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FAQ/Walkthrough by megabelmont

Version: 1.3 | Updated: 09/11/03

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|   \ \    / / / /_\ \     |  \/  |   | |_/ / | |    | |_/ /  |  _ |          |
|    \ \  / / / _____ \    |      |   | ___/  | |    |    |   | | \|          |
|     \ \/ / / /     \ \   | |\/| |   | |     | |    | |\ \   | |___/|        |
|      \__/ /__\     /__\ /__\  /__\ /__\    /___\  /__\/__\ /_______|        |
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|____  __  _____  ___      ___     _________  ______     |_|-|  |    /\/\     |
|\  / / /  \   /  \ /      \ /     \   ____ | \   _ \     V|\| _|^|_          |
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| | | \ \   | |   | |__/|  | |__/|  | |___/|   | |\ \    |/          \|       |
|/__\ /__\ /___\ /______| /______| /_______|  /__\/__\  /             \       |
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|                       Vampire Killer                      |
|                      FAQ/Walkthrough                      |
|                          For MSX                          |
|                        Version 1.3                        |
|                 Last updated on: 1                        |
|                  Created by: MegaBelmont                  |
|             Contact me: megabelmont@yahoo.com             |
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|                                      |
| :-:-:-:-:-:-: Sections :-:-:-:-:-:-: |
|                                      |
| 1. Updates                           |
| 2. Introduction                      |
| 3. Storyline                         |
| 4. Info                              |
|     I. Screen Layout                 |
|    II. Controls                      |
|   III. Weapons and Sub Weapons       |
|    IV. Items                         |
|     V. Points                        |
|    VI. Enemies                       |
|   VII. Boss Tactics                  |
|  VIII. Maps                          |
|    IX. Game Master                   |
| 5. Walkthrough                       |
|     I. Level 1: Castle Enterance     |
|    II. Level 2: Outer wall           |
|   III. Level 3: Observation Tower    |
| 6. FAQ                               |
| 7. Copyright                         |
| 8. Special Thanks                    |
| 9. Conclusion                        |
|______________________________________|

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|>------------------Section 1: Updates-----------------<|
 \_____________________________________________________/

09-11-03
Version 1.3:
* New ASCII art
* Added Game Master information
* And a few other tiny things...


12-23-02
Version 1.0:
* The walkthrough is halfway done
* The storyline was revised
* Weapons and Sub-Weapons revised
* Screen layout added
* A few items correctly revised
* All of the maps are finalized
* Unusual EoF (End of File) added

12-7-02
Version 0.5:
* Completed the introduction
* Storyline complete
* Controls nearly finished
* Sub weapons are up
* Items/Enemies/Points and a quarter finished
* Maps for all of the stages nearly complete
* Copyright and concludion are complete

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|>---------------Section 2: Introduction---------------<|
 \_____________________________________________________/

Hello, I am Mega Belmont presenting to you my FAQ for Vampire Killer, known
today as Castlevania. Although this game was never been released in America,
it was still released in Europe and Japan. Unfortidently, the MSX's lifespan
was short due to the Nintendo Entertainment system so this was one of the few
MSX games on it. The gameplay has Simon Belmont search for keys to unlock 
doors and chests, which is very unique compared to the typical Castlevania 
game. The graphics are very similar to the NES's and share most of the same 
spirits. The music and boss's are basically the same as the NES.

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|>----------------Section 3: Storyline----------------<|
 \____________________________________________________/

Note: This is from the European version of Castlevania: Chronicals. (Which
is the same game just told a different way, kind of like fairy tails)

"Transylvania, a small peaceful country in the heart of
Medieval Europe.

In this country, there is an old legend concerning Dracula

"Once every 100 years, the power of Christ grows weak.
Each time this happens, human beings with evil hearts
begin to chant unspeakable prayers. Thus is Dracula, the
prince of darkness. Ressurrected upon the face of the
Earth. And each time he is manifested, his powers grow
stronger."

Once, long ago, Dracula was indeed revived in this
manner. However, his ambitions to plunge the world
into darkness and build a kingdom of evil were crushed
by the hero Christopher Belmont.
Following Dracula's demise at the hands of Christopher
Belmont, the Transylvanian countryside slepy peacefully
for 100 years. Then...

One easter night, the townspeople were commemorating
Christ's resurrection with a splendid carnival. But, in
the ruins of the old monastery of the edge of town, the
followers of darkness were holding a black mass to
revive the evil count and give him eternal life. They
poured a sacrifice of human blood over his remains. As
they did so, an evil thundercloud enveloped the town.
Suddenly, a single bolt of lightning pierced the
monastery. In that instant, Dracula, the prince of
darkness, returned to this world to begin a new reign of
terror.

But all was not lost. The successor to the Belmont family
bloodline, a young man by the name of Simon was
determined to rid the land of this terrible evil. Taking
the mysterious whip left to him by his father, he ventured
into Dracula's Castle to face the count - alone."

Think of mixing the intro of Castlevania 4 with the Chronicals intro and you
get this. Christopher Belmont is the father of Simon and passed down the
'mystical whip.' Although there was probibly a different story back when this
came out, try to think of the story told a differernt way but still has
basically the same plot. (Vampire Killer, Castlevania, Chronicals, Super
Castlevania 4)

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|>------------------Section 4: Info-------------------<|
 \____________________________________________________/

 __________________
| I. Screen Layout \ Here is what's desplayed on the screen during gameplay:
|__________________/ 
                                        # of
                Display's  /_    # of  remaining
Display's /____ what stage \ |  Hearts  lives     ___\
your      \    |your on      |    /|\    /|\     |   / Sub weapons:
current    ____|_____________|_____|______|___   |   Far left: Holy Water
score     |    |             |    (\/)    |   |  |   Mid left: Shield
          | SCORE-002300 STAGE-05  \/-12 P-02 |  |  Mid right: Hour Glass
Simon's   |         ________   _   __   ____  |  |  Far right: Map
HP  /_______PLAYER ||||||___| |+| |tf| |OUIC|____|
    \ ______ENEMY  |||||||||| |   |           |
  ___|  ______________________|   |______________
\|/    |  |-----------------------------------|  |____
Boss's |  |                                   |       |
 HP    |  |_____                              |      \|/
      \|/ |     \                             |     Keys
     Main |      \_____                       | (Left is small yellow key or
   Weapon |            \                      |  the lock pick and the big
        _____O          \                     |  white key is on the right)
    ___|  | (|--      ___\_    /V\_______________
  \|/     | WW       /     \                  | \|/
 Simon    |_/\______/_______\_________________| Enemy
Belmont
(I know he looks bad)
 ______________
| II. Controls \ Here are the default controls:
|______________/

Move left and right with the directional buttons
Press down to duck
Space bar jumps
Press F1 to pause
Press F2 to view the map
Down + Jump = Go into a sewer pipe

