MAP23: The Gates of Hell (Mars War)


Mars War maps 21-30

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(21 - 30)
Secret maps: 31 32

This level occupies the map slot MAP23. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP23.

MAP23: The Gates of Hell is the twenty-third map of Mars War. It was designed by Nathan Lineback and uses a MIDI conversion of the tracker module "diamant" by an unknown author.

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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. Use the switch in Secret #2, then use the teleporter to head back to the "0" area. The center will be open, containing medikits, boxes of ammo, a radiation suit, and a computer area map. (sector 3)
  2. Enter the area with the exit switch, then press on the middle wall with candles in front of it. Two side paths will open, one with armor bonuses and a berserk pack, and the other with a rocket launcher and a switch. (sector 8)


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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 0:31.97 Kyle McAwesome 2022-04-25
NM 100S
UV -fast 0:35.97 vdgg 2020-09-11
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

The data was last verified in its entirety on May 2, 2022.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains five spawn points:

  1. facing north-west. (thing 4)
  2. facing south. (thing 5)
  3. facing east. (thing 6)
  4. facing south. (thing 7)
  5. facing north-west. (thing 20)


Map data[edit]

Things 79
Vertices 272*
Linedefs 214
Sidedefs 317
Sectors 22
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 203.


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

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