How to move on Shark Island:

When you get to the second island you will notice that there are spaces for 4 stones. One is white, and the one you travelled on is pink. Place the blue stone in the slot and make sure it is lit up. The pink one will become dark. Move your explorer to the white stone and click it. It will transport you to the next level. Just remember that if you want to travel to another island, make sure the stone you are going to use is lit up.


Comet crash site, black and white ball puzzle:

The goal is to get all the black where the white originally were and all the white to where the black originally were.

I accomplished this by making the board look like this: black, white, black, white and so on. You have to leave spaces in between and alternating from moving one black and one white and so on.

Once it looks like mentioned above: black, white, black, white, it is simply a matter of moving each one in position.

Hope this helps, I tried to explain it as best I could. :)

this is a great tip!! and i really get it, BUT, i can't get it done, could you tel me
like this:
1: right
2: 3 on the left
and so on...

thanks for everything

[Edit: Spoiler added ~Kayleigh]


Comet crash site, black and white ball puzzle:

Go to this website. Just imagine the frogs as the balls and you should be able to get it. This is what I used to get past mine. http://britton.disted.camosun.bc.ca/frog_puzzle_sol.htm



I haven't gotten to that black and white puzzle yet, others have posted solutions though on this page and page 3.


Please help.....I thing after reading all your tips that I'm going crazy.

you all talk about mist island, shark, worship?????? which game are you playing or did I miss so much?

I have the following islands....Tetala, Mushroom, Dolphin, Seagul, Monkey, Red Rock, Witch, Skull, Island of Yeti, Frozen Vale, Lonley Iceberg and Cradle of the North....

What did I miss that I don't see the above three islands????

Thanks in advance

Anonymous January 19, 2009 8:11 AM

can someone help me with the enchanted skeletons can't kill them they keep regenerating health.


please please help....I have the idea of going totally crazy.

you all talk aboue shark island???? mist island???? worship.... where are those islands

What did I miss?

On my map I have the following islands
Tetala, Mushroom, Dolphin, Seagull, Monkey, Red Rock, Witch, Skull, Island of Yeti, Frozen Vale, Lonley Iceberg and Cradle of the North.....

Please help

Thunderdolly January 19, 2009 8:22 AM

Can anyone help with crash comet site. I need to smash last purple crystal with the four smaller purple obelisk's. I have tried umpteen times to light all obelisk's at same time to no avail. Is there a knack to this? if so what is it cause it's driving me crazy..arrggghh!!!

Thunderdolly January 19, 2009 8:26 AM

pareltje these other islands will come available to you once you have achieved missions on the ones you can only see at the moment.


As far as I read all your comments I did finish most of them. I have 6 coins???

Maybe I should try starting all over?? because apperantly I miss alot whil actually most of the Islands are really finished


Bleh, I'm stuck on the last island.

The pedestal with the two small purple crystals, no idea what to do with that.

Also, having read the previous pages, I've decided to back up and check out the other islands, namely worship island. I have three items left to find, one looks like a gear shaped pendant, one looks like a bone necklace and the other is a rectangular thing.

Something people mentioned before I'm confused about:

Where are these pink dots that people keep talking about on the map of worship island (I think)?

How the heck do you get to that isolated chest on dream shore?


in the hart of the purple christel, the last level

i really can't figure out a thing
those [email protected]%^&* monsters destroy everything!!

please plaese please help me!!


nm, found one of the pink dots, they are hard to see against the reddish sand of this island.


can someone plz help with mist island i heve read other comments but i still cant get any further i have lit 2 lights i have found the third light but cant find the bulb i have read someones comment on secret pathways but cant seem to work it out can someone help plz



to find the third bulb you need to solve the puzzle next to the broken light, the rest are easy to find after that.


Hy! Concerning the fire spots on vulcano island -
im begging for help, cant find out how to lit all of the small fires - theres always one left, no matter how i click :-(
Please, has anybody a hint or something to solve this?? Random clicking doesnt bring me any further! Thx a lot!

saggioculo January 19, 2009 10:43 AM

OK...feel abit stupid to ask this seeing how far everyone has gotten on this game but I'm really stuck. How do I open the chest that needs a key on seagull island?

Thanks so much


Is there a trick to lighting the five purple things on comet island? I swear I have them all light at the same time but nothing happens and it's the last totem!


Am loving the game; some refinements need to be made, but it's definitely more of a winner than My Tribe. Not sure yet whether I like this better than Virtual Villagers, but it's certainly competing; My Tribe added nothing to the genre and this is much more compelling to play.


Anybody know how to get to the isolated chest on Ruins of Dream Shore? I'm still missing two items, a rectangular thing and a necklace.


I'm stuck on the same place Sioaninn as far as that island goes.


sm have you gotten everything else? This is the only think I have left, grr. Well gotta go to work so maybe someone will tell us about it when I get home.


sionainn, the trick to lighting up all the purple obelisk on comet island is to use the map to move and do it faster, might take you a couple of tries but I got it once I remembered their location on the map and doing it as fast as I can.
Sheila, thank you for the frogs puzzle gonna go try it now :)


I just got that chest on dream shores. I only have the top right most item left to find.

I got everything else on the comet island and the only thing left was the pillar you just mentioned. Which is what I'm stuck on.

I suspect the ballistia may have something to do with it however.

As far as items go, I think the last one that I need might be on the comet island.


smjjames & Sheila - necklace (amulet)

  • There is a necklace in the ice on Red Rock Island, use your idols fire power.

  • There is an amulet on mist island, near the tower, south, be sure to remove as much black as possible. To remove the black take your eye sign and move your scouts as close to the edges as possible.

saggioculo - key on seagull island

If you read the little markers it will tell you the key is IN the once used firepit - click more than once.

JIGuest & Angelica - Battle

I found it best to build more troops especially shaman-build 4 or 6 or more. It helps to have an extra witch doctor hut too, even add another archery range if you want. Angelica, I built my huts so that the lab, wiseman's house, etc were in the middle. Seem to work our "hero's" went back and forth, so it seemed

sun - coins

Turn your 7 coins in at the market place on yeti island.


yet another person stuck on shark archipelago! I've got the totem, but how do I light up all the lighthouses to get the chest? Thanks in advance for your help!

[Edit: I posted a helper a ways back, clearly labeled, that shows a map with how to position the lighthouses. We're working on an FAQ that will collect a lot of helpful hints, tips and walkthroughs together into one easy-to-find comment. -Jay]


Hint for the Fire Puzzle on Beetle Island:

Try random clicking until you have just one flame burning left - no matter what flame it is. now click both fireplaces next to the last burning flame and they are all lit!


urk, no matter how fast I move, I can't get the purple crystals all lit up at the same time for the last one on the comet island (outside it that is).


*bonks the comment board*

Anyways, since the game uses xml, maybe I can increase the wait time of it. I know, it's cheating, but a couple more seconds is all I need.



Im not missing a necklace. Im missing an amulet. It is the one directly above the Heart of Bull in the treasure chest. The shade looks like a rectangle.

If anyone has this amulet and knows where they got it please let me know. That and a few gems are all I have left to get before I continue Inside the Comet.


Anyone found the top right item? I just need a hint.
On what island can I find it?

Anonymous January 19, 2009 1:14 PM

I am trying to solve this totem thing with the 5 lights on Red Rock Island. What order and colors do they need to be?


dang, my attempt at increasing the time it stays activated didn't seem to work. Of course though the animation could be on a separate timer.

saggioculo January 19, 2009 1:19 PM

Yes stuck again with yet another chest...on the cradle of the north. The chest that is near the water and surrounded by mountains. Any help on that one would be much appreciated.


birbit127 January 19, 2009 1:25 PM

I need help on Red Rock Island. I am trying to get the lights, in the bottom left corner, to the color and the right order. Please help me!

Anonymous January 19, 2009 1:28 PM

@Saggioculo, for this problem you will find a solution later in the game.

I just saw in the items in the program files that the only thing im missing is a round thing on a standard. The top right item.

Please help...

MoonSpell January 19, 2009 1:32 PM

JIGuest & birbit127 - lights on Red Rock

Read all the tablets they tell you how the colors go. Red and green will probably be your only trouble spot.

Sheila, my mistake, I apologize, was just trying to help out.


thanks for your help people! What do i need to do to find the present for the tower? please help me that is in the cloud world


For those who can't find that last item:

Major spoiler alert

I looked in the xml and it's in the area that the rainbow bridge leads to.

Also, does the ballistia (at the comet impact site) even do anything besides shoot green balls of energy?

Anyhow, I think I've spotted what I need to change in order to force the dang crystals to stay on longer.


The 6 totems: Dolphin is on water NE on left; Whale in water on right; Seagull is upper left; Monkey is way up top center (between 2 mtns) and you gotta build a tower to see it; Polar Bear is at right, near your base in an icy area; Lizard is NE from base, surrounded by pebbles.


Dangit, the timing of those crystals must be hardcoded into the game, I can't seem to change it.

nance91947 January 19, 2009 1:48 PM

Mist island -- Totally lost here. I've read about finding thunderbolts and orbs. I can't get her to move outside the "clear" area. I read the guide rock that says "light of ancient powers will guide you through the mist." But I've NO CLUE. Please help...and I thank you!!!!


does anyone have any ideas how to get to the 6th lava rock on volcano island

it is still in black and i cant figure out how to get my people to go there


please someone i really need to know where the find this sphere you guys are talking about to light the towers on shark island i tried all suggestion (i Think) please help

shaggydooz January 19, 2009 2:56 PM

Ok guys, please help. I can't find the energy sphere to light up the towers on Shark Island. Is there something I am missing? I have visited 4 islands now and still nothing. Help.

groovyfaery January 19, 2009 3:07 PM

I'm with Nance. Haven't figured out how to get past the mist. And thanks for all the help with the fishing rod! But I got a map to the Lonely iceburg, not a coin.


Can someone please tell me where the fishing pole is as I already have the float, hook, bait and reel and just cannot find the pole/fishing rod. Please help somebody before I go crazy!!

[Edit: You need the fishing line to make the complete pole. Look above for a comment clearly labeled as help finding the Fishing Line. -Jay]


Comet crash site - help please!

The purple crystal with the 5 little ones that light - I tried many times and I'm still not fast enough. Any hints or tips on how to get them all lit at the same time?


Missing coin that looks like an eye. Where do I find that one cause I thought I did everything I was supposed to but am still missing it.


I have the fishing line, float, hook and bait...what else do I need and where is it please?

Thunderdolly January 19, 2009 4:09 PM

Purii, I too was stuck with the purple obelisk things. The way I managed to do it in the end was by lighting them and clicking on my mini map to get me to the next one to light and so on. This took me a few attempts too but I managed it in the end. Good Luck!


Minnie - oh! Sorry, I must be mistaken then. I could have forgotten a few details of that level. However, I do have this screenshot I took...


Is that the fishing pole?

shawty613 January 19, 2009 4:25 PM

Has anyone even been to the rainbow bridge place yet?

MoonSpell January 19, 2009 4:25 PM

robinml - coin - check out page 3. Stickiestew - explains which island the coins are on. It is titled "I finally found all 7 Coins"

Minnie - Jay explains about the fishing pole on page 3. It is titled "Mary Ellen - about the Fishing Line". There are only four parts to the fishing pole. I believe you have everything but the fishing line.

barbara - the lava rock on volcano island is in the same type place as all the others. Just be sure the black is totally off that area of the map. It is not hidden in dark areas you have to build towers for.

The black area on the far right & in the middle does not hold a lava rock. Where the shades are there is no lava pool that holds a rock.

Mist Island - I'm not sure how to show you how the sphere looks. It is more like a plum colored orb w/decoration. Most of them are very close to the light base. If you pull the eye marker around in all four directions you will move most of the black out of the way and find the orbs, once you place it on the light base then you can move even further. Just keep trying. The "thunder bolts" in my opinion, look more like little silver bullets and don't show up until you talk to the wiseman. They emit a small electrical shock effect.

For some help finding objects check out Anthony's post on page 2. It's about 8th from the bottom. He has another post nearer to the top it might help you too.

Read the posts from the beginning if you have a question. It's all very helpful.

MoonSpell January 19, 2009 4:28 PM

Minnie - sorry 5 parts to the fishing pole including the line.


