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Maximo vs. Army of Zin Walkthrough

Title    : Maximo vs Army of Zin               
Version  : PAL
Platform : Sony Playstation 2
Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom 

Author   : Erwinraaben55 
Version  : v1.00
Date     : 2 April 2004

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Contents:

1. Controls & Basics
   1.1 Controls
   1.2 Basics
2. Items & weapons   
3. Hidden Chests 
4. Some things good to know
5. Walkthrough
   5. 1 The First Strike
   5. 2 Into the Fire
   5. 3 No Sanctuary
   5. 4 Boss: The House Crusher
   5. 5 Forest of Fear
   5. 6 Gallows Gorge
   5. 7 Sinister Stones
   5. 8 Boss: Cyclocks
   5. 9 Down with the Ship
   5.10 Road to Hawkmoor
   5.11 Perilous Path
   5.12 The Under Hive
   5.13 Boss: Old Wounds
   5.14 The Great Vault
   5.15 Drained Depths
   5.16 Sunken City
   5.17 Boss: Guardian of the Deep
   5.18 The Soulcrusher
   5.19 Tinkers Rescue
   5.20 Boss: Master of the Zin
6. Tips
7. Extra's
8. Credits 


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1. Controls & Basics

Here are all the controls and basics explained. You can also find them in the 
manual. After a while you learn new techniques. They are explained by the 
weapons section. You will learn them automatically in the game. 

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1.1 Controls

Just the normal controls taken from the manual, please note that they are from
a Dutch manual and translated into English, so things can be named a little
different.

X           : Jump
Square      : Horizontal attack or action.
Circle      : Throw shield when Super Meter is full or uppercut when Super Meter
              is empty. 
Triangle    : Vertical attack 

Left analog : Maximo movement
Right analog: Change camera angle, when in first person view, turn, to view in 
              any direction.

L1          : Centre camera
L2          : Change between main weapons.
L3          : Not used
R1          : Change into Grim (if Grim Meter is full).
R2          : Block with shield.
R3          : First person view (you can't move/attack when in fpv, press again
              for normal view).

Start       : Pause game 
Select      : Powerup display or end cut scene.

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1.2 Basics

Just the normal basic attacks/moves from the manual.

Left analog  : Walk/run                : move the stick in any direction to 
                                         walk.Push the stick forwards to run.
'X'          : Jump                    : Press 'X' once to jump
'X' 'X'      : Double jump             : Press 'X' once to jump, while in the 
                                         air, press 'X' again to double jump and
                                         gain more height and jump further. 
'S'          : Action                  : To open a chest or gate press 'S', but 
                                         when there appears a red "?" you need a
                                         key. When there appears a green "!" 
                                         press 'S' to open the chest or gate. 
                                         Press 'S'when there appears a green "!"
                                         by innocents to talk to them. Press 'S'
                                         to close.
R2           : Block with shield       : Press R2 to block with your shield. It 
                                         almost blocks every attack from 
                                         enemies.

Sword attacks

'S'          : Single horizontal attack: Press 'S' to do a horizontal attack.
'T'          : Vertical attack         : Press 'T' to do a vertical attack.
'S' 'S'      : Double horizontal attack: Press 'S' twice to do a double 
                                         horizontal attack.
'S' + Right 
analog 360
degrees      : Spin                    : Press 'S' and rotate the right analog 
                                         360 degrees to spin and destroy every 
                                         enemy surrounded by you.
'S' 'S' +
Left analog  : Upward slash            : Press 'S' twice and move the left 
                                         analog to plunge your sword powerful 
                                         in the enemies on the ground.
'S' 'S' 'S'  : 1000 cut                : Press 'S' three times without touching
                                         the left analog sticks to perform a 
                                         deadly 1000 cut.
Left analog +
'T'          : Rattle off              : Move the left analog and press 'T' to 
                                         throw your enemies in the air.
'X' 'T'      : Jump attack             : Press 'X' and 'T' to jump and attack 
                                         enemies.
'X' 'X' 'T'  : Downward attack         : Press 'X' twice and then 'T' to 
                                         perform a strong downward attack.

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2. Items & weapons

Here are all the items and weapons explained. 

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Items: 

Basic items you find in almost every level

Item                   Description

Spirits              : Found by killing enemies and hitting checkpoints. 
                       Collect them to fill the Grim Meter. Also collect 150 of
                       them to get a free Death Coin. 
Death Coin           : You lose one if you die, if you die without having one,
                       it is game over. Maximum 99.
Koin/Moneybag/Diamond: It is maximo's money. Koin: 1 point. Moneybag: 5 points.
                       Diamond: 10 points. Maximum 9999.
Gold/Iron key        : Gold keys unlock gates, iron keys unlocks iron chests. 
                       Maximum 1 of gold, 9 of iron.
Health Tankard       : Refills one life bar.
Armour               : Get one life bar extra. With the armored boxers you can 
                       get 4 of them.
Super Meter Charge   : Refills your Super Meter a bit. 
Heart Boxers         : Given to Maximo by his love, Sophia, they are a reminder
                       to our hero that he is always in her heart. 

Weapons: 

All the weapons that Maximo uses

Weapon            Description

Parilla         : Maximo's sword had been in his family for generations. It is 
                  unbreakable and comes in handy when you miss a jump!
Flame tongue    : The fire of this burning blade will scorch enemies for more 
                  damage and can unleash magical attacks!
Hammer of Heroes: Wielded by only the greatest warriors, the hammer can not 
                  only smash foes, but can be used to pound open switches!
Bleak Forge     : One strike of this frozen mace freezes enemies in their 
                  tracks! Or inflict more frigid fury with magical attacks!


Items bought at the Peddler
                        
Item/shield upgrade    Koins Description

Hintscroll             : 30: Collect all 30 to get hints and tips.
Tankard                : 40: Refills one life bar.
Armour                 : 90: Get one life bar extra. With the armored boxers 
                             you can get 4 of them.
Armored Boxers         :120: Collect a fourth armour pickup while wearing these
                             shorts to gain more HEALTH and GOLDEN armour.
Midas Aura             :360: Hold R2 to collect treasure and spirit from great 
                             distances, or when thrown by pressing 'C'.
Treasure Seeker Boxers :410: The controller will start to vibrate when these 
                             boxers detect nearby buried treasure!
Silver Shield          :470: Stronger than the normal shield, uses less Super 
                             Meter power.
Magic Pow Boxers       :540: The Super Meter recharges at a faster rate while 
                             wearing these stylish shorts.
Boxers of Burning Vigor:620: Down to your boxers? No fear! These will recharge 
                             and regenerate your Super Meter, but only when 
                             unarmored.
Spark Aura             :700: Hold R2 to cause Shield Spark, or zap enemies with
                             a throw by pressing 'C'.
Ricochet               :800: Press 'C' for shield to become a homing weapon that
                             hits multiple foes in one toss! USES Super Meter 
                             POWER.
Gold Shield            :910: The ultimate in shield throwing power!


Items bought at the Old Guard

Item/weapon upgrade    Koins Description

Death Coin            : 210: You lose one if you die, if you die without having 
                             one, it is game over. Maximum 99. 
Mighty Blow           : 270: Push the left analog stick and press 'T' to thrust 
                             your sword with this forward attack! USES SUPER 
                             METER POWER.
Mighty Drill          : 310: Push the left analog stick and press 'T' to grind
                             your way through your foes! USES Super Meter POWER.
Whirling Blades       : 350: Press 'S' and rotate the left analog stick 360 
                             degrees to unleash your swords furious flurry! 
Mighty Throw          : 400: Press 'C' to hurl your shield further! Hold R2 to 
                             make Shield Hover! USES SUPER METER POWER.
Crushing Spin         : 460: Press 'S' and rotate the left analog stick 360 
                             degrees to smash surrounding enemies.
Grim Meter Upgrade(1) : 520: Adds one extra bar to your Grim Meter.
Piercing Blow         : 600: Push the left analog stick and press 'T' to wield 
                             the mighty Phantom Blades! USES SUPER METER POWER.
Punishing Drill       : 680: Push the left analog stick and press 'T' to 
                             pulverize your enemies. USES SUPER METER POWER.
Super Meter Upgrade(1): 730: Adds one extra bar to your Super Meter.
Ring of Pain          : 780: Press 'X''X' and 'T' then 'T' to create a deadly 
                             circle of Phantom Blades! USES SUPER METER POWER.
Quacke Shot           : 880: Press 'X''X' and 'T' then 'T' to shatter the earth
                             at your enemies' feet! USES SUPER METER POWER.
Grim Meter Upgrade(2) : 950: Adds one extra bar to your Grim Meter.
Fire Doomstrike       :1010: Press 'X''X' and 'T' then 'S' to summon the 
                             destructive power of the Fiery Inferno! USES SUPER 
                             METER POWER.
Ice Doomstrike        :1160: Press 'X''X' and 'T' then 'S' to summon the frigid 
                             fury of the Blizzard Blast! USES SUPER METER POWER.
Super Meter Upgrade(2):1320: Adds one extra bar to your Super Meter.
Grim Meter Upgrade(3) :1510: Adds one extra bar to your Grim Meter.


