Somewhere in Ice (Irgendwo im Eis)
Level by Piper (December, 2007)
Walkthrough by Harry Laudie
You start outside in the snow. You are facing north to a snow block and a tree. Go south and jump onto another snow block. Pull down a wall switch on the snow block beside you. You get a cut scene of snow rising in a pit to the west. The pit has a clear ice section and a white ice square, Go north and find the moveable snow block you faced at the game start. Move it onto the white ice square to the west. A gate opens in the building to the west. Enter the ice building and see a closed gate in the west wall. There is a pit towards the north-west corner. Drop into the pit and go to the south wall. Push the wall button and get a cut scene of two columns rising behind you. Get onto the north ledge and jump onto both columns and pull down two wall switches. You get a cut scene of the gate opening in the west wall above. Climb back out of the pit and enter the open gate in the west wall.
Drop into the room and see a pedestal. There are openings in the south and west walls. Go south and pull up into the crawl space. Drop into a room with water. Go to the south-east corner and enter a tunnel. You see a blue crystal and two branch tunnels. Go east and pull up onto a ledge. In the upper south-east corner is a closed door. Climb up there and jump onto the snowy slope to the west. Slide down and jump to grab the edge of a tunnel in the upper north wall. Pull up and follow the tunnel to the end. Push the wall button and safety drop out of the tunnel. Go west and turn to the right at the blue crystal and follow the short tunnel. Stand jump into the north-east corner and go into the crawl space.
Pull down the wall switch on the east wall. You get a cut scene of something appearing on the pedestal. Turn around and climb the ice ladder on the upper west wall. Pull up into a tunnel and go to the end. Pull down a jump switch on the upper east wall above the entrance. You get a cut scene of a door opening. Return down the ice ladder. Return to the blue crystal. The door in the upper south-east ledge is open. Go there and enter the small room. Push the wall button and get a cut scene of a block rising under a wall switch. Exit the room and. Go west and return to the room with the pedestal. Pick up the Golden Star (Golderer Stern) from the pedestal.
Go west and climb down the ice ladder into a large cave. Go to the west wall and pull down the wall switch. Go south into an alcove and climb the block to the east. Go through the open door and drop down into a tunnel. Go to the end and pull up onto the higher west block. Pull up again and enter an ice cave. Go to the north-east corner and the camera view changes to make it difficult. Pull out an ice block from the east wall. Go east into the alcove behind the ice block. Pull down a wall switch and return to the ice cave. Blocks have dropped in the middle of the floor. Move the ice block onto the white ice square near the closed gate in the south wall. The door in the south wall opens.
Enter the door and follow the tunnel up into a room above the ice cave that you left. Be careful of the hole in the floor. Pull up onto the column at the north wall. Run and jump to pull down the jump switch on the south climbable wall. A block rises in the hole. Drop into the hole and push the wall button. You get a cut scene of a gate opening near a blue crystal. Get on the north column again. Jump south to grab the climbable wall. Shimmy to the left and back flip onto an east wall column. Run and jump north to pull up onto a column and enter the open gate. Go to the end of the tunnel and pull up into a small room. Go to the south-east corner. Pull down the wall switch on the side of the west ledge. You get a cut scene of an ice door rising.
Drop into the tunnel again and go south. Safety drop to the floor. Go to the south-east corner and follow the blocks down to the first ice cave. Go west and through the open ice door. You enter another ice cave. There is a block with four switches and a closed ice door in the west wall. Go to the south-east corner. Jump over the snowy east slope and grab a climbable wall. Climb down into a tunnel. Go south into the water and swim into a water filled room. Pull down the underwater lever on the north wall. Surface and pull up onto the north side. Go north through the open doors. Follow the tunnel to the end and press a wall button. You get a cut scene of the closed ice door. Swim back and climb the wall. Back flip into the room with the four wall switches on the block. Pull down the four wall switches and the west wall ice door opens.
Follow the tunnel to a large ice cave. Go into the north-west corner and drop into a hole. Pull down the wall switch and pull up out of the hole. Go south to see the open door. First, drop into the hole in the center of the room. The camera view changes to overhead. Pick up the Golden Staff (Goldener Stab) from the floor and pull up out of the hole. From the top of the hole, run and jump south to grab the edge of the opening. Pull up into the south wall tunnel. Follow the tunnel to a large outdoor area. Follow the valley south to a large black structure. Back flip off the west slope and jump forward with a right curve to get into the structure.
Follow the tunnel to an icy room. In the center of the room there is a hole in the ceiling. Pull up into the room above. Go to the north-west corner and save the game in front of the timed wall switch. Pull down the wall switch, roll, and run and jump onto a raised block to the south. Jump up east onto an upper ledge with a receptacle. First stand jump onto a north ledge and pick up a small medipack. Then jump back and combine the two pieces to make the Star of Hope (Stern der Hoffnung). Place it in the receptacle and the gate opens beside you.
