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Hi, nobody11010010 I'm briannaelf the Ixi. Since you're reading this, you probably like ixis (no wonder),
or want a higher score in Raiders of Maraqua.

If you're after the ROM avvy, our little guide might be just what you need!
Well, that's why we made this page, to help YOU nobody11010010! :)


UPDATES

January 19, 2013: It looks like Raiders of Maraqua was changed slightly. Floating 10's don't have a 10 inside bubble anymore. This change doesn't affect how the Floating Bonus Bubble works, and you can tell it from other bubbles because it floats to the top of your screen.

April 21, 2012: Got most of my screenies back up. Looks like I'll have to recapture the others. The wording needs re-written, and I'd like to make a few other tweaks, too.
April 11, 2012: How time flies! I know my images are down. My image host went out of business.
I'm looking for another, and to swap computers so I can move my back-up images to disk
(they've been on 3 1/2 inch floppies all this time!). Anyhoo, I'll have things back to normal as soon as I can!
Jan 26, 2009: It's been 2 years? Wow! Anyway, uploaded new screenies & rewrote the text for level 1.
Also broke up the text for levels 17 & 18. Hope it's easier to read! :)
Jan 26, 2007: I'm either unfrozen, or I never was. It depends on who you listen to. Either way, I'm back! :D
Sept 13, 2006: Sorry I still haven't done anything. I will when I can, but I've been having a rough summer.
Take care, & good luck with whatever you're doing. :)
July 11, 2006: Finally re-writing the tips section. Sorry I'm taking so long!
June 15, 2006: Coming soon: An edit to make this easier to understand! (FINALLY!!!)
February 8, 2006: I'm back to help those needing help. Good luck! :)
October 2, 2005: Type 1morekarpohplease AFTER you have lost one turn.
It gives you an extra life!
February 22, 2005: I found *another* new server & have all the images back up. Sorry they were down so long!
February 19, 2005: I see that my new image host (photobucket) isn't going to work for me.
I've already exceeded this month's bandwith, so I'm looking into my options.
I promise to get the pix back up as soon as I can.

BOOST YOUR SCORE:

1) Get all the bonuses you can for each level.
2) Pick up any yellow diamonds you see. They're 5 points each. Always wait a few seconds between diamonds.
If you collect them too fast, they count as ONE, and you get the point bonus of only ONE. So wait a bit between diamonds!
3) Red crosses give you an extra life. Grab any you find, more lives=more points.
4) Treasure first. You can't pass the level unless you get all the treasure.
5) If you have more than one treasure, push all but one into the chest. Then go after the guardians.
6) Push bubbles into guardians for more points. You get 5 points each.
7) Get more points by trapping more guardians with your bubbles! Two with one bubble is 15 points
(the first is worth 5, the 2nd is worth 10). Get THREE with one bubble for 35 points (5 10 20) instead of 15.
8) GET FLOATING 10's! Keep pushing bubbles into the guardians to trigger one.
Each one is worth 5x your current level (eg: if you're in level 5, every floating 10 is worth 25 points!
...btw, thanks to quuront for pointing this out to me.) Just four floating 10's in level 5 is a boost of 100 points! :)

Here's what floating 10's look like. The first is a floating 10 still in the bubble.
The second shows what it looks like when you catch it.

8a) In my screenshots, I collected 5 floating 10's in level 12 for a score boost of 300 points!
9) Let the squid-like guardians MAKE NEW BUBBLES. It gives you more bubbles to push into more guardians, so you'll get more floating 10's.
10) If a bubble blocks your way, try popping all the light blue bubbles.
This may force a guardian to spawn in the blocking bubble, clearing the way for you to finish the level! :)
If none of this makes sense, read the instructions, they'll help you get started.
Now, are you ready to play & get that avvy? Click the pic below to play!

