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## FAQ/Walkthrough by ASchultz

Version: 0.5.0 | Updated: 01/10/03

```Hyper Lode Runner(GameBoy) FAQ
version 0.5.0

Please do not reproduce this FAQ for profit without my prior consent.
However, if you write a polite e-mail to me referring to me(and this
FAQ) by name, then I will probably say OK. But if I ignore you that

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OUTLINE

1. INTRODUCTION

1.2. QUIRKS SPECIAL TO THE GAMEBOY

1.3. USING THIS FAQ

2. CONTROLS AND HOW TO USE THEM BEST

3. HOW ENEMIES MOVE AROUND

4. HOW TO FAKE THEM OUT

5. SCORING

6. IMPORTANT TECHNIQUES TO MASTER

7. MISCELLANEOUS BUT IMPORTANT STRATEGY

8. THE FIRST FEW LEVELS(NO PASSWORD)

9. THE REST OF THEM(PASSWORD REQUIRED)

11. END SPOILER

12. VERSIONS

13. CREDITS

================================

1. INTRODUCTION

1.2. QUIRKS SPECIAL TO THE GAMEBOY

1.3. USING THIS FAQ

I might say chest(or even coins) when I mean gold heap or dig when I
blast or robots when I mean bad guys or enemies, relics from my Apple
Lode Running days. Hopefully all the different terms will break the
monotony :/.

A lot of times I'll have a text map and then below it I'll have a
chunk of it. Hopefully from the description it'll be fairly obvious
WHERE I mean, but there'll also be notation on squares you're supposed
to dig.

Special confusion-saving(I hope) terminology:

LEFT-A: push the joypad left while holding A. This digs in every square
in your wake to the right.
RIGHT-B: push the joypad right while holding B. This digs in every
square in your wake to the left.
LEFT-B And RIGHT-A are less common but you can guess their meanings.
UL, DL, DR, UR: combos of up/down and left/right. Can be used as a
location or as how you should hold the controller as often diagonal
holding while not causing diagonal movement can help you avoid having to
make sharp turns with the flaky GameBoy controls.

2. CONTROLS AND HOW TO USE THEM BEST

3. HOW ENEMIES MOVE AROUND

4. HOW TO FAKE THEM OUT

5. SCORING

--50 for sinking someone in a hole(this applies if they fall back in as
well)
--50 if they get stuck
--150 for getting gold
--300 for getting a key
--500 + extra life for finishing a level

6. IMPORTANT TECHNIQUES TO MASTER

7. MISCELLANEOUS BUT IMPORTANT STRATEGY

8. THE FIRST FEW LEVELS(NO PASSWORD)

It may seem a bit goofy but actually you don't have to complete levels
1-15 to win the game. They are, however, excellent trainin grounds to
hone skills you'll need later. And starting on the higher levels would
frustrate a lot of first-time players anyway.

LEVEL 1

*                  *
*                  *
*                  *
*H~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ *
*H1             2  *
*XXH    \$    X\$XXXX*
*\$XH   XXX  X\$XXX\$X*
*XXH       XXXXXXXX*
*\$XH u   \$         *
*XXXXXXH XX \$ \$ \$ \$*
*X\$\$  XH   X*X*X*X**
*XXXXHXH       \$ \$ *
*XXXXHXH      XXXXX*
*XXXXHXXH     XX\$\$X*
*X\$\$\$H\$XH      XXXX*
*XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX*
********************

This is your typical get-your-feet-wet level. Lode Runner veterans
should have no problem with it at all. Let's leave the upper right part
alone for now, as one guy is easier to deal with than two. Dig right and
then dig under where you started. Now go right to the ladder and dig
down twice. You can sneak in and get the top or bottom row at once but
getting them all could press your time resources while you're getting
used to the controls.

One good strategy to use here to get rid of the one active bad guy is
to go down to the bottom, wait for him, dig a hole, let him fall, run
past him and dig to the right a few times.(LEFT-A)

Next thing to do is to get the gold chests to the left.

X1H
\$2H
X3H
\$4H
XXH

Dig 1 and 2. Go left. Dig 3 and 4. Get the chest to the left.

Once you've got these, get on the rope line at the top and drop down
on the chest on the three-square ledge. Drop right from there and get
the chest on that ledge then go right. Get those and dig down onto the
DR structure. Get those chests and dig the 2 left squares. Drop where
they were and dig the right square. Drop in to get the chests and dig
the rightmost square before the one above it fills up. Jump back to the
regular field of play.

Now use the rope line again. You will have to take this in two parts.
Go all the way right. Stand on the bad guy in the hole. Dig left. Run
right immediately. He'll drop down. Now you can repeat again and get the
chest and worry about the chest that's surrounded later.

Wait for the two bad guys to be next to each other. Drop to the
bottom(should be safe,) wait for them to come, and dig two holes. One of
them should cough up gold.

Go back to the UR and drop over the final gold piece. Then you can dig
the left two squares of the 4-platform, drop down, dig the right of the
three, get the final gold piece, and dig your way out. Again, to the
bottom, dig holes for the bad guys that descend on you, and go UL to the
top and to level 2.

LEVEL 2

*                  *
*H~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~H*
*H      1         H*
*H      X\$X       H*
*H    \$X\$X\$X\$     H*
*H   \$X\$X\$X\$X\$    H*
*H   X\$X\$X\$X\$X    H*
*H  X\$X\$X\$X\$X\$X   H*
*H  \$X\$X\$X\$X\$X\$   H*
*H  X\$X\$X\$X\$X\$X   H*
*H   X\$X\$X\$X\$X    H*
*H    X\$X\$X\$X     H*
*H     X\$X\$X      H*
*H      X\$X       H*
*Hu      X     2  H*
*XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX*
********************

With this level there is fortunately a way to cut your workload in
half. The major idea is pretty simple. All you have to do is to get an
enemy to drop in the center depression and stand on him and dig. Often
you'll have to move the other way just afterwards. Solving this level
would be pretty tedious if you picked up one diagonal of gold, then the
next, and so forth. Fortunately you can step over a bad guy to take out
two at once.

So with a little care you can get through in just three trips. Also be
sure to collect all gold chests you see in the squares directly UL and
UR of the bad guy and don't take too much time any one place or you'll
get stuck. I'm assuming here that you time your drop down to stick the
bad guy in the center depression to start the sequence--you don't have
to be right next to him but it's less risky than it looks and even if
you fail(he drops the wrong place or you do) you can try again with
little risk. Remember the bad guys will be running around and to the
top, so you can eventually fall to a safe place.

Trip 1: dig right, then left all the way.
Trip 2: dig right 3 times, then left all the way.
Trip 3: dig right 4 times, then left, then right, then left all the
way.

When the bad guy gets to the bottom, wait a second or two so that you
won't land next to him. If the other bad guy is on the same side you may
wish to back into the corner, dig, and then go left a bit and dig on
each side.

LEVEL 3

*                  *
*                  *
*                  *
*\$ \$ \$  \$ \$   \$ \$  *
*H H H  H H   H~HXX*
*H H H  H HH HH HX\$*
*HH  H  H H H H HXX*
*H H H  H H H H HX\$*
*H H 1HH  H H H HXX*
*X*X*X**XH  \$ \$ \$2\$*
*   H    H  XXXXXXX*
*X  HXX  H HHHH HHH*
*XHX X   H H\$HH HH *
*X XHX   H HHH H HH*
*XHX\$X   HHu  \$  H\$*
*XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX*
********************

To start, go a bit to the right and wait for your opponents to drop.
They'll come in roughly together, so dig two holes and run across. First
thing to do is to run up and UR and get the gold chests there. You can
pretty much hold down UR but once you get to the edge you'll need to do
some minor digging:

H1X
H2\$
H3X
H4\$
XXX

Dig 1 and 2, get the chest, then dig 3 and 4 and get another chest.
Drop down for more gold and dig above the gold encased in the ladders.
Your enemies should be stuck together again so dig holes for them and
run UL. Here it's a bit trickier. Note how they run after you if you sit
at the top. They run to the top of the stairs and then drop left and
repeat. Using this knowledge you can sneak by them to the right and of
course there's always the retreat on the bottom(to synchronize them,
i.e. clump 'em together so they're easier to take out,) climb onto the

Once the gold pieces are gone you can brave the DL part. You'll have
to go to the UL and dig the second-right brick that you can. Then get on
the ladder and DOWN-A here to get the gold chest below--although you'll
want to release A before the final drop.

Go up the newly formed stairs in the UR to end the level.

LEVEL 4

*               h  *
*   \$H     hhhhh   *
*  \$H     h        *
* \$H       h       *
* H\$      h \$ \$ 1 H*
*  H 2 \$ \$ XXXXXXH *
*XX HXXXXXX  \$    H*
*  H   \$3 \$  XX\$ H *
*XH   ****** \$XX  H*
*XH \$ \$      XX\$ H *
*XXXXXXHXX   \$XX  H*
*XXXXXHXHX   XX\$ H *
*XXXXXHXHX   \$XX  H*
*XXXXXHXHX   XX\$ H *
*XX\$\$X \$HX        H*
*XXXXXXXXXX*X*X*X*X*

UL, UR and drop right. Dig a hole for the bad guy, then dig one to
reach the cement isle below.

First one to mess up potentially so let's go to the drawing board.

Note the order of digs is determined by the numbers. Do them as
quickly as possible. This is for the one that is hidden between the
ladders and for the two in the dark cave below, or something similarly
melodramatic. Although for the first one you'll only want to dig the
first four. Note you want extra holes to the left so if a bad guy falls
there he'll get caught up.

X123H4X
XX5HXHX
XX6HXHX
XX7HXHX
\$\$8 \$HX
XXXXXXX

To get out of this mess just wait for the bricks to re-form and drop
right. If there are two bad guys to the right be careful about the
bricks--run right and then LEFT-A two bricks. Once the second bad guy
drops, run right and to the top. You can just hold the control pad up
while pushing left/right back and forth. If someone reappears above you
stay a block or two below the platform and he should run left. Someone
may be behind you but he's slower than you even if you don't have a full
handle on the controls yet.

For the last bit you'll need to run through twice. Dig a hole so you
drop on the left end of the weird structure below. Then there are two
ways to dig holes, each picking up a different last gold piece.

\$
X1\$
\$2X
X3\$
\$4X
X5\$
\$67
XX\$

123456 and 123457 are both viable and do-able.

This should be everything, but one of the bad guys may still have a
gold chest. Drop off to the left from the top platform if stairs don't
appear and dig two holes waiting to see who coughs up what. Then run
past them and around and up the stairs--a long but not too risky trek.

LEVEL 5

*                  *
*       ~~~~~~~~~X *
*  \$ \$1 H        X *
*XXXXXXXH    \$ \$ X *
* \$\$    H        X *
*XXXVXXXXXXH     X *
*  \$ \$ \$   H     X *
*XXXVXXXXXXXXH   X *
* \$ 1 \$ \$    H  2X *
*XXXXXXXX XXXXHXXX *
*       X X   H    *
*H*****HX X   H  \$ *
*H*  \$ HX X HXHXXXX*
*H******* X HXHXHX\$*
*H \$ \$ \$3   HXHXHX *
*XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX*
********************

The big quiestion is how to get the time to take out the bottom right
with three guys running around. Actually it's not too tough to answer.
You can dig around and eventually the bad guys will get dumped to the
left and run left. Or you can just go left then dig to get the chests on
the far left(watch false bricks)  and dig all the way down to the cement
part to get the brick there. Before the final dig check/wait to make
sure the three bad guys are stacked up on the same ladder. It should
happen eventually. Now it looks like it'd be tough to get out but if you
are quick you can sucker one or two over, then deal similarly with the
remainder.

From the bottom, go up and dig, then quickly down and dig. If no-one
gets stuck on top then go back up but if one does, go down so someone
else can run across and chase. Sucker whoever you caught off to the
left, dig and run past them, and get the other guys. You can then go up
and dig around to trap the other guys or sucker them to a false brick,
drop through it, and let them give chase. Go to the stairs the three of
them blocked and stay one square below top--this will make them run
left.

Then you can clear everything out at your leisure. Below is the DR
gold, the toughest to get. You'll want to wait for 1 to regenerate
before digging 7 and 8.

H4321*
H6X5\$*
H8X7 *
XXXXX*

LEVEL 6

*                  *
*   1              *
*XXXXXXH    \$  \$   *
*\$  \$\$\$H  H*********
*XXXXXXXXXHH       *
* \$   \$  \$  XH~~~  *
*XXXXXXXXXXXXH     *
* \$  \$ X     H \$ \$ *
*XXXXXHX     H     *
* \$ 2 H \$X   H XXXX*
*HXXXXXXXX HXHuX   *
*H  \$ \$  X HXHXXHXX*
*XXXXXXXHX HXHX HX\$*
* \$   3 H  HXHX HX *
*XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX*
********************

If you go directly UL at the start of the level and dig left you
should be able to trap bad guy #1. Then walk over him and get the UL
chest.

XXX12XH
\$  3XXH
X4XXXXX

Dig 1-5 in quick order. Wait 2 seconds and dig 6. Go back to the left
ladder and dig 1-3. Then run back in and dig 7 as 4/5 should be healed.

Now when you drop into the area below, go left and dig when the bad
guy is close. Then go to the right and dig but wait for the bad guy to
come a bit toward you. That way he doesn't get stuck in the pit and
regenerate--and he's useless to get you.

Now for the two other guys--just go to the bottom and dig and wait.
They'll both fall into the area with the other guy and won't be able to
get out. Note that it all three fell in the same place from the ladder
into the area, the third could climb out and cause a bit of trouble for
you. That won't happen here. All three are in the pokey. The rest should
be easy.

The toughest part is when you take care of the DR gold.

H X   *
H1XH4X*
H2 H5\$*
H3 HX *
XXXXXX*

LEVEL 7

*                  *
* 1\$               *
*HXXXX   \$ \$       *
*H     HXXXXX      *
*H     H           *
*XXXH  H     \$  \$  *
*   H \$H 2  HXXXXX *
*   HXXXXX  H      *
*   H       H \$ \$  *
*   H  \$   XXXXXXXH*
*   HXXXX         H*
*HXXXX         X  H*
*H \$ \$      3  XHX *
*HXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XH*
*H    \$  \$ u   XHX\$*
*X*X*X*X*X*X*X*XXXX*
********************

Run left, up and quickly turn right at the first turn off. After you
get the first gold piece dig right, back up, dig right. Then go up; you
may have to use the next ledge to the right to shake the final guy. Once
you get around this you just need to tend right and the other chests
aren't too bad to pick up. Don't worry about enemies with gold as you
can come back to get them later. Take the ladder on the far right to the
bottom right side. Now here is the first obnoxious timing puzzle you'll
have to put up with, and it will reappear in various guises throughout
the game.

