Here is a complete single player guide to Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light.
I believe the walkthrough for co-op mode may be a bit different, so I’m giving everyone a warning now. This is a single player only guide to the game. This Guide was written long ago, so excuse the grammar and formatting.
- 1 Walkthrough
- 2 All the Trappings – Challenge Pack 1
- 3 Weapons
- 4 Relics and Artifacts
- 5 Downloadable Content
- 6 Achievements/Trophies
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is a downloadable game on Microsoft Windows, Xbox Live Arcade, and Playstation Network which is 2.02 GB in size (XBLA Version). LC:GOL is priced at 1200 MSP for XBLA and $14.99 on PSN. It is part of the Tomb Raider series, but it does not carry the tomb raider name. The game is considered an “Isometric Action Platform” game, developed by Crystal Dynamics, published by Square Enix and Eidos, and directed by Daniel Neuberger. The Guardian of Light is rated ESRB:T and PEGI:12 for Animated Blood and Violence. Guardian of Light uses the same engine as Tomb Raider: Underworld with a few newer tweaks. Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light was released August 18, 2010 and features single player, offline two player co-op, and online co-op gameplay; however, the online co-op gameplay will not be enabled until September 28, 2010.
The requirements to play this game on PC are:
Operating System: Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7
CPU: Intel 3.0+ GHz or AMD 2.5+ Ghz processor
Memory: 1 GB (For Windows XP) or 2 GB (For Vista and Windows 7)
Hard Drive Space: 7 GB of free space
Graphics Hardware: nVidia GeForce 6800+, ATI 1300XT+
Sound Hardware: DirectX 9.0c Compatible
Network: Internet or LAN connection required for download and multiplayer
The PS3 Version may switch R1/RB with R2/RT but I am unsure. I will map the controls as if they did like all the other games I’ve played.
LS – Move
RS – Aim & Draw Weapons
LB – Totec: Shield Block
LT – Weapon Selection
RB – Lara: Throw Grapple/Totec: Shield Platform
RT – Fire Weapon
Back – Inventory/Objectives/Map
Start – Pause Menu
Y – Drop Explosive/Detonate Explosive
B – Interact/Disconnect/Drop Down
A – Jump/Hold A to Jump Further
X – Dodge
D-Pad Up – Equip Default Weapon
D-Pad Right – Equip Alternate Weapon 1
D-Pad Down – Equip Alternate Weapon 2
D-Pad Left – Equip Alternate Weapon 3
LS – Move
RS – Aim & Draw Weapons
L2 – Totec: Shield Block
L1 – Weapon Selection
R2 – Lara: Throw Grapple/Totec: Shield Platform
R1 – Fire Weapon
Select – Inventory/Objectives/Map
Start – Pause Menu
Triangle – Drop Explosive/Detonate Explosive
Circle – Interact/Disconnect/Drop Down
X – Jump/Hold A to Jump Further
Square – Dodge
D-Pad Up – Equip Default Weapon
D-Pad Right – Equip Alternate Weapon 1
D-Pad Down – Equip Alternate Weapon 2
D-Pad Left – Equip Alternate Weapon 3
If you’ve never played this game or maybe any other tomb raider game you can go to the How To Play area in the Help and Options section in the main menu to check out all the different things you can do. It really helped me out the first time with tons of gameplay tips. There are three top score challenges you can obtain through a combined score of all levels and missions to unlock extra stuff:
Score 1,410,000 Points
-Award:Lara Croft Jungle Outfit
Score 1,900,000 Points
-Award:Lara Croft Biker Outfit
Score 2,400,000 Points
-Award:Lara Croft Legend Outfit, Lara Croft Heavy Jungle OutfitThere are a few things to keep an eye out for which can help you. They are:
Obviously the health and ammo packs/shrines/caches restores your health and ammo. The challenge tombs are puzzles outside the main areas of the levels. You solve puzzles to get relics or artifacts hidden inside!
Temple of Light
Score 100,000 Points
Score 130,000 Points
Score 160,000 Points
Collect 10 Red Skulls
-Award: Stone Arrow
Reach the exit in 6:00 or less
-Award: Headdress of Ehecatl
Jump Between 7 Spider Pots without touching the ground
-Award: Health Power up
Disable Xolotl’s Fire Trap in under :30
-Award: Clay Owl
Destroy all the urns
-Award: Ammo Power up
The first mission starts with a quick cutscene setting up the story. You meet your team mate and your objective is to chase after Xolotl and recover the Mirror of
Smoke. First you need to get out of the room by setting a bomb at the door. Before you do that head back to where the Mirror of Smoke was and grab 9 gems around the
pedestal. Some are in the dark.
Once you have the 9 gems go back to the door and use your explosives next to the two wheels on the left and right sides of the door.
Make sure you’re not in the blast zone! Once you blow the wheels the door will open and lead you to a staircase and a checkpoint. At the top of the stairs are 8 urns. These are some of the urns you must destroy to get the ammo power up award. Shoot them to collect 7 gems and one of the ten red skulls, the red skulls are another reward challenge to work on.
There are also some TNT barrels you can shoot that explode as much as the bombs. Once you finish there head to the bottom right corner of that area to find stairs leading up. Not far away you’ll find some thing shooting arrows away from you. Use your bombs here to clear the way. On the other side you’ll fine 3 gems and reach another checkpoint.
Continue on the path and you’ll reach another room and a cut scene.
You’ll receive a gold spear. After the scene you’ll have to fight three enemies. Aim the spear at your enemies and fire to kill them. You can also throw the spears at walls and climb on top of them. Once you finish off the enemies head to the next room on the top/left side of your screen. You will get another checkpoint and find 4 gems and a red skull on both sides of the room.
However, there are traps that shoot arrows if you try to get these items. You can use your bombs to blow up these traps and grab the items. Then step on the square in the middle of the room to open the door to the next room. In this room you’ll have to use your spears. Throw them at the wall and jump on top of one. Once you’re on one jump up to reach the ledge and pull yourself up by pressing the jump button again. At the top you’ll find a green shrine.
This shrine will restore your health if you get close to it so keep a look out for any in the future! Around the shrine are three more urns. Destroy them to work towards the challenge. Continue up the stairs at the left side of the screen. At the top you’ll fight a few more enemies that shouldn’t be too much trouble. Some may drop gems so don’t forget to pick those up. Head up another small set of stairs and you’ll find another device shooting arrows at three gems. Destroy the device with your bombs and pick up the three gems. Now you must use your grapple hook towards the golden grapple ring at the top left side of the screen
Stop on the square at the top to open the door and grab the red skull. Before you enter the door destroy two more urns on the top platform shown in the last picture. Head up the stairs to get a checkpoint and go into the next room which is just the next level of a former room.
Once you enter this room about 4 enemies will spawn and attack you. They’ll spawn at the bottom of the room and jump up to the next floor where you’re at. Try not to get surrounded. There are some TNT barrels close by that you may be able to use to kill them. When you finish them off head up the stairs and into the next room. You’ll see some green things on the bottom corner and a gold handle at the top. You must interact with the handle and pull it out in order to open the door.
Pull it out and run through the door. At the other side you’ll face another 4 enemies. They may get injured by another arrow trap not far from where you entered the room. When you finish them off destroy the arrow device and pick up all the gems around you. There will be another red skull floating to the top area of the screen. Use your spear to get to the next area
Throw it up on the wall right at the red skull to collect the skull. Then jump up to the next platform to find another arrow shooting machine. Blow up the machine with a bomb and grab the 5 gems around it. In the middle of that platform is a red artifact called the “Clay Arrow.” The Clay Arrow Adds to your attack but lowers your defense. After grabbing all the swag head to the top side of the screen and pull out the gold handle to open the door to the next room.
In the next room you’ll find a health shrine and 7 gems around two squares that open the next door. You can’t be on two squares at once so we’ll need to find some help. Head to the top right side of the screen and climb the ladder. At the top are 6 arrow shooting machines. Destroy them with your bombs and some enemies will come to fight! After you take them out grab the 3 gems and red skull. Next you’ll see two giant round….things. Hold B to interact with them and push/pull them to the two squares at the bottom of the room. Once they’re on both squares the door will open and you can go through. Go up the stairs and you should find 4 more gems. You should also get the firs score challenge here. Continue up the stairs to the next room and a checkpoint.
In this room you’ll find 7 pots with 6 gems and a red skull. Jump from one pot to the next without missing a pot and you’ll get another challenge done
Next you have to attach your rope hook to the gold ring and swing left to right to reach the next room. It’s not too hard and you should get a checkpoint.
Once you reach the next room go inside the door and you’ll find Xolotl’s Fire Trap.
Disable it in under 30 seconds for another challenge. To disable it you must roll the big ball in the back on to one of the two empty square. Once it’s rolled on one of the squares, one of the fires will be turned off that’s surrounding a gold handle. Pull the gold handle and do the same for the next square and handle. If you get hit by the flamethrower that’s spinning on the top you’ll instantly die and start back at the last checkpoint. The spinning flamethrower spins clockwise so go in a clockwise direction. It won’t matter how far you are from it because it’s a small room and if it touches you then you die. Once you pull the first gold handle then the top will spin counter clockwise and a second flamethrower will shoot. Grab the ball and head in counter clockwise to the next square and lever to disable the trap. At the exit you’ll find another red skull and some gems. Step on the square at the exit to bring up some platforms to jump on across the way. They only stay up for about 3 seconds so jump across fast!
At the other end you’ll find another giant ball and a door leading downward. Before heading in that door use your spears to grab the red skull above the door
In the next room you’ll find a bunch of arrow machines which you should destroy. You’ll also find a red skull at the top left side of your screen and a health upgrade at the top right side. Use your grappling hook to get both of them. Remember you can swing side to side while attacked to the rings. At the top you’ll find some type of device that looks like a target. You can shoot it or blow it up with bombs. The first time you do you’ll open the first door but the second door will be locked. Go inside the small area between the two doors and shoot/blow up the target again to proceed to the next area. You’ll watch a small cut scene and face a boss. Remember to shoot all the urns in this room to work towards the challenge! While fitting the big boss like enemy you’ll also face a few smaller ones. If you defeat the big one, he will explode and a new one will come out. Just destroy the second one and any smaller enemies. The smaller enemies may drop some health packs. When you finish them all off you can head into the room the big enemy broke out of which is a “Challenge Tomb.”
First thing you do is hit the target at the other end of the punji pit with your spear. Then grab the gems to the right. Use another spear on the wall to the right in the area you just opened and climb up the wall to get a health upgrade. Next go back to the corner where the first door was that opened up. Try and aim a spear at the target and run past the door before it closes so you can get inside the next door. Once you’re there use a spear next to the target to climb up the wall and get an ammo upgrade. Plant a bomb next to the target, enter the area between the two doors, and set off the bomb to open up one door and close the other and return to the original mission.
Head up the stairs and destroy all the urns at the top. These should be the last urns you have to destroy in order to complete the challenge. In the next area you’ll find a few gems and come across to giant enemies. Dodge if possible and shoot. Remember when they die they blow up and can injure you so be careful! After those guys you’ll see a second challenge tomb.
You must roll the first ball on the square to the left of it. Next you shoot the target across the pit where the arrows are shooting to open the gate. Push the same ball into the gated area onto another square. Run across the newly created platform and shoot the target. Now grab the new ball and push it onto the square where the old ball was. Make your way back across the platform and shoot the target again. Grab the first ball you used and put it on the first square you originally placed it on. Now jump from one of the platforms to the other and grab the ammo upgrade. Destroy the arrow machines and make your way back out of the tomb.
After that head back and climb the stairs to find your first relic, the “Knife of Itzli.” Head into the next room and pull the gold handle to activate a few platforms over a giant punji pit. Jump across quickly before they fall and you fall with them! At the other end are a few gems and the last red skull you need for the challenge. Grab as many as you can before the wall pushes you over the edge. Jump from step to step that the wall creates to get to the top. You may need to use your spear on some steps if they’re too high. At the last step your spears will not penetrate the steel so you must use your grappling hook to climb up, but do it quickly because the wall will start to crumble! After that reach the exit and you will complete this level.
