Madubu Gorge

Get ready to "shoot the rapids" in this exciting (and dangerous) level. Paddling the Kayak isn't too difficult once you figure out the moves. Make sure to practice in the calm water before hitting the rapids. Also remember that your back-paddle is much more effective than any other move while in the boat. It will slow you down and help your turn sharper.

First check out the starting location and clean up the resident bats and the dragon living in the tree. Another dragon is under the ledge in the gorge, so don't let him surprise you. Climb down the pillars then jump over to the large block in the center. You can now jump over to the rocks and grab on. Shimmy over to the right and flip the switch to open a door back at the beginning of this level. You can now shimmy to the left and continue, or if you want to get some extra ammo, do a daring backflip from the slope back to the block in the middle of the river and return to the start.

If you returned to the start, then look under the overhang and get the ammo. Ignore the Kayak or you will miss out on the level's first pair of secrets. Return to the middle rock and jump back to the cliff and shimmy left. Hang and drop and grab on to the lower ledge. The monkey swing above will take you to the other side of the gorge, but you need to be following the trail along the shore. Jump over the sloped area and land on the flat ledge near the opening in the rocks.

Head past the sealed door and do a safety drop to the ledge. Jump and do a backflip over the razor grass and crawl into the dark crawlspace. A dragon attacks with his poison breath as you continue to claim the Save Gem from the end of the passage. Watch for another spitting dragon on your way out.

Head to the stair and take care of any resistance you encounter. Push the button to open that sealed door then go check out the passage beyond the door to find a waterfall to the left. Behind the falls you will find some ammo and trigger Secret #1. A monkey swing provides access to the ledge above the slope.

Slide down the slope then jump and grab the pillar. Then run and jump to the middle pillar and get the Save Gem before continuing in that same direction. Leave this area and do a running leap and grab onto the face of the cliff. Hang on and climb to the top and head right.

Backflip from the ledge to the slope and grab the edge as you fall off. Shimmy to the right and drop down to the platform to search the shack for Secret #2. Do a running jump from the platform back to the main path. Grab while in midair so you duck and won't hit your pretty head on the rocks. Return to the trail you were on before you went after this last secret.

You should arrive at another Kayak behind a closed gate. The switch to open the gate is under the water along with some nasty crocodiles. Kill the crocs then dive in and flip the switch to open the gate then climb aboard for some whitewater Kayaking!

Head through the gate after you have practiced all your moves. Back-paddle to slow yourself through the first stretch of whitewater and steer toward the pool to the right. This small lagoon has a strong current of its own, but you should be able to fight it long enough to steer into the alcove and get the Save Gem.

Back on the river, head over the first falls and keep to the right to miss a big rock and a trip line. Continue around the bend and start back-paddling when the current pulls you to the right. Trip the line to turn off the deadly blades then cruise over the next waterfall. Watch the big rock to the left and back-paddle to keep your speed from getting out of control.

Keep back-paddling as you steer towards the dark cave and follow it around to the right. Avoid the trip lines and keep back-paddling to steer and monitor your speed. When you cross the final line, back-paddle and turn to make a sharp turn around the corner. Now paddle forward and head through the narrow gap. Dodge the patches of razor grass keeping to the left as you start the final run, then let the current take you. You should end up in a large cavern.

Head to the cavern with a white waterfall and paddle behind the falls to find a Save Gem and some other items on the shore you can get later. You should have also just triggered Secret #3 so you don't have to worry about any more secrets on this level. You can also get the Secret Chime by jumping over the falls to get those items on shore later, but I assumed you wanted the Save Gem.

Now paddle down the green passage and put some distance between you and the hungry crocodile so you can exit the Kayak and get to shore before he bites you in half. Kill him from the safety of dry land then swing out over the cavern. Time your monkey swing so you don't get torched by those flaming faces then jump to the ledge and get the Rocket Launcher.

Go up the rock and follow the passage back to the cavern with the white waterfall. Do a running jump over the falls to get the ammo, then head back down the shore and climb up onto the left ledge. Jump and grab onto the monkey swing and climb out to the middle until you hear some bats. Turn left and drop down at the wall and get the ammo from the shore on the left. Monkey swing back across the stream and jump around the corner to the slope. Jump to the ledge then jump back and grab the wall and climb up.

When you get outside, look to the right for a tunnel and enter. Dodge the rolling boulder by ducking and letting them roll overhead. When you enter the room with the walkway, walk out a short distance then back off the walkway and shimmy over the fire and pull up at the opposite end to avoid triggering the boulder. Jump over the flames in the hall and avoid the boulder that drops down rather quickly.

Back at the river you can run and jump to the ledge on the right and climb into the crawlspace. Once you are through this tight squeeze you can stand and jump over to the middle platform and do a running jump to the far ledge. Find and ride the cable-slide down to the lower ledge and jump off to land on the ledge without taking any damage.

Climb the textured wall surface and watch for a dragon to attack from the right as you reach the top. Enter the hallway and flip the switch to pull the plug and light a torch which also summons another dragon. Return all the way back to your Kayak and head down the whirlpool. Try to stay to the edges, otherwise you will drop to the bottom and probably die.

When you finally reach the lower area you will find an underwater switch that opens the exit and dumps a pair of angry crocs into the water with you. Get out of the water fast and kill them if you wish before leaving this level.


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