What you want to do is to make it so the blocks below reappear as you
try to climb up.

X  H*
XH1 *
X 2H*
XH3\$*
XXXX*

Dig 1. Dig 2 after 5 seconds (standing to its left) then wait a second
and dig 1. Drop to the right and wait until 2 is about to regenerate,
dig 3, cross to the left of 2, dig 2, go to the top, and dig 1. Now jump
down and go right and up the stairs and run back across.

If any enemies had gold, climb up to the platform and drop left and
dig away. If you made enough holes just wait for them to get covered up,
otherwise dig to the right and come around again. It may take a couple
of tries, but the second time through all three bad guys probably won't
be coming from the same place.

LEVEL 8

*                  *
*           1      *
*~~~~~~~~~*X*X*X*XH*
*\$ \$ \$ \$  *       H*
*~~~ ~~~  *HX*X*X*X*
* \$ \$ \$ \$ *H       *
* ~~~ ~~~ *X*X*X*XH*
*\$ \$ \$ \$  *       H*
*~~~ ~~~  *HX*X*X*X*
* \$ \$ \$ \$ *H       *
***********X*X*X*XH*
*              2  H*
*HX*X*X*X*X*X*X*X*X*
*H                 *
*X*X*X*X*X*X*X*X*XH*
* 3   u           H*
********************

Note this is a very one-dimensional level in terms of how you can
go(towards the top or away.) I'll discuss it as such, i.e. ahead or
behind.

The main point to this level is that you don't want to let yourself
get pushed down to the bottom, so be sure to go far ahead and quickly
dig as you go backwards.

Go right, then up, then left in quick succession. When the two guys
above you get close, make sure there are two diggable squares in front
of you on your level. Dig behind, dig forward, and quickly run forward
and dig. Now you can run across.

After that you'll want to dig well in advance of guys dropping around
where you are but eventually what should happen is: 1 or 2 guys
regenerate on the right and 1 or 2 on the left. You can squeeze between
them and climb up. Now you'll want to shoot whatever gaps you can and
use the trick at the beginning(run over a bad guy and dig if the
distance seems right) in addition to digging 5 holes in a row in advance
of bad guys showing up. Eventually you should make it back. The UL
requires four drops, and you should take your time there--and also take
as they can do so on the top rope and ruin your plans.

LEVEL 9

*                  *
*                  *
*   \$  \$  \$   \$ u  *
*HXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXH *
*H  \$  \$1 \$  \$  XH\$*
*HXXXXXXXXXXXXH\$XH *
*H \$  \$  \$   XH XH\$*
*HXXXXXXXXXH\$XH\$XH *
*H     2  XH XH XH\$*
*XXHXXXXH\$XH\$XH\$XH *
*  H   XH XH XH XH\$*
*HX\$*H XH*XH*XH*XH *
*\$XH*H\$XH XH XH XH\$*
*HX\$*H XH\$XH\$XH\$XH *
*\$XH*H\$XH XH XH XH\$*
*XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX*
********************

Drop right to get the gold chests then climb back up. Dig to push
across the top part. From here on in you can probably just dig around
until bad guys appear at the top and decide to go right and down. Then
you can pick off the rest of the gold chests one (platform + drop at the
right) at a time.

Once you've worked your way all the way DL, you have a serious timing
puzzle. It's one step more involved than level 7, but it's very doable.

*H1\$*
*\$2H*
*H3\$*
*\$4H*
*XXXX

First off, if a bad guy gets stuck in here, you just need to dig the
first three holes correctly and he'll drop in(i.e. 1, then 2 and 1, then
3 and 2 and 1.) In fact this is an alternate way to solve the level; you
can kick a bad guy into the alternate-ladder structure and dig a hole so
that you fall on the ladder to the right. Stay one rung below the top
one and he'll go left and down. If you do it twice to a guy with no gold
to begin with he'll get the gold for you and you won't have to worry
about digging four times, but it seems to be the same amount of work
without learning technique you'll need later anyway.

Dig 1, wait five seconds, dig 2 from the left, dig 1. Wait four
seconds, dig 3 from the right, cross over then dig 2 when it comes back,
dig 1 when it comes back. Make sure there is a pause between digging 3
then 2 then 1 as you'll have to run back over the blocks as they
reappear. Then wait 3 seconds, dig 4, cross over 3 and dig it, cross
over 2 and re-dig it, and do the same for 1. Drop right, get the gold
chest to the left, and run right back up the zigzag as the bricks
reappear.

You'll have to dig a couple of holes at the top to get the enemies to
drop and run past them, but it shouldn't be a problem.

LEVEL 10

*                  *
*                  *
*    \$ \$   \$ 1\$23* *
*HXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX *
*H \$    \$  \$  \$    *
*XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXH *
*    \$   \$   \$   H *
*HXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX*
*H        \$  \$  \$  *
*XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXH*
*        \$ \$     \$H*
*X   HXXXXXXXXXXXXX*
*XXXXH u \$    \$  \$ *
*XHXXXHXXXXXVXXXXXX*
*X\$HXXH            *
*XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX*
********************

You should really try to clear the bottom part first before taking on
anything else. After all, the bad guys will take all sorts of time
climbing down, and it's easy to reset the game and try a level again.
Here goes. Fortunately it looks a bit harder than it really is with the
gold all tucked away in the bottom. Give it a try but if the first one
fails then you may want to take evasive action--go to the bottom and
RIGHT-B a ton to send bad guys regenerating at the top again.

X
X123H
XH4XXH
X\$HXXH
XXXXXX

Dig 1, 2 and 3 right away. Then stand right of 4 and dig it when 1
starts to fill in. Climb over 2 after 1-3 regenerate and wait three
seconds. RIGHT-B 1, 2 and 3 again before dropping in and climbing back
up. 4 will regenerate and there's enough time to walk right and over it.

The rest is mop-up work but not trivial. The first thing you want to
do is go as far towards the top as you can, then dig a ton of holes.
Hopefully you won't have to retreat too far to do so, and you'll have
the space as well. After the first wave of regenerations you should also
have the time to dig on the right of the third-lowest platform to pick
up the gold pieces beyond the false brick.

Note that the ladder up is on the far right so you don't have to climb
all the way up and past where the bad guys drop in after they
regenerate.

LEVEL 11

*                 h*
*             \$ \$ h*
*       XXXXXXXXXXH*
*     X   \$1  \$ \$ H*
*     XXXXXXXXXXXXH*
*  HXH u  \$   \$ \$ H*
*  HXXXXXXXXXXXXXXH*
*  HX\$\$ X  \$   \$  H*
*  HXXXXXXXXXXXXXXH*
*  HX\$\$\$ \$ 2  \$ \$ H*
*  HXXXXXXXXXXXXXXH*
*  HX  \$\$ X  \$ \$ 3H*
*X HX XXXXXHXXXXXXX*
*XXXXHX\$\$\$ HXXXXXXX*
*XX\$XHXXXXXXXXXXXXX*
*XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX*
********************

This is a really nasty level, not for the most part, but for the
bottom part where you have to be very careful. It's the only treacherous
part, so let's tackle it. You can go to the other side of the ladder and
down. Most spots on the ladder will cause the bad guys to loop around in
the UR. Find one. Then go to the top and start digging away. You'll need
a finesse here to bring one guy over eventually and I don't know the
very best way to do it and be totally sure, because if three guys follow
you down you're probably toast. But the general idea is below.

H1H
H2XXXX
H3\$\$ X
H4XXXX
H5\$\$\$
H6XXX9
H7  \$\$
H8 aXX
XbHc\$\$
\$dHXXX

Dig 1-5 as quickly as you can. Wait a bit and dig #6, then if someone
is coming, dig down to #7. Go back up and dig 1-5(hopefully anyone who
came over will be caught,) then 8, then around to 9 from the left.
Hopefully one person will be kicked to the left. If so, proceed quickly
to dig a, then drop to dig b and c, then d. Get the chest and go out to
the right where you should face only two guys. If you can go far enough
so you aren't standing on c, that is a relief.

After all this you have a bunch of gold chests to get which should not
be too hard. Simply use the right ladder and go left and if folks follow
you, LEFT-A and then dig right and circle around them. Try this several
times until you can get to the top before bad guys regenerate. You
should be able to move up one platform each time.

LEVEL 12

*                  *
*  \$1 \$            *
*HXXXXXXXXXXX      *
*H      *     \$  \$ *
*H     *XXXXXXXXXXX*
*H~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~H*
*                 H*
*  \$  \$  \$        H*
*XXXXXXXXXXX      H*
*            \$2 \$ H*
*X  u HX   HXXXXXXX*
*XXXXXHX   H       *
*XXXXXHXXXXXXXH    *
*X\$  HXXH     H    *
*X XHXXXH  \$ \$ \$ 3 *
*XXXXXXX************

You should probably take care of the bottom right part first.
Basically you'll want to dig the right side of your starting structure.
Then go right and get the gold chest and LEFT-A until the ladder when
you can go down and dig right. Keep these excursions up until the bad
guys are stuck in the UR and won't be finding you any time soon. Then
dig a-d below to get the gold chests.

X    Ha
X23X1Hb
H6XX4Hcd
X\$  HXXH
X 5HXXXH
XXXXXXX*

Come back and now take care of the other bit. Dig 1, wait five
seconds, then dig 2 and 3 from the right. Drop right and dig 4, sneak
under the ladder to dig 5, and circle around for 6. You should have
plenty of time even if you make a small control mistake.

The rest of this shouldn't be too bad. Pick up all the chests you can,
and there should be no problem manipulating the bad guys in the UR part.
Once they're there you can dig to the left of the cement and drop down
there and wait. Then come back clockwise and run to the right. RIGHT-B
so that you make four holes in a row and after the three guys drop in,
take the fourth. Lots of folks will regenerate. Hopefully one will
appear outside the UR and start heading toward you--if not, repeat
bringing them to the left and circle around again. Wait 'til he's near
and then drop down. You can now circle around him. There should be a way
to dig/drop in the UR so that you can avoid bad guys initially, then
just dig to dispatch them. You've got all the gold now, so climb up the
UR stairs.

LEVEL 13

*                  *
*XXXXXXXH          *
*u   \$~~XXXXH      *
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Well, this one doesn't seem too bad. Run right, get the gold chest,
and dig left to release the bad guys. Now drop down and dig left after
you get each gold chest. For the second, wait until all three bad guys
are in a row, but you'll need to be quick after the second one because
the pits are two-wide, and there are two bad guys. You may have to fall
off if a bad guy follows you too closely but they'll eventually drop
into the pit anyway. If not just restart and make sure you pigeonhole
them in the 3-wide when you can and then RIGHT-B a lot after that until
you fall off to the right of the three-high hole.

Once this is done, just wait for all the bad guys to drop into the
three-high hole. Drop over them and head left. Dig the first three holes
on top and when they refill dig the last. Up, left, down, right, up,
right, up to get the final chest--actually you'll want to hold UL since
a ladder springs out of the hole and you can't totally goof off and wait
around.

The only real challenge in this level is not to give into your
greed(or boredom waiting for something to do) and reflexively take the
gold on the right. This may sucker uninformed players for one of their
lives but beyond that it's a bit of an easy break.

LEVEL 14

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This looks copied from the first level of Championship Lode Runner,
almost. Perhaps the message above is something in Japanese? Well, at any
rate the solution is a lot nicer except for the need to jump down at
EVERY point on the top rope. To do so without bother you want to get
everything on the bottom and then trap the bad guys. As I see it you can
clear the left half as follows: dig the top brick right of the left
ladder and work your way down to the next-last. Don't dig the last until
the top brick regenerates, then go up and right(don't take the rope) to
catch the one suspended brick, going back left. You can also get the
gold UL of that.

If you move VERY precisely you can also nail the suspended gold in the
right, but this will attract a bad guy, so wait until you've gotten
everything else you can. Then let the other guy drop over a gold chest--
preferably the one UR of the suspended gold. Now clear out the top.

The only gold left now should be the gold at the bottom or anything
the bad guys might be holding, but you can take care of that with a
plodding effort. What you want to do is go down to the bottom so the
guys run over to you. Then release them with a lot of digging and go to
the opposite side. Once one is close enough to drop on the brick next to
the ladder, drop down and dig a hole for him. Take his gold chest. The
guy behind him should fall into the bottom as well. Now circle around
and make the bad guy drop(if gold above the bottom floor is left try to
make him drop on that,) bring the bad guys to one side, and repeat the
process. Fortunately there are only four chests on the bottom so this
won't take forever, and it's low risk as well.

The ladders that pop up at the end of the level shouldn't matter much
either way, since you'll be by a side ladder with the given method,
ready to climb easily to the top.

LEVEL 15

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You need to do this level piece by piece. First wait for #1 to be over
the first gold in the pit. Now dig the bricks as follows. Be sure to run
the opposite way while digging them. The best way is shown below for
just one trip.

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Take a second before dropping back outside the diamond but remember he
has a gold chest so dig and get the one he had.

Note: if you mess up then you can get the bad guy to follow you up the
ladder. Drop on '1' when he's just left of you. Then try to repeat the
pattern shown.

Before the gold chests in the diamond are gone you should NOT dig
holes that will kill him. Just dig one hole at a time to shake him off
for a bit or switch places with him. Once you're past him just drop into
the UR area next to #2. Get the gold and dig a hole. Let him drop in if
he's close, then dig another hole to drop and get a couple more chests.
How note that when you go over the ladder you're in one-way territory.
In fact there's another chute in the center, so you'll need to get the
suspended gold first.

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You can dig 1, 2 and 3 in quick succession. When they start to fill
up, dig brick 4.  Now drop down, circle counterclockwise, and dig 5.
There should be plenty of time for this maneuver.

Now let's take a look at the bottom part. The correct solution is
listed below: dig 1 right, go up, dig 2 left. You'll need to be quick
here. Push UR after digging 2. Then once you get the gold, push UL. On
the ladder push UR. You'll just make it.

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LEVEL 16

**** AREA 1 ****

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The main thing to note is that you need to run right immediately. The
gold on the left will be tough to pick up, but you can deal with it
later. For instance, when you sucker the bad guys up to the top or dig
nice comfy holes for them, then you can break for the bottom. You may
want to watch here before you begin your trek that they are not going
off to each side. You can also go to the next-bottom and then dig a
bunch of holes and run to the left. Usually there's one bad guy on the
right and two on the left so you can dig holes that way and just wait
for them to catch up(well, almost) before running down. The first guy
may get killed and again check to make sure he's on the left.

For all this you may need to use the full screen view. Also watch for
guys appearing near the door as they regenerate--maybe enter from the
left as they can pop up on the right, and if they appear as you come
back then dig left immediately.

It should be easy to make a break to one side(3 guys and 2 sides means
one side has less than two guys at one time, and that's the one you
should break to in a pinch) so just concentrate on the platforms one at
a time to get the gold. Eventually you'll get the key and then get to
the door.

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The first extra area fits on one screen but isn't entirely smooth.

It's pretty easy to run down and get all the gold chests. You just may
have to dig to dispatch and run across an enemy. The way back up is
tougher. If the enemies are somewhat close together then you may want to
dig one hole to separate the two and then back off. It's a bit
unscientific and you may have a bit of bad luck.

The best I've found to a hard and fast solution is to go left, dig
left, drop down, dig, and drop down, go right and dig left. Wait for the
guy to fall in and dig once more down taking the stairs the last way. Go
into the corner. Wait for the guy to come to you(the other guy is way
behind,) dig, and then run for the stairs. If you can make it to the
next stairs, great, but if not, wait and dig a hole at the foot of the
stairs to be safe before digging at the top. Then you have a free shot
to the top unless one guy regenerates--in which case leave holes in your
trail(wait if possible) and try to move as far forward as possible to
dig the next guy in. Failing that, just wait to drop the hole in front
as that lessens the risk of a guy appearing in front of/above you.

