Shadowgate Deaths FAQ
By: Rick L
Version: 1.0
E-Mail me at: lickichu@yahoo.com

This FAQ is ONLY and I repeat ONLY for gamefaqs.com
and Game Genie Code Oddities. So,  2001 by me!

This FAQ is designed to explain the various deaths you
can succumb to in this game. They will be organized in
this manner:

1. The "Humorous" title.
2. Where you can do this death.
3. How you do it.
4. What the game says, word for word.

This way, if you want to send me a death I don't have,
send it in that format, but please let ME make up a
title, as it is my FAQ.

Now, onto the FAQ!


Table of Contents:

A. Deaths
--I. Suicides (Stupid stuff you do to yourself)
---II. All the other deaths.

B. Closing 

A. Suicides


A. Deaths

---I. Suicides

I could've 'sword' I felt something.....

Where: Anywhere
How: Use the sword on yourself.
What the game says:
"You thrust the sword into your chest! Blood begins to
flow! Suicide won't help in your quest."

You're the boss...fire yourself!

Where: Anywhere
How: Use the torch on yourself.
What the game says:
"You now have terrific second degree burns on your
hands" (First time)
"You hold the flame close enough to your skin to cause
second and third degree burns." (Second time)
"You finally set your hair on fire, the rest of your
body follows!" (Final Time)

That was bright......

Where: Anywhere.
How: Let both of your torches run out.
What the game says: 
"Your torch goes out with a fizzle. With out-stretched
arms, you move slowly, looking for a light. Suddenly,
you trip over something!! Smash!! You fall face first
to the floor!!"

You might as well jump, JUMP!!

Where: The place with the rod, and various others like
that one.
How: Move into the open space.
What the game says:
"With a cry you jump to your death!! It takes only a
couple of seconds before you hit the bottom with a
thud.

---II. All the Other Deaths

I'm free........free fallin'........

Where: The room with the book you get Key 2 out of.
How: Take the book.
What the game says:
"When you remove the book from its pedistal, the floor
collapses, and you fall to your death."

Try using Slim-Fast once in a while!

Where: The room with the two bridges, before the
wraith.
How: Try to move across the crappy looking bridge.
What the game says:
"As you reach the middle of the bridge, it collapses
under your feet!! The bridge won't hold you. You can't
cross unless you lose some weight!!"

Break a leg!

Where: The mirror room, before the Fire Drake.
How: Go down the hatch without the rope being there.
What the game says:
"You jump down the hole and, after a couple of
moments, hit the floor!! It seems that you have broken
both of your legs!! It's only a matter of time before
you die!!"

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the bloodiest one
of all?

Where: The mirror room, before the Fire Drake.
How: Break the left mirror with the hammer.
What the game says:
"As soon as you break the mirror, shards of glass fly
through the air and slice into your body!! Blood pours
from your wounds and your body slumps to the floor."

This place is rather spacious.....

Where: The mirror room, before the Fire Drake.
How: Break the right mirror with the hammer.
What the game says: 
"You have opened a magic portal into deep space. You
are immediately sucked through. The lack of air causes
you to quickly lose consciousness. The Grim Reaper
quickly embraces you!!"

There's really hot oil at the bottom? (Lame and crappy
version)

Where: The Fire Drake's room.
How: Move off the platform.
What the game says:
"Suicide obviously does not solve problems"

There's really hot oil at the bottom?(Awesome
version!)

Where: The Fire Drake's room.
How: Use the torch on the oil at the bottom.
What the game says:
"The oil quickly catches and sets you on fire!! There
is no way to put the fire out once it starts. You
will be burned to the bone!!"

"Britney" Spear doesn't like me. Same with that troll.

Where: The bridge room, after the Fire Drake.
How: Try to cross the bridge or hit the troll without
paying, after you hit him with the spear.
What the game says: 
"The troll cries, "You can't trick me!!". With one
swift motion, the troll launches his spear and runs
you through!! The spear pierces your chest and exits
through your back!!"

Oh, well!

Where: In the room with the cyclops.
How: Move into the well.
What the game says:
"With a mighty leap, you jump head first into the
well. On the way down, you see no water below. The
well was deeper than you imagined. You have just
broken every bone in your body.

What a flamer!

Where: The dragon's chamber. (With the shield, spear,
etc.)
How: Take something in there (Except the shield), or
try to walk over to where the dragon is.
What the game says:
"Whoosh!! Flames suddenly shoot from the dragon's
mouth!! Dragon flame engulfs your body. You pay for
your curiosity with your life." 

