Little Samsom for Nintendo Guide V1.0
12-17-2000

By DDCecil (James Tompkins)
DDCecil@webspawner.com
http://www.webspawner.com/users/DDCecil

1. Introduction/Updates
2. Characters
3. Items
4. Walkthrough
5. Bosses
6. Secrets
7. Credits

1. Introduction
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This platform game rocks! A harder to find NES title, this one is both 
challenging and rewarding!

V1.0 - 12/8/2000 - FAQ is finally finished!

2. Characters
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Each of the characters have different abilities, and you can change 
characters when ever you want.

Little Samson - He can climb walls and ceilings and shoot bells straight 
ahead.

Starting HP: 4
Max HP Easy: 
Max HP Normal: 10

Dragon - He can fly for short distances while floating softly to the ground 
by repeatedly tapping "A". His fire weapon curves upwards. Hold the "B" 
button down to power-up his flame. When you hold down the button, but he is 
still green, he will shoot 3-small flames. When he turns blue, he will shoot 
3 medium fireballs. if hold down the button as long as possible, he will turn 
red and you can shoot 3 giant red fireballs!

Starting HP: 4
Max HP Easy:
Max HP Normal: 8

Golem - He can walk on spikes and his weapon is an extended fist that can 
shoot upwards or downwards.

Starting HP: 8
Max HP Easy:
Max HP Normal: 14

Mouse - He is small, fast, and can walk on the ceilings and walls with ease. 
His weapon is a small bomb. He can also walk on swampland without sinking in.

Starting HP: 2
Max HP Easy:
Max HP Normal: 6

3. Items
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(All enemies can drop the following, and they can be found along the game's 
path.)

Small Heart - Recovers 1 HP

Big Heart - Recovers 4 HP

Crystal w/ Heart inside - Adds 2 Extra HP to meter

Potion - When your life is low, use to recover all HP, each character can 
hold one at a time. If a character dies, use the potion to revive him! if you 
don't have one, the character will be revived in the next area you go to.

1-UP - Gives an extra life

4. Walkthrough
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You start the game by choosing each of the 4 characters and complete their 
short areas: 
(Note: There are no bosses, you can do these in any order)

Little Samson:

Items:

Big Heart x 1
Crystal x 1

Start by heading right, attacking the slimes, and when you reach as far right 
as you can go, go upwards, climbing up the walls and ceilings avoiding the 
enemies. At the top, head right, and jump over the suspended platforms and 
grab the crystal. Keep going right, then watch out for the morphing enemies. 
They can only be defeated when they are in their small forms. After that, go 
down the shaft until you reach the bottom. At the bottom, head right. Jump 
over the spikes. After that, climb the wall for the big heart at the top. 
Continue right, jumping over the fire waterfalls until you reach the end.

Dragon:

Items:

Big Heart x 1
Crystal x 1

Start by heading right. Jump onto the tornados, then jump off of them and 
float far as you can to the right. At the end, a giant tornado appears and 
lifts you to another area. Jump onto the tornados again, and head right, and 
grab the crystal and big heart you find. Soon you will reach the end.

Golem:

Items:

Big Heart x 1
Crystal x 1

Just keep going right until you reach the very end. Not too difficult, just 
watch out for the enemies on Normal mode!

Mouse:

Items:

Big Heart x 3
Crystal x 1
Potion x 1

You only start with a measly 2 HP, so be careful! Go right, jumping over the 
enemies, and press "A" to latch ontot eh wall and clib it. When you reach the 
far right, hook onto the tree and climb up it. Grab the Crystal, and continue 
upwards. Once at the top, go right, and either take the top way for 3 Big 
Hearts, or take the easy way by latching onto the bottom of the platform. At 
the end, there is a potion, but you need to do some tricky manuvers to get it!

After the 4 quests:

Once in the King's Throne room, the Dragon will fight Samson. After defeating 
him, you will get a password and the real game will begin!

Area 1: Ruins

Items:

Big Heart x 2
Crystal x 3
Potion x 1

Start by pressing Start and choosing the character you like best. Head right, 
attacking the enemies. At the end, climb the platforms to the top. Head 
right, grabbing the crystal, and continue going right. Near the end, become 
the mouse to grab the Potion and backtrack to get 2 Crystals. Once at the 
end, get ready for your first boss!

Area 2, Part 1: The Mountain

Items: 

Big Heart x 1
Crystal x 1

Deja Vu! It's the Dragon's area again, so switch to him! It's a bit easier 
than last time, so keep going right until you reach the end.

Area 2, Part 2: The Waterfalls

Items:

Crystal x 2
Potion x 1

Stay as the Dragon, and go right, jumping on the leaves, then jump far right 
as you can, floating until you reach solid ground. At the end, go downwards, 
watching out for the spikes and slugs. Go right, until you reach the very end 
and fight your next boss...

While fighting the boss, if you fall down into the water, you will go to Area 
2 Alternate Route! If you defeat the boss WITHOUT falling in, continue to 
Area 3, Part 1...