Or if your using a controller:
  _____       _____
 /  3  \_____/     \  1- Jump          4- Move right
| 6   4        2    | 2- Attack        5- Duck/Go down stairs
|   5   _____   1   | 3- Go up stairs  6- Move left
 \     /     \     /
  \   /       \   /
   \_/         \_/

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| III. Sub Weapons \ Here are the replacement weapons for the leather whip:
|__________________/



Chain whip: Upgrates your whip to deal more damage
Holy Water: Throw holy water while in the air (Jump + Right or Jump + Left)
Hour Glass: Freeze enemies for a short time (Jump + Down)
Axe : Very powerful but doesn't have a good distance. You must catch it when it
returns or you lose it
Crusifix: Not as powerful as the axe but has a longer throwing distance. Like
the axe you must catch it on its return to use it again
Dagger- Weak but has a very long distance. You can throw 2 at a time

 _____________
| IV. Items   \ Here is a list of the items:
|_____________/
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| Name                | Description                                          |
|---------------------|------------------------------------------------------|
| Candle              | Whip it to obtain a small item like hearts           |
|---------------------|------------------------------------------------------|
| Large Heart         | Equals 5 small hearts                                |
|---------------------|------------------------------------------------------|
| Treasure Chests     | Contains helpful items like maps and power ups       |
|---------------------|------------------------------------------------------|
| Chain Whip          | Use a more powerful whip than the leather whip       |
|---------------------|------------------------------------------------------|
| Small Tan Key       | Opens blue treasure chests                           |
|---------------------|------------------------------------------------------|
| Large White Key     | Opens doors to the next stage or boss                |
|---------------------|------------------------------------------------------|
| White Boots         | Simon can walk faster                                |
|---------------------|------------------------------------------------------|
| Red Shield          | Get delt 1/2 damage with direct hits to the shield   |
|---------------------|------------------------------------------------------|
| Tan Shield          | Immune to all fireball attacks                       |
|---------------------|------------------------------------------------------|
| Blue Ring           | Kill everything you touch for a short period of time |
|---------------------|------------------------------------------------------|
| Blue Orb            | Makes you invincible for a few seconds               |
|---------------------|------------------------------------------------------|
| Red Spell Book      | Increases the prices for the Merchant                |
|---------------------|------------------------------------------------------|
| Grey Spell Book     | Decreases the prices for the Merchant                |
|---------------------|------------------------------------------------------|
| Candle (From chest) | Highlights where hidden blocks are                   |
|---------------------|------------------------------------------------------|
| Cane                | Picks the locks of all treasure chests               |
|---------------------|------------------------------------------------------|
| Tan Crusifix        | Kills all enemies on the screen.                     |
|---------------------|------------------------------------------------------|
| Boots               | Walk faster for the rest of the stage                |
|---------------------|------------------------------------------------------|
| Wings               | Jump higher for the rest of the stage                |
|---------------------|------------------------------------------------------|
| (More to be added)  |                                                      |
|_____________________|______________________________________________________|


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| V. Points \ Back in the 80's, one of the goals wasn't to get to the end of
|___________/ the game, but to get a high score. Here is a list that shows
the number of points you obtain for an item or enemy:
 ____________________________________________________________________________
| Enemy               | Points obtained                                      |
|---------------------|------------------------------------------------------|
| Zombie              | 100                                                  |
|---------------------|------------------------------------------------------|
| Wolf                | 100                                                  |
|---------------------|------------------------------------------------------|
| Green Bat           | 100                                                  |
|---------------------|------------------------------------------------------|
| Merman              | 200                                                  |
|---------------------|------------------------------------------------------|
| Boss: Bat           | 2000                                                 |
|---------------------|------------------------------------------------------|
| Spear Armor         | 200                                                  |
|---------------------|------------------------------------------------------|
| Tan Bat             | 100                                                  |
|---------------------|------------------------------------------------------|
| Tan Medusa Head     | 200                                                  |
|---------------------|------------------------------------------------------|
| White $ Bag         | 5000                                                 |
|---------------------|------------------------------------------------------|
| (More to be added)  |                                                      |
|_____________________|______________________________________________________|


 ______________
| VI. Enemies  \ Here is a list of enemies you may encounter:
|______________/ (HP is 1 shot with the leather whip)
 ____________________________________________________________________________
| Stage | Name      | HP | Drops    | Description                            |
|-------|-----------|----|----------|----------------------------------------|
| 01    | Zombie    | 1  | Sm Heart | Has no attacks, he just runs at you    |
|       |           |    | Lg Heart |                                        |
|       |           |    | $ Bag    |                                        |
|-------|-----------|----|----------|----------------------------------------|
| 01    | Wolf      | 1  | Sm Heart |                                        |
|-------|-----------|----|----------|----------------------------------------|
| 01    | Green Bat | 1  | Sm Heart |                                        |
|-------|-----------|----|----------|----------------------------------------|
| (More to be added)|    |          |                                        |
|_______|___________|____|__________|________________________________________|


 ____________________
| VII. Boss Tactics  \ Here are some stradigies to help you defeat the boss's:
|____________________/

To be added, see the walkthrough for now.

 _________________
| VIII. Maps      \
|_________________/

You can view a map by pressing F2 once you have acquired one. Once the map is 
displayed, you will see a red arrow. You need to first find a white key, then
go to the red arrow which will take you to the next stage. The white lines
indicate platforms. Every screen is indicated by a 3X5 block in this map.
Remember, you can only view a map a few times and then it disappears. Here
are the maps for each stage:


Legend:
S = Start
| = Wall
t = Treasure Chest
D = Door
k = small key (Opens chests) (Lower case)
K = Large key (Opens doors) (Upper case)
/ or \ = Stairs
_ = Platform
m = Merchant (Person you buy items from)
: = Loops
p = Pit
a, b, c, d, e = Sewage Pipe enterances (Stage 12 only)
 _____________________
| Stage 00            |
|  _____ _____ _____  |
| |                 | |
| |                 | |
| S_____ _____ _____D |
|_____________________|

 ____________________________
| Stage 01                   |
| _____ _____ _____ _____    |
| |t _                   _D  |
| |t_ \_ _        __ __k/ |  |
| |k____ _\___ __/__ ____m|  |
|  _____ __\__ _____ __/__   |
| :         \_ _   _ _/_  :  |
| :       _/    \_/   t_\ :  |
| :_____ /____ k_|Kt _/___:  |
|____________________________|

 ________________
| Stage 02       |
|  ______ _____  |
| :_t|m_  _ ___: |
| :_____  _\  _: |
| :  /     _\_ : |
|  _/___ ______  |
| S/_ m_  k_  _D |
| |  __| |kk_  | |
| |_/km| |ttk\_| |
|  _\___ ____/_  |
| |__\ _ _ _/ _| |
| |          _K| |
| pppppp ppppppp |
|________________|

