should land on the small ledge below the soulsphere. Then, wait for the arch-vile near the blue door to get into position and take an arch-vile jump up to the soulsphere.

Demo files[edit]


A soulsphere (thing 144) is meant to be given to player 2 immediately upon spawning, but is not flagged as a multiplayer thing, making it spawn in singleplayer where it is inaccessible without a precise setup and arch-vile jump.

Sector 463 below the player 2 soulsphere is slightly raised above the ground, revealing untextured sides.

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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 0:16.40 Boris Klimeš (dew) 2009-03-07
NM speed 0:22.23 Boris Klimeš (dew) 2015-03-28
UV max 5:25.03 Phoenix 2023-04-22
NM 100S
UV -fast 8:23.80 blob1024 2013-04-07
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist 0:23.31 Boris Klimeš (dew) 2009-03-15
NoMo 0:14.11 kunkun 2013-07-11

The data was last verified in its entirety on April 26, 2023.

Miscellaneous demos[edit]

Run Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed TAS 0:15.34 Light_Speed 2012-01-21

The data was last verified in its entirety on January 13, 2022.


This map is the only one in Plutonia 2 that does not contain any deathmatch starts.


Map data[edit]

Things 527
Vertices 4421*
Linedefs 4228
Sidedefs 6688
Sectors 752
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 3387.


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

Technical information[edit]

Inspiration and development[edit]


  • Amongst possible names for this map during development were Rocky Yard and Emerald Eve.
  • The internal DEHACKED patch and the MAPINFO lump incorrectly name this map Emerald Eve, but the external DEHACKED patch and the map's title graphic (the lump named CWILV02) correctly call it Skull Island.

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