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Table of Contents: (cntrl-f the title to find section)

Intro, and Somewhat Important Note
Gameplay Overview
Storyline Overview

Walkthrough
--- Welcome Party (The Boat)
     --- [Important Fighting Tips (Some Basics)]
     --- [Shahdee Battle Tips]
--- The Isle of Time (The Beach)
--- Chasing Down Shahdee (The Girl in Black)
     --- Side-Note on upgrades
     --- [Beating Up Shahdee Strategies]
--- Getting to the Hourglass Room (A Lap Around the Fortress)
     --- Side-Note on upgrades
     --- The First Dahaka Chase
--- Maze of Foliage (The Water Tower)
     --- Health Upgrade 1
     --- Water Tower Part II – Back to the Present
     --- The Second Dahaka Chase
     --- Water Tower Part III – Back to the Past
     --- Health Upgrade 2
--- Clockwork Hero (The Mechanical Tower)
     --- [Basic Iron Golem Tactics]
     --- [Beast Strategy]
     --- Mechanical Tower Part II – The Present-Day Clocktower
     --- The Third Dahaka Chase
     --- Mechanical Tower Part III – Once More, the Past
     --- Health Upgrade 3
     --- [The Second Iron Golem]
--- (Here We Go Again) Return to the Hourglass Room
     --- [Some Empress Strategy]
--- WTF?!?! (The Long Way Home)
     --- The Tomb and the Dahaka
     --- Another Special Secondary Weapon
--- The Prison and the Prince
     --- The Scorpion Sword, the Dahaka, and the Past
     --- [Zombie Bandits] and [Huge Iron Golem Tactics]
     --- Health Upgrade 4
     --- [Cat-Girl (BDSM chicks) Strategy (from boards)]
--- The Library, v2.0 
     --- Health Upgrade 5
--- Back in the Mechanical Tower
--- All the Upgrades I Missed Before 
     --- Health Upgrade 6
     --- The Red Sword
     --- Health Upgrade 7
     --- Another Lap Around the Fortress
     --- Health Upgrade 8
     --- Health Upgrade 9
--- Finally, the Throne Room
     --- The Choice of No Return (The Two Endings)
--- Getting the Mask (The Face of Time)
--- The Sand Wraith (A Second Chance)
     --- Second Chance, Part I – Present
     --- Second Chance, Part II – Past
     --- [Gigantic Griffin Strategy]
--- Not Again!  (Path of the Sand Wraith)
     --- Go to Present, Do Not Pass Go
     --- Before-Past Past (and Other Deja-Vu)
     --- The Cliffs of Fate (They Should Call Them That)
     --- The Lava Room (Mirrored Fates)
     --- Back to the Library, Before You Went There the First Time
     --- The Nth Dahaka Chase
     --- The Cavern of Mists
     --- More Past-Past: Back in the Mechanical Tower Again
--- Time Knots (Back in the Central Hall)
     --- Ending One, The Final Battle (With the Water Sword)
     --- Ending Two, The Final Battle (Without the Water Sword)
--- Sum Up, Artwork Chests, Et Cetera
--- Single Weapon Techniques
--- Double Weapon Techniques
--- Movement Techniques

Intro

There were no walkthroughs for this game yet, and I saw a bunch 
of stuck people, and I sympathize greatly with them, since I made 
about two laps around the fortress once, looking for where I was 
going.  This walkthrough was not made for profit, please don’t 
take it and repost it elsewhere without my permission.

This walkthrough is pretty preliminary – just to get you through 
the game.  I’ll try and tell you where to swing/walk/jump in step-
by-step fashion and how I defeated tricky folk like Shahdee in 
huge battles.  I put in all the secrets I stumbled across, but I’m 
writing it as I’m playing the game the first time, so it’s about as 
clear and straightforward as I can make it.  You can e-mail me with 
more secrets, hidden chests, and power upgrades, but I may ignore 
you.  Again, the primary purpose I have here is to help those who 
just don’t know where they’re going. 

Somewhat Important Note:  I’ve been reviewing what I have 
written here, and apparently I’m dyslexic, and have occasionally 
confused left with right.  If I said left somewhere, and you don’t 
see it, just try right.  I mean, how hard is that, anyway?

Gameplay Overview

The symbol in the upper left corner is your fantastic health bar, 
once a long blue bar, now a circular blue bar.  Don’t let that drop 
to nothing.  There are also six sand wells that show how much sand 
you have available to you.  The enemies that leave sand behind are 
automatically sucked up by Prince when he’s close, so no more 
need for dagger-finishing moves.  The crescent moon thing is your 
eight-second timer for things like Rewind and Slow Time.  If that’s 
at zero, there’s really no point in activating your powers.  The 
weapon frame is just to the right of the life circle.  It will show you 
what secondary weapon you’re wielding and how much durability 
it’s got left, if you’re even holding one. Sword maneuvers are 
listed at the bottom of the FAQ.  

I’m playing on normal, on the GC version.  I don’t know if things 
are different for you on hard, and some features may change with 
each play-through (sand in bottles, sequence of buttons to activate 
portals, etc.)  I thought a cool feature was the ‘fast-forward’ 
through scenes by clicking A; it’s more interesting that the usual 
‘skip’ feature, just thought I’d mention that.

The GC has it’s share of glitches, the ones I encountered are 
mentioned during the walkthrough.  I’ve heard some talk that the 
GC is slightly better than the other consoles in terms of number 
and variety of glitches, but I don’t know firsthand.  The graphics 
are quite good on my Cube, and I didn’t find too much in that area 
to complain about.  The sound will occasionally fizzle – the voices 
are not there, or out of synch with the action.  That’s probably the 
most common problem you’ll see in the GC version.  The voice 
acting is painful, anyway, so maybe not hearing it is good.

I hope you played Sands of Time, because most of the moves you 
learned during that game are used within the first fifteen minutes 
here, and the story stems directly from the last one anyway.  And, 
hey, if you didn’t play the first one, where were you, anyway? 

Storyline Overview

At any rate, the story is as it says in the manual: our Prince, having 
unleashed the Sands of Time in the previous game, and thus 
mangling the timeline, is now pursued by an invincible, and very 
irritable, monster called a Dahaka, bent on his destruction.  In a 
desperate move, the Prince consults some standard WOM (Wise 
Old Man) and learns of the Isle of Time, where he intends to travel 
back in time and prevent the Sands from being created by the 
mysterious Empress of Time.

Also, as the manual states, the Prince is much different in this 
game because he’s been unable to eat or sleep due to the beast 
chasing him night and day for the past however long.  That does 
kind of make you grim and unfriendly, but our Prince now looks 
like he’s been dipping into the crack.  That’s just personal opinion.


Walkthrough
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Welcome Party (The Boat)

After that interesting intro movie, you’ll find yourself captain of a 
beleaguered vessel, and see the infamous M-rated scene which 
introduces you to your scantily-clad friend (and her ass), 
affectionately referred to as Time Bitch.  No really, her name is 
Shahdee.  

Important Fighting Tips (some basics): The tutorial section will 
probably help you out here more than I can, just remember that 
you want to pick up weapons you see on the ground by hitting X.  
See the references below for fuller info on the possible combos.  
Remember, block with R.  R is your friend.  It will save you from 
about anything they can dish out, even many back attacks.  
Another good one from Sands of Time is A(toward enemy)+B+B, 
which will enable you to jump over one monster and slice him in 
the back, allowing you to escape from the midst of a dangerous 
fray and take them on one at a time.  The tutorial will also 
introduce you (hopefully) to the A+X+X method of hitting people 
and stealing their weapons at the same time.  It’s very cool, but it 
can be very slow, so look out for other approaching enemies.  My 
personal favorite is from Sands of Time also – the ever-useful 
wall-jump attack.  Move toward a wall, with B (you could use Y 
also in this game) and jump back out with B for a fast, hard strike 
at whatever stands in your way.  It will get you out of a fray, knock 
down one or more enemies, and does plenty of damage.  The other 
varieties of wall-jump, listed below, are also good, and are very 
cool-looking.  Learn t hem, because I’ll forever be telling you to 
use them.

Kill everything in sight and keep moving to your left across the 
deck.  Eventually you will fall through to the lower levels.  Make 
your way forward and dispatch enemies however you see fit.  
Experiment with the pole-swinging kill, which looks very cool, 
although it may be a move the Prince learned from the strip joints 
he frequents.  Just hit B or Y while heading toward a column.

Make a 180 out of the room with a pole in it, through the water-
filled corridor.  Don’t forget to drink here if necessary.  No logs 
are beams will hit you, don’t worry. 

After an impressive display of acrobatics, Prince is now on 
Shahdee’s boat.  Kill everything in sight again (you need the 
practice) but don’t take too much damage.  Keep making your way 
to the left, to challenge Shahdee to battle.

Shahdee Battle Tips: So this battle was tough, seeing as you don’t 
have sand yet.  Don’t worry, you’re not alone.  Shahdee is a HUGE 
step up from those fools you’ve been fighting so far.  Shahdee 
makes some huge combos, so you’d better get used to blocking.  
Prince has better reach and better acrobatics, though, so use that to 
your advantage by coming in swinging from a distance.  As soon 
as she blocks any of your hits, you’d better start blocking, because 
she’s about to counter.  Also, you sometimes get your hilts crossed 
– hit B repeatedly to shove her off and then follow up with more 
hits.   

Once you get her down to three-quarters health, she slices you a 
good one.  You only need to get her to about one-quarter health 
before she knocks you out.  After that, you finally get to see what’s 
going on and why.  Or at least you get an idea.  The cinematics are 
good, though.  They will all be saved to your Extra Features, also, 
so you can rewatch it any time.

The Isle of Time (The Beach)

You wake up on the beach, and grab a stick in place of your sword.  
Still makes a steely hiss when you draw it though.  Oh well.  Slap 
some crows around if you want, but they don’t do you any real 
harm, and make your way up the beach.  There’s water on your 
right if you need it.  Head towards the stairway entrance at the end 
of the beach on your right, behind it there’s an artwork chest.  
Climb up the stairs by just moving Prince toward the ledge – he 
climbs automatically.  Now, as the tutorial suggests, jump across 
the next few chasms with A and drink/save if you want at the 
fountain.  Jump up onto the ledge and edge around to your right.  
Hit X to hang and scoot under the big rock.  Jump across and grab 
hold of the handholds there to edge around to your left (it’s that 
green mossy line in the rock behind you). Whip out your stick and 
bash those crows if they give you any crap.  Climb up onto the 
ledge when you can, and jump back (hit A and push the stick away 
from the wall).  Move over and haul yourself up onto the next 
platform. I’m going to generally assume you can do this kind of 
simple stuff from now on, as it’s pretty self-explanatory in most 
cases. 

Run up the next wall, as instructed by the tutorial.  If you find 
yourself running sideways along the wall instead, try moving the 
camera so it’s right behind Prince so you are moving in the right 
direction as you run.  Go up the stairs and let yourself down over 
the side to the grassy platform.  Run along the wall to the opposite 
side.  Practice a few times if you need to.  You’d better be good at 
this running along walls business before long.  Trust me. 

Jump onto the low column you see there and climb up.  Aim 
yourself properly (back toward) the next column and hit A to jump.  
Jump to the next column and then only the platform.  On the right 
edge there’s another artwork chest – get it.   Roll underneath the 
hole in the door up ahead to fight two more ghouls.

Run across the wall over the next chasm, but not along the wall 
with a big hole in it, duh.  At the next chasm, you’ll have to learn 
the skill of running along walls then jumping back.  It’s not too 
complex.  Just hit A before Prince falls to his doom. 
 
Climb up the large stairs until you reach a big iron gate.  At it’s left 
is a stone block, get on top of that and run up the wall.  Climb over 
and hop down into the courtyard.  Welcome to the Fortress 
Entrance.

You also gain the Spider Sword, but you don’t have to fight 
Shahdee again yet.  The door back in the courtyard opens, after 
you dispatch of the four ghouls, go after her.  There’s a fountain on 
your left after you enter, you’ll probably want some of that.  Jump 
across the chasms to arrive at the next courtyard.  There are bottles 
with sand in them in the hall, but I don’t see why, since you have 
no sand powers to speak of.  Perhaps we will be back later.

The crows here have coalesced to take their vengeance on you.  
This guy flies, and he blocks well, so your best bet is to jump over 
him or counter his attacks.  Wall-jump him if you like.  You may 
as well get in the practice, because I’ll probably suggest you wall-
jump everyone during the course of this FAQ. 

Remember this room, or at least be able to recognize it.  We’ll be 
back later – much later.  I’ll probably call it the ‘room where you 
met your first crow guy’ for your reference.

Once he flies off, head to the ledge to the left of where you came 
in.  Run up the wall to grab it, then run up the wall and jump back 
to get to the next one.  Run along the wall to the mossy area; 
quickly jump back for the column.  Jump for the next column, and 
from there, to the platform where the crow guy awaits.  Beat him a 
second time, then run across to the platform underneath him.  
Don’t go back for water – I did that, and he just showed back up at 
the ground floor.  The enemies regenerate in this game. 

Run back the way you came to catch hold of a ledge that you can 
barely see.  Climb up the ledges and jump back for a hanging 
column, then to the platform where you’ll finally kill that crow 
guy.  If you’re in trouble, health-wise, keep blocking and wall-
jump when you get the chance.  He’ll turn a smoky yellow and 
finally kick the bucket, leaving behind a sword for you to grab.  
From now on, I’m generally going to ignore the weapons racks and 
other weapon issues – if you want one, you know where to find 
them, and you don’t always need one, anyway.

Once he’s dead and gone, run up the wall to hit the button and 
head for the door.  Run along the wall to the curtain and slide 
down to take out some random ghoulies.  Head for the column in 
the middle of the room if you’re into that sort of thing.  After 
they’ve been dealt with, climb up the pillar across from the pole 
and run up its face to grab hold of a hand hold at the top.  Scoot 
around to your left and climb up to kill another guy.  Run across 
the wall on the other side of the platform to grab a ledge and scoot 
to your left all the way until you can drop down to the ground.  
Run along the wall across the next chasm – I think there’s a wall 
blade down there, but it seems to be stuck.  The next traps, too, are 
a little too slow to get you.  Run through the curtain of water to 
your first portal room.  Grab a drink and a save before you move 
forward.

You’ll see Shahdee activating the portal, and you’ll follow her to 
the Past.  Your mission will now be to catch Shahdee, and you’ll 
gain the all-important Recall skill, which I call Rewind.  If you 
didn’t play Sands of Time, this little trick will allow you to go back 
in time up to 8 seconds (when the crescent at the top is full) and 
undo any fatal mistakes, damage, etc, that may have occurred in 
those 8 seconds.  This can be anything from you falling into a 
bottomless pit, or just falling off a beam at the wrong time and you 
don’t want to start the whole room over.  Rewind heavy damage as 
well, since water starts to become scarce after a while.  I’ll leave 
all that up to you, use these powers for the good of mankind, yadda 
yadda yadda.

Chasing Down Shahdee (The Girl in Black)

She kicked you in the face!  Let’s get her!  Unfortunately, the first 
thing you should note as you exit the portal room is that the traps 
that were too slow for you in the Present are functioning perfectly 
here in the Past.  Edge carefully around these vertical rolling 
spiked logs, they have more range than you might think.  Time the 
run properly to avoid the wall blades, and enter the next room just 
filled with friendly faces.  Hey, look!  Another pole!  Anyhow, get 
rid of these guys – there’s a weapons rack on the side if you need 
it, and barrels and boxes around with lots of sand available if 
you’ve used up some Rewinds.  

Grab the column to the left of where you came in and climb up.  
Jump back for some ledges, and haul yourself up to the next 
platform where there’s an artwork chest.  Circle around and jump 
for the next ledges.  Hang down and scoot around to the right side.  
Pull yourself up and jump back to the platform.  Run across the 
platform, then along the wall to push the button and catch the 
curtain.  Slide down and move immediately to the left to get 
through the door, because if it closes, you’ll be sorry and you’ll 
have to do this whole paragraph again.

There doesn’t seem to be anything of interest in the next courtyard, 
so move on into the hallway in front of you.  Dodge the two 
vertical rollers, then roll under the horizontal roller.  Edge by some 
more vertical guys (I went past the left one, do what you want to 
do) and head into the next room for a battle. 

These guys I think I’ll call ghosts.  They zip around the room and 
throw things at you, which hurt a lot.  Try blocking as you 
approach.  Once you do catch them, it’s only a matter of a handful 
of blows before they’re toast.  They only drop knives, though, so 
you might want to smash the weapons rack for a sword.

Up the long staircase, there’s about five guys and one ghost 
waiting for you.  You should be quite competent by now, so get rid 
of them, and don’t fall off the side while you’re at it.  In the next 
room you meet up with your friend, the rotating blade.  You didn’t 
think you’d get away without seeing these guys, did you?  They’re 
actually not that dangerous, however, just walk or roll past them, 
keeping out of harms way.  It’s quite likely, that if you just keep 
hitting A repeatedly, you won’t get hit at all no matter what, but 
that’s not a money-back guarantee.  Jump across for the ledges, 
and pull yourself up.  Scoot right and let yourself back down on the 
other side.  Jump back and kill the unsuspecting fool that has his 
back turned to you, Splinter Cell style.  Only instead of grabbing 
him, why don’t you just hack him to pieces?  Or you could grab 
him.  Do what you want to do

Roll under two more rotating blades, and get to our favorite room.  
Watch carefully, as the game will show you around.  This is an 
important room to the remainder of the game, and it’s called the 
Central Hall, so remember it.  I’ll also refer to north as the 
direction you are heading when you first get into the room (toward 
the Hourglass Room) and south as the direction you came from 
(toward the Fortress Entrance). Kill the guys in here, and climb up 
the rocky platforms on your left (west side) until you’re high 
enough to jump for the columns.  Jump around the columns to get 
to the rocky platforms on the east side.  Climb up until you can see 
the balcony above the south entrance.  Run along the east wall and 
jump back so you land on that balcony.  There’s one guy behind 
the red curtain, unfortunately for him.  

