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    The Addams Family (SNES) FAQ/Walkthrough v3.0
    Written by Rydain Darkstar <rydain@gmail.com>
    Last Revised June 10, 2008
    
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     1)  Introduction                                                       [INTRO]
     
     2)  Controls                                                        [CONTROLS]
     
     3)  Weapons, Items, and Other Power-Ups                                [ITEMS] 
     
     4)  General Advice                                                    [ADVICE]
      
     5)  Walkthrough                                                  [WALKTHROUGH]
     
     6)  Password Hacking                                                [PASSWORD]
     
     7)  Fun Stuff                                                      [FUN_STUFF]
     
     8)  Revision History                                               [REVISIONS]
    
     9)  Credits                                                          [CREDITS]
    
     10) Legal Junk                                                         [LEGAL]
    
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     1)  Introduction                                                       [INTRO]
    
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     Back in the SNES' heyday, I bought this game because it was based on my 
     favorite movie and the gameplay looked like fun.  I tore through it in less
     than a week, but it entertained me for months thereafter.  The extensive
     map, secret-packed rooms, and player friendly design kept me coming back for 
     more.  I hadn't played very many games that encouraged me to goof around.  The
     Addams Family rewarded my random jumping and wall-poking with everything from
     extra point caches to hidden areas.  Thanks to its generosity with 1-Ups and
     mid-level checkpoints, the occasional fatality was never a problem.
     
     I wrote this FAQ for anyone interested in this overlooked game.  Even today,
     I still get a kick out of wandering around the weird and wacky Addams manse.
    
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     2)  Controls                                                        [CONTROLS]
     
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     D-Pad          LEFT and RIGHT move you in those directions.  Press UP to enter
                    doors, climb up ropes and ladders, and stab upward with the
                    sword (UP + Y/B).  DOWN allows you to duck, climb down, and 
                    drop into pipes and other such passages.
                
     A/X            Jumps, swims (underwater), or flies (with a Fezi-copter).
     
     Y/B            Attacks with a weapon if you have one.
                
     L/R            Inches to the left or right.
     
     Start          Pauses the game.
     
     Select         Press while paused to display "Select to Quit".  On this
                    screen, press Select again to get warped to a continue room of 
                    sorts.  The doors here will take you back to the beginning of 
                    the house or simply reset the game for you.  Walk off the left
                    side of the screen to get some extra lives.
    
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     3)  Weapons, Items, and Other Power-Ups                                [ITEMS]
    
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     Weapons
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     Sword          Your basic rapier.  Can stab upward, which is the only way to 
                    get certain 1-Ups.
                
     Golf Ball      Thrown so they bounce along the ground.  Like the sword, will
                    collect any item they touch.
     
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     Items
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     Money          Collect $25 for a heart, $100 for a 1-Up.
     
     Heart          Restores one heart of your health meter.
     
     Shield         Makes you temporarily invincible.  A long bubbly sound gives 
                    plenty of warning that the shield is about to expire.
     
     Fezi-copter    A nifty fez that grants you powers of flying.  It lasts
                    indefinitely until you go into a different room, and then you 
                    can use the 'copter for about 15 seconds before it disappears.
    
     Shoes          Increase your running speed.  You can wear up to two pairs at
                    once.  This will make you skid all over the place, but it comes
                    in handy for one particular area.
                    
     1-Up           Your typical extra life.  You also get a 1-Up for every
                    50,000 points earned.
    
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     Power-Ups
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     Heart Upgrade  An extra heart for your health meter.
    
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     4)  General Advice                                                    [ADVICE]
    
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     Gameplay
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     Gomez can stay underwater indefinitely.
     
     There is no "instant death" in this game.  Lava and spikes just hurt you.  
     Bottomless holes always lead to another area.  Nice, eh?
    
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     Items
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     Weapons and shoes act as health insurance.  If you get hit with any such items
     equipped, you will lose them and your life meter will not decrease.
     
     Weapons, hearts, shoes, and Fezi-copters regenerate if you leave a room and
     and return.  Money, 1-Ups, and shields do not.  All items return at the start
     of a new game, whether or not you entered a password.
     
