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.
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 ROMEdit
Location: Surface J-1
Kill all birds on the screen, then check the sign using the Hand Scanner and Glyph Reader twice. (The trigger may be different, but it appears to involve more than just checking the sign. Not sure, but the Glyph reader may be unnecessary.)
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