[Kaze no] Klonoa - Door to Phantomile - (Namco, quasi-3D platform game, PSX) Mini-FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) V1.1 2/29/04 Written by: Richard Uyeyama (ru e ama ru e ama best vwh net)* * Instances of the letter "y", the "at" symbol, and all periods have been removed (replaced with spaces) from the above e-mail address in order to prevent unscrupulous UCE (unsolicited commercial e-mail) bot processes from adding to the amount of e-mail I already get... The latest version of this file can be found at: Dreaming of Phantomile... http://ruyeyama.best.vwh.net/psx/dop.html Document formatting, organization, and wording Copyright 1998, 2004 by Richard Uyeyama. Permission granted by author to duplicate (unaltered) this document in its entirety for NON-PROFIT purposes only. All other rights reserved. Author reserves the right to rescind specific or general permission, if he sees a reason (such as loophole abuse) to do so. 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Note, however, that due to the amount of e-mail I get, I may not be able to reply to every query or request I receive (also note that the lack of a reply will NEVER constitute legal permission). GameFAQs (www.gamefaqs.com) has been granted permission to host this document. The following webpage contains the most recent version of the above copyright notice. If there is a discrepancy between the above copyright notice and the one located on my current webpage, the information on my webpage will be treated as authentic: http://ruyeyama.best.vwh.net/faqlegal.html Klonoa is a trademark of and is Copyright 1997 by Namco, Ltd. All rights reserved. Table of Contents: 0. Document History 1. What's the purpose of this document? 2. Okay, I've finished the game. Now what? 3. The extra stage is hard! Do I get anything for finishing it? 4. Is there anything else special in the extra stage? 5. What do I get for collecting gems? 6. Is it possible to get more than 150 gems on any of the stages? 7. Are there any other extras in the game? A. Thanks and Stuff 0. Document History V1.1: 2/29/04 157 gems on Vision 1-2, 152 on 2-1, 153 on 5-1, and 153 on Extra Title screen wind code Clarity and detail editing V1.0: 3/25/98 Launch version 1. What's the purpose of this document? This mini-FAQ is an informational resource for Namco's PSX platform game Klonoa. Level strategies won't be covered, so you'll have to finish the game on your own. =) But instead, I'll be covering the extras that can be uncovered after you've finished the game at least once, as well as a couple other extras/secrets... Info has been compiled from both the J and U/C versions of the game. 2. Okay, I've finished the game. Now what? Have you rescued everybody? There are six people in each stage to rescue (you can check your status for each stage on the stage select map). Once you've rescued all 72 people, an extra stage ("EXTRA VISION") will become available... 3. The extra stage is hard! Do I get anything for finishing it? Yep. Finishing the extra stage will enable the music player on the stage select map. imho, having the music player is kinda nice (I liked the music in this game). The music plays in relay mode, so once the music player gets done with one track, it automatically proceeds to the next; so it's kinda like having a music CD on auto-repeat... =) 4. Is there anything else special in the extra stage? Well, if you finish the extra stage with a "perfect" gem count (150 or more), then during the sequence when Lephise and Klonoa are listening to the music box, the sky will fade to darkness and you'll be treated to a display of fireworks shaped like various items/characters/creatures from the game... 5. What do I get for collecting gems? Every time the gem counter passes 99, you earn an extra life (unless, of course, you already have 99 (max) extra lives...). Also, after you've completed the game, if you go back and replay a level, the game will keep track of how many gems you collect. For each stage, an intended maximum of 150 gems may be collected (proper use of the mirror spirits is essential to maximizing your gem count). If you get 130 or more, the gem marker will become colored (green), and a creature from the game will also appear next to it. If you get a "perfect" gem count (150 or more), the gem marker will become a large blue gem. Getting a perfect gem count on all levels alas doesn't seem to release anything else extra, though... 6. Is it possible to get more than 150 gems on any of the stages? Actually, it's possible to get more than 150 gems on four stages: Vision 1-2 (157), Vision 2-1 (152), Vision 5-1 (153), and Extra Vision (153). Vision 1-2: In the cavern with the mirror spirit, don't destroy the Giant Muu blocking access to the right half of the cavern, but pass it (by taking damage and/or by using inflation overlap to walk through it). Now if you're quick enough after freeing the mirror spirit, you'll be able to double the seven gems you get from the Giant Muu, in addition to the ones you're supposed to double normally. Here's a more detailed description: 1) Pass the Giant Muu: a) Stand next to it and let the Shield Muu knock you to the right (1 damage), then run past. Or: b) Jump into it (1 damage), and if you contact it high, you won't get knocked back very far (you'll bump the "ceiling" and fall straight down), and you'll be able to run past. Or: c) Run into it while it's moving to the left, and you should be able to pass it, taking only 2 damage. Or: d) Stand *right* next to it and inflate it. If you're close enough, you'll be overlapping its space enough so that you can walk right through it (0 damage). If you're too far away, just wait for it to deflate, and try again. This can also be done with a jump, but staying on the ground seems easier. 2) Grab either Shield Muu, jump onto the higher platform, and wait for the other Shield Muu to approach the ledge (about 1 or 2 creature widths away). 3) As the Flying Muu is drifting down, throw the Shield Muu at the mirror spirit, then after it's active, run to the right (collecting 4 of 6 gems from the first two columns), and grab the Flying Muu (which should be near the ground, so you don't have to waste time jumping). 