Getting a familiar
Defeat a boss or gain enough levels to get a bird a
When you reach level 25, you receive a familiar; Valkyrie receives
an Eagle, Wizard receives a Dragon, Archer receives a Butterfly,
and Warrior receives a Dragonfly. Reach level 50 for a better
Using two-player bridges
You can use the two-player bridges in single player
mode in two ways:
Step on the switch, and if you are very lucky, you will make it.
With an enemy on the other end of where the bridge would be, step
on the switch, lure it onto the bridge, then cross.
Death will die when he takes 100 HP or is hit with
When Death appears, use your magic as a shield. This will make
your magic last longer and you can run to places with many enemies.
This is also helpful when you do not want to use your inventory
Turn Death into food
If you know where Death is hidden, do not open the
container. Instead, use a potion nearby and you should hear Death
scream. Open the chest or barrel for a fruit.
When running low on health on any level, locate a poison apple
and use a potion to turn it into a health-giving apple.
Play as the Minotaur
Go to the Cliff stage in the Mountain Kingdom. Find
every switch, then go to the area with the exit. Do not step on
the exit portal. Instead, head down until you see a trapdoor with
a skull and crossbones. Step on it and you will be transported
to a room with many coins. Collect 50 coins to unlock the Minotaur
at the character selection screen.
Play as the Falconess
Go to the Bonus stage in the Castle World. Collect
50 coins to unlock the Falconess at the character selection screen.
She has the same turbo attacks as the Valkyrie.
Play as the Jackal
Play through the second level of the Ice World. There
is a trapdoor at a dead end on top of the pile of crates at the
end. The trapdoor is found by climbing the slanted crates to the
top. Then, circle around until you get a chance to go back down.
From there, climb the other set of slanted crates, located before
the exit, and standing atop the trapdoor. Collect 50 tokens inside
the door to unlock the Jackal at the character selection screen.
He is a more powerful form of the wizard.
Start new game with a bonus character
Unlock one of the secret characters and save the game.
Go to the file that has the character on it and select it. Press
[B] at the rumble pak screen to display the select screen.
Select "New" to start a new game with the desired character.
Enter any obscene word that fits. A growl will be heard
and the name will change into symbols.
See turbo attack
To see your turbo attack, go to the entrance of the
Warriors Mountain. Turn around to see a view that is right in
front of your character. If your turbo attack meter is charged
in the red, use it to see it come straight to the front of the
screen. Note: This trick works best with wizard.
Stop time and explore
Get to the first end Boss and have a "Stop Time"
item. As you are about to die vs. the Dragon, turn on the "Stop
Time" item. Make sure it is still running when you lose the
life. Choose to continue, and enter any level besides a Boss level.
Time will be stopped in all levels, monsters will not regenerate,
and nothing except poisoned food will harm your character. You
will also have free reign on any item. However, you will gain
hardly any experience points. This may also be done with the "Shrink"
Hint:The Ice Axe of Untar
The Ice Axe of Untar can be found in the Treasury level
of the Valkyrie's Castle. This weapon is useful in defeating the
Red Dragon in the Warrior's Mountain.
The Flame of Tarkana
The Flame of Tarkana can be found in the Spire level
of the Skytown. This weapon is useful in defeating the Yeti in
the Ice Domain.
As the manual states on page 42, there is a weapon
against Skorne (second). The Holy Savior can be found in the second
level of battle field.
Shield effect without a shield
This trick is useful when fighting small or medium
size enemies. If you do not have a shield, hold [Z] and run
into any small to medium size enemies to knock them down, which
will sometimes kill them. Note: This does not work against Bosses,
You can throw potions into the middle of the battle
to destroy more enemies. Hold [A] then press [B] and
your character will throw a potion.
Purchase a Five-Way Shot for use in Boss battles.
Use power-ups such as Rapid Fire, Three- or Five- Way Shot, Player
Growth, The Phoenix, and some type of Amulet. Make sure you turn
them on before you enter the battle, or the Boss will be hitting
you while you are switching between power-ups.
To kill the Dragon, get a 5-way shot. To kill the Yeti, use the
fire amulet and 3- or 5-way shot. To kill the Plague, use the
electric amulet and the 3- or 5-way shot. To defeat Skorne use
the light amulet and the 3- or 5-way shot.
When fighting a Boss, play as the Wizard. Use his yellow turbo
attack (therock shower) and it will shave up to one-fifth of the
Boss' life. All you have to do is get close.
Get a Phoenix, Five-Way Shot, any Amulet, and Rapid Fire to help
defeat Bosses. Note: This works best after level 25.