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3. Hidden Chests

In almost each level you can find some hidden chests. They are usually hidden in
places near points easy to remember for the people who buried them, so look at 
these places. With the Treasure Seeker Boxers you can find them easily. Your
controller will start to vibrate when near a chest. Then you have to jump to
reveal them. In my walkthrough are all the hidden chests, so if you have trouble
finding some, look it up here.

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4. Some things good to know 

In every level there is a main path that you should follow. In the mean time, 
look everywhere to collect every koin etc. I am not going to say where they all 
are,only the more hidden ones. So collecting and searching the easy ones is up 
to you.
 
Grass    : In some levels you find grass. You can cut the grass, if you cut only
           one at the time, you get nothing. But if you cut more in one single 
           slash, you find koins in it, and when you cut a lot in one time, you 
           can also get diamonds. If they are in a group, do a 360 slash, or if 
           they are in a row, use your shield. 

Mushrooms: In other levels you find mushrooms. If you jump on them, they release
           koins. If you jump from one to another without touching the ground,
           you will get more koins by the next mushroom.

Innocents: If you rescue innocents, talk to them always twice. The first time 
           you will receive something, the second time they will give some tips.
           If you don't talk to innocents they will not count as a saved 
           innocent, so always talk to them if they are waving. Also keep in 
           mind that the Old Guard and Peddler are innocents too, that means 
           that you need to talk to them too if you want to save them. Even if 
           you think; "I don't need anything from them" talk to them. 

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5. Walkthrough

This is the main walkthrough. In it you can find every hidden chest and some 
difficult to find treasures. Also are difficult passages extra described. I hope
this walkthrough will be useful. But with all the walkthroughs, TRY IT FIRST ON 
YOUR OWN. IT IS MUCH MORE FUN EXPLORING THE LEVELS BY YOURSELF THAN WITH A FAQ.
I didn't describe the story that much, but it may CONTAIN SPOILERS. 

Almost every level has enemies to be defeated, treasures to be found, innocents
to be saved and hidden secrets to be found. At every level I wrote down how 
many of each you need to master the level. Mastering a level means: Defeating 
every enemy, collecting every treasure, save every innocent and find all hidden
secrets. 

So lets start then.


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5. 1 The First Strike

Enemies defeated      : 24
Treasures found       : 21
Innocents saved       : 10
Hidden secrets found  :  7
Reward after mastering:Gallery  2


First look at the beautiful intro. I won't say anything about it, just look for 
yourself. After the intro, you begin in the first level. When you look around, 
you see grass, you know what to do. In front of you is a hanging village sign 
"Oakmead Hollow". Jump and hack it into pieces. On the right, in between the 
first house and the second house, jump and find the hidden chest. Follow the 
way to trigger a small cut scene. After the cut scene kill the three enemies, 
then you hear a innocent scream, kill the enemies and return to the beginning 
of the level. Talk to the innocents. From the male you receive a key. Go around
the back of his house, strike the boarded up window, leap inside and open the
chest to receive lots of koins Then continue your way and talk to the girl you
saved. On the right side of the house she was coming from is a hidden chest.
Also don't forget to enter the house and kill the rarbite in the garden and 
hack the tree stump. Kill the enemy and then save the 2 innocents. In front of
the big tree on the left is a hidden chest. Open the chest in front of the 
gate, but beware, an enemy is jumping in. Get the key and talk to the innocents.
The man will tell you that he has some armour at his home. Return to the house
where you killed the rarbite and collect the armour. Then open the gate and 
there is no way back. Defeat the enemies and a little cut scene starts, now you
face a bigger enemy. Watch out, because he can be a little difficult. After 
defeating him, hit the checkpoint.

checkpoint

Head right and save the girl. Don't forget to break the window of the house and 
collect the moneybags. Talk to the Peddler, and look what he has got for sale, 
buy something if you want and talk to the girl. Head left and go behind the 
building. Kill the nasty rarbite and jump, there appear 3 chests. Look out for 
one is a Mimic chest. Walk further and you see a cut scene where the mill is 
destroyed. After that kill the 2 enemies and save the innocent. Head left into 
the water and at the end jump and open the hidden chest. A Death Coin is in it.
Now go to the right in the water to the end of the waterwheel. Jump on the 
stone and then on the wheel, to the higher platform. Open the chest for a 
diamond. Get over the bridge and kill the puncher. Rescue the mill owner and 
get a key. Jump on the higher platform in the mill and open the chest with the 
key. Head to the final gate and kill the enemies. Get the key from one of them 
and exit this level. Congrats, 19 levels to go. 

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5. 2 Into the Fire
 
Enemies defeated      : 37
Treasures found       : 78
Innocents saved       :  9
Hidden secrets found  :  4
Reward after mastering:Gallery  3

Head straight to save the Old Guard. He can teach  you many new techniques, if 
you have the money. Go back to the start and kill the rabite. Jump and reveal 
the hidden chest. Move on and save the man from the puncher. Move to the floor 
and use downstrike (X T) go right to kill the enemy and open the chest, beware,
it is a Mimic chest. Go to the left and at the end jump to get the hidden 
chest. Jump on the little platforms up to the checkpoint. 

Checkpoint

In front of the house next to the checkpoint is a buried chest, but you need a 
key to open it. To get the key save the two innocents. Move on and a cut scene 
starts. Kill the two enemies and go to the tree, kill the rabite and open the 
chest. Now it is time to save two innocents. One is behind a wooden wall in the
front right of the barn. The other one is in the far left. Save them. Open 
every chest and wooden barrels on the ground and first floor. A wooden rafter 
falls and you go across it, then turn left and jump to the other side of the 
firewall. Jump on some platforms to get a key. Return and open the chest to the
right where you went left. Now jump down and face some enemies. The last one 
will give you a golden key, and enter the gate. Save the Peddler and hit 
checkpoint. 

Checkpoint

Return to the gatestairs and jump in the left inlet. A buried chest appears. Go 
through the hall and watch out for the doors with flames coming out. You enter a
room and the floor collapses. Before you jump down, get over to the other
platform with a flaming door. Now jump down and don't forget to collect the 
moneybag in the flames, either get it by using the Midas Aura if you already 
have it, or throw your shield at it. There is also a chest "hidden" behind the 
fire, a Mimic chest. Go to the next room and do almost the same thing. Don't 
forget the moneybag in the fire and the wooden barrel. Destroy it with you 
shield. Jump up again for the next checkpoint.

Checkpoint

Run down, save the girl and a little cut scene starts. Then get everything on 
the ground floor. Don't forget the Death Coin. Get it by jumping over the big 
hole. Now head upstairs and wait till the swinging platform comes near you and 
jump on it. Look right and jump on the small platform, look out that you don't 
fall. Now jump again on the moving platform and go to the other side. Go up and
look right, you see the key that you saw in the cut scene. Jump from there on 
the moving platform and jump further to reach the platform with the iron chest,
open it with the key, and return to where you got the key, now jump outside. 
Save the innocent and get a key from him. Two new monsters appear, stingers. 
You know what to do. Open the chest with the key, and move on. Downstrike to 
find two punchers. In the right chest is a tankard if you need it. The left one
is a Mimic chest. After you have taken them out, more stingers appear. Go to 
the end and level 2 is done.   