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     Enemies
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     Most enemies can be killed by stomping, even piranha fish.   As you probably 
     guessed, this doesn't work for spiked critters, such as the bare-branched 
     trees, or the fiery creatures in the oven rooms.  Use a weapon or just avoid
     them.  You can bounce off of anything that is stompable.
     
     Once you kill an enemy, it stays dead until you leave the room and return.  If
     you have some time on your hands, you can completely clear out an area and run
     around in there until you get bored.
    
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     Passwords
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     Your lives are saved in your password.  Thanks to a bug in the code, said
     password won't work if either digit of your number of lives is 9.  However, 
     you can easily generate a valid password.  If you're playing this game as a
     ROM, fixing this bug is trivial.  The Password Hacking section explains this 
     in much more detail.
    
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     5)  Walkthrough                                                  [WALKTHROUGH]
    
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     This walkthrough is meant to describe the easiest path to each boss while
     pointing out some helpful secrets along the way.  It is not a comprehensive 
     overview of every single room, nook, and cranny in the house.  If you want to
     see how it all fits together, take a look at my House Map FAQ that lists every
     room in existence.
       
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     In the Beginning                                                [WK_BEGINNING]
     Heart #1 (The Old Tree)                                            [WK_HEART1]
     Heart #2 (The Kitchen)                                             [WK_HEART2]
     Heart #3 (The Conservatory)                                        [WK_HEART3]
     Pugsley                                                           [WK_PUGSLEY]
     Wednesday                                                       [WK_WEDNESDAY]
     Granny                                                             [WK_GRANNY]
     Fester                                                             [WK_FESTER]
     Morticia                                                         [WK_MORTICIA]
    
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     In the Beginning                                                [WK_BEGINNING]
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     You start off outside the Addams manse.  If you're interested, there are a
     few goodies out here.  Head all the way left to find the gallows.  Climb up 
     the noose and snag the Fezi-copter.  Fly up to the chimneys and drop into one
     of them.  They both have stuff, so don't forget to drop into the one you come
     out of as well.
     
     Head into the house.  In the HALL OF STAIRS, walk directly left and press UP 
     under the landing to find PUGSLEY'S DEN.  Cute, but there's way more here than
     you might think.  Press UP on the top landing.  Have fun.  You'll especially 
     like the door on the upper floor of THE CLOAK ROOM.  Recall that 1-Ups
     reappear when you restart the game.  If you're playing old school style with
     passwords and no saved states, I suggest you come back here for a refill each
     time you get a new password.
     
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     Heart #1 (The Old Tree)                                            [WK_HEART1]
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     Back in the HALL OF STAIRS, go through the lower left door to reach THE OLD
     TREE.  You might want to duck into the tree's mouth and grab a golf ball 
     before you jump up to the top and do battle with the big blue bird there. 
     He's easy, but having a weapon is always good.  Just stomp on him or otherwise
     smack him in the head until he croaks.
    
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     Heart #2 (The Kitchen)                                             [WK_HEART2]
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     The upper right door in the main hall leads to THE KITCHEN.  At the far left 
     is a door to a freezer area.  Be careful of the slippery floor and the icicle-
     encrusted ceiling, which will hurt if you bump into it.  This region is 
     linear, but there are some points of interest and things to keep in mind.
     
     If PENGUIN PROBLEMS is annoying the crap out of you, remember that the
     penguins do not infinitely respawn.  Stop, kill off the ones onscreen, proceed
     until more appear, and repeat until you get to the end of the level.  This 
     will drastically reduce the amount of dodging you have to do.  The stupid 
     creatures gladly run right at you, so you can just stand there and hop on them
     when they come near.
     
     Near the end of ROLLING SNOWBALL, you'll see some items embedded in the floor.
     Walk into the wall to their left to reach them.  The next room, THE SKI 
     SLOPES, is the last in this area.  At the end, duck and slide into the right
     wall to find yourself in THE COLD CASH.  Yay for free stuff.
     
     Fighting THE SNOWMAN is a bit tricky thanks to the icy floor, but at least he
     only has four hit points.  Needless to say, you can't stomp him when he's
     rolling around.  You don't want to get conked by the icicles, either.  After
     you kick some frozen ass, take note of the cute little musical flourish in THE
     SLOPE BACK.  This short tune is not used anywhere else in the game.
    
