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    For play on Sony PlayStation
    Presented by BoredGamer
    Version: 1.32
    Last Updated: 8/27/03
    Phase: Almost complete (still needs some small info; "Walkthrough" 
    section is complete)
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    If you are e-mailing me about feedback, questions, or anything having to 
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    mail is sent to Blublublublu1129 that does not concern a FAQ, it will be 
    deleted/ignored, as I primarily use this address for FAQ-related stuff.
    This FAQ will be a long, on-going project.  Any information you can send 
    me that has not been missed or asked for is MUCH appreciated.  This game 
    is packed full of Easter Eggs up the wazzoo.  I don't think there will 
    be a clear-cut end to this too soon as there is quite literally tons of 
    stuff in the game and with its gigantic world size, mapping it will be 
    nearly impossible, especially when considering that there are a ton of 
    caves, lakes, and many other landforms all over the place.  The enemies 
    and plants will be no trouble.  
    Please stop sending me files.  I will not download them unless they are 
    someone I know, and by this I mean someone I know -personally- like 
    family or best friends.  I have suspected that some files that have been 
    sent to me are viruses (with good justification after being persecuted) 
    and did not download them.  This also means not to send me FAQs or any 
    other material to critique.
    As many of the FAQ writers have done, I would like to express my sincere 
    condolences for those who lost their lives in the events that took place 
    on September 11, 2001, considered one of the most emotional, saddening, 
    and enraging acts in history as four US planes have been hijacked.  Two 
    of them were crashed into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, one 
    into the Pentagon, and one into a field in Pennsylvania.  May such an 
    act never be repeated in our world's future.   
    It has come to my attention recently that some of you out there have 
    been putting my name in your address books.  This is all fine and dandy 
    by me.  However, one, maybe more, amonst you have contracted the Klez 
    virus (or something similar).  I know this because I'm constantly 
    getting e-mails sent back to me by MAILER-DAEMON and the like that 
    certain e-mails that I didn't personally send are not going through 
    because they have viruses in them.  This is usually how viruses like 
    Klez operate; they get into your address book, find a name, and begin 
    sending e-mails using that name.  I will say this loud and clear... 
    CLEAN YOUR SYSTEMS!!!  Download FixKlez or AVG Virus Scanner Free 
    Edition.  They're free, much emphasis on FREE, which means costs you 
    nothing but time and hard drive space.  You can probably find them on 
    Download.com, if not do a Google search for them.  
    9/11/01- I'm still getting over the day of tragedy we here in the US 
    have just endured.  At 10 PM Pacific time, I decided I would resume life 
    the same as I had before the incident.  I decided to move on and 
    continue FAQ writing by creating a FAQ for this game.  Today, it sees 
    it's official birth as I call it.  Legal Bit is up and running (Section 
    12).  Got a start on the FAQ.
    9/12/01- Section 11 started.  Started and, to my knowledge, completed 
    the animal list.
    9/13/01- Added a map of the world with some key points.
    9/14/01- The progress on this has been rather slow.  Added a new section 
    for cave locations. Completed Section 5. Section 1 completed. Got a 
    start on the weapons section.  Added an animal I forgot about.  Got a 
    small start on Section 9D.
    9/15/01- Completed Sections 3 and 4. Added to FAQ and tips.  Also 
    touched up the South Island on my maps.
    9/23/01- I decided to take a short break from FAQ writing.  Added a bit 
    to Section 2 and pretty much completed it.  I will probably add more to 
    it as time permits.  Plants section is now up and running, although not 
    all the plants are described therein.  Added Gathering Items #1-4, 8, 9, 
    11-17, 19, 21-29, 31, 33, 34-36, 38-43, 50, and 52.  Discovered a new 
    cave.  Discovered some strange plants near a huge lake.
    9/24/01- Added Gathering Item #10, 18, 20, 30, 32, 37, 45, and 46.  
    Added three more Easter Eggs and a new weapon.  Added a new cave. Added 
    permisable site usage.
    9/25/01- Added one question to the FAQ.  I'm not sure how much I'll be 
    able to put up in the next few days as my schooling does start tomorrow.
    9/26/01- Despite the rough and rugged first day of class and the major 
    headache my 15 ton bag gave me, I am alive and in one piece.  Hence, I 
    will add some more to the FAQ tonight!  WOOPEE!  Got a good start on 
    Section 9.  Completed the sub-section on beginning the game for the most 
    part, but I might add a little more to it.  Also got a start on the 
    "Middle" sub-section there.  
    10/1/01- Added Gathering Item #7, 44.  Gave locations for the 
    Triceratops Skull and the Lizard Burrows.
    10/23/01- After a long break from this FAQ, I decided to finally finish 
    the "walkthrough" of sorts.  That is, Section 9.  Now, I'll be updating 
    my Monster Rancher 3 CD/DVD List and possibly starting either a Sky 
    Blazer FAQ or a Slave Zero FAQ.  
    11/5/02- A full year later and some new info has been added to this 
    guide.  Added e-mail info on the stone nose.  Thanks has been given to 
    the submitter.  Also remodified a bit, changed the legal bit a tad, and 
    took out section 7 all together, as it seemed like making a section for 
    building the tower was overkill.
    11/12/02- FAQ-wide update...
    8/27/03- FAQ-wide update... See above for details.
    Reference Credit goes to...
    The instruction book for the world map.
    Marcy Osedo
    Contents According to Joe*
    Section 1: Introduction
    1A: The Dawn of Man
    1B: Pure Life and a Gigantic World
    1C: Playing the Game
    Section 2: Animals and Hunting
    2A: Animal List
    2B: Hunting For Food: Basics
    2C: Hunting for Food: Tips
    Section 3: Your Culture and Populatuion
    3A: Cultural Advancements
    3B: Weapon Upgrades
    3C: The Population
    Section 4: Death, Dying, and Hazards
    4A: Your Own Funeral
    4B: Keeping in Good Health
    Section 5: Tatoos and Stats
    5A: Tatoos
    5B: Body
    Section 6: The Lay of the Land
    6A: Layouts
    6B: Exploring and Easter Eggs
    6C: Cave Locations
    Section 7: Gathering
    Section 8: Getting Started on a New Game
    8A: Starting
    8B: Working in the Middle
    8C: Completing the Game
    8D: General Tips
    Section 9: FAQ
    Section 10: A Call For Info!
    Section 11: Legal Bit
    Section 12: Thank You and Goodbye
    *Contents are subject to change as time goes by.  This FAQ is going to 
    take a lot of work to put together and I only hope I can get a good 
    start on it before my junior year of college starts on 9/26.
    What to expect in future additions: More detailed island maps, locations 
    of (hopefully) each Easter Egg, hopefully the key to unlocking each 
    ending, much more overall content and completion of items listed above.
    [NOTE: I am not taking this from history or claiming it to be part of 
    our history, I'm merely setting up an introduction for this guide]
    The world is quiet... Waiting to be filled.  Slowly, the planet began to 
    show vast transformations.  Giant rains filled oceans in.  Eventually, 
    life sprang up.  As time went by, more and more life began to appear, 
    even plant life.  Along with all these animals came the rise of one 
    being in particular... HUMAN!  Human started as a small group.  Human 
    seemed to have a vast reasoning and social intelligence.  Out of the 
    humans, one was picked to become their leader and main hunter.  That one 
    did most of the hunting and gathering.  