Now for some more complex traps.  You have to jump for the far 
side of the chasm, while avoiding the vertical rolling log.  No mean 
feat, but if you mess up, there’s always the Rewind function.  After 
the second iteration of this, climb down the ladder you see there (X 
to release) and kill the ghoul at the bottom who is not paying 
attention.  Run across the wall over the rolling logs and down 
another ladder, through the rolling logs (just time that carefully), 
and jump back for the ledge.  Scoot around the ledge to your right 
and jump back for the ladder.  Don’t miss.  Slide down and take 
out the two guys wandering around at the bottom.

In the next hall, you’ll see floor spikes.  Now, in all Prince of 
Persia’s previously, you walk slowly across spikes.  Not this time!  
Speed your way across the floor – the spikes will jut up too late to 
hit you.  Grab some water and a save at the end of the hall.

Now the trick is to run underneath the rolling log.  Best to start 
running just as it comes down, and roll under it to be safe.  Dodge 
the vertical rolling logs and go through to the next room.  None of 
the pots in this hall had sand, or maybe it was just my bad luck. 

Shahdee escapes the next room and leaves you to deal with an 
assortment of fiends.  The ghouls you can take out easily, but the 
ghost and the harlequin girl will only give you problems.  My 
suggestion is to take out the ghouls as fast as you can, moving 
around liberally so the harlequin and the ghost can’t do you too 
much damage, then go for the ghost, ignoring the harlequin.  When 
it’s just her, just keep swinging at her until she dies – only one of 
them can’t really get a good hit in on you.  Don’t try and jump over 
her, she’ll knock you down, since she’s a better acrobat.  Just keep 
swinging in her direction, and you’ll get in enough hits eventually 
to take her down.  Also, you can pick up weapons and throw them 
at her with X.  That’s  pretty effective.  You can jump to the sides 
of the room, where there’s at least one weapon rack lurking 
around.  There’s also an artwork chest on the left side of the room.  
It’s a long jump though.

When you’re good and ready, climb up onto the step on the right 
side near the columns and jump up to grab a bar.  Swing up to the 
next one, scoot around until you can swing for the platform, where 
there’s a ghoul wandering about.  Liquefy him, then walk out on 
the balance beam to the other platform, where there are TWO 
ghouls waiting for you.  Get rid of them, and smash the bottles in 
the corner for some sand.  

Jump up onto the bar near the edge, and swing out to the next one.  
Swing from the bar, to the wall, quickly hit A to jump back from 
the wall, and climb up on the beam.  Jump to the next platform, 
where you’ll be ambushed by a harlequin.  Man, are those chicks 
annoying!  They spout the worst dialogue I think I’ve ever heard.  
Kill her!  Quick!  Jump off the walls to speed her to her death.  

Now climb over the side wall and jump back for the structure in 
the middle of the room.  Get up and walk along it until you can 
jump to another platform on the far side, where there will be a 
ghoul and a ghost.  You should be able to handle these guys, but 
there’s some sand in the bottles there if you need the extra rewind.  
Hop over the side again and jump back for the bright red curtain 
and slide down, but don’t get complacent!  You have to jump off 
the curtain before you fall.  

Now, you’ll see a harlequin, ready for action on the beams.  Get 
out there before she starts talking and makes Prince vomit.  As she 
moves toward you, you need to jump over her attack with A and 
smack her in the side with B quickly.  That ought to take care of 
her.  At the next platform, her friend will jump you, so calmly 
explain that you don’t go for the undead, then slice her in half 
before she can get a word in.  

Jump up for the beam near the edge, then jump out for the next 
beam.  From there, jump for the wall and quickly jump back to 
catch yet another beam.  That will take you to yet another platform, 
where they up the ante by facing you with a ghost AND a 
harlequin.  Dispatch the ghost first, since he does more damage 
and goes down faster.  The harlequin may get in a couple of blood 
sucks, but they do surprisingly little damage – they’re just terribly 
annoying and slow.  

Take note of the grate around here that looks slightly broken, and 
has a crate on the other side.  In the last game, we could bust open 
things like this with our sword, but not now.  Our sword must be 
too wimpy at the moment, but we’ll be back.  Climb over the side 
wall and jump back again for the structure in the middle.  You 
have to face one more harlequin on the beams, but you know how 
to handle her.  Step out onto the little section of beam and jump 
straight up to grab the hanging lever.  

Congratulations!!!  The door is open!  Finally!  Now drop back 
onto the beam, and walk across to the next platform, ignoring the 
handy curtain for now.  At the next platform, there’s an artwork 
chest, but you’ll have to fight two harlequins at once to get it.  
With the wall jump, though, you should be able to take care of 
them with little problem.  From here, you can run along the wall to 
the curtain and slide down to go straight into the door.  Whew!

At the abrupt end of the staircase in the next hall, you can release 
the edge and slide down the curtain, just make sure to jump back 
before you fall into the pit of spikes!  Jump to the next beam, then 
across the hall, then to the next beam.  When you finally get to the 
next hall, run!  You reach some water and some bottles that 
contain sand.  Drink up, because this next battle will rock you.

You find your pal Shahdee with a new playmate, a woman who 
seems to own more fabric, but just as little of it is covering those 
all-important NC-17 bits.  Most of it trails on the floor behind her, 
obviously making it difficult to fight, yes?  At least she’s hot.  
Anyhow, after some truly awful voice acting, Shahdee knocks her 
off the edge, and Prince rushes into the rescue.

You’d better hurry up and attack Shahdee, because if Kaileenaa 
falls, it’s Game Over for you.  There’s more sand in the bottles on 
your way to the platform, so get those if you don’t have three 
wells.  There’s also a weapon rack on the far wall on the other side 
of Shahdee, but you may not have opportunity to get to it. 

Beating Up Shahdee Strategies: Try following my instructions 
carefully if you’re having problems with this battle.  Hit B when 
you’re hardly even close to Shahdee.  Prince will rush in with his 
sword swinging and it’s quite likely he’ll get in a good hit.  Follow 
up with some more B, you don’t even have to bother with the 
fancier stuff.  Eventually she’ll block one of your hits – that’s 
you’re cue to start blocking, or else she’ll hit you with some huge 
combo.  As soon as there’s a break in her gigantic combo, 
especially if both her swords are in the air, flip backwards or right 
or left with A, or just counterattack her with B.  Do it quick, 
because she’ll start another combo if you don’t, and you’re in close 
with her.  Watch out for that kick, because she’ll go back to 
stomping on Kaileena, who has NOT gotten up yet.  Also, if you 
take some damage, it’s likely to be serious, and you should 
consider rewinding it.

Getting to the Hourglass Room (A Lap Around the Fortress)

Eventually, you take down the steel-thong-wearing woman who’s 
been harassing you the whole game so far.  Give yourself a pat on 
the back and go save Kaileena, who is less than grateful.  After 
she’s gone and the area’s been remodeled, go to the dais area 
where there’s an artwork chest.  

Side-note again:  Once again I’ll mention that I appear to have 
missed a health upgrade here.  You supposedly pull out the altar to 
reveal a hidden door.  I’ll be back for it later, if I can, and I will 
describe it better then.

After that, climb the rubble that fell on Shahdee and jump across to 
a ledge.  From there, jump to a bar, then to another ledge above 
you.  You’ll want to be on the left-side ledge, then scoot around to 
your left to grab another bar.  Jump off the wall to the next bar, 
then flip around the swing to the platform where your first rope 
awaits you.

Run up to the rope, then hold R to run back and forth with it.  
When you’re running at the beam over on your right, hit A to let 
go of the rope, but don’t let go of R, so you keep running along the 
wall.  Grab the beam, then jump over to the platform.  Believe it or 
not, the Prince can make that jump without any problems.  Drink 
from the fountain and save.  The pots here have sand in them, so 
fill up if you need to.

At the abrupt end of the walkway, you can drop down to the beam, 
just don’t miss.  Jump across to the beam on the other side, then 
scoot around the pillar to the right.  Walk out along the beam, and 
jump to your left.  Scoot around to the left, jump back for a bar, 
flip to another beam.  Jump up to the ledge, jump up to the 
handhold, scoot around to your right.  Climb up on the rubble and 
run up for the rope.  Climb up the rope, don’t run with it, and jump 
back for the hanging lever.  This will close those doors.  Jump 
back for the rope, slide down and release with X.  Go to the edge 
and run along the wall to the other side.  Run up the wall for the 
rope, run with it to propel you to the other side.

Here, you see an interesting, if useless contraption and a door to 
your right.  Go into that door to get jumped by a veritable ARMY 
of harlequins.  These girls are simply too damned annoying to take 
on.  Go back out to previously mentioned contraption and run up 
the wall to push the button.  This will activate floor spikes that will 
instantly kill the whole lot of them, but will retract before you 
reach the floor.  Keep hitting that button until they’re all dead.  
Laugh maniacally as needed.

Now go back into the octagonal room where you got jumped.  
There’s a weapons rack on one side, and you can run up the wall 
on the other to grab a ledge.  Climb to the top and jump back to 
catch a bar.  Swing your way to the top and smash those pots for 
some sand.  Run across the spikes and up the far wall before you 
get kabobed.  Climb up and jump back once again to catch a bar.  
Jump off the wall to move up and catch a ledge on the far wall 
under the rolling log.  Scoot along the ledge to your left, and when 
you reach the end, wait until the log rolls by to haul yourself up, 
jump back across, then drop down again for safety.  Scoot your 
way to the platform.  At the next wall, you need to run by a wall 
blade, and catch a rope.  Jump backwards from the rope to grab 
hold of another one.  Run with this one and time it carefully so you 
bypass the wall blade.  Actually, you CAN get hit by the wall 
blade and flop over into safety – it doesn’t cost as much health as it 
has in previous games.  The hard-core gamer of antiquity in me 
urges me to tell you that in the originals, it was instant death for 
just about ANY trap or fall.  Anyhow, next, you have to dodge 
through more vertical rolling logs.  Walk along with them, but 
keep a healthy distance, they have long range.

Head through the curtain of water into another portal room.  You’ll 
have to head to the Present, and haul yourself all the way around in 
a huge circuit to make it back to the Central Hall.  The buttons on 
the pillars have to be pushed in a certain order to activate the 
portal.  If you mess up, you have to start over, but there’s only four 
buttons, so it won’t take you long.  The code to mine was back-left, 
back-right, forward-left, forward-right, but it may change, I’m not 
certain.

Jump into the activated Sands to gain Slow Time (Eye of the 
Storm).  Make your way through the next hall, over the spikes and 
through the vertical rollers.  Edge out along the ledge and drop 
down.  Walk around to the other corner and drop down again.  
Drop down once more, then run across to the next platform.  Drop 
down from here to enter a run-down corridor area.  The pots in the 
corner have sand, you’ll probably want those, since now is a good 
time to try out that Slow Time business.  As soon as you hit the 
button, tap L to activate it.  Tap!  Just tap and release.  Run toward 
the door and roll under it with A if necessary.  In the next hall, 
you’ll find two more guys who continue the tradition of turning 
their backs on you until you destroy them.  The button there only 
opens the door you just came through.  

Drop down through the hole and you get your first glimpse of the 
Dahaka, the friendly beast who’s trying to KILL your ass.  After 
he’s gone, run along the wall all the way to a far beam.  You can 
hardly see it, but you can make it – you’re the Prince!  Jump to the 
next beam and walk out to the edge, where you can jump for the 
rope.  Run with the rope to a couple of bars that will take you to 
another platform.  Walk out onto that small jutting beam and then 
jump straight out.  You catch the branch of that tree there, believe 
it or not.  Pull yourself up and walk along to the edge, where you 
jump straight out to catch a handhold in a pillar.  Scoot around to 
your right and jump back to catch the curtain.  Make sure you jump 
off in time to land on another beam.  Walk along the beam to the 
edge and jump for a far bar.  Scoot along the bar to the end and 
swing for the wide platform below you.  From here, just jump 
across to where your playmates are waiting for you.

It may seem like just a bunch of ghouls at first, but eventually a 
number of harlequin join the fray and make your life miserable 
with their incessant M-rated dialogue (“Hit me!  Harder!”)  Make 
use of that broad column base to your right and wall-jump them 
liberally.  Also, the ghouls leave behind a number of weapons and 
there are quite a few techniques I find handy when I want to hit 
everyone around Prince (see Weapon Techniques, at the bottom).  
If all else fails, just pick up weapons while the harlequins are far 
away, and keep chucking them at the annoying girls.

When all that’s been taken care of, run to the end of the platform 
and climb up, where the game shows you that you want to go 
straight up.  This was our favorite part of Sands of Time, right?  
Run up the wall, jump back to the column, immediately jump back 
to the wall, and so on and so forth.  You’ll get periodic breaks, so it 
won’t be too hard.  When you finally get to be even with the beam 
out there, scoot around the pillar until your back is facing it and 
jump for it.  Next, jump for that hole in the wall and pull yourself 
up to have a drink and a save.

The First Dahaka Chase: Once you jump across the next chasm, 
the Dahaka finds you.  Crap.  The colors go 50s, and time becomes 
wonky.  Start running.  Take a left and run along the wall.  Run to 
the end, go right, and jump/run along the wall for the bar.  Swing 
and jump immediately for the next three bars – if you’re not good 
at this, you may have to use up your sand, because if you mess up, 
he’ll tentacalize you, and it won’t be pretty.  You’ll automatically 
roll through an opening to avoid the Dahaka.  Run forward and 
smash those barrels out of your way (B).  Go up the stairs and kill 
the fool at the top.  Drop down, run along the wall and jump back 
for the column.  Climb up it and jump back for the balcony, and 
you should find yourself in a very familiar room.

Catch hold of a curtain and let yourself down to the bottom, then 
climb back up as before – run up the pillar, scoot around, run 
across the wall, scoot around another pillar and drop down.  The 
Dahaka then shows up once more, so book it down the hall and run 
along the wall over the chasm.  Prince will take a flying leap 
through the curtain of water into the portal room, and the Dahaka 
can’t follow.  Whew! 

The portal’s actually already active, so go on through.  Now, you 
have to get back to the Central Hall again, via the same route you 
took before.  You can handle that right?  Some of the ghoulies are 
back, but I’m sure they’ll pose you no problem.

When you get to the Central Hall this time, they show you that the 
path to the Hourglass Room is straight through to the other side.  
Dispatch of the fiends wandering around in here and head over 
there (north).

There is a chest that you can get while you’re over here, it’s in the 
room where you beat Shahdee – but you couldn’t reach it after you 
beat her I think.  Anyhow you can actually make it there and then 
right back again to the Central Hall, or you could even make the 
entire circuit again, but you probably don’t want to.  But we’ll be 
back, inevitably, so fear not.

To get to the Hourglass Room, you simply jump the yawning 
chasm to the north side of the room.  I didn’t think I could make it, 
and make two laps around the place before I tried.  Prince can 
make that jump, amazingly enough.  Curses!  What follows is a 
long series of traps in hallways that you have to navigate.  First 
there are rolling logs over stairs, which makes them tricky to 
judge.  Then there’s a rotating blade, followed by rolling logs over 
a chasm.  Remember to run on the side without the sand running 
down it.  Then another rotating blade, and then you’re faced with a 
huge chasm.  Run along the left side wall and jump back at the 
end, making sure to avoid the rolling log.  You’ll catch a ledge – 
drop down for safety.  Edge along to the left-most part, then, when 
the log is gone, haul yourself up to safety on the next ledge.  Drop 
down when the coast is clear, and scoot to your left to reach the 
platform.  There are two rotating blades here, roll past them and 
head up the stairs.  Roll past a final rotating blade at the top and get 
on the ladder you see there.  Head to the top and jump back to land 
on a weight platform, which will open the door.  Hang down and 
release and head for the door.  You can make it without slowing 
time if you roll under.

Finally, you’ve made it to the Hourglass Room.  Kaileena is inside, 
and she’ll inform you of the HUGELY elaborate system the 
fortress has to open the single door standing behind her.  What a 
pain!  At least she gives you the Serpent Sword and some vague 
instructions on how to work the towers.  What happened to Farah?  
You can’t slice Kaileena!  I miss Farah.  At least I could smack her 
around some when I got tired of living, and she’d get mad at me 
and shoot me in the head.

Well, back out to the Central Hall for Prince.  Run up to the weight 
platform to open the door back up.  After rolling your way past 
those three rotation blades, get back on the ledge and edge around 
the rolling spiked logs.  Round the corner to the right and jump 
back to land on another ledge.  Climb to the top and scoot around 
to your right to get back to the hallway.  Make your way past 
another rotating blade, back across the chasm with the two rolling 
logs, and past the rotating blade and more rolling logs.  We’re back 
to the Central Hall.  Run up to the curious contraption and Prince 
will stick the sword in to raise a rotating lever and release a few 
ghoulies.  Practice your new sword maneuvers on these guys, then 
run over to the rotating lever.  Grab with R and push it 
counterclockwise, so the lever faces East.  That’s the way to the 
Water Tower.