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     Heart #3 (The Conservatory)                                        [WK_HEART3]
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     Access THE CONSERVATORY from the lower right door in the main hall.  Early on,
     you'll notice some clay pots with an exploding tomato on top.  Duck into the
     rightmost one to reach THE PLANT PLOT.  Ineptly titled, yes, but it has some
     goodies for you.  Further along, a shoe floats next to a pillar.  Walk left
     into that pillar to find THE PRIVET and yet more stuff.  When you spot a high
     platform with a switch on top, bounce off an enemy to get up there.  Bop said
     switch.  Continue right and enter the first door you see.  
     
     You're now in THORN PASS, but you won't be staying long.  Head right and take
     note of the door on a high ledge.  You'll need to bounce off the nearby bird 
     to get up there.  This is rather tricky, and it might take you a couple of 
     tries to get it.  The most annoying part is having to leave the room and 
     return if you kill the bird but don't reach the ledge.  Bleh.
     
     The tricky ledge door leads to WORMY WAY.  If you get to the upper level by 
     bouncing off the rabbit instead of hitting the switch, you can collect some 
     cash as you head right.  The rest is straightforward, with some fun vine
     jumping near the end.
     
     Get ready to stomp THE CENTIPEDES.  You can hit these guys anywhere except 
     their heads.  Just stay in the lower left corner and jump on their body 
     segments when you get a good shot.  If you're patient, this battle should be a
     joke.
     
     The door here leads to MONSTER GARDEN, another room in the conservatory.  You
     can work your way back if you want, but I find it easiest to do the Select to 
     Quit warp trick.  Don't forget to pick up the secret 1-Ups if you didn't 
     already.
    
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     Pugsley                                                           [WK_PUGSLEY]
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     The toy room area looks more like a torture chamber to me. (Should we expect
     anything else from the Addams kids?) It's laid out oddly, but you don't have 
     to deal with most of it.  If you know the shortcuts, this is the quickest
     stage to beat.
     
     Head through the top door in the main hall to reach THE GAMES ROOM.  At the 
     end of this area, jump on top of the door and press UP to find THE TOY BOX.  
     Grab the goodies here by jumping up through the gold blocks and falling down
     the side.
     
     The right door in THE TOY BOX takes you into THE RACK.  Just go back through 
     that same door, which mysteriously leads to THE TOY TOWER.  Jump up to the 
     right ledge and into the ceiling, pressing UP to find a hidden rope.  Climb up
     there and enter the door to THE PLAYROOM.  
     
     At some points, you'll need to bounce off cannonballs to cross long spike 
     pits.  Above the exit is a secret door to THE MONEY BOX.  Get the 1-Up in here
     by jumping through the gold blocks above the door.
     
     That's it.  You're done.  Well, almost.  Exit THE PLAYROOM to face off with
     a WACKY SCIENTIST.  He circles his blades around him, shoots them out, and
     repeats this pattern.  Immediately after you get in here, jump up onto the top
     ledge on the right.  Duck.  Wait for the blades to fly past you.  You can get 
     three easy hits in before the blades circle around to the right.  When that 
     happens, stand on the floor to avoid them.  After this guy kicks the bucket, 
     duck into the pipe that Pugsley was standing on.  Mmm...cash.
    
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     Wednesday                                                       [WK_WEDNESDAY]
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     It's time to do some spelunking.  Return to THE OLD TREE and go through its 
     mouth.  Drop all the way down to find an elevator, some cash, and a 
     Fezi-copter.  At the top of the area is a ledge with some hearts and 1-Ups.  
     Keep heading down and to the right until you exit to UNDER GRAVEYARD.
     
     Ultimately, you'll want to get to the exit in the upper right corner of the
     room.  Stuff awaits if you're up for a detour.  Jump into the water and swim
     to the left for money and a handful of 1-Ups in SUNKEN STAIRS.  If you're in
     the mood for more swimming, you'll find another 1-Up in the middle of a 
     pillar.  Just walk in there from the right.  There's yet another 1-Up on a 
     ledge at the right side of the room, but it can be tricky to reach.
     