    As human minds grew, so did human desire and ambition.  They looked ot 
    the sky and noticed all the time that there was something up there.  It 
    looked as though it were burning and wouldn't stop. It was The Sun.  The 
    humans began a new course in life.  They wanted to seek out a good 
    enough resource to build a gigantic tower so that they could catch what 
    they thought was the Tail of the Sun.  They found the best resource to 
    do this with was the tusks of a huge mammal called the mammoth.  This 
    was an immensely powerful beast that could only be killed by the most 
    powerful weapons and the most skilled hunters.  So, in order to fulfill 
    their desire, the humans pulled together to find a way to kill this 
    creature effectively and make their way to the Tail of the Sun.  
    However, first thing's first.  They've got to get their population and 
    culture booming and under control.   
    In Tail of the Sun, you take command of a small village of early humans.  
    At first, you only start with a small handful of people, only three of 
    which are playable (they do not display any children in the game as they 
    are not mature enough to be playable, but they obviously have to exist 
    somewhere).   This game was created by a lesser-known company called 
    Artdink.  Before this game had hit stores, Artdink had done a similar 
    game called Aquanaut's Holiday.  Aquanaut's Holiday was not well 
    received by the gaming world, magazines in particular.  Many claimed it 
    to be just pointless exploration.  This game is somewhat the same idea, 
    only with a point added into it.  In this game, you have an objective 
    that can be accomplished by fulfilling one easy, yet time consuming side 
    objective.  You must kill and collect the tusks of mammoths which live 
    far up north.  However, it cannot be done when you just start the game.  
    Well, so it "can" be done, but not very effectively considering you are 
    bare handed.  So, your first big objective is to help your population 
    and culture advance further and further until you finally have some good 
    enough weapons to get the job done.  
    The mammoths are not the only thing you can interact with.  You have 
    before you a gigantic world full of other animals, plants, and 
    Prairy- The open grasslands you have built your "base of opperations" 
    on. This area is quite spacious and is probably the most common you will 
    encounter throughout the game.  
    Desert- Arid, sandy regions.  There isn't a whole lot of plants and 
    animals here.  You will every now and then see a lizard or even a 
    monkey, but that's about it.  Seen mostly near the south.  
    Tundra- An arctic region full of ice and snow.  There really isn't a 
    whole lot of foo up here.  You will now and then bump into a lizard 
    (yes, a lizard in the tundra) or a hippo.  In the ealier parts of the 
    game, pray you never bump into a mammoth.  It's best to do with a better 
    weapon.  Found far north.
    Mountains- Areas if extremely high elevation.  These usually lack food 
    as well.  On some of them, you can find plateaus and high-up ledges with 
    plants and/or animals inhabitting them.  
    Lakes and Rivers- Smaller bodies of water seen in the continent.  most 
    of them don't get too deep, but there are a couple that are quite so.  
    Careful as you can drown in the water.
    Ocean- Open areas of water that make up most of the game's world.  There 
    is said to be some Easter Eggs hidden in the ocean, but they are VERY 
    well hidden as there really aren't any reference areas to go by in the 
    ocean.  You will have to cross these to get to other islands, but I only 
    recommend doing so with the Swim tatoo. 
    Caves- Subterranean areas cut into the ground or mountains.  Usually 
    don't have too much in them, but can have plants, animals, or even 
    Easter Eggs.  If you're lucky, you can stumble on one that has free 
    mammoth tusks.  
    One thing that can be very bothersome in this game is the camera angles.  
    You will just have to deal with them...
    Anyway, this game is a 3D rendered environment.  You can run in eight 
    directions searching for, well, whatever it is you're searching for.  
    Scattered all over are different plants represented by a certain kind of 
    Japanese sugar cakes.  No, you are not really eating sugar cakes on the 
    ground, the sugar cakes REPRESENT different types of food such as leaves 
    and plants.  Then again, why would someone want to eat a sea shell?  
    Anyway, you can pick up and eat the sugar cakes to restore your hunger a 
    little bit.  There is no gauge or anything displaying your hunger.  
    You'll pretty much have to guess at it.  
    To keep your tribe alive, you must bring them food.  So, you must walk 
    around areas until you find an animal that is easily killable and attack 
    it.  Hopefully, it will succumb to your attacks and forfeit some meat.  
    You can then bring the meat back home or eat it yourself.  As time goes 
    by, your character can die (see Section 4) either of old age or of your 
    own mistakes (OOPS!).  Okay, so this isn't quite as "real life" as 
    something like Shenmue, but I guess you can say this is sort of the 
    "Shenmue of the Stoneage."  
    Directional Buttons- Move
    Select Button- Enter Option menu
    Start Button- Pause
    Triangle Button- Pick up, throw (only with rocks, tusks, and trees), eat 
    (only with food).  
    Circle Button- Attack, throw (only with rocks, tusks and trees), eat 
    (only with food), Wake up (must be tapped several times).
    X Button- Jump
    Square Button- Run (must be held)
    Shoulder Triggers (R1, L1, R2, L2)- Move camera (must be held down)
    Not used- R3/L3 (PS2 controls only), analog sticks.
    -Option Screen-
    Body- Displays Body stats and shows current tatoo.
    History- Shows the animals you've killed throughout the game.
    Tower- Shows your population and how high your tower is.
    About- Gives you a small credit page for the sugar cakes.
    Throughout the game are many different types of animals you can hunt 
    down and claim for your food.  Each animal ranges in power and defense.  
    Some, like the birds and monkeys, are quite weak.  Others, like the 
    mammoth and smilodon, are powerful and aggressive.  Some are recommended 
    you only attack with more advanced weapons like spears rather than fists 
    or sticks.
    Animal Name- Strength rating/description; Demeanor- Description
    Monkey- Fast attacks; Docile unless provoked- Small primates that walk 
    around in various areas of the world.  Very easy to kill, even with your 
    hands.  Do not let them get too much of an upper hand on you or they can 
    kill you.  
    Locatios: Directly north of the village (near the lake with the dinosaur 
    bone in it), near the Tatoos, on the South Island, far east of the 
    village, East Coast (in the sandy areas). (other locations to come)
    Bird- Fast motion; Docile- Animals that fly through the air.  They're 
    found in very scattered areas of the world.  
    Location- Near Stone Henge, east of the village, South Island. (other 
    locations to come)
    Boar- Moderately powerful and fast; Fairly aggressive- Wild pigs that 
    will attack unrelentlessly if you get too close.  Stay clear of these 
    until your get much better weapons and also learn better how to fight 
    and time your attacks.  I very much advise against fighting these ones 
    with bare hands.
    Directly west of village in the more wooded areas. (other locations to 
    Deer- Very swift; Docile unless provoked- Big, four-legged mammals with 
    antlers.  If you attack, they will try to run most of the time.  
    Sometimes (especially when cornered), they will turn around and fight.  
    On either side of the West Mountains, randomly in caves, northeast of 
    the village (near the east coast, high north).  (other locations to 
    Bat- Hard to find and slightly quick; Fairly aggressive- Winged mammals 
    that live exclusively in caves.  They are pretty hard to find (I 
    actually went completely through the game without encountering one).  
