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Speed Run Guide by minorgroove
Version: 1.1 | Updated: 10/29/09
========================================================================= Secret of Evermore Speed Walkthrough v1.1 ========================================================================= by minorgroove (on gamefaqs) email me: theminorgroove at gmail.com ========================================================================= Introduction ============ The purpose of this walkthrough is to provide tips and strategies for a speedy completion of Secret of Evermore (c) Squaresoft 1995. My first play must have taken weeks to finish, as I would lose time gaining levels on spells and weapons. There are few specials or secrets and the plot is no different whether you get any of them. To spare those who have not played SOE before, I try and omit most of the plot details to make this as spoiler free as possible. The two major time consumers in SOE are gaining levels for weapons and spells and aimless wandering. I suggest 2 spots for gaining weapon levels, and any EXP and money can be gotten there in those time frames. Otherwise, just ignore most enemies, as bosses provide plenty of EXP and money to level up and purchase everything you need. As for the wandering, I try to provide clear instructions of where to go and what to do. There is a lot of text in SOE. It is not necessary to talk to most of the people in a town, as they are not plot critical. This should go without saying. Spots where you need to talk to people to get formulas, secret items, etc are detailed, as well as where to go. In general, a faster game means lower levels which in turn mean longer boss battles. This seems paradoxical, though this does not add serious amounts to time. It only means that you have to be careful not to let your HP get too low, as things tend to damage more. I imagine most players are playing this on emulator. I had no problem beating this game on console, though it is obviously much easier using save states. Just in case, I indicate a few specific spots to save when there is a troublesome battle coming up. For any other detailed information about SOE, alchemy, market place, or monster statistics, there are several other good guides on Gamefaqs. If there are any questions or you notice inaccuracies in this guide, send me a quick note. ========================================================================= Contents ======== Basics The Controls Weapon Levels Items Armors Alchemy Ingredients Boss Fights Section 1: Lab Lab Section 2: Prehistoria Crash Site Boss Fight: Raptors Fire Eyes Village Quicksand Fields Bugmuck Boss Fight: Thraxx Quicksand Fields 2 Fire Eyes Village 2 Mammoth Graveyard Boss Fight: Vipers Level up Horn Spear and Dog Attack Volcano Crater Area Swamp Area Boss Fight: Salabog Volcano Volcano Pipes Boss Fight: Magmar Section 3: Antiquia Crustacia Desert Nobilia Boss Fight: Vigor Desert 2 Crustacia 2-Horace's Camp Quick Last Minute Levels Great Pyramid Boss Fight: Rimsala Hall of Colossia Boss Fight: Megataur Crustacia-Nobilia Boss Fights: Aegis Nobilia 2 Crustacia-Undiscovered Territory Boss Fight: Aquagoth Section 4: Gothica Ivor Tower South Ivor Tower Ivor Tower Castle Ivor Tower Prison-Sewers Ivor Tower Castle 2 Chess Maze Boss Fight: Footknight Dark Forest Boss Fight: Shape Lifter Boss Fight: Timberdrake Ebon Keep Sewers Ebon Keep Boss Fight: Verminator Gomi's Tower Boss Fight: Sterling Ivor Tower Castle 3 Boss Fight: Mungola Ebon Keep 2 Section 5: Rocket Parts Nobilia 3 Fire Eyes Village 3 Bugmuck 2 Boss Fight: Coleoptera Volcano Crater Area 2 Crustacia-Pyramid Section 6: Omnitopia Omnitopia-Chess Maze Final Preparations Boss Fight: Final Extras/Secrets ========================================================================= Basics ====== The Controls ------------ A - hold to run (after getting Jaguar Tooth Ring) B - attack, talk, select; hold to charge attack (weapons must be level 2 or 3) Y - open menu, cancel X - open menu of non-selected character L/R - dog will sniff for ingredients Select - switch between boy and dog Start - pause World Layout ------------ The game takes place spread across four regions of Evermore: Prehistoria, a primal jungle world, Antiquia, an ancient Rome, Greece and Egypt themed land, Gothica, a medieval world, and Omnitopia, a space station. Sections in the walkthrough will be labeled by region. Weapon Levels ------------- Weapons gain levels as you defeat more enemies with each weapon, and this permits you to make special attacks by 'charging up'. It is not necessary to level up all weapons, as most of them will not get much use outside of the few requisite purposes. Here are all of the weapons of Secret of Evermore and the recommended level: Bone Crusher - level 1, you start with this; it is the only weapon that does not cut through brush Spiders Claw - level 1, axe, needed to chop through brush until you get Horned Spear Horn Spear - level 3, level up before fighting Salabog in the swamp Gladiator Sword - level 1, not used Bronze Axe - level 1, needed to bash down stone walls in Antiquia Bronze Spear - level 1, needed to hit the switch in the Great Hall Crusader Sword - level 1, not used Lance - level 1, not used Knight Basher - level 1, needed to break down reinforced barriers in Ebon Keep Sewers and Gomi's Tower Neutron Blade - level 1, not used Atom Smasher - level 1, not used Laser Lance - level 1, not used As you can see, you will be very attached to the Horn Spear. The charged attack from the Level 3 Horn Spear can do 100-200 damage, which is plenty for most of the game. The dog attack stays the same level throughout the game. That is, if you level up the dog attack to Level 3 at the beginning, it will stay that level for the rest of the game. This is good because the Level 3 dog attack is generally much stronger than most of the hero's attacks, especially in the Robot Dog form. As you will primarily be controlling the boy (except where specified otherwise) you can set the default charge for the dog in the [ACT.] menu, that is, so the dog is always charging to Level 3 before attacking. Items ----- Throughout the game you will find various items, equipment, and ingredients in pots, jars, chests, and on the field. Items and equipment will be listed in the section that you find them. This is not meant to be comprehensive, as many of the items are not needed. Some maps have large collections of treasure for the taking. I suggest taking all of it, as it is pointless to specify getting only one chest when another one is right next to it. I usually make note of healing items, as they tend to be used very quickly when you are rushing through the bosses. Here is a list of items: Petal - restores 40 HP (50 with Moxa Stick) Nectar - restores 120 HP (150 with Moxa Stick) Honey - restores 300 HP (375 with Moxa Stick) Essence - also sometimes called Herbal Essence, cures Poison, Confound and Plague; the effect is the same as the Cure formula. Pixie Dust - revives you once to 76 HP after you die; the effect is the same as Horace's Regenerate magic Call Bead - casts a spell from Fire Eyes, Horace, Camellia, or Sidney Dog Biscuit - also called "Biscuit", revives the dog to 100 HP Wings - escapes to the entrance of a dungeon or maze Armors ------ Like the weapons, there are three sets of armor for each region. That is, across four regions, there are 12 of each armors, helmets and gauntlets in the whole game. As the armors only provide defense and have no special properties, there is never a reason to keep