Minnie, you're missing the fishing lure, or bob or something. You need the pole, the hook, the bait, the line and the lure. If I remember correctly, it's somewhere on the southwest part of the island.

Once you get all the pieces the fishing rod will assemble itself. Then you click on it and click in the water where you see circular patterns. You'll get a fish.

shawty613 January 19, 2009 4:32 PM

Wondering if anyone had any thoughts about the lonely iceberg. I can't help but feel that maybe I'am missing some gems on this island since you cannot build to send a scout into the water to look around.


Can someone please help me find all the pieces of coal i can only find 4 i found the one in the nest

groovyfaery January 19, 2009 4:36 PM

just wanted to thank all of you for the help:) i have finally gotten done the mist island. the mini map someone posted of all the locations is awesome:) thanks!
now off to find the other coins... STILL NEED THE FIRST 2! i'll investigate the islands AGAIN. before off to the others:) thanks again guys. i am sure i'll need more help later!


thank you moonspell for the help on volcano island

now i am stuck on the second island on shark island and i get figure out how to solve the ball puzzle i cant get them all in the spot by the special rock or if that is even what i need to do i only have 2 crystals the white and the pink and 12 blue shells and 8 green shells


Is posible somebody help me in mist island what i need to do in that place i think only miss the gift please help me thanks in advance


Thanks for the mention of CrossOver Games--glad our product supports this title.


-jon parshall-

groovyfaery January 19, 2009 4:55 PM

okay i am giving up on the coins. are they really important to finish the game? i cant figure out which ones i missed... has anyone posted locations of where they are found. i know there is a list of which islands, but is there a list of locations on said islands that i missed?
but seriously, are they something you really need to win the game?


Mist island - I can't get her to move outside the clear area.Please can somebody help me?thank you


Hi, thanx for many help, it's a great game!

But does any one know how to open up the chest on Yeti Island?
It says;"light fires around chest to open"

Thanx in advance


ok found the 2nd valve but know not sure what to do

its2cheap January 19, 2009 5:12 PM


the pole is shaped like a bamboo/stick with a slight curve to it...mine was located near the mtn and edge of water, between villages(one already there and one we build...kinda bottom left area)

hope this helps


does anyone know how to defeat the wolf tribe? i cannot remember the name of the island, but it has a large fire pit on one side, and the wolf tribe is on the other. i can destroy their towers and buildings, but right after that i get attacked from i don't know where. the island also has a lot of burnt looking trees and stuff. thanx


I am at shark island...I've only gotten the pink stone and 8 of the turtle shells. Will someone please tell me very specific directions on how to move on...I can't figure out anything to do!! :) I have clicked until my finger hurts!! :)



Ok I'm stuck. I have 3 totems left to place and I can't figure it out.

I have the bear, seagull and monkey left. Can anyone please help me?



You have to go up to the trees that have the lights floating around and you have to click the little ball of lights until you get 4.

There's a stone by the trees that gives you the hint.

Take the balls, then use them on the fire pits.


stuck trying to get the chest in the middle of the mountains on Cradle of the North no one will go in there can some one help please

groovyfaery January 19, 2009 6:43 PM

just beat the wolf tribe

i built a bunch of frost towers as i had my people attack them from the side, not straight on. when you defeat the first set, hurry to get back to your village. the tribe pours out of the fire things where you built! after killing them hurry to the second set through the door. (the wolf tribe starts to fire on you from their shamans on your village, make sure you repair everything!) there is a key under the first village, looks like flames. get the key, use it on the door. it would be a good idea, i didnt realize this til i finished the tribe, if you go and talk to the guy in the middle of the island, he has a frost tower. follow his directions to kill the dragons, he gives you a crystal. continue up the left coast past the dragons and there is an idol. use the crystal he gave you. you can then freeze the wolf tribe. i wish i had had it because they were hard with their shamans.

hope that helped!

PuppyPak9 January 19, 2009 6:46 PM

Hello All!
So, after playing "Inside the Crater" level for the past 4 hours......I only have one question. How does someone beat this level? LOL!



if i remember correctly you can build a tower to access the center of the game i might be thinking of a different island

does anyone remember where the last green shell is to unlock the arrow tower to kill the sharks in the lower right corner

i keep killing my scouts lol

PuppyPak9 January 19, 2009 6:53 PM

Purii. I only found one way to hit those purple things quick enough:

Try the three on the right first. Try to put two of them in your screen at the same time, click both those quickly and go down to the third one. Use the mini map to quickly get to the others and click them as fast as you can.


n/m found the darn sucker lol


Thank you Jay....I had built my Wiseman's house right there and it looked so much like part of the telescope, I couldn't see it as a fishing rod! Duh! I would never have found it so...thanks again.

[Edit: So glad it worked for you! :) -Jay]

PuppyPak9 January 19, 2009 6:59 PM

When you get to the last level "Inside the Crater", you'll wish you had everything in your treasure chest plus more! I'm only lacking one item in the treasure chest plus a few gems and I can't beat that level.

groovyfaery January 19, 2009 7:01 PM

Thanks puppy!
So, does anyone have the info for where on the island each coin is? Ii am pretty good on everything else. :)


General Hints and Tips:

1) Towers.

Towers are the most important tools you have. Not only are they useful for defending your village, but they can also be used as a military attack tool. Often enemies will be so busy attacking the tower that they don't attack your troops. They're also useful for establishing settlements in remote areas.

2) Build your buildings

close together to allow you to get more in. And build every type of building you can. Look for paths or access to your village and protect those with towers. Likewise, try to anticipate where attacks might come from and use towers to protect those areas. They may not stop the enemy but they can at least slow them down.

3) After the first few levels,

build with the idea of fighting a battle. As such don't do much exploring until you have your village established.
Not every level requires battle but it's easier to protect your heroes.

4) Some secrets or chests are only accessible

once you've acquired skills at a later level. The two main ones are the area past the ice block on Witch Island which needs at least a fire tower and a couple chests on one of the islands that require swimming ability.

5) Some items are only partially visible,

such as the top or bottom section. Items may be hidden behind rocks, trees or bushes. Sometimes objects are hidden amongst areas with the same color background. Search carefully.

The Islands, etc.

Tetala Island

  1. Build a hut

  2. Build two additional huts

  3. Build a lodge

  4. Explore the island and read the guide stones.

  5. Collect the tear of heaven

Mushroom Island

  1. Build a Barracks.

  2. Build an additional Barracks

  3. Launch an attack on the mushrooms in the forest to the south.

  4. Explore further south and destroy the mushroom base.

Dolphin Island

  1. Build a scout lodge.

  2. Explore the island using your new scouts

  3. Look for guide stones located around the island, and build a tower near each one.

Monkey Island

  1. Build a Barracks.

  2. Build a scout lodge

  3. Build a hunter camp

  4. Use your scouts to explore south

  5. Defeat the mushrooms

  6. Defend the monkey tribe

  7. Attack the shade.

Seagull Island

  1. Explore the island with your scouts

  2. Find 5 gears to repair the workshop

  3. Investigate the crows nests

  4. Repair the workshop

  5. Build an archery range

  6. Hunt the crows and return the pebbles they drop to the hermits house

Red Rock Island

  1. Build 10 huts

  2. Explore the island

  3. The guide stones around the island will tell you what order the lights go in for the Idol puzzle to the south west

  4. Defend your base from the waves of monsters and destroy their base to the north of your village.

  5. Keep defending against the waves of monsters. You can use the meteor spell from the Idol over and over to help destroy the waves of dragons attacking.

Witch Island

  1. Find the Witches Hut

  2. Search for the 10 roots

  3. Build a Witch Doctor Abode

  4. Once your units can move build a barracks and go destroy the tower in the north

Skull Island

  1. Build up some defenses quickly

  2. build up some offenses

  3. Attack the North east tribe

  4. Attack the southern Tribe and then the eastern tribes

  5. Quickly return your forces to your base and defend from the east

  6. Launch an attack on the shade

Frozen Vale Island

  1. Explore the island

  2. Locate the 5 pieces of coal

  3. Get fire towers

  4. Use your fire towers to destroy the ice blocks

  5. Find 25 shells and give them to the Idol

  6. Use the Idols spell to remove the fog of war from the map

  7. Locate the totem

Island of Yeti

  1. Build up your base. you'll need some good offense and defense. From this point on building your base up a little bit is a good way to start off each level (exceptions apply to levels where you don't need/get to build anything) Also using scouts to explore the island is a good habit to get into.

  2. Attack the two water elemental tribes

  3. Attack the Yettis through the canyon and continue on south

  4. Defeat the Giant Yetti

Lonely Iceberg (optional Island)

  1. Explore the island

  2. Find the ice shards to get access to the other parts of the island, and obtain the ingredients for the potion

  3. Follow the recipes on the guide stones to eventually create the potion the alchemist is looking for

Cradle of the North

Build up some forces and explore the island.

  • Find all the totem shrines

  • Build up a lot of defenses

  • Place the totems on the correct shrines. The guide stones located around the island will give you an idea of where each totem should go. The most difficult for me was the Monkey totem, it is located at the top of the map in the middle, you will need to build a tower near the mountain to see it.

  • Activate the world stone

  • Defend your base!!

  • Mist Island

      Use the spheres of light located around the island to remove the mist

    1. Locate all the obelisks

    Scorched Island

    1. Build up a base

    2. Explore north west

    3. Find the eskimos defend their tower against the dragons.

    4. Use the crystal they give you to get the Idol

    5. Attack the wolf tribe

    6. Defend against the ambush

    7. Assault the wolf tribe in the north

    Volcano Island

    1. As always begin by building up a base.

    2. You will want to avoid the pyramid to the far east as it triggers a big boss fight. It is the area with red sparkles around the fog of war.

    3. Begin attacking the other pyramids

    4. You may want to get the idols on this map to help you fight

    5. Once you have a large enough force built launch an attack on the pyramid to the east, you may want to have some towers around your base incase some shades slip through and attack your base.

    Beetle Island

    1. If you haven't started building a base yet WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

    2. Explore to the east and solve the fire puzzle by lighting up all the smaller fires.

    3. Once you've established your base attack the beetles in the north. To finish this fight you will need to destroy the Giant Beetle. I suggest building some towers around one of the holes he comes out of and keeping all your units there so when he happens to go near that hole he takes a lot of damage

    Shark Archipelago

    1. Collect the shells on the island, and solve the first puzzle to the south. to solve this puzzle have all the arrows, (including the corners) pointing outwards.

    2. Move onto the next island

    3. To solve the balls puzzle you need to get them all onto the bottom platform. I'm not really sure of the logic behind this puzzle but clicking randomly for a while seemed to do the trick.

    4. Take note of the way the flowers around the guide stone at the bottom of the second island are arranged, as this is the solution to the next puzzle

    5. Pop the Dirt Piles around the island

    6. Move onto the third island and copy the pattern of the flowers on the lights around the mountain

    7. You will need to locate 2 valves if you haven't already, and place them and the energy ball on the third island, this will get you the scuba gear

    8. Explore the islands.

    9. Light the lighthouses

    10. To reach the center island you need to time your scouts. The sharks swim in two groups around the center, so if you swim in between them and circle around the same direction as they are you can get into the island easily.

    Worship Island

    1. Seriously, just build up a base already. I don't want to have to tell you again.

    2. Explore some.

    3. Avoid activating the temple for now.

    4. Find 11 of each fruit for the idols.

    5. Once you have 11 of each fruit and some good defenses built up near the base of the temple

    6. Activate the temple and prepare to fight

    7. Collect the last of each fruit from the chest to the left

    8. Give the idols the fruit they wanted. You will have to fight monsters on the 3rd idol to activate, and a boss on the 5th

    Ruins of Dream Shore

    1. Okay I lied, I am telling to you build again.

    2. Explore the island with your scouts

    3. Build up your forces a lot

    4. use your scouts to find the best path for your forces using the black portals. One by one defeat the shade princes.

    5. Each prince will drop a Dark Essence. Please these into the lanterns in the middle of your base. this will activate a portal to the King Shade.

    6. Once you are ready move your forces into the portal and fight the king shade.

    Comet Crash Site

    1. Find a way to break the barrier

    2. Use the dark totems to destroy the light totems

    3. For the first light puzzle you will need to turn all of the small lights on. To do this you will need to activate the upper 2, and the lowest light to finish this puzzle.