    Not very tough as they can be killed in a mater of a couple hits. 
    Randomly found in caves. 
    Shark- Pretty powerful, especially since they're in water; Aggressive- 
    Viscious, carniverous fish that attack the instant they see you.  
    Sometimes, they seem to attack out of nowhere.  Not very tough, though.
    Found in lake north of the village (not the one with the bone, the one 
    connected to the North River), all over the ocean.
    Hippo- Strong, but slow; Docile unless provoked- Sluggish mammals that 
    make a good feast.  You can actually kill these early in the game if 
    you're skillful enough.  They still take a number of hits to kill.
    Found north of the village (just follow the North River right a little 
    ways until you come to a small pool near a very small desert), all over 
    the tundra, West Mountains (near the top on the patches of green). 
    (other locations to come)
    Ostrich- Extremely fast; Docile- Big birds that are very fast.  They 
    will run if attacked, good luck catching them.  They're a lot easier to 
    kill with stronger weapons, especially ones that provide a one-hit kill 
    on this animal. 
    South Desert, South Island. (other locations to come)
    Komodo Dragon- Moderate abilities, except very slow- Docile unless 
    provoked- Giant lizards that walk around very slowly.  They only attack 
    if attacked first.  They're also quite easy to kill.
    South Desert, South Island, Tundra. (other locations to come)
    Buffalo- Quite strong, but slow- Docile unless provoked- Huge mammals 
    that run along the plains.  If you attack them, they will turn around 
    and attack quite ferociously.  
    Found west of the village on the plains, throughout the northeast, South 
    Desert. (other locations to come)
    Smilodon- Very fast and powerful; Very aggressive- Probably the most 
    trouble some creature and the hardest to kill next to the mammoth.  
    These guys will jump all over you and attack the living heck out of you 
    until you're dead (or they are).  I would recommend fighting these ones 
    with spears and nothing less.  
    All over East Coast, South Island, Areas in the very far north east 
    (slightly away from the coast). (other locations to come)
    Mammoth- Extremely powerful; Aggressive- While they are a bit slow, they 
    are also VERY strong and can literally kill you in a few hits.  It's 
    best to try to kill them only when you have a spear, especially Level 3 
    Tundra, Northwest Island, far northeast (south of Tundra).
    Aliens- Fast and run in random directions; Docile- Strange creatures... 
    Very strange.  They basically look like a regular human body, only 
    everything from the waist up is completely gone.  Basically, they just 
    look like an abdomen with legs.  When you hit them, they let out and 
    eerie laugh.  
    Found mainly on the Southwest Island.  I've also found them once on the 
    Northwest Island. (other locations to come)
    I'm sure you've seen the idea beaten to death all over this FAQ.  It is 
    necessary to kill animals to bring in food.  Failure to do so is quite 
    fatal.  Not only do you die, but so does your tribe.  So, with that 
    being said, here are some basics on hunting.
    When you first start out, hunt only weak animals like monkeys and maybe 
    birds (they can be killed effectively if you throw a rock at them).  Do 
    not deal with the bigger and badder enemies until your culture level has 
    climbed drastically enough.  There are two animals in particular that 
    you want to avoid like the plauge until you have a spear.  Those two are 
    the smilodon and the mammoth.  The reason being is that they are the 
    most powerful and aggressive creatures in all the game.  
    Most any aggressive creature is to be avoided until you have a stick.  
    Sticks do increase your range just a bit, but also just enough to make 
    fighting a bit easier.
    -Hunt weak animals when you start.  Beware of aggressive creatures when 
    you don't have any weapons.
    -Learn to throw stones at birds while they are flying towards you.  You 
    can get some easy kills that way once you are much better with stone 
    -If an animal is too fast to kill, wait until you have a really powerful 
    weapon that can kill it in a couple shots or so.
    -Before hunting down a mammoth, try to throw some rocks at it to soften 
    it up a bit.
    -Use jumping to your advantage.  if a strong animal is charging at you 
    and you jump, it will be quite likely that the thing will run underneath 
    -Learn to attack when coming down off a jump.  This can especially help 
    when fighting hippos unarmed.  This way you can get a lick in before you 
    are in range to be effected by an attack.  
    -Just because you killed an animal doesn't mean you need to bring the 
    meat back to the camp.  You can eat it yourself and that is a good idea 
    if you wish to do some extended exploring.  
    -Do not be afraid to back down from a fight.  If you are being seriously 
    hurt, run and run quick.  When you are finally out of the reach of the 
    animal, eat some food and run off to kill a weaker animal and bring its 
    flesh back home.  Remember, every time you return home, you are fully 
    -It isn't worth chasing an animal to your doom.  If an animal runs out 
    into a compromised position in the water, don't persue it unless you 
    have an easy way to get back up to the surface.
    -Sometimes, however, water can be good.  When chasing an animal, 
    sometimes it will fall into the water and begin spinning 360 Degrees.  
    Don't touch it because that means it's drowning.  When it drowns, it 
    will leave meat for you to pick up.
    -When going on a long hunting trip, don't forget to eat plants to keep 
    your energy up and your hunger down.
    It's a given fact.  As your village grows, so does their intelligence.  
    As their intelligence grows, so does their culture.  As your culture 
    grows, so do your tools.  As time goes by, depending on how high your 
    intelligence is, you will gain what is called Culture Levels.  As your 
    Culture Level grows, so does the power of your weapons.  You also may 
    notice the quality of your huts around the village may look a bit 
    As time goes by, your culture will increase.  The speed it increases 
    depends on the strength of your brain, whether or not you bear the Inner 
    Eye or Fertility tatoos, and the size of your tribe.  All of these can 
    lead to upgrades in different weapons.  The better your weapon, the 
    quicker you can kill enemies.  
    Bare Fist: The weakest "weapon" in the game.  You initially start with 
    Stick: The first actual hand weapon you can get.  While it is better 
    than the bare fist, it still lacks in strength and range.  (can to go 
    level 4)
    Axe: Stroner than the stick.  Still lacks range, but has good power. 
    (can go to level 2)
    Spear: The strongest weapon, especially at its finally level.  Good 
    strength and range.  (can go to level 3)
    There are two things that ultimately decide your populations growth: The 
    strength of your propagate stat and your food intake (that is, the food 
    you return with).  The more food you return with, the more there will be 
    for your village.  You village can then thrive and reproduce.  One thing 
    to keep in mind is that the stats of your villagers is also reflectant 
    on your stats.  Also remember that population and culture go hand in 
    hand.  The higher population you have, the more characters you can use 
    as others die.
    One thing almost every game has in common is the light brushstroke on 
    the subject of death.  This game is no stranger to it, especially 
    considering that you are dealing with a life.  Basically put: You are 
    not immortal (not without cheats, anyway).  Your character can age and 
    die with time just like in real life.  Also a like real life, your 
    character your character can die by means other than old age.  There 
    isn't a whole lot of different ways to die in this game, but each way is 
    pretty easy to do, especially if you're careless.  
    -Old Age-
    Each character has a life span.  I really do not know what the life span 
    is for each character, but I think your actions can influence how long 
    or short (s)he lives.  When you first grab someone, immediately look to 
    the upper right of the screen.  If you do not see anything there, that 
    means you grabbed a considerably young buck (or doe).  However, even 
    young bucks get old.  After a while, you will see a circle of flames 
    dancing around at the top right of the screen.  These flames will mark 
    down your last moments alive, assuming you don't get killed before then.  
