Tomb Raider FAQ by Mark Stephenson.
Tomb Raider is a MASSIVE game with lots of things to discover and do. This is a
guide explaining everything(or will be), so if you want to discover things for
yourself then only use this guide as a last resort. The solution to your problem
is usually a platform/item that you missed, so use the LOOK button alot to get
a picture of your surroundings.
Throughout this guide I will be referring to different types of jumps by
using some acronyms. Here are their meanings...
GJ - Grab Jump(Hold Action button + UP)
SJ - Standing Jump(Jump + UP)
SJG - Standing Jump Grab(Jump + UP + Hold Action button)
The following are to be done after walking to the edge of a platform and the
tapping back once to get a run up.
RJ - Running Jump(UP/Jump + Direction)
RJG - Running Jump Grab(UP/Jump + Hold Action button)
When I mention Left or Right, they are in relation to Lara.
TOMB RAIDER TIPS
Tomb Raider - Weapon cheat(PlayStation).
The following codes for Tomb Raider was found on a newsgroup :
- During a game enter the inventory screen by pressing Select.
- Now tap the following buttons :
L1, Tri, R2, L2, L2, R2, Cir, L1 (for the NTSC version)
L1, Tri, L2, R2, R2, L2, Cir, L1 (for the PAL version)
- You should hear a sigh confirming the code.
- Exit the inventory screen.
- Re-enter the inventory screen.
- Now you have all the weapons and full ammo... yearh !
IMPORTANT: You must be using joypad configuration #1 for the code.
Handy Moves and Buttons.
Diving - Hold down WALK button and then Jump forwards.
Lara can dive off medium height platforms and she will roll when
Handstand - As you are hanging onto something, press Walk and Up.
I know it works only on the PC & Playstation versions.
In Water - Press the sidestep buttons to swim sidewards.
While Hanging - Release ACTION button and press again to catch onto a lower
ledge. Doesn't work for high ledges.
Skipping Scenes - Press LOOK button.
Skipping FMV - Press Start.
Tomb Raider is based on square blocks, jumps are either 1,2 or 3 blocks apart.
This is how to jump them. X denotes Laras position.
1 Block apart.
| | | | WALK to the edge and do a Standing Jump.
| X| ----->| |
| | 1 | |
2 Blocks apart.
| | | | WALK to the edge and do a Standing Jump Grab.
| X| -----> ----->| | OR
| | 1 2 | | WALK to the edge, tap backwards, run forwards
+-------+ +-------+ and press jump before you reach the edge.
3 Blocks apart.
| | | | WALK to the edge, tap backwards, run
|X---->X| -----> -----> ----->| | forwards and press jump before you
| | 1 2 3 | | reach the edge. As you are in the air
+-------+ +-------+ press ACTION to grab the edge.
| | Use the WALK button to position Lara in the corner
| | of the block nearest the platform you are jumping
| | to. Use LOOK to line Lara up and then tap backward.
+-------+ Run forward and press Jump before Lara reaches the
| / |
| / | ----->
| X | 1
Long Diagonal Grab.
| | Quite tricky this. The trick is to
| | use the LOOK button to line Lara
| | up with the opposite block and do
+-------+ +-------+ a RJG. Line Lara up so that she is
| | as square to the opposite edge as
| | -----> -----> -----> possible.
| | 1 2 3 A jump like this can be found in
+-------+ the Sanctuary Of The Scion.
Things to remember.
1. Lara can move slightly to the left or right whilst jumping.
2. If you hold down the Jump button while jumping, Lara will land take a step
and then jump again. This can be done to jump 3X1 block spaced platforms.
Bats - Easy, aim, fire.
Wolves - Mostly attack in packs. Either run around shooting OR backflip
and sideflip whilst shooting.
Bear - Quite fast. Shoot from high up or use Wolf strategy.
Red Raptor - Fast and vicious but can be seen from miles away giving plenty of
time to shoot. Also stops to roar at you.
T. Rex - Fast, big and eats you whole. Run away and find a safe place to
shoot it from.
Lion - Slow but very lethal. Hunt in prides so can surround you like
Wolves. Find a safe place to shoot from or a large area.
Crocodile - Can be either on land or in water(but not both). Suprisingly slow
in the water and so easily avoided, suprisingly fast on land.
Takes few shots so can be taken one to one. BEWARE, sometimes they
play dead and Lara doesn't lock onto them.
Gorilla - Can jump up ledges so you can't hide(except on high ledges).
Shows off, leaving plenty of time to shoot it. Shoot with Shotgun.
