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                          featuring "Mylo Steamwitz"

FAQ/Walkthrough
PC
Game Release Date: October 23, 1991

Version:        0.7     released on the 23rd of June 2011
Author:         odino   http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/47976.html
This guide is EXCLUSIVELY available at GameFAQs.

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                             TABLE OF CONTENTS
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01.) Introduction                                                 |  G0100  | 
02.) Overview                                                     |  G0200  |
     Controls                                                     |  G0210  |
     Menus                                                        |  G0220  |
     Display                                                      |  G0230  |
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03.) Walkthrough                                                  |  G0300  |
     Episode 1: The Trouble with Twibbles                         |  G0310  |
     Episode 2: Slugging it Out                                   |  G0320  |
     Episode 3: Mylo Versus the Supernova                         |  G0330  |
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04.) Monster List                                                 |  G0400  |
05.) Item List                                                    |  G0500  |
06.) Hazards                                                      |  G0600  |
07.) Cheats                                                       |  G0700  |
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YY.) Version History                                              |  GYY00  |
ZZ.) Credits & Thanks                                             |  GZZ00  |

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01.)                    INTRODUCTION                                 G0100
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Crystal Caves is a mix of Mario Brothers and Commander Keen. The game was made
by Apogee and 3DRealms who created such games as Duke Nukem and Max Payne.

The first episode of this 3-episode game was released as Shareware, like a demo
in the older days. It has no limitations but cannot be sold for cash. The
shareware is pretty extensive so I advice you to check it out (as it is free),
you can still find it available on many websites including Apogee's own. The
entire trilogy is available from the Apogee store as well. The game was always
split into three parts and is not available a full retail copy. Buying from
Apogee would give you all three episodes though. The releases are still
regarded as three entities.

If you spot any errors or have suggestions feel free to tell me about it.
Enjoy!


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02.)                    OVERVIEW                                     G0200
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The objective in Crystal Caves is to collect all the crystals in each cave you
encounter. Once accomplished. you may exit the cave through the main airlock.

You begin your adventure in the main mineshaft, where 16 doors lead to the
inner caves. You must finish all 16 caves, in any order you chose. Sometimes
the way to a cave entrance is blocked by another one you need to finish off
first.

You'll encounter many dangerous alien creatures and hazards. You can avoid
these creatures, or blast them with your rocket pistol. Some creatures may
require several shots, while others might need a special power upgrade you will
find as well.

To pass through a colored door, you'll need to pull the lever with the matching
color. Often they are required to complete the level but may also just be for
bonus point items locked away behind it.

Mylo is given three hearts per mine he enters. In other words, Mylo can he hurt
twice by enemies or hazards, and on the third injury, Mylo will be required to
restart the level from the beginning. Beware instant death hazards though. If
you make it through the level without losing a single heart you will get a
$50,000 bonus!!

Certain actions within the game activated for a short span of time, indicated
by a timer on the status line at the bottom of the screen.

Bump your head into certain platforms to find hidden gems. This is a point
bonus only. If you find the B, O, N, U and S items you get a 10,000 bonus as
the name suggests. Collecting points is used to keep record of the high score.
Finding all items, hidden gems and shooting every enemy requires good skills.
Remember the 50,000 bonus for finishing without taking damage as well.

Clear colored blocks can be shot away to clear the path. It is often necessary
to do this to advance in the level.

The ammo takes over from one level to the next. Every level will have enough to
defeat required enemies. If you do not have enough then there is a way around
it by just dodging the foe for now, or forever. If you really feel the need to
start a level with more ammo then just play another one and collect enough
there.


Hardware Requirements:
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The requirements for this game are:

XT Computer (286 or higher recommended)
450k of conventional memory
EGA Graphics
560k of Hard Drive Space (for shareware)
1.7 meg of Hard Drive Space (for registered)
Joysticks Optionally Supported

I have played it on a new Windows machine without much trouble. You can always
try to play this in a DOS emulator such as DosBox if it does not run properly
for you.


