Secret of Evermore Hints/Tips/Semi-Walkthrough
Comments and additions to Erik Oliver,
Also, I want to mention that there are some notes and additions which I
did not include, they mostly were locations of various "special"
items which are not necessary to complete the game. They were
omitted in the interest of keeping the Walkthrough short and to the point
of getting players through the game. Just about every major question I've
seen asked on USENET is answered except for the pesky Mosquito in Gothica...
- Even though you can not have a second human player, the dog and the
human have different abilities, especially as the dog changes form in
the different worlds of Evermore. If you are stuck try using the dog and
the buttons. Also, the dog only powers up it's bark once, e.g. when you
arrive in Antiqua from Prehistoria your dog attack will be at the level it was at
in the previous world.
As a whole the spells are not that essential to winning the
game. I used the special Call Beads even less. Key spells are
Heal, Barrier, and Cure. Additionally,
Revealer and Levitate play pivotal rolls throughout the various worlds of
Evermore, however, their level is irrelevant as far as I can tell.
It has been suggested that you pick one or two offensive spells early on,
and use them throughout the game by building
them up. This makes some sense, but is also problematic since for example
there are basically three fireball spells: Flash, Fireball, and Firepower.
Each successively more powerful. Level 1 of Firepower is equivalent to
about level 2 or 3 of Fireball in my estimation. See the problem?
Overall, the spells just
were not very important to winning the game and generally didn't help with
bosses -- except as a defense.
- Unlike Secret of Mana (SOM), you need not worry about getting
every weapon to the maximum level. This is because when you get
to a new world, you will get a new weapon not a power-up. So, when you
leave Prehistoria and get to Antiqua for example the new sword
completely completely replaces the old sword and the level of the
old sword is irrelevant.
The "special" items like the Jaguar Ring and the like are evidently
all simultaneously equipped.
Trade goods are relevant only twice in the game, in Antiqua and Gothica.
Trading will get you some important items but it is not really a way to
make money or very much fun either.
The dog is always right. It is just a matter of finding
where it is really pointing to.
The following section has some specific hints for points I found tricky,
there are spoilers.
This is the initial area of the game, start off by just building up.
I found the "flamingo" birds to the
East of Fire Eye's village to be a
good place to do that since several birds will re-appear after you kill
the initial bunch.
- Bugamuck and Strongheart
- Get the Jaguar Ring. (Two "screens"
East of Fire Eye's Village by
falling through the first "sinkhole" in the quicksand field.) This ring
is used throughout the game to run.
- Take your time through the "bug" maze, there is only one path it is
just a matter of finding it, you need not leave to get through.
- Defeat the boss. Some people find it easier to take off the arms
before attacking the heart.
- Get the acid rain spell on your way back to the village. (Off to the
East on the path.)
- After getting spells from Strong Heart,
West of the village,
head off to the
- Levitate Spell
North, will eventually get you to a Mammoth graveyard. You will
have a "mini-boss" encounter here. I found using hard-ball and flash
helpfull but not essential to beating these guys.
- When you can go further
North, you will get to a large area. There
are two important areas within this large scrolling "screen":
- The cave where you will fight some raptors to get a useful item.
- The "blow-vents"/volcano area. Use the axe to clear off BOTH blow
vents to lift you onto the volcano. Take the
West vent to the ledge with
the raptor. Take the
West exit and then the vent UP on the ledge with the
spider. You will be given the levitate formula.
- Now you will have to head off to the
West towards the "marsh" maze.
This maze is actually not very tricky and eventually you will get to the
- Let the dog handle the "flames" the snake spits and use your POWERED
up SPEAR to defeat the snake. You'll now get a mud pepper to cast levitate.
- Taming the Volcano
- Go back to the first screen
North of the village. There is a pea
shaped rock here. Levitate it. Go in.
- You will get mud-peppers AS you need them. Some tricky points, make
sure to PUSH boulders off ledges to clear the way. Also, explore the
"maze" of caverns carefully there is a spell hidden in there for you off
to the side in a reasonably obvious place.
- After you defeat the "silver" dino, you will get the final mudpepper
you need to get into the Sewer Maze.
