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Traps n' Gemstones - Complete secret symbol guide for all 55 golden signs (Part 1)

Where to find them, and how to grab them

Traps n' Gemstones - Complete secret symbol guide for all 55 golden signs (Part 1)
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This article covers the first 25 symbols. For the last 30, click here.

Secret signs are a completely optional item to collect in finishing Traps n' Gemstones. But you can't get 100 percent completion without finding all 55.

In this guide, we'll tell you how to find them all. Sadly, there's no record of which ones you have and haven't got, so you'll have to track down each one and see if you have it.

You may need to refer to our main quest guide to unlock certain items and areas. And you'll need our relic and key guides, for any symbols that can only be accessed when you put a relic on the right plinth.

Traps n Gemstones Traps n Gemstones Secret Symbol 1 - In this room, you need to quickly swim across the water before the level drops, so you can reach the platform on the right. Make it, and you'll be able to pick up a secret symbol. Traps n Gemstones Traps n Gemstones Secret Symbol 2 - Toggle the switch here to make the trapdoors open and the walking pharoah drop down. Then, when he's about to hit the switch, jump up (from the ledge on the left) so you get trapped in the hanging chamber. Grab the secret symbol, and then when the pharoah hits the switch again you can drop down. Traps n Gemstones Traps n Gemstones Secret Symbol 3 - In this room, stand on the platform so it starts to head down. Now move left and right to navigate through the spinning fire spikes. Halfway down the right side is a secret symbol, and there are small gaps in the fire spikes above and below so you can sneak in and get it. Traps n Gemstones Traps n Gemstones Secret Symbol 4 - You can see the secret symbol in this room, and you have a small window of opportunity when the pharoahs are clumped on the right when you can jump up, run left, and jump up to get the secret symbol. Traps n Gemstones Traps n Gemstones Secret Symbol 5 - This one is easy to see, but tough to get to. Carefully swim past the jellyfish to get it (slide along the ground on your belly to avoid them all), then get back to dry land before your oxygen runs out. Traps n Gemstones Traps n Gemstones Secret Symbol 6 - In this room, stand on the blue platform and wait for a beat and it will turn into an elevator. Ride it up and jump into the gap on the left to find a secret cannon. You'll be shot into a secret chamber, filled with gemstones and a secret symbol. Traps n Gemstones Traps n Gemstones Secret Symbol 7 - Smack the rightmost crate to the left so it's positioned underneath the vertical tunnel (just like the screenshot). Then jump up to find a secret cannon that will shoot you up into a room with a secret symbol. Traps n Gemstones Traps n Gemstones Secret Symbol 8 - To get to this area, swim down into the water and go left. You'll see an area where jellyfish are circling around a wall. Swim into the opening and then carefully swim around with the jellyfish to reach this chamber and get the secret symbol. You'll need the oxygen tank or you'll drown. Traps n Gemstones Traps n Gemstones Secret Symbol 9 - This one is yours for the taking. Simply jump up and grab it. Traps n Gemstones Traps n Gemstones Secret Symbol 10 - Go to the left, and carefully whip the skeletons to death as you go. When you get to the left-most area (just before exiting the room), roll to the right and you'll bypass the spikes at the bottom and land on the secret symbol. Traps n Gemstones Traps n Gemstones Secret Symbol 11 - In one of the rooms with the cannon pots, one of the pots on the right will fire you directly into one of the secret symbols. It happened so fast, we didn't even get time to take a screenshot. Traps n Gemstones Traps n Gemstones Secret Symbol 12 - As you drop down into this area, carefully use the rock hammer to smash the boulders but create a platform so you can get to the secret symbol. Remember that you can smash rocks in mid-air, so long as you hug up against them. Traps n Gemstones Traps n Gemstones Secret Symbol 13 - This one is below the previous symbol, in the same room. Smash the blocks with your rock hammer to get access to the alcove and the secret symbol. Traps n Gemstones Traps n Gemstones Secret Symbol 14 - Another easy symbol to get, provided you have the rock hammer and have drunk the blue potion. Use the platform to hop up and get the symbol. Traps n Gemstones Traps n Gemstones Secret Symbol 15 - To get to this secret symbol, you first need to find relic 3-D and put it in its resting place. This will reveal a secret passage which drops you into this minecart track area. Now, ride the cart and towards the end, jump on the bats head (and press jump when you land the hit to get an extra boost) and you'll get to the symbol above. It will take a few turns, so kill yourself if you miss it so you start at the beginning again. Traps n Gemstones Traps n Gemstones Secret Symbol 16 - In this vertical room, jump in the middle cannon and overshoot it so you go straight over the bats and the right cannon and land safely in this area. Grab the key and then go in the cannon on the far right of the screen to get the secret symbol. Traps n Gemstones Traps n Gemstones Secret Symbol 17 - Use your rock hammer to remove these blocks in the lift shaft. Then smash the rock inside the small room. Walk to where the rock was and a secret passage will appear, which takes you right to the symbol. Traps n Gemstones Traps n Gemstones Secret Symbol 18 - Break the three rocks in front of our hero with your rock hammer. Then jump from the middle block to the blocks on the right. Jump up and smash the top right block and stand in its place. Then jump left and smash the block that is just to the right of the symbol. Then jump up and get the symbol. Traps n Gemstones Traps n Gemstones Secret Symbol 19 - In this Indiana Jones style room, you need to get the second boulder to start rolling and then hide in the nook of this step so the boulder runs right over your head. (You may need to roll out of the way). When it's safe, get up and go get the symbol. Traps n Gemstones Traps n Gemstones Secret Symbol 20 - This symbol is easy to reach. It's just getting into this room from the right place that's hard. To get here you need to drop down from the room above, which is to the left of the lost relic tutorial room. Traps n Gemstones Traps n Gemstones Secret Symbol 21 - Ride the elevator platform up and hit the switch to make the pot fall through the trapdoor and onto the red button. You can now access the lower area and get the symbol (and the key). Traps n Gemstones Traps n Gemstones Secret Symbol 22 - To get to this symbol, you need to master the roll jump. Basically, you can jump farther than usual if you leap at the end of a good roll. So, roll from the platform on the left and jump before you roll off the edge to long jump over to the symbol. Traps n Gemstones Traps n Gemstones Secret Symbol 23 - Once you get to this tall chamber (from the door on the left), you can open a trapdoor with a lever and then slide down these poles like a fireman. Jump - with good timing - to this pole and then quickly off again to get the symbol without being skewered by spikes. Traps n Gemstones Traps n Gemstones Secret Symbol 24 - Go a little further down the pole sliding section and you'll see another symbol over on the right. Jump from pole to pole to get it. But you must jump quickly or you won't be high enough to make the final leap. Traps n Gemstones Traps n Gemstones Secret Symbol 25 - Restore relic 4-E to its rightful home and you'll be able to access this secret symbol.

This article covers the first 25 symbols. For the last 30, click here.

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