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Version: Sasha | Updated: 12/31/11

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          H A L F - M I N U T E     H E R O     W A L K T H R O U G H

                      By:  GROMABgladius
                  E-mail:  gladiusix@gmail.com
            Last Updated:  12/30/2011
                 Version:  1.5
                 Copyright 2011 Tim Kang
                     All rights reserved


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 Table of Contents
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   I.  How to use this Guide  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  (Ihtutg)   <--- Please read

  II.  Basics  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  (IIbasi)
          Controls...............................  (2contr)
          Unlockables............................  (2unlck)

 III.  Frequently Asked Questions.  .  .  .  .  .  (IIIfaq)

  IV.  Walkthrough.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  (IVwalk)
          Hero 30................................  (3hro30)
               Level 1: Hero's Departure......................(1lvl1herod)
               Level 2: Continental Bridge....................(1lvl2contb)
               Level 3: Caves and Forests.....................(1lvl3cvafo)
               Level 4: Fire Starter..........................(1lvl4fires)
               Northern Route.................................(1northr)
                 Level 5-1: Through the Forest................(1lvl5-1ttf)
                 Level 6-1: Courage Mountain..................(1lvl6-1com)
                 Level 7-1: Infinite Desert...................(1lvl7-1ind)
                 Level 8-1: Village in Danger.................(1lvl8-1vid)
               Southern Route.................................(1southr)
                 Level 5-2: Through the Cave..................(1lvl5-2ttc)
                 Level 6-2: Castle over the Sea...............(1lvl6-2cos)
                 Level 7-2: Good Ol' Days.....................(1lvl7-2god)
                 Level 8-2: Change the Current................(1lvl8-2ctc)
               Level 9: Beautiful Evil Lord...................(1lvl9beaul)
               Level 10: Bandit Valley........................(1lvl10bava)
               Level 11: Road to Land or Sea..................(1lvl11rlos)
               Land Route.....................................(1landro)
                 Level 12-1: Hero in the Dusk.................(1lvl12-1hd)
                 Level 13-1: Cleric and the Devil.............(1lvl13-1cd)
                 Cleric Route.................................(1cleric)
                   Level 14-1: Mummy Desert...................(1lvl14-1md)
                   Level 15-1: Spinning Castle................(1lvl15-1sc)
                   Level 16-1: Bust the Wall..................(1lvl16-1bw)
                   Level 17-1: Grail and Evil Lord............(1lvl17-1ge)
                 Devil's Route................................(1devilr)
                   Level 14-2: Lord's Counterattack...........(1lvl14-2lc)
                   Level 15-2: Twin Valley....................(1lvl15-2tv)
                   Level 16-2: Ancient Riches.................(1lvl16-2ar)
                   Level 17-2: Avalanche Pass.................(1lvl17-2ap)
               Sea Route......................................(1searou)
                 Level 12-2: Past the Ocean...................(1lvl12-2po)
                 Island Route.................................(1island)
                    Level 13-2: Dragon Island.................(1lvl13-2di)
                    Level 14-3: Tiny Sailing Trip.............(1lvl14-3st)
                    Level 15-3: Flower in the Dusk............(1lvl15-3fd)
                 Ocean Route..................................(1oceanr)
                    Level 13-3: Battle Ocean..................(1lvl13-3bo)
                    Level 14-4: Lizardman Nation..............(1lvl14-4ln)
                    Level 15-4: Treasure Island...............(1lvl15-4ti)
                 Level 16-3: To the Snowy Country.............(1lvl16-3sc)
                 Level 17-2: Avalanche Pass...................(1lvl17-2ap)
               Level 18: White Earth..........................(1lvl18whea)
               Level 19: Great Plains.........................(1lvl19grpl)
               Level 20: Floodgate Panic......................(1lvl20flpa)
               Floodgate Route................................(1floodr)
                 Level 21-1: Giant Evil Lord..................(1lvl21-1el)
               Chairman Route.................................(1chairr)
                 Level 21-2: The Have-Nots....................(1lvl21-2hn)
               Level 22: Fire Mountain........................(1lvl22fimo)
               Rescuer Path (Left Path).......................(1rescue)
                 Level 23-1: Turtle and Hermit................(1lvl23-1th)
                 Level 24-1: Swamp and Witch..................(1lvl24-1sw)
                 Level 25-1: Isolated Castle..................(1lvl25-1ic)
               Incompetent Path (Right Path)..................(1incomp)
                 Level 23-2: Golem Valey......................(1lvl23-2gv)
                 Level 24-2: Treasure Land....................(1lvl24-2tl)
                 Level 25-2: Another Goddess..................(1lvl25-2ag)
               Level 26: Grand Wings..........................(1lvl26grwi)
               Level 27: Farewell Bandit Trio.................(1lvl27fabt)
               Level 28: Infinite Weapon Lord.................(1lvl28inwl)
               Level 29: Cursed Hero..........................(1lvl29hero)
               Level 30: Last Battle..........................(1lvl30last)
          Evil Lord 30...........................  (3evl30)
               Level 1: At Violet Castle......................(2lvl1atvio)
               Level 2: Village at the Base...................(2lvl2viatb)
               Level 3: Path..................................(2lvl3path-)
               Level 4: Large Town............................(2lvl4large)
               Level 5: Small Fort............................(2lvl5small)
               Level 6: Spirit Path...........................(2lvl6spirp)
               Level 7: Cobbled Bridge........................(2lvl7coblb)
               Level 8: Coastline.............................(2lvl8coast)
               Level 9: Large Fort............................(2lvl9lgfrt)
               Level 10: Town Square..........................(2lvl10twns)
               Level 11: Maze Fort............................(2lvl11maze)
               Level 12: Castle Town..........................(2lvl12cast)
               Level 13: Castle Gates.........................(2lvl13caga)
               Level 14: Great Hall...........................(2lvl14grha)
               Level 15: King's Room..........................(2lvl15king)
               Level 16: Forest Entrance......................(2lvl16fore)
               Level 17: Spirit Forest........................(2lvl17spir)
               Level 18: Waterfront...........................(2lvl18watf)
               Level 19: Spirit Lake..........................(2lvl19spir)
               Level 20: Windy Path...........................(2lvl20wind)
               Level 21: Spirit Valley........................(2lvl21spva)
               Level 22: Volcano Fort.........................(2lvl22volc)
               Level 23: Spirit Mountain......................(2lvl23spmo)
               Level 24: Path to the Past.....................(2lvl24pttp)
               Level 25: Forest of Memories...................(2lvl25foms)
               Level 26: Village of Laws......................(2lvl26viol)
               Level 27: Mystery Mansion......................(2lvl27myma)
               Level 28: Path to the Truth....................(2lvl28pttt)
               Level 29: Bat Mansion..........................(2lvl29batm)
               Level 30: Noire Castle.........................(2lvl30noir)
          Princess 30............................  (3pri30)
               Level 1: Royalty Test..........................(3lvl1royal)
               Level 2: Herbs for All.........................(3lvl2hbfra)
               Level 3: Missing Student.......................(3lvl3misss)
               Level 4: Carpenter Foreman.....................(3lvl4carpf)
               Level 5: Bitter Herb...........................(3lvl5bitth)
               Level 6: Lost in the Desert....................(3lvl6lostd)
               Level 7: Axe Finder Needed.....................(3lvl7axefn)
               Level 8: Toy Monster (?).......................(3lvl8toymo)
               Level 9: Apple Forest..........................(3lvl9apple)
               Level 10: Flame of Departure...................(3lvl10flod)
               Level 11: Rustproof Armor......................(3lvl11rpar)
               Level 12: Beach Trip!..........................(3lvl12betr)
               Level 13: Slime Revenge........................(3lvl13slre)
               Level 14: Wounded Soldier......................(3lvl14woso)
               Level 15: Fairies' Favorite....................(3lvl15fafa)
               Level 16: Find Blacksmith!.....................(3lvl16fibl)
               Level 17: Century Flower.......................(3lvl17cefl)
               Level 18: Revenge of the Frogs.................(3lvl18rotf)
               Level 19: Fairy King Danger!...................(3lvl19fakd)
               Level 20: Hard Mineral.........................(3lvl20hard)
               Level 21: First Flight.........................(3lvl21firf)
               Level 22: Legendary Hammer.....................(3lvl22legh)
               Level 23: Ninja Scroll.........................(3lvl23nins)
               Level 24: Desert Rose..........................(3lvl24desr)
               Level 25: Mineral Part Deux....................(3lvl25mipd)
               Level 26: Right to the Beach...................(3lvl26rttb)
               Level 27: Left the Cave........................(3lvl27letc)
               Level 28: Ninja Scroll 2.......................(3lvl28nsc2)
               Level 29: Living Legend........................(3lvl29livl)
               Level 30: A New Legend.........................(3lvl30anel)
          Knight 30..............................  (3kni30)
               Level 1: Ruined Castle and Beginnings..........(4lvl1rcaab)
               Level 2: Oath to Knighthood....................(4lvl2oathk)
               Level 3: Fragile Cave: Keep Digging............(4lvl3fc:kd)
               Level 4: Hiking Trip: Sonic Grillade...........(4lvl4ht:sg)
               Level 5: Shaky Cave: Freakish Bullwood.........(4lvl5sc:fb)
               Level 6: Shrine: Rosier the Bewitcher..........(4lvl6s:rtb)
               Level 7: Ringing City: Break that Bell.........(4lvl7rc:bb)
               Level 8: Beast Forest: Pack of Wolves..........(4lvl8bf:pw)
               Level 9: Mammoth Panic: Unstoppable............(4lvl9mp:un)
               Level 10: Bird Nest Mountain: Grillade's Trap..(4lvl10bnmg)
               Level 11: Wandering Forest: Lost...............(4lvl11wf:l)
               Level 12: Princess Castle: Finale with Grillade(4lvl12pcfg)
               Level 13: Burning Desert: Barren Lands.........(4lvl13bdbl)
               Level 14: Monster Swamp: Infinite Monsters.....(4lvl14msim)
               Level 15: Noise Town: Kill the Cause...........(4lvl15ntkc)
               Level 16: Shaking Cave: Fun with Bullwood......(4lvl16scfb)
               Level 17: Sage in the Swamp....................(4lvl17sits)
               Level 18: Evil Lord's Castle...................(4lvl18elsc)
               Level 19: Knight's Holiday...Or Not............(4lvl19khon)
               Level 20: Fake Forest: Watch for Fakes.........(4lvl20ffwf)
               Level 21: Secret Factory: Bells................(4lvl21sf:b)
               Level 22: Fake Town: Sages Galore..............(4lvl22ftsg)
               Level 23: Deep, Deep in the Cave...............(4lvl23ddtc)
               Level 24: Hero Castle: Knight VS Dark Knight...(4lvl24kvdk)
               Level 25: Char Desert: Where's the Sword?......(4lvl25cdws)
               Level 26: Ghost Castle: No One Left............(4lvl26gcnl)
               Level 27: Warning: Dead End....................(4lvl27w:de)
               Level 28: Guardian Mountain....................(4lvl28gumo)
               Level 29: Underground Ruins: Awakened Dragon...(4lvl29urad)
               Level 30: Goddess Shrine: Ultimate Spell.......(4lvl30gsus)
          Hero 300...............................  (4hr300)
          Hero 3.................................  (4hero3)

   V.  Help me out, please!.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  (Vhmo,p)

  VI.  Updates & Versions  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  (VIupve)

 VII.  Credits .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  (VIIcrd)


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 I.  How to use this Guide                                             (Ihtutg)
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If you need to skip to a certain section of this guide, use the jumble of
letters and numbers to the right of each designated section in the table of
contents.  If you copy and paste that jumble of letters and numbers into your
Find Bar (which you bring up by pressing the "CTRL" button and the "F" button
at the same time) and press "ENTER", then you will jump to the corresponding
section.  For example, if you type in "IIbasi" into your Find Bar, you will
automatically be sent to the Basics section of this guide.

This guide also provides strategies to get through every level of the game.  If
you ever deem one of the strategies to either be too vague or ineffective, be
sure to e-mail me at gladiusix@gmail.com, and I'll get on it as soon as
possible.


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 II.  Basics                                                           (IIbasi)
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::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::  CONTROLS  :::::::::::::::::::::::::(2contr)
MENU SELECT CONTROLS
              X - Confirm
         Square - n/a
              O - Cancel
       Triangle - n/a
          D-Pad - Move cursor
   Analog Stick - n/a
              L - n/a
              R - n/a
         Select - Bring up Music Player (Unlocked after you beat Hero 3)
          Start - Skip dialog

HERO CONTROLS
              X - Confirm
         Square - Use Item
              O - Dash
       Triangle - n/a
          D-Pad - Move cursor / Move around
   Analog Stick - Move cursor / Move around
              L - While held with "R", the hero flees from battles
              R - While held with "L", the hero flees from battles
         Select - Bring up Music Player (Unlocked after you beat Hero 3)
          Start - Skip dialog / Pause and bring up Menu

EVIL LORD CONTROLS
              X - Confirm / Monster charge
         Square - Summon Shooters
              O - Summon Brutes
       Triangle - Summon Nimbles
          D-Pad - Move cursor / Move around
   Analog Stick - Move cursor / Move around
              L - n/a
              R - Use a Spirit's Power after touching the Spirit
         Select - Bring up Music Player (Unlocked after you beat Hero 3)
          Start - Skip dialog / Pause and bring up Menu

PRINCESS CONTROLS
              X - Confirm / Shoot downwards
         Square - Shoot to the left / Change costume in the Throne Room
              O - Shoot to the right
       Triangle - Shoot upwards
          D-Pad - Move cursor / Move around
   Analog Stick - Move cursor / Move around
              L - n/a
              R - n/a
         Select - Bring up Music Player (Unlocked after you beat Hero 3)
          Start - Skip dialog / Pause and bring up Menu

KNIGHT CONTROLS
              X - Confirm / Pick up Item / Use Item / Hold to Throw Item in
                  Hand
         Square - Take out Trap Item / Drop Item
              O - Dash
       Triangle - Call Sage
          D-Pad - Move cursor / Move around
   Analog Stick - Move cursor / Move around
              L - n/a
              R - n/a
         Select - Bring up Music Player (Unlocked after you beat Hero 3)
          Start - Skip dialog / Pause and bring up Menu

When moving around on each map during Hero 30, battles will appear every now
and then.  However, if you're dashing, you won't get into any battles.  However
keep in mind that your HP will constantly decrease while you dash.  During a
battle, you'll be able to use an item if you have one by pressing square.  To
flee from a battle, you'll have to hold down the L and R buttons.

::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: UNLOCKABLES :::::::::::::::::::::::::(2unlck)
Knight 30 --------- Unlocked for beating Hero 30, Evil Lord 30, and Princess 30
Hero 300 ---------- Unlocked for beating Knight 30
Hero 3 ------------ Unlocked for beating Hero 300
Music Player ------ Unlocked for beating Hero 3


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 III.  Frequently Asked Questions                                      (IIIfaq)
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This section will be dedicated to the questions that are frequently asked about
this game.  If you think I forgot a common question, please e-mail me and I'll
be sure to include it.  These questions are numbered in no particular order
since they're all relatively common; just keep that in mind.  Also, there's a
high probability that I included this information somewhere else in the guide.
However, I compiled the information and placed it here for easy access.  ...A
simple "Thank you" would suffice, but just reading my guide is a thank you in
itself!  :P

Question #1! - How do I unlock "Quest 25: Another Goddess" in Hero 30?
     First of all, you're going to have to take what I call the "Incompetent
     Path" in the Story Mode.  This means that you'll have to fail to save the
     village in the "Quest 22: Fire Mountain" level.  After that, you'll also
     have to defeat a total of 108 Evil Lords or more to unlock Quest 25.
     Obviously, you can defeat previous Evil Lords over and over again to do
     this.

     Note that "Half-Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax" (the Xbox360 version
     of Half-Minute Hero) does not contain this level.  Sorry to the people who
     only own this game on the Xbox360, but unfortunately, "Another Goddess"
     is exclusively on the PSP version of the game.

Question #2! - How do I get the Horned Helm?
     During the level, "Quest 21-2: The Have-Nots", you'll have to accumulate
     1500G.  Then, when the timer reaches a time lower than 10 seconds, you
     will have to talk to the soldier in the southwestern village.  Offer to
     pay for the girl as well, and then pay 1500G to the soldier.  Beat the
     level, and the girl will give you the Horned Helm for helping her.

Question #3! - How do I get the Hero Sword?
     During the 29th level in Hero 30, you're going to have to refrain from
     killing the last zombie in the southern village.  This means that you
     cannot equip the Duel Greaves.  When you kill all of the zombies except
     for the last one, just keep sporadically pressing L and R to stay in
     battle, but also stay away from the last zombie.  This will get you the
     Hero Sword as well as the "True Hero" Title.

Question #4! - How do I get the Balmung?
     During the "Another Goddess" level, you'll have to gather all of the
     available allies and give them their Ultimate Powers.  After getting the
     Ultimate Powers for all of the allies, you can finally get your own
     Ultimate Power.  In the area with the sunken village, head over to the
     "Danger" spot in the east and defeat the monster there.  You'll get the
     Balmung.

     For an in-depth strategy, go to section (1lvl25-2ag).

Question #5! - What determines the rank you get in the different Game Modes?
     Hero 30 - Time it takes for you to beat the level, as well as how many of
               the Titles you got in the run
                 The ranks are as follows in order of best to worst:
                    Wonderful Hero
                    True Hero
                    Balanced Hero
                    Little Hero
                    Sucky Hero
     Evil Lord 30 - How fast you beat the level
                 The ranks are as follows in order of best to worst:
                    Beautiful Evil Lord
                    Pretty Evil Lord
                    Plain Evil Lord
     Princess 30 - How fast you beat the level, how many soldiers got hit in
                   the level, and how many enemies you killed in the level

                 The ranks in Princess 30 are a little bit different than the
                 other game modes.  There are five best ranks instead of just
                 one best rank, but if you get the rank called "30 Second",
                 then that rank will supercede all other ranks.  However, there
                 are five best ranks because there are some levels where it's
                 pretty much impossible to get under 30 seconds on.  In these
                 levels, you can go for the other four best ranks!  So
                 everyone will be happy!  Also, note that "Flawless" supercedes
                 "Fighter" as the better rank, so if it's impossible to go for
                 the "30 Second", "Flawless" should be your goal.  If both of
                 these seem too hard, then "Fighter" should be your goal.
                 There's also a "Gorgeous" and a "Legendary" rank, except I
                 have no idea on how to go about getting these ranks.
                 Anyways, here's the pecking order of the ranks.

                    Best Rank - 30 Second (Complete level in under 30 seconds)
                    Best Rank - Flawless (Complete the level without losing a 
                                          single soldier)
                    Best Rank - Fighter (Kill most of the enemies in the level)
                    Best Rank - Gorgeous
                    Best Rank? - Legendary
                    Blueblood
                    Royalty
                    Infamous
                    Royal Brat
     Knight 30 - How fast you beat the level (When the Sage gets hit, the time
                 it takes to cast the spell increases, so don't let the Sage
                 get hit.)
                 The ranks are as follows in order of best to worst:
                    Great Knight
                    Big Knight
                    Knight
                    Mini Knight
                    Petite Knight

Question #6! - How do I get 100% on Hero 30?
     Simply beat all of the levels.  You do not need to get all the Titles, nor
     do you need to beat all of the levels in under the Target Time.  There are
     50 levels in total in Hero 30, so beat them all.

Question #7! - About how long does it take to beat this game?
     Depends.  If you just want to beat it, it'll take you under 15 hours.  I
     know multiple people who have beaten it in under 8 hours.  However, if you
     want to beat every level in the game, complete the Goddess Room, get the
     Music Player, get good ranks on all of the levels, and all that jazz, your
     play time will skyrocket from 10 hours to around 50.  Getting the best
     rank in some missions will take hours on end by themselves.

Question #8! - How do I beat Hero 3?!
     I've provided a section in this guide on how to beat this game mode.
     Check the Table of Contents and skip to it.


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 IV.  Walkthrough                                                      (IVwalk)
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::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::  HERO 30  ::::::::::::::::::::::::::(3hro30)
This is the first story mode that you'll be playing, and you'll be given 30
seconds to beat each level.  So... Go ahead and click X to select it, seeing as
how there's no other mode to play.  (Unless, of course, you've already beaten
the game.  But if you have... Why are you reading this guide?  XD)


                       ======= THINGS TO REMEMBER =======
 Anyways, there are some things to remember.  If you are playing this mode on
 Normal Difficulty, then time will stop in villages.  In Hard Difficulty, time
 still runs in villages, so if you decide to play on Hard Difficulty, remember
 to always dash in the villages.  (Don't worry; your health doesn't deplete
 while you are dashing in the villages.)

 After beating a level, your Hero's level will reset.  This may sound like a
 bad thing, but it really isn't.  There's always a way in a level to become
 strong enough to beat the boss, so don't worry.

 If this is your first time playing the game, when the game asks you if you
 would like to keep Tutorial Messages on, choose "Yes".  They're very helpful
 for people who are just starting out.

 The last thing that you should probably keep in mind before starting on your
 adventure is this.  You can come back to previous levels to get all the
 Titles or to reach the Target Time.  However, in order to keep the previous
 levels from getting too easy, the game developers decided to put in a little
 function that makes it impossible for you to play a previous level with
 equipment gotten in a later level.  Yup, so if you want to play a previous
 level, you're going to have to equip Equipment that was gotten before that
 level.  To do this, simply select the level and choose "Select Eq".  Equip
 the best Equipment that isn't crossed out, and you should be good to go!
                       ==================================

So at first, you'll be able to name your Hero.  Name him whatever you want to,
and press Start.  Watch the following scene, and the first level will start.


--- Level 1: Hero's Departure ---  (1lvl1herod)
Titles:  Forgotten - Pick up the Herb in the boat to the east
         Straying - Fail to defeat the boss in under 30 seconds 3 times

Target Time:  1:00 minute

You > Evil Level:  5

Reward:  Tatty Togs

Strategy:  At first, all you have to do is run around in the grassy area to
           fight the Grass Fiends.  Quite simple enough; you don't even have to
           heal while fighting them.  After defeating three Grass Fiends, the
           game will inform you that you have completed the objective.  ...Now,
           we can go back to the King, or we can get the "Forgotten" Title.
           Just head eastwards, and get onto the boat.  Press X, and you'll
           receive an Herb.  And that's how you get the "Forgotten" Title!

           Now, go back to the King and talk to him.  (Some beginners will
           think that leveling up the Hero right now would be a better idea
           than going back to the King at this moment, but sadly, the game will
           not allow you to level up.  So just go back to the King.)  He will
           be about to reward you, but the spell to end the world in 30 seconds
           will be cast, and you'll have to stop the Evil Lord that has done
           so.

           Head on over to the village in the west, and buy the Wood Sword in
           the Armory there.  Buy Ramen for 10 G, and fight battles outside
           until the world ends.  But don't worry!  The Time Goddess will come
           to save the day!

           When the Time Goddess asks you if you would like to make a pact with
           her, say yes, and she'll rewind time so that you can have another go
           at saving the world.  Once you regain control of the Hero, run
           around on the beach to the west to encounter battles (remember, do
           NOT dash to encounter enemies) and level up until you're level 5.
           Don't worry about the time; the Time Goddess will just rewind it for
           you.

           Once you are revived, dash to the western most part of the map and
           then head south into the forest.  You should see a big red
           evil-looking castle there.  Enter it by pressing X, and you'll get
           into a battle with Hackein, the boss.  Hold down O, and if your HP
           drops below 20, use your Herb.  You'll defeat the boss soon enough,
           and that's the end of the level!  You'll be rewarded the Tatty Togs
           for your efforts!

           NOTE:  If you want to go for both Titles at once, that's entirely up
                  to you.  Just make sure you pick up the Herb in the boat, and
                  wait until the last time rewinding to fight the Evil Lord.

           For a speed run...  As soon as you get control of the Hero, beat
           three Grass Fiends and then dash over to the boat to grab the free
           Herb.  Then enter the village and buy Ramen so that you're at full
           HP.  Then enter the castle and talk to the King.  As soon as the
           King stops speaking, dash out of the Castle and go over to the
           western village.  Buy the weapon, and exit.  Get battles on the
           beach, and dash through them.  When your HP gets low, enter the
           village to heal up with the Herb Ramen.

           Once you reach level 3, start leveling up in the forest next to the
           Evil Lord's castle.  Watch out though; these monsters deal more
           damage and knock you back farther than the other monsters.  Do this
           until the world ends, and as soon as the Time Goddess rewinds time
           for you, dash back to the forest and level up to level 5.  As soon
           as this happens, heal with your Herb if your HP is low and enter the
           Evil Lord's castle.  Dash into him until you beat him, and you
           should get a time around 40 seconds or so.

After beating the level, hold X to pass through the credits.  You'll come to a
screen showing a caravan.  Among the people are the Time Goddess, Professor
Knowsall XXX, Aisha, and Naryan.  As you progress through the game, you'll want
to pay attention to what they're saying because they provide important
information from time to time.  When you talk to Naryan twice, you'll find out
that the land you're going to has a bridge built by a carpenter...  Hmm.
Anyways, get ready for the next level.


--- Level 2: Continental Bridge ---   (1lvl2contb)
Titles:  Barely - Beat the level in under a total time of 30 seconds
         Kelp Lover - Defeat five Seaweeds

Target Time:  0:45 minutes

You > Evil Level:  6

Reward:  Bamboo Spear

Strategy:  When you get control of the Hero, get to the village in the north.
           The Time Goddess will explain the concept behind the Time Goddess
           Statues, which are basically there so that she can get money while
           you rewind time.  ...Greedy woman...  XD  Anyways, head north from
           the village and get to the cave in the north.  Just dash through the
           bats, and the chest at the end of the cave will contain a "Hammer".

           Get back to the village and talk to the Carpenter (the guy who has
           an exclamation point over his head) to give his Hammer back, and he
           will fix the bridge for you!  What a nice guy, eh?

           Cross the bridge and enter the village to the south.  Buy an Herb,
           the Hide Shield, and the Bronze Sword in the Armory.  If you need to
           reset your time, touch the Time Goddess Statue.  Fight enemies
           outside until you reach level 6, and then head north into the castle
           to face the Evil Lord Badbat!

           Just dash through his army of bats and then smash into him.  If your
           HP drops below 20, heal with the Herb.  ...And when Badbat dies,
           that's the end of the level.  The Carpenter will reward you with a
           Bamboo Spear.

           If you want to get the "Kelp Lover" Title, you can go back and get
           it quite easily.  The Seaweeds spawn on any sandy area, so just run
           around on the sand and fight until you defeat five of them.  Simple
           enough.  The "Barely" Title is much more difficult to get.  The Time
           Goddess Statue won't help you one bit here since you have to beat it
           all in under 30 seconds anyway.  Be sure to put the difficulty on
           Normal, because on Hard, it is next to impossible to beat it.

           Just head to the cave in the north with the Hammer, and do not dash
           at all.  Kill all the enemies that come your way, and then enter the
           cave.  Do not dash into the bats, just beat them.  Once you get out
           of the cave, dash all the way back to the village.  Heal up and talk
           to the Carpenter.  Exit the village and dash over to the bridge.
           After the scene, head immediately to the south and enter the
           village.  Buy all the Equipment and buy an Herb.  If you have enough
           G, then heal up too.  Then dash into the castle, and dash until you
           kill Badbat.  Heal with the Herb if necessary.  And that's how you
           get the "Barely" Title!

At the Caravan, talk to Naryan, and you'll discover that in the next mission,
there are many bugs...  Alright, that's good to know.  And if you talk to the
Professor, you'll find out that equipping a shield lowers critical hit chances
from the enemy.  Now get ready for the next level!


--- Level 3: Caves and Forests ---   (1lvl3cvafo)
Titles:  Cave Lover - Go through the cave before beating the level
         Bug Lover - Beat the level without the Flyswatter

Target Time:  0:30 minutes

You > Evil Level:  7

Reward:  Club

Strategy:  This is possibly one of the easiest levels ever.  You can easily get
           under the target time for this one.  Just dash over to the village
           in the west while completely ignoring the one next to you, and buy
           an Herb there.  Eat up and heal yourself as well.  Now walk over to
           the southwest.  The Lumberjack resides in a little hut there.  If
           you get into any battles, just flee.  Talk to the Lumberjack, and
           he'll give you the Bug Swatter.  This weapon is great.  It instantly
           kills all bug-type enemies, even bosses.  ...But, it doesn't do a
           thing to anything else.  So that's why you're just going to be
           fleeing from every battle except the Boss battle.

           Head east while fleeing from all battles, and enter the castle.  Now
           dash, and you'll win!  Easy, right?

           Now, if you want to you can return to this level after you've beaten
           it just to leisurely stroll through it.  You can get both titles at
           once, so you can do everything in one go.  Don't go to the
           Lumberjack, and make sure you're at least level 7 by the time you go
           through the cave, which is almost directly south of the village.
           Be sure to buy all the Equipment so that you can add it to your
           Equipment collection, and be sure to buy a Horse too so that you can
           own everything in battle.

           To get a time that's insanely ridiculous...  Try out this strategy.
           (Credit goes to Kwing for providing it.)

           Get into a battle at the very beginning, and then enter the village
           to buy a Horse.  Dash all the way to the Bug Swatter, and grab it.
           From there, just get to the Boss and swat her ass for a time under
           twelve seconds.

If you talk to the Professor after the level, he'll inform you that the Bug
Swatter will kill any bug in one hit.  That's a sweet weapon eh?  Now get ready
for the next level.


--- Level 4: Fire Starter ---   (1lvl4fires)
Titles:  Woods Guard - Beat the level after beating the enemy in the cave
         Fasting - Beat the level without eating any food (Herbs do not count)

Target Time:  0:30 minutes

You > Evil Level:  10

Reward:  Barrel Armor

Strategy:  Get over to the village right in front of you and buy an Herb there.
           If you plan on getting the "Fasting" Title during your run, then
           keep coming back here to buy Herbs when you use them so that you
           don't have to eat food.

           Fight until you have at least 100G, and then head to the village in
           the northwest.  Buy the Rock Axe there, and then talk to the people
           with the exclamation points above their heads.  Get out of the
           village and then fight until you have at least 150G.  Buy the Barrel
           Head in the first village, and then head northwards to the cave.

           You'll get the Barrel Armor regardless of if you save the forest or
           not, so it's completely your choice.  However, you can unlock
           a different future level depending on if you save the forest or not.
           I suggest just replaying this level so that you can get both paths.
           First time through, save the forest or ditch the forest, and then
           second time through do the opposite.

           Anyways, make sure you're at least level 6 or so when you're facing
           Larrie.  There's no need to dash into him unless you're going for
           the target time, so just let the battle fight itself.  When your
           health goes below 20, heal.

