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                                   L A B Y R I N T H
         An Adventure Game for the Commodore 64, (c) 1988 Activision 
                 Based on the movie made by Jim Henson and George Lucas.
    This FAQ/Walkthrough was written and submitted by Umbreon2000, 11/10/01.  
    Copyright 2001.
            Please do not make and distribute copies of it without permission.
                                     Version 1.0
          Any questions, helpful tips not given here, etc should be e-mailed to:
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * WALKTHROUGH / FAQs * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 
    Type in your name, gender and favorite color.  The color will actually 
    determine the difficulty of your game, among other things.  NOTE: I chose 
    the color Blue for the following walkthrough.  Choosing another color may 
    mean that some of the doorways will lead you to different areas than what 
    I've specified.  Be prepared to take your own notes as you explore the 
    FAQ: Can I catch the Owl, or enter the Cigar Store?
    ANSWER: No to both questions.  The Owl is Jareth, who is spying on you.  The 
    Cigar Store is a joke, refering to a brand of cigars called White Owl.
    Go Home.  Take [camcorder].  For fun: Go East.  Go Dinner.  Eat Dinner.  
    Complain.  :)
    Go Outside.  Go North.  Give Nickel.  (The beggar will speak a word like 
    "Plastics" or "Jaggies"  This word may come in handy later in the game.  It 
    it rumored that the beggar is actually Jareth in disguise.)  For fun: Go 
    Beggar.  (Note: DON'T give the beggar any dollars!)
    Go East.  Go South.  Look [at posters].  Go West.  Go Theater.  Give Dollar 
    Bill [you actually give 5 dollars with this command, leaving you with $4].  
    Go Theater again.
    Go North.  Look [at popcorn menu].  Give Dollar Bill [you're left with $2].  
    Take [the two quarters].  Take [the nickel].  (For fun: Go North.)  Go 
    For fun: Go East [see a different movie!].  Go West.
    Go South.  Look [you're sitting next to a cute person who is the opposite 
    gender of what you chose for yourself.  Unfortunately, a geeky kid the same 
    gender as you happens along.  Give Popcorn, if you want to (it's not an 
    essential part of the game).  You can either Complain to get rid of the geek 
    right away, or Look several times in a row if you want to hear a lot of 
    babble.  However, if you wait too long before Complaining, your cute friend 
    will desert you.  Either way, the movie will begin . . . .
    [After Jareth's speech]
    Enter the open doorway.  It slams shut behind you, trapping you inside the 
    Labyrinth.  There's no turning back now!
    FAQ: Will I find anything interesting if I go to the left or right of the 
    gate before going in?
    ANSWER: No, you will not.  I traveled over 100 wall sections to the right 
    and found absolutely nothing.  The walk back was just as long.  Don't 
    Walk along to the left until you find a rock.  Take [the rock].  Continue 
    walking to the left until you encounter a log, which you must Take.  Keep on 
    walking until you meet Hoggle.  Despite what he says, he really isn't all 
    that helpful in this game, but you can make him smile by giving him your 
    Ticket (though you might want to hold on to it).  He'll say something 
    different if you Ask Hoggle when he's smiling.  Still not much of a help, 
    Enter the wall anyplace where you see graffiti ("Where is the door?"  "The 
    door is where you find it," "Have you found the door yet?" etc.)  No matter 
    which message you go through, you will end up in the Brick Hallway, although 
    each "door" will take you to a different part of it.
    Depending on which graffiti message you entered, you will either appear in 
    the section with the Peach, the section with the Crystal Ball or the section 
    with the Goblin (listen for his clunky footsteps.  If you hear the latter, 
    run away from the Goblin and duck into a doorway).
    Take the Peach you find lying on the floor.  The vending machine in this 
    area will give you a rock for a quarter.  Save your money -- you'll find 
    plenty of rocks for free later.  Go to the door on the far left and Open it. 
      Enter the doorway.
    Pick up the Crystal Ball you'll find on the floor of this section.  Here, 
    the vending machine is worth using -- you'll get a bottle of perfume for a 
    quarter (but only one, then the machine goes out of order).  Again, go to 
    the farthest door to the left, open and enter it.
    Now run -- there's a Goblin after you!  Go left immediately (luckily, you're 
    faster than the Goblin).  You can escape through the first door you see 
    (make sure you Open it first!), which will take you to Alph and Ralph (see 
    below).  However, as long as you're here, you might as well open all of the 
    doors in the Brick Hallway before moving on.  There's a reason for this.  
