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This level occupies the map slot MAP20. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP20.
This level occupies the map slot MAP21. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP21.

MAP20: Gotcha! (MAP21 in GBA) is the twentieth map of Doom II. It was designed by John Romero and uses the music track "Message for the Arch-vile". It is notable for including a possibility of monster infighting between a Cyberdemon and a Spider Mastermind.

Map of MAP20


The Cyberdemon and Spider Mastermind face each other in MAP20.

Walkthrough

Go through the door at the start and clear the opposition there. While moving into a larger room, platforms will lower in the center of it revealing the Spider Mastermind and Cyberdemon (A). Try to lure them into a fight (moving in the west of the room behind a raised wall in the western platform). Defeat the remaining enemy (usually the Cyberdemon) using the platform as cover (B).

Hit the switch in the western platform and immediately eliminate the Arch-vile and Baron of Hell that will come through the door (C). Afterwards, take the lift to go around the walkway and go through the door. Follow a winding stairway (D) down towards the teleporter. Go down another stairway and jump into the dark opening (E). Follow the corridor to the end and hop in the teleporter (F).

You will slowly go down into a small room with zombies and Imps (G). Through the opening you will see a section of wall lowering across the lava pool (H). Wait for it to lower completely and jump through the opening. Follow the corridor, climb up the stairs and snatch the plasma rifle (I). Watch out for enemies popping out and run down the stairs towards the walkway and walk through the teleporter (J). In the last room, walking through the narrow walkway until the end and jump in the hole (K). Watch out for Heavy Weapon Dudes and Cacodemons.

Secrets

Official

  1. At the very beginning of the level, turn around and face the structure behind you. Walk off the ledge you're on to cause a walkway to rise below you (L). Follow this walkway around to the back of the structure to access its inside. Once you're done exploring, drop into the pit of blood between the walkway and the structure. At either end of the semicircular pit are alcoves. The western alcove contains a radiation suit and a bulk cell and is considered a secret (M). The east alcove teleports you back to the starting point.
  2. In the northeast corner of the level is a large structure (N). Walk around the far side and you'll see a narrow "alley" with a glowing skull decoration at its end (O). Enter this alley to find a passageway leading up to a teleporter (P). Go through to be taken to a circular structure in the northwest of the map (Q). After raising the floor in this building, flip the switch to lower a teleport, but do not go through it yet. The walls immediately to the left and right of the teleporter can be opened as well (R). Both count as individual secrets.
  3. See secret #2.
  4. At the end of either secret #2 or #3, open the wall leading to the area behind the teleporter (S; the right wall in the left alcove; the left wall in the right alcove). This also counts as a secret and contains a soul sphere (T).
  5. On the east side of the map is a square building in a sunken pit of lava. Enter this building via the lift in the southwest corner and follow the winding path all the way to the teleporter at the top, but do not go through it (U). Instead, open the wall immediately to its left to reveal a secret path leading to another teleporter (V).
  6. Take the demon-faced teleporter in the area with the circular walkway (after the room with the battling Cyberdemon and Spider Mastermind). Follow the white walkway in front of you and run through the dark hole in the wall (W). Hug the left wall in this dark area and you'll go through a narrow tunnel with a teleport at the end. Go through to be taken to a tall pillar with a megasphere (X).
  7. Return to the dark area containing the passage to secret #6, but take the non-secret teleporter on the opposite end of the room (Y). Once the floor lowers, drop off the ledge straight ahead to lower the wall in front of you. Go through the newly opened hallway until you reach the dark room with a lit staircase in the center. The wall with the lightning symbol on the south end of this room can be opened, and contains a soul sphere (Z).

Non-official

  1. Shooting the left side of the structure above the demon-faced teleporter (this can be done either from the room containing secret #2 or from secret #6) opens a small alcove just to the left of where you find secret #2. It contains a BFG9000 and two energy cells.

End of Level Message

You are at the corrupt heart of the city, surrounded by the corpses of your enemies. You see no way to destroy the creatures' entryway through this side, so you clench your teeth and plunge through it.

There must be a way to close it on the other side. What do you care if you've got to go through Hell to get to it?

Speedrunning

Records

The Compet-N records for the map are:

Run Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed 00:34 Ian Sabourin 2002-01-07 lv20-034.zip
NM speed 00:43 Thomas "Panter" Pilger 1998-07-23 nm20-043.zip
UV max 03:14 Radek Pecka 2002-03-30 lv20-314.zip
NM100S 01:26 Radek Pecka 2004-03-29 ns20-126.zip
UV -fast 04:01 Jakub "method_man" Razak 2003-12-21 fa20-401.zip
UV -respawn 02:47 Jakub "method_man" Razak 2003-12-20 re20-247.zip
UV Tyson 08:35 Jakub "method_man" Razak 2003-12-22 ty20-835.zip
UV pacifist 00:36 Adam Williamson 2003-03-04 pa20-036.zip

Statistics

Map data

Things 256
Vertices 1024
Linedefs 1015
Sidedefs 1448
Sectors 191

Things

Monsters ITYTD and HNTR HMP UV and NM
Spider Mastermind 1 1 1
Shotgun Guys 3 9 13
Cyberdemon 1 1 1
Imps 2 14 22
Barons of Hell 1 1 1
Cacodemons 3 7 11
Lost Souls 0 2 9
Arch-viles 2 2 2
Pain Elementals 3 5 5
Heavy Weapon Dudes 4 9 12
Revenants 0 1 2
Hell Knights 0 1 1
Powerups ITYTD and HNTR HMP UV and NM
Stim packs 7 7 6
Medikits 9 9 9
Soul spheres 4 4 4
Health bonuses 19 19 16
Armor bonuses 26 26 23
Green armors 2 2 2
Blue armors 2 2 2
Berserks 1 1 1
Radiation suits 2 2 2
Megasphere 1 1 1
Weapons ITYTD and HNTR HMP UV and NM
Rocket launchers 1 1 1
Plasma guns 1 1 1
BFG 9000s 1 1 1
Super shotguns 1 1 1
Ammunition ITYTD and HNTR HMP UV and NM
Bulk cells 2 2 2
Shells 13 13 13
Rockets 1 1 1
Rocket boxes 11 11 11
Energy cells 6 6 5
Ammo boxes 5 5 5
Keys ITYTD and HNTR HMP UV and NM

Video

External links

  1. MAP20 demos from the Compet-n database
  2. Top-down perspective view of all Doom II levels by Ian Albert
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