A group of health bonuses found in an alcove in Doom II MAP01: Entryway.

A health bonus (or health potion) is a powerup that appears as a small blue bottle containing a special potion or medicine. Picking one up increases the player's health by 1% up to a maximum of 200%.

Health bonuses are worth 2% in many ports, including the Sega 32X, PlayStation and Sega Saturn ports as well as Doom 64. The upper limit of 200% can be altered with DeHackEd.

Health bonuses are included in the items percentage displayed at the end of each level.

Health bonus data
Thing type 2014 (decimal), 7DE (hex)
Appears in Shareware Doom
Registered Doom
Ultimate Doom
Doom II/Final Doom
Radius 20
Sprite BON1
Class Artifact
Pickup

Appearance statistics

The IWADs contain the following numbers of health bonuses:

Game ITYTD and HNTR HMP UV and NM
Ultimate Doom 454 460 465
Doom II 544 563 562
TNT: Evilution 389 389 389
Plutonia 477 498 498

Trivia

  • Pre-V1.2 versions of Doom capped the maximum health value at 199 units rather than 200.
  • In a beta of Doom, Demonic Daggers served as a health bonus - when the player picked them up, his health went up 1%.
  • In Doom RPG, the health bonus is called a health vial. It increases the player's health by 4 units.

See also

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