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.
Reach level 10 to receive a better weapon. Reach levels
50 and 99 for additional new weapons.
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
Successfully complete the game to receive permanent
anti-death, which allows you to steal health from death.
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 Sumner
Exit through the secret door in the last level of The
Battlefield, the Trench. Then, collect fifty coins In the bonus
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.
Play as the Tigress
Go to the first town level. Find all the main switches
and head to the portal. When you reach the portal, backtrack a
small distance until you reach a hill with a chest, a switch,
and Death. Avoid Death and hit the switch. Head in the position
the switch is pointing and you will reach some zombies and the
trap door. Stand on the trap door and collect 50 coins to unlock
the Tigress at the character selection screen.
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.
Easy bonus characters
Train you character to at least a level 10, then press
[Z] at the character selection screen. The Warrior will change
into Minotaur, The Valkyrie will change into Falconess, The Wizard
will change into Jackal, and the Archer will change into Tigeress.
Enter any obscene word that fits. A growl will be heard
and the name will change into symbols.
Strange symbols in character name
Enter an obscene word when the game asks you to submit
a name for yourself and character. Your name will appear as @!#*
symbols that you cannot normally enter as part of your name.
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 Scimitar of Rasha
The Scimitar of Rasha can be found in the Caverns level
of the Warrior's Mountain. This weapon is useful in defeating
the Chimera in the Valkyrie's Castle.
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.
Marker's Javelin can be found in the Fissure level
of the Ice Domain. This weapon is useful in defeating The Plague
in the Skytown.
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.
Play level 1 in the mountain world and finish it without
using any of the items that were collected. When you return to
the tower, sell your items. Use the money to buy 20 points of
stats. Repeat this until reaching the maximum in every stat. Then,
when you level up, you should get any of the stat you are missing.
Each stat can be raised to 999.
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,
Use a potion as a shield
Hold [Z], and press [B]. This will make a
shield just like the ones that you buy.
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.
Unlimited rapid-fire turbo attack
Defeat Scorne in the Cathedral level that is unlocked
after defeating all four Bosses. Get all four items that are given
to you as a reward for defeating him. Equip both Gold Gauntlet
objects that you receive and do the trick where you attack an
enemy by walking into it while holding "Turbo". If done correctly,
your familiar will start shooting its attack normally while your
character punches and kicks constantly. Keep holding "Turbo",
find some enemies, walk towards them, and your familiar's attack
will kill them instantly once it hits, just as a turbo attack
would. Note: This trick will not work on Bosses.
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.
Hint. Defeating Golems
Get Shrink Enemies and Limited Growth.
Get a Five-Way Shot and an Electric Amulet. Keep on
shooting until he has been defeated. It also helps to turn a potion
into a shield if you are low on health.
When fighting Skorne the second time, get all the health you can.
Then, run up to Skorne and use the gloves that you get along with
growth and attack his stomach. When he is halfway dead, use the
special. It is best done with Summoner. If done correctly, he
will die within five minutes. Note: Do not use magic or any amulets.
Defeating the Red Dragon
When playing as the wizard, use your Rock Shower when
close to the Red Dragon, which will almost kill it.
When playing as characters other than the wizard, buy two Super
Shots, one Timestop, and a Grow. Turn them all on except for Timestop.
Use Super Shot when you get a little close. While you have Growth
on, it should make Super Shot bigger and do more damage to the
When fighting against the Red Dragon, you can defeat it on any
level with no power ups. To do so, go to the right corner of
the field, near the Dragon's left foot (by the cliff). Stay there
and "shoot" your weapons at the dragon. If you have
more than one player playing, the dragon will still hit you on
occasion - though not very often, if you are in the correct location.
After the other players die, the dragon will not hit you again
- as long as you are in the correct location.
Buy two Growths and two Speed. Turn them both on, then
get Special. Do not use it while you have Growth and Speed on.
With Special, use Turbo Run to make your enemies fly back. This
is best done on big enemies, such as Golems.
If you are running low on health, go to the first level
of the Mountain Kingdom. Repeatedly play the level to get approximately
500 health 5 potions. If you pick up items and save them by pressing
[R] you can sell them later and get more gold to buy power-ups
or more health. The second level of the Mountain Kingdom is a
good place for picking up approximately 2000 gold. However, this
level is a more risky then the first level.
Easy health build
Going through the various warps are quite cumbersome.
Your health is typically running low after the Boss matches and
the "Blue, Yellow, Green" levels. If you need to recharge
your health, go to the very first warp you encountered in the
game and you should average around 400 to 500 health points. Do
that about three to four times and you should be ready to take
on the next warp --it does not take that long.
After you defeat the last Skorne, you will get permanent Anti-Death.
When you look at the items stats, you will see that you have one
of them. Defeat the last Skorne to get a second Anti-Death, which
will give you more health than when you had only one. Keep doing
this. You can gain even more health from the Deaths before you
go to the first Skorne then when you grab health from them at
the first world.
Play an advanced character and enter the first level
of the mountain world. You can collect up to 550 life and 950
gold. Going through the level about two times should raise your
experience enough to gain a level. Save the power-ups and potions
for use or to sell later.
Reach an enemy and use the close combat skill which each character
has. As soon as your character starts using their close combat
skill, hold [Z]. If done correctly, your character should
use the close combat skill and you can control him. While you
are doing this, do not attack anyone since it does not harm them.
Just walk around everywhere and your experience points should
Go to a generator in any level. Stay there and keep shooting at
the monsters. You will gain a lot of experience. Eventually, the
generator will stop producing the monsters. Note: If you shoot
the generator, it will get smaller and you will not get as much
Use the following trick to get a lot of health as well as gold
and experience. Go to level 2 in the Volcano. Play through the
level and you will receive approximately 2,300 gold each time.
The monsters are also weak, and instead of having the food make
up for lost life, you will earn about 600 life. Each time you
play the level you will earn close to or a little over 5,000 experience
even at higher levels. Play through this level three times, saving
all gold and power-ups to sell, and you will earn over 20,000
The monsters in the first levels give about as much experience
as the other levels, which makes it easy to gain experience and
Use locations with never ending enemies to your advantage. For
instance, since your character can throw their weapons, use a
strategic method to reach a point in your surroundings in which
the monsters cannot reach you, but you can reach them. Just keep
killing them from that spot. Since the enemies are never ending
use that unfair advantage to your advantage. In the long run this
will allow you to prevail in gaining experience. Once you are
satisfied with your skill level and experience, then you can return
to completing the game.
Note: Two controllers are required for this trick.
Start a two player game. If there is only one person playing,
let player two die. Find the Thunder Hammer. Press [R] so
you do not accidentally use it. When you complete the level, sell
it for 1300 gold. Repeat the process until you have as much money
as desired. Note: When you repeat the trick, turn player two back
on or else the Thunder Hammer will not appear.
Glitch: Rapid-fire walk attack
Attack an opponent way walking into it. Hold [Z]
immediately after the attack is started. Then, turn around and
begin walking. If done correctly, your character will begin walking
very slow and firing very fast.
Glitch: Kill enemies without attacking
Go to an enemy generator. Kill all the enemies near
it so you are not bothered. Then, when an enemy is just exiting
the generator (half in and half out), walk into him to attack
him. Melee and hold [Z], then walk away. If done correctly,
you will keep attacking the air, but hurting all enemies that
exit the generator, killing them and gaining experience while
not actually attacking them.