    Just keep a few steps ahead of the Goblin (if he touches you, you'll drop 
    down a trapdoor.  See special Trapdoor/Oboulette section near the end of 
    this FAQ.)
    Each time you end up here, it's a little more difficult to go forward.  The 
    first visit is simplicity itself; after chatting with Alph and Ralph (who 
    won't say much unless you've opened all the doors in the Brick Hallway -- 
    see?), open the doors and go through the one with the sign that reads: TO 
    THE CASTLE.  Obviously, stay clear of the sign that says: TO CERTAIN DEATH.
    If you later fall down a trapdoor, or otherwise end up back with Alph and 
    Ralph again, you will discover that the helpful signs have been removed.  
    And don't think that just because the door on the left led to the castle the 
    first time (assuming it did) that it will again!  Providing you've opened 
    all the doors in the Brick Hallway, Alph or Ralph will simply tell you which 
    door leads where, when Asked.  You can trust them on this visit, but not the 
    The third time you see Alph and Ralph (assuming there is a third time), just 
    remember that they're both lying this time, so take the door they claim will 
    lead to Certain Death.
    Back again for a fourth visit?  This time, either Alph or Ralph will lie to 
    you.  The other one will tell the truth, but who do you believe?  To solve 
    this one, get one of them to tell you which door the other one would say led 
    to the castle.  No matter which one you're talking to -- liar or truth 
    teller -- they will say the same door (which actually leads to Certain 
    Death, so you know that the other door is the safe one).  Got it?  Good.  On 
    we go . . .
    This one's easy -- just Congratulate the Wall and you're outta there.  You 
    can Ask the Wall a few times before Congratulating it if you like.  (Don't 
    Insult the Wall, or it'll drop you into an Oubliette!  Also, if you ever 
    land in here after obtaining the Shears, DO NOT attempt to give the Wall a 
    manicure, as this will only damage the Shears, rendering them useless.)
    For fun: Keep Asking the Wall to hear its full boast before Congratulating 
    it.  Also, try Using the Camcorder on the Wall!  Do this only if you're not 
    planning on making a Rock Video for the Firey you'll encounter later.
    Not to be confused with the Brick Hallway (which it resembles), the Stone 
    Corridor has more items to be picked up, plus another, less aggresive Goblin 
    (he won't attack you unless you provoke him by Hitting him, Throwing a Rock 
    at him, Insulting him, Calling him or Adumbrating him).
    Take the Rock and the Peach that are lying on the floor of this section.  Go 
    through the open doorway on the far right.  Take the Shears that are on the 
    floor nearby (this is a vital item -- don't miss it!).  Go to the left (past 
    the standing Goblin) and Take the Crystal Ball that's on the floor.
    The following is optional, but it adds a little variety to the game:
    Give one of your Peaches to the Goblin.  He'll eat it (sucker!) and promptly 
    pass out.  You still won't be able to enter the door he's guarding, but now 
    you can walk up to him and Take his Helmet!  If you Wear the Helmet, you 
    won't be able to take it off for awhile, but it may have its uses . . .
    Go through the open doorway next to the Goblin, and you will find yourself 
    transported to . . . .
    Take the lone Crystal Ball in this first section of the Hedge Maze.  Go 
    through the opening on the far right.  Another pesky Goblin starts chasing 
    you, but you'll stay ahead of him if you go left immediately.  However, when 
    you see a hoop-shaped object under your feet, be sure to Take it as you go 
    by!  (The Take command should be cued up before you enter this area, ready 
    for instant use at a press of the Return or the joystick button.)  Keep 
    going left, away from the Goblin and go through the opening at the far left 
    of this section.
    You should be back in the safe area of the Hedge Maze.  Go to the opening 
    that's overgrown with vines.  Use Shears.  Enter the cleared opening.  You 
    should now be prompted to turn your game disk over, because you've reached:
    NOTE: Once you turn the disk over, you won't be able to return to the Stone 
    Corridor or any of the other areas on the first side of the disk.  Make sure 
    you have the Shears, the Log and the Bracelet before you come here, because 
    you won't have another chance to get them!
    The so-called Wise Man in the middle of the garden will tell you how to get 
    past this section -- provided you can decipher his muddled instructions.  
    His animated hat requests that you pay a small fee after the words of 
    wisdom, else you won't receive any further instructions. Luckily, his talk 
    is cheap; if you give him a dollar, the Hat will let you Take two quarters 
    back.  First, though, I recommend giving him the Nickel!  :)
    When Asked, the Wise Man will say one of the following:
    "Thoroughness is a virtue, but order is paramount."