 ___________________________
| Stage 03                  |
|  _____ _____ _____ _____  |
| :  _      __ ____       : |
| S_/t_   _/k_ _t|m_ _  k_: |
| :k___\ /___\ _k|K_ _____: |
|  ___/_   _____            |
| |  /  | |BOSS |           |
| |t/_  | |    _|           |
| |t__\_D |___/_|           |
|___________________________|

 _____________________
| Stage 04            |
|   _____ _____ ____  |
|  D_ _ _ _   _ _ _ | |
|  |_ k | |k t| |  _| |
|  |t | | | _ k |t/_| |
|   _   _ ___/   / /  |
|  ||   | | /|  /m/ | |
|  |K_ _| |/_|k   __| |
| S:_____ /_t|m _/__: |
|_____________________|

 _____________________
| Stage 05            |
|  _____ _____ _____  |
| |              _ || |
| D_____ __ __ _ _tK| |
| |  _ _ _ k k ___tm| |
|   /                 |
| |/____ __  _ _____S |
| ||  t    kk       | |
| ||pppp ppppp ppppp| |
|_____________________|

 _______________________
|Stage 06               |
|                       |
| |BOSS | |           | |
| |_ _ _| D_____ ____k| |
| ||_|_|| |         / | |
|                  /    |
|   |mk __ _____ _/__m| |
|   |  _          _k__S |
|   |t/t__ ____k ____K| |
|_______________________|

 _____________________
|Stage 07             |
|                     |
| |                 | |
| |  _       k _   _D |
| |m/ __ _ / _ _\_t | |
|  \                  |
| | \     t k       | |
| |t_\k     t_ _  _t| |
| | ____ _____ __/_K| |
|   \          _____  |
| |  \__ _   k _m   | |
| | /_     t_/      | |
| |k____ _____ _____S |
|_____________________|

 _________________________________
| Stage 08                        |
|                          :::::  |
|                t         K    | |
|              _____ _ _ _ _  _|D |
|              \            \__t| |
|               \                 |
| |_||           \_| | k__ _ _ _| |
| S_|kt_ _ttk_ __/m| t /m     /_| |
| |                | |ppp_ k:/::| |
|_________________________________|

 ______________________________________
| Stage 09                             |
|                                      |
|                               |t__ | |
|                               | /k | |
|                               |/ _ | |
|                                \     |
| |                           k  _\|k| |
| S__t__ _____ _____ _ _ _ __k|k \ | | |
| |                  ppppp    |t _t| | |
|                                \     |
|                      |BOSS |  |t\  | |
|                      |_    |  |_  K| |
|                      |_|___|  D_\_m| |
|______________________________________|

 _______________________________________
| Stage 10                              |
|        _____ _____             _____  |
|       :||||| |||||:           ||||||| |
|       :||  | || ||:           ||||  | |
|       :_____ _____:           |m____D |
|          \   _____ ____   ____   \    |
| :K      m \  ||||| | _     |||  t \_: |
| S_ _ t __\k_ _|_ _ _/k _ t _|_ _ t _: |
| :ppppp ppppp ppppp ppppp ppppp ppppp: |
|_______________________________________|

 _______________________________________
| Stage 11                              |
|                                       |
| |       Kk                          | |
| |       ttt  | |    t t| | |        | |
| S_____ _m||| |||__ _t_m| ||t__ _____D |
|_______________________________________|

 _____________________________
| Stage 12                    |
|                             |
| :_____ _____ _____:         |
| :    _ _k_b_ _    :         |
| S_a_|         |c_t:         |
|                             |
|  _____ _____ _____  |BOSS | |
| |       tmb_ _|  K| |     | |
| |_a___ _|    t_e__D |-___-| |
|                             |
|       :_____ _____:         |
|       :   t_ _    :         |
|       :_d|    |e|k:         |
|                             |
| :_____ _____ _____:         |
| :_k_       _ _t  _:         |
| :   |_ _d_|   |c| :         |
|_____________________________|

 _________________________________
| Stage 13                        |
|                    \::::        |
| :_____ __        _ _\k|m:       |
| :|\      |\    _/   _|| :       |
| :__\__ _m||_ _/___ __|K_:       |
|  \             /                |
| |m\___ __ |_ _/k_|              |
| |        \|  \_  |              |
| S_____ __/|k ____k              |
|                /                |
|              _/k__              |
|               \                 |
|              k_\__              |
|                /                |
|      |t  __ _/         |        |
|      |t_/      \__ ____|        |
|      D_____  ___/_ ___m|        |
|                      \          |
|                    t _\_        |
|                     _           |
|                    __\__        |
|                    :\:::        |
|_________________________________|

 _________________________________
| Stage 14                        |
|              :::::              |
| |____          t|_ _____ _____| |
| | \  _ ___ _ _K_    \ |    /  | |
| D__\__ t|m\_ ___\_ _| |k _/___| |
|                            /    |
|              |  t|      |_/   | |
|              | /|t _k _t|  \_k| |
|              |:k__ _____|__/__S |
|_________________________________|

 _____________________________
| Stage 15                    |
|                             |
| |BOSS | |                 | |
| |-___-| |                 | |
| |/___\| D_k __ _____ _pk_t| |
|                  /          |
|         :       /   :       |
|         :t _t  /__k :       |
|         :|  |t _/___:       |
|                   /         |
|         |K  __ __/tm|       |
|         :  /        :       |
|         :_/___ _____:       |
|                   /         |
|          |__ _ __/tm|       |
|          |\ _       |       |
|          |k\__ _____S       |
|_____________________________|

 __________________________
| Stage 16                 |
|                          |
| |                        |
| D_K___ t _ _ _ _ k ___   |
| |                    _\_ |
|                     /    |
|                  _ /_    |
|   tt K _ _ _ _ _     \   |
| ppppppppppKppppppppppt\p |
|__________________________|

 ________________________________
| Stage 17                       |
|                                |
| D__ |  __ K |mk                |
|    \|  _ _     t               |
|    /|   \_k _|t|               |
|   /     /   \                  |
| m/_|  _/_ k _\| t              |
| |  \   _ t| |\ t|              |
| |ppp\ _pp|t __\tm              |
|              \                 |
|             |t\__ _  __ _    | |
|             | /|   \|    ___k| |
|             | _|k _ |t  ___/_| |
|               \            /   |
|             | |\    |    _/  D |
|             |t| \ k |__ _ -_ | |
|             |p|t/ _t_|_ _\_Kp| |
|________________________________|

 _____________________________
| Stage 18                    |
|                             |
| DRACULA                     |
| |_- -_| |m__                |
| |_- -_| |  \-_ _-k_         |
| |_-_-_| D___\_ t  _\        |
|                   \         |
|                K |_\        |
|                \_| \        |
|                /_| /        |
|                 / /         |
|         :|tk   /t/ |:       |
|         :| |-_ _/k |:       |
|         :kt| / |- -_:       |
|          \  /               |
|          \ |/               |
|          t\|_\              |
|          /_|_\              |
|           / \               |
|          /k  \ _ __       | |
|          t_\ _ _ k/_ __   | |
|          ppp\p pppm| pp\__S |
|_____________________________|

 _________________
| IX. Game Master \
|_________________/

*NOTE: THE GAME MASTER 2 WILL NOT WORK, ONLY THE GAME MASTER 1*

For those of you that don't know what a game master is, think of it as a Game
Genie/Game Shark/Codebreaker. It was created by Konami in 1986. (I guess almost
everything for the MSX was created by Konami) With this it improved a few games
by allowing you to cheat. All over I hear constant complaining about how tough
this game is, so this is your chance to cheat without save states if your using
an emulator. To run it, load the Vampire Killer disk in Cart A then put the
Game Master in Cart B and reboot. Once it asks you to press the space key,
press it and a menu will come up. This is what it looks like:

 ________________________
|       ---MENU---       |
|                        |
|  START GAME            |
|  MODIFY STAGE NUMBER   |
|  MODIFY PLAYER NUMBER  |
|________________________|

Obviously once you modified what you would like you would go to START GAME to
start on the stage you selected and with the number of lives you desire.

