Visit the house in the southeast and check the pot to the left for 500g; the man in this house will tell you Garados is hiding out in a mine to the west…. Ray (or whatever you named the main character) wakes up here and can return to use the bed to heal up when needed. A full guide to the game including step by step instructions for dungeons and boss fights. The are two sets of steps in this next room, take the one on the right and grab the BARRIER in the chest. There’s still one of those tarps with an “X” on it hanging on the house. Now take the ladder next to the bridge to find that the lava has moved to the lower level, so climb down the ladder. Walk through the small cave to where you first became an Aqutallion, enter the room with the star tile and go through the door behind it. You’ll be teleported to a room with two staircases, take the one on the left (the one on the right is a dead end). Now return to Old Hill. Step on the tile inside to be transported yet again. The mysterious Bosen will pop up and tell you to go to Donto, so let’s get to it. Casting SLOW 2 a few times on the outset of the battle is wise. Coma: Puts a foe to sleep. There’s a hole tucked into a corner just southeast of where the pad sends you. Have Tina spam FAST 3 to help mitigate that damage and Dan use HEAL 2 or 3 as needed (otherwise he should be casting BOMB). Barrier: Protects caster from creation magic, such as “snowstorm” and “gas”. To enter the circus, approach the man at the entrance of the big grey tent. Remember Winds? You will need to switch between Kustera and Aqutallion at times to enter certain dungeons. Push eastward then, south until you see more water and a chest that has ASPIRIN in it. Open the switch to the north from the first silver door and have Aqutallion go east to the next gold door and hit the switch next to it. There’s plenty of new stuff to see, but the most useful thing here at the moment is the SUP-PLUM that can be found in the house just north of the shrine. You can cast Unity spells once everyone in Aqutallion has attained Banalet rank. You can also download a zip file containing both maps for your convenience by clicking the download link under the images. World and Upper Continent Maps- Labeled maps of the two overworld areas in Secret of the Stars. BREAD is also a cheap way to restore HP, so grab a loaf or two for safety’s sake. Open it and profit. Walk east to grab a TELEPO and make your way back to the first ladder. The rudiments of gameplay are also not explained in this guide for the sake of brevity and players having difficulty understanding how to perform basic actions within the game are encouraged to consult the instruction manual or another guide.Thanks for using this guide and enjoy Secret of the Stars! SPDSHOES and ANGLEHATS are still a good choice for your new teammates. References and Acknowledgements- Links to various resources that I used as references for this walkthrough and a list of those to whom I owe a debt of gratitude for accompanying me on this journey. 4. After talking to Dynamite, the party will find themselves at Old Hill and will need to return to Giant. This boss is brutal. Then, enter the government office and talk to the woman she asks if you want her to bribe the guards. You can go back to Old Hill and check out the warehouse if you like or push onward. Go west of Winds until you see a small house on a peninsula. Slow: Decreases target’s defense and speed. •Secrets •Shopping Lists • ... Now you can know if it's worth it to drag in your Kustera for those out-of-the-way chests. Take the ladder that’s a few steps to the east. Once you enter something, will happen and you’ll find yourself exploring a rather somber town. Hit A to open it and climb the steps. The goal of this walkthrough for is to provide the reader with detailed instructions on how to navigate Tecmo Secret of the Stars’ dungeons and defeat the many bosses found in the game. ... the Kustera boys get to go on a magical "them-only" adventure! Talk to the kids in the basement and say “Yes” to get them to move to Old Hill. You will have to feed Dan a lot of MOON DROPS in this battle, so have Leona do it when not casting BOLT 3 or attacking. The next staircase is to the southeast of pad 12. Walk along the southern wall of the poor section, following the narrow pathway between the stream and wall east. Then select “combi” instead of “ok” after you have input everyone’s action for the turn. You may want to buy a DERBY and some CHAINMALE if you have a lot of money. About level 15 or 16 should be enough to get your new teammates off