ASPIDETR EASTER TIME 2011 - PEACEFUL VALLEY
Level by Raidermatty
Walkthrough by DJ Full
NOTE: I wasn't using a compass when playing the game, so I also didn't use it in the walkthru. I thought it's more realistic to refer to provided map. I barely checked it (because I was too lazy to read it), but as long as maps and construction sites rule, and we don't have the latter thing in this game, I decided to write the walkthru from those players' point of view who CARE about the map .
ACCESSING LARA'S HOME
Check the waterfall for some revolver bullets. And the bush next to the pool for SECRET 1 - a Golden Egg. Go to the village. There is a lever switch masked by the bush. Press it and You should access the storage. Get in, find some flares on the box and a medikit in the close left corner. Uncover the far left one to find a red key (i'm not sure if it's its actual name, but it's red indeed). It grants You access to Lara's home.
CANDLE PARTY IN LARA'S HOME
Find the cube in the living room. It's recommended to save before You push it into the kitchen - table collision may prevent You from finding a secret! Place the block under the right wall lamp. Actually, the latter thing is a hidden switch. If You find it, You are very unlikely to be stuck for a long time from this moment. Pressing the lamp uncovers the Crystal Rose next to You. Pick it up to claim SECRET 2. Now spot the toaster near the opposite kitchen wall. Somehow, it's connected to the door in the preceding room, leading upstairs... In a corridor behind the portal, You can find another lamp switch. Pull it down to unlock the trophy room ahead. Get in and spot two candles hanging above doors. Yep - these are jumpswitches! Throw them both and enter the side room, to throw a lever opening the village shed. Leave the house, as You can do nothing more in here now.
Get in the shed for some TR2 music... and pistols. You need to shoot 5 crows sitting on the branches. The birds are pretty unaware of their upcoming doom, however, You need to be observant to cause it - they are hidden everywhere in the valley. Two of them near the stream, another two next to the pool, and the last one next to the cave entrance. If You have problems spotting them all, scottchu has drawn a map of their locations and You can find it in Stuck in a custom level thread. Shooting all 5 crows unlocks the caves. Get in, picking up some revolver ammo from the pit on Your way there. After a short dialogue between Lara and the guardian -
Aragor: Oh, oh oh! Where do you think you're going, lady?
Lara: Well, I...
Aragor: The access to the caves is forbidden to every single inhabitant of Peaceful Valley! Dionisius is the only one who can enter.
Lara: Well, you see...
Aragor: Just go away!
Lara: Listen, calm down! I'm looking for Dionisius, I have to talk to him, it's important
Aragor: Well, I hope you'll find him then!
Lara: But it's really important! I have to report an important message! Easter is in serious danger!
Aragor: Tsk... lies. If that's so you don't even need to enter into the caves!
Lara: Of course I do! The artifact to evoke Dionisius and enter in his palace is there!
Aragor: So you're a thief!
Lara: NO! I...
Aragor: Now listen to me, if you really want to enter into the caves, bring me the Emerald Eye here on this pedestal if you can, and I'll let you pass.
Lara: If you really want so...)
- press the wall switch and the door opens. Get out of the caves - now there's more to do in the house.
LARA'S HOME - PRECISION PREPARATION
Get in the trophy room and into the newly accessed bedroom for the crowbar under a bed, and to press a lever switch by the window. This opens another door leading out of the trophy room to the minigym (a really cute one). Inside, press two switches - one of them raises a block outside, another one opens the bathroom - and spot a statue in the corner. It's suspiciously distant from the wall, isn't it? Indeed, there is another Golden Egg behind it. Grab it to check SECRET 3. You can access the just unlocked bathroom by entering the remaining door leading out of the trophy room. Find a key, apparently lost in the toilet during a part of daily routine. Now, only several steps separate You from target practice. But before You go for a levorvel...
