Heart of Darkness
Warning: The following walkthrough will help you solve Heart of Darkness. Please, DO NOT READ FROM START TO FINISH. You'll ruin the game. You must really have a dark heart, you big cheater...
HEART OF DARKNESS.
Because Andy likes his lessons at school so very, very much, he listens carefully to what the teacher is telling. To miss none of it, Andy is sitting in the attentive way. That is with his arms on the desk and his head on his arms...
The teacher however makes a big mistake by assuming that Andy has fallen asleep.
The bastard throws Andy right away into the dark hole!
Fortunately Andy is saved by the bell!
He runs out of the school into the open fields. Once there, he is a witness of a eclipse of the sun...
When the light returns, Andy's dog has gone. He seems to bee taken off by a strange force from out of space.
Andy doesn't have to think twice. He decides to go after his dog. As soon as he gets home he climbs into his treehouse and steps into his Super Spaceshuttle and starts of the final countdown.
Just in time he remembers that he has forgotten to take his most important luggage... His helmet and his weapons!
He hops out of his spaceshuttle and grabs all the stuff he needs. Now nothing can't go wrong...
After his take-off, some miner things are yet going wrong. The flight isn't going as smooth as he wanted and his touchdown really looks more like a final breakdown...
After his Spaceshuttle got stuck between the two Canyons he hops out of it and walks straight into his very surprising nightmare...
Level One , The Canyon of Death
Hop out of the shuttle and go to the right. Shoot the shadow. If you don't, the shadow will kill you! Go to the right and shoot the skeleton that is hanging from the rock. In the next screen to the right, you will find another skeleton that is hanging from the rock. Shoot this one too. In the next screen, it seems that your passage is blocked. Stand in the middle of the screen and shoot the rock in the upper right corner. This will open a hole and lots of shadows will come out. Kill all the shadows as they come out.
As soon as you are about to leave this screen at the right, again lots of shadows will come out. Turn around and shoot these shadows too. After that, go to the right and kill all the shadows again. When you reach the screen with the shadows that look like rats, you will have to jump over the most of them. You really can't kill some of these... You can kill the first one, but not the next four of them. "Just" jump over them. The next ones you can kill! Don't go any further until you are sure there are no more shadows coming. Then go to the right again.
At the very right end, you will now see a green hole. You might think that's the exit to the next level... Wrong this green hole leads to nowhere!
Instead of walking into the green hole, you should climb the ladder in the middle of the screen. Don't climb the ladder right now. You will see that there are two more shadows above the ladder. One that is ducking down at the top of the ladder and one that keeps on frightening the other one. Wait until the shadow above the ladder jumps up and then shoot that one. After that you can shoot the other shadow!
After that, climb the ladder and go to the right. Surprise... a big fellow jumps out of nowhere and eats all of your equipment! Don't try to fight back, just run away to the right as soon as you can. If you are waiting to long, other shadows will come and grab you on your way to the right. So, run until you reach the small bridge. Slow down over there or you will fall of! After you crossed the bridge, run further to the right until you reach the sunbeam. The shadow will be killed by the light...
Go further to the right. You will now come to an orange looking rock. Climb up and look at the way the black lizard climbs up the wall. If you can't go up any further, jump to the right twice. Climb down and walk to the right end of the ledge. Climb up again until you can't go any further, jump to the right and climb up again. Now you are standing on a ledge next to something that looks like backbone. It seems that you can't go any further! Well, jump twice at the same spot and you will fall down, just upon the big skeleton. Climb up along the wall until you can't go any further. Jump to left to the skeleton. Climb up until you reach the mouth of the skeleton.
When you reach the skeleton's mouth you need to quickly jump and catch the ledge to your right. If you are waiting to long, the mouth will close and you will be crushed! Climb up and push the bone, then climb down and push it across the ledge. Walk to the left across the bone and climb up...
Level Two , Swamp Lands
Walk to the right and stand under the vine that is dangling down. Jump up and grab the vine. Walk to the right until the edge of the swamp. Jump on the first stone in the swamp. Then carefully jump on the second stone and walk to the right carefully. Jump in and grab the vine as the vine is the closest to you. Jump down on the stone in the swamp. Wait for the Vine Snake to eat a glowing moth and then jump over him on the green leave in the swamp. Then climb up ashore and go to the right. Go to the far right of the rock. Jump in and grab the first vine. Then jump into the second vine and jump via the gray "rock" that is in the swamp to the other side. Go to the right and hop into the water.
