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              |   WALKTHROUGH   |
          |~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-TABLE OF CONTENTS-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~|
          |  1 - Introduction.............................[010000]  |
          |      i - Introduction.........................[010100]  |
          |      ii - Controls............................[010200]  |
          |      iii - Gems...............................[010300]  |
          |      iv - Fury................................[010400]  |
          |      v - Elemental Powers.....................[010500]  |
          |      vi - Power Crystal Puzzles...............[010600]  |
          |  2 - Walkthrough..............................[020000]  |
          |      i - Swamp................................[020100]  |
          |      ii - Temple..............................[020200]  |
          |      iii - Dante's Freezer....................[020300]  |
          |      iv - Boss: Ice King......................[020400]  |
          |      v - Temple...............................[020500]  |
          |      vi - Tall Plains.........................[020600]  |
          |      vii - Boss: Stone Sentinel...............[020700]  |
          |      viii - Temple............................[020800]  |
          |      ix - Munitions Forge.....................[020900]  |
          |      x - Boss: Steam..........................[021000]  |
          |      xi - Temple..............................[021100]  |
          |      xii - Concurrent Skies...................[021200]  |
          |      xiii - Boss: Cynder......................[021300]  |
          |      xiv - Convexity..........................[021400]  |
          |      xv - Boss: Final Battle..................[021500]  |
          |  3 - Enemies..................................[030000]  |
          |  4 - FAQs.....................................[040000]  |
          |  5 - Updates..................................[050000]  |
          |  6 - Contact..................................[060000]  |
          |  7 - Copyright................................[070000]  |
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               | Author: dark52                     |
               | Version: 1.0                       |
               | Last Updated: 10/08/09             |
               | Website: http://www.darkspyro.net/ |
               | Email: dark52(at)darkspyro(dot)net |


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| [010100] |~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-|  Introduction  |~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~| [010100] |
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Hello, and welcome to my complete walkthrough for the Nintendo DS game, The
Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning. Like its console counterpart, A New Beginning
sees a new Spyro story being told from scratch, forget all that you may have
known about the original purple dragon, this one is a whole different kettle of

The walkthrough covers the entirity of the Story Mode except for solutions to
the many puzzles. For that, please refer to the images which you can find on
the following page:


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| [010200] |~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-|  Controls  |~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~| [010200] |
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The game will show you most of the controls on the top screen when you pause.
Just in case your Start button has broken, here is a list of them.

              | Button            | Function                    |
              | A                 | Primary Breath Attack       |
              | X                 | Secondary Breath Attack     |
              | B                 | Jump                        |
              | B, B              | Double Jump                 |
              | B, B (hold)       | Glide                       |
              | Y                 | Melee Attack                |
              | B, Y              | Tail Sweep                  |
              | D-Pad             | Move                        |
              | L                 | Switch Target               |
              | R                 | Switch Breath Element       |
              | B + A             | Elemental Shield            |
              | X + A             | Fury                        |
              | Y, Y, Y, B, A     | Breath Finisher             |
              | Start             | Pause Game                  |
              | Select            | Upgrade Elemental Abilities |

You can also use the touchscreen to target enemies with greater precision than
tapping L several times.

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| [010300] |~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-|  Gems  |~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~| [010300] |
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Red Gems heal you, you'll find these in mushrooms, rocks, weeds, barrels, etc
which you'll need to smash open with the stylus. Unlike the console and GBA
versions of the game, you won't get these from killing enemies.

Green Gems will replenish your breath, these drop from enemies once you kill

Blue Gems will raise your experience which is used to better your elemental

Crystal Shards are white gems which appear after completing a light puzzle.
Collecting all 40 of these in the game opens up extra rewards.

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| [010400] |~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-|  Fury  |~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~| [010400] |
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Unlike the console version, your Fury meter goes up when you kill an enemy;
there are no purple gems in the DS version. And unlike the console and GBA
versions you need to do something extra to set off your Fury successfully. You
need to touch the enemies in the order that targets circles appear around them
when you start the Fury attack, if you don't get them in the correct order or
fail to touch them all in time the Fury attack will merely damage the enemies
rather than obliterate them.

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| [010500] |~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-|  Elemental Powers  |~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~| [010500] |
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Throughout the game you'll learn new breath attacks and along with them a
shield powerup each type of which helps you in a different way. From the Level
Up screen you can put to use the blue spirit gems that enemies drop all over
the place and improve the strength and length of the abilities. When you have
at least one ability that is affordable to level up a blue icon will appear on
the top screen.