           After the battle, go back to the first village to buy one last Herb,
           and then dash over to the enemy castle in the far northwest.  Enter
           it, and just hold down O until Yogaf dies.  If your health gets low,
           just heal as usual.  And after Yogaf gets his ass kicked, that's the
           end of the level.

           ...So.  You ready for a speed run?  This level can be a bit
           frustrating to speed run, but if you have the Bug Swatter, it's
           quite possible to do.  Equip the Bug Swatter and then when the level
           starts, dash into the village directly west of you.  Buy an Herb and
           exit the village.  Sporadically dash to the forest in the west of
           the map, and fight battles here with the bugs (which is why you
           brought the Bug Swatter with you).  Dash through the battles, and
           heal when you need to.  Upon reaching level 7, dash to the village
           with Cecilia in it.  Talk to her and then buy the Rock Axe.

           Now, dash over to the cave and dash into Larrie until he is
           defeated.  Dash back to Cecilia's village and talk to her.  She'll
           join you to help defeat Yogaf.  Be sure to heal as well.  Now dash
           over to Yogaf's castle, and keep dashing until you win.  Be sure to
           use your Herb when necessary.  If you don't mess up on any turns or
           anything, you should be able to get under 27 seconds.

          (Thanks goes to Merk for pointing out the fact that I didn't have a
           strategy for this level.  He also provided a link to a video that
           has this same strategy, and I'll provide this link below.  However,
           the video is in Japanese... But you'll get the gist of the strategy
           when you watch it.  Again, thanks goes to Merk for reminding me to
           include a speed run strategy for this level.)

www.gametrailers.com/video/japanese-hero-half-minute-hero/52310%20but%20the%20
closest%20i've%20gotten

(The two lines above include the link... It was just too long to fit in one
 line, so just copy and paste both parts in order into your URL bar.)

After the level, if you talk to Aisha, you'll be informed that there was
another path to take when the forest was on fire.  That means that you can
either leave the forest to burn, or put it out.  If you put out the fire, then
you'll be able to take the path to the "Through the Forest" level.  If you 
decided to not put out the fire, then you'll be able to take the path to the
"Through the Cave" level.


                        =======  NORTHERN ROUTE  =======   (1northr)
--- Level 5-1: Through the Forest ---   (1lvl5-1ttf)
Titles:  Solo Trekker - Beat the level without Richard
         Lonely - Allow Richard to join your party in the first village,
                  attempt to enter the enemy castle, and then enter the second
                  village

Target Time:  0:35 minutes

You > Evil Level:  8

Reward:  Comfy Sandals

Strategy:  This level is quite simple.  You can either beat the level with
           or without Richard to get one of the Titles.  If you decide to go
           for the "Lonely" Title, then you won't be able to get under the
           target time as well due to money constraints.

           Alright, so first of all, head north to the village.  Fight one
           battle outside the village to get more than 130G, and then go inside
           the village to buy the Logger Axe.  Then run around in the forest a
           bit until you have enough money to buy two Herbs and the Buckler.
           Heal yourself with one Herb and then buy the next one.  Don't forget
           to buy the Buckler.

           Now if you want Richard to come with you, you'll have to pay an
           extra 300G.  It's impossible to do a speed run with that, because
           you won't be able to amass enough money before the time runs out.
           However, if you're not going for the speed run, just fight in the
           forest until you have 300G+.  Then talk to Richard again, and he
           will join you.

           Just cross over the bridge, and then attempt to go to the enemy
           castle.  Richard will say that he knows you'll be lonely... But you
           need to drop him off at the village.  So just do so, and then you
           will obtain the "Lonely" Title in the process.  Then just go after
           the boss in the castle, and own him.

           Now to get under the target time, you're going to be getting the
           "Solo Trekker" Title as well.  Go northwards from the starting point
           and get in one battle.  Get to the village and buy the Logger Axe,
           and then fight outside until you have enough money to buy both the
           Buckler and two Herbs, just like the "Lonely" strategy.  Now dash
           across the bridge and just let the battle with the mushroom, the
           rhino, and the battle with the mushroom and the rhino fight
           themselves.  Even if you're level 5 when you're facing the first
           mushroom, you should be able to win all of them.

           In the second village, Pray and heal up.  Exit the village and dash
           into the enemy castle.  Dash the entire time, and hopefully you'll
           get under the target time.  You'll get the "Solo Trekker" Title
           regardless of if you finish under the target time or not.


--- Level 6-1: Courage Mountain ---   (1lvl6-1com)
Titles:  Gorgeous - Purchase the Lavish Mail
         Coward - Beat the level at level 15 or higher

Target Time:  0:30 minutes

You > Evil Level:  9

Reward:  Bronze Lance

Strategy:  This level isn't so bad.  Although you'll have to do a lot of
           fighting if you want to buy the Lavish Mail.  You can get both the
           "Gorgeous" Title and the "Coward" Title in the same run.  In fact,
           it's impossible to get the "Gorgeous" Title without getting the
           "Coward" Title too.

           So let's get both Titles in one run, shall we?  First of all, battle
           until you're around level 14, and head back to the original area.
           Fight battles in the grassy area, since the huge birds give you a
           lot of G.  Sooner or later, you'll surpass level 15 to get the
           "Coward" Title, and you'll also get 3000G soon enough.  Fighting
           just one bird will probably net you enough G.  So buy the Lavish
           Mail, and you'll get the "Gorgeous" Title as well.

           Now head over to the Fire Tribe village again, and talk to the old
           man in the middle.  Heal with an Herb if you need to and then dash
           eastwards.  When you're prompted to cross the lava, choose "Yes" and
           enter the cave.  Just dash through the cave and attempt to go back,
           and when someone asks you to leave the Valor Medal, choose "No".
           You'll get into a battle, but this guy is defeated in one hit no
           matter what level you are.

           So dash back to the village, talk to the old man again, Pray and
           heal if you need to.  Then dash to the northern monument and press X
           on it.  Dash over to the castle, and tear the boss apart.  Since you
           are over level 15... It won't be much trouble.

           To run this mission under the target time, you're going to need some
           luck.  Head westwards from the original point and ignore the first
           village.  Don't dash at all; just get to the Fire Tribe caravan.
           Next, at the Fire Tribe's abode, buy an Herb to heal yourself.  Then
           buy another Herb.  Talk to the man in the middle and then exit the
           village.  Dash to the cave in the east while crossing the lava and
           everything.  Dash in the cave, and then dash back to the village.
           If your health runs low, then use your Herb.  In the village, buy
           another Herb and talk to the man again.  Exit the village and dash
           to the northern monument, and then dash to the village again.  Heal
           with your Herb and buy another one.  Then dash to the castle and
           hope you beat the rock guy.


--- Level 7-1: Infinite Desert ---   (1lvl7-1ind)
Titles:  Lost - Get sent back to the beginning ten or more times before beating
                the level
         Bird Hunter - Kill the big bird in the southwest part of the map

Target Time:  0:45 minutes

You > Evil Level:  10

Reward:  Quick Knife

Strategy:  You can get both the "Lost" Title and the "Bird Hunter" Title in one
           run.  They're both pretty easy to get.  Just make sure that when you
           are facing the big bird in the southwest, you are at least level 18
           or so.  Also, the bird is only encountered in the southwestern
           corner of the map.  You'll know the area when you see it; it has a
           couple of dead trees in it as well.

           Now to get lost...  All you need to do is follow a path without
           cacti.  Don't dash while doing it though; you won't get any G to pay
           for your Prayers.  So just do that ten times, and you'll get the
           "Lost" Title.

           Now how do you beat the level?  Do the exact opposite of getting
           lost.  Buy an Herb in the first village and then fight until you
           have 250G to buy the Iron Sword.  Now, follow the path with the
           cacti and you'll come to a village.  Enter the village, and hire
           Barbara for 400G.  Head west and go through the path with the cacti
           and then instead of heading into the path in the north with the
           cacti, head east a little bit and then enter the castle from the
           right.

           Just rush into the boss; he's not that big of a deal.  Dash until
           you are low on health and then use your Herb.

           For a speed run, just buy an Herb in the first village and head on
           over to the second village.  Fight until you have enough money to
           hire Barbara, and then hire her.  Fight until you have enough money
           to Pray, and then Pray.  Eat as well to replenish your health.  Then
           periodically dash to the enemy castle and enter it.  Dash the entire
           time, and use your Herb when your HP falls below 15, and just cross
           your fingers.


--- Level 8-1: Village in Danger ---   (1lvl8-1vid)
Titles:  Town Savior - After the village is destroyed for the first time, Pray
                       to reset the clock and beat the level when the village
                       is not destroyed.
         Kind Heart - Give medicine to the person in the southeastern caravan.

Target Time:  0:30 minutes

You > Evil Level:  10

Reward:  Loincloth

Strategy:  You can get both the "Town Savior" Title and the "Kind Heart" Title
           at once.  Fight around in the beginning area until you have at least
           300G to buy the Rapier.  Now dash south and enter the tent there.
           Talk to the guy with the exclamation point, and then exit the place.
           Get over to the little tent in the northwest, and enter it.  Talk to
           the man with the exclamation point over his head, and take the
           medicine in the tent.  Return to the sick man and give him the
           medicine.  This will get you the "Kind Heart" Title.

           Now, head back to the destroyed village.  Pray there and reset the
           time.  Heal up, and head to the cave in the southwest.  Dash through
           the area and enter the castle.  Dash into the boss and after beating
           him, you should get the "Town Savior" Title as well.

           Seems simple enough, right?  However, a speed run is significantly
           more difficult.  As usual.  But it isn't impossible.  Although on
           Hard Mode it'd be pretty close to impossible.  Anyways, as soon as
           you have control of the Hero, dash all the way south to the injured
           guy's tent.  Talk to the guy there, and then walk to the professor's
           village in the northwest.  Buy an Herb and heal yourself, and buy
           another one.  Take the medicine and head back down to the injured
           man.  Give him the medicine, and dash to the bridge in the south.
           Once you get over the bridge, start walking.  Don't flee from
           battles, but don't get into any unnecessary ones either.  Get
           through the cave, and by now you should be level 8 with around 5-6
           seconds left on the clock when you go to fight the boss.

           Just keep dashing into him in hopes of hitting him while fighting
           the knock-back effect of the lightning.  Heal with your Herb when
           your HP gets really low.  If you complete everything in time, you
           should have about a second of time left before the target time ends.

                        ====== NORTHERN ROUTE END =====

If you want, you can go to the southern route and complete those levels now.
However, if you want to just skip ahead to level 9, that's fine too.  Just type
(1lvl9beaul) into your Find Bar, and you'll be taken to level 9.


                        =======  SOUTHERN ROUTE  =======   (1southr)
--- Level 5-2: Through the Cave ---   (1lvl5-2ttc)
Titles:  Caretaker - Talk to the old man on the west coast after obtaining the
                     Rubber Boots
         Gourmand - Eat both the Eel Stew and the Loach Stew

Target Time:  0:30 minutes

You > Evil Level:  10

Reward:  Stone Spear

Strategy:  Now, there are different ways to go about beating this level.  You
           can do it the normal way, or you can sort of cheat your way through
           and just own everything.  I'll provide the normal strategy first.

           First, go south into the village and buy an Herb.  Then head west
           until you see a little house, and enter into it.  Talk to the old
           man and get back outside.  Fight until you have little time left,
           and then dash back to the village.  Eat the Loach Stew.  (Remember,
           Loach Stew is only cooked at night time which is 15 seconds and less
           and Eel Stew is cooked in the morning til noon, which is 30 seconds
           until 15 seconds.  So before Praying, eat the Loach Stew.)  Then
           head back outside and fight until around 20 seconds are left, and
           then go back inside the village and eat the Eel Stew to get the
           "Gourmand" Title.

           Next, keep fighting until the game tells you that you are stronger
           than the evil.  Heal, and then head south.  Wait for around 15
           seconds, and then enter the cave.  Now, there are easy monsters.
           Just dash through them, and then you'll get the Rubber Boots.  When
           you come through to the other side, head back into the cave and get
           over to the old man.  Talk to him to get the "Caretaker" Title, and
           then head back through the cave.

           Head into the village in the south and Pray if you need to.  Eat up,
           and buy the Straw Hat in their Armory.  Exit the village and head
           west to the castle.  Hold down O the whole time, and if you need to
           heal, use your Herb.  Joded will eventually die.

           ...Now, for the cheap strategy.  Ignore the first village entirely,
           and ignore the old man as well.  Fight until you have 200+G, and
           head over to the cave.  Wait until the timer gets below 20 seconds,
           and then enter it.  You'll come out...  In a different area!
           Quickly rush over to the little hut, and if you talk to the people
           there, you'll soon realize that the meal that they're offering is
           one of pure ownage.  Buy the Ancient Meal for 200G, and then get out
           of there.

           The Ancient Meal power-up only lasts 15 seconds, so rush through the
           cave and get to the evil castle in the south.  Dash the entire time
           and you'll soon win.  And that's it.  You can beat the level at
           level 6 or so with the Ancient Meal.  If that isn't cheap, I don't
           know what is.

After the battle, talking to Naryan will net you some new information.
"Different tides open up different paths".  Interesting, right?  And that
"Power-Up" cafe that the Professor was talking about... Well, we already know
all about that, don't we...?  >:P


--- Level 6-2: Castle over the Sea ---   (1lvl6-2cos)
Titles:  Getbacker - 
         Sea King - Defeat one of every monster before finishing the level

Target Time:  0:30 minutes

You > Evil Level:  10

Reward:  Bronze Axe

Strategy:  Head south and ignore the first village; there's nothing of value
           there.  When you get to the second southernmost village, just keep
           fighting until you have 230G to buy the Sailor Suit in the Armory.
           Buy an Herb as well, and then Pray if you need additional time.

           To get the "Sea King" Title, you'll just have to fight a lot
           everywhere.  Fighting on the top-half of the map will net you some
           kills with the cacti and those monsters, and then fighting on the
           bottom half of the map (which you get to by waiting for the tides to
           open up) will net you kills with sea turtles and whatnot.  So just
           fight a lot on both the top-half of the map, the bottom half of the
           map, and the top-left part of the map.

           Now, at first glance it seems as if there's no way to get to the
           castle.  But just wait.  If you wait until around the 20 second mark
           a land bridge will open up to the south of you.  You can completely
           ignore the land bridge in the west because it does the same thing.
           So cross the land bridge, and then you'll be able to make your way
           to the castle.

           Just dash during the entire battle, and use the Herb if you need to.
           Ladybeach is really weak, so you won't have to worry about anything.
           And after you beat her, the level is over.  As is customary with all
           of the boss battles in Hero 30.

           To get the "Getbacker" title, you're just going to have to be pushed
           back by the tide a couple of times.  So wait until the land bridge
           opens up, and then go across it.  Then wait until it starts receding
           and the Hero will automatically be driven back.


--- Level 7-2: Good Ol' Days ---   (1lvl7-2god)
Titles:  Four Eyes - Obtain the Mage's Glasses before beating the level
         Sepia Master - Kill a bunch of sepia monsters before beating the level

Target Time:  0:30 minutes

You > Evil Level:  10

Reward:  Utility Knife

Strategy:  This level is really easy.  Even if you're not trying to go for the
           "Sepia Master" Title, you're probably going to get it anyway.  If
           you don't, then just try the level again.

           Anyways, from where you start out, ignore the first village and just
           fight until your time runs low.  Then Pray, and heal up if you need
           to.  Then head into the cave in the northeast, and head to the
           northwestern corner of the map.  You should see a small square that
           looks like it has grass on it.  Step on it, and you'll encounter a
           "Memory Sun".  After beating it, it'll give you some clues as to how
           to get the Mage Glasses.  But for now, just head into the castle in
           the north and face CATS.  You don't have to dash unless you're short
           on time; CATS simply sucks.

           However, getting the "Four Eyes" Title is a pain in the ass.  I had
           to play this level around ten times before figuring it out.  I'll
           provide you with a diagram below so you can understand it quicker
           than I did.  But before looking at that, remember this.  You cannot
           do anything until the cross of trees is covered with the retro-style
           effects.

           Anyways, here is the diagram:


             T
           T T T                      T
             T              T

             ^
             |
             |                            Village
           Tree Cross
                                        (You are here)

           Okay.  So what you're supposed to do is wait for the cross of trees
           to be hit by the retro-style spell, and then you have to hit all of
           the trees in some certain order.  Before the cross of trees turn
           retro though, stay in the middle of the cross so you can get a head
           start.

           Once it turns sepia, take one step north, and walk onto the north
           tree.  Then turn south, and step onto the southern tree.  Get back
           into the center of the cross, and then step on the eastern tree.
           Get back into the center of the cross, and then step on the western
           tree.  Now get away from the cross and head eastwards without
           touching any other trees.  Step onto the tree that looks like it's
           in between the tree on the right of the diagram and the cross of
           trees.  Step on that, and then step on the tree to the right.  Then
           return to the tree between the cross of trees and the eastern-most
           tree, and then step back onto the eastern-most tree.

           After that, a cave will open up in the center of the cross of trees.
           Dash over to it and press X to enter it.  On the other side of the
           tunnel is a little village.  Inside of the village is a Time Goddess
           Statue... And a mage.  Talk to her, and you'll get the Mage Glasses!
           Then you just have to beat the level after that.

           For a speed run, just start walking north to the northeast tunnel
           and dash through any battles you get into.  Once you're on the other
           side, get into one battle on the grassy side of the area.  Dash
           through it and then get to the village.  Heal up, and start fighting
           battles in the dotted area (the area that is, well, dotted.  It's
           right below the Evil Lord's castle.  You should be able to tell the
           difference.  The battles here are between two enemies instead of the
           single enemy on the grassy side, so you'll gain experience faster if
           you fight on the dotted side.)  When you reach level 10, heal up and
           dash into the castle.  From there, it's self-explanatory.  Just take
           down Cat, and you're done.

That level was enjoyable, wasn't it?  Gotta love GameBoy Monochrome graphics.


--- Level 8-2: Change the Current ---   (1lvl8-2ctc)
Titles:  Sucker - Eat all of the Evil Combos in the eastern town before
                  clearing the northern cave
         Gold Lover - Buy the Golden Scudetta

Target Time:  0:30 minutes

You > Evil Level:  10

Reward:  Iron Spear

Strategy:  This level is interesting.  Larrie, Mo, and Cully make their
           reappearance in a pretty amusing way.  Anyways, from where you are,
           head north.  Yeah, keep heading north.  For now, ignore the village
           in the east.  Once you get to the village in the north, buy their
           last remaining Herb.  Then fight a bit more to level up, and then
           once you need to heal, use your Herb.  Head over to the cave in the
           northwest, and just let the battle fight itself.

           After the battle, the villages will get restocked.  You can buy
           Herbs if you would like.  But now, it's time to go to the village in
           the east!  The wooded area next to the eastern village is great for
           getting money and experience, so just fight here until you have
           2500G.  Then go into the eastern village to buy the Gold Scudetta.
           This will get you the "Gold Lover" Title.

           Now head on south to the Evil Lord's castle, and dash into the boss.
           It goes down without much of a fight.

           Now as for the "Sucker" Title, just replay the level and instead of
           defeating Cully in the northwestern cave, just fight until you have
           1400G, plus some leftover money to have another Prayer.  When you
           have that much G, go to the eastern village and buy all of the Evil
           Combos in the food shop.  That'll get you the "Sucker" Title.  Then
           go on to beat Cully to stop the abnormal current, and then beat the
           boss as well.

           If you're planning to do a speed run of the place, just level up to
           level 8 in the forest and then enter the eastern village.  Eat one
           Evil Combo, and then dash into the northwestern cave.  Dash into
           Cully until he's defeated, and then dash to the northern village to
           heal up and buy an Herb.  After that, haul ass to the enemy castle
           in the south, and dash into the boss until he's defeated.

                        ====== SOUTHERN ROUTE END =====


--- Level 9: Beautiful Evil Lord ---   (1lvl9beaul)
Titles:  Max Power - Fight and beat the Beautiful Evil Lord
         Metro - Purchase the Charisma Wig

Target Time:  0:30 minutes

You > Evil Level:  30

Reward:  Fur Coat

Strategy:  There are two ways to go about doing this level.  You can either
           muscle your way through the Beautiful Evil Lord, or you can simply
           find his dearest Millennia and become friends with him.  Your
           choice.  I will cover both strategies.

           Now, for the normal strategy that doesn't involve owning the
           Beautiful Evil Lord...  Go to the village in the south and buy the
           Charisma Wig.  Fight around and get the Herb as well.  Pray if you
           have to, and then make your way to the village in the southwest.
           Enter it, and then beat the boss there.  He's really easy as long
           as you're level 4 or higher.  Then watch the scenes that follow, and
           dash to the castle.  And you're done.

           For the other strategy, there isn't really one.  Just level up until
           you're level 28 or so, and then heal up.  Rush the Evil Lord and
           just keep dashing into him.  Use your Herb when you need to.  After
           beating him, you'll have an insane amount of G, so if you feel like
           just leveling up until you're drunk on experience... That's up to
           you.  If you try to battle the Beautiful Evil Lord again, he'll just
           pine for Millennia and not stop the spell.  So, head to the
           southwestern village and beat the boss.  And then head back to the
           castle.  Finally, you'll beat the level.  And along with it, you'll
           get the "Max Power" Title, for beating the Beautiful Evil Lord.

           To do a speed run, simply walk down to the village in the south and
           buy an Herb.  Then start walking to Millennia.  You should get
           another battle around the time you reach the second village.  Dash
           through it and then enter the village to buy the Usual Milk to heal.
           Now, head over to Millennia's place, dash through any battle you get
           into, and you should be level 5 by the time you enter the house
           where Millennia is.  Dash into Noire until he is defeated, and then
           dash over to the Beautiful Evil Lord's castle and enter it.  You
           should be able to finish with a time around 15 seconds.

At the caravan, Naryan will inform you that there are bandits in the next
level.  So get ready to kill some bandits!


--- Level 10: Bandit Valley ---   (1lvl10bava)
Titles:  Bandit Buddy - Beat the level with Donovan with you
         Going My Way - Beat the level without Donovan

Target Time:  0:35 minutes

Hero > Evil Level:  10

Reward:  Clogs

Strategy:  You can do this mission one of two ways.  You can join up with
           Donovan and get the "Bandit Buddy" Title, or you can be a loner and
           get the "Going My Way" Title.  As usual, I'll provide strategies for
           both ways.

           Let's start with the "Going My Way" path, shall we?  So, first of
           all, go to the village right in front of you and buy an Herb.  Then
           head northwards and hug the right wall so that you don't enter the
           area with the rocks.  Just follow the path and keep fighting enemies
           until you reach the village in the north.  Fight enemies until you
           have 500G and enough spare money for a Prayer, and then purchase the
           Silver Spear in the village.  Pray if you need to as well.

           Now, the Silver Spear is great.  Because it kills demons in one hit.
           So all those spots that say "Danger!" are now little more than
           placeholders for a forced murder.  But hey, if it gets you closer to
           the castle, it's fine, right?  So just dash through all of the
           Danger spots and when you get to the castle, dash into Sandora as
           well if you're short on time.  Sandora is a really weak boss, so you
           shouldn't have any trouble with it.

           For the "Bandit Buddy" strategy, you'll have to face some bandits.
           But that's fine.  Head into the village in front of you and buy an
           Herb.  Then level up until you're about level 7, and go back to the
           village.  Pray and heal up.  Then go into the cave in the rock area
           to fight the Bandits.  Throughout the entire battle, dash.  Heal if
           you need to.  You won't beat the bandits unless you dash.  Once you
           beat them, you'll be able to smash all the rocks in your way.  If
           you're short on time, then go back to the village and Pray, as well
           as heal up.  Then dash through all the rocks and make your way to
           Sandora's castle.  Dash into Sandora as usual, and you'll win rather
           quickly.

           Now, the speed run is a different story altogether.  It's actually
           very difficult.  You're going to have to do some calculating, and
           you're also going to have to change your Equipment.  I suggest you
           equip Mage Glasses, Fur Coat, Iron Spear, Rubber Boots, and Wood
           Shield.  This will give you the highest balance of mobility and
           strength.

           As soon as you start the battle, you're going to want to dash as
           quickly as you can into the village.  Buy an Herb, and exit the
           village.  Level up to level 6 (7, if possible), and then head into
           Donovan's cave.  Dash, and heal once HP gets below 20.  As soon as
           you regain control of the Hero, dash back to the village and heal
           up.  Buy another Herb as well.  As for Praying...  Take a look back
           at the current time you have right now.  Let's say it's 05:32.  Get
           a calculator and subtract that from 30.  The outcome is 24:68.  Now
           take 24:68 and subtract that from 35 seconds, which is the target
           time.  That is 10:32.  Now subtract 10:32 from 30 seconds to get
           19:68, which is the time that you'll have to beat the level before.
           If after you're done Praying and the clock drops below 19:68, then
           you won't beat the Target Time.  Just repeat these calculations for
           your own numbers.

           Once you've Prayed, exit the village and dash through the rocks to
           get to the castle.  Dash the entire time into Sandora, and when your
           HP gets low, heal.  If your time drops below the Target Time, then
           restart.  You'll eventually get it if you keep trying, so don't give
           up!  Also, if you're trying this on Hard... I pity you.  It's going
           to be a long haul.  I spent around an hour and a half beating it
           under the Target Time on Hard, and even then, I got 34:92 seconds.
           So I think I was just lucky with the battles that I got for extra
           experience.  Anyways, congratulate yourself once you've beaten the
           target time.  If you've beat it on Hard...  Get a beer or something.


--- Level 11: Road to Land or Sea ---   (1lvl11rlos)
Titles:  Barely - Beat the level before the target time passes
         Bug's Horn - Defeat the Hercules Beetle

Target Time:  0:30 minutes

You > Evil Level:  12

Reward:  Black Belt

Strategy:  This is another parting mission.  There are two paths to take; one
           will take you across water, and another will take you to future land
           missions.  If you want to unlock the water levels, you'll have to
           take the boat to beat this mission.  but if you want to get the land
           levels, you'll have to beat this mission without the boat.  Of
           course, you can just replay the level to get both paths.

           I'll cover the "Barely" Title first.  In order to get this title,
           go down to the village in the south.  Before you get to the village
           enter in one battle, and then enter the village.  Buy an Herb and
           heal up in there, and then exit.  Head west and stay on the grass.
           You'll get into a battle with two orange Wild Frill monsters.  You
           should now be level 4.  Now head into the tower.

           Dash into Mo the entire time and he'll be defeated really fast.
           Dash back to the village and use your Herb when needed.  Buy another
           Herb and heal up.  Talk to the boat man, and he'll give you a ship.
           Use the ship to go south to the castle, but before entering it,
           fight until you're level 7.  Then enter the castle.

           Dash through the crabs, but don't dash against the boss.  When he
           knocks you back, then dash back at him, but otherwise, don't dash.
           Use your Herb when your HP gets low, and you should be able to beat
           the boss.  Now, after beating the level like this, you got both the
           "Barely" Title and the sea levels unlocked!

           Replay this mission to get both the "Bug's Horn" Title and the land
           levels unlocked.  Equip the Fly Swatter before entering the level
           again.  Level up until time runs short, and then heal up and Pray in
           the seaside village.  Pray and stock up on an Herb.  Now take the
           western path southwards towards the Danger Square, and you'll face
           a Rhino Beetle when in it.  Since you have a Fly Swatter, you'll
           instantly beat it.

           Head into the village and heal up.  Buy the Hide Armor as well.
           You should have around 8 seconds to get to the castle.  So dash to
           the castle and enter the battle.  Don't worry about if you'll be
           able to beat the boss or not; you're probably around level 20 so
           it'll be a piece of cake.  After the battle, you'll get the "Bug's
           Horn" Title as well as the land levels unlocked.

           (Note that it is possible to get the "Barely" Title along with the
            "Bug's Horn" Title in one go.  It's really easy.  Just dash to the
            village, heal up, and get an Herb.  Then dash all the way to the
            Rhino Beetle and instantly kill it with the Fly Swatter.  Heal up
            in the village, buy the Hide Armor, and dash to the castle.  You
            should be able to beat the entire stage in under 15 seconds.  Or
            you can have bragging rights and beat the stage in under 30 seconds
            by sea route.  Your choice.)


                        =========  LAND ROUTE  =========   (1landro)
--- Level 12-1: Hero in the Dusk ---   (1lvl12-1hd)
Titles:  Sheriff - Free the southwestern village
         Candid - Beat the Evil Lord when he is sleeping, which can only be
                  done before the timer passes ten seconds

Target Time:  0:30 minutes

You > Evil Level:  16

Reward:  Frost Spear

Strategy:  In your first run through, you can go for both the "Candid" Title
           and the "Sheriff" Title and not worry about getting a speed run.

           First of all, get in one battle before entering the village.  Then
           Enter the village and buy the horse.  Fight until times runs short,
           and then Pray in the village.  Heal up too.  Now, dash all the way
           to the town in the southwest by following the southern path (since
           dashing with Horses doesn't deplete HP, this makes things much
           easier) and enter the southwestern village.  Talk to both Larrie and
           Cully, and beat them both by dashing into them.  That'll get you the
           "Sheriff" Title.

           Dash back to the people in the first village and talk to the people
           who have an exclamation point above their heads.  Now head back to
           the village in the southwest and buy an Herb there, as well as the
           "Ten Gallon Hat".  Heal up for free, and talk to the guy in the
           armory.  He'll give you a "War Hammer" for free.

           Now fight until you have enough money to Pray again, and then Pray
           in the village.  Dash to the enemy castle and dash into him until he
           is defeated.  If you beat him before he woke up (which you should
           have, since you prayed right before the battle) then you will also
           get the "Candid" Title.

           On to the speed run strategy!  Before you start, make sure you have
           the Loincloth equipped as your Armor.  This will add major points to
           your attack, and high attack is essential to get under the target
           time.  As for the rest of your equipment, I used the Barrel Head,
           the Rapier (for higher Critical-hit chance), the Buckler (so you
           won't be slowed down by the Gold Scudetto), and the Rubber Boots.
           Fight one battle, and then get the Horse.  Fight battles outside
           (while dashing through the battles) until you're level 6, and then
           heal up at the village.  Dash to the cave, and dash through the
           battle.  Re-enter the cave immediately and then dash back to the
           village.  Heal up and Pray.  (Praying is essential here to get under
           30 seconds.  This is because if you don't Pray to set back the time,
           Unpopo will wake up and start dealing heavy damage to you.