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5. 3 No Sanctuary

Enemies defeated      : 34
Treasures found       :  2
Innocents saved       :  3 
Hidden secrets found  :  2 
Reward after mastering:Gallery  4

This is a small level. First save the three innocents. Then go back to the 
start and jump by the tree on the left, a hidden chest. Now go to the graveyard
and kill the raven if you haven't done it already. Also don't forget the rabite.
Go to the far right of the graveyard and jump for a hidden chest. Now enter 
the church and you have to defeat a hole bunch of enemies. Watch out for the 
blue stingers. You need to jump and downward strike to flip them over on their 
backs. Swiftly kill them before they flip back over. Or when they turn red, RUN
and when the timer reaches 0 JUMP. They will explode. If you are surrounded 
with different enemies and with blue stingers, don't fight, but first run away 
from the blue stingers. If you hit them while they are red, they also explode 
and will cause damage to Maximo. When you have finally killed all the enemies, 
this level is done, and there awaits you a boss fight. But remember this level,
because it is a very good level to get golden armour and stock up on Death 
Coins, if needed. Just dig them out of the ground, and save, exit, reload. 
Repeat if needed.

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5. 4 Boss: The House Crusher

Enemies defeated      :  1
Treasures found       :  0
Innocents saved       :  0
Hidden secrets found  :  0
Reward after mastering:Gallery  5

The first boss fight. This is not a very difficult fight. Some points to 
remember: Never stand still too long, it will hit you when he is on the run. 
Attack only when it is save. 

At first you fight against him when he is in a house. When he stands still, 
attack him. You may be hit, but it doesn't matter. When you hit him a few times
he will lay his head on the ground, hit him as much as you can. After a while 
he starts to run to you, just run left or right to be save. When he stops 
repeat the attacking strategy. When the life bar is empty, you are not finished.
He will get rid of the house and is now armed with guns. This fight is easier 
than the first half. Whenever he shoots, block it with your shield, then run to
him, and block again when he fires again. When you are close to him, hack him 
till he jumps away. Repeat this and you will be fine and defeat him quickly. 
Well done. You have mastered this level automatically by defeating the only 
enemy there is. 

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5. 5 Forest of Fear

Enemies defeated      : 59
Treasures found       : 48
Innocents saved       :  6
Hidden secrets found  :  4
Reward after mastering:Gallery  6

When you start, turn around and jump for a hidden chest. Then walk to the wooden
wall and destroy it, don't forget to kill the raven. Walk down the path, and 
jump on the mushrooms to get some koins. Now you encounter a new beast, a dog 
like beast. This is a clever beast, so look out, especially when the claws turn
red, it will do a long combo attack. Just guard. Turn left and you see an 
innocent, when you come closer, two enemies will fall down, kill them quick, 
and don't let them kill the innocent. More dog like enemies appear, defeat them
and talk to the innocent. Jump on the mushrooms and open the chest. Then 
follow the route. As you walk further, two enemies will drop from the sky, 
making the earth to fall down. There is a chance that you will not fall down 
with it, if that happens, just jump down. Three stingers appear, two of them 
are blue, so watch out. Walk down the tunnel, killing all the beasts that 
appear. Then walk up again via the tree trunk. Jump over the gap, then go over 
the little bridge and hit checkpoint. 

Checkpoint

Make your way through the big hollow tree into the water, where you have to kill
6 enemies. Then save the girl in the little house. Talk to her to receive a key.
Stay on this path to go back to the hollow tree and go to the chest that is up 
a higher platform. Open it (it contains armour) and return to the pool. Make it
out of the pool and now three trees will roll towards you. Keep left for the 
first, right for the second and in the middle for the last. Then you will see a
checkpoint. 

Checkpoint

Save the two people, but be quick, or they will be dead. Now when you saved 
them go to the wooden bridge. It will fall a little bit from one side. On the 
right of it is a hole in the wall. Jump through on the platform. From there 
jump, while getting the key, into the cave entrance. In the cave are some 
spitting holes. Avoid the skulls they are spitting and use the key at the chest.
Jump now from there to the lower platform and return to the wooden bridge. Get
back on the normal way and now you see the place where you get the hammer. Get
it. Enemies appear, but make sure that you first go up the higher ledge, where
the grass is, because there is a hidden chest. After you got that, kill all 
the enemies. Many will come, so be careful. After you killed the last one, the
floor drops a meter into the ground. It will reveal a new path. Hack the roots
and jump from platform to platform and save the Old Guard. Walk further and 
notice the key on the high left. Leave it alone for now and go to the water. 
Kill all the beasts. Beware for the blue ones. At the right, next to the wooden
pillars, is a hidden chest. Then jump up to the little house. You hear a girl 
screaming, so save her first, before you open the chest inside this house, or 
you might let her die. After you saved her, open the chest and then jump on the
house. Jump to the little house in the middle of the water. Now jump towards 
the iron chest. From there jump to the key. Jump back, if you fail, go all the 
way back to the first house and repeat what you just did. Now open the chest 
and jump again on the little house in the middle of the water. Now jump further
to the other house. Kill the Mimic chest, and go for the checkpoint. 

Checkpoint

Jump on the platform ahead and then on the moving platform, when it moves 
toward you, jump on it. Now jump on the left platform. You will see three 
diamonds. You can get them by jumping on the branches, but it is risky. So 
throw your shield. Jump back again on the moving platform and then on the next 
one. An enemy appears, kill it. Move forward over the next platforms. You see 
two new enemies. Watch out when they throw with there pumpkinheads. Also watch 
out after you defeated them, if the head falls down, it can still hurt you, so 
guard. Kill the two ravens and jump on the left of the well, to find the hidden
chest. Now jump in the well to end this level. 

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5. 6 Gallows Gorge

Enemies defeated      : 76
Treasures found       : 72
Innocents saved       :  3
Hidden secrets found  :  3
Reward after mastering:Gallery  7

You start in the well you jumped in from the previous level. Many stingers 
appear. Kill them all. Then hit the bucket to get a koin. Now make your way up.
 Some of the platforms will fall down, so be careful if you don't want to go 
again from the bottom. Now when you reach the roots, stop. Now watch to your 
left and see the little purple mushrooms sitting on the wall. Jump on the big 
one that is the highest. From there jump up to the ledge and make your way up. 
Get all the koins and the diamond and go back again to the roots. Jump out of 
the tunnel and kill the ghostly highwayman. Talk to the woman, and she tells 
you that the angels statue is the key. Before you go there, return to the hole 
you were coming from, and search at the big tree to find a hidden chest with 
armour inside. Now go to the statue and jump on it. The ground falls a little 
and three stingers appear. Go in the tunnel to get a golden key and return. 
Three enemies appear. Then go through the gate and head right. Jump and get the
hidden chest. Head left and watch out for the enemy jumping in. Hit checkpoint. 

Checkpoint

Turn left in the side way and jump on the mushrooms to get a key. Return and 
kill the ghostly highwayman. Open the chest with the key. Return to the main 
way. As you approach the koins, the ground falls down. Jump on the first 
platform, then turn around. Now you see a death coin. Get it by jumping to it, 
but in such a way that you plunge your sword or hammer in the ledge. Now move 
further. Jump on the mushroom and get the diamond. Kill the ghostly highwayman 
and see some bushes shaking. An enemy jumps out. Kill it and hack the bushes. 
Kill the pumpkinhead and take the right way. Hack some bushes and keep right. 
Kill the ghostly highwayman and get the moneybag behind the wheel. Turn and 
take a right. Hack the bushes on the left to see a key, get it and return to 
the place where the pumpkinhead was. If you take the right, you will see some 
bushes and out of it jumps a pumpkinhead. Behind the bushes is a iron chest. 
Now return to the path where you got the key and move on. Three enemies are 
chasing a Peddler. Follow them until the Peddler stops, then kill them all. 
Talk to the Peddler and head right. Keep the right way till you come at some 
bushes with a pumpkinhead in front of it. Behind it is a bite chest with a key.
Turn and keep right. Open the chest. Hack the last bushes here and go save the
Old Guard. Then dig up the chest a little way back. Smash the barrels and head
upstairs. Just after you jumped out of the window, and before the checkpoint, 
look right, there is a koin. 