any old armor. The dog does not wear armor, but gets a special dog collar for defense. There is only one dog collar per region and it CAN be acquired for free in all cases, though is easier to buy in Gothica. Alchemy ------- Alchemy formulas are the "spells" in SOE. They all require 2 different ingredients to use, which are consumable. Alchemy spells level up the more you use them. The first levels only require casting a few times to gain a level, 10 times for Level 1. This is similar to the magic system in Secret of Mana, only the levels apply to an individual spell, not a set of spells. There is no need to intentionally level up any spells. This is a long process, costly to both time and money. I indicate spots and amounts of ingredients to buy when you will need alchemy to win a boss battle. Many of the spells can be ignored, but the following spells are likely to be necessary somewhere in the game: Flash - fire type spell, most useful early in the game Hardball - rock spell, used to beat Thraxx Heal - restores HP; restores more with level up Cure - cures status ailments, similar to Essence item Levitate - lifts boulders; game cannot progress without this spell only spell that requires Mud Peppers Crush - large fist crushes enemy; useful for destroying Bone Buzzards in the desert and Great Pyramid Revealer - reveals paths across gaps in the Pyramid and Great Hall Revive - revives the dog, similar to Dog Biscuit item Lance - fast attack spell, you can carry a lot, it is cheap and reasonably powerful Super Heal - restores all HP of both characters, regardless of the level of the spell Barrier - take no damage for the duration of the spell, duration increases as spell level increases Miracle Cure - like Cure, only restores some HP as well Call Up - generates a Call Bead Energize - charge up weapons for Level 3 attack really fast These formulas are listed in the walkthrough as you encounter them. In the Extras/Secrets section there are details for the rest of the formulas if you desired to get them later. As only nine formulas can be equipped at once, these obviously cannot all be used. Flash and Hardball are mostly used at the first battle and for a little while after. Crush is the main attack spell for the middle portion of the game. It requires 1 bone and 1 limestone; you can stock up to 99 of it, however you can only buy these two ingredients from Blimp in Crustacia, which limits its usefulness in Gothica, at which point you should switch to using Lance. Ingredients ----------- Ingredients are all over the field and I doubt that I have found most of them. I will list useful ingredients that are in pots, jars, and chests, or if they are next to useful ingredients which you should get anyway. Many ingredients are only for non-critical spells. Certain formulas will be used less when you get a better one - e.g. Cure being replaced with Miracle Cure, Heal being replaced by Super Heal. High Use Ingredients -------------------- Keep a stock of these, as they will be used a lot: Water - Heal, Levitate Roots - Heal, Cure, Revive, Miracle Cure Oil - Flash, Cure Crystal - Hard Ball, Energize Wax - Flash, Crush Vinegar - Revealer, Miracle Cure Bone - Revive, Barrier Limestone - Crush, Barrier Ethanol - Super Heal Acorn - Lance, Super Heal Iron - Lance, Energize Buy Sparingly ------------- Buy only when you need to use these more. Hard Ball and Flash will be phased out later in the game, so there is no need to keep large stocks. Clay is only needed early in the game, when you are using Hardball. Ash is only briefly needed for Revealer. The first Mud Pepper is given to you from Blimp; all of the ones you need in the volcano are found in the volcano; you only need two more after that, but must buy five. Ash - Revealer (only spell you will need that uses Ash) Clay - Hard Ball Mud Pepper - Levitate Never Used or Rare ------------------ You may accumulate these by chance, but they won't get much use. Atlas Amulet - only required for Atlas Brimstone - required for Fireball, Fire Power and Slow Burn Dry Ice - required for Call Up, cannot buy Feather - required for Fire Power (never used) and One-Up (Super Heal is better) Grease - required for Force Field (Barrier is better), Nitro, and Reflect (never used) Gunpowder - only required for Nitro Meteorite - required for Call Up, cannot buy Mushroom - only required for Corrosion Boss Fights ----------- The HP of bosses is listed in the walkthrough when you fight them. In general, the strategies are simple: cast alchemy until it dies or use charged up Horn Spear from afar. Good general practices include healing up before a battle and keeping your HP above 50%. ========================================================================= WALKTHROUGH ========================================================================= Section 1: Lab ============== There is some intro then you gain control of the character. Lab --- Items: Bazooka Alchemy: none Beat the two Guardbots with the Bazooka. You cannot die - if your HP gets to zero it resets to 30. ========================================================================= Section 2: Prehistoria ====================== Crash Site ---------- Items: 1x Petal, 1x Oil, 15 Talons Alchemy: none The rocket crashlands in the jungle. You find your dog has transformed into a wolf-type creature. You also begin with the first "sword", the Bone Crusher. Collect the first petal, and the roots right next to it. Kill the Wimpy Flowers, as they drop more petals sometimes. Go up and around to the left. Collect the oil from the pot and the water and ash right next to it. Head up to the right. Collect the 15 Talons from the pot. Navigate around to the top of the screen. With full HP, head north. Boss Fight: Raptors ------------------- HP: 40 (first three), 80 (last one) Raptors jump out of a bush into the middle of the 4 bushes, then run around until it dives back into a bush. Avoid standing in the middle as that is where they jump out. Stand out of the way to the right or left between the columns of shrubs and walk out and hit it after it jumps out. The last one continues the same pattern, only faster and has more HP. Use Petals to heal, though you will probably level up during the fight, which restores HP. If you die, the game continues since your dog saves you and you wake up in the village. Beat all 4 raptors and you get 50 Talons. Head north into the village. Fire Eyes Village ----------------- Items: 1x Petal, 1x Nectar, 10x Clay, 19x Water, 7x Roots, 5x Ash, 2x Wax, 48 Talons, Grass Vest, 2x Biscuit Alchemy: Flash If you beat the raptors, a man in the upper middle hut will give you a Grass Vest to equip, so you can avoid buying one. Collect all means of treasure from around the village, including the hidden area to the upper left by the armor shop. Buy the Grass Vest (if you didn't get one) and Grass Hat and equip them. Ignore the Vine Bracelet, as it 180 Talons for a Def of 1. Go meet Fire Eyes/ Elizabeth and equip Flash spell. Head east. Quicksand Fields ---------------- Items: 1x Petal, 1x Water, 2x Clay, 4x Crystals Alchemy: none Beat up some Flowers until you are Level 3 or 4, then head east. Fall into the first pit, and you come out near a cave. Go in, talk to the man. Buy an Essence (or some other item) and he will give you the Jaguar Tooth Ring, which allows you to run with the A button. Leave and go back into the pit. Run south while ignoring enemies. Bugmuck ------- Items: 2x Petal, 2x Crystals, 2x Clay, 6x Water, 1x Biscuit Alchemy: Hardball Walk down and go into the cave on the