     When you make your way to the end of this nutty room, you'll rise out of a
     a grave into...you guessed it.  Ooh, spooky.  Head left through THE GRAVEYARD, 
     avoiding all the flying pumpkins and crap.  Walk into the mausoleum to reach
     THE UPPER TOMB.
     
     There's not much to do here.  If you head right after you drop past the 
     highest level with the fire pits, you can pick up a few extra bucks.  Walk 
     into the notch in the wall to the lower right of the cash to get an 
     invincibility shield.  The door at the lower left leads to SPOOKY DROP, a 
     short vertical level.  When given a choice to fall to the left or right, take
     the left route if you want a heart.
     
     If you want to check out a hidden room, exit SPOOKY DROP and return.  This 
     resets the switch, opening up a secret for you.  Jump left into the wall to 
     find a hidden passageway to the annoying CRYPTIC CLIMB.  You must jump all the
     way to the top to trip a switch and remove the wall you see at the left.  It's
     a pain in the ass to get up there, and your only reward is a handful of 1-Ups.
     To reach the extra lives behind the wall, stand on the second highest moving
     block and jump against the left wall to reveal a hidden block.  Stand on this
     block and duck.  The top moving block will push you partially through the gap.
     Stand up, and you'll slide into the area with two 1-Ups.  All in all, it's a
     lot of work for a small payoff.
     
     Next up is THE ARCH VAULT, which reminds me of a Super Mario fortress.  There 
     are tons of fireballs and Thwomp-y crystal things to dodge.  Weeeeee.  Locate
     and bop switches to make your way through JESTER'S JUMP.  Be careful not to
     to whack your head on the blocks and go splat into the lava.  It's not that 
     difficult.  Get a running start, and you should be fine.  You don't have to 
     jump at the absolute last microsecond, just at the end of the platform.
     
     THE STONE STEPS brings more crystal-dodging fun and a shortcut.  Watch for an 
     opening in the ceiling above a crystal star.  Head right to find a 
     Fezi-copter.  Backtrack and fly up into the hole.  Collect JESTER'S JEWELS 
     (well, Jester's Cash, I guess) and exit into THE CRAZY CRYPT.
     
     This room is appropriately named.  It's big, with tons of enemies floating 
     around.  Flip the switch as you jump over the gap underneath it so that you'll
     wind up on the right end of that floor.  Fall down the gap there and head 
     right.  Near the end of the level, you can hit a switch to create a column of
     blocks.  Jump up there for a decent stash of cash.  If you accidentally smack
     your head on one of the switches on the way up, the blocks will disappear, and
     you'll have to start over.  It's not really that bad.  Unless you're a totally
     klutzy jumper, the money is worth the trouble.
     
     THE FIRING FISH is another aptly named area.  You'll have to do some bouncing
     here, so I hope you're good at landing on moving objects.  When you get to a 
     gap with a moving platform, just duck in front of it and the platform will 
     push you through.  Cute. ^_^ You'll soon see three switches that you must 
     bounce to reach.  Hit the first two and leave all the rest alone.  Now you 
     can bop the very last switch to open up the exit.
     
     The CHAMBER OF WALLS looks confusing, but it's actually straightforward.
     Proceed until you find a block wall.  Locate a switch and bop it to get rid of
     said wall.  Lather, rinse, repeat.  There's a small cache of goodies here.  
     Near the end of the level is a fish cannon set high in a wall, directly 
     underneath a corner.  Jump off the ledge below and hug the wall to the left to
     find a passage to the stuff.
     
     As you might guess from the name of THE ANTE-ROOM, we're almost done.  Get to
     the end of this linear area, dodging the various junk along the way, for a
     fight with A GHASTLY GOBLIN.  Don't worry about the long life meter.  He's
     easy.
     
     This guy moves around in a rectangular pattern, stopping now and then to shoot
     out some skulls.  Jump on the left block and wait for him to get down to that
     level.  From there, you can hit him four times in a row. (After you stomp him
     for the third time, when he's on the left side of his rectangle, jump up 
     through him while he's flashing.  He'll solidify, and you'll land on his
     head.) Repeat to save your darling daughter Wednesday.
     
     If you want to, walk through the platform here to get some quick points.  THE
     LAST CHAMBER brings you to the beginning of the whole crypt area.  You could
     work your way back through the underground region or the conservatory, but 
     this is what Select to Quit is for, eh?
     