9. THE REST OF THEM(PASSWORD REQUIRED)

Note that you may get a different password for a level; I think it's
based on how many you lives you have when you complete the previous one.

BTW, if you use a password for, say, level 41 to get to level 32, that
will work OK.

LEVEL 17

**** AREA 1 ****

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This part is really not too bad. You just need to be able to drop get
to the top and drop down when some guy is coming at you from the right
and is above the hole in the top platform. Then get on top of him and
dig right and go left. Then you can double back to get the chests on the
platform below. Dig the bad guy out of the other hole and fall down.

Note the bad guys tend to congregate in the UL so to get onto one of
the platforms, coax them right along the bottom and then dig LEFT-A a
bit. Climb up the stairs and they should start running left on the top
platform when they regenerate, just waiting to be jumped on. You'll want
to do this at least twice: once to get the key and chests and next to
enter the door.

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First of all, beware about entering and re-entering. If you relax a
bit then the game doesn't generally pause and the bad guys may close in
on you. Also if you hold down up/left you'll reenter the door instead of
going left and then up, so be careful on the first trap.

As there's no penalty for exiting and leaving I advise you to do so
frequently. However I also advise you to give bad guys the run around so
that you can come back safely as well; nothing is reset when you return.
This should take a couple of times through but the big things you need
to notice are that if bad guys go to the top they can't 'see' you until
you hit the bottom, and you will have to drop down to get some chests.
The trickiest one to pick up is the cross in the T. The best way to do
so is to sucker the bad guys to the bottom while standing under a ladder
and then climb up. To make sure you win the race and can go across the
top, try to stand between the two bad guys. If they are close together,
just go all the way to the left and wait for them to get very close
before going up/right.

There's a very good possibility(well, it doesn't FEEL good if it
happens) that one of these guys will have a chest. I mean a gold chest,
silly. Anyway. The best way to get either one to cough it up is again to
go to the top right; they don't lose it unless walking across open
ground, and most of this level is ladders.

LEVEL 18

**** AREA 1 ****

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The bottom left part is very daunting indeed and will require several
tries. Fortunately they're relatively low-risk, and the rest of the
board should pose few problems, especially if the bad guy you need in
order to pick up the key gets stuck in the lower left as you leave him

Wait for #3 to drop down to the bottom level; might as well get the
chests to the right as you're waiting. Now climb up the stairs to the
left and hang on the left edge of the rope. You can inch by so that only
one hand is on the rope; futz with this until you feel comfortable. Then
drop left and dig right quickly.

If all goes well the bad guy will have fallen in and you can wait a
second or two and then RIGHT-B. Jump off and the bad guy will follow
you. Then dig the two right squares on the modified platform and dig
again to get the key.

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But if not, wait for the hole to re-form, push right and then DR. Dig
left and circle back around to try again. The other two guys will stay
on the second-lowest platform if you work quickly enough, so no risk
there.

It's extra simple to get the gold chests if you just go to the top and
dig a couple of holes then dig yourself down. To get to the door
surrounded by cement go back up again to the top and RIGHT-B before
running right and waiting for the bad guys to appear; they appear second
from top and if you think you've got both trapped, wait for the second.
If you wait too long to hit left and make it to the door you'll still
want to run LEFT as the bad guy hits the ground, and you can often
escape that way.

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The key part here is not to get trapped on the bottom. Fortunately you
can get through most of this level by just making the bad guys sit
around. You can clear off the top parts pretty easily; bad guy number 1
bashes his head on the cement block, and you can get everything above
that and the three gold pieces in the corner and the one beneath them.
To get the rest, simply circle around to the ladder above where the
pieces were, go down, and dig. Then go left, wait, and dig right. Now
you can kill the bad guy with RIGHT-B and then a quick swoop to go
left/down and get the gold chest--then back  up/right--should avoid the
bad guy. Dig right to exit to the stairs if they're not guarded.
Otherwise just climb up the central squares to snooker any potential bad
guy above out.

LEVEL 19

**** AREA 1 ****

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When you're on the rope the bad guys go left. When you drop down they
go right. So you'll want to drop when one guy is right below, or you can
also hang out on the left after potting one enemy on the top. Either
way, stay on one edge of the left top platform and drop when a bad guy
is one square away. Then run on top of him. Tap the direction you want
to go once you're below the cement and dig in to get the key or the
door. Since there are only two guys you don't have to worry about
getting trapped after you enter a cave.

Remember to pick up the gold chest above before entering the door to
avoid the nuisance of wasted time.

Once you've cleared area 2 and the rest of the gold pieces here it's
time to take a look at the DR. You'll need the end-of-level ladder to
escape here.

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Dig 1 from the right. Wait four seconds and dig 2, 3 and 4. Drop down
and go left, dig 5, and jump back into the pit formed when 1
regenerates. Dig 6 and 7, get the gold, then dig 8 and 9. Get out
quickly with the help of the regenerated ladder.

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First thing to do is to drop straight down then go left and up the
ladder a bit. The other guys have a set pattern that sends them into the
lower left. Now you can pick all but the leftmost gold chests off one at
a time and at your leisure. Just locate the one you want to get, go to
the top, and drop on it. There's some contentious stuff with climbing up
the bottom right ladder to fool the enemies into going left, but you
should be quick enough. You may want to exit and reenter just to make
sure you don't get cut off, but eventually you'll need to take out the
gold chests on the left. Go on the top above them and drop down. When
one falling guy is bisected by the rope, drop, then run right.

If either bad guy gets stuck with a gold chest, you may have to sucker
them right(DR ladder) and get them to climb up and circle around over
there. It's a bit tedious but some time, one will leave a chest at the
top of a ladder and you can reach in to get it later. Just stand at a
place where you can move quickly so that they'll change direction; trial
and error works OK here.

LEVEL 20

**** AREA 1 ****

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The key parts to note here are where the gold chests are and where the
bricks are. You will need to dig the bricks to get past bad guys in one
case, and more if your play is inaccurate. However, a good way to start
is just to wait around a bunch. Bad guy # 2 will go DR and eventually
you should see him wiggling on the ladder. If you make any move too
quickly you'll need to use the brick in the first gold piece UL of you.
In general though you can pick up the gold pieces from left to right
with a detour for the very DL one before challenging for the key; #3 is
pretty stupid and won't follow you much.

The trick to get to the top consists of getting to UR of the key,
letting the bad guy come near you, then ducking down and left into the
place below. Dig a hole for him as if you ran in quickly enough he won't
go back to the key but will chase you instead. Run over him,
up/left/down and try to wait for him to the left of where he is. Wait
until the hole heals and you'll now have all three bad guys stuck.

Note that if you made a bad guy regenerate he will appear in the UR.
It's possible to wedge him out of there by going down to L of the door
and then going up and doing LEFT-A. If there are two then you'll need to
get very tricky indeed--you can sucker one back to the area right of the
key where you should have trapped him before and try again, or you can
also bring him to the far left, wait and dig a hole, leave a dug hole in
his wake, and then sucker the second guy back to the first place where
you can dig a hole and run around.

If you've had to dig a hole to trap someone be sure that, when
reentering the second room, you don't waste a lot of time here. Also
note that a ladder to the top appears on the right in case a bad guy(or
guys) comes from the left. Still you're best off trying to sucker all
three guys into their respective dead endds.

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The main puzzler here is getting up the ladder to the top to clear the
top parts. I'll describe how to do so for the left, but the right is
much the same way. In fact if you try the left first you may be able to
sucker BOTH bad guys over to the left later, making mop-up on the right
not too tough. Remember that bad guys will go off to the left by default
so if you trap a bad guy in a hole on the left you'll have free sailing
and can then drag them over--provided they have no chests on them. Even
if they do you can just dig holes for both of them until one coughs it
up--eventually one will be recycled to the other side as well.

This level is done in a two-part set: go down to the second-bottom
rung and wait for the bad guy to go to the ladder top. Go up, dig, and
then go up on the lower rope and dig right at the end, dropping off when
you see the bad guy over the pit you dug. He'll fall in, and you'll want
to circle back around quickly so that he doesn't get up and block your
way back to the ladder. You can then dig right in the top part and go
up/right and wait again. For the left side you can also use this device
to jump off to the right and get those four gold chests. Once you're at
the top stay there until the bad guy has caught up.

To trap the bad guy for sure, just go down and wait a bit after
digging the hole before going off to the left.

Even if you've got the pattern down, go back through the door after
completing one side of this area--perhaps even after getting a suspended
gold, your first time. Then come back and complete the other. I find
it's best to cross over by going to the top of the right side, digging,
and in the triangular cave you can dig the left side and repeat the
encirclement strategy of the first part.

LEVEL 21

**** AREA 1 ****

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and hope they regenerate in the UL. Then each time one does he'll take a
gold chest down with him, which you can extract. You'll want to check
the level-on-one-screen view occasionally to make sure it's all done.
But first you'll need to take care of the side room.

The puzzle here is not too bad. Just be sure to dig 3/4 when 1 starts
to regenerate then dig 5/6 when 3 starts to regenerate and wait a half-
second after you can dig to start. So the order is:

Dig 1, 2. Dig 3, 4, 1, 2.(from the left.) Dig 5, 6 from the right then
3, 4 and run to the left for 1, 2. Drop down the center, go right and
left, climb up the stairs and wait for parts to get filled in again. Go
to the spare room.

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Once the second area is completed, and the gold in the UL is gone, you
can now get the remaining gold chests. Take the rope at the top and go
left. There's some digging here and if a guy follows you, dispatch him
first before getting down to business. These holes can/should be dug in
quick succession.

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You'll fall from the door right away and #2 will fall into a pit. If
you like, sucker #1 into the mirror-image pit first to make sure they're
both under wraps.

Jump on #2(right side) and dig left and go right, then dig right and
go left twice. Be sure to wait a bit on the last one before following
him as he has a way to walk before and timing your fall to get on top of
him and back to the stairs in the bottom center is risky. Now you can
probably sucker someone onto following you up a ladder and you should
then drop on the edge of the center structure when he's started on the
rope. Then you can drop onto him and go towards the ladders in the
center. This will get you to the door, and to enter it, fall off the
ladders and then hold up. You can probably only take care of one side of
the area at a time before the door closes, but you're not rushed in the
first area.

If you're misfortunate enough to have a bad guy regenerate in the
center after getting killed then you can probably dig while standing on
top of him and get away with it, but if there's one in the pits to the
side dig him out of the structure(i.e. free him towards the edge of the
board) first, detouring yourself to jump on him and regenerate your
available time in the side room.

LEVEL 22

**** AREA 1 ****

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RIGHT-B a whole ton and wait at the ladder. All three guys will drop
in the three-high hole to the right. Walk over them and back for one
chest. Pick up all the other gold chests available and try your luck in
the second area if you feel up to it. Getting there is fairly easy. Just
keep digging four across, dropping down, and repeating. And remember to
reenter quickly if you're not finished yet. Also just go left and retry
if the bricks directly above start filling in.

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The chests in the enclosed area are not easy to get but the basic
strategy is this: dig on top of the three-high hole(from the left, on
the stairs) and lead the bad guy on a chase--let him get close as you go
left, up, and right. Dig a hole, then dig left three times at the
ladder. Go in the restricted area a few squares, wait for the bad guy to
arrive, dig and leave. You may have to go in three or four--if you're
worried about getting trapped go in one more each time. Eventually the
bad guy will get trapped and the next time you can dig, run in, and run
out. There's still the matter of the final chest the bad guy has. For
this wait until area is back to where it started, dig the three side
squares, then go left and RIGHT-B all the way. Back up and right and
then dig.

Note: you can also get the chest in the pit by standard digging with a
RIGHT-B from just next to it, then dropping left and going right. You
have the time.

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The key here is to get the bad guys to stick together and act as one.
For some of the gold pieces you'll have to loop around under and back
over; note two are over a false brick. The best way to get the ones in
the lower right is to let the two guys follow you from the right on the
bottom, then circle around through the false brick. You'll have to fake
them out again by letting them get close similarly. To do so you can
stand under the brick and move out or just wait in the DR corner.

Note that bad guys regenerate in the UL so if you're in the lower
right you may want to dig until the bad guy disappears. Also note that
if you might get trapped in the bottom, just stand under the false
logically cutting you off down the ladder.

Eventually you'll want to have both enemies on the left side so you
can dig down to get the chest over the false brick on the right.

This is a catacomby little level, so you'll probably want to clean up
the obvious gold chests the first time, then once they're gone leave and
return(quickly!) to risk the timing to go to the right. Don't try to go
for too much there at once.

LEVEL 23

**** AREA 1 ****

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All you really have to do in this level is get all the chests you can
before you dig the bad guy out and into holes where he'll have to
regenerate and then take care of the various areas. It may take some
time to get through the left side due to the distraction, but as the bad
guy reappears at the top, you have more than enough time for one-at-a-
time. I suppose it's minimally challenging to get the key, but you've
seen these simple puzzles before I suspect. Like on level 1.

But wait! You say. There are two bad guys! True, but only one is
relevant. To deal with the second one, make sure you've suckered him
left(stand on the platform to the left,) dig over the gold chest he's
next to, drop, and immediately dig right and get out.

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Well, this should remind you of level 17. But fortunately there are
more places for bad guys to cough up gold. They'll stick in the DL as
before unless you can entice them over. I find it's easy to manipulate
which way they go when on the ground. One square above the central rope:
left. Otherwise, right. You should be able to get all the visible gold
chests pretty easily even if it takes a few trips, as if you wait long
enough the bad guys tend to freeze in one area. To get them to cough up
