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FAQ/Walkthrough by zarathustra47

Version: 1.0 | Updated: 05/08/09

REPTON THRU TIME WALKTHROUGH

version 1.0
by Michael S. Repton
(zarathustra47@yahoo.com)

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Introduction

This is, naturally, a sequel to my walkthrough for Repton 3, just as
Repton Thru Time is a sequel to that game. The game mechanics are
nearly identical to the original, with only a tiny difference in the
way the spirits are set to start moving in a particular direction.
This difference does not affect the actual gameplay, but does make
some Repton Thru Time screens (particularly Prehistoric A) unplayable
if played on the original Repton 3 game.

Repton Thru Time consists of five screen files, each with graphics
altered from the original to represent a particular period of time.
Characters still act the same as in the original game but look
different: for example, diamonds are replaced by berries in the
Prehistoric screens, papyri in the Egyptian screens, and so on.

Unlike the original Repton 3, the sets are not arranged in order of
difficulty; Prehistoric is medium difficulty, Now hard, and the other
three very hard. However, within each set the levels are in rough
order from easy to hard, and all five sets do start with two or three
easy levels to help the player get used to the new characters.

As in my Repton 3 walkthrough, I have given each level a difficulty
rating "from 0 to 10"; in actual fact, to make the ratings consistent
with those in the Repton 3 walkthrough, ratings above 10 have had to
be used for the select few levels that are harder than any in the
original game. (These are, in my opinion, Egyptian H, Victorian H,
and Future G and H.) As before, all marks are just my own opinions!

I assume that the reader is familiar with my Repton 3 walkthrough and
does not need the game mechanics and scoring explained again. Readers
for whom this is not the case can find the earlier walkthrough at
GameFAQs (http://www.gamefaqs.com/computer/c64/game/580038.html) or 
Stairway to Hell (http://www.stairwaytohell.com/index2.html).

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Repton's travels through time

Ever since the time capsule was introduced in the third screen of the
Prelude file, fans have wondered why Repton never seemed to do
anything with it except travel back a maximum of six minutes to give
himself extra time to collect diamonds. (No, it wasn't deliberate
that I used the letter X so many times in that sentence.) Now at last
we have an answer! Repton's travels through time have been faithfully
documented for us to share the results of his pursuit of knowledge.

And yet -- manmade artefacts coexisting with dinosaurs? Surely this
is not time travel, but travel into the realm of fantasy? Not so. As
Repton has at last succeeded in proving, the time of dinosaurs was
the point in evolutionary history when the first intelligent life
came into being, in the form of sapient lizards -- Repton's own
ancestors. In order to bring back proof of their existence to the
modern scientific community, Repton lived among them for a time,
subsisting on their diet of berries and fleeing from their natural
enemies, as well as helping to control the periodic wildfires.

Repton was not just interested in finding evidence of his earliest
ancestors; he wanted to know what had happened to them, and why they
had not left a more permanent mark on history. Since they did not
seem to have had a writing system, he sought further evidence among
the earliest human civilisations, and spent a great deal of time in
Egypt digging up papyri that were subsequently lost to mankind. This,
however, drew the attention of certain malignant spirits, who came
back to their mummified corpses in an attempt to drive Repton away.

Even for someone whose puzzle-solving skills were as adept as
Repton's, the decipherment of the Egyptian scrolls was too big a task
for one brain to attempt alone, and so he set off once more, this
time hunting through the gaslit streets of Victorian England in
search of Sherlock Holmes. Repton soon found himself in trouble with
the police for revealing things that should have been left invisible,
and a series of adventures ensued before he was able to track down
the great detective -- adventures that were recorded for posterity
only in one cryptic reference in Dr Watson's writings to "the giant
rat of Sumatra, a story for which the world is not yet prepared".

Having attained his objective at last, Repton sought to return home,
but he was in for an unpleasant surprise. His actions in previous
time periods had had the effect of changing history, in such a way
that when he returned to his own time, he found nothing familiar. For
someone who was used to carrying diamonds around in his pockets, the
idea of buying drinks with a card one couldn't even scratch a window
with was a wholly foreign one; and why had the buildings suddenly
grown much taller, and why were these strange people running after
him for driving on the wrong side of the road? Surely they know that
you have to do that to avoid colliding with spirits! But no, it
seems no-one believes in spirits or monsters in this day and age.

There was only one thing to be done. Repton set off in his time
capsule for one final voyage, the most adventurous of all -- into the
future, to consult with the Time Lords about how he could restore the
timeline back to normal. But finding them was not easy; the future,
run as it was by humans, had become a most frightening place, with
spacecraft powered by crystals flying to the moon and making contact
with unfriendly species from distant planets. And the base of the
Time Lords was said to lurk far out in the deadly vacuum of empty
space, at the back of a mazelike route that was the only safe path to
tread in the vast wilderness. Will he ever get there? You decide!

- - -

The levels

- PREHISTORIC -

Shortened to Prehist in its original BBC incarnation, as the BBC
version limited passwords and filenames to seven characters or fewer.

- Character correspondences -

DIAMOND: bunch of green berries
THE CROWN: necklace of stones
THE TIMEBOMB: wheel
KEY: axe
TIME CAPSULE: spear
EARTH: earth
WALLS: cave walls, volcanoes, tall plants
SKULL: bunch of poisonous (red) berries
BOULDER: rock
EGG: dinosaur egg
MONSTER: dinosaur
SAFE: blocked cave entrance
CAGE: net
SPIRIT: pterodactyl
FUNGUS: fire

Level 1-A
Password: PREHIST
Difficulty: 1/10

Overview: An easy starter with just a couple of places where you
might get stuck if you're careless.

Walkthrough: Take the diamonds under the row of boulders and proceed
up on the right. Push the boulder out and continue up. Come down
again on the other side of the wall and push the next boulder. Dig
the earth in the top-left corner of the room beyond and go round to
collect the group of diamonds. Come back out and go round to the room
in the top-left corner of the level.

Take a key and head down to get the crown. Deal with the egg by going
up on its left, letting the boulder fall right to kill the monster.
Get the diamonds from the safes at the top of the level (there is one
near the top-right corner) and head down just right of the key room.

Push the boulder in the top-left over the earth and go all the way
down. Enter the bottom room and let all the boulders in the row fall
left to get the diamonds. Take all the diamonds in this area, go
under the egg and boulder and push it back to kill the monster.

Level 1-B
Password: HEATERS
Difficulty: 1/10

Overview: A bit of a scare, as a spirit is loose in Repton's starting
area. After that, though, there's really nothing that can go wrong.

Walkthrough: Grab the diamond at bottom-left and head out; the spirit
will find his own way to the cage at bottom-right. Go up and push the
egg right, then step back and push the boulder after it. Now go after
the spirit and down into the bottom room.

Take the first two diamonds and push the boulder left. Take the
corner diamond and let the boulders fall right; now push the loose
boulder all the way right. Go down and go all the way left along the
bottom, letting boulders fall as necessary, until you reach the last
boulder in the bottom row directly right of the key. Go around this
boulder and straight left, letting the boulders above the key fall,
then walk up and go back for the last bottom-row diamond. Now head
right along the room taking all the remaining diamonds.

Go all the way left above this room and head up. Enter the enclosed
room through its top wall and let the boulder fall right so you can
get all the diamonds. Take the crown and all the diamonds at the top
of the level. Go back down on the right and enter the central room.
Walk right under the egg and the boulder in line with it; then push
this boulder over the monster. Repeat the procedure in mirror image
to kill the other monster and take all the diamonds.

Level 1-C
Password: HILLOCK
Difficulty: 3/10

Overview: A tricky riddle with one of the spirits and an annoying
rocks-and-diamonds puzzle in the corner are the interesting parts of
another none-too-difficult level.

Walkthrough: Get out of the first section, push the boulder left, and
release the two spirits. Take the row of diamonds, then release the
third spirit from the upper room. Wait for it and follow it into the
room on the left and under the row of boulders; open up the cage in
the top-left corner and wait for it to go in. Go through, let both
boulders fall onto the earth, push the egg left and Repton shuffle
the boulder on top of it, and get the key. Go up and take everything
from the top room before coming down (don't take the transporter!)

Entering the room below the row of boulders, go down and take the
time capsules next to the wall before heading left. Let the first
boulder fall right and go round to push the upper boulder right and
out of the room; repeat to get rid of the next two boulders in the
top two rows, and push the last one left. Also push the middle two
boulders in the next row left; then come down left of the boulder
against the middle of the wall. Step left and down to reach the
bottom row and collect all the diamonds from the bottom up.

Heading right, push the lower egg right and run round the boulder to
kill the monster. Also push the upper egg right and run round to the
left of the boulder to lie in wait. Kill this monster, collect all
the diamonds, and defuse the timebomb.

Level 1-D
Password: PILFERS
Difficulty: 3/10

Overview: Not much time at all to round up the spirits, but other
than that there are no difficult puzzles to get past.

Walkthrough: Head all the way right. Push the boulder balanced on a
safe to the right, and take the rightmost transporter. Push the
boulder and go down, and free the cage at the bottom. Also grab the
diamond at the bottom-left of this area.

Heading up, push the egg right and then push the lower boulder over
it. Release the first spirit, then push the boulder in the top-left
to its left to shorten the remaining spirits' journey. Release the
other three spirits, and run ahead of the last one to the area above
the transporter destination. Push both boulders down to the left.

Now, you can simply let the last spirit enter the cage on the left,
take the diamond from the lower-right cage to release the last spirit
and head through its enclosure to free the cage in the top-right.
Alternatively, go through ahead of the last spirit from the left area
and try to reach this cage without colliding with either spirit; this
may be necessary if you are running low on time. The time capsule is
just beyond the cage in the top-right of the lower area. Also take
the key near the bottom-right (let the left boulder fall to reach it)
and head left for any diamonds you missed earlier and the crown.

Now go up and clear the top area. The room on the left should be done
from the bottom up as usual. Push the egg left and run under the
boulder to roll it off the diamond and kill the monster. Do not take
either of the remaining transporters.

Level 1-E
Password: MEDIATE
Difficulty: 4/10

Overview: Some awkward monsters to round up and an action-packed
spirit puzzle in a tight space in the last room. The rest is easy.

Walkthrough: Go right through the first room (which should present
no problems) and take the transporter. Head left and up and release
the spirits. Returning to the junction, push both boulders aside to
reach the bottom diamond and then continue left. On the other side of
the wall, go all the way down. Take all the diamonds from the room on
the right, then take all the keys and run out of this room. (Leave
the monster; he will follow you upwards, which will make him stand
next to the fungus, and sooner or later it will get him.)

Take everything from the area in the top-left and head back to the
right, letting the three boulders fall to let you past. Go down, then
left above the boulder without touching the diamonds to its left. Go
round the spiral and push the egg; let the monster follow you back
out, go down and right under the boulder and push it back to kill the
monster. Take the diamond behind the egg and enter the upper room.

Take the diamond on the right first, then push the egg right and roll
the boulder down onto it. Take all the diamonds and return to the top
centre room; take everything here too. Check whether the monster has
been killed before taking the transporter; as you are transporting
below him, if he is not dead he will move away from the fungus.