    4. Find the green crystals to get the idol and move on.

    5. For the second puzzle you need to switch the light and dark lights. If you think of the 7 spaces as number 1 - 7, from left to right the answer is 5,3,2,3,6,7,5,3,1,2,4,6,5,3,4.

    6. To finish the purple crystals puzzle you simply need to click on all of them in a short period of time. If you click on your mini-map you can move the screen to where the crystals are very fast.

    7. The last puzzle simply requires you to ged rid of all your coins using the wells available.

    Lost Temple(optional)

    1. I would begin once again by building a base. Once you do that explore the island and look for the things that shoot out lights.

    2. Once you've found all 5 enter the codes by the water, this will show you were the runes are for the doors.

    3. Each door you put a rune in will spawn a fight from the forest, with each one being more difficult than the last so be prepared!

    Inside the Comet

    I'm having a difficult time trying to figure out a good way to beat this one. The best I can come up with is to have a few temples and use the lightning spell on the boss while keeping my forces in my base to defend from his alien spawns, but this is highly impractical, and would take a long time. If anyone knows a trick or something I am missing here I'd be glad to hear from you! Either post in the comments here or send me a line to Kero (at) Casualgameplay (dot) com, with the subject Totem Tribe. Thanks :)

    The Items (and their locations)

    We've added an online Google spreadsheet that shows all the items and where you can find them. Click this link to view it:

    Totem Tribe FAQ (frequently asked questions):

    • Where do I find the Sphere of Clarity?

      You find this on Witch Island. It is in the chest with the hint "Listen to the rocks to open this chest."

    • Is there any way to destroy a building after it is built?

      Yes. Click on the building menu icon, then on the building with the red "X" in the lower left corner of the building menu. Then click on the building you wish to demolish.

    • How do I swim?

      To swim you need the aqualung, found on the Shark Archipelago.

    • How do I get past fire walls?

      To get past the fire walls, you will need some way to 'freeze' the fire to put it out.

      Use either a Frost Tower, or Shamen with the frost spell ability.

    • How do I get the Frost Tower?

      • You get the Frost Tower from Lonely Iceberg.

      • Once you're on Lonely Iceberg, you get the Frost Tower by first finding all of the chests, read all the guide stones and then properly mix the ingredients for the potion (by placing them on the laboratory) that you then need to give to the wiseman.

    • How do I get to Lonely Iceberg?

      You unlock access to Lonely Iceberg by giving the fish to the Penguins on Frozen Vale Island.

    • How do I get to Lost Temple Island?

      You need the map to get to "Pirate Island" — which is actually Lost Temple Island. You get the map on Worship Island by solving the "Purple dots" mystery there. For help with that, look under the question: "What are the purple dots on Worship Island for?" in the Worship Island section below.

    • How do I get to Guardian Moon?

      Collect 100% of the gems to complete the Rainbow Road to Guardian Moon.

    • Where do I find all the coins?

      • Monkey Island - In the lower left behind some palm trees

      • Seagull Island - Behind a tree to the right of the workshop you need to repair

      • Red Rock Island - Top middle, just on the beach

      • Witch Island - After you have shamans, you can destroy the ice blocks near where the tower was, then the coin is in a chest in the middle of the island.

      • Skull Island - Build a tower to find this one. It's on a small island in the bottom middle.

      • Frozen Vale Island - Top left corner of the island near the water.

      • Yeti Island - Bottom right corner of the map on a small island.

      • Once you have all 7 coins go back to Yeti Island and visit the market place.

    • How do I find out the percentage of gems collected?

      On the island world map with the treasure chest on it, hover your cursor over the rainbow in the background, it will show the percentage of gems collected.

    • I seem to be missing a lot of gems, are some of them hidden?

      There are at least 2 islands where you may have missed some hidden gems:

      • Worship Island

        Did you find the gems near the pyramids?

        Yes, when you click on one it tells you that you didn't find anything, but if you are persistent you will. So keep clicking! ;)

      • Lost Temple

        1. Go back to Worship Island.

        2. Look where the totems are.

        3. They have small hut type buildings near them with colored smoke coming out of them once you have activated the totem.

        4. Write down the colors of these huts starting with the lower left, up to middle, then to lower right.

        5. Now go back to the Lost Temple.

        6. Put the colors you got from Worship Island into the small brown posts located near the water.

        7. Put the colors in the order you wrote them down.

        8. You will receive 3 chests full of gems for this.

        • What order do they go in?

          Red, blue, yellow, pink, green

    • What are all the names of all the items on the treasure screen, and where can I find them?

      The list roughly follows the order on the Treasures screen, beginning at the top and working clockwise. You may find this screenshot helpful, but a spoiler, since it lists not only the item names but also their locations:

      • Diadem of Courage

        In a chest on Dolphin Island

      • Pendant of Nature

        In a chest on Monkey Island

      • Heart of Bull

        Seagull Island

      • Hunter's Lucky Stone

        In an ice block on Red Rock Island

      • Sphere of Clarity

        In a chest on Witch Island

      • Traveler's Boots

        In a chest on Skull Island

      • Healer's Globe

        From the hermit on Frozen Vale for freeing all the penguins

      • Bracelet of Hawk

        In a chest on Island of Yeti

      • Pendant of Power

        In a chest on Cradle of the North

      • Amulet of Wisdom

        On Mist Island, click in the water near the guide stone for a pearl and give it to the man in the tower. He will show you where the Amulet of Wisdom is located.

      • Crown of Defender

        In a chest on Scorched Island

      • Blessed Ring

        Destroy the pyramids on Volcano Island. One will have the Blessed Ring in the rubble.

      • Necklace of Spirits

        In a chest on Beetle Island

      • Relic of Prosperity

        In a chest on Guardian Moon.

      • Tribal Amulet

        In a chest on Ruins of Dream Shore

      • Masking Cloak

        In a chest on Worship Island

      • Aqua Lungs

        In a chest on Shark Archipelago

      • Shaman Masks

        In order from left to right:

        1. On Cradle of the North, kill the sharks for the hermit and he will give you a Shaman Mask.

        2. On Scorched Island, destroy the Wolf Tribe buildings in the northern part of the island. There will be a Shaman Mask in the rubble.

        3. On Volcano Island, solve the bulb puzzles (3 of them) to get the scroll and give it to the man in the Hall of Mysteries, he will give you a Shaman Mask.

        4. On Shark Archipelago, the chest behind the water gate contains a Shaman Mask.

        5. On Worship Island, in a chest.

      • Coins

        In order from left to right:

        1. Monkey Island - In the lower left behind some palm trees.

        2. Seagull Island - Behind a tree to the right of the workshop you need to repair.

        3. Red Rock Island - Top middle, just on the beach.

        4. Witch Island - After you have shamans, you can destroy the ice blocks near where the tower was, then the coin is in a chest in the middle of the island.

        5. Skull Island - Build a tower to find this one. It's on a small island at the bottom middle.

        6. Frozen Vale Island - Top left corner of the island near the water.

        7. Yeti Island - Bottom right corner of the map on a small island.

    Seagull Island

    • Where do I find the key to open the chest on Seagull Island?

      The key is in a burnt out fire. Find the fire and click in the ashes a few times. You will find the key.

    Witch Island

    • Where are all the roots on Witch Island?

      If you look around the island, you will see guide stones that reveal the location of a few of the roots. After you check those just look around very carefully. They are there, but they are extremely hard to spot. Look around the outlines of trees and objects that may hold cover for something to be under or behind.

      Here is a screenshot that may help you spot some that you have missed, but it's possible some roots may be in different positions when you play:

    • How do I get into the big chest in the middle of the rock circle on Witch Island? It says "Listen to the rocks to open the chest."

      Click on one of the rocks. If it shimmers, it's the first rock in the series. Continue to click on the remaining rocks until they are all shimmering - do it in the wrong order, and you have to start over. The rocks make no actual noise. It's more "watch the rocks."

    • How do I get past the ice mountain at the top right of the map on Witch Island?

      You will have to return to this island once you have a unit that can help you by throwing fire at the ice. You don't have the ability when you're first at this island.

    Frozen Vale Island

    • Where is the fifth piece of coal on Frozen Vale Island?

      There is one in the crows' nest. Attack the crows with arrows.

    • How do I destroy the ice blocks?

      After you find all the coal and give them to Isoko, you will have access to the laboratory and fire towers. Once you build a laboratory, you can build a tower near an ice block, upgrade to a fire tower, and it will automatically destroy ice blocks in range.

    • Where is the fishing line?

      Before you can find the fishing line, you need to find the Idol of Divination. Use this to reveal areas that are black and you will find the fishing line in the upper left corner.

    • What do I do with the completed fishing rod on Frozen Vale Island?

      Once you have found all 5 pieces of the fishing rod, use the fishing rod on the part of water that has circle ripples on it. You will receive a fish. Give this fish to the penguins.

    Lonely Iceberg

    • How do I get past the "massive ice formations" on the Lonely Iceberg?

      There will be shards of ice laying around that you place onto the ice formations. You need to really keep your eyes open for this one because there is so much ice around it's hard to spot them.

    • How do I create the Twilight Mixture on Lonely Iceberg?

      The twilight mixture is very easy to create if you follow all the formulas written on all guide stones, and you have all the ingredients from all the chests found around the island first. If you haven't been all around the island yet, you should do that first. Be sure to use your warriors and not your heroes, as there are some enemies to deal with.

      1. Once you have all the ingredients, combine the following to get their products by dragging and dropping them over top of the Laboratory:

        • Vitriol + Charcoal = Midnight Salts

        • Aurum + Quicksilver = Amalgam

        • Magnesium + Permanganate = Salamander Dust

        • Ammonium + Alkali = Restoration Liquid

      2. Next, you need to figure out what combines with Salamander Dust to yield Phoenix Oil. Keep combining elements until you get it right. If you don't get it correct, your elements will just reappear over on the right.

      3. Then you need to figure out what combines with Midnight Salts to yield the New Moon Elixir.

      4. And then finally, combine the Phoenix Oil with New Moon Elixir to yield the Twilight Mixture.

      Easy peasy. :)

    • How do I access the small northern island?

      Bring Aruku to the shore as close as she can get to the island (she can see farther than the fighters).

    Cradle of the North

    • Where does the monkey totem go on the "Cradle of the North" level?

      The monkey totem goes at the very top middle of the map. You have to build a tower to be able to view it completely.

    • Where do all the totems go on the "Cradle of the North" level?

      • Dolphin - In the water on the left

      • Whale - In the water on the right

      • Seagull - Upper left near where are the seagulls are flying

      • Monkey - Top center (tower needed to see it clearly)

      • Polar Bear - Near your base in the icy area

      • Lizard - NE from base, surrounded by pebbles

    Mist Island

    • I'm having difficulty moving through the mist. How do I guide Aruku to where I want her to go?

      Movement on this level is challenging. Move the scouting flag "eye" just a little at a time, and make sure you are following the paths that are faintly visible on the mini map. Make sure to bring Aruku to the borders of any area you can access to see as far as possible.

    • Where are all the light bulbs, the Rune of Lightning, and the thunder bolts on Mist Island?

      These are all well hidden. If you look closely at your mini map you will notice small hidden paths not visible on the actual map itself. Use the mini map to guide Aruku down these paths. Watch the mini map to make sure you have placed the "eye" flag directly on the hidden path. Take Aruku as far to the edges as you can to reveal more from the dark areas.

      Here is a screenshot that may help:


    • What do I give the guy in the tower on Mist Island? And where do I find it?

      Search the water. You won't see anything, but if you click around in the water you will find a pearl to give to the tower.

    Volcano Island

    • What do I do with the Scroll of Ice Magic?

      In the south and center part of the island is a hut with a man who asks for the scroll. In return, he will give your shamans a new power.

    Beetle Island

    • How do I defeat the beetles on Beetle Island?

      The best way to defeat the beetles is to place warriors in the center of the beetle caves. You can also build towers there, which should help a lot, too. It makes it harder for the King Beetle to scurry away without getting hit, but it will take several attempts to kill it.

    • How do I solve the 'Circle of Fires' puzzle on Beetle Island?

