Tombs and Treasure Walkthrough

Tombs & Treasure Walkthrough

Welcome to the graphical walkthrough for Tombs & Treasure for the NES. This is a relatively obscure game that was developed by Falcom and published in the US by Infocom. This walkthrough goes step-by-step through the required tasks to complete the game. In Tombs & Treasure it's essential to perform certain tasks in the right order or you can get stuck in a dead-end state.

This is strictly a "how to" guide and doesn't go into the dialog or plot of the game. To that extent it's semi-spoiler-free. Still, if you're playing for the first time you probably don't want to jump to the end sections because there will be some surprises.

Maps

1024x768 map with labels

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2048x1904 map without labels

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The Walkthrough

Laboratory

Your adventure starts in the laboratory

Your adventure starts in the laboratory, do anything and the Secretary will explain the events so far.


Take the Sword

Take the Sword.


Take the Lighter

Take the Lighter.


Take the Silver Key

Take the Silver Key.


Look at the Notebook to read it

Look at the Notebook to read it.


Go backwards to meet your guide Jose

Go backwards to meet your guide Jose. Talk to him then go forward to leave.


Nunnery

Travel to the Nunnery

Travel to the Nunnery.


Take the Ixmol Jewel

Take the Ixmol Jewel from the statue on the left. Look at the Ixmol Jewel at any point to receive a password.


Tomb of Hi-Priest

Go to the Tomb of the Hi-Priest

Go to the Tomb of the Hi-Priest.


Skorpor

Skorpor will attack. Use the Sword and fight Skorpor (if you don't first use the sword you'll fight bare-handed).


Switch to Jose

Switch to Jose. Have Jose push the wall on the right. A passage will open leading to the tomb.


Take the Mosaic Tile to open the coffin

Take the Mosaic Tile to open the coffin.


Take the One-eye Mask from the skeleton

Take the One-eye Mask from the skeleton.


Castillo Pyramid

Two-beak

Upon entering Castillo Pyramid, Two-beak will attack. Use the Sword and fight Two-beak.


Place the Mosaic Tile in the hollow

Go forward. Place the Mosaic Tile in the hollow.


The passage will open into a new room

The passage will open into a new room.


Take the Silver Globe from the headless statue

Take the Silver Globe from the headless statue.


Take the Gold Mirror from the floor

Take the Gold Mirror from the floor.


Take the Gold Stand from the floor

Take the Gold Stand from the floor.


Take the Shallow Bowl from the floor

Take the Shallow Bowl from the floor.


Smash the Tall Flask to find the Ring of Itza

Smash the Tall Flask to find the Ring of Itza.


The female character will automatically put on the Ring of Itza

The female character will automatically put on the Ring of Itza.


Look at the flask to find the Iron Rod inside

Look at the flask to find the Iron Rod inside.


Move the pile of gold in the corner to reveal the Red Jewel

Move the pile of gold in the corner to reveal the Red Jewel.


Look at the stone box on the floor

Look at the stone box on the floor. You will not be able to read the tablets inside.


Join the Red Jewel and the One-eye Mask to read the tablets

Join the Red Jewel and the One-eye Mask to read the tablets.


Well of Paradise

Wash the Golden Mirror in the water

Wash the Golden Mirror in the water.


The Golden Pipes will be found at the bottom of the well

The Golden Pipes will be found at the bottom of the well, take them.


Join the Bandage and the Golden Pipes

Join the Bandage and the Golden Pipes. The Golden Pipes can now be played by the female character.


El Caracol

Snake Master

Snake Master attacks when you enter El Caracol.


Fight Snake Master

Join the Red Jewel and the Sword. Use the Sword and fight Snake Master.


Place the Silver Globe on the pedestal

Place the Silver Globe on the pedestal in the center of the room.


Switch to the female character and use the Golden Pipes

Switch to the female character and use the Golden Pipes.


After playing the Golden Pipes a light will shine from the Silver Globe

After playing the Golden Pipes a light will shine from the Silver Globe. This light points to a column in the Court of Columns.


Court of Columns

El Slug

El Slug attacks when you enter the Court of Columns. Yes, that is what they named this enemy.


Fight El Slug

Join the Red Jewel and the Sword. Use the Sword and fight El Slug.


Look at the column with the light shining on it

Look at the column with the light shining on it.


Smash the ground next to the lit column

Smash the ground next to the lit column.


Golden Globe

The Golden Globe will be revealed, take it.


El Caracol

Take the Silver Globe off the pedestal

Take the Silver Globe off the pedestal.


Place the Golden Globe on the pedestal

Place the Golden Globe on the pedestal.


Switch to the female character and use the Golden Pipes

Switch to the female character and use the Golden Pipes.


