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    Hints and Tips by JCrosss

    Updated: 01/01/70 | Printable Version | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

    Strategy for the Horde Taken From the 3DO Survival Guide by Jason Cross
            One of the most common mistakes that causes players financial
            trouble is NOT selling back items before moving on to the next land.
            When you dig up a cow, fence, pit, soldier, or whatever, you get
            back money equal to what it costs to place that object down in the
            first place.  So in the Shimto Plains at the winter of year 3, make
            sure you sell all your cows and stuff.  The Tree Realms goes to year
            4, so sell your stuff in the winter of that year.  Each "land" lasts
            one year longer than the previous one.
    Shimto Plains:
            No hidden items.  Start off by chopping down trees and planting as
            many saplings as you can.  Repeat this for a few seasons until you
            have enough to buy a cow.  Place cows in the south of your town, as
            hordlings come mostly from the north.  Keep making cows and saplings
            so that you have 10 or more cows by the end of year 3.  Don't forget
            to pick them all back up in the winter before you go to the Tree
            Realms of Alburga!
    Tree Realms of Alburga:
            Plant as many saplings as you possibly can.  Keep planting until it
            says "at max" in your inventory box.  After the hordlings come, plant
            more to replace the ones they destroy.  After a few rounds of this,
            the Dryad will give you the Boots of Boogie.
    Fetid Swamps of Buuzal:
            Around the third year or so, your map will become large enough to
            show two "arrows" made of stones (apparent on the overview map).
            Dig at the intersection of these two invisible lines to find the
            magic flute.  This is probably the most useful (and annoying
            sounding) items in the game.
    Kar-Nyar Desert:
            Keep making those waterways!  A tree will grow when you get water
            to an odd-looking bush, which grows in a random spot.  The tree frog
            wants the three foods you can find scattered around the desert--the
            Blue Fruit, Green Meat, and Purple Seeds.  Just set them down next to
            the tree and he'll give you his Trident.
    Frozen Wastes of Vesh:
            Use bombs to blow away the snow in the preparation stage (this is the
            only land where you can use bombs during this stage), or summon
            Roscoe to melt away huge strips during the battle stages.  Be careful
            with Roscoe, though--he levels houses really quickly.