[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 shop as all Earth’s power is drained and defence missiles are disabled, leaving all hope for the 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 you must exploring Shangri-la in order to access it’s main central elevator so that Acarno can complete his mission, while collecting several “Diva Pieces” in the process.
You will emerge in a room which has three bridges which join a central platform, around which are multiple floating crystals – be careful as these crystals fire harmful lasers that kill you instantly. Although 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.
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 (no items are dropped). 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 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;
B. Door with yellow triangle
C. Door with yellow triangle
D. Pink laser gate & switch
E. Door to Cryo Room
F. Door to Garden Room
Items & Enemies
01. OIL CARTRIDGE
02. OIL CARTRIDGE
03. 750 CREDITS
X. Robot Enemy
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.