How to watch the Doom 64 demo of level 32, Hectic, on the original Nintendo 64:

WARNING: Entering this password in the newer March 2020 editions of Doom 64 may
PERMANENTLY add the Hectic demo to the game's normal 3-demo roster.

Go to Doom 64's Options menu, choose Password and enter the following password:

RVNH 3CT1 CD3M 0???

(Note that the password is a stylized version of the phrase "RUN HECTIC DEMO".)

If entered correctly, the Password screen will clear, and the Options menu will
be re-displayed.  Press Start (or select the Return item from the Options menu)
to return to the "New Game / Options" prompt.
After 20 to 40 seconds the game's title sequence will begin, followed by the
usual three game demos.  This can take several minutes.
Following the third demo will be a new, fourth demo, which shows successful
completion of level 32, Hectic.  All keys are acquired, and the special exit is
accessed.  This demo's running time is about 1:45.

On the original Nintendo 64 console the Hectic demo does not remain in the demo
roster; The game automatically reverts back to the normal 3-demo cycle.  To see
it again the password must be re-entered.

Background: Map 32, Hectic, is a special level of Doom 64.  It is accessible by
using the first secret exit in the game (see the DoomHelp page for details), or
by entering various special Doom 64 passwords for map 32.
In Hectic it's possible to gain access to a special exit teleporter.  Leaving
via that exit will unlock the game's hidden Features menu (cheat-options menu).
For more details on Doom 64's Features menu, see the DoomCode document.

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