Score:
``````
Because this is an arcade style game you get points of collecting many things.
The score only matters for the highscore in this game, and if you do not care
about that you do not need to collect many point items in the levels. After you
have completed the game a few times you will most likely try to get more of
these to make it more interesting.


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                        Controls                                     G0220
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The keyboard controls may be changed by pressing F1 during the game. The
defaults are:

WALK RIGHT       -        Right arrow
WALK LEFT        -        Left arrow
JUMP             -        Ctrl
FIRE PISTOL      -        Alt
ACTION KEY       -        Alt

The action key is used to pull levers and flip switches, if you ware in front
of them.


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                        Menus                                        G0220
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Main Menu:
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N)ew Game               Starts a New Game
R)estore Game           Load a Saved Game
O)rder Info             In case you didn't buy the full Game yet
F)oreign Orders         For non-US orders of the Game
V)ideo Support          If you are having troubles with the current display
I)nformation            Info about the Gameplay
S)tory                  The Game's Story
H)igh Score             The High Score of the Game
C)all our BBS           Call the hotline, might be out of date
A)bout Apogee           About the Creators of the Game


In-Game Menu:
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I)nformation            Info about the Gameplay
T)oggle Sound On-Off    Turn on/off the Sound
J)oystick Toggle        Turn on/off the Joystick
C)alibrate Joystick     Calibrate the Joystick
V)ideo Card Support     If you are having troubles with the current display
K)eyboard Redefine      Change the Control Keys, highly recommended
R)estore Old Game       Load a saved Game, only from the mine shaft.
S)ave Current Game      Save the Game on 0-9
Q)uit Current Game      Quit the Game


Quit Menu:
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D)os                    Exit the Game completely
T)itle                  Exit to the Title Screen
M)ain Level             Exit to the Mine Shaft


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                        Display                                      G0230
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The main display is pretty straightforward.

You have a border around the screen that turns green when you have collected
them all. That means you can go through the exit door and clear the level.

At the bottom of the screen is the status bar. First there is your total score,
your ammo and up to three hearts. When you have collected a level's treasure
key it will appear here. At any time you have a special condition, such as
super shot, a countdown in *xx* will appear. (E.g. *15*)


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03.)                    WALKTHROUGH                                  G0300
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                        Episode 1:                                   G0310
                        The Trouble with Twibbles
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Ship's Log - Stardate 2121.04
-----------------------------

Personal Entry - Record Mode On:

I've decided to fly into the Altairian star system against my better judgement.
The perilous caves of Altair are my best hope of getting enough cash for a down
payment for my Twibble farm.

With those furry Twibbles now the rage of the galaxy, I need to get in now
before the fad fades. Twibbles might be the biggest fad since the pet mood
slime.

I just hope I can make it to Altair. The Kiwi is 11 lightyears past its last
oil change, and the holographic steering assembly seems to be acting up. I
better steer clear of anything big...

Personal Entry - Record Off

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####################
#.,( Mission 01 ),.#
####################

Collect the 2 crystals just next to you and go right, killing the jumping eye
in the process. Avoid the spike and get the 5 crystals at the same time. There
are 5 more just after this. Go up the elevator, pick up 3 crystals while not
getting shot by the laser and continue on. Make sure the cobra lies dead where
you can easily jump over it, lets say where the gun and 2 crystals are instead
of the narrow parts. The room with the blue lever has 5 crystals and many
spiders. Go back all the way to the beginning, up where there are 2 more
crystals and ignore the second floor for now. On the third, kill the large
monster (easy) and the small one, collect the 6 crystals and activate the
switch. Now for the second floor: Get on the elevator and pick up the 3
crystals while activating the final lever. There is 1 more crystal just next to
the exit sign, the way to the exit is now clear but watch out for the spike in
the ditch just before the door.


####################
#.,( Mission 02 ),.#
####################

Grab the 3 crystals right here and go up the steps while avoiding the spikes.
There are 2 crystals near the spider and 3 at the sleepy ball. Fall down next
to the elevator for 6 more and then jump upwards. Forget about the left side,
you can collect the treasure here later if you wish to. Get the next 3 coming
up 1 after the rock. Go left and kill the cobra without shooting at the air
tank. There is a wall monster in the next chasm so go down on the lefthand side
to collect 3 crystals and hitting the red lever. Go back right and down into
the just opened red door. Watch out for all the hazards on the way to the 4
cystals. Now go all the way into the huge left swampy area and get the 9
crsytals spread around, watch out for the spikes though. Jump all the way up to
the top where the treasure key is and wait for the higher elevator to arrive.
Collect all 8 crystals on the ceiling while you ride the elevator and the last
crystal is waiting in front of the exit.


####################
#.,( Mission 03 ),.#
####################

Get the 2 crystal ontop and the ammo. Kill the caterpillar but watch out for
the tank. There are 2 more crystals near the air tank. Hit the switch on the
platform to activate the nearby elavator and jump on it. Hit the switch here to
de-activate the upcoming laser. Go right and avoid the hammers while picking up
the 4 cystals here. Jump up on the right and those lasers won't shoot at you
now. There are 2 crystals in the air and 1 more underneath the crate. Go left
first and pick up the P, with that you can shoot the three rockmen and pull the
red lever. Go left all the way and shoot the green slime. Avoid the water
faucet and go down. There are 5 crystals, the treasure key and a greenlever. Go
up on the righthand side to avoid the water, go right and enter the green door.
Avoid theminecart and collect the 3 crystals. Optionally you can hit the blue
lever, go left and open the treasure chests for bigpoints. Drop down all the
way and collect the last 6 crystals towards the exit. Thereare gems hidden
inside the blueplatforms underneath and ontop the hammers.


####################
#.,( Mission 04 ),.#
####################

Drop down and pick up the 2 crstals. Jump past the two flames to collect 2
more. Kill the spider and avoid the stalactites. There are 3 crystals at the
cobra, kill it wisely. Watch out for the deadly mushroom as you collect 4
crystals, then pick up 2 more next to the rockman. After you have touched the
red mushroom you can kill it and collect some items if you wish, otherwise drop
down and get 6 crystals during the fall. Shoot your way through the clear
crystals and go up where you can. If you did not use the mushroom powerup to
kill the rock or are extremely fast you can still kill the mine cart and take
the points here too. Anyway, pick up the 3 crystals and go towards the upper
left for a G gravity item. Take all 7 crystals at the ceiling, set off the
laser to get by unharmed jump to get the next 3 crystals while you kill that
spider. Hit the STOP sign to halt all enemies for a short amount of time. Go
past the snakes who would otherwise give you trouble and collect all 12
crystals until the end. If the timer runs out you'll need to kill the remaining
jumping eyes. At the bottom, shoot the clear crystal to free the elevator, ride
it across and jump down to the exit. Don't bother with the large monster but
you could possible shoot it from all the way across the room, will be a tight
afair to get all 5 shots off in time it gets to you though.


####################
#.,( Mission 05 ),.#
####################

First things first. Switch off the laser and jump up. Watch out for falling
stalactites whlie you pick up the 6 crystals. Kill the cobras and if you are
good you will kill them all on the same spot and do not hit the air tank of
course. Continue on and pick up all 9 in the next area with the green slime and
hit the blue lever. Go through the door you just opened and pick up the 2 green
crystals. Drop down and collect 6 more and the Gravity G-Item. Get the 4
crystals on the ceiling while jumping over the stalactites and kill the bird
next to 3 additional crystals. Go into the room with the red lever and wait for
the gravity timer to count to 0. Hit the lever and go through the door at the
bottom. The last 10 crystals are heavily guarded by 2 lasers. Make it to the
green switch first to open the door and now you can pick up the P PowerUp that
makes you invincible for a certain amount of time. If you wish you can also
pick up the 4 mushrooms that were blocked by the spike. When done, head for the
exit.


####################
#.,( Mission 06 ),.#
####################

Low gravity - so you get hit back slightly when you shoot.

Wait until the big monster is just before the air tank andstart pumping
missiles into it. Just be very careful. Jump up on the elevator and shoot the
bat while you switch the on/off. Go right all the way to the exit and jump up
and shoot the corner clear crystal to get up. Shoot the two tentacles to
collect the guns. Jump left on the clear crystals and do not neglect the 2
crystals over the Low Gravity sign. At the end pick out the clear crystal
blocking the elevator and get on it. There is an additional gun if you need it,
as you'll be having to clear a lot of clear crystals on the way. There are 8 on
the first stretch (and the key!). Make a way to jump up on the next level
without hitting the stalactites. Collec thenext 6 crystals and go up. There are
4 more in the left chamber and 7 going to the right. Get the next 3 while
shooting bats and get to the ceiling. Kill all bats and pick up 4 crystals. Be