4) Double-jump to collect the third column, fall to the left to collect the remining gem from the middle column on your way down, and jump left to collect the remaining gem from the left column. 5) Keep going left, grab the Shield Muu (who should've hit the wall and turned around by now), throw it at the Giant Muu, keep running left, and collect (and double) the seven extra gems. Total gems doubled: 16 +7 = 23 Vision 2-1: If you bring a creature to the mirror spirit area, and you're quick enough after freeing the mirror spirit, you'll be able to double two of the first three gems in the next section (through the doorway), in addition to the ones you're supposed to double normally. Here's a method that's worked for me: 1) Grab a creature and bring it to the platform overlooking the Giant Muu and the mirror spirit. The Muu to the left of the mirror spirit area reappears, so that's a good candidate to bring (use the floating leaf to get you to the top platform), if you don't already have a creature. 2) When the Giant Muu is paused on the left side, jump to the right, fall towards the Giant Muu's right edge, then when you're at about the same height as (or slightly lower than) the mirror spirit, double-jump. 3) Stay to the left of the mirror spirit, and on your way down from your double-jump, free it, then immediately move to the left. 4) Collect the gems to your left, then immediately move to the right. 5) Keep moving to the right, and if things have been timed correctly, the bounce of the Giant Muu's gems will put them in your path, and you won't have to double-back to collect any of them. You will, however, have to jump once, and slow your pace slightly in order to collect the last two floating gems. 6) Keep moving to the right, grab the Muu, and enter the doorway. 7) In the next area, double-jump almost immediately, keep moving to the right, and you should be able to double two of the three gems on the platform. Total gems doubled: 12 +2 = 14 Vision 5-1: In the Yellow Orb section, if you're quick enough after freeing the mirror spirit, you can actually double the three gems to the right of the mirror spirit area, in addition to the ones you're supposed to double normally. Here's the pattern I used to do this: 1) Hop to the right wheel and grab the Flying Muu. Wait there until the right flame column reaches full height. 2) Double-jump to the left, freeing the mirror spirit. Collect left column of gems on the way down. Grab Flying Muu on the way down. 3) Hop over to the right wheel. 4) Double-jump, collecting middle column of gems on the way up. Hover to the right column and grab the Flying Muu. Collect right column of gems on the way down. 5) Jump over right flame column (should be low height, if timed right). Collect gem on platform. Jump to the right and collect two gems in air. Use creature to double-jump to safety (either right or left). Total gems doubled: 12 +3 = 15 Extra Vision: If you're quick enough, you'll be able to double the last three gems in the previous area before doubling the ones you're supposed to double normally. Here's the process that worked for me: 0) Preliminary work and notes: a) This one is quite difficult, so you may want to obtain 99 extra lives before starting (just play through the Extra Vision, collecting 1UP coins, and repeat if necessary). b) Note that if you use the checkpoint clock next to the mirror spirit as your continue point, the creatures in the area to the right will be missing when you continue, making the process impossible to accomplish. Thus, you will want to use the checkpoint clock from the previous section (seven columns of three gems each, floating above lava) instead. c) If you want to make your setup even nicer, collect the first six columns from that section (leaving only the last three gems), trigger the checkpoint clock next to the mirror spirit (to get it out of the way, so you don't accidentally trigger it later), then go back and trigger the checkpoint clock from the previous section (making that your continue point). d) For convenience, I've numbered the flying creatures, as follows: C6 C3 C5 C2 C4 C1 1) Possibly optional step: Grab C1 (jump left, hover *right* next to the gems, grab during the hover lift right before you would fall, then land to the right), to use it to trigger the mirror spirit. I think this saves a *little* bit of time, but it might still be possible to complete this process using a manual trigger. 2) Stand near the right edge of the platform, throw C1 left to trigger the mirror spirit, jump right, grab the flying creature, collect the three gems on the way down, and jump left to land on the platform again. 3) Run left, jump, grab C1 (which should have reappeared by now) and jump, grab C2 and jump, completing your collection of the right column of gems. 4) Continuing this jump, sail over C3, then on your way down, grab it. Keep falling to collect the rest of the mid-right column of gems. When you collect the large gem, try to be as far left as possible, so as to make the next step easier. 5) Jump left, collecting the large gem at the bottom of the mid-left column of gems. Grab C4 and immediately jump, which should hopefully give you enough lift to collect the rest of the mid-left column, and be able to clear C6. 6) Continuing this jump, sail over C6, collect the left column of gems on your way down, and then hover left to safety. Alternately, you could try to grab C6, C5, or C4 on the way down, then use that creature to jump to safety. Total gems doubled: 26 +3 = 29 7. Are there any other extras in the game? Title screen wind code: Press L2+R2 (or press R2 while holding L2) at the title screen, and you'll get a gust of wind that blows the drifting leaves off the screen, much like when the "door to phantomile" title first appears... And that's about all that I've found in the game, as far as extras. If anybody finds anything else, though, you can send me e-mail at the address listed at the top of this document... A. Thanks and Stuff Thanks to: MoxxDragon, for informing me that it's possible to get more than 150 gems on Vision 1-2.