    Each flame disappears with a moderate length of time.  I think it could 
    be in the neighborhood of 15-20 minutes per flame.  As soon as the last 
    flame is getting ready to disappear, the Bird Spirit will appear.  When 
    it has finally burned out, the Spirit will come and take your last 
    You do not have gills!  You can stay underwater for a little while, but 
    not very long.  While underwater, make sure you can easily jump to the 
    surface and get a breath of air every so often.  If not, then you better 
    get to a location where you can do so or make sure you have the Swim 
    Tatoo.  If you should stay underwater too long, you will die.  
    -Beaten to Death-
    This is probably the most common death amongst those who are careless.  
    Some animals will fight back when provoked.  Each animal has a different 
    power level as it pretains to attacks.  If you are hit too often and 
    sustain major wounds, you can die.  It's pretty much common sense there.
    You must feed your character.  If you have gone a long time without 
    food, then grab some plants to munch on.  In times of need, do not be 
    picky.  If you kill an animal and bring it back to your village, keep in 
    mind that it does feed you as well.  This also restores your "life" to 
    Your character sleeps for a reason.  This is the only way (s)he can 
    restore much needed strength.  You can interrupt sleep, but it's best 
    that you don't unless you're about to be attacked.  If your character 
    doesn't sleep often enough, (s)he will eventually start to fall asleep 
    more often.  If you keep interrupting the schedule more, eventually the 
    character will not be able to function and (s)he will just die.
    These are just some basic tips as far as keeping your character in good 
    -Eat often enough.  Make sure you are very careful when going into a 
    place that lacks life like a desert.  You could starve easily.
    -Sleep well.  Do not interrupt your character's sleep unless it's 
    -Beware of deep depths of water if you cannot cross them easily.
    -Do not get careless in battle.  Being arrogant is a good way to get 
    killed.  Make sure that you do not sleep in an area that could have a 
    dangerous animal nearby.  Animals like the smilodon are notorious for 
    attacking you in your sleep.
    5A: TATOOS
    South of your village lies five monoliths, each with a different crest 
    on it.  You should definitely get one of these right away when starting 
    a new game (see Section 9).  Once you have chosen a tatoo, you will have 
    that tatoo until you grab another one.  So, once you have a tatoo on, 
    you can never be without a tatoo.  
    Leap- The tatoo furthest on the left.  This is great for helping cover 
    distance when jumping.  It allows you to jump higher and longer.  I 
    personally don't use this one too often, but it helps if you're trying 
    to jump a long distance. (increases jump strength)
    Fertility- Lies to the right of Leap.  This increases the power of your 
    propagate system.  With this, your village will grow faster.  With more 
    people, your culture level will also rise.  (increases propagate 
    Inner Eye- Lies to the right of Fertility.  This increases your mental 
    capacity and intelligences, causing your culture to grow radically.  
    Very helpful anytime in the game when you need some new weapon 
    advancements. (increases intelligence)
    Swiftness- In the front row (a few feet further south of the first 
    three), on the left.  This increases your leg strength enough to make 
    you extremely fast.  This is good for tracking prey or eluding 
    predators.  It's also great if you're trying to get from Point A to 
    Point B a bit faster (as long as Point B is on the Main Continent).  
    (increases run strength)
    Swim- To the right of Swiftness.  This one is also very helpful.  I 
    hevily recommend this if you plan to investigate the surrounding 
    islands.  You almost cannot make it to the islands without this.  In 
    fact, there ARE a couple that you cannot make it to without this.  This 
    increases your arms, leg, and lung strength to give you the ability to 
    swim like a dolphin.  With this, you can remain above water the whole 
    time that you swim by pushing the Jump button repeatedly.  (increases 
    swim strength)
    5B: BODY
    In this game, your stats are referred to as "Body."  To view your Body 
    stats, push select during any time in the game and select Info.  From 
    there, select Body and you will be given a breakdown on your body.  
    There are six different parts of the body and six different colors.  
    Each color illustrates how strong or weak each part of the body is.  You 
    cannot have two parts of the same color.  So, you cannot have a body of 
    all red stats.  There can only be dominate parts and weak parts.  
    Anyway, from weakest to strongest, the colors are: purple, blue, 
    greenish-yellow, bright yellow, peach, and red.
    Each of the six different Body stats effects your advancement in some 
    way.  If you wish for a certain part to become stronger, you must eat 
    certain plants (see Section 8).  
    Brain- This is your intelligence. This effects your culture level within 
    the tribe.  
    Swim- Strength of your lungs.  The stronger this is, the better and 
    further you can swim.  
    Hand- Your arm strength.  Effects your fighting strength and ability.  
    Also keep in mind that the weapon you're using can effect your fighting 
    strength just as well, if not more than this stat.
    Propagate- Your reproductive habits.  The higher this is, the more your 
    village will increase in size as more are born.  
    Jump- Your jumping ability.  Effects the height and length you jump.  
    Run- Your speed.  The higher this is, the faster you are.
    These are maps, so to speak, of the entire world and such.  These maps 
    may not be totally to scale, but they are slightly to scale in 
    accordance to pages 22-23 in the instruction book which I used as a 
    guide when piecing together these maps.  I have each section marked to 
    tell you what exactly it is.  
    NOTE: World map not to exact proportion.  Only done as space and ASCII 
    can permit.
         WORLD MAP
      _   ___________       _____    ____
     / \ /           \     /     \__/    |
     \_//____  a    __\    \             |      _/\___
             \_    /       /     1       |      \ b__/
               \__/       /              |____   \/
                       __|                    \____
                  ____/                            \_______
                 /                                        /  _   _
          ______|                                        /  /_\ /_\
          \  2                                           |    _  c_
           \                                        ____ |  _/_\ /_\  _
            \     5              f  6              /    \| /_\       /_\
            /                                     |     /\
           /                                      |_    || 
          /   ___                                   \   \/ 
          |__/   \                                   \____ 
                  \                                       \ 
                   \                                ______/
                    \                               \
                     \__                /\___        \
                        \              /     \        \
           ____          \         ___/       \        \
          /    \          \        |          |         \
         /     |          |  4     |          |          \
         |   d |          |        /          |           \
         |     |           \       |          /           |
         |     |            \      |          \__         \
         \     |             |__   |             \         \
          \____|                \  /              \    3  __\
                                 \/               /       \ 
                                                 /        /
                                                |        /     
                                                |       /
                                                |      /
                                                |     /
                      __                        |    /
                   __/  \_                      |   /
                   \      |                     |  /
                   |  e  /                       \/
                  /   ___|
                 /    /
    KEY- This is how I will refer to each area in the game.
