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This level occupies the map slot MAP06. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP06.
This level occupies the map slot MAP36. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP36.

MAP06: The Crusher (MAP36 in PSX/Saturn) is the sixth map of Doom II. It was designed by American McGee and uses the music track "In the Dark". The monster Revenant debuts in this map; also, if the game is played on skill level 3 or lower, the Hell Knight - who only debuts in the previous map if the game is played on skill levels 4 and 5 - will also be introduced; in such difficulty levels, the Spiderdemon also returns from the original Doom. The map is named for the giant crusher in the large room near the starting area.

Map of MAP06


From the starting position, work your way straight forward through the forest of pillars to the lift on the far side (A), fighting enemies along the way. The lift will lower to a large room with a blue keycard (note: the keycard appears in different locations, depending on your skill level. When you get blue keycard, you can return back to the starting room). Once at the bottom of the lift, flip the switch to crush whatever enemy is under the huge crusher to make things easier for yourself. Once the monster (B) is dead, you can pick up the plasma rifle and, on ITYTD and HNTR, also a blue keycard under the crusher. Now ride the lift you came from back to the top. This time, run through the opening in the bars in front of you and you'll land on a small platform with a switch on it (and, on HMP, a blue keycard). Flip this switch to lower a lift at the far end of this room with a blue keycard on it (C) (on UV and NM). Run over, and ride the lift up. Follow the hallway around to a soul sphere (D). Drop down and ride the lift back up to the starting room. You can enter secret #2 before you return if you wish. Be careful in the starting room, as a closet has opened releasing many enemies that may be lurking among the pillars. Open the blue door at the north end of the room and flip the switch to lower the lift (E). The lowered lift exposes a small hidden room with some armor bonuses you can pick up if you wish. Ride this lift up, and follow the hallway past the red door to the end. Open the door here, flip the switch to lower the floor, and continue through a second door. In the next room, continue up the stairs, fighting the enemies released by the opening walls as you ascend. As you near the top of the spiral staircase, be cautious not to fall into the lava as it is inescapable. At the top of the stairs, hop onto the next platform and grab the red keycard (F). Before returning to the red door, you may want to enter secret #3. On your way back to the red door, beware of some recently released Imps. Once outside, continue along the path under the Stonehenge-like structures to the next door (G). Again, the lava here is inescapable, so be careful. Once through the last door you'll arrive in a large, dark, square room (H). Before you do anything else you may want to kill the Spectres in the slime moat to keep from getting in your way later on. Make your way to the opposite corner of this room and flip the switch next to the yellow keycard (I) to lower it. When you pick it up, the central structure in the room opens, causing several enemies to teleport in from all directions. Once they're dealt with, enter any of the teleporters along the perimeter of the room to be taken to the inside of the central structure. Flip the switch to raise a bridge to the yellow door on the west side of the large room (J). Open it and kill the Demon to exit.


  1. In the starting room with several pillars, locate the pillar with the lightning bolt symbol on it in the southeast corner of the room. This pillar can be lowered manually to reveal a megasphere (K).
  2. In the room containing the crusher, drop down into the river of nukage in the center and follow to its southeast end, where a secret room holding a teleporter can be found (L).
  3. While ascending the spiraling staircase leading to the red keycard, two alcoves will open, revealing enemies (M). The first one contains Chaingunners, while the second one houses Revenants. From the top of the staircase, drop down into the alcove the Chaingunners were in. Open the wall with the lightning bolt symbol to reveal a secret area (N).


  1. The red key door's door tracks (Linedefs 24 & 25) have Action 177 (DR Door Open Wait Close (fast)) even though they are not supposed to have linedef actions. If any of them are activated, the game will crash. Watch this video for more info (this problem happens in the PlayStation 3 version as well).
  2. Both sides of the door to the trap room off the north hallway (Linedefs 104 & 111) have no action, but specify Tag 7, an unused tag in the rest of the level.


  1. The Revenant makes its first appearance in this level.
  2. Out of all the maps American McGee has made for Doom II, this one is his favorite[citation needed].
  3. The Spider Mastermind appears in this level, making its return since Doom.

End of Level Message

You have entered deeply into the infested starport. But something is wrong. The monsters have brought their own reality with them, and the starport's technology is being subverted by their presence.

Ahead, you see an outpost of Hell, a fortified zone. If you can get past it, you can penetrate into the haunted heart of the starbase and find the controlling switch which holds Earth's population hostage.


Routes and tricks

  • In the exit room, you can straferun onto the floor just infront of the exit. You will still need the yellow keycard, located in the far corner of the room, to open the door.


The Compet-N records for the map are:

Run Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed 00:54 Henning Skogsto 2000-04-24
NM speed 00:56 Henning Skogsto 1999-09-30
UV max 02:22 Anders Johnsen 2003-01-20
NM100S 01:05 Vincent Catalaá 2000-09-08
UV -fast 02:42 Radek Pecka 2003-01-26
UV -respawn 02:27 Henning Skogsto 1999-09-03
UV Tyson 15:43 Xit Vono 2002-05-02
UV pacifist 01:13 Jakub "method_man" Razak 2003-11-28


Map data

Things 247
Vertices 935
Linedefs 1011
Sidedefs 1409
Sectors 183


Monsters ITYTD and HNTR HMP UV and NM
Spider Mastermind 0 0 1
Sergeants 17 26 30
Spectres 3 5 11
Imps 23 37 44
Demons 1 5 7
Troopers 2 2 2
Lost Souls 2 2 2
Chaingunners 4 8 11
Revenants 1 2 4
Hell Knights 1 5 2
Powerups ITYTD and HNTR HMP UV and NM
Backpacks 1 1 1
Stim packs 9 9 9
Medikits 8 8 8
Soul spheres 1 1 1
Health bonuses 5 5 5
Armor bonuses 9 9 9
Green armors 1 1 1
Blue armors 1 1 1
Megasphere 2 2 2
Weapons ITYTD and HNTR HMP UV and NM
Rocket launchers 1 1 1
Plasma guns 1 1 1
Super shotguns 1 1 1
Ammunition ITYTD and HNTR HMP UV and NM
Bulk cells 1 1 1
Ammo clips 1 1 1
Shells 9 9 8
Rocket boxes 1 1 1
Energy cells 3 3 3
Shell boxes 1 0 0
Blue cards 1 1 1
Yellow cards 1 1 1
Red cards 1 1 1
Barrels ITYTD and HNTR HMP UV and NM
Exploding barrels 9 9 9



The music for "In the Dark" is inspired by the track "Unchain the Night" by Dokken.

External links

Entry from
The Waste Tunnels
Doom II Level Exit to
Dead Simple