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Rune Stone Locations
This section is about Rune Stones and where they are located. I
will tell you what stage they are in and a detailed description on how
to locate it. Also if you have finished a stage and haven't found a
Rune Stone for that level, the next time you go back there will be a
thermometer in the top right corner(only in arcade version). This is
the Rune Stone Thermometer and it has a range from hot to cold on it.
The nearer you are to a rune stone the hotter the thermometer will
show. The further away you are to a rune stone the colder the
thermometer will show. There are 12 runestones in the arcade version
while there is 13 in the N64 version.
Peak: Go up a few hills and you will be at a clearing with a path to the south, south east and east.
There will see a big statue with a barrel in front of it. Be careful because Death is in the barrel.
Just use magic to turn him into fruit. Just destroy the statue, rune stone is behind it.
Cliffs: Don't enter the first exit but bypass it. Continue on the path above the exit.
You will know if you are on the right path if you fight an elemental/golem.
Keep on the path and when you get to two rope bridges go across them.
As soon as you get off the bridges go north towards the rock wall.
Hit it and destroy it and there will be a Rune Stone behind it.
Cavern: Don't enter the first exit you come upon. When you get near the second exit, it will be a T intersection.
On the right is two elementals/golems. Go left and fight the monsters and hit and destroy the left most wall.
There is a rune stone behind it.
Dungeon: You can see it hanging in a
cage when you start the stage. To get it down you go down the stairs
until you reach the part where it splits in direction. Go on the stairs
that go down and backwards. Go left across the log bridge and fight the
elemental/golem. Then go right and down. Step on the trap switch and go
back the way you came across the log bridge. The Rune Stone inside the
cage should be coming down. Go in the cage and grab it.
Armoury: At the start of the level
go right. Go down the stairs, across the blades trap(red barrel and rat
mound near it), go down and step on the trap switch. A wall will go
down and an elemental/golem will wake up. Defeat it and go to the wall
under the stairs and hit and destroy it. There is a rune stone there.
Treasury: Find a room with a throne in it. When you get there walk down the stairs. Then turn right or go up and keep going.
You will reach a room that has an alter with a box on it in the middle of it with stairs surrounding it. Death is also there.
In the box is a rune stone so go up there and destroy it.
Roots: After the first wood and vine
elevator, go northwest. Kill the elemental/golem . You will then come
to a big tree stump in the middle of a clearing. Hit the stump a number
of times to destroy it and get the rune stone.
Tree: After you find a barrel with
Death inside it, go right. You will find a trap switch that reveals a
hidden bridge. If you are playing by yourself you will have to make and
enemy step on the bridge when you press it and then turbo to the other
side before the monster gets off the bridge. If you are playing with 2
or more players just get one preson to step on the switch while the
others cross and then make someone on the other side step on the other
switch while the other person crosses. There will be a tree which rises
out of the ground and has a cut in it. Step on the switch there. Then
walk to the right across the big leaf. Then walk on the branch that
rises to the right. You should be able to see the rune stone should be
on a platform.
Branches: After crossing the tree
stump path and see a stump by itself, continue up to the right. You
should see two archers guarding a wall. Kill the archers and destroy
the wall they were guarding and you will get a rune stone.
Ruins: After the first exit there
will stairs that lead you into water. Go down them. Go left and then
down until you reach a locked door. Open it and walk to the platform.
The rune stone will then rise up so you can get it.
Temple: When you get to a big
clearing that has a statue in the middle of it and has four blue
switches with light coming out of them in each corner. Step on each of
them to turn the lighs off and turn them dark blue. When all have been
stepped on the statue will have disappeared and there will be a rune
stone in its place. There may be a sleeping death next to it or it may
Pyramid: This is the most difficult
rune stone to find!! Good Luck on finding it on your own!! If you find
it on your own you are a legend!!!! It takes a very long time to find
it. After you fight the first mob of enemies, go towards a slanted path
with sand on the bottom of it. Then open both of the locked doors. Step
on the trap switch and then go back down and around the catwalk. Then
walk down the slope where the catwalk ends and down another slope. You
should see a fence/wall with a treasure chest, archer and a trap swtich
behind it. Then walk down/south towards the screen. You should see
another trap switch and enemy generators. Step on the trap switch and
then go back where you saw the fence/wall. The trap switch you just
activated made it fall down. Now go step on the trap switch and walk
down on the left side. You should be walking through a gate under a
passage way. Continue walking on the left side and you will know you
are on the right path if you see a room with Death in the center. Keep
going until you see a spike trap. Then further on you will see a key, a
sloped path, a yellow potion, another sloped path and then a platform
where there are enemies on it. The rune stone is behind a wall behind
the spikes at the left/west most point of the platform.