--- Level 13-1: Cleric and the Devil ---   (1lvl13-1cd)
Titles:  Wishy-Washy - Beat the level without the help of the nun or the demon
         Collector - Obtain both the Dranium and the Devil Egg

Target Time:  0:30 minutes

You > Evil Level:  25

Reward:  Sword Knife

Strategy:  I have included strategies to get the Titles of this mission
           separately.  However, if you just want to do them both in one run,
           all you need to do is get both the Dranium and the Devil Egg
           and beat the Evil Lord without enlisting the help of the Cleric or
           the Devil.  That'll get you both Titles.  (Thanks goes to
           DrLeetohYawshee for pointing out the error in my previous update.)

           Alright, let's do the "Wishy-Washy" Title first.  This is really
           simple.  Just level up until you're level 25, and then head over to
           the castle.  You can enter into the villages in the north and south
           but don't talk to the people with the exclamation points above their
           heads.  Once you enter the castle, just dash and the enemy will soon
           be defeated, which will get you your "Wishy-Washy" Title.  This will
           also unlock the Cleric's Route for you.

           Now, for the "Collector" Title.  Get to the village in front of you
           and buy an Herb there.  Next, head south and fight battles until
           time runs short.  Pray in the village, heal up, and talk to the lady
           with the exclamation point above her head.  She'll ask you if you
           want the power of an ancient demon, and... Well, who wouldn't?  So
           select "Yes" and go over to the tower in the west.  Just hold the
           dash button throughout all of the levels and you'll get the Devil
           Egg.

           Dash back to the village and talk to the lady again.  Now heal up
           and Pray if you need to.  Head to the village in the north where the
           Cleric lives.  Don't meet the Devil just yet.  So go ahead to the
           Cleric's village and talk to her.  She'll say that you're a
           sinner...  Oh well.  Just go into the cave to the west and dash
           through the first wave of enemies.  After the battle, you'll be
           given a choice to either go through a side path or stay on the
           current one.  Select "No".  In the next wave, dash and then select
           "Yes".  In the next wave, dash and then select "Yes".  If you do not
           follow these directions, you'll get owned by a dragon.

           Anyways, at the end of the tunnel, you'll get the Dranium.  Now you
           have the "Collector" Title!  Anyways, heal up, and wait at the
           crossroads next to the castle until ten seconds remain.  The Demon
           will grant you a power-up.  Now rush over to the castle and own the
           boss.  You'll be given access to the Devil's route now as well.  You
           can replay the level to see how the Cleric helps you too, if you
           would like.

           ...You still want to do a speed run...?  Alright.  Listen up.  DO
           NOT ATTEMPT TO BEAT THIS USING THE CLERIC.  It takes too long.  So
           just go for the Devil's power.  Fight one battle next to the village
           in front of you, and then buy an Herb.  Dash all the way to the
           village in the south and eat up to heal there.  Then talk to the
           Devil Lady and dash over to the Devil's Tower.  Dash through all the
           levels and when you need to heal, heal.

           Dash back to the Devil Lady and talk to her.  Then dash to the
           Devil's Crossroads and then dash to the castle.  (...So much
           dashing... Lol)  Then dash into the Boss until you defeat it, and
           hope that you get it within the target time.

Now, after the battle, you can either go down the path of the Devil or you can
walk on the path of the Cleric.  You choose.  If you choose the Cleric's path,
read on.  If you choose the Devil's path, jump to (1devilr) using your Find
Bar.


                        =======  CLERIC ROUTE  ========   (1cleric)
--- Level 14-1: Mummy Desert ---   (1lvl14-1md)
Titles:  Sword Guide - Talk to Dain in the southern city after the castle shows
                       up
         Frantic - Search the wrong stone

Target Time:  0:30 minutes

You > Evil Level:  15

Reward:  Steel Spear

Strategy:  Mummies...  They're so freaking creepy.  Guess you'll have to fight
           one to proceed with the adventure!  Getting both titles is really
           easy.  I'll provide the strategy below.

           When starting out, fight a couple of battles until you have enough G
           to Pray, buy the Scale Shield, and heal.  Then when the time gets
           low, Pray and heal up.  Buy the Scale Shield too, and proceed to the
           village in the northeast.  Talk to Dain there and buy an Herb for
           50G there.  Now head northwards to the monuments, and you should see
           a formation like so:

               M   M
           M           M
               M   M

           Pray to any of the monuments except the one on the far right to get
           the "Frantic" Title.  Then pray to the monument on the far right.
           Next, pray to the monument on the bottom left.  This should show you
           where the castle is.  Rush back to the village where Dain resides
           and speak with him.  Heal up, and go to the castle.  Dash the entire
           time and use your Herb if you need to.  Dain is basically useless in
           this battle since he moves so slow...  You might actually beat the
           boss before he is able to do anything.  Anyways, this run gets you
           both Titles.

           For the speed run, ignore Dain entirely, but buy an Herb in his
           village.  Examine the correct monuments, and then go back to the
           village to buy another Herb.  Dash into the castle and dash until
           you beat the boss.  Heal if you need to.  You can actually get under
           20 seconds with this strategy if you do it fast enough.

That was a nice change from the previous harder missions, right?  Well, onwards
to the next mission...  The Spinning Castle.

--- Level 15-1: Spinning Castle ---   (1lvl15-1sc)
Titles:  Fort Stopper - Stop the fort from spinning
         Fort Chaser - Beat the level without stopping the fort from spinning

Target Time:  0:30 minutes

You > Evil Level:  15

Reward:  Drill Lance

Strategy:  Well, it's obvious that you can't get both Titles in one go.  Just
           replay the level once you finish to get both.  And, if it so pleases
           you, you can go on a speed run.

           This level is also extremely easy.  I'll cover stopping the castle
           first.  Just go to the village in the southwest first, and fight
           until you have enough money to buy the Herb and the Duralumin.  Then
           head to the village in the northwest and fight until you have enough
           money to buy the Battle Axe.  Heal up, Pray if you need to, and then
           head to the center of the forest.  Press X on the wall of stone, and
           you'll encounter a demon dude and his minions.  Kill them and you'll
           enter a little hut area.  Examine the building and when prompted to
           press a button, select "Yes".

           Now the castle has stopped moving.  Rush over to the castle and dash
           into that stupid tornado boss until he falls over.  ...Good job!
           You beat a natural disaster and got the "Fort Stopper" Title at the
           same time!

           To get the "Fort Chaser" Title, it's even easier.  Walk to the
           southwest village and kill any enemies along the way.  Train until
           you can buy both an Herb and the Duralumin.  Then head to the
           northwestern village and fight until you have 370G to buy the Battle
           Axe.  Then dash into the enemy castle in the north, and then dash
           into the boss.  Heal if necessary, and keep dashing until the guy
           succumbs to the might of the Hero!  Doing this will also get you
           under the target time!


--- Level 16-1: Bust the Wall ---   (1lvl16-1bw)
Titles:  Bomber - Use the Huge Bomb
         Explorer - Explore all of the caves

Target Time:  0:30 minutes

You > Evil Level:  10

Reward:  Wing Blade

Strategy:  You can get both Titles in one playthrough.  When you first start
           out, fight two battles outside of the village.  Then enter the
           village and heal yourself.  Exit the village and buy the Flash
           Shield in the village to the north.  Head to the westernmost cave
           on the map (it has a cactus outside of it) and enter the cave.

           Once through, head down to the little tent if you need to Pray.
           Walk into the other cave in the area and talk to Vaan.  He'll give
           you a Giant Bomb.  Now get out of there and return to the northern
           village.  Heal up if you need to and then head to the eastern-most
           cave.  Kill the little minions and then throw the Giant Bomb at the
           grayish monster.  If you have more than 15 seconds left, go to the
           cave that's a little northward of the eastern-most cave.  Enter it
           and let the auto-battle function take care of the enemies.

           After that's done, head back to the village and Pray.  Go back to
           Vaan and get another Giant Bomb.  Now head over to the cave that is
           a little bit northeast of the the western-most cave, and enter it to
           explore the last cave.  After beating the enemies inside of it, rush
           over to the enemy castle.  Upon entering the battle, throw the Giant
           Bomb by pressing Square and then just dash into the Evil Lord.  When
           you beat the level, you'll get a Wing Blade as well as the "Bomber"
           Title, and the "Explorer" Title.

           To beat this level in under 30 seconds... It's actually not that
           hard.  Get two battles outside the first village and then heal up.
           Immediately dash to Vaan's cave, and then get the Giant Bomb.  Then
           dash back to the initial village and heal up again.  Run along to
           the enemy castle, and throw the Giant Bomb.  Start dashing and just
           dash into Vermouth until he is beaten.  And that's the end.


--- Level 17-1: Grail and Evil Lord ---   (1lvl17-1ge)
Titles:  Detective - Defeat the Bandit Trio in all of their hiding spots
         Trendy - Obtain the Trendy Band

Target Time:  0:30 minutes

You > Evil Level:  20

Reward:  Sicarius

Strategy:  In order to get the "Trendy" Title, you need to defeat the Bandit
           Trio in all of their hiding spots.  So you're kind of forced to get
           both Titles at once.

           From where you are, battle until you have enough money to Pray,
           Heal, and buy the Speed Gear.  That in total is 450G.  Next, head
           into the swamp directly east of you.  Move around in it until you
           encounter Cully.  You don't need to dash into him; he sucks.  Next,
           go directly north and walk around in the northwestern swamp.
           Eventually, you'll get a battle with Mo.  Do the same thing that you
           did with Cully; leave your PSP alone for a bit.  Next, head on over
           to the swamp in the northeast and walk around in it until Larrie
           shows up.  Beat him as well, and you'll get the real Grail from him.

           Head over to the nearby village to heal, and if you have like, 3
           seconds left on the clock, then Pray.  Head south while defeating
           any enemies that come your way, and then wait at the southeastern
           corner of the map where the boat is.  Don't step on it just yet
           though.  Wait until 10 seconds are left, and then step on it and
           press X.  This will get you into a battle with Larrie, Mo, and
           Cully.  You don't need to dash; they still suck.  After beating them
           you will get the Trendy Band.

           Now, dash over to the enemy castle and stop by at the initial
           village to heal if you need to.  Also, you should probably Pray
           there as well.  Next, enter the enemy castle and dash until you're
           next to the boss.  Use the Grail while still dashing, and then you
           will eventually beat her.

           For the target time run, you're going to have to be fast.  And you
           are going to have to dash at all the right times.  So get ready;
           you're probably not going to get this on your first try.  Ignore the
           first village and walk northwards.  As soon as you get into a
           battle, just dash through it.  Next, dash just a little bit to the
           east, and then when you get into a battle, just dash through it
           again.  Head into the swamp where Larrie resides and dash into him
           to get the Grail, and then dash to the nearby town to heal up.

           Next, walk southwards and dash through any battles you get into.
           Fill up the Grail at the spring, and then get into one more battle
           to get you to level 9.  Now sprint back to the first town and heal.
           Then dash to the enemy castle and dash until you're pretty close to
           the boss, and then use the Grail.  Then just hold O down and hope to
           god you make it.

                        ======  CLERIC ROUTE END  =====


                        =======  DEVIL'S ROUTE  =======   (1devilr)
--- Level 14-2: Lord's Counterattack ---   (1lvl14-2lc)
Titles:  Forest Guard - Change all the deserts into forests
         Unlucky - Choose the correct sandhole last for all four four deserts

Target Time:  0:30 minutes

You > Evil Level:  20

Reward:  None

Strategy:  Alrighty then!  Let's get that "Unlucky" Title!  You can get both
           the "Unlucky" Title and the "Forest Guard" Title in one go, but you
           will be praying A LOT.  As a last reminder, dash in all of the
           battles.  Since you're getting help from the devil, you'll be
           pretty much unstoppable.  So get ready... And GO!

           Alright, head into the desert to the north of you.  There are three
           sandholes, right?  Well, go into the top one last, since that's the
           correct sandhole.  In the next area, go into the middle sandhole
           last.  Go back and Pray in the village if you need to.  Now get to
           the desert in the northwest.  Go into the top sandhole last.  Now
           for the last desert.  Go into the top-right sandhole last.  And you
           are done!  This'll get you both the "Forest Guard" Title and the
           "Unlucky" Title.

           Now enter the castle, and just dash into the boss until he dies.
           And that's the end of the level.

           For a speed run, just run into the correct sandholes as fast as you
           can and you should easily get the target time.


--- Level 15-2: Twin Valley ---   (1lvl15-2tv)
Titles:  West Hero - Grant all requests of the western village
         East Hero - Grant all requests of the eastern village

Target Time:  0:30 minutes

You > Evil Level:  10

Reward:  None

Strategy:  You can get both the "East Hero" Title and the "West Hero" Title in
           one playthrough, but you'll probably need to Pray quite a bit more.

           Alright, go forward and buy an Herb in the little Tent.  Then head
           to the East Village and talk to the girl with an exclamation point
           above her head.  She'll tell you to get water for her.  Now talk to
           the dudes with exclamation points above their heads.  Now exit the
           eastern village and enter both caves to the north.  Enter the one on
           the right and mine the rock at the end.  Enter the cave on the left
           as well and walk into the water.  Now enter the eastern village
           again.

           Talk to both the girl and the desperate man, and then talk to their
           siblings.  Enter the cave on the right and enter the tent to the
           south.  The merchant will take your silver.  Now enter the cave on
           the left, and enter the lumberjack's house.  Now get back to the
           eastern village and talk to the siblings.  Now, you've granted
           everyone's requests!  You've gotten the "East Hero" Title!  Now head
           over to the western village.

           Here, talk to the people with exclamation points above their heads.
           Since you've prayed recently, it's morning time!  So head into the
           left cave and give the lumberjack his lunchbox.  Now head into the
           right cave and touch the shrine.  Run back to the western village
           and talk to both the Cheeky Boy and the Tired Youth.  Wait for 15
           seconds to come around, and then enter the left cave.  Touch the
           tree in the middle of the area, and then enter the right cave.  Step
           in the hole, and then return to the western village.  Talk to the
           people with exclamation points above their heads, and you'll have
           freed the western village!  Now you also have the "Western Hero"
           Title!

           Since you've dispelled both seals already on the castles, go to the
           castles.  Either one is fine.  Just dash until the boss is defeated.
           Then the bosses will regroup and join together at the other castle,
           so go to the other castle.  And then dash their brains out.  >:P

           You won't get any Reward for winning...  Oh well.  But if you want
           to do a speed run, re-enter the level.  Just keep in mind that this
           level on a speed run is VERY difficult.  You might want to equip
           Equipment that makes you light, because you'll have to move very
           quickly.

           When the battle starts, dash to the tent village.  Buy an Herb and
           exit the area.  Dash to the eastern village and talk to the people.
           Then dash into the right and left caves and then return to the
           eastern village.  Talk to the people again, and ignore the sibling's
           requests.  Dash to the western village and talk to all of the
           people so that you won't get mixed up while doing the errands.  You
           have to be above 20 seconds at this point or you won't make it.

           Enter one of the caves and if you think you have time, do the other
           cave as well.  However, if you miss the 20 second mark, that's fine.
           Just wait until the 15 second mark and then immediately enter one of
           the caves.  After doing the errands, dash to the western village and
           talk to the people with exclamation points above their heads.  Then
           exit the western village and dash as fast as possible over to one of
           the castles.  Dash throughout the entire battle and then dash over
           to the next castle.  Dash throughout that entire battle too and use
           your Herb if you need to heal.  And if you get all the times down
           right, you'll win!  I won with 0.13 seconds left, but I think that's
           because I had the Gold Scudetto equipped, which is the heaviest
           shield you can have at this point in the game...  Anyways, good
           luck!


--- Level 16-2: Ancient Riches ---   (1lvl16-2ar)
Titles:  Booty Getter - Find the secret treasure
         Bomb Master - Destroy all of the boulders with bombs

Target Time:  0:30 minutes

You > Evil Level:  10

Reward:  Gold Rush
         Bone Head
         Anima Plate
         (You only get these rewards if you get all of the treasure and save
          the village.)

Strategy:  ...The last level before your soul is sold...  Oh well.  Might as
           well defeat one more Evil Lord while we're at it, eh?

           Alright.  Getting both Titles at once is actualy quite difficult.
           So you should probably just relax a little and go for one title per
           run.  When going for the Bomb Master Title,  change your equips.  I
           recommend equipping any shield that ISN'T the Gold Scudetto; that
           thing is really heavy and will just weigh you down.  Also, get the
           Quick Knife equipped for critical hits.  If you want to destroy all
           the boulders with the bombs, you can't even touch the boulder.
           Which means you will need critical hits to break the boulders in one
           hit.

           Anyways, as soon as the battle starts, dash over to the tent.  Talk
           to the Bomb maker there and then exit the tent.  Dash over to the
           eastern boulder and throw the bomb as soon as you get into battle.
           If you don't kill it in one hit, reset.  Then enter the cave and
           beat Larrie, but don't touch the mole until it gets down to 22
           seconds.  This is because the mole will destroy one of the boulders
           for you if you lay off of him until 22 seconds.

           Alright, after touching the mole, dash back to the tent in the
           south and talk to the bomb maker.  He and the rest of the
           townspeople will come back to the village in the north.  For this
           run, we're just going to get the treasure, alright?  So go get a
           bomb from the bomb maker in the north village and destroy the
           boulder on the far right by running into it and throwing the bomb at
           it.  Enter the hole on the far right and you'll get one piece of the
           treasure.  Then go back for another bomb and do the same thing to
           the boulder on the far left.  Enter the hole in the far north of the
           map to get the other piece of the treasure.  Now dash all the way
           south and go south of Larrie's cave.  You see the southeastern hole?
           The one all the way at the bottom?  Go around to the right side of
           that hole and touch it.  You'll get the last part of the treasure,
           and the "Booty Master" Title.  Now dash back to the village and
           Pray.  Fight some battles for more levels, and then head over to the
           enemy castle.  Just run into the guy until he's done, and that's the
           end of the level.

           Now for the "Bomb Master" Title...  Rush to the tent and talk to the
           bomb maker as usual.  Blow up the boulder in the east, but DO NOT
           touch it with your body.  If it doesn't blow up, restart.  Then
           enter the cave and own Larrie.  It doesn't matter if you get the
           last treasure or not.  So rush back to the tent in the south and
           talk to the bomb maker again.  Then dash to the village and ask the
           bomb maker for a bomb.

           Just repeatedly destroy all of the boulders with only bombs, and you
           will get the Title.  Flee if you don't destroy the boulder with the
           bomb, and just come back with another.  Pray if you need to
           replenish the bomb maker's bomb stock.  After you defeat the boss,
           you'll get the "Bomb Master" Title.

           For a speed run, do the same thing up until the mole part.  Don't
           wait for the timer this time; just go ahead and hit the mole.  Go
           back to the tent, get the people to the village, and ask the bomb
           maker for a bomb.  Blow up the boulder blocking your path and go get
           another bomb.  Remember, the Time Goddess said that you needed the
           treasure...  So you have to go get the treasure as well.  If you
           don't, you will actually have your soul taken.  Trust me, I tried.

           Anyways, just break all the boulders as fast as you can with the
           help of the bombs, and as soon as the bomb maker runs out of them,
           Pray to reset the time to get more.  When you get to the castle,
           just hope that you have enough time to beat Bosch.


--- Level 17-2: Avalanche Pass ---   (1lvl17-2ap)
Titles:  Snow Stopper - Defeat the two Yetis in the cave
         Underwear - Beat the level after being swept up in an avalanche

Target Time:  0:40 minutes

You > Evil Level:  20

Reward:  Lightning Spear

Strategy:  Alright.  So basically, there's like, this avalanche that takes
           away all of your Equipment.  You're going to have to watch out for
           that, because you'll be extremely weak if you don't have any
           Equipment on you.  You can still get both Titles in the same run
           though, so everything's good...

           Anyways, let's get started.  Just keep fighting and fighting and
           fighting until you reach level 20.  Keep in mind that the enemies
           on the snow that the avalanche created are actually stronger than
           the ones on the snow next to the village.  When you're around level
           20, Pray and get hit by the avalanche that comes around at about
           the 22 second mark.  When you're naked, rush back to the village and
           buy the Snowalkers and talk to the girl for a Cozy Hat.

           Head over to the cave in the northeast and fight the Yetis.  Don't
           dash, because you just might die if you do.  After beating the
           Yetis, you'll have gotten the "Snow Stopper" Title.  Now head back
           to the village to Pray and heal up.

           After doing your business at the village, make your way to the Boss.
           She resides in the northwestern corner of the map.  Enter the castle
           and just dash until she dies.  This will get you the "Underwear"
           Title.

           Now for the speed run, be sure not to get hit by the avalanche.
           Have the Anima Plate, the Bone Head, the Scale Sandals, the Flash
           Shield, and the Wing Blade equipped.  From where you're starting,
           just start walking to the Yetis' cave.  Dash through the battles you
           get into, and then once you get to the Yetis, dash through them and
           try to lose most of your HP.  After defeating them, head out into
           the snow and get defeated by the monsters there so that you don't
           have to walk back to the village.

           From here, dash into the village and heal up.  You should have
           enough G to get the Snowalkers and Pray.  You have to Pray so that
           the boulder is cleared from the path to the Evil Lord's castle.
           Exit the village and periodically dash to the Evil Lord's castle,
           and then dash throughout the battle against the Evil Lord.  You
           should win with a time of 29 seconds or so.

                        ======  DEVIL'S ROUTE END  =====

                        =======  LAND ROUTE END  =======

Jump to section (1lvl18whea) to continue with the guide.


                        =========  SEA ROUTE  =========   (1searou)
--- Level 12-2: Past the Ocean ---   (1lvl12-2po)
Titles:  Tragic - Obtain the ship and visit Mary
         Full Outfit - Obtain the Swimmer Ring, the Swimmer Legs, and the Swim
                       Goggles

Target Time:  0:30 minutes

You > Evil Level:  12

Reward:  Iron Axe

Strategy:  This battle will determine ANOTHER fork in the road for you.  You
           can either go island hopping, or you can get a new ship.  Or you can
           unlock both.  Your choice.

           When you first start out, ignore the village next to you.  Go down
           south and fight until you have 200G to buy the Swimmer Ring.  Now
           fight some more until you're around level 8 or so, and then go down
           to the southeast island.  Fight enemies there until you're around
           level 13-15, and buy all their gear to get the "Full Outfit" Title.
           Buy an Herb as well and head back to the village with the Time
           Goddess Statue.

           Start walking northwards and take a little turn to the right.  Then
           keeping walking north and enter the hole next to the mountains.
           Don't dash until the skeletons are upon you... And then start
           dashing.  You'll get a ship after the battle.  Head back to the
           first village and talk to the old lady there to trigger a cutscene.
           That will land you the "Tragic" Title.

           Now sail with the ship down to the castle, and just dash into the
           boss.  Since you beat the skeletons in the cave, you should be
           around the healthy level of 20 or so.  And after that, you'll unlock
           a path to the ocean levels!

           If you want to speed run this map, just replay the level.  It
           actually isn't that difficult for a speed run.  Head south and
           completely ignore the first village.  Don't cross the bridge just
           yet though; get into three battles with two or more enemies in them.
           Dash throughout every single battle.  Then enter the second village.

           Here, buy the Swimmer Ring and heal up.  Dash over to the village in
           the southwest, and fight two battles with two or more enemies.  Dash
           throughout the battles.  Heal at the village if you need to.  Buy an
           Herb and then heal up.  Dash over to the castle and dash into the
           monster.  You should be around level 8 when facing him, and heal
           with the Herb if necessary.

           This speed run should grant you access to the island route.  So if
           you want to complete the island route, keep reading.  If not, type
           (1oceanr) into your Find Bar to jump to the ocean levels.


                        =======  ISLAND ROUTE  =======   (1island)
--- Level 13-2: Dragon Island ---   (1lvl13-2di)
Titles:  Miser - Sell the Dragon Egg and skip getting the Dragon Lance
         No Plan - Beat the level without the Dragon Egg or the Dragon Lance

Target Time:  0:30 minutes

You > Evil Level:  10

Reward:  Fire Rod

Strategy:  You can't get both Titles in one run, so I'll provide strategies for
           both of them.

           First of all, however, we'll go with a playthrough for just
           acquiring weapons.  That way, you can have the Dragon Lance for
           future levels.  When you start out, just fight until the timer gets
           down to 10 seconds.  Then get back to the village and Pray.  Heal up
           and get down to the cave in the southwest.  Dash and then pick it
           up.  Dash over to the Dragon Lab directly east, and then give them
           the Dragon Egg.  They'll give you 2000G.  Now you can buy the
           Dragon Lance!  First of all though, get the Chain Mail.

           Get over to the initial village and buy the Dragon Lance.  Now just
           own the boss.  

           For the speed run, dash immediately to the dragon cave.  Get the
           Dragon Egg, and sell it.  Then get the money, and you'll probably
           have just 1 HP left by this point.  Die, and then gt as quickly as
           you can to the village to buy the Dragon Lance.  Heal up as well,
           and periodically dash to the Evil Lord's castle.  Don't get in any
           battles either; if you get a battle, restart.  Enter the Evil Lord's
           castle, and then dash and you should be able to win with around 14
           seconds or so.

           Now, let's get on to getting those Titles.  The "No Plan" Title is
           really easy to get.  Just keep battling until you're level 10, and
           then heal at the village.  Pray, and go to the Evil Lord's castle.

           The "Miser" Title is also really easy to get.  Dash over to the
           dragon cave, and get the Dragon Egg.  Now quickly get over to the
           Dragon Lab, and sell the egg.  Get over to the first village, and
           level up until you're level 10.  Then heal up, Pray, and infiltrate
           the Evil Lord's castle.


--- Level 14-3: Tiny Sailing Trip ---   (1lvl14-3st)
Titles:  Octo Hunter - Sail your boat to the Evil Lord's island between 20 - 10
                       seconds and beat the Kraken
         Ship Lover - 

Target Time:  0:30 minutes

You > Evil Level:  10

Reward:  Gladius

Strategy:  For this battle, keep the Dragon Lance equipped and equip the
           Swimmer Ring.  This way, you can get both Titles in one run.

           First of all, walk west and enter the cave.  You don't have to dash
           since the Dragon Lance kills all dragons in one hit.  When you exit
           the cave, you'll be stronger than the Evil.  So enter the village
           and buy the Coral Crown.  Now exit the village and head back over to
           the initial village.  Buy the Silver Hammer and go fight some
           battles until you have enough for three ship rides and a Prayer.

           Pay the fisherman and then head south to the boat.  Wait until it's
           between 20-10 seconds to set sail, and then set off.  You'll
           encounter the Kraken.  Dash into it and heal with your Herb if you
           need to.  Then as soon as you get to the Evil Lord's castle, run
           back to the village and Pray.  After defeating the Kraken, you'll
           get the "Octo Hunter" Title.  Now pay for another ship ride and sail
           to the Evil Lord's island.  But run back to the village one last
           time to pay for one last boat.  Sail over to the Evil Lord's castle
           and enter it.  Then own the guy.

           For a speed run, dash over to the dragon cave and beat the dragons.
           Then dash back to the village and heal yourself with an Herb.  Buy
           another one for the Boss battle.  Buy the Silver Hammer as well.
           Fight one battle outside the village for enough money to set sail,
           and then buy a trip on the boat.  Make sure that it's past 12
           seconds when you set sail, and then just destroy the boss by dashing
           into it.  You should be able to beat this level within 27 seconds or
           so.


--- Level 15-3: Flower in the Dusk ---   (1lvl15-3fd)
Titles:  Flirty - Have Natalie join you
         Tough - Ignore Natalie

Target Time:  0:30 minutes

You > Evil Level:  10

Reward:  Beast Killer

Strategy:  You can't get both Titles at once...  Sad face.  But that doesn't
           matter, unless you don't have enough time for another run.  Let's
           start off with getting Natalie.

           Walk into the village and talk to Natalie (the girl in the purple
           dress).  Now go to the tent that is to the east of here and buy an
           Herb.  Then battle around for a bit until you have enough money to
           get the Battle Boots.  Keep battling until the timer gets lower than
           ten seconds, and then dash into the swamp.  There's a shining object
           in the middle of it.  Go near it and pick it up.

           Dash back to the village and talk to Natalie.  Pray, and battle
           around a little bit more until you have enough money to buy the
           Morning Star (and another Herb if you need it).  And then head north
           to the Evil Lord's Castle.  He'll die really fast.

           Anyways, on to the speed run!  Just walk to the village with the
           Battle Boots, and encounter battles in the forest next to the
           village.  Dash through two battles, and then enter the village to
           buy the Battle Boots.  Heal up with an Herb, and then buy another
           Herb.  Get another battle in the forest, and dash through it.  You
           should be level 8.  If not, restart to get a better time.  After
           that battle, dash to the Evil Lord's castle and dash into the boss.
           Use the Herb when needed.  You should land a time around 18 seconds
           if you do this right.

...And this is the end of the island route.  If you want to do the other routes
as well, go ahead and take a look at the table of contents to get there.  Or
you can jump to (1lvl16-3sc) to get to the next level.

                        =====  ISLAND ROUTE END  =====


                        =======  OCEAN ROUTE  ========   (1oceanr)
--- Level 13-3: Battle Ocean ---   (1lvl13-3bo)
Titles:  Wave Rider - Ride all of the currents
         Pirate Buddy - Help the pirates get their hideout back

Target Time:  0:40 minutes

You > Evil Level:  15

Reward:  Long Sword

Strategy:  As is usual with these levels, you can get both Titles in one run.
           So from where you are, take your ship and land it on the island
           south of you.  Just fight battles normally and head south until you
           reach the Pirate's village.  Talk to the Pirate there, and then head
           back up north towards your ship.  Kill any enemies along the way.
           Enter the village and Pray, and heal.  Then get onto your ship and
           sail to the next island in the west.

           Dock at the village, and enter it.  Buy an Herb, as well as the
           Flower Crown and the Heavy Armor.  Now get back onto your ship and
           head south into the cave at the bottom of the island.  Dash through
           the battle there, and then make your way back to the village.  Pray,
           heal with your Herb, and then buy another one.  Now sail off into
           the shoals with your ship.

           To get the Wave Rider Title, you have to enter every single current.
           This includes the one on the very left.  So go do that.  Pray when
           you need to, and don't attempt to go into the currents on the far
           left unless you have 12 or more seconds of time left.  After you go
           into every current, go Pray at the village and then actually avoid
           the currents.

           After avoiding all the currents, dash into the enemy castle and just
           keep dashing until the boss is defeated.  By now, your level is so
           high that the Pirate doesn't even matter.

           For the speed run, just start heading west on your ship.  Dash
           through all your battles.  Get to the far side of the second island
           where the village is, and dock there.  Quickly enter the village
           there and heal up with an Herb.  Stock up on another Herb, and then
           buy the Flower Crown.  You probably won't have enough money to buy
           the Heavy Armor, so just leave it for now.