- The sewer maze is easier when you realize you can run against
- Firstly, use the
West entrance to find the room with the switch
- Then use the
East enterance to go due
North into the boss area.
- After beating the boss, you will be launched into Antiqua.
Anitqua consists of several separate stages and is "vaster" in a sense
- Rejoining the Dog
- The first thing is that your dog and you are separate. It will turn
up in due time, and also look different.
Your first task is to cross the desert to the
North. If you
have 10,000 Jewels, you will be able to take a boat instead of having to
If you do need to walk, going due
North will get you there
fastest. It will take several minutes, do not lose faith, there
are Oasises to reheal your character as you walk and one of the oasises
may have an alchemist that will give you a
spell, I couldn't find it. (One tip says it is in an Oasis to the
West of Nobilia. Chris Knight .)
Inside Nobilia, you will find a vast market.
You intially have only 15
minutes, roughly, to shop. Don't worry, you will have ample time after
the gladiator boss to search out whatever you need.
There is already a definitive list of
- When your 15 minutes runs out, save your game at the Inn. Go
East to the main square.
Your dog will choose you to fight the gladiator.
locked in the prison cell before the fight, you will have a chance to
find better armor. (I.e. don't waste time trading for
armor earlier unless
you want to.)
Once you've beaten the gladiator, which you should use the spear for.
You can trade, especially to get Amulets of Annihilation and cross the desert.
Also, it is useful to buy an extra for the return trip.
"Hidden" spell: the Atlas spell is found in Nobilia inside the
building with the "Wal-Mart" of goods guy. The alchemist is hiding on the
edge of the building near where you enter behind some boxes.
- After crossing the desert, walk through Crustacia to the
Select the Dog and
across the broken bridge. You can then bring a
"elevator" basket back across the
East bank and bring your character
You will find Horace eventually, through a pit, on the
side of the
bank (lower left hand side), he will tell you about the Diamond Eyes
and you can acquire the
Revealer Spell here.
The Revealer Spell is essential to this part
of the game, much like Levitate was key in Prehistoria.
Do the pyramid first.
You don't have to, but I think, based on the
fact that you get the Axe there which is less powerfull than the Spear,
that in some sense the programmers wanted you to go there first.
Location of the Pyramid: go back to the small pit which you fell into
to reach Horace and his camp. Use revealer to find a bridge across, the
pyramid is right there.
Getting in: The boy will have to stand on a switch to let the dog into the center
of the pyramid. The dog will then help open doors for the boy as he
navigates the pyramid. You can switch back and forth and any time with
The pyramid itself is not that complicated and just wandering around
you should find everything you need. Such as the Axe after beating the
Once you rejoin your dog, you go up to the roof. There are two switches,
position the boy on one, then
Select to position dog on the other.
You can then defeat the boss.
- Hall of Collosia
Return to Horace's camp to gain the Escape spell. You will need either
this spell or the Wings once inside the hall.
This is actually one of the trickier parts of the game, the hall is
North of the ravine just across from
where you come out of Horace's camp. Use
revealer to reach it.
- Basically inside this area you will be searching for "face" switches
on the floor to step on to open closed/blocked passages and eventually
reconfigure the dungeon area so you can get the spear and then finally
beat the boss.
Inside the hall itself, there are two areas in the main chamber
to reach with Revealer, including a save point.
Everything is fairly linear, you can first go to the
room, finding a floor switch across a bridge will let you get into the room to the
South-East corner of the main chamber.
After defeating a mini boss in that newly opened room, the floor plate will
Once you go to that area, you will have to cross a crumbling
bridge. You can use the running ability of the Jaguar Ring to get across,
just keep pressing
A quickly and you should get across with ease.
- Once you open the last floor switches on that side, you can get the last large area of
the Hall to the
North-East of the main chamber.
This is also fairly
linear, there are some "secret" doors to floor-plate open, and one Revealer
bridge that will lead you to the Spear mini-boss who I actually found
easier than the Axe mini-boss.
- There is an alchemist in the walls off the spear room.
- Enter the walls
off to the
West wall towards the
- Head Down, Right, Up into a room.
- Out to the
Left, Up, Right, Down, Left.
