MAP28: Mare Crisium (NOVA III)


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This level occupies the map slot MAP28. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP28.
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MAP28: Mare Crisium is the twenty-eighth map of NOVA III. It was designed by Benjogami, who also composed the level's music track of the same name.


Map of Mare Crisium
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. Go north from the start and take a right at the fork. Follow the lava to a super shotgun and enter the small cave here. At the first stimpack, turn north and head northeast through a darker section until you reach a megaarmor. (sector 437)
  2. Lower the large lift in the center of the map, then ride it up. As you do, look to the left to spot a ledge with a backpack and a box of shotgun shells. Jump here for the secret. Open the wall for a teleporter to the top. (sector 543)
  3. At the top of the large lift, the side switches will open the door to the next room. Use the switch here for a lift leading up, then head north. When you can turn right, backtrack and flip the switch to go back down the lift. To the right is a new compartment with demons, a box of shotgun shells, and a berserk pack. (sector 186)
  4. In the yellow key room, flip either of the side switches where the demons came out of to reach an area with medikits, armor bonuses, and a stimpack. There are two terminals at the south end. Use the left one to open the way east to a lift leading down to the large lift room. A soul sphere is at the end. (sector 352)
  5. In the red key room, grabbing the key causes crates to the south to lower. Run to them and ride them up, then use the south wall to find a passage leading down to the area with the large lift. You can find a green armor and a BFG9000 (or soul sphere on Ultra-Violence or higher) here. (sector 546)


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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
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

The (absence of) data was last verified in its entirety on April 3, 2022.


Map data[edit]

Things 518
Vertices 5762*
Linedefs 5473
Sidedefs 9078
Sectors 889
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 4668.


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

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