In the bottom room, take the diamond under the egg, then run around
the skull where the monster cannot get you. Walk left to release the
two spirits; then in a quick movement take the remaining diamond in
the second-from-bottom row and run left under the boulder; get behind
it and wait for the monster to come towards you. Kill it and get out
of the way of the spirits again. When the first has entered its cage,
take the diamond to free the other cage. Then take the rest.

Level 1-F
Password: COMPACT
Difficulty: 7/10

Overview: A fast-paced level with fungus, active spirits and awkward
monsters, as well as some none-too-easy rocks-and-diamonds puzzles.

Walkthrough: Run through the maze of fungus collecting the diamonds.
Dig the earth in the bottom-right at the base of the wall of skulls,
then go up and shuffle all ten boulders left. This should release the
spirits into their cages; go and take the diamonds, then walk to just
above the skulls. The transporter destination is in the bottom-right
of the upper room; wait for the spirits to go past before taking the
transporter. (Do not on any account take the key!)

Get past the spirits to free the cage in the top-left, and when one
has entered the cage, run through and up. Take the bottom diamond
below the mass of boulders, then step right and push the first
boulder left to the wall. Push the boulder that falls behind it three
squares right, then push another boulder left, another right, and go
up and right to get the key. Immediately take some diamonds below you
to let the second spirit into the top cage.

Run down and right to take the diamond at the end of the corridor
(leave the diamonds blocking the fungus). Run left and let the
monster (from the egg on the safe in the room below) follow you up
and right; when you reach the column of safe diamonds just left of
the remaining cage, run up and let the boulder fall on the monster.
Push this boulder right past the cage.

Return to the lower room, take all the diamonds, and break the second
egg. Let the monster follow you left and up, and release the pile of
boulders onto it. Take the cage diamond in the top row, go right, and
release the spirit. While it cages, empty the top-right room from the
bottom up. Finally, go down to the diamond from the third cage, and
take the first of the two transporters beyond it, which takes you to
the extreme top-right corner. Return to the other transporter, taking
all the diamonds blocking the fungus before you take it.

Run left, and clear this area from the bottom up, taking note that
there is a spirit in the top-right corner. When this area is empty of
diamonds, release the spirit, and run past it to open its cage. When
it cages, wait above the cage diamond for the two spirits patrolling
the lower room to go past. Step down, push the egg left and quickly
push the boulder over it. This connects one cage; when it has been
opened, push the boulder left to connect the other. Kill the last
monster with the same boulder, collect all the diamonds, and finish.

Level 1-G
Password: CARTOON
Difficulty: 8/10

Overview: A race back and forth to prepare the level so the key can
be got safely, take it, and then clear up. You need to take care of a
lot of detail, but the actual execution is fairly straightforward.

Walkthrough: Take the diamond under the egg and step aside. Run down
and left, going around the boulder, and let the monster follow you
all the way left and then up on the far left of the level. A second
egg will fall off a skull and kill the monster. Wait for the second
monster to hatch and follow you, and run right to a line of five
diamonds. Quickly take the earth under the second one, then continue
right so a boulder falls behind you, and push this back to kill the
monster. Take the earth above the row of diamonds, and when the
boulder on it falls, push it left. Push the boulder on the safe off
it to the right, and collect the diamonds around the top-left safe.

Go straight down under the cage until you see a cage on your left.
Take the earth square next to it, and push the boulder on the safe
just to the right one square right. Some way up and right of you are
two boulders, one above the other; go under these so both fall left.
To the right of them is a cage. Repton shuffle the boulder under it
to the left, and push the boulder under it (that is, just above
Repton's start position) one square left.

Head up and right, without disturbing anything else, until you reach
a time capsule (don't take it yet). Push the boulder just right of it
one square left, but don't take the rightmost of the cluster of seven
diamonds. Now go down on the far right, without taking any diamonds
or earth until you reach the three diamonds near the bottom that you
have to take. Release the egg. Run up and let the monster follow you;
go around the boulder at the top of the level and push it one square
right to kill the monster. Push the nearby boulder on a safe to the
left, rolling it off the diamond you left in place earlier. Go back
down to the bottom-right and head left. Take the earth square next to
the first skull. Continue along the bottom and release the spirits.

You will now return to Repton's start position; there is a time
capsule near to there. If you cannot last that long, take the one in
the top-right before leaving that area. Go right from Repton's start,
and push the boulder above the cage to the right. Let the boulder
at the lower left of the group of five fall straight down, and push
it left. Now let the middle boulder of the five fall onto the cage
and then push it off to the right; do the same with the upper-right
one, then the upper-left. Leave the earth square above this boulder;
let the boulder above the key fall onto it. Now take the key. This
causes one more boulder to fall onto the cage; push this too off to
the right, connecting the cage.

Go left to release the remaining spirits. Take all the nearby
diamonds, then go up to release two boulders, unblocking the last
cage. Now return to the upper section of the level and collect all
the diamonds. To avoid trapping the timebomb, when you reach the
boulder above two safe diamonds, roll it to rest on the earth, and
do the same with the boulder above it. Take whichever time capsule
is remaining at the appropriate time, and collect everything on the
level, not forgetting the safe diamond near the bottom-left corner.

Level 1-H
Password: TUBULAR
Difficulty: 8/10

Overview: A run through a skull maze with spirits in hot pursuit.
You need to know or discover which turnings to take in order to
unblock the cages without running yourself into a dead end.

Walkthrough: Grab the key from below you and instantly run up. Take
the first turning on your left to unblock a cage, then continue up.
Go first right, up, left and around the skull cluster to unblock two
more cages. Run left, down as soon as possible, second left (just
above the blank space marking where the spirits started) and down to
unblock a fourth cage. Left, up and left to a fifth. Up, left, and
you will see the sixth cage just above you, but instead run down and
go clockwise around the line of skulls to arrive at the cage with the
spirits behind you.

Run right below the cage, and take the second turning up to reach the
seventh cage; then go left and up to unblock the eighth. The seventh
cage is on the right wall of your route, so the spirit will not enter
it. Run right to a 2x2 square of diamonds; clear these and use the
space to dodge the last spirit. If you are far enough ahead of it,
you can make this task easier by clearing out the dead end along the
top wall of the level. Then all that remains is to go around the
entire level collecting all the diamonds; you can use the left-hand
rule, that is, pretending that Repton is a spirit, to make sure you
do not miss any. Then go to the bottom-left corner to the timebomb.

- EGYPTIAN -

Simply called Egypt in the BBC version.

- Character correspondences -

DIAMOND: papyrus
THE CROWN: statue or sarcophagus
THE TIMEBOMB: head of a sarcophagus
KEY: key
TIME CAPSULE: jackal statue
EARTH: dust
WALLS: pyramids, pillars, sphinxes
SKULL: scorpion
BOULDER: urn
EGG: snake basket
MONSTER: snake
SAFE: chest of gold
CAGE: open tomb
SPIRIT: Egyptian mummy
FUNGUS: reeds

Level 2-A
Password: EGYPT
Difficulty: 1/10
 
Overview: A simple starting level with few real problems.
 
Walkthrough: Wait until both eggs hatch, then push both boulders to
kill the monsters. Head right, enter the tunnel in the pyramid, and
follow it to the long corridor below; go left and down to the bottom
of the level. Go right,and, when a boulder falls behind you, push it
two squares left. Continue along the bottom, go under two boulders,
push the first one back to leave the passage open, and get the key.
 
Come back up and clear all the diamonds and crown from the bottom
part of the level. Go up and head left, release the spirit into the
cage, push the egg left and push the boulder onto it. Collect all
the diamonds in the top-left and in the skull rectangle at the top.
(Don't take the transporter at any stage.) Go to the far right, and
clear the three diamonds above the timebomb by taking the upper-left
one first, then the other two. Take the diamond below the remaining
boulder against the far right wall to leave it resting on the earth.
Collect all the remaining diamonds and defuse the timebomb.
 
Level 2-B
Password: FAVOURS
Difficulty: 2/10
 
Overview: The upper part of the level is easy, but in the lower part
you must be careful to avoid trapping diamonds or blocking your path.
 
Walkthrough: Run left, up, right and down and collect all the
diamonds. Go all the way left under the pyramid, come up, collect the
four diamonds and break the egg. Just above and right of it is a
boulder you can release onto it. Let the first boulder in the cluster
of diamonds at the top fall left so you can get under the cluster and
collect all the diamonds. Then take the transporter. Run left and
around to the key, take the diamond and take the second transporter.
 
Step up and run under the pyramid a second time, this time entering
it at the far left. Go right and up at the junction, release the
spirits, and collect the diamond to the left while they cage. Collect
the diamond and crown in the spirits' enclosure. Run under the egg to
let it fall, then go under the boulder and wait; when the monster
comes up, kill it, making sure to push the boulder only one square.
Collect everything and return to the last transporter destination.
 
Go left, under the first boulder, and collect the diamonds so you can
push it two squares left and take the diamonds under it. Do not take
the earth square under the next boulder in the top row. Go down on
the far right, letting the boulder on a diamond fall right so you can
get past it. Head left, stopping to take the diamonds you pass above
you. Go up. Let the boulder on your right fall, and go right, pushing
the boulders aside to retrieve the diamond nestling between the wall
sections. Head left again. Leave the three diamonds holding the
boulders in the top-left corner of this area, and take the diamonds
under them; then take these diamonds, push the boulder two squares to
get down the passage between the last two "sphinxes", and run left.
 
Level 2-C
Password: HAPPENS
Difficulty: 3/10
 
Overview: One monster is lying in wait from the start, and there is a
tricky boulders-and-diamonds puzzle to get through.
 
Walkthrough: Head left. Ignore the two diamonds under boulders, and
go left above them. Roll the boulder left down the pyramid and use it
to kill the monster. Head up on the far left to take the diamond at
the top; then follow the passage just below you to the right. Thread
your way to the far right, ignoring the transporter, and go up.
 
Take the diamond in between the first two boulders, letting the one
on the right fall. Take the two diamonds on the right so it falls
again. Release the boulder in the top row and push it all the way
right; then push the loose boulder to the right so you can get down.
On your way, take the diamond under the boulder on your right so it
does not fall on you; then run left to the transporter.
 
Clear all the diamonds around the fungus and run left. Let the egg
fall right, and push the boulder directly left on top of it. Take the
crown and exit left, going back round to where the transporter was.
Clear this area and return to the middle of the level. Clear this
area too, then push the egg left and run round the boulder on the
left to kill the monster. Return to the far left, go down, and go
right past the time capsule to release the spirits.
 
When the spirits have caged, or while they are exploring the area
above the timebomb if you are quick enough, take the safe diamond
near the cages, then go left under the two boulders, and push one all
the way right. Go up, taking the earth square left of a safe diamond,
then push the egg down to its right and push the boulder over it.
Collect the remaining diamonds and defuse the timebomb.
 