to a good start. I referenced several older works in order to perfect this walkthrough, which can be viewed via the following links: http://www.geocities.ws/dustydimondbball/secretofthestarsfaqryan2.txt, https://www.gamefaqs.com/snes/588647-tecmo-secret-of-the-stars/faqs/8776. You may also want to build their levels a bit, since your new allies start at about level 5. At any rate, you should have little trouble beating this guy if you are in the mid twenties level-wise and have decent gear. Success rate increases with spell level. There’s a staircase in a corridor that leads north about halfway through the hallway. Recommended Purchases: Battle ax, Musyasuit, Ninja Suit, Ninjastar. Walk south and hug the eastern coast. Even shrunk down to a baby, Golan packs a punch (he dealt roughly 25 damage to Ray and Tina at level 13 when I fought him) and resists physical attacks, so magic is your best bet. The only thing you really have to watch out for is his COMA spell, which he uses every now and then, but it only affects one party member at a time, which isn’t much of a problem. Talk to the man in black and a fight will commence. The monsters here are pretty tough too, so the Kustera are going to need to be at a respectable level. Just say yes when he asks if you want a key to recieve the WIN KEY. Success rate increases with spell level. This makes her highly effective against the Galudas and Dragoons that infest this area. This ship can transition from the lower to the upper continents if you hit the A button while flying. Go south from the entrance to this room and walk through the doorway. This is just a tiny cave with an old guy in it. Freeze: Deals ice damage. : Lowers random encounter frequency, does not work if the monsters in the area are a higher level than the caster. Head east and down the steps to visit the next area. Take a few minutes to get your Kustera team some new weapons and armor if you haven’t already. Higher spell levels increase success rate. Three shady looking characters occupy the room, why not say “Hello”? Arithree waits for you in the warehouse, talk to him and…he’ll join you (did you expect a fight?). : Level 1 cures stop, Level 2 cures sleep, Level 3 cures daze. You may have to grope around a bit to find it, but it’s worthwhile. Have Ray and Tina cast the highest level FREEZE and FIRE spells they can. Information on how to use some of the less intuitive features of Secret of the Stars, such as Unity Spells. Head south from the steps until you reach another ledge, jump off and collect the RED HOOD, another excellent piece of gear that Leona can put to good use. Enter the northernmost town first. Several Kusteras are found throughout the game that are not normally obtained through the main story. Head over to the building with the green roof (right across from the church) and talk to the bearded guy twice. There’s not much to do there now, but you will meet Bun if you go there and you can sleep in the bed, which makes it a decent waypoint later on. Now cast FLY BY to return too Old Hill and prepare for the coming journey. Bash her enough and you will emerge victorious. Land: Levels 1 & 2 increase Ray’s luck x2 and may cure an ally, level 3 will remove any magical effects from the party, double Ray’s luck, and can revive fallen party members. Step through the gold door and go south. Enter the building and talk to the flame to initiate a boss fight. Once again, there’s a dungeon here for Kustera to explore by stepping on the silver tile. Keep everyone healed, focus on striking him with your weapons as much as possible and this battle should end quickly. You can also give your Kustera more rare items like REDHOODS, but only if you are lucky enough to get enough of such items to equip Aqutallion first. Stuck in this game? Taking them to the shrine will activate the UFO. It’s also wise to bring along some CALM HERBS to cure Dazed and Mute. Enter the town and you’ll be in Bonzley. Check the dressers for some Plum-Plum and gold, then talk to Sonya. You’ll find yourself on a catwalk high above the rest of the lab. He’ll also hint at a secret item hidden in the maze. The DRESS also boosts speed. Spell level increases success rate and amount of HP target is revived with. Uncle Save and a RAT-TAIL await you in another silo-like house to the south. Leave the town of Coda and take a few steps west into the forest, then go south. If you’ve followed this guide, then portions of some of the shrines have been completed by Kustera. Climb the steps to the north to return to the hub. : Increases defense & speed. If you buy