    a- Northwest Islands
    b- Northeast Islands
    c- Broken Islands
    d- Southwest Island
    e- South Island
    f- Main Continent
    1- Tundra
    2- Valley Shoreline (otherside of West Mountains)
    3- Giant Peninsula
    4- South Desert
    5- West Mountains
    6- Plains
    Note that locations are approximated
    Location M is actually on the island
      _   ___________       _____    ____
     / \ /          G\     /     \__/    |
     \_//____       __\    \             |      _/\___
             \_    /       /             |      \  __/  M
               \__/       /              |____   \/
                       __|                    \____
                  ____/                H           \_______
                 /                E            I          /  _   _
          ______|        F                               /  /_\ /_\
          \  B                                           |    _   _
           \                      C                 ____ |  _/_\ /_\  _
            \                     A                /    \| /_\       /_\
            /                                     |     /\
           /                                      |_    || 
          /   ___                 D                 \   \/ 
          |__/   \                                   \____ 
                  \                                      J\ 
                   \                                ______/
                    \                               \
                     \__                /\___        \
                        \              /     \        \
           ____          \         ___/       \        \
          /    \          \        |          |         \
         /     |          |        |          |          \
         |     |          |    K   /          |           \
         |     |           \   L   |          /           |
         |     |            \      |          \__         \
         \     |             |__   |             \         \
          \____|                \  /              \       __\
                                 \/               /       \ 
                                                 /        /
                                                |        /     
                                                |       /
                                                |      /
                                                |     /
                      __                        |    /
                   __/  \_                      |   /
                   \      |                     |  /
                   |     /                       \/
                  /   ___|
                 /    /
    Easter Eggs and Monuments
    A: Your Village
    B: Stone Hand
    C: Stone Henge    
    D: Tatoo Stones
    E: Dinosaur Bone (found in a pond)
    F: Strange marsh plants (found on a bank on the northwest section of the 
    G: Stone Eye
    H: Stone Circles
    I: Orange Lakes
    J: Caveman and Cavewoman turned to stone
    K: Triceratops Skull
    L: Lizard Burrows
    M: Stone Nose
    NOTE: More cave locations to come.
    Also note that some caves are actually connected.  Listed below are cave 
      _   ___________       _____    ____
     / \ /           \     /     \__/    |
     \_//____       __\    \             |      _/\___
             \_    /       /             |      \  __/
               \__/       /              |____   \/
                       __|                    \____
                  ____/                            \_______
                 /                                        /  _   _
          ______|        1                               /  /_\ /_\
          \                                              |    _   _
           \                                        ____ |  _/_\ /_\  _
            \   2                0                 /    \| /_\       /_\
            /                                     |     /\
           /                                      |_    || 
          /   ___                   3                \   \/ 
          |__/   \                                   \____ 
                  \                                       \ 
                   \                                ______/
                    \                               \
                     \__                /\___        \
                        \              /     \        \
           ____          \         ___/       \        \
          /    \          \        |          |         \
         /     |          |        |          |          \
         |     |          |        /          |           \
         |     |           \       |          /           |
         |     |            \      |          \__         \
         \     |             |__   |             \         \
          \____|                \  /              \       __\
                                 \/               /       \ 
                                                 /        /
                                                |        /     
                                                |       /
                                                |      /
                                                |     /
                      __                        |    /
                   __/  \_                      |   /
                   \      |                     |  /
                   |     /                       \/
                  /   ___|
                 /    /
    0 = Your village
    1... This cave is found in the mountains.  It shouldn't be too hard to 
    find.  The small river north of your village eventually flows into a 
    huge lake.  On the west bank of the lake will be the mountains.  
    Somewhere on that west bank should be a huge patch of grass on the 
    mountain, a platform of sorts.  Somewhere in that huge patch of grass 
    should be cave.
    2... This one is very hard to find.  Somewhere on the west side of the 
    mountains toward the south should be a strange path that leads you up to 
    a rectangular opening in the mountain.  This cave seems to be 
    particularly full of bats. 
    3... Not to hard to find.  Just south of the village and a little to the 
    east.  It's found on the north bank of a lake (with water running into 
    it).  Very small, but has some food inside.
    The small tribe you have founded does not live on hunting alone.  Well, 
    at least you don't.  You need to get nourishment often enough to be able 
    to stay alive.  Stocking up on plants and other edibles lying around is 
    most important when you are going long distances, and even more 
    important when that traveling involves crossing mountains, deserts, or 
    the tundra (as those locations very much lack food).  Hunting can be 
    quite a consuming task that you need some faster food, and since Arby's, 
    White Castle, and A&W haven't been invented yet, you have to rely on a 
    different source.  That is, you must become a gatherer as well as a 
    hunter.  Spread throughout the plains are vast amounts of food.  Food 
    which is represented by a sugar cake made from Japan.  Each one you grab 
    not only knocks down your hunger, but it also gives a little boost to 
    one of your stats, depending on the color that flashes and which part of 
    the body flashes.  There are 52 different plants in all.  Now, in order, 
    is a description of each plant and its effect on your body.  Each one is 
    placed in order of appearance in the "Item" under "About" in your info.  
    So, if you want a good visual aid as to which food item I'm referring 
    to, count the sugar cakes as they appear in the Item section of the 
    Color indicator:
    Purple- Very minute amount added to stat.
    Blue- Small amount added to stat.
    Greenish-Yellow- Mediocre amount added to stat.
    Bright Yellow- Large amount added to stat.
    Peach- Considerably large amount added to stat.
    Red- Very large amount added to stat.
    NOTE: To tell blue and purple apart when you eat, remember that this 
    shade of blue is quite light, so the body part receiving the stat 
    increase should appear very light blue as oppose to one getting a 
    purple, which will appear quite dark.  Bright Yellow and Greenish-Yellow 
    are also very hard to tell apart.  You just have to remember that Bright 
    Yellow always shows up extremely bright.
    Number in "Item" 
    Plant Description
    Stat boosted
    Looks like a clam with some major scuffs on top of it
    Swim; Bright Yellow
    Looks like a seashell with the joint pointing to the lower right
    Swim; Bright Yellow
    Round seashell with the joint pointing to the lower left
    Swim; Red
    Looks like a semi-triangular seashell
    Swim; Greenish-Yellow
    Looks like a green leaf with man pieces on each side
    Run; Red
    Looks like a couple of baby onions
    Swim; Blue
    Looks a bit like a mint leaf
    Hands; Purple
    Looks like a big leaf with a brown spot near the top
    Run; Peach
    Looks like a blade of grass with a coil at the top
    Brain; Blue
    Looks like a blade of grass
    Run; Blue
    Looks like a light pink flower with a spot in the middle
    Swim; Purple
    Looks like a solid, pink flower with five petals and nothing in the 
    Run; Bright Yellow
    Looks like a green maple leaf
    Run; Purple
    Looks like a pink flower with four petals
    Brain; Blue
    Looks like a pure white flower with five petals
    Hands; Blue
    Looks like a blue flower with a huge, blue splotch at the top
    Brain; Bright Yellow
    Looks like a light pink flower with five petals and a lot of pollen in 
    the middle
    Swim; Bright Yellow
    Looks like a white flower with a red circle in the middle
    Swim; Peach
    Looks like a pink flower with five petals bunched together
    Run; Blue
    Bright, orange flower-shaped clay(?) with a fossil imprint on it
    Brain; Blue
    Looks like a blue flower with six, pointy petals
    Run; Purple
    Looks like a very well detailed, bright pink flower
    Run; Greenish-Yellow
    Looks like a big, blue flower with many petals
    Run; Greenish-Yellow
    Looks like a yellow flower (also kind of resembles a banana peal)
    Swim; Bright Yellow
    Looks like a red maple leaf
    Arms; Greenish-Yellow
    Looks like some exotic fruit related to a peach
    Brain; Blue
    Looks like a bright blue, swirly thing
    Swim; Greenish-Yellow
    Looks like a blue disc
    Brain; Red
    Looks like a roundish flower with pollen down near the bottom
    Run; Bright Yellow
    Looks like a white, rectangular object
    Hands; Purple
    Looks like a budding plant
    Brain; Blue
    Looks like a pine cone
    Run; Bright Yellow
    Looks like an almond
    Hands; Blue
    Looks like a strange, brown seed of some kind.  It's somewhat V-shaped.