Hop into the open gate and into another cave. Go to the south-east to find the exit. Follow the tunnel to another cave with a water hole. Swim down to the bottom of the water shaft and pull down the underwater lever on the west wall. Swim east and up through the open door. Swim up and surface into another outside area. Run east up the snowy hill. Then slide down the slope and see a house to the north. Go to the edge of the frozen pond and you can see a key at the bottom. If you run on the ice, the camera view changes to below you. Run east over the ice towards the large tree at the edge of the pond. You fall into a hole in the ice in front of the tree. There is no water in the pond. Pick up the House Key (Hausschluessel) from the block and climb back out.
Go north and use the key to open the door. Enter the house and push back a table with a Christmas tree on it. Pick up a large medipack from the floor. Push the table out the door. You cannot jump around the table. Stand next to the table with your back to the east wall. Use CTRL and Lara will sneak outside to the table and push the table to the west. Push the table onto the bare bricks to the west past the snowman. You get a cut scene of a door opening at the top of some steps. Re-enter the house and go north.
Ignore the east rooms for now. Continue north down the corridor and up the stairs to the open door. Enter a room with boxes. Hop into the opening between the boxes at the north wall. Press the pushbutton and a trap door opens in the south-west corner. Go there and climb down the ladder. Go south down the steps and jump to grab an upper ledge. Pull up into a small room with moveable blocks. Push the block in front of you twice to the south. Enter the room and pick up present #1 (Geschenk) from the pile of presents on the floor. Move the block to the west in front of the closed door. You hear the door open. Pull back the block and enter the open door. You get secret #1. Open the small chest from the back wall side and pick up flares. Exit the room, go up the steps, and climb the ladder back into the room with boxes. Go down the stairs and enter the east rooms you ignored earlier.
There are two locked doors and two key locks. Go north and follow the corridor to a very large room. Go north of the large Christmas tree and see three pedestals. You need more presents. Open the small chest beside the fireplace and pick up a key (Schlussel). If you go behind the bookcase at the west wall you can see snow falling. I guess an upper window was left open. Climb that bookcase on the south side. Run and jump to grab the next bookcase to the south. Pick up a torch that looks like a tree branch. Jump down and carefully light the torch in the fireplace. Throw the torch where you can find it again.
Go behind the short bookcase at the east wall and use the book switch. You get a cut scene of a door opening at the top of a bookcase at the east wall behind you. Pick up the torch and go south-east to jump onto a short bookcase. Stand jump to the higher bookcase. Stand at the middle and stand jump into the open door in the east wall. Carefully light the fireplace and get a cut scene of a door opening at the top of a ladder. Jump drop and throw the torch where you can find it again. Go north-west and climb the ladder into the open door. Pick up Christmas Star #1 (Weihnachtsstern) from the floor and drop back into the room. Pick up the torch and go south. Exit back to the room with the two key locks.
North door: Use the key and the door opens. Pick up the torch and enter the room. Stand near the middle in front of the fireplace and light the fire. Go between the desk and the north wall. Pick up a key (Schlussel) from the desk. Go to the plant in the north-east corner. Pick up a Pudding ornament (Puddingverzierung) from the plant. Go behind the desk at the east wall and pull up into a higher opening. Go to the south-west corner of a small room. Face the presents in the middle and pick up present #2 (Geschenk) from the pile. Get down and pick up the torch as you exit the room.
South door: Use the key and the door opens. Pick up the torch and enter the room. Stand near the middle in front of the fireplace and light the fire. Go to the west wall behind the piano and pull up into a crawl space. Stand up into the room. Again go into the corner and face the presents. Pick up present #3 (Geschenk) from the pile. Go into the south-east corner. Light a flare and hop up into the alcove. Pick up a key (Schlussel) from the floor. Get down and pick up the torch as you exit the room. You do not need the key. Each room has a key since the author does not know which room you would open first.
Go north and return to the large room with the three pedestals. Place the three presents on the three pedestals. Stand on the north side and face south to place them. The door opens above the bookcase in the west wall. Go there and climb the bookcase. Pull up into the alcove. Pick up Christmas Star #2 (Weihnachtsstern) from the floor and drop back into the room.
Go to the Christmas pudding on the stand that is north of the three pedestals. Place the pudding ornament on the Christmas pudding and the door opens in the north wall. Enter the room and go east. Pick up a small medipack from the dark south-east floor. Go east and push open the double doors. Step outside into the snow. Go forward and place the two stars on the two St. Nicholas statues. A large door opens in the east wall. Look inside the door and see a Merry Christmas sign. Get under the sign and run up the ramp as the level ends.