MAP21: The Gates of Hell (Hellbound)


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This level occupies the map slot MAP21. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP21.
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MAP21: The Gates of Hell is the twenty-first map of Hellbound. It was designed by Zoltán Sófalvi (Z86) and uses the music track "un52.mid" by Robert Prince.


Map of The Gates of Hell
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. Look at the right side of the column where the main gate is. You will notice it is a lion face instead of a satyr face. Press it, then head southeast to pick up a soul sphere. (sector 216)
  2. Climb the steps at the start and go left to the red rock with the column. Head around the column to find a stimpack and an energy cell pack. (sector 383)
  3. Southwest of where the exit is, lower the wall between the metal bars to find a megaarmor. (sector 419)


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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 0:32.37 rd 2016-11-30 Also Reality
NM speed
UV max 3:25.63 vdgg 2023-09-17
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson 8:41.77 reteprehelek 2016-11-30
UV pacifist 0:41.80 reteprehelek 2016-11-18

The data was last verified in its entirety on October 5, 2023.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains five spawn points:

  1. facing west. (thing 347)
  2. facing north-east. (thing 348)
  3. facing south-east. (thing 349)
  4. facing south-west. (thing 350)
  5. facing north-west. (thing 351)


Map data[edit]

Things 377
Vertices 3885*
Linedefs 3458
Sidedefs 5757
Sectors 600
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 2916.


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

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