Ecstatica I - Solve
Company : Psygnosis
Solution v1.0 by Veikko Danilas internet 

Ecstatica - a state of mind

I haven't written any solutions for a while but Ecstatica is definitely something that justifies time spent on writing the
solve. This awesome adventure features creatures  made of  vector balls resulting (despite numerous bugs) in very
beautiful and very playable scene. Also it has a awesome musical score and cool sound effects.But enough of that,
let's start with the actual gameplay.   

First some general hints about fighting techniques. Fighting is fairly straightforward. One can 'duck' - 5-key, strike from
above - 7-key or strike horizontally 9-key. While engaged one should duck often and before the creature can recover
from momentum of his blow whack an opponent once or twice, then go thru same procedure again.

There are  numerous killing 'instruments'  available but the difference isn't so great, with one notable exeption. You
can waste most of the characters so it's up to you to decide who should live and who should die.

Werewolf - he seems to be immortal ?

Werewolf is that merry creature that makes a point of jumping on you from the rooftops and being pain in the ass
every way. It is often speculated that he's impossible to kill but this is not a case. You Can definitely dispose of him
but it takes a lot of dedication. You have to drive him to the corner and keep whacking on him for some good 5
minutes or so.
But generally it's a lot easier to give him some blows just to show who's the boss and run away. 

Little beeping buggers 

They shall sometimes attack in big numbers but have no fear - they are easy to beat even with bare hands.

House with three little buggers and knight's armour. 
You can equip with a basic sword here and also you can get a white armour from the wall. The armour is funny to
play with as it makes hilarious sounds but it slows you down do the extent of unplayability in most battle instances
and should be mainly considered a red herring.
Store with a dying man

Man who gets killed tries to give you something. It seems to be some kind of a key. It's not needed however so we
can go on and explore the back room. Here can be found carrot kind of thingy that is needed later and also some 
barrels that are good for playing hide'n'seek.

House with a little obnoxious girl in it.

Girl wants to get her little teddy bear so you should fetch her one. It can be found at the second floor of the house
with the drinking bear. Girl gives her bear a little 'hug' and storms to outside. Let's follow her to the church. As you
are obviously too big to fit into that little passage, our little friend opens a door to the dungeons for you. Here can be
found some undead people and some impressive graphics.

Church - what to do?

There is a ladder to the tower, where a lonely monk can be found. You can banish him if you like but he's just
misinformed. Below the hanging monk can be found mandrake root kind of thingy that is needed for magic potion. 
Also there should be a bible lying about. This item is usable for gaining entrance to monkery.

House where drunken fellow fights with a dragon

Jump in and kill dragon. Now you can take a drunk warrior and carry him to the relatively safer place. He talks some
info, so be vigilant. After saving the old fellow you can return to the house and grab his weapon, which is a little better
than just sword. Go behind a counter to have a little drink.

House with a drinking bear

Hmm, isn't it a charming fellow ? With just a little reaction you can render him dead. Just remember to duck when
closing in on him and choose a moment when he is trying to drink his booze. Alternatively you can leave him to his
drinking and strode to the second floor. Here can be found a girl's teddy bear and an interesting diary. Read the diary,
it'll casts some light on the happenings in village. On third floor is heater that should be used for producing magic
potion. You can learn about magic formula from the book.

You need :
    1 carrot kind of thingy - from store
    1 mandrake root kind of thingy - from church  
    1 red flower - from road to monkery.

OK, put those items into heater and run over it to drink the potion. 
You'll be turned into something.
Now it's good time to go to the area below church, where little girl wants to go and play.
Go there and climb the stairs to the knight's quarters. He will freak out and give you his golden sword.
Some people have been reporting that they've got a bug - game refuses to admit that drink is ready.
We shall address that problem later on.


In the garden you are likely to come across some minotaurs. There are two of them, one of them is lot harder to
kill. But you should kill then anyway to grant for yourself some freedom of movement. 

Singe spike trap in garden - how to pass ?

This trap seems to be impossible to circumnavigate unless you're happen to be green at the moment but there is
other way around it. We will return to that much later.


