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Raiders of Maraqua

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Looking to impress his new pirate friends, a young Koi named Karpoh dives down to the ruins of Old Maraqua in search of treasure, armed with nothing but his wits and an impressive ability to manipulate bubbles. The ruins, however, are far from deserted...

Maraqua Ruins
Should we tell him about the Slorgs?

How to Play

In Raiders of Maraqua, your goal is to push anything of value that you find to a treasure chest, which the pirate crew is waiting to haul up to their ship. Once all of the treasures in a given level have made it to the chest, you will automatically advance to the next level. Karpoh's movement is controlled with the arrow keys, while the spacebar allows him to push or pop bubbles. To pop a bubble, simply press the spacebar when a bubble is in a position that won't allow it to move in the direction you're facing.

While you begin the game with four lives, it is possible to receive more through power-ups and the code 1morekarpohplease. This can be typed at any time during gameplay, but will not work if you already have four or more lives. It is recommended that you use this code at times when there are few enemies around, such as in levels 4 and 8. The extra life power-up found in the game will grant extra lives regardless of how many you already have.

Game Screen
Nobody told me there would be Slorgs!

Bubbles, rocks and debris from ruined buildings can either help you or hinder your progress, depending on their location. To further complicate matters, aggressive Jetsams and other sea creatures appear at random points throughout the levels; not only will they cost you a life if they manage to swim into you, they also occasionally push bubbles, rocks, and even treasures around the level. To take out an enemy, you can push bubbles or rocks into them, which will earn you five points. Unfortunately, after a certain point in each level, enemies will no longer award points when defeated. Of particular interest is the Slug Monster, which will occasionally place a bubble behind it as it swims.

Ghoti Jetsam Slug Monster Slorg

Game Elements
Object Description
Normal Bubble These bubbles can be pushed and will glide until they reach a solid object. If pushed while against a wall or object, they will pop.
Tough Bubble These are a bit tougher than normal bubbles, and will only pop if hit by a moving rock.
Rock When pushed, rocks will destroy all bubbles and enemies in their path, only stopping on contact with debris, treasure, or the edge of the level.
Gold These indestructable treasures award 5 points when pushed into the treasure chest.
Gem
Chest Chests accept treasure from all four sides.
Bonus Gold These small pieces of gold can be collected without using the chest, and award 5 points.
Extra Life Awards an extra life, even if your life bar is full.
Bonus Bubble When an enemy is defeated, these transparent bubbles will sometimes float up from the bottom of the screen, giving points when collected. See the Scoring section below for more information.

Unwinnable Situations

You may encounter a situation in which bubbles important to the completion of the level are destroyed. This can be overcome by taking out enemies until a Slug Monster appears, then waiting for it to create bubbles where you need them. Unfortunately, due to oversights and programming errors, it is possible for a level to become completely unwinnable without you or the enemies even doing anything. The most common way this happens is a bonus item appearing in a place that prevents you from pushing bubbles or treasures where they need to go, often in levels 4, 8, 11, 14, and 18.

Unwinnable

There are also several odd glitches which can occur, including bubbles that can't be pushed, treasures passing right through the chest, and multiple chests appearing. While the majority of such issues are just visual bugs that last a single level, sometimes they will render the game unplayable, ruining your current session.

Glitch 1  Glitch 2

Scoring

There are three ways to earn points in Raiders of Maraqua: pushing treasure into the chest, defeating enemies, and collecting bonuses. As a base, the game offers 415 points (41 treasures and 42 enemies at 5 points each) for reaching the end of level 19. The rest of the nearly four hundred points required for the avatar will come from the small pieces of gold randomly scattered throughout the levels (5 points each), bonus bubbles (more on that in a moment), and bonus points for defeating multiple enemies with one shot. The first enemy taken out by a moving object is worth 5 points, while each additional enemy hit is worth 10. While enemies can be defeated by bubbles pushed by other creatures, this is only worth 1 point, and will count as one of your enemy defeats for that level.

When an enemy is defeated, there is a random chance that a transparent bubble will begin to float up from the bottom of the screen. When collected, this bubble is worth 5 points multiplied by the number of the level you're currently in; if you were to collect one in level ten, it would be worth 50 points. A good way to earn points is to replay later levels that have a large number of bubbles in them, in order to fight as many enemies as possible. Since you retain any points you gained in a level if you're hit by an enemy or press the Restart Level button, you should focus on levels you know you can score a large number of points in.