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| [010600] |~-~-~-~-~-~-~-|  Power Crystal Puzzles  |~-~-~-~-~-~-~-| [010600] |
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Throughout the game you'll come across lots of these puzzles which you will
need to complete in order to turn off the magical fences and barriers that are
keeping you hemmed in. Each puzzle will have a limited amount of mirrors to
arrange on the board in order to redirect, split and change the colour of the
light beams in order to hit all of the targets.


Before you start the game you get to choose the difficulty setting, this can be
changed at any point during the game and the only effect is the amount of
damage you take from being hit. That is on Easy you take less damage, on Normal
you take a bit more and on Hard you take even more, so if you end up dying a
lot just turn down the difficulty setting for a while, unless of course you're
already on the Easy mode, in that case, just get better.

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| [020100] |~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-|  Swamp  |~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-| [020100] |
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We join Spyro chasing Sparx around a large open area in the Swamp near his
home. Practice smashing the mushrooms and weeds with your stylus to get a Red
Gem, this is the only way to regain any health lost but you don't need it right
now and you can't actually store extra. Follow Sparx up the path on the right
of the area and jump up to the gap in the middle going left. Double jump
holding left to get over it, you can't glide just yet so take it running. Walk
over to the far left and you'll be prompted to break down a barrier, use the
stylus to do so, tapping it like the mushrooms just before and it'll break.

Continue following Sparx through the cave and you'll meet the first of the
game's many enemies, a Frogweed. Limited only to a melee attack (which won't be
all that pointful later on), get up close to it and hit it a few times until
the bar on the top screen depletes. Once dead you'll get a Blue Gem, aka a
Spirit Gem. These are used to upgrade your abilities, though you don't even
have any of those yet.

Carry on following the yellow dragonfly and you'll meet another enemy, the Fire
Beetle. These can only be killed by squishing them with the touch screen and
they tend to do a lot of damage if they get to you before you can do so, so act
quickly and don't let Spyro walk over them. In situations where a whole crowd
of them is coming at you, just wave the stylus over them instead of
individually tapping them, it's a lot quicker and easier. Another pair will
appear a tiny bit further along and then slightly further a larger crowd of
four will appear around you. Just continue on to the end of this first part of
the level.


At the start of each new area will be a Save Crystal, make sure to touch these
as you'll get back to full health upon doing so and if you die you'll end up
back at the last one you touched.

Kill the Frogweeds in your path and jump down where you'll see a cutscene. Now
with the Fire Breath ability you should attack the ape Soldiers that are
attacking you. Once they're dead you'll have a quick conversation with your
parents and then get to carry on. Kill another couple of Soldiers as you head

Jump onto a ledge in the top left corner and kill some more Soldiers that
teleport in as you walk.


As you pass the Save Crystal a magical barrier will popup and stop you from
going backwards the short distance that you otherwise could have. Kill a few
Soldiers that appear before the barrier disappears. Follow the spine around and
you'll be attacked by some Soldiers and a Leader. To defeat the Leader you'll
need to get rid of its shield, you do this either by tapping his shield with
your stylus or by using your stylus on a bomb that he throws and throwing it
back at him. Then you can take him down like normal, he just takes a bit more
damage to kill than the Soldiers.

Head left and jump up onto some steps where there's a Frogweed waiting. There's
a Leader on the step above. Continue on to the right and glide over the gap.
Kill the Frogweed and continue heading right. You'll be interrupted by a
barrier and a pair of Soldiers that attack. Kill them and you're free to finish
the section.


Jump over the gaps going right and you'll be stopped by a barrier, a couple of
Leaders will have appeared behind you so turn around and defeat them both. As
you head around the corner you'll be attacked by Fire Beetles again. Keep going
squashing beetles until you reach a point where Soldiers attack.

Continue on around the circle and you'll meet Ignitus. Follow him into the

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| [020200] |~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~|  Temple  |~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-| [020200] |
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Over where Ignitus stops is a purple box. Tap on it with the stylus and drag
the circle from the right anti-clockwise until you complete the circle. This
will initiate a Light Crystal Puzzle. The game will tell you exactly how to
solve this one. Simply follow the onscreen instructions and position the
mirrors exactly how it wants you to.