Checkpoint

As you walk further the ground will fall down. Jump from platform to platform
avoiding the skulls spitted out. Jump on the next set of platforms and don't
forget to get the diamond. Now you will see a tunnel with roots. Don't enter 
yet. Jump on the higher level and behind the tree is a chest. Also an enemy 
appears now. After that go in the tunnel. Equip your hammer. Some rabites will
show up, kill them with your downward attack (X T). Now a hole group shows up.
Kill them all and get the Super Meter refill behind the roots. When you get 
out of the tunnel jump to the other side. Don't enter this tunnel, yet. Go left
instead to get a diamond high up there, return and make your way down, be 
sure not to fall down. When you are almost at the bottom, many rabites appear. 
Wait a sec until they are all under you, then do the downward strike with your
hammer. When lucky you kill them all at once. Open the Mimic chest to get a 
key. Make your way up again and now you may enter the tunnel to use the key. Go
down again and enter the tunnel there. Go to the checkpoint.


Checkpoint

Now you are at a place with a campfire. Many beasts will appear, so kill them 
all. After you killed them all, find a low house on wheels where you can jump 
on it. Jump on the other houses and get a chest somewhat hidden in the woods. 
Get all the koins and then enter the opened house to end this level. 

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5. 7 Sinister Stones

Enemies defeated      : 64
Treasures found       : 38
Innocents saved       :  6
Hidden secrets found  : 11
Reward after mastering:Gallery  8

Turn around to get a hidden chest. Then proceed and jump on the higher platform.
Save the innocent. One of the enemies will drop a key. Now go over the tree 
trunk. Two stingers appear. Then open the iron chest to get armour. Now head 
down to the tunnel. At the end of the tunnel is a small platform with a diamond.
Be sure to jump on the platform! Because when you jump on it an enemy appears 
in the tunnel. Now return to the saved woman and jump on the platform that is a
little bit further than the one with the diamond a second ago. Jump on the 
mushrooms and reveal the hidden chest. Go over the tree trunk. It will crack a 
little bit. Go over the other tree trunk, which will fall, so be quick. Watch 
out for the three enemies. And don't forget the diamond on the platform next to
the just fallen tree trunk. Go through the bushes and hit checkpoint. 

Checkpoint

Take a right through the bushes. Save the Peddler and then go into the big pit. 
Save the girl. Next to her is a hidden chest. Take the hammer to smash the 
switch. A stone will come down. Now stand on top of the stone and wait till it 
moves back up. Jump and continue your way. Hit the second switch. Jump down and
kill the enemies. Watch out for the spitting holes that spit skulls, because 
now there are two of them, and when you hit the third switch, three of them 
spit skulls. Maybe the stone rises again without you on it, just go the way 
with the first switch again. Now you are on top of the second stone. This is a 
famous one, because there were several questions on the board how to make the 
jump. There are two ways: Double jump and press 'S' at the end to swing with 
your weapon and hop a little bit further. Second is to fall a little bit off 
the stone and then double jump. Just do what will work best for you. Now follow
the way and at the second corner just before the switch is a hidden iron chest.
Hit the switch. Now jump down and kill the enemies. One of them will drop a 
key. Just make the entire way back up to the iron chest and then jump on the 
third stone. 

Checkpoint

Jump on the moving platform and jump on the second purple mushroom, the first 
will fall down if you jump on it. Now save the guy and talk to him to get a key.
Open the chest behind him and return to the place that he was coming from. 
There is a hidden chest in the water. Go back to the guy and take the path 
behind him. Take a left there and go to the top where you see the armour piece.
Open the chest and jump to get the armour. When you get it, an enemy pops out
of the sky. Leave it alone for one moment but go to the just saved innocent, 
that is now again in danger. Stay close to him all times. The enemy will come 
your way so kill it. Another one appears. Kill it. Now there drops one behind 
him. This is why you should stayed close to him, or else he was killed by this
nasty enemy. After that take the path behind the waterfall and now take a 
right. Some enemies are now in the tunnel. At the end there will be a lot of 
grass. There is also a raven and a hidden chest. 

Checkpoint

Get the diamond in the tree trunk. Get over it and save the two innocents. Look 
right of the mill to get a hidden chest. Now enter the mill and jump on the 
barrels to the second floor. Destroy the barrels to get a key. Jump down and 
destroy the barrels (if you did destroy them before jumping to the second floor,
jump in the bottomless pit to die.) Open the iron chest on the other side of 
the bottomless pit. Return and make your way through the bushes. Jump on some 
platforms and on the mushrooms. Jump twice to get to the lower platform. Jump 
for a hidden Mimic chest. Forget about the iron chest up there for now. Go via 
the two small platforms to the other side. 

Checkpoint

Turn around. Keep right and jump down to the lower platform. You see three 
mushrooms. If you want the most out of it, jump first on the highest one, and 
then going down. Now on top of the platforms is a chest with a key. As you open
it enemies across appear. Jump to them right away, also don't forget the Death
Coin while you are jumping. Now open with the key the chest and return to the 
checkpoint. Go through the tunnel and find your way to the open area with 
stones. You have to fight many enemies here. One will also drop a key. There 
are two hidden chests down here, find them. Jump on the stone that you saw in 
the little cut scene and jump to the left. At the end is a hidden chest. Now 
hit the switch in the middle of the lower area. Quickly make your way down to 
the iron chest. Hit the switch and jump on the stone you saw in the cut scene. 
If you don't make it in one jump, jump on it ASAP after that. Now jump on the 
stones that has been risen with the switches. You follow the little path, just 
to hit a switch. Now repeat the first two switches and reach safely the end of 
this level. 

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5. 8 Boss: Cyclocks

Enemies defeated      :  1
Treasures found       :  0
Innocents saved       :  0
Hidden secrets found  :  0
Reward after mastering:Gallery  9

Your second boss. This one can be a bit trickier if you don't know what to do. 
I have found a way that this boss doesn't hit you at all in the first half of 
the fight. 

Okay lets go then. First it breaks through the wall in front of you. Stay away,
or you get hit. Then it will probably attack you with a sort of electric wall, 
jump over it. It does it always twice in a row. Now the trick is to get very 
close to him and attack him with your sword in the eye, as many times as 
possible. Now it will touch it’s eye if it has pain, but soon it wants to 
attack again. Just jump and hack away with it. If it is good, you will cancel 
it’s attack. If it is hit a few times, it will go to the left wall, be sure to 
get away from the wall if it breaks through. Repeat the same strategy again. 
Watch out if you fail to cancel it attacks. It has now a new attack, with 
several vertical electric bundles that will come to you, just walk left or 
right to dodge them. And then try to cancel it attacks again. When you hurt it 
enough times, it will go to the right wall, again, use the same strategy. When 
it has suffered enough times, it will jump out in the open. Now comes the even 
more easy part of the battle. Just run to it and hack away with your sword. 
When it charges some electric, block with your shield, till it is over, and run
back and hack and slash. Repeat and it will soon be defeated. With some little
skills, this boss can be defeated without losing life once. 


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5. 9 Down with the Ship

Enemies defeated      : 31
Treasures found       :  0
Innocents saved       :  0
Hidden secrets found  :  0
Reward after mastering:Gallery 10

This is a level with a time limit (4 minutes). Don't be afraid that you don't 
have enough time, because you have plenty of time. When you start, you see 
enemies coming to you, this will never stop. So what is it then what you need 
to do? Break six machines. Walk up to them, and hack away with hammer or sword.
But beware not to be hit by enemies. Once all six are broken, and the enemies 
defeated that are still left you have probably mastered this level the first 
time. If not, you didn't kill 31 enemies. Now, remember this good level for 
replaying, same as level three, the sanctuary. If you ever need money to buy 
shields or whatever, go to this level. Kill as many enemies as you can in the 
time given to you. Get every koin or diamond that enemies drop (the Midas Aura 
will do great help here) till the time dies, and it takes you with it. Now you 
replay this level, but unfortunately you will lose a Death Coin. After you 
think you have enough money,(9999max) save, exit, reload. And remember, if you 
don't have any Death Coins, play level three (the sanctuary) again, again and 
again.  

