This is the Tower of the Goddess. A place to grant the wish of the Mother.
--Grail tablet for the Tower of the Goddess
The Tower of the Goddess (女神の塔, Megami-no Tō) is a field within the ruins. Unlike the other areas of the ruins, it is not directly connected to its frontside equivalent (in this case, the Spring of the Sky).
- Area number: 4
- Background music: "Sky Tower"
- Enter from / Exit to: Surface, Confusion Gate, Graveyard of the Giants, Temple of Moonlight, Tower of Ruin, Chamber of Birth
- Enter from: Chamber of Extinction
The Tower of the Goddess is a very tall area, consisting of three main towers.
When the player enters the Tower for the first time, the area will be completely dark, and will need to stumble around in order to turn on the lights.
Illuminated from lights within the floors, the area has a blue, eerie glow. Pipes, support beams, and computer monitors dot the area, making the place look unusually futuristic in comparison to other parts of the ruins.
The eponymous goddess statues populate the area. Hitting one of these will result in getting hit by lightning; care must be taken when attacking enemies near a statue. However, a particular pedestal, when triggered, eventually causes statues blocking off important exits to the Confusion Gate, Graveyard of the Giants, Tower of Ruin, and Chamber of Birth to disappear.
Press the switch to drop a soul weight. Place the soul on the proper side of the scale to balance out the scale.
The souls, in order of appearance, are as follows:
(Total weight: 490 kg (245 kg on either side of the scale, or on pattern 3, 195 on each side and 100 left on the platform.)
Place the souls as follows:
If done correctly, both sides will balance out perfectly. The barrier containing the Mace will vanish.
If YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG, reload your save and try again. If you haven't defeated Palenque and Baphomet yet, another chance will be given when you defeat them.
Location: C-8 Attack the wall to the left of the ladder near the top of the screen and place a Weight upon the pedestal that appears there.
Location: D-2 Defeat the two Vimana to open the chest. Note that the chest will not appear until a weight is placed on the pedestal at A-2.
Collecting the model will remove the statues blocking the various exits in this map.
Eye of TruthEdit
Location: A-5 Place a Weight upon the pedestal at A-2 to make it possible to reach and place a Weight upon a second pedestal at A-4. The Eye of Truth will then reveal invisible enemies.
Hidden Things, Puzzles & TrapsEdit
Hidden Thing: Unreleased ROMLocation: Tower of the Goddess C-1
Hidden Thing: Pippols ROMLocation: Tower of the Goddess A-4
Hidden Thing: Gradius ROM
Hidden Thing: A1 Spirit ROMLocation: Tower of the Goddess B-7
Puzzle: Water Tower