    Run; Blue
    Looks like a pea pod
    Hands; Purple
    Looks like an egg
    Brain; Blue
    Looks like a mushroom
    Hands; Peach
    Looks somewhat like a pear
    Brain; Blue
    Looks like a cattail (also somewhat resembles a sword)
    Swim; Bright Yellow
    Looks like a green peach
    Swim; Blue
    Looks like a peach
    Swim; Peach
    Looks orange with a brown leafish shape in the middle
    Run; Light Yellow
    Looks like an exotic fruit
    Hands; Peach
    Looks like a pink piece of candy
    Run; Red
    Looks like a green and white pretzel
    Hands; Red
    Looks like an oval-shaped, white flower with some pollen in it
    Hands; Greenish-Yellow
    Looks like an oval-shaped, pink flower with a bit of pollen in it
    Brain; Bright Yellow
    -Preliminary Actions-
    The first thing that you should do is set the difficulty.  If you really 
    want to take it easy your first time through, then I do suggest easy.  
    There's also medium and hard modes if you don't feel like taking things 
    too lightly your first time through.  Now, begin the game.  You will see 
    a person in the middle of the screen.  This represents a new game.  
    Select the person and you will move on to a naming selection.  Here is 
    where you name your file so you can tell your file apart form anyone 
    else's that might appear on the memory card.  After naming your file (or 
    keeping it at Adam&Eve if you wish), you choose whether you want stereo 
    or mono sound style.  Grab either/or and move on.  Time to start the 
    game for real!
    You will start the game selecting one of your three initial characters, 
    of which you have two adult males and one adult female.  Grab whichever 
    one you wish.  They all have the same stats.  First thing is first.  
    Head south from your village.  A little ways down, you should bump into 
    some monkeys.  You CAN kill the monkeys if you want, but it would 
    probably be best to wait on killing anything until you grab a tatoo.  
    The tatoo I highly suggest you grab first is the Fertility Tatoo.  With 
    this, your propagate organ will be given a boost.  The result will be a 
    faster growing population and a faster growing Culture Level as well 
    since you have a lot of people in your group.  Now, you've got your 
    tatoo.  Let's get ready to hunt.
    -Early Hunting-
    This early in the game, I don't suggest you hunt anything too viscious, 
    especially with bare fists.  It would be almost impossible to hunt out 
    anything like smilodons or mammoths right now.  Start with the weaker 
    creatures.  The best creatures to hunt right now would be monkeys, which 
    can be found just south of your village.  You can also find them far 
    north (about halfway between your village and the Tundra) and far east.  
    South is probably the best since it is a lot closer.  This early in the 
    game, there's a few places and things you want to avoid.  Avoid the east 
    coast, particularly the far north and far south areas of it.  These 
    areas are full of smilodons, which are extremely aggressive and will 
    most likely kill you on sight.  Fighting them with a bare fist is 
    practically suicide.  I would highly suggest you wait until you at least 
    have an axe before fighting them.  Avoid the Tundra, there is nothing up 
    there worth killing.  The only anmials there you really can kill this 
    early are hippos and kamodo dragons, even though they can be found in 
    other, safer areas.  Try to avoid fighting boars and sharks this early 
    as well.  Fighting sharks is actually quite risky since you need to go 
    underwater to do so.  I would also recommend you avoid fighting buffalo 
    at least until you can get better acquainted with the battle system and 
    your own personal fighting skills.
    As I've stated before, monkeys are a great source of food for the early 
    game.  There are a few other good sources, but probably not nearly as 
    good as the monkey.  Birds are okay, but they're somewhat hard to kill 
    early in the game unless you use rocks.  This can take a bit of 
    practice, but try picking up rocks and throwing them at birds (hint: 
    it's easiest achieved when the bird is flying at you).  The main reason 
    birds are hard to kill is their speed.  They can get away pretty 
    quickly.  Hippos I would only recommend fighting when you're very well 
    normed enough with fighting skills.  The best skill I've noticed towards 
    fighting them is to jump in the air just before they initiate a bite 
    attack and hit them right as you come down.  Just make sure you do it 
    before they can bite you as you come down.  This way, you'll actually 
    move them back when you hit them and you can hit them before they can 
    hit you.  Deer aren't too bad because they're not very aggressive.  They 
    are quite hard to catch, though.  I wouldn't exactly use them as a chief 
    source of food.  Kamodo dragons are easy to kill because they are slow, 
    but they're quite rare.  They're mainly found in the south desert.  Good 
    luck finding an ostrich.  They're also super rare and hard to kill to 
    boot since they are very fast.  Bats are weak, but hard to find and 
    unreliable.  You mainly have to do a lot of searching in the mountains 
    to find bats.  My recommendation is to use bats as a food source when 
    you're exploring rather than bringing it home.  Just eat them yourself.  
    They're great for when you're lost in a cave and can't find any other 
    sensible food aside from the usual Gathering Items.  Aliens are not 
    something you want to persue for a chief means of food.  They are flat 
    out HARD to find.  If you actually come across one (it'll proabably be 
    jumping up and down in place), pat yourself on the back.  They're 
    probably the rarest animal next to the bat and the ostrich.  Here's a 
    breakdown of the animals for you...
    Monkeys: Great early in the game.
    Birds: Try killing with rocks until you get stronger weapons.
    Boars: Avoid until you get better weapons.
    Deer: Not bad, but can be easily killed with better weapons.
    Hippos: Develop basic fighting skills.  Learn to use jumping to a 
    fighting advantage.
    Buffalo: Avoid until you get better weapons and improved fighting 
    Bats: Should only be used when traveling far from home or lost in caves.
    Orstrich: Good luck finding one, and when you do, good luck catching it.  
    Mainly wait until your weapon is stronger.
    Sharks: Avoid until you get a better weapon and have the Swim Tatoo.
    Kamodo Dragon: Kill them any time if you can.  They're a decent, yet 
    easy kill.
    Aliens: Not something you want to persue as a chief source of meat.
    Smilodon: Avoid until you have much better weapons.
    Mammoth: Avoid until you get a spear.
    -Getting Familiar With Your Surroundings-
    All you really need to know early in the game is which types of regions 
    are bound in which directions.  North will lead you to some grasslands 
    and a small lake.  Eventually, you'll hit the Tundra.  Northeast has 
    some nice, wooded areas full of smilodons, deer, buffalo, and some 
    mammoths.  It also has a great beach area and some small mountains.  
    East has a grassland and some small beaches.  Southeast is mostly a wet 
    area and has a huge peninsula.  South is half grassy, have dry.  