careful as some bats are hidden behind the crystals. Shoot the clear crystal at
the end to free the elevator and ride it across to collect a gun and switch the
blue lever. Drop down and pick up the 5 crystals here, then hit the red lever.
There are 10 crystals around the green lever and 1 more on the way down. The
exit is just on the right as you've seen before.


####################
#.,( Mission 07 ),.#
####################

Don't drop down right at all, it is only for points. Don't drop down on the
left because there is a wall monster. Instead jump up on the left and then down
from the other side to take the 4 crystals. Up and wait for the DANGER sign to
drop on you, itdoes not harm you while you just stand underneath the other
board. Go all the way up (4 crystals) and switch off the power here. Drop down
to the exit and kill the 2 birds guarding 6 crystals. Take the 4 crystals
around the now non-working laser and hit the green lever. Go left and up and
through the green door you have opened. 2 crystals are here for the taking, as
well as a blue lever. Drop down all the way and go through the blue door. Take
the 4 crystals and go right. 2 more crystals and a red lever are here. Go back
a bit and up while avoiding the water faucet. Get the 2 crystals just next to
it and go up some more to get the 4 crystals and the key you see. Go back down
and left and exit.


####################
#.,( Mission 08 ),.#
####################

Reverse Gravity, everything is up side down.

Take the 12 crystals in this first room and shoot your way to the next one.
Here are 11 but avoid the spikes in the first rows you get to. Shoot the clear
crystal near the air tank and take the 9 crystals. 26 crystals fill this next
room and 25 are on the way to the next room. Get 10 more as you continue this
linear route. The last 7 can be found before the exit.


####################
#.,( Mission 09 ),.#
####################

First off, go all the way to the right and switch on the lights. Then go up a
bit and jump to the platform near the exit. Ignore the flame, pick up 2
crystals and go left while killing the spiders without hitting the air tank!
When you make it to the P you should hurry and go up to the 2nd last row while
picking up 1 crystal. Ignore the other one for now but killing the spider is
recommended. Get all 6 crystalswhile running right and kill the sleeping ball.
Jump up to the ceiling and slay the dinosaur you would otherwise not be able to
kill. Go all the way left and hit both levels. Drop down and pick up the 1
crystal you ignored earlier. Drop down slightly right and go down slowly as
there will be a laser coming up. Avoid its shot and flip the switch at the
bottom. Go back to where you started out and go down into the two chambers for
the final 4 crystals.


####################
#.,( Mission 10 ),.#
####################

Falling rocks! There will be a constant stream of rocksfalling from the
ceiling. Avoid them all but sometimes they can be tricky if you are in a narrow
gap. They will not drop down when you are near the ceiling.

Anyway go ahead and pick up the 2 crystals above the Falling Rocks! sign and 10
more on the way to the air tank. Get 2 crystals on the right and hit the switch
to start the elevators but you can do the level without. Go left and get 4
crystals while hitting the red lever. Go down and right for a G gravity
powerup. This way you can easily get the 2 nearby crystals. Drop up and all the
way to the right. Hit the switch to turn off the upcoming lasers and collect
the 4 crystals on the way to the right. There are 6 more crystals and you
should be running out of time at the ceiling. Kill the monsters to get through
and get the massive 31 crystals at the end. Be careful of the two spiders in
the bottom left corner.


####################
#.,( Mission 11 ),.#
####################

The level starts with you being shot at from the left. Avoid the first shot and
jump over the spike at the same time. When the second shot comes over you
should switch off the laser with the switch above. collect the gun and 2
crystals and jump up. If you go left and kill all the green slimes you can find
four guns. Go up and right and ride the elevator. At the top you need to shoot
your way through clear crystals to get 3 crystals. Then jump on the elevator
and hit the blue lever at the top. Jump down and get the 6 crystals on the way.
Go back to the junction and go left just after the mine cart has gone that way.
Jump up to get 3 crystals and collect 4 more while jumping over the next mine
cart. Watch out for the falling stalactites and get up the hit two levers and
collect 2 crystals. Go back down and take the 3 crystals before the green door.
Take the P to make it easier on the way down. The exit is going straight up,
there are 5 crystals. Watch out for the spiders.


####################
#.,( Mission 12 ),.#
####################

Go left and take the guns and 12 crystals but also do kill the two robots. Drop
down to the next level and take the 5 crystals, go right while avoiding the
mind carts and grab the next 4 crystals. Get to the next level and quickly take
the 2 crystals, go down and left and get 2 sets of 2 crystals, drop down a
little bit more next to the pick axe and find 2 more crystals waiting. Go right
for 3 crystals and drop down and left. Avoid the green eye monster, or shoot
it, and collect all 8 crystals surroung the key. Go all the way to the floor
and take the 9 crystals guarded by two robots. Finally avoid or kill the huge
eye monster and jump to the platforms on the right for the final 6 crystals.
You do not really need to kill the huge monster but you can safely do so from
the left if you like more points.


####################
#.,( Mission 13 ),.#
####################

Jump and hit the switch. Go right and down to the platforms. You'll need to
pick up the P power up and kill the rockman on the left and on the far right.
You have lots of time for this. Staying on on the right, shoot the clear
crystals and go up to the green lever. Now return left and shoot the clear
crystal above for your escape later. Go up on the left and take the 11
crystals. Ignore the Triceratops and jump into the gap to collect 12 more
crystals. There are 19 crystals in this whole area guarded by snakes, eyes and
a rolling eye you can savely ignore at the bottom. Watch out for the falling
Stalactite. The exit is in the bottom center near the right rock man you shot.


####################
#.,( Mission 14 ),.#
####################

First go right, kill the bird and jump over both can robots to hit the lever at
the end. Don't go down here but instead return all the way and jump down on the
left but do not get hit by the Stalactite on the way down. Now you can hit the
switch here without getting shot at by the laser. Go down and take the 13 green
crystals and make the Stalactites fall down while you are still in normal
gravity, but step over the first narrow gap and collect the crystals when the
stalactite is gone. Now get the G and collect all the 15 yellow crystals. I
also advise to shoot the catterpillar while stil walking on the wall. Take the
2 blue crystals and the gun and continue right up the containers. There are 10
red crystals. When you collect the first 2 green crystals, stay at the bottom
of this chest and walk left so the Danger sign falls down without hitting you.
Collect the rest of the 6 green, 2 red crystals, chest key and switch the green
lever. Now take the 2 red crystals at the top and carefully shoot the bird and
spider high up, you can hit the bird even though it looks like you can't. Jump
the quadruple thorns and jump up to the 2 blue crystals. Wait for the spider to
come up and slay it. The next step is tricky, either shoot the can robots
slowly while always escaping to the ledge but you are better off trying to jump
them while they are both on the side and just turning around. Here is the last
blue crystal and ride the elevator up. Return right and go through the blue
doors at the bottom. Take the last 5 blue crystals but make the Stalactite fall
down before you jump to the green ledge on the left. The exit is here already.


####################
#.,( Mission 15 ),.#
####################

Low gravity.

There a dozens of snakes in the level so make sure you kill them so they do not
block any ledge you need to jump onto. Anyway go up the platforms to the first
crystal and there is another just next to the air tank and two around the green
mushroom on the right. Take the next 2 on the right and return left. Now jump
to the platform with the higher mushroom and a thorn, carefully make it across
and jump past the water faucet while collecting yet another crystal. Jump down
on the right and take all crystals lined up at the wall. Return to the first
water faucet and this time go left to the other faucet for 11 crystals and a
treasure key if you wish to risk the jump. Stay left as you jump down to the
low gravity sign so you do not land on a dead (or alive) snake by accident.

Now simply go right to the exit.


####################
#.,( Mission 16 ),.#
####################

Kill the snake without hitting the air tank. The next snake must be killed so
it doesn't block your jump path. Kill the bats and now jump across to the right
while taking 2 blue crystals. The last jump must be quite late so you do not
hit the platform above (which contain hidden gems by the way). Don't go all the
way right but instead turn left and kill the Huge Eye Monster. Ride the
elevator up and take 7 crystals while hitting the blue lever. Continue right
and up to the green lever. Use the elevator to get the 6 crystals in the top
right corner. There are 11 blue crystals on your way to the other side of the
wall as well as a bat, then take the treasure key and fall down along the wall
to pick up all those crystals here BUT at the end you want to steer slightly to
the right so you do not fall into the gap. It helps if you pick up the lower
ones while you are at the bottom which you probably did anyway. Ok now back up
the platforms and the elevator to the right but instead of going up to the
green lever you'll want to go slightly down where you can see the can robot.
Ignore and jump down to the platform at the wall below. From here you can
safely shoot the large monster one shot at a time until it is dead. Hit the red
lever and collect the last 2 crystals and the exit is just below.


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                        Episode 2:                                   G0320
                        Slugging it Out
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Ship's Log - Stardate 2121.47
-----------------------------

Personal Entry - Record Mode On:

I sold my Twibble farm for a loss, but I have enough money to buy gas to fly