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     Granny                                                             [WK_GRANNY]
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     Head back to THE KITCHEN.  This time, go to the right to find GRANNY'S STOVE.
     The stove entrance is blocked off, but you shouldn't have much trouble 
     locating the switch.  Before you drop in, duck through the alcoves in the 
     upper left and upper right corners of this area to reach two secret rooms.
    
     The stovepipe dumps you into THE FURNACE, a vertical room.  Just head for the
     bottom, flipping any of the four switches to dissolve the floor.  If you hit
     the far left switch, you'll wind up on a block and can jump back up to the
     now-open door that leads to RED HOT MAZE.  There isn't much stuff in there, 
     and the exit doesn't get you significantly further ahead than the standard 
     route.  So fall down go boom and head off to THE GRILL.
     
     This area and the following room, THE HOB, are straightforward.  Avoid the hot
     stuff, ride blocks, and bop switches if you need to.
     
     In THE OVEN, don't hit the switch at the very end of the level.  The door will
     be blocked, but that's OK with us.  Instead, jump into the wall above the 
     column of blocks to find a very nice shortcut to THE LAST OVEN.  Trust me, you
     just saved yourself a ton of work.  Make it to the end here to face off with 
     THE FIRE DRAGON.
     
     It's simplest to stay on the left side of the room and stomp his head when you
     get a clear shot.  If you stand in the middle, you'll have more opportunities 
     to attack.  You'll also need to put more effort into dodging the dragon and 
     his fireballs.  
    
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     Fester                                                             [WK_FESTER]
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     Welcome to my favorite part of the game.  It's fun, with tons of good stuff
     along the way and character portraits that were sophisticated by 1992 
     standards.  These levels do require lots of dodging, which is why I suggest 
     you go here last.  The practice you got in earlier levels will pay off.
     
     Enter the upper left door in the HALL OF STAIRS to reach the PORTRAIT GALLERY.
     For some extra cash, head through the door in the middle of the level and
     cross over to THE DARK ROOM.  Ooh, I'm scared...not.
     
     THE ARMOURY is next, and it contains an interesting secret.  Proceed through
     the level until you hit a switch to create a large square of blocks.  Get on 
     top of that and jump off to the left.  If you hit the right spot, you'll 
     disappear into a hidden room.  Eeeeexcellent.
     
     The pit in the middle of the HALL OF CLOCKS leads to THE CLOCK DROP, a
     small, rather inconsequential secret room.  Don't be heartbroken if it
     happens to be covered up when you find it. (Locate and bop any switch to
     remove the blocks.)
     
     Next on the list is THE WEAPONRY.  Notice the unreachable ledge at the end.
     This will be quite useful for the next level.  Go through the exit to FLY,
     FLY, FLY.  Grab a Fezi-copter, backtrack, and fly back up to the ledge.  Get 
     all the stuff in THE CLOSET except for the invincibility shield.  Exit and
     return to make the shoes and heart regenerate.  Collect a second pair of 
     shoes, grab the shield, and make a run for FLY, FLY, FLY.  With all that extra
     speed, you should reach the end of the room before your shield runs out. 
     Spiffy!
     
     In the LOWER GALLERY, look for the rug that doesn't spit bears.  Walk into
     THE BEAR'S MOUTH for a few extras.  The door at the end takes you into the
     neato library region.  Somebody obviously took creative liberties with the 
     book names.  
     
     As you enter THE LIBRARY, jump up on the Thing box and then up to the left. 
     Walk into the wall for some cash on THE TOP SHELF.  In THE READING ROOM, 
     there's an aptly named book that you can walk into.  This will get you on top
     of the books, where a door with more stuff awaits.  Or you can skip the super
     fun secret passage and grab the Fezi-copter in this level.
     
     THE BIG BOOKS contains another aptly named book that you can drop into.  Grab
     a sword first so that you can collect the 1-Up in there, which is too high to 
     reach by jumping.  This is the last library area.  Head into THE TRAIN ROOM
     and get ready to ride.
     
     Dodge the spikes and don't fall onto the electrified track.  If you're 
     carrying a weapon, be careful not to kill off the smokestack.  It's helpful at
     the end of the ride, where you can stand on it and duck to avoid that final 
     column of spikes.
     
