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This level occupies the map slot MAP03. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP03.

The central room of the map

MAP03: The Dumpster, designed by Yonatan Donner, is the third map of Hell Revealed. It uses the music track "Smoke And Mirrors" from Rise of the Triad.


According to the Hell Revealed info pack:

This area is dirty - so clean it up :-)
Size: small
Difficulty: easy
HR MAP03 map

Automap view of MAP03: The Dumpster


Drop down the chute and clear a path to the switch on the right hand wall. Hit this and a stair will gradually rise to a switch on the left - leave this for the moment. Run back to the start and head through the door. In this room there is a switch high up on the left hand wall. The nearest set of crates in front of you can be used as a staircase. Run to the top, jump to the next set of crates, then turn left and jump to the switch. This raises a bridge behind you to the yellow key.

Run back to the start area and hit the switch you left earlier. This brings down a lift opposite the doorway. Ride this up and run through the first room. In the next room will be a doorway on the right, follow this to a switch. Head back to where the lift rose and there will be a hole in the floor. Drop down, take the teleporter to the raised bridge and take the yellow key.

Ride the lift up again. This time run forward through both rooms, through the yellow key door, and lower another lift. This leads to a room with a pillar in the centre and passages on either side. Take either passage and follow it around until you reach a switch. This opens the wall behind you revealing a passage back to the pillar room, which has now lowered to become a teleporter.

The teleporter leads to a large room with high ledges around three walls. Take the staircase up the nearest ledge, and jump from ledge to ledge until you reach a curving passage. Head through this and when it reaches a small square room take the doorway on the left. Head through here and after a short passage you will find a red key, and another doorway opening on the yellow key room. In the southwest corner of the room, next to the switch, is a red key door. Open the door and hit the exit switch.

Other points of interest[]

The room in the centre north of the map contains a super shotgun.

In the far west of the map is a square room with four pillars. The nearest pillar has a switch to lower it to the floor, which reveals a switch on the next pillar. Likewise all four pillars can be lowered in sequence, and on the final pillar is a supercharge.


  1. After riding the first lift up, you will arrive in a room with a gas lamp and pipe-covered walls. Open the eastern wall in the southeast corner of the room to get a computer map, and combat armor.
  2. After going through the teleporter in the northeast of the map, you'll arrive on top of a tall ledge in a big gray cement room. Look on the automap and you'll see a square to the northeast of the ledge. Face this square and walk (do not run) off the ledge and you'll land on a column with a secret rocket launcher.


Routes and tricks[]

This map is relatively small but cluttered, and the standard route requires the player to pass several points multiple times. Optimizations therefore involve simplifying the route.

In the yellow key room, if the player rapidly strafes backward after hitting the switch, they will be able to jump to the bridge as it rises. This eliminates the need to teleport to the bridge and cuts out one circuit of the map. Since the player can't see where they're jumping to, this jump can be quite difficult at first. It was discovered by Adolf "Gusta" Vodja. [1] In TAS runs this whole trick is performed while the lift is lowered, but there isn't enough time for this on a run recorded at normal speed.

Another jump can be performed in the rocket launcher room: from the topmost ledge, the player can jump directly into the entrance to the curved passage. The gap is shallow enough that strafing is unnecessary.

Since the main lift takes around eight seconds to lower and raise again, most players activate it as quickly as possible and kill monsters while waiting for the lift to arrive. This is also done after hitting the first switch to make the second accessible. Chaingun is the weapon of choice throughout this run, since weak monsters blocking the player's path are the main obstacle to a good time. The many narrow passages choked with monsters are the main reason this level is yet to be completed pacifist style.

Nightmare! skill level forces the player to kill more monsters, and take a detour to pick up the combat armor. Otherwise the route is much the same. Another detour to pick up the supercharge is also quite likely since the player's health will probably be very low at this point. [2]

Maxkill demos also use the yellow key jump, since it can be performed without skipping monsters, although they tend to clear out the yellow key room of monsters first. [3] Maxkill players also have access to the super shotgun, which is used in preference to the chaingun. The rocket ammo picked up is used to take out the grouped imps and former humans in the rocket launcher room.

Respawn demos are scarcely any different from standard Maxkill, since on the fastest route the only opportunity to kill respawned monsters comes when returning to the yellow key room at the end of the run. [4]

Bullet supply throughout the level is plentiful, so with minimal infighting Tyson demos can be performed from start to finish with pistol only. To allow ammo to be used more freely players may punch out demons with the fist, and the yellow key jump will also speed up demos. [5] See:


Map data[]

Things 186
Vertices 493
Linedefs 574
Sidedefs 827
Sectors 136


Monsters ITYTD and HNTR HMP UV and NM
Sergeants 9 20 20
Spectres 1 3 3
Chaingunners 1 5 5
Imps 21 32 32
Demons 1 3 3
Troopers 24 26 26
Lost Souls 0 1 1
Powerups ITYTD and HNTR HMP UV and NM
Stimpacks 8 8 8
Medikits 6 6 6
Soul spheres 1 1 1
Health bonuses 12 12 12
Armor bonuses 7 7 7
Green armors 1 1 1
Blue armors 1 1 1
Computer maps 1 1 1
Weapons ITYTD and HNTR HMP UV and NM
Super shotguns 1 1 1
Shotguns 1 1 1
Chainguns 1 1 1
Rocket launchers 1 1 1
Ammunition ITYTD and HNTR HMP UV and NM
Backpacks 1 1 1
Bulk cells 1 1 1
Ammo clips 9 9 9
Shells 8 8 8
Rockets 3 3 3
Ammo boxes 1 1 1
Shell boxes 2 2 2
Key color Key type Quantity Total
Yellow Keycard 1 2
Red Keycard 1