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Guide and Walkthrough by MMcClure
Version: 1.0 | Updated: 05/29/2001
BEYOND SHADOWGATE F.A.Q./Walkthrough V1.0 Copyright 2001, Mike McClure firstname.lastname@example.org Beyond Shadowgate Turbo Duo CD _______________________________ I. Table of Contents II. Contributors III. Introduction IV. General Tips V. The Walkthrough A. The Dungeon B. The Caverns C. The Cliffs D. The Village & Fairy Woods E. The City F. The Forest G. The Frozen Mountain H. Gatekeeper Mountain I. Castle Shadowgate VI. Last words. _______________________________ II. CONTRIBUTORS "Kevin Walsh" <LatchKeyKid@pikeonline.net> Without whom I would eternally be stuck on the Wraith. III. INTRODUCTION Like many FAQs these days, this one is misnamed. It's actually just a walkthrough. But that's probably what you came here for anyway. You can use this document as you wish, and repost or reproduce it, so long as remains in its complete and unmodified form. If you believe it needs modification, email me. I'm eager to update and complete it. I think it goes without saying that Beyond Shadowgate was a classic that everyone missed. If you managed to track a copy of it down, you probably also know how good the graphics were for the time, not to mention the stereo score and all the voice acting. If you haven't yet tracked down this game, I can't recommend it highly enough. You can find copies online from dealers in vintage games, or if you have an original copy that's damaged, you can go to Tru's Turbo Duo and PC Engine ISOs site. As a last bet, you can go to shadowgate.com and demand that they re-release Beyond Shadowgate for the PC. There's a petition at the Shadowgate Lands, which is hosted by ClassicGaming.com. IV. GENERAL TIPS There are several major differences between this game and the original Shadowgate. The first is that you don't have to solve every single puzzle to get to an ending. The second is that there are multiple endings. Another big difference between this game and the original Shadowgate is the fighting. The majority of the monsters you encounter will require a good beating before you can continue. If you're having trouble with any of the fighting sequences, try turning on the rapid fire option for your punch button. The rapid punching will allow you to take out almost all enemies rather easily. As for puzzle-solving, you'll discover that it is possible and quite easy to make a puzzle unsolveable. Be prepared to start over. V. THE WALKTHROUGH Note: When I refer to left or right, I mean your (the player's) left and right. Cardinal directions seem pretty much useless in this game. A. THE DUNGEON 1. The Cell. Use the match on the hay and beat up the guard when he enters. You'll have to move fast. Grab his key ring and bucket. Use the key ring on the door to escape. 2. Hall #1 Talk to your dad after he takes out a couple of guards. You can also reach into the hole in the wall and get yourself slimed. The door leads to another cell. After that, head to the left to get to Hall #2. 3. Cell with Dead Prisoner Nothing to do here as far as I know. 4. Hall #2 Unlock the two doors with the key ring. The right door leads to the torture chamber, the left leads to the guard station. 5. Torture Chamber Take out the hyena-man, and then talk to the nearly dead prisoner. He'll tell you a secret code word that you can use later. 6. Guard Station You've got a guard to fight before you can pick up the pepper. 7. Hall #3 To the right of Hall#1 is this hall. There are two guards to kill here, which is actually easier than you'd think. The first door leads to the Pit room, and the second door appears to be impassable. There are also stairs here that lead to the lower dungeon level. 8. Pit Room There is a partially eaten skeleton hanging above a pit in this room. If you jump down the pit without pulling the lever, you'll be eaten. I don't recommend going down this pit. It eventually leads down to the caves, but if you go this way, you won't be able to come back up to the dungeons. 9. Audrey's Pit If you do decide to reach the caverns this way, you'll find that a man-eating plant infests the pit. She should be happily crunching on the skeleton, allowing you to slip past her into the small tunnel. Use the hand icon to enter the tunnel. This will take you to the Mulnear's Den in the Caverns. 10. Lower Dungeon Stairs Just a couple of torches here. Exit left to reach the lower dungeon cells. 11. Lower Dungeon Hallway #1 Two cell doors to unlock here: one leading to a shackled woman, and one leading to an old man. Once you've visited them, keep heading left. 12. Shackled Woman Remind you of anything? This time it's a good idea to release the suspicious lady. She'll transform into a vicious creature and leave the dungeon. You'll meet up with her again later. 