     Time to beat the crap out of Abigail Craven.  Whoopee.  Bounce off Fester to
     conk her on the head as she swoops down.  This isn't particularly tough.
     You'll just need to watch Abigail and Fester's movement patterns and time your
     jumps to hit her when she's at her lowest point.  Be sure to land on her head.
     If you stomp anywhere else, you'll fall through and get hurt.
    
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     Morticia                                                         [WK_MORTICIA]
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     The middle door in the HALL OF STAIRS leads to THE MUSIC ROOM, which, until 
     now, was useless to us.  Gee, guess where I'm trying to tell you to go. 
     *nudge, nudge* 
     
     After Lurch is done with his ditty, the wall vanishes.  Go on through to THE
     CHAIN ROOM.  At first glance, this place is confusing.  There are a bunch of 
     doors, and some of them simply take you to other doors in the same room.  
     There are different ways to get through here, but the following is easiest.
     
     Head right and enter the door that you'll see next to a wall.  Ignore the
     room's DON'T GO DOWN admonishment and fall into THE PIRANHA TANK.  Swim down, 
     right, and up to find a door to AMAZING CHAINS.  
     
     Use the chains you see to head up and to the left, where you'll find a switch.
     Conk it and go back to the door from which you entered this room.  From here, 
     climb up to the exit.  Just be careful of two things.  Most of the lumpy 
     platform with a chain hanging from it will fall when you touch it.  There's 
     also a hidden pit right in front of the door.  Yes, it's sneaky, but it's easy
     to spot.  Notice the column-shaped indentation in the stonework.
     
     The HALL OF CHAINS can be a real nuisance if you don't know the secret.  
     There's a hole here that requires tricky falling to pass.  If you fail, you 
     get plopped back into THE PIRANHA TANK and have to work your way back here
     again.  Luckily, we can skip this whole mess.  Grab the chain directly above 
     you.  Climb up and into the ceiling.  Jump around and mess with the D-pad 
     until you disappear into GOLDEN CHAIN.  Free stuff + an easy shortcut to the 
     exit door = niiiiiiice.
     
     THE STEPS DOWN just drops you into CHAIN OF COINS, where you can collect some
     cash as you fall.  At the end, duck into the door on the left for goodies in 
     LAST REFILL.  The right exit takes you into THE CAVES.
     
     From here on, you'll be going through a long, linear sequence of rooms.  In 
     all honesty, this final stretch is boring.  Just hop, bop, and dodge your way 
     through each area as you come to it.  There are a few things to keep in mind.
      
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     These rooms require more caution than those in the earlier parts of the game.
     If you die before you reach the end, you'll have to start over from the 
     entrance door.
     
     On the bottom level of THE CAVES are three dollars forming an arch.  Stand
     under them and press UP to enter GOLFER'S PRIZE.  There's not much to it, but
     you might find the golf ball and hearts useful.
     
     When you hit THE CATACOMBS, keep an eye out for a door on an upper ledge.  
     This leads to ROLLING STONES and some extra cash.
    
     There's money in the ponds at the bottom of DOWN DEEPER and THE MINE SHAFT.
    
     If you're hurting for lives, find a volcano without any enemies nearby.  Stand
     on said volcano and let the game sit for a while.  You'll collect points, 
     which translate to 1-Ups.
      
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     TO THE RIVER is the last cave area.  Once you're done here, you'll get to ride
     THE GONDOLA!  Or maybe not.  The boat ride is faster than swimming, but it may
     be easier to go for a dip and kill the piranhas along the way.  The door at 
     the end leads to...
     
     ...ADDAMS' VAULT!  Be amused by the combination and head on through to THE
     TREASURY.  This is a freebie area.  Collect all the stuff, enjoy the shiny 
     scenery, and then enter the final door to beat the tar out of...
     
     ...THE NASTY JUDGE!  He may be the final boss, but he's a pushover if you're
     patient.  Get up on the left edge of the podium, close to his foot but not
     touching it.  Duck.  The falling gavels will miss you here, and the judge 
     won't clip you when he jumps off to the left.  Wait for him to jump to the 
     left.  Stomp on his head.  Get back into position.  Repeat until he's squished
     flat.
     