    Southwest is mostly grass area.  West is the main way you want to go to 
    get to the west mountains.  This is a nice place to explore, especially 
    since it has its share of caverns that are almost impossible to map.  It 
    also has a nice valley on the other side.  Northwest has a few lakes and 
    some more hilly areas.  
    -Waiting on Weapons-
    Keep hunting until you feel your population has risen enough.  How do 
    you check on your population levels?  For one, you can go into your 
    Tower section inside your info menu (push select).  This will show 
    relatively how much your population has grown.  There is also a small 
    cut scene that will take place from time to time dealing with your 
    villagers parading around the village square.  This is an event that 
    shows your village has grown significantly.  When your population has 
    risen, you can either keep the Fertility Tatoo and gain a whole slew 
    more people, or you can just say "Screw that!" and grab one of the other 
    -Grabbing a New Tatoo-
    My suggestions as far as grabbing a new tatoo when you're tired of the 
    Fertility Tatoo goes to one of the following two: The Inner Eye Tatoo or 
    the Swim Tatoo.  Both are very helpful in this game towards the middle.  
    The Inner Eye Tatoo will cause your intelligence to raise a little, 
    resulting in a faster increase of Culture Level.  This will also spell 
    some new weapons for you much faster.  The Swim Tatoo can be helpful if 
    you wish to explore other islands.  That is the only way you can get to 
    other islands without drowning is through the Swim Tatoo.  Otherwise, 
    your character will remain stuck underwater for too long and either 
    drown or be killed by sharks.  
    The game has a vast world for you to explore.  It is probably impossible 
    to say you've been everywhere in the game as there are uncharted islands 
    on the map in this FAQ, only a few of which I've actually bumped into.  
    That and there are a ton of Easter Eggs just laying around in the game.  
    Here are some suggested areas for travel (sort of like a travel 
    --West Mountains--
    This is a huge region directly to the west of your village.  It is 
    extremely hard to climb the mountain (basically, you want to run when 
    doing so) and even harder to find food up there, so be sure to stock up 
    on veggies and possibly even kill an animal for yourself before 
    climbing.  There are various different little things to look for in the 
    mountains.  For example, there are quite a good number of caves, most 
    (if not all) of which are connected.  In these caves, you can find a few 
    different Easter Eggs such as a monkey's skeleton and even a strange 
    batch of what appeared to be giant cocoons deep within the caves.  
    There's also various plateaus up on the mountains with lush plants and 
    even some hippos running around (mountain hippos... hmm...).  On the 
    other side of the West Mountains is a small valley on the shoreline.  
    Here, there are a lot of deer running wild and loads of plants.  If you 
    walk far enough west, you can even find a stone hand (which is a good 
    reference point if you're trying to get to the Southwest Island).  
    --Southwest Island--
    Not a whole lot here, but I do go here on occasion.  Why, you ask?  
    Because this is one of the best places to actually find aliens!  You can 
    kill them and eat them or bring them back.  Okay, so it's not really 
    worth the hastle of trying to get here, but it's still cool to see the 
    aliens at least once when you play.  The best way I've found to get here 
    is to go to the Stone Hand beyond the West Mountains and swim directly 
    south (head west just a tad on the way there, as well).  
    --South Island--
    I don't know an easy way to get here as there really aren't any easy to 
    find reference points.  All I've noticed is that this is a great place 
    to explore.  For one thing, it's got a cave on it (on the south end of 
    the mountains) with some tusks inside for your tower and loads of 
    different animals.  This place is actually so big, it almost feels like 
    you're on a continent at times.  It can be found south and a tad west of 
    your village (and I mean TAD).
    Not a very good vacation spot, but you will need to get familiar with 
    this place eventually if you wish to actually finish the game.  This 
    place can be found simply by heading straight north from any position 
    inland of the main continent.  Just make sure you aren't so far out that 
    heading up will cause you to run into the ocean.  This place is also 
    very bleak, just like the West Mountains.  I suggest bulking up on some 
    food before heading out here.  Heading the furthest north you can, 
    coming close to a huge, icy mountains range, you will eventually bump 
    into some mammoths.  Leave them be until you get the mighty spear!  You 
    may also bump into some hippos while snooping around up there.  They're 
    great for meat if you get hungry while you're up there.
    --Northwest Island--
    Not a very popular location, either.  This can be found by heading to 
    the far northwest corner of the Tundra and swimming a bit northwest.  
    You should come to this island shortly.  This also has mammoths on it 
    that you should avoid until you get a spear.  I should also say that 
    there is a cave here with some tusks in it for your tower.  WEE!
    --Northeast Island--
    Nothing much here.  I think there's an Easter Egg on it.  This really 
    isn't a very ideal place for exploring unless you are very bored.  This 
    one has no real references to use (see the map above).
    --South Desert--
    This can be found directly south of the village.  There is also nothing 
    much here except a couple of Easter Eggs.  Finding them is almost 
    impossible as you pretty much have to find them on accident.  There 
    isn't a whole lot of food here outside of komodo dragons, so bulk up.
    --East Beaches--
    This can be a fun place to explore.  This is also where I found a cave 
    woman that my cave man fell in love with... Until I accidentally hit her 
    with my stick and she ran away... Straight into the water and drowned.  
    Okay, so it wasn't technically an accident!  I figured, "Hey! We're cave 
    people! I think this means I'm supposed to bonk her on the head and drag 
    her home!"  Didn't quite work out the way I planned.  I don't know if 
    this is the only place this happens, but it was quite an experience.  
    Sob... I guess she felt she would rather die than be dragged home by a 
    polygonal cave cowboy.
    -Midgame Hunting-
    Around this time, you should be getting better sticks and eventually 
    axes.  Using these, you can hunt more sophisticated prey.  I basically 
    around this time use monkeys and lesser animals as personal food rather 
    than food I carry back.  Around this time, you should be carrying back 
    stuff like boars, hippos, deer, and other big game.  Around now, I say 
    avoid both the mammoth and the smilodon until you have gained a spear.  
    If you should come across a smilodon, you can try your luck, but 
    remember: They're ferocious!
    -Complete the Objective-
    There isn't much to fill here.  By now, you should be making routine 
    trips to the Tundra.  You should also hopefully have a spear, with which 
    you can hunt down the mammoths and use their ivory tusks to make your 
    tower.  This is where the game can get hard...
    --Mammoth Seeking and Hunting Tips--
    I've noticed two very popular spots for the mammoth to appear.  One is 
    at the base of the far north mountain.  The other is on the Northwest 
    Island.  When you find a mammoth, make sure you have eaten and gotten 
    plenty of sleep.  Do not fight a mammoth around the time you would 
    usually be sleeping or else your character will fall asleep, allowing 
    the mammoth some free shots (which could kill you instantly).  Grab some 
    throwing weapons like rocks and trees (if you can find any).  Throw them 
    at the mammoth's wide side.  That is, hit it on its side.  I say to do 
    this because the wide side is an easier target than hitting it's head or 
    rear.  If there are no more to throw, attack the creature with your 
    weapon.  If you see it jump up on its hind legs, that means it's 
    attacking.  Do you best to avoid that attack.  One good way to is to 
    force it back by repeatedly hitting it.  Just pray that you can force it 
    back far enough.  When/if you defeat a mammoth, grab a tusk or a piece 
    of meat and select "Return."  Doing this will bring back all the tusks 
    and all the meat.  The tusks can be used as weapons, but I recommend 
    strongly against it, especially if you went through all that trouble to 
    kill a mammoth in the first place.  
