Levelbase Advent Calendar 2007 -
Level by Team Christmas (December, 2007)
Walkthrough by Harry Laudie
You start at the top of a staircase in a house. To the north are a red key lock and a closed door. Further north on the balcony is another closed door. Go south and open the first door you reach. Enter the bedroom and notice a fireplace with a BBQ mesh at the south wall. Go west and crawl under the foot of the bed and pick up a crowbar. Look out the south window and you can see an item on he outside balcony. You can enter the bathroom in the north-west corner and admire the non-rectangular bathtub. Push open the middle doors at the north wall. Go to the left and push a button to turn on the light in the room. You can see an empty pedestal at the north wall. Exit these rooms and return to the balcony.
Go east and see a closed door. Stop at the opening in the railing. Run and jump to the north and grab the bottom of the chandelier. Climb to the top of the chandelier. Climb the chain and back flip into a north tunnel. Go through a crawl space to the chain of the other chandelier. Grab the edge of the hole and shimmy to the left to pull up into an east crawl space. Crawl through and drop at the end. Grab the ledge and shimmy to the right. Drop onto the windows above the door. Pick up a Green Key and safety drop to the floor.
You are in the main hall. Admire the highly reflective shiny floor. Go to the south-east corner and go through the open doorway and enter a small room. Go to the south-west corner and go down the ramp. At the bottom of the ramp, notice the picture on the east wall. Leave it for later. Go west into a small room and pick up flares off the north-east corner box. Pull back the large barrel in the north-west corner. Go behind it to push a button on the wall. Go south and go out the open door and into the snowy outside.
It is possible to grab the east wall and slide down into a pit. But you are stuck with no escape so do not try it. Go west to the frozen patio. Climb onto the box at the north wall and pull up onto the north wall. You are outside the bedroom. Side jump over the railings and follow the balcony east to pick up the Frozen Crown. Go west over the glass roof towards a white tower. The camera view changes to confuse you. Run off the end and drop onto a block. Drop down again and go behind the tower to enter the tower. Crouch down beside the item on the snow to pick up the Caucasus Egg and secret #1. Exit and climb back out of the hole. Drop down to the south onto the frozen patio.
Go south-west and into the ice cave. Dive into the water and swim into the underwater tunnel in the west wall. Pull up into another ice cave. You can see a large cave behind the west ice wall. Go east onto the ledge above the water. Enter another tunnel and go south to a T-junction. Go west into the large cave that you saw through the ice wall. Go to the west wall and push the button. Climb onto the snowy block in the middle of the cave. Run and jump to the snowy column to the south corner. Run and jump to grab the lower left side of the crevice on the east snow column. Shimmy to the right and around the corner. When the camera view changes, you should be safe to drop onto a ledge. Grab the ceiling and monkey swing to the south. Release and grab the crevice below you. Shimmy to the left and pull up onto the column. Go south into the alcove and use the floor lever. Exit the alcove and safety drop to the floor.
Go east to the far end. You enter a room with a Christmas tree. Go south to enter the open door. Pick up a Faberge Egg of the floor. Exit the tunnel and return to the room. You can shoot the presents near the Christmas tree but they contain nothing. Go west and down the north tunnel to get back to the water. Dive into the water and pull up to the north-east. Exit the ice cave and go north-east back into the house.
Still ignore the picture. Return to the main hall and go up the stairs. Go to the south balcony and enter the open door to the bedroom. Place the frozen crown on the BBQ mesh in the fireplace. The crown thaws and you now have a Golden Crown in the inventory. Enter the north room and place the golden crown on the pedestal at the north wall. You get a cut scene of a door opening on the south balcony. Exit this room and go east on the balcony to the open door.
