Dan's Crypt

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Dan's Crypt
MediEvil1998-DansCrypt-LoadingScreen.pngMediEvil2019-DansCrypt-LoadingScreen.png
General information
Chalice No
Enemies None
Health Fountain(s) None
Music (original) The Awakening
Music (remake) After a Nice Long Nap
FMV before level 2AV
Chronological information
Level number 1.
Previous level Title Level
Next level The Graveyard
Location on Land Map
The Graveyard   Return to the Graveyard  
 
 
Sir Daniel Fortesque
   
Trophies
Healthiest Man Alive - Er Dead Healthiest Man Alive - Er Dead
Collect every Life Bottle.
Master Dan-At-Arms Master Dan-At-Arms
Collect every weapon.
Walls Are For Chumps Walls Are For Chumps
Return to Dan's Crypt and smash down the secret wall.
"Rise and shine, Dan! Looks like you've got a second chance at this whole hero-thing. Try not to blow it this time, eh?"
― Loading screen description

Dan's Crypt is the introductory level in both MediEvil and its 2019 remake.

Here, the player will be introduced to Sir Daniel Fortesque and will be given an opportunity to familiarise themselves with the land of Gallowmere and moving the newly-revived knight around the field.

Walkthrough

As Dan (with his little friend Morten the Earthworm in tow) rises from his dais, he will be addressed by the snarky gargoyles on either side of the hall. They don't think he will succeed in his new mission, but they certainly welcome him to try. Grab the Throwing Daggers and Small Sword just ahead. The Daggers will always respawn on replay, so keep this in mind. Also grab the Life Bottle sitting on some dirt from a cave-in, which increases Dan's energy reserves by 300 units and therefore counts as one extra life.

Note the off-colour panel at the right-hand side of the wall—Dan cannot do anything with it quite yet, but he will soon be able to.

Head left at the intersection to reach a room with an aqueduct. Cross these shallow waters to move further in to some gold and a chest with a Copper Shield. Grab the Star Rune in the vicinity as well.

Head back and place the Rune in the begging hand near the shut gate, then run toward Zarok's magic slime to complete the area.

Return run

After obtaining a Club from Cemetery Hill, Dan can return to smash the off-colour wall. The wall can also be smashed using the Hammer or the Daring Dash ability, but the Club is the earliest smashing method available. Inside await some chests of gold as well as a brand new Life Bottle. Exit the same way as before, and Dan will complete the level with a coveted green checkmark.

Book of Gallowmere

Friendlies

Inventory

Melee weapons

Ranged weapons

Armour

Items

Runes

Treasure

Energy

Intermissions

Introductory dialogue

80 Information Gargoyle It has risen again - Sir Daniel Fortesque.
See? The Hero of Gallowmere who fell at the first charge! The fog of war and the shrouds of time conspired to turn the arrow fodder into the saviour of the day. But we knows better.
148 Sir Daniel Fortesque I'll show you!
83 Information Gargoyle Let it alone! Fate has given it a second chance, a chance to forget the ignoble truth, a chance to defeat Zarok and live up to the legend.
We hopes it does well.


Books

Main article: Books in MediEvil

New Game

Book 1

You must be out of shape after 100 years lying on your back. Use the crypt to get the grips with your new lease of life.

Book 2

Some weapons contain powers and abilities beyond the ordinary. Be sure to test every weapon to discover their secondary abilities. Some weapon abilities are immediate... and some may need a bit of time to charge before they realize their full potential.

Book 3

During your travels through Gallowmere, you will collect many items. To see your items, or to use one, review your inventory.

In it, you will also find your Book of Gallowmere, which will keep a record of the denizens you've encountered, and bestow you with keen insights that only a disembodied voice could provide.

Book 4

Any Treasure that you find will be added to your coin total. Coins are used to buy items from the greedy Merchant gargoyles.

Book 5

When you're ready to leave this crypt you'll find an exit at the end of the hall. To unlock the gates you must find a Rune Stone and place it in the ornate hand set next to the doorway.

Book 6

You will find Life Bottles throughout Gallowmere. They contain the same magic that rose you from your slumber and will raise you from the dead once again. When your life is low, using this bottle will help you feel a little better. And remember to fill it when you can.

Book 7

Track down Zarok by retracing his diabolical odyssey through Gallowmere. You can spot the exits from an area by looking out for his stinking trail of magic slime.

Old Game

Book 1

You must be out of shape after 100 years lying on your back. Use the crypt to get the grips with your new lease of life.

Book 2

During your travels through the world of Gallowmere you will collect many items. To look at your inventory, press the SELECT button on the Controller.

Book 3

To do a power attack, press and hold the Square button button on the Controller for a second or two and then release it.

Book 4

Feel free to have a paddle in the shallow water, but don't be tempted to go for a swim, buoyancy can be a problem for those of a dead disposition.

Book 5

Any Treasure that you find will go into your coin score, displayed in the top right of your display. Coins are used to buy items from the greedy Merchant gargoyles.

Book 6

When you're ready to leave this crypt you'll find an exit at the end of the hall. To unlock the gates you must find a Rune Stone and place it in the ornate hand set next to the doorway.

Book 7

Track down Zarok by retracing his diabolical odyssey through Gallowmere. You can spot the exits from an area by looking out for his stinking trail of magic slime.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Czech Danova hrobka -
French (France) Crypte De Daniel Daniel's Crypt
German Dans Krypta -
Italian La Cripta di Sir Daniel Sir Daniel's Crypt
Japanese 納骨堂 Ossuary
Portuguese (Portugal) Cripta do Dan -
Spanish (Spain) Cripta de Dani -

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