Peak: The barrel to the right of the
starting position has poison in it, don't eat it obviously. Take the
lower path at the start, follow it around until you see two generators,
between these is a rock-like covering, shoot it to reveal a switch and
some gold. Just beyond this is a split in the road with 3 ways to go,
go to top-right path and follow it around, this way you'll avoid Death.
At the next split, take the upper path. At the top is an obelisk just
sitting nicely in the corner. After hitting it, again take the upper
path. You'll soon see a path leading up, take it. Follow this path
(ignore the path that shows up going right) until you reach a large
open area, here you'll meet your first Golem. A turbo attack or two
should take him down, just keep retreating, attacking, retreating etc.
When he's dead, return the open area and take the lower right path.
Continue on this path until you see a light brown rock in the wall,
shoot it to uncover the first Rune Stone.
Cave: Go down/right, then down
immediately. The screen will rotate, continue walking straight (you
will be holding right on the control stick. When the road splits (just
past the barrel with the message) go left and hit the switch. Where the
switch is pointing is a lightly colored rock, shoot it and walk
through, there is another switch towards the top of the screen, hit it
then head back to the starting area. This time, go right instead of
down/right, you should see a bomb-carrier run towards you if you went
the right way, there will also be a lava trail on the left part of the
screen, follow this path. When it forks, go left around the rock, hit
the switch to raise the Runestone, and continue to the left. Follow the
crack in the ground until hit the big black rock with a torch on it. Go
around this rock to the point where the crack stops, turn right and
shoot the rock to continue, hit the switch at the end and return to the
crack. At the crack, go up. Go right around the flame then go left,
when you see the exit, don't go in it, walk past it to get the
Runestone you raised before, now, turn back and go to the exit.
Cavern: For awhile you have no
choice but to follow the path you start on, when you see an open area
with a red barrel continue straight. Shoot the big blue stone ahead to
reveal a switch, return to the red barrel area and take the other path.
Walk straight across the make-shift bridge to a barrel, break it and
hit the switch underneath, then go right. Follow this path until the
road forks (there are 4 red barrels), here go left. In the next "room"
go down, shoot the rock, hit the switch, then go up. Next room, go
left, shoot the mountain wall, go in, hit the switch, go back to the
right. If you get to the exit, you've gone too far, back up one "room"
go down, then go right. There is a switch under a barrel here, ignore
it for now, continue on. Cross the little bridge, turn left, shoot
wall, hit the switch, continue on, hit another switch, grab the
Courtyard: Go down, hit the switch,
go through the door, go right, hit the switch in the corner, go back
left and through the locked door.
At the end of the hallway turn left, then go down you'll see a bunch of
sticks in the ground, go around to the backside, walk in, shoot the
rock, take the Runestone.
Dungeon: At the stairs, go down not
straight, hit a hidden wall panel at the base to reveal a switch. Get
the money in the corner to hit a second switch, go back up, take the
stairs you skipped before. At the base of these stairs, go down to hit
another switch. Go back to the other stairs and go down those again,
cross the acid pool at the bottom this time. Hit all the switches you
see, cross over using the 2 player switch and hit the switch there too.
Go down from that switch to hit a 3rd switch, then go up through the
gate and turn left, hit the switch on the bridge and continue, you
should be back and the 2 sets of stairs. Turn up, shoot, hit switch,
Armoury: Go left through the locked
door. Hit the green switch, go back right, hit the switch here, go back
left, hit the switch, go right again, hit the switch, now follow the
arrow down the stairs. Go to the right of the base of the stairs and
hit the switch, return to the base of the stairs and go down. Go
straight across the disappearing platform then go left. There will be a
Golem and a switch eventually, hit it and turn around and go back
right, when you hit the white wall, turn left, follow around this
corner, go up next to the Golem, through the locked door and down the
stairs at the end. There is a switch in the wall directly down from
these stairs, hit it and return to the start of the level to grab the
Cemetary: Hit the switch under the
barrel on the left, go up through the gates, hit the switch under the
barrel in the middle of the back of the group of gravestones, this will
open the gate to the next area at the top, go there. The switches
around the gravestones just raise some graves to give you items. Follow
this path until you reach another set of gravestones, the switch you
need to hit is in the rear-middle again, behind a tree. There is a
switch is the small house in the right-hand part of this area which
raises some graves to give more items. Go to the left when you are
ready. Follow this path until you get stopped, on the left is a switch
which opens a path to the right, go there. Hitting the switch under the
barrel in here opens the door that was locked before, go through that
door. Here, shoot the doors on either side of you to open up items and
switches. One switch drops the platform that was raised in the room
before, go back and hit that switch to open the door on the first
little houses which leads to the Runestone.