     Relax and enjoy the ending, especially the caricatures of the development 
     team.
        
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     6)  Password Hacking                                                [PASSWORD]
     
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     Basic Explanation
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     Characters 1 and 2 tell which areas you've completed and which weapon you
     have.  Characters 3 and 4 represent the number of lives.  5 is a checksum.
    
     The game orders the password character set in a certain way, as you can see in
     what I call the translation table.
     
            ----------------------------------------------------------------
             0   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10  11  12  13  14  15
            ----------------------------------------------------------------
             1   #   K   S   9   J   R   Y   Z   H   8   7   G   P   X   W
    
            ----------------------------------------------------------------
             16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  24  25  26  27  28  29  30  31
            ----------------------------------------------------------------
             &   F   6   5   ?   N   V   M   D   4   3   C   L   T   B   2
     
     I'll illustrate the process of password generation with an example [EX].  Our
     password will give us the heart from the conservatory, Granny and Fester
     rescued, 75 lives, and a golf ball.
     
     Characters 1 and 2 -----------------------------------------------------------
     
        These characters are just sets of binary flags, each corresponding to a
        defeated boss and weapon.
    
        Character 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    
        Tree            Conservatory    Freezer         Pugsley         Sword
        (Heart #1)      (Heart #3)      (Heart #2)
    
    
        Character 2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    
        Granny          Wednesday       Fester          (unused)        Golf Ball
        
        
        1)  Set the flags of the cleared stages and the weapon (if any) to start 
            with.  The sword takes precedence over the golf ball.  If you want the
            golf ball, make sure that the sword flag is not set.  As you probably 
            guessed, the unused flag doesn't matter at all.
    
            [EX] 01000 (character 1), 10101 (character 2)
    
        2)  Convert these numbers to decimal.  Look them up in the translation
            table.
         
            [EX] 8 => Z (character 1), 21 => N (character 2)
     
     
     Characters 3 and 4 -----------------------------------------------------------
     
        1)  Reverse the digits in the number of lives that you've selected.*  
        
            [EX] 57
    
        2)  Look up the first digit in the translation table to get character 3.
        
            [EX] 5 => J
    
        3)  Multiply the second digit by two.  Look this up in the translation
            table to find character 4.
            
            [EX] 14 => X
    
        *   As mentioned earlier, the password will not work if either of the digits
            in your life count are 9.  This is due to a bug explained in the Gory
            Details section.
     
     
     Character 5 ------------------------------------------------------------------
    
        1)  Add the numerical equivalents of the first four characters.  AND the 
            sum with 31.*  Look up the result in the translation table to get 
            character 5.
    
            [EX] (8 + 21 + 5 + 14) & 31 = 16 => &, and a finished password of ZNJX&
    
        *   If you don't have any handy way of doing logical AND operations, and 
            you don't feel like calculating them by hand, there's always brute
            force.  Try a different checksum until the password is accepted.
    
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     Gory Details
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     For the curious, this is where I explain the password cracking methodology and
     that annoying bug with 9 digits in the number of lives.
     
     The Process ------------------------------------------------------------------
     
        Way back when, I figured out characters 3 and 4 just by looking at a bunch 
        of passwords that I'd written down.  I tried to crack 1 and 2 by making a 
        giant table with various combinations of stages cleared and weapons 
        possessed.  I couldn't find any patterns in the giant table, so my efforts 
        went nowhere.
        
        Some years later, I chatted with Parasyte, who is well-versed in SNES ASM
        and ROM hacking.  He offered to help me out with this project.  Parasyte 
        produced a dump of the password character set in the order in which it was
        loaded in RAM.  He also determined how to get the checksum.
        
        Once we had the rearranged character set, the once-enigmatic password
        unraveled quickly.  I made a new list of finished levels.  Instead of 
        arranging the characters in alphanumeric order as I'd done in the past, I
        listed them in the order that the game did.  This made all the difference.
        We saw a clear pattern, and it was simple for us to figure out the meaning 
        of each digit.
        
