Here is our guide for all five of the Golden Gems that you can use to upgrade your golden weapons and armor. Let’s get straight into it…
For the first Golden Gem, head to Skullrock Beach, go to this frame and transform into the frog…
Now swim down and left, past the ship and there will be a maze with currents going around.
I won’t go too much into detail with this one, it’s just about using the frog’s tongue on each bow at the right time, otherwise the current will take you back. If that starts to happen, you can still try and grab onto another bow to save you from going all the way back to the start.
Head to this frame, which may seem familiar as it is where our adventure began…
Equip the Ice Boots and make an ice path all the way to the left of screen.
Transform into the snake and squeeze through the hole.
And in there is a chest with a Golden Gem.
Head to this frame in Green Fields along the way to The Lost Temples…
For this one, you’re going to need to be able to transform into the dragon. Fly up to here where the flower spits fireballs at you. Here, you’re going to need to freeze two fireballs (as is shown in the image below. The reason for the second fireball is because you don’t want the second fireball melting the first one. You’re then going to want to transform into the snake, land on the right frozen fireball and crawl through.
Before you head in, I would highly recommend taking down the flower first, because he’ll keep spitting fireballs to the right which will melt the ones that you’ve frozen. But once that’s done, jump onto the platform on the right, transform into the snake, drop down on top of the frozen fireball and make your way through…
The hard part is already over. In the next room, go up the platforms and get your second of the Golden Gems out of the chest!
The Dark Realm
The Golden Gem in The Dark Realm is in the top-left corner of the big room where you get all of your transformations back. Right here…
To get there, you want to enter the square up the top and rotate it so that you can head to the left…
Transform into the dragon and fly over the laser to the left side. Transform into the pig and sniff out the portal to the room that has the puzzle…
To uncover the secret to unlocking the chest, you’ll need to flick the switches to move the coloured panels. But first, if you sniff as the pig, you’ll see this on the wall…
Now, you want to move the frames over the top so that you reveal the number going in chronological order as well as which spell to use.
For example in the image below, we can see on the left that our first spell is fire, the second is fire and the third is wind.
To save from showing you all of them, basically the order is: Fire, Fire, Wind, Wind, Lightning, Bomb, Lightning, Bomb, Lightning. Aaaaand there’s your Golden Gem!
This Golden Gem is at the top of the stairs right before we go through to face the final boss…
You’ll see between the sword pillars that the ground is cracked in a certain spot. Ground-pound there and you’ll fall down.
And there it is, the last of the Golden Gems!
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Lastly, here are the rest of our guides on Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom if you need them:
- The Volcano
- Waterfall Area / Deadwood Graveyard / Haunted Manor
- Three Relics
- Castle of Lupia
- Castle Prison
- The Dark Realm
- Lion Warrior Boss Guide
- Voldrake Boss Guide
- Nabu Boss Guide
- Lord Xaros Boss Guide
- Corked Well Guide
- Gold Armor Parts
- Gold Boots Parts
- Gold Bracelet Parts
- Gold Shield Parts
- Gold Weapon Parts
- Heart Pieces Guide
- Ollie’s Music Sheets Guide
- Truffles Guide
- Power Gems Guide
- Legendary Gems Guide