For the standard key used to open all other locks, see Metal Key. For the accessory capable of opening all other locks, see Skeleton Key. The Gold Key is an item used to open the Big Chest and obtain the Udjat Eye. It is always found in the Dwelling on either 1-2 or 1-3, in the same level as the big chest.
It is always found somewhere in The Mines on the same level as the big chest, but never on the very first level or during dark levels.
Bringing the key to the Big Chest will open it. The Key will disappear, the chest will be left open and the Udjat Eye will be received.
The chest will not open if you carry the chest and touch the key lying on the ground, or if you throw the key at the chest from afar.
The Temple Shortcut
This key is the last item needed to open the Shortcut to the Temple, after three bombs and three ropes have been donated on previous runs.
- In the game files, there's a message saying "The key doesn't fit in this door.", supposedly meant for bringing the Key into the entrance of The City of Gold. However, bringing the key to the door does not show anything special.
- There's a very, very small chance for the Big Chest and Key to not be generated during a run.
It is always found somewhere in the Mines on the same level as the big chest, but never on the very first level.
Bringing the key to the big chest will open it. Both items will disappear, leaving only the Udjat Eye on the ground.The chest will not open if you carry the chest and touch the key lying on the ground, or if you throw the key at the chest from afar.
|Accessories||Bomb Paste • Book of the Dead • Cape • Climbing Gloves • Compass • Hedjet • Jetpack • Kapala • Pitcher's Mitt • Spectacles • Spike Shoes • Spring Shoes • Udjat Eye • Vlad's Amulet • Vlad's Cape|
|Equipment||Ankh • Arrow • Bombs • Parachute • Rope|
|Objects||Arrow • Big Chest • Box of Flares • Chest • Corpse • Crate • Crystal Skull • Eggplant • Flare • Golden Idol • Key • Lantern • Mattock Head • Mystery Box • Piranha Skeleton • Pot • Rock • Skull|
|Weapons||Boomerang • Bow • Camera • Crysknife • Freeze Ray • Machete • Mattock • Pistol • Plasma Cannon • Scepter • Shield • Shotgun • Web Gun • Whip|
|Miscellaneous||Royal Jelly • Teleporter • Treasure|