Maze of Foliage (The Water Tower)

Hop up on the nearest rock promontory and go around to the back 
of that pillar.  Run along the back of the pillar and jump backwards 
to catch a ledge.  Edge around the ledge to your right, jump up, 
jump back, jump up, slide left, jump back, jump up.  I’m sure 
you’re an expert by now, you hardly need my guidance.

Before you go get those ghouls lurking behind the door, get the 
artwork chest to the left of the door.  Go on through the door.  
Behind the curtain there’s two rotating blades, but be warned, the 
second one has TWO blades on it.

At the next hall, the first thing you want to do is jump down.  
Ignore the pressure plate for a moment, there’s an artwork chest 
down there as well as two valuable bottles with sand.  If you have 
full sand, though, you can get this chest on your way back.  Now 
climb back up to the platform with the pressure plate, and activate 
Slow Time while hitting it.  I’m pretty sure you need it, and even 
then, you’ll have to be pretty fast.  Now you’ll see some bars 
above your head – run up the wall and jump back to catch a hold of 
it.  Scoot around and swing to the next bar on your way to that 
pressure plate.  It might not be a bad idea to activate Slow Time 
again to make sure you make the next run, but no harm if you 
don’t, you just have to do it again.  Drink and save in the next 
room.  Welcome to the Garden Entrance Hall.

Kill these bandit fools.  Use the walls and the jump-over technique 
if necessary.  What works best is to hit them until they block, then 
roll to the right or left and hit them in the back some more.  They 
block more than the regular guys, so keep at it.  They didn’t seem 
like much trouble for me.  Watch out for their running attack, it’s 
pretty fast.

In the corner there’s another artwork chest, get that and kill those 
crows.  There’s also some more bottles with sand lurking around.  
Don’t forget to get a drink.  Now, there’s a somewhat hidden 
ladder just to the left of where you came in.  You have to jump for 
it.  There’s a crow guy waiting for you at the top, be careful.  You 
don’t actually have to kill some of the enemies, you know, but it’s 
good practice, so give it a whirl.  He knocked me off the ledges a 
few times, and he blocks a whole bunch.  Try dodging around him 
some.  Once you’ve beaten him on both ledges before going for the 
rope, jump across to the platform on the left side of the entrance, 
from there, run along the wall to the rope, with the rope in hand, 
keep running and then release it, then jump back to another 
platform and you’ll find a chest. Get back down via the curtain.
 
Get back to the ladder and then to the rope on the right you ignored 
the first time. Run across to the rope, then release, keep running, 
and jump back onto the ledge to fight him for the final time.  Now 
where are we going?  You may not be able to see it, but there’s a 
pole jutting out over to the right side.  Run along the wall and jump 
back for it.  Now go inside the door (ignore the curtain, that just 
goes back down to the courtyard) and make your way down those 
ledges.  There’s a bandit at the bottom, dispatch with him.  Run 
along to the opposite wall and run up to grab the ledge.  Make your 
way to the top and take a drink, you’ve earned it.

Remember this next room, because we’ll be back.  Turn the 
rotating lever to open the far door.  In the next room there are 
about 5 bandits and two ghosts. Take care of these guys and use 
the wall jump technique if you have to. There are a few bottles in 
the right hand corner as you come in that have sand in them. There 
is also an artwork chest behind the pillar. 

HEALTH UPGRADE 1:  In the last game, you found magic 
corridors with happy music that led you to enemy-free areas where 
you drank awesome water that gave you more life.  In this game, in 
keeping with the ‘added grimness,’ you have to fight your way 
through some truly gruesome traps to get the health bonus.  Oh 
well – you had to do that in the original Prince of Persias.  You 
want the health bonus?  I thought you did.  Read on.  In the far 
corner away from the chest is a small hole in the low wall, drop 
down to the ledge, drop again and scoot around to your right, drop 
again to the platform below and run across to the other side. Enter 
the doorway, walk to the edge and scoot out along the ledge, drop 
down to the next ledge and jump across to the far side. Drop down 
again, scoot back in, drop down, drop down again onto a platform 
(there should be sand bottles around there somewhere, you’ll need 
them). Run out along the platform and jump onto the beam, swing 
to the next platform get to the edge, drop down jump across, drop 
down a few more times to a final platform. Now for the hard part.  
In the first hallway there are spikes on the floor and knives in the 
wall. The knives move toward you at periodic intervals. Run across 
the spikes and roll under the slicer. In the second hallway, there are 
more spikes on the floor a rolling spiked log and a rotating blade. 
The trick here is to time it so that you roll under the rotating blade 
and the spiked log at the same time to get ahead of the spikes. In 
the third hallway, there are 4 spikes and wall slicers. Good luck 
with all that and dodge the rotating blade at the end of the hall. In 
the last hallway, begin by rolling under the rotating blade, cross the 
floor spikes and roll under the rolling log to get to your hard 
earned health up. The traps are now disabled, so it’ll be easy to 
make your way back. 

On the front of that pillar by the artwork chest you pillaged a while 
ago, there is a weight platform. Run up the pillar to pull the weight 
platform, as you pull it down you’ll see off to you left that another 
column starts to rise. In order to reach that column, I had to use 
Slow Time, run up the column, the up the wall to the higher ledge. 
Once you’re on the ledge jump backwards to get onto the tree. 
Then, balance your way across the tree and jump towards the 
balance beam on the far-side, across the rivulets of water. After 
that, make your way to the column and move around it towards 
your right. Jump backwards for the pole. After another beam and a 
poll, and a bit more tree-walking you should find yourself on a 
rope. With the rope in hand, run along the wall to your right, 
release the rope and keep running to reach a pole. From there, 
jump over to a hand hold and edge around to the right until you see 
a beam, jump back for it. 

Once you get onto the platform you’ll have to fight another crow 
guy. After you drive him away, climb onto the column to your left. 
Make your way up to the platform; you’ll see a pressure platform 
there that opens the door. You will have to jump to the platform to 
your left and face the crow guy again. After you beat him a second 
time, jump to pull the hanging lever that will trigger the 
drawbridge. Cross the drawbridge and pull the box over onto the 
pressure plate.  Take a second to admire the view and appreciate 
how crazy a guy like the Prince has got to be for doing those crazy 
acrobatics over a 1000+ foot drop.  Done?  Okay.  Climb back 
down, fight the crow guy again (or not) and head to the now open 
door and turn the rotating lever inside to activate the water flow. 
Wahoo!

Zoom out and admire the artwork, then jump into the water flow 
and grab onto the hand holds along the wall and edge around it. 
You will get to a platform and a balance beam and can jump onto a 
rope on the far wall.  That wall on the other side looks breakable, 
but not right now.  Looks like we’ll be back, if we want that secret.  
Slide down and you’ll end up back in the courtyard you started out 
at. Turn the rotating lever until the original door opens once again. 
Go back through the way you came… all the way back to a ledge 
we bypassed earlier which leads to a curtain. Slide down the 
curtain and you’re back to the entrance of the garden. You will see 
four new rotating levers, which were highlighted by an earlier 
cinematic, yes? Turn these so that there is water flow to both 
statues. The large door in the center should then open. Enter and 
run up the wall to your left and grab hold of the ledge. Make your 
way to the top and into the portal room, killing all crows that get in 
your way. Inside, the key to activation is back-left, front-left, back-
right, front-right. I’m beginning to think, though, that it’s different 
for everyone.  Well, activate the sand portal, which takes you to 
the present. Congratulations, you have gained the Breath of Fate. 

Water Tower, Part II – Back to the Present

In the next hall, get rid of the two bandits there. Then jump across 
to a ledge. Make your way down. You will find more fools to kill 
at the bottom (3). There is a weapon rack on your left as you enter 
a tree lined hallway where you will again, find more bastards to 
kill.  These bandits provide you a good opportunity to practice 
your dual-wield techniques (see below), since they generally drop 
a weapon each.  After some sword play, take advantage of the 
water all around you and heal yourself. Then go for a swim and 
enjoy a cool adult beverage on the corpses you just hacked down… 
or NOT. 

Sorry about that, my errant significant other manhandled the 
computer for a moment.  Instead, why don’t you try coming back 
into the hall with the weapon rack I just mentioned?  Climb up on 
that inconspicuous-looking boulder and run up the wall, jump back 
to catch hold of a small section of water piping.  Where are we 
going?  You’ll never see it, but jump straight forward, toward the 
Garden Hall, and you’ll land on another section of piping.  Do it 
again to get to some balance beam work.  Walk carefully to the 
other side and jump to the far platform, where there’s another 
bandit waiting.  Edge out onto the ledge area and hop up.  Scoot 
around to the left to get onto another platform to fight some more 
bandits, and a new enemy!  One that’s invisible!  And you can’t 
jump over her!  I’m pretty sure it’s a her, she tried talking dirty to 
me.  Anyway, be careful with those wall jumps here, they’re likely 
to send you right over the edge, and you can’t jump over those 
invisible girls, either.  Your best bet is probably the dual-wield 
special attacks that attack in circles.  Do the one where Prince flips 
onto one hand and spins around.  It’s very break-dance-style.

Once that battle’s over, run along the wall to that balance 
beam/tree thing in the distance.  Walk along it to the end, then 
jump to your left.  Move all the way to the right and carefully drop 
down onto the beam below you.  Walk to the end and drop down 
onto the next beam down.  Climb onto the statue platform and hop 
up to the next beam.  Walk to the end and jump up to the opening.  
Jump across to the ledge, and drop all the way down to the bottom-
most ledge.  Then jump back to catch hold of that tree branch.  
Walk along to the edge and scoot along to your left all the way 
until you can drop down onto another branch/beam.  Walk to the 
end of this one and jump left.  Hop up the ledges and take a drink 
and save.

At the next scene, you’re outside, attacking two ghouls and one 
harlequin that joins the fray.  You can take them, right?  Just use 
those specials, and don’t fly over the edge with those cool moves.  
That’s a stupid waste of sand.

There’s a ledge down in front that you can drop to, edge along 
underneath the rock promontory and finally jump back to the next 
platform.  Here you’ll fight one ghoul and two harlequins.  Climb 
up the next platform and up a few more ledges.  You’ll make it to a 
plus-shaped platform where you want to get up on that fallen piece 
of rock to run across the wall to the next ledge.  I know you can’t 
see it, just trust me.

When you get to the next, larger, platform, there will be a whole 
host of harlequins and invisible harlequins to fight.  Wall jump 
here and take them out, you’ve got enough space for it.  Remember 
you can’t block the harlequin’s blood suck, but everything else can 
be blocked, even the invisible girls. 

The small moss-covered boulder directly to your right as you get 
on the platform is where you want to go next.  Climb up it and grab 
hold of the ledge.  Jump back for a tree what works like a column, 
then jump back for a branch that works like a beam. Walk to the 
trunk of the tree and jump to the prince’s right for a bar. Swing to a 
beam, walk to the left, and jump straight out for a ledge. Scoot all 
the way around to your left and drop down. Walk out onto the 
beam, jump straight out for the bar and then swing up for the 
platform. Jump left for the bar and then swing onto the platform.  
Once you make it all the way to that higher platform you’ll have to 
fight a bunch of people, but it doesn’t matter much, because you 
have the all-powerful column to swing around, and there’s water 
on the horizon, so you can take whatever damage you want.  Run 
out along the wall all the way to that tiny piece of wall jutting out.  
Take a drink and a save, you’ve really earned it this time.  Bust 
those bottles for some sand, too.

Pause to admire the view again, then run up that small wall there 
on the right side of the save and pull yourself up to jump across to 
the nearest tree.  You make your way, Monkey Prince style, 
through the trees to a beam on the far side.  You’ll be ambushed by 
some more harlequins – just slice them once to get them to yellow, 
then throw whatever weapon you’ve got at them.  I swear, anytime 
in this place, they could jump out at you.  Run along the wall to 
your left to the ledge (yes, Prince can make that) and you’ve made 
it to the door the game showed you eons ago. 

Now you’re faced with a classic trap: the retracting block.  If 
you’re around when they come snapping out, though, Prince gets 
smashed good – it’s actually interesting to watch, if you’re fed up 
with Prince, anyway. Past those is another drink and save for you, 
before some more of those nasty retracting blocks.  Jump across 
both of them and run along the wall to the rope there.   Release the 
rope and run and jump back for the tree.  Time the jump across to 
the column and slide down (X to release).  In the next room, you’ll 
be set upon by a crow guy and an invisible harem-woman.  May I 
recommend the wall jump?

Out the doorway to the left, there’s a small section of beam leading 
to a column.  Jump back from the column for a platform.  Run 
along the wall to your right, then jump out for the next column.  
Jump back for another beam and a new doorway.  Here, two more 
invisible harem girls will join you.  Defeat them with liberal wall-
jumping (and no jumping over them, remember).  Exit the next 
doorway to have Prince inform you that you’re in the wrong era!  
Well, at least there’s a crow guy over there, what say we wander 
over and make him PAY for all our time and trouble?

Run along the wall on your right to the stream of water and jump 
back for a tree.  Jump back to the next tree, and slide down and 
jump for a bar.  Swing straight out from the bar for yet another 
tree, climb up and jump back for a beam.  Stride out onto the beam 
across the platform – it looks like it’ll break though, so hurry up 
and jump for that bar there.  Flip across to the platform where the 
crow guy is standing.

Enter the Dahaka, stage left.  He takes out the crow guy on your 
behalf, and knocks you clear across the courtyard.  

The Second Dahaka Chase: Make haste across the wall on the left 
(Prince’s right) to the ladder, slide down and jump back for the bar.  
Jump to the next bar without delay, then the platform there.  Your 
way will break away, so be ready to wall-run across on the left.  
When you get to the platform outside, quickly move to the left 
(Prince’s left) along the wall to catch a ladder.  Slide down, run 
across the wall to the next platform, bust up those barrels, and head 
through.  Run up the next wall and when you turn the corner, run 
along that wall to the ledge on the other side.  You’ll need to scoot 
over past the barrels to pull yourself up – then smash the barrels in 
your way and tear down the hall.  Watch out for the edges – there 
are holes there.  Stay in the middle of the corridor.  Take a right, 
then a left.  At that platform, head straight and stay to the left.  Run 
left along the wall at the end to catch a rope.  Immediately hit A to 
release it so you don’t run back, because then you’d be running AT 
the Dahaka, and that would be un-wise, to say the least.

You haven’t outrun him yet – keep going.  Jump across to the 
ladder and slide down.  Jump back to another ladder and slide 
down again – I know you can’t see where you’re going so just trust 
me.  Book it down the hall and through the curtain of water, which 
is your salvation.  Give yourself a high-five.  Drink, save, and 
activate the portal, and you’ll receive another sand tank.  Finally!

The Water Tower, Part III – Back to the Past

Go through the curtain of water and look around for the Dahaka.  
No?  Well there are those two bandits there, mutilate them a bit for 
enjoyment.  Backtrack your route from the Present, and fight 
another crow guy. 

Bust the bottles if you need sand.  Now, jump over the side rail 
indicated by the game and jump back for a bar.  Swing over to the 
other side, take care of the bandits over there, and jog over to the 
ladder and weight platform that will open the door.  Go through 
and head to the next ladder and weight platform, but those just 
open the door you just came through.  Head past the next two 
bandits and outside.  Edge along the ledge on the right and climb 
up to the next platform.  At the top of the ladder, there are three (3) 
wall blades all moving on different tracks and intervals, but you 
have four sand tanks now, so nothing should phase you.  Go out to 
landscape view if your camera is misbehaving.

Inside, there are two more wall blades, pass them and jump back 
before Prince runs into the statue on the other side.  Drink and 
save.  Run up the wall and through the doors into the next fantastic 
courtyard.  There are two bandits and a lurking invisible harlequin.  
She took out a good chunk of my health before I realized she was 
there.  Blast her one!  Do it for me!

On the other side of the courtyard, there are two more bandits, and 
two more invisible harlequins.  There are also plenty of bottles and 
an artwork chest.  Now for the rotating lever in the middle.  You’ll 
want that facing east (as the camera shows it).  I’ll call this camera 
the master one – and all the cardinal directions will be named as 
you see them here, for the most part.  Now go to that column you 
just moved on the west side of the yard, and climb up.  Run up the 
face and move out onto the beam that’s facing east.  Jump straight 
out for the column.  Jump back from the column (north) and scoot 
around the hand holds to your left.  Run for the rope.  This rotating 
lever, you want facing south (north as the camera shows it).

Walk out onto the beam, half-hidden by foliage, and jump for the 
tower you just moved.  Head out onto the long beam you just 
pointed south.  Run along the wide platform to the other side, and 
jump back to the north.  You’re now on the east side of the yard.  
Head right (east) and turn that lever to the north (as the camera 
shows it).  Bust up that weapon rack and run along the wall to the 
rope.  Swing across to the tiny platform and pull yourself up to the 
handholds.  Scoot left and then jump back for the column.  Jump 
back to the platform you just turned to face north, walk out along 
the beam and jump straight out for the next platform.  Open the 
artwork chest, then drop down and roll under the door to the next 
rotating lever.  Turn it 180 degrees and take a drink.

