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Chests can be found on every level of the game, containing varying quantities of treasure.

They can be opened by damaging them, for instance with the whip.

The empty Chest remains after being looted, and can be carried. However, as a heavy object, it does not go far when thrown and cannot be taken through the level exit with you.

The Big Chest is a special locked Chest that always spawns somewhere in the Mines which contains the Udjat Eye.

Contents

When opened, Chests will contain a random assortment of 3-4 large and small jewels, but not diamonds.

Vault Chests

The two Chests guarded by Shopkeepers inside vaults are substantially more valuable.

When opened, each Chest normally produces from 6 to 8 random large jewels, and never contain any small ones. There have been a couple cases where Vaults have a higher value than the one possible with 16 ghosted diamonds, leading to think that sometimes Vault Chests might contain more than 8 large gems.

Rigged Chests

There is a small chance that Chests may be booby-trapped to release a primed bomb when opened, and usually contain only one or two small jewels. There is no way to tell if a Chest is rigged before you open it.
Trap bombs explode with the same power as regular Bombs, but have shorter fuses.

As an explosion deals 10 points of damage, it is usually fatal to be caught in one. For this reason, it is always advisable to be prepared to escape a potential fiery death when opening Chests.

There have been a small amount of cases where a chest contains two bombs. This might indicate that every gem has a very small chance of spawning as a bomb.

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Chests can be found on every level of the caves, containing varying quantities of treasure.
It is opened by holding 'Up' and pressing the action key (Default: X). It can be opened either on the ground or when carried in the hands.

The empty chest remains after being looted, and can be carried and thrown. However, as a heavy object, it does not go far and cannot be taken through the level exit with you.

The Big Chest is a special locked chest that always spawns somewhere in the Mines which contains the Udjat Eye.

Contents

The chest is similar to a pot in that it usually contains treasure, but also may be rigged as a trap instead.
Each treasure chest will contain three to four small jewels, with a 25% chance of an additional large gem. These jewels are cumulatively worth an average of $1000 in the Mines, and this average increases by 25% as you progress through each area.

Rigged Chest Trap

There is a 1/12 chance that chests may be booby-trapped, containing a primed bomb instead of treasure. There is no way to tell if a chest is rigged before you open it.
Trap bombs explode with the same power as a regular bombs, but have shorter fuses.

Like any bomb, being caught in the blast will kill you. For this reason, it is always advisable to be prepared to escape a potential fiery death when opening chests.

Items
Accessories Bomb PasteBook of the DeadCapeClimbing GlovesCompassHedjetJetpackKapalaPitcher's MittSpectaclesSpike ShoesSpring ShoesUdjat EyeVlad's AmuletVlad's Cape
Equipment AnkhArrowBombsParachuteRope
Objects ArrowBig ChestBox of FlaresChestCorpseCrateCrystal SkullEggplantFlareGolden IdolKeyLanternMattock HeadMystery BoxPiranha SkeletonPotRockSkull
Weapons BoomerangBowCameraCrysknifeFreeze RayMacheteMattockPistolPlasma CannonScepterShieldShotgunWeb GunWhip
Miscellaneous Royal JellyTeleporterTreasure
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