LeveL 1:

From the start, push the light blue bubble beneath you down, then make your way to the 2nd treasure.
Pop the bubble in front of it, and push it over to the 1st treasure.
Clear the bubbles near the chest & push both treasures up. The first will go in, the 2nd will sit next to the chest, safe & sound.
Collect any bonuses. Now push the bubbles into the guardians to trigger as many floating 10's as you can.
When you're running low on bubbles, push the 2nd treasure into the chest. YaY, you've completed the 1st level!

LeveL 2:

The 2nd level is easy. Go right from the starting point & push the boulder into the right wall. Then push the dark
blue bubble up so it catches the 2nd treasure. Push the 1st treasure in. Now pop the bubble that's in the way
& push the 2nd treasure to the right. Then go after bonuses. Push bubbles into the guardians to trigger floating 10's.
When you're running out of bubbles, go to the top & pop the bubbles in the way. Then push the 2nd treasure in.

LeveL 3:

Just make sure you have 3 bubbles in a row to the left of the chest, then go up & pop the bubble
between the boulders. Push the right boulder into the right wall. Go down & push the 1st treasure in.
Then pop the bubbles between you & the 2nd treasure & push it over.

Now go after bonuses & push the bubbles into the guardians to trigger floating 10's.
When you run short of bubbles, push the 2nd treasure in.

LeveL 4:

Easy if there are no diamonds or health bonues blocking the way. Push the 1st treasure to the right,
then down & right again. Get above it & push it down. Go to the light blue bubble & push it up.
Go around the boulder. The rest is a piece of cake. :)

LeveL 5:

Push the 1st treasure in. Go after bonuses & push the bubbles into the guardians to trigger
floating 10's. When you're running low on bubbles, go push the 2nd treasure in. Easy!

LeveL 6:

The key to this level is to line up the bubbles so they catch the treasure.

From the start, go down, pop the light blue bubble & push the dark blue one down. Go right & pop the light blue bubble.
Then pop the light blue bubble under you & go right. Line up 3 bubbles to the right of the chest.
Make sure the top one is light blue so you can pop it. Go back & push the 1st treasure over & in.

The 2nd is easy. Line up a bunch of bubbles so they form a line across. Then go up & pop the bubbles around
the treasure, push it down & to the left. Push it down so that it's resting on your line of bubbles & is close to the chest.
Go after bonuses & push the bubbles into the guardians to trigger floating 10's
(always, always get as many as you can!). When you run low on bubbles, pop the bubbles between the chest
& the treasure & push the treasure into the chest.

LeveL 7:

From the start, push a bubble under the chest. Then push both treasures to the left, making sure there's a bubble
to catch the 1st & a boulder to catch the 2nd. Then push the 1st treasure in. Push the 2nd treasure up so it's safely
close to the chest. Go after bonuses & push the bubbles into the guardians to trigger floating 10's
until you run low on bubbles. Then push the 2nd treasure in.

LeveL 8:

Avoid the guardian if you can. Follow the path until you get to the three bubbles shaped like a backwards 7.
Pop the first two & push the third into the right wall. Follow it & push the boulder down.
Go back & down to push the boulder into the right wall.
Then go over & push the treasure to the right & against the bubble.
Get underneath the treasure & push it up & over against the right wall,
so that it sits on top of the bubble. Pop the bubble & push the treasure in.

LeveL 9:

Pop the bubbles underneath the dark blue bubble. Then clear the bubbles around the 1st treasure & push it up & over,
then up & over again to get it into the chest. Push the 2nd treasure down & pop the bubbles that are in the way.
Push the dark blue bubble down. The rest of the level is easy. Remember to go after bonuses
& push the bubbles into the guardians to trigger as many floating 10's as you can before pushing the last treasure in!

LeveL 10:

Go up & right to the 1st treasure, popping any light blue bubbles in the way. Push the dark blue bubble down.
Then push the treasure left & down. Pop the bubbles between the treasure & the chest & push the treasure so that
it sits on top of the chest. Go after bonuses & push the bubbles into the guardians to trigger floating 10's.
When you run low on bubbles, push the treasure into the chest. Really easy! :)

LeveL 11:

Easy if no bonuses get between the treasure & the chest. Pop the bubbles in the way,
getting bonuses as you go, then push the treasure straight in.