Once you've solved the puzzle you'll return to the game and see a white Crystal
Shard on the ground. Make sure to pick these up when you finish a puzzle as you
need them to unlock extra puzzles and cheats. Continue following Ignitus and
you'll be ambushed by yet more apes. Focus on killing the large groups of
Soldiers first and then once they stop appearing go and take down the Leaders
throwing bombs at you.

Once you've killed them all Ignitus will start walking again. Follow him
through another room and out onto a ledge. After that you'll be trained
properly in Fire. Just follow what he asks you to do and you'll succeed. The
shield part requires you to only use the shield to defeat the enemies, and that
requires moving around and into them - standing still won't do anything.

Head back through to the other room again to complete the level.

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| [020300] |~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~|  Dante's Freezer  |~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~| [020300] |
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Kill the Troll that appears as you head left, try and avoid his axe as you do
so. Once he's dead head through the opening and prepare for several fights in a
row. Once you've killed the multitude of Trolls and Soldiers you'll be given
Electric Breath. Great. Solve the puzzle and then tap on the large catapult.
Drag the circle from the front to the back to destroy the barrier up ahead.

Another large area, another large ambush of enemies. A new enemy, a Disciple
will appear. These guys help others and have a ranged attack. Basically they're
weak though and don't take any kind of special tactics. Keep killing the
enemies until they stop. Then solve a puzzle to the right and finally use the
catapult in the middle to smash another barrier to the north.


Advance forwards and kill the Disciples, Soldiers and then a few waves of
Trolls coming in from the bottom. Once you've killed them all solve the puzzle
and head right to a large open area. Enemies appear from all around the
circular area but the last one will appear in the middle. The new enemy, a
Ghost, is weak to Electricity. It will throw an axe from afar and teleport
around the area. So keep zapping it with Electricity as you see it until it
dies. Simple. Also solve the puzzle by the barrier to open it.

Straight away a Leader will attack. Kill it and the one that replaces it. Then
fire the catapult to finish the section.


Head north until you meet a Troll, kill it and you'll trigger a few waves of
enemies. Then the barrier disappears, amazing. Keep on following this easy to
follow path, kill some more enemies that appear around the corner and then walk
north to where you'll fight a couple more Ghosts and their entourage. Solve the
puzzle to open the barrier. Cross the bridge to exit.


The first area of enemies will end with a single new one, an Angler Fish. These
are really quite dangerous and a pain to kill. Although saying that you just
need to hit it with electricity. If it's a distance away manually target it and
use the secondary Electric Arc attack. Then solve the puzzle!

Wander along the winding path up to the right and fight enemies until you reach
a barrier. Then more waves of enemies will teleport in behind, ending with a
Ghost and then a bunch of Fire Beetles so take a step backwards to avoid
getting hit when they spawn. Once you've killed them just follow the path
through to the end.


Follow the path around until you get to a middling sized open area where you'll
be ambushed by enemies once again. Kill them all and continue along the path,
watch out for the Angler Fish as you go around a corner on the stone part, fire
some Electric Arcs to the right to avoid getting hit a lot.

Go down south of the fish and kill a Ghost sitting around near a puzzle. Once
it's dead another Angler Fish will appear, then another and a load of Trolls.
Then you can do the puzzle. Head up to the right and through a gate to the next


Kill the Ghost and then a bunch of Trolls, heading to the right you'll want to
sweep away loads of Fire Beetles. Then it's a few of those Fish before the
barrier up some more steps will vanish so keep on your toes with the Electric
Arc attack.

Up top you'll be attacked by yet more enemies, culminating in a few more Fish.
Once all are gone solve the puzzle to the right and exit through the gate by
dragging a circle upwards. Boss fight!

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| [020400] |~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~|  Boss: Ice King  |~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-| [020400] |
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First target his shield and then focus on one of his shoulders. Once one
shoulder has been destroyed he'll run off to another section of the level which
you'll follow him to. Here target the other shoulder. He'll move off again to
the top of a tower, this time you'll be targeting his chest. Smash off the
armour and then the same place again to finish him off.

The main concern with this fight is surviving his axe attacks, you really need
to avoid them which may take some practice in learning just which part of the
screen he's about to strike.

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| [020500] |~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~|  Temple  |~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-| [020500] |
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Time to learn some electric attacks. You'll be taught how to lock-on with the
Arc attack and how to use the Electric Shield which prevents damage - useful
for enemies such as the Angler Fish which attack rapidly and heavily. Since it
doesn't do any damage you just have to kill the dummies in any way you like.
Then is the fury, it's the same as the Fire Fury really.