Score 100,000 Points
Score 200,000 Points
Score 300,000 Points
-Award: Automatic Shotgun
Collect 10 Red Skulls
-Award:Golden Scepter of Huitzilopochtli
Open the Spider Tomb in 5:00 or less
Cross The River Without touching the water
-Award:Health Power up
Find and Defeat the Giant Demon Lizard
-Award:Ammo Power up
Destroy All Trucks(10)
Now go to the up left side of your screen to grab two gems and your first red skull. Some lizard like enemies may attack you so look out. They’re faster than the last enemies. Next go back to the stairs and go to the right side to pick up three gems. Make sure you don’t fall off the side of the cliff! Continue down the right bottom side of the map and you’ll come across more lizard enemies and a little podium with 4 gems and a red skull.
Now head upward and left until you come to a dead end like area. Jump over the stone wall on the top side of your screen and you’ll get a small cutscene. You must defeat a few lizard like creatures and human like creatures. There’s a few flaming trucks here but one is untouched. Destroy it to start the challenge for destroying 10 trucks in this mission. There is one amongst the wrecked trucks and one behind you, if you are looking towards the bridge at the trucks. The human like creatures shoot this plasma like ball at you that will follow you around so you must dive in order to avoid it. Remember to dive you use square(PS3)/X(360) and a direction. Do a quick detour to the upper right side of your screen to grab three gems.
You should have cleared that small section of the map. Remember you can look at the map next to your inventory screen. Head left/up across the stone bridge to continue. Two more enemies should come at you before you reach the gap. They should be easy like the first enemies on the first level. After those guys you’ll find a gap which you must jump on the bridge. You’ll fall on a platform under the bridge, but you can use your spear to help you back up on the main bridge area. Continue across the bridge and you’ll see a giant man like statue with a red skull on top of him:
Use your spear to reach the top and collect the third red skull. At the end of the bridge the camera will zoom towards a giant door. A new area is also highlighted on the map. Get close to the door and you’ll see a green circle with one gold sun on the floor. You need to find the other three gold discs to open the door.
First head to the left to grab some gems. Follow the wall until you see TNT boxes. Shoot them and it will blow a hole in the wall. Through the wall is a new weapon, a bolt action rifle. Now exit out of there and head up. You should see an ammo power up at the top of a pillar with 4 other pillars around it. Jump from the smallest one to the biggest to reach it. There will be some enemies around so watch out. After that head right to find some ammo, health, and enemies. When you go as far right as you can from the spider tomb you’ll hit a wall. You can go around that wall to find a few more gems. There should be a staircase next to that wall and a gem under the stair case and to the left of the stair case along with another ammo box. Head up the stairs and a giant enemy will throw a rock down at you. Run back down the stairs to avoid it. Now tons of lizard like enemies will come after you and so will the giant. Defeat them all and some regular human like enemies will come at you. After you take them all out head back up the stairs and you’ll find a car at the top. Destroy it to work toward the challenge of destroying 10 trucks but don’t get too close to it because it will explode!
Before you enter the tomb go down and to the right side of your screen to find a health upgrade at the edge of the cliff. You’ll have to hang off the side of the cliff to get it so make sure you don’t press the drop down button. Grab it and climb back up. Now enter the tomb. While inside you’ll see another arrow like machine but this time you can’t blow it up. It will be shooting at a gold handle. Use your spear to jump up to a pedestal with a steel ball on top. Push the ball off and in front of the arrows so you can pull the handle. You can now grab the first sun disc. There are also some gems to the right of the arrow machine.
After that head back out and you will be attacked by a few enemies. Dodge the plasma ball coming down at you and take out the other enemies. Head back down the stair case and go left of the stairs, which will be the top side of your screen. A few more enemies will come at you so take them out. Not far from the stairs are three pillars. On top of two of them are gems and on top of one is an ammo upgrade. Climb up the fallen over pillar and jump to the other two.
Next head to the left and jump from stone square to stone square and don’t touch the water in order to complete a challenge. It shouldn’t be too tough. Once you reach the other side you’ll be rewarded. Now go to the right to collect a few gems and jump back into the water to reach the other side. You’ll find two more gems and a red skull under the waterfall. Next head to the left to reach the next tomb and sun disc. You’ll see stairs leading up and a broken bridge leading to the water. If you go into the water in this area you’ll fight tons of enemies which can help you get your score up if you want to get that challenge. Some will drop ammo or health packs. Take the right set of stairs to the right bridge and run across. Both bridges will start to collapse. When you see there’s a dead end on the right bridge, jump over to the left bridge and continue to the end. You’ll receive a checkpoint before and after the bridges. At the end you’ll also see two more cars to your left which you can destroy. Go to the right and you’ll face a few more enemies and find two more trucks you can shoot. To the left of one of the trucks is a red skull.
After you defeat the enemies you’ll find another challenge tomb:
It’s pretty simple. Grab the first ball to your left and push it forward to the first square in front of it. Then grab the second ball and push it up and to the right square. Now go around all the sharp sticks to grab the first ball and place it on the square which is in the middle of the other 4 squares. Grab the relic “The Arrow of Tezcatlipoca” and all the other sharp sticks will fall down and you can exit!
After all that head back to the stairs that lead upwards and head up them. At the top you’ll see another sun disc which you can only gain access to after solving another puzzle. To the left of it is a new weapon and an ammo cache which restores all your ammo. The new weapon is a Shotgun. In order to get the sun disc you must place a bomb on the right fist and stand on the square pressure plate in front of the sun disc. Detonate the bomb and you should be able to grab the disc! After you grab it a gate will open to the left of you. Go in the newly opened area and face a few lizard enemies and one giant enemy. You’ll also find another truck you can shoot and blow up. Continue left and jump down onto a bridge. Follow the bridge until you reach a pit full of punji sticks. You’ll receive a checkpoint.
Use your spears on the wall to jump across the pit. At the end use another spear on the wall to climb up the wall and find the artifact “Stone Feather.” Jump down and continue on your path to find another truck you can blow up and three gems next to it. Keep going and you’ll cross a bridge with two human looking enemies that shoot plasma balls at you. Take them out before they do it or stay at the other end of the bridge to dodge them.
Once you reach the end of the bridge you’ll get a checkpoint and become surrounded by lizard like enemies. Take them all out and you’ll see a health shrine at the top of the screen. Keep going down the path and you’ll reach some water with a tomb in it. You’ll see a red skull on top of it, but it’s a little hard to get. Go in the water and shoot a spear at the tomb, then go up the ramp that led down to the water and shoot another spear above the first spear. Jump from one spear to the other and onto the roof to get the red skull.
Before going inside the tomb, walk downward onto the next piece of land to find an ammo pack and another red skull. Once you grab the skull a few enemies will pop from the ground and attack you. When you’re done with those three, enter the tomb. Inside you’ll see a target which you can shoot to advance. Before you advance drop a bomb on the target and then step past the first set of bars. Set off the bomb and you’ll be able to pass the second set and grab three gems. Continue out of the tomb by heading up the stairs and stepping on a square pressure plate with 5 gems on top. It will open to the tomb we’ve already been in with the sun disc in it. Exit the tomb and head towards the main area with the spider tomb in the middle.
Walk around the back side, the opposite side of the tomb from the door, to find one side of the broken bridge and a moveable ball. In the water is another red skull to the left of the collapsed bridge:
Underneath the collapsed bridge is a hidden health up grade. Now head left on the grassy area, but on the outside of the wall. You’ll come across a few gems. Next cross the river to find more gems and a red skull on top of a pillar next to a health shrine. You will need to use your spear to reach it.
Now we head to the last part of the map which we haven’t explored. It is on the left side of the temple leading down a few stairs. There will be a few gems along the way. At the bottom of the stairs you’ll find another truck to destroy and a few enemies. One giant enemy, a few lizard like enemies, and a regular enemy coming from the stairs which you just came down. After that continue on the path across a bridge. You’ll see the last sun disc. Before we get that we can do a few other things. Search around the grassy area for more gems. You should find a health upgrade on top of a pillar. At the same time you’ll find the giant lizard which you must face to complete another challenge! He’s not too much harder than a giant enemy when it comes to health. If you are close enough he will continue snapping at you. To get the health upgrade you must find the steel ball that fell from the cliff near you. Roll it towards the pillar with the health upgrade and shoot a spear at the pillar. Jump from the ball to the spear and reach the upgrade!
Lastly we must get the final sun disc. Head to the area with the disc and use your grappling hook. Wall run to the other gold platform and use your spear to reach the sun disc
Now head back to the bridge. Before completely crossing it, jump down where there’s a gap in the bridge. You can find many gems and enemies around here. To the left is another tomb. At the top of the tomb is another red skull. Climb up a fallen pillar to the right of the tomb to reach the top of another pillar and jump on to the tomb to get the red skull. This challenge tomb is VERY simple. Use your spears on the ground floor and while up the stairs to reach the top of the pillar
At the top you’ll find the clay owl! Now head all the way back to the entrance. You’ll encounter a few enemies along the way. Once you reach the tomb’s entrance some spiders will come crawling down. Take them out with your shotgun. Then a giant enemy and some regular ones will come at you from behind. Take them all out and enter the tomb to complete the level.
Score 200,000 Points
Score 250,000 Points
Score 290,000 Points
-Award: Fast Action Rifle
Achieve a hole-in-one
-Award:Health Power up
12 leaps over the triple trap
-Award:Ammo Power up
Extend the bridge in 4:00 or less
-Award:Two Arrows of Texcatlipoca
Defeat Leglion, Queen of All Spiders
Collect 10 Red Skulls
This level starts off easy. You get ammo and health packs at the start. Head down the stairs and you’ll find three gems. Grab the gems and a bunch of spiders will come from the hole in the floor. The small spiders are easy to take down but the bigger spiders are a bit more troublesome. When they die they explode sending off fire balls just like the bigger enemies from before. Once you defeat all of them you can grab the first ammo and health packs and two new ones next to you. To go on you must pull out the golden handle on the right side of the room. When you pull it out, it will pop out a gold ring at the other side of the room. More spiders may come at you so quickly use your grapple hook to get across the hole.At the other side you’ll walk across a bridge and more spiders will come after you. Shoot them and move on. You’ll come to a small fork. The left side gives you three gems. The right side has a huge gap to the other side of the bridge. Use your grapple hook to wall run across the gap to the other side.
At the other side is a hanging platform with a ladder on the side. Jump onto it and climb up. It will extend a bridge. Jump to the other side on the left and walk until you come across a few spiders. Take them out, grab some gems, and reach a pressure plate in front of a locked door. Step on the plate to unlock it. Inside the room are multiple spiders and three giant spiders. Use your bombs to take out the little ones quickly and your guns to take out the big ones. At the right top corner of the room is a red skull and a steel ball. Roll the steel ball to the exit over a fire pit so you can cross. Once you cross you’ll receive a checkpoint and a gem will be at the other end. Continue down the path and you’ll reach a tomb. Enter the tomb and grab the gems first. Once you grab the flamethrower in the middle tons of spiders will jump down at you. You can use your bombs or the flamethrower. After you take care of all the little spiders, exit out and you’ll get a checkpoint.Head down the stairs and you’ll see a spinning ball:
You must use a bomb on it to send it flying and enter the fire pit on the other side. If you do it in one shot you get a challenge completed. If not you can roll it over. In order to get a hole in one you must blow up the bomb before it’s matched up with the hole. The ball would be facing the right bottom corner of the screen. Once it’s disconnected from the poll you must face a bunch of enemies including a giant human like enemy, small spiders, and a giant spider. Notice where the enemies jump down. Use a spear to get up there and find an ammo powerup. After all that head across the ball for a checkpoint. You’ll reach a small fork. The right path doesn’t take you anywhere but the path straight forward will bring you to another counter weight, those hanging square platforms. Jump to one and then jump to another to make it across.
Soon after you’ll come to another fork. The right path (your character’s left probably) is to continue on. Go to the left path first and you’ll find a triple trap or whatever they call it.
