Prince of Persia Classic Walkthrough

                          Written by xXDar7h4nakinXx

                          Last Update v1.0 11/16/08


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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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I.   VERSION HISTORY                                                        IVH

II.  GAME INFO                                                             IIGI

III. WALKTHROUGH

   A. LEVEL 1 PRISON                                                       IIIA

   B. LEVEL 2 BARRACKS                                                     IIIB

   C. LEVEL 3 CATACOMBS                                                    IIIC

   D. LEVEL 4 STORAGE                                                      IIID

   E. LEVEL 5 COURTYARD                                                    IIIE

   F. LEVEL 6 TOWER ENTRANCE                                               IIIF

   G. LEVEL 7 WINE CELLAR                                                  IIIG

   H. LEVEL 8 WAREHOUSE                                                    IIIH

   I. LEVEL 9 PALACE RESERVOIR                                             IIII

   J. LEVEL 10 GARDEN                                                      IIIJ

   K. LEVEL 11 BALCONY                                                     IIIK

   L. LEVEL 12 HIGH TOWER                                                  IIIL

   M. LEVEL 13 JAFFAR'S QUARTERS                                           IIIM

   N. LEVEL 14 PRINCESS' ROOM                                              IIIN

IV.  LIFE POTION LOCATIONS                                                 IVLP

V.   ACHIEVEMENT INFO                                                       VAI

VI.  LEGAL / CONTACT INFO                                                 VILCI


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I. VERSION HISTORY                                                          IVH

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v1.0 - 11/16/08   Complete walkthrough
                  Locations of all life potions
                  Location of both inverse potions
                  Achievements list with details/tips


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II. GAME INFO                                                              IIGI

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Only you can save the Sultan's daughter from Jaffar and free the land from his
reign of tyranny.

You will have to escape from prison and find your way through the palace to
save your beloved princess before the last sands in the hourglass run out.

Many traps and guards await you in the dungeon. You must overcome these perils,
fight your way up to the highest tower where the princess is being held captive
and put an end to Jaffar's evil plan.

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   TIPS
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The butterfly may help you find the way out.

Timing and patience are virtues: they are your keys to surviving the slicers.

You can jump onto walls to propel yourself and climb faster.

Press backward on the left stick while jumping to perform a back flip.

Crouch or roll to cross closing gates.

Find loose tiles by the dust stirred up when you jump nearby.

The dark prince cannot be defeated by ordinary means.

Loose tiles fall when walked on or hit from below.


The game description and tips are taken directly from in the game.


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III. WALKTHROUGH                                                          IIIWT

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The target time at the end of each level in the walkthrough is just a time you
should aim for to finish in less than 60 minutes. You may be well under some
and over on others. The remaining time is there to give you an idea of where
you should be at that point in the game.


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                                LEVEL 1 PRISON                       IIIA
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Drop off the first ledge to your right. Walk across the middle piece of the
floor to cause it to fall. If you just drop down you'll lose one health, but if
you grab the ledge and drop down you'll be fine. Follow the butterfly to the
left and hop up the ledge. Make your way across the gap and hit the switch to
open the gate. Go through. Drop down to the floor below you and hit the switch.
Move over the gap, up the ledge, and through the door on the left. On your way
to the left, watch out for two of the floor pieces to drop. Hit the next switch
and jump over the red one on your way to the gate. Once through the gate, move
to the third floor piece and jump. This will knock part of the ceiling down.
Climb up the hole you just made. Head left, but look out for the spikes. If you
jump them you gain extra points. Otherwise you can just walk through them.
Climb up the two ledges and drink the life potion (LP1). Now make your way back
down the two ledges, jump over the spikes, and drop through the floor. Head
left over the gap. Drop down a couple floors to where the butterfly is waiting
and pick up the sword.

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   CHECKPOINT
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Climb up the first ledge, head right, and climb up the next. Hop over the gap
and through the gate. Make your way to the right and climb up to the button.
Jump over the gap and go through the gate. Clear the next gap, climb up to the
button, and go through the gate. Jump over another gap and then drop off the
next ledge. Head right for you first sword fight. Just run up to him and start
tapping the attack button. Move right and grab the ledge with the button on it
to open the door. Head through the door and exit the level.