If you select MODIFY STAGE NUMBER you can choose what stage you would like
to start on from 00-99. To imput the stage you type in the number on the
keyboard (You can't use the D-pad to change the numbers) Once you have entered
the stage you would like to start on press enter. NOTE: Vampire Killer only has
stages 00-18, so if you enter a number higher than 18 you will automatically
begin on stage 00.

If you select MODIFY PLAYER NUMBER you can choose how many lives you will begin
the game with. Since there are no continues or saves in this game, you should
choose a high number if you have the chance. To imput the number of lives type
in the number you would like with the number keys and press enter when you are
done. NOTE: Since 00 is your last life in the game, the number that you enter
will be subtracted by one in the game. You will still have that many lives
since 00 is the last one. So if you enter 15 as the number, 14 will appear when
you play the game. If you enter 99, 98 will appear in the game. IF YOU ENTER 00
YOU WILL BEGIN WITH 100 LIVES, or it will appear as 99 in the game. So it is
best if you enter 00.

 ______________________________________________________
|>----------------Section 5: Walkthrough--------------<|
 \____________________________________________________/

Here is a walkthrough to help guide you through Dracula's vast Castle. Remember
that you begin with only 3 lives and there are no continues, so every second of
gameplay counts. I will be breaking every 3 stages into levels, so after every
boss there will be a new level. Here are a few tips before we get started:

*You should be fimiliar with the Castlevania setting. If you never played a
Castlevania game before you may experience some difficulties with the controls
(Having no control while in the air may take some time to adjust to...)

*Know the controls for using sub weapons, they are your friend:)

*Refer to the maps or boss tactics if you need some extra help

*Always, always, always remain focused becuase you cannot afford any errors.

*Remember to pause (F1) when switching back and forth from the game.

Simply put, remain calm and expect the unexpected. Now let's get on with the
walkthrough.

                     |^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^|
                     | Level 1: Castle Corridor  |
                     |___________________________|
                      \                         /
                       |-----------------------|
                       |        Enemies:       |
                       |                       |
                       |        Zombie         |
                       |         Wolf          |
                       |       Green Bat       |
                       |        Merman         |
                       |-----------------------|
                       |        Music:         |
                       |                       |
                       |    Vampire Killer     |
                       |-----------------------|
                       |         Boss:         |
                       |                       |
                       |      Phantom Bat      |
                       |_______________________|
                      

Stage 01: Once you enter the castle game, take the time to practice the
controls. If you are using the keyboard to control (I really pitty you) I
highly suggest you review the controls. Also remember that F1 pauses and F2
allows you to view a map if you have it in your possession. After you feel
comferable with the controls, go right and whip all of the candles giving you
12 hearts and a whip upgrade. There are no enemies until you enter the castle.
Once you enter the castle, go immediately left. This will prevent you from
getting delt damage from the zombies.It should look like your going
back outside but actually the stage looped from the opposite side. Think of it
more like a 3-d castle... Anyway in this room you should see a wolf at the top
of the stairs. Ignore him and proceed left until your underneath the staircase
above you. Around when your there that will trigger the wolf to go after you,
but you won't get hit by him because he will run out of the screen. So continue
going left past the staircase and into the next room. In here you will see
another wolf, but you can afvoid him also by walking under the pilliar that he
is laying on. After he also runs off of the screen whip the wall to your left.
A big white key should appear. You will need this key to advance to the next
stage. Pick it up and go right to the screen you were previously in. This time
when you enter go up the staircase. As you do the wolf will run to its left,
not leaving it as a threat. Whip the candles and continue up the next 2 
staircases to the next floor. From here there is a merchant to the right, but
you cannot afford what he has. You can whip the left candle, but avoid whiping
the right one because the will trigger the wolf to go after you. So instead go
left to the next room. Beware of the zombies inside AND DON'T WHIP THE CANDLES,
one of them will jack up the prices for the merchant. Go up the staircase and
right to the room you were in, but on the middle floor. In here you will see
the wolf again and a key that will open a treasure chest. You can either go on 
a side quest or continue on to the next stage. If you continue on, you will 
have to fight the dog. Carefully walk over to the key and stop the second that 
you pick it up. If you picked it up at its far left side you will have a good 
shot at defeating the wolf. From there, jump tword the wold and immediately use
the whip. You can now go to the next stage.

*Side quest: Shield (Need a key)*
This is optional but it may help you on your quest. The shield is the only good
sub weapon in the first stage. After you picked up the key, (hopefully the wolf
didn't come after you) go left 2 screens. Inside there go up the staircase and
into the next room. Inside there you should see a key on the ground, a treasure
chest on the middle floor and a chreasure chest on the top floor, and a very
pesky bat that keeps comming back. Go up the stairs to the top floor, whiping
the bat each time that you need to and then fall down to the middle floor. Open
that chest and there will be a shield inside. Then fall down to the bottom
floor and pick up the yellow key. Go 2 screens left avoiding the zombies and
back up the staircase that leads to the wolf guarding the enterance to the next
stage. Get close to the wolf then jump and attack him, and hopefully you will
kill him. Then enter the next stage.

Stage 02: From the start you can either go up the stairs on a side quest to get
holy water and/or a map or you can go down to get to stage 3. If you don't want
to get the holy water and/or map skip below the side quest menu.

*Side Quest: Map (Need a key) and/or Holy Water (Costs 30 Hearts)*
There are a few hearts, a key, and a merchant (selling another shield for 20
hearts), if you wish to break through the walls in this room, but I only
recomend breaking the middle floor blocks if you want to get hearts. Just
remember that you will have to put up with a bat that keeps comming back.
Whenever you are ready go up the stairs to the room above you. Up here go to
your right or left (it doesn't matter) to the next room. In the next room, once
you go up the stairs you will have a choice to go to the right or left. I would
suggest only going to the left path because I already have drawn maps in
section VII of the info section. The left path will lead you to the merchant
selling holy water for 30 hearts. (Unless you picked up the  red book in the 
first stage) The right path will take you to a treasure chest that will contain
a map. Once you have the items you wish to get, return to where the level 
started by going down the stairs.