right. The man teaches you Hardball, which you should equip. Buy 15x Oil and 5x Wax for Flash. Save your game, then head out. Collect treasure as needed along the way, and head inside the large bug looking cave. There is only one correct path to the top, as the incorrect paths decay after you walk on them. Starting at the first fork and treating each intersection or fork as a separate spot: Path: RUULULULURRRUU That is, move right at the first fork, up at the next intersection, etc. Continue up into the next section and cross around the walkways until the upper level. Heal up and prepare for a boss fight in the next room. You should probably have 5-6 Petals, 6-9 Flash, and 6-9 Hardball. It is also helpful to be at least Level 4. Boss Fight: Thraxx ------------------ HP: 600 (heart), 250 (claws) Set the dog to fight in the [ACT.] menu. Let the dog pick off maggots while you go after the heart. Maggots sometimes drop Petals, so collect any remains. You should have something like 7 Flash and 7 Hardball. Hide on the upper left or right side near the dead legs, so when it screams you won't get tossed all the way down to the bottom of the map. Cast the spells in rapid succession on the heart, before the damage appears. This can be done up to two spells at a time. Each should do something like 30-50 damage, though sometimes more. Continue until you are out of ingredients. Attack the ribcage until it opens, and attack the heart until it dies. You are rewarded with 750 Talons and the Spider's Claw axe. Strong Heart rewards you for saving him with ingredients or money if you are at max. The axe is equipped, and you will never need the Bone Crusher again. Head north out of the big bug. Quicksand Fields 2 ------------------ Items: 2x Crystals, 4x Wax, 5x Water, 4x Ash, 2x Clay, Mammoth Guard Alchemy: none Head along the upper ridge. Take the spur south to get a Mammoth Guard. Head upwards and get the treasure in the hidden room at the top right. Go right and take the ingredients. Continue west and chop through the grass with your new axe. Fire Eyes Village 2 ------------------- Items: 6x Call Beads, 1x Petal, 2x Nectar, Shell Hat, 6x Wax, 1x Oil, Leather Collar, 1x Clay Alchemy: Cure Talk to Fire Eyes, she will give you 6x Call Beads. Head south of the village and go left through the brush to get to Strong Heart's hut. He teaches the Cure formula. Talk to Strong Heart as the dog and he gives you a Leather Collar, if you do not already have one. Buy 15x Oil, 5x Wax, 20x Water and 25x Roots. Head north of Fire Eyes Village. Watch for the plants which try to eat you this time. The cave is an armor shop. Buy the next set of armor, sell the old stuff. Continue north. Mammoth Graveyard ----------------- Items: Horn Spear Alchemy: Heal Head right then up and around. Dodge the spiders as they can poison you. Continue up. Boss Fight: Vipers ------------------ HP: 4x 125 (each), 250 (commander) Four Vipers attack. They scatter, so it is easy to pick them off one by one. They only have two real attacks, a tongue attack and rolling at you. Cast Flash to knock one back, then attack it into a corner. Once all four are defeated, the leader comes down - lightly stronger, but the same strategy applies. You are rewarded with the Horned Spear. A man will teach you Heal. Level up Horn Spear and Dog Attack ---------------------------------- Go back to the area between the village and the quicksand fields. Get the spear and the dog attack to Level 2 by beating Wimpy Flowers and Skelesnails. You should be able to destroy most of the monsters in one hit. Leave the area and return to reset the monsters. Head north of the mammoth graveyard. Volcano Crater Area ------------------- Items: Dino Skin, 1x Petal, 1x Roots, 1x Water Alchemy: Levitate Head up, climbing up the mountain. There is a cave with 3 raptors. Defeat them and you get a Dino Skin armor. Keep going up until the geysers. One of them is covered by grass. Cut away the grass and step on it to get launched up. Walk into the left cave, then step on the next geyser. This will launch you up to the Volcan Crater. The old man will teach you the Levitate formula. Head down the mountain and go east. The cave right before the swamp will sell items, so replenish your supply as needed. Swamp Area ---------- Items: 2x Water, 1x Wax, 3x Biscuits (from one gourd), 1x Oil, 1x Roots, 2x Clay, 1x Call Bead, 1x Nectar, 3x Water, 1x Mud Pepper Alchemy: None Avoid the enemies. On the lower platform, step on the lilypad to pop the others out of the water and make a bridge. Head east. Walk along the lower path, stepping on the lilypads. Head up and around to the left and get the 3 Biscuits and kill the Frippo to reveal another lilypad. Walk across it (back to where to started) and take the upper path this time. Go up the stairs and bridge to the next platform. Head up to the next wooden bridge and go up. Go left, get off the bridge and go up. Kill one of the Frippos to reveal another lilypad and go up to the right. Go up and around, collect the Call Bead and kill the Frippo to reveal the last lilypad. Trek back around, cross back on the bridge and go up. Walk across your new lilypad and prepare for the next boss. Boss Fight: Salabog ------------------- HP: 2000 This large snake has two real attacks. He breathes Will-o-wisps and can lunge. The Will-o-wisps follow you around and can attack. Avoid the breath attack and lunges and hit him with a charged-up Horn Spear. Make sure you maintain your HP, and keep at it as enough spear attacks will kill him. This is not to say that Salabog cannot be beaten without a high powered weapon, but as regular attacks would deal 15-25 damage, that would be a long fight, and this is about speed. Blimp gives you a Mud Pepper. Head back out the swamp to the boulder before the Mammoth Graveyard. Volcano ------- Items: 1x Call Bead, 1x Clay, 3x Mud Pepper, 10x Water, 100 Talons, 1x Petal, 1x Roots, 11x Ash, 2x Wax Alchemy: none Use Levitate to move the rock. Walk inside. Get the Call Bead to the left in the hidden room. Go up. There are hoards of Vipers in here - just avoid them. Go up to the left and around platforms to find a Mud Pepper. Use this to Levitate the first rock in your way. Continue onward, walk up each platform and knock the boulder into the lava by attacking. Cross the new 'bridge' and get the next Mud Pepper. Cast Levitate on the boulder, walk up the platform and knock the rock into the lava again. Cross and head up to the left into the next section. Get the ash, head left, head straight down, get the water, and check the hidden room to the right to find a man who can save your game or change spells. Continue around until you find the Viper Commander. Defeat it to get the last Mud Pepper. Run back around to the boulder and use Levitate. Continue upwards. Volcano Pipes ------------- Items: 2x Wax, 2x Clay, 2x Oil Alchemy: none To open the switch, go in the left tube. Go up, left, up, left, left, down, then step on the panel to open the door. The Viper is a 'good one' and will save your game. To get to the gate, go in the right tube. Go straight up into the pit. Prepare for the next boss fight. Boss Fight: Magmar ------------------ HP: 1000 Dodge his rolls and Fireballs as you charge up for an attack. Magmar heals every time he dives back into the lava. Keep your HP up (above 60) as he can easily do that much damage with a roll or Fireballs. Set the dog to Level 2 attack and keep laying it on with charged attacks. You are rewarded with 900 Talons. The reactor blows and you are thrown out of the