MAP30: Point Dreadful (Alien Vendetta)


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Black Label: 01 02

This level occupies the map slot MAP30. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP30.

MAP30: Point Dreadful is the thirtieth and final map of Alien Vendetta. It was designed by Anders Johnsen, with the deathmatch portion designed by Kim André Malde. It was known as Point Dreadfull [sic] in the first release of the megawad. The music for this map is an unnamed track composed for the PC game Lands of Lore 2 that was ultimately not used. The par time defined in the executable is 1:10.


Map of Point Dreadful
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.


Go north, grabbing the weapons to the left. When you head into the room with the megasphere, the portal is just ahead. You will meet the Icon of Sin here. Go left and hit the switch to lower an invisible platform (marked by two torches). Quickly run here and ride it up, timing your rocket launcher shots to hit the brain when you do. The Icon will spit out four cubes at a time, on the platforms you are on. If you fail to kill the Icon the first time, you will have to ride the lifts up. However, the first one is next to impossible to reach since the switch is very far away from the lift you need to go on. This is why it is recommended to time it as swiftly as possible, so you do not have to go a second try.

Other points of interest[edit]

When crossing linedef 141, six hanging Commander Keens are crushed by a slow silent crusher. The pain sound coming from them is a distorted recording of Kim Malde's voice. This is meant to be a foreshadowing of the boss fight. There are six dolls to ensure the sound is played at a high volume.

When the Icon of Sin awakens, the sound played back is an edited version of the one in Doom II. This version is slower and has a deeper voice. The Icon of Sin placement changes slightly depending on the difficulty level. On easy and medium, the head is closer to the back wall, and it can usually be killed with only two rockets, while three are needed on hard difficulty levels.


  1. The hallway connecting the first and second areas at the beginning of the level is tagged as secret. Impossible to miss. (sector 24)

Areas / screenshots[edit]


Routes and tricks[edit]

Current Compet-n records[edit]

The Compet-n records for the map are:

Run Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed 00:58 Karim El-Sheikh (Kimo Xvirus) 2009-04-16
NM speed 00:59 Jakub Machata (DooMerMan) 2003-08-10
UV max 00:58 Karim El-Sheikh (Kimo Xvirus) 2009-04-16
NM100S 1
UV -fast 01:13 Revved 2010-12-23
UV -respawn 01:06 Revved 2011-02-02
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

The data was last verified in its entirety on July 6, 2020.

  1. Normally, the level is finished with 100% secrets, so a separate category from NM speed would be redundant. All secrets are found unless the noclip bug occurs.

Current DSDA records[edit]

The records for the map at the Doom Speed Demo Archive are:

Run Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed 1:00.17 Jakub Machata (DooMerMan) 2003-08-10
NM speed
UV max 0:51.31 Aleksey Kamenev (4shockblast) 2023-09-25
NM 100S 0:59.69 Jakub Machata (DooMerMan) 2003-08-10
UV -fast 1:13.40 Revved 2010-12-23
UV -respawn 1:06.80 Revved 2011-02-01
UV Tyson 1:11.80 Aleksey Kamenev (4shockblast) 2023-09-24
UV pacifist
NoMo 100S 1:01.26 Cacatou 2013-06-30

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


Map of MAP30's deathmatch arena

This level includes its own, separate deathmatch arena. The deathmatch part is an old creation by Kim Malde called Atomic. He made it on Christmas Eve 1997. It was originally meant to be part of a series called Macho Doom which was a map set dedicated to the Norwegian Doom League, a short lived DM group of modem players based in Norway.

Player spawns[edit]

This arena contains nine spawn points:

  1. facing north. (thing 143)
  2. facing south-east. (thing 144)
  3. facing south-west. (thing 145)
  4. facing north. (thing 146)
  5. facing south. (thing 244)
  6. facing north. (thing 245)
  7. facing east. (thing 246)
  8. facing west. (thing 247)
  9. facing north. (thing 249)


The following things (per skill level) are placed in the arena:

Weapons 1-2 3 4-5
Shotgun 1
Super shotgun 3
Chaingun 2
Rocket launcher 1
Plasma gun 1
BFG9000 2
Ammunition 1-2 3 4-5
4 shotgun shells 6 4 3
Energy cell pack 1
Items 1-2 3 4-5
Health bonus 87
Berserk 1
Miscellaneous 1-2 3 4-5
Deathmatch start 9
Teleport landing 1


Map data[edit]

Things 269
Vertices 1811*
Linedefs 1952
Sidedefs 3071
Sectors 197
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 1511.


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

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