From where you started this level now go down the stairs to the bottom of this
level. Beware of the Mermen as they randomly jump out of the water. Luckly,
they cannot spit fire at you from a distance. Once you are down the stairs,
whip the candle to your left. That will make you kill any enemy you touch for a
short period of time. Also be sure to break that wall next to it to obtain the
axe! The axe will replace your whip until you finish the level (not stage) or
UNTIL YOU DON'T CATCH IT ON ITS RETURN. It is alot more powerful then the whip
and it has a better distance. Now travel right to the next screen. There are 3
ways you can get the big white key in this room. The easiest way to get it is
stand on the platform where the bottom of the staircase is and throw your axe
right. This will break that platform and reviel the big key. Just make sure
you pick up your axe before it dissapears. Another way is if you have holy 
water and stand on the high platform underneith the big staircase, jump and 
press right in the air to throw the holy water. This will break the wall to the
bottom right of you and reviel the big key. The final way to do it is stand 
on the middle of the platform that has the bottom of the staircase and jump 
to the lower left platform, then jump and whip the wall and jump up and get the
key. Avoid the mermen and then go up the staircase to the next room. From
there, beware of the bat that keeps comming across and you can either go into
the door to the next level or go on another side quest.

*Side Quest: Boots (Key), hour glass (Key), and lots of healing*
If your almost dead your in luck, but it's going to cost you a very valuable
item. If you wish to get the boots (Need a key), and the hour glass and
sacrafice the discount to get healed from this room break all of the walls on
the bottom floor. You can get some health back from the candle above you, but
if you still need more health and you have 40 hearts to spend DON'T whip the
top blocks and go see the merchant on the other side. If you don't need to go
to the merchant, break the middle walls for a key. Whip him a few times for
a good health fix. Or if you are in a desperate need of health and you have
more than 15 hearts and already have a key (You can get one from the bottom
wall but don't open any tresure chest down there!) you can carefully go to the 
top floor (dont break the walls!!!) and open up the treasure chest containing a
grey book. Go left to the merchant and whip him good to redeem some HP. Once
you go back to the room you came from whip the candle to get back even more HP.
Then go through the door to the next stage.

Stage 3: This stage is going to be relitively short. From the start go left to
the next room. In here break the bottom mid-left candle to become invincible
for a few seconds. Just make sure you DON'T hit the far right one, which will
give you a red magic book. Go left to the next room and break the wall to
reviel a big white key. Now go left 2 screens killing the zombies as they come
and go down the stairs. From here you can use a key on the bottom treasure
chest to pick up a shield if you don't already have one or go into the door to
the boss's room.
                                      /\
                         /\    /\    /  \    /\    /\
                      /\/  \/\/  \/\/    \/\/  \/\/  \/\
---------------------<======| Boss:  Phantom Bat |======>---------------------
                      \/\  /\/\  /\/\    /\/\  /\/\  /\/
                         \/    \/    \  /    \/    \/
                                      \/
Axe/Cross stradigies: If you picked up the cross (cruseifix) from the merchant
in level 3 (Was optional) this weapon will work just as good as the axe. Please
note, using this stradigy requires no sub weapons like hour glass's or holy
water, but you will recieve about 1/4 damage on your life bar. So if your
almost dead, refer to the boss tactics section for another alterative. This
stradigy is for the bums who want an easy way to beat him. Once the boss battle
begins, simply go to the bottom left section of the screen, (not where the
platforms and stairs are, the left side of the screen) face right and duck
down. If you have the shield that may prevent you from getting hit from the
fireball that he spits at you, but it won't deal much damage so don't worry
about it. After he does that he should fly down toward you. Let the fire ball
hit you and as soon as you can attack again throw the axe/Cross at him. 
The fireball may also miss and then he will just come after you, make sure
you throw the axe before he hits you.It should damage him multiple times if 
you threw it right. Repeat this effortless process about 5 or 6 times and the
Vampire Bat will be vanished. And MAKE SURE you obtain the red orb that falls
from the sky as soon as possible, because if you wait too long to get it you
WON'T RESTORE YOUR HP BEFORE THE NEXT LEVEL.

                     |^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^|
                     |    Level 2: Castle Wall   |
                     |___________________________|
                      \                         /
                       |-----------------------|
                       |        Enemies:       |
                       |                       |
                       |      Spear Armor      |
                       |     Medusa Heads      |
                       |      Yellow Bat       |
                       |      Bone Heads       |
                       |      Bone Tower       |
                       |      Blue Slime       |
                       |-----------------------|
                       |        Music:         |
                       |                       |
                       |        Stalker        |
                       |-----------------------|
                       |         Boss:         |
                       |                       |
                       |     Queen Medusa      |
                       |_______________________|

Stage 4: From the begining go left to the next room. Stop the second you
enter. There will be a shpear armor guy comming at you. You cannot defeat him
with your leather whip so your going to have to avoid him. This stradigy works
every time, as soon as the sphear armor is directly over the far right candle,
jump left to go over him. Then quickly run up the stairs, it may appear that he
will run into you on the way up the stairs but he will turn around as you climb
up. Pick up the key and go to up the next floor. There are no enemies in this
room, so whip the 2 candles to get 6 hearts. Don't get the treasuse chest in
this room which contains a shield, because there is a better item up ahead.
Then go left to the next room. You will need to use this following stradigy to
not take any damage in this room: As soon as you enter stand still for 1
second. (This will set up the pattern for dodging the  medusa heads) Then jump
over the platform with the far right treasure chest onto the direct left 
platform. Go to the edge of that platform as fast as you can and by the time 
you get there a medusa head should be almost drectly below you. Then jump left
down to the platform with the sphear armor guy on it, but if you timed
this right he will NOT hit you! Then jump up and left and unlock the treasure
chest which contains an hour glass, then quickly go left to the next screen. In
this room carefully jump over the first pit and whip the candle that's above it
to obtain 5 hearts. Then very slowly inch your way to the left until you
trigger the brown bat to fly at you. Once he flies in your range simply whip at
him, you don't need to jump. Next whip the left candle and jump down to get 5
more hearts. Then time the next jump so that you land on the platform with the
key and then jump to the left to unlock that treasure chest which contains a
grey spell book. Then fall down straight down (don't jump) to the next screen
which will have a shear armor right away. Simply jump and press down to use the
stop watch and whip as fast as you can at him. Beware though, if you whip the
candle that's behind him a blue slime will appear. Keep your distance and whip
him right away to not let him become a threat. Then walk left to the wall and
whip it to reviel the white key. Next go right and pick up the key and fall
down to where this stage began. Go left to the next screen again. In here you
will need to time the sphear armor again. Once you enter the room don't move
and wait for the sphear armor to be over the far right candle, then jump left
and you will go right over him. You can go left to the next screen and get a
lock pick, but I strongly don't advise you getting one because you will run
into many keys anyway. The lock pick will cost you 20 hearts. I personally
would go on and spend 15 hearts on a potion if you need one, or save the hearts
for enemies later on if your HP is in good condition. Anyway from the room to
the left of where you began this stage, go up the stairs to the next room. In
here you can do a side quest if you wish:

*Side Quest: Shield (Key required) and Potion (20 Hearts)*
From this room drop down to the treasure chest and unlock it to get a shield.
Then jump down to the platform underneath the left staircase. From this
platform, jump left to the next screen and then run left to the following
screen to not get hit by the sphear armor. You can pick up the key in this room
(DON'T WHIP THE CANDLE!) and then go back right to the next room. Now the
reason that the potion costs 20 hearts when it really costs 15 hearts is
because you will need to use the hour glass (jump and down) to defeat this
enemy without getting hit. Freeze time and whip the hell out of him. Then go
right and whip the merchant to get your potion for 15 hearts if you want. Once
your done go up the stairs to the next room where this side quest began.

Go left to the next screen and you can now open the far right chest if you want
to get an axe, but if you do be sure to quickly go right to the screen that you
came from and reenter using the following stradigy. Once you enter freeze for
a second then jump left the next platform and quickly jump to your left and
you should avoid the sphere armor if you timed it right. Then simply jump left
up to the next screen. In here jump over the first pit and be sure to avoid the
brown bat that is waiting at the door but slowly creeping up to it and wait for
it to fly toward you. Then whip it and you shouldn't have to jump. Finally go
left to the door and enter. Phew, that's a long stage!

Stage 5: Once you enter run as fast as you can to the next screen. Don't worry
about the candles, if you run straight from the begining you should avoid the
medusa heads. In the next room you will see a moving platform and 2 keys. The
very second that you enter go left and fall (Don't jump) down to the platform
with the right key. Wait for the first medusa head to pass above you from down
there and then quickly jump to the platform with the second key. The second
medusa head should pass under you and you should be able to go left to the next
screen untouched. In the next screen there won't be any medusa heads, but there
will be a sphear armor. There are 4 ways that I would use to avoid damage from
him:
1: Open the treasure chest to reviel a blue ring which you will be invincible
for a few seconds and quickly run into him. But I suggest you save your key
and use another step. Also, BE VERY CAREFUL JUMPING TO EACH PLATFORM!
2: I would use this stradigy if you don't have an axe, whip the right candle
and get 5 hearts. Then jump and press down to use the hour glass and freeze
time and whip him to death.
3: If you have the axe, simply stand on the far right platform and throw it at
him.
4: The most risky but can save you from using some items, simply jump over his
head after timing the jump.

Once you figure out the best stradigy to get around him whip the left candle to
get a grey cross and go up the stairs to the next screen. Once again don't
worry about the candles on this screen and as soon as you enter run up the
stairs as fast as you can and run right to the next screen. The medusa heads
shouldn't touch you if you're fast enough. In the next room immidately run
right again it should be timed just right that you jump right over the medusa
head and you will be able to get to the next screen not hit. Remember not to
whip any candles in that room. In the next room whip the candle that's right
infront of you to get 5 hearts. You will then notice 2 sphear armors and 2
chests. You can hit the first guard with your axe, but if you don't have one
freeze time and whip him to death. Open the bottom treasure chest to get holy
water! Don't worry about the merchant in the wall because he is only selling
an hour glass which you already (Or should...) have. Then go up to the top
sphear armor and kill him with either an axe or use the hour glass and whip
him. Don't worry about the top chest because it only contains money (points)
and whip the wall behind it. There will be a white key there! Then go left to
the next screen through the top floor. This room is one of my least favorite
rooms, but it can be done simply if timed correctly. Like many of the rooms
in this stage, as soon as you come from the previous room run like hell to get
to the next room. But this time you'll need to be superman fast to get past
this room without waiting about 20 l..o..n..g seconds for the 2 floating
platforms to line up. Make sure in this room you never let go of the left
button, even in the air. Anyway from the begining run left and jump onto the
right floating platform. Continue running left and once you get to the edge of
that platform jump to the left floating platform. If done correctly you should
get on the left floating platform and you can go left to the next screen
shaken but untouched. But if you jumped it wrong and fell down to the platform
with the left key, get back up and try again. Remember, the hour glass won't
stop the platforms from moving. In the final room, as soon as you enter run as
fast as you can to the door. The candles are trapped with slimes, and remember
to go as fast as you can right when you enter the room. This completes this
stage.

Stage 6: Once you enter go to the middle of the screen and defeat the 4 bone
heads. They will come one at a time from each side of the screen. Once all 4
are defeated, jump up to get the key if you need it (But more bone heads will
come come out) and then go left, BUT DON'T GO TO THE NEXT SCREEN! On the bottom
of this screen there will be blocks (walls) that you will need to whip to get
the key for this stage. (You will need to crouch (Down) to break them. Beware 
though when breaking the walls, because some contain blue slimes, take them 
out 1 at a time until you reach the white key. Also more bone heads may come
while your down there. Be sure to kill them also one at a time. Once you obtain
the white key, go left to the next screen. Although it looks like you can duck
under the middle chain, you can't. You have to time each chain by getting as
close to it as you can without touching it, and wait for it to go up. Once it
is up, go as fast as you can to the next chain and stop infront of it. Do that
for each chain while ONLY whipping the far right candle for 5 hearts. These
chains reduse your life bar by 1/2 without a shield, and 1/4 with a direct
contact with the shield. In this room the only enemy is a bone tower. Go left
and unlock the right treasure chest (You have no way around it) and you will
get a blue ring. Go AS FAST AS YOU CAN up the stairs and if your still blinking
red touch the bone tower to kill him. There is a merchant in this room but a
dagger really would not be the best weapon against the boss. (Especially for 30
hearts) Instead if you don't have the axe anymore get the key and unlock the
treasure chest in this room to get a whip upgrate. (Also don't forget to whip
all of the candles for hearts) Once your ready go up and right to the next
room. In here just whip the far left and far right candles to get 2 hearts, but
don't whip the center candle. Simply then go right to the next screen. The
dreaded bone heads are back, but there is a merchant to the far right inside
a wall. Whip it to let him sell you a potion for only 15 hearts. Get it if you
wish or go up the stairs to the next screen. In this room wait as soon as you
come in for the medusa head to appear at the bottom right of the screen. Once
he appears run as fast as you can up the stairs, avoid getting the key because
there aren't any more chests left in this stage and run left to the next
screen. You should have avoided the medusa heads. In the final screen before
the boss run from the begining as fast as you can to the left while running
away from the medusa head that's comming at you. Since you can't outrun it to
the door, duck when your over the far left pilliar in the background. After the
2 medusa heads pass, enter the door to go to the boss.
                                      /\
                         /\    /\    /  \    /\    /\
                      /\/  \/\/  \/\/    \/\/  \/\/  \/\
---------------------<======| Boss:  Queen Medusa |=====>---------------------
                      \/\  /\/\  /\/\    /\/\  /\/\  /\/
                         \/    \/    \  /    \/    \/
                                      \/
This boss is very simple and is not a real threat at all. And to make the
battle easier, there is a red orb in the far left candle. Her main weakness is
holy water (Jump and left or right) and you can freeze her with the hour glass.
(Jump and down) This is a funny stradigy:
As soon as she moves, jump straight up and press down and left when the medusa
queen is near the ground. If you timed it right, she will die in that 1 shot.
It's that simple. Grab the orb and it's time for the next stage.

