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This level occupies the map slot MAP23. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP23.

MAP23: Painful Discharge is the twenty-third level of Icarus: Alien Vanguard. It was designed by Brian Kidby.


Icarus MAP23 map

Map of MAP23

Letters in italics refer to marked spots on the map. Sector numbers in boldface are secrets which count toward the end-of-level tally.


  1. The northern doorway that opens as you walk west of the southern room counts as a secret. (sector 109)
  2. The doorway that opens to reveal the elevator down into the western hallway counts as a secret. (sector 134)
  3. The cross-shaped walkway in the center of the map counts as a secret. (sector 53)


Current records[]

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

Run Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed 01:53 Graham "Grazza" Burgess 2004-04-30
NM speed
UV max 16:04 George Bell 1996-07-04
UV -fast 18:49 Roger Moraga 1997-04-15
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

Miscellaneous demos[]

Run Time Player Date File Notes
UV max TAS 04:29 Andy Olivera 2000-01-15


Map data[]

Things 324
Vertices 1201
Linedefs 1423
Sidedefs 890
Sectors 233


Monsters ITYTD and HNTR HMP UV and NM
Arch-viles 0 2
Barons of hell 1
Cacodemons 6 10
Demons 4 7 11
Hell knights 6 8 10
Imps 24 46 48
Lost souls 9
Mancubi 3 4
Pain elementals 6 8
Revenants 2 3
Spectres 9 16
Weapons ITYTD and HNTR HMP UV and NM
BFG 9000s 1
Chainguns 4
Plasma guns 4
Rocket launchers 5
Shotguns 1
Super shotguns 4
Powerups ITYTD and HNTR HMP UV and NM
Armor bonuses 29
Backpacks 1
Green armors 1
Health bonuses 25
Medikits 3
Soul spheres 1
Stim packs 1
Ammunition ITYTD and HNTR HMP UV and NM
Ammo boxes 5
Ammo clips 4
Bulk cells 3
Energy cells 8 4
Rocket boxes 13 7
Rockets 4
Shell boxes 9
Red skull key 1

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