Red Orbs: As each enemy falls he'll release Red Orbs to fill your Power Up Meter. As you move through the game you'll be able to upgrade Kratos' Weapons and Magic with the Red Orbs in your Power Up Meter.
You will be alerted when this option first becomes available to you. When this happens, hit "Start", then hold "X" to give up your Red Orbs and earn your power up. After doing this once, it's up to you to go into that "Start" menu and give up your Red Orbs without being prompted.
Earn more Red Orbs by taking out enemies with combos. Also, Red Orbs can be found inside items, such as crates and barrels, giving you even more incentive to DESTROY EVERYTHING!
|Mini-games: Mini-games are encountered when fighting bosses or, occasionally, tougher enemies. You can enter a mini-game when you see the "Circle" prompt appear above your enemy's head. As soon as you see it, approach the enemy and hit "Circle" to initiate. Next, hit the remaining buttons as they are shown to you. Successfully hit all of the buttons in the mini-game to do damage. Fail, and you'll have to wait for another mini-game to present itself to try again.|
|Gorgon Eyes: For every five Gorgon Eyes you collect, your health meter will automatically increase.|
The Efreet: This is the first of your Magic abilities. To pull it off, hold down "R", then press "Triangle". Doing so will release the "Demon Fury", an extremely damaging attack.
Note, as with all Magic attacks, you'll need enough Magic in your meter (the blue one) to pull it off, and, you can upgrade via the Red Orbs.
|Phoenix Feather: For every five Phoenix Feathers you collect, your magic meter will automatically increase.|