- There is the alchemist in the room below the balcony.
- Use wings or Escape to get back to the Main Chamber of the Halls, use
the spear in the middle of the main chamber to reach the boss.
- The Dog Boss/Aquamaze
Horace will have left the camp, when you try to follow him his robot
dummy will "trick" (sic) your character into giving the eyes over. You
will fight a mini-boss and be too late to rescue the eyes from his clutches.
Before going back to Nobilia, you can now crumble the various rock
chunks around on this side of the river and immediately across the bank,
this will get you an extra spell. (Use the axe to crumble the walls.)
In Nobilia, you will fight the dog statue. He is a bit tricky but once
you figure out the timing of his vulnerability to attack it is a piece of
Now you will head back towards Horace's camp and walk out
in the gulley under the wooden bridges into the
newly opened areas. You will get to an underground teleporter maze. (Note: I
don't think it pays to go
South at this point and it is not
clear that you can do anything in the Pyramid-Cave yet anyhow.)
- Aquamaze directions:
- Past a teleporter
- Past a teleporter
- Exit the screen
- Exit the screen
- A pot with a call bead
- Left to the exit
- Up and into the boss chamber
After you beat the Aquamaze boss, you will end up coming up a well into
- Reaching the Queen
- Try checking the well before leaving the screen,
Dennis Gaunt , reported
finding that an Oglin popped out of the well and later appeared in one of
the mazes in this world and presented a Wizard's Coin.
- The Aura spell is also reported to be in this area by Cyrus Colborn,
<firstname.lastname@example.org>, just near the castle door up from the well.
West and then
North into the village.
The village is large but linear. To the
Up, there are the regular shops.
North is a
market. If you managed to save an Golden Jackel and Jeweled Scabard from
Nobilia you can get a nice item in the market here.
Your immediate goal is to get into the show where your poodle-ized dog
will eventually get dressed up like a pig and end up winning the pig race
so you can get dinner with the fake-robot Queen.
- Reuniting the Dog and the Boy
After starting the dinner with the queen, you will switch to the dog
automatically and have to navigate the poodle maze to escape from the
clutches of the chef.
- Directions: Left, Up, Left, Up to the wall. Left, and up a vent.
Left, Up, Right, and take the vent. Right, Up, Right, Down, Right, Down,
Right, vent. There is a vent hidden behind the bookcase, take it.
Left, Down, Right Down, Right, Up, Right, Up, Right, vent.
Right and to the exit. Down and into the vent. Up, Right, Up, Left, Down,
Left, Down, the vent into the banquet.
- There is also an old woman hidden in the maze who will give you a key
that will later on let you get some nice stuff, if you want the key, find
it for yourself and then return to the beginning and follow the path, or
just look for the hidden vent which is really the important step of the
After being thrown into the dungeon, defeat all the caged prisoners and
then enter the sewer maze. Running is still possible but difficult
There is an alchemy spell in the sewer maze and an exit. When you
exit you will be given an assignment to go to the old castle and lower the
drawbridge so the Queen can attack the people who stayed behind.
- Chessboard "Maze"
- Go out to the chessboard by walking down from the queen's chamber, into
the banquet hall, out to the
and then all the way across to the
till you finally exit out to the outside.
If you have the key, you can
get lots of items around here. When you have all you want, give the key to
the alchemist in the room to get a new spell.
The chessboard maze is not really a maze in any sense. After a few
quick dead ends, you will be at the center and fight a mini-boss
and then go down into the center. You will see the energy core you will
The forest is tricky.
- Greebles: I don't have reliable directions for it but I
do have one key piece of information: on the opening screen of the forest
there is a Greeble in a tree. It is a small animal you can not affect but
who is present on only some screens. Correct paths to the mini-boss have
- The first mini boss is basically fighting "yourself". You then navigate
the other half of the forest. And fight a second mini-boss, a dragon, who
- Alchemist in the woods: Go
East at the very first
T-intersection to a dead end where you will find an alchemist. (Bill Pringle
- Entering the Old Castle
- You then come to the sewer maze -- less sewage -- in the old castle.
Since you don't yet have the Axe, you can't knock down the barricades so
you must navigate all the way to the dungeon.