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5.10 Road to Hawkmoor

Enemies defeated      : 49
Treasures found       : 41
Innocents saved       :  7
Hidden secrets found  :  4 
Reward after mastering:Gallery 11

When you start, notice the crystals, destroy them all. Stay at the beginning 
until an enemy appears out of the fire. Also use the Midas Aura in the little 
fire place to collect a diamond. Now as you move further, a little cut scene 
starts, introducing a new enemy. These are flying Zin. They can be hard to 
defeat with your normal weapon, but the shield will do very well, especially 
when they are far away. Kill them and a puncher will come to you. Now jump over
the little fire wall on the wooden ramp. At the end jump to reach a brick wall,
break it with your hammer. As you turn, you will notice a key. Remember it. 
Now walk further over a small bridge. Watch out because some pieces will fall 
down. After the small bridge you have to watch out for crystals that rise out 
of the ground. They are over all the levels, so be careful. Now also a puncher 
appears, kill it and move on. The ground falls down, and you have to jump in it.
Go into the small tunnel (beware for the many crystals) end at the end is the 
key.  It is important to return via the tunnel to get another crystal on the 
way back if you didn't break it on the way to the key. Open the iron chest and 
save the Peddler. Jump towards a checkpoint. 

Checkpoint

In front of the big statue is a hidden chest. Kill all the enemies, break the 
wall and walk over the just fallen statue. Jump on the broken ladder and then 
towards the iron chest. As you enter the cave and jump over the sulfurpool, 
keep heading right, close to the wall. You will see a ledge a little further, 
and at the end of this little tunnel is a key, jump down towards the chest and 
continue over the sulfurpool to meet a man. First jump down to the right. There
is a moving platform in the sulfurpool. It leads to a little cave. Watch out 
for the sulfurfountain. Return to the man, and head left, towards the crystal 
door. Leave the two strange crystals for now, and jump down. Many nasty bore 
beetles appear. Take your hammer to deal with them easy. After defeating all 
the bore beetles, a pillar comes down. On it is the Flame Tongue. With this 
sword you can defeat enemies quicker and now you can buy Fire Doomstrike at 
the Old Guard. Go into the right tunnel to get a key, return to the place 
where you killed the many nasty bore beetles to open the chest. As you turn 
around, don't head right yet, instead go left towards the lava pool with the 
moving platform. On this ledge is a hidden chest. Now move on and jump on the 
platform in the sulfurpool with a fountain in the middle, so watch out. From 
there jump to the left platform and then to the armour piece, return and now 
watch out for the fountains in the middle of the path. At the end is another 
odd crystal. Slash it and you will hear a sound, and you see it shaking. Now 
continue to the other two odd crystals, and do the same. Now you made so much 
noise to break the crystal door. Enter it and go to the checkpoint. 

Checkpoint

Go left and save the woman, and a moment later the man. Near him is a hidden 
chest. You will get a key from him, and now return to the checkpoint and now 
head right (so just continue straight on). Follow the way up to the chest to 
get the armour, and return to the place where you saved the woman. Take the 
right path, stop, look beneath you to see a diamond, get it with the Midas Aura,
move on and you will see the Old Guard, and save him. Move further to some 
jumps towards the checkpoint. 

Checkpoint

Go over the bridge and watch out for the new enemy. He throws spears from a 
distance, so be careful. As you enter the cave, look in the right wall, there 
is a Death Coin. Jump towards it, and then use your sword slash to take the 
koin. As you reach the ground, bore beetles appear. Then go into the tunnel and
look for small platforms. Reach them by using the cocoons. Go into the higher
tunnel on the right and you come in the previous cave where the bore beetles 
were. Notice the chest hanging there, use to shield to get it down. Jump to the
other side, and in the corner is a hidden chest. Before you jump down towards 
the girl, chop down the chest. Save the girl, first go back on the stairs, an 
enemy is there now, and then enter the tunnel on the right, you have been here 
before, but now you have to get the key. But first go to the chest that was 
hanging on the ceiling. Now move a cocoon to the key, and jump on it, then jump
and use your sword to get the key. Now return to the woman and the iron chest.
Head left onto the path with the fountains. Jump on the wooden bridge and head
right to save the man. Now just jump all the way down. Search for a key here, 
and remember this way, because it is your exit. Now jump down again to open the 
iron chest. Exit this place through the tunnel and go to the wooden bridge 
again. Now go left and at the end right There is an odd crystal, hit it. Now 
jump on the middle platform and hit the odd crystal, return and head right to 
the last crystal. Now the door to the freedom opens. Well done. 

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5.11 Perilous Path

Enemies defeated      : 48
Treasures found       : 42
Innocents saved       :  8
Hidden secrets found  :  2
Reward after mastering:Gallery 12

First notice the iron chest behind you. Now proceed to save the Old Guard. Many 
enemies appear here after each other, but when finally done, look for the key. 
It is on a bow in front of you. To get there jump on the right ledge. Walk 
around the pool to the key. Then return to open the chest. walk over the bridge
to the stairs, next to it is a hidden chest. Get the diamond above the 
platform in the pool. Go up the stairs and take the left way, hit the odd 
crystals and return to take the right way. Hit the last crystal and the door 
breaks. In this cave is a chest. Now go back to where the first two crystals 
were and go to the checkpoint, don't forget the koins here. 

Checkpoint

Go into the tunnel and destroy the bore beetles. If you come in the hall, hack 
down the iron chest hanging there. Now throw your shield towards the hanging 
rock cone. Now you see a really bad monster. Take it out with all your best 
moves(or Grim, and don't come to close. When defeated, jump to get a hidden 
chest with a key, return to open the iron chest. Now save the guy and go to the
checkpoint. 

Checkpoint

Save the girl and go onto the middle tower. Don't go all the way up yet, but 
jump on the platforms on the right towards the lavafall. Now this is a tricky 
jump combo. If you touch the lava, you will fall down, so stay on the edge as 
much as possible. Make it to the last platform, and then jump on the ground 
below, taking the key with you. Now climb up the high tower all to the top to 
open the iron chest. Jump down and break the stone wall. Then go into the 
tunnel on the right and kill the puncher. Save the Peddler and then go further.
Kill all the nasty beasts in here and get the chest down hanging on the 
ceiling here. Then jump over the two fountains. Directly turn left and throw 
your shield to break the rock cone. Then save the two people behind the wall. 
Return and break the rock cone on the right. There is a diamond and a hidden 
chest. Now open the door with the golden key. Go through the tunnel and hit 
checkpoint. Also notice the iron chest here. 

Checkpoint

Jump down to the rollingway and get the key at the end and the two koins. Now
return to the checkpoint and open the iron chest. Go back to the rolling way's 
and avoid the rolling bore beetles. Guard if needed, but watch out not to fall 
off. Jump to the third rolling way and jump on a platform with a diamond above 
it. Now jump on the fourth rolling way, collecting the three koins, and then 
jump on the high platform on the right. It has a golden key on it. Now look in 
front of you to see the Death Coin. Get it by jumping towards rolling way two. 
Now get to the last rolling way (collect the koins!) and enter the door with 
the golden key. Quick save the man, and the girl. Talk to the man to get a key.
Jump back on the highest road and go to the wall and break it with your hammer.
Use the key and directly after leaving this little cave, look to the left. 
There is a chest hanging there, so get it down. Jump down to the ground, 
killing everything that moves. After that open the chest from the ceiling and 
find the hidden chest. No make your way back to the man. Jump towards the odd 
crystal, landing on the lower platform, so you can jump and hit the second 
crystal too. No make your way to the girl, and hit the last crystal. The floor 
breaks and jump in it. Now you will see a big pit. Before jumping in, collect
the diamond. 

