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-- Lucifer Ring -- Author: Strife132 <firstname.lastname@example.org> Version 1.0 Lucifer Ring is one really cool game! Unfortunately, though, it is only available as a Japanese import. The import has a lot of English in it, though, making it much easier to play than most imports. Lucifer Ring is like a cross between an action/adventure game and an action RPG. The way you fight regular enemies is similar to Golden Axe, but I like Lucifer Ring much, much better. It is short, but very fun and seems to have good replay value. Anyway, time to move on. Contents -------- Controls General Information Walkthrough Swords Enemies Legal and Copyright Junk End ________ Controls -------- Hold R1 - Run Circle - Jump X - Slow but powerful double attack X while running - Double Slice attack Square - Regular attack Square while running - Sliding Pierce attack Triangle - Special Attack (uses SP, varies with sword) ___________________ General Information ------------------- Status (shown while playing) HP - Hit Points (Life) SP - Special Points (?) This is used to use a special attack. It's best to use your special attack when it's full. Timer - ??? Nash x # - Your lives Torch - Another representation of your life Enemy> # - How many enemies are left in the current set of enemies Pause Menu Translation Here are the options of the pause menu, in order: Continue Game Quit Game Dual Shock ON/OFF ___________ Walkthrough ----------- -Stage One: Valley~Forest- ------------------------ First off, you'll have to kill a bunch of enemies. When you're first starting out, if you're running you might find yourself accidently doing the sliding pierce move a lot. Don't worry, once you get used to it that probably won't happen so much. After killing two sets of enemies, there is a treasure chest. Open it by hitting it and take the 1up by pushing square or x over it. You'll come to a place where you have to drop off. Walk very carefully and just barely drop so that you land on the ledge right below. If you did it right, you should be on a ledge with a treasure chest. Open it and you will receive the Fire Sword. Continue along the path, fighting off your enemies, and you will soon exit the area. Fight off the first set of monsters. Move on and another set of enemies will attack. There is a box nearby. Open it the same way as the treasure chests to receive an herb, which will restore your HP. After fighting off all the K'Hammers, you will move on to fight a mini-boss. MINI-BOSS: TREANT ----------------- Just attack, avoiding its attacks. If your SP meter fills up all the way, be sure to use it because you will get an item to fill up your SP right after the fight. Open the chest behind where the Treant was to fill up your SP meter. Move on and you'll arrive at some boxes. Break them up, then make your way up the stairs (sort of) by jumping. When jumping from platform to platform, be sure not to hold R1 or it will make it MUCH EASIER to fall off. Open the chest to get the Ice Sword. Finish jumping all the platforms until you arrive at an area where you can jump down to an area in front of a bridge. Fight off the enemies there to move on and fight the boss of the stage. BOSS: R.DRAGON -------------- Run up and attack the dragon's head to hurt it. Be sure to use your special attack if your SP meter fills all the way up. Watch out for it's spinning tail attack and it's fire attack and you should be fine. -Stage 2: Remains- ---------------- To get past the first area, simply defeat all the enemies. In the next area, fight off all the enemies but be sure not to go into the first door. Continue onward after the first door, jump up the giant steps, then go into the door at the top. In the next area, you'll have to fight off several enemies called Liung S. and some other weaker enemies. To beat Liung S., it's best to hit him once or twice, or with the double slice attack, then run around him and hit him again and so on to avoid his attacks. Fight off all the enemies, and move on to the next area. Open the chest to receive the Thunder Sword then jump down and fight a mini-boss. MINI-BOSS: MINOTUR ------------------ Beat the Minotur and his companion by running around using regular attacks and the double slice. They really aren't too hard.. In the next area, you'll see some faces on the wall. You have to jump over their line of sight, because they shoot beams out at you through their eyes. In the next room, you can jump from block to block to find a treasure chest with a 1up in it, if you want. Remember