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Contents

 Index

 Introduction

 History & Background

 Aim & Storyline

 Starting Out

 Controls

 Characters

 Enemies

 Items

 Levels

 Bosses

 Rune Stones

 Obelisks

 Legend Weapons

 Treasure Rooms

 Tips & Hints

 Walkthrough

 Cheats

 Pictures

 Links


Tips & Hints

General:

1. Basic fighting: Don't just simply bash monsters - you have three TURBO charged moves at your disposal. Look for the turbo bar above your stats box at the bottom of the screen. To unleash the turbos, just press FIGHT + TURBO when charged to the desired Stage.
2. Push: To push your way through a crowd of monsters, just aim your character and hit TURBO.
3. Magic use: To use Magic like a bomb, press MAGIC. Press TURBO + MAGIC for a Magic Wall. FIGHT + MAGIC plus will throw magic in the direction you aim.
4. Building characters: Each character has ratings for strength, speed, toughness, and magic. At the start, each of the characters has different best abilities: the Warrior is strongest, the Archer is quickest; the Wizard has the best magic, and the Valkyrie is toughest.
5. Passwords and Secret Characters: You can save your character with passwords. One password will save all four of your characters. A password is simply three letters followed by three numbers.
6. To Beat the Game: You must defeat the demon Skorne. To get to Skorne, collect all four KEYS. You can get one key by defeating each of the four world bosses: Dragon, Djinn, 3-Headed Chimera, and Spider Queen. To defeat Skorne, find and collect all 12 of the Rune Stones. These are hidden throughout the four worlds. Every time you acquire a rune, it is stored permanently in your password.
7. Secret Rooms: There are four secrets rooms, packed with cool freebies. These are hidden deep in certain Stages.
8. Suicide Bombers. Each Stage has "suicide" bombers, crazed underlings who have kegs of dynamite strapped to their back. When you see the other enemies running from this guy, you should too!

Specific:

1. If you know a chest contains Death, use potion on chest before opening and you will turn Death into food (health).
2. A solo player may enter multi-player areas by standing on the trigger and waiting until an enemy steps on the platform, at which time you should use your turbo (push) to advance onto the platform. (Don't kill enemy on platform until you are on the platform)
3. In treasure rooms, always pick up extra speed ASAP and then go for the gold and silver coins for greatest treasure value.(You may even want to avoid bronze coins until you have extra speed)
4. You can avoid waking up some Golems by not stepping on a trigger or opening a gate.
5. In a multi-player game you can use the exit as a safe spot until all are on exit. (Your health will not run down and enemies will not see you)
6. The hot/cold meter will show up on Stages where you are trying to find the rune stone for the second time. The hotter the meter the closer you are to the trigger point of that rune stone.
7. When you are fighting a group of enemies you can save yourself a lot of work and health if you turbo push through them to the generator.
8. Always try to get turbo to Stage 3 before using. It's effects on enemies is vastly superior to Stage 1 or 2.
9. When entering Skorne's Cathedral, make sure you have a full complement of keys. You'll see why...
10. The Valkyrie is the best character to select from the start; she is well-rounded and her attributes total up to be greater than any other character.
11. When buying items in the shop, avoid buying objects and purchase attributes - this will give you the best value in the long run when your character gets to high Stages.
12. Always play through to the boss at the end of a Stage. If you don't, you are giving up valuable experience points and a chance to get the bosses' gold.