Ignitus will come in and teach you a Breath Finisher. Y, Y, Y, B + A, you'll
need to be in the air when you press A. You can then also block off areas by
dragging the remnants around a bit. Amazing.

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Drop down to the right where there's a puzzle to solve. Once Garnet 4 is
complete jump back up to the start and glide to the right and a bunch of
Soldiers and a Leader will attack. They look a bit different but there's no
other difference that you need to take note of.

Keep gliding to the next platform and you'll be introduced to a new enemy, an
Armadillo. To kill it you need to tap on it with your stylus and then just
attack it as normal, fire is apparently its weakness. It'll be followed by a
load of monkeys and finally another pair of Armadillos and a single Angler
Fish. Move on upwards.

You'll spot a llama tied up ahead, but before you can free him you'll have to
fight off some more enemies. They're just a few simple apes. Tap the llama a
few times to free him. Follow him to the left and you'll be attacked by yet
more apes. Kill them and the Fire Beetles that accompany them before moving off
to the left.


You'll be immediately attacked so kill them all immediately. Head south and
you'll learn Ice Breath. Kill a few Soldiers and then cross the frozen water
past the barrier that just went down.

Another ambush will occur, kill them all. Once you've killed a Ghost it's over.
Solve the puzzle at the bottom right and then move left. Jump down the ledge
and it's another fight. At the end a large Spider Tank will appear, simply
attack it with Ice from a distance, make sure to keep away from it when it
explodes at the end.


Head to the right over the bridge and quickly swish away the Fire Beetles that
swarm in. Then do the puzzle to open the barrier. Straight away you'll meet
another new enemy, a Rock Brute. Again use Ice to kill it from afar.

It will then be followed by a few apes and then finishing with a couple of
Armadillos and a couple of Angler Fish. Head north through a hollow tree trunk
to where a Ghost is waiting. Kill it and then several Armadillos one at a time.
Once they've finished appearing cross the bridge to the left, watch out for the
Fire Beetles.

Again it's a large area filled with enemies. Ice is the best thing to use here
as you'll be attacked by a Brute and a few Spiders. Head north when you're


Pull the door open and head inside. Kill the enemies that spawn in and head up
the spiral path. As you do, kill some Fire Beetles and then a bunch of Apes
that ambush you. On the next south part of the path you'll be ambushed again,
watch out for the Fire Beetles at the end, and straight after them is a Rock

Continue circling upwards until you get to a barrier. This is a short fight
which ends with a few Armadillos. The next bit contains more Fire Beetles and a
few Soldiers as well as a few Armadillos towards the barrier blocking it off.
And continue onwards around all the way to the puzzle at the top. You'll have
to kill a few more apes before getting to it though. This puzzle introduces the
Prism, it splits a white beam into three beams; blue, green, and red.


Head to the right and kill an Angler Fish, then go to the left and kill the
other enemies that start spawning. Once they're dead head left past the
barrier, kill the single Leader to open up the next barrier on the right.

Walk along the path killing enemies until you reach the barrier, then double
back and kill some more that spawn in. And then turn around again to go through
the lowered barrier. There's a rather pointless attack by a single Ghost up
ahead up around another corner to where you'll be slowly ambushed by a bunch of
enemies. Kill the Rock Brute over by the puzzle and solve it.


Go around the corner and attack the enemies that slowly spawn, you might need
to walk back and forth a bit to get some of them to appear before the barrier
goes. The next area is very large and will be a quite long fight. After a load
of monkeys there'll be a couple of Brutes followed by one of those Spiders at
the very end. Also kill the Armadillos rolling around the whole time. Solve the
puzzle at the top.

Just beyond the barrier is another ambush site. Keep killing around here until
the barrier vanishes, as usual. The last area is fairly tame, kill the Ghosts
until the final barrier lowers and you finish the level.

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| [020700] |~-~-~-~-~-~-~-|  Boss: Stone Sentinel  |~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~| [020700] |
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This one's a lot simpler than the Ice King as you can shoot the rocks he throws
at you. You don't need full power to destroy them, just a quick blast will do.
Concentrate on the arms when he's not throwing stuff and you'll eventually win.

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| [020800] |~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~|  Temple  |~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-| [020800] |
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Learning Ice Breath for real now. There's nothing really special, just that
your Ice Shield freezes enemies for a short time.

