St. Francis' Folly

Start this level by going right and climbing the wall. Go to the end and kill the 2 lions lurking about. Go to the right of the columns and there will be a movable block with an Omega symbol (horseshoe) under it. Pushing the block forward onto the first Omega symbol will open a door above and behind you Pushing the block onto the second Omega sybmol will open the door at the end of the room. Push the block forward a couple of times to open the door at the end of the room then push the block one more time forward so you can climb on it later.

Go through the door and kill the 2 gorillas and pull the switch across from the door. Go to the stairs on the right and kill another gorilla. Continue up the stairs and throw the switch to open another door. Go outside and shoot the other explorer waiting for you in the pillars. Dodge a lot and run in circles to shoot him from behind - like the T-Rex and Larson. He will run away after eating enough lead. Let him go! You can't kill him anyway - believe me - I tried!

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Back in the main room make sure the block is over the spot where the A is on the map above. Get onto the block. Walk to the edge of the block facing column #7. If you hold down the walk key and go forward, Lara will walk to the very edge of the block without falling off. Now press and hold the jump button and almost immediately press and hold the up arrow. Still holding those 2 keys down almost immediately press the action key so Lara will grab on. Hold all 3 keys down until Lara is on top of the column. You can actually let go of the action and jump keys when she is climbing up. Jump across to Column #3 to get the medikit. Turn around and jump back to Column #7 then turn right and jump to Column #6. Jump from Column #6 to the ledge and into the doorway. Now comes the tricky part...

Stand on the far left of the doorway ontop of the arrows. Jump left then jump right and up grabbing the ledge. Standing on the ledge, face the smaller of the two sloped ledges and backup. Jump onto the lower slope then backward then forward and grab the ledge above you. Very tricky but it takes you to
SECRET #1 - shotgun shells and a medkit. Climb back down to avoid damage taken by falling through broken floor.

Back in the main room hop back to Column #6 then to Column #7 and finally back to Column #3 where you got the medkit. Do a long jump to the ledge in front of you then turn left and begin a series of jumps to reach the door (the one you unlocked from the floor).

Go down the hall making sure you are sliding forward! Just before you reach the end of the sloped passage jump into the air. You'll land on a small ledge below. Jump across to the door and grab it. If you miss you cannot try without resetting the level. Get
SECRET #2 - shells and medkit then turn around and check out that big croc in the water. You can kill him if you want but it takes a long time. You can just as easily avoid him.

Jump in and swim forward and up into the first opening to get
SECRET #3 - more shotgun shells. Take another swim and go to the next opening where you can pull the switch and drain the water from this passage. Drop into the passage and kill the croc (if you didn't already). He's easier to shoot now but he's also a lot faster so dodge him quickly!

Go to the end of the tunnel. Jump to the ledge in the middle of the room and shoot the 3 bats flying around. Drop down to a ledge on your right then once more to the floor below. Pull the lever to open the THOR DOOR. Jump to your right and land on the gray square to open a secret door. This door is timed so you have to be FAST!

Turn right and go the the edge. Roll as you land and keep running. Roll at the edge and drop down shooting the 2 bats as they appear. Drop down once more, taking some minor damage, and enter the secret door.
SECRET #4 consists of medkit and magnum clips. Exit the room then use the switch to open the ATLAS DOOR.

Climb the stairs then jump and grab the ledge. Jump to the ledge and get the magnum clips either before or after killing the bat. Jump back to the first ledge and move across about half way. Jump and grab the middle ledge then go around the left corner and use the switch to open the NEPTUNE DOOR.

Do a REVERSE and jump across to the stairs. Turn around and jump up to the ledge above. Enter the THOR DOOR to your left. Inside is a cool plasma sphere shooting electric bolts to the floor. A pattern of blocks is laid out in a circular pattern. If you are in this circle when the bolts hit - you get zapped! Time the bolts and make your way across this room.

The next room has a large hammer suspended from the ceiling and some markings on the floor. Stand on the symbol. When you hear something break jump back and the hammer will smack the floor. Don't move! Wait for a couple of blocks to fall to the floor. Push the block a few times against the wall near the head part of Thor's hammer. Use it to climb up to the ledge where you can pull the second block out a few times then use it to climb and jump over to an even higher ledge.

Get the small medkit then jump across to the ledge on your left. Enter the small room and get the THOR KEY then jump back and climb down. Run through the electric room and make your way back and exit the THOR DOOR.

Go left and at the edge turn left and jump to a half ledge. Your friend from earlier is shooting at you so hop to a small stair on your right and kill the 2 bats that are attacking. Turn and jump to the middle ledge then go up the stairs to find a lever which opens the DAMOCLES DOOR. Climb the stair and enter the ATLAS DOOR.

Kill the gorilla waiting for you in here then run ahead and through the gate. A medkit is in the pit to your left. Run up the hill until a huge boulder comes rumbling towards you. Do a REVERSE and run away. As you near the pit do another REVERSE and drop back and grab the edge of the pit. The boulder will sail harmlessly overhead. Start back up the hill and about half way jump to the ledge on your left. Jump up again and get the ATLAS KEY on the other side of the ledge. Make your way back and exit the ATLAS DOOR.

Go to the highest step and jump up and climb to the next level. Jump to the stairs on your left. Shoot some bats and go to the highest step. Jump to the middle ledge and go to the other side and enter the NEPTUNE DOOR. Go for a swim. The current will move you along but you need to swim up and to you left to enter a small tunnel. Pull the lever at the end of this tunnel then return to the main tunnel. Swim forward and get the NEPTUNE KEY. Go to the other side of the passage and surface quickly as you are probably almost out of air by now.

Climb out of the water and exit through the NEPTUNE DOOR. Jump to the middle ledge and climb down to the ledge across from the sandstone stairs. Jump over to the stairs and go down the the DAMOCLES DOOR. Get the medkit ontop of the door before you enter.

Don't worry about those swords hanging from the ceiling. Go to the next room and get the DAMOCLES KEY then hoist yourself up and get the shells and medkit on the ledge above. Leave this room slowly. The swords will start falling - just watch the shadows and listen for them to fall. If you walk you will be able to stop just short of the sword. Exit the DAMOCLES DOOR drop down onto the small ledge and once more to the ground where you can start shooting at the 2 cougars and that hostile explorer who's been after you.

The cougars will die and the explorer will run away again. Go to the door and use the 4 keys you've been collecting in each of the locks. The bars will be removed and you can EXIT this huge level. WHEW!



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