The Bard's Tale
Hold L1 + R1 and press Right,
Left, Right, Left, Up, Down,
Up, Down during game play.
Immune to attacks:
Hold L1 + R1 and press Left, Right,
Left, Right, Up, Down, Up,
Down during game play.
Full health and mana:
Hold L1 + R1 and press Left(2),
Right(2), Up, Down, Up, Down
during game play.
Hold L1 + R1 and press Up, Down,
Up, Down, Left, Right, Left,
Right during game play.
Extra silver and Adderstones:
Hold L1 + R1 and press Up(2),
Down(2), Left, Right, Left, Right
during game play.
Hold L1 + R1 and press Right(2),
Left(2), Up, Down, Up, Down
during game play. This will unlock levels on the map, but you
must travel on the map to go there. Hold L2 or R2
and press Right to display the debug menu. To get to any
level, choose the "Level select" option from the debug
menu. This allows you to directly jump to any level, even the
Donate 100 silver to the priests, both in towns and
in the wild to unlock various bonuses, such as movies, artwork,
Use the following trick to unlock the bonuses easily. After getting
at least 2,000 silver, save the game. Find a priest and make a
100 silver donation. Keep donating 100 silver until all your silver
is gone. Then, pause game play and select the "Exit To Main
Menu" option without saving your game. Answer "Yes"
when warned that your unsaved chapter progress will be lost. Once
at the title screen, enter the "Extras" menu to view
the unlocked bonuses. Exit that menu and load your previously
saved game. Immediately save the game again. You will still have
your silver and the unlocked bonus options.
There is no easy way to get all the bonuses. You must do a set
amount of large donations which are listed as follows. The number
indicates the number of large donations that must be made with
the corresponding bonus that you will get. Note: If you save and
leave the game you must redo every donation to get up to the same
amount as when you saved.
1: Movie: Introduction
2: Song: Beer, Beer,: Beer
4: Art Gallery 1
6: Art Gallery 2
10: Movie: Bard's Tale Logo
15: Song: Bad Luck - Ogan
20: Art: Gallery 3
25: Song: Bad Luck - Wolves
30: Art Gallery: 4
35: Song: Bad Luck - Minion
40: Movie: InXile Logo
45: Art Gallery 5
50: Song: Bad Luck - Jail
60: Art Gallery: 6
70: Art Gallery 7
80: Song: Tale of the Nukelavee
100: Song: Here's to the Bard
120: Art Gallery 8
140: Art Gallery: 9
160: Song: You're a Fooling One
180: Art Gallery: 10
200: Song: Bad Luck - Lava Life
220: Song: Bad Luck - Lava: Death
220: Song: Bad Luck - Bard
260: Art Gallery: 11
500: Movie: Ending 2
600: Movie: Ending 1
700: Movie: Ending 3
Hint: Easy kills:
After you kill the giant rat in the beginning of the
game, go through Houton village and find the puppy in the middle
part of the village. Respond nicely and the dog will follow you.
As you journey on, the dog will distract enemies, thus making
Hint: Easy money:
Early in the game (without cheating), go talk to the
barrel maker that is inside one of the Broch's. This is the Broch
that is near the middle of the town, but at the west end; his
door is facing north (if you were to be facing his door, you would
be facing east). The name of the place at the bottom of the screen
when you walk in will read "Boyd's Barrels", at the
west side of Houton. After you talk to him, go back outside. Go
to the right side of his Broch and start destroying the barrels
next to his dwelling (that are under the awning). He will come
out and talk to you. Give him nice responses. He will give you
the "Barrel Maker - Break lots of Barrels" quest. After
that, every time you see a barrel, make sure you do whatever it
takes to break it into tiny pieces. Then, go into The Drunken
Rat bar and smash all the barrels on the upper floor. This is
the floor you are on when you first walk in the front door. There
are eight barrels that you can smash with your fists or a sword,
and three behind the three singing drunks that you cannot destroy
until you have bought a bow at the store. This makes a total of
eleven barrels. Then, go down the stairs in the back room of the
bar. You will find eleven more barrels to smash. After all those
barrels have been smashed, go out the front door of the bar. Then,
go back in and smash them all over again. After smashing a large
number of barrels (over 100) go to the man who gave you the quest.
He is standing next to the awning where you broke his barrels.
He will give you 500 Silver. By doing this, it, you can make as
much money as desired early in the game. Note: Try buying the
Longbow to shoot the three barrels behind the singing drunks.
Once you can enter the Fairyhaunt Woods, talk to the hunter. He
will tell you that the forest is full of grouse. Buy a bow, shoot
one, then talk to the hunter again. He will say that he owns some
grounds full of game (actually just grouse). If you have a dog
you can easily find grouse. This is a slow but steady way to earn
Hint: Alternate storyline:
If the puppy joins your party, it changes the story
somewhat. For example, when you face The Pet it will crush your
dog, killing it. Later when you run into the skull in the dungeon,
it says that someone from your past wants to see you again and
it brings your undead dog back into your party.
Hint: Cow tipping:
While in Huton (the first level), you can go around
and find cows. Walk up next to the cow and press X. The
Bard will push the cow over, and as soon as you walk off screen
the cow will be set up again.
Hint: Final choice:
In the final choice, if you have summons out you can
ask their advice, unless they do not talk (then the Bard just
Hint: The Highlander reference:
Talk to the crier in The Tup Pub in West Dounby
and agree to be in the talent show. You will get the Boots of
"Quickening" as a reward. Read about these boots in
the menu to learn that they were made for the Highland warrior
Connor McLaihd. This is a reference to Connor McCloud from the
Highlander movies. Also, all the other quickening boots
have been lost, and the narrator says there surely can be only
"one" pair left.
Hint: Little Red Riding Hood
Sometimes when you kill a wolf, you will get a
red cloak or a picnic basket.
Hint: Star Wars reference:
If you choose to be snarky to the elder after defeating
Silkbeard, he will say "May the queen of the Sith take you."
Hint: Willie Wonka reference:
The "Bad Luck" songs greatly resemble
the Umpa Loompa's songs from the original Willie Wonka
Hint: The Wizard Of
Sometimes when killing a scarecrow, it will drop
a diploma, making a reference to The Scarecrow from The Wizard
of Oz getting a diploma from the wizard.
Hint: You Got Served references:
The Knight summon occasionally says "Thou
hast been served".
In the basement of the Scotsman's castle, a group of zombies will
have a breakdance contest with a group of skeletons. When the
skeletons win, the head one says "You got served", to
which the Bard responds "What the hell?!"
Published strategy guides
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