Karpoh
Avatar, here I come!

Level Solutions

To view a level solution, use the blue arrows or select a level from the drop-down menu below. An animation will begin to play, showing you the most efficient path through the level, and an accompanying text guide will appear under it. If you would like to replay the animation or restart it while it's already playing, press the Replay button.

Arrow, X

In this guide, the direction an object should be pushed will be indicated by a green arrow, while a red X means that a bubble should be popped. While the solutions shown here work most of the time, it's possible that enemies will make it impossible to complete the level as shown. In these situations, you will have to improvise another method for clearing the level.

Solutions
Level 1
Level 1Start by pushing the dark bubble to the right, then push the treasure up into the chest. Move the bubbles surrounding the treasure on the right, then push it to the left, where the first treasure had been. Move the dark bubble out of the way, then push the treasure into the chest.

You can defeat three enemies in this level for points.

Replay Animation

Level 2
Level 2Pop the bubble to your right, push the treasure down into the chest, and push the light bubble near the chest to the right. Push the dark bubble up, pop the light bubble at the top of the screen above the chest, and push the dark bubble that was next to it to the left. Push the light bubble below it down, then push the treasure on the left side of the screen to the right and down into the chest.

You can defeat three enemies in this level for points.

Replay Animation

Level 3
Level 3Move to the bottom-center of the screen and push the dark bubble up, next to the treasure below the chest. Pop the bubbles directly under the chest, then pop and move the ones between the treasure in the center of the screen and the one on the right. Push the right treasure to the center, then push the center treasure into the chest. Push the right treasure up to the rock, left to the dark bubble, then up into the chest.

You can defeat five enemies in this level for points.

Replay Animation

Level 4
Level 4Push the treasure near you to the right, down, to the right, and down again. Push the bubble up, then circle up and around the debris to the other side of the treasure. Push it left, up and left again into the chest. Push the other treasure down, left, up and left into the chest.

This level has no enemies.

Replay Animation

Level 5
Level 5Push the treasure near the top of the screen to the right into the chest, then pop and move bubbles below you to reach the treasure on the right. Push it up into the chest.

You can defeat five enemies in this level for points.

Replay Animation

Level 6
Level 6Push the dark bubble near the treasure on the left down, then move and pop the bubbles at the bottom of the screen so that there is a bubble below the treasure, with a one-wide gap between them. Pop the bubbles to the right of the treasure so that when you push it to the right, it will be directly below the chest. Once it's there, pop the bubbles under the treasure so that you can push it up into the chest. Make your way to the top-right corner and push the fifth bubble from the right up, then pop the bubbles to the right of the treasure and push it to the left. Pop the bubbles above the treasure, push it down, pop the bubbles to its right, and push it into the chest.

You can defeat three enemies in this level for points.

Replay Animation

Level 7
Level 7Push the bubble to the right of the one directly above you to the right, then push both treasures to the left. Push the top treasure up, right, up, and right into the chest, then follow suit with the other one.

You can defeat three enemies in this level for points.

Replay Animation

Level 8
Level 8Push and pop bubbles as you make your way to the right, then follow the path to the area with the treasure. Pop the two bubbles to the treasure's right, then push the remaining moveable bubble to the right. Push the rock down and to the right, then push the treasure to the right as well. Move below the treasure and push it up, right, pop the bubble, then push the treasure up and left into the chest.

You can defeat one enemy in this level for points, but as an enemy could appear within or destroy the bubble necessary to complete the level, it isn't recommended.

Replay Animation

Level 9
Level 9Pop the two bubbles below the dark bubble to your left, then pop the bubbles surrounding the nearby treasure. Push the treasure up and to the right, move and pop the bubbles below it, then push it up and right into the chest. Move to the right over the bubble above the chest and push it to the left and down, then pop your way through the bubbles on the left and push the dark one down. Push the treasure to the right into the chest, then move and pop bubbles to reach the bottom-right side of the screen. Pop the bubbles to the left of the treasure here, then push it left and up into the chest.

You can defeat three enemies in this level for points.

Replay Animation

Level 10
Level 10Move and pop the bubbles at the top of the screen to reach the treasure on the right and push it down, then break the entire row of bubbles under it to create a path to the chest on the left. Push the treasure down, to the left, and down to the chest.

You can defeat three enemies in this level for points.

Replay Animation

Level 11
Level 11Follow the path through the level, dealing with enemies as necessary, and push the treasure right into the chest.

You can defeat three enemies in this level for points.