           Sail into the shoals and just follow the path that the pirate showed
           you in your first time through, and dash to the enemy castle.  Keep
           dashing until you are low on health, and then just use your spare
           Herb.  You should be able to beat Ashlean with about a second to
           spare.


--- Level 14-4: Lizardman Nation ---   (1lvl14-4ln)
Titles:  Lizard Lover - Rescue Rex from the northern tent
         Lizard Hater - Don't rescue Rex

Target Time:  0:30 minutes

You > Evil Level:  15

Reward:  Trident

Strategy:  You have to do two separate runs of this level in order to get both
           Titles.  So first of all, let's get the Lizard Lover Title.  From
           where you are, just level up on your ship on the waters.  When you
           get enough G to buy the Steel Shield and enough to Pray as well, go
           do that.  Then heal up.

           Avoid the forest by sailing north and then enter the castle.  Talk
           to the King, and then head north.  Buy an Herb in the village, and
           also buy the Scale Helmet.  Get back onto your ship and then get to
           the northern landmass.  There'll be a tent there...  Looks
           suspicious, doesn't it?  GET IN THERE!  FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS
           GOOD, SAVE REX!  ...Okay, that was corny.  Anyways, check the middle
           tent, and Rex will be rescued.  So head back to the village.  Pray,
           heal, whatever you need to do.  And then get to the lizard castle.
           Talk to the King and then get back in your ship.  Get back onto the
           northern landmass, and then dash to the Evil Lord's castle.

           Since you have Rex with you, the enemy lizards will run away.  So
           you can sit back for this fight.  The Boss goes down really fast
           without any help.

           Now, for the "Lizard Hater" Title.  Just follow all of the steps...
           Except ignore the King's pleas.  Because you are now a lizard hater.
           You'll probably want to level up to level 15 so that you can deal
           with the Evil Lord's lizard minions.  So just go ahead and enter the
           castle, and dash throughout.  Heal with your Herb when you need to.

           To beat the level in under 30 seconds, you're going to have to do
           some strategic fleeing.  As soon as you get control of the hero,
           get onto the boat and sail north.  Hold L and R as you do so.  Flee
           from the first two battles, and then rush into the castle.  Talk to
           the King and then exit the castle.  Dash back to your boat and sail
           to the village in the north part of the land.  Buy an Herb to heal
           yourself, and then buy another for future use.  Hold L and R down
           while sailing and then dash over to the tent.

           Inspect the middle tent leave the fighting to the auto-battle the
           entire battle.  Use your Herb when your HP gets low.  Check the
           other tents as well for additional experience.  Then dash back to
           your boat and flee from any battles.  Dash to the castle and talk to
           the King, and then dash to the village in the north.  Buy an Herb to
           heal yourself and buy an Herb for future use.  Sail and flee from
           any battles.

           Once you get on land, dash to the Evil Lord's castle and enter it.
           If you have enough time, wait back with Rex.  But if you don't, just
           go for it and dash into the dude.  Use your Herb if you need to.
           And with luck, you'll beat him in time.

At the caravan...  Naryan will give a hint about there being treasure to dig up
in the next level.  Hmm...  You up for some treasure hunting?  :P  Anyways, if
you managed to beat the Target Time in less than five tries, I commend you.  It
was really difficult for me and it took me forever to figure out what to do.
...In fact, I'd have to say this was the hardest part of the entire game to
beat.  Just my personal opinion though.  I'm pretty sure it's impossible to get
under the Target Time on Hard Mode.  Because each time I beat it under the
Target Time on Normal, I had less than 0.2 seconds left.


--- Level 15-4: Treasure Island ---   (1lvl15-4ti)
Titles:  Gourmet King - Eat all the items in the initial town's foodstand
         Pirate King - Find all the emblems and get the Captain's Hat from the
                       hidden cave

Target Time:  0:35 minutes

You > Evil Level:  15

Reward:  Saw Axe

Strategy:  Now, you can get both Titles in one go.  ...This level is also
           significantly easier than the last one.  You can't even compare how
           easy this one is... Anyway, from where you are, start heading west.
           Don't dash during the battles for now; this isn't the speed run.  Go
           to the very end and touch the tree to get an Emblem.  Now get on
           your ship and head south to the islands with monuments on them.
           Touch the monument on the northeastern island (remember, it has to
           be between 20 and 10 seconds...) and you'll get another emblem.

           The last emblem is on a boat in the west.  Sail over there, and you
           will see two boats.  The emblem is on the lower boat.  Now sail back
           to the village while fleeing from all the battles and if you have
           enough money to eat the Fish Dinner (120G) and Pray (100G) then do
           so.  Also, buy an Herb and the Scale Sandals.  Go outside to fight a
           bit and then get back in the village to eat the breakfast meal.
           Fight some more, and then get back in the village between 20 - 10
           seconds to get the lunch meal.

           Now head north and enter the hidden cave next to the Evil Lord's
           castle.  Beat Mo and you'll get the Captain's Hat.  Now go south and
           enter the initial village.  Heal if you need to, and Pray if it is
           necessary.  Talk to the old man, and head north.  Enter the Evil
           Lord's castle, and after a couple of scenes, you'll be given the
           choice to stop your journey for the sake of treasure.

           ...Well, if you want a humorous scene, choose "Yes" but if you do
           not want to lose your progress since your last save...  Then choose
           "No".  This run will get you both the "Gourmet King" Title and the
           "Pirate King" Title.  Now for a speed run...

           This is incredibly easy.  Just train outside of the initial village
           until the time gets down to 10 seconds or less.  Head into the
           village and buy an Herb to heal, and buy another one for future use.
           Buy the Scale Sandals as well, and then Pray.  Dash to the enemy
           castle, and dash into Adamas.  Use the Herb when you need to.  And
           you'll most likely beat the level in under 30 seconds.

...And that's it for the Ocean route.  Fun, wasn't it?  Now you can go and do
the Island Route if you would like, or if you already did it, then just
continue with the other levels that the sea route has planned for you.

                        ======  OCEAN ROUTE END  =====


--- Level 16-3: To the Snowy Country ---   (1lvl16-3sc)
Titles:  Generous - Save Karen
         Cold-Blooded - Ignore Karen

Target Time:  0:30 minutes

You > Evil Level:  15

Reward:  Spike Shield

Strategy:  You can't get both Titles in one run.  That's fine; you can just do
           them in separate runs!  As usual.  Anyways, let's save Karen first.

           First of all, head into the cave in the north.  Then fight around
           until you have enough money to buy an Herb and the Silver Sword.
           Pray.  Then enter the cave to the east and just keep entering the
           new caves until you reach Karen's cave.  You don't need to dash in
           any of the battles unless you are short on time.  Once you save
           Karen, go back to the village and Pray if you need to.  Eat your
           Herb and buy another one.  Then head into the northern caves until
           you get to the Evil Lord's castle.  Wait back with Karen, and use
           your Herb when you need to.  And the guy will go down soon enough.

           For the speed run, ignore Karen and fight your way to the village.
           Then beat the northern cave with the creepy crawly monsters.  Come
           back to the village and fight until you have about ten to twelve
           seconds left.  Buy the Silver Sword and buy an Herb to heal
           yourself, as well as one for the boss battle.  Dash to the Evil
           Lord's castle while dashing through the Penguin Cave, and as soon as
           you get into the castle, start dashing.  Heal if you need to.  Being
           around level 10-11 is fine here; just make sure you have about five
           full seconds to beat the boss.  After beating the boss, you'll have
           finished the level in the target time as well as gotten the "Tough"
           Title.

And this is the end of the Sea Route.  Jump to section (1lvl17-2ap) to continue
with the game.

                        ======== SEA ROUTE END  =======


--- Level 18: White Earth ---   (1lvl18whea)
Titles:  Duty Bound - Beat the level when you're at or under ten levels
         Monster Hunt - Beat at least one of every monster in the level

Target Time:  0:30 minutes

You > Evil Level:  10

Reward:  Raincoat Mail

Strategy:  This place is different.  There are no monsters here.  ...So.  What
           do we do?  We dash north, that's what we do.  Get to the cave in
           the northwest corner of the map and enter it.  Don't dash in the
           battle, and then get back to the second village.  Buy an Herb to
           heal yourself, and then buy another one for future use.  Now enter
           the southeastern cave and fight monsters in the new area.  Fight
           until you have enough money to buy the Scale Mail in the first
           village and the Crimson Edge in the second one.  This should also
           land you the "Monster Hunt" Title.  Keep in mind that you will
           probably have to dash during all of the battles so that you'll be
           able to accumulate enough money to buy both pieces of equipment.

           After getting both pieces of equipment, dash to the Evil Lord's
           castle.  And own him.

           For the speed run, dash periodically over to the cave with the key
           in it.  After getting the key, dash to the tent and heal yourself
           with an Herb.  Buy another Herb.  Periodically dash to the monster
           cave, and fight monsters until you're level 10.  Then use your Herb
           and dash to the tent.  Buy another Herb to heal, and buy one last
           Herb for the Boss battle.  Dash to the Evil Lord's castle and dash
           into him until he is defeated.  Make sure you have at least 6 full
           seconds to beat him before trying, or else you might not make it.
           This playthrough will get you under the Target Time as well as the
           "Duty Bound" Title.


--- Level 19: Great Plains ---   (1lvl19grpl)
Titles:  Minimum Time - Beat the level in 30 seconds
         Solitude - Beat the level without any allies

Target Time:  0:45 minutes

You > Evil Level:  25

Reward:  Silent Boots

Strategy:  Before starting out in this battle, equip the Silver Sword.  The
           Silver Spear is too weak, and the Silver Hammer is too heavy, so
           equip the Silver Sword.  Also, equip the Anima Plate so that you
           have enough HP to defeat the boss later on.

           Now, let's get the speed run and both Titles... ALL IN ONE GO!
           Let's do this thing!  Dash east immediately and then turn north to
           engage the cannon.  Dash to the tent in the east and buy an Herb to
           heal yourself.  Buy another one for future use.  Rent the Horse for
           120G, and get out of there!

           Remember, with a Horse, you can dash for as long as you want.  So
           don't stop dashing from now on.  Dash to the west while avoiding the
           Danger points and then destroy both cannons there.  Circle back
           around to get to the northwestern corner of the map and destroy the
           two cannons there as well.  Then enter the hole in the north and
           dash to the northeast corner.  Defeat all of the cannons here except
           for the one next to the Evil Lord's castle.  Now head over to the
           village and Pray.  Heal up, buy the Red Bandana, and the Knight
           Lance.  Dash into the castle and dash into Zain, and charge the
           entire time.  Heal when necessary.

           Now that was exciting, wasn't it...?  Now for one more playthrough
           to get the rest of the equipment.  And you can also pick up all the
           allies for fun.  The tent you first see has Richard in it, so go
           pick him up.  Then head east and buy the Horse as well as the Herbs.
           Head west and pick up Karen in the tent to the north.  Fight the
           cannons as you go along and go back to the village to buy the Kite
           Shield for 350G.  Pray if you need to.

           Get Donovan in the tent in the far west, and then destroy all of the
           cannons, just for fun.  Then buy the Knight Lance and the Red
           Bandana in the northern village, and then encounter Zain.  Well, 
           those allies sucked...  -_- Anyways, that's it for this level!  Time
           for the next one.


--- Level 20: Floodgate Panic ---   (1lvl20flpa)
Titles:  Tunnel Lover - Use the holes more than 25 times
         Nonsense - Get permission to use the private beach but then close the
                    floodgate

Target Time:  0:30 minutes

You > Evil Level:  10

Reward:  Silver Mail

Strategy:  To get both Titles, you're going to have to equip the Swimmer Ring.
           Equip it...  And then head on over to the level.

           Now, you're going to be extremely open to attacks without having on
           your usual armor.  So make your way across the swamp and fight next
           to the village.  Hope you get into battle with a Goblin, or else
           you're going to die.  So after getting into a battle with a Goblin,
           head into the village to heal.  Do this for the entire first 30
           seconds, and then you should be around level 10.  Buy the Spike Mace
           and Pray, and then head south across the water to the little beach
           resort looking home.  Talk to the man in the house and choose "Yes".

           Now head into the hole to the north of you, and you'll be taken to
           a place with three more holes.  Go into the left hole and you'll be
           taken to an area with just a strip of land to another hole.  Enter
           the next hole and face Larrie.  Don't dash, because that'll waste
           your health.  After beating Larrie, you'll get the Handles.  Rush
           back to the original hole that you came from and then dash westwards
           towards the original village.  Heal there and Pray.

           Head into the cave to the north and interact with the little
           house there.  That will open the floodgate to the north.  Now open
           the door there and run into the next cave.  You'll see three doors.
           Enter the first door and you'll be taken to an area with seemingly
           no areas... Except you see an island to the east with two holes.
           Step in the one to the south to get the Bronze Helm, and then head
           back to the area with the three doors.  Now just keep using the
           holes in the ground until you used them 25 or more times...  And
           then head across the bridge to the Evil Lord's castle.  Don't dash
           into him because you just might die.  This run will get you both the
           "Tunnel Lover" Title and the "Nonsense" Title, as well as the
           Equipment.

           ...Time for a speed run.  Now, if you don't know the trick to
           beating the boss, then this speed run would be pretty much
           impossible.  However, we do know the trick to beating the boss.  A
           single bomb brings him down to extreme critical health.  So knowing
           that, get from where you are to the Chairman immediately.  Don't
           get any battles.  (...That means DASH LIKE HELL.)  Talk to the
           Chairman, and then buy the Bomb from the guard.  Dash to the village
           and heal up, and then dash to the castle.  Hit the Evil Lord with
           the Bomb, and dash into it.  You should win with around 7 seconds as
           your time.

To unlock the north path, you have to use the floodgate without saying "Yes" to
the Chairman.  To unlock the southeastern path, you have to say "Yes" to the
Chairman.  


                        =====  FLOODGATE ROUTE  ======   (1floodr)
--- Level 21-1: Giant Evil Lord ---   (1lvl21-1el)
Titles:  Cat Snake - Kill the Cat Snake in the southeastern forest
         Gift Giver - Beat the level with more than 1500G

Target Time:  0:30 minutes

You > Evil Level:  15

Reward:  Bigfoot

Strategy:  You can get both Titles in one go.  From where you are, just start
           battling a lot.  Buy an Herb at the village, and then train until
           you have 800G, which is just enough to buy the Crimson Robe and the
           Orchid Helm.  Then, head on over to the southeastern forest.  Run
           around there until you encounter the Cat Snake.  You'll know it when
           you see it because it's the only enemy that attempts to run away.
           So dash into it before it gets away, and that'll get you the "Cat
           Snake" Title.

           Now just train until you have more than 1500G even after healing up
           and Praying.  Head over to the castle, and Sebastian will join you.
           (Don't let him join you earlier, because he just makes the battles
            longer by knocking back the enemies.)  Dash to the castle, and dash
           into Degash's feet until you win.

           For the speed run, dash over to the northern village and buy an
           Herb.  Then dash over to the southeastern forest and encounter the
           Cat Snake.  Beating the Cat Snake will jump you up to level 17.  So,
           dash back to the village and heal with another Herb, and buy all the
           Equipment.  Dash over to the castle and dash into Degash until he's
           defeated.  Quite an easy speed run.

Now, if you want to check out the Chairman Route, read on.  But if you just
want to go ahead in the story, skip ahead to section (1lvl22fimo)

                        ====  FLOODGATE ROUTE END  ===


                        ======  CHAIRMAN ROUTE  ======   (1chairr)
--- Level 21-2: The Have-Nots ---   (1lvl21-2hn)
Titles:  Rock Breaker - Complete the rock breaking job 10 times
         Battle Lord - Complete the monster slaying job 10 times

Target Time:  1:00 minute

You > Evil Level:  10

Reward:  Evil Breaker

Strategy:  This place is really easy.  Just go south from where you are and
           talk to the guard.  Then exit the village and enter the hole to the
           north.  As soon as you're in there, start dashing.  Return to the
           village and talk to the people in the building to get your money.
           Heal if needed.  And repeat.  Pray when your time runs low.  And,
           well, do it ten times!  If you lose track of how many times you did
           the job, it doesn't matter; the people that pay you will let you
           know.

           Ready for the "Battle Lord" Title?  Walk to the village in the east
           and talk to the guard there.  Then talk to the people in the
           building, and buy an Herb.  Enter the hole to the north and dash
           until the enemies are defeated.  Repeat the same procedure as the
           rock breaking job, and you should be fine.  After repeating that ten
           times as well, return to the rock-breaking village and wait until
           the time gets below ten seconds.  Then talk to the guard in the
           southwestern village (DON'T PAY HIM YET) and when asked if you want
           to pay for the girl's share too, select "Yes".  I mean, don't you
           feel sorry for her...?  Getting beaten and whatnot?  ...Or maybe you
           just want the sick-nasty helmet that comes with paying for her.
           ...Yeah, that's why I paid for her too.

           Anyways, the cost for heading through the door will now be 1500G.
           Pay that, and you'll get... THE HORNED HELM!!!  That, and 60G.  Now
           sprint to the northern village and buy the Air Sneakers.  If you
           have enough money, heal up.  Head through the door and own the boss.
           And that's it!

           (Note that if you want to continue on in the story, do not talk to
            Mo.  If you do, you can see a funny cutscene, but it doesn't help
            to further the story along.)

           For the speed run, get over to the village in the south.  Do the
           rock-breaking job once, and then head on over to the village in the
           southeast.  Do the monster-slaying job until you have over 1000G.
           Then get back to the southern village and pay the 1000G.  And...
           Well, the rest is pretty self-explanatory.  By the time you are at
           the Evil Lord's castle, you should be around level 18.

And thus ends the Chairman's Route.  If you want to continue on in the story,
read on.  If you want to try out the Floodgate route, you're welcome to press
the PageUp button on your keyboard to get to that level.

                        ====  CHAIRMAN ROUTE END  ====


--- Level 22: Fire Mountain ---   (1lvl22fimo)
Titles:  Rescue - Destroy the boulders in the northwestern area
         Pre-Eruption - Beat the level before the volcano erupts

Target Time:  0:35 minutes

You > Evil Level:  15

Reward:  Iron Armor

Strategy:  Getting both Titles is actually quite easy.  Fight some battles
           until you can buy the Metal Helm in the village, and buy an Herb as
           well.  Buy another one to heal yourself.  Pray if the volcano
           already erupted.  Now dash northwards and enter the two caves.  Dash
           through both of the battles, and when you come out to the other side
           in each cave, dash to the rock and press X on it.  Then dash through
           that battle as well, and after blocking the way of the eruption with
           both boulders, you'll get the "Rescue" Title.

           Wait until the volcano erupts, and then go back to check inside the
           saved village's shop.  Buy the Tiger Blade there for 500G, and then
           reset the time with a Prayer.  Go back down to the south village and
           buy an Herb to heal, as well as one for the boss battle.  Then dash
           to the Evil Lord's castle, and dash into the molten face until he
           is defeated.  This run will get you both Titles and also it will
           unlock the left path, or what I like to call the "Rescuer Path".
           Because you rescued the village.  ...See?

           I'll go ahead with a speed run strategy as well.  I recommend
           equipping the Spike Shield, the Pirate Hat, the Crimson Robe, the
           Knight Lance, and the Air Sneakers.  You may not have these pieces
           of Equipment if you haven't completed all of the past missions, so
           if you don't just try to substitute with different pieces of
           Equipment that provide the maximum amount of Attack and Mobility,
           while being a bit on the light side.

           From where you are, head north to the caves.  Don't dash in any of
           the random encounters you get; just let the enemies kill themselves
           by running into your Knight Lance.  Once you get to the caves, enter
           into them but DO NOT break the boulders on the other side.  You are
           solely going into the caves for extra experience.  Although the
           villagers will lose their village, it's for the sake of getting
           under the Target Time, so they'll understand.

           Anyways, after clearing the caves, head south back to the original
           village while still killing any enemies that get in your way.  (This
           time though, dash into them to end the battles quicker.)  Buy the
           Metal Helm, and heal with an Herb.  Get another Herb, and then Pray.
           Now dash over to the Evil Lord's castle and dash into him until he
           dies.  Be sure to use your Herb when your HP gets critical.  If at
           first you fail due to time, try improving your movements into the
           caves. If you fail from not being strong enough, then cut off time
           with your cave entrances and try to squeeze in one more level up.
           Or it may be that your Equipment isn't good enough.  If this is the
           case, you may want to hold off on the speed run for now and get all
           the Equipment from the previous levels.

           Anyways, this speed run will grant you access to the path on the
           right, or what I like to refer to as the "Incompetent Path", for not
           being able to save the villagers.  Of course, if you unlocked it on
           your speed run, you are much more than competent, but hey, you 
           understand at what I'm getting at, right?


                       =====  RESCUER PATH (LEFT)  =====   (1rescue)
--- Level 23-1: Turtle and Hermit ---   (1lvl23-1th)
Titles:  Next Hermit - Defeat the Hermit
         Hard Worker - Beat the level without meeting either of the Students

Target Time:  0:30 minutes

You > Evil Level:  25

Reward:  Executioner

Strategy:  It's impossible to get both Titles in one run because in order to
           fight the Hermit, you need items that can only be gotten from the
           Students.

           Let's go ahead with the "Hard Worker" Title first, alright?  Dash
           from where you are to the sparkle, and then head into the cave.
           Just walk into the hermit and you'll get 50G.  You get 50G every
           time you bump into him.  Use this money to Pray when your time is
           low, and use it to also buy Herbs and for healing.

           Now keep training until you're around level 20.  Then heal, Pray,
           and buy an Herb if you don't have one.  Go to the Evil Lord's castle
           and dash into the tree until it is defeated.

           Time for the "Next Hermit" run...  Head over to the Hermit and
           battle him.  Then after the battle, head east and touch the sparkle
           there, and then walk west and touch the sparkle in the pond there.
           Go back to the hermit, and you'll be able to level a lot faster.
           However, once you reach level 40 or higher, the Hermit will refuse
           to train you anymore.  So you have to play this carefully.

           Go to the village and buy an Herb.  Heal up, and go to the Hermit
           Cave.  The trick to leveling up quickly is not holding the dash and
           just running backwards when you get too close to the Hermit.  Train
           until you're around level 35-38, but be sure not to pass level 40.

           When you're around level 35-38, Pray, and enter the Hermit cave.
           Train until 4 seconds left, and then dash back to the village.  Pray
           again, heal up, and buy an Herb if you don't have one.  You should
           be around level 52 or so.  Head into the cave, and he will ask you
           if you want to fight him.  Say "Yes", and then once you enter the
           battle, dash the entire time.  If you HP gets low, use your Herb.
           Hope that you beat him, and if you don't, then you'll just have to
           try again.  (That or try equipping some stuff that has high Mobility
           and minimum Weight as opposed to Attack heavy stuff.)

           After beating him, you'll get the Turtle Mail and Afro Head
           Equipment.  ...Why does a Hermit have an Afro wig...?  Anyways, go
           and beat the Evil Lord, and you'll get the "Next Hermit" Title.

           (There's another way to get the "Next Hermit" Title, and this
            strategy allows you to train to level 50 without worrying about
            getting to level 38 to do one last experience run and all that
            jazz.  This strategy was provided by Huckebein!  So thank you,
            Huckebein!

            So anyways, the alternate strategy.  Basically what you do is you
            meet up with one of the apprentices, and then meet the Sage.  But
            don't meet up with the second one just yet.  Train unti you're
            level 50+, because if you only have one of the apprentices' items,
            then the Hermit will not refuse to train you after you reach levels
            above level 40.

            Upon reaching level 50+, get to the second apprentice and then
            get back to the Hermit.  Dash into the Hermit, and you'll win.
            This strategy takes quite a lot longer than the original, but it
            still works.  You'll also have to be careful in timing when you get
            back to the village, because go back to early, and you don't have
            enough money for the next Prayer.  Go back too late, and the world
            will end.  So just keep trying with this strategy, and you'll
            eventually get it.

            Thanks again, Huckebein, for providing this strategy!)

           The speed run is really easy in this level.  Just dash over to the
           Hermit, and then enter his cave.  Dash into him, and then head dash
           to the village in the south.  Heal up and buy an Herb.  Dash to the
           Student in the east and dash to the student in the west, and then
           go to the cave again.  Do NOT dash in this battle.  Just keep
           attempting to flee every now and then, but then come back to keep
           hitting the yellow balls.  When the time gets down to 6 seconds,
           stop and charge back to the village.  Heal up and dash to the Evil
           Lord's castle.  Dash into him and use your Herb when you need to.
           And voila, you got under the target time!  Congrats!


--- Level 24-1: Swamp and Witch ---   (1lvl24-1sw)
Titles:  Romance - After the Witch joins you, go to the southwestern forest to
                   meet the Hermit
         Careless - Get stuck in the ripples of the swamp five times or more

Target Time:  0:30 minutes

You > Evil Level:  15

Reward:  Bloody Axe

Strategy:  Getting both Titles in this level is ridiculously easy, but you're
           going to have to get the "Careless" Title before you get the
           "Romance" Title if you want to get both Titles in one run.  This is
           simply because when you get the "Romance" Title, the swamp is
           cleansed of its sticky ripples.  Of course, you don't need to get
           the "Careless" Title before you get the "Romance" Title if you're
           just going for one of the titles at a time...  If you want to get
           the "Romance" Title in one run and the "Careless" Title in another,
           nothing's stopping you.

           So!  Now that you know that, this should be easy to do, right?  Go
           north and fight until you're around level 10.  Then enter into the
           swamp and just keep running into the ripples.  (To get out of a
           ripple, simply hold the D-Pad down in a fixed direction.  After
           three attempts, the Hero will get out.)  Heal, buy Herbs, and Pray
           as needed.  After five attempts, get back to the village and Heal.
           Buy another Herb if you need to, and get the Bronze Boots as well.
           Now dash to the southwestern corner of the map while avoiding the
           ripples, and you'll see a sparkle there.  Step on the sparkle.

           After watching the scenes that insue after stepping on the sparkle,
           you'll be given the Sage's Staff.  This thing is a critical hit
           beauty.  With +50 Critical Stats, this thing is an absolute monster.
           Not to mention it has 23 base Attack in the first place, and it
           weighs only 3.  To call it an amazing weapon would be an
           understatement.  Anyways, dash to the Evil Lord's castle in the
           north and just keep dashing into him until he is beaten.  ...Stupid
           masochistic catfish...  Anyways.

           Speedrunning this place can be a little bit difficult, but it's not
           too bad.  First of all, head north and get into one battle.  Dash
           throughout, and then head back to the village.  Buy an Herb and
           heal yourself.  Head north into the swamp and get a battle there.
           Do not dash.  Then head straight back to the village to heal.  Now
           go northwards and get one more swamp battle while heading to the
           witch's hiding place.  Dash throughout.

           Get Catherine to help you, and then dash all the way to where the
           Hermit is.  As soon as you regain control of the Hero, eat your Herb
           and dash to the village.  Buy the Bronze Boots and then dash to the
           Evil Lord's castle.  Dash through his minions and right when you get
           to him, stop dashing.  Heal with your Herb when needed.  When it
           gets down to the last two seconds, then start dashing.  You should
           be able to win.


--- Level 25-1: Isolated Castle ---   (1lvl25-1ic)
Titles:  Bridge-adier - Witness the destruction of all of the bridges
         Bridge Lover - Beat the level with at least one bridge left

Target Time:  0:30 minutes

You > Evil Level:  30

Reward:  Prince Crown

Strategy:  Thanks to RhydiaRob, Oblivon, BlueMage82, and Shocking Alberto X, I
           was informed that both the "Bridge-adier" and "Bridge Lover" titles
           could be gotten in the same go.  The following passage entails what
           you have to do in order to do so.

           First of all, start heading to the northeast portion of the map.
           Don't dash; there's no hurry here.  Once you get to the village,
           just keep battling around until time runs low, and then Pray in the
           village.  (This should be enough to trigger the "Bridge-adier"
           title, since all the bridges are destroyed at around 13 seconds, and
           this title just requires you to witness the destruction of all the
           bridges.)  Heal up as well, and then dash to the cave in the
           northeast corner of the map.  Enter it, and then dash through the
           battle there as well.  When you emerge on the other side, enter the
           Odd Eatery and eat the Power Meal.

           Now dash back through the cave and across the north bridge leading
           to the northwest corner of the map.  Encounter the monster here
           (which is a gigantic crab) and dash into it until it's defeated.
           Pick up the item in the chest and you'll get the Thunder Hat.  Dash
           to the village directly south of you, and heal up.  Get an Herb just
           in case.  Pray here, and dash across the Bridge directly to the east
           of you to enter the Evil Lord's island.  Enter the castle, and dash
           into the guy until he submits.  And that's how you get both Titles
           in one go.

           It is time to speed run.  So this is what you do.  Walk northwards
           and encounter a Killer Bear in the forest.  Then dash to the village
           in the northeast.  Heal up there, and dash into the cave in the
           northeast.  Dash through that battle as well, and then enter the
           village on the other side.  Buy the Power-Up Meal and then exit the
           area.

           Get back to the village and Pray.  Then dash westwards into the Evil
           Lord's castle.  And own him with your Powered-Up awesomeness.
           Power-Up meals area amazing, aren't they?

                       ======  RESCUER PATH END  =======


                    =====  INCOMPETENT PATH (RIGHT)  =====   (1incomp)
--- Level 23-2: Golem Valley ---   (1lvl23-2gv)
Titles:  Item Getter - Obtain the Circlet
         Golem Getter - Beat the battle with Golem in your party

Target Time:  0:40 minutes

You > Evil Level:  30

Reward:  Wide Saber

Strategy:  Getting both Titles is easy.  From where you are, just fight a
           single battle and then head into the village.  Buy an Herb to heal,
           and then buy another for future use as is usual.  Train until you're
           around level 10, and then buy the Large Shield from the village.

           Head through the cave in the north and get over to the northwestern
           corner of the map.  Enter the gigantic hole to obtain the Screw, and
           then head back into the cave.  Get back to the village, and the
           Golem will join you, which, unless you run out of time, will net you
           the "Golem Getter" Title.  Now the "Item Getter" Title is also
           pretty easy to get.  Level up until you're around level 20 or so,
           and then head to the northwestern hole again.  Enter it and you'll
           fight a Wood Golem for possession of the Circlet.  Just beat it with
           the Golem and you'll get the Circlet soon enough.  Which gets you
           the "Item Getter" Title.

           Travel back to the village to heal up, and buy another Herb.  Then
           walk down to the rock blocking your path, and press X to enter a
           battle with the rock.  Don't dash, because you'll just be wasting
           HP.  Let the Golem do most of the work for you.  And then after
           the rocks are destroyed, dash into the enemy castle and kill the
           mole!

