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LB's "Assassin's Creed Altair's Chronicles" Walkthrough and Strategy Guide

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Basic Controls


You can view your controls at any time from the main loading screen (you can't be in a game) by selecting Controls. They are written out below for your convenience.

Control Pad - Move/Run
A Button - Interact/Kick (when prompted)
B Button - Jump (press twice while running for double jump, three times for triple jump...after you learn it in game). You can also press it to skip dialogue.
Y Button - Light Attack (quick attack)
X Button - Heavy Attack (slow, more damaging attack)
L Button - Crouch (use with Control Pad to roll)
R Button - Walk. Hold down button so as not to draw attention to yourself or to move more accurately. With sword equipped, it will Block an attack (hold to block). Also, you must hold R to walk on beams.

Advanced Controls


Climb Walls - Press against a wall to automatically climb it and grab the ledge.
High Jump - Press and hold the B Button, while standing still, to jump higher.
Long Jump - While running, press and hold the B Button to jump farther.
Running Double Jump - While running, Jump and then Jump again to do an acrobatic Double Jump. You'll need this skill to clear large gaps. Later in the game, you'll learn the triple jump.
Hanging from a Ledge - If, after a jump or a wall climb, you are hanging from a ledge you can pull yourself up by pressing in the direction you're facing.
Shimmying - While hanging from a ledge you can shimmy along it by pressing in the direction you want to go.
Walking on Beams - You must hold down R to walk on beams.

This Guide's Directions


Throughout this walkthrough I use up, down, left, and right to refer to the direction I want you to go on screen. Therefore, if I say, "head up," it means go toward the top of the screen. If I say, "head down," it means walk/run to toward the bottom of the screen. In many cases I will reiterate this with instructions in parenthesis.

I mention this to clarify the following: When I say, "climb up," or "drop down," it refers to elevation and not the direction on the screen.

Replaying Missions


You can replay any mission you like in the game. To do so, from the main loading screen, select "Memories". From this menu, you can use the touch screen to select the mission, and then the section of that mission (for example, tap "3-2"), to replay it.

Game Interface


Life Bar - In the upper left of the screen. It turns red when a guard is alerted to your presence. Red Orbs refill your life bar.
Skills Menu - Scroll icon in the upper left of the bottom screen. Press it to access your various skills.
Orbs Menu - Press to purchase upgrades to your Life Bar or your Swords.
Weapons Menu - Press to access your available weapons and to select the one your want to use.

Mini-Map and Icons


The lower screen functions as a top-down view map. Buildings are light gray and streets are dark gray. There are also a variety of icons on the map.

You are obviously the icon that looks like you...the half-hooded icon.

A guard is shown as a bearded, gruff-looking icon. This icon's outline will turn red if the guard is alerted to your presence.

An archer is represented by a bow and arrow icon.

A Templar is represented as a shield with a cross. Templars are generally better fighters and more difficult to defeat than are guards and archers.

The cross-hairs/target icon is either a person of interest (somebody whom you can interrogate or pickpocket) or is an assassination target.

Finally, we have the generic civilian icon, the shaved man wearing a turbine. This can represent either a male or female civilian.

Raising the Alarm



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If you are careless you may pique the attention of a guard. This happens when you bump into a guard, run wildly around like a maniac near a guard, draw your sword near a guard, and/or engage a guard in combat (that's an obvious one). You'll know this has occurred because your Life Bar will glow red and the guard icon's outline on the lower screen will also turn red.

To eliminate the alert you can either kill all of the guards in the area, or you can slowly walk away from the situation and pretend that nothing happened.

Do note that there are several stages to the mind of a guard. First, there's the sleeping guards with "Zzz" coming from him. You can pretty much just hold R and sneak by him.

The next level of alertness is the Green "?". This means the guard is wondering what you're up to. This is your chance to stop what you're doing, slowly turn the other way, and walk away from him. If you decide to continue acting like a fool, accidentally bump into him, or engage him you'll officially receive the red alert status mentioned above.

One sure way to avoid raising the alarm is to hold the R-Button (to walk) whenever near a guard. This slows you down and makes you appear as if you're just an average Joe wandering about.

Mission 1 - Coming Home


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Upon starting your adventure you'll notice a handy Green Arrow pointing you in the correct direction. Follow the arrow by climbing the walls (push against a wall and you'll automatically climb it) and then the ladder. After climbing the ladder, you'll be on small roof. Jump the gap to the right to make it to the next roof (press and hold the Jump button for a longer jump). If you fall, just climb back up and try again.

Continue following the path marked by the Blue Orbs and you'll soon learn that to cross beams it's a good idea to press and hold the R Button. Cross the next beam, or fall off (it doesn't matter...there are simply some more Blue Orbs if you make it across the next beam), and continue to the right.

You'll soon encounter your first two guards. These two aren't the brightest guys around, so while you should hold R to slowly walk by them, feel free to bump into and/or kick them. They'll soon fall back to sleep. Idiots.

When you're done fooling around with the guards, head to the right until you are told that the gate is locked. It looks like you need a key. Fortunately, there is a nearby civilian who happens to have a key (the Keymaster? Gozer?). He is marked on your Mini-Map as a Blue Target. Approach him and you'll be prompted to hit the A Button. Here you'll learn about Pickpocketing.

Pickpocketing - After answering if you're Left Handed or not you'll be taught how to pickpocket.

The first thing you need to do is reveal the contents of the victim's pocket/purse/pouch. Place your thumb on the lower screen and rub it as if your thumb were an eraser.

