'start' island, go straight (S) to the next island and take a right
(W) over a wooden bridge to the next. Go to the opening left and use
the ladder outside to get down in a small opening and use the lever
there. A trap under an Arch explodes. Climb back up and go to the
right over the wooden bridge (E). On the middle island go to the right
and straight to that arch. Walk slowly onto the de-activated spikes
and stop as another explosion occurs (this way you won't get hurt too
much (you can also save and reload just before going through to avoid
that explosion all together). Remember for the next arches). Go
straight into the Skribblerz Stone
room, a Lake Gem
You need to
get 4 skulls to open all the gates on the ground floor.
But for now
take a right to go to the back and pick up Flares in
the alcove and then a small medipack on
the floor in the back.
Go to the
alcove on the right (E) and jump up to grab a crack. Back jump (Ctrl +
down arrow), pull up and shoot the
Then go to the back (S) and jump up to a ledge with a green gate. Walk
to the other side and jump down and go to the end (N). Jump a bit to
the right to get to the crack (N), shimmy right around the corner and
back jump to the crack in the wall. Jump up (Ctrl + Alt + Up arrow)
and then shimmy to the right as far as possible and climb up. Turn
around and jump to the pillars (SW) to the other side. From there a
jump down to the slope, shimmy to the end and climb up. Then take a
jump to the pedestal to grab the Lake
Gem, get Skull #1
more to do here for now so do safety drops to the ground floor and
leave (N). Go
over the bridge over to the island and take the second bridge on the
left. Place the Gem in its receptacle on the left. Another arch is
Now we go
to the N and down over the bridge. Be careful
at the arch, there will be another explosion. Go straight to the next
island and walk to the end and safety drop down and crawl in for Secret
Dragon #1. Get back up the island and go to the
slopes (W) and jump them till you can grab a ladder and climb up (You
best grab the #6 and #8 blocks to hang left and time the burners
before moving on). In the structure, loop around the left and use the
lever, a gate opens up. Turn around and shoot that first cat statue, a Skull
on the pedestal, grab that.
Pick up Flares W
and a small medipack S.
Go to the 3
cats and jump between them onto an island with a tree, jump to the
island with the arch. Go back to the right (S) to where you use the
first Gem. Don't climb up, but go right over the rocks to that tree.
Safety drop down and go into the tunnel under the building. At the end
where that gate opened, jump to an island and then on the moving
platform to get to the next Lake
Gem (#2), watch the flyby (I did two stand jumps as
the platform was moving away).
Second Gem, Arch E
and go back through the tunnel W and up the building. Go over the
bridge straight ahead (E) and to the left to the next island ('start'
island). Go to the left side next to the tree, safety drop down and
get into the tunnel. Shoot the jackal and at the end climb up on the
left (there were spikes here before). Turn around and hop over the
ladder hole to the receptacle for the Gem and place it. Next arch is
the one you see in the distance, but the one E of this structure.
Lake Gem #3
out right (S), look
for a hole in the ground near the Lake. Follow through to get another Lake
Gem (#3). Spikes retract at the structure SW.
Platforms, Skull #2
Go back and
get out, go left and over the bridge leading to the arch E. To the
right of the bridge you can see platforms in the lake, that's for a
Secret later. Get through the arch; follow to a familiar looking room.
Jump to the safe floor and use some tactics to get over the platforms
to the other end. First platform, run jump as the platform almost
reaches the far side, but it should still be moving away from you and
hop to the island. Next one I stood far to the side so I could jump
avoiding the active burner and a running jump to the island with the Skull
(#2). Jump back and to the tunnel, go back out to the
Lake. If you want, you can go for that Secret now (SE), I
went for it later as you will be back here.