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| [020900] |~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~|  Munitions Forge  |~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~| [020900] |
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Go north and you'll encounter a new enemy that you'll be seeing a lot in this
level. The Magma Worm, just use Ice Breath on it. Once you've killed the first
one it'll trigger a few waves of enemies, it'll end with a Fish. Defeat them
and then solve the puzzle here. Moving on right swipe at some Fire Beetles and
the accompanying enemies behind them.

Continue following the path down to the right, curve around the lava and head
up the slope. Kill all the enemies here, watch out for several Angler Fish
spawning below, and head out.


The first area is just your run of the mill enemies ganging up on you. Kill
them and solve the puzzle. Keep killing the enemies and then go talk to the
mole in the middle of the room. To the right you'll find the first of the
trapped moles, tap on it with your stylus to free it. Head further right and
kill the spider to trigger Mole-Yair into talking to you again. Circle the room
tapping on the moles to open the barrier to the north and then go through.


Tap the mole on the left and then keep killing the enemies until you learn
Earth Breath. Solve the puzzle to the north of the area and then jump along the
metal pipes over the lava, you will get hurt if you fall into the lava here.

Kill the Ghost and then a few Fire Beetles. You'll then be attacked by a load
of Armadillos in succession. Once you've killed the Rock Brutes go down south
and free the mole there. Head north, kill more enemies. Free the mole and solve
the puzzle which introduces a new mirror.

Open the door and head through.


Kill the Brutes and the Soldiers that attack. Free another mole on the other
side of the barrier and talk to Exhumour. Head right and solve the puzzle right
next to the top of the barrier.

There's another new enemy on the other side, a Leech. Kill it with Earth. Then
kill all the hordes of enemies that spawn, you might be starting to find that
you're having to switch breaths quite often now. Try to remember exactly which
breath goes with which enemy. Free a mole, solve a puzzle and then move on.


Kill the apes that spawn in, as well as a Leech or two. Free the mole at the
bottom and the top and then head left. Watch out for Fire Beetles and then
immediately more Soldiers and Leeches. Free another mole to the left and solve
the puzzle.

As you go towards the opened barrier you'll be attacked by a few Angler Fish.
Kill a few Ghosts and then you'll be introduced to another new enemy, a
Nataloid. This one has a rapid attack but it's not all that damaging. Use the
long-range Earth attack to kill it, kill a couple of spiders that appear and
then free yet another mole and solve another puzzle. Head left.


Kill the apes and Leeches that attack you straight away. Once the barrier goes
down go to the left and kill a Nataloid standing by the side. Free the mole and
solve the puzzle next to it. Jump onto a small platform in the middle of the
lava and then free the mole on the other side.

You'll then be attacked by some Leeches, followed by a combo of Ghosts and
Magma Worms. After them will be Soldiers, Fish, and Armadillos. Head right and
kill a couple of Nataloids before freeing another mole and solving another
puzzle. There's another mole in the top right corner.

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| [021000] |~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~|  Boss: Steam  |~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~| [021000] |
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Shoot down the purple blobs that Steam fires at you, they require a full blast
of your fire breath. When you can attack the gems at the back of the train.
Once that has been destroyed Steam changes to firing red fireballs at you,
these just require a single tap to destroy. Again take down the main engine
while you can.

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| [021100] |~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~|  Temple  |~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-| [021100] |
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Time to learn about Earth. Like Ice there's not much to learn. You can charge
your secondary Earth by holding X and that's about it.

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| [021200] |~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-|  Concurrent Skies  |~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~| [021200] |
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Solve the puzzle ahead of you and then take out the Leeches a bit further on.
Kill a Leader with yet another skin and then some Fire Beetles will start
spawning. Kill them and various other enemies until the barrier sound plays.

Kill the giant Spider ahead and then some Fire Beetles. Kill more waves of
enemies in this next area, watching out for another wave of Fire Beetles in the
middle. Once the Rock Brute is dead you can move on again.

Head up to another puzzle and kill the enemies that jump you as you get close
to it. Fire Beetles! Head further left and more enemies will spawn. Kill them
all as usual.


Head inside the building and kill the Leaders that attack you straight away.
Kill more Ghosts and apes, Fire Beetles after a while. Then some Angler Fish
will attack as the fight moves out through the exit. Kill a few more apes and
then approach the barrier where a giant Spider will appear behind you. Killing
it will allow you to move on.