13. Ancient Prisoner This old guy will drop his paddleball on the way out. Be sure to grab it. You can use it in one of two ways later on. 14. Lower Dungeon Hallway #2 One cell door here, that's already unlocked. Keep going to the left. 15. Empty Cell Nothing here, and nothing to do. 16. Minotaur's Area A Minotaur is chained to the wall here. Get close and take him out with a few good punches. You can take a surprising number of claws before dying yourself. Once the minotaur is gone, use the trap door that was under his feet. You'll pull on it, and then give up. Don't stand on it at this point, or it'll open under your feet. Wait for a little while until it swings open on its own. Then use the ladder to climb down. This is the second (and better) entrance to the Caverns. B. THE CAVERNS 17. Ladder Entrance to the Caverns The trap door ladder will lead down to this area. You'll find a sign left by workers, as well as a leather bag. You'll need the leather bag shortly. Head left. 18. Lower Cavern Passage #1 You'll find a chunk of Quartz here. It's critical to reaching the end of the game. 19. Lower Cavern Passage #2 As you walk by the ledge at the far right, a cave dweller will crawl up and try to rip your leg off. Crouch down and punch the little beast before it has a chance to do so. Then proceed left. 20. Lower Elevator Stop If this is your first time here, the elevator will be in the upper position, and there will be steam coming out of the pipe. Use the bag on the steam pipe to float up to the upper level. 21. Upper Elevator Stop Simply use the hand icon on the elevator to use it. Head to the right to get to the Mulnear's Den. 22. Mulnear's Den Wait for the Mulnear to stop spinning around the room, and use the pepper on it. You might have to leave and re-enter to get him to stop spinning. Once it's gone, grab the sapphire. The hole at the back of the room connects to Audrey's Pit, though you can't go through it from this side. Continue right to the upper cavern passageway. 23. Upper Cavern Passageway #1 When you come to the giant blue mushroom, use the leaking steam pipe above it to keep it from eating you. Then proceed to the right. 24. Upper Cavern Passageway #2 Bats! 25. Lava River Passageway Stick the bucket in the hole that the lava is coming out of. This might take a few tries, as it has to register on the hole rather than the lava itself. 26. Waterfall and Bridge The troll is (naturally) guarding the bridge. So you need to bribe him with one of two objects. The sapphire seems like a natural choice, but it will mean two less gold coins later on. You can also give the troll the paddleball, but that will mean you won't be able to get one of the endings. Its possible to keep the paddle ball and get all three endings, but you have to be very careful with your purchases later on. C. THE CLIFFS 27. Cave Exit Cliff Head to the right and cross the bridge. 28. Wyvern Playground As you walk across this ledge, two baby wyverns will swoop down on you. You might be tempted to kill them, but don't do it. Mama wyvern will be quite angry with you later on. They won't hurt you anyway, and you'll be left with the choice of going up or down. Go down for a quick detour. 29. Wyvern Nest If you killed the baby wyverns, you won't be able to get the serpent idol here, as their mother will lop your head off as soon as you get close to it. Otherwise you can grab it as you please. 30. Foot of the Hills Up from the Wyvern Playground is the exit from the cliffs. You can either go right, which will eventually take you to the city, or you can go left to finish exploring the cliffs (and eventually go to the village). 31. Stacked Rocks, Bridge in the Distance In the distance you'll see the stone bridge. You can either go up to get to the stone bridge, or go down to reach the mechanical bridge. Go up first. 32. On the right side of the stone bridge, you'll see a metal crank lying in the dust. Grab it and head back the same way you came. Crossing the bridge will take you to the village. 33. Path to the Mechanical Bridge Down two screens from the stone bridge is the path that leads to the mechanical bridge. 34. Mechanical Bridge Use the metal crank on the hole in the side of the cliff wall. This will extend the metal bridge. Cross it to gain access to the hermit's cave. 35. Hermit's Cave Talk to the hermit, and give him the metal crank. In exchange, he'll give you the Foreign Language Phrase Book. D. THE VILLAGE & FAIRY WOODS 36. Entrance to the Village After getting the phrase book, cross the giant stone bridge to get to the village entrance. From the distance, you can see that it's on fire. 37. Village Edge Enter the village, and be prepared to fight. A demon comes at you with an arrow-launching set of bagpipes. Duck his arrows, and then run forward to punch him. Try and get him to back up to the right edge of the screen. He'll have a tougher time retreating from your attacks. After you get rid of him, go into the burning house. 38. Burning House To save the boy here, use the rug to put out some of the fire. Follow the boy out of the house, and head further into the village. 39. Village Path Follow the second demon further into the village. 40. Flame-thrower Demon. You see a knight here whose arm has been cut off. Try and use the arm. Further in the second demon will come after you with a flamer-thrower. Duck the flames, the move forward and punch. This one is easier to beat than his quick-footed brother. 