the Millenium Kiwi back to the Crystal Caves.

I need enough crystals to buy an organian slug farm. The Galactic Medical
Conglomeration is i ndire need of medicinal slugs due to the mule war on Irata
6.

Full Body Slugs should make a fortune on the black hole market.

Off I go into the Altairian system once again, and deep into the dangerous
crystals caves...

Personal Entry - Record Off

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#.,( Mission 01 ),.#
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First thing to do is switch on the light to get around easier. Use two to kill
the snake on the right (watch out for the air tank) and then kill a few more
birds as they can hit you from above as you ride the elevators.

Get those crystals in the bottom right corner first, jumping over the T-Rex as
needed. Ride the lowest elevator to the right and then jump up to the next one,
and to the light switch from here. There is ammo on the right. Get up on a
higher elevator and make your way left, collecting all crystals along the way.
Before you go higher at the left side, wait for an elevator to arrive just
underneath the block you are standing on and grab those crytals hanging in the
corner. Then get back to the block and go higher.

Grab the ammo and crystals, wait for the elevator to jump a little higher and
then do the same to get the key on the right. A little further is an elevator
that will take you over to the right side again. Grab the Gravity icon and
start walking on the ceiling. After the last few crystals, kill the spider
guarding the exit and leave. There are some point icons on the left side but
you shouldn't bother with those.


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#.,( Mission 02 ),.#
####################

Jump over the mushrooms on the left, get the crystals in the top left corner
and grab the stop sign below. Return and jump over the green mushrooms. The
hammer won't hurt you anymore, so collect all crystals behind it. Go left once
more and drop down the long corridor. Go past the bat and end up where lots of
clear blocks are. You should have around 5 seconds to spare even if you take it
easy.

The blocks are a little tricky. The way I have found to work is first make a
staircase towards the right wall that nearly reaches the solid block height.
Shoot the ones above but keep enough so you can jump on some and up to the top.
Before you do so, shoot a way so you can jump on the block slightly top left
above the solid stone. All sounds complicated? Because it is without visual
aids. One tricky part is having to jump on a block on the left wall, jump out
and then shooting the one just above the one you were standing on. The end
result should be kind of like the figure below, I hope it helps a little.

|       |
|      6|
|5  _   |
|  |_|  |
|      4|
|     3 |
|    2  |
|   1   |

Once you get past the flames, first way is up to the right. Shoot the tentacle,
spiders and snake. The crystals where the snake was is all that is required
around here, but with the key you could explore the rest of this path later.

Return to the flames and drop to the ground. Lure the tall monster to the left
and kill it while you escape up the barrels. When it is gone, grab the crystals
it was guarding.

Finally, jump over to the right where there are lots of crates. Run through to
the gap and to the right as there are Stalactites falling. Next up is a
difficult bird, that likes to hide behind crystals. It means you need to get up
quicky once you spot it on the right side as this is the only place you can see
it. This is the last row of crystals and the exit is just here too.


####################
#.,( Mission 03 ),.#
####################

Get rid of all the enemies first so they aren't a nuisance. Dodge the faucet
drops, turning off the sound helps a little. On the right side, jump up but
do not be tempted to get ammo.

Dodge the laser as you jump over the stalactites, then get up to the next
floor. This was the hardest part of the level.

Get past the sleeping ball, avoiding it is easy. Kill the spider on the right
as well as the four-part monster. When you reach the left side, watch out for
the falling stalactites. Lure the specs monster over to the left so you can
easily jump over it (it helps if you shoot off the left eye for later), then
run right. Get all the red crystals at the top before returning left. You'll
have to get past the specs monster a second time which isn't as easy as the
first one. If you already shot off the left eye then it is easy to kill now
rather than jump over it.

On the left side, drop down floor by floor, not all the way down. You still
need the last few crystals just above the exit door.


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#.,( Mission 04 ),.#
####################

The first hazards are those Stalactites. Quickly run through. Jump over the
first rockman and get the crystal behind the second. Do not continue this way
but instead drop down on the left where the ammo is. Run through to the other
side to avoid the Stalactites but also watch out for the Huge Eye Monster
lurking around. Shoot the crystal on the other side and grab more crystals
before making your way up the platforms. There are two hidden blocks to help
you up.

Watch out for the spider in the second row from the right. Kill it and jump
left until you reach an elevator at the bottom. Two tricky jumps coming up.
First wait for the elevator to just leave where you stand and jump for the 3
crystals, then land on it. Position yourself on the edge of the elevator and
jump so you land on the end of it. Alternatively, jump up from the previous
platform and drop down onto the moving elevator.

Grab the key and crystals and start going right along the middle platforms.
When you see the snake, collect the crystal just in front of it but then turn
around and jump up to the left side instead. Continue along, sometimes you may
need to drop down to the middle platforms again to get a crystal. Shoot the
bats and then walk past the airtank you saw earlier. Drop down on the other
side, left of the snake, then get the last 2 crystals and get to the top right
corner exit.


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#.,( Mission 05 ),.#
####################

As the sign says, there are falling rocks throughout this level. It is random
so if you are in an awkward position you will just have to take the hit.

Start by jumping on the exit itself and on the sign. Get all 3 crystals then
walk left and jump to those. There is a laser on the same line which you may
not see with all those gems in the way. Get to the next level on the left, make
the Stalactites drop and then kill the Sleeping Ball. Kill the spider as you
jump from block to block, then try to get the Tentacle and Snake on the same
spot towards the left side so you can jump over safely.

Dodge the Mine Cart further up, grab the red mushroom and simply walk through
the row of green ones. You can jump on the red one as the mine cart is also
there without getting hit. Kill the rockman in the small ditch and quickly jump
up to the next platform, ignore the left side for now. Jump up a little bit to
the right of the the danger sign. It will drop down so maneuver right if your
mushroom power has stopped. Stand on it, then jump left. Shoot the Caterpillar
without hitting the air tank, grab the crystals here. You may have noticed that
no rocks fall when you are near the top of the level, just above the danger
sign level. Speaking of, jump back on the sign and right. There is a twister in
the narrow corridor. If you are brave, grab whatever you can and enter the
corridor from the other side. Your aim is just the crystals, remember?

Return to where the rockman was, then go left. The leftmost crystal needs a
good jump from the edge, grab it and land back on the top platform. Then jump
left for the other two and the ones below. Return to the start of the level
which happens to be the end as well.


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#.,( Mission 06 ),.#
####################

Falling rocks. Remember there is only one at a time so wait until you see it
when stepping into narrow areas.

You automatically get shot at from the laser so quickly jump over it and
towards center. There is a hidden block just above where you would stand. From
here you can reach the next platform. There are more hidden blocks above the
purple mushroom, leading all the way to the top. There are also some crystals
on the right side which you need to get with a hidden block slightly above of
the purple mushroom. On the highest platform, yet another hidden block is when
you stand in the center. At the top, clear the top right corner with hidden
blocks near the wall, then grab the few on the left side. When you are ready,
step on the elevator that will take you across the acid pool and shoot the bat
on the way.

Drop down all the way, the elevator here needs to be activated. Go right at the
bottom and shoot the slime when you get across. Watch out for the falling
Danger Sign. Flip the blue lever as well as the elevator switch. Wait for it to
come back down and then ride it to the open blue shaft. Shoot the ostrich
inside and grab all crystals. Wait for the elevator to ride up before you make
your way to the green shaft. This reduces the amount of time on the elevator
where you are a good target for those falling rocks.

In the next shaft, kill the robot from far away. Grab the crystals and repeat
the same to get up one more level. This one is a little tricky because the
Triceratops likes to shoot a lot and quickly. Lure it to the left side and use
the block as a cover. Take singles shots only. Also be aware that behind it is
an air tank so you better just shoot as much as required.

When you have all the crysals return to the bottom and leave.


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#.,( Mission 07 ),.#
####################

Start out by going up to the top right corner. Grab the red mushroom but turn
around straight away and start going left where you started out. Ignore all the
crystals for now but kill everything that is in your way including Rockmen,
Snakes and most importantly those Wall Monsters!! If you miss one of those, at
least remember which on, just fall down on one side, get all those and then
remember to drop down here later.

At the bottom, ignore the snake and the path up. It is for points if you want
to get it later but it also has a nasty laser waiting at the top. Get around to
the exit and collect all crystals. Climb up north, avoid the laser and go
right. Kill the Tentacle in a good position, then the Snake too. Time your way
past the faucet and make sure you get all crystals so you do not need to get
back here.

Now we are close to where we started out. Return into the top right corner and
get the rest of the crystals as well as the second red mushroom. Hurry on down
