In most games when you start a dungeon, you must finish that dungeon before moving to the next, right? I would like to take no responsibility for the fact that I tried for hours to finish the earth realm before finally giving up and consulting a walk through. I normally try to figure things out on my own, but when I’m this clueless I most often just give up on the game completely if it’s not that great in the first place. I’ll very occasionally ask one of my less co-ordinationaly challenged friends to get me past the tough bit or tell me how to do it myself. Once in a while though I’ll consult a walk through. I don’t normally do this my first time through a game though, because they usually contain cheats, spoilers and solutions to problems I’d rather figure out myself. For this one I had to. The game had entertained me thus far and I wanted to keep playing it.
There was nowhere to go in the earth realm but down the water fall, but once you get your fire power there and come back from your little slide trip to the water realm, that’s it. I had already killed myself several times trying to jump ridiculous distances and going in the little cable car that leads you to an exitless room filled with an impossible amount of strong baddies. (Tip: don’t go down there! You’re stuck once you jump on the cable car) So I went online and found a walk through on Gamespot by LoneWolf77. This was extremely helpful in explaining that if you have nowhere else to go, you should consult the oracle in the town and it will tell you (cryptically, to my chagrin) what to do next. And in this case once you get the fire power you may leave the earth realm and must come back again much later after collecting more powers. So that was a fairly helpful tip for the rest of the game. The walk through also, like a walk though usually does, explained in great detail everything step by step that needed to be done. It was very well done, but a bit too much info for me. I linked it here though in case anyone is curious or in need of it.
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