TARGET:     4:00
REMAINING: 56:00


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                               LEVEL 2 BARRACKS                      IIIB
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Head to the left and kill the guard. You should still be able to just run up to
him and tap the attack button. Head left and drop through the floor to the
health potion if you need it. Otherwise jump the spikes and climb up the ledge.
Head left and jump the gap. Make your way up two ledges to another guard. Hit
the switch, climb the ledge, and move through the gate. Hit the next switch but
jump the red one. Once through the gate, drop off the ledge and kill another
guard. You may need to parry as he might be attacking while you are unsheathing
your sword. Grab the health if you need to, but leave the blue potion.

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   CHECKPOINT
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Climb up the ledge and jump the gap to another fight. Again, parry first and
then attack. Head left and climb up the first ledge. Climb up the next ledge
and carefully move yourself into position to climb up the next, as you will be
on a set of spike traps. Grab the life potion (LP2). Head right and jump the
two spike traps. Then jump them back to the left and drop down two levels. Make
your way left some more, jump some spikes and a gap. Climb up two ledges and
jump the gap to the right. Head right and up a level. Kill the guard and move
past the exit door. Jump the gap when you come to it to hit the switch. Now
head back to the door and exit.

TARGET:     4:30
REMAINING: 51:30


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                              LEVEL 3 CATACOMBS                      IIIC
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Head to the right. Climb up two ledges and jump to the right. Move to the edge
of the platform and climb up three more ledges. Jump to the right and move to
the edge. Carefully jump over the next two gaps to the switch. Then jump the
final gap and move to the second floor piece from the right. Jump up to knock
part of the ceiling down. Climb up the ledge and carefully make your way to the
right through the slicers. Climb up the two ledges and drink the life potion
(LP3). Drop back down the two ledges and carefully make your way back through
the slicers. Drop down again and carefully make your way across the next two
gaps. Quickly move left over four more gaps and through the gate before it
closes.

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   CHECKPOINT
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Drink the health potion if you need to. Then head left and drop off the first
ledge. Climb the next and go through the gate. Carefully move past the slicer
and drop down three levels. Go to the right and hit the switch. Now make your
way back up three levels and past the slicer. Go through the gate and drop off
the ledge. Now you fight the immortal. It only takes a couple hits to break him
apart, but he's immortal so he comes back. Just hit him till he falls off the
ledge. Then carefully drop down three levels. You'll fight another immortal
at this point. If you hit him four or five times he'll fall through the floor.
Jump the gap, drop off the ledge, and head to the exit door.

TARGET:     4:10
REMAINING: 47:20


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                               LEVEL 4 STORAGE                       IIID
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Hit the switch on the right to open the gate on the left. Head through and off
the ledge. Hit the switch and climb up through the gate. Hit the next switch to
open the next gate. Jump the red switch and watch out for falling floor pieces.
Continue left to the ledge, wait for the gate to open, and then climb up. Move
through the slicer and drink the life potion (LP4). Now head back to the right.
Carefully jump the three small gaps on your way right. Hit the switch right in
front of the gate and go through. Drop off the next ledge where the butterfly
is.

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   CHECKPOINT
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Grab the two health potions if you need them. Then move to the area with the
guard. Watch out for the slicer near the ledge. This guard is a little tougher
than previous ones. Just be patient and wait for your openings, or parry your
way to the other side of him and leave the area to the right. Continue to the
right and up the next two ledges. Follow the butterfly to the right. Jump the
spike trap and prepare for a new enemy. You'll now face a guard with a shield.
Grab the health below you if you need to and then make your way through the
gate before it closes. Climb up the ledge and head right. Carefully make your
way down a level, head left, and hit the switch to open the exit door. There is
a slicer right after you drop to this level, so be careful. Head back right and
climb up a level. On your way left you'll run into a mirror, jump through it to
free the dark prince. Jumping through the mirror costs you some health,
hopefully it doesn't kill you. Make your way to the left and the exit door.

TARGET:     5:00
REMAINING: 42:20


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                              LEVEL 5 COURTYARD                      IIIE
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Hit the switch on the left and head through the gate on the right. Climb up the
first ledge for a fight. Head up the ledge on the right. You'll need to climb
up two more and head right. Drop off the ledge, go through the gate, and up the
next ledge. There is a slicer just at the top. Hit the first switch and quickly
drop back down a level onto the red switch. This prevents the dark prince from
getting what is yours. Now move up to the top level and drink the life potion
(LP5). Head left and off the next ledge. Jump across the gap and drop down a
level.

