Space Countdown

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Player in a space countdown sector.

Sector type 12, Space Countdown, is a sector type which immediately starts an 11.5 second countdown when the player enters the affected sector, after which they will die. To visualize the countdown, bubbles that count down from 5 to 0 will appear above the player's head. As the name implies, the effect is used to mimic suffocation in the vacuum of outer space. Exiting the affected sector will end the countdown. The Elemental Shield provides protection from this effect. In NiGHTS levels, the effect is disabled entirely.

Type of sector Behavior
In-level sector Starts countdown when the player is anywhere in the sector (both midair and floor), unless they have an Elemental Shield; leaving the sector ends the effect
Solid FOF control sector Starts countdown when the player is anywhere above the FOF top, unless they have an Elemental Shield (sides and bottom are safe); leaving the area ends the effect
Intangible FOF control sector Starts countdown when the player is anywhere inside the FOF, unless they have an Elemental Shield; leaving the FOF ends the effect
Water FOF control sector Starts countdown when the player is anywhere inside the FOF, unless they have an Elemental Shield; leaving the FOF ends the effect

Sample

Example WAD: ex_st00012_spacecountdown.wad

  Sector types – Group 1 [view]
DamageDamage (Water)Damage (Fire)Damage (Electrical)SpikesDeath PitInstant KillRing Drainer (Floor Touch)Ring Drainer (Anywhere in Sector)Special Stage DamageSpace CountdownRamp SectorNon-Ramp SectorBouncy FOF