MAP05: Imp Madness (The Abyss)


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This level occupies the map slot MAP05. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP05.
A perplexing switch puzzle.

MAP05: Imp Madness is the fifth level of The Abyss. It was designed by J.M.P van Waveren (MrElusive), and consists of numerous spiral staircases, including an early "room-over-room" effect using lifts.

This level also introduces switch puzzles, where the player must manipulate floor heights to create stairs to reach a key. The name "Imp Madness" is likely due to an imp teleporter trap before the yellow key puzzle room, plus the large number of imps in the level.

"Switch it together."
― ABYSS.TXT [source]


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


Other points of interest[edit]


  1. (sector 30)
  2. (sector 76)
  3. (sector 197)
  4. (sector 318)
  5. (sector 325)


Areas / screenshots[edit]


Routes and tricks[edit]

Current records[edit]

The records for the map at the Doomed Speed Demos Archive are:

Run Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed
NM speed
UV max
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

This information was last verified in its entirety on January 15, 2018.



Map data[edit]

Things 329
Vertices 1719*
Linedefs 1887
Sidedefs 2605
Sectors 339
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 1537.


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


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