To escape the Shadowbats, you need to wade out into the deep water and duck down when they dive at you. Each time they dive, get up and head right to the next deep spot. As soon as you reach dry land, go ashore and the bats will be burned by the beam of sunlight.
Go to the right until you reach the stone bridge. At the middle of the bridge, climb up to the first ledge. Jump to the right upon the ledge and walk to the right end of it. To the right you will see a black vine with green sparkling spots on it. Jump to the vine and grab it. Walk to the right into the cave of the snake. As soon as the snake is eating, head to the right and stand under the green sac, then jump up into it three times to release more "bait." Quickly leave the cave and head back to the left until you are standing on the middle of the bridge again. Now climb to the top level. Once on the top level, head right into the first cave.
Wait for the first Vine Snake to get a bait, then carefully walk up to the next ledge and jump over. Step up to the edge of the pit. Wait for the middle Vine Snake to get a bait, then jump up and grab the vine. Swing over and drop onto the middle snake. Now duck down and crawl out to the right. Climb up the rocks to your right...
Level Three , The Magic Lake
When you are dangling down the vine, swing form the right to the left until you grab the black stick. Now quickly swim to the left until you reach dry land. Walk to the tree with the big brown vine around it. Climb up and set the poor little fellow free by jumping in the vine that is at the left of the tree. The little fellow will take you to a free ride!
As soon as you fall into the water, dive deep. Don't wait to long or you will drown! Swim down and touch the magic green rock, then swim to the right and enter the cave deep down there.
Swim through the passages until you reach the air. Don't forget: it takes Andy a long time to drown but eventually it will happen!
Don't worry about your air supply, just take it when you see it.
Once on dry land you can test out your new powers from the magic rock. Press and hold the fire-button. Unleash the blast on the rocks blocking your way. Walk to the right into the cave. Kick the brown egg you will find there over by the edge of the black cliff that is blocking your way and shoot it with your Super Blast. It will grow up so you can climb it. If there doesn't grow anything out of the brown egg, you simply used a normal Blast in stead of a Super Blast. Climb up into the tree and walk across the wall.
Climb down and kick the seed into the water. Don't fall into the water. If you do, you will be eaten by the piranha worms! The egg will float over to the other side. Duck down and shoot at the egg across the other side it to make it grow. Climb up along the wall and jump on the black ledge above the water. Jump into the tree, climb down and walk carefully to the right. Jump into the water, dive down and follow the passages again.
Beware of the Sea Cavities. They suck, they blow and do anything to kill you! This makes it very hard to swim around them.
Keep following the passage. You will start to see Sea Tentacles, which will also kill you.
The next room is hard to swim through. Make small direction changes and give yourself time to get kicking to get out of the current caused by the Sea Cavities.
Aim for the brownish hole in the floor. Keep following the passages.
To get through the next room, start swimming to the left, toward the first Sea Cavity. Then press up and left for just one kick and then straighten out again to the left.
Repeat this a few times until you reach the second passage and head up.
At the top of the passage grab a breath of air then dive straight down on the right side of the diving wall. Now straighten out and swim hard to the right, and on to the next screen. Lots of Sea Tentacles to get past. Once you start moving through them, don't stop. If you keep swimming to the right as soon as you enter this screen, you can make it straight through.
Once back on dry land, you have Vine Snakes to contend with again. You can stun them briefly with a Super Blast. Shoot the Vine Snake directly across from you, then jump out into the middle of the room and catch the ledge. Now shoot the snake hidden on the far right and climb over and down.
Watch out for Balloon Worms. Wait for the worm to burst out near you, then quickly shoot it and keep shooting! The other worms should eventually follow out the same hole. There are three worms to kill here. Don't move on until you have killed all three of them. When you killed all tree of them, climb down.
In the next screen, start by kicking the seed into water, then head to the left. Use a Super Blast to stun the Vine Snake, then grow the seed and climb up. Push the boulder into the hole then crawl out to the left. Kill the three Balloon Worms and then head to the left and climb down the ledge. Jump into the water and swim out through the small passage to the right. Keep going until you reach the end. Push the boulder so it falls over. Quickly head back to the left again to outrun the Piranha worms and climb up to safety.
