The Shark's Fin (Foyer)
As you begin the game, head to the left. Smash the treasure chest for $3,500, then jump up. Continue left, then go up, first taking the right branch, then the left. Head to the right a bit and you should see a green vacuum cleaner. Touch the Blue Idol here and enter the door.
Jump up and leave the internal area. Fall toward the right, touch the Green Idol, and enter the door. If the idol buzzes, go back up a bit until you reach one that dings.
Climb to the absolute top of this room. There should be a bed to your left. Touch the Green Idol and head through the door.
Now, head up, smashing the chest along the way for $4,800, and out, but stay to the left as you fall until you hit the first platform. If you don't, you'll be in deep trouble. See that cute little blue bunny balloon? Its attacks can easily destroy you at this point, so avoid them at all costs! After this, work your way down and stay to the right. You'll reach a Green Idol that you can touch, but don't do so just yet. Go down a little bit and to the right. You'll see what looks like two blue bubbles stacked on top of each other. Hit that with your hammer and you'll see a blue girl inside of a black door. This is Mako; touch her to rescue her. Now, you can switch to her in your menu screen if you so desire. Now, drop to the bottom of this area, touch the Yellow Idol, and enter the door to your left.
Climb back to the top of this area again, touch the Green Idol at the top, and go through the door.
On your last trip, you may have noticed a Green Idol on your way up, before leaving the enclosed area. This time, touch it and go through the door.
Go to the very bottom-left of this area, and you'll meet a lecherous spoon. Switch to Mako and talk to him to get the Shark's Fin. You can now enter water! Previous attempts to do so would cause your instant annihilation at a mere touch. Switch back, if you wish, touch the White Idol at the top, and leave this area.
Rescue round-up (Eastern Yard)
Go up, leave the enclosed area, and return to the Green Idol above where you rescued Mako. Touch it and enter the door to the right.
Head to the right, but be careful before you drop. There are many treasure chests in this area, but not only are they difficult to hit, there are many flying enemies here and no ceilings to trap them against. If you really want the treasures, I'd recommend building up a few levels, then just blasting through without trying to fight back. I'd recommend Akio, since your speed and reflexes will determine whether you make a lot of money ($149,510) or lose a lot of money (2/3 of what you have). At any rate, fall to the bottom as quickly as possible, touch the White Idol, and go into the door.
You can just make your way to the bottom of this room, but it would be best to grind levels by repeatedly fighting the pink chair. Once you beat it, you can sometimes pound the edge of the top step and kill another one that isn't there for another 6 EXP. You will want to reach Level 3 (400 EXP) at the very least. You will need to raise your BOOST to at least 1 very soon and this is the safest battle in which to do so. It will also make fighting the upcoming enemies much easier. Once you're ready, go to the bottom, touch the Blue Idol and enter the door.
If your BOOST is 1 or greater, you can simply head to the left, touch the Pink Idol, and head through the door. Doing this will start you halfway up the next room. If your BOOST is 0, you'll have to go to the bottom, go left, touch the Blue Idol, and go through the door, winding up at the bottom of the next area. If you must do so, climb up until you reach the Yellow Idol on the next screen.
Head straight up the right side of the room, reaching a bed. Now, head to the left until you reach a Blue Idol, then drop down, rather than enter the door. Make your way down along the left side of the room until you reach another object like the one that imprisoned Mako. Smash it and rescue Genta. On your way up, you can head right to find a treasure chest containing $120,000. Now, go back up to the Blue Idol, touch it, and enter the door to your left. Note: you must have a BOOST of at least 1 to enter this door.
You can go left to reach a refrigerator if you really need it. Otherwise, head up and to the right. Keep heading up until you reach an area with many objects like the ones that imprisoned your other friends. Go up past them to a platform on the right that has only 2. Smash the rightmost one to rescue Naoyuki. Now, on the other side of the remaining object, you'll see 2 green couches enter the area. They'll attack you if you talk to them, but if you beat them without talking to them, you'll still get 18 EXP each and they won't fight back. This is the best place in the game to grind EXP; all you have to do is walk off the edge, then back on quickly. If you're about 4 pixels or less below a platform, you can still get onto it, so just step off, then snap back on to refresh the sofas. Now, you can do this now or when you have Bunzo, whose incredible strength will make the process much faster. You can also go until you reach Level 5 now, enabling a shortcut for you to come back later. The choice is yours, but once you get Bunzo, you should come back here and get to Level 7 if you haven't already. Once you're ready, head left and up to the top of the area, touch the Blue Idol, and head through the door.