LeveL 12:

Pop the bubbles between the 1st treasure & the chest and push it in.
Then pop the bubbles in front & behind the 2nd treasure & push it so it sits on top of the chest.
Now go after bonuses, & push the bubbles into the guardians to trigger floating 10's.
When you run low on bubbles, push the 2nd treasure in & you've completed level 12! :)

LeveL 13:

Push the boulder down & pop the bubbles between the chest and the 1st treasure. Push it in.
Pop the bubbles between the chest & 2nd treasure and push it in.
Go after bonuses & push the bubbles into the guardians to trigger floating 10's until you run low on bubbles.
Then pop any bubbles between the chest & 3rd treasure. Push it in to finish the level.

LeveL 14:

Go to the top, pop a blue bubble & push the boulder to the right. Push the 1st treasure down so that it rests on top
of the 2nd treasure. Then push the 1st right & down into the chest. Push the 2nd treasure in. Go after bonuses
and push the bubbles into the guardians to trigger floating 10's. When you're running low on bubbles, pop the bubbles
between you & the 3rd treasure, sitting right next to the chest. Push it in & you've finished level 14! YaY!

LeveL 15:

The first hard level, but not so hard when you know how, & I'll tell you! :) Push the 2nd boulder to the right.
Go back & push the 1st boulder up. Go around & get behind it so you can push it to the right.
Then push it down & over against the 2nd boulder. Now push the treasure left.
Go above it & push it down, then right. Now go around the backwards L & push the boulder up. Push it right, then up.
Now push the treasure up, right, then up. Go counter-clockwise around the backwards L to get behind the treasure.
Push it up, then right, then up again. Now push it left into the chest. Not so hard when you know how! ;)

LeveL 16:

Pretty easy. Push in the closest ones first, & be sure you don't block the chest.
To get the oddball out in left field, push it right, then up, right, then down, and it takes you to familiar territory. :)

LeveL 17:

You can make VERY few mistakes with this level. Push something the wrong way & you'll have to start the level over so be careful!

Go over to the cluster of 4 boulders. Push one of them against the right wall, then push it up. Repeat with two more boulders.
That's all you need out of that group. Now go back to the group of boulders on the left side. Leave the one sitting between the fins alone.
Push one of the other boulders to the right, then up, then left. Pick another boulder out of that group & do the same thing.
Then move above it & push it down. Now do the same with another boulder, (push it right, up, left, down).
Now push it to the right so it's next to the vertical line of boulders resting against the right wall.
Push the boulder that sits on top of the treasure out of the way & push the treasure down.
Push the treasure right, then up into the chest. Whew! Good job! :)

LeveL 18:

There's a blue bubble resting against the top coral. Push it right against the wall, then down to the bottom.
Push the bubble by the bottom coral up against the other bubble. Push another against the right wall.
Push a bubble up against that & push it down. Repeat with two more bubbles until you have a stack of four.
Make sure you have two bubbles beneath & to the right of the top fins to catch the treasure.
Now push one of the treasures down, right, then up so it's sitting against the first line of bubbles.
Push it to the right, then down on top of your 2nd line of bubbles. Push it straight into the chest.
Repeat with the 2nd treasure. See, that wasn't so hard after all! :)

LeveL 19:

Well, nobody11010010, you've reached the end of my guide. I don't have anything for Level 19 because
I've never finished it. Suggestions? Questions? Comments? Neomail Nobody11010010 if our guide helped you,
or you have questions about it, or just anything! Take care & hope to cya soon!

Briannaelf's RoM guide. April 2004 - present.
Written by me, Briannaelf, with help from my beloved owner, nobody11010010.
Screenshots of the game taken by us, also. :)
With comments marked & credited as appropriate.




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