into the bottom right corner and kill all snakes. Get all Rockmen or at least
the two guys guarding crystals.

Return to where you started once more and go left. The path should be pretty
clear yet some more crystals from earlier need to be collected I would think.
Remember to avoid the wall monsters if they aren't all dead. Make your way back
to the exit but this time you may leave.


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#.,( Mission 08 ),.#
####################

While you get rid of all the enemies near the start, make sure they aren't
leaving anything behind one of the crystals. Drop down on the right and grab
the G in the corner.

Get up to the top, ignore the snake, but kill the rockman and take the crystals
he was guarding. On the same level you found the 'G' in, go left and avoid the
falling stalactites. You do not have to rush through this, you only needed the
G for the few crystals just now.

Make sure you grab the crystals behind the laser though, as you won't get back
up here once you jump down. When you do, make sure you do not drop ALL the way
down either, as you cannot get back up. So make your way right just above the
lowest floor and follow this shaft. Dodge all hazards including mine cart,
spikes and enemies. When you reach a dead-end, return all the way and drop
down to the bottom.

Grab the 'G' and quickly collect the crystals on the left before running right
into the alcove behind the exit. These are the last crystals you need.


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#.,( Mission 09 ),.#
####################

This level is split into many parts.

Start on one side, clear it out of blue crystals and flick the switch. Repeat
on the other side. Then jump on the lower elevator and get both sides worth of
red crystals.

Return to where you started. Grab the 'G' and ascend into the top center room
to get most of the red crystals. Wait until the gravity returns to normal and
get the ones you couldn't while turned upside down. Drop down to the thin red
platforms and take the higher elevator to the left. Jump up to the 'P' and
quickly jump back on the elevator that is just coming back from the left side.

Jump to the top right area and destroy the mine cart, snake and green worm. Get
the last few crystals and return to the bottom. The top left area only has
bonus points by the way, and it is possible to go into the top right straight
away without the 'P' icon but then you need to dodge the mine cart twice. Up
to you. If you fall down from the higher elevator there is no way to get back
up, so it is a little risky both ways.


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#.,( Mission 10 ),.#
####################

Jump left and switch on the elevator below. Stand on it and jump over the grey
blocks as you advance right. At the end, turn on the vertical elevator and turn
this one off using the switches provided. Jump on the arriving elevator, take
the crystals in the process, and get off at the top.

Shot the enemies so they do not make it hard to jump over them, the drop down to
the floor below. Dodge the faucet drops, then I find it easier to shoot off one
of the eyes of the monster to make it easier to jump over. It is guarding half
a dozen of crystals, but killing it is not required.

At the bottom floor, time it so you can kill the fast-moving eyes and dodge the
laser from the right. Grab the 'P' and start killing the rockmen in the
corridors to the right.

Now make your way back to the top and shoot the clear blocks away to get
through to the left. Collect the crystals while dropping down, but be careful
at the end. Time your fall so the green monster won't hurt you. Quickly jump
back up and make your way back to the long vertical elevator at the right side.

Ride it back down, then jump over to the stopped elevator from earlier and
switch it back on. Ride it left while jumping over the grey blocks and exit
where you started.


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#.,( Mission 11 ),.#
####################

As soon as the level begins, run left to get the four crystals and quickly jump
to safety, watch out for the green mushroom though. Jump left and ascend until
you have the choice to go left or right. Go right first, then blast your way
through the blocks while flicking the red switch. At the end, switch off the
lasers.

Next go left. On both sides of the (soon-to-be-dead) spider are hidden blocks
that grant your way to the top. Those two rocks move, so jump over them as well
as the green mushroom. Flick the green switch and return to the bottom.

As you near the air tank, the rock will move. Get around underneath the now-
open red door (careful of the Danger sign) and grab the stuff at the bottom. To
get back up, jump into the row of four blue crystals.

Next up is the top right area, which you can get to using the moving elevator.
Dodge the faucet drops, fire burners and flick the blue switch.

Return to the middle, get the last few crystals inside the opened doors and
then get out of here.


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#.,( Mission 12 ),.#
####################

This is the toughest mission of the second episode, mainly because it is quite
confusing. There are pipes everywhere that often block your progress. It it
also quite hard to give you a step-by-step walkthrough. Instead here are some
pointers.

- The crystal above the 'Kilrov was here' sign must be gotten from the right
  side, jump just underneath the pipes.

- The top row must be cleared of stalactites first. Thus, walk from left to
  right while collecting items, then when you reach the part where the robots
  are, jump up and get the ones at the ceiling.

- The only way up is through the center, where the pipes are close enough
  together.


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#.,( Mission 13 ),.#
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This level is extremely easy.

First keep your mind at ease, that rock is just that, a rock. Go up on the left
side of platforms and shoot the birds before they do harm. Then go back down
and shoot the bat before climbing up the other side for more crystals and some
ammo. Return to the middle of the screen and jump to uncover some hidden
blocks. Grab the G to walk on the ceiling, run left and fly further up. Jump
over the Stalactites to the left and switch off the lasers. Take it easy, you
have plenty of time. Get the rest of the crystals on the right side and wait in
the middle for the timer to run out. Grab the key and jump to the right to
reach the gap.

Drop down and quickly grab the G before the Rockman catches you. Turn around
and fly up to the ceiling. Start collecting the crystals on both sides of the
level, then wait on the right side of the acid pool just above the treasure
chest. Drop down on the right and grab the stuff including the P. Shoot the
rockman in the way and the one that was bugging you earlier. Apart of an
airtank there is nothing stopping you now.


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#.,( Mission 14 ),.#
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It is pitch dark and there is low gravity as well, meaning you need to be
careful when shooting.

Kill or jump over the snake, then wait for the elevator to arrive and jump on
it. The floor is spiked so you do not want to land there. Shoot the clear block
to get past and switch on the light here. Best is to shoot that block when you
are on the right side wall, as you cannot be knocked down off the elevator.

Now start collecting crystals as you go down. There is a moving laser and some
puny enemy when you want to advance. Dodge the hammer and get on the elevator
on the right. Jump to the left platform at the top and start shooting those
annoying birds before their eggs hatch too. You can reach the lower on from
this platform if you shoot at the highest jumping point. The other one you can
only get while on the elevator. As you shoot you will most likely fall, but you
can also try to stay on it if you shoot on the edge and steer against it.

Shoot all the clear blocks and return to the previous elevator which takes you
all the way to the top. Now you can either just jump down on the right side or
slalom around the blocks and collect all crystals. It saves you time later if
you do not plan to get back for the treasure chests. There is P at the bottom,
use it to shoot the enemies including three rockmen, then start climbing up.
Grab the last few crystals. There is a switch for the elevator on the previous
column but if you do not need to go back the exit is right here.


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#.,( Mission 15 ),.#
####################

Shoot the crystal block to free the elevator. Step on it and just wait for a
few seconds as it takes you to the right. Shoot the two crystal blocks and jump
on the one that the elevator cannot get past. Drop off to the right, kill the
bat and get past the airtank. Grab the 3 crystals in the top right corner.

Going left, jump over the Stalactites and avoid the green mushroom like the
plague. You will probably notice the laser shooting already. To get past it,
step in front of it at the right most position, then quickly jump while
sticking to the right side of the drop. Quickly run right to dodge the lowest
laser.

As for the faucet, I found it easier to jump over it as soon as it drops water.
Drop down on the right and make it to the left side of the level with ease.
Here you have to be careful not to drop too quickly and collect all crystals as
you go down. Otherwise you will miss out on a few. Stay on the right side a
little to avoid this.

As you climb back up, check the laser guarding the left branch. Jump and
quickly run inside, drop down and stay on the left to avoid the falling sign as
well. Step on it, then collect the crystals in here while always watching out
for the laser shots from the right side. When done, go underneath it to
continue. There are 3 red crystals, and you need to get them before jumping
down. There is also another laser on the right so be careful and not panic. Get
the crystals on the left side too and then avoid or kill the monster. The last
2 crystals are on the way to the exit.


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#.,( Mission 16 ),.#
####################

Start by going right and taking the 2 blue crystals. You an actually leave most
of the tentacles alone but if you take them out then do so wisely, i.e. pile
them up where you won't jump to.

Grab the red mushroom and kill the enemies as you go right. There is a hidden
block on the wall and a bird that you definatly want to jump into as you go
left. Kill the rockman too, then around the airtank your power will probably
run out. You now need to jump down for this one crystal, so dodge the tentacles
