The Surface is the starting area. You restart here everytime you load a game.
- Area number: Frontside - 00
- Background music:
- "Mr. Explorer" [Initial BGM]
- "LA-MULANA" [After defeating all eight Guardians]
- "Ruin Key 3" [Night time]
- Enter from / Exit to:
- Guidance Gate
- Spring of the Sky [Must beat Bahamut]
- Inferno Cavern
- Chamber of Extinction
- Tower of the Goddess [Must beat Viy]
- Sub-Boss: Algol
Hidden Things, Puzzles, & TrapsEdit
Hidden Thing: Shortcut from Guidance Gate to village and back.Edit
Location: Surface H-4
While having your back to the entrance to the Guidance Gate, equip the Shuriken and fire.
Effect: Opens a tunnel to make it easer to enter and exit the ruins from the surface.
Hidden Thing: Metal Gear ROMEdit
Location: Surface I-3
Double-jump over the tall statue at the bottom of the screen and examine the ground immediately behind it.
Location: Surface K-2
While climbing the ladder, strike the left wall midway up to reveal a tent. Double-jump from the platform at L-2 to reach the tent and speak with its occupant.(NOTE: absolutely nothing happens if you collect all ROMS)
Hidden Thing: Sign with Konami Pinball ROMEdit
Location: Surface J-1
Check the sign using the Hand Scanner, then leave the area and come back. Re-check the sign to obtain this item.
Hidden Thing: Secret PotsEdit
Location: Surface D-3
Use the Life Seal to reveal a hidden alcove with 3 pots
Hidden Thing: Life JewelEdit
Location: Surface L-3
Follow the water from K-1 down to L-3. Hug the far right wall. Then jump and whip the wall until the jewel is revealed.
Hidden Thing: PistolEdit
Location: Surface J-2
In the passageway connecting the Chamber of Extinction and the Inferno Cavern. Destroy the rightmost wall with bombs.
Hidden Thing: Birth SealEdit
Location: Surface L-2
From the edge of the waterfall in K-1, jump to the floating ledge in L-2, then jump to the treasure box with the Birth Seal on the right. Use the Conception Seal to open the box.
Puzzle: Open the entrance to the temple.Edit
>Location: Talk to Elder Xelpud in the upper tent at Surface G-4 without the save Rom equipped
Puzzle: Get the Shell HornEdit
Location: Surface I-2
Kill all the enemies on the screen
Puzzle: Get the FeatherEdit
Location: Surface A-3 and B-3
Once you got the Serpent Staff, fight the Blue Algol at B-3. When he is defeated, proceed to A-3 to collect the Feather.
Location: Surface G-4
Enter the rightmost tent.
- 20 Coins - Hand Scanner
- 80 Coins - Buckler
- 500 Coins - Ammunition
Location: Surface G-4
Enter the tent lowest on the screen.
- 80 Coins - Waterproof Case
- 20 Coins - Shuriken
- 150 Coins - MSX2
Location: Surface F-4
Enter the lone tent on screen.
- 10 Coins - Game Master
- 30 Coins - Ruins RAM 8K
- 100 Coins - Glyph Reader