When you get to Crossbone Island, head to the southern part of it. You'll see an indentation in the mountains when you get to the southern part of the island, so head north to it to find the entrance to Crossbone Island. When the world map disappears, go to the west to find a vine that you have to use growth on. Repeat this process two times until you're at the top of the cliff. There will be three crevices to fall down here. The crevice on the left will take you to the north of those tree stumps and next to a shrub that you should whirlwind to expose the entrance to Crossbone Island Cave. The middle crevice leads to a chest with 1 coin, and the right crevice leads to a chest with a mint in it. When you go down the crevice on the left and whirlwind the door, enter it to enter the cave. Head north along the hallway until you get to a large staircase to go down. Do so and arrive at the first floor of Crossbone Island Cave.
On each floor in Crossbone Island there are several treasure chests. In this guide I will mention how to beat the boss in the first paragraph, how to get the treasure chests in the second paragraph, and in the third paragraph I will mention how to actually solve the room and get to the next one.
One thing to note about Crossbone Island is that there aren't random battle encounters, which is quite nice. Instead, there are "Door Enemies" that you'll have to fight before you can enter in a door.
Also, whenever you come out of a door in Crossbone Island make sure that you push the stump down so that you'll have easy access past rooms you've already gone through if you need to head out of the cave and then back in for any reason.
The first of these Door Enemies is a Hobgoblin and a Virago. These guys aren't all too tough, because you'll be free to cast all of your summons right off the bat (remember, there aren't any random battle encounters in Crossbone Island.) 3 Level-4 Summons should wipe these guys out of the cave, giving you a Lucky Medal and access to the first floor.
Location: Southwest corner of the room.
Item: 111 Coins.
Directions: Hop onto the ledge right below the stump and push it to the left. Head counterclockwise across the gaps to get to the treasure chest.
Notes Before Obtaining the Next One: Head out of the room.
Location: Southeast corner of the room.
Directions: Hop onto the ledge below the stump and move it to the left. Jump onto the platform with the stump and head right. The chest is directly east of the platform.
Notes.....: Head out of the room.
Location: Northwest corner of the room.
Item: Hard Nut
Directions: Hop onto the ledge below the stump and move it to the right. From the ledge head to the left and move the stump to the north and move the log there to the right. Head north along the stepping stone path on the left.
Notes: Head off of the platform but you need not go out of the room.
Location: North-center part of the room, not on a stepping stone.
Item: Antidote Direction: Head counterclockwise all of the way around the outer ledge.
To get out of the room you'll need to make sure that you haven't moved any stumps yet (head out of the room if you have.) Hop onto the small stepping stone below the only log visible. Move the log to the right and head northwest to the next stump on a ledge. Move this log to the left and start making your way east until you can't go east any further. Once you're there, head north until you reach the northeast corner. Start heading west until you come to a ledge with a stump to the left. Move this stump east one square, then start heading back from whence you came (13?) Make your way to the stump in the middle that you haven't moved yet. Move this to the right and jump onto it. Now you'll want to make your way to the log you moved earlier northwest of the log you just moved. Move this log to the east, hop on to the platform and make your way to the long outer ledge. Head all the way down this ledge and out the door. When you exit the room there will be a treasure chest here that's actually a Mimic. You probably will want to fight him at this point for his experience points.
The next enemies that you'll have to face are two Grislys and a Sucubus (reminds me of a South Park episode.) As always, put all the Djinn on standby (even Mia's at this point) and just let the Summons Rip. These guys will die to approximately three Level-4 summons, so you really don't have anything to worry about.
Location: Just north of you when you enter the room.
Directions: Just head north, this isn't head to get.
Location: Northeast of Chest 1.
Item: 222 Coins.
Directions: Simply head around the blocks counterclockwise from Chest 1 to find Chest 2 without having to roll and logs.
Location: Northeast corner of the screen.
Item: Lucky Pepper
Directions: From Chest 2, head around the block and head to the east most point then go up. No rolling required.
Location: Northwest from Chest 1.
Item: Mystery Blade
Directions: Push the log above Chest 1 up, then head to near Chest 3 in the northeast part of the screen and push the vertical log to the left. Head down and around the broken pillar and go next to Chest 2. Push the horizontal log there up, and then push the horizontal log that was right below it up as well. Now, head northwest of Chest 1 and push the vertical log to the right and the horizontal log up.
To get out of Room 2, simply follow the
Directions for Chest 4 and just head south along the west corner of the screen to find the exit.