41. Prisoners This is where the demon stored his prisoners. Untie them, and then head up to find the final portion of the village. 42. Mayor's Courtyard Here the mayor will thank you for saving the village, and give you the Pipes that he says will help you in the fairy woods. Head back to the village entrance and go into the fairy woods. On your way out of town, your dad will stop and have a chat with you. 43. Fairy Woods Entrance If you saved the shape-changing lady in the dungeon, she'll return the favor by explaining to the forest guardians that you're a good guy. Otherwise the little guys are eager to kill you. Keep going into the woods. 44. Fairy Woods There are several screens of pastoral beauty before you get to anything useful. 45. Stonehenge. Use the pipes here to summon the king of the fairies. He'll explain that he can help you, but first you must save his daughter. Now go all the way back to the path that takes you to the city. E. The City. 46. Path to the City. After leaving the hills and cliffs, the path continues on to the city, with a side path leading to an evil temple. 47. Demonic Shrine If you've been given the quest by the faerie king, you'll find the Goblin Shaman here with the Fairy Princess Allesandra. To beat the shaman, stick to the bottom of the screen. He'll hop up and down in the clearing, and if you face up, you can punch him when he hops toward you. Once he's dead, you'll automatically untie Allesandra. She'll take both of you back to Stonehenge. At this point the fairy king will reward you by sending you further on your quest. If you haven't been to the city before, he'll set you down in front of the curio shop. Otherwise he'll send you to the woods by the base of Gatekeeper Mountain. The city is a fairly large place, so I'll just go over the useful areas. 48. Tavern Talk to the bartender. If you have the secret word from the dungeon, she'll tell you a bit about what Belzar has been up to. 49. Curio Shop One of the most important destinations. First the owner will ask you to take the magic box to the sage in the woods. Then you can purchase anything he has on the table with a gold piece. If you're short on gold, don't buy the yarn of Aryadnee. The comb is necessary if you want to get the magic sword. You must have the mouse squeak toy if you want to finish the game. If you do have the extra cash, you can use the yarn to protect yourself from a mountain lion that appears if you try and return to the cliffs or village. 50. Alley The alley is easy to miss. While walking through the city, you'll find a screen with a long building in the back, and nothing else. Go to the edge of the building and walk behind it. When you're in the alley, you'll hear a cry for help. Jump through the window by using it, and inside you'll find an old woman who's fallen out of bed. Help her up and she'll reward you with a gold piece. Give her the photo album to see something amusing. 51. Gem Trader Bob Bob will give you two gold coins for every sapphire you bring him. This will likely be your main source of cash. 52. The Mystic's Shop You can pay the mystic for clues, but it's a better idea to save your money for curios and pets. 53. Gate to Castle Gwynenthell A demon guards the gate to the castle. There is no apparent way to get by. 54. Temple of the Dawn The priestess Margaretta will give you the elemental amulet if you talk to her. 55. Pet Shop There are three pets to buy here: the Retriever, the Fish, and the Parakeet. If you want to get the sword, you'll need to buy the Retriever. You must buy the parakeet to get to the ending. Don't bother with the fish. You can get another item that duplicates its function later on (the seashell). 56. Baker Street & the Smithy On one section of Baker Street, you'll find the Black Smith's shop. The shop next door is the Apothecary. He'll explain that the Smith ran out to save the village when he heard the news that it was being attacked, and that anyone could take his tools. Go to the outside and do so. The chancellor's office is also here. He'll tell you about Belzar's actions. 57. The Well You'll find a public well further down Baker Street. Throw money in to talk to your father. F. THE FOREST 58. Forest Trail Once you're satisfied with exploring the city, head through the top city gate and onto the forest trails. The trails will keep heading "up" with numerous side branches to the right. In order they are: 59. The Swamp As you go deeper into the swamp, you'll notice a dinosaur eating swamp grass in the distance. That's to distract you as your sucked into a spot of quicksand. If you've purchased the retriever, he'll save you. The next screen over you'll find the magic sword stuck in the snout of another dinosaur. Put on the gauntlet before you take it out. Otherwise you'll come to an amusing end. You can find the gauntlet in the temple of Astrid, further into the forest. 60. The Forest Sage On your way to the forest sage's house, you'll encounter a rhino-bandit. Simply walk below him, point up, and smack him a couple times. At the sage's house, he'll tell you how his friend in the city is sending him a magic boss. Go ahead and give it to him, but be prepared to act as soon as Erik becomes unfrozen. Point down and punch the clown before he can kill the sage. The sage will then give you a note to take back to the curio shop. If you talk to him now, he'll give you some clues. 