Rats - Irritating. fast and nibble alot. Sometimes attacks in groups of
3-4. Use Shotgun or Pistols from high up, or close and dirty with
an Uzi(only available after completing game):)
Panther - Fast and very lethal. Rarely attacks in groups. Find high ground to
shoot from. If you go one on one then use shotgun.
Mummy Horus- NASTY!, fast and lethal. Fires fireballs which take alot of
energy. Either find a large area and use the Wolf strategy or
find higher ground than usual to fire from. Explodes when killed,
which takes energy.
Horseman - Slow but fires alot of fireballs. Rarely attacks head on so you can
sideflip from side to side avoiding the fireballs whilst shooting.
Demon Bat - Usually attacks by coming directly down at you. Wait for Lara to
aim high and then back off firing. Try to hide in corridors as they
rarely follow. Explodes.
The monsters found in Atlantis onwards are variations of the monsters found in
the Egyptian levels so use the same strategies.
To kill the Men that shoot at Lara either just stand and fire and heal when low
OR find a safe place to shoot them. They will leave after they have been shot a
few times, don't chase them as you cannot kill them before the Natlas Mine
level(except Pierre, who you can kill in the Tomb Of Tihocan, and Larson at
the end of the Qualopec/Sanctuary of the Scion levels).
If Lara locks onto an enemy and it hides behind a pillar, Lara will continue
to lock onto the enemy even though it can't be shot at(but Lara doesn't fire).
This is a good way to kill things if they are hiding and appear now and again.
For this to happen you must hold down the fire button and Lara will fire when
she can see the enemy.
The many deaths of Lara Croft.
Animation | Cause(s)
-Collapses to ground, groaning. | Run out of energy.
| (killed by monster, spikes, blade)
-Swallowed whole. | Eaten by T.Rex.
-Jerks convulsively and floats to surface. | Drowning.
-Falls to ground, screaming. | Falling off a high platform.
-Head first into ground. | Diving off a high platform.
-Squashed. | Killed by boulder.
-Turned to Gold. | Standing on Midas's hand.
-Burned. | Falling into Lava.
-Grabbed and then banged on the floor. | Getting caught by Pyramid Monster.
Tips for finding secrets.
1. Look for oddly coloured patterns that don't fit in with others.
2. Look for Pressure Plates(usually grey). These usually open doors somewhere
else which you have to find(see above).
3. Listen for sounds. Sometimes it's a piece of music or a door opening sound.
4. Retrace your steps and try to take a different path.
5. Remember what has happened in a level(water lowered, etc) and try to think
how it would effect other parts.
6. Look in dark areas or behind statues.
7. Use moveable blocks to get to higher areas(even push through doors), even see
how far you can push them around in a level.
8. Look for dead ends or places that seem WEIRD.
TOMB RAIDER - LEVEL BY LEVEL GUIDE
The first 2 levels are easy and therefor don't need a guide. If you're stuck on
Level 2, remember you can push things(use action button on the grey block in
the room Lara gets trapped in), and either RTFM :) or buy the original >(
Level 3 - Lost Valley. 5/5 secrets found.
The Shotgun is located near the Cog Mechanism, which is near the source of the
The way forward is to go through the gap opposite the waterfall and climb up the
rocks directly ahead(use look button to find the ledge). The other way is a
To kill the Tyrannosaurus Rex, find the entrance in the cliffs(by the pieces
of broken bridge) and shoot from safety. To do it in style run to the place
where the 2nd Cog is located(on the broken bridge) and shoot it at leisure.
You now need 3 cogs. Here is where they are situated:
1st Cog - Go into the Temple entrance(at the end of the valley). Dive down to
the bottom of the waterfall, on the righthand side.
2nd Cog - Climb up to the entrance located to the left of the temple entrance.
Do a RJG to get to the other side of the broken bridge.
3rd Cog - Find the waterfall which has water at the base(in the valley area NOT
the first waterfall). Swim underneath and then climb up to the
Secret 1 - Find climbable rocks located to the right of the temple entrance.
Climb to the highest point and then jump onto the temple entrance
roof. To get down slide down the slopes on the lefthand side of the
Secret 2 - By the 3rd Cog waterfall, in the corner of the rocks.
Secret 3 - By the 3rd Cog, instead of swimming underneath the waterfall find
the climbable rocks on the lefthand side. Climb up and then shimmy
across the crack, you will be at the top of the waterfall.
Secret 4 - By the Cog Mechanism. Drop off the lefthand side of the bridge and
shimmy across the crack to the rivers source.
Secret 5 - Use the 3 cogs on the Mechanism and swim to the end of the redirected
water. Don't forget to collect the Shotgun.
The entrance to the Tomb is behind the Waterfall at the beginning.