Once the contents are revealed you'll need to get the key past the other objects without touching them, ala Operation, without the buzzing. I highly recommend you use the Stylus to do this as it offers the most accuracy. Your goal is to drag the key to the shining opening of the pouch, on the left.

After you practice this you'll have to do it for real, which means you're timed. The red bar at the top is the timer. If you run into another object, it will penalize you by taking a chunk of time away. Also note the moving coins...you simply need to wait for a clear path to get the key past them.

If you fail, don't worry, you'll just have to retry. When successful you'll get the key for the gate!


Approach the gate on the right, and since you have the key, it'll open automatically and you'll be off to your first mission.


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Head along the lower path, climb the ledges, and wait at the top edge for the spike booby trap to raise and lower. Once they're down, proceed past them. Continue past the next two sets of spikes and then jump the gap in the bridge (remember to hold down the Jump button for a longer jump). If you fall, just climb the ladder.

Continue along the path and you'll soon arrive at more spikes. This time you have to weave up and down through them, simply following the path. To make this much easier, hold down the R Button to walk, for added control.

After successfully navigating the spikes, slide down the fallen bridge. You'll soon reach a beam. Walk out onto it and jump to the right, to the square rock column. From the rock column, face the back wall and jump to the wooden platform. You'll automatically hang from it. Push Up to climb up onto the platform. Head up the next one and then work your way right and down the ledges.

You'll soon encounter a fallen Assassin. He gives you a SWORD.

Sword Fighting - To draw your sword, press Y or tap the weapon icon. Press Y to perform a quick attack (less damage) or press X to perform a heavy (more damage, but slower) attack. Pressing combinations of buttons will result in different combos.

To block an attack, press and hold the R Button.


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To counter an attack, while holding the R Button, press either attack button (Y or X) just as the enemy is about to hit you (this does take some timing...so just practice). If you pressed the Y button, you'll get a quick slash in and will push the enemy backward. If you counter with the X button you'll trip the enemy. Either way, the result is that you'll have temporarily stunned the enemy. Approach the enemy and press either attack button to do a one-hit finishing strike.

One final note, with your sword equipped and the R Button held down, you can move the Control Pad to roll in various directions to avoid attacks.


Approach the guard, draw your sword, and practice your techniques. Once he's disposed of, head to the right where you'll encounter a gate. Approach it for a cutscene of two attack combos (Y + Y + Y) and (X + X).

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Take out the two guards and then kick (A Button) the conveniently glowing wooden post to lower the awning. Move up and into the next area. Here, you'll learn about Blocking and Countering, which is explained in "Sword Fighting" above.

Continue to the right, take out the two guards and the archer, and then climb the ladder on the back wall. Once on the roof, head left, following the blue orb trail.

You'll soon encounter an enemy and will learn about Interrogations!

Interrogation - Approach the enemy and hit the A Button when prompted to begin the interrogation training.

On the bottom screen you'll see an image of a human back. There is a small circle with the number "1" in it. There is a larger circle (outline of a circle) which closes in on the smaller circle. When the large circle touches (or just before it touches) the small circle, tap the circle. If you did it correctly, you'll get a little green check mark and will then be given a series of circles to tap. You'll soon get the hang of this.

What becomes more difficult is the arm twist. You'll see it starts on the hand of the image on the screen. Essentially, you're grabbing the hand and twisting the arm up. To do this, begin just as if you were doing one of the above pressure points. When you tap the circle, keep holding your finger/thumb/stylus on the circle and move with it as it goes up. After a few tries you'll get the hang of the speed that the circle moves up the path.

NOTE: Using the stylus makes interrogations much easier.

As with pickpocketing, you'll be timed when you interrogate an enemy, which is represented by the red bar at the top of the screen. If you miss a pressure point or arm twist, you'll be penalized and a chunk of time will come off.

You can miss several points and still succeed, so don't give up.


After the interrogation is over, head down toward the bridge spanning the road. Slowly walk out onto it as it will crumble (if you fall, just relocate the ladder on the right and follow the checkpoints back to the bridge).


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At this point the green arrow on the screen (if hints are turned on) is pointing down and to the right, which is actually confusing. All you have to do is clear the gap of the bridge by doing a running jump directly down (towards the bottom of the screen...a blind jump as you can't see where you'll land). To do this, back up from the bridge, run down at it and at the edge (where it's broken) press and hold the Jump button. You'll clear the gap and grab onto a ledge or land directly on the platform. (If you're having trouble clearing the gap, you can do a running double jump where you run, jump, land, jump. It's sort of like a hop and then a big jump. Be sure to get plenty of room to do this.)

Work your way right, jumping the gaps and then up, jumping the gaps. You'll soon reach two guards. Take them out. Head down the ladder, take out the archer, and then go down the next ladder to the street. Take out the two guards and the archer as you move right. You'll soon get to a checkpoint near a wooden beam. Approach it and you'll be warned to stay quiet. Cross the beam while holding down the R Button. When you near the Templar leader (enemy), you'll see a red skull icon above his head and you'll be prompted to hit the A Button. Do so to perform an Assassination.

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After speaking with Al-Mualim, exit to the right and work your way down to the door that you see open in the lower courtyard (follow the green arrow to it). Here you'll earn the new skills Wall Climb and Counter Attack, and will receive the Hidden Blade.

The Wall Climb allows you to scale walls of buildings much higher than you could previously.

The Counter Attack you should already know. If not, see the "Sword Fighting" section above.

The Hidden Blade is simply a new weapon. It is used for assassinations.



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