Go inside and solve another puzzle. Head to the left and swipe at some more
Fire Beetles, kill the large Spider that approaches. Kill more and more until
some Fire Beetles start annoying you, jump over to the right away from them.
Kill the Brute with them and then finally another Spider Tank.

Solve the puzzle over on the left and then finally into a small area where
waves of Armadillos will spawn in.


Kill the Leader and the Angler Fish just past it, watch out for the Fire
Beetles that spawn in though. Go up the steps and kill another Leader, keep on
killing, more Beetles will appear near the puzzle and then a couple of
Nataloids on the right. Go onto a dead end open area to trigger some Armadillos
and then go and solve the puzzle back down the steps.

Up the stairs again to the right to kill the enemies that start spawning the
moment the barrier drops. Then go up the other side and kill the enemies there
until the next barrier drops. A Rock Brute will appear behind it, kill it and
then go up the steps beyond.

Kill a Leader at the top and walk out into a large open area. Kill a few
enemies and then solve the puzzle at the far end. Some more enemies will spawn
in, not really much of a threat. Head back down and go through the final

More enemies will spawn in in this last area ending with loads of Fire Beetles
after a Spider Tank. Exit.


Head up the stairs to a pair of Rock Brutes, once you kill them more enemies
will start spawning in behind them, not too many though. Head up the steps
through the barrier on the left and you'll meet a Spider Tank at the top. Once
you kill it immediately run back down the steps to avoid the Fire Beetles that
are about to spawn in. If you stand by the new barrier you should be able to
avoid them all.

Once they've been exterminated continue following the path and there's another
Spider Tank. Kill it and then a few waves of apes. Solve the puzzle over beyond
the barrier. Kill the Ghost past the next barrier and then a large Spider Tank
to the right. Kill another Ghost and then head down the steps to solve Pearl 4.
Just walk on through to one final area of simple enemies and then off the


Immediately kill the Spider Tank and then a Nataloid and a Disciple will
appear. Kill more enemies that spawn in until the barrier drops. Head down the
slope and kill a Ghost. More enemies ending with some Armadillos.

Head up the slope and get ready for loads of Fire Beetles surrounding you.
After them a Spider Tank will appear, and then another. Kill a Nataloid ahead
and then yet another Spider Tank past the barriers. Solve Pearl 5 to lower
another barrier.

More enemies spawn in up top and then more up to the left, including an Angler
Fish. Once the next barrier goes down, head back down and then up the steps.
Kill the Brute and a few apes that teleport in, then solve Sapphire 1 to the


Head up the steps and start killing. Keep killing until the barrier on the left
goes down. Kill some more. In fact, keep killing until all the barriers have
vanished, if you need health don't hesitate to use all the crystals around the

Once you've cleared out the area go and solve the puzzle to the left, Sapphire
3. Then head up the steps, kill a Ghost and then jump back down to avoid the
Fire Beetles. Keep killing the enemies that start coming down the stairs and
some more Fire Beetles. Once they've slowed head upwards to where there are
more barriers that need fighting to get through. Keep on doing that same thing
you've been doing all game.

Once all the barriers are gone you can go and solve Sapphire 2 on the right.
Then just head north.

 ,--------,                    ,--------------,                     ,--------,
| [021300] |~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-|  Boss: Cynder  |~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~| [021300] |
 '--------'                    '--------------'                     '--------'

Quickly tap on the purple balls she fires at you, and in the interim attack her
- just don't do full bursts so that you have something to hit the purple balls

Keep on doing this until she starts flying around a bit more, then she'll start
doing one of several different segments.

She'll attempt to swipe at you so fly around the screen a bit avoiding it.

She'll chase you, dodge her purple laser beams as you go until you reach the
main room again.

You chase her, just attack as often as you can.

Eventually you'll finish the fight.

 ,--------,                      ,-----------,                      ,--------,
| [021400] |~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-|  Convexity  |~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-| [021400] |
 '--------'                      '-----------'                      '--------'

Unlike the console version, this Convexity is inhabited. Jump to the right and
start killing the apes, beetles and various enemies that attack you. Once you
hear the barrier down sound head to the far right end and jump onto the next

Again kill some more enemies until the barrier here drops, then solve Sapphire
4 at the top. Head south down a thin path and kill the enemies that appear next
to the next barrier. Jump to the left once you can.

