FAQ/Walkthrough by Lanzz

Version 1.0, Last Updated 2012-09-29

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Introduction

Ancient Ruins 4: The Cup of Greed is an Action Role-Playing game developed and published by Handy-Games for mobile phone. It is a fourth game in Ancient Ruins series.

Versions History

  • Version 1.0 = 29 September 2012

The is a first version of this FAQ. It contains Introduction, Plot, Complete Walkthrough, and Credits.

Plot

Evil has awakened! Fear and terror reigns in the six mighty kingdoms! Yet there is a secret order holding the knowledge and the power to counter the evil hordes of hell. An ancient prophecy is speaking of six old artefacts that could save the world.

You is a assassin of the Order, and your mission is to steal The Goblet of Greed. You will pass gloomy dungeons full of bloodthirsty rats and guards. The holy order sends you to face this challenge as there is nobody else having your guts! You are not alone in this mission because your friend, Buk will support you every now and then.

Menu

In the menu screen, you can do a few thing.

1) Select Start Game to start your adventures. You can create a new hero, or import your hero from other part of the "Ancient Ruins" series using Code.

2) Select Hero for information of your hero (Name, Experience, and Code).

3) Select Settings to turn off or turn on sound and vibration.

4) Select Help for introduction of game, and control

Introduction

Travel to the ancient ruins and find one of the six powerful artefacts. With the help of these artefacts the secret order will be able to save the world from evil! Your quest will lead you through dark mysteries, bloodthirsty monsters and vile traps. Useful items can replenish your health or increase your combat strength. If you're able to survive the adventure you will be awarded a code that can be used to move on with your hero to another part of the "Ancient Ruins" series. You can also replay this episode to increase your experience points.

Control

  • Navigation key left, 4 = Turn left
  • Navigation key right, 6 =Turn right
  • Navigation key up, 2 = Move Forwards
  • Navigation key down, 8 = Move backwards
  • Navigation key centre, Display key left, 5 = Action
  • 7 = Side step left
  • 9 = Side step right
  • 0 = Pause
  • Display key = Quit

More info at: www.handy-games.com

5) Select Info for game information.

(c) 2005, www.handy-games.com GmbH 1.0

6) Select Quit to exit the game.

Basics

When you started your game, press 0 to see you character status.

  • The Cape shield you from the forces of evil. Collect more Capes to increase your protection.
  • Pair of Dagger increase your strength. Collect more Pair of Daggers to increase your strength in combat.
  • The cross symbol is your level. Kill more monsters to get experience to increase your level.

You start the game with:-

    • 2 Pair of Daggers.
    • No Cape.
    • Level 0 (0/100 experience).

In the start location, read the letter from your friend, Buk.

Welcome, operative of the Order! Strange things are going to happen in this castle. Now, the earl lives totally isolated from the rest of the world and has hired many dark guards. Nobody has the courage to go out into the streets anymore. I sneaked past the guards to help you in your quest to steal the Goblet of Greed from the earl's castle. You can choose an easy, medium, or challenging way to the castle. This depends on your gathered experience. Good luck!

- Buk, your friend

Sneaking Into the Castle

If you start the game with a new character, the only path you can choose is an easy way. Go west 1 screen, and then south once. Hit the switch there, and destroy the western barrel for Cape #1 (+ 2 defence points).

Go north 2 screens, and kill Giant Rat there. Collect Pair of Dagger #1 (+ 2 strength points) there, and head south 2 screens through upper path. Destroy the barrel there to uncover Potion. Leave this potion for future use.

Go north, and go up the stairs. There is one Dark Guard in the higher platform. The guard's iron helms impair their field of view. Exploit this weakness, and ambush them from behind to assassinate them.

Assassinate the Dark Guard in the higher platform, pick up Cape #2 (+ 1 defence points), and destroy the northern barrel for Experiences jar +20. Assassinate another Dark Guard that appear (you can pick up the potion that you leave earlier if you is hurt).

Once you killed that guard; go east 2 screens, and read the scroll in that room.

The goblet is kept in the crown room. I got the key. You will meet me in the village in front of the town.

- Signed: "BUK"

Getting the Key to the Crown Room

You can found Potion and Experiences jar +10 (behind northern chair) at the same room. From here; go west, south, south, and assassinate the Dark Guard there. Go south, avoid or assassinate Dark guard there, head south once more, and destroy the southern barrel for Experiences jar +10.

Go north, east, and Buk will give you the Key to the crown room. Pick up that key, and destroy the eastern barrel for Experiences jar +10. Go west 1 screen and north 4 screen to arrive at the crown room.