Level 4 - Tomb Of Qualopec. 3/3
Easy, just operate the 2 switches and make the diagonal jumps. The switch next
to the collapsing platform(in the middle room past the first save point) cannot
be switched(it's a trap but you must go down).
To make the jump back over the collapsed platform(right of first save point),
stand at the edge and do a SJG.
Look out for the boulder trap located straight ahead as you enter/exit the main
Secret 1 - After switching all the switches and opening all the 3 doors head
over to the area where there are poison darts. Sideflip over the
darts until you get to the steps. On the left side climb up to the
statue and a door will open in front of you. Run over the collapsing
platforms and get the item.
Secret 2 - Right underneath the 1st secret. Jump back to the doorway. This
next jump is TRICKY. At the entrance Walk right up to the edge and
then sidestep left until you are next to the wall, now sidestep right
ONCE and turn to face the item under the platform. Still holding the
Walk button take 1 STEP backwards. Now do a SJ towards the object, if
you've done it right then Lara will land JUST after the spikes. To
get out Walk(DON'T run) through the spikes and jump to the exit.
Secret 3 - As you come out of the waterfall entrance dive down and swim to the
small tunnel on the right.
AMAZING!, Lara walks on air(bug).SATURN Version
After getting secrets 1&2 go back to the room with the 2 tall moving
blocks(left of the first save point) and go through the doorway
immediately next to the switch. Carry on over the blocks and Lara will walk on
air!!. You see the collision detection has been reset but the graphics haven't.
As you come out of the Waterfall entrance you will be shot at, if you carry on
and climb over the rocks as if you were going to the Lost Valley you will find
another MediKit. This isn't a secret.
You must shoot Larson.
Level 5 - St Francis Folly. 4/4
To open the doors either side of the big room push the block onto the Omega
To reach the opposite door to the Gorilla Door push block to the far end(as
you come in when you start) of the hole it's in and SJG to the right hand
Secret 1 - Door above block and switches. To reach the higher ledge position
Lara with her feet next to the bottom of the sloped block on her
immediate left as she walks through the door. Jump onto the slope and
she will backflip onto another sloped block, she will now jump
forwards towards the ledge, hold down the Action button to grab hold.
Watch out for the weak platform at the top.
Secret 2 - When you have opened the second locked door carefully walk around
the corner and slide down the slope. Just before you reach the
bottom jump so that Lara hits her head and falls onto the sloped
platform, wait for Lara to reach the bottom of the slope and JG to
the opposite door.
Secret 3 - Instead of operating the switch to drain the water(right after
Secret 2), fall into the water and find the other room in the
The next part has Lara climbing down a tall room(Gods Hall), don't walk off any
platforms without looking first, it's a long drop to the bottom!.
Secret 4 - Behind the door at the very bottom of the Gods Hall, in the dark
corner. It's quite hard to get to but once you know how to do it,
it's easy. This is how...
Above one of the God doors(Atlas) is a pressure pad. This opens the
door at the very bottom of the Gods Hall. Make your way to this
pad, step on it and then turn left and walk to the end of the
platform. Look down to look at the door open, keep looking until it
closes(it's very small and to see it you have to see it close).
Turn right around and run over the pad and keep on running forward
to the edge ahead. Just as you get to the edge use the roll button
so that Lara rolls and faces the other way just before the edge.
Lara will flip over and fall. Use the Action button to grab the edge
as you are falling and then let go as soon as she's grabbed the
edge, this will lessen the damage when you fall. As soon as you
land flip over and run forward, do the same movement(roll before
edge, grab, fall) on the next edge. You will now be directly
facing the secret door(albeit on a higher level). Run forwards and
then run over the edge ahead, it's a long fall which takes energy
but it's the only way. You will now be right in front of the door,
if you did everything quickly then the door will be open long enough
for you to get through.
Occassionally Bats will attack Lara, hold down the Walk button to prevent her
from walking of a ledge whilst shooting them. Flick all the switches on the way
down and they will open the doors to 4 sections. These are:
Damocles - As soon as you collect the key the Swords will be activated. Either
walk slowly through the columns(walk one step, STOP, and repeat).
or run and heal quickly any damage, be careful though as 1 sword can
take 3/4 of your health if it hits you perfectly. Don't forget to
collect the items above the Damocles Key and the Medikit located
above the Damocles doorway.
Thor - Run straight through the electricity. Stand on the switch until you
hear a click, and then MOVE. Push the blocks to reach the high door.
If you do these 2 first then Pierre will appear and try to shoot you. make your
way to the bottom again to shoot him.
Atlas - After killing the Gorilla walk through the gate. If you walk close to
the boulder it will roll towards you. Quickly flip over and run the
opposite way, as you see the edge coming towards you flip just
before it(so that you fall over the edge facing the other way) and
hold the action button. Lara should now be hanging and the boulder
will roll over the top of you.