Level 2-D
Password: PERSONS
Difficulty: 5/10
 
Overview: Four separate puzzles and a narrow time limit. The section
with four monsters and only one boulder is perhaps the trickiest.
 
Walkthrough: Grab the diamonds to your right, then head left and
down. On the far left of this area, go all the way down; the last
diamond blocks a transporter destination. Then go up, taking the
turning you bypassed on your right, and go all the way around to the
transporter, taking all the diamonds on your way.
 
Run up and go around the top of the first egg. Go left and under the
skull to clear the earth square just left of it. Return to the right
of the first egg, push it left until it breaks, then quickly run
under the second egg and under the boulder. Wait until both monsters
are next to it, then kill them. Take the crown and go down on the
left. Break the bottom-left egg, then go right, get around the last
egg and kill the third monster with it. Bring the boulder down and
use it to kill the last monster; then take the next transporter.
 
Take the diamonds below you, head right, and take the first turning
down. Clear this passage, which goes all the way to the bottom-left
of this area, and return to the top-right; go down and get the
remaining diamonds and the key. Take the next transporter, run up and
around, taking care to avoid colliding with spirits. Run down just
left of the second line of diamonds, and, when you reach the first
cage, go one square left, up, under the two boulders, and push one
back to connect this cage. Then push the other one down to connect
the second. Dig out the earth square touching three cages, go up and
push a boulder into this square, then drop the fourth boulder down to
connect the last cage. When all the cages have been entered, collect
all the diamonds and take the transporter back to reach the timebomb.
 
Level 2-E
Password: CONQUER
Difficulty: 8/10
 
Overview: Take care of the spirit just behind you as you start! Then
you must clear a difficult area with active spirits, followed by a
middle section in which you have to wait for fungus to grow (and if
you run out of time capsules before it does, you're sunk).
 
Walkthrough: Quickly step up and left, without taking the time
capsule. When the spirit has gone past, take the diamond. Then go up
above the cage, taking care to avoid colliding with the spirit, and
release a large number of boulders down until the cage is connected.
Also release the boulders blocking the safe in the top-right corner.
 
Head left at the bottom of this area, releasing a second spirit; just
beyond it, take a time capsule to release a third. Then go under the
two boulders, push one to the right, and get the key. Return to the
top-right safe, and wait until both spirits have gone past. Quickly
run up, push the first boulder two squares, take the diamond and
earth and push the second boulder down to block the adjacent cage,
and continue pushing the first boulder until another cage is also
blocked. Go left along the top until you reach another cage; unblock
this and wait for a spirit to go in. Then unblock the cage beyond.
 
Clear the earth to the left of this cage before going under the two
boulders; push one left and one right to reach the crown. Return to
the lower area and release the last spirit; an easy way is by taking
a diamond in the bottom-left corner. Clear this area, but only when
the spirit is well out of the way so it does not become dazed. Then
go up to the newly opened cage near the top-left. Release the two
spirits beyond it, and unblock the top-right cages. When both have
been entered, take the diamonds and come down to the transporter in
the top-left of the lower area.
 
The transporter takes you to the square just below and left of the
egg, so wait until the spirit has gone past before taking it. Remove
the time capsule to the right of the fungus. Now wait left of the
egg, stepping up and down to get out of the spirit's way, until the
fungus has grown two squares and connected the cage. When you need
to, take the time capsule next to the transporter, then the one above
the transporter, then the top-left one, then bottom-right, and only
then the one under the fungus; if you get to the stage of having to
release the fungus downwards, you have to hope that the cage becomes
connected before the transporter is blocked. When the spirit has gone
in, take the diamond, push the egg, and quickly take the transporter.
 
Run right under an egg and a boulder, and push it over the monster.
Leave the two diamonds between the skulls, and go up and under the
upper boulder and egg. Get round the boulder and kill the monster by
pushing it only one square; then let it fall left so you can take the
remaining diamonds and still reach the transporter.
 
Take one diamond to your left; wait before the second until the
spirit bounces off it. Run left into the corner, slip past the
spirit, and follow the trail of diamonds until you go past its cage.
Go up and round to release the egg; let the monster follow you back
under the boulder. Now you must wait for the fungus in the middle
chamber to kill the monster; take each time capsule when you need it.
It can be helpful to wait at the top of this area so the monster is
lured to a square adjacent to the fungus. Then defuse the timebomb.
 
Level 2-F
Password: EVENING
Difficulty: 7/10
 
Overview: A very tight time limit, a maze of diamonds, and four
monsters to kill with only one boulder, while the eggs must also be
used to connect cages! This one requires courage.
 
Walkthrough: Run left to a rectangle of six diamonds; you need to
clear them, as one of them blocks a transporter destination. Run up
and right, then left along the top of the level and down. Take all
the diamonds from the side passages as you pass, and take the
transporter. Run right and down, taking all the diamonds, and run
right along the long passage under the top-right area. Go down at the
end and run back left, and come down, clearing out this area and
taking the time capsule. Then come up and left, taking all the
diamonds above the downward passage before taking it; take the
diamonds you pass on your left, then go down and left to the far
wall; clear the diamonds above you, then go down and right.
 
The transporter takes you to the top-left square of the spirits'
enclosure; take it when the spirits are below you, and run right. Go
up on the far right, take the first left passage, run around to
unblock the cages, then go down to the bottom-right corner and left
to open the last cage. Take the time capsule.
 
Come up on the far right and drop the egg. Clear the diamonds around
the cage, and stand above and left of it. When the monster follows
you, run left, and go around the egg and push it to kill the monster
and connect the cage. Run up and left and push another egg to connect
a cage, then go to the far right (leaving the time capsule) and
connect the last cage. Wait for the spirits to return, take one time
capsule when you need it, and collect the cage diamonds. Push the
lower-right egg right to break it; let the monster follow you, and
run around the far left egg to kill it. Break this egg, and kill the
monster in the same way with the last egg. Let this monster follow
you down to the bottom, then run left to get around the boulder and
kill it. Now take the cage diamonds and crown from the skull maze.
 
Level 2-G
Password: MASTERS
Difficulty: 9/10
 
Overview: You must hurry to reach one diamond before the fungus
traps it, but this requires solving a problem of transporter order.
The finale is yet another riddle of three monsters and one boulder,
but this time the monsters cannot be killed with each other's eggs.
 
Walkthrough: Run through the earth until you reach the boulders; let
them fall. Go up to let another boulder fall and emerge from the
skull maze. Go left and up; push a boulder off a safe and continue
left to push another boulder, so that all three cages are connected.
Now run right, stepping under the three boulders in the top row of
this area. Go up on the far right and run all the way left to the
transporter, ignoring for now the boulders that fall behind you. Take
the key and the second transporter. Take the safe diamond just below
the transporter destination, get out of the spirits' way to let them
emerge from the pyramid, and go down and right to rescue the diamond
in the fungus chamber.
 
Come up out of the pyramid and right, taking the first diamond below
you so that one boulder falls. Push the next two loose boulders all
the way left so you can get down; go under the boulder two squares
left of a skull, and push it left so you can reach the bottom-left
diamonds. Then clear this area from the bottom up. Go up on the far
right and along the row of boulders, pushing each one down, until you
reach the second-last (just after you go past the "sphinx" above
you). Push this boulder left, then push the one that falls behind it
right. Push the last boulder left, step right, and push one boulder
left and one right to reach the next transporter.
 
Quickly grab the diamond to your right before the monster reaches it;
then run up and drop a boulder on the monster. Collect all the
diamonds in this area, re-enter the pyramid, and take the last
transporter. Release the spirit, and, while it travels down the long
corridor, clear all the diamonds to unblock the two cages. When the
spirit goes into the upper one, take the diamond and step out of the
way of the spirits; one will immediately go in the other cage. Enter
the spirits' enclosure to retrieve the crown, then go through the
lower cage, taking all the diamonds except those supporting the egg,
and unblock the next cage.
 
When a spirit enters this cage, again take all the diamonds except
those holding the egg. Take the diamond left of the first egg, and
wait for the last spirit to return. When it approaches, quickly step
left to let the egg fall, take the other diamond, and run through to
release the second egg and unblock the cage. Run through, push the
third egg, run up, all the way right, and down to get on the other
side of the boulder. Move up and down to get all three monsters to
line up behind the boulder, and kill them all at once. Then collect
the remaining diamonds and defuse the timebomb.
 
Level 2-H
Password: PIMPLES
Difficulty: 12/10
 
Overview: Some complex cage puzzles form the prelude to an action-
packed monster chase through a field of fungus, which requires luck
as well as speed to pull off. A demanding last level to the set.
 
Walkthrough: Push the boulder, take the first three diamonds to let
the boulders fall, then take the remaining diamonds in this area
before coming up. Let the boulder fall off the skull, go right and
anti-clockwise around the "sphinx" to take all the diamonds and
unblock the cages. Then run left and take the transporter.
 
Take the diamond on your right, then run up and right, letting the
egg fall. Take the time capsule to let the boulder in the top row
fall right, and kill the monster with it. Let the nearest unstable
boulder to your left fall right, then the one below it; then push the
bottom-left boulder out. Let the boulders in the top-left fall right,
then clear the diamonds from this chamber and leave on the left.
 
Go around to take the diamonds above the bottom-left corner, but
leave the earth. Run up and let two boulders fall down; then take the
key. Take the transporter, push the boulder right, and run up to
release four more boulders, blocking off the passage behind you. Now
go back up where the transporter was. Take the diamond left of the
boulder, but not the one above the skull; do take the nearby earth
square. Go up on the far left and let two boulders fall; come back
down and push one of them down the left passage. Now clear out the
top-left area, releasing the egg. Let the monster follow you down and
out, and enter the pyramid; push the boulder back to kill the
monster. If it misses, there is still a second boulder you can use,
but you must roll it off the diamond rather than letting it fall.
 
Follow the passage below the pyramid right to an area with two cages.
Take the earth left of the first cage, and push the second boulder in
the pyramid down and right past this cage; then push it left into the
corner. Release the first spirit, which will immediately go into the
cage on the right. Take the diamond above this cage to release the
second spirit, then take the diamond right of the cage but leave the
other two diamonds. Go up the second spirit's enclosure to take the
diamond at the top of it, then go up the other one to push the
boulder right. Now push both boulders left to form a line of three.
 
When the second spirit cages, go through and head right along the top
of the level. Leave the earth and diamond to allow a boulder to be
rolled along the top later, and take the transporter. Repton shuffle
the egg left (to give yourself more time) then take the diamond under
it. Quickly run right, taking all the diamonds; dig out the diamonds
under the "sphinx", then go up the passage just to your left. Take
the earth squares under the egg, then run to the transporter. Push
the boulder left to kill the monster, or both monsters if the other
one has followed you up; if not; just leave it to be killed by the
fungus. Quickly clear the remaining diamonds from the fungus area.
 
Now take the time capsule and diamonds on the far right, unblocking
the cage; continue up, avoiding the spirits, and unblock one more
cage on your left. When the spirits have gone past, go up on the
right to the top and push the boulder all the way left, beyond the
top cage. When this cage has been entered, push the boulder left
again to complete the pile connecting the last cage. Then go down
the passage left of where the top transporter was to release the last
spirit; collect all the remaining diamonds on the level and finish.

