MAXIMO SAVING FAQ PURPOSE - Simply to help those having trouble saving the game. I've seen many posts regarding this topic. GAME - MAXIMO: Ghosts to Glory Platform - Playstation 2 DEVELOPED BY - Capom Digital Studios FAQ AUTHOR - T. J. Allison (TYR@Cisnet.Com) AKA Tyr167 on Game FAQ's message boards. FAQ VERSION - 1.0 Written April 6th, 2002 _________________________________________ I'm writing this FAQ to give some aid to those having trouble figuring out how to save. Although there's instructions in the game manual on page 20, which are partly flawed, there seems to be a significant number of people having trouble with it. Hopefully this FAQ will be of some help. In addition I'll also go over how to have more than one save, and briefly go over the Checkpoints in the game. In an attempt to keep this FAQ spoiler free, all information is either in the manual that came with the game, or provided from my own playing experience. I am only providing information I feel necessary for you to understand when and where you can save. If there's any confusion over anything written here, please let me know. _________________________________________ Ok, there's 2 option in this game to save. To some extent you need to be familiar with the level set up of the game to know where to save. Maximo is divided up into worlds, and in an attempt to keep this spoiler free I will not say how many. When you begin the game, or anyother world, you will be on the first level of that world. You must Pass this level in order to get to the second level of the world, also called the HUB LEVEL. The HUB LEVEL is the second level of every world in the game. From the HUB LEVEL you are able to accessall of the levels on this world, save at the SAVE POOL, and transport to any world you've already completed. Each WORLD has a BOSS that needs to be defeated in order to advance to the next WORLD. In order to gain access to the LEVEL BOSS you need to destroy all of the MASTER COLLECTORS (pictured on page 15 of the manual) on the HUB LEVEL. To destroy the MASTER COLLECTORS you must strike them, which will transport you to the level the MASTER COLLECTOR is drawing from. Complete the level and smash the SPIRIT COLLECTOR (also pictured on page 15) at the end of the level and the MASTER COLLECTOR will be destroyed. _________________________________________ SAVING METHOD 1 When you defeat a WORLD BOSS you will be given a couple of things to choose from, one of these choices is to save the game. Press left or right on the D pad to highlight the save icon and press the square button. Very briefly talked about on page 14 of the manual. _________________________________________ SAVING METHOD 2 This is the method you'll be using most. You must find a save pool, an octagonal shaped pool of water found only on the hub levels. At one end of the save pool is a triangle, stand on it and if you have enough money a green exclamation mark will appear over your head, press square. then you will see "return to game." Pressing square now will make you jump into the pool and continue the game without saving. Instead you must press left or righ on the D pad, NOT left analog as it says in the book, untill you see a Memory card icon, now press square and Maximo will jump into the pool,the game will save, and you will lose 100 coins. And no, 100 coins to save is not a rip off or a cheat, you can find more than enough coins in each and every level to save. The first time you save you will be asked to name the save file. Each time you save after that, your previous game will be overwritten by the new save game. __________________________________________ MULTIPLE SAVES Yes, you can save more than one game. You can save up to 3 on one memory card. At the start of MAXIMO, when the GAME options screen first appears (pictured on top of page 10 in the manual), Maximo will be standing behind a headstone with the words "START NEW GAME" in front of it. You will notice that there also a headstone that has "OPTIONS" in front of it. In addition there's also 6 headstones that you can not yet access. 3 of these are for SAVED GAMES. As I stated above, the first time you save, you will be asked to name the save file. Also I stated before that whenever you save after the first time, your previous game will be overwritten with the new data. To save an additional game, you must start a NEW GAME, again the first time you save you will be asked to name the file. Now you will have more than one "LOAD GAME" headstone. To load a saved game, select a headstone with "LOAD GAME" in front of it. In addition, under "LOAD GAME" you will see the name you gave the file and your mastery percentage for the game. This is how you can tell the files apart. As for the other headstones, I'll leave that up to you to find out what they do. If you really want to know you could probably find out on other FAQ's or on message boards. As for this FAQ, I'm trying to keep it spoiler free. __________________________________________ CHECKPOINTS Multiple CHECKPOINTS (pictured on page 14 of the manual)can be found in every level of the game, except HUB LEVELS. To activate the CHECKPOINT you must DOWNWARD STRIKE it. By double jumping and pressing triangle in the air. The CHECKPOINT DOES NOT save your game. What does it do? Well, when Maximo dies in a level you will be returned to the last CHECKPOINT that you activated, provided you have extra lives. If you dont activate any CHECKPOINTS you will be returned to the begining of the level.