any remaining gold chests, stand on the bottom corner opposite them.
Eventually one will give up a chest. Make sure you keep them running the
right way(watch for changes in direction as you climb the ladder) and
fake them out to get the final gold piece.

LEVEL 24

**** AREA 1 ****

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Surprisingly easy with the right start--both rooms in fact. Just stand
in the UL and drop down once both enemies are on the UL rope. Then go
past them and just go straight right into the corner. This brings them
down; back UL and dig the brick platform at the top and the one below it
to reach the ladder embedded there. On the first trip, get the key, and
on the second get the gold chest. It's not hard to dig out to the right-
-rightmost two, then right one below. Now for the side room.

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Head down and left and dig. Cross the stairs(#1 probably fell by now)
and go up/left all the way. Drop down for the other gold on the left.
The tough part here is getting the gold chests at the bottom, and the
best way to do that may be to go over to the right platform and lead the
bad guys around before climbing DL. They'll be on the right, so they'll
use the center ladder down and fall--or one will, in which time you can
circle around the DL and up with only one person in your way. Dig a bit
at some time to make sure noone has any contraband, then leave.

LEVEL 25

**** AREA 1 ****

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This part is not too bad. I'd go left and up quickly, then right and
down onto the platform with the key. It's easy to dig for the key but
just for posterity...

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There will be quite a bit of up- and downing, and you'll generally
want to have all three enemies on the bottom. Dig a bit to keep some of
them there then head to the top. Note that they climb UL and keep this
in mind when dropping to get the suspended gold. The hardest stuff will
be UL especially if the three enemies are spread well apart but if you
feint right, dig a bit, and then come back you improve your chances
dramatically.

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The nasty thing here is that, after the first time through here, you
can only go down to start. So be careful! Often the bad guy is trapped
in the culdesac DLD of the start and the only way for you to get out is
if you've cleared the left first--so a word of warning there. The best
bet is to go left once you enter. Then wait for the bad guy and go down
once he's over the stairs. Now he's trapped somewhere much more
convenient. I recommend just picking up all the gold chests EXCEPT the
UL one. Save it for last. It's the only one that can break the enemy out
of his rut.

If you can go up and quickly tap down after getting the chest there is
no risk. Otherwise you may have to be quick running down and right or
you'll get trapped.

LEVEL 26

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Surprisingly easy even though it looks confusing. The key is to take a
sharp left, drop when over the gold piece, drop again, get the key, dig
right and go down. There should only be one bad guy on each side--dig a
hole for him while you run and get the gold chests in the center. It's
easy to reach the bottom but if you want to leave the level the best bet
is to go to the left, dropping down to sucker him to drop in the center.
The guy on the right takes longer to sucker to the center but you can
get him next with the guy on the left in a hole. The ladders don't allow
you to win a sprint so you may need to go up, fall, and then try again.

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Dig all the way down to get the gold chest. Go one square up the
ladder and when you have all three bad guys together go up/left then
LEFT-A. This should get you five holes and when the fourth is filled,
duck under and go back up. The better you can time it so the bad guy
just misses getting you, the better. There's some randomness here but if
you move quickly up you should make it there before anyone regenerates,
and one guy should be stuck in the lower area. You can deal with two
guys.

LEVEL 27

**** AREA 1 ****

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Go to the left side of the top platform, dig a hole, LEFT-A, and when
the holes start filling in, drop down. You can now drop down through the
center to get two gold chests as the bad guys tend to stay on top of a
ladder until they 'see' you below.

Now it's pretty easy to clear the right side since if you drop below
and go up the stairs, the bad guys will guess to the left. Then go to
the furthest right chain of two stairs and climb UL. The bad guys will
go to the top. You can pick them off digging holes(wait to LEFT-A until
the leader is close, then wait for one to fall in next to where you drop
before before falling.) You can now clear the right with impunity. If
anyone had a gold chest, in fact, the forward-most will have coughed it
up, so you just need to repeat the process, getting at least one gold
chest each time. Make sure you have them all since the door is in a pit
until you have all the gold. If you want to give yourself the most time
to complete area 2, go to the right, wait, then go UL and R to the top
right. Dig the UR square when they come and you'll have plenty of time
to outrun the bad guys, going L until you're almost below the two
ladders, D, and at the bottom, UL.

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Picking off the gold chests in the upper left is tricky. The UR inside
is not too bad. Dig 1 and 2, go around to dig 3, then dig 4, 5 and 6
with no delay except to detour for the chest.

The LR is tougher. Again dig 1 and 2, come around for 3, and get 4 and
5. Jump left off the ladder and LEFT-A. Drop right and dig and then
escape. Dig 3 again and circle around to dig b, holding the controller
DR. Get the chest and exit left. You should just make it but if you are
having trouble in the final bit then pause a half-second before starting
7-9.

LEVEL 28

**** AREA 1 ****

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The key thing here is not to let all three bad guys come and chase
after you. You'll want to keep #2 trapped until the end, and the other
two can be warded off with digging a few squares to the left when you go
to enter the door in the DL or when you dig the six-high wall to get the
gold chests in the corner(this is not really necessary, actually, as
these can be among the gold pieces you get last, but it's something to
do.)

But the first order of business is to get the key. That's easy enough
after you dig to get past #1.

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After this, head down to the room, which should really only take one
try.

Now for the final bit. Go back to the UR. Watch for guys regenerating.
In fact it may be in your best interest just to kill one guy, i.e. if
they are synchronized dig two holes and just leave one hole in your
wake. That means only one guy can come down and block you from where you
want to go--or regenerate randomly as you run across the top. In the UR,
dig and go down, get the two chests, and dig again. You'll want to get
two more chests, back up left, and dig right. Then walk over and when
the bad guy starts to get out, dig the rightmost brick and drop through
it. So he's still stuck. The remaining gold is in the DR, and once you

There may be a nasty twist here with two bad guys on the other side of
the huge wall. Actually this is not so bad. Just UP-B and then fall to
the right, staying at the second-right square. When the bad guys come
in, RIGHT-B and they'll both fall. Run past them for a free ride to the
top--with a brief glance to see where one of them may regenerate.

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Immediately head right, get the chest, go back UL, and dig left. If
this doesn't quite work then dig two squares to the right while on the
top platform and then walk over the bad guys to get the chest they cough
up. Drop below to the area with the rope and quickly circle down the
ladder and into the DR area to get the three gold chests there. Then go
back along the bottom rope and up. Wait for the bad guys to come left
and climb down when both are above the hole. You can now climb up to the
top but you'll want to go right and then dig right. Drop down and get
the gold chests. The bad guys shouldn't have followed you to the right
but if they did you can always dig right and climb down the stairs and
around. If(god forbid) they split up then just goad one over to the
right by climbing down, get him in the cave where the pieces were, and
dig him and dig out of it before going up and dropping the other bad
guy(wait for both if they regenerate) and going back up.

LEVEL 29

**** AREA 1 ****

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Dig left and drop. You can now dig to nail the bad guy and dig all the
way down. Next thing to do is to get the key. To be extra sure you can
let the bad guy follow you up to the UL and then dig the right part of
the top platform. Then you can climb up the stairs until you're level
with where you fell from. Be sure to joggle up and down until the pit
you dug is filled back in. That will give the bad guy too much ground to
make up.

To get the key go to the top of the ladder, right two squares, and dig
right to remove the brick left of the key. Then go L/U and at the top of
the ladder turn right. Drop when one square left of the key, dig right,
drop for the key, and go left. The next thing to do is to enter the door
in the DL. Be sure there that you've dispatched the bad guy so it'll
take a while to get down. Sucker him to the left side digging a bunch of
holes then drop through and he will take time to regenerate at the top.

Climb back up and now, at the top ladder, dig left and drop down. Wait
for #2 to come left. Go around to the right of this structure and dig
the first two squares in the right wall, then get the gold chest and
RIGHT-B and get out, digging the next square in the wall to get the
chest below. You should have a clear path up since the guy that
regenerates will take time dropping down. The ladder is in the UR.

**** AREA 2 ****

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The bad guys play very passive defense here, and each one seems to
wind up with a gold chest. So take care of the easy part first. Get the
gold to the left and then go all the way down the S-shaped structure on
the right. At the bottom, drop to the left and the three bad guys will
conglomerate. Now you can go back up and enter the door, come back and
go to the left.

You'll have to do some fancy footwork to get the rightmost chests, but
fortunately the bad guys are a bit stupid. Drop just to the left of the
top center platform, RIGHT-B and get the gold chests in the center
platforms by digging down. Then come back around and drop in the same
place. RIGHT-B, go down and then left, and RIGHT-B across there.

A bad guy may regenerate on the right. That's actually good for you.
Work your way down to the very bottom and then go right if the other
guys are pressing you. The bad guy on the right will drop to the bottom,
which is very good for you--two guys are MUCH easier to fake out than
three.

There's one platform of width two, between two ladders, where you can
dig both squares. You can often sneak in to the left there after you
drop and do so. That buys a bit of time, and you can pick up other gold
pieces on the left. In fact drop, RIGHT-B, down, left, RIGHT-B is a good
way to start any excursion. Moving up and down between these can cause
bad guys to get confused and fall in pits as well--if you catch a
couple, the path to the left may be clear, or clear enough to nip in for
a split second to the chest just above the DL one, go left, and dig to
get the DL one. If you don't hear the end of level noise, reentering and
digging once more shouldn't be a problem.

All this may take a few tries since the bad guys will leave gold
behind, which you can't dig over. But if you remember not to let them
fall in right away, you can entomb them and give yourself more than a
split second to get left.

LEVEL 30

**** AREA 1 ****

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This level really is not too bad. You will first want to go all the
way right to get the key, then UL. There are three chests near the top
you can get without any digging, so get them, then right of where you
started, dig to get the embedded gold. From there, dig right, drop, and
LEFT-A. Go left, dig left, drop, dig left to get the next bad guy.  Bad
guys tend to regenerate at the  top, so you should have free rein to
take out the DL chests and get to the side room.

There may be some defenders over by the right side, though. You can
probably approach them and dig and feint to trap some of them.
Eventually one may reappear in the UL where he can't really move away,
and this makes your task much easier. With two guys, you can run right
to near below where you got the key and LEFT-A two squares. Run across
the bad guys when they're in the pits, then RIGHT-B. This should allow
enough time to get the three gold chests below, and even if the bad guys
get on the ladder above you, you can get on the second rung and
synchronize them before moving to the side and digging a couple of
holes. The path to the top is free, and so the level is solved.

**** AREA 2 ****

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Enter here two times: first to crash around and pick up all the gold
chests, and second to get the one in the corner. I advise clearing the
top row, digging, and methodically working your way down the next two
rows. Note that although the DR area is tough to get to, it's easy to
dig out of and in fact is a nice shortcut

The major difficulty in play, besides the DR chest, is how to get out
of the DL part. The two bad guys will probably hang around the ladder in
the center of the active board area. If one comes down, dig a hole for
him and run past and dig a hole for the other guy. Otherwise you may
need to run UR from the laddder on the left edge and then quickly left-
A. You have more time than you think here.

If you must exit, don't take the ladder up to the door unless you
LEFT-A before you go up. That's because you can't start off to the right
on re-entry if you exit from the bottom, which could get you stuck
later.

Now for the final bit--the DR chest.

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Dig 1 from the right. Go right, wait 4 seconds, dig 2 from the left
and then 3. Drop left, dig 4, wait for 1 to start to fill, dig 5, come
around and dig 6, go down the stairs, and when 2 fills in dig 7. Go left
and dig 4 and, quickly, 5. Move up/right to dig 8, and you should have
plenty of time to escape. Dig 9 to get out.

LEVEL 31

**** AREA 1 ****

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The big tough part is getting started here. I recommend going UL then
UR to start. Get the chests and then when the bad guys approach dig left
and right. Drop down when the first of them falls in. Then head down the
stairs and after getting the second of the two gold chests together, dig
left. Now dig the square below and go right.

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Dig 1/2, wait a second, and dig 3/4. Go back to left of the first spot
you dug, re-dig, go right to get the key and gold, and back again. Now
there should be people coming to greet you. Be in a position where you
can RIGHT-B twice and then climb over those guys and dig left when
you're beyond them. Go left when the next guy drops and congrats, you're
out of jail!

This strategy seems to require some very precise timing so be prepared
to retry.

The rest is much easier. You just need to be able to get a guy to drop
off the left side, which isn't too bad. Just get people to climb up the
right side and follow you. Dig a bunch of holes and after they drop in
the second one, run left so you can wait to jump on the newly
regenerated guys dropping down. Go right to fall on the door and
complete the other scene. If there are people on ladders on the left and
right be prepared to dig both sides once you drop through the
bottom(right square of the cave.)

**** AREA 2 ****

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Look ma! The side areas are as big as the regular playing fields now!

Yet for all that not a whole lot is tough here except for the
suspended gold in the center. The left platform is easily disposed with
alternating LEFT-A and RIGHT-B. After clearing all the 'obvious' chests
go back up and re-enter. Remember that because the door is so far away
it will take some time to do so.

Now for the tough part. If you fail the first couple of times you may
want to recharge the time you have left; it's easy to get where you want
to be with a few digs but hard to get back. What you will want to do is
to go to the right ladder and, at the top of the square construct with
the bad guy running towards you and very close, dig as below.

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Dig 1, move down, dig 2 and go back up so the bad guy runs toward you.
Let him get caught in 1 and then dig 3-6. Go inside there 3 or 4 squares
and when he enters, dig right, and run over him and go up a bit when you
get out. With some luck he'll exit to the left and fall in the hole. Go
out the door and back in. Now the second part requires a bit of mental