This next patch of enemies will have Fire Beetles appear during so watch out
for them. Off to the left once you clear it. After a couple of Rock Brutes +
Nataloids the whole area will be swarmed with Fire Beetles, if you stand on the
right you should be able to avoid them. Once they're all dead the barrier will
drop. Solve Sapphire 5 and then head south.


The final level. Go south straight into a fight with Leaders and such. You'll
eventually be attacked by a wave of Fire Beetles from the south and a couple of
Fish. Then some Brutes, a Spider Tank and a few Nataloids to finish off this

Follow the platform along and jump onto the next. More enemies will strike!
Keep on killing until the northern barrier drops. Head up there and kill the
ambush. Then solve Ruby 1 (the last puzzle, you should have 40 shards now), go
south again and to the right through the other barrier that is now not there.

As you go south on the next thin platform you'll be attacked from all sides.
Keep killing the enemies, watch out towards the end for a couple of Fish off to
the left. Once the barrier is down walk to the left and into another fight.
This one ends with loads of Fire Beetles so try and stay over to the right
behind where the barrier was.

Jump left and onto the last platform.

 ,--------,                 ,--------------------,                  ,--------,
| [021500] |~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~|  Boss: Final Battle  |~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-| [021500] |
 '--------'                 '--------------------'                  '--------'

You'll need to quickly tap on the purple bolts she fires at you and inbetween
blast her.

Another stage consists of her firing a purple line towards you, alternately go
to the top or the bottom of the screen to avoid it.

When you see large Void Whales coming towards you you'll also need to watch out
for a laser beam Cynder is firing at you.

As you get to about the same health as she was at the end of the previous fight
Cynder will fly off and you'll chase her through a tunnel and then she chases
you back.

Then simply use your Fury to defeat her and finish the game.


The game is filled with enemies that you'll see time and time again so it will
pay off if you can remember how best to kill each of them.

    Easy to kill but there are lots of them.
    No need to worry about these, you can kill them with any breath type.

    Watch for his bombs. Touch his shield.
    Make sure to destroy their shield as otherwise they are invulnerable. Tap
      it with the stylus or throw its bomb back at it.

    Heals enemies.
    Just a stronger ape with a long ranged attack, no special action needed.

    Stationary. Weakness: Fire
    A fairly boring enemy that won't take much thought to destroy.

Magma Worm
    Tough combo attack. Weakness: Ice
    Ice will quickly get rid of these weak enemies.

    Touch to squish!
    Very irritating if you're not expecting them, if they spawn under your feet
      you'll lose health quickly. Tap with your stylus to destroy, cannot be
      killed in any other way.

Spider Tank
    Slow but tough to kill. Weakness: Ice
    As they appear, target and fire a few secondary Ice attacks at it. Stay
      away when it dies as it explodes into acid.

    Teleports around. Weakness: Electric
    A quick zap of electricity will kill it but it can teleport quickly.

    Watch for his long axe! Weakness: Electric
    Slow but has a long reach, zap them with electricity from afar.

    Touch to stun him. Weakness: Fire
    Tap with your stylus and then breathe fire on them.

Rock Brute
    Stay away from his pound attack. Weakness: Ice
    Target and hit with Ice breath.

Angler Fish
    Erratic movement. Weakness: Electric
    Really dangerous if left to attack, use the secondary electric attack to
      take them down quickly.

    Can drain your Fury energy. Weakness: Earth
    You won't even notice their fury depletion, earth is best to use.

    Dodge his rapid fire. Weakness: Earth
    Has a weak attack but as it is rapid iy can overwhelm you if you leave it
      too long. Use the secondary Earth attack on it.

Training Dummy
    Not terribly intelligent or mobile.
    The dummies in the Temple sections, kill them how the Guardian tells you.


Q: Where do I get the other 20 Shards?

A: You get them by solving the puzzles in the Puzzles 2 section that requires
   40 Shards to unlock.

Q: I missed one Shard, how do I get it?

A: You'll just have to go through the entire game again until you find the
   puzzle you missed / forgot to pick up the shard from. On the second
   playthough the puzzles will instantly disintegrate (if you've previously
   solved them).

Q: What's the difference between Easy, Medium and Hard?

A: The only difference is the amount of damage the enemies do to you.

Q: Where's Crash Bandicoot?

A: In the second section of Dante's Freezer you should be able to spot Crash
   on the left behind some tents.


v1.0 - 10/08/09
Intial update, the whole game should be covered.


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