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5.12 The Under Hive

Enemies defeated      : 92
Treasures found       : 73
Innocents saved       : 10
Hidden secrets found  :  3
Reward after mastering:Gallery 13

First kill the bore beetles. Then chop down a cocoon and push it to where you 
started. Now jump on the ledge to open the chest. Now chop down the iron chest 
and a little further a cut scene starts. After that kill the beasts and walk up
the stairs. Immediately turn right and chop down the normal chest. Get the key 
and open the iron chest. Now throw your shield to the hanging rock cones. From 
the second jump on the left platform. There is a hidden iron chest, and get the
diamond on the right. Jump on the next platform. At the end get the chest down,
and get the key, open the iron chest and go to the checkpoint. 

Checkpoint

When the bore beetles appear, jump on the ledge on your left. There is a 
diamond higher up there. Now kill the beetles and move on. Now you have the 
choice to go left or right. Take the right to the sulfurbeast. After that save 
the Old Guard and the girl to get a key. Now take the right way back, open the 
iron chest and jump towards the diamond. Watch out for the appearing crystals. 
Jump down to the lower platform before the sulfurfountain. There is a hidden 
chest here. Now go back to the saved people and throw your shield to get the 
rock cone down and wait before the two sulfurfountains. On the left and right 
are rock cones, first take the right. Get the diamond behind the fountains and 
now jump on the higher ledge via the cone. Enemies appear, and the last one 
will drop a key. There is also a hidden chest. Now return and go via the left 
(now right) cone into the tunnel with crystals. As you enter the room get the 
cocoon down. Use it to get on the higher ledge on the left. There is a chest 
and now enemies appear down in the room. Go further and open the iron chest. 
Make it to the checkpoint.

Checkpoint

Now there are three people trapped in cages. Save them one by one, because 
enemies appear after saving one. Now walk over the little bridge and kill the 
sulfurbeast. Don't go over the bridge yet, but go left to the koins and diamond.
Also "free" the golden key, and enemies appear. No go over the bridge and 
clear the open room then open the door. Get the iron chest down and hit 
checkpoint. 

Checkpoint

Kill the annoying flying Zins and hit the odd crystal, go a ledge higher and 
hit the other two. Don't forget the diamond, and then the key. Now open the 
iron chest and make it to the new doorway. Save the Peddler here and then you 
enter a big hall with 4 people. Save them all and walk back and forth, because 
new enemies will appear then. After killing them all, use the cocoons to get 
up on the second floor. Now get the chest in the beginning of the hall down, 
then get all the koins and key, then open the Mimic chest and go to the back of
the hall to get the iron chest down and open it. After collecting everything 
here, go back to the first odd crystal. Don't go there all the way stay a 
little bit in the mid of the room and throw your shield at it. Now do the same 
to the second on the second floor and then jump down to hit the third. Make 
your way up again and enter the new doorway. 

Checkpoint

Get the diamond on the left and kill the many beetles. Get the chest down and 
move to the rolling way's. From the first jump back to the platform you came, 
while getting the Death Coin. The go to the next platform, avoiding the rolling
beetles. Kill the many beetles and get the chest down. Go further and be sure 
to get the Super Meter refill. Jump via the rolling way's to the next platform.
Don't forget the diamond on the way. Again lots of beetles and after that a 
tough jump and annoying flying Zin. Get on top of the level and kill many 
flying Zin. Get all the diamonds here and the key. DO NOT GO TO THE WOMAN YOU 
SEE IN THE MIDDLE, OR THE LEVEL WILL END NOW!!! Instead go back the way you 
came up here and on the way back, you will see a iron chest hanging. Go to it 
carefully, because one miss means death. Open it and now you may go to the 
woman in the middle. 

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5.13 Boss: Old Wounds

Enemies defeated      :  1
Treasures found       :  0
Innocents saved       :  0
Hidden secrets found  :  0
Reward after mastering:Movie 1

Another boss fight. As with the other boss fights, again this one is easy. Just
guard the hole time if he is attacking. Never attack by yourself in the first 
place. Now the trick is to get him do his big jump attack, and then when he is 
finished his attack, attack him once. Also when he calls his ancestors, jump 
away and then attack him. At these moments he won't guard. You can beat him 
without getting hit once if you know what to do. If you want to finish him 
quicker, use Grim. At first I had troubles beating him, but as soon as I 
learned the technique described above, he was a wimp. 

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5.14 The Great Vault

Enemies defeated      : 37
Treasures found       :  3
Innocents saved       :  0 
Hidden secrets found  :  0
Reward after mastering:Gallery 14

First you have to keep the baron alive. To do this, stay close to him and help 
him attacking all the monsters there are. After a while you can talk to him. 
Then he says to find a way out. The baron will now attack the monsters on his 
own, and you will have to find a way out before he dies. Now go to the place 
where the pillar was fallen down. Kill the flying Zin to make life more easy. 
From the pillar on the ground, jump on the black candlestick on the right side,
attached to the standing pillar. From here jump on the ledge. Take the armour 
and now make your way to the left and look for the next pillar with a 
candlestick. Jump on it to get the Super Meter refill. Jump back again on the 
ledge, and walk to the end. Jump up and turn and jump to the next ledge. Walk 
to the end and DON'T ENTER THE GATE YET. Instead walk towards the wall. Have 
maximo facing inside the big hall. Now turn your camera so you see his front. 
Now you will see the Death Coin clearly. To get it fall a little bit to the 
right and forwards. Then double jump towards the Death Coin. Maximo will now 
plunge his sword into the ledge and you can get the Death Coin. Do the same 
trick again to return, or jump down and make your way up again. Then enter the 
gate and another level is done. 

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5.15 Drained Depths

Enemies defeated      : 69
Treasures found       : 54
Innocents saved       :  9
Hidden secrets found  :  7
Reward after mastering:Gallery 15

On the left is a hidden chest. On the right is a stair and then some electric 
cloud things. When the highest one disappears, jump. Kill this very nasty beast 
and then save the girl. Climb up the set of stairs, and get the hidden chest in 
the middle. Near the big wall on the right is also a hidden chest. As you come 
closer to the wall, enemies appear, lots of them. Now the other wall breaks, but
before you go through it, go to the little door on the left. Directly after 
going through the wall, go left, on the bottom of the stairs is a moneybag. 
Now head for the checkpoint. 

Checkpoint

Before the electric clouds, go to the left to get a hidden chest. Now jump over 
and go right towards the checkpoint again, but now via the low platforms. You 
will see a tankard there, so get it, then go back to the wooden plank and go up
the stairs. Quickly save the guy and then return a little. You will see a 
single barrel, and a little further a key. Get it and jump down to the iron 
chest. Now go back up and destroy the barrels and enter the cave. Go jump in 
the pit and on the bottom is a hidden chest. Inside these caves are many 
enemies. Also watch out for the spitting holes and don't forget the chest 
there. At the end save the Peddler. Now go to the checkpoint. 

Checkpoint

Now there it becomes a bit difficult. You have to save two people. First save 
the girl and then stay with the boy, preventing that the monsters go to the 
girl and kill the guy. Get the tankard behind a wall. After this go up the 
rocks that just felt down. Take the right to get the koins and the Death Coin. 
Then take the normal route again. Directly jump down for a hidden chest. Then 
go to the red puncher and kill it. To get up the sand, just jump, jump, jump, 
jump etc. Go on top of a platform and look for a entrance on the right. Here 
you have to save a girl, and there is a hidden chest at the sandfall. After 
that, take the road to the left, but not the one with the checkpoint. Here you
have to save the Old Guard, and then get the iron key on the small ledge. 
Open the iron chest and go for the checkpoint. 

Checkpoint

Now you are at the sand river again. Take the north entrance and hit checkpoint.

Checkpoint

Save the guy here and move on to the small ledge. After the jump to the second 
ledge, turn around. You here a guy screaming, and now you can see it too, jump 
towards it and save him. Take the key at the back and return to the iron chest 
near the checkpoint. Go to the long tunnel that brings you deep inside the 
caves.

Checkpoint

Make your way up avoiding the electric pools and take out the enemies. Go to 
the highest point and get the golden key there. Open the door. Go down and kill
the monsters. Now get the Bleak Forge on the pillar. From now you can also buy 
the Ice Doomstike at the Old Guard. The statue's are now moving back and forth.
Only make the jump when they are close to each other. Make your way up, and 
kill the monsters here. Hit the switch and repeat the jumps again. Now hit the 
switch and you are free. 