                     |^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^|
                     | Level 3: Observation Tower |
                     |____________________________|
                      \                          /
                       |------------------------|
                       |         Enemies:       |
                       |                        |
                       |        Flee Man        |
                       |        Skeleton        |
                       |          Crow          |
                       |       White Slime      |
                       |      Medusa Heads      |
                       |       Bone Tower       |
                       |------------------------|
                       |         Music:         |
                       |                        |
                       |      Wicked Child      |
                       |------------------------|
                       |          Boss:         |
                       |                        |
                       |       Two Mummies      |
                       |________________________|
                       

Stage 7: Whip the candle to get a heart and then go left to the next screen.
There will be 2 flee men waiting to get you once you enter. Instead stand still
once you enter and wait for them to come to you. Once they do whip them once
and they will die. Whip both candles and go left to the next screen. Once you
enter go immideatly left and whip the skeleton until he dies.If you ran to him
fast enough he shouldn't touch you. DON'T WHIP THE BOTTOM RIGHT CANDLE, because
it has a red spell book in it. Avoid it and whip the rest of the candles which
all contain 5 hearts inside. Also grab the key and go up. To the next screen.
(Going right will get you the candle, but save your hearts for better items)
Once you enter run up the stairs as fast as you can and then run right to avoid
any bones that may hit you from above. By then the skeleton should have jumped
down so get close to him and whip it as fast as you can. The treasure chest has
a map, get it only if you don't want to use my maps above:(. You can then whip
the bottom candle to get 5 hearts and then go up to the next screen. Once you
get to this screen stop at the bottom of the stairs and wait for the crow to
come down to you. Don't worry, it won't come directly down onto your head. Once
it is in whiping distance and near you whip it once to kill it. Don't bother
buying the shield from the merchant because you will get one from a chest in a
little bit. Whip all of the candles and go right to the next screen. Once you
enter once again wait for the crow to come to you. He should go to the bottom
right until he lines up with you. Then he should go directly left at you,
making it easy to whip. Whip the candles and jump to the middle platform and
go right to the next screen. Once you enter wait for the skeleton to jump
tword you and into a pit, and then drop to the floor below. You will then
encounter another skeleton. Wait for him to throw a bone high or for him to
stop throwing bones for a moment to get close to him and whip him to death.
Once he is dead go to the wall behind him, jump and whip the wall to reviel the
white key. Then go up the stairs to get the shield. Why did I make you go up
and drop down instead of just going straight across? Because that way should
have been less painful and you should have goten delt no or very little damage.
Anyway go left to the next room and you will fight a skeleton right away. He
should be easy to kill because he is right there, and a flee man should come
up from behind. You may need to duck and whip him if he does small jumps. The
third flee man should jump out of the screen above you if you stand right far
enough. Whip the candles and go left to the next screen. In here don't open the
treasure chest if you haven't already and pick up the key. Then go up the
stairs to the next screen. Stand still and wait for the crow to come to you.
Then attack it and go right to the next screen, avoiding the merchant. Once you
enter stand still again and wait for the crow to come into whipping distance
and attack it. Then go right to the middle platform and into the next screen.
In here stand still until the skeleton jumps into the pit, then go into the
door to the next stage.

Stage 8: From the begining, don't whip the candle. When you get to the bricks
in front of you jump and whip the top one. A white slime will come out so
quickly run left to keep your distance, then turn right and duck. While
ducking, whip him so that you don't whip the candle at the same time. A slime
is in there. Then Jump over all of the bricks, DON'T WHIP THEM and right to the
next screen. Beware of the medusa heads in here. First whip the far left blocks
to reviel a treasure chest. Unlock it for a lock pick. Don't whip any more
blocks and jump over them until you get to the middle candle which contains a
chain whip. Then run right to the next screen. Inside here a skeleton will jump
down, but you can kill him in 1 shot with the chain whip. DON'T WHIP ANY OF THE
CANDLES, because one has a red spell book while the others only have 1 heart
inside. The merchant in here is selling a tan shield, but I wouldn't get it.
So go up the stairs to the next screen. In here wait for the crow to come 
in your whipping distance and then kill him first. The floating block in the 
middle has a treasure chest that has 5 hearts, but it's not worth it. Instead
continue on right to the next screen. When you enter stay to the far left and
duck. A crow should fly to the right of you and you should be able to kill it
with no problem. Now for the bone tower, slowly inch your way to the edge of
the gap, ducking before the 2 fireball's hit you. However if you bought the tan
shield that the merchant was selling the fireballs won't hurt you and you can
get to the bone tower easily. Once he is dead drop down the right hole to the
next screen. Once you fall immidetely go left and fall down to the platform
that the skeleton is on. Kill him and you may hit the candle that's behind him
which contains a white slime so duck and kill that also. Whip the merchant and
he will sell you an hour glass for 40 hearts. By now you should have more than
enough so buy it. Don't bother to open the treasure chest so go right to the
next screen. In here whip the candle that is at the bottom of the stairs to get
5 hearts, then drop straight down the left hole. (To the right of the key if
you haven't picked it up. This will loop you to the next screen and if you fell
straight down you should have landed on the white key. You may have to go out
of this room and come back in to kill the skeleton, just be sure to stop time
(Jump and down) to not get hit by his bones. Then whip the right wall to get a
dagger and 5 hearts, and don't whip any candles in this room. Go up the small
stairs and left to the next room. Quickly walk left and drop into the right
hole down to the next screen. Then in here quickly walk right to the next
screen before the skeleton hits you with his bones. In here go to the platform
that the bottom of the stairs is on. From there jump right to the next screen
which will put you on a platform above the door to this stage. Break the blocks
with the dagger and a white slime will come out. The best way to avoid him is
as soon as you break the block, JUMP right and into the door. Now you will go
to the last stage in this level.

