MAP27: Tower of Hades (Congestion 1024)


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This level occupies the map slot MAP27. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP27.

MAP27: Tower of Hades is the twenty-seventh map of Congestion 1024. It was designed by The Flange Peddler and uses a MIDI rendition of "Oddity" by Coal Chamber.


Map of Tower of Hades
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.


At the start, step back to lower the floor, revealing an arena. Flip the switch slightly to the left within view and fend off the monsters (or simply avoid firing in order to prevent them from spawning) while you wait for the marble pillars to finish lowering. Grab the three keys on the pillars, then press the three keyed switches on the corners of the arena to reveal a switch on the southeast corner. Use it, turn around and wait for the bars to lower in front, then drop down the hole to exit the level.

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This map has no official secrets.


The switch marked with the blue skull symbol (linedef 632) doesn't actually need the blue key to activate. As a result, the blue key is unnecessary.

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As this level does not contain official secrets, the NM 100S category is redundant.

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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 2:36.63 Philnemba 2019-05-21 Cross-listed from Pacifist
NM speed
UV max 2:42.46 cryoniq 2022-12-03
UV -fast 2:54.43 BiZ 2022-02-04
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist 2:36.63 Philnemba 2019-05-21

The data was last verified in its entirety on December 18, 2022.


Map data[edit]

Things 271
Vertices 4714*
Linedefs 4368
Sidedefs 8112
Sectors 210
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 3880.


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

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