anything from the armor shop, make it ANGLEHATS, they offer decent defence, increase your luck, which is a useful stat. You can open a passage here which will grant Kustera access to the boss, if you really want them to fight him. Don’t waste your time trying to get to him directly, because it’s a trick. Chests containing a MOON DROP and PLUM-PLUM can be found on either side of the cliff. All trademarks, logos, and images are property of their respective rights holders. Make sure you have Ray equip the gloves and heal him up, since he has to fight Andy one on one. Enter the tower to the north. A few rounds of attacks should send Undead back to the grave. Eventually, you’ll reenter the maze, bear east then north when possible and you should come out near the staircase. Visit the large building in the center of town and check the pot on the second floor to find 600g, there’s also a RESTORE by the beds to the right. Get some sleep if need be (I guess Badbad doesn’t care if you stay the night) and then talk to the boss to begin battle. This fight probably won’t go on for more than five or six rounds before you win. You’ll see Sidon in an opening towards the center of the woods and it’s tempting to try to reach him right away. To enter Jeep, return to the area where you found the shrine and walk into the eastern hill just as you before. Clarken has a boatload of HP (hehe, couldn’t resist), so be prepared for a longish fight. That’s it for Kustera, so switch to Aqutallion. Once again, Mermaid only just barely qualifies as a boss if you have Tina up to at least level 23. Keep in mind that Godem uses rapid attacks in conjunction with his spells, so beware sudden damage spikes. Higher spell levels reduce more speed and defense, level 3 hits all monsters. The punch these weapons pack comes at the cost of speed, however, so choose wisely. Hit him hard with normal attacks and be ready to heal, because he will attack his targets twice, dealing serious damage. This town isn’t really important right now, but it makes for a nice rest stop. Finally, while I am responsible for annotating and creating a legend for the lower and upper world maps, I did not create the actual images, which are from VGmaps, an excellent resource to which I owe a debt of gratitude. Secrets, Hints, and Lists- Miscellaneous information about this game including spell descriptions, an important item drop list, and a list of special Old Hill recruits. Drop down the hole next to you and start exploring the next floor. This dungeon is rather nonlinear and difficult to break into sections as a result. Don’t forget to grab the NOMALHAT out of the chest. Special thanks to Golden_Torizo, Skater43,& Kefkamademedoit for accompanying me on this journey. Go east past the hill and you’ll see a patch of snow and a town. : Drains MP from monsters. You will see the usual green and yellow barriers. Look around Old Hill and speak to the mayor of Decatas who is standing by the temple. Follow the path and you’ll come to a chest with a BRKNMOON in it. This area is segmented by the many lakes and streams that run through it. You’ll see a man locked in a room. Jubei packs a punch and can put those he hits to sleep. Grab a TELEPO from the box, hit the switch, and leave. Don’t talk to the guy in blue, unless you want to lose 1000g. Talk to the man outside and he’ll tell you about a farmer living in a place called Giant. Enter the doorway and grab the RESTORE, then click the switch to lower the water level. Level 3 steals MP from party members. (You may want to spend some time fighting the Bolt Fish that inhabit this fiery lake, because they drop the DISCARMR, Leona’s second best weapon; while the DISCARMAR’s attack power may not seem all that impressive, it gets a bonus “rapid attack”) Take a few steps south, cross the grey stone bridge to the east, and enter the room to the north. MIRRORS will prove highly valuable in the final battle and you want to pack any you find away for later. We already have 2 (Aqutalium and Iridium), so we need to revisit Tina's, Cody's, and Leona's Star Shrines with the Kustera to get the other 3. But he can not enjoy his idyllic life for a long time. Take the MIRROR and get on the pad to the north. You will see a bright light and find yourself standing in front of the real Lagoon. This fight will actually become easier as FAST 3 stacks and you will not only act before Godem, but take less damage from his attacks as well. Heal up and talk to Dram when you are ready to fight. Next climb the ladder to the north and enter the cave opening in the north wall. Fire magic