    8D: GENERAL TIPS (see also "Hunting Tips" for more tips)
    -Use the shoulder buttons every so often if you need to see a bit 
    further in one direction.  Be sure to learn to use combinations.  If you 
    want to see up without looking the left or right, then hold both R1 and 
    L1 at the same time.
    -Remember, trees and rocks can be used as throwing weapons.
    -Try to keep away from the East Coast until you've gotten a bit 
    stronger.  There seems to be a lot of smilodons out there.  
    -Eat often.  If you're trying to keep a certain Body stat at the most 
    dominant level (or making it as such), then eat only plants that will 
    affect that stat.  
    -Sleep when asked to and don't interrupt your character too often.  If 
    you do not allow your character to sleep, (s)he will either fall asleep 
    on their own and not wake up until they're refreshed or die.  
    -Remember, climbing mountains and swimming expend a lot of energy so 
    your character may tend to sleep earlier due to too much climbing or 
    -When eluding a predator, using jumping to an advantage. 
    -Before going to a place that does not have very much food (i.e. 
    mountains, desert, tundra), make sure you eat plenty of food to keep 
    your hunger down.  
    /  SECTION 9: FAQ  \
    Q: What is that bird thing that sometimes appears?
    A: That is a Spirit that comes to take your soul away.  It usually 
    appears just before you die or if you're getting hungry or overly sleep 
    Q: What happens when I don't get enough sleep?
    A: Your cave(wo)man will pass out and lay there automatically and you 
    won't be able to wake them.  They can also die if they don't get enough 
    rest and run out of energy.  Energy and hunger levels are two you must 
    sustain of your own accord, especially considering that you cannot 
    actually see them in quantity.  You basically have to guess at how 
    healthy your character is.
    Q: Is there anyway to interact with the village? 
    A: Nope, the huts are just there for the heck of it, really.
    Q: Is there any real point to this game?
    A: Yes, and it is to collect enough tusks to make a tower that reaches 
    the Tail of the Sun (hence the game's name).
    Q: What are those bones I sometimes see (they look like upside down Y's) 
    sometimes just in the middle of the land?
    A: Those are graves.  Anytime a character dies, no matter where, a grave 
    will appear.  
    Q: Can I pick up trees?
    A: Yes, but they're very hard to use as weapons unless you throw them at 
    a large target like a mammoth.
    Q: What is an Easter Egg?
    A: An Easter Egg is something hidden in a game that cannot effect your 
    gameplay one way or another, but is merely just there for you to look 
    at.  Easter Eggs appear in almost any game.  Castlevania: Symphony of 
    the Night has quite a few (i.e. the giant eyeball that can be seen in a 
    window in the background of one area).
    Q: If my character dies, does the tatoo go with him?
    A: No, the tatoo will automatically be put on the next character.
    Q: Is it possible to get a "Game Over?"
    A: If you run out of people...
    Q: How does Culture Level increase?
    A: With time.  As your gain more to your population and have a high 
    enough intelligence factor, you culture will increase.
    Q: Why is it that sometimes I will see my villagers parading around?
    A: That is to signify that your population has hit a new level.
    Q: I pushed Triangle over and over again and my character never picked 
    up the meat/plant/rock.  Why won't it work?
    A: One thing I've noticed about this game is how picky it is when 
    picking items up.  You have to be at just the right angle.  If you can't 
    get it from the angle you're at, keep trying from different angles.
    Q: What is the influence behind all the endings?
    A: One influence is which body part you have most nourished.  However, 
    there are nine endings and six body "parts," so there has to be another 
    influence.  What that is, I'm not certain.
    Q: How can you tell that your swim stat is being increased when you eat 
    something when playing as a female?
    A: Your shoulders will flash and you can just barely see her torso flash 
    under her dress.
    Q: Is there any difference between playing a female and a male?
    A: Not that I've really noticed outside of audio and visual differences.  
    Of course, both male and female have different voice actors and sounds 
    for eating and they also both have their own seperate hair styles and 
    clothing.  Basically, everyone in your village shares the stats of the 
    chief, whether (s)he dies or not.
    /  SECTION 10: A CALL FOR INFO!  \
    I would appreicate for anyone to give me the following info on the 
    following bits below.  If you do, proper credit will be given for all 
    information that you contribute!  
    Animals- If you can give me any animals that are not listed.  I do not 
    accept different variations of animals listed (i.e. different colors), 
    but I do accept those not listed that I may have list.  I would also 
    like to have the official name of the "aliens" as I do not know what 
    they are.  
    Land- Any pieces of land that are not mapped on the layout.
    Easter Eggs- Easter Egg locatios not mentioned (that is, any momuments 
    that are in the game).  The one I'm looking for the most is the undersea 
    Caves- Any cave locations will be accepted, but only posted when I can 
    actually find the cave as I certainly don't want someone sending in 
    false caves.  
    Endings- If I could get a list of endings and how to influence each 
    Gathering Items- Any Gathering Items I can't find, particularly #5, 
    which looks like a clam (see the info section of your game to see which 
    clam I'm talking about.  It should be the fifth one they display in the 
    Any other baisc, yet important information and fallacies- If you see 
    anything incorrect or any important information that wasn't touched on, 
    please e-mail me...
    FOUND INFORMATION! (by others)
    Stone Nose submitted by Marcy Osedo
    Don't know if you're still interested in hearing about the game, but
    I just wanted to drop a line. Was fooling around with it the other
    day and ran into a stone nose poking up out of the ground. It was
    *really* weird. I think it was on the northeast islands since I
    remember being pretty close to the snowy area where mammoths appear.
    -Today, I found a huge place near the top of the West Mountains with big 
    patches of grass and plants.  This area was also inhabitted by hippos 
    which I had never seen there before.  
    -I found mammoths that live outside the Tundra.
    -Found a cave in the West Mountains with a hippo in it.  The cave also 
    had a lot of bats and a rectangular entrance.
    /  SECTION 11: LEGAL BIT  \
    This FAQ is copyright 2001-2003 to Joe Shaffer, aka BoredGamer.  Any use 
    of this FAQ for commercial purposes in any way, shape, or form without 
    confirmed consent of the author is strictly prohibited.  This can be 
    used for personal use and freely distributed, as long as there is no 
    profit being made off the FAQ without my approval before hand (this 
    includes magazines).  This also cannot be posted on any websites without 
    my solid approval.  Any failure to comply with said premises can, and 
    probably will, result in legal actions.
    Thanks to...
    Jeff "CJayC" Veasey for maintaining GameFAQs.
    PlayStation Cheat.net for having a great site on PSX cheats and for 
    asking permission before adding this FAQ to their site.  I really 
    appreciate that.
    Cheat Code Central for also having a great cheat site.
    NeoSeeker for allowing me to put my guide up there.
    Artdink for putting together this quirky, pointless, yet strangely fun 
    Marcy Osedo for the info on the stone nose.  Sorry it took so long to 
    get this up on the guide.  Thanks though!
    (c)Joe Shaffer 2001-2003