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   CHECKPOINT
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Move to the left and take out the guard. Drop down a level and head left. Here
you will fight another guard with a shield. This time you can parry your way
past him, sheath your sword, and head left. If you need health, carefully drop
down and get it. Then head to the left and a fight with a guard. Make your way
left some more and through a gate before it closes. Hit the switch on your way
to the exit door.

TARGET:     4:10
REMAINING: 38:10


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                            LEVEL 6 TOWER ENTRANCE                   IIIF
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Hit the button on the right and head through the gate on the left. Walk through
the first spike trap and jump the second. Then jump the gap from the button, if
you get closer to the edge you'll be killed on the other side by the spike
trap. Walk through or jump the spike trap. Move into the next area and off the
falling floor piece. Now bring down the gate keeper. He looks tougher than he
is. Just be patient and wait for openings. He only takes six hits to kill. If
you have collected all the life potions to this point, you should have plenty
of life to take him down. Move through the gate and jump the small gap. You'll
need to jump a wide gap next. You'll barely make it and be hanging from the
ledge. The dark prince will walk up the gate and the gate closes. You'll then
fall into the next level.

TARGET:     1:20
REMAINING: 36:50


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                              LEVEL 7 WINE CELLAR                    IIIG
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Immediately climb up the ledge. Jump across the gap to the right. Battle the
guard and move through the slicer. Move to the right until you come to a gap,
not the gap made by the two falling floor pieces. Stand on the third piece from
the edge and jump. You'll knock a ceiling piece down. Climb up into the opening
and move through the slicer to fight another guard. Jump the gap for the health
potion if you need it, then drop through the opening in the floor.

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   CHECKPOINT
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Head to the right. After hitting the second switch, jump the red switch and the
spike trap, to go through the gate. Carefully drop down past the first path to
the second one. Head left and jump the two gaps with spike traps at the bottom.
Then make your way through two spike traps that are side-by-side. Jump the next
one. Continue to the left over the next two gaps. Head to the left to cause two
of the floor pieces to fall. Hop down and drink the life potion (LP6). Climb
back up and over the two gaps to the right. Climb up three levels, move to the
right a little ways, and climb up a fourth. Fight the guard or parry your way
past him. Head to the left and drop down two levels. Make your way past two
slicers. Hit the button and jump the red one. Hit the next button and move
through the gate. Drink the green float potion and walk off the edge. Hit the
button on the left, move through the gate on the right, hit the button, and
make your way back to the door to exit.

TARGET:     4:50
REMAINING: 32:00


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                               LEVEL 8 WAREHOUSE                     IIIH
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Climb up the ledge on the left. You'll need to fight a guard with a shield.
Jump over the gap and drop off the next ledge. Grab the health potion if you
need it. Jump to the left and carefully drop down four levels. Head right
past a slicer and over two spike traps. Drop down and continue right. Walk
through the first spike trap and jump the second. Continue right quite a ways,
but look out for one spike trap on the way. Take down another guard and
continue right. If you need some health, carefully walk into the spike trap and
climb up the ledge. Then jump over the spike trap and move right some more.

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   CHECKPOINT
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Jump the gap, climb up a couple levels, and jump back over the gap. If you need
some health, stand at the edge and climb up a level. Kill the guard. Hit the
button at the edge and jump through the gate across the gap. Quickly make your
way past two slicers and over a gap. There will be a gate just on the other
side that is closing. Once through the gate, you'll need to jump another wide
gap shortly. Just after the gap there's a switch, just after the switch is a
slicer. Move past it and fight the guard. If you need to head back and hit the
switch again. Jump over the red switch on your way through the door.

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   CHECKPOINT
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Jump the gap and make your way past two slicers. Hit the switch and move back
to the right. You need to run to the right and past the first slicer or it will
kill you. Move past the second one and wait at the gate for the mouse to hit
the button on the other side of the gap. Then drop off the edge and head left.
Walk through the first spike trap and jump the second.

