|Rock||Earth elemental||Flame elemental|
|Green dragon||Red Dragon||Moai statue|
|Mini Moai||Boss Moai|
Many ways to break walls
The main reason you went to Hell first and rescued Fuuma before coming here, was for Fuuma's talent at breaking blocks with his sword. However, this is not the only method that you have to break blocks. In fact King Kong, who you probably rescued before Fuuma, can break blocks with his special weapon, although it costs you a bullet every time you throw a boulder. Even Fuuma's special weapon, the shuriken, can be used to break walls, although this costs three bullets per throw. Once you rescue Moai, you'll have yet another character who can break blocks. He can crush them with his powerful head-butt, and he can also shoot them down with his energy ring. Using energy rings while squatting is the only method Moai has to remove blocks at his feet.
Not long after you've begun investigating the interior of the pyramid, you will come upon a section where rocks rain down from the ceiling. They can't be destroyed, so you'll have to do your best to pay attention to where they appear, and jump out of the way before they hit you. Further along, you will reach a point that requires you to jump from one moving platform to the next. In between each platform is a jet of flame that shoots up from the floor that you must time your leaps through to remain safe. However, you can easily reduce the difficulty of this section of you choose to fly through it instead.
Contending with the Moai
In order to obtain the key that can unlock Moai's prison, you need to defeat a large boss Moai and his small brethren. They all like to hop around and shoot energy rings from their mouth. Once you break through the wall and approach the small Moai, you may be tempted to clear them out of your way as you walk further in. However, doing so will cause more small Moai to appear. Additionally, all small Moai will be removed when you defeat the boss Moai, so it may be a better use of your time to ignore the small Moai and go straight for the boss. Once you reach the boss, you can choose whichever strategy you like best, whether its flying and shooting, or sticking with Simon Belmont's tried and true boomerang attack. Once the boss Moai is defeated, all of the Moai will disappear, leaving the key behind.
Moai mouths and a warp
Once you have collected the key, you will need to travel deeper into the left side of the pyramid, where you will encounter large Moai statues that appear set into the background. They fire more rings at you. Because they look like part of the background, you may think your only option is to race past them, but it is actually possible to break their ring firing mechanism by attacking them frequently in the mouth. If you hit them enough, the rings will stop appearing. After you rescue Moai, don't forget to search for his own special weapon, the energy rings, before leaving the level. When you are ready, you can make use of a convenient warp located just to the left of the first background Moai statue (shown left).