Area 2 Alternate: Crab-Ride

Items:

Big Heart x 1

When you land, a boss will come and steal the bell your 3 partners are in! 
You must chase after him! You will then get aboard a giant photorealistic 
crab and the screen will scroll. You must duck under the low ceilings, and 
when you get towards the end of the area, after you have passed the Big Heart 
and the 3rd Exploding flower, you must hook onto the wall, let the crab pass 
under you then climb to the very bottom of the wall, and press right to latch 
onto the ceiling, and jump to the crab. At the end you will fight a special 
miniboss!

Area 3, Part 1: Mountain Caves

Items:

Big Heart x 1
Crystal x 1

This is Golem's level revisited! Nothing too hard, to defeat the hard to 
reach slugs, stand beneath them and punch upwards. At the end of the area, 
become the mouse to reach the 1-UP. Also, the skeletons at the beginning of 
the area will kill themselves if they touch the wall (A good place to 
power-up!)

Area 3, Part 2: Jungle (You come here after beating Area 2 Alt.)

Items:

Big Heart x 1
Crystal x 2

Start by going right, jumping over the skullheads and spores. At the end, 
become the mouse and climb upwards. At the top, avoid all the enemies while 
going right. Watch out for the skullheads that go up and out of the screen 
because they will then release 2 skulls that float towards the bottom of the 
screen!

Area 3, Part 3: Jungle Part 2

Items:

Big Heart x 1
Crystal x 1

Become the mouse, and keep going right, jumping into tornados and avoiding 
the spores and purple flying creatures. At the end, you will fight the boss!

Area 4: Dark Cave

Items:

Big Heart x 1
Crystal x 1
1-UP x 2

Start by being the mouse and climb the wall and grab the 1-UP (which is on a 
phony platform), then switch to the Golem so you fall onto the spikes safely. 
Become the mouse and time your jumps carefully onto the walls that disappear 
and reappear. The walls won't actually disappear, they will just become 
invisible (so you can still climb them). Continue right, and become the 
Dragon when necessary. At the end, it looks like a dead end, but become the 
mouse, and go through the top of the wall! Afterwards, you will fight the 
boss!

Area 5, Part 1: Valley

Items:

Small Heart x 2
Big Heart x 2
Crystal x 2
Potion x 1
1-UP x 2

Start by going right, then when you can jump downwards, become the golem, and 
hold left and jump downwards onto the spikes to grab the potion. Next, jump 
to the far right to grab the crystal, then jump to the far left for a 1-UP. 
At the bottom continue right. At the end of the area, become the Golem to 
grab the 1-UP on the spikes.

Area 5, Part 2: Pyramid

Items:

Big Heart x 1
Crystal x 3

Head right, and be careful not to fall into the water at the end of the first 
part. After that, go upwards to the very top, then become the golem to past 
the spikes. After that, you have a long climb upwards as the mouse! At the 
top, head right some more, passing a lot of skeletons and swords. Make sure 
all your characters are in good shape, and fight the boss!

Area 6: Volcano

Items:

Big Heart x 1
Crystal x 1

Start by going right, and at the very end, become the mouse and travel 
upwards. At the very top, become the dragon and fly over all the fire 
waterfalls. At the end of this pretty simplistic level, you will fight the 
boss!

Area 7: Dark Mountain

Items:

Big Heart x 2
Crystal x 1
Potion x 1

Start by going right, defeating the eyeballs. Soon, you will reach an area 
that is in darkness, and as you go forward, it will light up. Go upwards, and 
then right. Soon, you will go upwards again. Watch out for the skulls! Soon, 
you will be in an area that looks awefully familiar to the part you just 
passed, but you are in a new area. Climb upwards once again, watching out for 
more skullheads. Then head right again, then upwards again. Take the left 
side as the mouse for a Big Heart. Near the top, become the golem to grab a 
potion. At the very top, go right and you will reach the boss!

Area 8: Castle Stronghold

Items:

Big Heart x 2
Crystal x 3
Potion x 1
1-UP x 1

Start by being the Dragon or Golem and proceed right. Next go down the shaft, 
becoming the golem to get the 1-UP. At the very bottom, head right watching 
out for falling spikes. After that, become the mouse and take the easy right 
path upwards. If you want a challenge, take the left path upwards! At the 
top, head right until you reach the final boss (of easy mode)!

Area 9, Part 1: Evil Castle Pt. 1

Items:

Big Heart x 2
Crystal x 2
Potion x 1

You can only come here if you beat Area 8's boss on Normal! Here you will 
fight the real final boss! Start by going right, then you will go upwards. 
Grab the items, then at the top, go right. Here you will find those stupid 
skeletons once again! Wait on the platform right above them, and they will 
keep killing themselves, so you can fill up everyone to the max with hearts, 
potions, and 1-UPs! Afterwards, become the mouse, and jump up onto the 
ceiling, and walk to the very end, avoiding all the enemies! Time for your 2 
favorite bosses. (Yeah right!)

Area 9, Part 2: Evil Castle Pt. 2

Items:

Big Heart x 3

Almost the same as Part 1, but more enemies and no stupid skeletons to help 
you out!

Area 9, Part 3: Evil Castle Finale

Items:

Big Heart x 4
1-UP x 1

Go straight ahead and face your destiny!