volcano. ========================================================================= Section 3: Antiquia =================== Crustacia --------- Items: 2x Nectar, 1x Clay, 2x Water, 1x Wax, 1x Ash Alchemy: Crush After washing up on shore and reorienting yourself, walk up the stairs on the side and go onto the deck of the ship in the middle, which is the armor shop. Exchange your Talons for Jewels. Buy the three pieces of armor but not the Spiky Collar, as you can get that later for free. Equip the new stuff and sell all of your old armor from Prehistoria. In the upper right cave, there is a cloaked man who offers to sell an Amulet of Annihilation for 10000 Jewels. If for some reason you buy it, he gives you the Chocobo's Egg as well, which you can get later in Ivor Tower. Head east. Go through the cave to the upper level. Go into the next cave to find Blimp. He builds a bridge to cross the desert and teaches the Crush formula - equip it. Buy 5 Mud Peppers, and some Limestone and Wax to use Crush. Ensure that you have at least 264 Jewels, otherwise kill a few Mad Monks, at 75 Jewels each. Ignore the Rogues, as they only pay 10 Jewels each and have much more HP. Head north into the desert. Desert ------ Items: none Alchemy: none Your HP decreases slowly in the desert, but is refilled when in an oasis. Head north to the first oasis. The skeleton boatman will offer to ferry you for an Amulet of Annihilation - which you probably don't have. No matter, as you can just run across the desert. Head straight north until you reach Nobilia, running through an oasis to refill your HP. Avoid all enemies. They all have a hit-and-run style of attacking which makes it difficult to fight back. Nobilia ------- Items: 2x Wax, 2x Call Beads, 1x Petal, various armors Alchemy: none In the marketplace, buy the three pieces of armor, but not the higher level versions. To trade for the armors, you need some basic goods. At the north end of the market, 2nd booth from the left (woman in a white robe), buy 85 bags of rice. This is the cheapest rice, at 3 Jewels per bag. Immediately to the left of that booth is the best deal on Spice. Trade the rice for 20 jars of Spice. Immediately left of the spice salesman, get a single Souvenir Spoon. Go down and buy 6 beads on the west side from a man just below the entrance for 1 Bag of Rice and 3 Jewels each. Trade for two Bottles of Perfume just down and right from where you entered Nobilia, across from the bead salesman. Find Tapestries from a woman in a white robe in a booth with a bunch of coiled up rugs at the right side of the market and 3rd 'row' down. Head right one screen into the square and go down, then go into the house at the bottom left and continue through to the other side. The booth on the left trades Jeweled Scarabs. Stone Vest = 1 Jeweled Scarab = 1 Jar of Spice + 2 Bottles of Perfume = 7 Jars of Spice = 28 Bags of Rice = 84 Jewels Obsidian Helm = 10 Jars of Spice = 40 Bags of Rice = 120 Jewels Bronze Gauntlets = 1 Spoon = 2 Jars of Spice = 8 Bags of Rice = 24 Jewels + 2 Tapestries = 6 Beads = 6 Bags of Rice + 18 Jewels = 36 Jewels ...for a grand total of 264 Jewels. Collect the armor at the three spots. The gloves are from the trader at the most bottom right. The helmet salesman is just up and left from the glove trader, and is the right stall in a row of two. The armor salesman is the 2nd from the right in a row of four near the top of the market. Periodically there are notices that the market will close in X minutes, so buy up the remaining artifacts in the time you have until the market closes. The prices below are for the best deals. Sunstone = 1 Limestone Tablet + 5 Bags of Rice = 4 Jars of Spice + 2 Beads + 5 Bags of Rice = 23 Bags of Rice + 6 Jewels = 75 Jewels Jade Disk = 3 Chickens + 3 Beads = 3 Jar of Spice and 6 Bags of Rice + 3 Beads = 21 Bags of Rice + 9 Beads = 72 Jewels Ruby Heart = 1 Tapestry + 1 Jeweled Scarab + 1 Limestone Tablet Moxa Stick = 2 Chickens + 1 Jeweled Scarab + 12 Jars of Spice Silver Sheath = 1 Golden Jackel + 10 Jars of Spice = 15 Jars of Spice = 60 Bags of Rice = 180 Jewels Armor Polish = Silver Sheath + 75 Jewels After the market closes, you are selected to fight in the arena. Search the hidden room to the right to find the best armor in Antiquia, that is, the pots will contain whatever armor you don't have. If you don't have the Bronze Armor, then it will have that, likewise for Stone Vest. If you have Bronze Armor, Stone Vest, and Centurian Cape, then the pot contains the Thug's Cloak, which you can get later. Likewise if you have all 3 helmets or gloves, then they contain 100 Jewels each. Boss Fight: Vigor ----------------- HP: 1000 Piece of cake. Equip the good armor and he can barely hurt you. He is only vulnerable in his back, but his moves are very predictable. He will move slowly following the hero, then throw a boomerang, trident, or the crowd will throw fruit at you. Then he speeds off, and that is your chance to throw a Level 2 spear at his back. Don't try to sneak behind him when he is on the sides, as you will just get rushed for damage, then he will roll off and repeat from the other side. You are rewarded with the Gladiator Sword and 1000 Jewels. Back in the marketplace, gather any remaining artifacts. Trade the Silver Sheath for the Armor Polish, as you will not be using a sword again, and could buy it back in Ivor Tower if you wanted. Head one screen above the market and cast Levitate on the boulder in the courtyard. Tiny will come and throw it in exchange for a Tapestry. Get Amulets of Annihilation from the 2nd vendor from the left in the row of four. Refuse his first offer of 30 and he lowers his price. You must have over 30 Bags of Rice for him to lower his price. If you haggle below 15, then he never deals with you again for the rest of the game. As you will only need 3 Amulets of Annihilation (6 in the whole game), you can optionally bargain him down to 3 Amulets for 1 Bag of Rice. You won't ever need any more, though you will never be able to buy more if you did. Leave Nobilia. Desert 2 -------- Items: Spiky Collar Alchemy: none Go out, trade an Amulet of Annihilation for a ride back. From that oasis (the first one when you come in from the south), go northeast to the next oasis, then straight north until you find another oasis. Talk to the man as the dog and he will give you Spiky Collar unless you already own one. Head straight south and leave the desert. Crustacia 2-Horace's Camp ------------------------- Items: 1x Call Bead, 200 Jewels, 5x Water, 3x Limestone, 3x Wax Alchemy: Revive, Revealer, Escape Talk to Blimp again, and he will teach you the Revive formula. Head west. Cross through Crustacia, then head west. Switch to the dog and jump across the broken bridge. Go up and bring the lift back across. Then head west. Head to the upper of the two paths leading west. Talk to Horace and get the Revealer formula from Madronius. Buy any ingredients for healing, mostly Roots, or possibly Ash for Revealer if you don't have any for some reason; more than 10 Ash is plenty. Talk to Horace again and he will mention that you can use his spells as a call bead. Leave Horace's Camp to the east and head down to the lower path, heading west. Quick Last Minute Levels ------------------------ If your Horn Spear or Dog Attack is not level 3, beat up a few Mad Monks outside the Hall of Colossia (north) until they are level 3. Great Pyramid ------------- Items: 7x Limestone, 1x Mushroom, 3x Call Beads, 2x Iron, 3x Petal, 3x Nectar, 4x Feathers, 3x Biscuit, 3x Essence, 3x Clay, 2x Wings, 1x