There is only one door in this room, other than the one you entered through, so either get to the top of this room to recover at the bath, or go up until you see White Idol. Do not stand to the right of the White Idol, because you'll fall through a trap door. Touch it from the left, then head through the door to the left.
Drop to the bottom of this area, touch the Yellow Idol, and enter the door to the left.
Now, head down and left until you reach a Red Idol. Touch it and head through the door to your left.
In here, go as high as you can and you should see a bookshelf with sunglasses. From here, drop into the little alcove. Use Genta to smash through the floor, which is done by jumping (perhaps holding in midair). Now, go to your right, make your way to the top, then go down and you should be able to find Bunzo, then rescue him. Now, go back out the way you came in.
Go down to the bottom of this room, touch the Green Idol, and enter the door.
Drop to the bottom of this room, touch the Pink Idol, and enter the door.
To go any further, you need a BOOST of at least 2. It would be best to raise your Level to 7 now, so you don't have to worry about it later, but Level 5 is all that you need for now. Once you're finished, return to the room where you began the game.
Getting rich (Foyer)
From the point at which you began the game, head up, sticking to the left wall. Using Naoyuki, (or Akio, if your Level's high enough) ascend to the top of the room, then go right to pick up the Gas Mask. Now, go back down, head toward the beginning point again until you reach the Yellow Idol. If your BOOST is 3, you can touch it and enter the door to take a huge shortcut. If your BOOST is 2, or you want to face powerful enemies in order to make some extra scratch ($1,090,000 to be exact), then take the next four paragraphs. Otherwise, just skip them.
From the game's starting point, touch the Pink Idol and enter the door on your right. Go up a bit and touch the lower of the two Green Idols and enter the door on your right to enter a new room.
Head down and right until you see a split in the path above you. Go up the right side to find a treasure chest containing $500,000. Go back down until the next split above you. Go up the right side for another chest containing $350,000. Go back down until you reach a Yellow Idol. Touch it and enter the door either now or after going to the right and up for a third chest containing $80,000.
Head to the left and stay on the upper path for a chest containing $100,000. Keep going up and left to reach a spoon, who will give you $1000 every time you talk to him. Now, go back right and keep going until you're at the bottom, stopping for a bath off to the right, if you need it. Touch the Blue Idol and enter the door to your left.
Drop down and beat the tough, hard-hitting hammer, then continue down until you see a split above you to the right. Go up to reach a chest containing $10,000, then head back down to the bottom. At the bottom, switch to Genta, run to the right, then smash the wall for a chest containing $50,000 and another that doesn't even open. Go back up to the door you came in, then head left to a candy jar that gives you $500 every time you play his lottery. Continue left until you see a Blue Idol. Touch it and enter the door to the right.
In this room, keep going up until you reach the top, stopping at the bed a little ways up from the bottom on the left if you need to. Touch the Yellow Idol up here and head through the door to the left.
Head up and all the way left at your earliest opportunity, being careful not to be attacked by the red chair, which can hit for 450+ damage, even at Level 7, and jump up into the leftmost "ceiling" to break through and reach a chest containing $15,000,000. You should never need money again. Now, go back down and go up the right side, up to the top, where there's a funny-colored wall. Smash it down with Genta and grab the Light Ball on the other end. Now, have a snack at the refrigerator on the right if you need it, and go down to the very bottom-right of this room. Touch the Teal Idol, then go back left and enter the door.
Unlocking the prison (Cylindroom)
Switch to Genta and fall to the bottom of this room as quickly as possible, smashing and avoiding projectiles to the best of your ability. At the very bottom, go left and up a little bit and grab the tiny object you see. It's the Talking Bird, which translates any language. If you are at Level 7, you can switch to Naoyuki, go to the right side, and jump to the top of the room. Then, smash through the floor with Genta to find a chest containing $2,200,000. Once you're all done here, touch the Purple Idol at the bottom right, then enter the door.
Head down and you'll see a saucepan. Remember his location because to the left is a gap that leads to one of the Devil's Rooms. If you leap over that gap, you can smash through the floor to reach a chest containing $150,000. Head up and right until you reach the Yellow Idol, touch it, and enter the door.