           As for the speed run, I recommend you change your Equipment until
           you get the most HP possible.  You're going to be dashing, and
           you're going to be dashing a lot.  So my recommendations are the
           Horned Helm (as usual), the Spiked Mace (for it's high Attack and
           relatively high critical hit chance), the Bigfoot (for +2 HP and
           insane Mobility), the Silver Mail (for highest amount of HP increase
           on equippable armor), and the Spiked Shield (for highest increase to
           HP while having low weight, as well as a +2 boost in Attack).

           Now that you're all pimped out, get ready for some grueling tries at
           this ridiculous Target Time...  So here's the strategy.  Walk north
           to the village and get into a battle.  Dash throughout and mash X to
           enter the village.  Then buy an Herb to heal and buy another Herb
           (Don't buy the food from the food vendor because it's more expensive
            than the Herb) for future use, and then exit the village.  Sprint
           all the way to the big hole in the northwest corner of the map and
           enter it.  Sprint the entire time to get the Key, and heal with your
           Herb when your HP runs out.  Dash to the entrance to the cave, and
           Dash to the Golem.  Then dash back to the village and heal with an
           Herb.  Buy another Herb as well.  And then Pray.

           Just a side note, you won't have enough money to do this, but I'll
           say it anyway.  DO NOT BUY THE SHIELD IN THE VILLAGE.  All capitals
           means I'm serious about this.  You will lose your +2 Attack bonus
           from the Spike Shield, and you'll also just end up with no money
           left.  So don't buy the Large Shield.

           Now exit the village and dash over to the rock.  Just walk into the
           rock and have the Golem destroy the rocks.  Then dash to the Evil
           Lord's castle, and wait behind the Golem until you get really close
           to the Evil Lord.  Then dash periodically into the mole in between
           the times when he shoots out those boulders.  Heal if you need to.
           And just pray to whatever god you believe in (if you believe in god
           at all) that you make it in time.  A really hard speed run to do,
           and to be honest with you, it's completely impossible if you try it
           without having the Horned Helm equipped with the other high-HP
           Equipment.  Trust me, I've tried.


--- Level 24-2: Treasure Land ---   (1lvl24-2tl)
Titles:  Mimic Killer - Kill the Mimics in the caves
         Booty Hunter - Obtain the Gale Shoes

Target Time:  0:30 minutes

You > Evil Level:  15

Reward:  Estoc

Strategy:  It's kind of hard to NOT get both Titles in one run.  This is
           because if you just search the caves in order, you're bound to fight
           all the Mimics and get the Gale Shoes, because the Gale Shoes are in
           the bottom cave.

           Anyways, from where you are, head north.  Just walk through your
           battles, and then get to the oasis village in the northwest.  Buy an
           Herb to heal, and buy another for future use.  Buy the Cursed Mask
           as well, and Pray if needed.

           Then,head over to the caves.  The caves are set up like this:

           C   C   C
             C   C
               C

           The bottom cave has the Gale Shoes as well as a Mimic, and the top
           east cave has two Mimics.  The middle-west cave has a thief in it
           named Scorpio who is willing to help you.  So!  Enter those caves
           and ignore the others, and then you'll get both Titles.  Then enter
           the Evil Lord's csatle, and destroy the Evil Lord.

           Speed running this level is really simple.  Just level up until you
           are level 10 or higher next to the oasis in the northwest, and buy
           an Herb to heal up.  Buy another for the boss battle, and then buy
           the Cursed Mask as well.  Then dash over to the boss battle and dash
           until the boss is defeated.  A really easy level.


--- Level 25-2: Another Goddess ---   (1lvl25-2ag)
(Note that this level will still be unplayable even if you beat all other modes
 or all that nonsense.  You have to first of all unlock this level path by not
 saving the village from the volcano in the Fire Mountain Level, and then you
 also have to defeat 108 Evil Lords.  You can repeat levels to do this,
 obviously.)
VALHALLA KNIGHTS!
Titles:  Dragon Tamer - Get all 9 ultimate powers to get the Balmung
         Deity Power - Beat the level by yourself

Target Time:  4:30 minutes

You > Evil Level:  45

Reward:  

Strategy:  This level, I'm not going to lie, can either be really fun, or
           really freaking frustrating.  If you're trying to beat it in under
           the target time, it sucks.  If you're trying to get all 9 ultimate
           powers, it sucks.  If you're trying to beat the level by yourself,
           that REALLY sucks.  And you know what sucks the most?  You spend
           about 3 minutes per play, and then the time runs out.  And then you
           have to start all over again.  I'm not going to lie, this is a
           love/hate level for me, and if you hate replaying long levels, you
           will probably also hate this level.

           Anyways, you cannot get both Titles in one run.  Since you have to
           recruit allies to get their respective ultimate powers, you won't be
           able to beat the level by yourself since you already relied on the
           help of the allies.  So!  Let's try out getting "Dragon Tamer"
           first!

           Equipment:  Weapon - Sage's Staff
                       Helmet - Horned Helm
                       Armor - Turtle Mail
                       Shield - Spike Shield
                       Footwear - Gale Shoes

           Dash over to the village in the east, and talk to the man in the
           green shirt to accept the Grass Quest.  Finish that, and come back
           to the village.  Heal with an Herb and buy another one.  Talk to the
           man again for another Grass Quest, and complete a Mantis Quest as
           well.  Pray if needed.  Do these quests as much as you want, but
           don't let the Praying fee get too high.  Step into the red portal
           and enter the initial village.

           Hire the Fighter, the Thief, and the Clergy.  Now head back to the
           other village and enter the village in the far east.  Talk to all of
           the people, and then exit the village.  Step on the blue portal and
           set the warp destination here.  Head towards the easternmost corner
           of the map, and you'll see something sparkle in the water.  Walk
           into it (since the water is shallow, you don't even need the Swimmer
           Ring) and you should encounter the Legendary Guardian that Yamao was
           talking about.  Dash into it until it's defeated, and then run into
           the red portal to the south.  Enter the village and talk to Yamao
           for 2500G, as well as 10G meals.  If you didn't complete the other
           quests, hurry up and do them as well.

           Walk to the west a little, and head up the stairs until you're on
           snowy ground.  Walk into the blue portal and press X on it to make
           it your new destination warp point.  Head into the hole to the north
           and talk to the Chairman.  Then head into the door, and then go on
           the left-most path.  From there, get into the left cave.  Enter all
           three of the caves to pick up a treasure at the end, and you will
           gain 1600G total from it.  Now, enter back into the cave system, but
           this time, take the right-most path.  If you enter all the caves
           here, you'll get a Hammer which is worth 10G, and a blue gem for
           500G.  That should clear the quest.

           Now, head back outside and take the western snowy path.  When you
           see a set of stairs, walk up them and enter the cave.  Take the
           first door, and then dash down to the bottom.  You'll fight a
           monster in return for the Thief's Ultimate Power.  Just dash and
           then beat it.

           Thief's Power: Check!

           Now, sprint back to the cave, and if you need to, Pray.  You should
           use your Herb when your health gets low.  Now, enter the cave again
           and this time, enter the second door.  Do the same thing that you
           did with the Thief, and you'll get the Fighter's Ultimate Power.

           Fighter's Power: Check!

           Now step onto a red portal somewhere or just sprint back to the
           village, and talk to the lady in the igloo.  Dismiss the Fighter and
           the Thief.  Talk to the Machine, and get him to join your Party.
           Go back to the starting area and hire the Clergy again and the Mage
           as well.  Now head back to the snowy village and get up the western
           stairs again.  Head east and enter the cave there.  You'll see a
           village.  If you need to heal or Pray, do it there.  Now, head
           north and enter the hole on the squarish platform.  Run into the
           danger spot, and fight the oozing enemy.  After beating it, it'll
           grant the Mage Ultimate Power.

           Mage's Power: Check!

           That's three down, six to go.  Now, from where you are, head south
           and then west.  Enter the hole to the north and enter the danger
           spot.  Dash into the enemy and you'll get the Machine's Ultimate
           Power.

           Machine's Power: Check!

           Head back to the other hole, and step in the western hole this time.
           This will take you to the Clergy's ultimate weapon.  Dash until you
           win, and then you'll get the Clergy's Ultimate Power.

           Clergy's Power:  Check!

           Sprint back to the village and Pray and Heal if you need to.  Now
           step in a red portal if you can find one, or just head back to the
           snowy village.  Disband the party.  Head back to the eastern cave
           that you just came out of, except this time enter the hole that is
           to the south of it.  Just follow the holes until you eventually come
           to a forest.  Enter the clearing in the forest and press X.  Dash to
           the village and talk to the Traveler.  Then sprint to the cave in
           the east and dash into the monster until it dies.  Get back to the
           village and talk to the Traveler again.  He'll join you, and he'll
           reveal himself as the Enchanter.  Now hire the Ninja, and buy the
           Crystal for a whopping 2000G in the shop.  Then buy an Herb from the
           girl if you need to.  Enter the red portal and get sent back to the
           snowy village.

           Ninja's Power: Check!

           All that is left are the Dog's Ultimate Power, the Enchanter's
           Ultimate Power, and your own Ultimate Power.  So now, let's get the
           Dog.  Head west and fight a battle on the snowy square.  You'll
           fight the Dog.  After beating it, the Dog will join you.  Nice!  Now
           Head north and enter the hole.  Then head south, and dash into the
           enemy until it dies.  The Dog will get its Ultimate Power.

           Dog's Power: Check!

           Now to get the Enchanter's Ultimate Power, head into the treasure
           cave again.  Take the right path, and then take the middle door.
           Take the hole that is a little bit to the northeast of the other
           western hole.  Then dash down and get the Enchanter's Power.

           Enchanter's Power: Check!

           Nice!  Now all you have to do is get your own Power.  Note that you
           cannot get this unless you have already gotten all of the other
           people's powers.  So... get back to the snowy village, and then head
           back to the sunken village.  Get to the last remaining Danger spot
           in the east, and then battle the guy there.  If you have less than
           25 seconds, then don't battle this guy.  Heal with your Herb if you
           need to.  After the battle, you'll get Balmung.  Hell ******* Yes.

           Your Power: Check!

           Now head back to the sunken village to stock up on Herbs, and Pray.
           Enter the hole right next to the village, and Dash to the other end
           and get into the cave.  Enter the Evil Lord's castle, and dash until
           she is defeated.  Congratulations.  You got the Balmung Title.

           -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -

           Whew!  Onwards to the "Deity Power" Title.  (Sorry for the little
           barrier above this; I had to separate these two sections with
           something or I would have gone insane from trying to distinguish the
           two strategies.  :P)

           Anyways, this is considerably easier than "Dragon Tamer".  Just head
           on over to Quest village and do the quests until you have around
           12000G or so, just to be on the safe side.  Then go to the far east
           village and do the Legendary Guardian Quest.  Head back to Quest
           village and do quests until you have around 17000G, and then head
           into sunken village.  Stop by the snowy village if you need to if
           you need to Pray and heal.  Then at the snowy village, enter the
           hole that is right next to the village.  Train in the path that the
           hole leads to until you're level 45, and then head back to the
           sunken village to heal, buy an Herb for the boss battle, and Pray.
           Then own the boss.  Simple as that.

           And finally, the speed run.  This is actually pretty difficult
           because you have to allot your time to certain things.  Should you
           be saving up on money so that you can Pray whenever you want to?
           ...Well, I'll help you out a bit here.  That's why I made this
           guide.

           So!  Periodically dash over to the Quest Village, and then heal up
           there.  Purchase an Herb as well.  Accept both quests, and only
           fight on the grass.  If you fight in the forest, you'll probably
           most likely die.  Dash at all times so that you don't waste time;
           you can spare the extra 30G for the Herb.  After finishing the grass
           quest, go back to the village and accept the grass quest again.
           Fight in the forest until time gets low, and then Pray.  Finish the
           grass quest twice and the mantis quest once.  Then dash over to the
           seaside village.

           Pray there if you need to.  Accept all the quests, and then make the
           portal there your destination portal.  Dash to where the Legendary
           Guardian is and attack it at first chance.  Dash into it until it
           is defeated, and then run around on the beach to look for the keys.
           Enter the red portal when your time gets low, and Pray at the
           village.  Talk to Yamao, and then head back outside to finish the
           quest with the screw parts.  After finishing that, talk to Machine
           and then dash over to the snow village.  Make the blue portal here
           your destination portal.

           Heal at the snow village, and Pray if you need to.  Do not hire
           Machine yet.  Get over to the hut where the Ninja and the Enchanter
           are.  Talk to the Enchanter, and buy an Herb at the place.  Kill the
           monster in the cave, and talk to the Enchanter again.  Hire the
           Ninja and get his Crystal.  Then step into the red portal.  From
           here, power up the Enchanter.  (If you forgot how to, scroll up a
           little to the part that describes getting the Enchanter his Ultimate
           Power.)  Dash over to the sunken village, and buy an Herb there to
           heal yourself.  Pray if you need to.  Then head into the
           northwestern-most hole and get Machine's Ultimate Power.  Head back
           to the village and enter the hole right next to it.  Fight battles
           here until your time runs low, and then get back to the sunken
           village to heal.

           Train for a full minute, and then head back to the sunken village to
           buy an Herb for healing, and one for the Boss Battle.  Pray.  And
           then get ready for the moment of truth!  Dash into the hole next to
           the village, and then dash over to the Judgment Goddess' castle.
           Don't dash into her, just let the auto-battle do the work.  Heal
           when you need to, and when it gets down to around 10 seconds, then
           start dashing.  If your HP gets too low, then just stay back and
           hope that Machine is able to take the Goddess down.

           ...You want to get an even lower time?  Well, Kwing outlined a
           strategy that got him under 3:57 on this level.  Which is pretty
           damn fast.  His strategy in his own words is below.

         .--------------------------------------------------------------------.
         | SPEED RUN STRATEGY #2                                              |
         | I have managed as low as 3:57, but I have a shorter time on Hard   |
         | Mode. When I did that run, I chose Mage, Thief, and Machine. My    |
         | reasoning was that Thief and Mage use ranged weapons and won't get |
         | killed when fighting Judgment, and the Machine is slow but deals   |
         | ridiculous damage. While he won't be good for grinding missions,   |
         | this will make him extremely good against Judgment. I dashed to    |
         | the second town and beat the Grass monster quest once, then went   |
         | back to the town and hired the Thief and Mage. Of course, the next |
         | thing I did after that was defeat the Guardian for the massive     |
         | Gold, and beat the quest for the Machine. I may or may not have    |
         | gotten the Seaweed quest in the meantime. The weapon for the Thief |
         | is right by the cave in the frozen area, so I went for that next,  |
         | then ground until level 20 or so before going into the underground |
         | area. The enemies there don't give the best experience, so it's a  |
         | really bad waste of time if they deal more than 1 damage to you in |
         | there, because you're burning a lot of HP for not much experience  |
         | in return. So while I was in there I got the other two ultimate    |
         | weapons, then ground a little bit until I was in my mid-30s I      |
         | think, then I went for Judgment. The Machine is the key here.      |
         '--------------------------------------------------------------------'

           Finally.  Valhalla Knights 30.  Is done.  Take a break from the game
           and rest your eyes.  Think that was fun?  If you did, you'll really
           like the Hero 300 Mode.

                      =====  INCOMPETENT PATH END  =====


--- Level 26: Grand Wings ---   (1lvl26grwi)
Titles:  Grinder - Beat the level while at level 30 or higher
         Cursed Shoes - Get the Duel Greaves

Target Time:  0:50 minutes

You > Evil Level:  25

Reward:  Ice Shield

Strategy:  This is really easy.  From where you are, walk northeast and examine
           the sparkle in the forest.  Walk to the tree in the north to get the
           Dragon Leaf, and return to Syldonix.  Now, ride him to the village
           in the west.  Pray here if you need to, and buy the Royal Guard.
           Head into the village in the north and buy an Herb.  Heal if needed.
           Enter the cave to save the Boy Dragon, and then enter the cave to
           the east to save the Girl Dragon.  Dash the entire time when on
           Syldonix because dashing doesn't use any HP.

           Now head south and enter the cave that has an entrance with water in
           front of it.  Dash the entire time, and you'll get the Duel Greaves.
           This will get you the "Cursed Shoes" Title.  Head back to the
           village with the Herbs to heal up and Pray, and then just keep
           battling in the air until you reach level 30.  And then fly over to
           the Evil Lord's castle.  Dash into him until he's defeated.

           Time for a speed run!  You have 50 seconds to complete this level.
           Periodically dash over to where Syldonix is, and then get him his
           Dragon Leaf.  Climb onto him immediately, and dash-fly over to the
           Herb village.  Buy an Herb to heal, and another one for future use.
           Level up until time reaches ten seconds, and then save both of the
           dragons.  Pray at the village.  Battle for another ten seconds or so
           and dash-fly south to pick up the Royal Guard.  Then dash-fly back
           to the village for a last heal and one more future-use Herb.
           Infiltrate the Evil Lord's castle, and dash until Hyad is defeated.
           Use your Herb if necessary.

           Another strategy for a speed run is to bring the Balmung with you,
           and just dash over to Syldonix.  After that, only dash during the
           battles, and do not buy the Shield.  This strategy should get you a
           better time than the one above; I was able to get a 41.72 with it.
           This additional speed-run strategy was provided by Kwing (and he was
           able to get an insane 37.98 using this strategy).

That wasn't that bad, was it?  It's nice to have a break every once in a while.
Now, concerning the Duel Greaves.  They really are cursed.  You can't flee
anymore.  Now they may be amazing shoes and all that, but that takes all of the
Flee - periodic hit strategy out of the levels.  It's your choice if you want
to give up fleeing, but you can always unequip them if things don't go your
way.  Now, onwards to the next mission!


--- Level 27: Farewell Bandit Trio ---   (1lvl27fabt)
Titles:  Silver Lover - Obtain the Silver Sarit
         Fake Killer - Defeat 10 or more clones of Lord Larrie

Target Time:  0:50 minutes

You > Evil Level:  25

Reward:  Light Armor

Strategy:  This is actually one of my favorite missions for some reason.  I
           don't know why, maybe because there's character development in the
           level.  Anyways, you don't care about that.  Let's get on with that
           strategy!

           For this battle, do not equip the Duel Greaves.  It will be next to
           impossible to get the "Fake Killer" Title if you do.  However, if
           you plan on following this strategy to the word, it's okay to go in
           with the Duel Greaves because you'll be buying new shoes anyway.
           So from where you are, enter the village to the north.  Talk to Mo
           and Cully, and then battle your way to the village in the northeast.
           Heal yourself with an Herb, and buy another for future use.

           At around 15 seconds, a hole will open up just east of the village.
           Enter it, and then enter the hut that you get to.  Buy the Iron
           Boots for 300G, and then head southwards.  Get back to one of the
           villages and Pray.  Then battle around until the timer is down to 15
           seconds again, and enter the hole in the west this time.  Enter the
           tower, and dash until the bird is defeated.  Now dash-fly south and
           enter the cave all the way in the south.  Dash through all the
           Mic-mics and you'll get the Silver Sarit at the end.  This will get
           you the "Silver Lover" Title.

           Now dash-fly to the nearest village to Pray, and then buy an Herb at
           the seaside village for your Boss Battle.  You probably won't need
           it, but just to be on the safe side.  Get over to the enemy castle,
           and fight Larrie.  Don't dash though.  When you get close to him,
           start fleeing.  Count the clones you kill, and after killing 10,
           dash into Larrie until he's defeated.

           Now for the speed run.  Fly straight north and dash through the
           battles you get.  Get over to the seaside village and buy an Herb
           there to heal, and another for future use.  Quickly make your way
           over to the northwestern hole, and enter it as soon as you can.
           Get into the tower, and dash until the bird is defeated.  Then,
           dash-fly south to the eastern village and get another Herb.  Heal if
           you have to.  After stocking up on the Herbs, dash-fly to the castle
           and dash the entire time.  You should be able to get around 28
           seconds with this method.


--- Level 28: Infinite Weapon Lord ---   (1lvl28inwl)
Titles:  Sword Keeper - Obtain the Giant's Axe and Sea Spear
         Sword Killer - Beat the level without getting the Giant's Axe or Sea
                        Spear

Target Time:  0:40 minutes

You > Evil Level:  20

Reward:  White Horse

Strategy:  Alright, seeing as you can't get both Titles in one go, I'll provide
           the strategies as usual.  As is the custom.  Anyways, let's go with
           the "Sword Keeper" Strategy first.

           Dash-fly to the second village and ignore the first one.  Buy an
           Herb there, and dash-fly to the cave in the northwest.  You'll see
           it soon enough; a river of lava leads to it.  Dash the entire time
           throughout the battle, and then heal with your Herb when your HP
           gets low.  Now fight battles until the time gets close to 15 seconds
           and then Pray at the nearest possible village.  Fight some more
           until you have at least 5000G, but make sure not to go past 15
           seconds, or else Francisca will steal the weapon from you.  Buy the
           Giant's Axe from the soldier, and then dash-fly to the Herb-selling
           village.  Buy an Herb to heal and an Herb for later, and dash-fly to
           the village in the east.

           (Again, make sure to not let the time go beneath 15 seconds.)
           Talk to the soldier there, and then fly north.  Fly above the water
           there, and when you encounter an enormous shark-like monster, dash
           into it and kill it.  Then dash-fly back to the east village and
           talk to the soldier to get the Sea Spear.  This will get you the
           "Sword Keeper" Title if you beat the level.  Now heal at the Herb
           village and buy another Herb.  Get over to the Evil Lord's castle
           and own the Evil Lord.

           Now for the "Sword Killer" Title.  Really easy.  Just grind and
           grind until you're level 20, and then beat the Evil Lord.  Simple as
           that.

           The speed run is also very easy.  Dash-fly over to the Herb village
           and buy an Herb, and then get the Giant's Axe as soon as possible.
           Ignore the Sea Spear and just ram into Francisca until she's
           defeated.  Now, on to the second to last level...  My favorite level
           in Hero 30.

           Here's another speed run strategy provided by Kwing.  Bring the
           Dragon Lance along with you, and dash-fly to the cave in the
           northwest.  Dash through the battle and then dash-fly to the path
           below the pool of lava directly south of the cave.  Now encounter
           battles here, and dash through them.  It should only take two to get
           5000G.  Now enter the village to the left and buy the weapon from
           the guard.  Heal up by eating the 30G meal, and head outside.  Fight
           one more battle on the path, and then dash-fly to the center village
           to heal up and grab an Herb.  Now, dash to the castle and dash into
           the Evil Lord until she's beaten.  This should get you around 20 to
           21 seconds, which is a significant improvement on the other speed
           run strategy.


--- Level 29: Cursed Hero ---   (1lvl29hero)

                                    !!!WARNING!!!

(In order to explain how to get the Titles, I have to spoil some of the plot
 here.  This is arguably the most moving level of the game, and as such, I
 would not want to spoil it for you.  So, just go try and beat this on your own
 and if you really can't beat it or can't make sense of it, THEN come here.
 Not before.  Enjoy this level.  You're almost at the end of Hero 30.)

Titles:  True Hero - Refrain from killing the last zombie in the southern town
                     and get the Hero's Blade
         Liar - Kill the last zombie in the southern town...  *cries*

Target Time:  1:50 minutes

You > Evil Level:  30

Reward:  Lord Mail

Strategy:  If you're going to get the "True Hero" Title first, don't equip the
           Duel Greaves.  Okay?  Got that?  DON'T!  If you do, you'll feel like
           a person driving on a road with a fast-moving truck behind you and a
           cute innocent fawn in front of you.  I think you get the point.

           So from where you are, enter the blue castle and talk to the King.
           Then enter the village to the north and talk to the girl with an
           exclamation point above her head.  Then head northwards while
           killing enemies, and attempt to cross the bridge.  When getting into
           battle with the guys, you don't need to dash.  Especially if your
           health is low.  So just let auto-battle do it all.  After the battle
           and the scene, train in the swamp until you have enough money to
           buy both the Gaia Helm and the Glass Shield.

           Heal up, Pray if you need to, and then head south to the village.
           Enter it, and then talk to Sasha.  Now head to the north bridge, and
           then after the short scene, enter the Evil Lord's castle.  Don't
           dash; it's not worth it.  After beating the Evil Lord, head to the
           village right below where you bought the Gaia Helm and the Glass
           Shield.  Talk to Sasha again.  After the scene, cross the north
           bridge and get to the Monument.  Watch some more scenes.

           Travel to the clearing in the forest below.  Heal and Pray at the
           village first if you need to though.  At the forest, watch the
           scenes that follow, and you'll be given the "Rusted Sword" as well
           as a "Yes" or "No" choice.  Don't be a jerk.  Choose "Yes".  Even if
           you don't mean it...  Anyways, head north and break the Monument.

           ...The amazing music is gone...  Dammit.  Whatever, get to the Evil
           Lord's castle in the south.  Before you enter it though, buy an Herb
           and heal up.  Pray as well.  When you try to get to the castle, you
           will have to stop by the village.  When you're here... Kill all of
           the zombies except for the one staying behind.  This is why you did
           not equip the Duel Greaves.  Stay in battle, but flee from time to
           time so that you DO NOT touch the zombie.  After a certain amount of
           time, the battle will stop itself.  And you'll get the Hero Sword,
           as well as the "True Hero" Title.  Now go beat that Reaper Evil
           Lord.

           For the "Liar" Title, you do exactly the same thing.  Make sure you
           answer "Yes" to Sasha's question in the forest.  But now, when you
           go back to the southern village, kill *cringe* all the zombies.
           Including the last one.  Yeah, it sucks.  You'll get the "Liar"
           Title.  You'll also keep the Rusted Sword.

           And now, it's time to speed run this baby.  You have 1:50 minutes.
           ...Go!  Walk to the southern village and fight one battle outside of
           it.  Then eat the food in the village and talk to Sasha.  Walk to
           the north bridge while dashing through the battles.  Dash through
           the bridge battle as well, and then dash down south to the southern
           village.  Eat the food again (it's cheap) and talk to Sasha.  Now
           head north again, but this time, dash.  Defeat the Evil Lord and
           then Pray.  Then level up for a full 30 seconds in the swamp, and
           then head into the village again to Pray and talk to Sasha.  Dash to
           the Monument.

           Now, dash down to the forest and select "Yes".  Then dash northwards
           and eat the food in the swampy village.  Break the Monument Seal and
           then dash southwards.  Enter the southern village, and dash through
           the zombies, but leave the last one alone.  Get the Hero Sword, and
           then heal at the initial village.  Pray as well.  Then enter the
           Evil Lord's castle and dash until he is defeated.  (Now are you
           happy you didn't use the Herb 'til now?  :P)  And thus ends the
           Cursed Hero level.


--- Level 30: Last Battle ---   (1lvl30last)
Titles:  Brave - Obtain all the Brave Gear
         Portable - Beat the level with the Porta Statue

Target Time:  2:00 minutes

You > Evil Level:  35

Reward:  

Strategy:  Getting both Titles in one go is easy.  Just make sure you have your
           best Equipment equipped, and get ready!  Train in the first area
           until you're level 20 or so, and then head into the tower in the
           northwest.  Donovan will join your side.  Just dash through the
           battle.  From this battle, you'll get the Brave Crown.

           If you have more than ten seconds left, head into the cave in the
           north.  Sebastian will join you, and after the battle you'll get the
           Porta Statue.  Pray at the first village and heal if you need to.
           Now head to the southeastern village and talk to Rex there to pick
           him up.  Head north into the cave, and then head south.  Walk down
           the stairs and get into the next cave.  Dash into the monster until
           it's defeated, and Scorpio will join you.  You'll also get another
           piece of the Brave Gear set!  Now dash as fast as you can back to
           Rex's village to Pray.  Then heal at the initial village.

           From here, head into the northeast corner of the map and enter the
           little canoe.  Dash through the battle and Hank will join you.  You
           will also get the Shine Shield.  Now head into the village to the
           south of you, and pick up Barbara and Richard.  Pray, and head west.
           In the northwestern corner of the map is another village.  Talk to
           Dain to get him to join, and heal up.  Pray if you need to.  Now get
           back to the tunnel that led to the place where you got Scorpio.

           Walk into the village to the south.  Talk to Catherine to let her
           join, and talk to Natalie to get her to join as well.  Heal up, and
           then encounter the enemy to the south by walking into it.  Just dash
           the entire time and you should beat it very quickly.  Now head up
           the stairs to the Evil Lord's castle and beat the Guardian there as
           well.  Pray if you need to, and then enter the hole that is to the
           west of the Evil Lord's castle.  This will lead you to the final
           cave.  Enter it, and defeat the enemy there to let Karen join you.
           You'll also get the Brave Blade.  Head back into the hole, and then
           Pray and heal at the village.

           Enter the Evil Lord's castle, and dash into the Overlord until he is
           defeated.  ...And that's the end of Hero 30.  Ready for a speed run?
           Now beware, this level's speed run ranks among the tougher ones.
           Anyways, let's do this.  Walk north, and just walk into any monsters
           that come your way.  Walk around just north of the village, and
           train until you're level 10.  Pray and heal in the village, and then
           dash over to Donovan's tower.  Beat all the guys there (you don't
           have to dash) and then head over to Sebastian's cave.  Beat all the
           guys there (again, you don't have to dash) and then dash back to the
           village.  Heal up, and start training.

           When you reach level 20, fight the guardian to the north.  Just dash
           into it until it's defeated.  Then dash over to the village and
           recruit Catherine and Natalie.  After that, train in the grassy area
           (dash throughout all battles) until you're around level 25, and then
           heal up in the village.  Pray whenever you need to; you have way
           more than enough money.  Then head into Scorpio's cave and dash into
           the guy until he's defeated.  Then beat the guardian that's blocking
           the way to the castle, and Pray and heal.  Level up in the grass
           until you're level 33, and then Pray and Heal again.  Sprint to the
           castle, and dash the entire battle.  Just hope you make it in time.

Congratulations.  You've successfully gotten all Titles and beaten all Target
Times in Hero 30.  Now, it's time to move onto the next game mode; Evil Lord
30.  Have fun!


:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: EVIL LORD 30 :::::::::::::::::::::::::(3evl30)
Ahh, Evil Lord 30.  This game mode is really entertaining and fun.  It's the
second game mode you'll be playing (unless you want to play Princess 30 first,
or if you are playing this instead of Hero 30 first...), and it involves using
strategy in just 30 seconds.  Sounds fun, right?  It is.  However, this game
mode passes by much faster than Hero 30, so don't expect this to be some sort
of epic adventure.  It's just a way to pass one century to eventually get to
battle Noire again.  :P  Now that that's out of the way, let the strategies
begin!

(Just a couple things to remember.  There are no Titles in any of the game
 modes except for Hero 30.  So you won't have to go around searching for any
 stuff to do solely for the sake of getting a Title.  That being said, there
 are still ranks for each level, so I'll try to cover the strategy that will
 get you that best rank.)