Grease, 1x Acorn, 2x Gunpowder, 2x Meteorites, 3x Ethanol, 5x Dry Ice, 3x Water, 1x Pixie Dust, 3x Bone, 2x Wax, 1x Root, 3x Ash, 3x Vinegar, 1x Honey Alchemy: none Use Revealer to cross the invisible bridge. There is a panel outside of the pyramid. Use the boy to stand on it, then switch to to the dog and walk inside and jump across the water. Switch back to the boy. Walk up the pyramid and go inside. The pyramid is somewhat of a maze. Follow the halls and collect the treasure from the pots starting in the upper right of the map. Destroy the Bone Buzzards with Crush and ignore the Son of Set or Mummy Cats, as they are slow. Head to the left side where there are two Sons of Set guard a stairway leading up. Go past them and head up. Once outside, go down to get to the other entrance. Loot most of the treasure (there are 15 pots in rows) with one more to the left then up. Head up the middle path and down the stairs. Get the nectar if you need it, then switch to the dog and step on the upper left panel to open the gate. Switch back to the boy and go up to right to get dry ice, then back to the left. Stepping on the panel awakens the Stone Cobra, so avoid it by walking next to the wall. Continue down stepping on the cross panels rather than the scarab panels. Cross the first bridge (it sinks afterwards) and get the treasure. Avoid the lower right pot as it awakens the Stone Cobra. Cross back and go to the next bridge. Switch to the dog and go the the lower left panel to open the left gate. The upper right panel opens the right gate, which contains a Petal and Biscuit, so get those if you are low. Go through the left gate and up. Two Sons of Anhur appear. Hit them with charged up Spear and get the Bronze Axe. Continue on and use the axe to break down the crumbly wall. In the upper right room of the map, a man will save your game. Head down and cross the bridge to the left. Break down the wall to free the dog. Head upstairs, then upstairs again. Switch to the dog and stand on one of the switches. As the boy, stand on the other. The door will open and you will walk inside to a boss fight. Boss Fight: Rimsala ------------------- HP: 1200 The statues on the side cast Flash while the rotating jewel can hit you for damage. Attack the rotating jewel with your a charged Horn Spear attack or with Level 3 dog attack. Watch your HP as Flash can do a fair bit of damage. If needed, you can run to the bottom of the screen and the Flash spell will fade away before it touches you. Periodically the jewel will go to the top and stay put for a moment, allowing you to hit it. You get one of the Diamond Eyes when you win. Exit the pyramid, and head east. You can get the Escape formula at Horace's Camp. Leave Horace's camp to the east. Head north across the pit using Revealer and go into the Great Hall. Hall of Colossia ---------------- Items: 2x Vinegar, 2x Nectar, 1x Call Bead, 10x Brimstone, 8x Ash, 1x Wings, 9x Wax Alchemy: none This dungeon is much easier if you have two Wings from the Pyramid. Go inside and head to the top. Use Revealer to show the paths on the left and right sides. On the left path, step on the panel to open a door on the upper left. Go in the door. Follow along the bottom wall and take the first path up, then go right. Hit the switch to create the walkway. It disappears when you cross. Run all the way up and around to the top left corner where there is another panel. Step on it, then use a Wings to return you to the entrance. If you don't have a Wings, then go around to the left of where you first crossed where there is another switch. Hit it and it makes a walkway appear. Run to it as fast as you can, avoiding the Dancin Fools. This may take several tries. Cross, then use the Bronze Axe to break down the wall and get a Call Bead. Go back out to the main room and you will see the lower right room has been opened. From the main room again, go into the lower right room. There is a miniboss - the Minitaur. It can stomp the ground to damage both characters. Either try to charge up and wait for it to come and run at you then hit it or use spells to briefly stun it while you release your charged up attacks. Beat it and another panel will appear opening the lower left room. In the lower left room from the main room, there are three switches. The order in which you hit them is important. You can leave the room to reset the switches. Right, middle, left to open the middle gate and get Nectar. Right, left, middle to open the left gate and get Wings. Left, middle, right to continue onward. Middle, right, left to open the middle gate. Middle, left, right blocks closes all gates. Left, right, middle to open the left gate. Get the Nectar and Wings if you need them, then continue onward. Go on through, and prepare to run across the bridge to your right. You have to run the whole way and then some. After your attack meter runs out, keep tapping A to get extra bursts of speed and cross to the other side. If you fall through, you have to beat up two Lime Slimes and try again. Head down and step on all of the panels. One of them opens the next door. Continue around and then go up and hit the switch. This will take you back to the main room. Go to the upper right door now. Go up, hit the switch and cross. Go left and up, step on the panel to open the gate. Go around and right and step on the other panel to open another gate which gets you 6 parts Ash. Continue around and cross the invisible bridge straight down. Keep going until you end up in a big room with a Mad Monk. This one is stronger than the others, but the strategy is the same. You get the Bronze Spear. Check the lower left wall to find a hidden passage to get Fireball and save. Use a Wings to get outside, then go back in and go to the top with Bronze Spear equipped. If you have the Bronze Spear and walk somewhere near the top center of the pit in the main room, you will automatically throw the spear to hit the switch on the other side of the pit; this creates a bridge to the boss chamber. Boss Fight: Megataur -------------------- HP: 2600 He casts some weak alchemy. Just use charged attacks and he will be through in no time. Re-equip Horn Spear if you are still using Bronze Spear. You get 3000 Jewels and the other Diamond Eye. Leave, and you will find that Horace's camp is empty. Head east towards Crustacia. Crustacia-Nobilia ----------------- Items: 1x Ethanol, 1x Root Alchemy: none "Horace" will stop you and ask for the Diamond Eyes. You fight two Rogues. Continue east. Cross the river again and bust through the stone wall on the east side with the Bronze Axe. You can save and buy Water, Ethanol, and Roots. Head over to the desert and exchange an Amulet for a ride across. Go inside Nobilia where the market is empty. Boss Fights: Aegis ------------------ HP: 3800 Easy fight. All it can do is summon other monsters. Charge and attack with the Horn Spear when it doesn't have an emblem over the main face. The dog should be able to clean up the little monsters running around. You win 1200 Jewels and Horace gives you the Staff of Life. Nobilia 2 --------- Items: none Alchemy: none While still in the market place you can optionally buy 20 Bottles of Perfume and 18 Beads, since they are cheaper here. These are needed to trade for goods in the Ivor Tower Market. Cross the desert again with your last Amulet; you will get more soon enough. Crustacia-Undiscovered Territory -------------------------------- Items: 3x Call Beads Alchemy: none Head west to Horace's camp. The water has drained out. Walk across the board and enter the drained riverbed from the left side of the new shore. Go up and drop down into the pit. Go down the first screen. Walk down and use the teleporter on the left. Go right, avoid the teleporter and go down to the next screen. It loops around and go up, then use the teleporter. Go left, ignore the teleporter and go up a screen. Go right one screen. Go down, and use the first teleporter. Get the Call Beads and go left. Go up and prepare for a boss. For those of you using an emulator, you can disable the 'background' layer which creates the darkness, allowing you to see the whole map. On ZSNES, this would be the '1' key. Boss Fight: Aquagoth -------------------- HP: 2500 Stand on the left side and throw a Lv.3 Horn Spear. You should be out of the way of tentacles. Heal when he casts Lightning Storm. 