If your BOOST is 3, go up until you reach the first Yellow Idol, touch it, and go through the door to your right. If not, go back the way you came originally to reach the point where you began the game. From this point on, while you don't ever need to reach Level 7 to complete the game, it will be assumed that you have, meaning that your BOOST is 3. A BOOST of 3 will open many convenient shortcuts.
From the beginning, make your way up to the Blue Idol by the green vacuum cleaner, touch it, and enter the door.
Head up to the Green Idol, touch it, and enter the door, making sure that you have the Gas Mask.
Keep heading straight up until you come to a Red Idol. Touch it, then enter the door on the left.
Drop down and you'll see an orange high-heeled shoe. Talk to it if you have $2,000,000. If not, go get it, then come back and buy the Golden Fleece. At the top of this room is a chest containing $100,000. Head back down, making a mental note of the door near the Red Idol, which is another Devil's Room. The idol is on the opposite end of the room from the door, by the way. Continue down past the bed to the bottom of the room. Go to the left, touch the Blue Idol (assuming you have the Light Ball), and enter the door.
Head to the bottom of this room and go left. You'll see a huge door made out of those things that trapped your friends and a small key hanging on a chain in front of it. Grab the key (it's the Secret Key) and go back up. Head to the right, pass the Famicom, and smash the chest for $510,000. Touch the Blue Idol here, then loop back around to go back out the way you came in.
Preparing for the Devil (Observatory)
Go up, touch the Red Idol on the left side of the wall and enter the door on the right side.
Go right, touching the Red Idol on the way down, and enter the door at the bottom.
Go all the way to the right, touch the Red Idol, and enter the door on the right.
Climb to the top, touch the Green Idol, and enter the door to the right.
Go up, out, and down. If you go back up to where the bunny balloon of DEATH is, you can see a door. This is the third Devil's Room, so note its location. Go down to the nearest Green Idol (just above Mako's former cell), touch the Green Idol, and enter the door.
Head to the bottom of this room, touch the White Idol, and enter the door.
Head to the bottom of this room, touch the Blue Idol, and enter the door.
Head down until you see an hourglass, go right, touch the Blue Idol (you need the Secret Key), and enter the door. Just a word of warning before you enter, though: the enemies in here take a while to kill and they all hit for 350+ damage. It would be best to go through this room as Bunzo or Genta.
The chest you see from the entrance contains $170,000, if you care. Climb to the top to find a chest containing $230,000, a particularly strong keyboard, and the Magic Tome. Smash the first two and take the third. Now, go back out the way you came, heal up somewhere, and find the Devil. Just as a point of reference, here are the rooms in which you can heal and by what means:
- Eastern Courtyard - Bath
- Red Arrow Room - Bed
- Atrium - Refrigerator
- Eastern Tower - Shower
- Eastern Falls - Bed
- Ice Room - Refrigerator
- Central Tower - Bath
- Western Falls - Bath
- Western Courtyard - Bed
- Mask Room - Refrigerator
- Observatory - Bed
The final battle (Eastern Lake)
Getting to the final battle is difficult. You have to enter the Devil's Room that the Devil is currently occupying, which is random. The three rooms are in the Eastern Yard, the Observatory, and the Western Tower. If you pick the wrong one, you won't enter, but will receive a message instead. Once you pick the right one, you're in a black room with an idol in front of you. Touch it and enter the door if you're not ready yet. Just be aware that the Devil moves around, so he might not be in that same room when you come back to it. Once you're ready and in the right room, switch to Bunzo, since he floats well and has the highest ATK. Jump in when you're ready.
Fighting the Devil is somewhat tricky, since he's the game's first and only boss (not to mention the dodgy hit detection), but after some of the enemies you've tackled, he's not too hard. Just float over to his head and just keep hammering. You'll know when you hit him because his eyes go wonky. If you fall, you can jump up to his belt buckle and use it as a platform to reach his head. The best strategy is to just keep hitting him as Bunzo and he'll die before you do. Once you beat him, there's a particularly long fanfare (don't worry, your game didn't break).
Once it's over, you'll find yourself in the Prison. Go down to the bottom, where you found the Secret Key, and free the prisoner. Good job! You just beat the game!