- VICTORIAN -

Shortened to Victori in the BBC version. An unusual word, pronounced
"vick-TOR-eye" by most Repton fans. As with the other expansion
packs, there has to be just one scenario with invisible safes.

- Character correspondences -

DIAMOND: golden sovereign
THE CROWN: regalia
THE TIMEBOMB: terraced house
KEY: lantern
TIME CAPSULE: bottle of beer
EARTH: grass
WALLS: buildings, gas streetlights
SKULL: gallows
BOULDER: barrel
EGG: dustbin
MONSTER: Giant Rat of Sumatra
SAFE: hidden coin
CAGE: police box
SPIRIT: policeman (guy on the PC version?)
FUNGUS: factory

Level 3-A
Password: VICTORI
Difficulty: 1/10

Overview: A little maze to wander around, with the invisible safes
getting in the way. But there are no tricky puzzles to contend with.

Walkthrough: Go round to the passage under Repton's start and right
along it; ignore the diamonds you pass above you. On the far right,
come down and head left. When you go under the first boulder, push it
one square behind you. Continue to the far left and go up to the key.

Run under the egg and boulders, and retrace your steps back to the
bottom-right, collecting everything as you go. In the corner, go up
to the square of diamonds, and let the upper-right boulder fall left
to avoid blocking yourself in. Continue up and release the spirits;
when they have gone past, go up the left side of their enclosure to
reach and unblock the cages. While waiting for the spirits, get past
the two stacked boulders to the right and let the boulder on the far
right fall to reach a diamond. Then go to the top-right corner of the
level, break the egg and kill the monster with the adjacent boulder.

When the spirits have caged, go through the cages. Let the boulder to
your left fall (don't push it!) and go to the far left of the level.
Take the earth square in the lower-left corner of this area before
going up. Collect all the diamonds, ignore the two time capsules that
you can't get, then come down for the diamonds you passed right at
the beginning. Take these, and the diamonds in the area above
including the one blocking the fungus, then return to the timebomb.

Level 3-B
Password: MERCURY
Difficulty: 3/10

Overview: Some transporter difficulties, and a fun section with a
spirit patrolling a maze of invisible safes.

Walkthrough: Take all the diamonds in the starting area. Push the egg
right, then run left and down and wait for the monster to chase you.
Run under the boulders to your left and kill it. Proceed up, release
the spirit, and when it goes past you, take the diamond at the top.

Go round on the left and down. Run under the row of boulders, then
push the one that falls behind you all the way left. Take the diamond
under the unstable boulder on the right to continue down. Take the
diamond under the next boulder, then let the one on the left fall
right, then go past it and push the boulder along the long corridor.
When it falls, take the earth square above you, then release the
spirit below by taking both diamonds under the boulder. When the
spirit cages, go through and retrieve a diamond that will be trapped
by a boulder on an invisible safe. Take the upper transporter of the
two in the area above the fungus.

Run up and right, and wait above the time capsule for the spirit to
go past. When it does, follow it down. Take the diamond under the
first egg and the monster will immediately be killed by the second
egg; then release the boulder and use it to kill the second monster,
taking the key at the same time. Clear the exit in the bottom-left
of this area to let the spirit out.

Go through the cage and round to the last egg. Let this fall right,
then grab the crown below it and run under the two boulders on the
left. Wait for the monster to come down, and kill it. Go down and
collect all the diamonds in the bottom area, then take the bottom
transporter. Go down, run left under the boulders, come back above
them, take the diamond blocking the fungus, then clear the rest.

Level 3-C
Password: CLEAVER
Difficulty: 4/10

Overview: A new trick is introduced (although the careful reader will
already be familiar with it from my walkthrough of the Egyptian
levels). Then, a couple of boulder-and-diamond puzzles lead to a
final area in which spirits are loose and caution is required.

Walkthrough: Repton shuffle the egg to the right, and it will not
break! Then release the spirits. After they emerge from the passage
below you, push the egg right to break it, then run down this
passage. Take the bottom-left diamond before luring the monster down,
and run up on the left to let the boulder fall and kill it. Clear out
this area and then head down on the far left.

Go around the "house" wall, take the diamond under the first boulder,
then push this boulder left. Continue down and go to the far left
without disturbing any other boulders. Go down past the skull, take
the diamond under the first boulder and also the one under the
boulder on the right; then you can get down to the bottom. Come back
up and clear all the diamonds in this area before taking the passage
leading down and right from the middle.

Clear the next area from the bottom up, then wait in the top-right
for one spirit to bounce off the boulder. The spirits in the next
area are widely spaced, so whichever one it is, you should have time
to let the boulder fall and run down and right to get out of the way.
Go round the "house" wall and push the lower-right boulder one square
to connect the cage. Then clear the earth to the left of the wall,
push one egg down, push the other to kill the first monster, then run
after it and kill the second monster with the loose boulder.

When the spirits come back from the top area, go left to the area
filled with diamonds. Along the bottom row, let each boulder fall
right until the key is available. Take it. Taking note of where the
spirits are and whether you are likely to collide with them, go up
and take the cage diamond to unblock another cage. Then go down to
the bottom, along and up on the far right. Collect some diamonds at
the bottom of this area to free both cages. Return, and push the
boulders alternate ways to get out. Come up to release the last two
spirits, collect the crown, follow the spirits round to the bottom-
right and up, collect everything in this area, and finish.

Level 3-D
Password: BINDERS
Difficulty: 4/10

Overview: Guess the right transporter order! But once you have done
that, the rest is easy, apart from a boulder-and-diamond puzzle of
moderate difficulty to reach the key, and a few small details.

Walkthrough: Follow the tunnel to the diamond under a boulder. Take
it, and push the boulder left while the egg is hatching. Wait under
the boulder on the right, and step right to kill the monster when it
pursues you. Collect all the diamonds in this area.

In the next area, let the two boulders on the right fall, then take
two diamonds in the top row before going along the bottom. Go up and
step aside to let the boulder fall. Go left, then head up and right.
Take the lower-left transporter. Take the diamonds either side of
you, then continue up, taking all the diamonds as you go. At the top,
go left and immediately down. Take the earth to let the first boulder
on the right fall, then take the diamond to let it fall again.
Another boulder will also fall; push this right. Then you can get
down to the key, and then clear this area from the bottom up.

Go left along the top until you reach a boulder; then go around the
"house" wall to push it one square right. Now go down and release
the spirits. Push the boulder in the top row right and down, and use
it to kill the monster from the nearby egg. Collect the diamonds
behind the cage; the monsters will be killed automatically. (You
must clear enough earth that the boulders do not fall and trap you.)
Collect all the available diamonds, then return to the transporters
and take the upper-left one, then the upper-right. It returns you to
near the timebomb; take the last two diamonds and finish.

Level 3-E
Password: CONFUSE
Difficulty: 8/10

Overview: The key is awkwardly placed below five boulders poised on
invisible safes, while a sixth is positioned just right to daze a
spirit! Then you have an area with free fungus in the middle of it...

Walkthrough: Go right and up to the first boulder; take the earth
square left of it, but not the one below that. Follow the spirits
around their circuit. Seize an opportune moment to run through to
where the key is, push the boulder just above it to the right, and
wait in the boulder's square. Just after one spirit goes past, grab
the key and immediately push the boulder left of you two squares.

When all three spirits have bounced off this boulder, push it left
and use it to connect the loose cage. Go to the far right of the
level and free the spirits; then head left and take the transporter
in the skull maze. Just left of the transporter destination is a
spirit circling some fungus; when it goes past, step left and up,
run right, and push the boulder back left to connect the spirit to
the outer wall. If you can, try to get ahead of it to unblock the
cage, in the bottom-left of this area; if not, go and unblock the
cage as quickly as possible anyway. Either way, go clockwise around
this area collecting all the diamonds before the fungus traps them.
When you reach the egg, drop it and kill the monster with the same
boulder you diverted the spirit with. Take all the diamonds from
this area, including the one from the cage, and come back down.

Take the time capsule whenever necessary. Head back to where the
transporter was, break the egg, lure the monster out of the skull
maze, and kill it with the boulder under the cages. Take as many
diamonds as you can without freeing the fungus, then take the
transporter in the top-right of this area.

Run left and up. Let the first boulder fall right, then go under the
second and continue right to unblock the cage. Retrace your steps and
release the spirit. Clear out this area from the bottom up. Go back
down and release the second spirit, and, while it is going round the
upper area, go down ahead of it to unblock its cage. Take the
transporter. Go down to the diamonds surrounding the fungus; clear
enough that you can push the egg right and down into the square left
of the loose boulder below. Kill the monster and collect everything.

Level 3-F
Password: JINGLES
Difficulty: 8/10

Overview: A large boulders-and-diamonds puzzle, some annoying fungus,
some forethought required to deal with the invisible safes, and
finally, a clever puzzle to avoid blocking your exit from one area.

Walkthrough: Run left, clear the earth, and push the boulder over the
diamond to connect the cage. Take the three diamonds on the left.
Come back and take the three diamonds right of the egg. From the
position of the lowest one, run right, Repton shuffling the last
boulder left to leave a way down. Push the loose boulder left to get
down to the bottom, and let the stacked boulders at the bottom fall
right to retrieve the bottom-left corner diamond. Then head right to
the fungus; take the diamonds near it, pushing the boulders over it
where you can. Push the bottom-right boulder left, and then take the
diamond releasing three boulders and opening a passage on the right.

Go up to release the spirits; when they have gone past, go up into
their area. Clear the earth left of the top boulder and push it one
square to connect the cage. Then take the transporter below you. In
the enclosed room, push the egg all the way right, then, leaving the
earth square below the cage alone, drop the boulder to connect it.
When a spirit has gone in, push the egg all the way left to connect
a second cage. When this too has been entered, clear the earth to
push the egg further left and connect the last cage. Finally, drop
both eggs and wait behind the boulder to kill the monsters.

The transporter returns you to just up and left of Repton's starting
position. One spirit is still in this area, so you can watch until it
goes past (or you can just hope, if you are worried about time).
Immediately take the transporter further down and right. Shuffle the
egg to the left, take the key and unblock the cage. Now clear the
lower part of the level of diamonds, working from the bottom up.

Head right past the timebomb. Push the rightmost boulder one square
left, and do not take the diamond against the far right wall. Go up,
take the earth under the first boulder, and push it left. Step up,
and one boulder will fall; take the diamond and push it left. Come
back up, and leave the diamond that doesn't touch any others. Take
the diamond next to the fungus, and let the boulder in the top row
fall into its place. Then roll the next boulder in the top row off
the diamond, and then you can release the last two boulders without
blocking your exit. Head left under the highest fungus, without
taking the diamonds above it, so that the fungus does not grow and
block you in. Continue left, unblock the two cages, release the
spirits, take all the diamonds, come back down and finish.

Level 3-G
Password: DOLPHIN
Difficulty: 7/10

Overview: Several boulders on invisible safes to trap the unwary, and
a narrow time limit, but this level is actually fairly harmless.