The next door enemies that you'll have to face are a Lich and two Fiendish Ghouls. These guys still aren't very tough and three Level-4 summons should get them. When they're defeated you'll get a handy Psy Crystal for use in battles later in the game.
CHEST 1: (Left Most) Gem
Location: Just a little northeast of the door.
Item: 333 Coins.
Directions: Equip Catch Beads and use Catch when facing the blue gem on the part of the original platform that you were on when you entered the room that's the most northeast.
Notes: To get to the Blue Door where you need to use this game, simply go back to the main platform and then head along the northwest stepping stone path to get to the top ledge (the same applies for getting to all of the blue doors.)
CHEST 2: (2nd to the Left) Gem
Location: Due east of Gem 1.
Item: Fairy Ring
Directions: From the northwest corner of the original platform start hopping southeast. Eventually when you get to the eastern wall the stepping stones will allow you to make a U-Turn and arrive directly east of the gem. Use Catch on it to get the second Gem.
Notes: See Chest 1's
CHEST 3: (2nd from the Right) Gem
Location: Northeast of Gem 1.
Directions: Head along the western stepping stones as if you were going to the blue doors, but head one square to the east when you can. Start moving north until you arrive at a row with two long platforms with a small platform in between them. Face south towards the gem and use Catch to obtain it.
Notes: See Chest 1's
CHEST 4: (Right Most) Gem
Location: North-northeast of Gem 3.
Item: Smoke Bomb
Directions: From the main platform head northeast, then due north when it starts to straighten out. You'll find yourself right underneath Gem 4 which you should use Catch to get.
Notes: See Chest 1's
From Chest 4 (not Gem 4) Head directly south to land on the northern most square of a circle. Use reveal to expose a hidden Red Gem in the middle which you should use Catch on. Once you get the gem start heading west along the north ledge when there blue doors were and head down the stepping stones on the western side of the screen. About three from the south you'll be able to jump west to the ledge with the red door. Do so and continue through it, then head south and out of Floor 3.
The door enemies for Floor 4 are two Gryphon birds. As always, use all of your Summons against them. This may or may not kill all of them, and if there's one remaining just use Ragnarok with Isaac, attack with Garret, defend with Ivan and Wish with Mia. The Grpyhons shouldn't have too much HP after getting hit by four Level-4 Summons, so don't worry about dieing too much.
Location: North and a little east of the center of the screen.
Item: 444 Coins
Directions: Go up to the second statue that you reach when going east from the door. Use Halt on this statue when you have it up against a wall to sneak by it. Once you get into the shadows use cloak to sneak by another concealed statue and use reveal to figure out where you're going. This statue can be obtained by heading to the north wall and going west a little.
Notes: Head back outside the statue.
Location: Due north of the first statue that you get to going east from the door.
Item: Sleep Bomb
Directions: Go up to the first statue that you get to when going east from the door. Move to the right on it and halt it, then sneak past and use reveal to find a treasure chest at the northern most part of this hallway.
Notes: Go back south once you're done.
Location: Northeast corner of the screen.
Item: Storm Gear
Directions: Go up the second statue that you reach when going east from the door and halt it. Go north and put on cloak to sneak past the first statue. Use reveal to find out where you're going. A little past the statue in the dark take a right to arrive near a statue in pure daylight. Sneak past this statue by staying in the shadows and head clockwise past the statue to get to the treasure chest.
Notes: Head back out to near the entrance door when you're done.
Location: Near the exit door.
Item: Psy Crystal.
Directions: See exiting the room in the next paragraph.
To exit the room, head west from the entrance door and go up the narrow passage way. Put on cloak when you get to the shadows, and stay in the shadows for as long as possible to get past the statue here.
The next door enemies are a Lizard King, a Harridan and two stone soldiers. As always summon the hell out of 'em (make sure the big arrow falls on the Lizard.) After one or two summons everything but the Lizard King will be gone, but he'll stay alive through four summons. The Lizard King also deals a pretty good blow, and if you're not careful Ivan might get hurt (you may actually want to defend him in the first round and do a 4-Summon in the next round if you're afraid of him dieing.)
Location: Northeast corner of the screen, near the stairs.
Item: 555 Coins
Directions: Just head around the ledge counterclockwise to find this Chest. It's near the stairs.
Location: North-center part of the screen
Item: Lucky Medal
Directions: Head down the stairs located at the northeast part of the screen. Move the first vertical log that you seen to the left and move the horizontal log directly southeast of that up. Move the vertical log back to the right, and head out of the lower area and flip the switch to bring water in. Hop across the log pattern you just set up to reach the chest.
