Crystal Skull Part 3 – Story Level 2: River Ruckus

True Adventurer: 245,000 studs
Characters: Indiana Jones, Mutt
Unlocks: Nothing

LEVEL ENTRANCE: After completing the previous Story Level, the Car Boat appears on the left side of the clearing with the insect swarm. Pay 5,000 studs to unlock it and then use it to crash through the silver boulders blocking the archway on the left. This takes you into the next level. The Story Level Intro has a screenshot if you need it.

Riverbank and Surrounding Roads

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This is another vehicle level, similar to Motorbike Mayhem in Crystal Skull Part 1 and Rainforest Rumble in Part 2. There are 3 waves of enemy vehicles that you must destroy using the available vehicles. As before, enemies are indicated by round icons at the top of the screen and red triangles over the vehicles themselves. Red triangles at the edges of the screen point to the nearest off-screen enemy.

There are also several Jeeps without red triangles that drive around shooting at you. You can wreck them if you want to, but this isn't necessary to complete the level, and they respawn every time.

You start in the Car Boat. It's a bit slow and clunky, but its useful for driving through deep water. Use it to get the studs near the waterfall just upstream from the start. There are also some purple studs, along with a few others, hidden behind the waterfall on the left side of the map. Several clusters of studs, including a few purple ones can also be found in the open on the left side of the map, in the top left corner, and along the left cliff edge. There are also studs on the roads that run behind each waterfall and along the right side of the map.

Avoid the big waterfall and the cliff edge that runs along the bottom edge of the map.

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You start in the Car Boat, but there's a Jeep with a gun just ahead.

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You'll need the Car Boat to get the studs behind the waterfalls, shown above . . .

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. . . and here on the left side of the map.

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There are more valuable studs behind the second waterfall.

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In the brush on the left side of the map.

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In the top left corner.

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Along the left edge.

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And in the fording place at the bottom center.
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Avoid the cliff edge and waterfall at the bottom
of the map.

Once you've gathered the studs in the water, you can switch vehicles if you like. There are 2 Jeeps with mounted machine guns. One is parked just ahead of the starting position. The other is near the bottom center of the map, to the right of the big logs spanning the river. The Jeeps are fast and maneuverable. They can drive through the shallow water where the roads cross the river and, unlike the boat, they can shoot. Just press the Attack button to fire.

There are orange, green and blue vehicle powerups scattered throughout the level. As before, the green ones let you jump your vehicle, and the blue ones power up the Jeep's mounted gun. The orange ones provide a speed boost and can also help you do more damage when you ram into enemies from the side or behind. To use a power-up, drive through it and then press the button indicated on screen to activate the power. Power-ups only last for a little while but reappear in the same locations each time.

The first wave of enemies consists of 4 Jungle Jeeps with guns. They move clockwise around the starting area. You can chase them and try to run them off the road, but the easiest way to destroy them is to drive counter-clockwise along the same path and ram them head-on.

The second group contains 2 Jungle Jeeps and 2 Car Boats. You can use the same tactics as for the first wave. Or, if you're using the Jeep with the mounted gun, pick up any of the blue weapon powerups and quickly blast your target to smithereens.

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For the first 2 groups of enemies, drive counter-clockwise around the starting area.

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Hit each enemy vehicle head-on to destroy it.

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Or, drive though one of the blue weapon powerups.
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This super-charges the Jeep's gun so you can destroy enemy vehicles fast.

The third wave has a regular Car Boat and 2 armored Car Boats with mounted guns. They appear at various points in the river. At this stage, you can gain control of your own Car Boat with a mounted gun. Look for it driving around near the starting area, move in close and press Free Tag to switch vehicles. Now grab the orange powerup on the left side of the river and start ramming into the enemy boats. Once they've taken a little damage, they'll lose their armor and drive up onto the land. Then you can fight them like the others (ramming, weapon powerups, etc.). When the last boat is destroyed, the level ends.

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For the third wave, you'll want a car boat with gun. You'll find one near the start.

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Grab an orange speed powerup and smash into the enemy boats.

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Once you've hit them, they lose their armor
and drive up on land, where you can destroy
them using the tactics above.
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