Make your way all the way back. Climb down the tree and and fire two Super Blasts to your left. One to shatter the tree, one to stun the Vine Snake. Jump over to get the seed and kick it out to your right.
Kick the extra seed into the water. Now grow the tree on the center platform and jump across. Climb up and jump again to the next tree. Do a Super Blast straight up to get this seed. Kick it off to your right. Do a Super Blast on the second platform and jump into that tree. Climb up a little and shoot the seed at the third and last platform. Jump into that tree and climb up. At the top of the tree, jump to the left out of the tree. Shoot the Vine Snake at the left. Climb a little more and stand at the black rock.
Shoot the Vine Snake at the right and climb up a little more. Shoot the Vine Snake at the right and climb up a little more. Shoot the Vine Snake at the left and jump at the left platform. Walk to the left and go up. Run to the left until you find another egg.
Shoot it and climb up the tree. Jump out of the tree at the left platform. Walk to the end of the platform and shoot all shadows from there. After you killed the shadows, jump down and walk quickly to the left until the end of the platform. Don't try to fight these Shadows, just climb up, then head to the left and walk across the bridge.
Level Four, Space Island
Kill the two Shadowbats. You can duck under straight shots and jump over diagonal shots. Next, step out onto the bridge and kill all the shadows. Once the hut behind you explodes, run to the right onto the rope bridge.
On the collapsed bridge, shoot the Shadowbat then climb down. Jump across onto the latticework and climb off the screen to the right. There are two Balloon Worms here. After they are dead, jump across the gap to the right.
Use a Super Blast to shatter the bones then walk onto the ledge and grab the vine. After you land, turn around and shoot the Shadow on your left, then turn and kill the one on your right. Walk along the bottom ledge to your right and kill the last Shadow on the next screen, then come back and climb up to the top ledge.
Don't try to climb the vine against the wall. Shoot it, then kick the seed all the way to the right. It is safe to grow it here and you can climb up to the next screen.
When the tree shadows come to life, use a Super Shot to stun them briefly so you can climb past. Climb between the branches, stun the one to the left, and climb up.
Kill all the Balloon Worms before you cross any wall. You can hear them make noises in the rocks.
When you reach the bridge construction, kill the two Balloon Worms. Then climb up the narrow gap and out to the left. Climb up to the next screen and kill the other two Balloon Worms. Then quickly shuffle across the bottom of the screen and over to the far left. Climb down onto the ledge you saw earlier.
Step over and let your shadow push the shadow of the boulder. When the three Shadowbats arrive, kill them. Drop off the ledge and catch hold on the screen below. Quickly shuffle across to the right to avoid the Worms.
Now climb all the way back up again and through the open bridge. Avoid the falling rocks as you climb up and over to the left. Shuffle across to the right side. Kill the shadows then climb up on the left side. At the ledge, go to the right as far as you can. Now climb as fast as you can to the top and try to avoid the Spider Shadows.
Level Five , River of Fire
Jump off the leaf and take three steps to the right, then turn and blast the shadows behind
you. Go to the right and enter the next screen. Quickly turn around enter the pervious screen and kill all the new shadows. Turn to the right and enter the next screen again. Kill all the enemies on this screen. Now step back to the first trigger plate. Run to the right, shoot the shadow and jump over the second trigger plate. Keep running to the right but stop short of the next screen. If your way to the right is blocked by the big shield, had back to the first trigger plate and run back to the right. When you do this fast enough, the big shield won't rise. If you get passed the shields, go to the right
Be careful now it's real lava. That nasty hot stuff! Watch the timing of the lava spurts. Jump onto the second platform (which starts sinking) then onto the next platform, then jump and grab the wall. Climb back to the left and up the wall. Watch out for the Shadow Spider!
This is your first real encounter with the Shadow Spiders. They are very fast and almost impossible to hit. They will drop slime causing you to slip and fall (but you can catch yourself and recover). The trick to killing them is to get close enough that they lunge at you then shoot!
Climb up the pillar to the top and shoot across at the big Shadow. lf you don't kill him, he can shake you into the lava. I know: it's easier said then done! After he is dead, climb down and shoot the shadow at the right. Jump onto the platform and shoot the third shadow down to the left.
Climb up the center pillar and jump onto the platform where the shaking shadow has been. Jump to the right and go further to the right. Don't forget the spurting lava!
Climb up and kill the two Spider Shadows, then climb up.
