MAP18: Power Core (NOVA: The Birth)


NOVA: The Birth maps 12-20

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(12 - 20)
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Secret maps: 31 32

This level occupies the map slot MAP18. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP18.
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MAP18: Power Core is the eighteenth map of NOVA: The Birth. It was designed by Matt Powell (cannonball) and uses the music track "Circle of Fire," originally composed by David Shaw (Tolwyn) for Memento Mori II.


Map of Power Core
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. Flip the switch in the blue key room to lower the two sets of bars. Go to where the lower set of bars were and look east for a button to push. After doing so, run back to the blue key room and through the new passage southwest. At the end of this passage, collect the BFG9000 and energy cells, watching out for former humans who teleport in. (sector 92)
  2. In the room with three columns just southwest of the power core, find a hidden button on the southernmost column. After you push it, run south into the hallway, and east through to the room behind where the switch is. Inside are health bonuses, energy cells, and a megaarmor. (sector 302)
  3. At the southwesternmost area, go to the switch at the southern end, then climb up to where it is (you do not necessarily need to use the switch right now, just climb to where it is). Stay on the upper ledge and move east, then north until you see a brighter portion of the wall. Open it for health bonuses and a computer area map. (sector 395)
  4. In the northeasternmost room, find the pool of blood at the south end and open the wall there to find partial invisibility and a medikit. (sector 525)
  5. In Secret #1, shoot the terminal on the north wall to open the southwest corner, where chaingunners guard armor bonuses and a soul sphere. (sector 618)


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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 9:29.09 Poncho 2020-09-12
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist
NoMo 00:48 Andrea Rovenski (Cyberdemon531) 2014-09-12

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


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains five spawn points:

  1. facing north. (thing 707)
  2. facing north. (thing 708)
  3. facing south-west. (thing 709)
  4. facing south. (thing 710)
  5. facing south. (thing 711)


Map data[edit]

Things 712
Vertices 4906*
Linedefs 4469
Sidedefs 7298
Sectors 738
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 3766.


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

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