HEALTH UPGRADE 2: Now climb up the very small outcropping 
of rock and run up the wall to grab hold of a ledge.  Pull yourself 
up to the top.  Welcome to Trapsville.  The first hall has one log 
and spikes.  The next has three logs and spikes. Nothing you can’t 
handle.  A far cry easier than the last one, I’d say.

Now you have to head back down to the courtyard, and the bandits 
are back.   Hooray.  On your way back, leave the lever on the 
WEST side of the yard, turned to the SOUTH, and the lever on the 
EAST side of the yard turned as you needed it turned in order to go 
back (south, I’m pretty sure).  Trust me.  Turn the lever in the 
center of the yard to the east to activate the water flow in some 
more channels.  Objective updated, and the door out is now open 
again.  If there is a way to open the gate and get that artwork chest 
shown there, I don’t know how.  At least yet.  But I vow that I 
shall be back!

Go out, run across to the small platform, cross the wall with the 
wall blades, kill two bandits and two invisible harlequins,  Run 
back across the wall with three wall blades, climb down the ladder 
and back across the ledges.  Pull down the weight platform and get 
back to the balcony you were at before.

To put down the ladder to the Garden Hall: Go to that opening in 
the wall and run to the rope.  Run across and greet the bandit 
waiting for you there.  Open the artwork chest (been a while since 
I’ve seen one of those – I probably missed some) and push the 
button.  This will open up a large block.  Run back over there 
quickly and run up the wall to jump back for a bar.  Scoot along to 
the far right side and jump for the ledge.  Scoot over and drop 
down to the platform.  Run up the wall and jump back to grab the 
hanging lever, then run up the wall and continue to your right.  If 
you go down that ladder, you should find yourself back at the 
Garden Hall, look familiar?   Leave this place at once.  You’re 
done here.  Lemme hear a Hallelujah from the crowd!

Clockwork Hero (The Mechanical Tower)

Now!  Back to the central hall.  You remember this place?  Just 
drop down and run back the way you came.  Get sand from the 
bottles if you’re not at full sand.  Back past two more rotating 
blades and two more bandits, and you’re once again in the Central 
Hall.  You meet up with Kaileena again, and have some pretty 
transparent dialogue (isn’t it OBVIOUS to you???  I won’t say 
anything, for spoiler’s sake, but really.)  Sometimes, she doesn’t 
talk out loud, and I chalk that up to some Gamecube wonkiness.  
She gives you the Lion Sword, which can charge attack, but you 
still can’t hit Kaileena, who just stands around in that amazingly 
slutty outfit, while you do all the work.

Turn the rotating lever 180 degrees to open up a path to the second 
tower.  You’ll want to jump over to the north entrance platform 
and then run to your left and jump back.  Then run along the wall 
again for the ledges.  Pull yourself up and jump back for another 
platform.  From here, run up the wall.  Before you jump to the 
door, jump diagonally to get the artwork chest.  Yes, Prince can 
make that jump.  Do you really need to ask anymore?

Through the doorway, there’s a bottle of sand and a weight 
platform.  Pull it, dodge the rotating blades, and roll under the 
door.  You can make it without using Slow Time, I believe in you.  
Jump across the spiked pit and go to the far end of the corridor.  
Run up the right or left wall or that little crevice and jump back 
and forth until you reach the top.  Time your way through some 
floor blades and scoot to your left along the hand holds at the top.  
Jump back for the platform.  Here are those nasty retracting blocks 
again.  I’d say your safest bet is to just climb over them when 
they’re out.  But I’m sure you can run past them, no problem.  In 
the next chamber, there are those ghouls again!  And their backs 
are to you!  Go in and slice them up – the Lion Sword makes quick 
work of them, indeed.  There are bottles, but they don’t appear to 
contain sand.  Edge out along the ledge out there, drop down, scoot 
left, drop down, scoot left, drop down, drop down, hang, scoot 
right, and drop down.  You know what I’m talking about.

There are some ghouls down here, but what can they really do to 
you?  The GIGANTIC iron golem that comes out after they’re 
gone, however, can do a LOT of unpleasant things to you.  
Luckily, there’s sand in bottles lying about, but let’s analyze this 
situation with the golem first.  

Basic Iron Golem Tactics: He’s about, say, four times Prince’s 
size, and he swings his arms and runs about pretty quickly for a big 
guy.  Your chances of dodging or blocking are pretty slim, but go 
ahead and give it a try.  Your all-important A button (rolling, back-
flipping, etc) really comes into play here.  Stay away from him, 
and try and get around to his back.  Prince can roll under his fists 
when he swings them side to side.  Fantastically enough, Prince 
can even roll straight between his legs, so take advantage of it.  
From here, hamstring him – that is, nail him in the back of the 
knees a few times.  He’ll come down to a kneeling position, that’s 
your cue to hit A to clamber up on his back and do some REAL 
damage to the back of his head and neck.  He’ll likely go yellow 
after you chop his head a bit, and throw you off, or you can jump 
off with A in time.  The best thing to do is use the directional 
controller and push AWAY from his hand – Prince will duck, and 
golem won’t be able to grab you.  Just do it again, and keep at it 
until Prince finishes him off.  Very cool move.

(If you need more specifics on beating golems and saving health, 
scroll down to the next Iron Golem Tactics section, I’ll describe 
these tricks in more detail.)

Some ghouls come out after that, for goodness sakes, don’t let 
THEM kill you after all that agony and hardship.  Go through the 
next door and round the stairs to the right to get an artwork chest.  
Crack open some more barrels and bottles for sand, then push the 
big button at the end of the hall.  A big box will rise just to your 
right, run up it then up the wall to grab the ledge.  Haul yourself up 
for that drink and save.

Walk out onto that beam to the end, where you’re faced with a 
HUGE contraption you have to jump through.  Sigh, time it, then 
jump to the beam out in front.  You’re met by some ghouls and a – 
what the hell IS that?  Kill the ghouls, there’s some bottles with 
sand where they came from if you need it.  Jump to the slowly 
moving column out there and jump along those columns until you 
get to a beam.  You’ll have to jump right to the platform with the 
button.  Hit the button then run along the wall to the moving wall 
out there.  Scoot to the left, hang down and keep scooting around.  
Pull yourself up and jump back, quickly now, or the wall will 
move back.  Turn the rotating lever and jump out to the bar.  Swing 
to the next bar, which moves up and down.  Keep swinging until 
you get to the top.  The unfriendly-looking beasts are up there, so 
kill them.  

Beast Strategy:  They actually don’t have much health, but they 
can do pretty big damage, leap forward from distances to maul 
you, and they explode when they die, so back flip away after you 
hit them when they’re glowing.  

Hit the bottles for more sand.  Pull the lever, then hop over to the 
next platform, where three more beasts will attack you.  Take care 
of them, and jump up onto the beam on the left, not the big one, 
but the short one.  Now leap left, get to the ledge and slide right, 
hop up and up again.  Hang down and scoot left.  Drop into the 
room with the ghoul and hit the artwork chest.  Climb up the ladder 
and jump back.  Walk to the end of the beam and jump right to the 
ledge.  Hang down and scoot left.  Hop up and jump back for the 
bar.  Scoot right and swing to the rotating wall.  Jump back for the 
rotating lever when you can.  Turn it so that the mechanism over 
there is rotating clockwise or some such.  Now jump to the bar and 
then to the rotating mechanism.  Hang onto it while it rotates 
clockwise, and when you get to the other side, leap back for the 
bar.

Now, you’ll be next to a button, but there’ll be a beastie between 
you and the wall that is your objective.  Watch this – Prince can 
slice WHILE wall-running.  Unbelievable, but true enough for us.  
Run along the wall, hit B when you near the beast, then hit A to 
jump back, quickly.  If it’s too complicated for you, hit A before 
you reach the beast – Prince can likely make it to the wall anyway.  
Ride the wall back around and jump for the ledge on the other side.  
Let yourself down and kill another beast or two.  The barrels will 
contain sand, and there’s a hanging lever above your head, so run 
up the wall and jump back for it.

At the raised platform, more beasties once again ambush you, so 
swing at them and flip back as necessary.  Now you’re going to 
have to jump through those gears again, but if your timing was 
bad, I doubt you would have made it this far, anyway.  Jump to 
Prince’s right and up onto the ledge, where a hall with a rotating 
blade awaits.  Careful on your way past, there’s a retracting block 
out there.  You’ll want to climb up on that block and run along the 
wall, over the logs to the next block (hopefully not INTO the next 
block, which will squish you.)  Now it’s past some asynchronous 
logs down some stairs to a button that you mysteriously cannot 
reach.  So hop up onto the block on your left and up to some 
handholds.  Scoot around until you press that pesky button and go 
through the door.  Now down the stairs for a drink and save.

The bandits are back in the next hall.  Kill them, get the sand 
bottles and another drink if you want.  Run up for the button, and 
watch the box come up.  Now run up and hit it again, activate some 
Slow Time, and head over to the box and run up the side.  Run up 
the wall to the rope and run to the left platform.  Kill two more 
bandits and head across the drawbridge-like thing.  There’s your 
friend, the creepy stalker!  I’m beginning to have some suspicions 
about him, though.  Aren’t you?

The left hand path:  Head through and kill some beasties that jump 
out at you and move through the big doorway.  Here, they’ll force 
you to run past a retracting block by putting a spiked rolling log in 
front of it.  Time that carefully.  Time the next hall carefully, too – 
a set of asynchronous rolling logs on some stairs.  Finally there’s a 
rotating blade in front of a retracting block.  The bottles in the next 
room seem to contain no sand, but there’s a ladder on the far side.  
Jump back and grab that artwork chest.  That appears to be it.

The right hand path:  Two bandits on the other side of a rotating 
wheel (wall blade equivalent) will have to be brute-forced to death, 
since you really can’t wall jump safely on that tiny chunk of 
planking. Now we’ll go through that slightly faster wheel and jump 
back for a column.  Jump around the columns to finally reach a 
rotating lever.  Still no sand, but at least you can start that far 
platform moving.  Run over there at your earliest convenience and 
run back the way you came.  Jump back and keep jumping back 
and forth to reach the top.  On the platform, you’ll find a beastie 
and an artwork chest, as well as a hanging lever that doesn’t appear 
to do anything.  Jump over into the next room.  I hope you saved 
up your life and sand, because here’s another iron golem for you!

Same strategy – appears to be NO sand in the pots, though.  See 
previous golem section for more info.

There are a couple of exits out of this room.  Take the hallway, not 
the doorway.  Smack open the artwork chest as you round the 
corner.  Edge out along the ledge at the end of the hall to find that 
there’s nothing there.  Odd.  Go back in and out the doorway to the 
wall with a rope on it.

There’s a beastie waiting for you on this wall so whip out your 
swords before you reach the rope.  Then release and keep running, 
jump back for the platform there.  Look!  You’re knee deep in 
water!  Woo!  Across the low rail there are some ‘sweeping’ 
things.  Get over there during one of the intervals, and roll under 
them where you can.  They alternate, inside to outside, so keep on 
the move.  You don’t want to be swept out – that’s death.

Halfway around the giant pillar, jump out of the stream and pull 
the hanging lever to open a far door. Continue through the stream 
to the far side and hop up on the bar.  Swing over to play with the 
nice bandits across the way, then head on through the now-open 
door.  There’s a curtain there, we’ll come back for it. 

Run across the spikes and keep to your left.  The rotating pillar will 
come up, but far too slow to catch you as you whiz by. Run across 
the next spikes and across the right-hand wall next to catch the 
rope.  Buzz by the wall-blades and into the next corridor.  Now for 
vertical rolling log – retracting block – vertical log.  I’m sure you 
can handle it.  Next: retracting block, low rolling log.  Climb the 
block and jump over.  Next: a vertical roller and a retracting block.  
I’m sure you can handle it.  Onwards through the curtain of water 
into the portal room.  Activate and receive the Ravages of Time.

Mechanical Tower Part II – Present-Day Clocktower

Back through all those traps, only in reverse this time, and they are 
slightly broken, as they tend to be in the past.  So you’re asking me 
now, how to get past that low rolling spiked log.  Well, wait for the 
retracting block before it to extend, then jump up and start running 
along the left wall (as the right one is blocked by a vertical roller).  
You should make it across and NOT get squashed by the next 
retracting block.  The next trap is pretty self explanatory, now run 
past the wall blade and grab the rope.  From here just jump back 
for the ledge and scoot to safety.  Then there’s the couple of spiked 
floors and your back in the tower, if slightly dilapidated. 

The game shows you that you want back out the way you came in 
during the Past.  Kill the bandits, and beasts show up.  Dispatch of 
them also.  Still no sand in those bottles.  Remember that curtain?  
That’s still there.  Slide down and run past the wheel, which is now 
turning quite slowly. Make your way along the same way as you 
did in the Past, only now when you get to the room that held the 
golem, there’s only a few bandits and a ghost.  After you beat 
them, the game wants you to take out the boarded up doorway by 
luring a beast over there and then killing it, so it explodes and takes 
the boards with it.  Fabulous, eh?  And they give you about 5-6 
beasts to figure it out.  Take care of all of them and head through 
the opening to the rope and that water.  The mechanism’s busted, 
but so is the floor, so jump across.  Jump over to the platform 
where that bandit is standing and carve him up like fresh roast.  
Hang over the edge and drop down to the ledge beneath you.  Bet 
you didn’t see that.  Scoot all t he way to your right and drop down 
to the next ledge.  Take care of this guy, then jump across the way 
and take out his friend.  Jump, don’t run, through the waterfall on 
your left   The ghost and traps past here are no match for you, 
barrel on through.

Here, I experienced a glitch in my GC version.  I walked up to the 
door and stood on the button, but it would not open the door.  Bad 
Ubisoft!  Well, I killed myself (what a world! what a world!) and 
did the whole thing again – the second time the door DID open.

Anyhow, kill everyone in this room, and try and stay away from 
exploding beasts.  Climb the ladder and jump back when the hole 
is above you to pull yourself up.  Run up the wall (it’s a bit tricky) 
and climb up.  Jump back when the ledge is turned your way, then 
jump back again when you’re pointed at the far side, then do it 
again to get back on the turning pillar.  I know you can’t see 
yourself half the time, but jump up and scoot along until you’re 
under a gap, so you can pull yourself up.  Pull yourself up to the 
ceiling, scoot along until you can pull yourself through.  Now, 
we’re going to do all that again.  When you get to the top of this 
next pillar, you’ll notice there’s a button on one end, and a door on 
the other.  Got an idea of what you’re going to have to do?  That’s 
right.  Scoot all the way to Prince’s right so you can jump at that 
button and immediately jump back for the pillar.  Now jump back 
through the door and save!

Over the next fallen wall, there’s some bandits and beasts.  Make 
sure you blow up the right hand wall, but aside from that, take care 
of them as you see fit.  I think the beasts will keep coming, so just 
jump out the hole you made and continue.  Go up the rocky path 
and jump back and forth up the narrow column to reach a platform 
with bandits and harlequins.  Lament your bad fortune and make 
them all pay.

After that’s finished, run up the grated wall – the one that looks 
like a terrace window?  You can grab onto the top, it turns out to 
be a ledge.  Then jump onto the top of the pillar in the middle, and 
then jump to the left, to some ledges outcropping from a tree.   
Make your way to the top then run along the wall to your left to 
another triangular platform.  Run again to a ladder.  Fight another 
bandit and harlequin.  Break open barrels for another sand well.

I don’t know what that moving block is out there for, but I tried 
jumping from it a bunch of times.  Just hang over the rail and drop 
down to catch some handholds beneath you.  Jump back to a 
platform, kill about four harlequins, then get on the somewhat 
subtle ladder.  Swing around to the other side of the ladder when 
you get to the bottom, jump back and catch the beam, avoiding the 
pendulum.  Jump to the next hall, run past the dual wall blades and 
grab the rope.  Release and run, then jump back.  Run across the 
next wall and take the ladder down.  Face down the bandits and a 
whole horde of freakin’ harlequins.  Run up the right side terraced 
wall, run up the wall for some handholds.  Scoot left, jump back, 
drop down, scoot left, drop down.  Look around in the bottles for 
sand, go through the archway. 

Cue the Dahaka and crappy lighting!  Run!  

The Third Dahaka Chase: Run along the wall across the chasm, 
then run along the right wall next for the rope.  Immediately hit A 
and keep running.  Quick!  Through the curtain!  Whew.  Short 
chase.

Run up for the button, jump back and forth to the top.  Fight 
bandits and beasts.  Ho hum.  Jump across to find the Dahaka, 
practically waiting for you.  Run along the left wall this time for 
the rope, then keep running across walls and over chasms until you 
make it to the curtain of water.  You should do okay.  Activate 
portal and get a new sand tank!

Mechanical Tower Part III – Once more, the Past

In the Past, the traps are activated, but they should pose no serious 
threat.  Time it so you run over the rolling log, but avoid the 
sweeping one at the other side of the chasm.  Roll under the blade, 
and under that hole in the wall.  Past another rotating blade and 
two wall blades, kill some beasts and roll under the big gear, kill 
some more bandits. 