Neptune - Dive down and operate the switch, you cannot return to the surface
without doing this. After operating the switch return to the
surface for more air, and then collect the key from the end of the
Put all the keys in the locks at the bottom of the Gods Hall.
Level 6 - Colosseum. 3/3
To get into the Main Colosseum, go to the back of the Entrance Building on the
left side and then climb up the 2 balconies.
Secret 1 - Instead of going through the entrance to the Crocodile Pit jump over
to the right of it(to the left of the water). The jumping is very
tricky and one wrong jump will send you right back to the beginning.
Shimmy across the crack(left side) above the Crocodile Pit to get past.
Secret 2 - Climb up in the middle of the crack above the Crocodile Pit.
Lions Den Puzzle - Timing is the key to this. The plate at the back opens the
2 gates. As soon as you walk over this RUN to the left gate
and quickly pull the switch, turn around and quickly run to
the next room. Timing is very tight so cut every corner. If
the door is closing then try and jam yourself in it, it will
reopen if you get caught in it.
To avoid the rolling boulder fall into the hole.
Secret 3 - In the room where there are lots of pillars where you have to get
to the top to operate a switch(that opens the door to the area that
holds the key behind the moveable block). It's very tricky, this is
what you have to do.
If you walk right up to one of the columns you will hear a door
opening. If you look up you can see it on a 2 block platform. You now
have to jump forwards onto the smallest block, sideflip right,
backflip, sideflip left, jump forwards and then run through the
door. It takes a bit of practise, so don't be put off. Thanks to
Mark Bradley for correcting me on this one.
The KEY to the gates is hidden behind the moveable block, near the switch which
opened the door at the end of the Gorilla Room(the one you thought was going to
contain the KEY:)
Level 7 - Palace Midas. 3/3
Objective is to get 3 Lead(Gold) Bars, from 3 of the 4 rooms detailed below.
Don't step on Midas's hand, it will turn you to Gold(hint).
The doors by the 5 switches can be opened by matching the symbols above the
door to the switches. Y means ON(down) and the Omega symbol means OFF.
YOOOO - This room is VERY tricky. The objective is to jump across the platforms
and collect the Lead Bar at the end. The first 3 platforms can be made
easily by running and holding down the Jump button. The last platform
requires a RJG and this takes time to do. The flames will reignite
when you grab the edge, pull yourself up(you will be taking damage)
and QUICKLY turn right around, now backflip and you will flip over the
flame and not be on fire. I haven't tried sideflipping yet.
YOOOY - Save point. This is where you must take the 3 GOLD bars to.
OOYYO - (Above this door is an item, use the pillars to get to it)
Pull block(with purple dots) and return to the room before. The roof
will have collapsed making a slope.
An easy way to get onto the pillar in the middle is to jump onto the
steep slope next to the pillar and slide to the bottom of the pillar.
Face the pillar and backflip, you will now jump forwards towards the
pillar, hold down the Action button to grab onto the pillar.
Make your way across the slope to the exit. Jump across to the T-Shaped
OR(to get the next Lead Bar)...
The next lead bar is located by going down the gap between the
doorway you've just come through and the T-shaped pool(see below)
Secret 1 - Below you as you enter the room with the T-Shaped water area(You
have to go down here anyway).
Secret 2 - Swim down the centre of the T-shaped water area and swim under the
ledge. The item can be obtained by going down the right side of the
room. Position Lara at the bottom of the first V-shape(at the bottom
of the first steep block) and then jump forward once and hold the
jump button without the direction button. It takes a bit of practise.
After killing the 3 Gorillas in the arches(look for the Medikit) you will have
to do a RJG to the opposite side. Look for the lowest point of the crack and
aim for it. Look out for the weak platforms ahead. The Lead Bar is located on
the top of a roof(where the switch for the Garden Area was).
OOYOY - Pull back the block to find the switch. Carefully check every jump you
make. The last jump is tricky, take 2 STEPS backwards and then do a SJG.
Find MIDAS by going to the Garden Area and find the entrance above the Sundial.
Secret 3 - In the Garden area(just before Midas) look for the well hidden switch
in the bushes to your left as you come through the gates. The Steel
Jaws are very difficult to get through.
Level 8 - The Cistern. 3/3
1st Key - On the HIGHER platform in the corner of the main room(above the bit
where you have to shimmy across the crack).
2nd Key - In the room next to the Cistern(located off the Main room). Dive down
through the grill floor and climb up to the top of the next room.
Secret 1 - Look in the dark areas of the pool in the middle of the Main room.
Secret 2 - Climb up to the top of the Cistern room.