Stage 9: Once you begin dodge the medusa heads by either hitting them with your
daggers, jumping over them, or ducking under them and unlock the treasure
chest. However, the very second you pick it up run right to the next screen and
don't let go of the right key. If you didn't pause from the begining or any
time inbetween you will run into the bone tower and kill him before it wears
out. If you hesitated duck and throw knives at him from a distance. After that
run right to the next screen before the medusa heads hit you. Once you enter
don't whip any of the candles and duck under the far left candle. This will
possition you so that none of the medusa heads will hit you. While ducking,
throw daggers at both bone towers until both of them die. After they die hit
the mid-right candle to make you invincible for a few seconds. After you obtain
that run as fast as you can to the next screen and jump over the 3 pits. You
should make it over there without getting hit, and then go right to the next
screen. As soon as you enter, duck and throw the daggers right as fast as you
can to kill the bone tower and then the skeleton in the distance. Although it
looks like the skeleton will hit you when he throws his bones high, they won't
because they will dissapear when they hit the top of the screen. Use that as
your advantage when you attack him from the distance. Don't hit the left candle
yet and hit the right one to get 5 hearts. Pick up the key if you need to and
then jump and throw your daggers at the side side of the castle wall. You will
break it revieling another key. Now go back and whip the left candle, giving
you a blue orb and go right to the next screen. Once you enter don't move, then
throw 1 dagger across to the left flee man. Then jump and throw 1 or 2 daggers
at the top one. If you did it fast enough they shouldn't haunt you, but if not
walk out and then back into the screen and repeat this process. Don't worry
about the treasure chest or the candles and just go up the stairs to the next
screen. Once you enter you will see a skeleton throwing bones, but he cannot
hit you yet. There are 2 ways you can approach him. One way is to use the hour
glass (jump and down) where the stairs intersect, then run up and kill him. The
other way is to go to where the stairs intersect. Once you get there you will
be on the left side of the skeleton. The only direction that he will go is
right so as he moves right, you move right. But make sure you always stay to
the bottom left of him just a little. Once he jumps to the platform where the
top of the staircase is, that's when you attack him with the daggers. If he
jumps off to the right, you run to the left and next to the treasure chest (but
don't open it) and wait for him to jump into the pit. after he does that drop
into the pit to the right of the key (or the far right pit) to the next screen.
Once in here fall right to the next screen. In here you should fall a little to
the left of the white key. Walk right to pick it up, then jump and press down
to freeze time. Throw your daggers directly across to the flee man and then
quickly drop down to the skeleton and throw the daggers as fast as you can to
kill him. There is a merchant selling a cross for 20 hearts, but the boss is so
easy you won't need to buy it. (and you can save your hearts for the next
level) But make sure you open the treasure chest in here to get holy water,
will make the boss even easier.
                                      /\
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                      /\/  \/\/  \/\/    \/\/  \/\/  \/\
---------------------<======| Boss:  Two Mummies |======>---------------------
                      \/\  /\/\  /\/\    /\/\  /\/\  /\/
                         \/    \/    \  /    \/    \/
                                      \/
Dagger stradigy: Duck from the begining on the far right platform and throw the
daggers continously to kill the 2 mummies. You shouldn't get hit, what an easy
boss! Get the red orb to go to the next stage.

Cross stradigy: Do the same thing as the dagger stradigy but throw the cross
instead.

Holy water stradigy: If you want to have a little fun with these guys you can
throw some holy water down to them and watch their HP dimolish. This does the
most damage, but you may get hit more if you don't throw the daggers at the
debris that comes off of the mummies.

                     |^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^|
                     |     Level 4: Catacombs     |
                     |____________________________|
                      \                          /
                       |------------------------|
                       |         Enemies:       |
                       |                        |
                       |------------------------|
                       |         Music:         |
                       |                        |
                       |   Walking on the Edge  |
                       |------------------------|
                       |          Boss:         |
                       |                        |
                       |    Frankenstein and    |
                       |     Fleeman (Igor)     |
                       |________________________|

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Q: Is this game the same as the NES version?

A: No, this is very different. The graphics are much clearer and you can
explore around the castle in search for a while key to unlock a door. The music
is a tad worse, but not changed that much.

Q: Is this the first Castlevania game? I'm hearing mixed answers about the
Famicom (Japanese NES) Akumajo Dracula being the first.

A: As of now there is no exact answer. Most Castlevania sites will tell you
that Vampire Killer was the first. However Morgoth has done some detailed
research on this topic and states that the Famicom came out months (Maybe even
days) before Vampire Killer. Unless someone can show me the dates which each
game came out the only way to know is to warp back to 1986 (Maybe even 1985)
and find out...

Q: How many stages are there?

A: 18

Q: I'm lucky enough to obtain the Game Master! What do I do now?

A: Check out section IX of the info to run it.

Q: Will the Game Master 2 work on this game?

A: No, I tried it. It's too bad too since this is a little more comon than the
first game master.

Q: What does MSX mean.

A: I'm hearing mixed stories about what it means. Some say it means
[M]icro[S]oft [X]treme. (Or something similar) Others say it's [M]icroSoft
[S]ony [X]treme. Do a google search if you want to know the history. It would
be funny to know that Sony and Microsoft were once allies...

Q: What emulator would you prefer to run this game?

A: Personally I think emulation is bad, but since the USA never got a chance
to play this game I think it is a nice way to preserve classic games. I used
MSX2Plus because it has save states, but it is a real pain to run. I have
problems running it at normal speed on my P4. If you want to play it without
save states use PARA MSX. It runs so much smoother and alot more user friendly.
Just remember that Cart A/1 is what you load the rom with.

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|>----------------Section 7: Copyright-----------------<|
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This FAQ was made by MegaBelmont. All Vampire Killer/Castlevania information
is respectfully owned by Konami. This FAQ can only be found on the following
sites:

www.gamefaqs.com
www.classicgaming/castlevania

You cannot post/rephrase/plagiarize ANYTHING on this FAQ without without my
permission. If you see this FAQ posted anywhere outside of these sites, please
inform me immediately at megabelmont@yahoo.com. If this FAQ is found anywhere
outside of the list, that person will be held to the highest extent of the law.
You may print this out but CANNOT distribute it anywhere and can only be for 
personal use. Thank you.

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|>--------------Section 8: Special Thanks--------------<|
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You for reading this FAQ.
Morgoth for showing me what the boots and wings do.
CJayC for operating GameFAQs and having a great source of information.
Kurt for running the Castlevania dungeon, one of the most famous Castlevania
sites.
RUMSX so I can play this game. (Although I still feel emulating new games is
wrong)
Konami for making a wonderful series. (And a great game to start it off!)

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If you have any questions, please contact me at megabelmont@yahoo.com or for 
a much faster response (Since I only check my mail once a month, I highly 
suggest instant messaging me) please contact me at my AIM screen name 
megabelmont. The main reason I'm writing this FAQ is because I always wanted to
make a FAQ for a Castlevania game and since this game didn't have any FAQs 
(Besides the ending FAQ) I wanted to make one for it. I was very surprised 
that this game didn't have one because it is VERY different (and I think more
fun because it isn't as linear) than the NES version. Also I wanted to do this
because this game is one of the most difficult in the series so it desperately 
needs one. Thank you very much and I hope this helped you (Or is going to
help you) put Dracula back in his grave until Castlevania 2: Simon's Quest!
(Err I hated that game) Thanks again and farewell!


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