61. The Trail to the Mountains On the final trail through the forest, you'll find a Viking picking burrs out of his beard. Give him the comb, and in return he'll give you his magic hammer. Continue on, and take the lower path to get to the temple of Astrid. The upper path leads to the frozen mountain. 62. Temple of Astrid. Inside the temple, you'll find a Stone Gargoyle blocking the path. Use the magic hammer to smash the sucker, and then proceed upstairs. Here you'll find a pool of cold water. Throw the serpent statue in, and a giant hand will give you the gauntlet in return. G. THE FROZEN MOUNTAIN 63. Dwarven Mining Camp The first area out of the forest is the dwarven mining camp. Most obvious is the winch house/drilling station, which appears to be inaccessible. Pick up the sapphire in the ground, and go into the power station. Inside you'll find the power plant. Use the tools on it to get the Orb. Further back you'll find a pile of coal. Back outside the power station, you can either head up the mountain, or head right to reach Gatekeeper Mountain. 64. The Frozen Mountain Like the forest, the mountain has one main path with several side branches. In order, they are: 65. The Slug Caves Two vicious giant slugs will attack you here. Get very close to them and punch as fast as you can. Once they're gone you can pick up the steel blade. 66. The Crypt of Ages When you enter, a skeletal machine will shoot skull bullets at you. Walk in while dodging the bullets as best you can, then punch the machine in the face. It'll go down in one shot. Behind it is the entrance to the king's tomb. Inside two skeletal warriors guard a metal sarcophagus. Use the steel blade on the staff held by the left warrior. Then use the orb on it. You'll get the staff of ages for all your work. 67. At the summit of the mountain is Lankmir's hut. If you go inside, you'll be immediately frozen by the wraith. So before you enter, put on the elemental amulet. BEFORE you enter. Grab the parchment while you're out there. Once inside, you can pick up the magnifying glass at your leisure. Use the parchment on the beam of sunshine, and then use the magnifying glass on it. You'll start a small fire, which will banish the wraith and revive poor Lankmir. The old wizard will give you some clues. On your way out, grab the seashell. It will come in handy solving the puzzle Lankmir just mentioned. H. GATEKEEPER MOUNTAIN 68. Mountain Steps As you climb the mountain, falling boulders will periodically crush you into bloody goo. Once you find out where they fall, you can side step them by carefully walking around their point of impact. Halfway up the mountain, you'll be confronted by the Guardian. Auto-fire punch him and he'll go down rather easily. The next screen over you'll face an undead harpy. Duck whenever she's directly overtop you, and then keep moving. Further up the mountain you'll face more boulders. Finally, you will reach the top... and see Castle Shadowgate. I. CASTLE SHADOWGATE 69. Entryway At the entry to the castle, you'll find a giant owl statue and a giant angel statue. You can talk to them both. The angel tells you that you'll need either the magic sword or the staff of ages to defeat the warlock lord. The owl seems to lie, telling you that the fairy's pipes will save you. As far as I can tell, the pipes don't do a thing outside of Stonehenge. 70. Hall of Monsters Here an undead beast and his legs will attack you. You'll have to kill its legs before you can kill the rest of him. Auto-fire punching is the key. 71. Chamber of Elements You'll need four objects to proceed here. Use them on their corresponding sections of the floor. Fire--Coal Earth--Quartz Air--Parakeet Water--Piranha or Seashell Once you finish the puzzle, you'll be sucked up into the organ room. 72. The Organ Room You'll find four scrolls here, though only the blue one is useful. Head all the way back to the room to get a closer look at the organ. Use the blue scroll on the organ to escape the castle (back to the entrance with the owl and the angel). Head right to the side door, but not too close. Otherwise the elephant man will smash you good. Use the squeaky toy on yourself to scare him away. 73. The Clock Tower Climb to the top of the tower. Use the chain above the hole to safely drop down to the next level. 74. The Final Choice At the shores of the Abyss, you'll find a gong. Punch it and death will appear. He'll tell you that you have to select one item to bring with you on the trip. Depending on what you pick, you'll get one of three slightly different endings: *The Staff of Ages *The Magic Sword *The Paddle Ball Taking anything else will show you a partial ending. And that is your final choice to make in the game. VI. LAST WORDS If I missed/misspelled/misrepresented anything, feel free to email me. I'll update the FAQ with anything people send in. However, since only about 8 people will ever read this, I doubt I'll update it on my own.