    (Go through every doorway, starting with the closest one to the left and 
    work your way around clockwise to the closest right.)
    "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again."
    (Choose any doorway and pass through it three times in a row.)
    "The only way out is to be right in every way that you can."
    (Go through all the doors on the right side of the screen.)
    "If you go to the left first, then you will know the bloomin' way out."
    (Enter a doorway on the left side of the screen, then go through the doorway 
    with a red bush growing next to it -- it's in the back row.)
    "The right way is the only way left when the left way and the way to the 
    right of it are wrong."  (or something to that effect -- not enough time to 
    copy it verbatum before it disappeared!)
    (Go through the farthest (from you, the player) door on the left side of the 
    NOTE: From this point on, the game ceases to be linear, i.e. where you end 
    up after leaving the Wise Man's Garden may be any of the following up to the 
    Bog of Eternal Stench.  The color you chose at the beginning may make a 
    difference as to where you end up after you follow the Wise Man's 
    This looks a lot like the first Hedge Maze, but there is only one extremely 
    long hallway here.  There is nothing new to pick up, and no Goblins to worry 
    about.  If you come here after freeing Ludo (see below) you can Call him and 
    he will appear and shamble along behind you until you enter a different 
    area.  To avoid constant repetitions, a good rule of thumb is to head for 
    any opening you find that has vines growing over it, Use Shears and enter.
    The Stone Faces are a bore, since there's nothing to pick up and no puzzles 
    to speak of.  If you Hit or Insult the faces (Wall), they will give you a 
    game tip.  Since there aren't that many doorways, just keep entering them 
    until one leads you somewhere else.  You will most likely end up at either 
    the Door Knockers or the Bog of Eternal Stench (which see).
    First, stand in front of the door on the left and Take. You will extract a 
    key from the keyhole.  Nice!  You just know you'll be needing this soon...
    The door on the left (the one with the deaf Knocker) will usually take you 
    to the Forest.  To open the door on the right (the one with the Knocker that 
    looks like a devil), stand in front of it and Hit or Insult the Knocker.  
    This will start the two of them telling a Knock-Knock joke.  While the 
    Knocker on the right is delivering the punchline, Insert Bracelet into its 
    mouth!  This not only shuts the annoying thing up, it enables you to open 
    its door.  Right now, it may only take you to the Stone Faces, but later on 
    it will take you someplace you'll want to go . . . .
    Note: whatever you do, do not Give Popcorn to the devil Knocker!  If you do, 
    you won't be able to insert the Bracelet because its mouth will be full 
    (apparently it can't swallow), and you cannot Take the Popcorn back again.
    If you like, you can Call Firey to get a new temporary companion.  However, 
    he won't have much to offer you -- unless you've used your Camcorder to make 
    a "rock video" (i.e. point your Camcorder at a pile of rocks).  Since you 
    haven't reached any rockpiles yet, just go left through the first opening 
    you see, then left and through the next opening.  This _should_ bring you to 
    the Bog of Eternal Stench, though the color of your outfit may affect this.
    I just recently learned that if you'ved Used the Camcorder for anything 
    other than filming piles of rocks, Firey will still reject it, even if you 
    DID film the rocks.  So make sure it's rocks only to make the silly Firey 
    Once you've shown Firey a Rock Video, he will start taking himself apart and 
    giving his body parts to you!  Take everything he offers -- I think 
    equippping his feet is supposed to make it easier to cross the bridge at the 
    Bog of Eternal Stench, and his other parts are supposed to help you get past 
    the trap at the Castle of the Goblin King.  This section will be (hopefully) 
    updated later.
    Sir Didymus won't let you cross the bridge until you rescue Ludo (learn this 
    by Asking him 3 or 4 times).  Go all the way to the left in order to reach:
    This one can be tricky.  You've got to get rid of the two Goblins guarding 
    Ludo first.  Do this by walking over the colored squares, making them change 
    color -- from yellow, to blue, to purple and finally to red.  When they turn 
    red, they are ready to drop the next thing that walks across them (including 
    you!) through a trapdoor.  A good strategy is to walk over a square until it 
    turns purple, get a guard's attention and have it pursuing you as you run 
    across the purple square (turning it red in the process).  The stupid Goblin 
    will fall right into the trap!