Notes: Head out of the room when you've completed this.
Location: Southwest part of the screen.
Item: Ninja Garb
Directions: Head down the stairs into the lower area of the screen. Head west until you see two vertical logs with the edge of a horizontal log in between them. Push the lower vertical log to the east, then push the horizontal log south. Push the lower vertical log west, then push the horizontal log to the right of the upper vertical log south. Now, push the lower vertical log that's to the west back east, then push the horizontal log you just pushed back up. Now, go back to the switch to fill the area up with water, and hop across the path you made to get the chest.
Notes: Go out of the room when you've completed this.
Location: Northwest part of the screen
Directions: See exiting the room in the next paragraph, it will be directly west of when you hop off the logs in the pattern below.
To get out of the room, head down the stairs in the northeast part of the screen. Push the 2nd east most horizontal log south, then move the northeastern most vertical log east. Move the horizontal log one square southwest of it north. Push the northern most vertical log west, then push the horizontal log you moved south earlier back north. Push the vertical log that's now up against the west wall back east, then push the horizontal log directly north of it south. Now, flood the area by hitting the switch, and head across the path you've created. Hop to the ledge and head all of the way south and out of the door.
The door enemies for this floor are two Chimeras, which are three-headed lion type creatures. As always, unleash all of the summons on them in the first round. One of them will probably die to four Level-4 summons, with the other being badly damaged. Ragnarok with Isaac, Attack with Garret, Defend with Ivan and use Ply Well with Mia to get this guy. If you have a Level-3 Summon available at this point (by having 7 Djinn) use it and you'll almost certainly wipe out the last Chimera. When you defeat him you'll get a potion and advance through the next door.
Location: North-northeast of the door.
Directions: Move stumps that you see when you enter the door so that 1 is all the way to the left and another is one from the right. Hop across the stumps to get the treasure chest to the north.
Notes: None. DJINN:
Location: Northwest corner of the screen (initially)
Directions: From Chest 1, head north until you get to the north wall. Head down the ladder and then up the ladder to the west. Keep going west along the northern ledge until you get near the Djinn. He'll run away, and you'll have to keep going around the corner until you get to a movable stump with a crevice on the side of the ledge. Push the stump down the crevice, then go down the crevice yourself. Head down the ladder and freeze the puddle a little east of the ladder. Head back up the ladder and jump across the pillars and go north along this ledge. Here you will find Chest 2. Keep going north and the Djinn will flee. Push the stump to the right and go up the ladder. Go east to find the Djinn in the northeast corner. He'll flee once more, and you should go down the large ladder and up the smaller one. Head south, then jump across the two stumps you had moved earlier and go up the ladder. Go directly south of the Djinn (there will be a block in your way) and use Halt on it. You can now go up to it and get the Venus Djinn Bane! Jeez, that was pretty complicated.
Location: Go up the northern ledge towards the second
Location of the Djinn (see Djinn step.)
Item: 666 coins (how evil)
Directions: See Djinn
CHEST 3: (Get the Djinn before doing this, but don't go out of the door)
Location: The middle of the screen on top of a stump.
Item: Demon Axe
Directions: Go to the middle of the screen without climbing up any ladders and push the stump with the chest on top of it as far north as it will go (make sure it's still in the center.) Now, head back south and go up the ladder on the east. Hop across the two stumps you had moved earlier and start heading north. When you get to a small ladder, head down it and go up the large ladder to the west of it. Go west past the large ladder until you get to a small ladder. Go down this ladder and push the stump to the east. Climb down the ladder and Move the log all of the way to the east. Go back up the two smaller ladders and then go down the large ladder. Hop from the stump onto the ledge in the middle and get the Chest.
Location: Middle-southern part of the screen.
Item: Water of Life
Directions: From Chest 3, head back to the stump and up the large ladder. Then, go down one small ladder but not the other and start heading south. Keep going until you reach the Ice Pillar that you freezed, and hop across that to the stump and then down the ladder. Now, move the stump all of the way to the east. However, before moving it into its final position north, you'll have to get north of it and use Move Psynergy so that you don't get trapped behind it. Head back up north and go up the small ladder. Then, head south and jump from the ice pillar to the stump to the next platform. The treasure chest is right on top of here.
To get out to the level (these
Directions are from after getting Chest 4) head back across the two pillars and start going north. Head down the small ladder when you get to it and go south until you reach the stump that you had moved to get Chest 4. Use Move Psynergy to move this south and then west. Keep heading south to find your way out of the door.