LARA'S HOME - GETTING DOWN
Shoot all the pictures on the walls. Only the one behind the piano covers the corridor, but getting rid of remaining ones is recommended as well, as it reduces memory-eating polygon number a little bit. In the uncovered corridor, there is a switch. Press it to open the door near the entrance. Get in the new room to find two things: SECRET 4 behind the tables on Your right, and a button behind the barrel on Your left. The latter thing opens the trapdoor. To find it, shatter and get behind the grate above the bookcase at the end of the corridor leading to the fireplace room from the opposite side of the hall. Drop on the other side, move the barrel for a small medi and descend into the basement to throw a switch. This opens another trapdoor, in the room with the last secret. Get through it.
Place the box according to a hint in the wall. Follow the left wall for a medikit. Hop into the water. Near the very bottom, there is a low crawlsp... no, it's a swimspace. And SECRET 5 is inside. Grab it and get out. Follow the left wall again to find some bullets, and a door. You know the destination, now get to the far end of the sewers and find a switch in a place where the canal gets narrow. The button triggers a timed run to the door, and it's highly recommended to SAVE before attempting it, because if You fail, You're likely to get irreversibly stuck in a door collision box and if this happens, You are doooooooooooommmedddd. Behind the door, follow the passage to find and press another wall switch. Get back the same way and find the just-unlocked multi-level pushable room. Find a switch lowering the block in the right corner. Move the barrel onto this block. (NOTE: You need to face the barrel while standing in the middle of the tile border to be able to move the object.) Press the button behind the corner crates once again to raise the cube, move the barrel on the next raisingblock, press the switch once again and push the barrel to a place marked by a ceiling hint, and a little bit further, for it to fall on the trapdoor and for You to fall together with it, to spot the first Easter Egg. Obtain it and get out of the sewers (to grab the ladder leading back into the house, You need to do a curved runjump from the block next to it).
Do the swan dive to enter the fireplace. Shatter the wood to be able to pick up the torch hidden there.
BREATHING FRESH AIR AGAIN
Drop the torch somewhere near the pool. Go around the leftmost house of the village. There's a keyhole for the key You have found in the toilet. Open the door, get inside and pick up the laser sight. Climb the last raised block (You should spot it next to the house You're in) and follow the roofs to find the revolver. Combine it with the laser sight and start a hunt! Your enemy is a small grate in the pool... Kill it! Behind it lies an Ocular Piece - take it! You need the second half - so break into the Easter Bunny's Palace with Your crowbar and climb the horse statue in order to reach the neighbouring roof, on which the second Ocular Piece is placed. There is also a Golden Egg on the top of the surrounding wall (SECRET 6) - get it! Finally, descend back into the palace atrium and treat the ladybug with the crowbar (what a brutal method to force a beetle to cooperate!). Combine two ocular pieces to make Emerald Eye and present it to the Aragor in the caves. He will let You in ("You were just lucky..."), allowing to retrieve the second Easter Egg. Get it and place both eggs in baskets at the Easter Egg Palace gates.
EASTER EGG'S PALACE
Pushable eggs have strong shells - so throw them both into the pit, and move side switches to lower blocks filling it. Place eggs on the cubes, raise them again and locate the eggs on far marked tiles to spawn Emerald Egg and Vegetable Garden Key.
SUMMONING THE DRAGON
Retrieve the torch and take it to the Holy Flames Palace (use the Emerald Egg to get in). There aren't any flames burning yet - place the ladybug in the pień for them to appear! Light the torch and the fireplace in Lara's home. This opens the library door. Behind the bookcases, there is a hole with a switch. Press it to open a hidden passage behind the left door leading out of the trophy room. Ignore the fireplace located there - You can't light it (as well as candles in Aragor's cave). Get behind the picture and move the barrel on the marked floor piece to uncover the Dragon's Talisman. Use it on the slot near the Dionisius' Palace door and approach the phone inside to call the dragon.
Dionisius: Oh wow! Damn it... I was in the Dragon's Abode and all of a sudden... puff! Here I am. I'd really like to know who's the fool that invoked me right now!
Lara: Ehm... excuse me?
Dionisius: Damn, if I find him I'll be his nightmare
Lara: Mister Dionisius, ehi! I'm over here!