Magnums - In the room where you first meet Pierre(and 2 Gorillas), jump across
the platforms until you reach the end platform. Instead of jumping for the crack
WALK to the edge and take 2 STEPS back, now do a SJ forward and you should land
right next to the Magnums.
1st & 2nd Grey Key - Located in the rooms found by going through the entrance in
the pool in the Main room.
To get the 2nd Grey Key the water level MUST be low. Go through the room where
you first met Pierre(first door on left as you first came into the main
room), go through the level and then climb to the top of one of the tall rooms.
Use the Cistern to change the height of the water. This will help you to get to
the room containing the Gold Key.
Lara presents... The Amazing Levitating Crocodile(and Rat) Trick!!!
When you first start the level don't kill the 2 crocodiles in the pool. Go
through the level as normal and find the switch that changes the water level.
Now go back to the main room and shoot the crocodiles. Do it so that they die
in the middle of the room, but not over the pool area as they will fall into
the water. Now lower the water level(with the switch) and the crocodiles will
be exactly where you killed them, ie floating high in the air!!. This can also
be done with the Rats to really make the room look a mess!. Also, if you kill a
Rat and it lands on stone when you lower the water level, it looks like an
alive Rat but it doesn't move.
Use the Switch to open the gate to the 2nd Key.
Secret 3 - Find the moveable block by the Gold Key lock.
After going through the Gold Key door push the moveable block through the
doorway(opened by operating the switch). Use this block to climb up to the high
ledge and collect the goodies.
Exit by falling down the hole by the moveable block.
Level 9 - Tomb Of Tihocan. 2/2
Go through the LEFT door at the top of the second tall room, timing the Swinging
Blade. If you want to find a secret room go down the RIGHT corridor.
Secret 1 - It's at the bottom of the corridor in which you meet Pierre and have
to go through the metal teeth. It's on the right as you enter the
crocodile pit, in the corner. The room must have no water in it.
Look on the floor of this room and you will notice three different
shaded bricks. Step on each one in turn and a door will open at the
far right hand side.
Secret 1 Diagram(by Mark Lewis).
| sss |
| sss |
| sss |
| sssXXX XXX|
| sssXXX XXX|
XXX - These are the pressure pads.
sss - These are steps into the crocodile room.
=== - Entrance to room.
====== - Secret door.
Find the way forward by pulling the switch(after shimmying across crack) and
then falling into the water and swimming right. Look out for the Crocodile.
Gold Key - Find the switch(behind the room with the spikes) and then go through
the door. Jump for the crack not the door, when exiting do a SJ.
The doors in the next section are opened by pushing the moveable block over the
floorplates. Climb onto the block after pushing it, as Gorillas and Rats are
Look out for the Double Boulder Trap in one of the rooms(look for the room with
a MediKit near the doorway). Collect the Key.
Collect the other Key by going through the high door. Walk slowly until the
Metal Teeth start, walk as close as you can(1 STEP away is enough) and run when
the teeth are withdrawing(right after they've snapped shut).
Use the Keys on the 2 locks and slide down the slope(look to the right through
the door to see an unused switch texture map).
Secret 2 - On the slope before you fall into the water. Jump to the left and
then slide and jump.
Kill the Crocodile by climbing onto the nearest platform. Continue forward from
this platform to find an important Switch.
To find the door opened by this Switch swim directly underneath the Main
Entrance to the Tomb(look for the lit area).
As soon as the Main Door to the Tomb is opened a Stone Statue will come to life
and attack you with Fireballs. Run into the Tomb to protect yourself, try and
shoot it from inside the Tomb. If you go back outside after killing Pierre then
the other statue will come to life.
Shoot Pierre to get the Scion part and a Gold Key.
Level 10 - City Of Khamoon. 3/3
Use the lower moveable block as a bridge to drag the other across.
Find Key behind Sphinx Head.
Look out for the Boulder Trap, it rolls down the slope by the Cat Statue(where
you first meet a Crocodile).
The way forward is through the underwater corridor, in the pool by the Cat
Use the moveable block to reach the higher platforms. Find 2 switches.
Secret 1 -In the Cat Statue temple room, there is a dark opening in the corner
of the room behind and to the right hand side of the cat statue
(above the pool). You need to jump up there to get to it.
Secret 2 - Jump from the top of the Cat Statue roof to the top of the doorway
under which there's a slope(down which the boulder rolled)
Look out for the Spike Trap underneath the Cat Statue(CERTAIN DEATH!). Look for
some steps leading down, if you step on them they turn to slopes and you slide
into spikes. Ouch!.
