MAP09: The Lava Heart (Rush)


Rush maps
This level occupies the map slot MAP09. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP09.
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MAP09: The Lava Heart is the ninth map of Rush. It was designed by Arthur O. (Archi) and uses the music track "Lava Powerhouse" from Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball.


Map of The Lava Heart
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 to the lava steps at the start and attempt to use the door for the side walls to open. At the east wall, use the alcove at the northeast end (it has a different ridge), then use the north wall in this closet to find a BFG9000 and energy cell packs. (sector 592)
  2. When you unlock the lava hall with crushers northeast of the start, go there and shoot the wall at the west side which looks different. You will find stimpacks and an invulnerability. (sector 587)
  3. Go through the lavafall northeast of the invulnerability to a teleporter to enter a secret arena. (sector 652)


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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 5:48.09 Ancalagon 2016-07-16
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

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


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains four spawn points:

  1. facing south. (thing 716)
  2. facing south. (thing 717)
  3. facing south. (thing 718)
  4. facing south. (thing 719)


Map data[edit]

Things 729
Vertices 3813*
Linedefs 3835
Sidedefs 6030
Sectors 708
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 3086.


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

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