A light will now shine from the Golden Globe

A light will now shine from the Golden Globe and point to a column in the Court of Columns.


Court of Columns

Look at the column with the light pointing to it

Look at the column with the light pointing to it.


Smash the ground to find the Silver Head

Smash the ground to find the Silver Head. Take the Silver Head and leave the Court of Columns.


Castillo Pyramid

Return to Castillo Pyramid

Return to Castillo Pyramid, go forward.


Place the Silver Head on the headless statue

Place the Silver Head on the headless statue. A passage will open up.


Go down this newly discovered passage

Go down this newly discovered passage.


Look at the Stone Box

Look at the Stone Box, you will find the Incense inside.


Take the Small Flask from the corner

Take the Small Flask from the corner.


Take the Large Flask

Take the Large Flask.

DO NOT TAKE THE SILVER HEAD WHEN YOU LEAVE CASTILLO PYRAMID!


El Caracol

Take the Golden Globe off the pedestal

Take the Golden Globe off the pedestal.


Change to Jose and push the pedestal

Change to Jose. Push the pedestal.


Go up the stairs

A passage with stairs opens. Go up the stairs.


Place the Golden Globe on the pedestal

Place the Golden Globe on the pedestal.


Wait until light shines through the window and reflects off the Golden Globe

Wait until light shines through the window and reflects off the Golden Globe.


The light will point to a brick on the wall

The light will point to a brick on the wall.


Look at the brick

Look at the brick.


Smash the brick that's lit

Smash the brick that's lit. You will find the Crystal Key inside.


Take the Golden Globe off the pedestal

Take the Golden Globe off the pedestal.


Place the Gold Stand on the pedestal

Place the Gold Stand on the pedestal.


Place the Golden Globe on the Gold Stand

Place the Golden Globe on the Gold Stand.


Switch to the female character

Switch to the female character.


Use the Golden Pipes

Use the Golden Pipes.


Look at the illuminated brick

Look at the illuminated brick.


Smash at the illuminated brick

Smash at the illuminated brick.


Take the Censer and move back

Take the Censer and move back.


Temple of Warriors

Cadaver attacks when you enter the Temple of Warriors

Cadaver attacks when you enter the Temple of Warriors.


Fight Cadaver

Join the Red Jewel and the Sword. Use the Sword to fight Cadaver.


Take the Sun Necklace from the statue

Take the Sun Necklace from the statue. Take the Blue Jewel from the head of the jaguar statue.


The jaguar statue turns into a real jaguar

The jaguar statue turns into a real jaguar.


Retreat

You are not strong enough to fight the jaguar, retreat by moving backwards.


Well of Paradise

Wash the Sun Necklace in the Well of Paradise

Wash the Sun Necklace in the Well of Paradise.


After washing the Sun Necklace it begins to glow

After washing the Sun Necklace it begins to glow, allowing you to tell the time.


Temple of Warriors

Return to the Temple of Warriors when the Sun Necklace is red

Return to the Temple of Warriors when the Sun Necklace is red, the jaguar will then be gone.


Look at the hole in the wall

Look at the hole in the wall, behind where the jaguar statue was.


The Iron Key is hidden in this hole

The Iron Key is hidden in this hole.


Use the Small Rod to retrieve the Iron Key

Use the Small Rod to retrieve the Iron Key.


Wait until the Sun Necklace changes color

Wait until the Sun Necklace changes color.


The jaguar will reappear

The jaguar will reappear.


Use the Golden Pipes

Switch to the female character and use the Golden Pipes.


The jaguar will return to statue form

The jaguar will return to statue form.


You can now safely take the Blue Jewel from the jaguar statue

You can now safely take the Blue Jewel from the jaguar statue.


Ball Court

Hornskull

Hornskull will attack when you enter the Ball Court.


Fight Hornskull

Join the Blue Jewel and the Sword. Fight Hornskull.


Move forward. Take the Blue Block on the wall

Move forward. Take the Blue Block on the wall.


A passage will open after taking the Blue Block

A passage will open after taking the Blue Block. Do not go in the new room, instead head back to the Tomb of the Hi-Priest.


Tomb of the Hi-Priest/Ball Court

Look at the skeleton

Look at the skeleton.


Move the skull

Move the skull, a keyhole will be revealed. Use the Iron Key in the keyhole.


New passage

The coffin will slide, revealing a passage.


Go down the stairs into the underground maze

Go down the stairs into the underground maze.


Join the Small Rod and the Shallow Bowl

Join the Small Rod and the Shallow Bowl to create a compass. Use the Shallow Bowl to find your way through the maze.


You will emerge in the Ball Court

You will emerge in the Ball Court.


Take the Akbal Jewel

Take the Akbal Jewel. The passage leading back to the Tomb of Hi-Priest will close.


