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Alternate Ending: The Princess and the Fairies

There's a missing princess in Dotnia, but you won’t be able to save her unless you follow these careful steps. You can begin this sidequest just after completing the Wind temple -- and BEFORE returning to Dotnia Castle to meet with the sages. Stock up on keys at Jim's Shack -- two of each color (Red, Blue and Green). Head west from the Shack and cross the small stream. Look at your minimap to see a red pixel along the cliff wall -- step onto the pixel to teleport to a new area with a special treasure: the Anchor Rod.

You can use this extended grappling hook to reach the island in the circular lake to the south. Make the long trek to this lake via a path leading west from the desert. Grapple over to the island and blow open the door. Spend three more keys in the mini dungeon and, at the far end you'll find a second fairy friend.

With your two pixie pals in tow you can now seek out a similar cave in the far north. The entrance to this one can be found a few screens to the southeast of Hotel Nialliv in the swamp. At the end of this cave you'll find a third fairy -- but it turns out that this one's the Princess. Head back to the castle to return the lovely lady to her digs.

With the Princess returned, things go a bit differently in the following cutscenes. The ending is different too!

Alternate walking animation

Pause game play, then press L1, R1, L1, R1, L1(2), R1(2), Square.

Anchor Rod

Required: Wire Rod

Use your Wire Rod to cross to the mountain range in the northeast corner of the world map. Instead of moving west to Joe's Shack (the Inn), move east. Use the Wire Rod to cross the small river and walk along the cliff fast heading east. You'll come to an area with some enemies and a ridged northern cliff face. Examine this cliff face on your minimap. Between two of the ridges you should be able to make out a red pixel in the second nook from the right.

Stand on the red pixel to warp to a new location. Here you'll find a chest with the Anchor Rod. You can use this to access previously out of reach areas -- like the upper right hand corner of the map!

Beam Sword

Required: Swamp Boots.

In the swamp between Hotel Nialliv and the final dungeon, head north to find two neat rows of trees. Search between these trees to find the Mirror of Truth. Head to the Hotel Nialliv and talk to the boy in the top right area. He'll tell you to lift some curses with the Mirror. You must talk to cats and dogs in and around each town AND inn to return them to human form (and the blob in Raejack Village who becomes a human). Once you return all the animals (about six) to human form, talk to the boy in the Hotel Nialliv to receive the Beam Sword.

Gold Farming

Required: Wire Rod.

In the southwest heath area, just north of the graveyard, you'll encounter blue Zombies that drop gold pieces (worth 100G!) with reasonable frequency. There's a fairy fountain in a cave down here as well. To the east of the fairy fountain you can move between areas, thus causing the enemies to respawn. Travel north and south between areas (or in and out of the fairy fountain if you wish) and kill these enemies to line your pockets with G.

Required: Swamp Boots.

In the swamp between Hotel Nialliv and the final dungeon are a number of Zombies and Blue Centaurs that tend to drop gold pieces (worth 100G). Enter the final dungeon to make these enemies respawn for easy pickens'.

Hero's Shield

You'll need at least 4000G before you attempt this sidequest. After beating the Wind Temple you should be packing the Flame Shield. Talk to Dic in Raejack Village to upgrade the Flame Shield to the Bolt Shield. This will run you 1000G. Bolt Shield in hand, head to Jim's Shack in the northwest mountains. Talk to the mustachioed dude to purchase one of each key type: Red, Blue and Green. These will cost you 1000G a piece.

With a pocket full of keys, hightail it over to the northern swamp. To the west of the Dark Tower is a cracked wall which you can blow open with a bomb. Make your way to the end of the mini-dungeon to find an adventurer that's interested in your crummy Bolt Shield. Trade him for the Hero Shield.

Hero's Sword

Required: Wire Rod, Flame Wand.

In the southwest corner of the map you'll find the graveyard. Examine your minimap and you'll see that one of the graves is not marked by a dot. The grave in question is one over (west) and three up (north) from the southeast corner of the graveyard. You can push this gravestone upwards to reveal a passage leading down. Talk to the Hero's ghost in the grave to receive the awesome Hero's Sword.

Invisible shield

Pause game play, then press Up(2), Down(2), Left, Right, Left, Right, Square, Triangle.

Lost Woods

On the way to the second dungeon you must go through a maze in the woods to reach the entrance of the dungeon. The path is Forward, Right, Up, Left, Left, Down, Left, Up, Up.

Small Block swords

Collect Small Blocks from chests and White or Silver Slimes. Then, travel east from the castle and cross the river. Move north and use the Wire Rod to cross the river back to the west to find a small cave. Go inside and speak to the NPC on the throne to exchange the indicated number of Small Blocks for the corresponding sword.

Gorgon Sword : 5 Small Blocks.
Luck Sword : 8 Small Blocks.
Star Sword : 10 Small Blocks.
Mage Sword : 12 Small Blocks.
Katana : 15 Small Blocks.
Orihalcon : 18 Small Blocks.
Excalibur : 20 Small Blocks.