Dionisius: Uh? What do you want? Who are you?
Lara: Well, I'm the fool who invoked you, sir.
Dionisius: Oh, fine! I hope you have a good reason for that... You surely don't want to know my anger!
Lara: Well, no... the reason is right.
Dionisius: I hope so... for you. Come on, let's see, what's the matter?
Lara: Oh, sage Dionisius, Easter is in serious danger! A speaking swallow came to say that Gertrude the witch locked the Easter Rabbit away in one of his palace's rooms, and she took the key with her! The only way to rescue him is to bargain the key with a magic flower, the swallow told me that the witch loves eating it! The problem is that the flowers grow in the Scarecrow's garden and the door is locked by a spell! You're the only one who can break it, Peaceful Valley's keeper.
Dionisius: Damn, I totally forgot about that! So you're the famous Lara Croft, am I right?
Lara: Erm, yes... how do you know me?
Dionisius: I was the one who sent Edny to give you that important message about the Easter's Rabbit.
Lara: Edny? Is it the swallow?
Dionisius: Yeah, exactly! Luckily she made a good job and found you! We knew we could count on your help
Lara: I'm not giving up now!
Dionisius: Even better! I'll let you go now. Let me just break the spell that locks the Scarecrow's house and you'll be able to pass whenever you want. Here you are, you can go! Come on, you're almost there!
Lara: Thanks Dionisius!
Dionisius: You're welcome, my dear friend!
FINDING THE FLOWER
Exit the palace. Door to Scarecrow's house is open - get there, talk to him -
Spaventapasseri: An intruder in my house?! What do you want?!
Lara: Just shut up you straw sack! I can't afford to lose time. Where's the garden?
Spaventapasseri: I beg your pardon?
Lara: You know what I mean... where's the garden?!
Spaventapasseri: Well, it's over there! Why would you want to go there anyway?
Lara: The important thing is that you told me, thanks..
Spaventapasseri: If you don't leave now I'll call Dionisius!
Lara: I don't think it'd be a wise choice, the dragon and I already met and there are good reasons for me to be here.
Spaventapasseri: I'm more and more confused...
Lara: Of course, you don't even have a brain!
- and use the yellow key on the door. Enter the garden, pick up Flower's Petals and Flower's Stem, and combine them to make a Magic Flower. Exit the garden, enter the Scarecrow's bathroom and pull the jumpswitch above the door to raise a block next to the 1st visited storage (very near to the Scarecrow's home). Climb it, and onto the following roof. Runjump/grab/pull up on the next one. Follow the rooftops of Lara's home until You find SECRET 7 - the 2nd Crystal Rose at the other end.
The entrance to Witch's caves is between the village houses (probably, You have already fallen in while exploring the valley). Proceed through the stone passage to find Yourself on a high shelf. There is a masked switch on Your left - throw it, as well as the one near the pool at the bottom. This opens the door to Gertrude's... home? Anyway, talk to her:
Lara: So you're Gertrude.
Gertrude: Ahah, that's right, stranger! I'd really like to know what you're doing here at my palace and how do you know me?
Lara: I heard bad stories about you and someone told me about your evil plan to ruin this year's Easter.
Gertrude: Evil? It's just perfect! This year the entire Peaceful Valley... the whole world won't celebrate Easter!
Lara: Yeah, yeah, very interesting and evil... could I have the key to free the Easter's Rabbit now, please?
Plant the flower. Now the witch is happy -
Gertrude: Oh, wonderful!! A magic flower! I love them!!
Lara: Let's make a deal, I'll give you the flower if you give me the key to free the Easter's Rabbit.
Gertrude: Damn, this is blackmail!
Lara: No, it's just a bargain.
Gertrude: Damn, my stomach rumbles... well, fine! Take the key and leave the flower here... I'm so hungry!
Lara: It couldn't be easier...
- and she gives You a key to the Easter Bunny's Palace. Get back on the surface. Now, You have the access at last - go place the key in its hole and kill the rabbit! Happy Easter, kids!