Smells Like Napalm, Tastes Like Chicken! is the seventh level in Marathon. It is the fourth level of Counterattack, the second chapter of the game. Your objective in this level is to close two airlocks to prevent the Pfhor troops from advancing.

This level consists of two mazes of tunnels. The narrow, twisting corridors are crawling with Pfhor Fighters, S'pht Compilers, and Wasps. There is little room to dodge bullets here, and it's easy to get lost. Each maze holds a pattern buffer, and a 1x shield recharger can be found in the west maze as well.


When you teleport in, you will immediately be attacked by fighters and wasps, so be prepared to clear the room.

There are two buttons you have to press. One at the east end of the level, and one at the west end; both are found at the end of a maze of corridors. The west maze holds a 1x shield recharger, so it's best to go west first. There is also a pattern buffer in the maze. Make your way to the airlock at the very western edge of the maze and hit the airlock button, then go back to the center of the level.

The eastern maze can be dealt with in much the same way. There's another pattern buffer here. Close the east airlock, then return to the center of the level.

Now make your way to the north. Use the buttons to raise the platforms in the middle of the room, making a bridge that allows you to reach the opening in the north wall.

The final puzzle involves two buttons, each raising an elevator. Hit the east button, then the west button, and quickly move to the elevators in the middle to ride them to the top.

There is a secret room on this level that contains ammo, a terminal, and most of all a flamethrower; this is the room marked A2 on the map. In order to reach it, stand in the southwest corner of the corridor marked A1. Then, quickly run back to the level's starting room; an elevator will have been lowered in the southeast corner of the room, leading to the secret area. If you want to keep the flamethrower, quickly pick it up and get back to the elevator before it rises again—if you're not fast enough, you'll get stuck! It may help to grenade jump into the elevator passage, instead of weaving your way up onto the ledge.


Medical Access Terminal<39.569.18.194>

The first terminal is a message from Leela. She tells you that a large group of Pfhor are headed towards you in the aft section of the UESC Marathon. The only way to stop them is to open the airlocks, but she can't do that while internal doors are open, and she can't seal the doors, so it's up to you to close the internal doors. Leela gives you a map to each airlock switch and tells you that you must find another terminal to be teleported out of that area.

Public Access Terminal 49-z<>

The second terminal tells you that security has been breached at your location, and follows with a corrupted document about the Holy Roman Empire. It ends with a Spurious Interrupt denying further access.

Service Access 31-b<39.592.29.95>

This terminal is a message from Durandal. He tells you that the Marathon used to be his slave and that he is being chased around by an AI who thinks he's rampant.

Public Access Terminal 65-a<>

The final terminal is another message from Leela, who says that she will begin the decompression of nonessential sections of the ship. She then tells you that the humans you rescued earlier have informed her that the Pfhor have been taking humans back to their ship.


  • The music for this level is titled Chomber. It is track #1.
  • The named regions on the level map include "Tunnel System #B972AF", "Tunnel System #A894C", and "Shuttle Drydock".
  • The level's name could be a clue that a TOZT-7 Backpack Napalm Unit can be found on this level—the very first one in the game.


Marathon - Level 6: Smells Like Napalm, Tastes Like Chicken!

Arrival ArrivalBigger Guns NearbyNever Burn Money
Counterattack Defend THIS!Couch FishingThe RoseSmells Like Napalm, Tastes Like Chicken!Cool FusionG4 SunbathingBlaspheme Quarantine
Reprisal Bob-B-QShake Before Using...
Durandal Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire!Colony Ship For Sale, CheapHabe QuiddamNeither High nor Low
The Pfhor Pfhor Your Eyes Only...No Artificial ColorsUnpfhorgivenTwo Times Two Equals...Beware of Low-Flying Defense Drones...EupfhoriaPfhoraphobiaAin't Got Time Pfhor This...
Rebellion Welcome to the Revolution...Try againIngue Ferroque
Network levels Mars Needs WomenCarnage Palace Deee-luxe5-D SpaceArenaE Equals MC What!!!!Showered With GrenadesSpiral InsanityWaldo World ArenaWhat Goes Up Must Come DownYou Don't Need To See My ID
Marathon 2: Durandal
Lh'owon Waterloo WaterparkThe Slings & Arrows of Outrageous FortuneCharon Doesn't Make Change
Volunteers What About Bob?Come and Take your MedicineWe're Everywhere
Garrison Ex CathedraNuke And PaveCuriouser and Curiouser...
Citadel Eat It, Vid Boi!The Hard Stuff Rules...Bob's Big DateSix Thousand Feet Under
Durandal If I Had a Rocket Launcher, I'd Make Somebody PaySorry Don't Make It SoFor Carnage, Apply WithinBegging For Mercy Makes Me Angry!
Captured The Big House
Blake This Side Toward EnemyGod Will Sort The Dead...My Own Private ThermopylaeKill Your Television
Simulacrums Where the Twist FlopsBeware of Abandoned Rental TrucksRequiem For a Cyborg
S'pht'Kr Fatum Iustum StultorumFeel the NoiseAll Roads Lead To Sol...
Network levels ThunderdomeShangri-LaNo DisintegrationsOK, HoneybunnyLack Of VisionFlight Of The ToolatorGiant Flaming Pit Of LavaHouse Of Pane16th ParallelOne Hit WonderOK, Who wants SomeEveryone's Mortal But Me5-D space
Marathon Infinity
Prologue Ne Cede Malis
Despair Rise Robot Rise Robot World Arena
Poor Yorick Two for the Price of One
Confound Delivery
Electric Sheep OneWhere are monsters in dreams Aie Mak Sicur
Rage Acme StationPost Naval TraumaWhere Some Rarely GoThing What Kicks...Electric Sheep TwoWhatever You Please Carroll Street Station
Naw Man He's CloseFoe HammerHang BrainElectric Sheep ThreeEat the Path You're Wormfood, Dude
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Vidmaster Challenge Try AgainIf I Had a Rocket Launcher, I'd Make Somebody PayYou Think You're Big Time? You're Gonna Die Big Time!
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