5. Bosses
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After the 4 individual quests - The Dragon:

Uh oh! It seems the Dragon doesn't like Samson! Attack him rapidly while 
avoding him flames. If he turns blue, he will shoot 3 medium sized fireballs, 
if he turns red, watch out! He will then shoot 3 Big Fireballs! 

Area 1 - Green Wizard:

The main foes of the game are 4 wizards. The first one you fight is the green 
one. Start by turning into the Golem and puch the crud out of him, it's okay 
to get hit by the balls. Afterwards, he will turn into a green beast! If your 
Golem is in great shape, punch him until you are about dead. Press start, and 
if the Golem has apotion, use it! If not, switch to the Dragon and pelt him 
with fireballs! You can hit him anywhere. Jump over his projectiles, and when 
he throws out a ball, switch to the mouse or dragon and jump over it as it 
approaches you.

Area 2 - Water Spirit:

If you fall down into the water while fighting the boss, skip this section 
and go back up to the main walkthrough to the part titled - Area 2 Alternate. 

The boss will come out of the water, throw projectiles, and leap back into 
the water, then it will come out in another area. Be the Golem, and punch 
upwards if the boss is up towards the top of the screen.

Area 2 Alternate Boss - Little Wizard:

Once the battle begins, the wizard will you a magnetic spell that makes you 
head towards him. Hold left, then jump over the tiny projectile he throws, 
then shoot him all you can. he will then call on 2 demons to fly at you. 
Defeat or watch out for them, and shoot the boss all you can, then the boss 
will go back into magnetic mode. Afterwards, you will go to Area 3, Part 2.

Area 3 - Water Dragon:

After the dragon emerges, become the golem and punch him when he opens his 
mouth. After hitting him, walk left to the edge of the screen, and wait until 
he comes out of the ground near you and punch him until he dies!

Area 4 - Evil Spirit:

Become the Golem, and waiting until the spirit appears, then punch him to 
death! He's not very hard!

Area 5 - Blue Wizard:

Oh no! Another wizard! As the Golem, chase him around the room using your 
punch. Afterwards, he'll become a knight. Walk to the very left edge of the 
screen and punch him when he moves his sword upwards. if your Golem gets 
weak, become the dragon and finish him off!

Area 6 - Purple Wizard:

Become the Golem and punch him to death. Afterwards it gets tough! The ground 
disappears and you get to fight a dragon the same way you do in Mega Man 2! 
Stay on the middle block, while jumping and punching its head. If you touch 
the head, you die automatically, so be very careful!

Area 7 - Orange Wizard:

Be the Golem and punch him (as usual). Now comes the hard part! He becomes a 
grim reaper, and as the golem or dragon, stay to the very right side of the 
screen and punch or blow fire at the blue demons that appear, and when you 
have an open shot, punch or fire rapidly at the reaper!

Area 8 - Gold Warrior:

Be the golem and punch him to death (as usual!), soon he becomes a dragon 
head! Hit him, then he will go to the background, and you must dodge the 24 
projectiles that come from the left or right of the screen. It is just like 
the Rock Monster on Mega Man 1 and 3! After that, the dragon will go to 
either the left side or right side of the screen. If your Golem is in good 
shape, punch him, or be Samson or the Dragon to shoot, and then jump over the 
2 projectiles he throws, and then he will go into the Rock Monster phase 
again. Afterwards, you will have beat the game (If you are on easy mode, if 
you did this on normal, time for the real final area!)

Area 9, Part 1 - Grim Reaper (Orange Wizard) and Green Beast (Green Wizard) 
again!!!

Area 9, Part 2 - Knight (Purple Wizard) and Dragon (Blue Wizard) again!!!

Area 9, Part 3 - Final Boss!

You are on your own!!! Let's just say it doesn't end here... But if you got 
to know, check the Secrets section...

6. Secrets
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Here are the Passwords for the Game:

Easy Passwords:

Bypass the opening, Start at Level 1 - ?2KC
Level 2 - BN&S
Level 3 - SJSQ
Level 3 ALT - NS6K
Level 4 - 1NWB
Level 5PT 1 - PHC&
Level 5PT 2 - QLXZ <- I have NO idea how I got this code(?!)
Level 6 - CLZT
Level 7 - J62?
Level 8 - DP03

Normal Passwords:

Bypass the opening, Start at Level 1 - 7XGN
Level 2 - KKZB
Level 3 - XSRR
Level 3 Alt - ZW4&
Level 4 - 3MTT
Level 5 - XBQQ
Level 6 - GWLH
Level 7 - C92K
Level 8 - GPLH
Final Area - JR6P

Psst... Want to know what happens after the final boss? Check the bottom of 
this guide...

7. Credits
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Thanks to everyone at GameFAQs and Taito for making it!
































After defeating the final boss on normal, you must escape the castle! Make 
sure the mouse has a potion stored up, or you won't be able to escape! Go 
right, becoming the mouse and golem respectively. When you get to the stairs, 
turn into the dragon and make it to the very top. At the very top, let the 
mouse take a hit from a falling rock and walk through the moving platform for 
the ending! if you don't get hit by a rock, the platform will kill you in 1 
hit!