Twinkle Palace is the fourth dungeon in Shantae. It is located at the summit of Mount Pointy and is where Shantae first obtains the
from a Guardian Genie. The boss Dragon Rider guards its treasure, the chilly
To open the labyrinth, Shantae must first meet the genie at the pub in Bandit Town. Said genie will agree to meet her at Twinkle Palace and open the door for her, which she does by bumping her hips against it.
The palace is full of bouncing boulder traps, sharp icicle spikes, rotating cube puzzles, and whirling vortexes that send Shantae spinning in whatever direction you press. It is probably the only ice level in the history of videogames that does not have those obnoxious slippery ice platforms. This is fair enough, because once you get the
navigating both the X and the Y axis becomes slippery business.
The Dragon Rider is short creature who rides a big blue dragon. Here's how you beat him:
- Transform into the Harpy and fly above him, stomping on his head. Yes, you heard me. For some reason, in this one battle, Mario physics prevail, and will send the dragon plummeting to the ground, where he will be vulnerable to easy attack.
- Attack the midget and his mount until they get back up and start flying around again.
- Eventually the dragon will croak and his rider will be left without a thing to ride on. At this point he'll surrender and apologize for his behavior and - no just kidding, he'll run around till you whoop him! Send him packing and that magic watchamajig will, briefly, be yours.
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