Secret 3 -In the underground room with the multiple panthers and the wooden
bridge. Go across the wooden bridge to the center island with the
obelisk and walk around the left side of the obelisk. Do a RJG
across to ledge with cat statue. Climb up to the secret hiding
Use the Switch to operate a Trapdoor which lets sand through a hole revealing
the exit. Careful entering the sand room as there is now a big drop, jump off or
lower yourself down.
Level 11 - Obelisk Of Khamoon. 2/3
There are lots of surprise attacks, so tread carefully.
As you come through the doorway, by the Keyhole, there will be 2 doorways(behind
blocks) on Lara's left. The left door holds a Key and the right is a red
herring. The doors straight ahead as you come through the door are both dead
ends. The one on the right holds a Panther and a MediKit.
The Key opens both the door next to the Keyhole and the high doorway.
The objective of this level is to find 4 switches which operate the bridges in
the Central room. These bridges enable you to collect 4 artifacts(Eye Of Horus,
Scarab, Seal Of Anubis and an Ankh), these artifacts are to be taken to the
Obelisk(reached by swimming down the long tunnel under the bridges), which is
next to the Sphinx(seen on the previous level).
1. In the first room, climb up to the higher exit(by moving a block and climbing
on it). The switch is in the room with the table and chairs in.
2. Find the entrance in the Bridge Room(which is next to the first room with
moveable blocks)that leads to a high room. Climb to the very top and the
switch is at the top.
3. After 2nd switch there's a hole in the ground which leads to a slide. Slide
down to the bottom and then flick the various switches to change the slopes
to steps to get to the next switch.
4. Go to the switch that switched the second slope to steps(in the Bridge Room)
and go to the other exit(by the bridge you haven't dropped). Explore this
level and the switch is at the end(got to by going round the side of the
room and doing lots of shimmying along edges), as well as a Save Diamond.
The best weapon to use is the Shotgun or Magnums.
A good diving position is by the bridge switch 2. For fun only.
Use switches to change the slopes to steps.
Secret 1 - At the top of the room in which there a 2 Mummies below and there's
a doorway leading to the switch that brings down the 4th bridge(and
a Save Diamond). Shimmy across a crack and climb up.
Secret 2 - Go through the other entrance(in the bridge room) by falling in
water and climbing up. Climb the high room to the very top and then
look for the Bridge 2 switch, right by it are 3 pillars and a
platform sticking out. Get on this platform and do a RJG to the top
of the pillar in the middle of the bridge room(Now, how the hell did
that get up there, eh?).
Secret 3? - Could be in the long underwater tunnel that leads to the Obelisk.
Level 12 - Santuary Of The Scion. 1/1
Find the 2 Ankhs and put them into the slots in the Sphinx's head.
Go high up on the Sphinxes head to get a good view of the walls each side so
that you know where you're going.
Look out for Winged Demons whilst finding the important switches located up the
sides of the rocks. Take care when jumping, it's a long way down.
To enter the Underwater Statues, go to the statue on the right and swim between
the feet, and operate the switch(a lever switch right next to the door NOT the
Gold one) which will suck you in.
Mysterious Bit.(maybe only Saturn version).
After you've pulled the lever and been sucked through the statue, come out again
onto the statues heads. Now jump over to the statue which had that lever and
walk by it's ears. Walk inbetween the ears, in the middle, facing the wall. Now
turn to Laras left and walk towards the ear until you get to the bottom of the
slope. If you move the camera around, the graphics gliche a little revealing a
MediKit which appears to be INSIDE the ear. You cannot pick up the MediKit
normally but if you jump towards the ear Lara will stop mid jump and go a tiny
bit further into the ear. If you keep pressing the Action button then Lara will
retrieve it.I was expecting the game to bug after this but it carried on as
normal, there's no way of getting this another way, so why??.
Secret 1 - A difficult jump from the top of the (previously)underwater statues.
The left one.
VERY long drop(Lara screams TWICE!!)
Go up the winding corridor in the left statue, collect the Scarab, but instead
of putting it in the door go up the middle again and climb out of the Sphinx.
Now go to the middle door again and jump down. Since the jump was high anyway
it's even higher now because the water level has been lowered.
Leave Larson `sucking wind' and get the final part of the Scion.
Level 13 - Natlas Mines. 3/3
The switch to operate the door behind the moveable block is located behind the
A secret entrance is located on top of one of the cabins. Push the moveable
block directly underneath the hole in the ceiling to be able to jump to the roof
of the cabin.
After operating the switch to move the boat, use the boat to jump over to a new
area. Find the moveable NATLA blocks and push them into gaps so that they are
out of the way.
Find the Fuses to operate the crane which lowers the cabin which contains a gun.
If you've already completed the game then you will have your weapons already, so
you don't have to find the fuses.