Escaping from the Dungeon

When you walking a few steps, 2 Dark Guard will caught you, and you'll be thrown into the dungeon. There are 2 way to escape this dungeon.

Easy way

Wait there without doing anything. After a few seconds, the guard will send you to fight in the arena. Fight against Giant Rat in the arena, and pick up Potion after you won. Fight in the arena 4 times to become champion. After the fourth fight, you can leave the arena through the western door. Before leaving; pick up your, reward an Experiences jar +100. You also can destroy the western barrel for Experiences jar +10.

Hard way

Joggle the prison bars 5 times to make the guard angry. He will opened the prison to kill you. Kill that guard first to escape from the dungeon.

Getting the Goblet of Greed

Once you're escaped from the dungeon, open the chest there for Pair of Dagger #2. Go up the stairs to return at the crown room; open the southern chest for potion, and northern chest for Goblet of Greed. In the same screen; hit the chair, and the curtain to uncover Experiences jar +100.

Leaving the Castle

Go south, east, north, and assassinate the Dark Guard there. Pick up the potion if you is hurt, destroy the southern barrel for Pair of Dagger #3, and eastern barrel for Experiences jar +10. Go east 1 screen, and kill another Dark Guard. Destroy the western barrel for Potion, and go down the stairs.

In the next screen; kill the Giant Rat, and destroy 2 barrels in the west for Potion and Experiences jar +10. Go south, hit the switch, and go west to return at the start location. Go south once to end the easy mode of this game.

Sneaking Into the Castle

Once you is reached level 3, you can choose a medium way to the castle. From the start location; go east, hit the switch, and go north. Kill the Giant Rat, and destroy 2 barrels in the west for Potion and Experiences jar +10.

Go up the stairs, and destroy the western barrel for Potion. Go west, destroy the southern barrel for Pair of Dagger #1, and eastern barrel for Experiences jar +10. Pick up the Key in the west, and go south 1 once.

Assassinate the Dark Guard, and pick up Potion and Experiences jar +10 (behind northern chair) at the same room. Go west, and assassinate the Dark Guard there. Through the western room, you can get Cape #1, Experiences jar +20, and a Potion in the lower floor.

Anyway; enter the crown room in the north. 2 Dark Guard will caught you, and you'll be thrown into the dungeon. Fight in the arena 5 times, or kill the guard to escape from the dungeon.

Getting the Goblet of Greed

Once you're escaped from the dungeon, open the chest there for Pair of Dagger #2. If you choose to fight in the arena; re-enter the arena, and go up the stairs that appear near the trap door. Kill the Giant Rat, and pick up Pair of Dagger #3 (+ 2 strength points) there.

Go south, go up the stairs, go east, and then north to return at the crown room. Open the northern chest for Goblet of Greed. In the same screen; hit the chair, and the curtain to uncover Experiences jar +100.

Leaving the Castle

Go south 5 screens and collect Experiences jar +10 inside the barrel there. Go north, east, and you'll found your friend, Buk hiding there. He asks you to kill 3 guards that pursued him. Destroy the eastern barrel for Experiences jar +10. Return west, and assassinate the Dark Guard there. Go south, and assassinate another Dark Guard. Go north 2 screens, and assassinate the last Dark Guard.

Return south, east, and Buk will tell you that you will find something helpful in the Mayor's Mansion. He'll give you the Key to the neighbour's house, and from there, you can go on via the roof. Kill or avoid the Dark Guard that suddenly appear, go west, and enter the house there.

Inside, you can destroy the barrel for some goodies.

  • North-east = Experiences jar +10
  • South-east = Cape #2
  • North-west = Rat
  • South-west = Potion

Once you're done; go up the stairs, destroy the southern barrel for Experiences jar +10, and go down the stairs in the north. Open the chest for Key, and quickly enter to the eastern room before the guard get you.

In the next room; Open the northern chest for another Key, and the southern chest for Potion. Go east to leave this mansion. Go south 2 screens, and quickly enter the house there before the Dark Guard get you (kill him if you can). Inside that house; destroy the northern barrel for Potion. Go down the stairs, and head south once to end the medium mode of this game.

Sneaking Into the Castle

Once you is reached level 4, you can choose a challenging way to the castle. From the start location; go up the stairs, open the chest for Experiences jar +10, and destroy the northern barrel for Potion. One dark guard will appear; just assassinate him to open the eastern door.

Go east, destroy the northern barrel for Experiences jar +10, and go north 3 screens. But, the drawbridge to the castle is watched by 2 guards and you need password to pass them. Go back south 2 screens, and the east once.

you'll found your friend, Buk hiding there. He asks you to kill 3 guards that pursued him. Destroy the eastern barrel for Experiences jar +10. Return west, and assassinate the Dark Guard there. Go south, and assassinate another Dark Guard. Go north 2 screens, and assassinate the last Dark Guard.