Walkthrough: Push the egg right, then bring the boulder above it down
to kill the monster. Then take the diamond just below Repton's start
position. Avoiding the spirits, get round the boulder to your left
and push it right. Clear the earth left of the boulder on the far
left. Now come right and take the diamond below and right of Repton's
start; then push the boulder just left of it to the right. Where it
lands, push it right again until it falls. Come back up and take the
further left of the two transporters.

Go left and take the key. Then head right along the top of this area.
Let the boulder at the far right roll off the skull, and come up and
push the boulder you rolled into place earlier one square right. Go
around it and clear the earth right and down so that you can push it
into place below and left of the first cage, connecting it. Now go
back to the room on the left and take the passage in the bottom-right
of it, all the way round to the room with the spirits. Wait until
they pass the entrance diamond, then take it and go in. Avoiding the
spirits, collect the crown, go under the boulder, and push it two
squares left. Now come back out after the spirits. Wait in the room
on the right for the last one to cage, and push the boulder right and
down to connect the other cage in this room.

Re-enter the top-left area, unblock the cage, and release the two
spirits by rolling the boulder above their circuit down to its left.
Then go right and take the second transporter. In the top-right room,
push the egg on your right one square left. Go clockwise around the
cages, push the other egg right, go back around, and drop the boulder
to connect the cages. Drop the right-hand egg, roll the boulder off
the other egg, kill the monster with it, then kill the other monster.

Take the last transporter to the far right area. Break the egg and
let the monster follow you down; run around the boulder and kill it.
Come back along the left passage, clear the room above (remembering
not to take the earth in the bottom-right, which will drop a boulder
down the passage to the timebomb). Re-enter the top-left once more,
take the diamonds around where the transporters were, then go into
the area above them. Let the first two boulders fall, then collect
all the diamonds while disturbing as few boulders as possible. Let
the top-left boulder in this area come down and rest on the earth,
leaving your exit open. Take the remaining diamonds and finish.

Level 3-H
Password: MINSTER
Difficulty: 11/10

Overview: Mid-air cages, and a tough challenge to work out the maze
of connections between the rooms while leaving routes for the
necessary boulders to come down. The safes just add to the challenge.

Walkthrough: Run right, and push the egg at the top of this room one
square to block the cage. Just below the egg, push the boulder right
to block the cage in the bottom corner. Then return to your start
position and release the spirit on your left. Take the diamond next
to the mid-air cage so the spirit goes in the cage in the left wall.

Repton shuffle the first boulder beyond the cage to its right. Take
the diamonds and continue left. Let the two boulders on the top wall
fall right. Go down on the left. Run under the bottom row of
boulders, push the boulder over the fungus, take the diamond beyond
it, and quickly let the boulder above the fungus fall onto it before
it grows. Now emerge from this area. Take the two adjacent diamonds
in the bottom row below the cage, but not the diamond to their left
or the one above them. Take the diamond next to the boulder blocking
the bottom-right cage. Then take the transporter at the far left.

Take the diamond above you, and Repton shuffle the boulder right
onto the invisible safe. Head left, taking the first three diamonds,
then step right to let the boulders fall. Retrieve the diamond from
the bottom of this area, then let both the boulders in the top row
fall right, releasing the spirits. Push the loose boulder all the way
left, then push the one under it right to get down to the bottom-left
diamond. Head right, take both cage diamonds, and push the boulder
down onto the cage below. Go up and around the two stacked boulders
to stand left of the lower one; step left, then take the diamond
below it. Run left until you reach an invisible safe; push past the
boulder to reach the crown. Go up and take the transporter.

This takes you to an area patrolled by five spirits. Wait for the one
on its own to go past, then go under the boulder above the cage, push
it right, and stand below and right of the egg to get out of the
spirits' way. When the cage is opened, wait until the next spirit
following you will be one on its own, and run down, right and down,
stopping to unblock the boulder right of the key. Go left to wait
above the cage, and when a spirit goes in, go through. Run up and
push the egg at the top one square right to unblock the next cage;
then take the transporter. Push the boulder above you, then take the
diamonds at the bottom, letting the stacked boulders fall; run right,
break the egg and drop a boulder on it, and then clear this area.

Take the last transporter, take the key and push the boulder to get
out. Clear the diamonds in the bottom row, then push the boulder
above them down next to the other. Take the diamond above the cage,
and bring all six boulders down from the upper room one by one, and
push each one onto the cage and then off to the right to connect it.
To free all the boulders, first push the loose one near the left of
the upper room to its left; break the egg and push one boulder onto
it. The boulders against the left and right walls need to be rolled
off diamonds. At some point during this process, the spirits will
return, so make sure to get out of their way!

When the cage is opened and the right-hand half of the screen empty
of diamonds, come out and push the boulder back across the exit to
block it off. Go straight up to the egg below the (now opened) cage;
push it left, and bring the boulder just above it down and push this
onto the monster. Push the boulder left and down to add to the pile
connecting the last cage. Go all the way to the top of the level and
push the loose boulder over the skull to complete the pile. Collect
all the diamonds, leaving those holding the boulder pile in place
until the cage has been entered. Then push the rock above the fungus
to reach the last diamond and the timebomb.

- NOW -

Or at least, "now" as of the time the Repton games were released.

- Character correspondences -

DIAMOND: can of coke
THE CROWN: car
THE TIMEBOMB: house
KEY: credit card
TIME CAPSULE: parking meter
EARTH: street dust
WALLS: modern buildings, roadsigns
SKULL: machine gun
BOULDER: briefcase
EGG: seated traffic warden
MONSTER: enraged traffic warden
SAFE: pub
CAGE: dustbin
SPIRIT: newspaper
FUNGUS: traffic lights

Level 4-A
Difficulty: 2/10
Password: NOW

Overview: More pitfalls than one expects to encounter in a first
level, but nothing too demanding once the correct route is found.

Walkthrough: Grab one key and immediately run left before the boulder
falls. Take the diamonds and go up the staircase, taking the three
diamonds on the way. At the top, take the two diamonds to the left
one at a time so the boulders can fall out of harm's way. Continue
up, left under the next boulder, and take all the available diamonds,
letting the boulder in the top row fall right. Head left along the
top and take all the diamonds, ignoring the transporter and allowing
it to become blocked. Then head right along the top of the level.

When the boulder falls, take the diamond under it and continue down.
Take each diamond under the next boulder to let it fall down and
left; go left and unblock all the cages. Then return to the top and
go down on the far right to release the spirits. Let them come past
you and go into their enclosure to take the diamonds. Then come back
and enter the top cage; follow the passage until you reach the two
boulders, step under both and push them right, and get the crown.
Come back down and take all the diamonds from the cages.

Ignore the second transporter as well, and head left, taking all the
remaining diamonds from the top-left before coming down. Step one
square right of the entrance to the bottom-left area, run all the
way down, and clear the left side of this area from the bottom up.
Push the boulder under the egg one square either way, push the egg
down, and kill the monster. When approaching the diamonds on the far
right of this area, leave the earth under them and Repton shuffle the
boulder onto this earth so you can reach the timebomb. (If you block
it by mistake, the transporter near the cages will take you to it.)

Level 4-B
Password: OCTAGON
Difficulty: 2/10

Overview: A simple maze-like level, with just a couple of pitfalls to
be careful of around the top-left of the level.

Walkthrough: Collect the twenty diamonds around Repton and exit this
area bottom-right. Go down to the bottom of the level and take all
the diamonds; to reach the bottom-right corner one, the boulder must
be allowed to roll left and rest on the earth. Then go up on the far
right, taking the first turning left to reach the crown. (Of course,
take the diamond under the boulder to stop it falling on you.)
Continue up, take the next turning left, and retrieve the bottom
diamond before going under the boulders. Go up to the top corner and
head left. Push the first two boulders in the top row, then retrieve
the bottom-right diamond in this area (without taking the earth
square that will destabilise the boulder above it). Clear this area
from the bottom up, then return to Repton's start position.

Head left past the timebomb and down; push the boulder to your right.
Under it and to the left, let the egg fall, then get behind the
boulder to kill the monster. Come right and let the boulder on the
earth fall two more squares; then go under it. Run up, dropping the
second egg, and run around the boulder to kill the monster. Collect
all the diamonds in this area, and clear the bottom-left area from
the bottom up. Now go up on the far left; when you reach an unstable
boulder, push it to stop it falling behind you. Push the boulder at
the top of the level to take the three diamonds. Come back down,
head right, and take the passage up, but first take the earth square
below this passage. Go under the boulder on the right and push it
back down the passage; then you can let the last boulder fall and
reach all the diamonds. Then defuse the timebomb.

Level 4-C
Password: CASTLES
Difficulty: 2/10

Overview: A somewhat off-putting boulders-and-diamonds puzzle to
reach the crown -- and nothing else of any difficulty whatsoever.

Walkthrough: Take all the diamonds in the starting area from the
bottom up; then go round to the transporter. Follow the passage
round; where it emerges, go under the boulders without taking the
earth right of the first one. Get the key. Clear the earth and safe
diamonds to the lower-left; then drop both eggs, get behind the loose
boulder, and kill both monsters with it. Clear this area from the
bottom up; when you reach the second egg, simply push it down and
push a boulder onto it. Head right and down; push both boulders aside
to unblock the cages. Go to the top of the level to release the
spirits, and when they emerge, take the diamond in their enclosure.

Take the cage diamond leading to the bottom-right area, and take the
four diamonds around the boulder just below and right of you. This
will cause the boulder to your right to fall; take the diamond below
it to unblock the last cage. When this has been entered, do not take
the earth square two squares above it, but go around this, take the
cage diamond and run left. Then run down to the skull, and go right
to the second-last column. Push the boulder that falls behind you to
the left, come down on the far right, and push the loose boulder left
to reach the crown. Empty this area from the bottom up; then go to
the diamonds around the timebomb. Only take the last four, causing
two boulders to fall behind you, if you are sure they are the last.

Level 4-D
Password: CHARLES
Difficulty: 4/10

Overview: A harder boulders-and-diamonds puzzle to reach the key, and
then a justly famous section where you have to follow eight spirits
into the last area and connect the cages while they are going round.

Walkthrough: Take the diamond next to you, head right, and take the
diamond in the bottom row before dropping the boulder above it. Go up
and right, and leave the three diamonds around the boulder against
the right wall. Go up and all the way right. Let the first boulder
above you fall, and push it left until it falls out of the way. From
the square where the boulder was, go two left, right, two up, all the
way left and all the way up, letting the boulders fall to leave you
an exit. Go up and left to the key. Come back down, and go down on
the far right to release the spirits. When they emerge, quickly enter
their enclosure and empty it of diamonds (in the last room, the loose
boulder must fall straight down to avoid blocking yourself). Come
back out, run up on the far right, and drop a boulder down to block
the spirits from re-entering that area. Then stand out of their way.