You must jump over it twelve times in order to get another challenge. There are a few gems and three red skulls here. It’s a bit tough but doable. When you’re done blow up the contraption and you’ll find the clay feather inside of it. Next head back and choose the other road from the fork. Step on the pressure plate for the door to open and you’ll see some spikes. If you touch the other pressure plates then more spikes will come up. If you’re quick enough you can get the gems in the middle. To the left of the spike pressure plates is another red skull slightly hidden. Head down the stairs and you’ll find a huge area with tons of spike pressure plates.
If you walk across all of them without stopping then you’ll get an achievement. There are also 4 red skulls along them. However, you must step on the pressure plate without any spikes in order to open the next door. If you step on all the pressure plates and survive then the challenge tomb will open up. The tomb is pretty easy. Shoot a spear and the wooden wall across the gap. Next you have to run across more spike pressure plates and jump on the spear at the end. The spikes will retract and you can jump back on the pressure plates and grab the artifact that’s now unlocked on the left wall.
After that head through the door and down the stairs. You’ll have to jump a gap. You should see a health upgrade not too far ahead. Use your grapple hook on a gold ring to climb off the side and get the upgrade. Once you get it spiders will come after you.
Around the corner is an area with a pressure plate to move forward. Before you do that head down a bridge on the right. It will take you to the last red skull. Use your spears to create something like this
You will have to climb up the stairs and throw them at the wall blindly. Just guess where they will land and you should do fine. Now head back to the area you were at before this. You’ll see a giant spinning statue type thing. Throw a spear on one side and a spear on the other just to be safe. Step on the pressure plate and it will slow to a stop. Jump on the spear you threw and it will spin again so you can jump to the other side. Continue up the bath and jump on the next counter weight that’s hanging. Now the bridge will be fully extended. Head back to the area where the red skull was and you’ll face the queen of the spiders. Defeat her for another challenge completed. She’s really weak against fire so use your flamethrower. Once you defeat her you’ll be awarded with a clay feather. Didn’t we already get that from the triple trap?
Now before you head to the bridge you need to go all the way back to the top. Just go back along the path which you came down. When you come to the fork in the road, take the path that leads to the triple jump to jump across the gap and continue upward. Go ALL THE WAY until you reach the first counter weight. Jump on top of it and it will lower to a relic, the Scepter of Cihuacoatl. Jump to the right to make it to the stair set and run down to the bridge.
Run across the bridge and it will start to retract. At the same time a giant spike roller will come down and crush you if you run towards the end. How do you get to the end? Start shooting above the roller and some TNT will explode causing the roller to come towards you. Head to the end and run off but don’t let go of the edge. You shouldn’t let go unless you press the drop down button. The roller should go past you and you can climb up the bridge and exit out of the spider tomb!
Score 30,000 Points
Score 45,000 Points
Score 60,000 Points
Collect Ten Red Skulls
Defeat the T-Rex in 2:00 or less
Destroy all Columns (22)
As you can see two of the three reward challenges are awards you could or should have already obtained. Pretty lame. Anyways there are a few red skulls hiding around the map. It’s a short level, all you really have to do is kill the T-Rex. The regular human like enemies may come and shoot plasma balls at you like Street Fighter or Dragon Ball Z or whatever. There are 22 columns in the level that can be destroyed by you and your bombs or the T-Rex when he comes to chew on you. He can come up to you and bite you then spit you out or he can use his flamethrower. Try and get him towards the spike area, and when he’s on top of it jump on one of the pressure plates to activate it and injure him a whole lot.
You can’t outrun the T-Rex flat out so you’ll have to dodge it. There’s also some cars you can shoot to blow up that will injure it. There’s two other spike areas that you can activate by shooting a target instead of stepping on a pressure plate. They’re to the left and right of the first pressure plate. Once you injure him with any of them then they will break and you can no longer use them. Each time you injure the T-Rex with one of these spike pits, more enemies will come out and attack you.
I found a few red skulls inside some of the columns. There are also ammo caches around the sides of the maps and some open doors that spiders escape out of. They give you more points.
Score 140,000 Points
Score 170,000 Points
Score 230,000 Points
-Award:Double Barrel Shotgun
Collect 10 Red Skulls
Reach the Exit in 10:00 or less
-Award:Golden Scepter of Cihuacoatl
Get all the balls to the main room
Navigate the trap hall on the first attempt
Bomb a Ball onto the skull pedestal
You start off here in the main room:
You have to get all the balls in the room in order to unlock the gate. Each ball must rest on each pedestal to unlock one part of the gate. The door on the left is locked so you have to go up the stairs on the right. Walk up the stairs until you reach a room with blue flames on the entrance. A few lizard enemies will come at you in front and behind so be prepared. After you take them out go inside the room and you’ll see the column and target next to the first ball:
Shoot the target to lower the pedestal and place the ball on top of it with a bomb underneath the right side. Shoot the target again so it lifts the pedestal and ball up. Detonate the bomb and the ball should fly onto the other area so you can roll it to the main room.Move the balls in place and head back up the stairs. Jump the gap in the bridge at the top and you’ll see a ball trapped inside some cage
Move the cage by stepping on the sides. Try and get the ball into the middle hole and it will drop down. After that you can take the left or right side paths. First head to the left and step on the pressure plate so the gate will open. Rush in and you’ll face a few lizard enemies and some human like enemies. Take them out and grab all the stuff they drop. You’ll see a challenge tomb to your right, a red skull in front of you, and a way down to the left. Go to the challenge tomb first. This one was pretty challenging. What you have to do is go towards the right side of the tomb, shoot the target, quickly press the grapple hook button, then jump up the pillar when it’s fully raised. This picture shows the gist of it.
Your award is the stone arrow! Leave the challenge tomb and try for the red skull next. This can be a bit tricky. Jump to the second pressure plate to grab the red skull and jump back. Hit the first pressure plate and the cage will be unlocked so you can get the health power up behind you. Next you’ll want to head to the edge and climb down the ladder. You’ll find a new weapon on the way down, Lightweight Machine Pistols.
At the bottom you’ll find another spike trap:
An ammo powerup will be in the middle. Jump over the first pressure spike plate and keep running around the square until you come back. All the spikes will be gone and a door will open so you can take another ball. Be careful when getting the power up because the spike pressure plates can still kill you. Exit the room and head for the main room. You’ll encounter a ton of enemies. Mostly lizard enemies and a few human like enemies. When you defeat them all you can place the last two balls into place.
Now you’ll want to head all the way back up and take the right path instead of the left. Step on the square plate and shoot the target at the other end. You will be raised up a bit. Use your grapple hook to hook onto the gold ring above you and try to wall run to the other side. Make sure you’re up enough so you don’t hit the spikes on the other side. Once you reach that side you’ll be ambushed by a few human like enemies. Nothing special, and they’ll jump from the area you just jumped from. Aim at that area and fire. This next part is a bit tricky. You’ll want to place a bomb next to the column where the ball is on. Step on the pressure plate so the column lowers and detonate the bomb. The ball should fly off hopefully to safety. Move the ball onto the pressure plate and put a bomb on the side of it, between the ball and the spikes. If you put the bomb on the other side it could push the ball in the wrong direction! Stand on top of the column and detonate the bomb so it pushes the ball off and you get pushed up. Jump up to the platform at the top to grab the red skull. Lastly you’ll want to jump down to the platform on the right where the red skull is. Grab it and use your spears to climb back up. Push the ball off the side where you came from and watch out for the spikes. If you drop down you’ll die so make sure you use your grapple hook. Once you reach the other side make sure you shoot the target and bring the ball with you. You can push the ball through the hole to the left of the area where you were just at.
Next you’ll want to take the third path at the top
Jump the gap and cross the bridge. You’ll notice some arrow machines shooting your direction in an awkward motion. Try and find the gaps to reach the arrow machines. You can jump over or around them too. Once you reach them you can blow them up and grab a health pack behind them. At the top of the stairs use your spear to cross the next gap. Jump onto the spear and climb up. Enter the first room you see with the blue flames. You can’t get the ball just yet to climb up the ladders on the right side and they’ll take you to another challenge tomb. It’s not puzzle challenging but you will face about 5 human like enemies. Shoot them all and then jump to the other side to get a relic. The scepter of Huitzilopochtli.
Exit the tomb and head left to the next area
You’ll be ambushed yet again by a few lizard and human like enemies that shoot blue fire balls at you. Now to proceed you’ll have to pull the golden handle for the spikes to go away. Gather up the gems and you’ll probably run out of time so pull the golden handle again, jump on top of the ball, grab the health upgrade, place a bomb underneath the bomb, and get out of the way. You’ll need to try and bomb the ball into the skull pedestal for a challenge. You don’t have to do it but you will get an award. When you’re done roll the ball to the lower left corner into a tube. Now go back to the first room with the ball on a column that we couldn’t reach. You’ll see next to the door is the ball we just rolled into that tube. Grab the ball and put it in the pressure plate so you can reach the ball at the top. A giant enemy should come to face you. Take him out quickly and roll the balls outside of the room and into the tube to the left of the entrance.
Next you’ll want to jump the gap that’s next to the tube to reach this platform I’m on:
Head forward and take a right (the character’s left) to reach a platform with a red skull. Grab it and jump back quickly because the base will fall with you on it. Now head down the stairs and reach another red skull and a gem. These are on top of spike pressure plates. Grab them quickly and move off. After that you’ll want to use a spear to reach the next step. Continue on to the next room and jump up on some wooden steps. Use your grapple hook to cross some spikes by wall running. Move the ball onto the pressure plate and grab the ammo upgrade and gems. Now push the ball all the way to the spike that goes up an down from the pressure plate. Place a bomb on the side of the ball to make sure it moves forward and step on the pressure plate to make the spikes go down. Detonate the bomb so the ball can move forward and take the grapple hook back across the spikes. Push the ball down the stairs and into the tube at the bottom. Next you need to head back to that cage with the hole in the middle that you move around by stepping on it. There should be three balls inside. Make sure all three fall in the hole and you’ll get the challenge for getting all the balls to the main room! Head all the way back down to the main room and place a ball on each pedestal. The door will open so you can enter.
Head down the path and to your left you’ll see two stone tables. Blow them both up and you’ll find a gem and a red skull. Now you have to navigate the trap hall. First thing will be a ton of spiked presses that will crush you from the left and right side. I put on two artifacts that made my speed go up because I kept getting crushed.
The next area had tons of platforms that fall if you stand on them too long. There’s a red skull on one of them so keep an eye out. Run across and jump across some sections if you have to.
After that are more spiked presses, but this time they’re opening instead of closing. Make sure you keep running but the eight one will open, pause, and close back up so make sure you don’t get crushed! The same will happen for the last two before the very last press. After that you should get a checkpoint.
Next up are more platforms that fall after touching them, but this time steel balls fall from the sky. There are three red skulls here, one on the left, one on the right, and one on the left side again. At the end a giant steel ball will drop so jump to the end and run inside the exit to finish the level.
Score 220,000 Points
Score 320,000 Points
Score 360,000 Points
Collect 10 red skulls
-Award:Golden Arrow of Tezcatlipoca
Clear the maze without taking any poison damage
Heal the rolling ball
Get the spinning ball into the fire pit in :30 or less
Reach the exit in 9:00 or less
This level comes with it’s own map just like a past level. Use it to help you out if you get lost! Look out for these pods:
If you touch them or shoot them they’ll explode and hurt you. You’ll find a few gems down from the start of the level. Walk down the stairs to the right and you’ll find more gems to the downard right next to more pods. Continue on by walking past some pods in the up right direction. Walk fast so the pods don’t explode with you in them. If you shoot them and try to walk past them then the poison dust will hurt you. Walk up and you’ll find some gator looking enemies you have to take out. Watch out where you shoot because of the exploding pods. You can use them to your advantage. Walk up some stairs and you’ll find a red skull on top of some more pods. Try to jump over the pods to get the skull.Next head to the right up some stairs. You’ll find a tomb and more gators in the front. Take them out and circle the tomb to find some gems. At the top is a red skull. Use your spear to get to the first level of the top and jump up the next steps:
Behind the tomb is a ladder to three gems. You can try to jump to the ladder from the tomb and over the pod, chances are you may get injured. Now head inside the tomb. In the tomb you’ll find many gems. To the left you’ll see a fire pit and to the right you’ll find the steel ball you can place in the pit to progress. The ball is spinning on a poll. Use a bomb to take it off the poll. To get it up the next level you’ll have to roll it into the three pods which will explode and shoot it up to the next level. Roll it into the fire pit and grab the artifact, the stone feather. Go back to the fork in the road and take the left path this time. When you go left you’ll get a small cut scene and have to face a few enemies. Watch out for the pods and use them to your advantage. After you defeat them head left and up a path to reach a tomb. Inside is a new weapon, the grenade launcher! Use it to destroy the object wheels in your way to the top/right. There is also an ammo cache in the corner of the room.