    If you fall down a trapdoor yourself, don't panic!  Just walk to the upper 
    left corner of the oubliette, and another trapdoor will conveniently 
    transport you back to the Bog of Eternal Stench, so you can have another go. 
    There's no need to waste your peaches or use the beggar's magic word.
    Once both Goblins are dispatched, it's time to cut down poor Ludo from where 
    he hangs upside-down in the middle of the maze.  Simply walk up to Ludo and 
    Use Shears.
    You'll end up back in the Hedge Maze, but now you can Call Ludo to have him 
    join you.  Once he's with you, Call Rocks to make Ludo bellow and a pile of 
    rocks appear.  Do this if you're trying to make a Rock Video for the Firey.  
    Take the Rocks..  Go to the vine-covered opening in the hedge, Use Shears 
    and enter.
    Sir Didymus is no longer blocking your way to the bridge, but be careful!  
    The bridge is VERY slippery, and it may even break, dropping you into the 
    foul sludge. (If you Called Ludo before crossing, and fall in, he will 
    desert you!)  If you are unfortunate enough to fall in, just wade the rest 
    of the way across, and Use Perfume as soon as you reach the bank to cancel 
    the horrible smell.  Beware: if you see the message "Something fell out of 
    your pocket" when you fall into the bog, you'll know it was the Perfume 
    bottle!  This is more likely to happen with certain colors of clothes.  If 
    you have the Firey's feet, you should be able to cross the bridge easier.
    If you are wearing a Goblin Helmet at this point, it's a good idea to Drop 
    it here.  There's a problem if you keep wearing the Helmet up to the end.
    If you later end up back here, and the bridge has broken, there is another 
    way to reach the other side, providing Ludo is with you: Call Rocks will 
    cause Ludo to bellow at the top of his lungs, bringing stepping-stones to 
    the surface of the bog, to the right of the broken bridge.  You will have to 
    Call Rocks several times before this new bridge is complete.  Unfortunately, 
    the stepping-stones are every bit as slippery as the first bridge was!  Gah!
    Once you make it safely to the other side (Note: Save the Game!), you 
    If you still reek from the Bog, the Goblins will chase you relentlessly!  
    Even without the bad smell, they will still pursue you if you cross one's 
    path.  Supposedly, wearing the Helmet makes them less apt to give chase, but 
    you'll still fall down a trapdoor if you allow one of them to touch you.  
    But since Jareth will not confront you if you're wearing the Helmet, it's 
    best just to Drop the Helmet in the Bog (the only place you can Drop it, in 
    Enter the yellow house immediately to the left of you when you first appear 
    in the village.  This will transport you to the back of the village.  Come 
    forward about halfway and enter the house to your right.  This took me to 
    the Underground (see below) in the "Blue Clothes" version.  You may have to 
    experiment and find the right house by trial and error, depending on what 
    color clothes your character has.  Otherwise, you're liable to end up at:
    This one is an exercise in frustration.  It appears that you need to throw 
    rocks to knock out all the guards patrolling the castle.  Since the Goblins 
    are constantly on the move, you must time your throws precisely.  If (or 
    more likely when) you run out of rocks, Call Ludo.  He'll start to come, but 
    he's a coward and won't come all the way.  Call Rocks, and Ludo will do his 
    bellowing trick again.  This time the result will be a bunch of rocks 
    rolling in a pile towards you.  Use your Camcorder on the pile of rocks 
    before you pick them up, to contribute to Firey's Rock Video, if you like.  
    Meanwhile, knock out all the Golbin guards with the rocks -- you can Call 
    Rocks over and over again as many times as needed.
    Once the last guard is down for the count, you should be able to enter the 
    Castle, right?  WRONG!  If you try to open the door, you'll drop down into 
    an oubliette.  (See what I mean about frustration?)  I'm positive there must 
    be a way to get through that door safely, and I think it has something to do 
    with the body parts that Firey gives you, but I've never been able to 
    successfully complete this section.  Anyone who DOES know what to do here, 
    please e-mail me, and I will promptly update this walkthrough.  Meanwhile, 
    you can still complete the game by going to:
    As soon as you see the sign announcing The Underground, get ready!  You must 
    be quick to Drop the Log in the path of the Goblin-driven Cleaning Machine 
    that's coming towards you.  Don't stand too close to the Log!  As soon as it 
    hits the log, the Cleaning Machine will back off momentarily, and the Log 
    will be magically transformed into a shiny plank.  Pick it up immediately, 
    and duck into the nearest doorway before the Machine reaches you again.