Go through the open door and enter the room. Go to the east window and the camera view changes. You can see leaves that may indicate a climbable wall. Pick up a large medipack from the floor. Use the LOOK key and you can see a pool with two blocks on the outside of the window. Go to the small cabinet in the south-east corner of the room. Take one step back and use CTRL to search the cabinet. You find a small waterskin. Exit the room and go down the stairs. [Note] You could use the crowbar to pry open the door in the south wall. Inside is a pool of water where you can fill the small waterskin. I opened that door later in the game. [End note]
Enter the south room again and go down the south ramp. Now shoot the picture on the east wall. Pull up into the crawl space behind the picture. You enter another room and see a wall switch. Go east and find the water that you saw from the window above. There are two blocks in the water. Pull down the wall switch and a block rises in the water. Jump onto the lower block and fill the small waterskin with water. Jump onto the block and run and jump to grab the leaves on the south wall. Climb up and shimmy to the right. Drop onto the window ledge and see another room through the window. Run and jump to grab the leaves on the west wall. Climb up and shimmy to the right and find a jump switch. Pull down the jump switch and get a cut scene of a door opening on a balcony. Pull up out of the water and push up the wall switch.
Go east and see that another block has risen in the water. Run and jump to grab the north wall. Climb up onto the ledge from the cut scene. There is nothing to do here yet. Jump back into the water and pull up onto the west ledge. Exit the room and go back through the crawl space. Go up and ramp and exit north to the main hall.
Go west under the left archway and push open the right side doors. Enter the room and go to the fireplace. Jump over the railings and carefully stand at the north side of the fire. Use the water from the small waterskin to put out the fire. Get behind the stopped fire and push in the moveable block in the west wall for three tiles. Notice an outside area in the north tunnel. To the immediate left of the block is another moveable block. Push in that second block to the west two times. Get behind the first block to pick up the Crystal Rose for secret #2. Now you can enter the outside area in the north tunnel. Go to the east wall and use the green key in the green key lock. You get a cut scene of a door opening near the glass roof above you. Exit the room and return to the main hall.
Enter that south-east door again and go down the ramp. Go west to the outside area again. Get onto the box on the frozen patio again. Pull up onto the ledge and you are back on the glass roof. Enter the open door in the north-east corner. Follow the tunnel and go down the ramp to enter a trophy room. Stand at the pedestal near the box in the center of the room. Face south-west and place the Faberge Egg on the pedestal. You hear a door open. Turn around and see that the tiger picture has opened in the north wall. Hop into the alcove and use the floor lever. You get a cut scene of a large door opening somewhere. Get down and exit the room back to the glass roof. Drop down and enter the door back into the house. Go up the ramp and enter the main hall again.
Go up the stairs again and go to the closed door on the north balcony. Use the crowbar to open the door. Follow the tunnel to a room that has been flooded. You can dive into the water to the north-west and pick up a large medipack from the floor. Go to the small floor island with the chairs and pick up flares from the floor. Jump into a dark west wall alcove and pick up the revolver from the pedestal. Go back to the entrance tunnel and exit back to the balcony. Go down the stairs to the main hall.
Go west under the right archway. Turn to the right and see the open door from the cut scene. Enter the open door and follow the corridor to a room with moveable pieces on the reflective floor. Look at the floor at the west wall and you see that two floor tiles are different in design. Move the two pieces from the center of the room onto those design tiles. One tile is in the south-west corner. The other tile is at wide column at the west wall. A block rises behind the piano to the north-east. There is a small medipack in the lower north-west alcove.
Hop onto the block and pull up onto the second floor. Jump into the north wall alcove and pull down the wall switch. You get a cut scene of a rope dropped from the ceiling. Go south and pick up revolver ammo from the floor. Continue south to enter a balcony and the camera view changes. Go west and the view is normal again. Jump to grab the rope. Swing to the north-west and release the rope to land in the alcove with a pedestal. Pick up the laser sight from the pedestal. Safety drop to the floor. Cross the floor and exit the room. Return to the main hall.