- Once in the dungeon, you will find several cells, open them, and the last
one, on the lower right, has a teleporter to a symmetrical city to the one on the
other side of the chessboard.
- Walk into the center of the palace gates all the way and defeat the boss --
challenging -- to get into the palace.
- You will meet the real queen, Camillia, and Tinker.
- Defeating the Bad Queen
- Go via the dungeon to the
sewer, and then out directly to the
North from the old-city
sewer exit. (You must use the axe to go here.)
- Tinker's brother is up in the sky. You
will have to fight a dragon -- challenging -- to get him to talk to you, the dragon will then
fly you to fight the queen.
- The queen is easy to fight since it is the puppets that defend the
boss, just concentrate your damage on the boss itself and you will defeat
the robot queen after it dies.
- Rocket to Omnitopia
- Everyone who has migrated to the new city will now start talking about
a second secret passage in the chessboard. Ignore them for now, this is
- Go back to Tinker and he will give you the glider to go get equipment
to rocket you to Omnitopia. (You can do this by going directly to the
East, across the chessboard, and into the old palace.
- Go up to tinker's lab and you will be sent ot find some items for the
- Wheel/guage: Land at Fire Eye's village, go back through Bugamuck and
the bug maze. Defeat the new bug boss -- same as before but more
difficult. Then also go back to where you found the levitate spell,
instead of landing in the molten lava you will find a pot with the item you
- Diamond eyes: Land at Nobilia, get a spell, then land a Crustacia.
Go across the bridge/elevator, and to the pyramid, there is a cave on the
South side of that screen, you can go in and take a teleporter to an
area. Use levitate to move a stone onto one switch. Position the boy on
one and then SELECT to the dog onto the other. You can now go straight
through the middle gate. Keep re-entering the teleporter you come out of
to defeat Tiny.
- Return to Tinker and rocket to Omnitopia.
This is the smallest and final section of the game. You have three
goals: (1) get professor Ruffleberg, (2) get the energy core, (3) defeat
the final boss.
- Professor Ruffleberg
- First go through the junkyard area, in the
North center, there is a
white light it is an "elevator" to the jail level.
- Go through the Jail level, free the prisoners, two are good combat
experience, the third will give you the sword.
- Go up to the "main level" of Omnitopia.
- You are in room A1, Ruffleberg is in A4, there are important things
littered throughout the area that make it undesireable to simply try and
go across to Ruffleberg.
- You will need to use the "airlocks" and the dog to defeat the
laser-sentries outside the passages. Then go back in and defeat the
spinning "tops" to make it through a passage.
- Directions: Clear the path, procedure above, to the Right, into A2.
Go down the hole in the center to the store computers, then down from there
to the Inn. There is a teleporter to the left. You will be in B2. Clear
the path Down and you will be in C2. Go into the round door. Turn on the
fans. Take teleporter and clear to the left. Through the down hole. To
the right, be carefull walking Down through the heat panels. You will come
up in room D1. Right to D2. Right to D3. Go through the hole,
deactivate the alarm -- 221 on my system, not clear how/if you should get
the code -- and leave ALL the lights OFF. Go up to C3. Right to C4. Take
the teleporter and go up and the teleporter into B4. Clear L to B3. Go
into the greenhouse, down, and walk up to A3. Finally, clear Right to A4.
- The security code is reported by some to be controlled by the code
announced by the robot near the Inn. There is a robot that will say a
sequence of colors, you then match those colors with the color on the
alarm code panel to turn the alarm off. (Reported most clearly by:
Paul L. McGuirk )
- Energy Core
North into the room you were shoved into at the VERY start of the
game, there is now a shuttle there, take it to Tinker's landing pad.
- Go back to the Chessboard, there should be another opening there, pick
up the energy core and head back to the station.
- Final Boss
- Stock up on Heal and Barrier, I used these two spells to survive the
boss with no damage except when Barrier died which required heal.
- The boss is found by going back through the maze, just go due
A1 this time.
- Then down through the Jail level and back to the junkyard level, there
is a computer in the
West corner, the computer will let you save and
then you will go to the final battle.
- This is CAKE! Once you win everything is on auto through the end.