Spire: Go down and left, shoot the
door on the house, hit the switch. Go back to the start, go through the
locked door. Head to the rear-left of this area and go up the ramp, at
the split in the ramp, cross the bridge. Follow the platform until it
ends, go left and down (the ramp may be hard to see, but it's there).
At the bottom of the ramp go down/right and start shooting, you'll
uncover a switch. Hit the switch and go back up the ramp to the
previously locked door, there is a switch there now, hit it and go back
down the ramp. NOTE: there are two ramps, you may use either of them
any time I say "use the ramp." Go straight down from the ramp endings
through the previously locked door then go left. Shoot the door of the
house and hit the switch, go back to the ramps, go up the one on the
right (not the one you came in) turn right and continue down the path
and cross the bridge. Go right and up the second ramp, at the top, turn
left, hit the switch and go back down the ramp. The switch in the grate
should now be raised, hit it and go back up the ramp, this time go
right. Hit a third switch go back down the ramp again go down/right
from the ramp base to find a final switch which raises the Runestone
right in front of you.
Airship: Climb the ropes to hit the
first switch after shooting out the light color boxes. Follow this path
for a long time, eventually you'll end up on the ship. Go up the first
stairs you see, climb across the ropes to find two switch, hit them and
return, then take the lower stairs. When you get stopped by crates, go
down to find a pathway. At the base of the pathway, take the rope net
back up walk across the crates, hitting the switch on the way. Continue
until you can go no further, then shoot the crates in front of you,
tada, a Runestone.
Docks: Go across the dock, then go
left through the locked door. There is a covered switch when you get
"stuck". Hit it and continue, the switch on the other side has no
effect but to raise the platform you're already on. Cross the plank,
either one because one doesn't take you anywhere but to a key and
continue. Hit the 2P switch and continue. Keep holding down as you
cross the bridge, follow on this path until the locked door, go through
it. Eventually the road will fork, take the path leading up, it will be
to the left of you before the screen rotates. Follow this to the next
locked door, open it and go left as far as you can. There will be a
Golem, kill it and cross the dock near him. At the end of the dock turn
around and shoot the middle crate, hit the switch and follow it. Hit
the new switch and go back to the locked door where you went left the
first time. Go left this time as far as possible, shoot the crate here
to start a chain of rising switches, keep hitting them. At the end of
this chain, turn right, shoot the wall at the end, hit the switch and
continue left on the path. When you hit the green torch, go to the top
of the screen and climb the mountain, cross the tracks and go right. At
the end of this path you'll find the Runestone.
Camp Go up/right, there is a switch
under a crate, hit it and follow to where it points. Hit the switch
here in the corner and go down. Hit this switch and step on the ice it
raises. Step on the ice on the other side and ride it to the top. Go
right. Go through the locked door inside the two fences, hit the switch
and take the lower path. You will see a gate with two treasure chests
inside, go in and hit the switch (it may be covered, if you can't see
it, shoot to the right.) After hitting it continue on the path. When
the path widens, stay towards the left, go through the locked door.
This door will be called "the locked door near the middle of the level"
for future reference. Go up until you hit the train tracks, then go
left, shoot the big thing of ice, hit the switch and continue left. Hit
the next switch, then go back right, past the hill where you came up to
find the next switch. After hitting this, go back down the hill where a
new switch will be opened up, hit it and go where it points, down the
hill. At the base of the hill, go right and cross at the 2P switch.