At the wide chasm with no way down, carefully jump back and 
forth until you touch bottom.  There are two more bandits and a 
beast past the curtain of water.  Run to the rope then to the 
platform.  To get rid of those guys, just push the button.  Cackle 
evilly and continue.  Run across the next wall and into a room with 
a giant iron golem.  Great.  Now he’s chucking huge, exploding 
firebrands at you, and you have to fight about four bandits.  Well, 
just keep on the move, they shouldn’t really have a chance to hit 
you.  Run out onto the right-side platform, the game will zoom in 
on a door.  Stand in front of it and get the golem to hurl a brand at 
it, and it will break open.  Thank you!  Go in, drink and save.  Do 
the same thing on the left side to open up a health corridor.

HEALTH UPGRADE 3: These corridors are mostly up to you and 
your own skills.  How much can I really help?  I’ll give you a 
heads up on what’s to come, though.  First up: retracting blocks x2.  
Next: spike hall with three horizontal spiked rollers.  These are less 
forgiving than your regular ones, so take care.  Next: dual 
retracting blocks that you need to climb.  Jump over to the next 
block, then run along the wall.  Climb up on the last block before 
the left turn at the end of the hall, and jump onto the one that’s 
extending in your direction from the other side of the hall.  Run 
along the wall to bypass the rest.  Get your upgrade and a pat on 
the back.

In the save room, there’s a weight platform, pull that down.  Run 
through the rotating gears and to the platform.  Jog over and let 
yourself down on the other side.  Kill bandits, and have the nice 
golem break that wall for you – there’s an artwork chest inside.  
There’s also sand in one of the bottles, and a ladder next to it.  
Jump back from the ladder onto that contraption – the golem will 
hit it and apparently everything drops down a bit.  Scoot around to 
the left and jump back for a triangular platform, then run to the 
next one, then the ladder.  Feel familiar?  Turn the lever at the top 
a full 360 degrees to activate… something.  There’s plenty of sand 
in those barrels – bust them up.  Run across the blocks when 
they’re down (so that’s why there were there in the Present) to a 
ledge on the far side.  Drop down (time it carefully) to grab those 
rotating cogs.  Rotate around on the counter-clockwise one to the 
end and drop for the bar below you.  Flip along the bars to a ledge.  
Scoot around to the right, jump back for the bar.  Drop down to the 
next bar (X, duh) and flip to the platform.  Come down and knock 
out those guys at the bottom.  Climb up the ladder and have your 
friend the golem break the weight again.  Scoot to your right and 
jump back.  Run to the next platform and ladder, just like before.  
Turn the next lever another 360 degrees, take care of the beasts 
that show up.  I don’t know if any of those walls are breakable. 

Run across (timed) to the next platform.  Turn the next lever 360 
degrees.  Run to the platform that just opened.  Climb through that 
window and get the artwork chest.  I’m pretty sure those cogs over 
there are where you came from.  Jump over to where that bandit 
guy awaits, kill him and slide down the ladder.  Run across the 
wall to the other side, hang down and scoot right.  Drop down and 
run across over the doorway to get another artwork chest.  Drop 
down.  Back to where you started.  But wait!  Go save then run up 
to the golem and he will invite you to some one-on-one combat.  
Woo!

The Second Iron Golem: This one’s gonna be less fun, because if 
he gets a hold of you, he’ll throw you right out of the ring, Soul 
Caliber-style.  And you’ll die.  So when you get up on his back, hit 
A after a few hits.  Try getting Prince to simply dodge the hand 
(see other Iron Golem Tactic sections), and you can go back to 
carving your name in his neck without molestation.

Once he’s gone, the platform raises once more.  You might as well 
go back and drink and save before you make your way to the 
platform the golem was standing on, I know you want to.  Now, 
how to turn this big contraption on?  Run up the right hand wall 
and jump back to grab a bar.  Jump for the beam, then the bar, then 
rebound off the wall for the next bar up.  Next there’s a beam, then 
a ladder through a pendulum.  Use Prince’s first-person camera to 
make sure you’re aligned with the ladder.  Run up the wall to pull 
the hanging lever here, then across the way to the rotating lever, 
fighting a few beasts on your way.  Be careful up there.  Push that 
final lever 360 degrees to see all your hard work rewarded.

Here We Go Again (Return to the Hourglass Room)

All the way back?!  Well, we’d better get going.  First of all, the 
doorway near the hanging lever opened up, so let’s just go through 
there.  Run through the gears, then run through gears and jump 
back.  Head downstairs and fight some beasts.  No, I don’t know if 
you can break that door.  Hang off the edge and drop down for a 
curtain, jump off for another, and jump off for another.  Our old 
Prince would have done something fun here, I’d like to say.  Cruise 
through the corridors for some more curtain action, and at the 
bottom there’s some sand, well, if you didn’t get it before.  That’s 
right!  We’re back!  It was so long ago, though, that you probably 
don’t even remember the place.  Jump across, slide down the 
ladder, and move out on the beam.  Jump through the gears and 
drink.  Drop down and head out, to where the golem awaits you.  
Again?  No way.  I just wandered past him and left.  The exit is to 
the left at the end, then run up the far wall to grab the handholds.  
Climb up, but I’m hoping you remember this from last time.  Back 
down the hall, over the traps, onto the ladder.  Just jump back from 
the ladder to spare yourself the timing.  Run to the curtain and let 
yourself down.  Pull the weight platform and roll under the door.  
Get that sand bottle if you need it, but you can make it without 
Slow Time.  Get all the way back to the Central Hall.

Something really weird happens.  Go north, and make your way to 
the Hourglass Room.  These traps seem pretty tame now, eh?  If 
you still need help, though, you’ll have to scroll back for it.  Save 
again when you get there – hey why not.

Some more stuff ensues.  When you get back control again, would 
you believe there’s an artwork chest in the corner?  How about 
two?  Might as well get them, since the Empress generally just 
waits around for you to wander the room as you please.

Some Empress Strategy:  The Empress has some moves that are 
BAD news, indeed.  Some of them aren’t blockable, either, so keep 
up with the dodging and get in hits where you can.  She can do 
more than half a circle of damage in half a combo, so if you get hit, 
might as well rewind.  There are pots everywhere, but doesn’t it 
feel odd scavenging for sand while she’s just walking around with 
those swords?  Whatever the case, health is more valuable now 
than sand, so rewind every time you get hit.

Eventually, she’ll summon some upgraded crow guys.  They’re a 
little bit tough, but really, they’re a blessing.  They drop a sword 
and some sand each, and they’re quite jump-able.  So jump over 
them and slice them up, take their weapons and sand and gear up to 
face the Empress some more.  Don’t take any damage from them, 
you can’t afford it.

The biggest thing I can say to help you is to run in and slice (use 
your reach, like you did with Shahdee), and then back-flip back out 
again.  Don’t block like you did with Shahdee, because she can 
break through.  As soon as she blocks one of your hits, flip out – 
you’ve got just enough time.  Keep on the move, so if she appears 
behind you, you can flip away to safety.  If you’re going to do a 
fancy move, initiate it before you reach her, because she can 
interrupt those, too.  Be ready to dodge.

They’ll have a conversation at about half health, then she’ll 
summon more crow guys at a quarter health.  Don’t take any crap 
from those guys.  Don’t bother with pole-swinging, either, both 
they and her are generally resistant.  Why even have the poles if 
they’re going to be resistant?  Well, eventually she’ll die.  Just 
keep at it.

WTF?!?! (The Long Way Home)

Thought you were done?  Well, let me inform you, in case the 
cinematic didn’t – the Dahaka is STILL after you!  So I hope you 
didn’t throw your controller somewhere in joy when you killed the 
Empress, because you need to run, and NOW!  Jump the first 
chasm, then run across the next one on the left.  Run along the left 
wall of the next one, and let yourself drop down.  Swing right.  
Run along the right hand wall to a bar.  Swing on.  Run along the 
left wall to hit the button, grab the rope.  Release and run to the 
curtain.  Slide down, roll through the doorway.
 
The Tomb and the Dahaka

Prince then soliloquies a tad, as the “architect of his own 
destruction.”  Second time in as many games!  Prince!! 

Alright.  The Dahaka is still after us.  Go up those stairs and be 
prepared to book it.  Run along the right wall and jump back.  Bust 
those barrels, run along the wall.  Swing up three times, run along 
the right wall to a rope.  Release and run, jump back.  Smash 
barrels, run along the right wall, jump back at the very end.  Leap 
off the edge for the hanging lever, swing through the curtain of 
water.  GOAL!

You’re back in that same tomb room, actually.  Run along the wall 
to that pedestal.  You can grab the white block with R and pull 
back.  Do that.  Go through the stairs you just went through again, 
but this time, the corridor you took is rubble, and the corridor the 
Dahaka came from is open.  Go right down that passage.

He’s back AGAIN?!  We’ll never be rid of him!  Jeeeez!  Run 
along the wall, run across the next wall on the left and jump back 
for the bar.  Swing up and run.  Jump across, take the RIGHT hand 
path.  Jump onto the hanging lever and through the water, again.  
Lost him.

Back in the same room, once more.  Run up the wall for the ledge 
on the left side (Prince’s right).  Climb up and over for the next 
platform, and pull out the white stone.

Back up the stairs once more.  Here he comes again.  I hope you 
haven’t been wasting that sand, cause I just don’t know where 
there would be any more.  This time, where I said right before, go 
LEFT.  

Apparently, you can smash the weapon rack in this corridor (if 
you’ve got time) to obtain something called Rayman’s Hand.  I 
didn’t do it though.  I figured getting away from the Dahaka took 
precedence.

Roll under that rubble and keep going.  Run along the right wall 
for a rope, release and run for a bar.  Release and run around the 
corner.  Here, run up the wall and jump back and forth until you 
get to the top.  Roll under more rubble, run up some more wall, 
jumping back and forth.  Run along the next right side wall, grab 
the rope, release to grab a rope, release to grab a bar, swing to the 
platform.  Run and jump across, run along the left wall and jump 
back for the curtain.  Run around the corner, roll under the rubble, 
roll under some more rubble.  Jump across for the hanging lever.  
Swing to sweet safety!

Run the wall to the handholds on Prince’s right.  Scoot left and pull 
the last white stone out.  Now to get to the tomb there.  Don’t 
forget the artwork chest just behind you as you get off the 
platform.  On one of the pillars close to you, you can hop up and 
hang.  Scoot left to get onto the new ledges and climb up.  I looked 
for another way to go from here, but I couldn’t see one.  Jump to 
the bar and through the water.  Drink and save.

The Prison and the Prince

There’s an artwork chest there for you.  Run along the right side of 
the next wall, to a ledge that you really can’t see.  Scoot left and up 
to the platform.  Now, I don’t quite remember where Prince got 
that dagger, or whatever it is he’s holding, but it apparently doesn’t 
do ANY damage, as these bandit guys never turned yellow for me, 
after I hit them with a few of my favorite moves.  With the Lion 
Sword, it took maybe three or four solid hits to get rid of them.  I 
gave up in frustration and just ran along the left wall to the next 
beam.  Don’t overshoot it.  I ignored the next two guys as well and 
just dropped down and scooted left   Get on the beam there and 
walk out.  Jump to the next one.  Walk along to the right, jump to 
the next one.  Walk to the platform.

I ignored these four fools also, cursing the tiny piece of equipment 
that was now my sword.  I’ll get you later, bandits.  And your little 
dogs, too.  Run up the left wall to the ladder.  Climb up, jump 
back, climb up, jump back, then scoot right to the doorway.  A 
sword!  Now, how do we reach it?  

The Scorpion Sword, the Dahaka, and the Past

Let’s try that hallway there, after a drink and save.  There are a lot 
of guys at the end, and what appears to be a Bondage version of 
the harlequin girls of yore.  They have an attack that apparently 
bypasses your block from the front, so they really are not going to 
be your favorite type of enemy.  Or maybe that dagger thing is so 
piddling that it can’t block.  Let’s not mess with them right now – I 
want to wait until we get that sword down there.  Let’s move along 
to the opening there instead, and climb out onto the beams.

As is traditional, the network of beams there for your use crumbles 
away before you can reach them. Well, at least you weren’t ON 
them when their integrity gave way.  Move to your left.  One of the 
new BDSM chicks is waiting to make your acquaintance.  These 
cat-woman clones are a little better at this beam business than their 
red-garbed cousins, so you may take a few hits while trying to give 
her what-for.  At least you won’t die if you mess up.  Remember, 
jump over her attack with A, respond with B.  That’s all I know 
about it.  At the next platform, after another encounter, go to the 
beam on your right.  The left beam falls away, so jump straight out 
to the next one.  Walk to the next platform.  To your left, you can 
run across the wall, but there’s another BDSM chick waiting.  
Whip out your puny dagger-thing and take her out as you’re 
running   No mean feat.  I don’t know about you, but I was out of 
sand tanks, and the fall will kill you if you mess up.  Run along to 
the next platform, and from there to the red curtain.  Jump back for 
the next curtain and down to the bottom.

Damn you, Dahaka!!!!  Howl in frustration.  Pause if you have to 
take extra time to stomp around your living room.  Hey, get a drink 
while you’re at it.  No, a real one, in real life.  I’d say you’ve 
earned one. 

Yet Another Dahaka Chase: Now, it’s time to get out of here.  
Forget the barrels – I tried.  No sand.  Book it down those stairs.  
As if we even had time to wait around and suck up sand.  Run 
across the wall on the left side and down the next stair, staying in 
the middle to avoid the barrels.  No, I didn’t check all these guys 
for sand, but I really doubt you have the time to look for sand now.  
Keep running down the stairs, run across the wall, and eventually 
you get through the curtain of water with minimal fuss.  Drink, 
save, activate portal, get the Wind of Fate, your new ground attack.

Now, we’re in the Past again, and the traps are once more 
activated.  But your sand tanks have been refilled, so why not.  The 
wall on your right can’t be run across, so you’ll have to take the 
left and avoid the spiked poles.  Jump back at the end if you have 
to.  Run up the stairs and past the rotating double-blade to the left.  
The right’s an alcove.  Now for some floor buzz saws.  Just stay to 
one side and run when they’re both gone.  Now for an odd one.  A 
retracting block as your only way across a spiked pit, but a rolling 
log threatening to sweep you off the top.  The way I handled this 
one was to jump to the retracting block when the log was absent, 
run to the other side and drop down, then jump back for the hall.

Up the stairs, the easiest way to pass this one is to move into the 
alcove on your left when the floor blades are gone, then move to 
the alcove to the north, or just run through at the right time.  Hit 
the button and go through the door.  Say it with me now: 
HALLELUJAH!  A SWORD!  And not just any sword, the sword 
that breaks walls!  Life just took a turn for the better.  There’s also 
a number of bandits here for you to break in your new sword on.  
Kill them all!  There’s also sand in the pots here, but the bandits 
will give you sand, so I doubt you’ll need it.  Rewind damage to 
your health, as sand is less valuable than health right now.

There’s a small exit to this room that leads to a dead end and a hole 
in the ceiling that you just can’t reach.  Head through the now-
open door to the next room.  The button here opens a door, but it 
closes much too fast for you to get through, even with Slow Time.  
So turn the lever and let in some new baddies.  

These are what – zombie bandits?  They look and sound meaner 
than any of the baddies we’ve really encountered, and they hit 
harder and block better, to boot.  Look out for these guys.  After 
some of their combos, Prince’s block is broken, so try and dodge 
more than you block.  They can also work well in groups, which is 
just bad news for you.  Even the pole-swing doesn’t really faze 
them.  Wall jump them and jump over them to finish them off, 
being always mindful of where they are, and how much damage 
they’re doing to you.

Okay, now all the doors except that last one are open.  There’s an 
artwork chest in one, and a crate in the other.  Drag the crate to the 
button and head through.  Jump to the ladder and slide down.  One 
zombie bandit and two regular bandits here.  Take care of them 
and move to the trap hall.  Roll under the wall slicer (your timing 
is good, yes?) and past the dual-bladed rotaters.  Unfortunately, 
you now have to contend with floor blades as well.  There’s not 
much I can say that will help you, but if you’re really stuck, try 
running along the wall to bypass that whole mess.  In the next 
room, turn the rotating lever 180 degrees to release some baddies.  
I don’t know about you, but I wasn’t in the mood.  Hit the button 
to activate the spikes to get rid of them in shorter order.  There’s 
another button in one of the rooms they came out of that will open 
the door – you may need Slow Time in order to get through it, 
though.

Three zombie bandits in here, and they’re out for blood.  
Amazingly enough, with all his agility, you can land Prince in that 
spiked pit, so watch out for it.  There’s an artwork chest in one of 
the cells, get it before you go on.  Turn the rotating lever on the 
other side and get a drink and save.  Run out along the wall and 
jump back and forth to the top.  Hey, we’re back in the room where 
we got the scorpion sword!  Hey, there’s a huge golem waiting for 
us!

Huge Iron Golem Tactics: Same tactics here, but this guy has 
WAY more health.  He’s got a big boss bar down at the bottom, 
and he can take a lot of punishment before he goes down.  This 
makes it essential for you to learn how to dodge his hands – 
because he can take a number of blows to the head, but YOU can’t 
take that many toss-arounds before you expire.  So, when he stops 
wobbling around and strikes a pose, quickly discern what angle 
he’s standing at in order to push the control stick away from the 
direction he’s about to grab.  For instance, he stops and stands with 
his right foot forward and right shoulder higher than his left.  He’s 
going to reach around with his right hand, likely.  Push the 
controller toward his left shoulder, and down, and he will miss.  
Careful, he may immediately reach in with his left hand, and 
you’ve got to dodge again.  Don’t dodge until he starts to reach for 
you, because if you slide to his left shoulder before he’s reaching, 
he may just reach with his left instead of his right and grab you 
quickly.  Since those throws do the most damage, those are 
probably what you want to rewind, at least to get in a few more 
hits. 