Shoot the two wheels and the gate outside will open. Go through the newly opened gate to progress.
On the other side you’ll run into a few more gators and human like enemies. The green human like enemies will explode into poison dust like the pods so look out. The poison pond to your left had a red skull in the middle on a column. If you touch the water you will be hurt so we’ll have to look for some other way. Continue to the left and you’ll face a giant enemy with a few small guys around him. Once you defeat him all the water will drain out of the map. It will still be tough to reach the red skull since it’s surrounded by pods. Throw some spears on it at and you’ll reach the top
Next you’ll want to head towards the area above the y in way in “Gateway Crypt 2” on your map. You can find some gems along the way. You should see a tall structure with a ladder on the side. Climb up it to find another red skull and a few gems. Now head to the crypt and grab the red skull on the top by placing a spear on the side and climbing up. Just like before. Inside the crypt is a ball surrounded by steel arrows. You can reach it so you’ll have to use your grenade launcher.There’s an ammo cache in the left corner of the room if you run out of ammo. Once you get it in go to the right side of the room to find the relic Three Arrows of Tezcatlipoca.
After that you’ll want to head to the area marked “Gateway Crypt 2” on your map by the red dot. You can find some gems in the dried up lake bed along with tons of enemies. At the back of the lake bed you’ll find a steel ball. You’ll have to heal the ball to complete a challenge. To do that you’ll have to use two bombs to push it up from the lake bed. Rolling it up the ramps isn’t good enough. Then take it to this location:
There will be a health shrine which you can use to get the challenge. Next head to the gateway crypt and enter. It’s a pretty straight forward maze. There’s isn’t a certain direction you must take because they all end up connecting. Try not to get poisoned so you can earn another artifact. You’ll face a few giant enemies inside. At the end of the maze you’ll have to step on a pressure plate that’s partially surrounded by three pods. Step on it and then enter the newly opened gate. There will be two more pressure plates. Step on one and shoot one of the wheels shown with a grenade launcher. Step on the other and shoot the other wheel. This will open the gate inside the maze to reach the area you started in. It also opens the gate outside the crypt.
Exit the crypt and enter through the opened gate. You’ll face a few human like enemies that shoot fire balls or whatever at you. You should also find a few gems along the way. Walk up the path to a stone bridge and shoot a spear across the way so you can reach the other side like shown below:
When you reach the other side you’ll face a few more poison enemies. To the left is a red skull and some gems. Once you grab the red skull a giant enemy will come down from the sky and face you. Take him out but watch out for the pods. He’ll shoot giant fire/plasma balls at you. When you’re done with him head to the right to find a broken bridge. To the left of the bridge is a cement platform:
Use your spears to climb on top of the structure. You must shoot the pods and use your grapple hook to get across. Try and get the health upgrade too. Be quick because they will grow back. You will have to run into their poison spores but the health upgrade will heal you along the way. At the other end is a easy to navigate path. There will be some poison pods along the way so look out. Head all the way to the right and up a set of stairs to find another red skull and some gems. Look here on the map to find exactly where it is:
Climb up the stairs and reach the last set of stairs. Once you reach the bridge, spikes will activate and you cannot go back. There’s a ton of holes on the right side of the bridge, but there’s also a red skull on that side. Choose the left side first because even if you chose to enter on the right side, you will be placed on the left side after a small camera zoom. Columns will fall over onto the bridge, lightning bolts will hit the barriers, and a few enemies will spawn on the bridge with you. Try and fight your way across the bridge without getting trapped. You can use your spears to jump over the barrier to the left and right side if you wish to switch sides.
At the other side you’ll find a health pack and some stairs leading down to a health shrine and ammo pack. On the way down you’ll get ambushed by a few enemies. Make your way to the third crypt but before you go in, head to the right of the entrance to find another tower with a red skull on top. Climb the ladder to grab it. Now go into the crypt. Inside of the crypt you’ll find two gold handles. When you pull them, two bridges will come down so you have access to shoot two wheels. Those two wheels are like the other wheels earlier in the level that hold a gate. Destroy the wheels and the gate will lower. You only have about one shot by the time you run from one side of the room to the other, so make it count. Watch out for the poison pods. There are four spike pressure plates with 4 gems on top too, so be careful. When you hit both wheels the gate will open. Exit the crypt and head towards the opened area.
Inside this crypt is a spinning ball at the top. Blow it up to gain access to the ball and try to get it in the fire pit in :30 or less to get a challenge completed and an ammo powerup awarded. There are two sets of stairs and two sets of spike pressure plates so be careful not to get skewered. There are also tons of poison pods that the ball will roll over. It may send the ball back at your or just poison you. At the bottom you’ll find a pressure plate among the spike pressure plates. Place the ball there and head back to the top of the crypt. You’ll face two more regular demons and one giant one. Behind the giant one is an artifact that was unlocked until you placed the ball on the pressure plate! It’s a gold owl. Take it and go back to the bottom of the crypt. Place the ball in the fire pit to exit.
On the outside are a few enemies. Nothing big. A few enemies may pop out of the poison pods. Continue along the path and you’ll see it’s a bit of a maze of fallen columns. Head to the right/top area to find the last red skull on top of another tower. When you get off the tower you’ll face a few more poison enemies. Once you’re done there head to the left area to find two wooden bridges. You’ll get a small cutscene. Walk left up some stairs to pull some object on the stature left. Then go around the top to reach a similar object on the right side that you must pull right.
Jump down and stand on the pressure plate. The door will open and a chain reaction of poison pods will explode. Run around the temple again trying to avoid the blast. At the end jump down and into the tomb/temple/crypt to end the level.
Score 120,000 Points
Score 160,000 Points
Score 180,000 Points
Collect 10 red skulls
Break down the wall with the giant ball in 8:00 or less
-Award:Golden Eye of Cipactli
Destroy all the arrow traps (37)
Find and destroy 3 hidden urns
So this missions sounds pretty straight forward. Navigate through the level and traps to reach the bad guy. You’ll want to jump the gap in the bridge, head up the stairs, grab the steel ball, and use it for protection against the arrow traps. When you move the ball you’ll find two gems and a red skull. You’ll complete a challenge if you destroy all the arrow traps in this level. Use the ball to roll over them and you destroy 5 of the 37!
Climb up the stairs and watch out for the poison pods. There will be some type of skeleton that attacks you. Shoot him and he’ll fall to the ground. In a few seconds he’ll get back up and attack you again….It reminds me of the skeleton turtles on the old super mario bros games. They will die forever if you blow them up with those poison pods. Anyways after that pull out the gold handle so the steel spears move out of your way. Use your grapple hook to hang inbetween the two steel spears. When the handle moves back into place the first set of spears should poke back out and the second will go back in. Make sure you’re high enough because if you’re too low you’ll hit the sharp spikes at the bottom and die instantly.Now you’ll want to head down the ramp amongst all the arrows. The arrows set off the poison pods every time they grow. There’s a health upgrade in the far corner. You will get hurt running to it but don’t worry, the health powerup should restore your health. Grab it and then grab the ball for protection. Destroy the arrow traps and another skeleton will come after you. After you destroy the arrow traps go back and pick up all the gems you missed. The skeleton may continue to come after you or he may disappear. After that take the fork to the left. A giant enemy will come out of a challenge tomb. Destroy him and head inside.Inside is a simple puzzle. Place the ball next to the area that opens when you step on the pressure plate and put a bomb next to it like the picture shows:
Step on the pressure plate and detonate the bomb. Step off the plate and the machine won’t close all the way. Shoot a spear on top of the ball to head to the top and grab the eye of Cipactli. There’s also a red skull to the left. DO NOT BREAK THE URN, instead jump on top of it and shoot a spear. Climb the spear and grab the red skull. Now you can break the urn. Exit out of the tomb and head to the right side now. Grab a red skull above a poison pod and keep going right. You’ll need to use your grapple hook to go down and grab the next red skull. You can grab some gems in the process. Swing over the target and drop a bomb on it. Climb back up and detonate the bomb to open the gate.
The game will tell you about destroying three secret or hidden urns in this level. Take a left and you’ll see one of them. Destroy it! Now to get across you’ll have to throw three spears on the wall to make a bridge. You may have to step back a bit to get the angles right. I made fine with these arrows:
After that you’ll see a gold ring. Use your grapple hook to climb down and get another red skull. Continue down the path shooting the urns and grabbing the items. At the end you’ll find a new weapon and an ammo cache. Enter the room and you’ll get ambushed by a ton of enemies. Watch out for the poison pods and some of the arrow traps. There will be little and giant enemies. There will also be another hidden urn you must destroy. To get past the sharp spikes to get the red skull and destroy the arrow traps you must place the ball close, but not directly next to, the spikes and pressure plate. But a bomb behind the ball so it will propel the ball onto the pressure plate and detonate the bomb. The ball just has to hit the pressure plate, not stay on it. You will then be able to grab all the items and destroy the arrow traps. After that you have to pull the golden handle next to the door on the right wall to open the door.
Go through the door and you’ll come across a target with three spikes. Shoot the target and set a bomb next to it. Pass the first set of spikes and shoot the target again so you can pass the second set of spikes. After that you’ll want to detonate the bomb so you can pass the third set of spikes. As you move on you’ll be ambushed on both sides by some poison enemies. Take them out before they get too close. There’s also a red skull above a poison pod next to some urns. You can step on the urns and grab the red skull or shoot a spear next to the skull, jump on top of the spear, and grab the urns. When you’re done with all that enter the challenge tomb next to the skull.
This was I got on accident. I shot a spear at the wall and hit the target. I got the gold feather artifact! But there’s also a red skull in here. Stand on the hidden earn shown in this picture to shoot a spear at the wall. Jump on the spear and reach the red skull.
Exit out the tomb and head up the stairs. You’ll face a few enemies while you climb. At the top are 6 urns. None of them are the hidden ones. Step over some holes which are the giant steel spikes on the right side. Walk over to the left side and step on the pressure plate to shift the spike gates. Keep running straight forward until you come to a gold handle. You’ll notice arrows shooting at it. Shoot towards the arrows and you should hit some TNT blowing everything up. Pull the gold handle out and the spike gate will open for a bit. Run over to the other side to step on the pressure plate before the gate comes back up and the next gate will open. Move forward and you will be surrounded by two giant enemies. You can run to the other end and step on a giant pressure plate to activate some arrow traps, or you can stand and fight. When you do cross the bridge to get to the arrow traps you will have to fight more smaller enemies. Destroy those traps to get closer to completing the challenge! Now walk right and destroy those arrow traps to complete the challenge. Shoot across the giant gap and hit the target to open the next spike gate. Walk over to the other end and pass the spike gate that just went down. Hit the target again and the gate will rise up behind you. At the same time another gate will lower. Walk forward to face more enemies. Some giants and some skeletons. Remember to use the poison pods on the skeletons. When you defeat everyone, walk around to pick up all the gems. Step on the pressure plate on the right side. The spikes on the left side will go down and you can cross. A small cutscene will play.
