MAP08: Buckshot Waltz (1 Monster)


1 Monster maps
First episode

01 02 03 04 05 06

Second episode
Third episode

12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Final episode & Secret

21 22 23 24 31

This level occupies the map slot MAP08. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP08.

MAP08: Buckshot Waltz is the eighth map of 1 Monster. It was designed by scwiba, and uses the song "The Imp's Song" from Doom.

Like all maps in the megawad, the map features only one type of monster, in this case the shotgun guy. It is set in a tech facility.


Map of Buckshot Waltz
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.


Proceed forward, and on the balcony press the switch to your west. Walk through the opened bars, through the door, and keep going until you come to a lift with a switch waiting at the top. Press the switch and head back to the balcony. Bars are now open to the east; head through, down the lift, and keep going forward to find another switch. Press it and go back up the lift. Now you can head north; open the big door to the east. Again, proceed forward until you come to another switch. Press it to raise the bars and head west. Open the door, press the switch behind it, and head back to the balcony's south-western turret. The bars to the north are now open, so head through and ride down the lift. Enter the room and press the switch to reveal the yellow keycard and another switch to the north. Press it, then the switch to the south to open the way out. Go back up the lift and enter the yellow key door. Press the switch inside. Leave and go north. The walls will open as you enter the north-western turret; enter the teleporter to find the red keycard. Open the big door to the north of the balcony, then the red key door behind it. Press the lion switch, then another lion switch in one of the niches that open. Drop down to the north and grab the supercharge to open the way forward. In the final room, press the green switch on the northern wall, then the two switches in the north-east and south-western rooms that will open. This will open the passage to the exit to the north.


  1. When you press the lion switch behind the red key door, several niches open in the wall; open the back wall of the south-western niche to find two medikits, a backpack and two boxes of bullets, as well as two shotgun guys. (sector 261) However, all of these are present only on Medium and Hard difficulties. On Easy, the secret is empty. (This secret door also opens automatically when you approach the edge of the drop-off to the north.)
  2. In the slime river just before the final room, there is a wall to the south-west with a different coloration. Open it to find a box of rockets. (sector 245)

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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 2:22.03 Ilya Lazarev (joe-ilya) 2017-09-24
NM speed
UV max 3:03.77 Zahid 2013-10-26
NM 100S
UV -fast 3:40.29 endoomer 2023-09-03
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist
NoMo 1:17.86 Doomdaniel95 2013-11-05

The data was last verified in its entirety on November 2, 2023.


Map data[edit]

Things 326
Vertices 2956*
Linedefs 2873
Sidedefs 4273
Sectors 265
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 2391.


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

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