Master Leep's Temple - Level 3
Master Leep's Temple is a
mid-sized level with an outdoors setting for the most part. Your objective in this level
is to find 3 keys and solve a few clever puzzles. You begin this level in an open
courtyard where there is a huge gong hanging in front of the entrance to a door. You must
strike the gong and make it sound to open the door. Once inside, you enter a with a door
to the right and another locked door around the center column and around to the left their
is a switched carousel that when opens houses some sticky mines. You can also see an Uzi
stashed in an area that says Master Leep's Throne. Opposite to where the Uzi is placed
there is a hatch which houses a gas bomb inside of the column.
From here you need to open the wooden door
which winds down a small set of stairs to an area where you see some sort of monster
looking dude hanging from a rope upside down over a lava pool straight ahead of you, a
locked door to the right and a transparent water area to the left. Straight behind you is
a butcher block with a meat clever in it and what's left of a rabbit next to it. There is
also a closet to the right of the butcher block which houses a grenade launcher.You will
also notice near the guy tied upside down, a raised wooden arrow pointing towards the guy.
Stand on the arrow and the guy is lowered into the lava. Once he is totally submerged, a
gold key is ejected from the lava pool. Use this key to gain entrance into the locked door
that was to your right as you entered the room. In this room there are a few enemies and a
few explosive barrels. Blow the barrels up and blow the enemies up along with them. After
the explosion, enter the room and pick up a bronze key in the corner.
Next go into the transparent water and follow
it along to where you can swim up into another area. You raise into another open courtyard
from the water. To the east, there is a set of double doors which require the bronze key
you just acquired for passage. Open this door and head to the right. You'll go past a
water area and head to an area where there are some sticky bombs in a covey hole and you
can also see the silver key up above on a ledge that is unreachable. Go back to the water area and
you'll see a anime chick bathing and a wall with a crack in it to the right of her. If you
turn around, you'll see a missile launcher, but you can't reach it. Use one of your sticky
bombs and blow the wall up with the crack in it and the water level in this area will
raise. Now you will be able to get the missile launcher as well as the silver key.
Picture: Blow up this wall, and let the
water through to reach the silver key.
Next go back out the bronze key double doors
and head north to a set of doors that take the silver key for passage. From here head down
the narrow corridor that shoots fire balls from the wall and then head left. There you
will see a rotating statue with a gong on it. Their is also a statue in front of the
rotating statue that shoots out fire balls at you. Shot the gong with a ranged weapon and
the other statue will stop shooting fire balls. Now jump onto the rotating statue and keep
jumping higher on it as far as you can. As the platform rotates around, you'll have the
opportunity to jump onto a platform to the south-east. Jump off and then shot the barrels
around the corner and wait for the explosion to end.
Now follow the cliffs and jump across the gaps
until you reach Master Leep and his crying daughter. Behind Master Leep's throne is a
switch which opens a wall to the south. Enter this area and walk into the greenish
transporter. After warping through the transporter jump across the lava river ahead of you
to the ledge and head to your right. You see a lava lake with floating platforms on it.
Jump onto one of the platforms until you travel around the lake to where you can jump onto
the land half way across the lake. As you walk on this section, you'll step up one step
and proceed to the left. When you get to where you can go to the left, a barrier is raised
on both ends of this raised area and the ceiling starts to lower. To keep from being
crushed, you need to stop the gears that are lowering the ceiling. Look to the left of
this barrier you've encountered and you'll see a gear box. Act quickly and destroy the
gear box and then get out before the ceiling crushes you.
Now that you can proceed, you'll see a large pool of transparent
water with 6 raised steps on the walkway surrounding the pool of water. You underwater
passage is blocked and you'll not get it open until you solve the puzzle of the raised
steps. The object of the puzzle is to move the blocks that expose the lava across the
water to until all of those blocks reveal lava. The key to unlocking this puzzle is to
step on each of the two blocks in the middle of the walkway and the step to the left of
the lava window. After these blocks are moved to the correct position, the underwater door
will explode open.
Picture: The lava puzzle, and the pool.
Next swim under the water until you arrive on
the other side. Depending on the difficulty you select, there will be at least a Ripper to
greet you on the other side. Now that you've disposed of all enemies, hit the switch to
open the next area past the switch. Again, clear the enemies and continue. Once you enter
a narrow down-sloping hallway....you'll exit the level.
Next, it is on to the Dark Woods of the
Serpent, the last level of the Shareware, Level