and grab the 2 guns as you drop. Get back to the airtank and make a tricky jump
to the top left. You need to jump really late to squeeze into that gap. Pull
the lever if you want treasure later, then continue right past the ostrich.
Grab the last few gems and get the key in front of the exit.

If you want treasure, go left before leaving and wait for the Mine Cart to go
right. Jump over and land just next to it. Run left and grab the stuff, then
wait for the cart to go left once again to jump over it. Simply stuff really.


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                        Episode 3:                                   G0330
                        Mylo Versus the Supernova
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Ship's Log - Stardate 2121.93
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Personal Entry - Record Mode On:

Forget the farming business, I've had enough! Fortunately I saw a program on
Galactic Cable Vision that changed my life!

Mr. Rip Eweoff was selling his technique to buy real estate with no money down.
Finally, I'd seen the light!

My plan is to return the Crystal Caves to accquire the necessary funds to
develop my real estate venture - a vacation resort!

Personal Entry - Record Off

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*Note that you are stuck in the northwest area when going for levels 15 and 16,
 meaning that you must finish those last!


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#.,( Mission 01 ),.#
####################

Falling rocks. This level is a joke if you know what you are doing. The rocks
are about the only thing that will harm you.

Step on the elevator on the right which will take you up to the red level.
Once you hit that, make your way to the left and take the second leftmost
elevator up. Jump to the left to reach the key and the only crystal in this
level. Now all you have to do is drop to the bottom right of the level,
avoiding the enemies that are the ground floor if you can.


####################
#.,( Mission 02 ),.#
####################

Quickly jump over the dino on the left side while not shooting the air tank.
Follow it right while collecting the crystals, shooting the dino at some stage
so it turns around and you can jump over it again. This is easier than waiting
until the end of the lower side.

Watch out for the mine cart above and jump up twice to the next level. Go left
and wait for the mine cart to move that way as well. Collect the crystals until
you cannot continue and then turn around and follow the path above. On the left
side you should shoot the jumping eye and ignore the crystals next to the mine
cart.

Go up slightly right where the sleepy guy rolls around. Defeat him from here
and then grab all the crystals in that row before returning left.

Notice the power up mushroom above. Grab it from underneath and quickly drop
back down to get the crystals the mine cart is guarding. Now jump back up to
where the mushroom was and continue all the way to the top. You can always get
the crystals you miss out later, but you need to get a certain few as you are
still powered up. There are several that have spikes at the ceiling, you need
to pick them up quickly before the time runs out. If you can take out the
robot on the way up, and maybe the snakes then even better. You should end up
with around two seconds to spare.

Now it is time to clean up the crystals you neglected as well as the ones at
the top right corner of the map. When you are down yoh should return to the
left where the two snakes were/are with a few treasure chests. Stand on the
pipe sticking out on the right and from here you need to jump all the way right
and land on the elevated pipes. There is a worm patrolling which makes it
tricky not to lose a heart.

It is also tricky not to jump into the robots above while avoiding the slime the
enemies left behind, and the green mushroom you do not want to grab so late in
the level! Kill the robots from a safe place at the exit door and grab all the
crystals they were zooming around which should be the last ones.

If you want the treasure chests, there are three on the left side and three
at the ceiling near the right side.



####################
#.,( Mission 03 ),.#
####################

Low gravity, watch for your recoil.

Overall very easy. If you want the treasure key then you should cover the left
side first, but it is faster if you go right first.

Run under the danger side and drop to the two spiders. Kill them both and hit
the blue lever. Jump to the top right below the water faucet (stay underneath
the box to be safe) and get all four crystals. Continue down below to find
three more crystals, then hit the switch to power off the laser turrets below.

Kill the bat and use the elevator to reach the crystals at the ceiling. Notice
the arrow above, this is a misleading path from the left side which will drop
you down with the lasers still on. Grab all the crystals at the floor and then
hit the red lever on the far left. Return all the way right, climb up to the
top and then go left past the starting point.

There are two crystals in the top left corner. Kill the robot near the air
tank, which may be a little tricky to get right. Be careful! Take the two
crystals nearby. Wait for the snake to go all the way left underneath the box
before you kill it, grab the three crystals and then kill the spider on the
right. Drop down and go left, kill the long caterpillar, grab the key if you
want and then hit the final (green) lever. Climb back up to near the air tank
and jump right to the now-open exit door.

Treasure chests in the area are: two near the air tank, one below the air tank,
one at the exit door you cannot miss, two below the faucet, one near the blue
lever and two in the bottom right corner.


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#.,( Mission 04 ),.#
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Jump down the chute. Watch out for the robot and the air tank, quickly get on
the left on the right to avoid both. Grab all crystals here and then jump
right. Kill the spider and hit the green lever before dropping off the right
side. Now you can take care of the robot if you want but you are better off
going right and killing the spiders and you collect more crystals. Make sure
you got them all until you reach the light switch.

Jump on the elevator on the right and jump on the left ledge above. Ignore the
ledge on the left if you are not in for the points, and also avoid the stuff in
the top right corner as there is a wall monster below. Instead, jump on the
ledge with a lone ammo icon and jump further left. Drop down on the left and
shoot the clear blocks to free the elevator. Jump on it and ride it left to hit
the laser switch. Drop through the green door and collect everything while you
ride up to another clear block you want to destroy.

When the elevator arrives, ride it right and watch the stalactites drop without
doing any harm. Grab the G gravity symbol on the right to reach the ceiling and
then run left for the final crystals, including the ones next to the egg and
other stuff. Wait for the gravity to run, you can run back right in the
meantime because then you can already exit below.


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#.,( Mission 05 ),.#
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#.,( Mission 06 ),.#
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#.,( Mission 07 ),.#
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At first you think there is no way up but there are tons of hidden blocks and
finding them is a real pain. Second, if you come here with low ammo then you
might have problems soon. There is ammo in the level but most of it is AFTER
you start encountering the foes.




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#.,( Mission 08 ),.#
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#.,( Mission 09 ),.#
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#.,( Mission 10 ),.#
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#.,( Mission 11 ),.#
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#.,( Mission 12 ),.#
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#.,( Mission 13 ),.#
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#.,( Mission 14 ),.#
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#.,( Mission 15 ),.#
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Low gravity, watch for your recoil.

Run left and grab the mushroom (you have to), then quickly jump on the elevator
to the top. There will be several stalactites dropping but they do you no
harm. At hte top, drop down the next chute and then hit the invisible blocks
to climb back up. Kill the spiders as they reach over the Kilrov sign, then
drop into the next chute (on the right side is a gun icon), using the elevator
on the left to ride back up and getting the two crysals below the sign.

Drop into the next chute, then jump back up while getting the red crystals.
Easy. The next one is a little trickier. Kill the spiders to reach a STOP
sign which will stun all enemies. Quickly drop down and grab all the crystals,
then get back up before the time runs out. You do not have to worry about any
damage from open fire, faucet drops or actual enemies, you can walk through
all of it. There is also a treasure key and several chests at the bottom which
you have time for.

In the next chute, make sure you drop down on the right side as you will then
drop on an elevator. Grab both crystals. Also drop down on the right side in
the next chute but you only want to ride down as far as the thin red platform.
Shoot the clear blocks and ride the elevator behind it for the final crystal.

Back at the very top, grab the P sign and drop through to the bottom (there are
more chests here - you cannot miss it - and that is all for treasure chests in
the level too). Turn around and kill the wall monster before reaching the exit!


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#.,( Mission 16 ),.#
####################

There are two hidden blocks on either side of the start. Use one to get above
the arrow platforms and shoot the crystal block on the left. It will free two
slimes so shoot them. Grab the crystals on both sides here along with some
extra ammo. Jump straight up in the middle of the area to find hidden blocks
for all but the very right spot. This is your way up. Once on the revealed
blocks you should go left to grab three red crystals, then time your jump past
the flame to find a few more. Careful when destroying the clear blocks as you
need to get up there too.

At the top you first need to go right to switch the blue lever while avoiding
the worm, then go left (you will get the right crystals later) and dropping
down to the two snakes. I tend to just avoid them but be careful of the two