At the door this time will be two Earth Lizards. This time, for a change, try activating all of your Djinn to have your stats boosted up a *ton*. Use Ragnarok with Isaac, Attack and Impair with Garret, Plasma and High Impact with Garret and Wish Well with Mia. It will take a lot longer but there's less risk of a character going down thanks to more health and more defense. When you eventually defeat them you'll get some Water of Life and access to the next room.
Location: Northeast part of the screen.
Item: Lucky Medal.
Directions: Head northeast along the hallway and across the gap to the west when you get to it. Keep going west until you reach a small block that you'll have to move all the way to the right and then all of the way north. Now, use the Carry Psynergy that you got in Venus Lighthouse to place to block 1 square north on the ledge. Now, climb up the ladder and keep going east until you reach the chest.
Notes: Head out of the room before attempting Chest 2.
Location: North-center part of the screen up on a large single platform.
Item: Psy Crystal
Directions: Head back to where that small block was when obtaining Chest 1. This time, move the block all of the way to the left without changing its vertical position, and use Carry on it to bring it up the ledge to the left. Now, jump the gap and head up the ladder and down the one to the east of it. Move the block one square to the north and use Carry on it to move it up to the ledge above. Head back up the ladder and jump to the pillar you just made to get the chest.
Notes: Head out of the room before attempting Chest 3.
Location: Almost dead center portion of the screen.
Item: Wicked Mace
Directions: Head back to where that small block was in getting the previous chests. Move it west just like you did in getting Chest 2 and Carry it onto the ledge. Hop the gap and go up the large ladder and then down the small one. Move the block all of the way to the left of the platform and push it off. Now, move the block so that it is 2 squares to the left of the bottom most square of the ledge. Now, go up the large ladder and down the small one and jump across the small pillar to the platform against the west wall. Head southeast on this platform to get the chest.
Location: East of the exit door.
Item: 777 Coins
Directions: Thanks to Peter Mentink for this information: It's real easy, you can just jump on the ledge where the chest is (jump below the chest).The square you jump to is only not visible because off the walls!
From Chest 3 head back across the gap and up and then down the large ladder. Jump across the gap and start heading south at the narrow passageway. Hop to the west when you come to the end of this platform to find another small block. Move this down as far as it will go and then all of the way to the left. Use Carry to place this block on the ledge to the north of it, then climb up the ladder and hop across the gap. Head down the ladder to the west and go south to go out of the door.
The next group of enemies are a Poison Toad, and two Thunder Lizards. These guys are pretty tough because they have the ability to stun your entire party which wont' allow them to attack. I'd go into this with 4 of each type of Djinn on standby with the rest of the active. This is a compromise between stats and having Summons (although you may want to keep all of Mia's Djinn active for Wish Well). Three Level-4 summons will take care of the Thunder Lizards, leaving only the Poison Toad. Here you will probably want to use status changing Djinn that will paralyze or put Poison Toad to sleep. Once he's injured, blast the hell out of it with regular attacks to defat it. On defeating the group you'll earn some Water of Life. If you're running low on PP, instead of wasting Psy Crystals, just run around for a while to restore PP (you don't have to worry about random battles.)
Location: Northeast part of the screen.
Item: Smoke Bomb.
Directions: Head north along the hallway until you reach a white platform with a puddle of water underneath it. Freeze this puddle and head north up the ladder. Once you're up on the cliff, head south to get the chest.
Location: North-Center part of the screen. This chest is the top one.
Item: 888 coins.
Directions: From Chest 1 head down the ladder and freeze the puddle in your way. Now, head back north and up the ladder. Cross the gap to be right next to this chest.
Notes: Head out of the room before attempting Chest 3.
Location: Directly below Chest 2.
Item: Cleric's Ring
Directions: Make your way to Chest 2, freezing the puddle south of the ladder leading up to the cliff on the east. Do *not* freeze the puddle under the platform or you'll have to start over. From Chest 2, slide down the crevice on the side of the mountain and make your way around the logs so that you can now push the small black rock east. Do so, then head up the ladder northwest of it and back across the gap towards the dragon. Head down the crevice, push the horizontal log down, and freeze the puddle under the white platform. This will now have the dragon burn down the ice pillar in your way to the ladder to the north, so hop across the puddle and refreeze it when you're north of it. Head up the ladder and across the gap. Head down the crevice on this cliff and push the horizontal log down. You can now get up the ladder and get the chest.
Location: Along the northwest wall.