Jump across the bridge and head up the stairs. While walking up the stairs you’ll encounter a few enemies. There are also some poison pods and steel balls that fly down. Try and dodge the last two. You will have to jump across a few gaps, but nothing too big. Once you reach the top you need to press the pressure plate and run like hell down to the bottom. A giant spike ball will come at you. When you reach the bottom hide in the alcove as shown here:
The ball will smash through the wall making an entrance for you. Make your way around the corner and shoot all the urns. The last hidden urn will be very well hidden. Just shoot around where I’m shooting in this picture:
There will also be a red skull in the corner, in view. Enter the door to end the level.
The Jaws of Death
Score 60,000 Points
Score 80,000 Points
Score 110,000 Points
-Award:High Power Flamethrower
Collect 10 red skulls
Escape in 2:00 or less
Destroy all of the enemies on columns
You start off with a health and ammo pack around you. Go directly to your right for a red skull and some gems. Move forward and you’ll start to fight a few people. Amongst the people are some skeletons that will not die since there are no poison pods around! There will be a second red skull behind one of the columns in the first room where you get ambushed.Cross the bridge and you’ll find some human like enemies on columns to the right shooting plasma balls at you. Take them down for a challenge. Step a little further up for a cutscene. You must now outrun a giant….thing. It’s fishlike. You will see red skulls here and there amongst the poison pods and some enemies on columns. Boost up your speed and maybe weapons to out run the creature and take out the enemies on the columns.The first huge gap you come across will have a target at the other end. Shoot it to jump across. As you make your way across the bridge you’ll encounter some spike pressure plates and falling columns. The second gap you come across will have a gold ring at the other end so use your grapple hook. The next enemy after the grapple hook on a column will be the last enemy on a column so you won’t have to look out for anymore!At the end you’ll come to a closed off area. Step on a pressure plate to your left and some platforms will rise to your right. Pull out a gold handle over the platforms to kill the fish. Walk through the doors and end the level.
Score 190,000 Points
Score 210,000 Points
Score 250,000 Points
Collect 10 red skulls
Navigate the Twisting bridge in 6:00 or less
-Award:Mask of Itzli
Bomb the rolling fire (3)
Knock the shield off a shield demon
For this level you have a map again. It seems pretty straight forward on the map. First things to do is gather up all the gems around you. Next head down the stairs to the right. At the end you’ll find a few more gems and a red skull. When you grab it a few enemies will jump over to you so look out. One is a giant enemy. Now head back to the area that you started off on and take the left path.On the left path you’ll find a few more gems and a dead end with more enemies. Take them out and go back to the main area. Next take the main path straight forward. Walk down the steps and you’ll fight more enemies at the bottom. One giant one will spawn behind you on the steps you just walked down. Once they’re all dead go left to grab some gems. Next go right and find the gold ring. Use your grapple hook to lower yourself to a red skull.Now take the main path to find a contraption in the middle of a 4 way intersection.
Shoot the target in the middle to make it change direction. Jump on the platform and shoot the target again. Take the bridge to the left which leads to a challenge tomb. Inside the challenge tomb is a red skull. This one is a bit tricky. Go to the right and grapple hook across the gap. Pick up the red skull on the way across. On the other side grab the ball from the left area and put it on the pressure plate; a platform will rise. Jump on the platform and onto the area where there’s a target. Drop a bomb on the target and head back to the ball. Roll the ball back to the area where you picked up the ball and detonated the bomb. Roll the ball outside of that area and onto the first pressure pad at the start. This will unlock the relic at the back. Use your grapple hook to swing back and pick it up. Both doors will unlock and you’ll have a new relic, The golden knife of itzli. Now head back to the platform.
While on the platform you’ll need to shoot the target two separate times to lead you to the bridge on the right. Jump over to that side and walk to the grassy area. A few enemies will come at you again. Nothing big. You’ll also find a new weapon, the high power single shot rifle. Walk up the steps next to you and step on a pressure plate to the left to open up the crypt. Enter the crypt and you’ll find a few Urns and TNT boxes. This is where you’ll encounter shield demons. There’s a challenge to knock off their shields. To do this you must get them right in front of a TNT box with their shields in front of them. Shoot the TNT box and their shield should fly off. Many other enemies will come at you including skeleton demons. Before you could kill them with a poison pod. Since there are none here you have to kill them and explode bombs where their bodies lie before they rise again. The urns contain health and ammo packs if you need them. When you’re done pull the gold handle on the left top corner of the room to activate some steps. Climb up the steps and head to the ledge on the left side to get a few gems and an ammo power up:
Next you need to hit the target to bring up more platforms to a gold handle. Pull out the handle, run down, and run inside the door that just opened next to the ledge. Walk through the bridges and up steps fighting a few enemies. It’s pretty straight forwards. Jump a few gaps to reach a pressure plate. Step on a plate for a gate to open in front of you and the bridge to move behind you. Walk down to face more enemies including a shield demon. Take them out with some TNT help up the steps. When they’re taken care of pull the gold handle and enter the crypt.
Inside the crypt are a few platforms. When you get to a particular one, enemies will surround you. Take them out and then shoot the target to your right. This will activate a platform to get some gems around the target and a red skull to the left of it. Now jump on the platform to the left of the main platform and shoot at a target far off in the distance:
It will activate two more platforms. Jump to the platform on the left and shoot the same target you shot to get here. The platform behind you will fall down and another will rise. Watch out because enemies may jump to you including skeleton demons. After this you’ll want to jump to the new platform, shoot the target, and jump to the next platform that comes up before the platform you’re on falls. Reach the next safe area and you’ll get a checkpoint with a few enemies around you. Take them out and grab the red skull to your top/left. Jump to the next platform to your right (if you’re looking at the skull) and shoot the same target. Jump from platform to platform until you reach some stairs up and out of this area!
You should be outside again. Head down the stairs and a few enemies will pop up. To your left will be a challenge tomb with a red skull on top of it. Inside the challenge tomb are some devices that smash you from both sides like on an earlier level. Stay close to the ones opening up because some will close back up on you if you’re too far away. When those open back up the ones that just opened up will close again. Just look for the shaky ones. Head as close to the newly opened ones as possible because lots will close again and you can get lucky and not get smashed between some if you’re close enough to the ones that are opening. At the end you get a few gems and a gold lizard. Exit the tomb and try for the red skull. It’s not too difficulty, just plant a spear and climb up top like before.
Next you’ll want to run across the gaped bridge until you hit the pressure plate at the end creating a bridge to exit the level. Keep moving forward to the next tomb. Inside this tomb you’ll find the same setup like before. Jump from platform to platform to get gems. There are two red skulls visible next to a target. Jump to the target’s platform, shoot it, and grab the red skull to the right. Now shoot the target again to bring up the old platforms. Head to the platform on the top left. Shoot the target and jump to the next platform with the red skull to your left before your platform falls. Then shoot the target to go back. Next you’ll want to do the same to this platform:
Shoot the target and jump left. Shoot the urns in your way to jump to the biggest platform and then blindly shoot for the target to reach a health upgrade to your right. Lastly you need to jump down to the ground on the left. You’ll fight a ton of enemies again unless you run up the stairs, but you may want the extra points.
Now head back to the main bridge from the start of the level. Jump across the bridge gaps and you’ll fight many enemies on the sides and enemies who jump onto your bridge. Before you reach the end you’ll have to get the last red skull. It will be about two platforms before the end on this section of the bridge:
You must jump to the left platform off your main bridge. Then continue on. When you reach the end you’ll have to climb some stairs with flaming and steel balls rolling down at you while the stairs blow up behind you. You can plant some bombs and set them off for the flaming balls to get a challenge. Just watch out because they can kill you! Climb the stairs and reach the top to complete the level.
Score 90,000 Points
Score 110,000 Points
Score 130,000 Points
-Award:Spear of Fire
Collect 10 red skulls
-Award:Golden Shroud of Cihuacoatl
Reach the exit in 5:00 or less
Heal the rolling Ball
Sacrifice 3 skeletons to the scorpion crest
Jump to all 6 spider tile platforms
At the start of this mission you’ll get the usual ammo and health pack. Take a few steps forwards for a cutscene. Now you have to jump across platforms over lava. The first platform has an ammo upgrade on the top. Shoot a spear at it’s base and then run back to the starting area. Climb a little up the stairs and throw a spear blindly at the platform in hopes to get a spear higher. If you get it you can jump from the bottom spear to the top spear and grab the upgrade. Now jump from platform to platform AT THE TOP of the columns to reach the gold ring at the end. Grab the red skull in the corner and grapple hook down the side. There should be two flamethrowers to your left and right so you will need to do this quick. While hanging from the side swing to the right and then to the left and jump off. Now that you’re at the other side you’ll have to jump from these platforms to platforms until you reach some stairs. Head down the stairs a little and some skeleton demons should jump up towards you. Remember to defeat them you must shoot them enough so they fall to the ground, then detonate a bomb on their bodies before they rise again. Head back up the stairs and pull the gold handle. Now rush down the stairs and into the challenge tomb before the flames rise in the door way. You may need to add some speed artifacts and dive.The tomb is relatively simple. There are three balls around the tomb. You just need to roll them into their pressure pedestals on three of the four sides of the square. The more balls you put on the faster the fire around the square will go. Don’t touch the fire or you’ll die. Once you place all three balls in their spots, the middle area will open and you can grab your relic from this location:
It is the mask of ehecatl. Now exit out of the tomb, but make sure you don’t touch the fire since it’s still going around.Head down the stairs and you’ll reach a ton of flamethrowers and spider platforms.
Jump to all 6 to get a challenge completed. There’s also a red skull on one to the left and a health upgrade to the right. Just jump on them in this order and watch out for the flamethrowers.
The red skull is on platform 5 and the health upgrade is to the right of platform 2. You have to jump down from platform 4 to proceed. You’ll run down some stairs with more fire on the right wall! Walk when there’s no fire and stop when there is. After that are spinning platforms. On the bottom side of the platforms are molten rock. The other side is fine, you need to jump on those sides. When you get to the other end you’ll find another fire like trap. There are two flames spinning around a new weapon (a chaingun). There are also two red skulls within the flames. They move fast so look out, if they touch you then you will die instantly. When you get close, two giant enemies will pop out from both sides and attack you. Take them out and they may drop some health and ammo packs. There should be more health packs in the urns next to you too.
Continue on and you’ll see more spinning platforms like the ones before the fire trap. Jump from platform to platform on the good sides. At the end you’ll find new enemies, fire demons. These guys shoot fire balls at you in a spread like fashion. You’ll face a few of these guys along with skeletons and regular demons. There are tons of urns with health and ammo packs. The columns can help protect you from the fireballs being thrown around. After those guys you can move on. Go to the left top area and into a room.
In this room you’ll find a lava pit in the middle of the floor and some flamethrowers on the wall in front of you. Move close to the flamethrowers and they’ll start to move. Throw a spear at the all and wait for the flamethrowers to move away from the spear. Jump on the spear and up to the next floor. On the next floor you’ll find some spinning heads that shoot out flamethrowers. You can shoot a target in the middle of them to make them change direction, it seems to help. Jump from platform to platform and lookout for the first flamethrower. When you reach the third one, shoot the target again so the second flamethrower moves away from you. Jump to the fourth platform and then to safety.
Next up is this crazy area:
You’ll want to walk onto the floor with the flames shooting up. Make sure the flames are going left to right. When you get to the middle, use your grapple hook to hang off the platform directly under the gold ring. The flames will then move right to left. When they pass you head back up top and run pass them to get some gems if you want. If not then climb down a bit and swing to the right to grab the red skull. Swing to the left and drop a bomb on the target. Detonate the bomb to remove the flames beneath you so you can progress. There’s an ammo power up to the left of the target. To get it you must stand on the little flame holder under it. Throw a spear straight forward and jump on top of the spear to reach the power up. After all that you need to move to the right. You’ll see more flames and arrows shooting at you. You need to dodge the arrows and move with the flames. The first flames will move slowly up 4 spaces or so. After that they’ll start at the beginning again. There will still be flames at the end that move slowly up a few spaces. You must wait for those to start behind you just like the first set. While you’re waiting you must dodge arrows and a giant shield demon that will come up behind you. When you have the chance, run off the flame platform and blow up the arrow traps. With those out of the way it will be easier to take care of the shield demon.