* Save and
from the bridge jump to the first breakable platform, a stand jump to
the next, then a combination of running jumps and stand jumps to get
to the island with Secret
Dragon #2. Another series of jumps will get you
to a new and elevated platform (the last) from which you can jump
right to the island. Go to the SW structure.
the Secret: Go
over the bridge to the structure, go inside and down the ladder,
follow the tunnel and climb back onto the start island. Go to the
Gem, Arch SW
attack, grab the small medipack and
find the receptacle where the spikes have now retracted. Place the Gem
there and the trap under the arch explodes.
Go out W,
jump over to the bridge and standing on the right hand corner, light a
flare to spot a transparent ledge. Jump on it and off to the island to
Dragon #3. Jump to grab that ledge and hop down
to the bridge.
Pit, Skull #3, Lake Gem #4
the arch SW and enter the building. Shoot two jackals and jump to the
pillar. Get the small medipack and
go to the SW corner. Turn around facing E and grab the edge and make
use of all the cracks on the pillar and the wall to get to the bottom.
The water is NOT dangerous. Pick up the Skull
make your way all the way to the top again.
Gem (#4) from
the pedestal and look down at the S side of the pillar for an opening
in the wall. Stand facing E again and drop down to the crack, lower
twice and around the corner back jump and grab the opening OR stand at
the edge over the burner and take one step back, time the burner and
stand jump. Use Ctrl to get into the opening. Place the Gem and make
you way again back up (jump to the lower crack right of the burner).
To the Last
Arch N, Skull #4
Go out over
the bridge to the building on the right (E) and go over the other
bridges all the way to the 'start' island (N). At the tree on the
left, safety drop down again and follow the tunnel, up the ladder and
cross over to the building (N). Get Flares on
the left and a small medipack on
the right. Then jump over to the island (N) and jump to the rocks
straight ahead. Go up and jump over to the pedestal and then to the
ledge where the spikes are. They are out of place, let's correct that.
Pull the spikes onto the holes you see on the floor. A wall goes down.
Go into the opening W and at the pit take a running jump to the left
and head up the slope.
at the end, slide down backwards and safety drop to the ground. Run
forward into the passage and slide down a steep slope.
Puzzle, Skull #4
bottom at the lava cave, shoot the Cat statue and hear a rumble
(another wall lowers high above). Go through the opening E and take a
running jump over the lava to the pedestal with a dragon statue.
You'll get transported way up again.
jackal; jump to the pillar and from there to the left (W). Then use
the ledges and slopes on the right to get to the lever (W) and use it
to lower another wall.
your way all the way back to the E over the pillar with the pedestal
as the wall came down there.
Jump to the
right (S) up the slope and turn around to slide backwards. Go in and
slide down another steep slope again.
the one tile without the spikes (NW) and watch where spikes pop up,
stand there as well and watch for the next one. Stand on that as well
and so on until you can finally stand on the one in the corner after
the spikes disappear. Then go to the W into the opening, the wall goes
down and jump back to the island with the dragon statue. You'll be
transported again and a Skull
on the pedestal on the pillar.
Skulls, the Skribblerz Stone
secret, go E to the next pit and jump left around to get to the ledge
where a block lowered, grab Secret
Dragon #4. Go back W to the pillar with the
pedestal, leave S. Up the slope, down the rocks and jump back to the
island and then to the building S.
(* Here I
went to the left over the bridge and jumped the breakable tiles to get
the secret. You end up where you have to go).
Go down the
ladder, through the cave and up to the start island. Head S over the
bridges through the S arch we visited before, shoot the
Now you can
start placing the skulls.
moving platform and another running jump to get to the lever, jump
back from standing in a corner next to the lever and a running jump
from the platform.
almost identical, only the platform only moves at one side.
bit more difficult (possible to run jump and grab the ledge with the
lever from the vertical moving platform, jumping back also skip the
(run jump straight onto the second platform when it is down, skipping
the one near the entrance).
the crack in the SE alcove up to the ledges again and now get the Skribblerz Stone.
The green gate behind the cat statue opens (S), so go there...
G&D - August 2015