MAP09: Sun Blows Up Today (MAYhem 2018: Orange Edition)


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This level occupies the map slot MAP09. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP09.
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MAP09: Sun Blows Up Today is the ninth map of MAYhem 2018: Orange Edition. It was designed by amok and uses the music track from level 3 of Battletoads/Double Dragon, originally composed by David Wise and sequenced to MIDI.


Map of Sun Blows Up Today
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. Get out of the cave at the start and approach the orange eye in the orange liquid to lower the rocks. Grab the chaingun and ammo, then head east to exit. (sector 123)
  2. At the southwestern portion of the map, climb the steps and go north to the switch. This will trigger a trap, where you will have to press the next switch and shoot four more to release the bars to the switch you were trying to reach earlier. At this switch, look to the northwest to find another switch tucked behind the rocks. Shoot this switch to lower the rock nearby and drop onto it. Ride it up to get a health bonus, rockets, a box of rockets, and backpacks. (sector 1200)
  3. In the large barrel-filled hallway at the west side of the map, take note of the wall colors behind the small grates. Notice that one of them is silver instead of orange. Use that wall to lower the surrounding walls, obtaining an orange armor. Look out for the barrels and chaingunners upon approaching it. (sector 1317)


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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 6:57.06 Dylan Gill (TheV1perK1ller) 2019-02-03
NM 100S
UV -fast 14:36.51 Bdubzzz 2019-02-03
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist
NoMo 1:09.14 Ryan Krafnick (Kraflab) 2019-02-03
NoMo 100S 1:51.94 Aleksey Kamenev (4shockblast) 2019-02-03

The data was last verified in its entirety on June 3, 2022.


Map data[edit]

Things 1002
Vertices 12197*
Linedefs 11334
Sidedefs 19836
Sectors 1363
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 9722.


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

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