hidden blocks in both corners that might trap you by mistake as you attempt to
jump over the snakes. Jump over the gap on the left (else you have to go around
all the way again), avoid the monster in the wall and switch the lever at the
bottom. Continue left and drop down all the way to the opened red door while
shooting the green slimes that try to blend in with the green crystals.

Go up on the right side where the blue door has opened and do the same with
these slimes. At the top you can get the crystals you did not earlier. Return
down the same path and position yourself above the air generator. I highly
suggest you kill the sleeper as you have to cross this area a couple of times.
Just be careful of not hitting the air supply. Go left and kill the hopping
eyes and grab all blue crystals. You have to go right and climb back up for
each gap you drop through. Hit the switch in the top corner before going back
to the oxygen generator.

This last bit is almost the hardest. There are green stingers in the floor and
for most cases you are also stuck in certain death if you land there. There are
also two falling stalactites. The first one is ok to avoid but the second needs
to be lured down and this jump is pretty hard. Once you make it past that you
are almost home free.


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04.)                    MONSTER LIST                                 G0400
===============================================================================

Name:           Ostrich
Shots:          2
Points:         100
Description:    These walking ostrich-like enemies shoot at you VERY fast, but
                you can shoot the shots as well. 2 shots will kill it,
                preferably from the back.

Name:           Tentacle
Shots:          2
Points:         100
Description:    Green and jumps around. Leaves harmful slime.

Name:           Wall Monster
Shots:          - (1 with P)
Points:         100
Description:    Hides in the wall and sticks out when you are close-by. You
                can't kill it with ordinary ammo.

Name:           Hopping Eyes
Shots:          1
Points:         100
Description:    Small enemy, like stick with eyes on both ends. Jumps around
                fast so kill it quickly.

Name:           Bird
Shots:          1
Points:         100
Description:    Drops eggs which can possibly hatch into new small birds.

Name:           Spider
Shots:          1
Points:         100
Description:    Moves up and down and shoots a web at you.

Name:           Snake
Shots:          2
Points:         100
Description:    Slow but leave a harmful slime where you killed it. Comes in
                different colors.

Name:           Green Slime
Shots:          1
Points:         100
Description:    Flies around in squares but not too predictable. Easy prey
                nonetheless.

Name:           Rockman
Shots:          - (1 with P)
Points:         100
Description:    A rock with legs. Will walk around when you get near it but
                they do not hunt you and instead they just walk into your
                direction until they hit a wall. You can't kill it with
                ordinary weapons but quite often there is a power-up nearby to
                do the trick. Not all the rocks have legs and are just scenery.

Name:           Bat
Shots:          1
Points:         100
Description:    Flies from left to right. Easy and slow.

Name:           Robot
Shots:          3
Points:         100
Description:    They move around and follow you if you are spotted. Shoots a
                small beam when close-by. They are quite fast and unpredictable
                in turning around.

Name:           Caterpillar
Shots:          4
Points:         4000
Description:    The caterpillar has 4 body parts and can only be harmed on the
                head. Each part takes one shot to kill.

Name:           Glasses Monster
Shots:          6 (2 each part)
Points:         5000
Description:    This monster has two large eyes on each side of the body and
                has them open and close alternatively. You can only harm the
                eyes when opened and then you can kill the body. The eyes shoot
                small eyeballs too.

Name:           Tall Green Monster
Shots:          5
Points:         5000
Description:    Large monster that runs in the direction of the shot when hit.
                Takes a while to kill too, so try to have a safety platform it
                can't reach you.

Name:           Snoozer
Shots:          3
Points:         5000
Description:    Rolls around and shoots at you at times. It can only be harmed
                when sleeping and it does this from time to time.

Name:           Triceratops
Shots:          5
Points:         5000
Description:    Shoots very fast so be careful. 


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05.)                    ITEM LIST                                    G0500
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Name:           Key
Points:         -
Description:    Unlocks treasure chests.

Name:           STOP sign.
Points:         -
Description:    Stops all enemies in the level for 15 seconds.

Name:           Gun
Points:         -
Description:    Adds 5 Ammo to your total.

Name:           G
Points:         x
Description:    This reverses the gravity thus you walk on the ceiling instead
                of the floor for a short amount of time.

Name:           P
Points:         x
Description:    Power. Everything you shoot dies in an instant, including the
                enemies you can't hit with the ordinary ammo. Also does not use
                up any ammo you currently have. You are also invincible for a
                certain amount of time.

Name:           Red Mushroom
Points:         -
Description:    PowerUP. You can't he harmed and kill most enemies when you
                touch them. Nice! Not to be confused with the small purple
                mushrooms that are just part of the background.

Name:           Crystal
Points:         50
Description:    Required to collect all for a cave to be completed.

Name:           Shovel
Points:         800
Description:    Points

Name:           Candle
Points:         1000
Description:    Points

Name:           Egg
Points:         1000
Description:    Points

Name:           Blue Mushroom
Points:         1000
Description:    Just points, not worth the risk sometimes. Could be a trick to
                confuse you with the red ones?!

Name:           Treasure Chests
Points:         1000, 2000 or 5000
Description:    After you have collected the key in the level, they will open
                up for big amounts of Points

Name:           Hidden Gem
Points:         5000
Description:    They are hidden in blocks. Jump into them like Mario and they
                will pop out. There is no need to collect them.

Name:           Pickaxe
Points:         5000
Description:    Points

Name:           Fruit (Banana, Cherry, Strawberry)
Points:         5000
Description:    These fruit icons pop up in the screen during any level. You
                will hear a sound if that happens. If you are big on points
                then try to grab them, otherwise just ignore them. They
                disappear after 10 seconds or so.

Name:           B O N U S symbols.
Points:         10000 for all and 100 each.
Description:    Points


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06.)                    HAZARDS                                      G0600
===============================================================================

Name:           Acid Pool
Description:    Like the name applies, a pool of acid. Don't fall in. Instant
                kill.

Name:           Water Faucet
Description:    Drips water drops every couple of seconds.

Name:           Mine Cart
Description:    Goes from one side to the other while stopping at each end for
                a while. Cannot be shot either.

Name:           Sign
Description:    These can fall, usually have DANGER written on them but that
                doesn't mean they will fall or that these are the only signs
                that do so.

Name:           Hammer
Description:    Drops down quickly and slowly gets back up. Dodge it if
                possible, but it can also be stunned with the STOP sign.

Name:           Air Tank
Description:    Everyone level has one. If you shoot it then your air supply is
                gone so be very careful with enemies around it. You do not have
                to worry about shooting the pipes going in and out though.

Name:           Stalactites
Description:    The hang on the ceiling and can fall if you walk under them.
                You will need to go by quickly if they do, and do not jump into
                them when they just hang around. They can also be on the floor
                but technically they would not be called stalactites anymore.

Name:           Green Mushroom
Description:    INSTANT KILLER. Do not touch - ever! Don't be mistake with the
                other colored mushrooms; this one looks distinct and evil.

Name:           Flame
Description:    Off for 2 seconds and on for 3 seconds, usually.

Name:           Thorn
Description:    Thorns stick out when you are over them. Jump to avoid, they
                can be hard to spot especially in certain terrain.

Name:           Laser
Description:    Shoots a slow laser at you when you are in sight. Can move
                along walls and ceilings in some levels. Only shoots once and
                not again until that shot has left the screen. You can set them
                off by jumping just into them, but not too far so you get hit.
                If you do it right, the laser will have shot and you can safely
                get past for a while.

Name:           Air Pipe
Description:    Pulls you closer, if you get too close you are dead meat. Like
                a twister but only one-way.

Name:           Twister
Description:    Pulls you towards it and kills on impact. Walk the opposite way
                to avoid it. Like a pipe but is a single block and pulls both
                directions.


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07.)                    CHEATS                                       G0700
===============================================================================

You must press all keys at the same time for them to work. These only work on
the full version of the game, NOT the shareware.

[X] [T] [R] [A] - Max ammo, once per game only.

[N] [E] [X] [T] - Warp to any level.

[Z] [E] [U] [S] - God Mode + Debug mode.

            [G] - Reverse gravity (Debug mode only)


Hex Cheats: 
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Crystal Caves Episode 2:
````````````````````````

