[Episode 7] Shangri-la Elevator
At The Ministry of National Defence, the Head of Security learns of the ship’s launch. No attack is made on the ship as all Earth’s power is drained, meaning that all defence missiles are disabled. This leaves Earth’s fate solely in the hands of Acarno – who has now successfully boarded Shangri-la and navigated it’s docking bay, despite being separated from his comrades.
To advance any further you must complete one of the game’s most difficult sections by exploring Shangri-la in order to gain access it’s main central elevator so that Acarno can complete his mission.
You’ll need to collect several “Diva Pieces” in the process.
You will emerge in a room which has three bridges joined by a central platform, around which are multiple floating crystals. Be careful as these crystals fire harmful lasers that kill you instantly. The lasers can be avoided if you move quickly. Dropping a DECOY on the ground will give you more time to move freely about this area, however these are best saved until the end of this section of the walkthrough.
Head forwards (avoiding the lasers), and in front of you is a silver, rock-like structure;
You’ll now be in a familiar looking hallway with columns running down either side, only this time with grey lighting. Equip either the BIG MAGNUM or ANTIQUE GUN and take our two more guards which appear on your left and right before heading through the double doors at the end of the hallway – note that the random item rule seems to apply again here, as sometimes the guards will drop MAGNUM SHELL and / or MACHINE GUN GARDTRIDGE, whereas other times you get nothing.
Emerging in a dark room, follow the instructions below;
Equip the BIG MAGNUM or ANTIQUE GUN and head through the door. Two more guards will appear – deal with them or run past and head through the doorway, back into the room with the floating crystals.
Before you progress through the next area it is worth pointing out that due to the long, winding corridors and multiple crossroads ahead, it’s easy to get lost. Using the below map, collect the three items before making your way to the switch;
Shangri-la Corridors Map Key;
- A. Entrance
- B. Door with yellow triangle
- C. Door with yellow triangle
- D. Switch & pink laser gate
- E. Door to Cryo Room
- F. Door to Garden Room
- 01. OIL CARTRIDGE
- 02. OIL CARTRIDGE
- 03. 750 CREDITS
- X. Robot (re-spawns)
- Y. Robot (does not re-spawn)
Back in the corridor, head back to the start (use the above map if you’re struggling to find your way). Equip the ANTIQUE GUN on the way as there will be another robot waiting for you – take him out before heading through the doors you first entered the corridors through. Keep your weapon drawn as there are two more guards to take out.
Now that all 4 DIVA PIECES on this level of Shangri-la have been collected, the doors to the central elevator (in the centre of the platform in the next room) must be opened.
Before heading back into the room with the floating crystals, equip the HAND BAZOOKA and ensure it’s fully loaded. It’s also worth saving here as it’s easy to die during the next part of the game.