Start up the mode, and choose yourself a name.  Then, watch the following
scenes.  And then get ready for a battle.  When asked if you want a tutorial on
how the battles work, choose "Yes".  This will explain the battle system, and
tell you how to summon monsters and whatnot.

You can summon 3 types of monsters.  Strong Brutes, who you summon by pressing
O.  The Triangle button will summon fast Nimbles.  And the Square button will
summon ranged magic Shooters.  There also three types of humans, who have the
same types as your summoned monsters.  This makes it so that you have to plan
which summoned monster you use to best combat the enemy.  Enemy Bandits are
Nimbles, and Magic does not work well against Nimbles.  However, Brutes kill
Nimbles really fast.  Shooters kill Brutes fast, and Nimbles kill Shooters.
Like Rock Paper Scissors.

Anyways, pressing X will allow your summoned monsters to charge.  Another thing
to keep in mind is that the longer you wait to summon your monsters, the more
powerful they'll be.  If you just keep mashing the buttons, you'll get a lot of
weak monsters.  However, the monsters stop getting stronger after a while.  You
can tell if the symbol around the Evil Lord is completely filled with the
purple shade.  The last thing to remember is that if you get hit by any enemy,
your symbol will decrease in size.  This will lower the amount of power you can
pack into each summoned monster you make.  Which means that your monsters will
drop down in level.  So don't get hit.

(I skillfully rewrote the information in the tutorial, didn't I...?  XD)


--- Level 1: At Violet Castle ---   (2lvl1atvio)
Objective:  Defeat all of the Bandits

So.  This level is basically a tutorial level.  In order to get the Beautiful
Evil Lord rank, you have to just beat the level.  There's no time limit.
Simple.  Walk over to the Bandits and press O on them.  The monsters follow you
around, so you'll have to walk over to the people.  And you'll be done soon
enough.


--- Level 2: Village at the Base ---   (2lvl2viatb)
Objective:  Destroy the statue

Millenia will tell you that the lumberjacks are Brute-type enemies.  You know
what that means!  Start using your Shooters!  As for the Statue, once you
defeat the enemies, you can just use anything on that.

This level is actually also very easy.  Just wait until the symbol is filled
with purple, and then start summoning Shooters.  (Remember, you have to
periodically summon monsters in order to keep them at full power.  Don't just
mash the button.)  Move slowly forward as you accumulate an army of Shooters.
The Shooters will automatically target the Statue... And it'll break.  Yay!


--- Level 3: Path ---   (2lvl3path-)
Objective:  Defeat all enemies

Millenia will give you a tutorial about Magic Power (basically what I already
talked about concerning the circular symbol the Evil Lord is standing on).
After that, walk to the right and start summoning more Shooters.  Walk up and
down the left side of the open area and summon your monsters so that you can
cover the entire area.  Then hunt down any stragglers with your Shooters.  And
that's basically it.


--- Level 4: Large Town ---   (2lvl4large)
Objective:  Destroy two Noire statues

You'll chance upon a meeting with the Time Goddess here.  Choose "Yes" when she
asks you a question, and she'll tell you that she's opening up a shop that
stops time.  She calls it the "Time-Stop-Shop".  ... Whatever.  Anyways, the
concept behind this thing is that when you get low on time, you can go over to
the shop and rewind time.  However, knowing the Goddess, this means you have to
pay some fee as well...  Anyways, you get money by defeating enemies.  So if
you ever need to rewind time, be sure you have at least some money since her
services cost all of your money.  ...Yeah, you heard right.  ALL of your money.
So don't use her services if you want to deposit money into Millenia's Bank,
which I will go into more depth later.

Now to beat this level, head right.  Start summoning strong Brutes on the
Nimbles there, and then summon some Brutes onto the Statue to destroy it.  Some
Nimbles come out from the houses, so if you want to save yourself the trouble,
just destroy the houses with your Brutes.  Then, walk west and start summoning
Shooters.  Try to encircle the army of Brutes with your Shooters so that they
are attacked from all sides, and then after taking care of the Brutes, summon
some more Brutes onto the last Noire statue.  And you're done.  (Remember, if
you want to earn money, you have to pick up the tokens...  So pick them up.)

Now, time to explain the Millenia Bank.  If you save up money from levels, then
you can deposit it into the Millenia Bank.  After collecting a certain amount,
you can level up at the Goddess Spa.  So collecting money is actually
important.  If you defeated all the enemies in this level and collected all of
the tokens, you'll automatically level up at the World Map screen.  The game
will tell you that "You got sexier at the Goddess Spa!"  ...And that makes us
level up...?  If you feel like you're under-leveled at a point in the game,
you can always replay previous levels to get more G.  Anyways, head on to the
next level.


--- Level 5: Small Fort ---  (2lvl5small)
Objective:  Destroy one Noire Statue

At the beginning of the level, Millenia will inform you that the archers are
Shooter types.  Go ahead and start summoning high level Nimbles on them.  Move
towards the Nimbles guarding the statue, and destroy the cannons by summoning
Brutes on top of them.  Be careful not to get hit by the balls the cannons
shoot.  If you walk into the area to the right of the bottom cannon, you'll
find the Wandering Jelly, which will help you win.  When you get to the archers
surrounding the statue, make sure that you have at least some Nimbles in front
of you for arrow fodder.  Letting your monsters die is a lot better than being
hit yourself, selfish as that sounds.

You have to be careful around the archers protecting the statue, because the
arrows come at you no matter where you try to get to.  So just plow through
with an army of your Nimbles and hope you can get to the Statue in time.


--- Level 6: Spirit Path ---   (2lvl6spirp)
Objective:  Defeat the Minister

Millenia will tell you that wild monsters wandering in each level can actually
be allies.  If you allow your mana symbol to touch them, then they will join
you.  So when you get control of Evil Lord, gather the Mammoths to the left and
head north.  Walk through the path and gather all of the birds as well.  Now,
when you exit the path, Reinforcements will come in the form of Archers.  So
start summoning Nimbles.  Gather all the coins, and stay behind your army of
monsters.  The Minister will be finished off soon enough.

Now, you have the choice to either get the Fabulous Foursome (...perverted
much...?) or head on with the story.  If you want to head on with the story,
read on.  If not, then skip down to the 16th level and read from there up to
the end of level 23, and then return to level 7.


--- Level 7: Cobbled Bridge ---   (2lvl7coblb)
(Note that if you don't have the Fabulous Foursome, you can still beat these
 levels.  The Foursome just make it a bit easier.)
Objective:  Defeat Bill the Assassin

Easier than you think it is.  Really.  As soon as you can move, summon Brutes.
Move toward the Nimbles and let the Brutes go to work.  After finishing off the
Nimbles, start summoning Shooters and head south to take care of the enemy
Brutes.  Bill will start walking toward you, and it is then that you can
surround him with an army of Brutes.  He'll go down in about 5 seconds.


--- Level 8: Coastline ---   (2lvl8coast)
Objective:  Rescue the Purple-Haired Girl

Take control of the jellyfish in the north and then start summoning Brutes.
Take care of the enemy nimbles and then go on to summon Nimbles.  Be careful
and avoid the enemy archer's arrows.  After accumulating about 5 of your own
Nimbles, order a Charge to take care of the Archers since they are the most
dangerous enemy unit.  Then take care of the enemy Brutes with your Shooters.
As time runs low, summon as many Shooters as you can and get your Brutes to
just charge the other enemy Brutes.  Get over to the Purple-Haired girl and
touch her to end the level.  A slightly more difficult level, but still not all
that bad.

In order to get a Beautiful Evil Lord Title, Summon one Brute to take care of
the enemy Nimbles, and then make the jellyfish charge the Archers.  Make more
Nimbles if you need to, and then immediately start summoning Shooters to
distract the enemy Brutes.  Ignore them though, and just go for the
Purple-Haired Girl.  If you get under 20 seconds, you'll get the Beautiful Evil
Lord rank.

After finishing this level, you'll unlock levels 24-29.  They branch off from
level 4.  If you want to play those levels, skip down to level 24 and read on
up until the end of level 29.  However, if you want to keep continuing on in
the story, just keep reading.


--- Level 9: Large Fort ---   (2lvl9lgfrt)
Objective:  Destroy the Noire Statue

Wait until your mana symbol is full, and then summon a Shooter.  Summon about
4 of them and have the take on the Brutes.  Don't head north just yet though;
amass a group of about 5 Nimbles and then have them charge northward.  Trust
me, there's a group of Archers up there.  Dangerous things.  Anyways, when the
Archers' numbers dwindle to about two, start summoning more Shooters to take
care of the enemy Brute reinforcements.  While the enemy Brutes are distracted,
summon a high-level Brute on the Noire Statue, and you'll destroy it.  Easy.


--- Level 10: Town Square ---   (2lvl10twns)
Objective:  Defeat Clive the Mercenary

Start summoning Brutes, and get them to charge into the enemy Nimbles.  Summon
some Nimbles yourself, and when you finish taking care of the Nimbles, take
your Nimbles and have them charge north to the Archers.  Clive will start
running towards you, so summon some Brutes to take him on.  If you want to, you
can discover the Wandering Jelly in this level as well.  He's in the middle of
the area.  So anyways, after this battle, you'll get a lot of money because
there are a lot of enemies in this battle.


--- Level 11: Maze Fort ---   (2lvl11maze)
Objective:  Defeat Noire

This is actually really easy.  Summon one or two Nimbles and have them dash
eastward to the Archers there.  Then summon another Nimble and have it dash
into the cannon that's blocking the way to Noire.  When you reach Noire, have a
Brute sit on him, and you'll discover...  It's not Noire at all.  ...You didn't
actually think that you were going to face Noire here, did you?


--- Level 12: Castle Town ---   (2lvl12cast)
Objective:  Destroy 5 Noire Statues

Start summoning Brutes.  Have them kill the two enemy Nimbles in the north and
then have them break the Noire statue.  Send some of them charging into the
eastern room, but don't go in there yourself.  Do the same for the room in the
west.  Now head northwards, and summon a Brute onto the Nimbles there.  Then
send your Brutes charging into the statue on the left and the statue on the
right.

(The reason I'm telling you to charge them into the rooms is that if you go in
 the rooms yourself, you'll be completely surrounded by enemies.  Not a good
 situation to find yourself in.)


--- Level 13: Castle Gates ---   (2lvl13caga)
Objective:  Destroy the Noire Statue

Gather the Bird Monsters, and then start summoning Brutes.  Avoid the Archers
because you can't get to them.  Then, have all of your Brutes charge into the
building in the north, and have them recharge to destroy the Noire Statue.
Another really easy level.


--- Level 14: Great Hall ---   (2lvl14grha)
Objective:  Defeat the Minister

This is one of the harder levels.  You start out in the middle of the map and
are surrounded by many enemies.  The Nimbles aren't much of a threat though.
It's the line of Archers that are Protected by Brutes.  You're going to have to
summon a lot of Shooters to take care of them, and then when the enemy Brutes
show a gap in their defenses, start sending in Nimbles.  When your time gets
low, Pay at the Goddess Store.  As long as you get under 1:00 in this, then
you'll get the Beautiful Evil Lord rank.

You can also find the Wandering Jelly near the top of the walkway (not at the
top of the screen).  You don't need to find it though; it's just there for some
extra help.


--- Level 15: King's Room ---   (2lvl15king)
Objective:  Defeat the King

Alright.  There are only two units you will be needing to win this battle.  The
Shooter and the Brute.  The Brute will take care of Clive and the Nimbles, and
the Shooter will take care of Bill and the Brutes.  So when the battle starts,
summon about 4 Brutes and send them charging north towards the enemy Nimbles on
the right.  Then consistently summon Shooters to take care of the Brutes and
Bill.  Bill will probably come for you first, so surround him with Shooters
until he is defeated.  When Clive comes at you, turn towards him and pop a
fully-powerful Brute in his face.  That'll probably take care of him.  After
that is done, get all of your units to charge north to the King.  He should be
defeated by then.

If you keep losing due to time constraints, then in the beginning of the level
after you summon your Brutes and let them charge, Pay at the Time-Stop-Shop the
first chance you get.  That should be enough time for you to get under the
Beautiful Evil Lord Target Time, and it should also be enough time for you to
defeat Bill, Clive, and the King.

Now, all that's left to do is defeat Noire at level 30.  You can either do
that...  Or you can keep reading and get the Fabulous Four.  And then you can
do the side levels that branch off of level 4.  If you've already done those,
there's no need to stay here.  Skip down to section (2lvl30noir) if you want to
play the last level.


--- Level 16: Forest Entrance ---   (2lvl16fore)
Objective:  Defeat the Lumberjacks

This is a really easy level.  Simply summon as many high level Shooters as you
can while walking around and hunting down the Lumberjacks.  Use the mini-map to
locate them, and just leave a Shooter next to each one.  Really, really easy
level.


--- Level 17: Spirit Forest ---   (2lvl17spir)
Objective:  Save the Earth Spirit

Another really easy level.  Summon about 4 full-leveled Shooters, and send them
charging northwards.  Then summon around 3 Nimbles and then keep summoning
Nimbles while walking north.  Archer reinforcements will come, so let your
Nimbles take care of them.  While all your monsters are fighting, just head
north and touch Demetria of Earth.  And you're done.

(For a speed run, just summon two Shooters and send them charging north.  Then
 summon more Shooters around you and head north while being protected by them.
 After killing the Lumberjacks, just go up and touch Demetria while ignoring
 the Archers.)

After the battle, Demetria will explain what her powers do.  So!  Seems pretty
useful, right?  When those pesky Archers are getting in your way, you can use
Demetria's Power by touching her and pressing the R button to stop them.  Of
course, she would need to be in the area, but that's besides the point.  Now on
to get the Water Spirit!


--- Level 18: Waterfront ---   (2lvl18watf)
Objective:  Defeat the Hunters

Use the same strategy as you did with level 16, except this time, use Nimbles.
...That's all I can really say here, really; it's extremely easy.


--- Level 19: Spirit Lake ---   (2lvl19spir)
Objective:  Save the Water Spirit

Summon a lot of high-level Nimbles and head west on the southern path.  Gather
any wild monsters on the southern path as well.  At the southwestern corner of
the map, there is a group of enemy archers.  Direct all of your Nimbles there
as you stay behind to be protected from the Archers.  Then, get your Nimbles to
charge into the barrier to break it.  Touch the Water Spirit, and you're done.

(For a speed run, summon some Nimbles and gather the monsters in the southern
 area, and have them charge all the way to the other side.  When you get there,
 summon more Nimbles to defeat all the Archers.  As soon as the Archers are
 defeated, send them into the rocks and touch the Water Spirit.  If your timer
 is above 10 seconds, then you'll have the Beautiful Evil Lord rank.)

You already know how to use Spirit's powers, so I'm not going to explain it
here.  Let's move on.


--- Level 20: Windy Path ---   (2lvl20wind)
Objective:  Defeat all enemies

Again, same strategy as both levels 16 and 18, except with Brutes.  However, be
careful to not run into the barricades; charge your monsters into them instead.
Otherwise, you'll be damaged and your maximum mana will drop.


--- Level 21: Spirit Valley ---   (2lvl21spva)
Objective:  Follow the Wind Spirit

This level is a bit annoying at first, but it isn't so bad.  Summon some
Shooters and have them kill the Brutes in the northeastern part of the map.
Summon some Brutes in case the enemy Nimbles come after you, and try and track
down the fast-moving red dot on the map.  Touch the Wind Spirit, and you'll add
him to your army of Spirits.


--- Level 22: Volcano Fort ---   (2lvl22volc)
Objective:  Destroy the Noire statue

...Getting tired of the same strategy every other level?  ...Well, this is
slightly different.  There will be enemy Brutes and enemy Archers, so prepare
accordingly.  Also, there are some cannons to take care of, so summon some
Nimbles to charge into those.  Now, keep summoning more and more Nimbles and
Shooters to take care of the Brutes and the Archers, and then when you get to
the ending area, have all of your monsters charge the Noire Statue.  You should
be able to get under the Target Time and get the Beautiful Evil Lord rank.


--- Level 23: Spirit Mountain ---   (2lvl23spmo)
Objective:  Defeat the Minister

Another really easy level.  Just send a bunch of Shooters upwards towards the
line of Brutes, and then when you see a gap in their defenses, rush in and pop
a full-powered Brute on top of the Minister.  Very effective at defeating
humans.  And that will be it.

Now, you can keep reading to cover the "Millenia Substory".  Or you can skip to
Level 30 to beat the Evil Lord story mode.  Your choice.


--- Level 24: Path to the Past ---   (2lvl24pttp)
Objective:  Rescue the girl

All you have to do to beat this level is summon Shooters while walking toward
the end of the path.  Reach the girl, and touch her.  (...That sounds really
perverted.  Sorry about that.)  That's all there is to do.  


--- Level 25: Forest of Memories ---   (2lvl25foms)
Objective:  Rescue the girl

This is a bit harder, but not by much.  Summon Shooters and charge them at the
first group of Lumberjacks.  Summon some Nimbles and some Brutes, because
Reinforcements will appear when you reach the middle of the area.  When it
seems like their numbers are dwindling, charge everyone to the right, and head
for the girl in the confusion.


--- Level 26: Village of Laws ---   (2lvl26viol)
Objective:  Rescue the girl

Head northeast while summoning Brutes, as well as the occasional Shooter.  Then
follow the girl and touch her.


--- Level 27: Mystery Mansion ---   (2lvl27myma)
Objective:  Defeat all enemies

If you got the Earth Spirit already, summon Nimbles and Shooters while getting
over to the Spirit.  As soon as you touch the Spirit, press R and summon a lot
of Brutes and Nimbles.  Just keep summoning, and try to take care of the
Archers first, because as usual they're the most dangerous.  However, first
things first... Get out of there, and then own the guys from the outside.
Being on the inside will make you open to attacks on all sides.

(For a speed run, summon a bunch of Shooters in the center of the area and
 wait for the enemy Nimbles to bunch together.  Then summon a full-powered
 Brute on them to take care of them all.  Circle around north and summon
 Shooters to kill the enemy Brutes from behind, and touch the Earth Spirit.
 Keep in mind that in order to do a speed run, the Earth Spirit makes things
 much easier.  Anyways, as soon as you use the Earth Spirit power, summon a
 bunch of Nimbles to dash south into the Archers.  By the end, you should have
 beaten the level in under 17 seconds or so.)


--- Level 28: Path to the Truth ---   (2lvl28pttt)
Objective:  Catch the Chief

This is a hard level for the Evil Lord story mode.  Summon a bunch of Brutes
and send them charging eastward.  Summon a couple of Shooters as well to
counter the enemy Brutes in the north.  When you get to the area with a lot of
Archers and Nimbles, summon a bunch of Brutes to kill the Nimbles and then send
in the Nimbles to focus on the Archers.  Head east and then touch the Chief to
end the level.  Of course, don't forget to pay at the shop if you need to.

For a speed run, just keep moving to the right.  When you see a unit in front
of you, summon a monster that will kill it, but keep moving to the right unless
the human is hitting you.  When it comes to the huge area with Archers and
Nimbles just keep summoning Brutes so you can stay in cover while killing the
Nimbles and moving eastward.  Then touch the Chief.


--- Level 29: Bat Mansion ---   (2lvl29batm)
Objective:  Defeat Bat God

Ahh... My favorite mission of Evil Lord 30.  A people's story, you know?
Anyways, since the Bat God is a Shooter type, just send a bunch of Nimbles
charging towards the Bat God.  And that's the end.


--- Level 30: Noire Castle ---   (2lvl30noir)
Objective:  Defeat Noire

The last Evil Lord 30 mission.  Now that went by a lot quicker than Hero 30,
right?  Anyways, this mission isn't that hard.  It's actually pretty easy.
Get moving north, and Clive and Bill will join you.  When you reach the wall
of Noire statues, summon a bunch of high-level Shooters.  After breaking about
two of them or so, head around the wall of statues.  Summon high-level Nimbles
and set them on Noire.  He'll be defeated after about four Nimble attacks.

And... DONE!  You're finished with Evil Lord 30?  How do you feel?  Ready for
Princess 30 yet?  If you are, keep reading.


::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: PRINCESS 30 :::::::::::::::::::::::::(3pri30)
Okay!  Now we're at Princess 30, the third game mode of the game.  This is a
fast-paced shooter game, and you'll need decent reflexes to do well in this.

So.  Decide on a name for yourself, and watch the opening scenes.  When asked
if you would like a tutorial on how to play this game mode, choose "Yes".  The
controls will be explained to you.  If you need to shoot upwards, press and
hold Triangle.  Shoot downwards is the X button, shooting to the right is the O
button, and shooting left is the Square button.  To slow down, move to the back
end of the screen.


--- Level 1: Royalty Test ---   (3lvl1royal)
Objective:  Retrieve the Minister's Glasses

This is just a tutorial mission.  You'll see little arrows at the right-hand
side of the screen to show where the enemies are going to pop up next.  Pay
attention to this, because if you plan on getting a lot of money, you have to
fight the enemies, but if you plan on just going for speed, then you have to
avoid the enemies.

             .---------------------------------------------------.
             |__A COUPLE OF TIPS_________________________________|
             |                                                   |
             | Spraying -                                        |
             |    You can do this by tapping one of the shooting |
             |    buttons repeatedly.  Since arrows only get     |
             |    focused into a beam of arrows after holding    |
             |    down the respective shooting button for about  |
             |    a full second or two, you can spray by tapping |
             |    the button.  This is great for taking out a    |
             |    bunch of small enemies at once.                |
             |                                                   |
             | Concentrated Fire -                               |
             |    You can concentrate the firing of your arrows  |
             |    by holding down the respective shooting button |
             |    down.  It sprays for a bit, but then the       |
             |    arrows are concentrated into a line.  This is  |
             |    great for taking out high-HP enemies.          |
             |                                                   |
             '---------------------------------------------------'


--- Level 2: Herbs for All ---   (3lvl2hbfra)
Objective:  Retrieve a 7 Leaf Clover

Johnny and Max will give you a tutorial on how to use the soldiers.  Select
"Yes" to hear it, and they'll explain that if you get off the paved road, you
will slow down.  You hear that?  So don't go off-road wrangling unless you
decide that that will slow you down less than bumping into something on the
road.  Johnny and Max will also inform you of something called "Fever mode".
In Fever mode, you're invincible and hella fast.  But you have to kill a lot of
enemies to get it.  See that bar in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen?
You have to fill that up.  Another bonus is that the army gathered around
Princess will be invincible as well.

Fever mode is triggered as soon as the gauge is filled.  So if you need to save
it for something, don't kill any enemies.  Simple as that.  As soon as Fever
mode is triggered, the bar decreases rapidly, so kill as much stuff as you can
and don't slow down.  If you manage to kill a ton of enemies while in Fever
mode, you can actually prolong Fever mode.  However, if an enemy hits you, your
Fever mode gauge goes down.  So in short, don't hit enemies and kill them
instead.

...Now, let's get on with that strategy.  Try to kill all of the enemies by
spraying.  And remember, there's more than one shoot button.  So if you need to
kill some enemies off road, use either the Triangle or X button to shoot them.
When you get to the Clover, you'll start heading back, but a gigantic Slime
will encounter you.  It's fine if you get off the road now; just concentrate
your fire on it until it starts splitting into different slimes.  Then start
spraying.  You should be able to just finish it under the time limit.

Watch the scenes that follow, and then head on over to the next level.


--- Level 3: Missing Student ---   (3lvl3misss)
Objective:  Save the apprentice

You'll meet the Time Goddess in this level, and as usual, she's here to help
you out with your time troubles.  For a price.  ...She doesn't change, does
she?  Select "Yes" to hear about what she has to offer.  Instead of statues and
stores... This time, she has a "Goddess Carpet"!  Basically this thing works
only if you are standing/running on it.  It is placed onto the map at certain
places, and when you step on it, time immediately starts rewinding.  However,
your G immediately starts being depleted when standing/running on it as well.
So watch out for you G reserves before stepping on it.

You can actually beat this mission without using the Goddess Carpet.  Just stay
on the road the entire time and shoot any enemies coming your way.  Also, be
sure to shoot any boxes you see, because those contain G.  The apprentice is at
the end of the area.  Running into him will pick him up.  Now, when you're
heading on back, be sure to shoot any treasure chests that you forgot to shoot,
and concentrate your fire on the monsters trailing behind you.  You should be
able to finish the level with about a second to spare.  This will still get you
the 30 Second Rank.


--- Level 4: Carpenter Foreman ---   (3lvl4carpf)
Objective:  Get to the Carpenter Foreman

As soon as you exit the castle, you'll notice that the screen is set up in a
different format.  The rules are the same though; the layout's just different.
When Max asks you if you want to have a tutorial on fairies, choose "Yes".  He
will tell you that if you touch fairies, they entrust their power to you.

Red Fairy = Power Up
Blue Fairy = Speed Boost
Yellow Fairy = Spin Attack (Arrows are shot in all directions in a spiral)
Green Fairy = Tension Up (Fever gauge fills up faster)

As soon as the level starts, head to the right to pick up the Blue Fairy.  As
you start moving forward, look out for monsters heading across your path.
Shoot them and keep moving.  As soon as you reach the end, touch the Carpenter
and then pick up the Red Fairy.  Hug the bottom of the screen and spray the
boulders as they come.  You'll be able to destroy just about all of them as
they roll towards you because of the Red Fairy's power, and this will grant you
Fever Mode in no time.  And we all know what that means.  When Fever Mode kicks
in, dash all the way to the end while shooting the rest of the boulders to
replenish your Fever Mode Gauge.  You'll reach the gate with an ample 5 seconds
left.


--- Level 5: Bitter Herb ---   (3lvl5bitth)
Objective:  Get the Bitter Herb

This level isn't so bad as long as you know when the obstacles are showing up.
In the beginning of the level, concentrate your fire upwards while staying on
the path to destroy the boulders to the north.  Avoid the boulders to the
south while shooting the ones in the north.  After avoiding the first group of
southern boulders, head south on the screen and keep shooting northwards.  This
should get rid of all of the groundhog enemies and it will also get you the
first chest filled with coins in the north.

As you keep getting faster, alternate between being on the north part of the
screen and the south part, since clumps of boulders will block your path if you
attempt to stay north (or south) the entire time.  Occasionally shoot forwards
to get rid of the odd turtle now and then.  Before you even reach the end of
the course, you should be well into Fever Mode.  This can make it a bit
difficult to get the Red Fairy which is located near the end of the level,
since you'll be traveling so fast.  Add that to the fact that there's a clump
of rocks blocking the freaking Fairy.  So as soon as you see the Red Fairy on
your screen, shoot the boulders out of the way and grab it.  Keep shooting the
boulders around you to keep replenishing your Fever Mode Gauge, and at the end,
grab the Bitter Herb.

When heading back, keep shooting the boulders that you missed while getting
there to sustain your Fever Mode.  There shouldn't be as many obstacles while
coming back since you destroyed most of them on the way to the Bitter Herb.
You should be able to reach the gate with at least 5 seconds left on the clock.


--- Level 6: Lost in the Desert ---   (3lvl6lostd)
Objective:  Save the Lumberjack's wife

You'll see that the layout has been changed again... This time, you'll be
facing the west of the castle.  As soon as you can move, head upwards off the
road and pick up the Yellow Fairy.  Then just hold down a Shoot button to shoot
your arrows in all directions.  You will soon reach the Lumberjack's wife.
Touch her and then head back to the castle while staying on the roads.  You'll
finish with an ample 15 seconds or so.


--- Level 7: Axe Finder Needed ---   (3lvl7axefn)
Objective:  Find the Lumberjack's Axe

...Anyone else notice the typo in the Place that the Axe is found in...?  Or
maybe it's actually spelled like that.  Whatever, I probably have around 40
typos in this guide even though I proofread every section. XD

Anyways.  Get on the top of the screen and concentrate your fire to break the
two trees in your way.  Stay on the very top of the screen the entire time, and
concentrate your fire in front of you.  When you pass the little bit of swamp
at the top of the screen, start spraying southwards to get rid of the enemies
there.  Keep spraying forward and when you get to the end, quickly shoot the
trees out of the way in the south and grab the Axe.

On the way back, just stay all the way to the north again.  Shoot forward, and
when a bunch of enemies start coming up to you, spray downwards.  You should
arrive at the gate with around five seconds to spare.


--- Level 8: Toy Monster (?) ---   (3lvl8toymo)
Objective:  Get the boy's toy back

I have yet a way to figure out how to beat this level in under 30 seconds.
However, beating it by just using the Goddess' Carpet is really easy.  Right
when you get out of the castle, start shooting upwards.  Concentrated fire
works really well here.  As soon as those monsters are defeated, start shooting
downwards.  Then shoot upwards again while following the path a bit to the
south, and then follow the path upwards.  Then follow it downwards, and shoot
the dog above you.  Just keep following the path, and then shoot the monster
below you.  Shoot to the right, and destroy all the monsters there.  There's a
Red Fairy hiding in a rock that the enemy is next to so get the Red Fairy and
head on over to the end of the level.  Kill the Mammoth and grab the boy's toy.

While heading back, try to achieve Fever Mode by pumping the remaining monsters
left with arrows, and also try to kill the mammoths that are charging up behind
you.  When you get to the second Goddess Carpet (or rather, the first one you
see in the level), stay on it the entire time and you should be able to get to
the end with a little time left.  This method should also get you the "Fighter"
title, if you kill enough mammoths on your way back.
 

--- Level 9: Apple Forest ---   (3lvl9apple)
Objective:  Grab the Tasty Apple

Okay.  You're going to have to use the Goddess Carpet on this level as well;
there's just too many damn trees around.  Use both Goddess Carpets, and just
keep shooting the trees that get in your way.  You should be able to find the
apple in the upper corner of the screen.  You can either follow the road and
get the apple, or use the trees for cover.  Once you get the apple, a stupid
Frog is going to start jumping on you.  Watch out for it; my first time through
it cost me 750G in Medical Bills.

Now, the reason you're using the Goddess Carpets on this level is not to turn
back time (although you may need that too) it's to charge up your speed without
bumping into the trees.  Since it's a straight path, you'll start to pick up
speed since you aren't getting hit by anything.  Just watch out for the Frog on
your way back because it does jump on the Goddess Carpets.

If you want to get the "30 Second" rank for this level, you're going to have to
upgrade your Crossbow first.  If you want to get the "Flawless" Title for this
run, you're going to have to go slow and stay on the path.  When the Frog
starts bouncing on his big ol' butt everywhere, you're going to have to look at
where he's going to land and move away from that area.  Then as soon as the
Frog lands, you'll have to start shooting it.  If you're lucky, you'll be able
to kill it within three jumps or so.  While attempting to kill the Frog, you
will also have to avoid the trees on the way back.  ...Good luck.


