MAP06: Acheron's Needle (Syringe)


Syringe maps
This level occupies the map slot MAP06. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP06.
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MAP06: Acheron's Needle is the sixth map of Syringe. It was designed by Xaser Acheron and Michael Fraize (Marcaek), and uses the music track "Recycle" by Psychedelic Eyeball. The par time defined in MAPINFO is 15:00.


Map of Acheron's Needle
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. Head southeast from the start to find a pool with a soul sphere in the middle. To get the soul sphere, head west and press on the triangular block with an evil eye. Run back to where the soul sphere is and go to the waterfall at the east end. When it rises, go through it and use the switch, which will lower the soul sphere. (sector 868)
  2. At the northernmost end of the main area, run south up the steps with candles to the sides and jump the gap. Cross the bridges to the teleporter, but head behind it instead to get a berserk pack. (sector 874)


A revenant (thing 313) is flagged on all skill levels, but the teleport destination (thing 316) is only flagged on hard, so this monster cannot teleport to the southern stairs in the crusher area, preventing 100% kills if you are playing on Hurt me plenty or lower skill levels.

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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 16:53.29 BiZ 2022-06-06
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

The data was last verified in its entirety on June 19, 2022.


Map data[edit]

Things 752
Vertices 5835*
Linedefs 5871
Sidedefs 9401
Sectors 1009
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 4667.


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

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