Tower of Trials
The Trials Tower
is the third of the four towers in Shadowgate 64: Trials of the Four Towers. The main goal of the tower is for the main character, Del Cottonwood, to pass all six of the given trials. When succeeding, Del will be gifted the Ring of the Kingdom.

The Six Trials

  • Guess the True King Trial: Open up the right portrait.
  • Build the Coat of Arms Trial: Build the correct coat of arms like a puzzle in order to open a door.
  • Wall Quiz Trial: Answer all the story-related questions the walls will ask correctly.
  • Reversed Controls Trial: Travel through a dangerous maze with the controls reversed.
  • Timed Candle Trial: Carry a lit candle from one end of a maze to the other without it fully melting.
  • Truthful Mirror Trial: Chose which reflection of Del truely matches his story.

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  • In the Reversed Controls Trial, putting on the blue ring will make the controls normal again. This makes going through the dangerous maze a lot easier.
  • In the Wall Quiz Trial after answering a question correctly, save the game, then repeat after every correct answer. That way, if a question is answered incorrectly, when it teleports Del back to the beginning, put of the green ring. This will kill Del, but it starting the saved game back up will put Del back at the wall he left off on. This takes out having to travel through the beginning of the tower all over again.


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