juggling. Dig 1 and 2. Wait for 1 to fill in to dig 3-5. Go back up, dig
1-2, then go down and dig 6, Come around and dig the hole above the gold
piece and then scram to the right. Now exit. Again if you fail the first
two times you may want to recharge the timer.

LEVEL 32

**** AREA 1 ****

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With a bit of quickness you can pull this level off relatively
painlessly. The first thing to do is to get the key quickly: R/U and
left at the top. Drop down to get the key, dig left, drop, dig right and
circle around. Go to just right of the one-square pit and drop when the
first bad guy is past the long pit where the key was. Dig a hole and
drop straight down to the right. The bad guy will go left and create a
convenient bridge for you.

Now for the mop-up. Go across the rope and drop left. Then staring at
the right side, LEFT-A four squares and then RIGHT-B down in each
successive level as much as you can. This will drop you down the hatch
and if you go UL then UR at the edge you'll get the gold chests and get
to the other area.

Complete the other area and if you're worried about falling down the
ladders just LEFT-A from the door and drop down and repeat. Eventually
you'll fall onto the rope and at the right edge of the rope, drop and
LEFT-A and exit right.

It's a long way to level 33, but fortunately there are no obstacles in

**** AREA 2 ****

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This may take a few tries, and the key is to knock bad guys into
critical places where they are helpless. There are also some fast moves
associated with my walkthrough. But you really can't have all three
running around as you go for some of the tougher chests.

First bad guy: sucker him along the platform with the gold chests
beneath, separated by chambers. Then go up the stairs to the right and
let him follow you closely as you go to the left...BAM, dig a hole and
run past him. When he leaves the hole check to see which way--if it's to
the right wait 'til it's filled, otherwise go down the stairs that don't
quite touch the bottom--they're also useful for changing which direction
the bad guy goes. He should fall in the hole with the chest above it,
making that chest easy pickings. Also get the chests remaining to the
right; dig to get the very DR one. Now's a good time to leave and
return.

Now you can't perfectly consolidate the two other guys so they're both
running after you together. But hopefully they'll be reasonably
synchronized. Again lead them to the lower right. In this case you may
want to dig them first so they regenerate and cough up gold, but after
that you will want to entice them without digging and hope one circles
around as he follows you closely. Having two circle around is risky but
can be done. But if you have one, then just dig while on the right edge
and run back over the man in the pit. Wait for the pit you dug to heal
up just to make sure the guy is trapped. Exit and return.

Now for the final guy. Get on the center ladder. Move so that he'll
come towards you, go out a few squares, dig, and go left then down.
He'll go right and down into the gap where he can't make it out. You can
now clean up the rest of the board and get to the bottom later. Stop by
to exit/reenter before and after doing so just in case.

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In the center, the game fools you a bit with a false brick, but on the
right you need only dig straight down the center of the weird platform.
You can move and dig left to shake the semi-trapped guy. Now on to the
bottom part.

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Dig 1 and 2 from the right, wait 3 seconds, and dig 3 and 4. Drop down
to the left and dig 5, and wait for 1 to regenerate before digging 6.
Come back around and dig 7 and 8 quickly, jumping left to avoid the bad
guy who will come sprinting out. Dig to get his gold and now exit for
good. You're done, yay. Of course you can get the gold chest this way
without his 'help' but sticking the three in separate places is the most
expedient solution that doesn't rely on too much split-second timing.

LEVEL 33

**** AREA 1 ****

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Floor it UL. Go up. Dig R. Fall right but wait for the bad guys to
catch up before you jump. They'll either follow or get stuck on the top.
The rest of the right side is quite easy. See below for how to get the
goodies.

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In fact the left is easy too; just dig and get the gold and be sure
not to fall off the edges. You'll have to go through twice; instead of
going to the door, go right, dig, and then up the central ladder and
drop all the way left. You look trapped but don't worry. Ladders will
appear.

**** AREA 2 ****

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All you have to do is sink each bad guy into the structure on the
right. This is easy. Dig right to get out and then go up the stairs and
to the top. Drop when the enemy is near you. He'll drop, then you go
back up and right. When the enemy is above the rightmost structure, drop
so that he enters the deep hole. You may want to re-enter the door(dig
thetop of the bottom outcropping on the triple-B) and come back before
dispatching #2.

For #2, dig his structure's left side from the left. Once he's
released, go UR and again drop when he's a couple squares away. Both
guys are in the hoosegow now and they're not going anywhere.

Now's a good time to re-enter the door j-u-s-t in case. Dig the top of
the triple-B and dig again to get the second gold chest. Dig the right
brick and then fall right. Dig left and then enter the door and exit.

The middle structure isn't too bad either. Just start at the top and
dig down. When at a platform in the structure, reach in to get the gold
and exit. Then after going back and returning, go to the ladder left of
the right structure.

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It's not tough to see what to do here but you'll need to do it twice.
First time through, dig the left end in the cave. Second time through,
dig the right end. Then exit for good.

LEVEL 34

**** AREA 1 ****

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The tricky part here is that the bad guys tend to pile up in the
cavity in the center, so how to get the chests below before falling in
there? The answer is to go down/left, wait for them to come to you, and
circle clockwise. When over the cavity, wait for a bad guy to come next
to you. Drop and dig the hole he'll fall into. Quickly get the two
chests below and the two below them. At the bottom you should have only
the other two to face right away. Then dig with abandon until everyone's
trapped in the big pit, and the rest can be taken care of at a
relatively leisurely pace. Retreat and return through the door.

LEVEL 35

**** AREA 1 ****

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Pretty easy to keep the bad guys on the left side here. Note the false
bricks in the middle. LEFT-B down the slope from the UR all the way. You
can take out a lot of chests as well by digging left after going left
from the ladder, dropping and digging right. In fact these two tries
will leave the right side cleared. Note the false bricks at the bottom
of the butterfly help.

To clear out the left side you just need a little care. Climb up to
the UR and go left. When the bad guys are close, jump, then go left and
up and start mirror-image operations of the right side. Repeat as
necessary. Then enter the side area.

The resulting pattern as the butterfly spreads its wings is rather
cute but this level does seem a bit easy for this late in the game.

**** AREA 2 ****

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This one doesn't look too exciting, and it isn't. You should be able
to take it in one go. Drop down for the chest near the first guy, dig a
hole to catch him, and dig another one to drop down after walking to the
left and getting the chests he was guarding. He'll drop down, but you
can dig again.

You may have to dig down again after getting the gold pieces on this
quasi-curved platform. Here you'll have two guys to deal with but you
can probably get the gold in the corner while both are dug in holes.

Regenerated bad guys don't appear on the far right but rather drop
down to the bottom center of the left, which buys you some time if they
get killed. Also note #3, the guy on the right, doesn't play good
prevent defense. He goes all the way to the top. So don't worry about
him until the end. Then, tests what makes him go up/down. Duck into thhe
first platform to the right and wait. Dig and climb past him and up.

LEVEL 36

**** AREA 1 ****

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Start the hostilities early by going LEFT-A. Go to the top and get the
key. In the meantime, cross your fingers a bit that a bad guy will drop
down the center. Generally if you're at the top, bad guys on the right
will fall down the center. If bad guys come from the left just wait 'til
they're close and drop right.

Taking care of everything else is a bit tedious. You'll need to jump
off to start and go up the ladder a bit to kick everyone to the top.
Then you'll want to sneak in to the middle of the diggable platforms,
dig three times, and again tempt fate with guys running after you. Check
to see who's going to drop where and dig holes according to that(i.e. 2
on the left, RIGHT-B twice) and use that to run back up. You can also
back yourself into the DR corner if three guys are in the left side but
if one is on the right structure then you won't need to do much fakery-
outery to get by two.

When it's convenient, complete the side room, which is really rather
easy. You might want to do it before hitting the right structure since
it will give you an easy way out.

Eventually when you keep digging, someone will be kicked to the right
side. Then you'll want to sucker the other two guys to the middle
platform, dig a couple of holes, cross over them and run to the top. The
one on the right should try to fall down the center. As long as no-one
reappears too soon on the left you're in business. Again you may have to
try another time or two.

On the right structure you'll hope to jump on any platform but the
bottom one. Collect everything above the second-lowest then dig the
brick on the second-highest to get the gold above the brick. Dig the
brick from the left to get the gold from any bad guy on the right and
then drop left, run left and start RIGHT-A. Before getting the final
brick, which sends a ladder down the middle, make sure that no one is to
the left of you and in walking distance--if they are above you then just
walk across to the left side, wait for them to come down, bait them
left, and walk around them.

**** AREA 2 ****

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Blaaah. This one is rather easy and the first order of business is to
climb up the ladders on the right(UL then UR) and then run across the
guy in the pit with the gold. RIGHT-B and he'll fall in the hole you
dig. Take his gold and dig right to get out--and get the gold to the
right. On the floor, dig to nail the two bad guys and climb up and drop
down to get the gold suspended on the ladders on the other side. Now
there's the pesky task of digging until the bad guys fall in to the top.
Be sure to recharge your time at the door if you stick them on the
right. After this you'll want to go to the bottom right with the ladders
zigzagging aroudn the central post, dig the top, then dig the middle
and(pause 1 second) top, then the bottom and middle with pauses again.
You can drop down, get the chest, and go RULUL to get out.

LEVEL 37

**** AREA 1 ****

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The toughest gold piece for you to get is the one under the suspended
structure. So go UR then UL then, after you get the gold piece, UR.

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The key is a pretty standard puzzle as well.

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Dig 1 and 2. Wait for 1 to fill then dig 3. Dig 4 and drop down.

The rest of the gold pieces shouldn't be hard to pick up since the bad
guys aren't actively following you--except the top three in the right
and the one in the pit. The tough part is getting to the top. Now what I
recommend is going to the bottom if one guy is on the ladder, waiting
for him to descend, then digging and going UL.

You can also go on top of the suspended structure and drop down and
goad a bad guy right. Dig, go back left, and drop down, and he is more
or less out of commission. Stop in to the side room which is not too
bad, then go right through the false brick all the way to the end of the
rope where the last two gold pieces there are easy to pick up.

The final gold pieces require a bit of patience and luck. The first
one, you may have to dig bad guys out from the pit square that had the
gold a few times. Don't worry. They fall back usually, so you never have
to deal with three bad guys at once.

Also eventually a bad guy will regenerate in the UR and take the gold
chest you couldn't get to due to the false brick. He may fall in the pit
but if you dig the three squares left of that and wait on the platform
below(that encased the key) you can dig to make him cough the gold up.

**** AREA 2 ****

*                  *
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I found the trick here is to notice the false bricks. After that it is
really pretty easy, but they can be a surprise. First thing to do is to
clim UR and dig left at the stairs going down. This nets you a couple of
gold pieces above the shell center, and you can then drop right and dig
to get back to the lower right.

The big issue in this level is if you can make it to the lower right
safely, and this depends on if you're able to make a quick drop from
near the right hand side. Once you're there, dig two holes and pass by
the bad guys and climb up. It's important to do this quickly as bad guys
can regenerate in nasty positions that block your ascent if you take too
long.

The second thing to do is to get the gold chest on the far right; as
you ascend the right ladder, hold down B. Then when you dig drop left.
Do so until you can dig right. Dig the bad guys then run back around.
You might want to exit and re-enter now.

From the door take the rope, go left and down, and dig over the long
ladder down. Get the gold chest and go UR. Dig when on the right of the
rope. Go UR like crazy. You can make it to dig the two guys in and try
again. The last one to get is the very center gold. Go to the top and
dig left of the right stair, then dig again. Now get out.

LEVEL 38

**** AREA 1 ****

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Find the right places to drop, and this one is almost too easy. The
plan is to cycle up to the top and just wait for the bad guys to drop
by. Once you're at the right end of the rope and the three bad guys will
drop into the restricted part of the first isle, drop down. If you do it
right they'll run to the bottom through the fake bricks, and if not, one
will be waiting for you on the cement below, which is lethal--so you'll
need to restart the level if this is the case.

Once they're taken care of you'll want to fall through the first two
fake bricks, go one right then dig the leftmost part, drop onto the key,
and dig right and escape. Now the next trick you'll need to know is that
you can drop onto the left side of the platform and dig all the way down
the left sides to the bottom. At the bottom platform, wait for all the
guys to go left. You should now be able to take out the chests on the
right-hand side of the false bricks. When you get to the second-bottom,
dig through the third square from the right. Drop and RIGHT-B. Once the
third enemy drops in, climb over him, dig right, and escape. This should
trap all the bad guys in the pits. You can clean up the gold they left
behind fairly easily. In fact with the area right of the false bricks
cleared you can drop in closer to them and RIGHT-B six holes in a row so
that you have a shot of getting all the gold on the bottom. If not you
can always just try again, remembering to use the trick to bring them
over to the left first, which makes them easier to manipulate.

**** AREA 2 ****

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Not a bad side room--just don't try to bite off more than you can
chew. The first thing to do is probably to try to trap bad guys off in
the lower left. To do so, drop down on top of the ladder in the center
and dig left. Then lead them into the side area, dig a hole to slow one
of them down, and then dig holes from the left ladder so you can re-
enter the main play field. You should be able to trap one, but you can
always try again. Once one is trapped you should be able to outfox the
other two to get back to the top. Once you've gotten all the chests,
again go back to the top to prepare for the final chest right of the
solid blocks, which actually is not too bad even though it looks really
encased. Even if enemies are around they probably will not be able to
see where you are. But leave a nice line of pits for them just in case!

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LEVEL 39

**** AREA 1 ****

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Dig right, drop down. Fall down the ladder and go left. Just as the
first guy falls down on the ground, go up and the second one will fall