--- Level 10: Flame of Departure ---   (3lvl10flod)
Objective:  Get the Fire Cactus

Alright, stay on the brown path.  And spray the dogs in front of you.  There'll
be a chest of coins on the right, and if you ever need to rewind time, only use
the long Goddess Carpet near the end.  The other carpets are in the sand, and
the sand slows you down.  At the end of the level, the cactus will be on the
left of the screen, so grab it.  Kill the fire birds to get into Fever Mode,
and stay on the right of the screen while shooting upwards the entire time.  If
you have an upgraded crossbow, you'll be able to get the "30 Second" rank.  If
you haven't upgraded your crossbow, you should be able to get the "Flawless"
rank if you use the long Goddess Carpet.


--- Level 11: Rustproof Armor ---   (3lvl11rpar)
Objective:  

Before setting off... You're going to notice you can now change the Princess'
costume in the throne room by pressing Square!  Isn't that great?  ...Let's get
on with the level then.

This level is really easy, even though there's swamp everywhere.  You wanna
know why?  There's enemies everywhere.  This is a good thing because you can
get Fever mode in about two seconds flat.  Then head south to grab the Blue
Fairy, and then pick up the Rustproof Iron at the end.  Then head back taking
the north path, because there's road there.  You should get back with about ten
seconds left on the clock.


--- Level 12: Beach Trip! ---   (3lvl12betr)
Objective:  Find the Ocean Flower

Stay on the blue road and follow it.  Shoot forward, and occasionally shoot up
and down to keep the monsters away.  Be sure to use the Goddess Carpet if
needed.  At the end, there's the Ocean Flower.  Pick it up, and when you start
heading back, there will be a long Goddess Carpet in the south.  You will
probably need to use that if you want to finish the mission due to all the slow
down time from the water.

Getting the "30 Second" Title is next to impossible for this mission, but you
are welcome to try.  If you want to get the "Flawless" title, you should try to
follow the path, but when you can get a Blue Fairy, get off the path to get it.
There are two Blue Fairies in this level, so get them both.  Shoot all the
enemies around you and if you get hit, just start over.  You will probably need
to use the Goddess Carpet at least once when doing a Flawless run.


--- Level 13: Slime Revenge ---   (3lvl13slre)
Objective:  Destroy the Giant Slime and return

A really annoying mission, if I do say so myself.  ...Then again, Princess 30
is by far my least favorite game mode.  But anyways, the reason this level is
difficult is because there are really powerful monsters that block your way.
The second monster you run into is very capable of taking out half of all of
your soldiers.  So steer clear of monsters.  Plus, the trails are made so that
you either have to go on a really slow path, or go on the fast road and bump
into monsters.  So you're going to have to choose whichever path will save the
most time in the end.

And now, for the troublesome part.  When you are fighting the Slime, it ends up
splitting into so many different pieces that it's just about impossible to
avoid them all without losing about half of your full amount of soldiers.
Which just might leave you with no soldiers at all except for Johnny and Hugh.
You're helpless when you're hit when you only have Johnny and Hugh, so if the
screen is filled with tiny slimes, you're going to have to restart because you
will never beat the slime and get back in time.  Plus, to add insult to injury,
if you didn't kill the wooden guardian before starting to fight the slime, it
will join the fray and try to kill you as well.

Anyways, the strategy here is to deal as much damage to the big Slime as you
can with your concentrated fire, and then when it splits into about six
different slimes, start spraying all over the place and pray to god that the
wooden guardian doesn't smash you from behind.  Then, as you're heading back,
try to avoid the monsters again.  You're going to have to stray from the road
from time to time if you want to get back, and there's a very high probability
that you'll have to use the Goddess Carpets as well.

If you want to go for the "30 Second" Title, you're going to have to get the
maximum upgraded crossbow first.  If you have that, then here's the strategy...

In the beginning of the level, just concentrate your fire forward to kill the
mammoth there.  Then, destroy the trees to the north and head there to avoid
the snake in the middle.  Attempt to avoid the octopus and the shark as well,
and avoid the wood man at the end.  When the Slime comes down, kill it as
quickly as you can, and then kill the wood man on the way back.  Kill one of
the flower enemies to the north or south, and then destroy some trees.  This
should be enough to get you into Fever Mode.  Keep spraying forward and stay on
the path, and you should be able to edge into the gates with about a second
left.  Good luck on this one, it may take ten tries or so, but you'll get it
eventually.


--- Level 14: Wounded Soldier ---   (3lvl14woso)
Objective:  Save Max

Start moving forward and shoot ahead.  This level has periodic Goddess Carpets
that take up most of the screen, so go ahead and use those to your advantage.
There are also multiple Yellow Fairies to find in this level, with being hidden
in the rocks and whatnot.  So don't hesitate to smash open the rocks in order
to get to the Yellow Fairies.

At the end of the level is Max.  Touch him to pick him up, and then start
heading back.  Hopefully, you'll have cleared out all of the enemies, but if
you haven't, you still have the gigantic Goddess Carpets to make up for it.


--- Level 15: Fairies' Favorite ---   (3lvl15fafa)
Objective:  Get honey from the forest

This mission... Is finally an easy one.  Spray forward so that you get some of
the trees out of the way, and keep spraying to get rid of the two groups of
enemies there.  You'll get into Fever Mode if you spray most of them, and use
this to dash all the way to the end.  At the end, you'll see the honey.  Pick
it up, and head on back.

Use the Goddess Carpet if you need to, and use the roads whenever possible.
After taking the honey, the bees will start chasing you.  Get to the far-left
side of the screen to go faster, and shoot the bees that are chasing you.  If
you're lucky, you'll just edge into the 30 Second Rank.


--- Level 16: Find Blacksmith! ---   (3lvl16fibl)
Objective:  Find the Blacksmith

Not much to explain here.  Try your best to avoid the rocks and shoot all of
the enemies you see.  As usual, use the Goddess Carpet if you need to.  There
will be a Red Fairy on the right side; try to get it if you can.  At the end
of the level, some birds will start chasing you back to the castle.  If you
beat enough of these guys with your concentrated fire, you'll enter Fever mode.
This might just be enough to send you back to the castle in under 30 seconds.

When you get back to the castle, the Blacksmith will inform you that if you
ever come across the Hard Mineral, he'll upgrade the Crossbow.  Sounds nice,
doesn't it?  Anyways, next level.


--- Level 17: Century Flower ---   (3lvl17cefl)
Objective:  Get the Century Flower

This level is actually not too hard.  When starting out, shoot forward at the
top of the map, and after killing the monsters there, shoot downward.  Then
shoot forward again, this time and spray both the top and the bottom.  Keep
shooting and watch out for the enemies that shoot fire balls at you because
they can take your soldiers away really fast.  Now, there's only one Goddess
Carpet and you're going to want to use it going both ways.  You'll be able to
run fast on it, and you'll also rewind time.

A little bit after the long Goddess Carpet will be the Century Flower.  Pick it
up, and as you head back, use the Goddess Carpet again.  Remember to stay near
the front of the screen to go faster.  The dinosaur enemies might chase you,
but if you keep shooting them from the bottom up, they won't be able to reach
you without being destroyed.

Note that if you redo this mission with your crossbow upgraded, you can get
your time under 30 seconds.  The "Flawless" rank can also be gotten.  So you
may want to pay this level a visit after upgrading your crossbow.


--- Level 18: Revenge of the Frogs ---   (3lvl18rotf)
Objective:  Get rid of the Giant Frog

This level will drain your money reserves.  Too many strong enemies to really
do much here, so just attempt to flee to the end where the frog is.  There is a
small Goddess Carpet here, which you can stand on while battling the Giant
Frog.  Keep shooting a concentrated stream of arrows at the Frog until it is
defeated, and head back to the castle at full speed.  Use the large Goddess
Carpet at the bottom of the screen if you need to.


--- Level 19: Fairy King Danger! ---   (3lvl19fakd)
Objective:  Rescue the Fairy King

As soon as you have control head south and get the Yellow Fairy.  Plow through
the obstacles and grab the Red Fairy in the south.  Get the Yellow Fairy in the
north when you reach it, and then rescue the Fairy King.  Get the last Yellow
Fairy at the bottom of the screen when coming back, and then just plow through
the enemies until you get back to the castle.  You might just be able to get
under 30 seconds.

After the level, the Fairy King will give you a new costume to wear!  Very
stylish, right?  :P


--- Level 20: Hard Mineral ---   (3lvl20hard)
Objective:  Get the Hard Mineral

Start off by heading south and firing in the forward direction.  You'll pick up
a Green Fairy along the way.  Kill as many monsters as you find to reach Fever
Mode as quickly as possible while avoiding any monsters that will bump into
you.  Use the Goddess Carpets to buy some more time, and destroy the rocks at
the end of the level.  All of them contain coins except the one in the bottom
middle; that one contains the Hard Mineral.  So destroy that one, and head on
back.

You might want to destroy the other rocks too so that you can stock up on G in
this level.  Use the Goddess Carpets as you go back, and pick up the Blue Fairy
along the way to get back faster.

After the level, the Blacksmith will upgrade your Crossbow.


--- Level 21: First Flight ---   (3lvl21firf)
Objective:  Get to the end of the level and return to the castle

In the sky, the clouds are the road and the blue sky is the slow-down stuff.
So stay on the clouds and kill the tiny birds as they attempt to come towards
you.  You're going to have to use the Goddess Carpets to get back in time as
well, so run on those for a bit and continue on to the end of the level.

When you're returning to the castle, a group of large birds are going to begin
to harass you.  Try to shoot them down, but they have a lot of HP.  So you're
going to be chased by them until the very end.  However, if you can kill them,
then you will have your Fever Gauge filled up significantly.  This could help
boost you home faster.


--- Level 22: Legendary Hammer ---   (3lvl22legh)
Objective:  Grab the Legendary Hammer and return to the castle

This level is really easy for a Princess mode level.  Concentrate your fire
forward in both paths in the north and south to charge your Fever Gauge.  You
should achieve Fever Mode before long; try to keep it up until you get to the
end.  Pull out the Hammer and return to the castle.

Avoid any obstacles and stay on the road.  Sooner or later, you'll get to the
castle, and with any luck, you'll get under the 30 second mark as well.  The
trick here is to keep up the Fever Mode for as long as you can and then just
hope you have enough time to make it back to the castle.


--- Level 23: Ninja Scroll ---   (3lvl23nins)
Objective:  Get the Ninja Scroll back and return to the castle

Stay on the road and avoid the mammoths as they run towards you.  Follow the
road and kill any enemies that get in your way.  At the very end will be a
beetle guarding the scroll.  Kill the beetle and grab the scroll.

As you return to the castle, snakes will start to chase you.  Just shoot
backwards at them, and you'll either fill up your Fever Gauge to go faster, or
you'll prolong your Fever Mode.  If you had Fever Mode activated when you got
the Ninja Scroll, then you'll probably get back before the 30 seconds is up.

After the level, your soldiers will gain the ability to move you faster through
the slow areas.  Great, right?


--- Level 24: Desert Rose ---   (3lvl24desr)
Objective:  Get the Desert Rose and return to the castle

Just follow the path and shoot in all directions.  You will soon obtain Fever
Mode as long as you kill the enemies around you first.  There will be a Yellow
Fairy in the middle of the course.  Snag it and you'll be able to achieve Fever
Mode (or prolong it).  When there's no other road, use the Goddess Carpet as a
means of traveling faster.  And at the end of the course, touch the Desert Rose
and start heading back.

All you have to do is head on the north path the entire time and hug the
forward edge of the screen.  Hold down the forward firing button, and you'll
get to the castle.  If you didn't head off of the road during the level, you
will probably end up with a time of 0:28 minutes or so.


--- Level 25: Mineral Part Deux ---   (3lvl25mipd)
Objective:  Grab the Very Hard Mineral and return to the castle

This entire level is just facing tough monsters one after the other until you
get to the end.  So just maneuver around and shoot the enemies until they're
defeated.  There's a Goddess Carpet in each area, so it shouldn't be any
trouble to defeat them in time.  At the end, there's a rock covering the Very
Hard Mineral.  Hit the rock with your arrows until it breaks, and then pick up
the Very Hard Mineral.

Head on back to the castle while getting on any Goddess Carpets that you need.

After the level, if you completed the Legendary Hammer mission, you will get
your Crossbow upgraded.  Head over to the next level!

As for getting the "Fighter" and "Flawless" rank, just keep shooting forward to
get rid of all the big monsters.  Watch out for the 2nd and 3rd ones since they
have projectile attacks.  When heading back to the castle, spray right to get
into Fever Mode.  Try to stay in Fever Mode, and if you do, that means you are
killing a TON of enemies.  And if you can stay in Fever Mode for a substantial
time, that also means that you haven't been hit yet.  So stay in Fever Mode for
as long as possible, and when you reach the gates, you'll get the "Fighter"
rank if you lost any soldiers, and you'll get the "Flawless" rank if you did
not lose any soldiers.


--- Level 26: Right to the Beach ---   (3lvl26rttb)
Objective:  Find the Map

There are a lot of Fairies on this map.  If you get the Blue Fairy, just stick
with it the entire time so that you can get under the 30 second mark.  When you
get to the end, break open the chest in the bottom left-hand corner.  The map
will be inside there.  Pick it up, and head back to the castle.  Try to stay on
the road as best you can.


--- Level 27: Left the Cave ---   (3lvl27letc)
Objective:  Find the Map

Just follow the road and kill all of the enemies that get in your way.  If you
are trying to get under 30 seconds, try to get Fever Mode as soon as possible
by shooting the rocks in the north in the beginning of the level.  STAY ON THE
ROAD.  I know I've already said this once, but it bears repeating.  Also, try
to stay at a fast speed.

At the end of the level, open the chest and touch the Map to pick it up.  Then
head back to the castle.  Now, some birds will be getting in front of you as
you head back.  Simply shoot them until they die to get your Fever Gauge
higher.

After the battle, you'll unlock the 28th level.


--- Level 28: Ninja Scroll 2 ---   (3lvl28nsc2)
Objective:  Find the Ninja Scroll and return to the castle

All that's to this level is trying to follow the road.  Break the rocks in the
beginning for an early Fever Mode, and use this Fever Mode to follow the road
better.  At the end, destroy the boxes at the bottom and grab the Ninja Scroll,
and try to follow the zig-zag road all the way back to the castle.  Destroy any
rocks and monsters you see along the way for another Fever Mode.

After the battle, Johnny and Max will improve their ability to move you in slow
areas.

(As was pointed out to me, the rocks in the beginning level are actually
 turtles...  And for that, I am sorry for calling the turtles rocks.  I was
 informed that they have feelings too.  XD)


--- Level 29: Living Legend ---   (3lvl29livl)
Objective:  Get the Dragon's Scale

This is really easy.  Just break the rock to the right, and grab the Blue Fairy
inside it.  Then head north until you find the dragon.  Attempt to stay on the
clouds...

Anyways, when fighting the dragon, you'll be in an area like the one shown
below:

            OOOOOO
           OOO  OOO
          OOO    OXO
          OOO    OOO

Try to stay where the "X" is, and just keep shooting upwards as the dragon
flies across the stage.  The dragon might occasionally fly vertically, and if
that becomes the case, just shoot sideways.  Eventually, he'll drop a Dragon
Scale.  Pick it up and head back to the castle.  Use the Goddess Carpets if you
need to, and attempt to follow the cloud road.

Now...  For "Flawless"...  Getting to the dragon and beating it without losing
any soldiers is easy.  It's getting back that makes it hard.  When starting
out, stay to the top right of the screen and concentrate your fire.  This will
get you the Blue Fairy, and it will take care of the birds flying your way.
Stay right until you get the second Blue Fairy, and then head left.  Spray to
the right to get rid of the little ghosts, and concentrate your fire ahead to
get rid of the big ghosts.  Make sure you get at least one of the Red Fairies
before facing the dragon, because the Red Fairy allows for you to defeat the
dragon in one go.

Make sure you don't get hit by the dragon, and when it passes by, concentrate
your fire shots on it.  Take the scale, and when you're heading back, watch out
for the birds on the lower right.  Spray them, and get rid of any rocks sitting
in your path.  If you can, get the Fairies to speed up the process of getting
to the gate.  If you keep trying to get "Flawless", you will eventually get it
within some tries.  "30 Second" though, is a different matter altogether...

Getting "30 Second" on this level is a bit ridiculous.  It's not impossible,
but it's ridiculous.  Stay with the same strategy going to and beating the
dragon as in the "Flawless" strategy, except when you're coming back, you are
going to have to be as fast as possible.  Which means attempting to keep all
your soldiers alive while getting every Fairy.

When coming back from defeating the dragon, stay to the right and shoot down to
get the first Blue Fairy.  Then stay to the left and shoot downwards to get the
Fairies that are in your path.  The birds will come up from the bottom left,
and you'll have to spray in their general direction when they start getting too
close.  If you're really lucky, you should edge into the gates with less than a
quarter of a second left.  I was able to do so with a 29.93 time...  And if I
can do it, you can too!  :P


--- Level 30: A New Legend ---   (3lvl30anel)
Objective:  Defeat the Dragon

This... Is a really easy mission for a last mission.  Just follow the cloud
road and continually shoot the dragon.  When you get to the last area, shoot
both of the rocks and pick up both the Yellow Fairy and the Red Fairy.  Shoot
the Dragon with the arrows, and when that runs out, just use directional
shooting as usual.  The Dragon will pop up out of the ground while spinning and
breathing fire.  Just run circles around it while shooting at it, and it should
eventually go down.  Pick up the object it drops and then head back to the
castle.

If you're going for a speed run for the "30 Second" Title, just get to the
dragon as quickly as you can and grab both the Red and Yellow Fairies.  Then
stand very close to the dragon and shoot, and it should go down very quickly.
It's okay if you lose a couple of your soldiers since you're going for the "30
Second" rank instead of the "Flawless" rank.  You should get back to the gates
with a few seconds left.

...And that's the end of Princess 30.


***AUTHOR'S NOTE***
(I'm not good at Princess 30.  With the help of a very helpful person, the
 strategies in Princess 30 were able to be improved.  However, if you feel that
 there are some other strategies for some levels that I need to know about,
 feel free to e-mail me about them.  I'll say it flat-out... I suck at Princess
 30.  There's just something about those enemies that get to me, so you can't
 count on me to come up with the best and most brilliant strategies for this
 game mode.  That's where you come in!  If you can chip in and provide your own
 strategies, I'll be sure to include them if they work.  So don't hesitate to
 help out if you have the time to do so!)


:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: KNIGHT 30 ::::::::::::::::::::::::::(3kni30)
Alright...  The last game mode that has any levels!  You ready...?  Anyways,
name the Knight whatever you want, and watch the following scenes.  When the
Sage asks you a question, choose "Yes", and the Sage will inform you that you
can body slam enemies.  Even though you're a knight, the only weapon you can
use is your body...  o_0

Anyways, ramming into enemies will deplete your HP, but you can revive yourself
when you die if you get your ghost back to the Sage.  You can also pick up the
Sage by pressing X on him, and you can set him down by pressing X again.  By
pressing Triangle, you can call the Sage, and by holding O and moving, you can
Dash.  Dashing takes down your stamina, but your stamina regenerates so
periodically dashing is fine.


--- Level 1: Ruined Castle and Beginnings ---   (4lvl1rcaab)
To start out, pick up the Sage and dash south.  Stay still for a while, and
then just get the Sage away from the monsters.  Whenever you can stay still, be
sure to do so to let the time run out.  It's very easy to get the Great Knight
rank on this level, so don't worry about getting it for now.

After the level, watch the scenes that follow and the Sage will let you know
that you can make trap items during the time that it takes to travel to the
next level.  By gaining experience, you can level up items or create new ones.
When making Items, it will gradually take less and less time to make them.  But
if you spend too much sleep time on making trap items, your condition in the
next level will be pretty bad.

When you get through the scene, you will level up and get 1 Courage Point.
Move on to the next level.


--- Level 2: Oath to Knighthood ---   (4lvl2oathk)
(NOTICE:  Bombs are by far the most effective and useful Trap.  They destroy
 objects in the way, and they also stun enemies.  Whenever you're given the
 chance to upgrade an object or get a new object... Try to upgrade the Bombs,
 alright?  You won't regret it.)

Select this level, and you'll be taken to the campgrounds where you can make
items.  Make a Scarecrow to test it out, and then start the level by pressing
the Sleep button.  During the battle, the Sage will let you know that
eventually all things break.  (Makes sense, right?)  Anyways, you can pick up
items on the ground such as stones by pressing X on them.  If you don't want to
use the item, you can press X again to drop it.  You'll also be able to pick up
light monsters.

When the Sage wants to give you advice, choose "Yes", and you will be reminded
that when you are moving the Sage, he can't cast the spell.  He will also let
you know that his HP can be shown right under your HP bar.  He's not that
hardy, so you're going to have to look after him.

Anyways, on with the strategy.  Wait about five seconds, and then grab the
Sage.  Dash over to the little path in the southeast, and set the Sage in the
middle of it.  Then dash back over to where the monsters are located, and set
your Scarecrow in the midst of the monsters.  Then pick up some rocks and start
throwing them at the monsters while they're attacking the Scarecrow.  It'll
take the monsters a bit of time to take down the Scarecrow, but once they do,
you can just hole up in the little hallway with a bunch of rocks and start
throwing them at monsters when they finish off the Scarecrow.

Getting the Great Knight rank is going to be really easy to do.  As long as you
can get the Sage over to the little path and stave off the monsters with your
Scarecrow and the rocks, everything will turn out just fine.  You should be
able to finish this level in about 31-32 seconds or so.


--- Level 3: Fragile Cave: Keep Digging ---   (4lvl3fc:kd)
Before heading into this level, when you're asked to pick which item you'll be
using in the level, pick up the Scarecrow.  This is because flying enemies are
attracted to the Scarecrow, and there are flying enemies in this level.

When the Sage asks you a question, say "Yes", and he'll tell you that you'll
need a shovel in order to beat this level.  Also, he'll let you know that
flying monsters can just fly over walls, which will lead into his explanation
of the "Sanctuary".  If you go there, then the Sage will start to cast his
spell twice as fast.

So, when the level starts, set up your Scarecrow to the right of the Sage.
Then, pick up the Sage and move him a bit to the left.  Pick up the shovel and
plow through the rocks on the left.  The instant you finish getting through the
rocks, set down the shovel by holding X, and dash over to the Sage.  Pick him
up and dash him over to the Sanctuary.  The bats won't be able to reach you in
time, and you'll get a Great Knight rank as well as a time under 25 seconds.


--- Level 4: Hiking Trip: Sonic Grillade ---   (4lvl4ht:sg)
In this level, when the Sage asks you a question, select "Yes" to learn more
about dashing.  Basically, I've already explained dashing, but the Sage will
let you know that dashing with heavy objects will deplete your Stamina faster.

When the countdown starts, dash with the Sage over to the Sanctuary, but keep a
hold on him.  Grillade will come flying up from the south to hit you, but when
he does, dash to the left or right to dodge him.  Keep doing this when he comes
for you to avoid being hit, and remember to keep the Sage on the Sanctuary.
After dodging two times or so, the Sage should be able to finish his spell, and
you'll be rewarded with a Great Knight rank.


--- Level 5: Shaky Cave: Freakish Bullwood ---   (4lvl5sc:fb)
Before entering this level, choose to get any item that will block Bullwood's
advance.  This means either getting a Scarecrow, a piece of Horse Meat, or a
Wall.  All of them work.

When the Sage asks you if you want to listen to his advice, choose "Yes".  He
will explain "Clinging" to you.  Basically, Clinging is a last resort
all-or-nothing kind of thing.  If a monster is getting close to the stage and
you've run out of options, but you just need to buy a little more time, you can
Cling onto the monster to slow it down.

For this level though, you won't be needing to Cling onto any monster.  Simply
grab the Sage and dash over to the Sanctuary in the north.  Leave the Sage
there, and dash north to Bullwood.  Set your trap down in front of them, and
pick up rocks to throw as it gets stuck on the trap.  Keep throwing objects at
Bullwood to deter her from the Sage, and the Sage should be able to cast his
spell in the nick of time.


--- Level 6: Shrine: Rosier the Bewitcher ---   (4lvl6s:rtb)
The Sage will offer to provide you advice again.  Choose "Yes", and he will
explain the workings of the "Knapsack".  The trap at the top will be used first
and if you press Square while holding something, then you will drop that
object in favor of holding the trap.

This level is very, very easy.  Just pick up the Sage and dash periodically to
the left while avoiding the dragons.  Set the Sage in the Sanctuary, and the
dragons won't be able to get into the Sanctuary...  You'll get the Sage to cast
the spell in no time.


--- Level 7: Ringing City: Break that Bell ---   (4lvl7rc:bb)
As soon as the level starts, dash with the Sage over to the Sanctuary.  Set him
there and dash north.  Pick up the Two-by-four stick in the Sanctuary and dash
northeast.  Be sure to not deplete all of your stamina.  Go through the little
path and then head west at the top of the screen, and then dash down to the
bell.  Hit the bell until it breaks and then dash back to the Sage to protect
him from the monsters coming near.  Slam the monsters with your two-by-four,
and the Sage should be able to cast his spell.

This run should get you the Great Knight rank.  If not, just try again and try
to shave off any seconds you can by dashing periodically when your stamina gets
low.  You don't have to wait for your stamina to recharge all the way to dash;
just remember that.


--- Level 8: Beast Forest: Pack of Wolves ---   (4lvl8bf:pw)
The Sage will let you know that you can call him over to a location by pressing
Triangle.  This is useful if you're beating up enemies with a stick while
needing the Sage to go somewhere.  However, if the Sage is far away from you,
he will not be able to hear your call and will not respond to it.  Also, keep
in mind that the Sage will get tired and if the distance is too far, he will
stop going.

Be sure to bring along a piece of Horse Meat for this challenge.  Since the
wolves are beasts, they'll be attracted by the meat.  When starting out, grab
the Sage and periodically dash over to the alcove in the northeast.  Leave the
Sage there (he doesn't have to be put in a far corner or anything; just in
that general area).

You won't have to worry about the wolves in the east because they'll try to run
through the wall separating the Sage and them to get to the Sage.  Not very
smart wolves, I guess.  The wolves you have to worry about are in the west.
Take your meat, and set it a bit south of them.  They'll go for the meat, and
in that time, pick up some stuff to throw at them.  Any of the items in the
Sage's hiding place will do.  This will buy enough time for the Sage to cast
his spell.  Unfortunately, there's no Sanctuary to speed up the process, but
you'll still get the Great Knight rank using this strategy.


--- Level 9: Mammoth Panic: Unstoppable ---   (4lvl9mp:un)
For this level, you might want to bring over a Wall.  It's not going to do much
against the Mammoths, but it's just for insurance.  If you don't have one, that
is fine too.  It doesn't do too much in the first place.

Mammoths can hurt each other.  This is good news for you, since you don't have
to do much of anything if they run into each other.  So first of all, pick up
the shovel and lure the mammoth toward you.  Head west and break the barrier
blocking the Sanctuary to the south.  Drop the shovel and pick up the Sage.
Take the Sage to the Sanctuary and (if you have it) set a Wall at the entrance
of the place while you're outside of the Sanctuary.  This is to guard the Sage,
if just for a little bit.

Try to get the enemies to follow you.  Then dash over and break the bell in the
west by running into it, and then dash over to the northeast and crash into the
bell there to break it.  Then run back to the Sanctuary and try to lure the
mammoths away from the area.  If two mammoths are coming at you from either
side, try to get them to run into each other so that you can have a brief
respite while they recover.  This should get you the Great Knight rank.


--- Level 10: Bird's Nest Mountain: Grillade's Trap ---   (4lvl10bnmg)
Bring along a Scarecrow on this mission.  Pick up the Sage and start
sporadically dashing north.  Get him onto the Sanctuary, and set the Scarecrow
a little south of the Sanctuary.  Then grab onto the Sage again, but don't move
him.  When Grillade starts charging, then dodge with the Sage and then get back
onto the Sanctuary.  If any normal birds come, then set down the Sage and ram
into them.  This will get you the Great Knight rank.


--- Level 11: Wandering Forest: Lost ---   (4lvl11wf:l)
This level is really easy.  You don't have to make a trap for it; in fact, it
would be better if you just slept.

Now, when you get control of Knight, dash south, then west, and then north.
Grab the Sage in the east and dash east onto the Sanctuary.  Leave the Sage
there and ram into any enemies that come close.  This will quickly end the
level, and you'll also get the Great Knight rank.


--- Level 12: Princess Castle: Finale with Grillade ---   (4lvl12pcfg)
This mission is actually pretty difficult to beat while getting a Great Knight
rank, but it isn't frustrating enough to make you want to throw your PSP or
anything drastic like that.  For the level, bring along a Wall with you.

In the beginning of the level, just pick up the Sage and move him a little bit
to the left or right.  Then destroy the Bell nearest to you by ramming into it
and then return to the Sage.  You'll see Grillade charging again, so just pick
up the Sage and avoid him by a little bit.

After avoiding Grillade, dash towards the bell all the way in the north.  Break
it by ramming into it, and then dash back to the Sage.  Pick up the Sage, and
dash over to the Sanctuary while avoiding the monsters and Grillade.  Be sure
not to run out of stamina in the process.

While in the Sanctuary, set the Sage down and set up your Wall to the south of
the Sanctuary so that the Lizard doesn't get in.  Ram into the brown humanoid
until it stops moving, and then pick up the Sage to avoid Grillade's charge.
Get back onto the Sanctuary for some last moments, and then when the Wall that
you set up breaks, pick up the Sage and leave the Sanctuary.  Stay in place and
wait a bit for the monsters to clear away from the Sanctuary, and then head
right back in.  This should allow you to beat the level in approximately 40
seconds while still getting the Great Knight rank.


--- Level 13: Burning Desert: Barren Lands ---   (4lvl13bdbl)
This is, in my opinion, the hardest level to get a Great Knight rank on.  It's
because you have to get under 20 seconds for this level.  That means spending
15 full seconds on a Sanctuary platform.  That only leaves 5 seconds to get the
Sage where you want him to be, or you can leave him where he is at the
beginning of the stage.

Now, I've tried many times to get the Sage to the bottom Sanctuary to stay safe
from the army of lizards in the north.  But that won't cut it this time.  Even
if you are insanely lucky, you will consistently get 20.5 seconds or higher.
So this is what you're going to have to do... You will have to brave the
lizards in the north and protect the Sage amidst the chaos.

Completing this task with a Great Knight rank will be just about impossible
without 2 level 2 Bombs.  If you don't have those requirements yet, level up a
bit in the past levels until you get them.  (Sorry for asking you to grind, but
this level kind of requires it...)  When going into this level, take the 2
level 2 bombs with you.

