MAP06 (Dystopia 3)
|Dystopia 3 maps|
- 1 Walkthrough
- 2 Areas / screenshots
- 3 Speedrunning
- 4 Deathmatch
- 5 Statistics
- 6 Technical information
- 7 Inspiration and development
- 8 Trivia
- 9 See also
- 10 Sources
- 11 External links
MAP06 is a showcase of Keränen's signature style: varied buildings, psuedo-3D bridges and big monsters in small places. Having landed on one of two monster-infested islands, your objective is to escape via a boat moored at the other island.
Get off the boat that you are on. Kill the imps on the landing area and the shotgun guys and chaingunners (not on Hey, not too rough and below), then head into the cave in the northwest of the landing area. This leads you up several flight of stairs and ledges, where the shotgun guys and chaingunners were on earlier. Grab the chaingun and put it to good use.
After climbing the stairs and ledges, you will arrive at the top of the first island. Over here, there are two buildings: a brick building to the north, and an ornate stucco building in the west. Take out the imps in front of you, and be careful of the mancubus between the buildings (not on Hey, not too rough and below). You should also take out the shotgun guy or chaingunner peeking through the bars in the brick building. There are two things you need to do open up access to the northern island: collect the blue keycard and raise the bridge.
To raise the bridge, head around the stucco building to the southwest. Be careful of an arachnotron and a revenant (imp only on Hey, not too rough and below). There is a doorway in the nearby rock wall - head into it, down the steps and kill the chaingunner (shotgun guy on Hey, not too rough and below) and flip the switch in its chamber. This raises steps to the central stucco building. Head back up to the top and enter the stucco building from the newly formed steps. Clear the perimeter of imps, then head inside and kill the Hell knight (Hey, not too rough or lower), mancubus (Hurt me plenty) or two mancubi (ultra-Violence and above). Collect a box of shells, megaarmor and berserk pack, then flip the switch.
To collect the blue keycard, head into the brick building from its west side and ride the platform down. It will drop you in close proximity with up to three demons - the berserk pack will come in handy here. As you head out the doorway at the bottom, watch for up to two shotgun guys waiting in ambush beside the doorway. Head around this rock outcrop to find the blue keycard. Ride the platform in the stone building back up.
The bridge to the north is raised, and you have the blue keycard. Dispose of the two shotgun guys (two chaingunners on Ultra-Violence and above), then kill the spectre or two that approaches from the building across the bridge (demon on Hey, not too rough and lower). Head through the blue door ahead.
As you head through the blue door, you will alert an arachnotron (not present on Hey, not too rough and below). You will also be ambushed by an imp from the rear left (revenant on Ultra-Violence and above). Get the two monsters to infight, if possible. You can even get the mancubus (cacodemon on Hey, not too rough and below) beyond the bars in the east to contribute to the infighting; however, you should probably kill it first before progressing the rest of the map.
Next, head to the southeast of this area, where there is a slime river. Kill the imp, that head into the slime river and head east into a set of caverns. You will drop off two waterfalls and encounter up to three zombiemen. Carefully drop off the second one so as not to overshoot the ledge in front of it, kill the imps nearby with your berserk fist, then head up the ledge in the northeast. This ledge terminates in a small area with a mancubus, so be prepared.
Get on the small platform and flip the left switch to raise it. You will arrive on the other side of the bars you saw earlier. Head along the narrow ledge in the northeast to the green building and kill the Hell knight (imp on Hey, not too rough and below), and flip the switch inside to unblock access to the next building.
From the narrow ledge, jump off to the west to land in a lower area with a red building. Mind the Hell knight (baron of Hell on Ultra-Violence and above) down here. Enter the red building from the northeast. Equip your chaingun and mow down the imps in the first room. Head up the stairs and do the same to all the former humans on your way to the top. In the last room, there will be a chaingunner (shotgun guy on Hey, not too rough and below) and up to three demons. Grab the yellow key in the northwest, then head back down.
Head around the red building and go west, being careful of the mancubus in the west, the arachnotron in the small stucco building and the imp on the floating platform. Open the door and kill the shotgun guy or chaingunner behind it, then take the platform down. Use your berserk fist to punch out up to three shotgun guys, then prepare to kill a mancubus at the doorway (imp on Hey, not too rough and below).
Notice a slime channel heading south, then jump down into a lower area with a baron of Hell (Hell knight on Hey, not too rough and below). Kill it, then find the metal strip in the northwest wall. Lower it to reveal a platform, then ride it up to an isolated stucco building with up to two revenants. Kill them and collect the red key. Before you go back down, you probably should go around the stucco building to collect an invulnerability and megaarmor, which will help you handle the finale.
Jump down and open the exit door, and prepare for a nasty encounter:
- Hey, not too rough and below: two Hell knights.
- Hurt me plenty: One Hell knight and one arch-vile.
- Ultra-Violence and above: One baron of Hell and one arch-vile.
On the higher skill levels, the invulnerability will save your life now. There is minimal cover in this small space, and you are certain to be immolated - the invulnerability will reduce the arch-vile to giving you free arch-vile jumps. Kill both monsters, then head down the steps into the boat. Press the switch to exit the level.
Other points of interest
If you look around a little, you can find a number of stashes of useful items:
- Southeast of the first stucco building is a chainsaw.
- Southwest of the first stucco building (where an imp or revenant emerges) is a rocket launcher and a medikit.
- Near the top of the red brick building, there is a tiny hole in the wall to the left and slightly forward of the box of bullets. Shoot the red square at its end to reveal a switch in the east of the next room. Flip this switch and the slime pillar in the room will lower, allowing access to a plasma gun.
- At the north of the map, carefully walk around the perimeter of the small stucco building with the arachnotron. The north side has a megasphere.
- The perimeter of the red key building has a megaarmor and invulnerability.
There are no official secrets on this map.
- Linedef 130 (entrance to the cave near the start) has action W1 Crusher Start Slow and tag 5, but there is no sector with tag 5.
- The textures on the four window-bearing sides of the green building in the northeast do not appear to have been properly aligned.
- Sector 181 (the two yellow bars beside the yellow key locked door) have significantly lower ceilings than the nearby sky, which can create the illusion of two "cuts" in the wooden building's top. Whether this is intentional or a bug is unknown.
Areas / screenshots
The plasma gun room
As this level does not contain official secrets, the NM 100S category is redundant.
Routes and tricks
The records for the map at the Doom Speed Demo Archive are:
|NM speed||2:08.03||Argentum||2021-04-25||d3-06-208-nm.zip||Listed in NM 100S on DSDA|
|UV max||3:49.86||Drew DeVore (stx-Vile)||2019-09-23||dy06-349.zip|
The data was last verified in its entirety on August 1, 2022.
This level contains five spawn points:
- facing north. (thing 133)
- facing east. (thing 134)
- facing north-east. (thing 136)
- facing north. (thing 140)
- facing east. (thing 141)