not to hold R1 when jumping. After you're done in here, just move on to the next room. This room is the same as the room before the last, except in this one the gargoyles come to life. Proceed to the next area to fight another mini-boss. MINI-BOSS: LARS --------------- Lars is a big jerk. Actually, he is not that hard. The thing that makes him a little annoying, though, is that he can get accross the red line, making it harder for you to hit him since you can't. Be sure to save your special attack for the boss, who is next.. BOSS: CENTAUR ------------- The Centaur is quite hard, unless you have the Thunder Sword. Be sure to use your special attack as soon as your SP meter is full (if you saved it like I suggested, it will probably already be full.) It should do some pretty good damage to him. After that, just try to attack him as much as you can, avoiding being run over if possible and avoiding his attack where he puts something in the middle that tries to shoot at you. If you are using the Thunder Sword, the Centaur should be beaten quickly and easily. -Stage Three: Cave- ----------------- Beat the first six enemies then open the chest to receive a potion then move on to the next area. Fight off the enemies then run down the stairs from the boulder. You might open the treasure chest along the way to receive an herb (the boulder won't kill you, only hurt you if it runs over you.) Now get going to the next room.. Open the two chests to fill up your SP meter and receive the Ice Sword. Beat the enemies and you will automatically proceed to the next area. In here, just run straight accross the bridge and through the next door, ignoring all enemies. Beat the set of enemies and open the three chests to fill up your SP meter and get a 1up and the Normal Sword. Continue on to fight some more enemies and proceed to the next room. BOSS: ECHIDNA ------------- Use your special attack if your SP meter is full, then just start running up behind it wherever it goes and attacking with X until it is defeated. -Stage 4: Castle- --------------- You will find two treasure chests containing a 1up and the Fire Sword in two different corners of the graveyard. There is also a chest behind one of the graves that you can open to fill up your SP meter. Kill all the zombies to open the gate then go through it. Beat the two enemies on the drawbridge to proceed into the castle. If you want to get the chest with the Thunder Sword in it, get it before you beat all the enemies. Defeat all the enemies and you will automatically go on to the next room. In the next room is, already, a mini-boss! MINI-BOSS: S-KNIGHT ------------------- Easy. Just keep running around and using double slice until he dies. Go up the stairs and kill the ghosts to move on to the next room. Beat all the ghosts to automatically go up the stairs. Defeat all the ghosts here and you'll go up the next set of stairs. Beat these ghosts to go through the door, where you will fight the boss. BOSS: BAIR ---------- This guy is easier than he looks, but I think the battle is quite fun. As always, use your special attack if your SP meter is full and use whatever regular attacks you want against him when he appears, preferably the double slice attack. He does have the ability to use some magic, including summoning another S-Knight, but don't worry about that, just worry about attacking him. -Final Stage: Hell's Gate- ------------------------ These stages are really starting to get short. Here's where my advice to NOT HOLD R1 WHEN JUMPING FROM PLATFORM TO PLATFORM really comes in handy. Keep jumping until you reach a larger platform, killing the Mimic along the way. The next area is just like the previous one. Be sure to get the chest, because it holds the all-powerful Holy Sword. Jump to the larger platform to fight Lars, once again.. MINI-BOSS: LARS --------------- Use the same strategy as before. Be sure to save your SP. This time he is REALLY defeated. Yay. After you beat him, move onto the next area to fight the final boss. ("Already?" d=) ________________________ | FINAL BOSS: HELL'S GATE| ------------------------ First off, your SP meter should be already filled if you haven't been using it, so run right up to him and use your special attack which does an enormous amount of damage with the Holy Sword. After that, go around destroying each of the four crystals that the rings you collected turned into. Once these are destroyed, get back onto the center platform and finish him off (if you destroy one of the crystals close to him last, then you should stay on the ledge to finish