Return south, east, and Buk will tell you that you will find something helpful in the Mayor's Mansion. He'll give the Key to the neighbour's house, and from there, you can go on via the roof. Kill or avoid the Dark Guard that suddenly appear, go west, and enter the house there.

Inside, you can destroy the barrel for some goodies.

  • North-east = Experiences jar +10
  • South-east = Cape #1
  • North-west = Rat

Once you're done; go up the stairs, assassinate the Dark Guard there, and destroy the southern barrel for Experiences jar +10. Go down the stairs in the north, open the chest for a letter.

The password is:

"Demon Compact"

Quickly enter to the eastern room before the guard that appear get you, open the southern chest for the Potion, and the northern chest for the Key. Go east, north, and the guards there will let you pass because you know the password.

Getting the Key to the Crown Room

Go north and assassinate the Dark Guard there. Through the western room, you can get Cape #1, Experiences jar +10, and a Potion in the lower floor.

Anyway; enter the eastern room, and assassinate the Dark Guard there. Pick up Experiences jar +10 (behind northern chair), and Potion at the same room if you need it. Go west 2 screens, and go down the stairs. Pick up the Key there, and return to the upper floor.

Go east 2 screens, north once, and assassinate the Dark Guard there. Destroy the southern barrel for Pair of Dagger #1, and eastern barrel for Experiences jar +10. Pick up the Key in the west, go south, and then west. Enter the crown room in the north, and 2 Dark Guard will caught you, and you'll be thrown into the dungeon. Fight in the arena 5 times, or kill the guard to escape from the dungeon.

Getting the Goblet of Greed

Once you're escaped from the dungeon, open the chest there for Pair of Dagger #2. If you choose to fight in the arena; re-enter the arena, and go up the stairs that appear near the trap door. Kill the Giant Rat, and pick up Pair of Dagger #3 (+ 2 strength points) there.

Go south, go up the stairs, go east, and then north to return at the crown room. Open the northern chest for Goblet of Greed. In the same screen; hit the chair, and the curtain to uncover Experiences jar +100.

Leaving the Castle

Go south 3 screens, enter the house, and assassinate the Dark Guard there. Go north and read the scroll them for some histories.

Entry of a dairy 1

"Today I sealed the pact with my new associate. I will receive as many soldier as i want in exchange for some miserable fools. Pretty soon, the other realms will tremble because of me."

Entry of a dairy 2

"Once again my associate spoke to me through the goblet. I should bring him 20 virgins to the old oak. What is he going to do with them?"

From King ShengXi and the Jewel of Light.

Once the folk of jungle the elf was a mighty high crop, deep in the endless woods of the south. the advancement of their culture was eclipsed only by the decadence of their ruler. GungRen sealed the destiny of her whole nation as she stole the Jewel of Light and used it against her own folk. The mighty artefact, which one of six artefacts 1000 years ago, turned the grand jungle of the elves into ruins.

Pick up the Key and Experiences jar +30 in the same room. Go south, and leave this house. Outside; go north, north, east, north, east, and kill the Dark Guard there. Destroy the western barrel for Potion, go down the stairs, and kill 3 Giant Rat there.

Destroy 2 barrels in the west for Potion and Experiences jar +10. Go south, kill the Dark Guard, hit the switch, and go west to return at the start location. Go south once to end the challenging mode of this game.

Ending

Mission succeeded! With the goblet in your backpack, you will go back to the fortress of the Order on a secret way. They will celebrate you as the heroine of the day.

Congratulation! if you got enough experience points, you can choose a more challenging way now.

Password

Name = LANZZ

Code =

  • Easy Mode (level 2/ 676 exp) - DGFpsCZffXc
  • Medium Mode (level 4/ 2873 exp) - YGFG7AXHfW
  • Challenging Mode (level 4/ 5587 exp) - Y4jSS00nUUc

Credits

  • HandyGames GmbH - For developed and published this game.
  • Lanzz - Author of this walkthrough.
  • Game Faqs - For posting my walkthrough.

Copyrights

This FAQ is Copyright 2012 by Lanzz. All rights reserved.

This may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal, private use. It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise distributed publicly without my permission. Use of this guide on any other web site or as a part of any public display is strictly prohibited, and a violation of copyright. If you wish to host this FAQ, please e-mail me at lancer_black.knight@yahoo.com.

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Final Words

  • I'm sorry if I misspelled words or make wrong sentences. English is not my native language.
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  • Thanks for reading. I hope you'll enjoy this game. Bye!

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