too. Congratulations, you got around them. The next four gold chests in
the upper part are easy to get.  Then dig the rightmost block on the
mixed platform, drop down, dig right, drop, dig left. If you do this
chest is. This makes your task easier. However if they do fall down
there, dig the three squares just left of the ladder and the one below
it, then quickly dig right and pray that the guy in the hole gets
trapped as you time your drop so the other guy's on top of him.

If you were quick enough, get the chest to the left by digging the
five squares left of the ladder, waiting after digging the last one to
jump left and dig.

Now to dig a hole to the bottom. Go quickly right to get the chest
over the brick, then left, and dig it to get around the bad guy, then
dig and wait for the hole you created above to heal(this traps one guy
on the left for sure) and then climb the stairs.

The next part of this will probably be dedicated to sticking enemies
in holes until they regenerate on the left side. That will leave you
free to take care of the other area. The big detail is to check when
they regenerate and stay halway up the ladder to send those on the fence
to the left--if this doesn't work then you may want to restart the
level.

Also note that there's a false brick where it'd be nice to trap them.
Instead you'll need to go to the top if there are two of them to shake
and dig down two per level until you get to the ladder. Then dig from
the right. Of course shaking one by going to the top works as well but
just dig once or not twice, or you're in trouble.

Staying at the very top may also encourage the first bad guy to drop
into the hole below the rope, but to get the second one you'll want to
go to the very bottom. He'll drop into the chamber that held the gold
piece. Now for the final gold pieces. Just dig everything in sight on
the huge right pillar until you're at the bottom of the middle ladder.
Then floor it right, get the chest, and see about the side room.

**** AREA 2 ****

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This one isn't too bad. My immediate advice is to go right and down,
picking up the suspended gold, and then sucker the bad guy over to the
right by climbing up one stair at a time. Once he's inside that
structure you can pick off other gold chests at your leisure. I do
recommend though that you just pick up the top ones and exit and then

The ones inside the a can be tricky. It's easy enough to dig down to
the part above the rope and once you do, dig the rightmost brick on the
platform, get the gold, and dig below to get to the inner sanctum so to
speak. The false brick means you can't pick up the DL one but if you go
back up to the platform where the enemy started, dig the leftmost, drop,
dig left, drop, dig left for gold, dig right, and go right, you'll have
all the gold pieces from this part.

LEVEL 40

**** AREA 1 ****

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Here there's a trick to make sure of the order you do things in. Get
the two gold pieces below the structures first. An example is below.

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Then get the two other gold chests in the area, falling from a ladder
to the right for the one above. Fall from the top ladder to get the key,
and then climb back up and go left to the door. Complete the other area.
Drop to the right and then off to the right again to avoid the bad guys
immediately. The gold pieces to the left are tricky, but it's easy
enough to get the ones on the right by generally just digging around
whenever a bad guy gets close.

The best way to get the ones on the left is to sucker the bad guys
into coming all the way into the bottom right, digging two holes to
catch them. Then run back up and dig the big barrier on the left two
bricks at a time, getting the gold inside. When one bad guy comes after
you, wait for him and go to the left edge. Dig, go right and dig left so
that if he tries to come back right he gets stuck. Then move up/down and
he should fall off to the left. Dealing with one bad guy is much easier,
and you can continue your heavy digging on the left. It may take a few
tries but each time you should get further down. At the final bottom
gold piece be prepared to dig both ways right away for safety, as a huge
ladder will sprout up on the left.

**** AREA 2 ****

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There's moderate urgency for this one, but fortunately the plan is
relatively straightforward. You can't let any of your three enemies
regenerate, so basically the strategy is to dig to where the bad guys
aren't in their caves, dig a hole, and wait a half second after they
leave the hole to dig down again.

First cave: dig two holes above on the right, then one, then drop. Dig
a hole to catch #1, run to the left, dig a hole, and begin digging 3
holes from the right immediately. Drop down once #1 leaves his hole. Dig
2 holes to the right, then 1.

Second cave: go to the right, dig. Go to the left, wait, and dig.
There are a few nervous seconds before you dig the right two squares and
drop down. Dig right immediately(if you only dig one square the gold
blocks you from digging) and go right all the way. Dig left, then dig
the two left squares. Again wait, then dig left. The final cave has no
enemies so just dig the three right squares, drop, dig two, drop, and
one. Run back up to the top.

LEVEL 41

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Circle around after this and go RIGHT-A then left when you hit the
ground. Go back right to the big ladder and climb just as you're almost
caught. Then drop to the left again when you're almost caught.

Now if you want to take your chances, what you can do is to sucker the
guy on the left down and dig a hole and wait for the guy on the right.
Go all the way up and drop right to where you can dig both bricks with
RIGHT-B. But go up the short ladder and wait a bit before going down--
that way the holes close in on the bad guys.

It's possible a bad guy will land in the narrow left side but most of
the time they're in the center or right, which makes the rest of this
quite easy. If it doesn't work, you can reset.

Yes, I know this is slightly cheating. There is a standard solution,
and it is an interesting one.

Once you've jumped left, you can climb up above the gold chest. Go to
the top of the ladder, wait for the enemy to run at you, and climb down.
He'll fall down. Repeat as before except this time lean right on the
ladder and when approached go right and down. Go left and when left of
the bricks, dig right. Then go UL and dig left then start going down.
You should be able to dig six bricks. Then go back up the ladder and
repeat the lean/drop/dig process. You'll make it to the door if you do
it right.

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There's not much to this even though it may look confusing. Dig the
two squares to the right, drop, and dig to get the first gold piece. Dig
the two bricks below that to get the one in the ditch and then get the
two to the right that are easy. The bad guy will drop down to the bottom
when you get the lower one. Take the stair he was on and drop to the
right. Go up and drop left. Get the four gold pieces and then back up
the ladder, but drop right this time. Go down the ladder and fall. Dig
and get the chest below and then go right. There should be two bad guys
running at you, so dig two bricks and run across. You can leave holes in
your wake but the key is to climb up the ladder, dig, move down and
quickly dig. That puts you past the final bad guy--but he has a gold
chest. So you need to LEFT-A once. The regenerated bad guys won't be up
to much(those that appear near the door should run right, but check to
make sure and be prepared to sink the guy at the bottom and if needed to
dig/down/dig at the top to release a straggler by the door) so run up
the ladder and jump right onto the door and return.

LEVEL 42

**** AREA 1 ****

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This level certainly requires you to do certain things in order. It's
easy enough, for instance, to get the key and try the area behind the
door, which is a good deal easier than the main part. But there's a lot
of stuff you may forget once you concentrate on the puzzles further on
down the line and try to come back for the whole thing.

First of all don't miss the gold to the right. Then go back up and dig
three across which allows you to  dig to get the gold chest below. Then
go right, dig right, wait a second or two and drop right, get some gold,
dig where it was, go left and wait. The bad guy will drop by and be
consumed. Dig again to get back into the upper part. Get the two gold
chests on the very top, digging the bad guy if you have to. Then dig
above bad guy # 2 and leave a hole for him. Let him run at you before
you dig out. Now you can try to clear out the area behind the door, but
I prefer to try to clean up the tricky DL chest.

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Dig 1 from the left. Move on top of 3, wait 3 1/2 seconds, and dig 2
and 3. Go left to the ladder and dig 4 when 1 starts to reappear. Then
go up and around, digging 1 from the left before you fall. Dig 5 and 6
and when 2 reappears halfway dig 7 and run back outside. Then go back
and dig 8. You should just make it.

To deal with the loot on the right, take the big ladder and dig left.
Hang on the rope above the center of the platform with the gold encased
and below. Wait for the bad guy to come around. Drop when he's above the
platform and dig left. Pause a second after he's locked in and then
LEFT-A. He'll drop down and now you can dig the two left squares on the
truncated platform. Dig the right of the squares below that and then dig
right again to fall to get the last chest. The bad guy won't disturb you
because he'll be at the top of the ladder. Just wait for him to drop
down before circling around.

**** AREA 2 ****

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Chop this one up into manageable pieces, and it is almost a gimme
unless you goof up the controls. The UR chests really are a gimme so get
them first.

The first piece with challenge is the lower right. Clear off the
shelves of three gold pieces one at a time, digging LEFT-A from the
door. The bottom one can be gotten by moving(from the newly revealed
ladder top) DR, L, UR. With the top and middle ones you need to change
to straight R and in fact for the middle one I recommend 2 trips if you
don't trust your abilities as it all really relies on if you get stuck
trying to enter the shelf. Exit and re-enter.

Now what you want to try to do is to snooker #1 and #2 into the UR
part. You can probably get one in with no problem and don't press it if
you can't get two right away; eventually you'll be able to trap all
three. Make sure 1&2 are together then go to the top and when they get
close, go down and dig. Jump right and go one square and hopefully both
guys will come along and you can dig right and drop down. If not, dig a
hole a few squares to the left and dig the rightmost square. Once the
bad guy leaves and is very near you, drop down.

The next guy should be suckered the same way but this time go below
where the first one is trapped and RIGHT-B. He should wind up in the pit
then. If not keep trying until he appears in the UR.

Through all this pay attention to the tunes--there's no hurry, and you
totally control when bad guys approach.

The next thing to do is to send bad guy #3, who is in the center
structure, into the penalty box above the door. This may take a few
tries, but the basic premise is this: go left of the door and then the
ladder. Dig left. Go down to get the bad guy's attention. Go up and now
triangulate a bit by going right towards the door. Dig left just before
you get killed and then UL, digging right when you're at the top of the
ladder. Go all the way right and dig left when the bad guy comes. Run to
the left and don't move anywhere on the ladder. The bad guy will get up
but not before a wall rises up between you and him. The best part is
that he moves away from his hole. So he's trapped.

Exit/reenter to take care of the items in the far left. There are some
puzzles here, but actually they're easier(I found) than the exactitude
the center requires for some of the gold piece shelves.

The one in the center left is trivial; just dig the two holes to the
right of it and wait a bit to get out. In the lower left it's a bit
tougher.

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You'll want to go efficiently here so be sure that you do DR after
digging 3 and be sure to hit B once above the stairs down. Then hook
back to dig #5 and get the gold chest. You should be able to get both of
the left chests in one trip inside this room even with a slip up or two.

The next trip is a short one; go left, dig left at the ladder and dig
left below that. Go to any one shelf and get a gold chest and come back
out. Repeat three times, leave the area, and return.

The last part is surprisingly tricky. What you need to do is to go
left of the door, dig left, get a gold chest and come back. Repeat six
times. The only problem is the controls. It's obvious what to do but too
easy to get stuck doing it.

This is not such a problem for the top, where you can go UL and then L
and go preemptively R(i.e. fall off the ladder) to return. More exact
timing is required for the bottom, especially the very bottom(easy to
get there with L and DL, not so easy to hit R in time) and 2nd-bottom, a
nasty combo of timing and pushing left at the right time.

LEVEL 43

**** AREA 1 ****

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Go left and down to start. This puts your three enemies out of
commission for the moment, although you'll have to deal with them later
because at least one has picked up gold. By now you should have no
trouble picking up all the gold; just be sure that when you go above the
door on the rope, go right, dig left, climb down the ladder, dig left,
and climb back up and left on the rope to get the gold piece in the pit-
-unless a bad guy gets stuck in it, which actually makes your overall
task easier. Also note you want to save the far right gold for after
you've gone in the door.

Weaseling your way around the final three guys requires moderate
trickery. Fortunately they all have the same AI and all follow you the
same way. For starters go down to the bottom and wait around. If you're
quick you may catch flickers of gold appearing around bad guys which
signals who has the gold.

Dig the bad guys out of their hole, climb up, drop right and climb
down the stairs, and then wait for the two to climb up to the top. Once
one is near, drop left and climb up the stairs. The two bad guys will
now be at the top of the ladder. You can now drop down to the right and
fall right off the ladder over there, digging immediately to the left to
get a bad guy that should be there. He may have a gold chest. Repeat
this sort of process; if you can dig a bad guy in a hole and leave him
there, maybe he will regenerate in the pit by the door. When doing all
this keep tabs on the overall situation to make sure the bad guys are
continually lumped together in the DL. You'll need some sort of faith or
tracking method to consider if you've gotten every gold chest if you
continue this way. But if there are three you can generally bring two up
the left ladder, fake them out, stay on the one next to it, and have the
time to watch them drop, go up/right and dig left after you fall--you
can even let one follow you which increases the chance the guy left
below will get stuck(he'll get run over.)

Once one bad guy is dispatched(even to the DR area) you can check the
other two for gold. Drop right from the left ladder as before, dig, go
down one, and now wait for the guy to the left to get out of his hole.
He will go left. Dig left then and the guy he's blocking to the left
will fall in. Then go back up and the other guy will fall in. Both will
get killed off.

Before getting the final gold chest be sure to sucker the enemies
waiting in the DR all the way to the left so you have no problems
getting to the ladder that will lead you out of the mess, and make sure
all three aren't in the DL. You can fake out two but not three.

**** AREA 2 ****

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This part is not so bad. You'll have to go right immediately then left
onto the small area on the left.

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There's a lot of digging to do here but the timing isn't as painful as
it seems. Stand above 7, dig 1, wait 3 seconds, dig 2. Jump to the left
and dig 3 and 4 when 1 starts to fill in, then come around to knock off
5 and 6. Dig 7, drop down and take out the rest as shown below. Remember
to dig in the center of the cave as you'll need to get every gold piece
on the left the first time through. Now walk over the three bad guys
leave and re-enter just to give yourself all the time you need. It's
possible to do everything in one trip, but no need to rush.

Go back to their right and LEFT-A as follows.

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Take out 1-4. Wait until 1 fills in then dig 5. The result here is
that two bad guys are caught and SHOULD be regenerated on the left. If
one is regenerated in your area then leave the trapped bad guy to die,
but otherwise dig 6 and leadhim on a chase up and left. Drop down at the
right of the isle in midair, right when the bad guy is about to catch