TARGET:     6:30
REMAINING: 25:30


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                           LEVEL 9 PALACE RESERVOIR                  IIII
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Head left, hit a switch, go through a slicer, and jump over the red switch.
Climb up two ledges and jump the gap to the right. Head right and hit a switch.
Shortly after the switch is a slicer, so watch out. Kill the guard and move to
the edge on the right. Climb up two levels, grab the health potion if you need
it, and then climb up two more levels. Jump the gap to the right. Move past the
slicer and walk to the edge. Climb up behind the guard and kill him. Jump over
the gap to the right and hit the switch. Jump back over and head left. Jump the
red switch on your way through the gate. Jump the gap and drop down two levels.
Head to the edge to make a floor piece fall. Jump the gap to the right and head
back. Climb up five levels and jump to the button on the right. Jump back over
the gap and through the gate.

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   CHECKPOINT
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Run over to the guard and take him out. Jump the gap and climb up a level. Head
to the left and jump another gap, you'll just be hanging so drop down and go
through the newly opened gate. Jump the gap and climb up the ledge. Jump up to
cause the ceiling piece to fall. Climb up and to the right, drink the green
inverse potion. You're going to be upside down for a little bit. Just head left
and drop down four levels. Jump the gap and drink the other inverse potion.
Head back over the gap and up four levels. Drink the life potion (LP7) on your
way by. Head to the right and drop down seven levels, just follow the butterfly
down. Make your way past the slicer on the right and hit the switch. Now head
to the left and hit the second switch. Climb up to where the butterfly is
waiting and head right. Make your way past another slicer and guard. Hit the
switch at the edge and drop down. Head through the exit door.

TARGET:     7:10
REMAINING: 18:20


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                                LEVEL 10 GARDEN                      IIIJ
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Drop off the edge to the left and head right. Kill the guard or parry past him.
Continue all the way to the right and climb up the ledge. Move close to the
first slicer and as soon as it opens run through. Jump just before the button
and past the second slicer. If you hit either button the gate closes and you
need to drop off the ledge to the left to open it back up. Climb up the next
ledge and move past the slicer. Kill the guard. Move to the right by the first
columns. Jump up to knock part of the ceiling down. Climb up and head right for
the life potion (LP8). Drop back down and head left. Move to the edge and jump
up to knock down another piece of the ceiling. Climb up and run all the way to
the wall on the left. You can either kill the guard or just head left.

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   CHECKPOINT
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Run over the two buttons, jump the small gap, drop off the next ledge, and
climb up the one on the left before the gate closes. Kill the guard or parry
past him. Run all the way to the left and hit the button. Now drop down and
kill the guard and go through the exit door.

TARGET:     4:30
REMAINING: 13:50


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                               LEVEL 11 BALCONY                      IIIK
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Climb up the ledge, head right, and jump the gap. Stand on the last piece on
the left and jump up to knock down a piece of the ceiling. Climb up and run all
the way to the left. Drink the life potion (LP9). Jump the gap and climb up the
ledge. Jump the wide gap again and head right. Continue past the slicer and
fight the guard.

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   CHECKPOINT
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Move to the edge and jump up to knock a piece of the ceiling down. Climb up
onto the piece above you. Run all the way to the right. Drop off the edge and
head left. Jump the small gap to hit the switch. Jump back over the gap and
through the gate. Quickly move to the right and through the next gate before it
closes. Climb up the ledge and run toward the guard. Kill him or parry past him
and jump off the edge. Continue right and climb up the next ledge. Kill the
guard and run all the way to the right. Drop down and hit the switch. Climb
back up and head left. Drop off the ledge and go through the door.

TARGET:    4:00
REMAINING: 9:50


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                              LEVEL 12 HIGH TOWER                    IIIL
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Head to the right and climb up three levels. Move to the right of the platform
and climb up two more. Slowly move to the left or jump over the spike trap. Run
to the left. Before jumping the gap, climb up two levels. Head right and jump
two gaps. Climb up the first ledge and jump up to knock down a ceiling piece.
Then climb up two more ledges. Head left and jump a gap. Climb up the next
ledge.

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   CHECKPOINT
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Run to the left and jump the gap. Climb up four levels and hit the switch. Drop
down one level and move left to another switch. Run and jump the gap to the
right. Run a little farther to the right. Climb up the ledge. Stand on the
right side of the platform and jump up to knock down a piece of the ceiling.
Climb up and jump the little gap. Run all the way to the left. Climb up the
ledge and face the dark prince. Move toward him so that you pull out your
sword. Now resheath your sword and run at him. This will cause you to unify
with the dark prince. Then simply take a leap of faith and run to the left to
exit the level.