Follow this until you hit a switch just past a red barrel. Go up the
hill here, hit the next switch, then return to the base of the hill and
go left, across the plank. Now go down and go right across the next
plank, hit the switch. Cross the plank again and go left through the
locked door in the middle of the level, follow the mountain on the
right until you hit a switch. Now, return to the plank (go down, then
right) but instead of crossing it go up, there will be a new switch,
hit it and follow it to the right. Go back up the hill, hitting the
switch on the far right, follow the ice trail that raises. When you hit
the pair of tracks, take the path that leads left. Immediately past the
2 red barrels, right before the tracks turn into a bridge for a second
time, there is a small, almost clear patch of ice to the right, take
it. At the top it a switch, hit it and return to the tracks. Continue
the direction you were going until you get back to the area that had
the three switches before, there should be a crate on the side of the
tracks, shoot it to make a ramp and come down. Go down the hill,
continue down to the locked door in the middle of the level, hit the
switch just below it and go back up to the clear ice path, you can go
either the way you just came or the way mapped before, they are about
the same distance. At the top of the clear ice, turn right, shoot the
ice, grab the Runestone.
Mine: Follow until the bridge on the
right, take it, hit the switch, go back towards the start, you'll see a
hill on the left, go up. Go right at the top of the hill, go in the
pit, hit the switch and continue right. Ignore the next switch you see
and continue. DO hit the next switch, then go back left, another hill
will be on the left, use it. Atop the hill, go right, since you can't
go left, seems logical. There are two switches to hit, after doing so,
go back and step into the waterfall to hit a third switch, go back to
where you couldn't go before, now you can. Hit the switch, go up the
platform. At the end of the bridge, go right. Head up the little ramp,
hit the switch and go back left. Take the platform that is straight up
from the water fall. Take the next platform up too. Head down the ramp
at the end here, hit the switch at the base, then go back to the last
platform, ride it down then go through the newly opened door. At the
end of this bridge, go right, hit the switch then go back to the bridge
and continue left. Continue past the teleporter at first, hit the
switch, then take the teleporter. Ignore the platform at first, cross
the bridge, hit the switch, now take the platform up. Go up through the
ice wall and to the left, hit the switch behind the ice then go right,
hit the switch, then go back to the ice wall and to the right across
the bridge to the right. Continue straight, past the switch in the
water, through the locked door and hit the switch at the end of the
bridge. Go back and hit the switch in the water now, then go where it
points, down the bridge, and go left. Hit the switch you see here,
continue left, hit the switch and grab the Runestone.
Battle Field Realm
Fortress: Follow the path until you
get to the clearing where you have various ways to go. Go up to the
ramp to the left. Hit the switch there. Go back to the bottom of the
ramp & now go through the middle path. The gate to your left should
be open now. Go through & go left. Follow the path until you reach
the bridge. Go across it. The main bridge should collapse in the middle
so go up the little one to the left. You need a key to open this door
so get one, there should be one somewhere in this stage. Once you go up
hit the switch there. The door near the spikes should be gone now. Now
go back down, go back across the bridge & now turn left. And you
should see where the gate was lowered. THere should be spikes in front
of it. Now go past the lowered gate. Follow the path that takes you
across the bridge. There should be 2 bridges next to each other. When
you get to the landing there should be a little wood bridge next to
that main bridge that collapsed. Go down that. Then go left & when
you reach the end there should be a barrel there. Hit it & a switch
is under it. Hit the switch & go back. Instead of turning right to
go back where you came from go straight along the bridge. Turn left
& opoen the gate needing a key. Follow the path. Then cross the
little wooden bridge at the end of the path. Hit the switch there it
will open the gate that has 2 spike traps in front of it & that you
saw just before you went along the path. Now go back & you will see
gate has lowered & that monsters are pouring out. Go through there.
Turn right & keep going until you see another gate with 2 spikes in
front of it. Go through the gate & go straight. Then turn left when
you see a spike trap. Follow the path. Then hit the switch to make the
lift lower. Go up it. Then go right & hit the switch there. Then go
straight along the path. Keep on going until you reach a teleportation
platform. Go in it. Follow the path & open the key door. Keep on
going straight & hit the switch to raise the lift. Follow the path
until you reach another teleportation platform. hit the switch behind
it & go in. Follow the path again. When you reach the bottom of the
ramp, don't go up the next ramp. Instead, go to the
left it to find another teleporter behind a spike trap, go in it. hit
the switch & go back in the teleport. Now you can go up the ramp.
Now go straight past that bar of wood & hit the weird looking
colour wall. The runestone should be yours for the taking.