Warning: The following walkthrough will help you solve Ultima 2.
Please, DO NOT READ FROM START TO FINISH. You'll ruin the game. Lord
British dislikes cheaters, scoundrel...
1. The basic basics.
The object of the game is to kill Minax, evil apprentice of
Mondain who we met in the original Ultima. In the instuctions, it
tells you about certain commands, but not which objects are necessary.
View (V): This gives you a bird's eye veiw of the village, town,
castle, time zone, or planet you are on. To use this command, you must
have a helm. Enemy fighters often carry helms.
Board (B): There is no problem boarding a horse or a plane;
however, this is not the case with frigates (boats). To board a
frigate, you need a blue tassle. Once abord, you can use thefire (F)
command, which is more effective then any weapon a charactercan carry.
Launch (L): Firstly, to launch a plane ora rocket, you need to
have boarded it first. On a plane, you need to be carrying a skull key
and a brass button to launch. To land, press L again while over grass
land. If you try to land on a mountain, you die. If you try to land
over water of forest, it will ignore your command. To launch a rocket,
you need two things. First, you need to be wearing power armor.
Second, you need to be carrying tri-lithiums. One tri-lithium is
needed for each launch and hyper. Rockets can be found in a village in
the aftermath (2112) time zone, on an inlet in the area that is
currently Russia. The village is called Pirate's Harbor. You can get
there only through the use of time doors and frigates. Rules for
landing are the same as with planes.
Negate Time (N): This eliminates the enemy's ability to move, but
not attack. You need a strange coin to negate. Each negate will
eliminate one coin.
2. What can I do so that I do not die so quickly?
I keep on running out of food. Food can be bought at a variety of
villages and towns. If you are a thief, You can steal (S) the food;
however, should you do this, beware of guards! If they see you, they
will pursue and attack.
I get the crap beaten out of me, and run out of hit points. By
time door and/or frigate, go to England in 300 BC or 1990. Enter the
castle. On the North central area of the castle, there is a sign that
says British. Under this sign, there is a king. This is Lord British.
Transact with him, and he will take fifty gold, and raise your hit
points by 300. Later in the game, he gives you 200, and then 100. You
can have up to 9999 hit points.
3. Other problems.
I work my rear end off to buy better armor and weapons, and when
I buy them, the game tells me that I am either not agile enough to use
the weapon, or not strong enough to wear the armor. What can I do? In
North America in 1990, there is a town in the New Mexico area. On the
Southwest corner of this town, there is a building called The Hotel
California. In the South end of this building, there is a merchant. If
you transact with this merchant, he will say "Welcome to the Hotel
California". Offer him 100 gold. He will either reply "Thank you very
much." or "Alakazam!". If he thanked you, nothing happened. If he said
Alakazam, one of your atributes went up by four. The attribute is
chosen by random. If strength is chosen, you will be able to wear
better armor. If agility is chosen, you will be able to handle a
better weapon, or achieve more hits with your current weapon. If
intelect or wisdom is chosen, your spell casting ability will
increase, if you are a magician or cleric. If your stamina was chosen,
your ability to denfend from attack increases. If intelligence or
charisma is chosen, your bargaining ability increases, causing prices
to go down.
I launched a rocket and exploded! You are not wearing power armor!
I went through something that looked like arrows moving up, and
the game said "Field takes 1000 hit points!" Ah, you have encountered
the force field. To go through this unharmed, you need the ring. I
will tell you how to get this later.
What about that Quicksword you mentioned? Ok, this varies. First
I will give in-structions for users of any version that does not allow
diagnal movement. First, get 500 gold. Then go to New San Antonio (the
town with the Hotel California) and go to the upper left hand corner.
There is a building marked "Airport". To get in you need three keys.
To get keys, kill guards in any village where it is not to deadly. I
suggest Pirate's Harbor in the aftermath time zone in Northern Russia.
Steal a ship from their port,and fire away! Now, after you get to the
inside of the airport, you will need to kill the fighter who owns it.
This will get the guards on your tail. Quickly, board the plane, and
launch. Do not leave the town. Head East towards the prison. Land on
the grass directly outside the prison, since cobblestone can not be
landed on. Taxi to the door, and unlock it (need a key!), and kill the
guard. X-it the plane at the doorway. It will serve to block
additional guards. Go to the cells, and enter the one containing a
fighter (another key!). Offer him your 500 gold, and he will give you
the Quicksword. Try to ready it, if you can't, you will need to return
for more atributes. Go back to your plane. There will be several
guards lined up there. Board your plane, launch, and get the hell out
of there! The reason that you should not go directly to the prison is
that without the plane there, those guards would enter and kill you.
Okay, now for those who can move diagonally. For you, you need atotal
of two keys, and 500 gold. Go straight to the prison. Unlock the door
and go past the guard peacefully.Go to the fighter, open his cell,
give him 500 gold. You can then try to ready the Quicksword, leave the
prison, and move around the town without anyone bothering you. The
Quick sword is the only weapon that can kill Minax.
4. Venturing onward.
Note: Do not do this until you have both power armor and the
Quicksword. Also have at least fifteen tri-lithiums. Why should I
leave the Earth? It is fun, and neccasary for attaining the ring. Ok,
how do I leave? Find Pirate's Harbor. It is in Aftermath, in North
Russia. In the town, there is a boat dock that you might have used to
raid this village. Steal a boat from there. Insted of going down and
killing guards, go up. There is a building marked mission control, and
many rockets. Board one. Launch it. After achieving Earth orbit, hyper
to co-ordinates 9-9-9. You will either achieve orbit of planet X, or
drift off course to deep space. If you drift, hyper again, if not,
land. If you geta CMD: prompt, wait until you are over grass, then
(L)and. If you get a prompt, again wait for grass and press any key.
If you hit mountain, trees or water, you will die. If you land
succesfully, X-it the rocket, and look for the castle. If you can't
find it, try (V)iewing. Once you get there, you can go to the top and
replace your hit points. Inside the left side maze, there is a cleric
named Father Antos. To get to him you will have to go through swamp
and avoid an attack. When you find him, (T)ransact with him. He will
say "You have my blessing. Now return home and claim the ring!" You
can get the ring now. From here, you can go to any of the other
planets, or back to Earth (6,6,6).
Fine, I ventured and was blessed, now what? When you land on
Earth, go to the AD time zone. Go to New San Antonio. Above the
armory, there is a door to a forest. Open the door and go in. There is
a sign that says "ATREE". There is an old man under atree. If you
(T)ransactwith the response will be "An old man wispers 'I'm an old
man.'". Give him 900 gold. He will give the ring.
Here we go...First get as many hit points as you can, and get an
airplane. Go by time door to the legends timezone. Launch, and go
South. Land near the castle, and enter it. You will most likely be
attacked by two devils. Do not attack them! The would let the guards
loose on you. To get rid of them, I suggest (N)egating time. In the
Northwest chamber, there is a maze of fields, which at the end of
which is Minax!!! Attack her. When she get'slow on hit points, she
will teleport to the other chamber. As you walk to the other chamber,
you will be attacked by several monsters. Go to the other chamber, and
You have won!!!