      Getting them all lit can be difficult to do, but here's an easy trick:

      1. Rather than trying to light them all, try to get only a single torch lit instead.

      2. Then, just click on the burners to the right and to the left of it.

      Now all torches will be lit, and you should receive the Earth rune.

    • How do I plant the seed and water the plant on Beetle Island?

      • There is a small offshore island to the top left. This is where you will plant it.

      • Light all the fires at the same time, and you will get the rune that will unlock the gate to get to the outer land mass. Go to the south end of that land mass to find the bowl.

      • Take the bowl and click it onto the wells. This will fill it with water.

      • Now click the bowl full of water onto the plant.

      • Keep repeating this until you have emptied each well.

      • Once the tree has grown ripened fruit (3 bowls of water are needed) pick 3 apples and give them to the witch.

    Shark Archipelago

    • I'm stuck on the first part of Shark Archipelago. What am I supposed to do?

      • Click the brown symbols towards the south of the island until it forms one symbol (a bunch of circles and diamonds).

      • You need to complete a puzzle on each of the large islands before you can go any further.

      • Completing a puzzle will give you a crystal.

      • First place the crystal in the holder (gold deco thingy)

      • Then place your scout flag near the holder with the white crystal.

      • When your scout walks close to the holder click on it and you will be transported to the next island where there are more puzzles and holders for crystals.

    • How do I use the pink, blue, and yellow crystals to travel to the other islands on Shark Archipelago?

      Once you have all colors in their holders, you'll see when you click on the coloured ones that they turn off and on i.e. pink or dark brown. When they are dark brown they are inactive...whichever colored crystal is lit that is the island you will end up on. Simply make sure the color you want is lit, then put your scout marker next to the WHITE crystal which is the actual transporter crystal.

    • One of the guide stones reads, "The flowers know the truth". What does that mean?

      The color arrangement of the flowers you see on the ground near this guide stone is the same sequence you need to arrange the lights near the scout lodge. You will find the scout lodge on yet another island within the Shark Archipelago.

    • Where do I find the 2 valves?

      Both are extremely hard to see but they are there. The first valve is on the island you start on in a tree top and the second valve is on the third island you get to (the one with the scout lodge) in a tree top next to the yellow flower grouping where you transport in.

    • How do I get to the very bottom island on Shark Archipelago without being eaten by sharks?

      You need to collect shells to give the man in the tower. Then the tower will activate and kill the sharks for you. Wait a bit and the tower will kill all the sharks so that you can go there safely.

    • How do I light all the Lighthouses on Shark Archipelago?

      • One orb is all that is needed to light all the lighthouses.

      • Place the orb in the holder next to the lighthouse that is below the island with the arrow tower.

      • Click on the lighthouse to change the direction of the light emitting from it.

      • Each lighthouse needs to point its light in a specific direction (toward another lighthouse) in order to light the next one.

      • Each lighthouse will need to be clicked to change its light direction to the correct position in order to get all of them lit.

      • Here is a screenshot of the entire island with all the lighthouses in the correct position: https://jayisgames.com/images/totem-tribe/tt-sharkarchipelago-map-small.jpg

    Worship Island

    • What do I do with the 4 obelisks in front of the pyramids on Worship Island?

      The objective is to click on the symbols (sun, moon, star, and lightning) such that all rows across and every column down does not contain 2 of the same symbols (like Sudoku). Note that on each obelisk there are two symbols that cannot be changed, so use that information to figure out the rest.

    • What are the purple dots on Worship Island for?

      • There are 4 such circle areas on Worship Island.

      • The circles of purple dots will each turn green when you have one of the various "units" within it (scouts, attackers, builders, or heroes).

      • Upper left area: build a hut overlapping the dots area. Builders tend to mill about the huts when they have nothing else to do.

      • Upper right area: build a hut as close as possible to the dots area (a little above it there is a space).

      • Set your attack flag within the center of one of the two lower areas. Your attackers will move to that spot and turn the dots green.

      • Set your scout flag in the center of the other lower area. Your scouts will move to that spot and turn the dots green.

      • When the units are in all of the circle areas and all 4 circles are green AT THE SAME TIME, you will get the chest to appear with the map to Pirate Island (actually called the Lost Temple).

      • Note: for the upper right area, you may have to encourage one of the workers to enter the area (drag him in).

      This is not an easy puzzle since the units move around, but it's not terribly difficult either. Patience is required, above all.

    • How do I get inside the mountain to reach the chests on Worship Island?

      • Use the Idol of Divination to clear the black from the mountains.

      • Look inside the right side of the mountain.

      • You will see a square with a button (this is not hidden, it is in clear view as long as you have cleared the black).

      • Push the button and it will remove the stone from that side.

      • Your scouts can now enter that side of the mountain.

      • Exit your scouts from the moutain and click the button again.

      • This will remove the stone from the other side and you can now take them to the left side of the mountain.

    Lost Temple

    • How do I open the gates on Lost Temple?

      Missing color codes: you need to activate the 'fire' nozzles, they will show you what colors you need to enter into the center stones in order to get each rune. The picture that appears in the lake is the location of the rune for that color combination. They are extremely hard to see but they are there. You need to really look at the location it is showing you and click around where they have marked an X. You do not need to put any of your people there unless you haven't cleared out the fog.

    • I couldn't find any gems on Lost Temple, did I miss something?

      You can get 3 chests of gems from Lost Temple by solving the mystery of the small brown posts located near the water.

      1. Go back to Worship Island.

      2. Look where the totems are.

      3. They have small hut type buildings near them with colored smoke coming out of them once you have activated the totem.

      4. Write down the colors of these huts starting with the lower left, up to middle, then to lower right.

      5. Now go back to the Lost Temple.

      6. Put the colors you got from Worship Island into the small brown posts located near the water.

      7. Put the colors in the order you wrote them down.

      8. You will receive 3 chests full of gems for this.

      • What order do they go in?

        Red, blue, yellow, pink, green

    Ruins of Dreams Shore

    • How do I reach the chest on the Ruins of Dreams Shore?

      Click on all the slated rocks on each small island. They will vibrate. When you have them all clicked, an island drops down so that you can get to the chest.

    • My attack team can't get anywhere using the portals. What do I need to do?

      Your scouts should have the aqua lung ability at this point, so they can explore most of the map by swimming. Send them to different distant points on the minimap before you try to send troops — they will discover the paths through the portals.

    • How do I get to the King Shade's area?

      Each of the four Shade Princes drop a glob of dark essence after he is killed. Pick these up and place them in the four empty lights in your village. This will open a portal to the King Shade's island.

    Comet Crash Site

    • What do I do at the purple crystal with small purple pyramids on Comet Island?

      There are other small purple pyramids on the island. You have to light them all so that they all have the purple smoke coming out at the same time. They turn off quickly so you have to be fast. Use the mini map to help you scroll between each one.

    • I'm on Comet Crash Site. I'm at the large purple crystal and I now have a coin. What do I do with the coins?

      1. There are wells around the purple crystal.

      2. You need to get rid of all your coins so that you have none left.

      3. You have silver and bronze coins.

      4. Turn all the silver coins into bronze coins, then use the last well that takes your bronze coin without giving any back in return.

      5. Feed the coins to the well until you are left with none.

    • How do I solve the "black and white balls" puzzle on Comet Crash Site?

      • The objective of this puzzle is to move all the black balls over to the right side, and all the white balls over to the left.

      • Since each ball can only move or jump forward, here is the order to move them in:

    • Where do I find the entrance to the Comet crash site?

      • You have to go to the very top of the map where the large purple crystal formations are.

      • At about it's mid point there is a cove openeing.

      • Your scout can only partially walk in but once they go in a certain distance the ending will activate.

    Guardian Moon

    • How do I solve the puzzle with all the lights on Guardian Moon?

      This puzzle is rather difficult, but there is a quick and easy tip that will help you when solving it:

      • Note how each light affects not only itself, but every other light in the same row and column.

      • You can change any one light by clicking on every orb in that row and column once (total of 7 clicks). All the other orbs will end in their original on/off configuration, and the one orb that was common to both the row and the column will be changed.

    Inside the Comet

    • How do I beat the final level?

      1. Build 3 huts close to where the two leaders are walking around (i.e., so they preferably have to walk around the huts instead of milling around the middle of the crater) and surround them with towers (4 or 5 should be enough).

      2. Then build a scout hut behind the towers and get the scouts exploring the perimeter of the central area so all the fog of war is removed. If any square guys show up, the priority is for repairing HUTS and TOWERS at this point. Although for the first few times, you may have to drag the two leaders away from the center of the screen until the towers finish the enemies off.

      3. Then it's basically a case of putting everything you need to max out EVERYTHING - i.e., armor, arrows, speed, production and melee weapons. etc. Preferably ARROWS first as you'll need to upgrade ALL the towers to arrow towers ASAP. Every time you put a key building down, leave enough space around it to have at least 2, preferably even 4/5 arrow towers covering it, but you're going to need about half of the cavern empty later. Leave exploring the caves in the northeast for now.

      4. Once you've maxed out the arrows and upgraded all towers, any square guys will be getting killed after about 2-3 bursts of arrow fire, and as long as they're not repeatedly destroying the original huts and towers around them (if so, you need to increase defensive towers around those 3 huts), you can relax and move attention to creating about 5 warrior camps, 4/5 witch doctor huts, 4/5 shaman tents, preferably SIX temples, and as many caveman trainers as you can fit into the remaining space.

      5. Plant the battle icon in the cave mouth to the northeast, just inside and to the right of it, more on this later. Ignore the builders being killed - any more than 5 huts just take up valuable space, and besides, by now, they should be regenerating quick enough not to be a problem. After every 2/3 attacks from the square guys (or as soon as ANY building gets destroyed) get the builders repairing any smoking buildings and building ones that were destroyed.

      6. Charge the temples up with 3 rage, 2 shield, and 1 restore health. Once they're fully charged and you have the spell icons at the bottom of the screen, send a scout up the cave passage (left, then up at the next intersection) to view the boss. Hopefully by now they won't be spotted by the enemy so just leave them there. But if they are, sticking the scout icon back in the main area would help.

      7. Now set the battle icon to the right of the little alcove which is left of the boss room (yes, there's a passage behind that purple crystal, but ignore that for now) and wait for all the troops to arrive there. If you had chosen this area originally, you'd have some stragglers stuck in the main area, unable to get into the cave, which reduces your numbers. Double check that nothing is smoking in the main area, repair if needed, then set the battle icon on the boss. Once the 5 or 6 square guys have been eliminated and the cavemen are right up against the boss, cast HEALTH, SHIELD, then RAGE on them all and go charge up shield/health again while they're battling. Once RAGE has been used up, repeat the spells in that order and you'll hopefully take about a fifth, maybe even a quarter of the boss's health off before everyone gets killed.

      8. Unfortunately, once all your troops are wiped out, it's a case of returning to step 5 and working though again and again till the boss is dead (ish...)

      9. MAJOR spoiler for last level once above steps are complete:

        The sarlac pit-looking things will devour your soldiers/scouts/builders for a limited time, until they start producing plumes of purple smoke. Once this happens, you can move to the next one and (I assume) not have to worry about spending 2 hours repeating steps 5-8 again.

    • How do I defeat the Octo/squid alien?

      • You will want to build a lot of towers so that they can battle off the smaller enemies while your troops are fighting in the 'boss' cavern.

      • Once the 'boss' statue is defeated and the 'boss' alien appears, walk-throughs are opened up in the crystal structure.

      • Send your scout walking around to find all the hidden chambers and pockets holding crystals that look like the ones protecting the alien.

      • Click each one to destroy them and once you have found and destroyed them all the ones around the alien get demolished too.

      • Your troops will now have much more success getting damage through to the 'boss' alien.

      • If you get %100 of the gems and then complete the tasks on the moon you will be given two additional items that will help you with the final level.

      • Guru will let you know when to use one of them and the other will already be in effect.

    A special thanks to Shawty613 for helping put these together, and to Sas and flygirlfly for contributing to them, too!