him off.) Don't worry if you have some trouble at first, you get infinite continues. He does have one large attack where he sends out a huge blue beam. This can be avoided by standing on one of the ledges that are/were holding a crystal near him. It will show the credits, and then it will say to try once more to 'make something different happen.' After that it will give you a bunch of Japanese mumbo jumbo and give you the choice between yes and no. Choose yes. If it asks you another question, say yes again (the first is asking to save and the second to overwrite file.) Now, go back and continue your game to do it all over again just to 'make something different happen!' The second time through is the same as the first, except that it asks you after each stage which sword you wish to use, so just use the walkthrough over again if you need it. If, and only if, this is your second time through, read on.. ________________________________ After Beating it the Second Time -------------------------------- What the heck?! All this only for one different screen? Haha, no.. You have to save it like before, then continue. It will not only let you select which stage to go to, but select WHERE in each stage to go to. Sometimes you'll miss an area or two, also, so if you want to go back and find some of the blank areas it won't let you go to, this is quite useful. ______ Swords ------ Normal Sword - You start with it Fire Sword - Found in stage one and four Thunder Sword - Found in stage two and four Ice Sword - Found in stage one and three Holy Sword - Found in final stage _______ Enemies ------- These are ordered by how early they first show up. -Regular Enemies- BOB A weird blue guy Found in: Stage 1, Stage 2, Stage 4 MEDIAN An eyeball on legs Found in: Stage 1, Stage 2, Stage 3 GOBLIN A short green goblin Found in: Stage 1 MOTHBEE A flying...moth bee! Found in: Stage 1 FOREGE A large scorpion Found in: Stage 1 K'HAMMERS A weird hammer-wielding, feather-wearing guy Found in: Stage 1 HARPY A bird-type enemy Found in: Stage 1 KAMERU A turtle-frog Found in: Stage 1 WEREWOLF Duh, it's a werewolf Found in: Stage 2 GANESHA A big elephant Found in: Stage 2 LIUNG S. A reasonably strong, tall stone guy Found in: Stage 2 CROBAS Accompanies MINOTUR Found in: Stage 2 HAWKCENT A flying annoyance Found in: Stage 2 MIMIC An enemy treasure chest Found in: Stage 2, Stage 3 GARGOYLE A live, flying gargoyle Found in: Stage 2, Final Stage FIGHTER B. A weird red guy Found in: Stage 3 WEEVIL An annoying little flying enemy Found in: Stage 3 G. SCORPION A giant scorpian Found in: Stage 3 FISHMAN A green fish guy Found in: Stage 3 ZOMBIE An undead enemy Found in: Stage 4 SKELTON A skeleton Found in: Stage 4 GHOST A spirit Found in: Stage 4 S.KNIGHT Summoned by Bair Found in: Stage 4 F CORE One of four crystals formed by the rings in the final battle Found in: Final Stage L CORE One of four crystals formed by the rings in the final battle Found in: Final Stage S CORE One of four crystals formed by the rings in the final battle Found in: Final Stage I CORE One of four crystals formed by the rings in the final battle Found in: Final Stage -Bosses- R.DRAGON A big red, fire-breathing dragon. Found in: Stage 1 CENTAUR A centaur, half horse half human (well, this one's actually not half HUMAN); easy to beat if you're using the Thunder Sword Found in: Stage 2 ECHIDNA A strange serpent-like ice elemental monster Found in: Stage 3 BAIR A staff-wielding, S-Knight-summoning, spell-casting wizard guy Found in: Stage 4 HELL'S GATE (FINAL BOSS) A very large, strange creature Found in: Final Stage -Mini-Bosses- TREANT An evil tree Found in: Stage 1 MINOTUR A minotaur Found in: Stage 2 LARS An odd sword-wielding man Found in: Stage 2, Final Stage S-KNIGHT A weak so-called knight Found in: Stage 4 __________ Legal Junk ---------- This walkthrough can be distributed freely, as long as it is in it's full, original, unchanged form and I receive entire credit for it. Not even the smallest edits are acceptable. This walkthrough is Copyright (C) 1999 Strife132 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Got it? Good. Oh, and you also can NOT under ANY circumstances make money off of it. ___ End --- That's it. The end of the first walkthrough for this game that I've ever seen. I guess it's because it is only available as an import, but it is a very, very cool game and is worth the trouble of having everything necessary to play an import and finding a place to buy it! Thanks for reading.. Send any comments, suggestions, or mistake reports to email@example.com