The Hilltop Mausoleum

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The Hilltop Mausoleum
General information
AKA The Desecrated Church[1]
Chalice Yes
Boss(es) Stained Glass Demon
Enemies Imps
Music (original) Desecrated Church
Music (remake) Master of the Mausoleum
Chronological information
Previous level Cemetery Hill
Next level Return to the Graveyard
Location on Land Map
Sir Daniel Fortesque
Cemetery Hill
King of Cups King of Cups
Collect all the chalice rewards.
A Paneful Demise A Paneful Demise
Defeat the Stained Glass Demon in the Hilltop Mausoleum.
Not So Armless Not So Armless
Defeat Stained Glass Demon with just your arm.
Zip Zap Imp Splat
Fry a dozen Imps with Lightning.
Gimme That Back! Gimme That Back!
Lose, then recover your weapon from an Imp.
"The master of the Hilltop Mausoleum is just dying to meet you. Don't keep him waiting. He's got a heart of glass."
― Loading screen description

The Hilltop Mausoleum is the fourth level in MediEvil and its remake, also serving as an inspiration for the level of the same name in MediEvil: Resurrection. A grand cathedral at the summit of Cemetery Hill, it is the fourth level in the Necropolis. It is also one of the few areas to remain consistent across all three releases. The player is introduced to imps, diminutive creatures with a humanoid appearance, porcine voices, and sticky fingers.


Prepare to enter a house of pain. So sayeth the book at the entrance. Read it. If Dan has any Club left, he can smack the casket lids for some gold coins and other goodies. Kill any imps that pop up, but beware: an imp sans torch is surely a thief and needs to drop dead fast. If another club or shield is needed, they are in front of the pews.

There is one casket up front with light creeping through it; crush it and drop into the hole to enter the basement. Dan will be at the southern arm of a straight cross with three glass barriers on the other arms. Dan wants to be in the north wing, but he has a ways to go before he can get there. So, take the west wing first. Smash the glass spikes with the club, then kill the imps and grab the loose goods before grabbing the Earth Rune here. Dan must run in the direction of the intersection, lest he loses 1 Life Bottle to a collapsing hallway. Place the Earth Rune, then run and drop into the north wing. Take out the imps and run upstairs to the pulpit, where a Moon Rune waits. If Sir Dan got knocked about, use the Fountain of Rejuvenation in the room below.

As Dan passes through the pulpit, its front door will open. Instead, continue across the room to the organ well. Mr. Organ wants a new tune, but grab the Chaos Rune and exit out from the pulpit back into the sanctuary hall. Drop back into the basement and head for the east wing.

Smash the glass and the glass spikes in this area as well, then place the Moon Rune and smash more spikes en route to another small room of imps, loot, and the Sheet Music. Dan again has to run to the centre of the room before this floor gives way. Next, head back north and into the organ well. Present the Sheet Music, and our ethereal organist will open the way to the Chalice of Souls and a stack of gold coins. Buy extra crossbow bolts from the Merchant Gargoyle here, then return to the sanctuary hall once more to drop into the basement.

Head north once more to hand off the Chaos Rune. Make a right to find a torch on a block and push the block beneath the glass heart, grabbing the Throwing Daggers and the Copper Shield en route; then watch as the soul shards of the Stained Glass Demon gather in the pulpit. When ready, follow them and confront the Demon, who will fly in from a window and attack. Defeat it for the Skull Key. Once Dan takes it, he will exit the area.

Hall of Heroes

This time, talk to Stanyer Iron Hewer who is in the upper right. He will give you the Hammer. You can power up the hammer with the Square button button. The Hammer can smash through things, like a Club, but it doesn't fall apart like one.

Book of Gallowmere





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Main article: Books in MediEvil

Book 1

You are entering a house of pain! Rumors abound of evil doings in the secret catacombs below this very Hall.

Book 2

Watch out for sticky-fingered imps. These thieves will strip you down to your armored undies.

Book 3

The Stained Glass Demon is the Master of the Mausoleum. His wretched soul lies preserved inside a frozen glass heart. Shrouded in a veil of darkness beneath the Mausoleum you will find this pre-frozen menace.

Book 4

The would be Phantom of the Opera longs to play a new tune, but he seems doomed to repeat the same chords of despair over and over.

Behind the scenes


The level was originally going to be called The Desecrated Church.[1] It was renamed due to the original name being deemed too blasphemous for the US market by Sony's American legal team.[2][3][4]


In other languages

MediEvil (1998 original)

Language Name Meaning
French (France) Mausolée De La Colline -
German Das Bergmausoleum -
Italian Il Mausoleo in Cima alla Collina -
Japanese 教会
Spanish (Spain) El Mausoleo de la Cima de la Colina -

MediEvil (2019 remake)

Language Name Meaning
Arabic ”مقبرة قمة التل”
"maqbarat qimat altil"
Bulgarian Мавзолея на хълма
Mavzoleya na khŭlma
Croatian Mauzolej na Brdu -
Czech Mauzoleum na kopci -
Danish Mausolæet på Bjergtinden -
Dutch Het Heuvelmausoleum -
Finnish Kukkulamausoleumi -
French (France) Mausolée de la Colline -
German Das Bergmausoleum -
Greek Το Μαυσωλείο Hilltop
To Mafsoleío Hilltop
Hungarian Dombteteji mauzóleum -
Italian Il Mausoleo in cima alla collina -
Japanese 教会
Norwegian Bakketoppens Mausoleum -
Polish Mauzoleum na wzgórzu -
Portuguese (Brazil) O Mausoléu da Colina -
Portuguese (Portugal) O Mausoléu da Colina -
Romanian Mausoleul Colinei -
Russian Мавзолей на холме
Mavzoley na kholme
Spanish (LatAm) Mausoleo de la Cima de la Colina -
Spanish (Spain) El mausoleo de la Cima de la colina -
Swedish Mausoleet på Hilltop -
Turkish Tepebaşı Mozolesi -

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 MediEvil Rolling Demo. Developed by SCEE Cambridge Studio. Published by Sony Computer Entertainment in September 1997.
  2. Twitter "I do remember that we even had to rename things - I remember that anything involving religion was an issue."Jason Wilson on Twitter. Published November 12, 2019. Retrieved May 15, 2021.
  3. Twitter "They were opposed to the violence and destruction going on in places like a church. It was simply a case or[sic] renaming everything so it wasn’t deemed too holy."Jason Wilson on Twitter. Published August 9, 2018. Retrieved May 15, 2021.
  4. Twitter "...So ‘Church’ became ‘Hilltop Mausoleum’ and so on."Jason Wilson on Twitter. Published April 8, 2021. Retrieved May 16, 2021.


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