Fuse 1 - On the conveyor belt. Find switch to open the door which leads to
the switch which turns on the conveyor belt. The switch is located
by the "nothin personal" boss, above the block you just pushed
through the door.
Fuse 2 - By the "it ain't nothin' personal" boss.
Fuse 3 - In the boulder trap area, by the cabin with the secret entrance.
If you don't make it, then climb up to where the boulder came from
and return to the beginning.
Secret 1 - Look for the entrance above the cabin which contained the gun. It's
down here somewhere but I haven't been able to test this.
Secret 2 - In a room where there are lots of jumps to do(over lava). There is a
moveable block that has to be moved QUICKLY before a boulder kills
Drag the TNT block to the next room and then operate the switch beyond to blow
it up. revealing an entranceway.
Look out for the Boulder Trap by the Lava Pit, on the way to pull the detonation
Kill the Skateboard boss and collect the Uzis.
Secret 3 - In the room where you meet the Skateboard boss. Look for the pool of
water(instead of lava).
Look out for the Triple Boulder Trap after the Skateboard boss. 1 comes down the
middle, the other comes down the right and the other comes from the left at the
Move the sandstone blocks to make room to push other blocks around. Try and
remember where you've made gaps and then go around the other side and push the
blocks into these gaps.
Kill the Shotgun boss to get your Shotgun back.
Climb up the Pyramid entrance(using the not so steep platforms) to find the
switch which opens the door to a room containing the Pyramid key(by the
Level 14 - Atlantis. 3/3
The rounds objects smash open revealing monsters in the first area. If you hear
gurgling and see the tubes at the sides of the globes moving then if you go
close to it something will come out.
You have to go right next to the first door(left of the middle door) for it to
open. Find the 2 switches at the back of the second floor.
Look out for the Steel Jaws Trap by the jump in the very tall room(where you
first meet a Demon Bat). STOP as soon as you land on the other platform.
Secret 1 - By the first Demon Bat, fall of the ledge backwards(instead of
jumping over to the other platform, by the metal teeth), and grab
the ledge as you fall, and then let go and grab again to grab the
After the first steel jaws(or the 1st secret) you'll come to a room that has a
long jump in it. As you come through the doorway to this room look for the
crack running the same height as the platform you are on, jump onto this(by
doing a SJG from the back edge of the platform facing the crack) and let go and
grab again to get to the doorway below. The switch operates the door after the
Slope Room - Dive into the water and find the Lever Switch. Operate it and then
you now have to quickly negotiate the slopes(use the slopes you
can jump onto, which are darker in colour) and watch out for the 2
boulders which roll down the slopes. An easier way of jumping
across the slopes is to climb onto the highest pillar(the one
infront as you enter the room) and face the door on the opposite
side. Do RJ to land on the steep slope and then press jump again
to backflip onto the not-so-steep slope, and then do a simple jump
to the exit.
There's a switch that has to be operated(on the right side of the Slope Room)
that allows you to jump across the Lava Room(or it will be as soon as you
operate the switch).
Secret 2 - In the Slope Room there are slopes you can jump onto on the main
slope that are coloured the same as the slopes that you slide off.
Jump onto these and you won't slide down. Jump up to doorway which
is located at the top of the slope.
Use the pushable block to block the rolling boulder that blocks the door.
Secret 3 - Just before the Trap(below), I'm not sure what you have to do, but
I think it's a timing puzzle linked with the second switch(by the
area where there are lots of jumps and Lava at the bottom). A door
opens just before the trap, look for a green stripe(maybe just
Boulder/Dart/Steel Jaws Trap.
Tricky this, if you run straight up the slope a boulder will crush you. The
best way to do it is to face the slope and then sidestep right, now run up to
the wall avoiding the darts(be careful of the first dart as it can catch you
and take all your energy). Still facing the wall turn left so you are facing
the side of the slope. Now hold down the Action button and climb up onto the
the slope and quickly walk forward until you drop of the other side. The
boulder will now roll down the slope and you'll be safe. Now just turn around
and climb onto the slope again and go through the jaws, which are now
In the Throne Room, one of the blocks can be pushed. There are switches on
either side of a door, as soon as you operate a switch the floor underneath you
will open. ONLY operate the left switch. The easiest way of doing this is to
backflip IMMEDIATELY after you pull the switch and then, with your back to the
door, walk backwards off the ledge and grab hold as you fall. When you land at
the bottom immediately jump forward to jump over the spikes. Easy:)
When you come into this room you will notice a monster ahead, DO NOT SHOOT. The
monster is a mirror image of you and will do everything you do, in mirror image.