Stay near the bottom of the screen and kill all three Worms first. Then concentrate on the Spiders. Then climb up to the platform. On the platform , walk to the right and stay there. Kill the Balloon Worm before heading across this cliff face. It's just a matter of timing. Then climb up and jump to the right.
Go to the right and kill the two Spider first. Climb up as far as you can and go to the right into the next screen. Kill the Spider. Climb up at the left side and shoot the Shadowbat. Climb down and go just above the lava a little to the right. When the lava stops spurting, quickly go to the right. In the next screen, keep on waiting until the lava stops spurting and then head for the platform at the right side. Jump at the platform. Kill the three Shadowb. After you have killed them, shoot the brown egg through the small gap to the right and fire a Super Blast at it to make it grow. Then climb back to the previous screen. Be careful about the lava spurts!
Climb up at the left side and go to the right until you can't go any further. Jump to the right at the platform in the middle of the screen (it looks like a niche). Then jump to the next platform at the right. Walk to the right until you reach the tree. Jump into the tree and climb up until you reach the top of it. Two more Shadowbats will swoop in. If you are quick enough, you don't have to kill them. Just quickly jump out of the tree to the left and keep climbing to the left. When you can't go any further to the left, climb up and go to the right...
Level Six , Caverns of Doom
You have to move fast to survive here. Quickly jump off the pillar to the right and drop down the hole in the floor. Step to your right and drop down the next hole. Quickly turn around, duck and shoot at the seed and grow it, to stop the pillar from smashing you. Head out the screen to the right and press the blue button there, then return to the previous screen and drop down the hole.
Shoot the Shadow first, then scoot the seed over and use it to get over the pillar. Head to the right and drop down the next hole. Kill all the Shadows here, then crawl through the hole to your right. That looks promising! Crawl along the floor to the middle of the floor. Wait before the falling pillar smashes you. When the pillar goes up, crawl to the right, turn around and bring the seed back with you. Go to the left to the previous screen. Position the seed under the hanging pillar and grow it.
Before the level ends you must fight your way past an army of Shadowbats. With the newfound power of the magic rock, the friendly Amigos can help you fight off the Shadowbats. Watch the skies and be ready for them to attack. You can shoot the Shadowbats yourself, or you can just concentrate on dodging the attacks while the Amigo's kill all the Shadowbats for you!
Level Seven , Into the Lair
Once you make it into the lair, you will have your first meeting with an Armor Slog. When you kill them, they split into two quivering lumps. Each of these lumps will grow into a new Armor Slog! To kill the lumps you must shoot them with a Super Blast.
Walk across the chain and stop in the middle to kill the two Shadowbats. Jump off the chain into the next room. Don't shoot the Armor Slog! If you kill him while other Shadows are on screen, the Shadows will protect the lumps and you will be in worse shape. Instead, run right up to the Armor Slog and stand close to of him. He can't grab you and he can't shoot you. When he walks away from the other Shadows, step out quickly and shoot a couple of them, then jump back into safety before the Slog shoots. When you killed the Shadows, kill the Slog. Walk right into the next screen and start shooting
When all the Shadows are dead, jump across the gap and step on the pink blob. Jump onto the center column of bricks and grab hold. Climb on the chains and drop between the pink triggers. Step on the trigger to the right and the gate on your left will open. Kill all the Shadows. Step on the trigger to the left and the gate on the right will open. Kill both Armor Slogs. Now run all the way to the left and climb down the ladder. Press the button you find down there and return to the column of bricks, climb up and head to the right.
Kill the Shadow then grow the seed. Climb up. Kill the next Shadow then jump off and head to the left. Open the gate and kill the Shadow. Step over to the ladder and shoot all the Shadows on the ceiling. When they are all dead, it is safe to go up and kill both Armor Slogs. Head to the right. Do not step on the pink trigger under the first column. Kill the Shadow hiding across the columns. Now memorize the timing. After both columns drop together, jump over the pink trigger, and start running as soon as you land. Carefully enter the next screen.
Kill the four Worms before you proceed down the chains. Kill the Shadow at the bottom then drop to the floor. Push the button on the wall, then climb up and jump left. Start shooting now! Kill the Shadow and press the button. Exit at the right.