TARGET:    3:50
REMAINING: 6:00


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                          LEVEL 13 JAFFAR'S QUARTERS                 IIIM
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Head to the left and jump across the gap. Carefully make your way all the way
to the left. The ceiling falls on you most of the way. You can see which ones
are going to fall, so just be patient and make your way through. Once at the
end, climb up four levels and jump the small gap to the right. You now face
Jaffar. His attacks consist of standard melee attacks, as well as a beam that
he shoots out of his staff. Just use parry to dodge them and attack when there
is an opening. After a little bit he'll summon another guard like the gate
keeper from earlier. You must kill him to open the exit door. After you kill
him move to the left and through the exit door.

TARGET:    3:00
REMAINING: 3:00


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                            LEVEL 14 PRINCESS' ROOM                  IIIN
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Hit the switch to the right and run to the left. You may want to jump through
the second gate to keep a piece of the floor from falling. You are now in your
second battle with Jaffar, who now has a push attack. You can block his push
attack so it doesn't knock you down and do damage to you. It will still push
you back a little ways. Just take your time and finish him. Then run to the
left and the princess.

TARGET:    3:00
REMAINING: 0:00


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IV. LIFE POTION LOCATIONS                                                  IVLP

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This section only gives the levels that have life potions. Refer to the
appropriate section of the walkthrough for directions to them.

LIFE POTION 1 - Level 1 PRISON                                              LP1

LIFE POTION 2 - Level 2 BARRACKS                                            LP2

LIFE POTION 3 - Level 3 CATACOMBS                                           LP3

LIFE POTION 4 - Level 4 STORAGE                                             LP4

LIFE POTION 5 - Level 5 COURTYARD                                           LP5

LIFE POTION 6 - Level 7 WINE CELLAR                                         LP6

LIFE POTION 7 - Level 9 PALACE RESERVOIR                                    LP7

LIFE POTION 8 - Level 10 GARDEN                                             LP8

LIFE POTION 9 - Level 11 BALCONY                                            LP9


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V. ACHIEVEMENTS                                                              VA

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There are a total of 12 achievements worth 200GS.

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   THE LOST WEAPON (10)
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   Find the sword in the first level.

   Found in level 1 Prison. Required to progress through the game.

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   THE IMMORTAL (10)
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   Wake up the immortal in the catacombs.

   Obtained in level 2 Barracks for progressing through the level.

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   SEVEN YEARS (10)
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   Break the magic mirror and free the dark prince.

   Done in level 4 Storage, required to finish the level.

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   THE GATE KEEPER (15)
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   Kill the chief guard.

   Obtained in level 6 Tower Entrance, required to finish the level.

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   FEATHER FALL (15)
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   Drink the float potion and glide down.

   Found in level 7 Wine Cellar, required to finish the level.

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   THE MOUSE TRAP (10)
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   Receive help from the mouse to escape the trapped corridor.

   Done in level 8 Warehouse, the mouse hits a button allowing you to exit.

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   UPSIDE DOWN (15)
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   Drink both inverse potions.

   Found in level 9 Palace Reservoir. See walkthrough for the location of each.

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   SLICE 'N DICE (20)
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   Kill a guard with a slicer or a spike trap.

   A couple quick places to do this are:

      Level 7 Wine Cellar - if you parry around the first guard and move toward
                            the slicer, you can parry back to the other side of
                            him and hit him a few times till he backs into it.

      Level 8 Warehouse - run at the first guard to keep him close to the edge,
                          then just parry and attack until he falls off onto
                          the spike trap.

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   ELIXIRS OF LIFE (25)
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   Find all 9 life potions.

   Found at various points in the game. See the life potions section above for
   a list of the levels with a life potion. See the walkthrough for their
   locations.

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   WHOLE AGAIN (20)
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   Unify the prince and the dark prince.

   Obtained in level 12 High Tower for progressing through the story. You need
   to sheath your sword and run to him.

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   FINAL EMBRACE (25)
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   Save the princess.

   Obtained after saving the princess at the end of the game.

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   SURVIVOR (25)
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   Finish the game without dying in survival mode.

   You need to finish the entire game in less than one hour and without dying.


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VI. LEGAL / CONTANCT INFO                                                 VILCI

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