Front entrance to the castle can be hazardous do your health so go a little further and find another entrance to
visit a wizard. Sadly he takes a very dim view about visitors and turns you into nice little frog. Being frog can be
dangerous  sometimes, but it's can also be very entertaining to hop around in places you could not reach in human
form. Now it's possible to check out areas behind a spike trap and some parts of the dungeons. When you've had 
quite enough of froggin' go find a lake. In the little house beside the lake where lives a woman with overflowing
sexual tendencies. She can help you to regain your accustomed form.

Little house beside a lake

Here lives a woman who can revert you from frog to human and there is an interesting, not to say, magical broom.
It can be used to get a golden sword off from knight later.


In order to enter here you must carry bible found from church and use your somewhat rusty latin. Go straight to the
library (talking with some monks first) and examine some books found there. Helpful monk will give you resume on
most interesting books. 
There is an useful relict on the altar that you should get. It is discussed that after taking the relict it is necessary to kill
all monks but this is not so.  If you're not too bloodthirsty, you can grab relict and run for the hole in the library.
A word of warning, though : If you haven't got golden sword yet and you can't make a magic potion do not grab the
relict yet or you might find yourself helplessly stuck.

Getting Golden Sword from knight without a magic potion

To follow this path, you must have so called magic broom in your possession. Ride the broom to the monkery and try
to drop the broom exactly above the hole in library. You should fall down and drop broom. Grab it again and remount.
Now all you got to do is to ride straight to the next room, drop broom and climb stairs.  It is safe now to visit monkery
and steal their most valuable treasure - the holy relict, or as matters stand, old bone.
Golden Sword - what is it good for ?

You need Golden Sword to become a knight. Take it and walk to the lake. There is a rectangular stone by the shore
so climb on it. Now follows a little animation and Lady of the Lake gets fitting reward for making you a knight.

Castle - again

Now that you are a knight, ol' wizard seems to be a lot friendlier and invites you into his humble home. Go straight to
the tower's upper level and read another 'magic' formula. All that we need is a book of magic ... Climb down the stairs
to the depths of the tower. Here is a big stone dude who tries to whack you with his mighty weapon. Here you should
use duck'n' run tactics to get past this obstacle. You will be attacked by (almost) invisible warriors, they are fairly easy
to dispose of.  Don't descend from nearest stairway if you don't desire to get 'spiked' but take a little walk around and
duck'n'run to get past stone dragon. 

If you should still get 'spiked' try to move from a little different angle, it should work. 

Below the castle

In the middle of the big room is a little room where you can equip with the good armour that doesn't slow you down
a bit. On we go via grilled gateway. It opens and you'll be knocked out cold. It is not necessary to take that path put
it holds some nice animation's.

After cleaning up your guard's house you should steer to the room where a book lye's on the pedestal. Listen what
that little green thing has to say and hit him. Too bad. OK, get a magic book and go check out another archway that
leads downstairs. Remember this wonderful place ?
Yeah, but this time we are not going to just hop around. Go to the lover level and put King to the final sleep. We
don't have a good enough weapon yet to battle Devil himself so retrace your steps out of the tower and out of the
castle (don't forget to take magic book with you). Getting back from spikes between stairs can be tricky but it can be
done. Backward walking worked for me.


Now that you have bone (holy relict) and magic book, run to the stone circle with them. After some effects you find
that you have a potent weapon in your disposal.

Dump magic book and speed back to the castle and descend to the room you got that magic book from. Door is open
so walk boldly in and watch how the demon changes shape to become something more interesting.

Be polite and sit at table to have a little meal. Now he asks to turn over that stupid little bone you are carrying.
It's your choice. You can give him that worthless piece of bone and live happily forever after or you can choose to
stay plain mortal and leave your place of honour at table and run to the possessed girl.

If you choose to do the latter, you'll have to fight demon to the death. Too bad. 


This little solution is written by Veikko Danilas - Maintainer of the Spoiler's Centre If i missed
something vital, mail me at internet Copyright (c) Veikko Danilas 19.12.94 02:32 am

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