Go up the stairs and to the second open door on the south balcony. Enter the room where you found the small waterskin earlier. Use the crowbar to pry open the door at the south wall. Refill the small waterskin in the shallow pool if you want. Go east and south to enter the large gymnasium. You can see a yellow key lock and a closed gate in the east wall. Go south to find some sloped columns. Stand with you back to the smaller sloped column. Back flip onto that column and jump forward to grab the taller column. Climb up and shimmy to the left around the comer. Climb up, slide down, and jump onto a flat column. Pick up the Ruby Cube from the column. Safety drop to the floor. Go to the south wall and push a moveable block into a small room. Use the flare to see the block. Pick up a small medipack from the floor. Push the button on the wall near the room entrance. Exit the room and see that a door has opened in the upper south wall.
Return towards the entrance and see two blocks to the west. Jump onto the low block to the west. Pull up onto the higher block and grab the ceiling. Monkey swing west and then south to the end. Release and grab the ladder on the sloped column. Shimmy to the left and climb the ladder to the top. Pull down the jump switch and get a cut scene of a block dropping in the west wall.
Return to the blocks and grab the monkey swing again. Monkey swing west and release to grab the edge of a slope. Pull up, slide down, and jump with grab to glide into an upper west wall alcove. Grab the edge and shimmy to left. Pull up into another upper west wall alcove. Run and jump to the north-east to grab the top edge of the bridge with the monkey swing. Pull up and follow the bridge to a wire slide. Use the wire slide and release to grab the column to the east. Pull up and go around the corner to the right. Place the Ruby Cube and turn around to see that two ropes have dropped from the ceiling. Run and jump to grab the nearest rope. Swing and release to grab the second rope. Swing to the south and release to glide into the open door in the upper south wall.
Safety drop into the room on the other side. Run and jump to pull down the wall switch on the east wall. You get a cut scene of a block dropping in a pool. Swim into the underwater tunnel in the upper west wall. In the next room, surface and pull up onto the south ledge. Pick up the Yellow Key from the pedestal. Drop into the water and swim out the opening in the north wall. Pick up a small medipack from the floor of the pool. Get out and go to the east wall. Use the yellow key in the key lock to open the gate. The gate is slow to open.
Go east and enter a room with a large pool. Use the revolver and laser sight to shoot the ball in the mouth of the lion statue on the upper south wall. A door opens in the south wall under the lion statue. Go south and dive into the water. Swim across the pool and pull up onto the south ledge. Pick up an Ocular Part 2 from the pedestal. Turn around and go to the area to the north-west. Go to the right side of the north building and pick up the Crystal Rose for secret #3. Exit this area and return to the room with the large pool. Pick up revolver ammo from the middle of the large pool.
Use the revolver and laser sight to shoot the ball in the mouth of the lion statue on the upper north wall. A door opens in the north wall under the lion statue. Go north and enter the room. Pick up Ocular Part 1 from the pedestal. Exit this room back to the room with the large pool.
Go to the north-east corner and enter the doorway. Run up the steps to the upper balcony and pick up revolver ammo from the floor. Although you will not need it. Return down the steps to get back to the large pool. Go west and exit back into the gymnasium. Go north-west and continue north through the room and exit onto the balcony.
Go down the stairs and into the south-west door again. Go down the ramp and pull up into the crawl space. Enter the room and push up the wall switch (or leave it alone) so that the north block in the water is higher. Hop onto that block and jump to grab the north wall. Climb the wall and enter the alcove with the pedestal. Combine the Ocular pieces to make the Smaragd Ocular and place it on the pedestal. Exit the alcove and pick up the Attic Key that has magically appeared on the pedestal in the corner. The attic key is red. Drop into the water and pull out onto the west ledge. Go through the crawl space and return to the main hall.
Go up the stairs and go to the right to the red key lock. Use the attic key and the door opens. Enter the door and follow the steps and enter the attic area. Do not run across the room to get the presents. Go west up to the blue floor mats and turn to the south to see an alcove with a window. Get into that alcove and jump onto the boxes to the east. Follow the boxes and run and jump onto the ledge in the north-east corner. Pick up a Crystal Rose for secret #4. Safety drop to the floor. Now run to the west to get the presents and the level ends.