    Totem Tribe Cheats

    We don't recommend using cheats for any game because not only can they ruin the experience as intended by the game designer and developers, they can sometimes even ruin the game file itself making it impossible to play without reinstalling. So, while there have been a few handy cheats for Totem Tribe offered up in the comments for those hopelessly stuck in a spot in the game, we offer them up to you here with the caveat: PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK. Of course, always, always, always back-up your Totem Tribe directories before you attempt any cheats. If you don't know how to do that, then you probably shouldn't be attempting anything here.

    • Fog of War (FOW) Cheat:

      This cheat is handy to remove all the black fog from all the islands.

      1. First exit the game if it's open and running.

      2. Next, locate your Totem Tribe game directory and back it up for safe keeping in case you do something wrong.

      3. Locate the following file: Totem Tribe\data\cfg\gamevisual.cfg.xml

      4. Right-click the file and choose "Edit" on the menu.

      5. Scroll down to the middle of the page where you'll see a line that looks like this: <fow_dense_color>FF000000</fow_dense_color>

      6. Change FF000000 to 00FFFFFF

      7. Save and close the file.

      The next time you launch the game, all the black fog will be gone on every one of your islands, but the black will remain on the minimap until you remove it using normal means.

    • Gem "painting" Cheat:

      Many people have experienced difficulty finding all the gems that are hidden among the many islands of Totem Tribe. Since many times the gems are positioned to "blend in" with the background, here is a procedure whereby you can "paint" the gem images the game uses so they are easier to see.

      1. First, exit out of the game completely.

      2. Next, locate the directory in which the gem images are stored:
        C:\Program Files\Totem Tribe\data\texture\game\item

      3. Make a backup of this directory for safe keeping.

      4. The gems (there are 7 of them) are all stored in files named like this one: gem_green.png

      5. Right-click on each and select "Open With" and choose Paint (the program included with Windows).

      6. Paint will come up with the picture you chose.

      7. The easiest thing to do is to choose the spray paint option and the larger 'speckle' and choose a color like burgundy or purple or something that more than likely isn't in the level.

      8. When done, choose 'save' (don't choose 'save as').

      9. Launch the game, and your gems should be much easier to see now!

      For those who may be having trouble "painting" their gems, I've modified the gems into easy-to-see versions that may help you.

      Just right-click on the links below and save to your computer. Then replace the files with the same names in your items directory as specified above.


      Original (modified): (in case you need a backup)

    • Here's how to find what island(s) still hold gems to find:

      This spoiler requires you to open up your game's saved "quest" files in a text editor (such as Notepad) that can open large files (about 5MB in size).

      • I have discovered how you can tell if there are still any gems left on an island.

      • The game keeps track of what you do on each island and stores that information in a binary data file, called a "quest" file. Each gem that you haven't yet found is stored like one of the following, depending on its color: RedGem, OrangeGem, YellowGem, GreenGem, BlueGem, VioletGem, WhiteGem. If you have found all the gems, there won't be any occurrence of any of those strings in the data file. However, at least one island can still hide gems without showing these strings (Worship Island in the pyramid), and there may be others, too. We'll update here if we learn of any. In the meantime, you can be relatively sure this technique will help you find those last few gems you're having trouble locating.

      So here's what to do:

      1. Open up each "quest" file (i.e., quest-xxxxx-nn.dat)

      2. Search for "Gem"

      3. Note how many you find, and what color they are.

      That's how many gems are remaining to be found on the island associated with that quest file.

      • Each of the "quest" files is numbered corresponding to the island it represents. For example, they will have filenames similar to: quest-xxxxx-nn.dat where "nn" represents the island number (see below).

      • You will find them stored in the Enkord directory, the location of which may be different depending on where you downloaded and installed your game from, and whether you're running Vista or XP.

      • For me, the directory was found here:
        C:\Documents and Settings\Application Data\Enkord\Totem Tribe
        and the quests were numbered as such:

        • quest-xxxxx-1 ... Tetala Island

        • quest-xxxxx-2 ... Mushroom Island

        • quest-xxxxx-3 ... Dolphin Island

        • quest-xxxxx-4 ... Monkey Island

        • quest-xxxxx-5 ... Seagull Island

        • quest-xxxxx-6 ... Red Rock Island

        • quest-xxxxx-7 ... Witch Island

        • quest-xxxxx-8 ... Skull Island

        • quest-xxxxx-9 ... Frozen Vale Island

        • quest-xxxxx-10 ... Island of Yeti

        • quest-xxxxx-11 ... Cradle of the North

        • quest-xxxxx-12 ... Mist Island

        • quest-xxxxx-13 ... Scorched Island

        • quest-xxxxx-14 ... Volcano Island

        • quest-xxxxx-15 ... Beetle Island

        • quest-xxxxx-16 ... Shark Archipelago

        • quest-xxxxx-17 ... Island of Worship

        • quest-xxxxx-18 ... Ruins of Dream Shore

        • quest-xxxxx-19 ... Comet Crash Site

        • quest-xxxxx-25 ... Lonely Iceberg

        • quest-xxxxx-26 ... Lost Temple

      And I hope that helps you track down those last few elusive gems. :o)

    • Cheat for the Comet Crash Site, 5 purple pyramids puzzle:
      (WinXP, your mileage may vary)

      1. Go to C:\Program Files\Totem Tribe\data\level\original (or wherever you have TT installed)

      2. COPY and SAVE "level19.xml" somewhere safe!

      3. Double-check that you have copied and saved level19.xml somewhere safe.

      4. Open level19.xml with notepad or any other editor that can handle xml files.

      5. Find the text that says: structure hint="cr_#" There will be 5 of these, and they take a little searching because they're mixed into a very long list of structure commands.

        Here's the one for cr_2:
        structure hint="cr_2" type="Crystal" x="457" y="1416"

        What we're going to do is change the x and y values for cr_3, cr_4, and cr_5 (1 and 2 are the crystals near the comet and will be left alone.)

      6. Orignally these values read:
        cr_3: x="2272" y="1253"
        cr_4: x="1780" y="1675"
        cr_5: x="2369" y="2236"

        Change them as follows:
        cr_3: x="672" y="1553"
        cr_4: x="680" y="1375"
        cr_5: x="669" y="1136"

      7. Find the spot that reads: area name="cr_#".

        Here's a sample:
        area name="cr_3" radius="32" x="672" y="1553"

        These are a little easier because they're right next to each other. Change the x and y values to match the ones you used in the last set.

      8. Save the file.

      9. Open Totem Tribe. You probably have to restart the level. (I'm sorry.)

      10. The 5 crystals should now form a rough sort of V around the comet/totem crystal, and all fit on the screen at the same time. It should now be possible to click them all in the allotted time.


    This walkthrough will help you complete each level.

    General Tips Before You Start

    1. Always look on the ground before building. You may end up building over an item that you need to find later.

    2. Make sure to collect all gems found on the ground and inside chests. Gems are needed to complete the rainbow road to get to a hidden level. (You need to make sure you have the newest version of the game 1.02. In older versions there was a bug and you were unable to reach the 100% needed for rainbow road).

    3. Use your scouts to uncover the black areas. Take scouts as far to the edges of the island as you can.

    4. Make sure to always read guide stones on each level as they sometimes give hints as to a location of an item, or how to solve a puzzle.

    5. Always have a good number of huts. The more builders you have, the faster they build.

    Tetala Island

    1. Build 3 huts.

    2. Build scout lodge.

    3. Find the Tear of Heaven by using the eye flag send your scouts north on the map. The Tear of Heaven will be a purple crystal in a black hole near the top of the island.

    4. Finish level.

    Mushroom Island

    1. New building available - Barracks (build barracks to train fighters - they fight using swords).

    2. Build a hut and a scout lodge.

    3. Build the barracks (2 should be enough).

    4. Defend your settlement/fight the mushrooms.

    5. Go further south on the map to fight more mushrooms and destroy the mushroom lair.

    6. Guro will now join you.

    7. Finish level.

    8. Instead of clicking next, click continue. Take your scouts and search the island to collect gems.

    9. You will find 21 gems

    Dolphin Island

    1. New building available - Tower (use towers to see land that you cannot reach with scouts).

    2. Build scout lodge and send scouts to explore the island.

    3. Collect gems and (brown) shells as you explore.

    4. You will come across a chest which requires 8 shells to open.

    5. Build a tower near each guide stone on the island (by doing this you will find items on offshore islands... shells and totem).

    6. If you find the Totem of Dolphin before opening the chest, you will need to click continue instead of clicking next.

    7. When you have collected all 8 shells, go back to the chest. Click on your 8 shells (in your inventory, right corner in the square showing a picture of the shell with the number 8) and then click on the chest.

    8. You will receive Diadem of Courage from the chest.

    9. You will find 18 gems.

    Monkey Island

    1. New building available - Hunter Camp (build hunter camp to train hunters [you can only build a hunter camp after building a scout lodge] - they fight using spears and by placing traps).

    2. Protect your village.

    3. Build a hut, scout lodge, barracks and hunter camp. You need to build quick as enemies come fast.

    4. You will find a chest which requires 9 chestnuts to open. These can easily blend in with grass because they are green. (Chestnuts are found by defeating the Thorn Flowers[green cactus looking plants which attack you]).

    5. After defeating all the mushrooms that come, your new task is to find the Monkey Tribe Village.

    6. As you explore the island, you will come across more enemies, so bring your fighters with you.

    7. While exploring, you might see, on the right side, what looks to be mountains in the dark areas. You cannot reach this yet, but will come back to this level later after finding certain items.

    8. After you find the Monkey Tribe Village (bottom right corner of island), you will have a new wave of enemies to defeat near the mountains to the bottom left of island.

    9. After defeating the wave of enemies and the "shade" is gone, you will receive the Totem of Monkey.

    10. Finish level.

    11. Click continue to collect the rest of the chestnuts and open the chest if not done already. Remember to look for gems too.

    12. You may find a large blue orb looking item sitting on a square platform. When you click on it, it says "Nothing happens". An item found in a later level is needed for this. Return to this island after finding it later.

    13. You will receive the Pendant of Nature Force from the chest.

    14. You will find 16 gems. 1 of these is hidden off to the right hand side near the bottom on an offshore island. Use your scouts to go as close to the edge as possible to find it.

    Seagull Island

    1. Build hut, scout lodge, barracks and hunter lodge.

    2. Explore the island.

    3. At the top left part of the island, you fill find a hut. The man living in the hut tells you that the crows scared away the seagulls and stole his magic pebbles. He asks you to hunt down the crows and return his pebbles to him. He will teach you the craft of archery to hunt down the birds.

    4. You will need a workshop to create arrows and bows. He tells you about an abandoned workshop and gives you a machinery part that you will need to fix it.

    5. New building available - Archery Range (build archery range to train archers [you can only build an archery range after building a barracks and workshop] - archers use arrows to fight flying enemies).

    6. Keep exploring the rest of the island. You will find the abandoned workshop to the top right of the island. You need to find 5 parts to fix it. (The parts look like gears).

    7. You will find a chest. The chest is locked. You need a key. One of the guide stones tell you "Under the faded out flames, the seeker finds the key to the lock."

    8. There is a burnt out fire pit near the abandoned workshop. Click the fire pit 3 times. You will find the key for the chest.

    9. Use the rusty key on the chest. You will receive the Heart of Bull.

    10. Continue looking for the 5 parts for the workshop. Once you have collected all 5, click on them and click on the workshop.

    11. New building available - Workshop (build a workshop in order to build other buildings and to do research for those buildings. Click on the workshop to see what you can research. These will appear in circles above the workshop. Click on them to research).

    12. Look closely near the workshop. There is a coin on the ground just behind the trees.

    13. Build Archery Range.

    14. Each place on the island that has crows has turned red. After training your archers, use the attack flag to send them to the crows.

    15. As you defeat the crows, some will drop pebbles. Collect these and take them back to the man in the hut. There are 12 pebbles in total you must collect.

    16. When you give all 12 pebbles to him you will receive the Totem of Seagull.

    17. You will find 21 gems.

    18. There is nothing left to do, finish level.

    Red Rock Island

    1. Build 10 huts. You already have 2 there, so you need to build 8 more.

    2. It's always good to be prepared, so build a scout lodge, barracks, hunter camp, workshop and archery range.

    3. Explore the island.

    4. Towards the bottom left you will find an idol surrounded by 5 small brown posts. Check the guide stones for clues as to the order of colors.