9 or 10 hits from the Spear should take him out. You get 5000 Jewels. A man lowers a basket and hauls you out. ========================================================================= Section 4: Gothica ================== Ivor Tower South ---------------- Items: 1x Atlas Medallion, 5x Ash, 1x Amulet of Annihilation, Aura Magic (Horace Call Bead Spell) Alchemy: none Drop the basket again and lift up the Oglin. Head north-west. Collect the hidden treasures in the trees. Follow the underside of bottom left shrub the shrub; get the ash, then follow the left side up to get the Amulet of Annihilation. To the left of the castle door, follow along the shrub to get Horace's Aura magic. Head into the castle. Ivor Tower ---------- Items: 5x Acorn, 120 Gold Coins, 10x Ethanol, 2x Bone, 4x Brimstone, 1x Mushroom, 4x Clay, 2x Petals, 6x Water, 4x Vinegar, 4x Nectar, 3x Amulet of Annihilation, Gold Plated Vest, 1x Biscuit, 12x Ash, 1x Limestone Alchemy: Lance In the marketplace, exchange Jewels for Gold Coins at the bottom middle booth. At the small booth above and to the right the entrance, trade your first Amulet of Annihilation for the ticket to the show. Get the Thug's Cloak from the vendor up and right of the currency exchange. Buy beads directly from the man above the entrance. Get spice from the 3rd vendor up in the alley for 8 Coins per jar and trade that for perfume. Thug's Cloak = 8 Bottles of Perfume + 6 Beads Go to the right of the market and loot the house, and the right house the next row up above that. Head up one screen, walk to the right, past the house to the right of the inn. Go to the right of that house and up behind the house to the right into the hidden room. Collect the items including acorns, coins, and an Amulet of Annihilation. Inside that house, Lance's house, go upstairs then immediately back down. Don't take the treasure. As you go down, Lance will come upstairs, give you his treasure and teach you the Lance formula, which you should equip. You can also de-equip Revealer and Levitate. Buy 60 Iron and 60 Acorns from him as well. Get the rest of the chests in the last house at the top and the hidden room behind it on the right. Head back down to the marketplace. Along the alley to the left of the market are more vendors. There is a man selling armor. Buy a Dragon Helmet and Magicians Ring, for 1450 Gold Coins and 2 Amulets of Annihilation. He also sells a Gold Plated Vest, which you already have. Buy up the remaining artifacts from the other vendors. The woman who sells used artifacts (like the Silver Sheath) also sells the Insect Incense Silver Sheath = 300 Coins Insect Incense = 3 Bottles of Perfume + 3 Beads Chocobo Egg = 9 Bottles of Perfume + 9 Beads Go up north of the alley and redeem your ticket to the exhibition show. You then get to have dinner with the Queen. Ivor Tower Castle ----------------- Items: Queens Key Alchemy: none You get control of the dog in the airducts. Keep going left and up until you get to a vent. Go up, then go outside to the left. Go inside the top door and down the vent. Go right, up, right, up and the first right, down then right, underneath the red pipes and up the vent into a room with 3 bookcases. Go right two rooms and down the vent. Go left and up and trace along the right wall to find the passage. Wind through the maze area as stuff is flashing. Talk to the old lady and she gives you a key. Backtrack out to the outside area. From the outside area, take the upper door as you did before and go down the vent. Go right, up, right, then down until you get to a vent. Go up, then walk right to the vent hidden behind the bookcase. Go down the vent, go down, all the way right, down, then follow the path under 4 purple pipes. Take the vent up, go outside to the right, into the bottom door and take the vent down. Go under the red pipes and out the vent. The dog runs out and disrupts the banquet. You are thrown in jail. Ivor Tower Prison-Sewers ------------------------ Items: Iron Bracer, Defender Collar, 2x Call Beads, 1x Biscuit Alchemy: none The dog sneaks out of the cell. If you beat all of the monsters before freeing the hero, you win a Defender Collar, which is easier to buy later. Beat up the 2 Vipers, 2 Minitaurs, and Guardbot. Then open the last cell to get into the sewers. Follow left along the sewers. At the end, run to the right to get the Call Beads and Biscuit. Leave the sewers and you are prompted to talk with the queen. On your way out, you notice the key from the dog. This allows you to take all of the treasure from the east wing of the castle. Ivor Tower Castle 2 ------------------- Items: 1x Biscuit, 7x Feathers, 5x Mushrooms, 3x Water, 2x Wings, 7x Ethanol, 15x Acorns, 9x Roots, 1x Brimstone, 7x Iron, 1x Honey, 4x Ash, 3x Wax Alchemy: none Go down the stairs and to the right, through the banquet hall. Collect all the treasure, including the 3 upstairs rooms to the left and right. There is an old man in one of the rooms asking for the key. Get all the treasure first, then give him the key and he teaches you Fire Power. Head out east and leave into the maze. Chess Maze ---------- Items: none Alchemy: none Go into the maze, go up and work your way around to the bottom. Cast Lance to get rid of the Skullclaws, as you have plenty of it, you can easily get it to level 1 or 2 which will make it more useful later. Boss Fight: Footknight ---------------------- HP: 2500 It cannot do too much damage, but it is quick and difficult to hit. As it approaches you, hit it with a charged up Horn Spear. Beat it an a passage in the middle opens up. Go down to the falls and save. Dark Forest ----------- Items: Wizard's Coin, Crusader Sword, Lance Alchemy: none Sort of a maze where each screen looks nearly the same. The path out always has an owl-type creature in the tree. Exit - DDLULDDRRDLDLDDDRDLDRDDRURRDRR - Shape Lifters Boss Fight: Shape Lifter ------------------------ HP: 700 each The Bad Boy attacks you in 3 forms, each time with a respective spell, Crush, Storm, and Nitro. Nitro can kill you, so keep your HP up. Use level 3 Horn Spear attacks when he is coming at you, or use magic or weak attacks to stun or corner him and let the dog bite do most of the damage. You win the Crusader Sword afterwards. Head right into the forest, again following the owls to get out. From Shape Lifters bridge: Wizards Coin - RURURRR Exit - RURURRDDDRRURULUU You enter into another clearing, with yet another boss. Boss Fight: Timberdrake ----------------------- HP: 2000 Charge attacks and cast spells as needed. A few hits should bring him down. You receive the Lance weapon and 2000 Gold Coins. Continue right into the sewers. Ebon Keep Sewers ---------------- Items: none Alchemy: None Navigate through the sewers. There are