After you beat him, a ladder comes down in the room that he came 
out of.  Run up the wall and grab it, it’s on the left of the entrance 
as you come in.  When you reach the top, there’s an artwork chest 
and a button.  Hit the button and run through the door to face some 
zombie bandits.  

HEALTH UPGRADE 4:  Take the time to kill those zombie 
bandits and take their sand.  There are two break-able walls here – 
one has a button inside, and the other, the door.  You’ve got the 
sand, so activate Stop Time if it pleases you and run through the 
door.  The button here opens the doorway back, and in the next 
stairwell, there are two vertical logs.  Like I’ve said before, these 
hallways are mostly up to your own skills, and nothing I can say 
will really help.  But I’ll try.  Between these two logs is a very 
small space where Prince can stand safely.  Proceed with caution.  
Take a moment to survey the next hall.  Spikes on the floor: check.  
Wall blades: check.  Spiked logs at the end: check.  At the rotating 
logs, you can’t see it, but you’ll want to go into the hall on their 
right.  Next.  Spiked floor, bladed walls, more rotating logs.  Run 
when they are closest to you and move into the alcove of safety to 
their left.  Then run across to the stairs and roll by the logs there.  
Take whatever hits you have to, because when you get the 
upgrade, your health is magically restored.

Back into the balcony-hall.  See that red curtain there?  Looks like 
we’ll be back here later.  Head into the next hall, forward and on 
your left.  Once into this hallway, run to the very end and run up 
the wall and jump back for a beam.  It’s the wall with an ugly face 
on it.  Prince can make it, just keep trying.  Jump to the wall again 
to a ledge and climb up.  You can jump back out toward the hall, 
but there doesn’t appear to be anything over there. 

Jump back for the next beam and across for the next ledge.  Yes!  
Prince can make that!  Stop asking!  Jump back for a beam and 
some blessed water.  Run up any of the walls and jump back to 
grab the beam.  Walk to the top of the T end and go right.  Jump to 
the wall on Prince’s left and jump back to catch the beam 
overhead.  Do it again to reach a hall.  You’ll be ambushed by 
BDSM chicks here – introduce them to the Scorpion Sword.

Cat-Girl Strategy:  This is from the board, I forget who posted it, 
but I found it to be a good trick.  Props to the guy who mentioned 
it, but I don’t remember who it was.  The Cat-Girls (BDSM chicks) 
seem to be particularly susceptible to the Strangulation move that 
Prince does beautifully.  Hurl whatever weapon you’ve got at them 
– you’ll need a free hand.  Hold down Y to grab the nearest one 
and mash X to grind them to dust.  The other will generally (not 
always – best to keep the others in front of you by dragging the one 
you’ve got around as a human shield, just hold Y) stand around 
stupidly while you make those terrible noises of strangulation.  
Before Prince releases his victim, she’ll be down to yellow at the 
least, and you can take care of her with just about any move after 
that.  You even get a sword automatically for your troubles.  One 
thought – someone said that the gory moves are disabled if you 
disable the ‘blood’ feature, so who knows if you’ll be able to slice 
off their heads from behind if you’ve turned it off.

The Library, v2.0

If you didn’t have enough fun in the library of Sands of Time, 
here’s your chance.  First off, the welcome wagon.  No less than 4 
zombie bandits and about 2 BDSM chicks.  You can’t really see 
more than two at a time or so, because they jump around too much.  
Also, I was heavily beset upon, so I wasn’t counting noses – I was 
fighting for my life!  Wall-jump and jump over the zombie bandits 
to get out of the midst of fray – these guys aren’t too block-able.  
The zombie bandits can break your block, and the BDSMs can 
jump on your back even if you are blocking and drink your blood.  
DON’T jump over the chicks – they generally don’t stand around 
for that kind of foolishness. 

If you try and stay in one place, you may avoid the BDSMs from 
entering the fray until you’ve taken care of the zombie bandits.  
That would be helpful, to say the least

Now, when you’re finished with them, you can run into the alcove 
there and turn the rotating lever, but all it does is open up the wall 
you came through and close the one you’re going to, so it’s not 
much good to us right now.  The next one is, however, so run 
across the hall to the next alcove and turn that one to reveal some 
more foes and a new area.  Kill those two zombie bandits and 
smash the pots if you like.  Run into the next room and run up the 
wall for a weight platform.  It will open the door back a ways.  
You can actually make it out of the room, turn the rotating lever to 
move the walls, and through that door before it closes.  Really.

Up the ladder, and you fight two BDSMs.  There’s an artwork 
chest in the left corridor, and the next path is on the right.  One 
more BDSM, two zombie bandits, and two more BDSMs down 
that path.  Now, where you see those golden bars, Prince can pull 
out those bookshelves and use them to bounce back and forth to 
the top.  Then run across the wall for the bar and jump back for the 
beam.  Jump to the next beam and walk.  Nice lighting effect on 
those windows, there.  At the end, jump to Prince’s left for a bar.  
Leap over to the wall, where you have to drop, scoot, THEN climb 
up.  Scoot to the beam and pull yourself up.  Walk to the end, let 
yourself down.  Get the artwork chest at the end of the hall, then go 
back out to the doorway and edge out to Prince’s left (your right).  
Climb up onto the ledge and jump back for the rail.  Walk along 
that beam, kill the BDSM that gets in your way.  Walk all the way 
around and jump to the next one (on your right).  Now, you could 
walk around and jump to the platform on the left.  That’d be the 
obvious path.  But you want that health.  I can see it in your eyes.

HEALTH UPGRADE 5:  Walk around the beam to your right 
(counter-clockwise) and at the end, jump right to catch a ledge.  
Drop down to the bottom and hang.  Scoot right and move to the 
end.  Jump up through the small opening in the wall.  Walk out 
along the beam, jump right to catch a ledge.  Drop down to the 
floor.  At the next stair there will be a log and a rotating blade.  
You must run along the wall and jump back.  No problem. Next 
up, there’s a moving log.  No problems.  Now, there’s a spiked 
floor, floor blades, and ominously spinning logs.  Great.  After 
that, there’s two stationary logs on a stair – one low and one high.  
Run over the first and drop down before you run into the second.  
Even if you do get hit, it’s fine, because there’s the health pedestal 
thing.

Head back to that circular beam and make your way around it in a 
clockwise fashion.  Jump to the platform there.  There’s a beam 
that stretches across the archway on your left from there, a BDSM 
awaits.  Kill her, then move up to the middle of the beam and make 
a right.  Walk to the end of that beam and jump straight out for the 
doorway you were shown earlier.  There’s an artwork chest down 
there in the hall, you know I just had to go down and get it.  
There’s a box down there you can move around and climb on, 
though, so you can run up the wall and jump back to get back on 
the beams. 

At the next hall, Prince suggests you hurry up.  I’d going to have to 
say that something like that, said by a character, never actually 
compels me to get anywhere faster.  In fact, I’m pretty sure I’ll be 
taking a detour or two to get some secrets. 

Run along the right wall for a bar, then jump past the rolling log to 
the next.  Jump from there to the platform.  Yes.  Prince can make 
that.  Along the next wall, you’ll have to go through a cat-woman / 
BDSM.  You can do that, right?  At the next platform, a beast 
comes out of no where to challenge you.  Odd.  Guess they just 
don’t want you to forget about them.  Now kill him.  Break 
through the next wall to find yourself…

Back in the Mechanical Tower

Fantastic.  Sand to your right.  Climb up onto the platform, reorient 
yourself.  The exit is just to the right, through those rapidly-
spinning gears, remember?  Head out and all the way back to the 
Central Hall.  You DO remember how to get there, right?  On my 
way back, I bypassed that iron golem (they just don’t pay me 
enough to make it worth my while) and introduced the ghouls to 
my new sword.  They die in one hit.  It was satisfying.  Alright.  It 
is now time to get…

All the Upgrades I Missed Before

HEALTH UPGRADE 6: Okay, back in the Central Hall, turn the 
rotating lever to the south (toward the thing you put the serpent 
sword in the first place).  Go directly to the right (or west) of that 
rounded mechanism and let yourself down onto a platform slightly 
lower than the rest of the floor.  Hang off the side and jump back 
and forth (to the north) between those two plane surfaces and keep 
jumping back and forth until you make it safely to the bottom.  Go 
ahead and try and figure this one out.  I’ll wait.  Can’t get it?  
Betcha didn’t think of this: Climb down to that next platform 
down.  Run along the wall on your (as the camera shows it) right, 
which should be toward the south, if my directions are still right.  
When you get to the end, jump back, then jump back and forth, 
back up to the next platform.  NOW, run again to the left, as the 
camera shows it, and when you get to the end THERE, jump back 
and forth to let yourself DOWN, until Prince grabs hold of that 
inconspicuous ledge there.  Scoot around and you’ll be in the hall, 
where they have the gall to make you face traps after all the 
trickery you performed to get this far.

Alright then.  Bring it on.  Run as efficiently as possible through 
this hall of spikes.  Avoid the rotating blade when the moving log 
starts rolling AWAY from you.  Run over the stationary log, drop 
under the horizontal roller, roll under the up and down roller.  
Alternatively, take damage and just obtain the upgrade.

The Red Sword: Here, also, you can get some special, red-colored 
sword.  I’m not sure what that thing is, and the game doesn’t really 
tell you.  There’s just a question mark.  When you come out of the 
trap hall, climb up to your left (right of the doorway) and hack 
open the wall behind the falling sand.  There’s a weapon rack 
there, and you can smash it and pick up the weapon.  You CAN 
throw it away, however, since it’s still a secondary weapon, and 
that’s accidentally what I did with it.  Oh well. 

To get back up to the Central Hall, simply jump across, run up the 
wall, and jump back and forth.

I went all the way back to the Water Tower after that, and behind 
the mysterious broken wall I mentioned before, there was only an 
artwork chest.  Graarh.  AND I still don’t know how to get that 
artwork chest way out there in the drainage behind that gate.  I’ll 
figure you out, damn you, puzzle.  I will. 

Another Lap Around the Fortress

This will take you past the rest of the upgrades and a few more 
artwork chests.  If you want to know how worth it this is, I’m 
pretty sure you need all 9 upgrades for a different ending and the 
ultimate sword.  Also, if you have them all, your health bar will be 
a double blue ring, instead of a single one.  That’s a whole lot of 
health.  For future reference, I’m not going to mention any of the 
artwork chests that I’ve already opened, because I’m pretty sure I 
mentioned them all when we came across them the first time.

Go back to the Central Hall and turn the rotating lever to the south 
(I think). Then get up to the balcony and keep going. I assume you 
know by now how to get there. Get back to the room where you 
spent a lot of time trying to open the door.  

HEALTH UPGRADE 7: Remember how I had mentioned that one 
of the gates look breakable?  Well it is, now that you have the 
scorpion sword – told you we’d be back. Hope up onto the bar and 
climb your all the way to that gate. You’ll know it when you see it, 
there’s a crate inside. Bust it open with the scorpion sword and 
enter. There is an artwork chest as well as the crate in there. Drag 
the crate out, place it against the only remaining intact wall. Get up 
on the crate, run up that wall, jump back and then jump back again 
to catch hold of a ledge. On the platform, run up and hit the button, 
activate Slow Time, run through the door. Now you will find 
yourself in a trap-hall. 

Two fast moving rolling logs… no problem. A floor of spikes, a 
chasm of 2 rolling logs with more spikes…no problem. A rotating 
blade, floor of spikes, and rolling log…again, no problem. In the 
next hall, follow the rolling log down the hall staying behind the 
center one when the 2 outer ones begin to roll back, move to your 
right to avoid the center one as it too begin to come back at you. In 
the last hallway you’ll encounter: a rotating blade, floor spikes, a 
rolling log and a rotating blade at the end. There’s your upgrade.   

In order to get back out of the hallway, climb up onto the stone 
next to the door and run up the wall.  Climb over.  Now continue 
onwards to the room where you beat Shahdee.  There is an artwork 
chest on your right as you enter. On your left you can climb up that 
level. Once you’re on top of the rubble, you can run to the ledge.  
Climb around until you can jump back for the platform where you 
beat Shahdee. 

HEALTH UPGRADE 8: Run towards the altar and grab it with R 
and pull back. This will open a secret door behind the altar. 
Proceed down the stairs in the first hall: Spiked floor and two 
rolling doors at the end. The Second corridor features: a spiked 
floor, rolling log and dual rotating blades at the end. Third 
corridor?  Floor spikes, chasm with wall blades, spiked floor and 
rotating blade at the end. The final corridor: spiked floor, 
horizontal roller back and forth and horizontal roller up and down.   
Claim your health.

Keep going around that circuit that brings you back to the Central 
Hall.  If things are different, that’s probably the result of some 
Dahaka chase a while ago.  Nothing should stump you, everything 
should still be pretty obvious.

On your way back, you remember the first crow guy you 
encountered in the present?  In that same courtyard in the Past (just 
beyond the door that’s STILL closed and you STILL have to climb 
around to open) you can use the same method to jump up to the 
next level like you did in the Present.  There are scattered ghouls 
around, but they are seriously a joke now.  Anyhow, up there 
you’ll find some intact balconies and stairwells. 

HEALTH UPGRADE 9: To the left of the long stairway up, there 
are some barrels, smash them and there is a button on the other 
side. You’ll need to activate Slow Time as you press the button, 
then run up the stairway. Roll under the low grate at the top, it will 
lead you to a trap hall. In the first hallway: more spikes, rotating 
blade, and retracting block. Second hallway: rotating blade, floor 
spikes, 2 retracting blocks, and more spikes. Final hallway: 
rotating blade, floor spikes, retracting block, floor spikes, rotating 
blade. Claim health. 

To get back out, trigger the button and roll under the gutter once 
more. Back outside, get the artwork chest in the corner but don’t 
go through the closed door on your right, which will lead you back 
into the last room. Instead, just drop down to the lower lever and 
run on through to the fortress and make your way back to the 
central hall. Now it’s time to go to the throne room, since we’ve 
found all 9 upgrades.  You can make it there on your own, yes?

Finally, the Throne Room  

When you’re back in the throne room you should be able to get the 
Water Sword, since you’ve gotten all 9 upgrades.  Also, and this 
could be important for you – the ending is different if you have the 
Water Sword than if you don’t.  That’s the compulsive gamer in 
me talking, obviously.

The Choice of No Return (The Two Endings)

1)  Take the Water Sword.  Do a little dance, make a little love, get 
down – anyway.  You can be a little more dignified about it than 
me if you want, but that thing DOES do some massive damage to 
every enemy you will encounter in the future.  It will brutalize 
things in ways that cannot be discussed in front of polite company.  
So take it and laugh maniacally, but remember to save in a 
different slot.
2)  Leave the Water Sword for now (avoid the pedestal entirely), 
because we’ll be back.  Get the Water Sword just before the end, 
so you won’t have to backtrack very far to change your ending.  
You might have more problems with enemies from here to the end, 
though, because the Water Sword is just THAT much more 
powerful.  There is, however, only one more boss monster before 
then end, I’ll give you that hint.  If you’re having too much 
difficulty with enemies, try walking by them instead of fighting.  
Violence never solved anything anyway, right?  And, once you 
have plenty of sand to spare, be cheap and activate Ravages of 
Time, or Slow Time continually to prevent yourself from taking 
damage and making your battles zoom by.

Once you’ve made your decision, go through the newly opened 
door and close the door behind you by rotating the lever.  I’m not 
sure what that accomplished, to be honest.  

Now I’m going to be specific here, because I was skewered many 
times by this trap.  Run along the right-hand wall, WHEN both the 
wall blades AND rotating log are going upwards.  Run 
immediately when you are able to make it under the blades.  Just 
AFTER you reach the slot where the log is moving up and down, 
jump back onto the small platform and immediately hang down to 
avoid the log as it returns. It might be helpful to use Slow Time – I 
wouldn’t know, I was out of sand for some reason.  When it’s 
clear, climb up onto the platform and jump for the next. You will 
end up back in the throne room. 

Bust through the wall there and head for our next time portal. Here 
Prince will come up with a new plan, and despite any doubt that 
you might have, you have no choice but to go along. Activate the 
portal to receive your final sand tank. 

Getting the Mask (The Face of Time)

In the next room, there are some new baddies, but they seem pretty 
tame.  They look like wolves, they leap at you, they climb on 
walls, but at least they don’t explode or block or TALK or 
anything annoying like that.  If they’ve got you surrounded, and 
they usually do, alternate between them often to make sure they 
don’t gear up for an attack.

Run up the wall to the platform, run across the wall to the ledge – I 
get the feeling you’re an expert by now, right?  Run across another 
wall and whip out your swords on the wolf standing there.  Or just 
hurl your secondary weapon at him.  Run up the wall there to grab 
a ledge, edge left, jump back.  In the next hall, drop down into the 
water there, jump up to the ridge and scoot your way up to the 
other side.

Leap to the next platform.  It’s huge, so you might expect a 
colossal encounter with some gigantic bad-ass, but no.  Just some 
ghosts and some more of those wolves.  I’d say go after the ghosts 
first, since they go down in one hit, but the wolves go down in 
three (with the Water Sword), so it doesn’t particularly matter.  
Just chase them all down and take their sand.  Jump to the next hall 
and drink and save.