    5. Ambush! You have 2 minutes to train fighters and defend yourself.

    6. New building available - Upgrade for tower - Arrow tower.

    7. Dragons are coming. Make sure you have built at least 2 archery ranges. You have 2 minutes.

    8. More dragons and spirits are coming. Make sure you are prepared. Build arrow towers to help defeat dragons.

    9. Charge the idol (click on idol, click on circle above idol) and use the idols power to help defeat enemies.

    10. Finish level.

    11. Continue playing to further explore island to the north, if not done already.

    12. You will find at the very top right of the island there is an ice block with an item inside it. You will have to come back to this later as you don't yet have the ability to melt ice.

    13. Middle top of the island, defeat the lair. You will find a coin after doing this.

    14. You will find 21 gems.

    Witch Island

    1. Everyone is paralyzed by disease. You have to use Aruku and Guro to explore the island

    2. Find the witch's hut

    3. Jukrun the witch needs you to find 10 rare roots to finish her potion. She will give you the cure once you bring them to her

    4. Once you have found all 10 and given them to the witch, she will teach you how to train witch doctors.

    5. New building available - Witch Doctors Shack (with doctors help cure any disease, including when your fighters are hurt in battle)

    6. Destroy the source of infection. Defeat the noxious tower near the top of the island (near the ice block)

    7. Build a Witch doctor shack to heal your tribe members that are sick. Build barracks, hunter camp and archery range so you have fighter to go defeat the noxious tower.

    8. Finish level

    9. You may notice some items on the island to the right. There is an ice block blocking your way. You do not yet have he ability to melt ice. You will have to come back to this island later.

    10. You will find 12 gems.

    Skull Island

    1. Train a big army to defeat the enemies to find the totem

    2. New building available - Blacksmith (Smithy) - Use this to research armor and hand-to-hand combat weapons

    3. Build all available buildings. Upgrade everything and train a large army to defeat all the enemies. Do not go exploring until you have a big army or skeletons will come after you.

    4. Set the attack flag just in front of where you are building as once and a while a few skeletons will show up.

    5. To the very right of where you are building you will find the Wiseman. He wants you to bring any plans or charts that you find after defeating the skeletons. In return he will teach you how to build a new building.

    6. To the left of the wiseman's home you will see a spot where it looks like something was built at one time. Build a tower there. It will reveal an Idol and 1 gem.

    7. The Idol requires 10 bones for you to activate it. (When you have enough bones, activate the Idols as you find them. They will help you in defeating enemies.

    8. Once you feel you have a big enough army, start heading to the 3 spots shown on the map.

    9. Build a few arrow towers around your base, these are very quick at defeating skeletons

    10. Make sure to look out for bones. These can be in the shapes of bones or skulls. They sometimes blend in with the ground. So keep your eyes peeled.

    11. On your way to the lair at the top right, you will find another Idol. This one requires 20 bones to activate

    12. Always uncover as much black as you can to find bones

    13. Tower design found at the lair at the top right (this could be different with each game).

    14. After defeating the mud tower you will see a small pile of papers. Take these to

    15. the wiseman

    16. New building available (after giving designs to wiseman) - Wiseman's house - Use this to upgrade research slimy mud, research ballistics and research building tools.

    17. New tower available - Mud tower - This tower slows enemies down

    18. You will find the Skull totem after defeating the last lair at bottom right.

    19. Defend yourself! Send your fighters back to your village. Enemies are coming fast!

    20. Build a tower to see the island in the middle bottom. You will find a coin here.

    21. Explore hidden valley (Make sure you have enough fighters and witch doctors first)

    22. If you explore the island more, you will find a chest close to middle right, behind the hidden valley. It requires 25 bones to open

    23. You need 55 bones in total for both Idols and the chest

    24. In the chest you will find Traveler's Boots.

    25. Charge both Idol's, gather a large army and head into the hidden valley

    26. You will encounter a shade that you must defeat

    27. Try to kill the larger shade first, as this one releases the smaller ones.

    28. Make sure to have enough witch doctors with you to heal your fighters as they get hurt

    29. Finish level

    30. You will find 21 gems

    Frozen Vale Island

    1. Find a way to pass through the ice blocks

    2. Build up your base camp and explore the island

    3. You will find shells laying around. Start collecting them (some are inside chests)

    4. Just a bit to the left you will come across Isoko, chieftain of the polar bear tribe

    5. He will share his knowledge of controlling fire with you, but you need to bring him 5 pieces of coal

    6. "The black bird stole a black stone" - There is a crow flying around a nest. You need to defeat the crow and he will drop the piece of coal.

    7. "Look for a piece of coal where the fire has burned" - There is a piece of coal in a burnt out fire. Try clicking on the fires to find it.

    8. To the top right you will find a man who wants you to help him free the penguins

    9. Train archers to defeat the crow and find the last piece of coal

    10. The piece of coal will fall where you defeat the crow

    11. Take all 5 pieces of coal to Isoko

    12. You are now able to add fire to your towers

    13. New building available - Laboratory - Research for fire and frost tower (requires wiseman's house to build)

    14. New building available - Upgrade for tower - Fire tower

    15. Build towers near the ice blocks and upgrade them to fire to melt the ice

    16. When you save all the penguins from the ice block traps, you will receive Healer's Globe

    17. To the top left of the island there is a chest. You need 30 shells to open the chest.

    18. To the very top right of the island there is an Idol. You need 25 shells to activate it

    19. Once activated, it says to use the Idol to find the totem. Charge the Idol to use the Divination. This allows you to uncover black areas that you are unable to walk to.

    20. To find the last piece of the fishing pole you need to use the idol's power to uncover an offshore island to the top left

    21. Once you have all the parts, the fishing pole will assemble. Use it on the part of the water that has circles in it. Look around the water until you find a spot that has circles moving in it. This may be at a different spot each time.

    22. You will receive a fish from fishing. Give the fish to any penguin near the hut where the hermit lives. You will receive the map to the Lonely Iceberg.

    23. Open the chest with 30 shells and receive a coin.

    24. Uncover the Totem of bear to middle right on an offshore island.

    25. Finish level

    26. You will find 21 gems

    You now have the ability to melt ice. Go back to Red Rock Island and Witch Island and melt the ice blocks.

    Red Rock Island

    Build a Fire tower near the ice block at the top right corner. Inside the ice block you will find Hunter's lucky stone (you will need to build other buildings in order to build the laboratory so that your towers have the fire upgrade)

    Witch Island

    Again you will need to build other buildings in order to have the fire upgrade for your tower. Go to the top right where the ice block is and build the fire tower. Explore the new area. You will find 3 small chests. 2 of them just have gems, the other 1 has gems and a coin. Your gem count for Witch Island is now 21. You will find 1 large chests surrounded by rocks. The chests says "listen to the rocks to open this chest." You aren't really listening for anything. Click on a rock, it will shake and shimmer if it is the correct one it will stay shimmering. keep clicking on them until you get the right sequence. If you click on the wrong one in the sequence they will all stop shimmering. In the chest you will receive Sphere of Clarity.

    Monkey Island

    Now that you have the Sphere of Clarity, you can go back to Monkey Island to use the item that said "nothing happens" when you clicked on it. Go to the lower left side. Click on the sphere, it will take you to a distant land that you are unable to reach by walking. You are taken to mountains on the right hand side. Inside are gems. Your gem count for Monkey Island is now 21.

    Island Of Yeti

    1. Build your village. Train enough people and find the lair of the Totem Beast

    2. Be careful not to explore before you have trained enough fighters as you will encounter enemies

    3. Once you have enough people, start to explore and defeat enemies. There is a lair very close to your camp.

    4. You will see a chest surrounded by 4 burnt out fires. The chest says "light fires around the chest to open it" You need to find fire.

    5. Head to the left, you will be entering the enchanted forest. Take fighters with you and defeat the lair.

    6. You will see yellow light floating around between the trees. You need to catch 4 to use to light on the 4 burnt out fires. The lights disappear quick so you have to be fast to click on them.

    7. Once you get 4, use them on the burnt out fires. You will receive Bracelet of Hawk from the chest.

    8. You will see orange gems (Jewel of Power) on the ground as you explore. Start to collect them.

    9. To the right of the fires that had the chest, there is an Idol that requires 12 Jewels of Power to activate.

    10. Build a fire tower to pass through the ice blocks near where you defeated the first lair

    11. Make sure you have a big army in order to defeat the Yeti before going close to where he is (a bit past the ice blocks)

    12. One you break through the ice blocks, start exploring the bottom left of the island. Still collecting the Jewel of Power.

    13. There are enemies here so make sure to take your army with you

    14. You should now have all 12 jewels. Activate the Idol. It will help you in defeating the Giant Yeti

    15. There will be 2 more ice blocks. Build a fire tower to destroy them

    16. Defeat the smaller enemies, then after you destroy the big snow lair the Giant Yeti will appear. Use the Idol's power to help you defeat him.

    17. As soon as you defeat the Giant Yeti, you will receive Totem Of Whale

    18. If you have not explored the secret passage yet, click on continue instead of next

    19. Near where you are fighting the Giant Yeti, there is a guide stone that says "secret passage". Place the eye flag for your scouts inside the uncovered area behind the mountains, they will automatically take the secret passage.

    20. In the secret passage you will meet a man who tells you to come see him when you have all 7 coins

    21. You will see a spot that looks like there used to be a tower built. Build a tower at that location. It will reveal two offshore islands. On 1 of them there are gems. On the other, another spot that looks like it used to have a tower. Build a tower there. (Just because you cannot walk there doesn't mean you still can't build it. Your workers won't reach there, but it will build)

    22. After you build the second tower, it will reveal a coin

    23. You now have all 7 coins. Go back to the man in the hut and click on it.

    24. New building available - Market Place - Use this to research shoe making and comfortable dwelling

    25. Finish level

    26. You will find 21 gems

    Lonely Iceberg

    1. You cannot build on this island. You need to use Guro and Aruku to explore.

    2. Because you cannot build, you can't use towers to see further into black areas. You need to take Guro and Akuru as far into the black as you can.

    3. You need to locate the Alchemist's village

    4. As you explore you will come across large ice formations, when you click on them they say "A piece of massive ice formation is missing". You need to find the missing pieces to destroy the ice formations.

    5. Find the alchemist. He wants you to prepare the twilight mixture. You will find all the ingredients on the island. Guide stones will tell you what 2 ingredients you need to make a different ingredient.

    6. You will find a sphere to the top middle of the island on an offshore island. Click on it. It will take you to a spot with gems on it.

    7. Once you have found all 8 ingredients, go to the alchemists lab and place 2 ingredients there (using the guide stones to help you know which 2 to mix)

    8. Aurum + Quicksilver = Amalgam

    9. Vitrol + charcoal = midnight salts

    10. Magnesium + permanganate = salamander dust

    11. Ammonium + alkali = restoration liquid

    12. Amalgam + salamander dust = phoenix oil

    13. Midnight salts + restoration liquid = new moon elixir

    14. Phoenix oil + new moon elixir = twilight mixture

    15. Give the twilight mixture to the alchemist

    16. New building available - Frost tower

    17. Finish level

    18. You will find 21 gems

    Cradle of the North

    1. You need to find the world seal and activate it

    2. Build up your village

    3. There is a chest surrounded by mountains. You cannot reach this yet, you will have to come back after finding a certain item

    4. You will find ice crystals as you explore. Start to collect these. Because there is a lot of ice around, they may be hard to spot so keep your eyes open.

    5. To the left you will meet Montol. He wants you to hunt all the sharks swimming around the island. The sharks are in the water to the very left.

    6. There is an idol at the bottom left of the island. It requires 25 ice crystals to activate.
      You will need to break the ice block by building a fire tower near it

    7. You will find the Pendant of Power on an offshore island that you are able to walk to on the right hand side in a chest along with gems.

    8. Train some archers and hunters and take them to the water near the left to defeat the sharks

    9. After you defeat all the sharks, Montol gives you a shaman mask

    10. New building available - Shaman Tent - Shamans can control fire, ice and lightning (you will gain different abilities for them as you receive new shaman masks. You can now use shamans to melt ice instead of building fire towers.

