MAP32: The Hard Way (BTSX-E1)


Back to Saturn X E1 maps 24-25 & 31-32

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This level occupies the map slot MAP32. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP32.
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MAP32: The Hard Way is the super secret level of the first episode of Back to Saturn X. It was designed by Paul DeBruyne (skillsaw), and uses the music track "Atomic" by James Paddock. The par time defined in MAPINFO is 2:30. In the official add-on version, this level's name is The Terror Of Maniac High.

Completing the level will take the player to MAP16: Get Out Of My Stations II.


Map of The Hard Way
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. Sector 137: Near the Blue Key, turn around and follow the outer brown wall to an opening. Inside is an energy cell pack.
  2. Sector 428: Near the start, past the imps and zombies near the large fans, is an elevator that lowers as you pass nearby. Ride the elevator up to reach the berserk pack.
  3. Sector 432: In the pitch-dark hallway, right before the plasma gun, a hidden wall will lower as you pass into the courtyard. Run back into the dark hallway and enter the hidden room to find a soulsphere.


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Current records[edit]

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

Run Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed
NM speed
UV max 06:04 Poncho 2019-04-27
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 20, 2018.


Map data[edit]

Things 674
Vertices 3239*
Linedefs 3505
Sidedefs 5309
Sectors 714
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 2713.


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

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