Collect the diamonds, avoid the boulders, butterflies and fireflies and find the exit, all under the specified time.
There are 16 caves, each consisting of several scrolling screens. Each cave has 5 Difficulty levels. To select a different cave, move left or right when you are in the menu screen.
How To Play
In each cave you will find different obstacles (boulders, walls, etc.) and possibly enemy creatures you will need to avoid or trap while collecting or creating diamonds.
Arno can Dig/Collect/Push without moving by holding fire and moving in the direction of the object (diamond, boulder or dirt) you wish to affect.
You will often find yourself digging or moving downwards only to find that a boulder has toppled and is about to fall and hit you. The only way to avoid being crushed is to get out of the way. Arno runs as fast as a boulder falls, so you have time to quickly move left or right.
When Arno has collected the required amount of diamonds for the cave he is in, the exit is revealed. At this time you should decide whether to go for bonus jewels or to exit. Make sure you know the location of the Exit and that you can get to it before time runs out.
Fireflies and Butterflies are deadly if touched. They move in predictable patterns, they do not attack.
This green blob bubbles and grows and will turn into boulders if its path is not blocked. It can be contained by walls, boulders, diamonds and Arno.
They look like any other wall, however when hit by a falling boulder it begins to vibrate for a limited time. During this period any boulders that drop through it are magically turned to diamonds, but only if there is empty space below the wall. It will also turn diamonds into boulders if they drop through it. Once the enchantment phase is complete it cannot be reactivated in the same round.
At the top of the screen is the status bar, showing:
- Diamonds you have collected so far.
- Diamonds needed to collect
- Lives remaining
- Time you have remaining to complete the cave.
- Total points you have accumulated.
Earn Points For
- Each diamond you collect.
- Every second you have left on the timer when you exit the cave.
- Every diamond you collect above the minimum number of diamonds required to exit (bonus points).
- Use joystick to move Arno Up, Down, Left Or Right.
- Left fire + direction to Dig/Collect/Push
- Right fire to speed up timer