When the spirits have gone back to the lower left, take all the
remaining diamonds in the top-right and go back left. Again leaving
the three diamonds holding boulders against the right wall, go down
around them and take the diamonds and crown from the bottom room.
Then come back up and, avoiding the spirits, clear the rest of this
area. Take the diamond in the top-left to let the spirits into the
upper area. Only when you have taken all the diamonds from the lower
area, follow the spirits up; one boulder will fall and block you in.

Stand under the first cage; go four squares right and push the
boulder into the vacant square to start a chain. Let the boulder at
the top of the level fall and push it down below and right of the
cage to connect it; bring the top-left boulder down to connect the
cage at the far left. When these two cages have been entered, push
the egg one square right and the boulder below it one square right
to connect another cage. (There are five time capsules in this area,
one on the far left and four along the right-hand wall. Take one at
any stage if you need it.) When the topmost cage is open, the
boulders connecting it are easily lowered to connect the cage below.

Run under the top-right egg and the boulder beyond, and kill the
monster. Clear some earth under the "roadsign" wall in the top row,
and push this boulder right and bring another boulder down to form
a chain connecting the highest of the remaining four cages. The
rest is easy; each remaining cage can be connected by positioning
boulders in a diagonal chain below it, and the remaining monsters
can easily be killed with and of the loose boulders. Then finish.

Level 4-E
Password: GREATER
Difficulty: 6/10

Overview: Run! The first spirit must be blocked off before it can go
into the wrong cage. The rest of the level is disappointingly simple.

Walkthrough: Ignore the diamond to your right; just run left until
you reach the corner. The spirit should be just passing above you.
Follow it, and when it moves up, run right to drop a boulder and
cover the cage. Then get out of the spirit's way. Take the nearby
diamond, and go up on the far left to find another diamond. Then
take the diamonds in the bottom-left corner, go back for the one in
the bottom-right corner. Then go up through the cage and head right.

Take the diamond under the two boulders to release them. Go up, and
take the earth under the loose boulder to get past it. Go left along
the corridor. Directly left of you is a boulder on a diamond; take
this diamond. Push the boulder just above you right to block the
nearby cage. Head up and left, leaving the earth square directly
above the first diamond you took in this area so that the boulders
do not fall behind you and block the approach to the transporter. Go
to the very top of the level and right to unblock the boulder. Head
left and come down, taking the passage on the left to the chamber
with the egg. Push this right, and kill the monster with the boulder.
Come back out and down to take the transporter in the lower right.

Take the diamonds around the fungus, but leave the one to the right
of it. Push the boulder left to stand above the fungus; then it
cannot grow and trap the timebomb. Take the second transporter.
Follow the passage round; go round the left of the "building" wall,
and push the boulder right to land on the earth square and connect
it with the outer wall. Push the boulder in the top row left. Then
release the spirit, which will go into the cage near where the first
transporter was. Release the two spirits behind it and get the key.

Now clear the central area from the bottom up; the monster is easily
killed with any of the nearby boulders. Unblock the cage on the
right, letting the boulder fall. Head right, and push the boulder
blocking the approach to the bottom cage left until it falls. Now
release the two spirits on the left of the level. Then collect
everything; the only tricky bit is behind the cage nearest the middle
of the level. Take the safe diamond under the row of diamonds first;
then go in from the left, and push the first boulder left so that the
other boulders fall and leave the diamonds accessible. When you have
emptied the central area, take the top-right transporter to finish.

Level 4-F
Password: BOOKLET
Difficulty: 10/10

Overview: Some decidedly awkward monsters, and a problem in finding
your way around the level without allowing the fungus to trap you.

Walkthrough: Quickly step up and left to avoid the spirit coming
towards you. When it goes past, run up and wait above the cage. When
it goes in, take the transporter. Run left to the corner and up. Let
the three boulders fall left to release the spirit beyond; get out of
its way. Go through the cage when it enters, and push the lowest two
loose boulders in the room beyond to the far right wall. Also take
the diamond. Then come back out and take the upper-right transporter.

Step down and run right, breaking the egg. Collect the diamonds in
the bottom row and wait for the monster to chase you. Kill it with
some of the boulders against the right wall (this can be tricky; the
trick is to wait until it is only just behind you before moving). Go
up on the right, past the boulders, and take the transporter.

Come down and push the egg; quickly push the second egg onto it, and
collect all the diamonds while the second egg hatches. Run up on the
right, let the monster follow you, and do a circuit round the wall
to re-enter the lower room ahead of it. Grab the key, lure the
monster into this room, and exit through the safe at the left. Go
up, still with the monster following, and out of the "building" via
the top exit. Go down on the left, around, up the far right wall,
and wait under the first boulder in the top room. When the monster
approaches, step aside to let this boulder kill it.

Go left along the bottom of this room, and let the stacked boulders
fall; continue left past them to reach the bottom-left corner, then
go back for the remaining diamonds in the bottom row. Let the loose
boulders in the top-right corner fall left, and push each one left to
avoid any falling and blocking your exit. Clear this area and come
out, taking the diamond next to the fungus as you go. Come back
around to the left of the "building" and go up past the fungus;
unblock the cage to your left. Then come back down to the bottom of
the level and go left to release two spirits.

Clear the bottom three rows of the central area -- everything below
the third spirit's enclosure -- and then go up on the left, taking as
much as you can without releasing the spirit. Near the top, be
careful; if you are fast, the first two spirits might not yet have
gone past, so let them go past before letting the top boulders fall,
or you might daze them! Then release the third spirit and take all
the diamonds remaining in this area. Go to the top of the level and
release another spirit; then head left along the top.

Go down and left, under the last two spirits' enclosure. Push the
boulder down, then go under the two boulders above the cage, and push
one left. Roll the three boulders below off the diamonds one by one,
and push each right to form a pile connecting the cage. Then release
the two spirits above. Take all the diamonds from this area, except
those in the passage leading to the transporter, and wait by the cage
in the bottom-right of the level for the last spirit to reach it.
When it does, go back up to the transporter passage, let the first
boulder fall left, take the diamond under it, take the transporter,
and take the diamonds in the last area. (Don't forget to push the
unstable boulder on the left before taking the bottom two!)

Level 4-G
Password: FUNTIME
Difficulty: 9/10
 
Overview: Dancing in a ring with eight spirits may seem off-putting,
but if you can handle the fast-paced first section, the rest of the
level is fairly simple, and the time limit is very generous.
 
Walkthrough: Run round and collect the diamond above the egg. Let the
monster follow you up, run under the boulder, and kill it. Collect
all the diamonds and wait by the transporter, which takes you to the
square one down and one right of it. Now, this level is unique in the
canon in that it has substantially different gameplay in the BBC and
PC versions, because of a difference in the way the spirits choose
which direction to start moving in.
 
BBC: The spirits will pass through the transporter destination square
in four opposite-moving pairs, two close after each other, a short
gap, the other two, and a longer gap; then the cycle repeats. Take
the transporter at the start of the longer gap, and immediately run
up and grab the loose diamond, then stand in the square below and
left of it. After two spirits pass above you, take the diamond just
above you in the wall of skulls and run up into the skull maze.
 
PC: Four clockwise-moving spirits will pass through the transporter
destination, then four anticlockwise-moving spirits, then the cycle
repeats. Transport just after the last clockwise-moving spirit goes
past, and immediately run up and go straight into the skull maze.
 
The solution is the same in both versions from this point on. Take
the first turning left, first up, take the long corridor right to the
key, up and left, around the skulls while ignoring the two diamonds
in dead ends (one to your left and then one below you), and come down
and right to exit the maze. Pause on the square of the last diamond
so you don't collide with a spirit below you, but move down as soon
as you can to avoid the spirits behind you. Run left and down, then
take the diamond just below you on the right to enter the bottom
earth-filled section. From this diamond, go three down, left, three
down, and four up. Without taking any more earth, wait for the four
spirits still circling the central rectangle to go past, and run up
to the uppermost of the two diamonds in the wall on your left.
 
Take this diamond and the three beyond it so that one boulder falls;
push this right so that it falls into the bottom area. (You may wish
to be careful that it does not hit a spirit; if it does, it might
divert it towards you, which will make the following procedure
require a bit more caution.) Above is another boulder; bring this
down and push it right. Further up and left are two boulders on a
staircase of diamonds; do the same with these. The one at the top of
the level can be brought down by taking the diamond below it; if the
staircase diamonds have been left in place, it will roll down to
where it can be pushed. Drop the egg, and kill the monster with the
boulder just right of where it lands. Go under the boulder below this
and push it down, so that you now have six boulders in the bottom
area. You only need four, but bringing six down makes things easier.
 
Go anticlockwise around the central area to the uppermost of the two
diamonds in the right wall. (Don't take the diamond in the bottom-
right corner.) Let the boulder just to your right roll left, and
bring down the boulder above it. Go under the boulder right of this
and push it left. This will interrupt the cycle of the lower four
spirits, which will go into the four connected cages in the bottom
area. Enter this area, and bring the top boulder all the way right to
the highest remaining cage, then take one square of earth from below
it. Roll another boulder right off the cage diamond and bring this
right to the next cage, and again, take one square of earth from
below it. Clear enough earth in the bottom row so that two boulders
can be pushed, one right, one left, so all the cages are connected.
 
Now go back up to the skull maze, around which the remaining four
spirits are now circling. Follow them anticlockwise around the maze,
and when you reach the boulder in the top-left, roll it off the
diamonds to block the spirits' path and divert them. Take all the
diamonds so that you can stand in a safe square until the spirits
pass; when they have gone, empty the skull maze of diamonds. When
they have all caged, take the cage diamonds, break the egg in the
bottom area, and kill the monster with any of the nearby boulders.
 
Enter the left area through the lower diamond in the wall of skulls.
Take the diamond below the boulder left of you, then take the earth
so that it falls right. Push it right, and let the loose boulder to
the left roll right. Take the diamond that is now below it, so that
two more boulders roll right, and push the upper one right so that
you can reach the crown. Now empty this area from the bottom up.
 
Enter the right area through the lower diamond in the wall of skulls,
and go straight down and right under the egg; drop the boulder above
it down onto it. Leave the two earth squares right of this boulder;
go up around them and take all remaining diamonds, disturbing as
little earth as possible. There should be no difficulty in leaving a
route open to get back down to the timebomb.
 
Level 4-H
Password: SAVOURS
Difficulty: 8/10
 
Overview: A fast-paced spirit chase followed by a clever central
section in which a couple of small puzzles have to be solved with
very little time.
 
Walkthrough: Step right and run up; run all the way round the pathway
in the skull maze, ignoring the transporter, until you reach the time
capsules. Take both. When the spirit cages, go up on the right of the
central area, first left, and down to retrieve a diamond. Go up and
take the diamond next to the boulder. Return to the far right and
continue up; go left under the wall of safes. Then come down on the
left and take the key.
 
Take the safe diamond on your way back up, push the boulder, take the
two safe diamonds beyond it, and push it down again. Come back up on
the left, push the boulder to the right of the spirits' enclosure,
and release them. Take the diamonds in the top-left, but leave the
row of safe diamonds in the top-right to block the second spirit
(after the first has entered the cage near the egg). When the second
spirit has entered the top-right cage, take these diamonds and come
down to the egg; take the cage diamond and then the time capsule.
 