    11. Build a shaman tent, then take them to the ice block near the top middle and they will melt it. (you are unable to build a tower here so you have to use shamans)

    12. After breaking the ice you find the world seal. You now must place totems on the correct pedestals

    13. Keep exploring, you will find more ice blocks that you need your shamans to melt.

    14. You will come across another Idol which requires 25 ice crystals to activate

    15. To the very top right corner there are gems behind some mountains. Take your scouts as close to them as you can to reveal them from the black.

    16. Read the guide stones. They will help you figure out which totem goes on which pedestal

    17. Whale goes to the right on the offshore island

    18. Lizard goes top right surrounded by 3 stones

    19. Polar bear goes bottom middle surrounded by ice near your base camp

    20. Dolphin goes to the left on the offshore island near where you defeated the sharks

    21. Seagull goes top left surrounded by flying seagulls

    22. Monkey goes top middle. You will need to build a tower to see it properly

    23. Once you have placed all the totems, click on the world seal to activate it (make sure you have a big army before activating the seal. Use the Idols powers to help you)

    24. The shades will start moving closer to your village. Have some towers built up to help defend you. And don't forget to re-charge the Idols

    25. Finish level

    26. You will find 16 gems

    Mist Island

    1. Explore the island making note of where lightning strikes

    2. Use the little map in the bottom left to help you navigate this island

    3. The little map will show you the paths to take.

    4. At first go to your right and then down following the open path.

    5. You will come upon a lantern base.

    6. Go to you left along the darker gray path and find the first light.

    7. This light will remove some of the mist

    8. Continue southeast and you will see the first lightning strike.

    9. Go north and find a stone totem and click on it.

    10. Continue north exploring the part that is not covered by mist.

    11. You will find another light to the north in the middle.

    12. Go back to where you saw the lightning strike and to the left

    13. Place the light on the pedestal

    14. Continue to the south and to the left

    15. You will find a platform with four lights,

    16. Push the gray squares to turn on all four lights.

    17. Once all the lights are on, you will get another light

    18. Place the light on the pedestal to the south of the platform

    19. Continue to the left until you find the tower

    20. Bring the man in the tower the black pearl in the pond to the right.

    21. Just to the south and left of the tower, you will find the Amulet of Wisdom and a gem

    22. Go back to the right and just up from the stone totem and you will find another light

    23. Put this light on the pedestal just north of the tower.

    24. Continue north.

    25. Notice the lightning strike on your left.

    26. As you start north, look to the right as you cross the pebbles on the path

    27. You will find an orange lightning bolt.

    28. Go to the bottom of the screen just right of the tower and you will find another light.

    29. Place the light on the pedestal on the top left of the screen.

    30. As you continue up and to the right, you will find a pedestal

    31. The light is just north of the pedestal.

    32. Continue to the right and then north to find the gate.

    33. Place the lightning bolt on the door.

    34. Go through the door and you are given the task to find four lightning bolts.

    35. They are shaped like a bullet.

    36. The first one is to the right of the Wiseman's house.

    37. Remember where you say the lightning strike and retrieve the bolts from those spots.

    38. Once you have all four bolts, take them to the Wiseman and he will give you the sky hall.

    39. Finish the level

    Scorched Island

    1. Build your town with many barracks and archers.

    2. Upgrade all buildings.

    3. Send your scouts to the left to explore that part of the island.

    4. After you have your village built, send your troops to the upper right.

    5. After defeating the enemy, send your troops back to the village to the two stone structures with the face.

    6. Defeat both.

    7. Send your troops back to the upper right and pick up the flame.

    8. Send your troops north to explore/

    9. You will find a door.

    10. Put the flame on the door.

    11. Go through the door and fight the enemy.

    12. Destroy the temple and get the shaman's mask.

    13. Defeat the Wolf Tribe.

    14. Build towers and upgrade them to frost towers near the fires blocking the paths/

    15. Continue to explore the island

    16. Take the left path from the village and go right after the second mountain.

    17. You will be asked to help defend against the red dragons.

    18. Send your troops to fight the dragons.

    19. Build arrow towers to help you fight

    20. Defeat the dragons and receive the ice crystal

    21. Take the ice crystal to the idol and get the idol of frost.

    Volcano Island

    1. Build your defenses quickly, there are enemies very close by!

    2. Don't forget to protect Aruku & Guro while you build.

    3. Just south of your village is a new building - the Training Ground. Collect 3 swords from Enchanted Skeletons to obtain the building. Don't rush, obtaining the last sword requires good defenses first.

    4. Because you will be attacked by Shades immediately afterward if you're not careful.

    5. Eliminate the nearby skeletons first.

    6. Build Frost Towers as needed to get past the fire walls.

    7. On the west side of the island, build a Frost Tower to get past the fire wall to get to the Hall of Mysteries. The shaman there needs 3 pieces of a scroll to give you access to the building, and to give you new research abilities.

    8. The 3 pieces of the scroll can be obtained by solving the 3 light puzzles located on the NE, SW, and SE corners of the island. The puzzles are in the shape of an X. For each puzzle, the correct number of blue lights must be lit up.

    9. For the SW puzzle, light the upper right corner only. For the SE puzzle, both bottom lights. For the NE corner, all except the upper left corner.

    10. Collect obsidian pieces to claim the 3 idols on this island.

    11. To find the last obsidian pieces, first find the 6 lava stones for the hermit on the south edge of the island. The lava stones will NOT be visible; check all of the lava pools to find them.

    12. After collecting all of the lava stones, the hermit will activate the Sphere of Clarity to find the last obsidian pieces.

    13. Many obsidian pieces can be found under the various skeleton pyramids.

    14. Under one of the skeleton pyramids will be the Blessed Ring, which helps your shamans in battle.

    15. Do not go into the red sparkled area on the east side of the island until all of your defenses are up and your research is done.

    16. Recommend placing towers all along northern edge of island as well before venturing into the sparkled area.

    17. Two new buildings - Training Ground & Hall of Mysteries. Artifact - Blessed Ring. Totem of Snake & Crow. 21 gems (ver 1.02)

    Beetle Island

    1. Build your town with as many barracks and archers as you can.

    2. Build towers near the opening in the mountains and upgrade to mud towers

    3. Upgrade the workshop, blacksmith, wiseman's house, sky tower, laboratory, Hall of Mysteries as much as you can

    4. Build a tower and upgrade to a mud tower on the other side of the mountains

    5. Take your fighters with you.

    6. Once you defeat the Beetle King, go to the top right of the island

    7. You will meet an old wise woman who gives you a seed to plant

    1. Send your scouts to the bottom right of the island.

    2. They will find the Circle of Fire.

    3. Light all of the burners at the same time to get the tree key,

    4. Take the key to the gate at the top left of the island.

    5. Continue to the small island and plant the seed in the middle of the flowers.

    6. Go to the tip of this island and pick up the bowl.

    7. Fill the bowl with water from the small waterfall in this island and water the tree.

    8. Take the bowl and get water from the small waterfall near the village on the left.

    9. Water the tree.

    10. Take the bowl and get water from the last small waterfall in the middle left side.

    11. Water the tree and pick three fruit from it.

    12. Take the fruit to the wise woman.

    Shark Archipelago

    This one is long, so it's broken into several spoilers.

    1. You only have scouts to explore this island.

    2. Collect all the turtle shells as you find them.

    3. Go to the end of the first island

    4. Click on the design and turn the arrows so they point out.

    5. Click on the square shapes until the design is complete

    6. You will receive a pink crystal

    7. Put the pink crystal into the crystal holder in the middle of the island

    8. Take your scout flag next to the crystal in the holder

    9. Once your scout is next to the crystal, click on the crystal.

    10. You are transported to the next island

    11. Explore this island.

    12. Continue to pick up the turtle shells.

    13. Click on the pulsating rocks

    14. Once you click on all of the pulsating rocks on this island, you will receive a yellow crystal

    15. Put the yellow crystal into one of the empty crystal holders in the middle of the island

    16. Explore to the right of the screen

    17. Click on the guide post which reads "These flowers know the truth"

    18. Make a note of the color pattern of the flowers

    19. Explore to the left of this island

    20. You will find an structure with three balls

    21. Click on the squares until all the balls are in the bottom structure

    22. Pick up the energy sphere

    23. You will find in the top a locked gate with a chest behind it.

    24. You will find the key on another island

    25. Once the yellow crystal is in the holder, click on it to light it up

    26. The pink crystal will go dark

    27. Take your scout flag to the clear crystal and when the scout gets there, click on the clear crystal

    28. You will be transported to the next island

    1. Continue to pick up the turtle shells and gems

    2. On this island, you will find a scout lodge

    3. Go to the left and you will find a mountain surrounded by red and white globes

    4. Remember the pattern of the flowers on the last island

    5. Repeat the pattern by clicking on the red and white globes

    6. You will receive a blue crystal

    7. Go back to the second island and place the blue crystal into the empty holder.

    8. You will be transported to the next island

    1. Explore this island picking up the turtle shells and gems

    2. on the left side of the island, you will find three structures

    3. You need to find the valves to go in the two outside structures.

    4. Explore the rest of the island

    5. On the top part of the island, you will see a chest you can't reach yet.

    6. You will also see two nozzle-like structures

    7. You will use these later

    8. Take your scout back to the blue crystal and transport to the middle island

    9. Click on the pink crystal and transport to that island

    1. Click on the trees to find the first valve.

    2. It is located in the tree by the bottom water pond

    3. The second valve is located on the island with the scout lodge.

    4. Take you scouts to the crystal and transport to this island.

    5. The second valve is in a tree near the yellow flowers above the yellow crystal.

    6. Transport back to the island with the blue crystal and place the valves into the holders.

    7. Place the energy sphere into the middle holder

    8. The nozzles will start to work and uncover shells and allow you to reach the chest.

    9. Take your scout to the chest and collect the aqualung

    10. Your scouts can now swim.

    1. Have your scout swim to the island to the north

    2. As on the other islands, pick up the turtle shells and the gems.

    3. Explore the island.

    4. Swim back to the island with the blue crystal.

    5. Have your scout swim to the island to the left of where you placed the energy sphere

    6. From here, swim down to the island with the pink crystal

    7. Continue swimming south.

    8. You will find a small island with a chest and a lighthouse.

    9. Click on the chest and it will tell you to power on all the lighthouses.

    10. Swim to the left

    11. Pick up the turtle shells, any gems, and the energy sphere.

    12. Swim back to the closest island with a crystal and transport to the second island.

    13. Go to the bottom of this island near the red and white islands.

    14. Swim to the island directly south. Watch out for sharks.

    15. Swim back to the second island with all the crystals

    16. Transport to the island with the yellow crystal.

    17. Go to the scout lodge and swim south.

    18. You will find a very small island with a tower.

    19. Click on the tower and discover that you need 24 green turtle shells to activate it.

    20. Swim back to the island and transport to the island with all the crystals

    1. Take your scout to the tip of the island where the three balls are located.

    2. Have your scout swim north

    3. Pick up the shell and gem

    4. Swim right and pick up the turtle shell

    5. From here, swim right again and pick up the turtle shell and gem

    6. Swim back to the island with all the crystals and transport to the island with the yellow crystal.

    7. Have your scouts go to the mountain end of the island and swim south.

    8. Pick up the last two green turtle shells.

    9. Take the shells to the tower.

    10. Wait awhile and the tower will eliminate the sharks.

    11. Once the sharks are gone, swim south.

    12. Explore this island picking up turtle shells and gems.

    13. On this island, place the energy sphere into the holder.

    14. This will light the lighthouse.

    15. Click on the lighthouse until it is pointing left.

    16. Go to your left to find the next lit lighthouse.

    17. Click on this lighthouse until it is pointing up.

    18. Go north to the next lit lighthouse and point it right.

    19. go right to the next lit lighthouse and point it down.