Jump of the platform, push the button again and climb all the way up. On top of the wall, jump to the left and walk all the back to the left until you reach the chain again. Step on the chain and jump down. Walk to the right until you reach the brick wall again. Climb down the brick wall and walk to the right until you reach the ladder. Climb down the ladder.
Don't try to cross the chains yet. Shoot the Armor Slog first then climb up and wait for it to multiply. When the Worms come out to attack them, dash across the chains and jump off to your left. Watch the lava carefully and climb from brick to brick as they appear. Walk to the left and... get captured!!!
After you are captured, use a Super Shot on the ceiling of your cell to escape. The hole ceiling comes down and not only the ceiling but also one of those handy eggs. Shoot at the egg and climb up. Jump of the tree to the right and push the boulder into the hole. Walk to the right side and push the button. Walk to the left to the next screen. Again you find a wall with chains and... worms. Shoot the Armor Slog as bait for the Worms. Press the tarnished button at the left then get out and proceed to the left. Climb up and exit along the top path.
Drop down the scaffold. Walk to the left and kill all the Shadows. Go further to the left and kill the Shadowbats and the other Shadows hanging on the ceiling. Walk another screen to the left. Don't shoot the Slog! Only kill the Shadows! Step on the trigger plate at the left. Climb up and head left. Step on the wooden planks across the gap.Wait for the Armor Slog to burn it away and drop through.
Start running as fast as you can! Head to the right. jump over the crawling Shadow, then walk across the chain. Drop down, and start crawling to the left. Press the button. Wait for the Shadow to crawl out of the passage, then jump over it and head right then up the rocks. Keep on running to the left, avoiding the enemies. Stay along the bottom path. Drop down the black hole at the far left side.
Now you will make a smooth landing on... the big fellow that eat your hole equipment at the beginning of your adventure!
Level Eight , Heart of Darkness
Well, there you are. Swallowed by that huge guy! After some research, Andy finds back his hole equipment. Just fire a few shots to set yourself free!
Head to the right. Kill all the Shadows. Go to the right and kill the Slogs.The easiest way to do this is to duck down and keep on shooting on them and their remains. When they are dead, climb up and head to the right.
Kill all the Shadowbats. Drop down, then run over to the button and push it. Exit left again, then return by way of the upper platforms and exit to the right.
Drop down and kill the Armor Stog. Exit to the right, kill the Shadow, then head up and exit right again.
Stop and talk to the Vicious Servant, then exit to the right to find all the pieces of the magic rock. Kick or shoot the first piece back to the Vicious Servant and return to the right. Now you can climb up the center column.
Crawl into the passage to your left and start shooting. When the way is clear, continue and exit to the left. Go through the hole and find the second piece. Bring it back to this area by kicking or shooting it down the holes. You do have to stand on the last trigger plate while you shoot the rock under the column. Take the piece all the way back to the Vicious Servant. Go once more to the right and go upward.
Notice the Shadow crawling along the bottom row, triggering the columns. Climb up and exit to the right. Kill the two Armor Slogs here. Exit to the left and head up the ladder.
Kill all the Armor Slogs at the top of this area. Head to the top level and exit to the right.
Shoot the second piece onto the first platform. Exit to the left, head down to the lower level, and go back. Now shoot the piece onto the second platform. Exit to the left, head up and back again. Finally, shoot the piece down the chute. Bring the piece all the way out to the Vicious Servant again.
Now to collect the final piece. Exit to the right and keep going back toward the beginning. Kill any enemies along the way then drop down the hole. Fight your way down and drop through the hole next hole.
Kill the two Armor Slogs and head to the right. Stop on the bridge and kill all the Shadows then head right again.
Kill all the Shadows. This time the Master will appear and shoot fireballs at you. You must do a double jump to escape these and then move along quickly to the right. It helps if you jump a little early. When the bridge is clear, head to the right.
Kill all the Shadows and the Armor Slogs that appear, all while dodging the fireballs from the Master. When the bridge is clear, run out to the right. Grab the final piece.
To escape, you'll have to fight within the Heart of Darkness. Two new types of Ghosts will appear in the darkness. Hit them with your gun to kill them. When you hit the biggest one, step aside quickly, or you will be killed by the falling hand! When you have killed all the Ghosts, a light beam will appear from the left.
Well, that's it!
If you want to see the last scenes in real 3D, just put on the magic glasses that game with the game. Enjoy the show...
Thanks to Revolution reader Timothy Winters!