Directions: From Chest 3, head down the ladder and head northwest. Hop over the puddle, then freeze it and go up the ladder. Jump across the ice pillar to the cliff to get the
After you get the 4th Chest, head down the crevice and go out of the room via the door to the south.
The door enemies for this floor are two Cerebuses. Go into the battle with 4 inactive Djinn for Isaac, Garret and Ivan and all of the Djinn active for Mia. Cast all of the summons for Isaac, Garret and Ivan in the first round. Have Mia use Wish or Wish Well throughout the battle. Once the summons have been cast, have Isaac start to use Ragnarok, have Garret use the Djinni Flash or re-summon Flash, and have Ivan use High-Impact then Plasma in the following rounds. Defeat them to get a handy Psy Crystal.
Location: East-center part of the screen in the middle of the lake.
Item: 999 Coins
Directions: Head north to get to the lake with many logs to cross. Take the horizontal log to the west of the lake up north. Now, take the vertical log right above it to the east. Head off onto the eastern ledge and head south. Take the horizontal log here up north, then hop east to the double vertical logs. Head down to the south and take the vertical log in the southeastern corner of the lake west to reach the island in the center.
Notes: Head out of the room before attempting to get the next Chest.
Location: Northwestern part of the lake.
Item: Sleep bomb.
Directions: Head up the eastern ledge of the lake and take the northern most vertical log west. Hop north to get the treasure chest.
Notes: Head out the room before attempting to get the next chest.
Location: Middle of the room in between the two lakes.
Item: Water of Life
Directions: Take the western most horizontal log in the first lake you come to north, then take the vertical log above it east. Head onto the cliff on the east and head south. Bring the horizontal log here north, then hop east to the vertical log. Move that west, then hop south to the vertical log below it. Head all of the way to the west to reach the platform with this treasure chest on it.
Location: Northwest past of the screen.
Item: Muramasa (a sword)
Directions: From Chest 3, head southwest. Take all of the horizontal logs north. Now, go and take the lowest vertical log west, and then take the horizontal log above it south. Go back and take the middle Vertical log west, then take the horizontal log above that south. Go all the way back from whence you came (13) and take the final vertical log at the northern part of the screen west. Jump up north to get the
From Chest 4, simply take the vertical log back east and head south down the ledge to find the exit door.
When you get to floor ten, you'll be thrilled to know that there are no longer anymore puzzles to solve. However, you're about to face one mother of a boss. Save your game, inactivate 4 Djinn for everyone but Mia, and make sure everyone's healed. It's time for the battle of your life (you meaning Isaac and company.) Head west up the dock to find a treasure chest. This chest is actually a mimic that you may want to fight for the experience. Now, head up the deck the ship (to the north) to encounter Deathbeard in a random battle.
If you're around level 25-26 and have at least 6 Djinn for each character (If you've been following this walkthrough you should by now), then Deathbeard shouldn't be that difficult of an enemy. In the first round, Cast your three Level-4 summons on him, and have Mia use Wish Well on the whole party. Once the first round is done, start using Ragnarok with Isaac. With Garret you'll want to use the Djinn Flash *each* turn whether you're casting him or setting him to be active again. This will provide a heat barrier that frees your party from almost all damage that Deathbeard dishes out. With Ivan, use his Impact spell on Isaac (you'll pretty much use this throughout the whole match because Deathbeard will occasionally use Break which will decrease all of your party member's stats down to normal.) With Mia use Ply Well throughout the battle to keep healing stats. Whenever someone's PP starts to get down, use a Psy Crystal on him or her (you'll only had to use about 2 or 3 throughout the whole match...when Ivan's PP starts to get low don't worry about it, just have him defend or use his Djinn.) Try to time using Psy Crystals to when you're being defended by a Flash heat barrier. Also, whenever a character goes down, wait until you're under a Flash heat barrier to revive that character with Isaac's revive. While this strategy is pretty boring, you should be able to defeat Deathbeard in about 10 minutes. This strategy works because you'll have a lot of HP, PP and defense thanks to having lots of Djinn active. When you finally defeat Deathbeard you will get 8,000 experience points, 9,000 coins and some Water of Life. You'll also be able to get the treasure chest at the very north part of the ship. This box contains the Demon Mail that's unfortunately cursed.
Congratulations! You're now done Crossbone Island! Save your game and use Retreat to head out of the cave. Head back northwest towards the pink tornado to arrive back at Suhulla. Head all of the way back to Babi's tower where you want to go through the entrance there. Also, you will probably want to take a rest in the inn at Lalivero before you enter the tower.