Push the egg down, and let the monster follow you up; go around the
boulder and kill it. Take the crown and come down for the last two
diamonds and the timebomb.

- FUTURE -

The Future scenario surely boasts the most confusing graphics set of
any of the canonical scenarios: blank squares are filled with space
dust and therefore look identical to earth sections, which often
makes it difficult to manoeuvre rocks, while skulls and fungus are
represented by the vacuum of empty space (and are indistinguishable
from each other on the BBC version, though not on the PC). Add to
this the fact that time capsules look like transporters, presumably
since the time travel devices of the future can move through space
as well, and it becomes very hard to find a route through the levels.

- Character correspondences -

DIAMOND: crystal
THE CROWN: telescope
THE TIMEBOMB: moon
KEY: laser gun
TIME CAPSULE: transporter
EARTH: space dust
WALLS: space rockets, landing modules
SKULL: empty space
BOULDER: spacesuit
EGG: flying saucer
MONSTER: little green man
SAFE: Dalek
CAGE: alien spaceship
SPIRIT: alien
FUNGUS: empty space
 
Level 5-A
Password: FUTURE
Difficulty: 1/10
 
Overview: Watch out for some cunningly placed skulls! A simple first
level that introduces the main problems of the Future graphics.
 
Walkthrough: Push the boulder, take the diamonds, push the egg, push
the boulder onto it. Go up and left, rolling the boulder down to get
past, and down on the far left. Retrieve the diamond below the
boulder on a safe. Return and head right; take the diamond left of
the boulder on a column of safes and continue down to the bottom
diamonds. Go back around to take a key and the diamond below; now
clear this area of diamonds. To reach the bottom-left diamond, the
boulder above it must be pushed to the right.
 
Come up and head right; take the second turning above you. Take the
four diamonds, then continue to the top-right corner; go under the
row of diamonds and push the boulder back to kill the monster. Come
back down, continue all the way right, and go up. Break the egg, let
the monster follow you right, and run up so that the loose boulder
rolls off its diamond onto the monster. Take all the diamonds in this
area, exit through the corridor on the left, and head right and down.
 
Take the first turning on the right; release the spirits; when they
have caged, go all the way right and down. Go left and take the three
diamonds, avoiding the skull; also avoid the transporter, as it is
really a time capsule and taking it will leave you trapped. Now take
the diamonds on the far right.
 
Return to the left of this area and go down. Go under the boulders,
around the skull, and take the crown. Return, taking the diamonds as
you pass. Head up and left to the far top-left corner, and take the
first diamonds, letting the boulders fall. To reach the lowest
diamonds in this area, let the stacked boulders fall left, then go
under the rightmost boulder and push it left. Follow the line of time
capsules to defuse the timebomb.
 
Level 5-B
Password: ORACLES
Difficulty: 2/10
 
Overview: Another none-too-difficult level, although the invisibility
of the earth makes the top section confusing, and it takes trial and
error to find out where the transporters are.
 
Walkthrough: Go up and right; let the boulder fall left so as not to
trap the diamond below it. Run along the bottom of the level, up,
push the boulder, and take the key.Take the safe diamonds. Return to
just above Repton's start and continue directly up; at the top, take
the transporter to your right. Go up, walk under the egg, drop a
boulder onto it, and clear this chamber from the bottom up. Go round
to the lower chamber to release the spirits. Take all the diamonds
before exiting through the other transporter. The right-hand area is
cleared in the same way, except that to reach the crown, you must let
the boulder at the top of the chamber fall first by taking the two
diamonds below it, then push the loose boulder to the right.
 
After clearing both areas, head left from the crossroads and run
straight under the line of boulders. Go along the bottom, push the
egg and push the boulder onto it, and take all the diamonds before
taking the transporter. The top area is then easily cleared from the
bottom up; there are no real transporters in this area to avoid.
 
Level 5-C
Password: STAPLER
Difficulty: 4/10
 
Overview: A confusing riddle of which order to do the sections in,
some monsters that are not easy to kill, and a boulders-and-diamonds
puzzle that is especially confusing when you cannot see the earth.
 
Walkthrough: Head up and go under the boulder on the right. The
middle transporter is the real one, so the boulder will balance on
it; take the diamond above it so a spirit can get past. Continue
around the path to the first egg; leave it for now, avoid the skulls,
and continue to the second egg. Clear the earth three squares to its
left, then push it left and drop the boulder above it onto it. Take
the real transporter to your left, which is the upper one of the two.
 
Grab the diamonds, then follow the spirit along the top of its
circuit. Drop the boulder, then quickly go around the boulder above
it and clear the diamonds so you can push it left. Stand out of the
spirit's way while it cages, then go down for the bottom-left
diamond, after which you can take the two above it. Now go up to the
egg, wait for the spirits to be out of the way, and push it. Wait in
the top-left of this area and let the monster follow you up and
right. Go under the first boulder and push this back to kill the
monster; then push the next boulder in the top row down to let the
spirits out. All three of them can now cage.
 
Follow the last spirit down to the cage near the bottom-left. Go
through, and let the first boulder fall left. The transporter above
it is a time capsule, so let the egg fall left off it, then push the
second boulder left to kill the monster. Go back down to the bottom-
left corner and run right. Follow the long path to the start of the
bottom-right area, and let the first boulder fall left. Take the
diamond under it, letting another boulder fall left, and come down on
the right. Let the two stacked boulders fall left, then push the
loose boulder above them all the way left, then push the next loose
boulder to the right. Go down the third column from the right and
head left; push the lower of the stacked boulders to retrieve the
diamond below it. The only real transporter in this area is in the
bottom-right, so you can take the time capsules en route to
retrieving the key. Now clear this area from the bottom up; it does
not matter if the transporter becomes trapped.
 
Follow the pathway out, push the boulders blocking you alternate ways
to access the area above them, and return to the far left, taking all
the diamonds. Follow the main pathway back towards the top area,
taking the safe diamonds as you go. When you reach the remaining egg,
provided you are sure the lower half is clear of diamonds, push it
down and push the boulder onto it. Head to the far right area and
take all the available diamonds; to reach the lowest two, first let
the rightmost boulder fall, then push the other one right. Then
defuse the timebomb, which is at the top of the level.

Level 5-D
Password: DANCING
Difficulty: 10/10

Overview: A fantastically confusing level in which the spirits have
to be guided to the right cages and prevented from going in the wrong
ones, one monster is nasty, and you need to know where the fungus is.

Walkthrough: Step right, run up, and let the four boulders fall.
Clean out the top-left area, as this contains fungus, which will trap
the diamonds if allowed to grow. Come back down to where the boulders
landed, and go down the staircase past them, and head left as soon as
you can. Roll the boulder right so it stands above the egg. Come down
and head right along the bottom of this area, letting each boulder
fall to get past it, until you reach the key; take it.

Return to Repton's start position, this time clearing earth above the
staircase of skulls so that the boulders fall and block the passage
to where the key was. Head right; do not disturb the two eggs. Take
the diamond just below and right of the second egg, then push the
boulder right to roll off the other diamond and block the fungus.
Come down and take the earth right of the transporter (the egg will
not fall; it's genuine). Go straight up and release the boulder at
the top of the level, which will fall down and land below the
transporter. Then come down transport to the bottom-left corner.

Take all the diamonds, avoiding the skulls, and take the time
capsule. Take all the immediately accessible diamonds beyond, letting
the two stacked boulders roll left. Beyond them is a row of three
diamonds; leave these and push three boulders all the way left over
them. Let the next boulder in the top row roll left, and then take
the diamond under it to get past. Take the earth under the last
boulder in the top row and let it fall to release the spirit; unblock
the cage in the top-right corner of this area and let the spirit in.

Push the loose boulder a long way left; then come up on the right,
where the monster from the egg above the transporter will be waiting.
Let it follow you back down, go round the loose boulder and kill it.
Then drop the boulder in the upper area to block off the two cages.
Take the diamonds and earth in the bottom-right corner to let the
boulders fall, then take the diamonds releasing the next spirit.

This spirit will go into the cage nearest Repton's start position.
Before following it in, go to the boulders under the lower cage and
push the loose one; take the upper cage diamond, letting the boulder
fall, and go down and push this too. Go through the upper cage and
clear all the available diamonds and earth; then take the diamond
under the two stacked boulders and push the loose boulder right,
freeing the spirits and allowing you to collect all the diamonds and
the crown in this area. Now find a safe square to wait in.

When one spirit goes in the cage beyond where the key was and the
other emerges from the long corridor, take the cage diamond; the
other spirit will do another circuit of the level and then enter the
cage beyond. Release the spirits inside the skull enclosure. Bring
the boulder at the far left of this enclosure to under the cage; push
the boulder at the top of this area left, and take the earth to let
it roll off the other boulder. Push this left as well, and push the
boulder on the cage to the right to form a pile connecting it.

When this cage has been entered and the spirits have left this area
again, quickly take all the diamonds, causing a boulder to fall and
block the lower-right exit, and run along the bottom corridor. The
remaining spirits will now be diverted to go around the main part of
the level. Go ahead of them to unblock the bottom cage by taking the
diamond above it and the one under the unbalanced boulder. Then go
back to the area near Repton's start position, and push the boulder
on top of the line of skulls down, and let the boulder five squares
left of the timebomb roll down, to connect the last cage.

Return to the bottom area; take the cage diamond and walk left, so
that the boulders fall and allow you to reach the remaining diamonds
in this area. Return to the upper area, release both eggs, and wait
behind the remaining boulder to the left to kill the monsters. Then
take all the diamonds and finish by defusing the timebomb.

Level 5-E
Password: FANCIER
Difficulty: 8/10

Overview: A variety of tricky puzzles and a tight time limit.

Walkthrough: Clear Repton's starting area, except for the three
boulders in the upper left; leave these. Go up, and Repton shuffle
the boulder right. Take the two diamonds on the left. Let the egg
fall, and run left and down; step left to let the boulder fall, and
kill the monster with it. Go up on the left, and let the boulder roll
off the skull. Push the boulder in the top row beyond, and take the
two diamonds to let it fall. Continue to the far left area, push the
loose boulder to get at the bottom diamonds, then let the other
boulders fall. Clear the diamonds inside the skull triangle, saving
the bottom-right one to last (there is a fungus square beyond it);
break the egg and take the transporter.

Take the diamond below you, and run left to unblock the cage. Go
under the line of boulders to release the spirits; when one cages,
dodge the other to open the cage diamond. Empty this area of
diamonds, then go down to lure the monster up; go round the loose
boulder and kill it. Now follow the second spirit down into the
cage just left of Repton's start. Go through, and let the boulder
fall to block the passage off. Take all the accessible diamonds
except the one blocking the upper cage. Let the boulder above the
safes roll right, releasing the spirit, and let it into the lower-
left cage. Go through and take the transporter (but leave the keys).