You can see what looks like the mask just on the other side of that 
gate there.  Roll through the low opening and run down the hall.  
You’ll be ambushed by two more wolves, but I really don’t see any 
trouble with dispatching them, so move on toward that button.  Fill 
up on sand from the bottles if you don’t have full sand.  Hit the 
button and jump to the platform that comes out.  Run along the 
wall and jump back for a column.  Did you see it?  I didn’t.  I just 
ran on faith.  It’s amazing how you can do that in this game.  
Climb up the column, then jump back toward the wall, jumping 
back and forth until you reach the top.  Walk along the beam and 
jump for the bar.  Jump at the button and immediately jump back.  
Swing back to the beam and walk back out.  There’ll be a platform 
there now.  Get on it before it retracts.

Does this remind you of Sands of Time?  The prison area?  
Anyway, run over to the bar, swing to the button, jump back.  
Swing to the platform before it retracts, run to the beam.  Jump for 
the button, jump back.  Walk to the left and jump sideways for the 
platform.  Run (purely on faith, again) along the wall and keep 
running until he grabs a bar.  Swing to the wall, jump back and 
he’ll catch that curtain.  Faith!  Slide down and jump off before the 
end.

Three wolves here, still no problems.  Bust the wall and continue.  
Across the gap there and out onto the balcony, run to your left 
(Prince’s right) to the ledge.  Scoot left, climb up and over the 
obstruction, hang down again and keep scooting left.  Jump back 
and continue down the hall and across the chasm.  Jump to the 
curtain there, and you have made it to the Mask.  I did a premature 
celebration here – let me advise you not to break out the chips and 
dip quite yet.

The Sand Wraith (A Second Chance)

What!!?!?!?  This time travel business is too damned confusing.  
Also, Prince’s – or should I say Wraith’s – health bar decreases 
with time, but it seems that your sand tanks will now regenerate, 
and pretty quickly, too.  Water will still do the trick in terms of life 
saving, however, so drink every chance you get and rewind any 
significant damage.  Holy Sands of Regeneration, Batman!

Second Chance, Part I – Present

So… what’s the plan?  Kill our other self?  Then go on and drag 
Kaileena to the Present and kill her there?  Make it to the Central 
Hall, even if it seems that we will die?  We’ll worry about that 
when we get there.  Prince’s half-baked schemes reveal him to be 
slightly maniacal after these many years with the Dahaka after 
him.  Let’s just worry about HOW we’re getting to the Central 
Hall for now, and remember to have Farah enroll Prince in some 
therapy when we get home – if we get outta this mess.

Now, you don’t really have time to waste, but there are about six 
wolves who want to take a pound of wraith-iness out of you.  Get 
rid of them, then run up the far wall on the right and jump back to 
a bar and swing to the other side.  At the end, jump back from the 
slanted wall to grab the column.  Jump to the handholds, scoot 
right and drop down.  Jump back for the beam.  Walk to the hall.  
Roll under the logs.  Run across the chasm when the log’s rolling 
away and jump back for the ledge.  Drop down with X and hang to 
wait for it to move away or just immediately roll under it or scoot 
inwards to avoid it as it rolls overhead.  

At the next doorway, drop down and scoot right to a short beam.  
Jump right and avoid the sweeping blade, hang down if you need 
to avoid it.  Jump again and DON’T climb up to get a face full of 
wall blade – scoot right instead.  In the next hall, the wall slicers 
are too low for you to roll under, so you’ll have to run down the 
left side and then move right when they pass.  Drink.  Save.  
Activate Portals.  Receive Cyclone of Fate, last and strongest of 
the ground attacks.

Second Chance, Part II – Past

Prince-Wraith starts in on some crazy talk, but then, look at what’s 
happened to the guy.  Move outside, where the traps are about the 
same and still active.  However, on the next wall, BOTH wall 
blades are moving, so you’ll have to jump both of them and hang 
down in the center, then leap up and jump to the next beam and 
then back.  I took a lot of damage doing this.  Anyhow, scoot right 
all the way to the archway and go in.

Run after the log and drop down to hang.  Scoot right to the end, 
still facing the wall.  Climb up when it’s clear and run up the wall 
for a ledge.  Pull up and go right some more.  Now, two more wall 
blades.  Jump back when it’s clear, and here you’ll have to do a lot 
of jump ups and hang downs in order to squeeze by the blades to 
the ground on the other side.

Through the next door, you don’t really have time to wait for these 
stupid logs to get into synch.  Roll under the whole lot of them 
when they’re about all at the halfway point, jump to the other side.  
Drink and be merry.  Well, as merry as a Sand Wraith can be.

Grab the artwork chest before you go on.  It’s right behind you.  
Alright.  Back out onto the big platform, and this time, there IS a 
big boss battle awaiting you.

Gigantic Griffin Strategy:  Actually, he’s not too tough.  He does 
surprisingly little damage for such a huge cat, and it’s pretty 
obvious when he’s about to swat at you, and you can roll away. 
The tail is probably a bit harder to dodge, but at least that doesn’t 
knock you out of the ring.  The biggest issue here is probably time.  
You don’t really have the leisure to sit around all day hacking 
ineffectually at this guy.  Really, though, with all those upgrades, 
you’re just about un-killable.  I just took whatever hits he felt he 
needed to dish out, and kept chopping at his flanks until he died.  
Use Slow Time liberally to save your health, as I can’t see any 
downside to wasting your sand tanks – they just keep coming 
back!  He can’t really do anything against you if you’re moving 
twice as fast as he is.  He will probably fly up a couple of times 
and swoop down at you.  I don’t know if there’s a way you can 
force him back to the ground – I tried hitting him and throwing 
weapons at him, but nothing seemed to work for me.  He’ll 
eventually land on his own, and his dives are pretty easy to dodge 
with A.

When he dies, he’ll knock down a path for you to jump to – but the 
way back is now unattainable, it seems.  No water for us, I guess.  
Jump over and climb up.  Run up the right-side pillar and scoot 
around to the right.  Jump back and forth to the top, run to the 
ledge on the left.  Scoot left, climb over rubble, scoot left, jump 
back.  Go in the doorway and run along the left wall and jump 
back for the bar.  Swing to the curtain, jump off for the bar and the 
bottom, swing to the next curtain, let yourself fall to the ledge.  
Edge around to the doorway.  

I really abused Slow Time in the next hall.  I thought: Why not?  I 
don’t have the health to waste, anyway. You need to run by some 
wall slicers on the opposite wall, haul yourself up and avoid a floor 
blade, and get by a log that’s rolling up and down to pull yourself 
up onto the next ledge.  I edged close to the next stationary log and 
ran up the opposite wall and jumped back to bypass it.  Through 
the next door, we FINALLY get to that artwork chest we were 
shown so long ago.  I told you I’d be back for you, damned 
artwork chest!  You will never escape your fate – okay, enough. 
Walk across the beams and go get it before you run up the ramp to 
the gate.  There’s a button just there that will open it for you and 
take you back to the courtyard area of the water tower.

There are guys here once more, but the Water Sword can take them 
all out with one hit, so have fun with that.  Or just ignore them, 
whatever.  Make your way back to the Central Hall.  You can 
handle that, right?  Take a drink at the bottom of the Garden 
Entrance Hall – if your health holds out that far.

Not Again! (The Path of the Sand Wraith)

Once back in the Central Hall, we again ponder what has happened 
to the time line.  It’s very confusing.  Prince-Wraith is in some 
time that may be named the past-squared, since it’s BEFORE he 
even showed up on the island in the future… Oh forget it.  Suffice 
it to say, we want Kaileena – dead.  She goes back into the throne 
room, but Wraith is left stranded at the top!  Nooooo!  We’ll have 
to find another way.  Time for another loop around the fortress.  
Arrgh!

Backtrack to the Water Tower once more.  We’ll want to head to 
the Present, but you’ll notice that all our hard work in opening the 
doorway to the portal has now been undone!  But that’s no 
problem, because the ladder to the upper levels is still mysteriously 
down.  That must have been retracted somehow before Prince 
shows up in the Water Tower later/earlier?  Get back on that ladder 
and make your way through to the portal to the future.

Go to Present, Do Not Pass Go

Here, we will wonder how to get all the way back to the throne 
room, but the Dahaka interrupts us.  We take the long, painful way 
down the tower, and luckily, end up in a pool of water.  You’ll 
have to navigate some traps while wading through water, but what 
does it matter if you get hit – you’re standing knee-deep in water!  
You’ll have to kill a harlequin on the next wall, but they no longer 
pose you too much threat.

You’ll find yourself back in a familiar room, but at a spot where 
you’ve never been before.  Run along the wall to the rope, and then 
grab the curtain and jump off.  Follow the familiar way, but 
perhaps my memory fails me, but it seems different.  When you 
jump to the top of the pillar and scoot around, you can keep 
scooting onto a beam.  Was that there before?  Or is that later?  
Very confused.  Just continue.  Climb up and face down another 
harlequin and pull yourself up the next pillar face.  Jump back for a 
bar and over to the next pillar.  Scoot left and jump back for the 
platform.  Climb up on the rock there, run up the wall and jump 
back and forth.  Kill those guys and hit the button.  Slow Time to 
get through the gate, and run through to the next hall.  Climb into 
the blasted room, run up the wall for a ledge.  You remember this 
place, right?  Climb up the ledges and past the now-pathetic traps 
to the time portal.

Before-Past Past (and Other Deja-Vu)

Navigate your way backwards through all these traps and halls and 
such.  I’m sure you remember your way, so I won’t bore you with 
the details.  In fact, it’s even easier to go backwards, since 
sometimes you can just drop down and bypass tricky traps.  And 
new floors are around, since you haven’t rearranged the geography 
yet, so you can often just run by.  Back in the room where you beat 
Shahdee, once more, you’ll see that harem full of harlequins again, 
but they’re hardly even a moment’s annoyance, anymore.  The new 
thing here is the button at the end of the corridor, which activates a 
gate and a plankway.  Run back down the corridor, and you will 
see a scene with the Empress and Shahdee.  Have a quick deja-vu 
moment with yourself and head through the gate.

Hey, do you realize that when Shahdee dies, the last thing she says 
is: “Fool!  You cannot change your fate!” and Prince thinks to 
himself how odd it is that she knows of his mission.  Really, she’s 
talking to Kaileena.  We’re finding out all kinds of neat things this 
way, aren’t we?  Alright, move along.

Start running on the wall far back from the rolling log to make it 
over.  Run along the next right hand wall for the rope, dodging the 
log.  Climb up and jump back for the next rope, run between the 
wall blades.  Run between the next wall blades and jump back at 
the end to avoid the dual-rotating blades.  Run between a final pair 
of wall blades and drink. 

The Cliffs of Fate (They Should Call Them That)

Roll under the wall and beat up large amounts of people.  I hope 
you’re not having trouble with any of this, because I have the 
Water Blade, and everything falls before me!  Best not to lose any 
health, though, it will be a while before I guide you to a fountain.  
One of the beasts will blow open a hole in the wall, head on 
through.  Drop down to the curtain and slide down.  Jump off for a 
bar.  It’s gonna break, but you can let it and fall to the next bar 
down.  This one, though, you want to swing forward to the mast 
(column).  From here, immediately move (you remember how to 
quick-jump from the columns?  Hold in a direction and press A 
and Wraith will leap for it without doing the Monkey Shuffle) to 
the column to the south (as the camera shows it) then to the one on 
the east, and finally to the platform north of you.  There will be a 
whole host of the upgraded bad guys here.  They don’t go down as 
fast as the wimps we’ve been fighting lately, but they go down 
faster than usual.

You’re a spot called the Cliffs, and the game’s no longer going out 
of it’s way to show you where to go next.  Run up the end of the 
right side wall and jump back for a branch (bar).  You may have to 
bust up those bottles first.  Swing to the top of the wall and run 
along the right side wall to a rope.  Run for the curtain, jump back 
for a branch (bar).  Swing up to the next bar, swing to the wall.  
Jump back and forth to the top.  Bust up the artwork chest and 
anyone that shows their face.  

Hang off the edge and drop down for a ledge, then a curtain.  Jump 
off at the end for a bar, which is about to break away.  Jump off 
toward the wall, and I mean IMMEDIATELY.  Jump back off the 
wall for another bar on the same mast, which is still about to break 
away.  Jump IMMEDIATELY to the column; keep jumping to the 
walkway, which is ALSO going to break away.  Run to the end; 
make a left at the corner, run along the wall to the next walkway, 
which is ALSO going to break away.  Run along it and run along 
the left wall and jump back for a bar.  This bar is NOT going to 
break, it seems, so take a breather.

Now flip to the next breakaway walkway, run to the wall and run 
up.  Jump back for the next.  Pull yourself up and run along the 
right wall before it breaks away.  Nail the harlequin girl on the 
wall, and touch down on the far rocks.  You have JUST enough 
time to hit the artwork chest and bust the wall before this rock 
breaks away.

Inside, you need to run across the wall when the wall blades have 
retracted toward you.  Slice up the harlequin and catch hold of the 
far side – but don’t pull yourself up until you’re clear of all blades.  
Run by the rotating blade and down the hall.  

Here, you’ll want to run up the wall without blades just as they’re 
coming down to the bottom.  You’ll be able to hop your way up 
the wall with them trailing along merrily behind you.  The next 
four floor blades are moving way fast.  You can make it, but you 
might as well Slow Time to save yourself the trouble.  Run along 
the next right-hand wall and jump back for the ledge.  Drop down 
under the blade and scoot left.  When it’s clear, climb up and jump 
back, hang down.  I had to use Slow Time for that.

In the next hall, there’s another freaky deja-vu moment and an 
artwork chest.  Go back for it.  Hey, we’re back in the courtyard 
where we fought the first crow guy.  I remember seeing these 
columns and wondering.  Finally, some water!
 
The Lava Room (Mirrored Fates)

Through the next array of logs, ghouls, and spiked corridors, you’ll 
need to jump to some ledges patrolled by numerous wall blades.  
Climb down carefully.  The next chasm is patrolled by two logs 
and wall blades on both sides.  Time that carefully.

In the next room, that glowing red stuff is not sand, but LAVA.  
Don’t run into it.  And watch out for beasts – they lurk about here 
someplace.  There is an artwork chest in the alcove on the left side. 
And one behind the pillar on the right side.  There’s a button on a 
wall here as well, to help you take out the numerous zombie 
bandits and BDSMs that will try and smoke you.  I got the feeling 
that you could roll under the rotating blades and thereby decimate 
anyone following you, but Prince-Wraith is somewhat 
undependable with A when he has his swords out.  He doesn’t 
always roll, so the gamble was simply too great.  You don’t want 
to take much damage at all, since you’ll have to get the mechanism 
moving after you get rid of these guys.  Or, again, you can ignore 
them completely.

Climb up a ladder on the far side from where you entered.  Run 
past the wall blade to a few bars and another platform.  Turn the 
lever on this platform to the north (as the camera shows it) so the 
pipes are connected.  Walk across the beam and do the same with 
the next lever.  Now, the lava should be out of the way so you can 
run along the wall and jump back for a column.  On the next 
platform there’s an artwork chest, and you can jump back to the 
previous platform right past the flow of lava.  Before you leave this 
platform, you want the lever facing south (as the camera shows it).

Run across the wall past two blades and move the pipes again 
(point to the south).  Jump across to the final platform and move 
the lever (point north).  Climb up the rubble and run up the wall.  
Drink!

If you followed my instructions and the pipes did not connect up 
and lower the platform, I don’t know how much more I can do for 
you.  I’ll tell you this, though.  The lava comes out from the south 
end of the room, from which YOU came in.  If connected properly, 
it winds to the west side, and then back to the east, to the north, 
back west, and to the contraption where we want it to go.  The 
lever on the southwest side seems to control not only the southwest 
pipe, but the northeast lever and pipe, also.  The lever on the 
southeast side seems to also control the northwest.  The lever on 
the northeast side of the room controls both northern levers and 
pipes, and the lever in the northwest corner controls all four pipes 
and levers at once.  You should be able to figure it out on your own 
from there if you didn’t get it the first time, but don’t dilly-dally, 
since your health IS going down steadily.  Try, if you’re still stuck, 
turning the southern two until they’re aligned, and then turning the 
northeast lever (which only turns the northern pipes).

Back to the Library, Before You Went There the First Time

Slow Time to run along the same wall with the wall slicers.  Jump 
back for the next hall.  Run over the log along the wall as it’s 
coming your way.  Climb up the ladder.  Jump back for the ledge 
when the blades open up.  Climb up on the left side when it’s clear, 
climb up again and jump back.  Turn the rotating lever.  Run up the 
side wall and jump back for a beam.  Jump through that mess you 
see before you and walk to the end of the next beam.  Drop down.  
Climb up onto the platform when it’s clear and jump to the ledges 
(this way you won’t have to watch for the wall blades until you get 
over there).  Here, you have to drop down between the slowly 
moving blades and then immediately down through the stationary 
ones.  Run over to the wall slicers and duck under them.  Run up 
the side wall and jump back for the beams.  Jump for the break in 
the gate over there.  Hang over the edge and slide down the 
curtain.  I told you we’d be back!  But the door back is closed now, 
so let’s just move along.  

