MAP09: Suspend (NOVA: The Birth)


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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: Suspend is the ninth map of NOVA: The Birth. It was designed by FuzzyFireball and uses the music track "The Kinslayer," by Nightwish, arranged for MIDI.


Map of Suspend
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. In the first big room, climb the steps and open the wall with the electricity symbol dead ahead to find a box of ammo and a backpack. (sector 109)
  2. Step onto the rocks where the exit is, then head back into the previous hall. The door outside is open, and in this courtyard, you can find a stimpack, a box of shotgun shells, an energy cell and an ammo clip. The door here will also lead you to a plasma gun. (sector 280)


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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 5:06.66 Andrea Rovenski (Cyberdemon531) 2015-11-05
NM 100S
UV -fast 7:41.29 Andrea Rovenski (Cyberdemon531) 2015-11-05
UV -respawn
UV Tyson 19:01.80 Andrea Rovenski (Cyberdemon531) 2015-11-06 Plays back with Reject Overflow Emulation enabled
UV pacifist
NoMo 0:24.66 Infidius 2014-10-13

The data was last verified in its entirety on January 14, 2022.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains seven spawn points:

  1. facing south. (thing 310)
  2. facing north-west. (thing 311)
  3. facing south-west. (thing 312)
  4. facing east. (thing 361)
  5. facing north. (thing 362)
  6. facing south-east. (thing 370)
  7. facing south. (thing 371)


Map data[edit]

Things 400
Vertices 1766*
Linedefs 1881
Sidedefs 2988
Sectors 387
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 1497.


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

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