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5.16 Sunken City

Enemies defeated      : 77
Treasures found       :133
Innocents saved       : 10
Hidden secrets found  :  8
Reward after mastering:Gallery 16

Get the two moneybags behind you. Get the two koins and diamond and then go on 
the roof of the temple. Get the key from here and enter the temple to open the 
iron chest. Next save the Old Guard and get all the koins and diamonds there. 
Don't forget the one's under the bridge, on the right and left side and the 
one's inside the round pool. After that walk to the other side and save the guy.
Collect everything here, and get the key. Return to open the iron chest close 
to the Old Guard. Get to the gate and on the left side is a hidden chest. On 
the right side is a moneybag and a koin. Jump on the roof of the gate to get a 
diamond. Now enter the gate and clear this hall. Don't forget the two Super 
Meter refills. As you leave the hall and come to the open again, immediately 
turn right and go for the puncher. Save the girl and jump to the other side 
again, but also look on the right there to find a Super Meter refill. Then go 
to the checkpoint. 

Checkpoint

Before you enter the hall, use the Midas Aura on the left of the fallen bridge. 
A diamond will appear now. Enter the hall and after clearing save the girl in 
the next one. As you leave the building there is one hidden chest in the corner 
straight ahead. Kill all the enemies, including the seagulls. Then jump on the 
pillars (don't forget the diamond hanging high in the middle of the circle) and 
go to the bridge. You have to save the Peddler here. Don't go to the left to 
save him, but go to the right. There is a puncher, and let the other enemies 
come to you. After you saved him, go to the left and enter the door. Exit via 
the other door and save the guy. Now there appear lots of enemies. After a 
while a cut scene starts and now you have to hurry to save the girl. To get 
more time abort the cut scene by pressing 'select'. She will give you a key 
and you can open the iron chest in the little temple area. Get the two hidden 
chests in both corners and go back to the entrance. Jump here on the pillars 
to the top of the temple area. Get the diamond and koins here and now return 
to the Peddler. Don't turn left or right, but go straight on. Here is also a 
little room with a key. Get the key and open the iron chest in this area. Now 
again go to the Peddler, and now jump on the next circle of stones. Get all the
koins in here and jump to the checkpoint. 

Checkpoint

Get the hidden chest here and enter the room here. Open the Mimic chest and 
WAIT. On the right is a room that is lower. BEFORE jumping down, use the Midas 
Aura to collect the koins there. Now jump down and collect the rest. Outside 
is a hidden chest. Kill all the enemies and a pillar will fall down. Also one 
of the enemies has a key. Jump on the pillar and follow the way up. Open the 
iron chest on the right and jump in the highest pillar to get the diamond. 
Continue you way to the next pillar, behind it is a moneybag. Return and move 
you way up to the ledges on the wall. Get the diamond on the high pillar and 
go to the exit. Kill the puncher and go to the other door to get the golden 
key. Return and go over the bridge. The bridge will break a little bit, so you 
can climb on it if you fall off. Kill the red puncher and collect the two 
diamonds on either side of the bridge. Now go through the door and talk to the 
woman. Now return to the very beginning of the level and save the guy here. 
Return to the woman again and jump down on the right side of the stairs to get 
the moneybag. 

Checkpoint

Walk a little bit further to get a hidden chest. Get all the koins in here and 
save the guy, then jump on the pipe. Get the diamond at the spitting hole and 
jump on the next set of pipes. Get here the diamond and follow the pipe to the 
normal land. Watch out for the spitting hole and get the hidden chest here. 
With the key return to the guy you saved and jump on the big pipe. Jump over 
it to get to the iron chest. Now go again to the hidden chest and move on. Kill
the seagull and jump on the pipes. Jump on the last little pipe to use the 
shield to get the diamond under the roof. Jump back and go on the roof. Get the
Death Coin by jumping towards it, and then jump backwards. Now go over the 
pipes and more flying Zin appear. Kill them and open the chest in front of the 
temple. Return to the first corner and jump on the higher pipes. Get the 
diamond on the right here and make it to the other side and jump in the pipe to
end this level. 

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5.17 Boss: Guardian of the Deep

Enemies defeated      :  1
Treasures found       :  0
Innocents saved       :  0
Hidden secrets found  :  0
Reward after mastering:Movie 2

This is boss is a bit tougher then the other ones so far. To get him down 
quickly attack as much as you can, and don't forget you have Grim too. He will 
jump out of the water, breaking a piece of wood. Then is you time to attack. It
attacks back with his head, green gas or flames. You can guard the head attack
well, but the other attacks not, just run away then. Look out that you don't 
fall in the water, or that he punches you in the water if you are guarding. 
After awhile more and more woods are gone, so be careful not to fall in the 
water here. It has only one form/life bar, so focus on that to plan what to do 
next if he is almost dead. It shouldn't give you that much trouble. 

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5.18 The Soulcrusher

Enemies defeated      : 95
Treasures found       : 89
Innocents saved       :  2
Hidden secrets found  :  2
Reward after mastering:Gallery 17

Smash the gate open, and then kill all the stingers in sight. More will appear. 
After taken all down, go up to the small beam. DON'T jump off the beam yet, but 
use the Midas Aura to get a diamond from the pointed silver building (credits 
to ladyhawke2). Now jump down. Get the hidden chest above ground and go into 
the tunnel. Save the Peddler and jump for a hidden Mimic chest in front of the 
machine thing. Now jump on it and get the key. Return to the tunnel and on the 
other side is now a blue stinger. Open the chest and get the diamond behind the
chest in the corner. Return and go up to the switch. Kill the flying Zin and 
make a round up here to collect all the diamond. Don't forget the four behind 
the smashable gate in the little tunnel. Smash the switch and you know what to 
do next. You enter a room where some enemies appear. After that a door opens. 
But before going there you have to do something difficult. Smash the switch to 
start the cart. Jump on it and ride back. Now get rid of the flying Zin and 
head left, watch out for the flames. Get the key and get ready for a difficult 
part. Smash the switch and don't wait a second, but as fast as you can jump 
towards the place where you fought the enemies and towards the cart that is 
riding again. If you plunge your hammer in the cart, DON'T get up YET, but 
wait till the cart has almost stopped. Then jump to open the iron chest and 
get back again, but now heading right and go through the door. One side note, 
if you die here, and get the other key from the beginning, DON'T think to open 
the second iron chest with that key because only when you ride the cart some 
enemies will appear by the iron chest. In the new room there is a chest and 
some koins. But as soon as you want to get the koins, an electric field will 
come to you. The bad thing is that it pushes you back. The good thing is that 
there is a hole inside it, where you can go through. Make it to the end and 
destroy the eye thing at the door to end this madness. 

Checkpoint

In this room is a column. First check the ground for two moneybags. Then make 
your way up, collecting everything that is hanging there. To get up is a little
bit frustrating some times, but it is all about timing. You can do it. If you 
made it to the top kill the enemies. At the end is a armour hanging in the sky.
Jump to get it, and land on one of the platforms so you don't have to do it 
all again from the bottom. On top again enter the room. Save the Old Guard and 
while entering the new room look left for a tankard. Now head down and jump on 
the moving pillars. Head right and go to the chest. It is a bite one. Now 
return to the pillars and take the far right side to kill the monsters here. 
Get the key and return to the pillars. Stay on the first row and go to the 
last corner you haven't been yet. Here is a iron chest. On your return, DON'T 
jump on the pillars yet, instead look left to spot the Super Meter refill. 
After taking that return to the door and hit checkpoint. 

Checkpoint

Look left for a moneybag and go right for the electric field. Enter the door 
and get rid of the enemies. Jump over the rotating gear to kill more enemies. 
Now a cut scene starts. After that don't take the right way, but the left, jump
over the gear and open the chest here. With this key, jump over the two gears 
again and take the right to go to the moving pillars. Jump on them and open the
iron chest at the end. Now go towards the gear that you saw in the cut scene 
but don't jump on this one. Jump on the lower three on the other side. In the 
corner is a Death coin, get it by jumping once to it, and jump again backwards 
to land safely on this gear again. Now jump on the gear you saw in the cut 
scene and jump on the other gear ONLY when it has stopped. It may be a 
difficult jump the first time, but you can do it. 