        
     The Infamous 9 Bug -----------------------------------------------------------
     
        Parasyte dug up the following bit of ASM that checks to make sure that the
        lives digits are in the proper range.  Assuming that the binary (converted)
        password is placed in $00:0135 -
        
        $00:83DE B5 02       LDA $02,x  [$00:0137]  ;Digit 3
        $00:83E0 C9 09       CMP #$09
        $00:83E2 B0 1C       BCS $1C    [$8400]     ;ERROR!
        $00:83E4 B5 03       LDA $03,x  [$00:0138]  ;Digit 4
        $00:83E6 4A          LSR A                  ;Divide by 2
        $00:83E7 C9 09       CMP #$09
        $00:83E9 B0 15       BCS $15    [$8400]     ;ERROR!
        
        At the ERROR! lines, the code branches to the "wrong password" routine if
        either lives digit is greater than or equal to 9.  It was intended to check
        the digits to make sure that they're in the correct range, but they should
        be compared to 10 instead.  If you're playing this game in ROM format, you
        can fix the bug by changing both of the #$09's to #$0A.  Fun, eh?
        
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     7)  Fun Stuff                                                      [FUN_STUFF]
    
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     Game Genie Codes
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     3CA7-A467      Invincibility
    
     3CAD-A46D      Infinite Fezi-Copter!
     60BA-6704
     
     3CAD-A4D4      Invisible Gomez
    
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     Glitches
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     
     Wacky Fez Land ---------------------------------------------------------------
     
        Apply the infinite Fezi-Copter code and make your way to THE TREASURY.  Fly
        up to the right of the platform above the exit door.  You'll actually fly 
        back up through the floor.  The level graphics still look OK, but the 
        platform data is all screwed up.  You'll fall through sections of the floor
        that you should be able to stand on.  Sometimes you'll be able to "land" in
        midair.  Running off one side of the screen makes Gomez disappear while 
        leaving his fez visible.  Repeating that brings him back.
    
        You're stuck at that point.  Doing Select to Quit returns the game to 
        normal.  From what I can tell, I forced the level data pointer out of the 
        room.  I'm not aware of any other areas where the developers forgot to 
        bound a room.  If such rooms exist, the glitch should be repeatable there.
    
    
     Walking Through Walls --------------------------------------------------------
    
        With the help of an emulator, it is possible to glitch through walls from
        the left side only.  Deign takes advantage of this in his tool-assisted 
        speed run linked below.
    
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     Tool-Assisted Speed Run
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     Deign sneaks through the music room wall and flies through the final dungeon
     to blitz the game in 3 minutes, 42 seconds.
     
        Original Submission - http://tasvideos.org/1604S.html
     
        YouTube Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAPwzA2ha7s
    
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     8)  Revision History                                               [REVISIONS]
    
    ===============================================================================
    
     v3.0   6/10/2008  - Reformatted the FAQ and rewrote some text.  Changed my
                         email address.  Added explanation of getting the 1-Ups in
                         Cryptic Climb.  Added link to Deign's tool-assisted speed
                         run.
    
     v2.0   12/16/2002 - Added an explanation of the now fully cracked password
                         system.  Made a few minor edits.
    
     v1.1   12/11/2002 - Added Cryptic Climb and Golfer's Prize and updated the
                         credits section.  Made some minor formatting changes.
    
     v1.0    6/22/2002 - Finished writing the FAQ.
    
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     9)  Credits                                                          [CREDITS]
    
    ===============================================================================
    
     Nintendo Power for sparking my interest in this game so many years ago with a
     detailed walkthrough, including that awesome shortcut to The Last Oven.
     
     DDCecil and Proto_K for uncovering the well-hidden entrances to The Cold Cash,
     Cryptic Climb, and Golfer's Prize.
    
     Parasyte for helping me crack the password system and understand how it works.
    
     Susan Carriere for the Cryptic Climb solution.
     
     http://www.gamegenie.com for Game Genie codes.
    
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     10) Legal Junk                                                         [LEGAL]
    
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     This FAQ is copyright 2008 by Rydain Darkstar <rydain@gmail.com>  Feel free to
     pass it around, put it on your website, print it out for future reference (or 
     kindling, toilet paper, or anything that floats your boat), et cetera, blah 
     blah blah, whatever.  Just don't sell it or take credit for any of my work 
     expressed herein.