A Crystal Skull resting within a catacomb

The Crystal Skull is a valuable item found instead of a Golden Idol in Restless Dead levels of the Jungle.

They are rarer than the Golden Idol, due to the fact that they only appear on Restless Dead levels. They are also more valuable, trading for $15,000 if you can bring one to the level exit alive.

The Crystal Skull can also be dropped by Old Bitey, if encountered in a Restless Dead level. This makes it possible to spawn three ghosts, but would require the master Spelunker to perform. 


When the Crystal Skull is lifted from its platform, The Ghost immediately appears on the level. If the ghost has already arrived, then lifting the crystal skull will summon a second ghost on the other side of the level.

There is no way to disarm this trap to prevent the Ghost from spawning, so it's wise to leave the Crystal Skull alone until you are ready to finish the level.


  • The Crystal Skull, like the Golden Idol, is more homage to the Indiana Jones movies.
  • A Skull can placed on an altar to get a Crystal monkey instead, that poops gold.


Shiny, but dangerous.

The Crystal Skull is a valuable item found instead of a Golden Idol in Restless Dead levels of the Jungle.

They are incredibly rare to find, due to the unlikely requirement of both a Restless Dead level feeling and a Golden Idol generating on the same level, but they are incredibly valuable when they do appear, trading for $30,000 if you can bring it to the level exit alive.


When the Crystal Skull is lifted from its platform, The Ghost appears immediately. Two Ghosts can be summoned at once using this, one from the time limit and one from the trap. However - just like other Idol traps - the platform that the skull rests on can be destroyed to evade the consequences. Picking up the Crystal Skull after destroying the platform it originally rested upon will not summon the ghost.

The area containing the Crystal Skull is apparently fully enclosed, but the two push blocks on either side are always loose, allowing access without bombs as long as you can jump up to push them. The Crystal Skull is also always guarded by four undead Skeletons in each corner of the treasure chamber.


The Crystal Skull, like the Golden Idol, is more homage to the Indiana Jones movies.


A Restless Dead Level featuring a Crystal Skull

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