doesn’t seem to work well on him, so you’re best off hitting him with your weapon and casting the occasional heal spell if your life gets low (under 20 HP). The shops to the north are pretty useless, so stick to those near the place where you entered. You’re in it now, approach the throne to initiate the final battle! The bad slimes that appear here can poison you and the monsters deeper in the volcano can be vicious depending on Ray’s equipment/level. You would do well to have Leona cast MIRROR 1, which will reflect spells back at Booth. Walk north after entering Brisben and you’ll see a star tile. You’ll have to go down to the third floor and jump off of the ledge again to exit the castle after defeating Booth. Note: This area contains a maze that you have to blindly pick your way through, because the tiles that make it up conceal your party. “blow fire”) and physical attacks will penetrate your defenses. Go through the door and examine the machine. Badbad will probably do about 10 damage a hit. : Level 1 cures poison, Level 2 cures illness, Level 3 cures mute. This section is really just a continuation of the cliff face from earlier, except Ray is on his own here. Return to the lower floor and walk east then north following the hallway to find a chest containing a RAT TAIL. The same monsters populate this area as the cave before it, so there isn’t much use in sticking around. Approach the door and you will be treated to a very in informative bit of dialogue. This area is segmented by the many lakes and streams that run through it. As usual, feel free to explore a bit. Landmine also provided me with expert advice regarding many facets of this game’s inner workings. You can reach Bonzely by crossing the bridge south of Winds, but you’ll need a key first. In 1993, Tecmo decided to try their hand at the whole RPG thing. Remember the shrine to the south of Old Hill? After entering the castle step on Pad 1 to the north. Then head back upstairs and go down the steps to the west of the throne to exit the dungeon completely. Otherwise you may want to keep your heroes topped off, because Dram’s attacks can knock an ally out in a couple of rounds. You’ll know you are close when you see a lake and a waterfall, in fact head south from there to find Beegees sandwiched between the sea and mountains. Not all items are listed here. What could possibly go wrong? Have Ray, Cody, and Dan put on the BUNNYSUITS before you talk to the guards and they will let you in. As usual have Tina cast FAST 3 frequently and have Tina cast MIRROR 1 right away, which seems to deter Booth from casting his BOMB spell (don’t count on it though). Walk north and open the chest to get a CROWN. You may also want to have Cody cast POWER if he is having trouble dealing damage to Dram. The Kustera have maybe a line or two of back story that’s usually incomprehensible. Gonta has some armor to sell now and you may want to purchase some METLARMR for your Aqutallions. Unholy Night: The Darkness Hunter, (SNES), Iron Commando: Koutetsu No Senshi, (SNES), Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together, (SNES), Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, (SNES). Preparation: This place is home to some tougher monsters. You’ll probably be tempted to level Cody up, but hold off on it until after you visit Decatas (trust me here). Now it’s time to put those orbs to use. You can also cast MUTE to prevent him from casting COMA, but this seems to prompt the boss to use a lightning attack that hits everyone more frequently. Buy Leona a QUICKROBE and a YO-YO in Decatas. Remember the guy who lived in the house to the southwest of Bonzley? He’ll take the TACOSMIN off your hands and let you ride the rocket. Go back up to B1 and fall down the hole in the southeastern corner. Tina points out that he has been turned into gold and the party warps out of the dungeon. Now go up the steps to the south. The ruler of Edon promised a reward for defeating Jubei and it’s time to collect. Preparation: A boss waits for you in Giant, so be sure to bring some BREAD or other healing items to conserve MP needed for offensive spells. Pause. Open it to get 2000g, then head south to another staircase. ROYALSWRD- Gets two attacks per turn, great for characters like Jubei, who have high attack. You’ll probably want to visit Old Hill right away, but don’t forget to buy Dan some gear. The LASERGUN is a good buy for Ray, because of its increased damage vs. Robots. Go to the house to the west and check the pots and cupboards to find 1180g. 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