When starting out, throw the bomb into the southeastern area of lizards.  Be
careful to not hit the Sage with the bomb blast.  Then wait for a split second
before throwing it into the northeastern area of lizards.  Again, be sure not
to hit the Sage with the blast.  If you're lucky, you'll take out most of the
northern lizards with the second bomb.  Now, just hold down the dash button and
dash into all of the lizards in the west.  When you die, get back to the Sage
as fast as you can to revive yourself.

When you're revived, repeat the process, but this time, do it to any lizards
that are getting close to the Sage.  Since the eastern lizards most likely
recovered by now, you're going to have to watch out for them as well.  If you
are lucky, you'll be able to beat the level without having the Sage leave the
Sanctuary.  However, if things are getting really hairy, you can take the Sage
off of the Sanctuary under three conditions.

1.)  You have an escape path ready to go (this means no bumping into monsters)

2.)  You have around 6 seconds left.  Any more, and you won't be able to get a
     Great Knight rank if you get the Sage off of the Sanctuary.  (If you want
     numbers, I'm happy to oblige.  If you take off the Sage with 10 seconds
     left, that'll mean that 10 real seconds have passed.  Since you have 10
     seconds left on the clock, you won't be able to make it since you have to
     move the Sage somewhere safe, and you'll also have to wait an additional
     10 real seconds.)

     Why 6 seconds?  Well, it's because of this.  If you're down to 6 seconds,
     that means that 12 real seconds have passed.  If you add on the 6 seconds
     to the 12 seconds, that'll automatically add up to around 18 seconds of
     real time.  Now, this'll give you 2 seconds to run away to someplace safe.
     Any less, and that place you ran to won't be safe enough to wait in while
     the Sage is finishing his spell.

3.)  The place that you move the Sage to must be safe enough to be able to
     leave him there for the rest of the time.  If you move him again, you will
     stop the clock and waste another valuable second or two, and you can't
     afford that if you want to get the Great Knight rank.

However, it will be better if you don't try to move the Sage at all.  If the
time left is less than 4 seconds and the enemies are getting close, just risk
it and dash into them while waiting for the spell to be completed instead of
picking the Sage up in a panic.  Unless of course, you have an escape route
ready to go.  Then, you can run for 3 seconds!  XD

Anyways, this level takes a lot of patience to beat with a Great Knight rank.
Don't give up; you'll eventually get it, and when you do, that Great Knight
rank will satisfy you a lot more than the other Great Knight ranks in the
previous levels.  Good luck!


--- Level 14: Monster Swamp: Infinite Monsters ---   (4lvl14msim)
This is an easy level.  You don't need to take any traps with you, but if you
really insist, I'm not going to vote against it.  It's not like you'll be
losing a lot of HP this round anyway.

From where you are, dash southeast and break the Bell by ramming into it.  A
large blue ghost will come out, but since it moves so slowly, it doesn't
present much of a threat.  Head north and grab a stick, and beat the blue ghost
back when it attempts to get close to the Sage.  You can lure the other
humanoid type monsters away from the Sage by being close to them and then
walking slowly to the south.  If you can accomplish this while hitting the blue
ghost, the Sage will cast his spell in 30 seconds flat.


--- Level 15: Noise Town: Kill the Cause ---   (4lvl15ntkc)
Alright, this level may seem a bit difficult at first, but it's really not that
bad.  The game will introduce the concept of the golden bell, which is
impossible to destroy.  That means you'll have to get the Noise monsters away
from the bell instead of rendering them helpless by destroying the bell.

From where you are, grab the Sage and dash with him over to the Sanctuary.  Set
him down and pick up the two-by-four next to you.  Dash over to the bell and
hit all of the Noise monsters.  Set the two-by-four down and pick up the dazed
Noise monsters and throw them into the little corral in the north.  Then hurry
on back and pick up another one of them to throw into the corral.  If the Noise
monsters recover, just ram into them and hope that they don't hit the bell.

After picking up and transporting all of the Noise monsters, the Sage will be
able to cast his spell in peace, and this will result in you getting another
Great Knight rank.


--- Level 16: Shaking Cave: Fun With Bullwood ---   (4lvl16scfb)
This level is pretty difficult.  Bullwood will be constantly following you
around and you'll have to break the bell so that the Sage can start casting his
spell.

Pick up the Sage, and when Bullwood destroys the wall, dash northeast and set
the Sage in the corner of the map.  Then dash over to the bell in the northwest
while avoiding the stupid red ape (if you bump into him, you lose a lot of
time), and then break the bell by ramming into it.  Then dash back to the Sage
and dash with him over to the Sanctuary.  Be sure not to run out of stamina,
because that will probably let Bullwood catch up to you.

Stay on the Sanctuary for as long as possible, but when Bullwood comes close,
don't take any chances and run away from the Sanctuary.  Just stay in an area
until Bullwood comes close again, and then dash back to the Sanctuary with the
Sage.  Repeat this until the Sage finishes casting his spell, and you should be
able to finish the level in under 40 seconds.  Which will give you the Great
Knight rank.


--- Level 17: Sage in the Swamp ---   (4lvl17sits)
This level is a nice break from the difficulty of the previous one.  When you
get control of Knight, dash through the opening in the trees to the southeast.
There's a path between the trees that leads straight to the bell, so don't
bother with going the long way around.  Break the bell, and then dash back to
the Sage.  Ram into the enemies to the east, and pick them up.  Throw them into
the little opening in the north.

When you see the blue ghost coming closer, pick up the two-by-four next to the
swamp, and hit the blue ghost with it over and over until the Sage is able to
cast his spell.  This strategy will allow you to beat the level in 30 seconds,
and it will also give you the Great Knight rank.


--- Level 18: Evil Lord's Castle ---   (4lvl18elsc)
...Oh man, I hate Bullwood with a fiery passion.  However, this level can be
pretty easy as long as you have at least two bombs.  When the battle starts,
take out a bomb and toss it into the Sanctuary area in the northeast.  Get out
another one and do the same thing.  Be sure not to get caught in the blast.

Dash over to the Sage and dash with him over to the Sanctuary.  Pick up the
yellow worm there (it should still be dazed from the blast) and throw it into
Bullwood.  When Bullwood starts getting close, (this should be when the timer
has about 8 seconds left or so) then Cling onto her and just hope the Sage can
make it in time.

After the scene, dash over to the Sage and pick him up.  Dash with him to an
area away from Bullwood.  If you want to make things go by faster, after you
set down the Sage, head over to Bullwood.  Get in a position that will allow
you to be knocked into a Sanctuary area that is surrounded by pillars, and then
doing this will break the pillars surrounding the Sanctuary.  I suggest getting
thrown into the one in the south that used to have the Snake in it, because it
has a Knight Sword hidden in its general vicinity.

When Knight recovers, dash over to the Sage before Bullwood gets to him, and
carry him over to the newly opened Sanctuary.  Pick up the Knight Sword and
keep hitting Bullwood to distract her while the Sage is recasting the spell.
Watch the scenes after the battle, and you should be able to get the Great
Knight rank.


--- Level 19: Knight's Holiday... Or Not ---   (4lvl19khon)
For this level, take along one Bomb and one Scarecrow.  As soon as you gain
control of Knight, take out your Bomb and dash northwards.  Throw it into the
weird shaped wall next to the lizard to break it open.  Remember, don't get
caught in the blast.  Next, dash down to the Sage and pick him up.  Dash with
him over to a safe area, and then head over to the bats.  Set down your
Scarecrow in an area that is close enough for the bats to see, but far enough
away from the Sage that the bats veer off course.

There will be another group of bats coming in from the north.  Just ram into
them as they come, and the Sage will finish casting the spell soon.  There's
also a Knight Sword in the area left of the Sage, so you can pick that up and
hit the bats with it as they come.  This will get you the Great Knight rank.


--- Level 20: Fake Forest: Watch for Fakes ---   (4lvl20ffwf)
Take along as many bombs as you can.  When the level starts, take out a bomb
and throw it into the trees in the north.  If you miss, just try again.  Then
pick up the Sage and dash northwards while avoiding all the trees.  DO NOT
TOUCH THE TREES.  EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM IS A MONSTER.  Touching them will
awaken the monster, so do not touch the trees.

While maneuvering through the forest, set the Sage down in the Sanctuary to the
north, and then dash into the bell until it breaks.  You can just wait
patiently after this happens, because no monsters will get to the Sage as long
as you didn't awaken any monsters.  This will get you the Great Knight rank.


--- Level 21: Secret Factory: Bells ---   (4lvl21sf:b)
This level is annoying.  Reason being, while breaking all the bells that you
possibly can, there are going to be stupid wolves that get in the way as well.
So, for this level, get as many bombs as you can.

Pick up the Sage and dash him over to the Sanctuary in the west.  Then take out
a Bomb and dash over to the Bedlam Bells on the right.  Throw the Bomb at the
bells to destroy all of them, and then head south.  Break the center Bell, and
then throw a Bomb at the left Bell.  Then throw a Bomb at the right Bell.  This
will render the southern Noise monster helpless.  Now, go north to the golden
Bell, and throw a Bomb there as well.  Be sure not to get caught in the blast.

Pick up the Noise monsters and toss them away from the Bell.  After this is
done, protect the Sage from the dogs by running into them, and soon enough, the
Sage will cast his spell.  All that is needed to beat this level with a Great
Knight rank is skillful Bomb-throwing.


--- Level 22: Fake Town: Sages Galore ---   (4lvl22ftsg)
Even though there are a lot of Sages in this level, there shouldn't be a
problem with finding the right one.  I mean, he has purple notes flying from
his head!  Anyways, the real Sage is the one in the southwest.  You'll see
purple notes flying from his head, and he'll be the only Sage that isn't
moving.  Pick him up and get him over to the Sanctuary.

Dash over to the bell in the southeast and break it.  Then dash over to the
blue bell in the north, and you can either break it or just stun the Noise
monster.  Your choice.  Personally, I like stunning the Noise monster because
you don't have to try as hard to keep the blue ghost away from Sage.  You will
get a Great Knight rank in this level as well as long as you are able to
disable the bells in time.  Also, the Sage must be on the Sanctuary.  You might
not get the Great Knight rank if you don't have him there.


--- Level 23: Deep, Deep in the Cave ---   (4lvl23ddtc)
This level is pretty difficult.  The Sanctuary is guarded by two huge Snakes,
and there are two bells to break.  Not to mention the fact that there's a
multitude of monsters gunning for the Sage.  Bring along as many Bombs as you
can.

To start out, rush the Sage over to the northeastern corner of the map.  Then
throw a Bomb into the humanoids in the south.  Rush through them to get to the
Bell, and break it.  Then rush through the humanoids again and get over to the
Bell in the west.  Break it, and then rush back as fast as you can to the Sage.

Pick up the Sage and take him a little to the northwest.  Throw a Bomb in the
general vicinity of the Sanctuary to stun both of the Snakes.  Then take the
Sage in there and set him on the Sanctuary.  If the Snakes recover, throw
another Bomb at them, but be sure not to catch the Sage in the blast.  As long
as the Sage is fine, it doesn't matter if you get killed since you'll be really
close to the Sage anyway.

When the blue ghost comes, ram into it to try and stave it off while the Sage
is finishing up his spell.  If you are able to successfully protect the Sage,
you will probably end up getting a Great Knight rank.  If not, try to get the
Sage to the Sanctuary faster.


--- Level 24: Hero Castle: Knight VS Dark Knight ---   (4lvl24kvdk)
If you don't bring along around three Bombs or so for this fight, it's going
to be pretty difficult to get the Great Knight rank.  So if you can't bring
along three Bombs, replay the previous levels until you are able to.

However, if you feel like doing it without the Bombs, be my guest.  You'll have
to be able to get the Sage over to a Sanctuary and pick up a sword lying on the
ground.  You'll have to maximize the amount of enemy knights you kill with each
swing, and this is no easy task.  You'll have to keep this up for around 15
seconds or so, and if you can, good on you.  You'll be one of the few who were
able to do so.

If you have the Bombs though, don't bother with going the hard way.  Take as
many Bombs as you can and as soon as the level starts, pick up the Sage and
dash with him over to the Sanctuary in the southeast.  Take out a Bomb and
throw it into the knights coming from the south.  Take another Bomb and throw
it into the knights coming from the north.  Take your third Bomb and throw it
into the knights coming from the southwest.  If you have any more Bombs, throw
them into the knights that are closest to the Sage.  But don't get the Sage
caught up in the blast.

If any knights get close to Sage after you used all your Bombs, pick up a sword
on the ground and kill it by swinging the sword at it.  The sword kills the
knights in one hit, but it doesn't have a big area of effect.  This is only
good for warding off any solitary knights that are getting close to the Sage.
If you are able to protect the Sage from getting hit at all, and are able to
get him onto the Sanctuary and leave him there the entire time, then you will
get the Great Knight rank.


--- Level 25: Char Desert: Where's the Sword? ---   (4lvl25cdws)
In order to get the Great Knight rank here, you won't be able to move the Sage.
He will have to stay in the same position the entire time.  This can make
things a bit difficult, but as long as you bring along 5 Bombs, you'll be fine.

If you don't have five bombs, then just bring along as many Bombs as you can.
Rush over the west and throw a Bomb into the worms coming from the southwest.
Throw another one into the northeast area of worms.  Then pick up the dazed
worms that are closest to the Sage and thrown them away from the Sage.  Keep
doing this until the worms start recovering, and then head back to the Sage.
Throw another Bomb to the left, and if there are still more worms coming, throw
another Bomb.

Keep picking up the dazed worms and throwing them away from the Sage.  Use your
last Bomb when the worms are bunched up, and then from then on, just dash into
the worms that are getting close to the Sage.  By the time all your Boms are
depleted, you should have only around 7 seconds to wait.  So just hold out for
that long, and you'll get the Great Knight rank for this level.


--- Level 26: Ghost Castle: No One Left ---   (4lvl26gcnl)
This level can be tough if you don't have Bombs... Good old trusty Bombs.  But
if you do have Bombs, then this level is a joke.  From where you are, dash
eastwards and then when you come to the end, head up.  Throw a Bomb into the
area with the Bell, and then dash back to the Sage.  Pick up the Sage, and
avoid the enemies while dropping him off at the Sanctuary.

Pick out another Bomb, and throw it into the Bell to the north of the
Sanctuary.  Try not to hit yourself with the Bomb.  Then, if enemies are coming
from the south, ram into them until they become dazed.  (Yes, ghosts can become
dazed.)  When the big blue ghost comes, throw Bombs at it to stall for time,
and the Sage will be able to cast his spell before long.

If you're having trouble finishing this level with this strategy, you might
want to try this out.  When you are grabbing the Sage to bring him to the
Sanctuary, save up on Stamina and then dash all the way to the Sanctuary.  If
you move fast enough, this might make the enemies in the south notice you, but
then since you move out of their range so fast, they won't go for you.  Try
whatever works best for you.


--- Level 27: Warning: Dead End ---   (4lvl27w:de)
This level is really easy.  Grab as many Bombs as you can (three will do) and
enter this level.

Grab the Sage and get him over to the northwest corner of the map.  Set him
down and then just wait.  Around ten seconds or so, the enemies will start
getting close.  Then just start throwing the Bombs at the monsters and the Sage
will finish his spell before most of them recover.  This will net you a Great
Knight rank.


--- Level 28: Guardian Mountain ---   (4lvl28gumo)
This is a very easy level.  Take as many Bombs as you can with you, and when
the level starts, pick up the Sage.  Dash with him into the Sanctuary to the
east, and leave him there.  Then take out a Bomb and dash south.  Throw it into
the monsters, and that should be able to stun most of them.  Throw another one
if you need to stun more of them.

When the monsters are stunned, run south into the the Bells and ram them until
they all break.  If you feel like doing it faster and don't mind dying, you can
simply throw a Bomb at close range.  That will destroy all the Bells, but it
will probably kill you too.  After the Bells are broken, the Sage will cast his
spell relatively quickly since there are no monsters to disturb him.  This will
get you the Great Knight rank.


--- Level 29: Underground Ruins: Awakened Dragon ---   (4lvl29urad)
This level will take some time to beat.  If you're going for the Great Knight
rank though, you're going to have to beat it in 30 seconds or less.  This is
easier said than done.  There is one Bedlam Bell in the level and it'll take a
bit of time to get to.  There's also many annoying yellow worms around the
Sage.

For this level, don't bring any items.  You won't need them.  When the battle
starts, dash east into the worm there.  When it gets dazed, pick it up and then
carry it over to the west.  Throw it into the other worm in the west, and make
sure it hits.  Dash south and then east, while avoiding all of the dinosaurs.
Take the middle path in the east to get to the Bedlam Bell.  Just ram into the
Noise monster and pick him up.  (If the Noise monster hits the Bell even once,
you'll have to start over.)  Then start heading back to the Sage with the
Noise monster.  Drop him off when you get a considerable distance between it
and the Bedlam Bell.

Dash back to the Sage while avoiding the dinosaurs, and when you get to the
Sage, defend him from all of the worms.  This will get you the Great Knight
rank.


--- Level 30: Goddess Shrine: Ultimate Spell ---   (4lvl30gsus)
For an ending level, this level is a joke.  You don't need to bring any items
with you, because you'll just be grabbing the Sage the entire time.

When the level starts, grab the Sage and bring him onto the path of Sanctuary
Tiles.  Grillade will charge you, so move a little to the side.  When Bullwood
comes close, move north and stay on the Sanctuary.  Grillade will charge again,
so avoid him.  When Bullwood comes, run back to the starting point of the
Sanctuary (if you go to far north, then the evil knights will start coming
out).  Wait it out until the Sage finishes the spell, and you're done.

Congratulations.  You've beaten Knight 30 and finished it with an overall rank
of Great Knight.  And you also got Great Knight on every single level.  Pat
yourself on the back, but don't get too comfortable!  It's time to save the
world in 300 seconds.  On to Hero 300!


::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: HERO 300 ::::::::::::::::::::::::::(4hr300)
Alright.  Time for the ultimate showdown with Evil Lords.  You'll be in the
same game mode type as Hero 30, since you'll be playing as the Hero again.
Back to the basics, eh?  Anyways, get ready for 300 seconds of frantic running.

As soon as the initial scenes are over, head northwards.  Don't even bother
with the castle, because there's nothing to do in there except read a letter.
Head northwards and enter the village.  Remember to always dash while in
villages so that you don't waste time.  Buy the wooden sword and get out of
there.  Fight enemies in the forest to the east until you reach level 3, and
then enter the castle to the north.  Don't dash in the battle, because you'll
most likely die.  After beating the enemies and breaking the pot, the Sage and
the Knight will join your team.

Dash east and after a little scene, head into the castle.  Buy an herb and get
out of there.  Head east while killing enemies, and enter the white caravan
next to the lake.  Buy both the Barrel Armor and the Sandals and keep heading
east.  You'll eventually make it to an area where mountains surround a single
tree.  Enter that tree, talk to the princess, and head south.  Fight until you
have enough Gold for a Trident, and buy it.  Now head back to the castle and
if you already used an herb, buy another one.  Head north and enter the next
continent.

Here, go north and buy the Flower Crown.  Head west and then head north.  You
should see another small village.  Enter it, and buy all the equipment that
they offer.  Once that is done, head east and then once you see the muddy
swamp area, head south.  That is where the Evil Lord resides.  Dash into him
the entire time and once he is defeated, he will join you.  Head north-west and
enter the cave to the north.  After defeating the boss, quickly enter the cave
to the north to face Larrie, Mo, and Cully.  When you get out of the tunnel,
train until you can buy both pieces of equipment in the village.  Then dash
over to both the tower in the northeast and the tower in the northwest.  Defeat
the bosses there by rushing into them, and then fight until you have enough
money to buy the armor and the boots in the village to the south.

Once you have enough money, go back through the tunnel and buy the armor and
the boots.  Then rush back into the tunnel.  If you already got the message
saying that you are more powerful than the evil, (which is level 40, I think)
then head northwards.  If not, fight until you reach level 40.  Then dash
northwards and you'll be given a message asking if you want to proceed or not.
Confirm that you want to proceed... And you'll be taken to the last stage of
Hero 300.

If you don't have an herb, buy one in the village.  Also, you will probably
want to heal.  Dash northwards and enter the castle.  Just dash into the boss
and you should be fine.  After defeating that boss, you'll encounter another
boss.  You can't beat this boss, so just die.

After watching the following scenes, go ride Syldonix and dash over to the
boss again.  Now just keep dashing into the boss.  However, when the boss
starts charging forward, Hold L and R to run backwards a bit so that you don't
get too damaged by the charge.  However, make sure that you don't get knocked
out of the battle.  Just keep dashing into the boss, and if your HP drops below
20, then heal.  All you can do is keep dashing and avoiding and hope that you
beat the boss before time runs out.

(This entire strategy still works on Hard Mode, so you can do this on both
 Normal and Hard.  It is noticeably more difficult on Hard Mode, so if you do
 decide to attempt Hard Mode, get ready for a lot of resets.  Also, if you have
 less than 45 seconds to beat both final bosses, then reset.  Because that's
 not enough time.)

...And that's the end of Hero 300!  Now, if you want, you can try your hand at
Hero 3.


:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: HERO 3 :::::::::::::::::::::::::::(4hero3)
So when you start out in this...  The Time Goddess will let you know that for
beating Hero 300, you're given the opportunity to give Hero 3 a go.  Yeah, you
read that right.  Hero "3".  That's 3 seconds to complete the stage.  You most
likely will not finish this on your first go, because for one, even the
slightest mistake will cause a Game Over.  So get ready for some resetting.

Anyways, on with the guide.  There is no difficulty setting for this game mode.
Seeing as how you only have 3 seconds to complete it, that in itself makes this
mode difficult enough.  Now...  Just some things to keep in mind.

1.)  Always make sure you have enough Gold to Pray so that you can reset your
     time.  The fee for Praying starts out low as usual, but then it gets
     insanely high very quickly, so you have to be careful about how you use
     your money.

2.)  Your HP may seem low as you level up...  But it really isn't.  You're
     barely dealt any damage at all; the only reason why it seems like your HP
     is low is due to leveling up.  You won't have to heal that many times
     throughout Hero 3, so don't bother picking up a healing item until you
     really need one.

3.)  ALWAYS dash when in battles.  You won't be able to beat Hero 3 if you
     don't.

4.)  If you're trying to get battles...  walk around.  This goes without saying
     but one time you might forget, and you'll just get another Game Over while
     searching for a battle while dashing around.

Take a look at the general layout of the map before playing it.  See, to the
north-east is the enemy castle, and that's ultimately where you'll be going.
You start out next to a village next to the sea, and this is where you'll be
getting your first weapon.  The village on the left is where you'll get a
shield, and the little hut to the south is where you'll get the Hero Sword.
Also, in the north is a village right next to the Evil Lord's castle where you
will be able to stock up on time before facing the boss.  Below is a link to a
map of the area.  All credit goes to shadow1w2 for making the map.

www.gamefaqs.com/psp/956931-half-minute-hero/faqs/58546

Now, let's get to the strategy...  (I'm going to presenting this as a
step-by-step strategy because I can't think of any other way to beat this
mode.)

     1.)  As soon as the clock starts counting down, hold down the Left button
          on the D-Pad.
     2.)  Immediately after you get into a battle, just dash through it.
     3.)  Get into another battle, and after that battle head on over to the
          village on the right.
          (You should be level 3 at this point.)
     4.)  Pray, and buy the Gladius.
     5.)  Exit village, and get over to the village on the left.  Remember, as
          soon as you get into a battle, DASH.  As soon as you get to the
          village, mash X to enter.
     6.)  Buy a 4-Leaf Chocolate to restore your HP, pray, and buy the Glass
          Shield.
     7.)  Head on out of the village, and keep getting battles in the desert
          area immediately to the right of the village.  Kill two scorpions,
          and get back into the village on the left.  Heal if your HP goes
          below 50.
     8.)  Repeat step 7 for a total of three times, and then head on south to
          the village there.  Buy the Hero Sword, and head on over to the
          starting village.  (Just dash on the map so you don't get into
          any battles.)
     9.)  Head up into the village to the north, and buy the Silver Mail.
    10.)  By walking around the area next to the castle, you'll encounter a
          gigantic bird.  Kill it, and head back to the village next to you to
          Pray and get your health back, should your health fall below 50.
    11.)  Repeat step 10 for a total of four times, and then head back to the
          village.  Pray, heal, and get ready to face the boss.  You should be
          at least level 20 by now.
    12.)  Run up into the castle and enter it.  Dash into the boss, and just
          hope to god that you beat it.

If you guys think this strategy is ineffective, please let me know.  I've
beaten Hero 3 four times doing this, but it may not work for you.  I know of
some people who battle the ogres in the southern-most part of the map to beat
the game, but I don't know how to implement the ogres in without wasting time.
If you have a better strategy and you want to share it, please e-mail me; I'm
open to all suggestions for this "sadistically hard" game mode.

Now, there's a video on YouTube that shows a 13.67 second speed run of Hero 3.
It's done by xarugas, and personally, I would never be able to get a run as
good as that.  But if you guys want to try a hand at his strategy... The link
is below.  Be warned; you'll barely be able to keep up with what he's doing!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRyY4_ZtztU

All credit for making the video and for doing the speed run goes to xarugas.


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 V.  Help me out, please!                                              (Vhmo,p)
===============================================================================
Hey guys, what's up.  If you're reading this, chances are you are interested in
helping me out!  For that, I thank you.  Even if you don't plan on it, hey.  At
least you're taking the time to read what I'm typing.  So anyways, as you guys
may have noticed, this guide is not a perfect one by any means.  However, you
could help me get one step closer to perfection by pointing out any errors I
have.  Right below is a list of specific things I need help with.

       - Pointing out grammatical errors and/or typos
       - Improving strategies for each level
       - Any more concepts you think I should include in the Game Basics
         section
       - Any information/strategies I may have forgotten (it happens!)
       - Any improvements or suggestions for the strategies in Princess 30
         (It's the one game mode that I can't master.  Any help with improving
          the strategies in this section will be greatly appreciated!)
       - Any help concerning the ranks of Princess 30 (such as "Gorgeous" or
         "Legendary"...)

If you have any suggestions for the guide whatsoever, don't forget to e-mail
me.  I read all of my e-mail, so your mail won't go unread.  However, don't
send me something like "Make the guide better".  You would have to give me
specific things to improve, because I myself don't know all of the things that
need to be improved in the guide.  As always, e-mail with constructive
criticism is great.  Anyways, I hope I was able to satisfy your needs with this
guide, but to make it even better, you're going to have to help me out!

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 VI.  Updates & Versions                                               (VIupve)
===============================================================================
Version 1.00
   07/30/2011 - Started Guide
   08/07/2011 - Finished Guide

Version 1.02
   08/12/2011 - Revised some strategies
   08/22/2011 - Added Huckebein's "Next Hermit" Title strategy

Version 1.03
   08/25/2011 - Added a link to xarugas's Hero 3 run

Version 1.04
   09/08/2011 - Added speed run strategy for the "Fire Starter" level
              - Added some nice little ASCII art at the end of document.  You
                know, just for "sense of closure" purposes.  :P

Version 1.3
   09/15/2011 - Started to implement Merk's strategies for the Princess 30
                levels into the guide
   09/18/2011 - Updated FAQ Question #5
              - Updated Help Section
   09/19/2011 - Finished implementing Merk's strategies into the Princess 30
                section

Version 1.5
   11/05/2011 - Fixed some errors in the FAQ section
   11/06/2011 - Took out a stupid mistake in the Hero 30 section
              - Tidied up Credits section a bit
              - Started adding in Kwingster's strategies to the Hero 30 section
   12/02/2011 - Fixed the incorrect information regarding the "Bridge-adier"
                and "Bridge Lover" titles in the Hero 30 section
   12/30/2011 - Finished adding in Kwingster's strategies to the Hero 30
                section
              - Added a small bit of information into the "Things to Remember"
                section
              - Added in missing speed run strategies in the Hero 30 section
   
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 VII.  Credits                                                         (VIIcrd)
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GameFAQs ------------------- For hosting this guide
SBAllen -------------------- For keeping GameFAQs alive
Marvelous Entertainment ---- For developing Half-Minute Hero
Xseed Games ---------------- For bringing Half-Minute Hero to the States
GlassGiant.com ------------- For making the ASCII art at the beginning of the
                             guide

BigmanQ -------------------- For supplying me a copy of this absolutely
                             wonderful game
BlueMage82 ----------------- Brought the "Bridge-adier" and "Bridge Lover"
                             title information to my attention
DrLeetohYawshee ------------ For correcting an error regarding the Titles in
                             the "Cleric and the Devil" quest
Huckebein ------------------ For informing me of an alternate strategy to use
                             to get the "Next Hermit" Title
Kwingster ------------------ For suggesting the link to xarugas's video, and
                             providing better strategies on just about every
                             single level in Hero 30.  This guy is a machine at
                             HMH.  He's also written a comprehensive review to
                             this game that I thought was pretty well-written.
                             At the moment, he has his own FAQ on HMH entailing
                             just speed runs.  A link to his contributor page
                             follows...
                             www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/90382.html

Merk ----------------------- For reminding me to provide a speed run strategy
                             for Hero 30's level 4, providing a link to a speed
                             run video of Hero 30's level 4, and sharing and
                             providing strategies for 19 different levels for
                             the Princess 30 mode
nikegirl2012 --------------- Helping to clarify information regarding the
                             "Swamp and Witch" level
Oblivon -------------------- Brought the "Bridge-adier" and "Bridge Lover"
                             title information to my attention
RhydiaRob ------------------ Brought the "Bridge-adier" and "Bridge Lover"
                             title information to my attention
shadow1w2 ------------------ For making the Hero 3 Map
Shocking Alberto X --------- For pointing out the stupid mistake in the "Hero's
                             Departure" level of Hero 30, as well as bringing
                             up the flaw with my information regarding the
                             "Bridge-adier" and "Bridge Lover" titles
xarugas -------------------- For allowing me to put a link of his amazing Hero
                             3 run into the guide
You ------------------------ For reading this FAQ.  I need someone to read it,
                             don't I?  :]


             A SHORT NOTE CONCERNING THOSE WHO HAVE HELPED OUT...
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         | For anyone who has advertently (or inadvertently) helped  |
         | in the making of this Half-Minute Hero Guide, I cannot    |
         | thank you enough.  It is because of you people that I can |
         | continue to update this FAQ, and without you, this guide  |
         | would probably be unrefined and incomplete.  Even though  |
         | you may think that your contribution was small, or that   |
         | your contribution doesn't deserve mentioning, every bit   |
         | of help counts.  I hope I was able to convey my gratitude |
         | to you in this short thank you note.  Once again, and     |
         | from the bottom of my game-loving heart...  Thank you!    |
         '-----------------------------------------------------------'


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