MAP18: Buried Alive (Going Down)


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This level occupies the map slot MAP18. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP18.

MAP18: Buried Alive is the eighteenth map of Going Down. It was designed by Cyriak Harris (mouldy), who also composed the music track, "Hiding from the Robo-Zombies."

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Map of Buried Alive
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. After flipping the detonator switch, go to the southeast part of the area to find a cave with revenants, medikits, and lots of ammo. (sector 162)
  2. Past the hordes of Hell knights and barons of Hell that come pouring after pressing the detonator switch, you can find a small cave with a berserk pack and an invulnerability tucked away. (sector 544)


The first couple of stairs (consisting of sectors 246, 479, 575, and 584) leading to the western teleport pad are marked with the same damaging effect as the magma floor.

The lowest floors of the map crumble and become magma, which should deal damage when stood on, but the crumbling floors close to the UFO (consisting of sectors 107, 105, 209, 208) only take on the magma texture and fail to take on the damage effect. Similarly, the wall around the blue key (sector 183) crumbles and becomes floor magma but is safe to stand on.

Some of the magma floors at the BFG9000 (sectors 212, 213, 567) were not set to be damaging and are safe to stand on.

An armor bonus (thing 306) is placed on a floor that crumbles but also slightly rests on a floor that does not crumble, making it appear to float.

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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 0:27.54 Terrarienn 2022-07-31 Cross-listed from Pacifist
NM speed 0:25.97 Terrarienn 2022-08-01 Also Pacifist
UV max 3:36.20 Daerik 2021-08-14
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist 0:27.54 Terrarienn 2022-07-31
NoMo 0:16.51 Terrarienn 2022-08-01
Stroller 1:48.17 Billa 2021-11-22

The data was last verified in its entirety on August 5, 2022.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains four spawn points:

  1. facing east. (thing 423)
  2. facing north-east. (thing 424)
  3. facing east. (thing 425)
  4. facing north-west. (thing 426)


Map data[edit]

Things 427
Vertices 3869*
Linedefs 3756
Sidedefs 6665
Sectors 586
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 3208.


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

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