This isn't Double Dare slime, kids!

Where: The room with all the coffins.
How: Open the middle coffin on the left, then try to
walk forward.
What the game says:
"You try to pass the slime but it engulfs your body,
dissolving it in seconds. ...You die instantly. No
pain, no nothing. You were slimed.

I keep on fallin'......

Where: The room before the dragon's chamber.
How: Open the hatch, then try to go down.
What the game says:
"A broken fragment of a wooden ladder hangs from the
opening. As you go down the trap door, you realize you
took a big step. The fall is quite fatal."

I don't need all that blood! Or my arms...or legs...or
head.....

Where: In the lake with the skeleton holding the key.
How: Move into the water.
What the game says:
"As you swim toward the skeleton, you feel the jaws of
a shark grab you and pull you under. You curse
yourself for using your body as bait!! Even before the
life has escaped your body, the lake will be filled
with your blood."

This thing is one of those caged animals that are
meant to be kept caged.

Where: The labratory.
How: Open the cage on the bottom of the shelf.
What the game says:
"You remove the latch and a mutated dog pounces on
you!! It looks like the doctor put something in the
dog's water. Before you can do anything else, the
mutation quickly rips you apart!!" 

Not now! Let me drink my acid!

Where: The fountain.
How: Use the water on yourself.
What the game says:
"Kneeling down next to the fountain, you drink a
handful of the acidic water. You can't scream because
you no longer have a throat, let alone a larnyx!!"

Beauty and the Beast....too bad she's both.

Where: In the top tower of the observatory.
How: Try to take the thorn before killing the woman
with the arrow.
What the game says:
"With a loud roar, the wolf pounces on you, taking
your life!! The wolf's powerful jaws rip your throat
out!!"

Do not burn the wolf?!

Where: In the top tower of the observatory, after you
kill the woman with the arrow.
How: Use the torch on the dead wolf body.
What the game says:
"You put the burning torch close to it. With a loud
roar, the wolf pounces on you, taking your life!! The
wolf's powerful jaws rip your throat out!!"

Tail TO Head, not heads or tails!

Where: On the tower where you get the talisman.
How: Try to take the talisman before using the star on
the wyvern.
What the game says:
"With the speed of lightning, the Wyvern wraps its
tail around your neck. You die, screaming silently."

You fell for it.....literally!!

Where: On the look-out point where you find the bag
and the gold pot.
How: Take the gold pot. What the game says:
"As you move the pot, you realize that you have fallen
for the oldest trick in the book. You suddenly find
yourself knee-deep in the moat. It seems that the
alligators really enjoy your company!!"

Another nasty hot bath.

Where: In the room with all the lava where the large
statue blocks your path.
How: Move manually into the lava.
What the game says:
"Shouting a battle cry, you catapult yourself off the
platform. You are brave, warrior, but stupid!! Your
body explodes as you plunge into the lava."

Beauty sleep? Ha! You must mean ugly sleep!

Where: In the room with the three levers.
How: Move into the pit in the middle of the room.
What the game says:
"You woke the sleeping guard from his beauty sleep. He
decides to eat you for breakfast!!"

Rock [to the] bottom.

Where: The room before the gargoyles.
How: Try to take the passage on the left.
What the game says:
"Without thinking, you jump through the opening and
immediately hear a loud click. Suddenly, the granite
slab above you gives way and crushes you beneath it.
It breaks every bone in your body."

Those gargoyles don't look as stoned as they seem...

Where: The room with the two gargoyles.
How: Try to go into the cave beneath them.
What the game says:
"Suddenly, the beasts begin to shudder and their eyes
begin to glow red!! The gargoyles, angered by your
presence, spring from their frozen state and rip you
to pieces!! There's not enough left of you to even
feed the birds."

Water you waiting for?

Where: The room you hit the gong to summon the
ferryman.
How: Move into the lake (Do manually)
What the game says:
"As soon as you jump in, you find that you cannot
escape the strong current of this river. Your cries
for help are cut off as your lungs fill with water!!"



B. Closing.

I would like to thank those at the Shadowgate message
board on gamefaqs.com for coming up with the idea for
a death FAQ. Very excellent idea indeed! I also want
to thank the makers of this game, and those that
helped with other games like it. Bravo! Excellent
series of games!

That's all, now go play!!
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