    20. Go south to the next lighthouse and point it left.

    21. Go left to the next lighthouse and point it down.

    22. You will be taken south to the chest.

    23. Click on the chest and collect the tear key for the door on the island with all they crystals.

    24. Swim your scouts to this island and have them go to the chest.

    25. You will get a shaman's mask.

    26. Take the blue shells to the chest in the middle island and receive the shark totem

    Worship Island

    1. Build your town and upgrade everything.

    2. Don't approach the temple yet.

    3. Gather the fruit through out the island.

    4. Send the scouts to explore the island being careful not to get too close to the temple.

    5. As you explore, gather fruit and gems.

    6. You will find four places on the island with purple dots.

    7. You will need to send your scouts to one circle, your army to another circle, build a tower on another, and lastly, drag your hero over to the last circle

    8. You will also find four towers with symbols on them

    9. Line up the symbols so each symbol going across each row and on each tower are different.

    10. Once you have found 11 of each fruit and a big army, click on the big temple.

    11. A chest will appear on the left of the temple

    12. Click on the chest and get the last pieces of fruit.

    13. Take the fruit and click them on the idols around the island.

    14. Click on the idols to get the power from them.

    15. Use the powers to help you in battle

    Lost Temple Island

    1. Build your village with an emphasis on battle.

    2. Send your scouts out to find nozzle shaped devices.

    3. Click on the nozzle and they will spit out colors.

    4. There are five of them and they show the pattern to find the gate keys.

    5. Send your scouts to the center of the island to find the colored stone lanterns.

    6. Click on the colors in order of each nozzle to show the runes location in the pond

    7. Once you have build up a huge army with a lot of towers, send your scouts to the gates in the top of the screen.

    8. Match the rune with each gate.

    9. Each gate will send enemies to your village.

    10. Defeat each enemy army before unlocking the next gate.

    11. The final army is great and the master of the temple will stop them as he deems you worthy.

    12. Send your scouts to the temple

    13. In order to find the gems on this island, go back to Worship Island

    14. Look at the colors of the small temples starting with the one in the lower left of the screen.

    15. Go in order from left to right.

    16. Enter the color sequence in the colored stone lanterns

    17. The treasure will appear

    Colored Lantern sequence

  • Red, blue, yellow, pink, green

  • King Shade's Hideout

    1. Build up your village with the emphasis on combat.

    2. Once you have up graded a building, you can demolish it and build more combat units,

    3. Send your fighters though the black dots in the lower right and corner.

    4. On this island, send your fighters through the black dots in the upper left corner.

    5. Fight the Shade Prince and its minions.

    6. Once you have defeated the Shade Prince, you will receive a black ball.

    7. Place the black ball in one of the lanterns around the opening in the center of the village.

    8. Once you have defeated the Shade Prince on the first island, send your fighters through the black dots in the upper left of this island and fight the next Shade Prince.

    9. Look for rock pillars placed around the islands.

    10. Click on them and they will vibrate.

    11. You need to have all nine of the vibrating to lower the floating island with the treasure chest to where it is reachable.

    12. Once all the Shade Princes are gone and you have put the black orbs in the lanterns, take on the King Shade.

    13. Send your fighters through the center hole in the village.

    14. Build towers and upgrade to help you fight,

    Comet Crash Site

    1. Look around for all the green crystals and the blue crystals

    2. When you have the crystals, take them to the idols on the right

    3. Find the bow contraption

    4. Use the two top buttons to aim the bow and the lower two to determine the shooting strength

    5. Aim the bow at the small crystal piles to the left, center, and right

    6. Collect the gems.

    7. Once the idols have charged, drag the power to the green crystal mountain and the blue crystal mountains.

    8. On the bottom left, there are lights and orbs.

    9. Click on the orbs until the disk shows up on the crystal column

    10. Click on the top orb, the next one to the right, skip the next one, and click on the next orb.

    11. Take one of the disks you have in inventory and place it on top of the disk on the crystal column.

    12. Walk to the northeast to the white and black orbs

    13. The objective of this puzzle is to move all the black balls over to the right side, and all the white balls over to the left.

    14. Think of each spot as a button with letters A through F, left to right,

    15. Now, just click on the buttons in the following order: C, E, F, D, B, A, C, E, G, F, D, B, C, E, D

    16. Place another disk from your inventory on the disk on the crystal column

    17. The next puzzle is a match game puzzle

    18. Click on the squares to match the symbols

    19. When the disk appears on the purple crystal tower, place another disk from your inventory on it

    20. Look for and collect the orange crystals

    21. When you have found all of the orange crystals, take them to the idol

    22. Charge the idol and use the power on the orange crystal mountain

    23. Continue north and receive a coin

    24. There are wells around the purple crystal.

    25. You need to get rid of all your silver and bronze coins so that you have none left.

    26. Turn all the silver coins into bronze coins, then use the last well that takes your bronze coin without giving any back in return.

    27. Feed the coins to the well until you are left with none.

    28. Charge all three idols

    29. When charged, use their power on the large crystal mountains, blue, green, and orange, until the path is clear.

    30. Pick up any gems and enter the comet.

    Inside the Comet

    1. Build up your village with an emphasis on battle.

    2. While you build, keep an eye on your hero.

    3. Build two huts and 3 or 4 towers around your heroes

    4. Build a scout hut and send scouts to explore

    5. Build a barracks, workshop, and archer camp.

    6. Upgrade your towers to arrow towers as soon as you can

    7. Continue to build and upgrade. Don't use all the space though

    8. Build 4 or 5 shaman tents and 4 or 5 witch doctor huts.

    9. Upgrade everything

    10. Once you have upgraded everything, head to the boss in the upper right.

    11. Be sure you have built a 4 to 6 temples.

    12. Charge everything on the temples

    13. When you go to battle, use the shield, health, and furry power ups

    14. Continue fighting until you destroy the mysterious statue

    Guardian Moon

    1. Take your hero through the island and see the history and the future.

    2. As you walk, collect four lightning collectors and four crystal spheres.

    3. Set the lightning collectors where the lightning is striking

    4. Charge the crystal spheres in the charger and place them in the light towers to remove the fog

    5. In the middle of the moon, are light globes.

    6. You click on the globes to get all of them lit

    7. Notice what lights up and turns off with each globe

    8. To change any one light, click on every light globe in that row and column once.

    9. All the other globes will end in their original on/off configuration, and the one globe that was common to both the row and the column will be changed.

    10. Number the rows across 1,2,3,4,and the columns A,B,C,D going down

    11. If you want the globe 3C lit, you would click on 3C first, then all the other globes in this row and column.

    12. Do this for every globe you want lit, clicking 7 globes to light each globe

    13. This should help you get all the lights lit.

    14. The next puzzle looks like bricks laid out on the ground.

    15. You need to move your hero to the top of the bricks to receive a sphere,

    16. Your hero must step on a circle every third step or you will have to start over

    17. Use the square buttons at the bottom to move your hero

    18. The sequence is three steps forward, move 1 step to the left, 1 step back, 1 step left, 1 step forward, 1 step left, 2 steps forward, 4 steps right, 1 step back, 1 step forward to the same square, 1 step right, 1 step forward, 1 step left, 1 step forward, 1 step left

    19. Walk up to the pool near the temples

    20. Dip the Tear of Heaven in the pool.

    Inside the Comet

    1. Build three huts and towers around them to help protect your heros

    2. Build the rest of the village with a huge battle in mind

    3. Build arrow towers all around the village.

    4. Keep building and repairing the village.

    5. Build at least three temples and keep them charged.

    6. Send your scouts to the north to find the Boss

    7. Build a ring of towers around your village to protect it while you fight the Boss

    8. Once your village is built and you have upgraded everything and charged the temples, send your army to the turn in the path just before the Boss.

    9. Once the army is assemble on the path, attack the Boss

    10. You can build towers just at the opening to the Boss

    11. While your army is fighting, keep repairing and rebuilding the village.

    12. You must protect your heroes

    13. You may have to take a break from the Boss to rebuild your village.

    14. Keep building arrow towers to protect your village.

    15. Once you have destroyed the Boss, send your scouts to find the purple stone obelisks

    16. Destroy the purple obelisks

    17. Here is where the endings are different

    18. You can sacrifice your scouts and fighters to the mouth things to end the game

    19. Or you can keep fighting the shades

    A special thank you to Shawty and Boopbug for writing the walkthrough!



    I'm stuck on shark island.
    I don't know how to deal with the 3 balls (orange/red, gold and silver).

    It seems that I should put them all on another pedestral but I don't know how.

    A little bit help would be great.

    Thank ya ^^


    What is the second sphere for on the Shark level? I have tried everything I can think of and I don't know what to do with it.


    birbit127 January 19, 2009 8:11 PM

    I might have just missed the post on this but on the Volcano Island, I am so lost on the 3 light things.


    Hello I am on the iceberg where you have to create potions and I cant navigate around the broken ice towers...What am I missing?


    myst island i cant find the 4th bulb can anyone help me
    and i cant find any ways through


    Oops! Made a mistake. It's the 5th bulb I can't find.


    The trick with the five purple stones on the last island is

    to align your screen with the two central island stones on the same screen. Then click them, quickly click the map location to get to the one near the idols, click it, then go for the two together by the token tower and click on them. You might have to try a number of times to get it, but it is possible.

    I gave up on the last level.

    It looks like there may be some generators (toothed mouths) but they're blocked by towers. I haven't tried using spells to destroy the towers or the mouths though.

    One may also need all items to get by the last level.

    shaggydooz January 19, 2009 10:15 PM

    could someone please help me with the location of the button that is suppose to be in the mountains on worship island I have click
    everywhere on the mountains and can't seen to find it> and i can't push back the black anymore then it is. i know it is on the right side but a more clearer hint would really make my day as I am pulling out my hair on this one.


    Hi shaggydooz;

    You have to activate the idol of whatever - Divination I think - that's on one of the island arms then you can push back all the black and you'll see the button easily.

    I STILL can't get the totems in the right order on Worship Island. Can anyone help? I've read the hints - is there a screen shot?

    shaggydooz January 19, 2009 11:47 PM

    thanks crosseyed this how you do the totems

    u can't have the same of the same symbol in a row just like suduko

    hope this helps


    ok so ive gone to all said islands for the coins but the 5th one which is suppose to come from the fish i never got. I got the map from the guy but thats all. Can anyone help me out with anymore info? im half tempted to throw my mouse in a second lol

    shaggydooz January 19, 2009 11:53 PM

    5 th coin

    you have the get the fishing rod and go fishing then give the fish the peguin hut same hut as the old man

    hope this helps


    Never mind, got the puzzle, can't find the fruit...............


    Does anyone know how to get to the floating chest on ruins of dream shore island? I'm stumped.


    Alrighty .. I managed after great headache, frustration and nearly killing my computer that I have gotten to the King Shade, I managed to make a big party to kill him, used battle of fury and well .. I killed him. Aat the same time I ended up getting Aruku killed along with the King Shade -_-'.. I'm greatly irritated at this point.. hahaha.

    I am done with the game for now becuase I am so frustrated, but loving it alot. Anyways.. I have a big question to ask ... what the blazing corn pops do you do with the pyramids on The Worship Island? I've gotten everything else pretty much and still needing to find some gems!

    I gotten some more off the King Shade island but well .. I lost it because he ended up killing Aruku.. curse the darn king!!!! I will prevail yet!! ...after .. I calm down and try and not CHOKE my computer!! :D.

    Also and what about this "pirate island"?... where and when do I get to that?

    All help is greatly appreciated! .. and Jay I love the site!




    I'm inside the comet and the big statue is taking too long to destroy. Is there a quicker or easier way to destroy it?

    nance91947 January 20, 2009 1:15 AM

    Help please. 1st of all, congratulations to all of you that have advanced so far! 2nd, on Witch Island, what is that about "listening to the rocks"? Also, please tell me how to start on Mist Island or Queenie will be stuck in an itty bitty area for eternity...lol! Also sorry for confusion about 7 coins, duh me, tired eyes forgot you get the map from the hermit and not a coin. Thanking you in advance for your capable assistance!



    The first time I did that island, I accidentially triggered the big guy too soon (before I had cleared just about every other enemy) and led hiis minions right to my village and either ended up losing or decided to restart (I forget).

    Anyhow, the second time around, I was careful not to attack those guys while I did the other stuff on the island. Then I built a line of towers along the northern side and down a bit just in case. That defense didn't come into play though as King Shade hardly moved. The meteor idol does help in clearing out the minions.

    Unless you're talking about the dream shore island, I didn't have a problem with Aruku dying. It does take a while to kill him though.

    @Hero for the coins: You don't need swimming for the coin on Skull island, I found it by using the towers to push back the black areas.