barricades, so there is only one path. You come out in a dungeon. Like Ivor Tower, release the 2 Raptors, 2 Spiders, and Guardbot. Defeat them and go through the last gate to come out behind a house in Ebon Keep. Ebon Keep --------- Items: Bazooka, 2x Honey, 3x Vinegar, 2x Limestone, 4x Brimstone, 3x Feathers, 2x Acorns, Knight Basher, 1x Call Bead, 5x Oil, 500 Gold Coins Alchemy: Super Heal Everything is closed, but the layout is the same as Ivor Tower. Go into the inn/ weapon shop. Talk to Cecil, say you have heard of him, and buy all of the armor: Shining Armor, Knights Helm, Dragons Claw, and Defender Collar. Equip those and sell any old armor. Go behind the large house and get the Regrowth formula. Head up into the castle. Go down the first stairs and collect the ingredients. Then heal up and prepare for a difficult battle. Boss Fight: Verminator ---------------------- HP: 4000 All he does is cast spells and the dog cannot get close enough to attack. Keep your HP high as his spells can do a fair bit of damage, 100-180. Charge up Horn Spear, or if your Lance spell is Level 2 or 3, each cast should do 150-200 damage. Use any of Fire Eyes Call Bead spells as needed, as they can do 400+ damage. Keep it up until he dies. You receive 6000 Gold Coins after the battle. Go inside the castle. Tinker finds you and brings you to the queen. You can now summon her as a Call Bead. Go right into Tinkers Tower. Buy another 50 each of Acorns and Iron. Get the Knight Basher from the chest in the bottom left. Head out and down the spiral stairs. Go left and up through the banquet hall and left. Go down the first door and talk to the boy. If you guess the marbles in his hand, then he gives you the Super Heal formula. There is some pattern to it - I think it is related to odd or even numbers. Probably pick the even number, though this may not hold true if he is in the old man form. You can also de-equip Flash, Hardball, and Crush, as you would not be needing those anymore. Head back right and down from the banquet hall, then go left into the sewers. Go through the sewer passage on the right, then backtrack until you get outside. Gomi's Tower ------------ Items: 2x Ash, 1x Acorn, 2x Feathers Alchemy: none Go up the first platform, go up to the left platform. Walk on it until you fall through. Go down to the bottom, then around to the right and go up to the door elevator. Continue on to the top. Boss Fight: Sterling -------------------- HP: 3200 Hide in the boxes and cast Lv 3 Lance until you win. If you get picked up, you will be dropped to a lower level. Watch for Fireball spells - otherwise not too difficult. Gomi comes and teaches Lightning Storm then gives you a lift to Ivor Tower. Ivor Tower Castle 3 ------------------- Items: none Alchemy: none Go into the sewers and head up to get into the castle. Take the left door up to the Throne room then left into the stage area. Boss Fight: Mungola ------------------- HP: 5000 Same strategy as always, charge attacks and cast Lance as needed. He casts weak attack spells - nothing to worry about. The king gives you 10000 Gold Coins afterwards. Leave the castle due east and cross the chessboard to Ebon Keep. Ebon Keep 2 ----------- Items: none Alchemy: none Go up to Tinkers Tower, and go outside. Tinker gives you the flying machine. ========================================================================= Section 5: Rocket Parts ======================= Nobilia 3 --------- Items: none Alchemy: Barrier Drop into Nobilia and go up into the palace. Horace teaches you Barrier, which requires Bone and Limestone; you can buy more from Blimp, though you probably have to change currency first. Fire Eyes Village 3 ------------------- Items: Spots Collar Alchemy: Miracle Cure Go talk to Fire Eyes. She will tell you to search the bugmuck and the slopes. Go down and talk to Strong Heart again and he teaches you the Miracle Cure formula. Talk to him as the dog and he gives you Spots Collar, the best collar. Leave and go into the Bugmuck again. Bugmuck 2 --------- Items: Wheel Alchemy: none Run through the quicksand fields and avoid all enemies in the Bugmuck. Head inside the big bug as you did at the beginning of the game. Follow the path up to the top as before and prepare for a boss at the same spot. Boss Fight: Coleoptera ---------------------- HP: 6000 (heart), appx 2000 (claws) Similar to Thraxx, but stronger. The heart casts Storm and Flash which can do 100+ damage, so watch your HP and use Super Heal as needed. The claws hit hard if you get too close, so stand on the side and use Lance or Call Bead spells until you kill the heart. You win 4000 talons and find the wheel. Head back to your Flying Machine and go up to the swamp near the volcano. Volcano Crater Area 2 --------------------- Items: Gauge Alchemy: none Go up the geysers as though you were going to the volcano crater. You wind up on the slopes by a pot containing the Gauge. Leave and go fly over to Crustacia. Crustacia-Pyramid ----------------- Items: 1x Call Bead, 1x Biscuit, 3x Ethanol, 1x wings, Diamond Eyes Alchemy: none Land by Crustacia. If you have under 20 Barrier uses, change your money in Crustacia and buy some Bone and Limestone from Blimp. Equip the Levitate spell, then head west to the pyramid. Go into the cave in the dried up river bed and take the teleporter inside. Get the Call Bead from the lower left pot. Cast Levitate on the rock then have the dog stand on one of the panels while the hero stand on the other. Go up into the chamber. Step on the first teleporter. Then, step back onto the same teleporter that you appeared on. Repeat this three times and you end up in the middle. Get the Diamond Eyes then leave. Head back to your Flying Machine and go to Tinker's Tower. ========================================================================= Section 6: Omnitopia ==================== Omnitopia-Chess Maze -------------------- Items: Old Reliable, Protector Ring, Titanium Vest, 30x Particle Bombs, 3x Meteorites, 30x Thunderballs, 2x Acorns, 4x Dry Ice, 1x Honey, 30x Cryo Blasts, Laser Lance, Atom Smasher, Energy Core Alchemy: Call Up The rocket sets you in a junk yard. Go right and talk to the Guardbot. Then go left then up to get out. Walk past the large reactors and Neo Greebles. Hit the right switch to receive the Neutron Blade. Ignore the other two containing the metal Raptor and Red Jelly Ball. Go up using the light pillar. Omnitopia is divided into 16 sectors. You start in A1 and have to get to A4. Switch to the dog and go up the airlock to get outside. Many of the bridges connecting the sectors are locked by Sphere Bots and guarded by blue Rimsalas. Destroy the Rimsalas with charged up attacks, as you cannot pass without destroying them. Until you collect better armor, be advised as the Rimsalas can do serious damage to the hero, so let the dog take point. A1-A2 A3-A4 | |: : b1-B2 B3-B4 | | : C1-C2 c3-C4 : | | D1-d2-D3-D4 - or | indicates above ground connection : indicates below ground connection lowercase letters indicate there is nothing at that section As the dog, destroy the Sphere Bots connecting the following spots: A1-A2, A3-A4, B2-C2, B3-B4, C1-C2, D1-D2, D2-D3, D3-D4, C4-D4 Go across from A1 to A2 and go down the elevator. At the vendor, change your Talons and Jewels to Credits. Stock up on any needed ingredients, probably Iron. Walk down into B2 and talk to one of the Mechadusters. It will tell you a 3 color code (e.g. Red, Blue, Green) Go right and up the elevator. Leave B2 and walk down to C2. Turn on the switch on the radiator. Leave C2 