MAP28: Crucifix Held Close (Community Chest 4)


Community Chest 4 maps 21-30

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(21 - 30)
Secret maps: 31 32
Bonus map: 35

This level occupies the map slot MAP28. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP28.

MAP28: Crucifix Held Close is the twenty-eighth level of Community Chest 4. It was designed by William Huber and named after the song "Crucifix Held Close" from Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin, of which it uses a MIDI sequenced by Jayster.


Map of Crucifix Held Close
Letters in italics refer to marked spots on the map. Sector numbers in boldface are secrets which count toward the end-of-level tally.


Other points of interest[edit]


  1. On the western side of the main fortress, drop into the lava and head through the lavafall you see to the southwest. You will go through it, and on the other side is a teleporter. Enter it and then obtain a soul sphere on the other side. (sector 679)
  2. When you get the yellow key, a closet with Hell knights opens behind you. Inside it, open the wall with a candle in front of it to get a backpack. (sector 845)
  3. On the right side of the main fortress, look on the fortress wall past the gray faceted wall. There are some extra ridges on one of the walls. Open this wall for health bonuses and a megaarmor. (sector 164)
  4. Head into the eastern fortress and traverse westward until you find a bridge over a lava river. Cross to the rocky path, and you will eventually reach the backside of the main fortress. From here, jump to the platform where the imps were to find a soul sphere behind a column and a teleporter back. (sector 288)
  5. Head for the eastern part of the eastern fortress just before the big crossing blocks. In the sector with the red satyr blocks, one of them has a candle in front of it. Press it, and then backtrack to the hallway with the door leading to the bridge that leads to Secret #4. Shoot the red logo to the left of the door to open the wall to the left, where a baron of Hell, an arch-vile, and a BFG9000 are. (sector 1910)
  6. Just before the final room, you will open up walls with monsters via a switch. This switch has a red lion emblem on its backside, which opens up a room to the west. You can drop down to get medikits, a backpack, and a megaarmor here. (sector 2033)

Easter eggs[edit]

  • If the player enters the teleporter behind the lava fall near the start from the south, an all-black compartment with an evil eye will open in the soulsphere secret in the southeast corner of the map. Entering that compartment will take the player to a small Easter egg area marked "?!?" (not shown on the map to the right) containing some health and ammo.


An imp (Thing 44) has no flags set for any of the three difficulty classes, so it does not actually appear in the level.

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Current records[edit]

The records for this map at the Doomed Speed Demos Archive are:

Run Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed
NM speed
UV max 15:36 TheV1perK1ller 2017-06-02
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

Miscellaneous demos[edit]

Style Time Player Date File Notes

This information was last verified in its entirety on January 23, 2018.



Map data[edit]

Things 2090
Vertices 20540*
Linedefs 16274
Sidedefs 27397
Sectors 2375
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 14714.


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

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Inspiration and development[edit]


Apart from the author's signature, the automap of this level also displays the words "RIP ESPI".

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