After the shield demon you’ll have a small fork going left and down/right. Go down/right to find a red skull and a boulder. If you roll the boulder to the area before the last flame traps to heal it on the health shrine then you’ll get a challenge completed. Use your bombs to launch it over the gap. The fire trap is the most tricky. Launch the ball over the fire trap with another bomb. Then you must time your jumps just right to jump over the fire before the flames shoot up. You can tell where the flames will be when they’re small, that’s when you jump. After that you roll the ball to the health shrine and get the challenge complete for a wind drum!
Head back to the fork in the road and take the left path down some stairs. You’ll reach more spinning flamethrowers and a target in the middle of them. It’s a bit tricky and you have to move fast. Jump from platform to platform until you reach the second one before the last one at the top left area. This is when you shoot the target and keep going up/left to a challenge tomb. The tomb is pretty simple. Jump to the middle spinning L shaped platform and hit the target so it moves the platform twice. Go to the target and drop a bomb on it. Next head to the other platform that the L shape takes you to so you can pull a gold handle. Pull the gold handle, jump on the platform, and detonate the bomb. The L platform should move and take you to the now opened cage with an artifact inside. You have to time it just right so you detonate the bomb in mid air when you’re jumping from platform to platform. You can’t wait for the platform to come to a full stop either. You may want to use some speed boosts and roll to the war drum.
Now head back to the platforms. Jump over three platforms and hit the target. Jump over to one more platform and you may need to hit the target again. Keep jumping until you reach a new section of platforms and a new target:
You’ll see a red skull. The target is a little awkward so you may not hit it right away. Don’t panic, just move away from the flamethrower and shoot at the target again. Jump to the platform to the left of the target and shoot the target so you can grab the red skull. You may need to shoot the target again so you can continue to go right and grab a health upgrade. If the flamethrowers get close to you just hit the target again. Make your way back doing the same thing and take the left path to safety.
You will be taken to a new room with an ammo cache at the bottom of the stairs. Get ready for a fight, better than the obstacle course and traps right? Maybe. Anyways you’ll get a challenge that says sacrifice some skeletons to the scorpion crest. To do this you must kill them and detonate a bomb on their dead bodies over this crest:
It seems pretty simple and there aren’t too many demons in this area.
When you’re finished with that you’ll come across more spinning platforms. There are two red skulls in this area. One is on the far right platform and the other is on the second to the left platform. Jump from platform to platform to try and reach them. You may have to take two tries if you’re not quick enough. I started off on the right platform and kept going right. Then I jumped to the left platforms and died. So the next life I jumped to the left platforms and made it to the end. There are also flamethrowers on both sides of the spinning platforms so lookout for those. After that you’ll encounter an area with falling flaming balls that explode after a second or so. There are gems all over and the last red skull is in the left top corner. Make it to the other side and run up the steps to end this level!
Belly of the Beast
Score 30,000 Points
Score 50,000 Points
Score 70,000 Points
-Award:Heavy Grenade LauncherReward Challenges:
Step on all 1 spider tiles
Defeat the T-Rex in 5:00 or less
Collect 10 red skulls
This level starts off running across some falling wooden planks. They don’t fall till late so you should be safe running directly across. At the other end is a rocket launcher! The area is basically one big square. The sides are spider platforms with ammo packs on them. Step on all the spider platforms to get an award. There are 4 pressure plate squares around the middle pit. Each plate brings up the platform in the middle with an ammo cache in it. It will bring up a bridge to the ammo cache for a short time on one particular side, which will then fall and bring up the bridge on the opposite side like this:
There are red skulls on all four bridges. Hit all four buttons to get all four bridges, not at once of course. There are also some hidden red skulls inside some columns at the top left and bottom right corners of the map.
The T-Rex will come out of one of the fire pits and attack you or shoot fire at you. In addition to the T-Rex, there will be fire balls falling from the roof and exploding here and there. When you injure the T-Rex enough with the Rocket Launcher, little baby T-Rexs will come out and attack you. There will also be 4 demons on the 11 spider tiles around the maps. Kill them and they’ll drop the remaining 4 red skulls.
Score 60,000 Points
Score 90,000 Points
Score 120,000 Points
Collect 10 Red Skulls
-Award:Fist of Tezcatlipoca
Reach the Exit in 15:00 or less
Rest a ball atop the skull pedestal
Step on the three hidden spider tiles
This mission is a lot like a former mission. You head forward and you’re told you have to find 6 balls to put out the flames and open the door to the next mission. When you get to the main hall you’ll fight some new flame and rock demon. Is it molten lava? Anyways Take him out like any other giant demon and he’ll explode into a few flaming balls that explode after a second. Next take the stairs up to the left and you’ll see the first ball on a giant column. There are flames around it except on one side. Drop a bomb on that side and step on the pressure plate. The column with the ball will lower and the column with the bomb will rise. Set off the bomb when they’re even and the ball will go flying. You will have to face a few more demons after that. Take them out and place the ball on the pressure plate. Place a bomb next to the ball and stand on the column the ball was originally on. Detonate the bomb and you will rise towards an ammo upgrade. Roll the ball to the pedestal in the main hall and climb the stairs to the next floor.Before you reach the next floor you’ll find a gold ring. Use your grapple hook and lower yourself off the edge of the stairs to find a health upgrade. Climb up the stairs and jump the gap to the next floor. On this floor you’ll find a ball next to a funnel like hole. Place the ball towards the hole and place a bomb on the opposite side of the ball. Detonate the bomb and it should launch the ball up the hill and into the hole. Next you’ll want to climb the stairs to the right of the hole to a new room.
This room is a bit tricky. Plant a spear on the column to the right. Pull the gold handle to the right of that column and bridge will come up over the ball in the fire. Jump up on the spear and on the column so you can run across the bridge. When you jump the small gap in the bridge, you need to drop a bomb on the ball. When you make it to the other side, detonate the bomb and it should roll off. A few enemies will appear in the fire and come after you. Take them out so you can move the ball to the hole. To get the ball out of the room you have to place the ball next to the wooden door at the left side of the room. Place a bomb behind it to push it through the door but don’t detonate yet. You have to go through the door and pull the gold handle. Do not let go of the handle until you detonate the bomb and the ball comes flying out. The handle will open the door obviously. Now take the ball to the hole and use a bomb to launch it in.Now go back to the last room and take the ladder on the right side down a floor. You’ll reach some stairs. Take the stairs down to find a red skull. Launch some spears while up the stairs to reach the top. There’s also a hidden spider tile in the corner:
Now take the stairs up to a challenge tomb. It’s pretty simplistic in theory. You have to stand on a certain platform and shoot/blow up the target that alternates the spikes so you can grab the artifact. Stand on the one shown in this picture:
Then shoot or blow up the target and you’ll have the artifact in your hands! Once you grab it all the spikes will disappear and you can leave safely.
Next head back to the hole/hill. Take the third path which we haven’t taken yet. You have to jump some gaps on the bridge and one has a flamethrower spinning past it. Don’t touch it or you’re dead. A little further is a huge step up to the next level. Use your spear to jump up but don’t touch the spikes! When you reach the next floor you’ll face two skeleton demons. Take them out with your bombs and climb the ladder to the next floor. You should see the door now but don’t run to it, rock bombs will be flying down. Go right when they stop and they’ll move and fall on top of the new weapon in the middle of the room. The new weapons are dual SMGs.
Climb the ramp to your right and you’ll get locked in. A ball will roll down the stairs to your left. You can’t put it in the pedestal yet because rock bombs are flying at it. Climb the stairs to your left and grab the gems over the brass circles. Whichever you touch will make flames shoot up. Jump across the fire and you’ll find another hidden spider tile to your left:
Drop a bomb on the target and stand on the column in the middle of the fire. Detonate the bomb to grab the health upgrade. Now jump towards the target and shoot it so the column comes back down. You’ll need to launch the ball across the fire pit with another bomb. The ball will not make it all the way across so you must shoot the target to raise the column right when the ball is over the column. It will push the ball up a bit to reach the other side! Roll the ball down the stairs and walk, without the ball, up the ramp to the right.
Attach your grapple hook to the gold ring up the ramp. Jump off the side of the ledge to reach a red skull floating in the air. It may take a few attempts. Next to the gold ring is a target and a ledge up to the next floor. Shoot a spear into the flames on the side of the wall. You have to do the next steps very fast. Shoot the target to turn off the flames, get close to your spear, shoot the target to turn on the flames, jump on the spear, jump up the ledge. Do that quickly and you won’t be burned by the flames.
On the next floor is another challenge that can be done. Try and get a ball into the spider pedestal in the middle of the room. Head to the right and you’ll see a few flame traps. The first one has moving flames. Move with the flames to get an ammo upgrade. The second flame traps are stationary and will turn off for a brief time when you pull the gold handle on the wall. There’s a red skull on one of the platforms in the flame traps that turns off when you pull the handle. Be quick and you can snatch it. On the other side is a ball and another gold handle. Launch the ball onto the bigger platform with the moving flames and use the gold handle to reach the other end. You’ll need to get on the larger platform and launch the ball all the way back over to the other side with bombs. If your ball falls in the lava you can get another one on the same side you originally got the ball. When you get the ball to the other side you can roll it to the room to the left and try to get it in the skull pedestal. When you’re done with that you need to roll it in the tube in the left corner of the room.
Next you need to head back down to the room with the two fists and the shooting fire balls. You should have all three balls in there by now. Place a ball next to a fist so you can grab it and place a bomb next to the fist. Make sure the ball isn’t in the blast radius. Set off the bomb and grab the ball to wedge under the fist. Do the same to the other fist. It should look like this:
Use your last ball on the pedestal so the flames will be gone under the gold handle. Pull the handle so the ramp that was locked can be lowered again. After that take the three balls and roll them down the ramp into the next room and into the tube here:
Some demons may attack you while rolling the balls so take them out first. Next you’ll have to bomb them into the hole hill a few floors down. This time a few enemies may be there and you some rock bombs will be falling from the roof. When you’re done you need to go all the way to the bottom and place the balls in the pedestals to unlock the door.
Enter the door and you’ll see a challenge tomb on the left side. This one is pretty simple. Hit the target so the platforms come up and the spikes go down. Shoot a spear at the pole that the spikes come out and drop a bomb on the target. Now jump on the spear and detonate the bomb. Right when you detonate the bomb you have to jump to the relic quickly or the spikes will get you. Now shoot the target again so you can exit the challenge tomb.
The next/last thing to do is exit the tomb. There will be a bunch of fire traps here with a red skull on top. Watch where the fires shoot out by the small amount of fire they show first. There will be two red skulls on this giant trap.
Next up are platforms that fall about a second after you touch them. Jump from platform to platform and you’ll reach another giant fire trap. There’s another red skull amongst the flames.
Lastly are more platforms that fall by touching them and falling balls from the rooftops. The last red skulls will be here. Once you reach the end DO NOT GO INSIDE THE DOOR. Blow up the stone table to your left to find the last spider tile:
Now you can enter the door and complete the level.
The Mirror’s Wake
Score 150,000 Points
Score 190,000 Points
Score 240,000 Points
Collect 10 Red Skulls
Reach Xolotl’s Stronghold in 6:00 or less
-Award:Mask of Xolotl
Achieve a Hole-in-one
Break 2 shields with 1 truck
Get the first spinning ball into it’s fire pit in 15 seconds
You get a map to start off this mission which is great! First thing to do is head all the way left until you find a TNT box up against a wall. Shoot it and you’ll create a hole. Walk past the wall to find your first red skull and a few gems surrounding it. Now grab the ball on the small pedestal and roll it with you. Head North and then West across a bridge. You’ll face a few enemies. Some are big and some are small. You can use the TNT in your surroundings to make things a bit easier. When you take them all out, search around for gems. Now roll your ball off the cliff to the left and jump down with it. You should see a small fire pit next to you. Roll the ball in the fire pit and you can grab a health powerup. On the ground is a new weapon too, a high power shotgun.