Edit CC2.EXE with a hex editor for these to work.

Unlimited Lives:         Unlimited Ammo:
00021F65: FF 90          0000EE1E: FF 90
00021F66: 0E 90          0000EE1F: 0E 90
00021F67: 9E 90          0000EE20: 9C 90
00021F68: 50 90          0000EE21: 50 90


Crystal Caves 3 Episode 2:
``````````````````````````

Edit CC3.EXE with a hex editor for these to work.

Unlimited Lives:         Unlimited Ammo:
00023F95: FF 90          0000F3BC: FF 90
00023F96: 0E 90          0000F3BD: 0E 90
00023F97: 9E 90          0000F3BE: 9C 90
00023F98: 50 90          0000F3BF: 50 90


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YY.)                    CREDITS & THANKS                             GYY00
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0.3   -  Initial release, Episode 1 is complete (8th October 2005)

0.33  -  Over a year later and shortly after the game's 15th anniversary,
         finally made the correct map for Episode 2. Also some minor fixes here
         and there. (27th October 2006)

0.66  -  Not quite a year later, but Episode 2 is done now, as well as all the
         lists. Funny how the file is also 66kb... (6th May 2007)

0.67  -  Proper map for Episode 3, and added proper Version History if anyone
         cares to read this... (27th June 2008)

0.7   -  I have been slowly playing the 3rd episode levels but also I have
         added a note about the guide covering all three episodes because
         apparently they were ONLY sold as individual episodes and never in a
         complete box. Interesting.


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ZZ.)                    CREDITS & THANKS                             GZZ00
===============================================================================

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