    There's a final Crystal Ball around here somewhere, if you're bold enough to 
    go looking for it in spite of the Cleaning Machine.  But you should have at 
    least two or three in your inventory already, so you don't really need it.
    When you reach the other side, you will still hear the Cleaning Machine 
    approaching, even though you can't see it yet.  It'll be coming on the left, 
    so move right and again into the nearest doorway.  Don't duck too soon, or 
    you may end up right in the Machine's path.  Do this once more, and you 
    should find yourself in front of the Door Knockers.  The door on the left 
    will only take you back to the Underground.  You don't want to go back 
    there, so take the door on the right.  It will take you to . . . .
    If you think the walls of this corridor look like upside-down piano keys, 
    it's because they are!  Hit Wall in various places to tell one section from 
    another (i.e. one section sounds clear notes, another sounds tinny).  Enter 
    the opening that's directly behind you when you first appear here.  Then 
    walk to the right.  When you reach a section where it appears that a black 
    key is missing, stop and Insert Plank into the wall.  Viola!  A door 
    appears.  But it's locked!  Lucky thing you pulled that key from the deaf 
    knocker's door!  Use it now; you've just about reached your goal...
    There's a bit of a snag here if you're wearing the Goblin Helmet at this 
    point -- Jareth will refuse to let you enter the doorway until you get rid 
    of it.  The only place you're allowed to Drop the Helmet is at the Bog of 
    Eternal Stench, which is a bit of a backtrack from here.  :(
    Behold, the Goblin King!  Jareth is none too pleased that you've made it 
    this far, and he tells you your remaining hours to complete the game have 
    become minutes.  This means you'll have no more than 12 minutes to chase 
    Jareth and Throw a Crystal Ball at him (and hit him).  The Crystal Balls 
    hover and float around in the air for a bit before coming back to you like 
    boomerangs, so even if you only have one Crystal, that's all you will need.  
    The Escher-like dimensions of the room make chasing Jareth difficult, but 
    keep Throwing Crystal Balls at him every time you see him, and eventually 
    one will hit him.
    You can also Throw other things at Jareth if you feel so inclined (I like 
    hitting him with a Peach!  ^_^), but only a Crystal Ball will lead you 
    You've actually won the game at this point -- it's just that Jareth 
    stubbornly refuses to admit it.  Save the game and have some fun going 
    through all the responses you can make to Jareth -- something different 
    happens with each response.  But you can't lose now, (unless you stupidly 
    walk off the edge of the floor, like I did once.  Good thing I had saved the 
    game!) so say whatever you feel like.  I recommend saying "Throw some power 
    over me!" or "Do you have power over me?"
    Chances are you'll fall into one of these dungeon cells at least once, 
    possibly many times during the game.  Depending on where you were just 
    before you fell into one, and the color of your shirt, there are many 
    different ways of escaping these things:
    1. Adumbrate Elephant.  Call Elephant.  Enter the hole made by the Elephant. 
    (May not always work.)
    2. Call Nerd.  When he/she starts babbling at you, move to the back of the 
    cell and keep moving back and forth until the Nerd "drives you up the wall," 
    enabling you to climb out!  (May not always work.)
    3. Walk around inside the cell.  If you're lucky, a trapdoor will open up 
    and drop you somewhere else.  If you see a colored square in the cell with 
    you, it's a sure thing that a trapdoor will open if you walk on it until it 
    changes color (similar to the ones in The Persecution of Ludo.)  You may 
    also just start climbing out of the cell on your own accord!
    4. Do you see a small slot on the wall of the cell?  If so, try Inserting 
    Ticket (if you didn't give it to Hoggle) or Insert Quarter.  Wow, a door!  
    You know what to do now . . .
    5. There's already a door on the wall of the cell!  But for some reason, no 
    matter how close you get to this "door," you get the message "You're not 
    close enough" when you try to Open it.  Well then, try standing where you 
    DON'T see a door, and Open Door!  Things are never as they seem...
    6. Say the word the Beggar gave you at the beginning of the game (jaggies, 
    plastics, avacado, whatever it was).  Jareth will set you free at the cost 
    of losing an hour of time to complete the game (you start the game with 13 
    hours, remember?).  This always works.
    7. Eat a Peach.  You will pass out, and "an hour later" you will float out 
    of the oubliette to freedom.  Always works, but cuts down on remaining time.
    E-mail: Umbreon2@hotmail.com  This is my first FAQ, so please be kind.  ^_^