To do the puzzle you have to find a switch that opens a trapdoor, now run to the
opposite side of the room to where the trapdoor is would be mirrored. On this
side there isn't a trapdoor so you are safe. However, your clone will fall down
the trapdoor. Remember to do it quickly as the trapdoor closes after awhile.
Later you will find a nasty timing puzzle. On one side is a switch to open the
door and on the other is one to operate a bridge to that door. Operate the Door
switch(right) first and then operate the Bridge switch and then RUN, because it
In this level is the highest room ever. Try jumping off a platform at the very
top to see Lara plummet to her death from a great height.
Level 15 - The Great Pyramid. 1?/1?
This levels contains no nasty problems to solve but it has plenty of tricky
jumps, timing problems and hard to get to secrets.
How to kill Monster.
The easiest(!) way to kill this monster is to run around it. If you get the
right angle then Lara will shoot with one hand at the monster while running.
It takes a while but I find this is the best way. I use either the Magnums or
After killing the monster the way forward is to jump off the bridge(through the
door) and negotiate the tricky timing jumps ahead.
After dying many times I've perfected the few traps after the save point(at the
bottom of the sloped platforms). Also there is secret above the save but it is
very hard to get to, requiring a perfectly timed JG off one of the sloped
platforms. If you miss it you have to do the Monster again:(
How to do the traps after the Save Point.
After jumping to the next platform after the save point, edge slowly to the edge
of the collapsing platforms(careful as you can walk onto them). Face the door
way(use the look button to aim)with the swinging blade.
Press Forward as soon as the blade is vertical with the doorway and swinging
away from you. With a bit of luck you should make it. DON'T STOP!.
As soon as you go through the doorway run down the slope and turn right,
ignoring the MediKit. Once the boulder has finished rolling you can jump over
the boulder to collect the MediKit.
Stand at the very top of the next slope facing the swinging blade, use the walk
button to get to the edge. As soon as the Swinging Blade is at it's highest
point swinging left, press forwards. At the bottom of the slope jump over to
safety, avoiding the boulder.
The next bit is a pain. As you go through the doorway STOP, as soon as you walk
forwards Lava will start pouring into the room. You have to run down the centre
and avoid it. The last 2 Lava flows are tricky because the easiest way to get
through is down the middle but the entrance is on the right. The best way to do
it is to jump while you are inbetween the last 2 Lava flows and steer right.
The next bit is also a bit tricky. It's a double Boulder Trap.
Run straight forward to the edge ahead and STOP right at the edge. The first
boulder will have rolled over the top of you. The next is easy, just stand at
the edge and do a SJG, you will jump and grab the opposite ledge, the boulder
will then roll over you(r fingers!!).
There are a few more boulder traps but they are quite easy(except for one).
The NASTY Boulder trap!.
You'll know this one when you meet it!. The problem with this one is that it is
activated very late leaving you little time to avoid it, and adding to that is
the minimal room available. I find the best way is to walk slowly untill the
boulder activates and then flip over and RUN for the doorway. It takes a few
practises but you can do it with millimeters to spare.
Secret 1? - After collapsing platform and swinging blade, above MASSIVE drop
into one block of water!!.
Go up to the Scion and shoot it.
The rest of the level is quite easy. Watch those high jumps!.
At the end you get infinite ammo.
I don't know what happens if you find ALL the secrets/items.
The usual end screen is disappointing so there must be a better ending.
Any queries, additions or corrections please Email me. Thanks.
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CORE for making such a brilliant game.
Adam K Rixey(email@example.com) for the 1st Qualopec secret.
Ty Rudder(firstname.lastname@example.org) for 3rd Qualopec secret.
Mark Bradley(email@example.com) for 3rd Colloseum secret.
Hard Wired(firstname.lastname@example.org) for the 3rd Palace Midas secret.
Mark Lewis(email@example.com) for the 1st Tihocan secret.
Paradox(firstname.lastname@example.org) for the 2nd Tihocan secret.
Jim Irwin(email@example.com)for the 2nd Tihocan secret.
Nat Johnson(firstname.lastname@example.org) for 1st & 2nd City of Khamoon secret.
Matthias Dahms(email@example.com) for the 1st & 2nd City of Khamoon secret.
Klaus Brinkmann(firstname.lastname@example.org) for the 1st Sanctuary secret.
Kurt Adam(email@example.com) for the 1st Natlas Mine secret.
B.J.Wallace(B.J.Wallace@ukc.ac.uk) for the 3rd Natlas Mine secret.
Michael Dorken(firstname.lastname@example.org) for how to input PSX cheat.
Klaus Timmermann(KT@sintas.dk) for the codes for PSX NTSC & PAL versions.
Craig at GAME Ltd, Cardiff for the Magnums location.
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