Next you need to head south. The Eastward direction is blocked off by flames so you have to go West. You’ll watch a small cutscene and fight some demons! There will be atleast one shield demon and some other smaller demons. Defeat them and grab the key on the ground. You need to find the other two gate keepers now and collect their keys. Continue westward to find a crypt. In front of it is a spinning flamethrower with a red skull and some gems near it. Grab the goods and don’t get burned. Now head into the crypt.Inside the crypt are tons of exploding magma rocks that rain down from the ceiling. Navigate around, it shouldn’t be too hard, and you’ll find a ball spinning on a poll. Some magma bombs will fall from the ceiling and detach it from the poll. If you can grab it and move it to the fire pit in 15 seconds or less then you will get an award. Grab all the gems you see and you’ll face a few enemies. Place the ball in the fire pit and walk over it. Both to the left and right are red skulls. There’s another red skull in the far right corner. Navigate around some more to find the next ball. It will be next to a pressure plate. You can try and set it on the plate and run to the ammo upgrade on the other side of the wall but it will probably fall off by the time you reach it. Grab the ball and take it leftward towards the next fire pit. Now you get to face the next gatekeeper. It’s just another shielded demon. It’s a bit tough when tons of magma bombs fall on you. When you beat him take his key and exit out from another door. On top of the pressure plate to open the gate is a dark drum artifact. Take it and open the gate which leads to the maze’s exit.Now you need the last gate key in the arena area on the map. Go East to reach the area but before you go into the arena you can enter a challenge tomb. I’m not sure if I did the challenge tomb the way the developers wanted me to do it but this is how I did it. I placed the ball on the pressure plate, put a bomb next to it, equipped my spear, stood next to the column that rises, detonated the bomb, shot a spear at the side of the column while is rose, jumped onto the spear, and I was able to reach the top of the column without getting burned. I jumped to the artifact (The Clay Serpent) and left the challenge tomb. Now exit the tomb and head towards the arenaAs you get closer to the arena you’ll get a notification about blowing up two shields with one truck. It’s hard to see but there’s a truck just before you walk under the bridge. Two shield enemies will come at you. Blow up the truck when they’re next to it and you’ll complete the challenge! Now enter the arena and you’ll find a few red skulls around the outside areas close to the walls. Watch out for the flamethrowers because they will kill you in one shot. You should face the gatekeeper here. Defeat him and take his key. An area will open to the west now:
Before you go to the area in the west you should go to the corner in the East where one of the red skulls was. Shoot an arrow at the North wall and the camera will move upwards. Use your grapple hook to climb up the wall and you’ll find a challenge tomb! This is where you can complete the hole in one challenge. There will be flamethrowers all over the floor and one giant magma demon. Take him out and watch out for the flames. If you touch one you die instantly. Use a bomb on the spinning ball to get it in the fire pit for a hole-in-one. You have to time it just right. Or you can blow it up and roll it to the fire pit. You will get the Mask of Cipactli. The flames will keep shooting up until you grab it so grab it fast!
Now you can go to the area west of the arena. Use your grapple hook to climb up and swing to the right and get the gems. The last red skull is on top of that structure too. Use your spear to climb up to the top. Now jump back on the bridge with the gems and jump the gaps to the other bridges south. You’ll wind up closer to the gate. Enter the gate and you’ll see a cutscene. That’s the end of the mission.
Score 80,000 Points
Score 110,000 Points
Score 140,000 Points
-Award:Spear of Light
Defeat Xolotl in 10:00 or less
-Award:Spear of Darkness
There’s not much to do here except survive and kill. You will jump on a giant platform where spikes can come up. Xolotl will shoot lightning at it. Every area that turns blue will shoot spikes up so watch out. Try and defeat him and dodge the spikes with your dodge button.
He will jump back and forth on the side platforms and shoot some type of plasma balls at you. When you take down his health he will disappear and send spiders at you. The spikes will come up seemingly random too. You have to be quick on your toes. After the random spikes Xolotl will come at you again. Take down his health and he will send the giant spike roller at you with the spikes up on your sides. It seems like you’d die but the spikes on the sides will retract for a second. That’s when you jump on that side and jump back before they pop up.Move forward and you’ll find a health shrine and ammo cache. Fill up your bars and move on. You should wind up in an area with poison pods all over. You have to face Xolotl while he jumps up in the air and tries to land on you. A black smoky spot will appear where he tries to land. His impact can cause the poison pods to explode. The pods can also hurt him. After you take down his health, Xolotl will summon a few lizard enemies to come at you. He will also shoot plasma balls as you when he lands every now and then. When you take down his health for a second time, fourth total, he will open up the fire place and you can progress.You will come across another health shrine and ammo cache before you get too far. Make your way down to the bottom platform and face Xolotl. He will only stand on the bridge to the left/upward area over the lava. In this area magma bombs will fall from the ceiling on top of you. Look for the yellow dripping of lava to see where they’ll land before they land on top of you.
Xolotl will shoot plasma balls at you until his health bar goes down. When it does he will summon giant magma demons. They shoot magma bombs and crush you if you’re too close. Take them all out and Xolotl will face you head on. He will try to jump on you again and shoot plasma balls at you. Defeat him one last time to end the game!
All the Trappings – Challenge Pack 1
The first Downloadable Content for Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is called “All the Trappings – Challenge Pack 1.” You can download it for free for the first 30 days. It was released on October 27, 2010. To play it you must download it, launch the game, and go to download content.
-Escape in 3:30 or Less
-Escape in 3:00 or Less
-Escape in 2:30 or Less
You start off next to a target. Step on a platform to the right of the target, then shoot the target to get the platform moving to the other side.
The other side has a gold handle and a target. When you hit the target it will alternate the flames that are shooting next to another moving platform you need to get across. The gold handle moves the platform towards you. Hit the target once so the flames are on the right side and drop a bomb on the target. Pull the gold handle to bring the platform over to you. Stand on the platform and wait for it to move. Detonate the bomb when you’re between the two flamethrowers to move the fire from the right to the left flamethrower. If you touch the flames you die instantly.
The next part is a bit tough. Another moving platform will come to you when you pull a gold handle. It will remove tall spikes so you can jump on the platform, but there are still spikes blocking your path. Pull the gold handle, drop a bomb on the platform, let the platform move back to it’s starting location, and detonate the bomb to move a ball on the other side. The ball should move off a pressure plate and retract the spikes that block your way. Bring the platform back and move to the other side on the platform. On the other side you can roll the ball into a fire pit to pass a door.
The next area is tricky so I will give you a bit of a play by play. Hit the target to move a platform towards you across a spike pit. Jump on the platform and hit the target again. You should be on the other side of the spike pit now. Get on the next moving platform and hit the target again. Now you need to drop a bomb on the next platform but don’t get on the platform, hit the target and detonate the bomb once it reaches the other side. Hit the target again to bring the platform back to you and drop another bomb on the platform. Now you must shoot a spear in between the two long spikes that alternate when you hit the second target.
Jump on the platform and hit the first target to get you moving, jump on the spear in between the long spikes and detonate the bomb when it reaches the other side. You should now be able to jump from your spear to the end. Run to the door to complete the mission.
Tooth and Nail
-Escape in 4:30 or Less
-Escape in 3:30 or Less
-Escape in 1:30 or Less
This mission starts off with spike pressure plates. You will use your bombs a lot so it’s best to have artifacts that don’t increase bomb power, but keep artifacts that increase speed.
You have to move forward onto the spike pressure plates and drop a bomb on the wheel in the middle. You cannot go back because once you start the spikes behind you will activate and you they will not retract. The spike pressure plates do retract after awhile so you can keep moving in a circle. Drop the bomb and detonate it to open the gate. There will be spikes where the gate was in between the spike pressure plates so you must jump over them or you will die.The next set of pressure plates will be the same. You must blow up a wheel to the left which will drop a gate to the right. Jump over the spiked gate to blow up another wheel past the gate. Then run to the door on the top left side of the map.You will get a checkpoint when you enter the door.
More spike pressure plates will be laid out in front of you. There will be spike plates at the end that are not pressure sensitive, instead they move up and down. On top of them are balls. You will not have enough time to push them so you must drop a bomb next to them to send them flying. They will roll forward and make more spikes pop up from the pressure. Blow up the wheel at the end to open the gate on the right side of the map. You may need to make some circles around the pressure plates so you don’t come to a dead end.
The next room has spikes that shoot up almost at random. You get a little warning by the blue that is on the ground. You must blow up another wheel to the left and to the right in order to open the gate at the end. Remember you don’t have to keep moving since these aren’t pressure plates.
The next room is full of pressure plates again so you must keep moving unlike the last room. You have to blow up the balls at the end that are blocking the wheel you must also blow up. This means you must reach the balls, circle around, blow up the wheel, and make it to the gate on the left side. Jump over the gate to find more pressure plates and some alternating non pressure spikes at the end. On the other side of the non pressure spikes are more pressure plate spikes, two wheels, and the gate. You must blow up the two wheels to go through the gate. The non pressure spikes don’t move randomly like the last ones, these move from left to right. To do this you will have to cross the pressure plates, cross the non pressure spikes on the LEFT side, drop a bomb on the left wheel while moving right (hit ever pressure plate including the two at the top so you have enough time), detonate it, drop a bomb on the right wheel, cross the non pressure spikes on the right, detonate it, circle around the spike pressure plates so the spikes retract at the end, and exit out.
-Score 200,000 Points
-Score 350,000 Points
-Score 500,000 Points
The level starts out with a health shrine right in front of you. If your health is low you can stand on one of these to build your health back up. There are a few urns that you can break which contain ammo. This level is a big circle almost with tons of enemies. When you die you complete the level. There are two wooden platforms with targets next to them on the left sides
If you hit the targets the platforms will open up and anyone on the platform will drop onto spikes. Anyone who touches the spikes will die instantly.The more enemies you kill, the tougher they become. Different enemies will come and drop better things. At the start a few enemies drop ammo, later they drop health and eventually gems. Try to reach the score challenges to win.
-Score 30,000 Points
-Score 45,000 Points
-Score 50,000 Points
This level is similar to a level earlier in the game. You start out running from these crushing machines. You must keep running throughout this whole level. The next part has platforms that will drop if you stand on them too long, at the same time steel balls fall from the sky and break them apart. Use the shadows to figure out where they will drop. Try to grab some gems while you’re running. After the platforms are a few crushers and then more platforms. You will get a checkpoint right after the crushers. It keeps alternating back and forth between platforms and crushers. The next few (3) crushers will close and open before you get there so you have to time it just right when you can pass them.When you reach the fourth set of crushers they will close AFTER you pass them by. You will get another checkpoint as well.
Next are more falling platforms and crushers. These crushers are like the last ones, they open and close at certain times. Some are right next to eachother. Just keep running forward so you pass the ones that close and are ready for the ones that open. After those crushers you will run from a giant steel spiked ball that is coming for you. At the same time more smaller steel balls will fall from the sky like earlier. Race to the exit to finish the mission.
Here I will show all the weapons you can find in the game. They should be in the order you obtain them in the game. I list the weapon power, rate of fire, and ammo consumption in stars just like the game. The Handguns, Bombs, and regular spear all have infinite ammo.
Rate of Fire:**
Ammo Consumption:Infinite Ammo
Pistols are the first default weapons you obtain. You have two that you dual wield.
Bombs are another default weapon. You drop an explosive and it shows a red circle around where you drop it. This is the bomb’s blast radius. Make sure to stay out of the circle or you will absorb some of the blast! You have an infinite amount of bombs.
You get access to the spears in your first mission, Temple of Light. You can throw them at enemies to kill them and throw them at walls to climb on top of them and reach higher areas. You have an infinite amount of spears since they are a default weapon.
Rate of Fire:***
Magnums are basically an upgraded version of handguns but they do not have infinite ammo since they are secondary weapons. You can get magnums by completing the score challenge on the level “Temple of Light.”