Take the diamond to your left, go under the boulder to your right and
push it all the way left, then roll the top boulder down and push it
left, then do the same with the one below it. Then you can push and
break the egg and kill the monster with the boulder next to it. Go
under the line of boulders to unblock the cage, and release the
spirit into it. (The transporter just above the cage is the time
capsule; take it whenever you need it.) Go through, and push the two
unstable boulders off their safes; then take the key. Clear the top-
right area from the bottom up, and take the transporter.

Run straight up, and Repton shuffle the boulder right. Push the
boulder you shuffled earlier down to its right, and push it to stand
under the cage. Release the far right boulder, then the one next to
it, so that the cage is connected. In the chamber above, push one
boulder to the far right wall, then let the boulder roll off the
safe and push it next to the other. Release the spirits, then go up
and let the boulder roll down the skulls to connect the last cage.

When all the cages are open, return to the bottom-left chamber and
take the diamonds blocking the fungus; then come out and release the
boulder to block that chamber off. Take all the available diamonds,
including the ones from safes. Go to the chamber left of where you
released the last spirits. Push the loose boulder, go down the
column of diamonds, take the diamond under the unstable boulder, then
the bottom diamond, then step up to reach the diamonds in the bottom-
right. Let all the loose boulders fall, take the diamonds beyond, let
the boulder roll off the time capsule and you can get around it to
reach the remaining diamonds in this area. (The monster will die
automatically.) Take the transporter in the bottom-right when you are
sure there is nothing left to do in the lower half of the level; then
take the last remaining diamonds and defuse the timebomb.

Level 5-F
Password: BANANAS
Difficulty: 9/10

Overview: A race ahead of the spirits to reach diamonds that are in
danger of being blocked by fungus, and a puzzle to work out the right
order to take the transporters in to kill all the monsters safely.

Walkthrough: Head up to the spirit chamber and wait for a suitable
moment to run through it. (Don't worry about the egg. Honest.) Run
through the transporter in the top-left (this one is a time capsule)
and right, without unblocking the cage above you. Run up, push the
loose boulder one square right, and head right in the corridor
above. Unblock the first and fourth cages -- the latter requires
pushing the egg. When the spirits have gone past, go through both
opened cages to take the diamonds away from the fungus. When the
spirits come back up and head left, go down, leaving the earth
square that was below the egg; come back up on the far right and
push the egg left to contain the fungus again.

Go back down on the far right, take the diamond under the first
boulder, then take the bottom diamonds. Get past the row of boulders
by releasing them one at a time, pushing each one right so that you
do not end up with one above the skull. This lets the last spirit
through. Follow it to the cage, go down , and take the diamond on the
right to release the rest of the spirits. Run ahead of them to the
top area and unblock the remaining cages (the one under the boulder
is unblocked by pushing this boulder one more square).

When all the cages are open, go back down to where you released the
second group of spirits, and take the key in the left of this area;
quickly step out of the way of the boulder that comes down towards
you! Emerge from this area on the far right, and go left to the
transporter just left of another key. Take this to the top-left area.

Come up, right and down. Take the earth between the two boulders
above diamonds so the one on the right falls; go down past it. Push
the boulder above the cage diamond. Lure the monster out from the
first spirits' enclosure, run up to the upper area, and kill it with
the other boulder above a diamond. Return to the bottom-right corner,
take all the diamonds and the transporter, which goes back to the
first spirits' enclosure. Take the safe diamond above Repton's start
position, and then take the transporter just above this area.

Kill the monster, take all the diamonds, and take the last
transporter. Emerge from this area, and go right and down. Push the
first boulder, let the next boulder fall left, and take the diamonds
and crown at the bottom. If the whole left-hand side of the level
has been cleared, you can safely unblock the fungus on your way up.
From under the second cage diamond near the top (the one below the
egg) go down and left, clearing the earth up to the boulder. Let the
egg fall, and run behind the boulder to kill the monster. Then you
can clear everything in this area.

To get the diamond next to the last key, first clear the earth at
the far right of the corridor below it. Then push the last egg
right, let it fall, and let the monster follow you down and round;
go up under the boulders next to the timebomb and drop these onto
the monster. Then take the last few diamonds and finish.

Level 5-G
Password: EVEREST
Difficulty: 13/10
 
Overview: A large and confusing boulders-and-diamonds puzzle in
which the invisible earth hardly helps, some tricky monsters and
problems of cage order, and a race through a skull maze at the end.
The only serious contender for Repton Thru Time's hardest level.
 
Walkthrough: Run up and left. Clear the earth right of the second
boulder so it can be pushed right. Go down and clear the earth right
of the egg, and the earth at the bottom of the same column. Go up and
left; lower the boulder under the transporters, and push it all the
way right. Take the left transporter to behind the egg; immediately
push it down, and run around the other side of the boulder next to it
to kill the monster. Release the two spirits on the right, and, when
they have gone past, run down and collect all the diamonds in the far
right column. Then go back up to the cage below the transporters.

Go through and right, go under the boulder in the top row and push it
back behind you. Come down keeping next to the right-hand wall, and
push the two loose boulders left to get further down. Take the
diamond under the last boulder so that you can unblock the bottom
cage. Just above you, push the loose boulder left, take the earth
under it and push it left to seal off the other cage. Now go around
to above this cage; go under the boulder four squares above it; let
the next boulder left fall right, and push the boulder beyond this
one to release a spirit, which will go into the bottom cage.

While waiting, take the two diamonds just left of this cage. When the
cage is open, release the spirit beyond. Immediately run along the
corridor, break the egg, and run back around the loose boulder to the
left; kill the monster by pushing it only one square. Run back along
the corridor, collect all the available diamonds, and break the
second egg; this time, push the loose boulder down the corridor to
block off the cage. When the roaming spirit goes past again, stand in
the third-bottom row for a second to lure the monster up, then go
down and along, pushing the boulder to kill it. Collect the key, come
out of the corridor, and release the boulder just above against the
right-hand wall of the bottom-left area to seal it off again.

Taking care to avoid the spirit, come up to the top of the level and
unblock a cage just beyond the cage entered by the second spirit at
the beginning. When the spirit goes in, go through to release three
more spirits, and unblock the cage at the top of the level. Return to
the bottom-left area and unblock the remaining two cages. When these
have been entered, go through the one in the bottom-right, and go up
the passage on the left, letting the boulders fall. From the top, go
straight up and take all the diamonds in the top-right area. Go to
the area under Repton's start position, go under the top boulder and
push it left, take the crown, and then take all the diamonds.

Come back down to the bottom, this time taking the diamonds around
the fungus. Empty the bottom-left area from the bottom up, but leave
the diamonds around the fungus until last. (The two blank squares in
the fourth column from the left are fungus; the one in the bottom-
left is a skull.) It is possible for the transporter to become
trapped, but difficult to give specific directions for avoiding this;
clear all the earth at the bottom first, let boulders fall right
wherever possible, leave ones that are resting on earth sections
alone, and if you feel like it, make occasional trips down to see how
many more boulders you can afford to let fall straight down.

When everything else is done, take the diamonds around the fungus and
run to the top-left square of this area. Now watch the spirit above
you. When it is about to enter the rightmost square of its area, run
down and take the transporter, which goes to the lower-left square of
the spirit's run; immediately run up. Follow the chain of diamonds,
avoiding those in obvious dead ends, until you unblock the cage. When
the spirit goes in, go back, taking the diamonds above the egg on
your way. Break the egg, let the monster follow you along the trail,
go round the boulder and kill it. Collect the diamonds and finish.

Level 5-H
Password: KINGDOM
Difficulty: 12/10

Overview: If you insist on playing this level on the PC version in
standard graphics, you've missed the whole point. The walls of black
make this the most striking and intimidating level in the canon; and
some tricky spirit timing makes it none too easy to complete.

Walkthrough: Run down and left and stand next to the cage before the
spirit from above hits you; then step out of its way to let it go in.
Release the spirit beyond, let it emerge and then run to unblock the
cage in the bottom-left corner, and, while you wait for the spirit to
return, take the diamond above you. Now come out and take all the
diamonds along the passages, finishing with the one in the top-left.

Watch the spirit above you; when it passes directly above you heading
right, run down and take the rightmost of the two transporters. Then
run up to the key and step aside to let the spirit cage. Take the
cage diamond and the next transporter. Now, you are in between two
boulders, an oasis of safety in an area patrolled by two spirits.

Shortly after the front spirit bounces off the boulder to your right,
you will see the back spirit enter your field of vision in the lower-
left. This is your cue to push the boulder, run down and left over
the egg, and run down and right, pushing the boulder down, all of
which must be done before the back spirit hits you from behind. Note
that if you see a spirit bounce off the boulder to your right and you
do *not* see the other spirit entering your field of vision shortly
afterwards (it takes about five seconds), it is the *back* spirit
that just bounced off the boulder and you must wait for the other.

(An alternative is to push the boulder just after the front spirit
has bounced off it and gone round the corner below; then the back
spirit will bounce off the boulder and will not enter your area at
all, and as soon as it does so, you can push the boulder down again.
This requires more precise timing, especially as you cannot know
whether it is the front spirit that bounces off the boulder -- unless
you have done the first part of the level as fast as possible, in
which case it certainly will be.)

Let the monster pursue you down towards the bottom-right corner, and
immediately follow the passage round to your left, stopping off to
unblock one of the two cages, and go under the boulder. Go up on the
left and take a diamond; return to the boulder and push it to kill
the monster. Wait until the remaining spirit bounces off the crown,
then take it, and go back round again to unblock the second cage in
the bottom-right. When this has been opened, take both diamonds,
breaking the egg, and let the monster follow you up on the far right.
Get ahead of the monster to grab the diamond, then go back to lure it
around the corner; run up to drop a boulder on it, and run left.

The last transporter takes you to two squares below it; this area is
patrolled by three spirits, close together. If, coming round the top-
right corner, you have seen that they are in the right-hand part of
the top area, wait for them to emerge from it; otherwise, take the
transporter immediately. Unblock the cage just right of you, and
take the passage right under the timebomb. Take the first turning
down, and follow the passage round to unblock a second cage. Come
back up, and wait for the spirits to pass above you before going up
and left. From the transporter destination, go down and first left,
and follow the passage above the egg to unblock the last cage.

Return along this passage, and wait for the last spirit to go past
you, heading down. Run up, left and down to take a diamond. Return to
the transporter destination and go down to a diamond; also take the
two diamonds to either side of this one. Take the diamond from the
cage to your left, and on your way back, push the egg right. Run up
to take the diamond left of where the top transporter was; push the
boulder to kill the monster. Follow the passage left and all the way
round to one diamond; then return. Take the cage diamond to your
right and the two diamonds below it; then follow the passage under
the timebomb again to the last cage diamond. Take all the diamonds,
step aside to let the boulders fall, come back up and finish.

- - -

Congratulations! You've completed every level of Repton Thru Time!

If you have any queries, corrections or additional information for
this FAQ, feel free to e-mail me about it. Or if you just want to
tell me that you liked (or disliked) the FAQ or that you disagreed
with my opinions about the difficulty of some of the levels.

Michael S. Repton
8 March 2008

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