you. Jump on him and run left once past the cement platform, so you can
get into the square part. The last four gold pieces are easy, and you
should have no trouble getting back up and out alive.

LEVEL 44

**** AREA 1 ****

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I really recommend skipping the key/door puzzle for now and focusing
on dodging bad guys on the left. Nevertheless I provide the
chronological walkthrough below.

The right way to start if you want to solve the level is relatively
clear. You just need to dig the right two squares, drop, dig right,
climb back up the ladder and then dig right and drop down twice to get
the next gold chest. Do so again and then dig right twice, drop, and dig
right to get the key. Get the two gold chests you can without falling,
and now for the door. Dig the two squares left of the stairs, then go UL
for all you're worth. Dig left when it will drop you over the door and
hold the controller up as you fall to minimize the time wasted.

Now the rest of the gold is easy to clear except the very top, which
seems to require a certain degree of luck and patience. There are
however good places to trap bad guys as they regenerate. The space below
the rope, sort of above the door, is a good one, LEFT-A from there to
the edge. When too many bad guys come by, drop left. Once bad guys drop
there, LEFT-A some more. When you can, hustle UR and dig if there's one
remaining guy left and then you can decide whether to go all the way
up(with a possible break UR to dispatch anyone else) or just circle
back. You should never get trapped because if you time things right at
least two guys should always drop through by the rope, and you can make
sure the holes won't close on them immediately, leaving you time to get
back up before they regenerate.

Be aware that the rightmost gold may take forever for bad guys to get
just because you need to get lucky with where the computer regenerates
them. But you'll get used to cycling around although you may want to try
it before attacking the side room.

**** AREA 2 ****

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This is a tricky start again, but after that it's not exactly
daunting. Move DL then drop right once you can. Hold right and then push
A once you're on top of the bad guys. This should make you dig the brick
to the right. Continue to hold right and you should make it onto the
ladders. Go UL and on top of the ladder go UR. The rest of the items in
this structure(but not above) aren't hard. Here's how to get out in the
DR.

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Dig the bad guys, leaving holes behind, and then it's not too bad to
get the other three gold chests.

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You should have the time to do all this while bad guys are
regenerating. If not just exit/reenter, drag them way left, and try
again. If you reenter you want to be sure to do so quickly, but all
that's left here is to dig a bunch and get the gold the bad guys leave
behind when they drop from the UR. Then you'll be done.

LEVEL 45

**** AREA 1 ****

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It's not too hard to trap all three guys, get the chests, etc., drag
them out and hope one gets stuck to get the door. However it's even
simpler to get the key right off the bat! Here's how.

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and drop right before LEFT-A'ing to get 6-7. Then drop down. You'll have
plenty of time to do this, and then you can UR to pick up the other gold
chests. At the UR corner dig down twice. There's a ladder inside the
room where you are. Stand on it and dig left. Go all the way to the left
and drop down once the guy's about to get you. Stand on him and dig left
and go right. Then walk over him, dig right, go left and dig right, and
when he starts to drop go right. Digging left and then right gets you to
the other area.

The three bad guys will eventually line up and stay together so it
shouldn't be a problem to

**** AREA 2 ****

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Go hard right like George W. Bush to start out. Unlike him, though,
you'll need to be clever here and when you get to the top of the stairs
dig right. Ah, that's sort of second amendment, which Dubya likes.
There's some serious looting ahead...which, err, back on subject
now...cross over the fallen enemy and dig on each side before circling
around to the top. Just dig on the left and you'll get back to where you
were. It'll be easier the second time around just as long as you
remember to go right immediately when you're in and dig a couple of
holes, then dig behind you. Also you'll want to wait at the top of the
stairs until you find where the bad guys regenerated.

Do watch out at the top for regenerations; the game has no shame when
it comes to causing a bad guy to regenerate right next to you. Staying
at the ladder helps. You should have enough time.

The second trip through the square structure works as follows: drop
down to the two gold pieces that are adjacent. Dig right to get two
more, Dig left to get a third and then drop right for two more. Here's
what to do at the stairs.

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Dig 1. Wait a bit, dig 2, and dig 3 when 1 reappears. Go dig 4 to get
the gold. Digging 4 is optional as you can circle around--you have that
much time. Take the ropes left and then go UL and drop left.

Next trip around we'll get the suspended gold. The two bad guys are
real distractions for the standard method, but WAIT! You can actually
use one to take care of everything else. Dig two squares after you enter
to cross over, then leave a couple in your wake as you RIGHT-B. Climb up
and wait to see where the bad guys reappear. Drop one in a hole and the
second by the staircase, being sure to do it enough in advance to dig
the two squares below as well. Now circle back around and dig the square
above the suspended gold--bingo! Now go to the bottom of the stairs
minus one. That'll synchronize the bad guys. Then let them down, dig to
get past them, and dig in the UL after taking the stairs and watching
out for regenerations. If the music isn't too fast you can get the final
bad guy who's holding the gold chest, but otherwise go through the drill
again to get to the top.

Here you just need to go down from the UL chamber and dig to release
the bad guy, go UR, and dig left. Pick up what he coughs up, go left,
dig left and leave.

LEVEL 46

**** AREA 1 ****

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I found this to be the most exhausting and maddening level in the
game.

As you might have guessed, you'll need to do something right away
before the bad guys fall to the bottom. Actually, it's not getting the
key. You'll want to floor the controller right and then jump back left
onto the top bad guy after you got the first gold chest. Then go right
to climb on the ladder. It sounds complex but actually this is the
easiest part of the level(both areas) and I've only messed it up once
after I knew what to do.

I find though that after solving the right hand side you may want to
concentrate on the tough part--getting the key in the center and then
checking out the door--without worrying about solving the level the
first few times. This strategy works well in the other area as well.

Four of the other five chests on the right will need to be taken out
before you go to the left.

UPPER LEFT:

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Dig 1, 2 and 3 to get the first chest. Then dig 4 and 5 and sneak in
for the next two. Wait until 4 starts to get covered up and then dig 6
and 7. Drop down, dig 3, 4 and 5 again, go down to dig 8 and 9, and wait
for 6 and 7 to come back. You have a good window of time here to do all
this. Once 6 and 7 are back just drop down for 0. Then you can dig 1 and
dig the left side of the chamber to leave for the left side. While
there, go up the ladder in the center and dig the top square to the
right to get another gold chest.

KEY IN THE CENTER:

(solution 1, what I found first, convoluted, for experts to try)

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Dig 1. Pause 4 seconds. Dig 2 and 3. Drop left and dig 4 and wait
until 1 starts to fill in and pause another second or two before digging
5. Come back around the top and dig 1, fall right and dig 6 and 7
quickly. Run around and wait for 2 and 3 to fill in before digging 8 and
dropping to get the key.

(solution 2, MUCH easier)

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Dig 1, 2 and 3. Drop down to where 2 was and dig 4 and 5. Wait until
1-3 are covered up and thendig 6 and 7. Come around and dig 8 to get the
key.

UPPER RIGHT:

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The upper right is pretty straightforward but included just in case.
Get the two gold chests below and dig the far left square there to get
to the door to the next area.

So this part wasn't too bad. It's the other area that is a problem. Oh
yes--when you return to climb back to the top, be sure to inch down and
not fall into the bottom part. That'd be a silly way to undo your hard
work. It's worth five seconds of anal retentiveness.

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The first part here is figuring how to dispose of the two bad guys.
It's tempting to clear out the gold in the upper right first, but I find
that that helps the bad guys regenerate there. The right way to start as
I see it is to dig left, wait for the man to fall in, stand on him and
dig left again. LEFT-A a bit and then when above the L-shaped area with
three gold chests, dig a hole so you can drop down to get to them. Dig
your way out and the bad guys that were trapped should fall into this
area. If one falls in the UL area then you can just get on the ladder
above it and dig left three times. He'll get consumed but run over to
the right which seems to regenerate him in the L. Keep trying until both

The two chests below the five are easy to get by digging the two
squares right of them--and above. The one to the left of the L is easy
enough digging 3 on top and going down.  After all this you'll probably
want to go back through the door and return just to be sure of timing.

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The usual wait until 1 fills up to dig 2, then sneak down to dig 3 and
you've got more than enough time to come back for 4.

The DL one is also not too bad and it and the DR can fall in one trip.

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Dig 1, 2 right away and then dig up to 8. Wait for 5-6 to fill in and
then dig 9 and 0. Circle up to dig a.

You can probably get the above two in one trip

You've probably seen the DC one in a different guise before, but here
we go anyway. You'll want to focus one trip on just this one.

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Dig 1, go right, wait 5 seconds, dig 2 then 3, drop left, dig 4 and
when 1 starts regenerating dig 5. Circle around and dig 1 from the
right. Drop in and dig 6. When 2/3 start to cover up dig 7. Jump left
and dig 4, then 5 when 1 covers up. Dig 8, drop through, get the gold
and run back left.

The last and least obliging is UL and you will probably need to
practice it several times before you get the hang of it.

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To start things off you'll need to dig 1, wait 5 seconds and dig 2,
then wait a second and dig 1, then wait 5 seconds, dig 3, wait 1 second
and dig 2, and another to dig 1. This whole timing process is very
delicate as if you go too fast you won't be able to run back up without
getting engulfed, while if you too slow then you'll get stuck.

Once you've managed to get the three blocks out of the way you'll want
to fall to the left, dig 4, wait a second, and dig 5. It's necessary to
do so in order to allow fractional time to dig 7 next time around. On
the way back up, once you're on the ladder above 4, do the same 1-second
separated digs of 3, 2, and 1. Then go down the stairs, dig 6, left and
down and dig 7. Climb back up right of 2. Dig 3, wait a second, and dig
2. Do NOT dig 1 here. You don't need to, and every split second counts.
Go down, then right to get the gold chest, then circle back up. Whew!

LEVEL 47

**** AREA 1 ****

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This is a pretty linear level, but it has a few finesses to make it
easier and a timing puzzle to unlock the door to the other area. First,
dig right immediately. Then dig right to go below, get the three gold
chests, dig the only square available and drop down. Five more chests.
Fall off to the left and dig right. Wait for the bad guy to drop in. Go
left and dig right. When he gets out and moves toward you, drop left.
This freezes him in an area that is no longer relevant. Now you can pick
up four more gold chests. The first real puzzle is the DL area, but it's
not too taxing.

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Dig 1 and then 2 and get on the rope. When 1 closes, dig 3 and 4. Drop
down and go counterclockwise to dig 5 and get the chest.

Now you'll have bad guys to release. If there are two then you just
need to dig the top right brick in this area, ducking back with
DOWN/LEFT-A. Stay in the far left just for safety if the guy gets out of
the first two holes you dig. Dig right, walk over the fallen bad guy and
RIGHT-B in this case. Repeat until this character appears in the UR pit.

Repeat for the other character but now you'll have to wait a split
second at the top of the stairs or he won't follow you. Then enter the
area where they were and dig left somewhere, anywhere. Go to the right
edge of the ledge below.

The next part requires no delays but fortunately isn't too tricky.
LEFT-A until you can't any more, go right and dig right at the ladder.
Down and dig right, get the key, and UL. Dig at the leftmost square and
drop quickly. You can now get in the door. The rest of this level is
trivial although when you're next to the lowest bad guy you'll want to
make sure he hits the wall chasing you as the ladder up is on the far
right. You'll also want to make sure the top gold pieces are the last
ones you get.

**** AREA 2 ****

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********************

You have to complete a huge chunk of this level on the first go round.
Most of what you need to do is obvious; however, the trick is to do it
as quickly as possible. This area isn't terribly kind to you if you
slip. Fortunately the second time around is just mop up work.

The first thing to do is clear; the gold in the top left isn't
accessible unless you run left, wait for the enemy to fall, and then run
right into the first hole below where you start. Dig the rightmost hole,
drop, and repeat. Go up the stairs and get the next gold chest. RIGHT-B
immediately, then LEFT-B until you get to the stairs. Pause a second and
then go right, digging right twice to open a passage. When the top
squares reappear go across them and dig down. Go left and dig the
leftmost square. Get the three gold pieces, and at the far left dig
right. Drop down and go right to the first ladder.

This is the critical part of the level. You need to get the gold on
the bottom at the first try. You've done this sort of thing before.
Remember to try to anticipate when the squares between the zagged
ladders will reappear, and don't ever dig two bricks one on top of the
other too quickly.

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Dig 1, wait 5 seconds, dig 2 from the left, up, dig 1 when it reforms,
drop down, wait 4 seconds, dig 3 from the right, up/left, dig 2, up,
wait a second, dig 1, go right to drop and get the final chest before
moving back up. After this the music should start to speed up--but don't
get too excited. The next part is Digging 101, along with a check to
make sure you're not too greedy.

From there go right/up. Dig the two squares right of the ladder and a
third to get in another restricted area, digging right after you get the
gold chest. Now go right, dig left and after you fall go right and up.
You'll get everything else the second time through. Go to the top, dig
left, drop left and dig two holes. Run past the enemies and up the
stairs, digging the left of the two holes above. Enter the door and come
back right away.

The second trip through, drop to the right and then go down. There's a
couple of ledges with gold pieces before the stretch at the bottom that
you couldn't get earlier due to time constraints.

LEVEL 48

**** AREA 1 ****

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Wait until the guy to the right just passes by and walk right, then
walk back left to get on the stairs. Digging to get the four chests is a
simple enough affair.

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The next two chests are a simple trick you've seen before as well.

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Just start digging 2-3-4 when 1 closes up. After digging 5 and
dropping you can dig 6/7, 8 traps the bad guy to the right, and after
you run over him digging 9/0 makes sure he regenerate above.

The next part is to get the two bad guys to regenerate in the pit
where the first one is. The second one you faced may be there or with
the third. Climb up the stairs and when the two bad guys are together
dig right at the top, then quickly go down and RIGHT-B when the runners
are a few squares away. Repeat this strategy until all three guys are in
the clink. Now you can get the chests in the lower right.