Return to the entrance of the Ball Court

Go left and back to return to the entrance of the Ball Court. Take the Stone Pawl. The passage leading further into the Ball Court will close.


Castillo Pyramid

Place the Blue Block in the hollow on the floor

Place the Blue Block in the hollow on the floor.


Go downstairs

A staircase will open, go downstairs.


Put the Stone Pawl on the shaft

Put the Stone Pawl on the shaft.


Change to Jose and move the Stone Handle

Change to Jose and move the Stone Handle.


Well of Sacrifice/Castillo Pyramid

Go down the empty well

The Well of Sacrifice is now empty. Go down the empty well.


The well is too steep for the female character to climb

The well is too steep for the female character to climb, she will stay behind.


Jose volunteers to stay with her

Jose volunteers to stay with her.


After climbing down you are attacked by Venum

After climbing down you are attacked by Venum.


Fight Venum

Join the Blue Jewel and the Sword, use the Akbal Jewel and fight Venum.


Move the Right Statue

Move the Right Statue.


Move forward into the tomb

Move forward into the tomb.


Use the Golden Mirror on the light

Use the Golden Mirror on the light.


Look at the coffin

Look at the coffin.


Use the Crystal Key to open the coffin

Use the Crystal Key to open the coffin.


Take the Two-eye Mask from the body

Take the Two-eye Mask from the body.


Go through the door revealed by the mirror

Go through the door revealed by the mirror, it leads to Castillo Pyramid.


Go up the stairs

Go up the stairs. You can take the Silver Head if you don't plan to come back, but it serves no further purpose.


Well of Sacrifice

Return to the Well of Sacrifice

Return to the Well of Sacrifice.


Jose is unconscious on the ground

Jose is unconscious on the ground.


Look at Jose and he will start to recover

Look at Jose and he will start to recover.


Look at Jose again and he will explain that the female character has been taken to the Ball Court

Look at Jose again and he will explain that the female character has been taken to the Ball Court.


Tomb of the Hi-Priest/Ball Court

The entrance to the Ball Court was sealed after taking the Stone Pawl so you must use the passage under the Tomb of the Hi-Priest

The entrance to the Ball Court was sealed after taking the Stone Pawl so you must use the passage under the Tomb of the Hi-Priest.


Go down the stairs under the tomb

Go down the stairs under the tomb.


Use the Shallow Bowl to navigate the maze

Use the Shallow Bowl to navigate the maze.


The maze ends in the Ball Court, go left

The maze ends in the Ball Court, go left.


Go forward

Go forward.


Join the Red Jewel with the Two-eye Mask

Join the Red Jewel with the Two-eye Mask.


Join the Blue Jewel with the Two-eye mask

Join the Blue Jewel with the Two-eye mask.


Use the Two-eye Mask to see a white block

Use the Two-eye Mask to see a white block.


Move the white block

Move the white block.


A secret door opens

A secret door opens, go left.


Tezcat attacks when you enter this room

Tezcat attacks when you enter this room.


Fight Tezcat

Join the Blue Jewel with the Sword. Fight Tezcat.


Use the Large Flask and Scareface appears

Use the Large Flask and Scareface appears. Use the Akbal Jewel before fighting him.


After winning the fight you will obtain the Ring of Itza

After winning the fight you will obtain the Ring of Itza. Drink the Large Flask at night and you will shrink. Go forward to enter the Temple.


Use the Silver Key on the keyhole to unlock the Temple

Use the Silver Key on the keyhole to unlock the Temple.


Go backwards and drink the Small Flask to return to normal

Go backwards and drink the Small Flask to return to normal.


Open the now unlocked Temple with the move command

Open the now unlocked Temple with the move command.


Take the Sun Key and you will be automatically transported to the Shrine of Tentacula

Take the Sun Key and you will be automatically transported to the Shrine of Tentacula.


Shrine of Tentacula

When you enter the shrine the female character will be unconscious on a stand

When you enter the shrine the female character will be unconscious on a stand.


Do anything and Tentacula will attack

Do anything and Tentacula will attack.


Fit the Blue Jewel in the Sword

Fit the Blue Jewel in the Sword.


Use the Akbal Jewel

Use the Akbal Jewel.


Then use the Ring of Itza and fight Tentacula

Then use the Ring of Itza and fight Tentacula.


Look at the stand

Look at the stand.


Look at the female character

Look at the female character.


Put the Censer on the floor

Put the Censer on the floor.


Put the Incense in the Censer

Put the Incense in the Censer.


Use the Lighter to light the Incense

Use the Lighter to light the Incense.


The female character will regain consciousness

The female character will regain consciousness.


Use the Sun Key on the keyhole in the stand

Use the Sun Key on the keyhole in the stand.


The end

The end.


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