Remember, this will take us back from the Prison to the Library, 
and on to the Mechanical Tower, and finally to the Central Hall.  
So make your way through the library and kill everyone again.  
Don’t take too much damage – like I’ve said before, you can’t 
afford it.  The library is the same up until you begin climbing 
around the ledges.  Where once, the door was broken and you 
needed to climb around several ledges, you’ll need to drop down 
and scoot under the door.  When you attempt to do this, the 
Dahaka makes a dramatic entrance.

The Nth Dahaka Chase:  Climb back the way you came, hop up on 
the ledges, now that the door is broken – no wonder it was busted 
when we came by here the first time!  Climb the way you did the 
first time, around the Dahaka who stands around looking for you.  
Jump to the next I-beam down the hall, and at the end of the hall, 
jump to the ledges and let yourself down.

Prince-Wraith is getting cocky about these chases, eh?  Probably 
just crazy.  Run along the left-side of the wall twice – jump back 
the second time into the hallway.  Leap for the bar, run up the 
stairs.  Run up the far wall, go through the window.  Gloat a little, 
drink and save.

The Cavern of Mists

Jump across the chasm and fight shrouded folk.  It shouldn’t be too 
bad, even if the invisible women are now REALLY hard to see.  
There’s a ghost in the next hall, and an artwork chest way across 
the other side of the next chasm.  Run along the wall to get it, then 
run back to let yourself down the ledges to the bottom.  Kill one 
invisible girl and a beast.  Chuck whatever weapon you got at the 
beast on the wall; run at your leisure.

On the other side, jump back and forth up the wall to the top.  
Jump through the blue lights for the platform.  Run right and hop 
up.  Scoot right and pull yourself up.  I don’t know what Wraith is 
talking about – I can see fine.

Stupid wolves.  Get the drop on them and knock them all over the 
side.  There are more of them just about everywhere, so watch your 
step.  Also, invisible harem women will also show up out of 
nowhere.  And a ghost.  Keep running along the path and you’ll 
eventually reach a dead end.  A dead end?  Not so!  Run along the 
wall on the left and jump back for some stalactites (the ones that 
hang from the ceiling.  Stalagmites are the ones from the ground, 
I’m pretty sure).  Jump back and across the gaping, bottomless 
chasm to the next ledge.  The button is just down there.  Get it.  
Why don’t you activate Slow Time, just in case?  You don’t want 
to come back.

Climb up to the higher platform and run along the left-hand wall to 
jump back for some more stalactites.  Make your way from 
stalactite to stalactite until you can go no further.  Drop down and 
run through the gate.

A beast and two more invisible girls attacked me in this room, 
obviously eager for death.  I sent them on their way and dropped 
down into the chasm in the middle for the button. 

Fight your way across the next hall – try to avoid losing health.  
That’s the biggest threat these guys pose to you now.  You can 
hardly see the next floor blades, and a ghost will ambush you as 
well, so look out.  Run down the next hall and across the left wall 
to the ledge.  Edge around to your right and jump back.  Edge left, 
jump up.  Scoot left, jump back.  Scoot right, jump back.  Run 
down the hall, and across the right wall to the next platform.  Run 
across the next right wall for a drink and save.  Run left around the 
corner, run along the left wall to grab the rope.  Climb up and jump 
back for the hand holds. Scoot left, jump back.  Run, release, and 
jump back for the ledge.  

More Past-Past: Back in the Mechanical Tower Again for the Third 
(or First) Time

Hey, you remember this place.  Do you also remember that lever 
we couldn’t pull before?  Well go pull it.  It’s across the gap 
through the door, and at the end of the balcony.  That’ll open the 
door.  And there’s another freaky deja-vu moment.  But, you forgot 
the iron golem behind you!  Looks like he knocked us out, and 
who knows how much time has passed.  If our other self (Prince) 
makes it to the throne room and kills Kaileena before we get there, 
we’ll have missed our chance!  Keep persevering – it’s now a race 
against yourself to get to the throne room.  Go through the gate you 
just opened and across to the curtain on the far side of the room.  
Head back into the Central Hall.  I went to the left path and got the 
artwork chest (I bypassed it earlier) and then just dropped down off 
the edge to get back.

There’s plenty of traps in that hall that were too long ago to 
remember.  Climb along the ledges and bypass most of them 
backwards.  At the next room, drop down to the ledge and scoot 
right and down.  Drop down to a short, broken-off beam and leap 
left.  Leap straight out through the gears for the next bar, take care 
of those beasts.

If you don’t remember the way back, the game will show you – 
jump up on the short beam and leap left.  Drop down to the outside 
of the tower and make your way to a beam that leads you to the 
lower platform.  Climb down the ladder, walk out on the beam, and 
leap through the gears to the water fountain.

Keep moving toward the Central Hall.  You’ll pass that first iron 
golem, again!  I swear he was only fun to beat the first time.  Let 
nothing dissuade you from your goal – the Central Hall!

Time Knots (Back in the Central Hall)

Take a moment to break your brain over that one.  Call the Time 
Police if you’ve got to and let’s just go on with our somewhat 
demented plan.

Woot!  We’re us again!  Only we’re dead!  Only we’re not!  Oh 
forget it!  Go to the throne room!  Get Kaileena!  Shove her into 
the portal!  Follow her through!  Now we’re getting somewhere!

Only now we’ve lost her.  That’s okay, she’s just in the next room.  
Make your way over there, grab a weapon on your way.  If you 
need life, you can drink from the pool on your way there.  I 
certainly HOPE you have full sand.  

Ending One, The Final Battle (With the Water Sword)

There’s sand just lying about, but be careful when you run around 
for it, because the Dahaka sends his tentacle things through the 
floor to spike up in your path.  That reminds me of some other 
monster in some other game, but then, they use the term Water 
Sword, so they aren’t being original anyway.  Basically, if you’re 
far away, he’ll send tentacles through the ground.  If you’re close 
enough, he’ll send them out of his stomach.  If you’re right next to 
him, he’ll punch you in the head like normal people.

You can roll under the tentacles that come out of his stomach, and 
run in a zig-zag to avoid the tentacles that come out of the ground, 
but contrary to what Prince thinks, the Water Sword will NOT 
protect you from about anything he does, so forget blocking.

Slow Time will be your friend for this.  Use it liberally and attack 
him like crazy – he will likely be stunned for most of your attacks, 
and you can really see his attacks coming when time is slow.  Roll 
out of the way when they’re coming.  Ravages of Time also works, 
at least reasonably.  Hold R and tap L – the screen will go red and 
start slamming the B button to chop at him. 

Once he’s at three-quarters health, Kaileena will actually make 
herself useful, that’s your cue to book it over there and start hitting 
him with everything you’ve got.  Once he gets back up, he’s gonna 
be even nastier, so get in your shots while he’s down.  Necessity 
knows not the word ‘cheap’. 

Once he jumps back up, he’ll start jumping around and making 
himself a true menace by jumping away from you when you hit 
him, making the Ravages of Time no longer very worth the two 
sand tanks it takes to activate.  He will jump at you, and land on 
you if you’re not moving, so keep running around.  When he lands 
near you, give it a one-two-three count before you roll under his 
tentacles.  Roll in and keep hitting him.  I get the feeling he’s 
regenerating health or something nasty.  Or he just jumps back up 
to half health when he gets up.  You’ve got to finish him off while 
he’s down, I think.  Say it with me now: DIE, DAHAKA!!! 
BWAHAHAH!!!  Wasn’t that satisfying?

Ending Two, The Final Battle (Without the Water Sword)

So, if you don’t have the sword, obviously Kaileena’s going to get 
it.  But you have to fight her first, and she hasn’t gotten any nicer 
since last time.

Most of the same tactics apply here, only I had way more trouble 
with her this time around.  Which angered me greatly, since I have 
more sand tanks, a better sword, more health, and everything.  The 
key problem with Kaileena is that she is the very definition of the 
word UNFAIR.  You hardly ever apply that word to games, do 
you?  Well here it is.  You can’t block her, because she can get 
under it.  If you stay away from her, she’ll teleport right behind 
you and kick you in the rear for approximately a third of your life 
bar and knock you down.  She’ll even kick you while you’re down 
and then chop Prince into bite-sized chunks, effectively taking out 
most, if not all, of the rest of his health.

After that, she can do combos that are simply cheaper and more 
powerful than yours.  They can just about take out your entire 
health bar in one go.  THEN, she negates your special time powers 
with her own sand powers – Ravages of Time simply won’t work 
on her.  She also can call her OWN Slow Time, and if she gets in a 
good hit during those 8 seconds, you die immediately, regardless 
of health.  At three-quarters, one-half, and one-quarter life, she 
summons three huge sand tornadoes that will eat about a quarter to 
half a circle of health each time one hits you.

AND, I encountered an aggravating glitch that made me die 
repeatedly.  At the Game Over screen, I hit Retry, only to be given 
Game Over again!  And again!  And again!  I found that ‘double-
clicking’ A, or at least hitting it a whole bunch instead of once, 
generally got me back to the fight, but I was angry about it, that’s 
for sure.

So what do you do?  You’ve got no walls to jump off of, no 
columns to swing around, no secondary weapons to speak of, and 
no sand lying about or regenerating.  Well, first things first.  You 
write to Ubisoft, and gently inform them that you understand that 
they were trying to appease reviewers by upping the final boss 
difficulty from Sands of Time, but you believe that they overdid it 
just a touch.

Done with that?  Good.  Now, as the angry author of this FAQ, 
disgruntled by the not only the unreasonableness of her outfit, but 
also of her tactics, I hereby authorize you to be just as cheap as 
Kaileena.  Read on.

First off, she tries to get in a cheap hit right off the bat.  Roll away.  
When she’s paused in her swinging, and you’re about a sword 
length or two away, activate Slow Time (a power she will NOT 
negate instantly) and run in swinging.  Nail her as many times as 
you can.  You can get in a four-hit combo with the Scorpion 
Sword, or she’ll block.  Make a tight roll to the right or left after 
that, and hit her again.  Use your dual wield special attacks if you 
like.  As soon as your eight seconds start to run out, though, you’d 
better backflip, because she’ll be angry once she speeds back up.  
Maintain position near the edge of the platform, and just drop over 
the side to hang.

For SOME strange reason, Kaileena will NOT attack you when 
you’re dangling over the side.  Perhaps bad memories from her 
fight with Shahdee.  Who knows.  At any rate, scoot yourself a 
healthy distance away from her and climb back up.  Chances are, 
she’ll activate her own Slow Time.  You can hit L to counter-
activate yours, but why don’t you just drop back over the side and 
wait for it to wear off?  Now, when it’s over, climb back up, 
activate YOUR Slow Time, and hit her several more times.

She should be close to three-quarters health.  If not, do it again.  If 
so, just hit her the regular way to save a sand tank – that is, run in 
swinging and hit her until she blocks (or until three hits.  Don’t go 
four, it’s too slow) and then backflip back out again.  The two will 
have a brief, confused conversation, and Kaileena will summon 
sand tornadoes, much as she summoned those crow guys in your 
last battle.  These guys just wander around the field, gunning for 
you and will take out large chunks of health that you really can’t 
afford to give away.  Run away from them, roll right or left when 
they get too close, since they are simply faster than you, but have 
less cornering ability.  It may help to run in a somewhat tight circle 
around Kaileena as a reference point.  Don’t run too close to the 
edge – when they expire, you want them on the ground, since they 
drop one sand tank apiece, and you desperately need those tanks.  
When all three tornadoes expire, Kaileena will stay up there, 
giving you ample time to collect the sands left behind and even get 
close enough to prepare an attack as soon as she comes down.

Repeat previous steps until she’s dead.  Gloat over her sandy 
corpse.  Get yourself a box of Pocky Sticks and have a party, 
you’ve just defeated the game.

Sum Up, Artwork Chests, et cetera.

If you save at the end, you’ll load up that game only to see the 
ending, it looks like.

So you’ve beaten Prince of Persia, Warrior Within.  What are you 
gonna do next?  Sleep with Kaileena, first off (or WHATEVER 
that freakiness was), followed by a not-so-auspicious return home.  
It seems to me that the Shadow Wraith survived his encounter with 
the Dahaka after all, and is now after your ass and all that you hold 
dear.  Look out for Prince of Persia 3: The Shadow Prince.

And that was totally Farah on that cross.  I am so displeased.  She 
was ten times more fun than everyone in this game combined.  All 
that grimness and desperation was in keeping with the very weird 
art director and game director’s concepts, shown in two of the last 
three video clips unlocked, dubbed in a fashion not unsimilar to 
Chairman Kaga, of Iron Chef.

As for the other unlocked things, during the course of this FAQ, I 
unlocked all but three of the artworks – three character sketches.  I 
was missing a bunch of the weapons, but I didn’t grab all the 
secondary weapons I saw.  They’re pretty hard to tell apart if you 
ask me.  I didn’t get any of the special secondary weapons – as I 
said, they were highly un-useful to me, and I generally threw them 
away by accident more often than not. 

I returned the game to my local Blockbuster, so I’m not going to 
list my e-mail address.  It’d be pretty pointless to contact me; since 
I don’t have the game anymore, I can’t go back for those last 
extras, or go in and see where you’re stuck.  It’s not that I don’t 
CARE about you and where you are, it’s just that I’m poor, and 
really can’t afford it until it comes down in price.

Happy playing!  Thanks for reading my FAQ!

-----------_Ludacris973_-------------


Weapon Techs
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You can see all of these if you hit START and then combo list.  I 
don’t know why I even bother.

Single Weapon Techniques
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B – single slash
B+B – double slash
B+B+B – triple slash
B+B+B+B – furious slash
B (enemy on ground) – Asha’s Fury
B(hold) – charge attack (certain swords)

Y – grab
Y(hold) – grab and hold
Y+A – grab and boost
Y+B – grab and slice
Y+Y – grab and throw (cool-looking move, and you can throw 
people over the side, instantly killing them)
Y+X(repeatedly) – strangle (surprisingly useful against certain 
enemies that won’t hold still long enough for you to slice them)
Y+X(weak enemy) – kill and steal weapon (useful in melee, but 
can be slow)

A(toward enemy) – rebound off enemy (careful where you’re 
going, you could end up in a pit of spikes)
A(toward enemy)+B – aerial slash
A(toward enemy)+B+B – landing slice (the original)
A(toward enemy)+Y – aerial kick
A(toward enemy)+Y+Y – landing kick sweep (very cool, but I 
rarely got anyone with it)
A(toward enemy)+X – aerial backslash
A(toward enemy)+X+X – landing steal weapon (useful in melee, 
but can be slow)

R(hold) – block (VERY IMPORTANT!!)
R(hold)+B – counter attack (VERY USEFUL)
R(hold)+Y – counter kick
R(hold)+X – pick up weapon (while blocking)

Double Weapon Techniques
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B+Y – Orontes’ Grudge (one of my most used combos)
B+Y+Y – Zaroaster’s Ire
B+B+Y – Ptolemaio’s Anger (very angry set of moves, eh?)
B+B+Y+Y – Wrath of Cyrus
B+B+Y+Y+Y – Rage of Darius
B+B+Y+Y+B – Azad’s Retaliation
B+B+Y+Y+B+B – Azad’s Furious Retaliation
B+B+B+Y – Ahriman’s Revenge
B+B+B+Y+Y – Mithra’s Vengeance

Y – Breeze of Anguish
Y+Y – Blast of Sorrow (there are very SAD moves, eh?)
Y+Y+Y – Misery Gale
Y+B – Whirlwind of Pain 
Y+B+B – Oblivion Twister (very useful in melee)
Y+B+B+B – Furious Oblivion Twister
Y+B+B+Y – Plague Tornado
Y+B+B+Y+Y – Harassing Cyclone
Y+Y+B – Storm of Remorse (depressing-sounding maneuvers, 
really)
Y+Y+B+B – Tempest of Agony
Y+Y+B+B+B – Furious Tempest of Agony
Y+Y+B+B+Y – Hurricane of Penitence (penitence?  what?)
Y+Y+B+B+Y+Y – Tormenting Typhoon
Y(toward enemy)+X – aerial weapon throw

X – throw weapon (get rid of it, also more powerful than you’d 
think, and you need a free hand for those Y techniques, above)
X – pick up weapon, when you don’t have one
X(hold) – charge weapon throw (you’ll feel a rumble)

Movement Techniques
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A – jump
A+B – jump slash
A+Y – jump kick
A(direction) – roll (backflip if straight back from enemy)
A(direction)+B – roll and pierce attack
A(lying on the ground) – escape roll
B(lying on the ground) – get up with attack
Y(lying on the ground) – black dragon (spinwheel rise)
B(toward wall) – wall-jump attack (extremely, extremely useful)
Y(toward wall) – wall-jump kick
B(run up wall) – Angel Drop
B(run up wall)+B – Angel Drop Finish (very smooth-looking 
moves)
Y(run up wall) – bladewhirl attack  (very cool, and definitely 
violates some law of physics)
B(toward column) – Column Shredder (fun and adult 
entertainment, all rolled into one)
Y(toward column) – Column Spinkick (very much like a butterfly 
jump)

L(hold) – Recall (rewind)
L(tap) – Eye of the Storm (slow time)
R(hold)+L(hold) – Breath / Wind / Cyclone of Fate (ground attack, 
1/2/3 sand slots)
R(hold)+L(tap) – Ravages of Time (insta-kill, 2 sand slots)