Checkpoint

Take a few jumps to face some enemies. After a while they are all dead and you 
see a cut scene. Go down and destroy the machine thing. Head left for a chest 
behind the little gear, and right to destroy another machine to get a key. With
this key return upstairs and open the iron chest. Now enter the door and you 
see some pillars coming out of the wall. Quickly jump from one to another to
make your way up. Half way you can rest a little while, ooh no, not yet, first
kill some stingers here. Now there are new pillars. To get up the first three, 
stand in front of the first one, and as soon as it comes out of the wall, jump 
on it, same again for the next ones. On top DON'T enter the door, but go left 
to enter a little tunnel. Be sure to ENTER it, because only then an enemy will 
appear. After that go through the door. Well done, it was a hard level for the 
first time playing. 

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5.19 Tinkers Rescue

Enemies defeated      :174
Treasures found       : 55
Innocents saved       :  3
Hidden secrets found  :  0
Reward after mastering:Gallery 18

Since there are no hidden chest here, and you will counter 174 enemies, I will 
advise you to equip your magic pow boxers. It will help a little in the great 
battles. Help Tinker killing the enemies. Beware, these are really tough. Stay 
close to her so she won't die. After you killed a lot of them, talk to her and 
now she will destroy the machines while you are supposed to cover her back. I 
never do that. I always destroy the machine closest to the door myself, and 
then she will go through it. immediately guard after the cut scene, or you 
will be hit. Get rid of the last enemies and destroy the other machine. It 
opens a room with the Old Guard in it. Also save the Peddler and open the Mimic
chest to get a key. Then open the iron chest and leave this room to go into a 
tunnel. Kill the stingers. 

Checkpoint

Jump on the rotating platform. Avoid the fire. Jump on the right ledge to get a
key, and then on the left to open the iron chest. Go in the next tunnel and kill
the enemies. Get on the rotating gear and don't fall off. On the right is 
another gear and above that is a key. Time you jumps well and you should make 
it. Stay on this gear and go to the end of it. Watch out for the flames and go 
through the little tunnel. Again a gear and at the end an enemy. Go back via 
the right wall and go up here to open the iron chest. Follow the way here to 
kill an enemy and collect koins. Also get the armour hanging in the sky. Be 
sure to stay on the pipes, or you have to go back up again. If you see the 
checkpoint, jump to it. 

Checkpoint

Kill the enemies and take the left way. Go to the end to get a key. Now return
to the middle. Get the high diamond by throwing you shield. Get on the rotating
thing and make it to the middle. Try to get on top of it and jump to the iron 
chest. Now get to the end of this madness and head left. Destroy the machine 
and get the diamond high in the air. Now go through the gate to get to the best
part of the whole game. 

Checkpoint

First turn for a chest. And then prepare for many, many, many, many enemies. As 
you approach the machine gun it will fire at you, so avoid it. Then kill the 
enemies here. Many will come and come. The easiest way is to guard and let them 
come close to you, if possible as many as there are. Then press (X X T T). 
Later on there are tougher enemies, like the punchers and then you can use 
(X X T S). Don't use the machine gun. It is dangerous and you won't get any 
money or other things from the enemies. Have lots of fun killing them all. 
After this go through the tunnel to encounter more enemies. Yippee. To take 
out the red punchers use Grim. After killing them all don't forget the tankard 
and chest. Then go on the lift to hit checkpoint. 

Checkpoint

More enemies. You know what to do. After that go through the tunnel and behind 
the pillar is a key. Return to open the chest and then move on to, you guess, 
lots of enemies. Don't forget the chest before going up with the lift.  


Checkpoint

Hmm, what next, my guess is, enemies, yippee. This is why this level is so 
great. After killing them destroy the machine. Get over the small beams and 
don't forget the Death Coin. At the end there are some nasty flying Zin, so 
watch out. Take out the strong enemy, and go under his platform to find a 
tankard on a beam. Now go to the little lift and head right. Watch out for the 
fire. Kill the strong enemy and continue, don't return. At the end of this 
small path is a key. Return to the iron chest and after opening return to the 
lift. Continue your way and kill the enemies. Destroy the machine and look on 
the right for a diamond, get it with your shield. Now jump on the green canon 
and watch out for the fire. Get the armour on the left and jump on the next 
platform. Flying Zin will appear. Now go to the end of this level, well done, 
and prepare for the final battle. 

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5.20 Boss: Master of the Zin

Enemies defeated      :  2
Treasures found       :  0 
Innocents saved       :  0
Hidden secrets found  :  0
Reward after mastering:Movie 3

This can be a tough battle. First come prepared (golden armour, full Grim Meter
and Super Meter). You have to fight this big guy, and he can be a pain in the 
ass if you don't look out. Attack him when ever possible. In the mean time also 
look out for the normal enemies coming to you. Best way is to focus on the big 
boss and hit him enough times so he opens his chest, now you see his blue soul. 
If that happens, use the best attack you have, I recommend (with the sword) 
(X X T S). Now you see his health drop down by meters, and the normal enemies 
die too. If you wait too long, he will regenerate his health, so don't waist 
any time. Do this a few times and a cut scene starts. Now he will be much more 
aggressive. Just use the same strategy, but now use Grim instead of the best 
attack. He will be down in a minute if done correctly. Finally you see him dead
and have finished this beautiful game, or not. Now an other boss shows up. 
Luckily this one is a bit easier. If you have the Grim Meter full, use Grim on 
him ASAP. After a few slashes he will fall down on the ground, now still use 
Grim and see his health drop. As he stands up again, slash him to release souls
and catch them to fill your Grim Meter. If it is full, attack with Grim. 
Repeat the times needed and he will be down after a pretty long battle. 
Remember that you can block all his attacks, so that you don't hurt yourself. 
Now watch the ending movie and the credits and you can be proud of yourself 
that you have finished this game. Start a new game on hard if you have mastered
all the levels and enjoy this great game again. 

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6. Tips

Stock up on Death Coins:

 Play level three (the sanctuary) and get the hidden chest at the graveyard, 
 then save, exit and reload.

Get golden armour to come prepared at difficult levels:

 Play level three (the sanctuary) and get the first hidden chest to get armour. 
 Also get the Death Coin as well.

Stock up on koins:

 Play level 9 (Down with the Ship) and kill as many enemies as possible. When 
 the time runs out, you die and start again. Do this a few time after each 
 other till you think you have enough koins (max is 9999) and then save, exit 
 and reload. If you run out of Death Coins, replay level three, you know how.

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7. Extra's

When you master a level, you will be rewarded with some galleries, or movies. 
When you finish the first level (doesn't have to be mastered) you will get 
gallery 1. All galleries are some nice artwork pictures of maximo and all 
figures that play a role in this adventure. When you finish some boss levels, 
you will be rewarded with some movies of storyboards.

Enjoy all the galleries and movies after you mastered all the levels.

Level:  Gallery/movie:

 1      Gallery  1 and Gallery  2
 2      Gallery  3
 3      Gallery  4
 4      Gallery  5
 5      Gallery  6
 6      Gallery  7
 7      Gallery  8
 8      Gallery  9
 9      Gallery 10
10      Gallery 11
11      Gallery 12
12      Gallery 13
13      Movie    1
14      Gallery 14
15      Gallery 15
16      Gallery 16
17      Movie    2
18      Gallery 17
19      Gallery 18
20      Movie    3

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8. Credits  

I want to thank Ladyhawke2 for the great help. She did a great job reading this 
faq, and correcting me where mistakes were. 
Then I want to thank the people on the Maximo GameFAQs massage board, who 
helped me sometimes completing the levels.

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Any questions or want to send in some boss strategies or something, please feel
free to email me, but no stupid questions that are already answered in the FAQ 
or spam please. erwinraaben55(at) (hotmail, you know how, if not, don't email)

©Copyright 2004 by erwinraaben55




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