Spelunker Mode

Enter your name as SPELUNKER to play Spelunker Mode. In Spelunker Mode you'll die if you get hit once. There are a few dialogue changes as well.

Another way to activate Spelunker Mode is to start a game in From mode. A Spelunker is trapped behind a bush in the northwest corner of the map. Free him with the Flame Wand and talk to him and you'll be able to choose Spelunker Mode from the main menu.

Trophies

Complete the following tasks to unlock PlayStation 3 trophy rewards.

TrophyHow to unlock
A Hero Is Never Defeated! (Silver)Clear the game without Dying.
Already got used to it? (Bronze)Play the game for 5 hours.
And, It's Already Dawn... (Bronze)Stay at an Inn with the Princess.
Blew Up a Monster! (Bronze)Kill an Enemy with the Bomb.
Celebrate! Spelunker 10 Hours! (Bronze)Play Spelunkers mode for 10 hours.
Collected All Swords! (Gold)Obtain Every Sword.
Congratulations! (Platinum)Congratulations! Thanks for playing up till here.
Congratulations! Mr Spelunker (Gold)Clear the Spelunker Mode.
Defeat Priest Fuelle! (Bronze)Defeat Priest Fuelle without taking any damage.
Defeat the Dark Lord Onyx. (Bronze)Defeat the Dark Lord Onyx without taking any damage.
Defeated a Giant Enemy! (Bronze)Kill a Guardian.
Defeated a Monster! (Bronze)Kill an Enemy with the Sword.
Defeated the Dark Knight! (Bronze)Defeat the Dark Knight without taking any damage.
Defeated the Dragon! (Bronze)Defeat the Dragon without taking any damage.
Defeated the Giga Golem! (Bronze)Defeat the Giga Golem without taking any damage.
Defeated the Kraken! (Bronze)Defeat the Kraken without taking any damage.
Defeated the Queen Bee! (Bronze)Defeat the Queen Bee without taking any damage.
Defeated the Snake! (Bronze)Defeat the Snake without taking any damage.
Encyclopaedia Completed! (Gold)Complete the Encyclopaedia.
Everybody Is Happy! (Bronze)Return the princess to her normal form and clear the game.
Exorbitantly Wide and Long...! (Bronze)Upgrade the Dynamo Sword to its maximum.
Finally, The World Is Saved! (Silver)Clear the game on "From" Difficulty.
Found Ai! (Bronze)Find Ai.
Found Sue! (Bronze)Find Sue.
Interested In The Block King! (Bronze)Obtain a sword by collecting little blocks.
Look After Your Health! (Bronze)You've obtained the maximum amount of LIFE!
Lucky Sevens (Bronze)Hold exactly 777 Gold.
Obtained The Heroes Shield! (Bronze)Obtain the Heroes Shield.
Obtained The Heroes Sword! (Silver)Obtain the Heroes Sword.
Obtained The Sword Of The Ancients! (Bronze)Obtain the Sword of the Ancients.
Registered a Monster! (Bronze)Register an Enemy in the Encyclopaedia.
Registered Priest Fuelle! (Bronze)Register Priest Fuelle in the Encyclopaedia.
Registered the Dark Knight! (Bronze)Register the Dark Knight in the Encyclopaedia.
Registered the Dark Lord Onyx! (Silver)Register the Dark Lord Onyx in the Encyclopaedia.
Registered the Dragon! (Bronze)Register the Dragon in the Encyclopaedia.
Registered the Giga Golem! (Bronze)Register the Giga Golem in the Encyclopaedia.
Registered the Kraken! (Bronze)Register the Kraken in the Encyclopaedia.
Registered the Queen Bee! (Bronze)Register the Queen Bee in the Encyclopaedia.
Registered the Snake! (Bronze)Register the Snake in the Encyclopaedia.
Saved A Spelunker! (Bronze)Clear the Spelunker Event.
Shot a Monster! (Bronze)Kill an Enemy with the Bow and Arrow.
Someone Wants To Join In! (Bronze)Create an Edit Character.
The Adventure Still Continues! (Bronze)Clear the game without returning the Princess to her normal form.
The Princess Appears! (Bronze)Return the Princess to her normal form.
Took A Memento Photo! (Bronze)Take a Photo.
Traveled Around The World! (Silver)Go to all Maps.
Use Magic! (Bronze)You've obtained the maximum amount of MAGIC!
What's That? You Obtained The Sacred Sword! (Bronze)Obtain the Sacred Sword.
You Casted a Spell! (Bronze)You've obtained the maximum amount of LIFE!
Your Protected Yourself! (Bronze)Guard an Enemies Attack.
Your Sword Has Got Stronger! (Bronze)Improve your Sword.

Wing Sword

To obtain the Wing Sword you must get first place times in the Dash games in Raejack Village (weapon shop next to the blacksmith) and Colneria Village (item shop).