and walk left to C1. Go down and avoid the red heating units. Get the Old Reliable helmet and head up and out to D1. Walk over to D3 and go down into the Control Room. At the first console, use the 3 color code to deactivate the alarm. Red = 1 Blue = 2 Green = 3 If you forgot, you can keep trying it systematically until you get it. Enter 2,3,2 to get the optional boss, Face. Turn the Greenhouse lights to OFF. Turn the Storage Room lights to ON. Leave and head to D4. Get the treasure boxes. Leave and go up to C4. If you deactivated the alarm, continue up and get the Titanium Vest. Go up the elevator and out to B4. Go to B3. If the light is on, go back to D3 and turn it OFF. Otherwise the Flowering Deaths will kill you and you cannot get through. With the lights out, just walk through the greenhouse and get the 30 Cryo Blasts for the Bazooka. Go up to A3. Walk over to A4. Go down and talk to the professor. Get the Call Up formula and buy the best armor from the console. Go up and get the Laser Lance from the box. Then take the shuttle out and go to Tinkers Tower. In Tinkers Tower, get Nitro formula and the Atom Smasher axe. Run to the chess maze and go down the right stairway. Get the Energy Core. Go back to your ship and return to Omnitopia. Final Preparations ------------------ Items: None Alchemy: Energize The professor will give you the Energize formula, equip it. Make sure you equip Energize, Barrier, Super Heal, and Lance to stun enemies remotely. Put on Horn Spear and the best armor. Leave A4 and walk to A1, as there is a new bridge from A2-A3. Walk past the green reactors and take the elevator down to the junk yard. Go down to the left and find the teleporter. Boss Fight: Final ----------------- This is a series of battles. You are dropped into the middle of a room where fans and speakers push you to the bottom of the room while bombs drop from the sides. The strategy is simple. Cast Energize and Barrier on both characters. Energize allows you to charge up for Level 3 attacks very fast and Barrier protects you from taking any damage. Play as the dog for most of the fight because the Level 3 attack can get multiple hits. At the top of the screen, use the dog's long range attack to destroy all eight of the speakers and fans. If you approach the speakers, they will turn on and blow you down to the bottom of the screen unless you are running. You can use to the dog to run up next to them and destroy them from either side or just shoot from the spot where you drop in. Hit the switches to start the "real" battle. With the spells up do as much damage as possible and cast either spell again when it wears off. When Barrier is up, get in close and try to corner enemies to ensure you hit them. However, be weary if Barrier wears off as can take some serious damage. Get out of the way quickly and cast Barrier again on both characters. 2x Raptors (Metal) 2x Raptors (Metal) 1x Death Spider 2x Raptors (Metal) 2x Death Spider 3x Eye of Rimsala 3x Death Spider Bad Boy Dark Toaster 2x Death Spider Magmar (Metal) Carltron's Robot It appears that the number of Death Spiders changes, possibly depending on level. The next enemy can appear even before you destroy all of the Death Spiders. The enemies tend to have progressively more HP, up to 30000 for Carltron's Robot. ========================================================================= Extras/Secrets ============== Any additional things will be listed here. Most of them are not included in the regular walkthrough because they are not worth the time in getting them, or can be gotten later at your leisure. Horace's Regenerate Magic ------------------------- When in the Pyramid, after getting the Bronze Axe but before getting back the dog, walk to the bottom right across the bridge by the gate at the corner. Switch to the dog and step on the lower right panel, which opens the gate in the lower right. Inside there is the Regenerate magic for Horace when using a Call Bead. The spell has the same effect as Pixie Dust, which you can buy. Horace's Aura Magic ------------------- Immediately outside of Ivor Tower Castle, follow the left shrub into the trees. This leads around to a chest containing the Aura magic. The effect is similar to Barrier, as much as I can tell. Oracle Bone ----------- You get this in the Ivor Tower market for one Jeweled Scarab and one Golden Jackel. This is most easily gotten if you acquire the two trade goods after beating Aegis and before going into the undiscovered territories. Later, beneath the chessboard when you are getting the energy core, a man will teach you two formulas instead of one: Stop and Force Field. Neither of these are particularly good. One-Up formula -------------- From the beginning of the dark forest at the waterfall, follow this path: DDRRDLDDRRDDLDDDL As the path diverges two screens from the waterfall, it is easiest to warp out with Wings and start again when continuing onward. Super Heal is better anyway as it always heals both players and does not require the costly Feathers. Optional Boss: Face ------------------- In D3 section of Omnitopia, systematically enter codes on the alarm panel. The code might be random, since it was 2-3-2 for me, though other guides by CColton and Yami Shuryou cite it as 2-2-2 and 3-1-3. Two faces appear on the screens at the top and cast spells. Use Barrier and Energize and attack the faces when they appear. You get 30 Particle Bombs and 4000 Credits. List of Alchemy Formulas ------------------------ Name Ingredients Location ---- ----------- ----------- Flash 1 Wax, 2 Oil Fire Eyes Hardball 1 Crystal, 1 Clay Cave in Bugmuck Acid Rain 1 Ash, 3 Water Hidden room in Quicksand Fields 2 Defend 1 Clay, 1 Ash Hidden area in Fire Eyes Village Cure 2 Root, 1 Oil Strong Heart's hut Heal 1 Root, 1 Water Defeat Vipers Levitate 1 Water, Volcano Crater 1 Mud Pepper Speed 1 Wax, 2 Water Hidden room inside Volcano Crush 1 Limestone, 1 Wax Blimp's Cave in Crustacia Sting 2 Water, 1 Vinegar Oasis in desert Atlas 1 Ash, Lower left house in Nobelia square 1 Atlast Medallion Revive 3 Root, 1 Bone Blimp's Cave after getting back Dog Revealer 2 Ash, 1 Wax Madronius Escape 1 Wax, 1 Vinegar Madronius after getting 1 Diamond Eye Fireball 1 Brimstone, 2 Ash Secret area in Hall of Colossia Drain 1 Ethanol, 2 Root Cave on east side of river Double Drain 2 Ethanol, Cave on east side of river after 2 Vinegar beating Aegis Lance 1 Iron, 1 Acorn Lance's house in Ivor Tower Corrosion 1 Mushroom, Upper right area in Ivor Tower Sewers 3 Water Fire Power 1 Feather, East wing of Ivor Tower Castle 1 Brimstone One Up 1 Feather, 1 Root Dark Forest Regrowth 1 Acorn, 2 Water Hidden room behind large house in Ebon Keep Super Heal 2 Ethanol, 1 Acorn Ebon Keep Castle Slow Burn 1 Iron, Shelf in Tinker's Tower 1 Brimstone Explosion 2 Ethanol, 1 Ash Scroll in Tinker's Tower Lightning Storm 1 Iron, 2 Ash Defeat Sterling Barrier 1 Limestone, Nobilia Palace after getting Flying 2 Bone Machine Miracle Cure 2 Root, 1 Vinegar Strong Heart's hut after beating Mungola Reflect 1 Grease, 1 Iron Junkyard in Omnitopia Call Up 1 Meteorite, Professor in Omnitopia 1 Dry Ice Stop 2 Wax, 1 Crystal Underneath Chess Maze Force Field 1 Grease, 1 Iron Underneath Chess Maze Nitro 1 Gunpowder, Scroll in Tinker's Tower after going 2 Grease to Omnitopia Energize 1 Crystal, 1 Iron Professor after getting Energy Core ======= Credits ======= By minorgroove August 11, 2009 This guide or information from this guide may be copied whole or in part by any party. 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