Rate of Fire:****
The Assault Rifle can be obtained at the start of the level “Temple Grounds.” Just like the Magnums it is a secondary weapon.
Bolt Action Rifle
Rate of Fire:**
The bolt action rifle can be obtained in the level “Temple Grounds” behind a wall you must blow up with TNT.
Rate of Fire:**
The shotgun is another secondary weapon which can be obtained on the level “Temple Grounds.”
Rate of Fire:***
The automatic shotgun is a secondary weapon which can be obtained on the level “Temple Grounds” as a score challenge award.
Rate of Fire:*****
The flamethrower is a secondary weapon which can be obtained on the level “Spider Tomb.”
Fast Action Rifle
Rate of Fire:***
The fast action rifle is a secondary semi automatic rifle. You can get it by completing the score challenges in the level “Spider Tomb.”
Rate of Fire:****
The AR-06 looks like an AK-47. It’s a automatic rifle you can obtain by completing the score challenge on the level “The Summoning.”
Lightweight Machine Pistols
Rate of Fire:*****
The Machine Pistols are dual wield Uzi looking guns. Fully Automatic and found on the level “The Forgotten Gate.”
Double Barrel Shotgun
Rate of Fire:**
The double barrel shotgun is a secondary weapon you can obtain by completing the score challenges on the level “The Forgotten Gate.”
Rate of Fire:**
The grenade launcher is a secondary weapon you can obtain in the level “Toxic Swamp.” It is semi automatic and deals massive damage.
Rate of Fire:**
The hand cannons are a secondary dual wield magnums. They are awarded in the level “Toxic Swamp” by completing the score challenges.
High Powered Assault Rifle
Rate of Fire:****
The high powered assault rifle is a secondary automatic weapon found on the level “Flooded Passage.”
Rate of Fire:***
The automatic pistols are fully automatic secondary dual wield pistols. You are awarded them on the level “Flooded Passage” by completing the score challenges.
High Power Flamethrower
Rate of Fire:*****
The High power flamethrower is awarded to you on the level “The Jaws of Death” for completing the score challenges.
High Power Single Shot Rifle
Rate of Fire:**
The high power single shot rifle is a bolt action secondary weapon found on the level “Twisting Bridge.”
Rate of Fire:*******
This is a secondary full auto SMG that looks like an MP5. You obtain it on the level “Twisting Bridge” by completing the score challenge.
Rate of Fire:********
This is a secondary fully auto weapon found in the level “Fiery Depths.”
Spear of Fire
Rate of Fire:**
The Spear of Fire is another secondary weapon unlike the regular spear. Use lose ammo while aiming at targets, and when you fire the spear it explodes on impact. It’s awarded on the level “Fiery Depths” by completing the score challenges.
Rate of Fire:*
The Rocket launcher is found in the level “Belly of the Beast.”
Heavy Grenade Launcher
Rate of Fire:**
The heavy grenade launcher is awarded on the level “Belly of the Beast” for completing the score challenges.
Rate of Fire:********
The dual SMGs are found on the level “Stronghold Passage.”
Rate of Fire:*
The rail gun is awarded to you on the level “stronghold passage” after completing the score challenges. It’s a bolt action sniper rifle.
High Power Shotgun
Rate of Fire:***
The High power shotgun is found on the level “The Mirror’s Wake.” It’s a pump action shotgun.
Rate of Fire:***
This pump action gold shotgun is awarded on the level “The Mirror’s Wake” for completing the score challenges.
Spear of Light
Rate of Fire:**
The spear of light is awarded on the level “Xolotl’s Stronghold” for completing the score challenges.
Spear of Darkness
Rate of Fire:**
The spear of darkness is awarded on the level “Xolotl’s Stronghold” for defeating Xolotl in 10:00 or less.
Relics and Artifacts
Relics are items you find that can grant you special abilities. Sometimes you get multiple abilities from one relic, but you must equip them to use them. The abilities in Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light are:
Power Shot: Stronger shots from your weapons
Power Bomb: Stronger and bigger explosions from your bombs
Power Speed: Run faster
Scatter Shot: Your weapons spray while you shoot
Health Regen: Your health regenerates a little bit every second
Ammo Regen: Your ammo regenerates a little bit every second
You can only use them if your relic meter is full. To fill your Relic Meter you must find gems around the levels. You can also fill your relic meter by killing enemies and not taking damage. If you take damage your meter will completely empty
Gems are little sparkly things you’ll find on the ground here and there. They give power up your relic meter by about 1200 points.
Knife of Itzli
This knife is found in the level “Temple of Light.” It gives you the “Power Shot” ability.
Arrow of Tezcatlipoca
This arrow is found in the level “Temple Grounds.” It gives you the “Scatter Shot” ability.
Golden Scepter of Huitzilopochtli
This scepter is awarded to you on the level “Temple Grounds” by finding 10 red skulls. It gives you the ability to regenerate health and ammo.
The Scepter of Huitzilopochtli
This scepter is found in a challenge temple on the level “The forgotten gate.” It gives you the ability to regenerate health.
Three Arrows of Tezcatlipoca
This relic is found in a challenge tomb on the level “Toxic Swamp.” It gives you the abilities Power Bomb and Scatter Shot.
Golden Arrow of Tezcatlipoca
This relic is awarded in the level “Toxic Swamp” for obtaining ten red skulls. It gives you the abilities Power Shot and Scatter Shot.
Eye of Cipactli
This relic is found in a challenge tomb on the level “Flooded Passage.” It gives you the Power Bomb ability.
Golden Knife of Itzli
This knife is found in the level “Twisting Bridge” in a challenge tomb. It gives you the abilities: Power Shot and Power Bomb.
Mask of Ehecatl
This mask is found in the level “Fiery Depths” in a challenge tomb. It gives you the abilities: Power Speed, Health Regen, and Ammo Regen.
Golden Shround of Cihuacoatl
This shroud is awarded on the level “fiery depths” for collecting ten red skulls. It gives you the abilities: Power Bomb, Power Speed, Health Regen, and Ammo Regen.
Mask of Tezcatlipoca
This mask is found in a challenge tomb in the level “Stronghold Passage.” It gives you the abilities: Power Shot, Power Bomb, and Scatter Shot.
Fist of Tezcatlipoca
This fist is awarded on the level “Stronghold Passage” for collecting 10 red skulls. It gives you the abilities: Power Shot, Power Bomb, Scatter Shot, and Ammo Regen.
Headdress of Ehecatl
Awarded on the level “Temple of Light” for making it to the exit in 6:00 or less. The headdress gives the ability Power Speed.
Two Arrows of Tezcatlipoca
Awarded on the level “Spider Tomb” for making it to the exit in 4:00 or less. It gives you the abilities: Health Regen and Scatter Shot.
Scepter of Cihuacoatl
Found on the level “Spider Tomb.” It gives you the ability Ammo Regen.
Golden Scepter of Cihuacoatl
Awarded on the level “Forgotten Gate” for making it to the exit in 10:00 or less. The scepter give you the abilities Ammo Regen and Scatter Shot.
Golden Eye of Cipactli
Awarded on the level “Flooded Passage” for making it to the exit in 8:00 or less. The eye gives you the abilities Power Bomb and Power Speed.
Mask of Itzli
Awarded on the level “Twisting Bridge” for making it to the exit in 6:00 or less. The mask gives you the abilities: Power Shot, Health Regen, and Ammo Regen.
Mask of Cipactli
Found in a challenge tomb on the level “Mirror’s Wake.” The mask gives you the abilities: Power Bomb, Power Speed, and Health Regen.
Mask of Xolotl
Awarded on the level “Mirror’s Wake” for making it to the exit in 6:00 or less. The Mask of Xolotl gives you every ability possible.
Artifacts are items you can find in missions or levels. They can positively or negatively affect your character’s attributes. You can only equip two at a time.
The Clay Arrow is found on the level “Temple of Light.” It can also be found on the level “Forgotten Gate” in a challenge tomb. It adds + to your weapons and – to your defense.
The Stone Arrow is awarded from a challenge on the level “Temple of Light.” It adds + to your weapons and – to your bombs.
The Stone Feather is found on the level “Temple Grounds” and “toxic swamps.” It adds + to Speed and – to Bombs.
The Clay Owl is found on the level “Temple Grounds.” Also awarded on the level “Temple of Light” for defusing a trap in :30 or less. It adds + to defense and – to Bombs.
The Clay Lizard is awarded on the level “Temple Grounds” for destroying ten trucks. It adds + to bomb and – to weapons.
The clay feather is found on the level “Spider Tomb” inside the triple trap and awarded for beating the queen spider. It adds + speed and – bomb.
The stone owl is awarded on the level “Spider Tomb” for collecting ten red skulls. It adds + defense and – weapon.
The gold lizard is awarded on the level “The Forgotten Gate” for navigating the trap hall on the first attempt. Also found in a challenge tomb on “Twisting Bridge.” It adds + to bombs.
The stone lizard is awarded on the level “Toxic Swamp” by completing a challenge in a maze. It adds + to bomb and – to defense.
The gold feather is found in a challenge tomb on the level “Flooded Passage.” Also awarded on the level “The Summoning.” It adds + to speed.
The war drum is awarded on the level “Flooded Passage” for acquiring ten red skulls. You can also find it on the level “Fiery Depths” in a challenge tomb. It adds + to both weapon and bombs.
The gold arrow is awarded on the level “The Jaws of Death” for killing all enemies on columns. It adds + to Weapons.
The white drum is awarded on the level “The Jaws of Death” for finding 10 red skulls. Also awarded on the level “Belly of the Beast” for stepping on all spider platforms. It adds + to defense and speed.
The serpent drum is awarded on the level “Twisting Bridge” for collecting 10 red skulls. Also awarded on the level “Belly of the Beast” for collecting 10 red skulls. It adds + to Bomb and Speed.
The wind drum is awarded on the level “Fiery Depths” for healing a ball. Also awarded on the level “The Jaws of Death” for escaping in 2:00 or less. It adds + to weapons and speed.
The clay serpent is awarded on the level “Belly of the Beast” for beating the T-Rex is less than 5:00. You can also find it in “the Mirror’s Wake” in a challenge tomb. It adds + to Defense, Bomb, and Speed.
The stone serpent is found in a challenge tomb on the level “Stronghold Passage.” Also awarded on “The Mirror’s Wake” for making a hole in one. It adds + to weapon, defense, and bombs.
The dark drum is found in the level “The Mirror’s Wake.” Also awarded on “Fiery Depths” for making it to the exit in 5:00 or less. It adds + to Weapon and Defense.
The jade heart is awarded on the level “The Mirror’s Wake” for collecting 10 red skulls. Also found on “Stronghold Passage” for making it to the exit in 15:00 or less. It adds + to weapon, defense, bombs, and speed.
Five DLC packs are expected to be released throughout the rest of 2010. Three packs will contain puzzles and two packs will contain alternate playable characters. Come back later for more info including price and release dates.
All the Trappings – Challenge Pack 1
The first download content for Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light was released on October 27, 2010. It is free for 30 days. The pack includes 4 new maps.
There are 12 Achievements worth 200G. There are also 12 trophies: 1 Gold, 3 Silver, and 6 Bronze.
A Friend in Need (20G/Silver)
Play Co-op mode
Leap of Faith (15G/Bronze)
Catch Totec with the grapple while he is jumping over a death fall
Return to sender (15G/Bronze)
Reflect an enemy’s projectile back to him using Totec’s shield
Three birds, one stone (10Gs/Bronze)
Kill 3 enemies with one bomb
Jump Jump (10G/Bronze)
Jump from Totec’s shield while he is jumping
Beat a better mousetrap (10G/Bronze)
Activate all of the spikes at once in the Spider Tomb spike field
Earn the top score objective in any level
Seeing Red (20G)/Silver
Collect all 10 red skulls in any single level
Complete any level-specific Reward Challenge
Tomb Raider (25G/Gold)
Collect all relics, artifacts and weapons
Instant Sushi (10G)
Vanquish the summoned beast in the watery depths
Vanquish Xolotl (25G)
Regain the Mirror of Smoke