MAP03: Wings of Thorn (BTSX-E2)


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

MAP03: Wings of Thorn is the third map of the second episode of Back to Saturn X. It was designed by Brad Spencer (Vorpal) and Xaser Acheron, and uses the music track "Twilit Jungle," composed by James Paddock (Jimmy). In the official add-on version, this level's name is King Crab Spire.

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Map of Wings of Thorn
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. Facing away from the northern yellow lift on the southeast part of the map, the wall directly to the right of the opening can be used. The passage behind it leads to the water below, with a soulsphere, two clips, and several armor bonuses. (sector 370)
  2. Near the eastern yellow lift, the wall directly to the left of the nothern pillar with the yellow runes can be opened. Inside there are a box of rockets and a security armor. (sector 182)


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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
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

The (absence of) data was last verified in its entirety on February 21, 2022.


Map data[edit]

Things 334
Vertices 3164*
Linedefs 3519
Sidedefs 5597
Sectors 528
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 2622.


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

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