Replay Animation

Level 12
Level 12Move and pop bubbles to reach the right side of the screen, and do the same for the bubbles between the bottom treasure and the chest. Push the treasure up into the chest, then pop the bubbles surrounding the top treasure. Push it to the right, then down into the chest.

You can defeat three enemies in this level for points.

Replay Animation

Level 13
Level 13Pop the bubbles between the top-left treasure and the chest, then push the treasure in. Do the same for the other two treasures.

You can defeat one enemy in this level for points.

Replay Animation

Level 14
Level 14Push the rock immediately to your right, then push the top treasure down, right, and down into the chest. Push the bottom-left treasure into the chest, then pop the bubbles to the right of the last treasure and push it into the chest as well.

You can defeat one enemy in this level for points.

Replay Animation

Level 15
Level 15Push the rock on the left downward, then push the other rock to the right. Go up and around the debris, push the rock up, to the right, and up again. Push the treasure to the left, down, right, up, right, up, and left into the chest.

This level has no enemies.

Replay Animation

Level 16
Level 16Push the nearby rock up to ensure that it won't be in the way later, then make your way to the treasure to the left of the chest and push it in. Go up and around the debris and push the bottom-right treasure to the left, up, and right into the chest. Push the rock above the treasure in the center of the screen to the right, then push the treasure down. Go up and around the debris and push the treasure right into the chest. Once again go to the right of the debris and push the treasure here to the left, down, and right into the chest. Finally, push the last treasure right, up, right, down, left, down, and right into the chest.

This level has no enemies.

Replay Animation

Level 17
Level 17Push the rock to the right of where you start down into the gap between the three rocks below, the make your way to the two bubbles on the right. Push the rightmost one up and to the right, then push the rock above the treasure into the top-right corner. Push the treasure down, left, up, right, and up so that it's next to the chest. Push the bubble next to the treasure up and out of the way, and push the treasure left into the chest.

This level has no enemies.

Replay Animation

Level 18
Level 18Push the third bubble from the left downward, then pop the third bubble from the right and push the bubble below it down. Push both of these bubbles to the right (starting with the rightmost), then once the one on the left has reached the right side of the screen, push it down. Push the bubble that had originally been between the two right, down, right, and down. Push the bubble in the center of the screen up, then push the one below it up, right, and down to join the other two. Do the same with the bubble in the bottom-center of the screen, then push the one that had been in the center of the screen to the right. Push the left treasure down, right, up, right, up, right, down, and left into the chest. Do the same with the remaining treasure to finish the level.

This level has no enemies.

Replay Animation

Level 19
Level 19On nine out of ten attempts, you will be unable to complete this level simply because of the chaos the four enemies on-screen cause. This guide is offered as a general order in which to collect the treasures, as unless you're lucky and find yourself with more bubble-generating Slug Monsters than other enemies, you won't be able to complete the level as shown here.

Move toward the bottom-right treasure, popping only the bubbles necessary to reach it, and push the bubbles to the right of the treasure to the right. Push the treasure up into the chest. Push the center-left treasure to the right, clearing any bubbles that may be in the way, and push one of the bubbles from the center of the screen down and to the right. Do the same with the treasure, then push it up into the chest. Pop the bubbles around the bottom-left treasure and push it up, right, down, right, and up into the chest. Pop the bubbles around the top-left treasure and push it down, right, down, right, and up into the chest.

You can defeat five enemies in this level for points.

Replay Animation

Level 20
Level 20As you can see, level twenty has no treasure, only bubbles and enemies. At this point, all you can do is defeat as many enemies as possible to earn points until you get a Game Over. It is currently unknown how many enemies you can defeat for points here; if you know, feel free to send in a bug report.

In any case, congratulations! If you've made it this far, you've conquered Raiders of Maraqua!
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Quick Tips

  • If important bubbles are destroyed, use a Slug Monster to create new bubbles.
  • Collect bubbles floating up from the bottom of the screen for easy bonus points.
  • Type 1morekarpohplease when you have less than four lives to receive an extra one.
  • When going for a high score, restart until you get an extra life or three bonus gold pieces in level 1.
  • Focus on scoring points in level nineteen rather than trying to beat it.

If the stress of this highly taxing game becomes too much for you, we recommend buying a Springy Green Slorg and having your pet play with it until it breaks.

Springy Slorg
Ahhh, now isn't that better?

Raider of Maraqua

Raider of Maraqua

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This game guide was written by: Chesu