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It's possible to get them in one try but to be safe you can use two,
with the first one digging 1-9 and picking up the bottom one. On the
second one you'll need to dig 1-4, wait for 1-2 to regenerate, dig 5-6,
wait a couple of seconds, dig 1-4 as they regenerate, then dig 7-9 and
loop back to get 0 so you can drop down. Hold controller UL while
leaving. Then get the two UR gold chests before the final obstacle,
getting the key.

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Dig 1, 2, 3. Wait a second. Go left, climb the stairs, dig 4 and 5.
Come back, dig 1, 2 and 3 again quickly, and now dig 6 and then 7. Drop
through for the key and go right and then once past the stairs UR.

Leaving once area 2 is completed should be no problem.

**** AREA 2 ****
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Don't try to bite off more than you can chew here. There's some
randomization in getting back to the top so you probably don't want to
push things too much. Note that you should have all bad guys cleared in
area 1 so it should be risk-free to go back and forth. The basic idea is
to get some gold, dig enemies into holes, and then hope they regenerate
in the UR where they fall through a false brick and down. Get on the
center ladder and walk left over them. As they fall head to the opening
at the left where you can get back on the stairs to the door.

You may have to go through this scene three times, but not making it
back in time is a bigger risk than actually getting caught by an enemy.

To start off, get the three chests to the right and then go down to
get the two at the bottom. Exit and re-enter. Then dig from the top to
get the two gold chests on the cement. It's best to drop on the top one
as this may allow you to drop onto one of the enemies at the top of the
ladder who falls left. This affords a few possibilities.

First is that you can go left into the area with one of the bad guys.
It's pretty easy to clear out. Just be sure to dig a hole now and then--
but not too many. If a bad guy gets trapped you want to be able to jump
to the center.

The right side is next. It's not easy to get everything so maybe you
should just work your way to the top and jump right. When you do so
remember to sucker the enemies near you so that when you fall you can go
left and RIGHT-B when near the stair base. This should trap the enemies
as you can dig six holes. Hopefully one will fall into the UR where you
can jump on him(use start/select for the whole area map) but if not
repeat until successful.

The next time you can get the batches of two gold pieces right next to
each other. You may have/want to RIGHT-B on each ledge and when one is
about to get to you, jump right off the ledge. This seems to confuse him
into trying to go both ways and he often falls in his old hole or traps
another trying to get out.

LEVEL 49

**** AREA 1 ****

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A very difficult level with lots of puzzles and a pleasing finesse
required at the end. The order in which to do things may be obvious, but
the timing is often critical, and given that the door area doesn't
sprout any ladders once you solve it, there's a question of how to get
through it without getting stuck. Then the three bad guys guard the only
possible exit.

Fortunately you can take care of some easy stuff first. Wait a few
seconds, go left, get the three gold pieces, dig right, and dig the
right edge of the cave you're in. Ahead is a tough spot.

RIGHT-B from the left edge. Drop left and go down the ladder. Dig
left, get the key, and go UL. When one right of the door, dig left and
drop in.

The other room isn't trivial so you may wish to try your luck with the
rest of this board first just to make sure you can do it. But what you
MUST note is that, whenever you leave area 2, always hold the controller
up to get back there quickly. This minimizes time elapsed in area 1,
i.e. the time you lose trying to reach the pit right of the door before
the important brick refills.

Once done with that area go right and dig the only square available.
Drop down and now the next part is much easier than it looks with that

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Dig 1 from the right. Go right, wait four seconds, dig 2 and 3. Go
left and at the ladder dig 4 and, when 1 regenerates, 5. Go to the hole
where 3 was, dig 6 and 7, come back around, dig 8, and get the gold
piece. Exeunt left.

After the next gold piece that's easy to get you have a big wall to
dig through. Here's how to.

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Dig 1-5. Wait a bit and when 4 fills in, dig 6. Climb to the top, wait
one second, and dig down to 5. Jump left and dig 7. Go up and with 6
filled in drop to the right for the gold chest there. Dig 8 and circle
around again.

There are three more gold pieces to get, and they should be easy, but
be careful climbing up the ladder; don't get on a level with the bottom
enemy. The tough part is getting out. Run up the ladder near where you
got the last gold pieces and immediately DOWN-B. Then dig to the right,
go right, and dig left at the first opportunity--but only once. There's
a quirk here that sticks the two bad guys together, and you'll want to
take advantage of it. Now run to the left and wait for the remaining guy
to run towards you. Dig right. Go right and one up. wait some more and
when he starts to wiggle, dig to the right, go right five squares, dig
left, wait, and go left. One guy will be trapped in. Then repeat the
dig-left bit, circling down and left if you have to. Eventually you
should have the time to dig the square left of the ladder, sneak in, and
climb straight up(very unlikely) or dig two squares. If bad guys
regenerate you can even stay at the top of the ladder until the bad guys
are together, then LEFT-B and RIGHT-B to make two holes.

**** AREA 2 ****

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This is not too bad if you remember that you're much faster than the
bad guys and that there are a few false bricks. To get to the bottom you
simply start at the top and hold DR or DL. Often you can run by them,
wait for them to sink to your level, and then resurface where you need
to. Use the area-in-one-screen view to determine what's left. Enemies
will probably pick up gold, so once you have all the gold, sucker them
to the bottom and then run to the top.

Watch for some of the ladders. They have fake bricks which enemies
just above *love* to use on you. Also beware that the second-highest
platform respawns bad guys. So if you've trapped some on top, maybe view
the whole picture before running right.

It's possible to do this at once but you may want to leave and quickly
reenter a time or two or even three--perhaps concentrating on digging
holes the second time. Just don't relax and gloat once you've solved it
or you'll run out of time in area 1.

LEVEL 50

**** AREA 1 ****

*  *               *
*  *DXXXXXXXXHXXXXX*
*  **********HX*HX+*
*u           HX  X *
*XXXHXXXXXXXX*******
*   H 1  \$  \$ \$2   *
*H*XXXXXXXXXXXXXH*H*
*H*             H*H*
*H*HXXXXXXXXXXXXX*H*
*H*H \$           *H*
*H*XXXH\$    \$XXXX*H*
*H\$ \$XXXH  HXXX\$ \$H*
*HXXXXXXX  XXXXXXXH*
*H*XXXXXX  XXXXXX*H*
*H*              *H*
*H****************H*
********************

The first thing to do is to dispose of the two bad guys. This isn't
too hard. Dig right and move left digging a couple of holes--one enemy
should have a gold piece he drops. Drop below to the next level to get
the other two. Once you've gotten the three gold pieces(usual serial
digging to check the bad guys don't have any) dig down then take the
left ladder down. Get those two gold pieces and go to the top of the
structure, where you'll be on the right. Move to the edge and wait for
the bad guys to run at you. When one has crossed the ladder, move down.
You'll have a while to wait so be sure to get the two gold pieces in the
nook while you do. Then position yourself on a line with the lowest part
of the structure's pit. Wait for the bad guys to run at you a bit so the
trailing one is under the gold piece. You'll worry about that last.

Without the distraction of the bad guys you can concentrate on the
above right part where you get the key. Standard stuff really but just
to go through the drill...

H1X238*
H4*H6+*
H5  7 *
*******

Dig 1. Wait 5 sec. Dig 3 then 2. Dig 4 then when 1 comes back dig 5. Go
across 1, dig left once you do, go right, dig 6, go down, wait for 2/3
to fill, then dig 7. Go down, left, dig 4 and then when 1 comes back dig
5. Now run up/right to dig 8. Run left.

Getting to the door is not too hard. Just push B to take out the brick
next to it, then push right on your controller while holding B down.
Then run left after you get the last brick. You'll have plenty of time.
Just be sure that when you return you go right immediately then do the
digging again. By my walkthrough you'll need to a few times although
there may be a more precise way to do it out there.

**see area 2[4 times]**

Once this is done get the other gold; the two left ones first,
although if you want to be tricky, # 1 is UR of the suspended one. Dig
and drop to the ledge above it and dig the left two squares of it. Drop
down and dig the right two of this ledge's three squares.

Or you can just jump off to the left to get the suspended gold--
PROVIDED there's one bad guy right under it. If not then go to the place
on the ladder lined up with where the two fellows have dropped and line
one of them up under.

Once you've dropped on the gold a ladder will appear going up. It's
easy to get out because the ladders that appear don't allow the bad guys
to get out.

However, I believe the designers missed a couple of tricks here. Maybe
they just did not want to be cruel, but they could have.

1) if they had put a ladder 1 square DL of the gold chest then if you
lined up the bad guys so that they are D and DL of the gold(instead of D
and DR) there might be a need to move quickly, catching any poor fool
who relaxes a bit too much! Perhaps you might even need to push a bad
guy to the right side of the square below.

2) if they had put ladders just L and U of the gold then you would have
had to do the digging I described for the UR gold first, jump down, and
come back up. I also would have had to go through this ONE MORE TIME so
I wasn't totally sad they missed this!

I don't think they used either trick throughout the game, and it seems
to have been one last opportunity missed to drive the player up the
wall.

**** AREA 2 ****

* \$ \$\$    \$ \$ \$    *
**X*X*X*H*******  D*
* \$\$    H*      HXX*
*****H****    \$\$H  *
*    H\$\$ *  \$\$XXHX3*
*HX\$\$H***X\$\$XXXXXXH*
*H****\$\$ XXX \$ \$  H*
*H    XXHXXXXXVXXXX*
*H1XXXXXH ~~~~~    *
*XXXXXXHH X    HXXX*
*      H  XXXX HX\$\$*
*HXX\$ \$HX XXXX HXXX*
*H XXXXXX XXXX HXXX*
*H        X  \$ HX \$*
*H  2  \$\$ XXXX HX  *
*XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX*

The way I played this I had to go through this area three or four
times. The first appeared to be the hardest as I just barely made it
through.

-- first time --

First note what the bad guys do on starting the level. If you wait
around, #1 falls into a gap you don't want him to. #2 climbs up and
falls into a gap--you can't help it anyway, and he is easy enough to
fake out. #3 needs to be dealt with carefully but can help you in one
case.

An important thing to remember in this level is that bad guys
regenerate by the door. So you don't want to trap them until the end.

Having said this, let's look at what to do the first time around.
You'll need exact play with little wasted time--for this time around--
but fortunately large chunks of this level are fairly easy and linear.
It will seem to be very panicky at the end, but the last part is a
straight run. Just don't get greedy or the door will close.

IMMEDIATELY go left, down the ladder, and left, falling off the
platforms. Dig right at the bottom and drop down. Why isn't the bad guy
chasing you? There's a false brick down. Drop through it and go two
squares left to above the center of the platform. Drop when the bad guy
is next to you(if you mistime this and he misses the platform, you're
toast, so restart) and dig right. Wait a second(critical for timing as
he takes a while to get out.) Dig left, stand on him, dig left, and drop
right. Come around again quickly--he'll drop to the right. Drop in the
center, dig right, left, dig right. Drop, dig right, and get the gold
chest. Dig the right edge of the platform, drop, dig right. Go up the
stairs but wait until the bad guy below is halfway up before going left.
You want to keep him trapped there for the moment. Eventually you'll
want to regenerate bad guys but only the final trip through...and even
then there are tricks.

Climb up the stairs to the left and dig the two squares on the right.
Wait a second and climb down to the bottom, digging when the bad guy
falls. Now you should be able to walk over the reformed bricks and to
the next section. Climb to the top and get the gold chests and now dig
everything in sight: the top two, then the next five, and then go to the
center of the platform at the bottom of the ladders. Dig right when the
enemy is close, then climb back up and dig left to jump down to the next
area. The music will probably be pretty fast now, so go to the left
wall, climb, and hold down up/right the rest of the way to get out.

-- second time --

You should be able to fake bad guys out pretty easily now, or you can
just dig one hole, have them fall, and then run past them. At any rate
do this for all three in their respective containments--you may have to
wait a bit if both guys get stuck  in the 4-platform in the middle as
you'll have to dig two squares, wait, then go down a bit for them to
come out after you. When the bricks refill go past.

At any rate you should be able to clear the rest of the bricks out
pretty easily. If you were able to dump both bad guys to the side, then
you can wait on the ladder next to the rope line. The bad guy to the
right will come over and drop down. The die is now cast for the final
puzzle.

--2 1/2 -th time--

If the final bad guy is not in the lower left, put him there as
described above. Get past the other guys as before.

-- third time --

Now you'll want to clear the lower right out. This is not exactly
trivial. However there are several solutions possible. Bascially you'll
want to have the following holes dug out at once.

H1XX*
H2\$\$*
H367*
H4Xb*
H5 \$*
Ha  *
XXXX*

The others don't matter as long as you have a way to drop down to b.
Obviously the top two chests are easy to get, but after you dig 1 and 2
it seems b is tough to get to. Here is what I advise after getting the
first two chests. Dig 3 and 4. Wait for them to fill up. Dig 5 just
before they do, i.e. when 3 is done. Go to the top, dig 1 and 2, then
dig 6 and 7. Dig a and go back to where 6 and 7 were. Now just dig b and
then run off to the left. Drop from the rope and be sure to dig a ton to
get the two guys on the bottom. LEFT-A in your wake to make sure of
things because you need to wipe them both out and will definitely take
out one. The thing to remember here is that one guy regenerating is
lethal, but two or three will be OK. Neat twist, eh? Well, if you can't
nail 'em both you can either climb up the ladder and nail the other guy,
digging right and left above him once he's in the hole, or dig the
square 2 right of the ladder, drop, dig, and RIGHT-B once past the bad
guy. The two digs should trap him. Now just run the rest of the way,
digging one hole to get to the top part, then holding up/right once at
the left wall. This will get you through the door right away. Hooray,
you're done! -- with this scene.

You'll note a weird quasi-pattern. For a while the left side(base 26
with letters not numbers) seems to increase by 65(base 26, that'd be CN
assuming A=0.) The right side increases by 65 base 10 as well. But it
lurches around a lot especially later.

--------+---------
17     | MG-6442
18     | OT-6507
19     | RG-6572
20     | TT-6637
21     | XV-2607
22     | AI-2672
23     | CV-2737
24     | FH-2801
25     | HU-2866
26     | IS-7026
27     | MS-2994
????
28     | NR-7155
29     | RS-3124
30     | UE-3188
30     | WR-3253
????
31     | ZE-3318
32     | BR-3383
33     | CP-7543
34     | GP-3511
35     | HN-7671
36     | JZ-7735
37     | LO-3640
38     | OB-3705
39     | OZ-7865
40     | TA-3834
41     | TY-7994
42     | XZ-3963
43     | YY-8124
44     | BL-8189
45     | DY-0062
46     | GL-0127
47     | GM-0128
48     | IZ-0193
49     | LM-0258
50     | ML-4419
ENDGAME | YO-4484

11. END SPOILER

I liked this ending spoiler because it told me what the game was
about, given that I'd bought just the cartridge used with no
instructions.

End of FAQ proper

================================

12. VERSIONS

1.0.0 sent to GameFAQs 1/10/2003 with all rooms written up, general
stuff and ending spoiler to follow but the walkthrough is complete.
0.5.0 sent to GameFAQs 1/9/2003 as a placemark with half the
levels(43/85 rooms) written up(I feel accomplished enough with this) and
text maps written. Full walkthrough in a few days.

13. CREDITS

Thanks to the usual gang that writes and gives serious meaningful
content to GameFAQs and encourages me to do the same. Alphabetically:
bloomer, daremo, falsehead, MaxH, RetroFreak, and others I've probably
forgotten.

half.com for offering this cheap through a vendor.
bgb emulator which allowed me to try many different things and also not