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Golden Idols are a type of treasure present in all areas of the caves that appear as giant grimacing faces made out of solid gold. They are extremely valuable, but are almost always guarded by elaborate traps that make them risky to snatch.

Some particularly elaborate traps will activate on hair-trigger notice, as even a slight nudge moving the idol to the side can activate them.

Unlike other treasures, the player does not get the Idol's monetary value immediately upon touching it - it must be picked up and carried to the level exit, or sold to a Shop by setting it down inside.

For more in-depth information on the acquisition and usage of Golden Idols, see the pages below.

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Equipment AnkhArrowBombsParachuteRope
Objects ArrowBig ChestBox of FlaresChestCorpseCrateCrystal SkullEggplantFlareGolden IdolKeyLanternMattock HeadMystery BoxPiranha SkeletonPotRockSkull
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