Kao The Kangaroo: Hopalloo Island Walkthrough

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  • Step-By-Step Collectible Guide
  • Where To Find The Runes
  • Where To Find The Crystals
  • Where To Find The Scrolls

Kao The Kangaroo's Hopalloo Island is a tropical paradise. It is home to a whole host of friendly kangaroos. It doesn't contain any enemies, but it is chock-full of collectibles. This guide will take you down one (mostly) cohesive path that will lead to each crystal and rune available in this hub world.

One thing to keep in mind before we start is that there are a few collectibles that only show up after you have cleared certain stages. There is at least one rune that is blocked off by a spider web which requires that you use your fire ability which is only obtained after you clear The Lava Caves level. So, don't panic if the stage is telling you that there are more runes to collect. Just follow the guide and you will obtain everything.

Step-By-Step Collectible Guide

Crystals11
Scrolls6
Runes7
Treasure Chests1
Extra Lives0
Health Power-Ups0

The first house on your left has a scroll (1/6) and a crystal (1/11). Just beyond the houses, there is a scroll (2/6) sitting in front of the training dummy. Run past Walt; there is a rune (1/7) dead ahead in the river.

Now, turn around and there is a crystal (2/11) under the dock you were just standing on. On the right, there is a crystal (3/11) sitting on a swing under the painter's house. If you run on the bridge that is parallel to the painter's house, and climb the steps, you will find a house that has another scroll (3/6) and a crystal (4/11) inside (it is to the left of a level gate for "The Lava Caves").

Beside that house is another rune (2/7)! Jump down from there, and you will be on the beach. On the beach, near a house, is another rune (3/7). Now, go around back, jump on the barrel, and get up onto the roof. There is a crystal (5/11) up here. Keep following the shoreline. The house that neighbors that one has a scroll (4/6) inside.

Behind that house, you see a crystal (6/11) sitting on a barrel floating in the water. There is also a treasure chest to the left of that crystal. Now, head back towards the village. You will find a communal eating space. Nearby, there is a crystal sitting on top of the post. Run to the nearby house, jump on the boxes beside the house, and jump onto the roof. Now you will be able to grab that crystal (7/11)!

Now, the house that sits next to the eating area just so happens to also have a crystal (8/11) on the roof. Just go around back to grab it. From that house, turn around and scale the nearby rocky structure. You will find another level gate (to "Terror's Lair") and a scroll (5/6). Head back to the house where you had to climb the boxes to reach the rooftop: it is a shop. You can buy things here, but there is also a crystal (9/11) just waiting to be grabbed.

Jump down into the water around the shop, you will find another crystal (10/11) under the shop's deck. In between the shop and the beach, there is a house with a person tending to their garden with a hoe. There is a crystal (11/11) inside that house.

From the farmer's house, head back up to where you started. You will see a scroll (6/6) sitting in front of the waterfall. Now, from where you collected your very first rune, go left instead of right. You will now encounter a level gate (to "The Dark Forest") and another rune (4/7).

Once you have finished The Dark Forest section of the game, you will spawn in front of The Terror's level gate. Another rune (5/7) will be waiting for you as well.

After you beat The Terror, there will be another rune (6/7) behind the leftmost house on the beach. By acquiring this, you will be able to begin the stage The Lava Caves, which is where you get Gadget's wrench.

Once you have cleared The Lava Caves, the final rune will be obtainable. Just head toward the beginning of the stage. You should see a little lake area between Hopalloo Island's entrance and the gate to The Dark Forest stage. Jump down there, and you will see a spiderweb. Punch it while having a fire charge (there is a fire orb nearby) and you will be able to obtain the final rune (7/7).

Where To Find The Runes

Rune 1You will find this rune in front of Walt, sitting in the river.
Rune 2This rune is located on the veranda looking over the island on the right side of the map.
Rune 3This rune is on the dock at the beach.
Rune 4In front of the gate for "The Dark Forest" stage.
Rune 5After completing "The Dark Forest" stage, this rune will be in front of the gate for "The Terror" boss arena.
Rune 6After you beat "The Terror", you will be able to find this rune on the beach behind the leftmost house.
Rune 7After you have completed "The Lava Caves" this rune will be obtainable. It is behind a spider web in the pond left of where Walt is.

Where To Find The Crystals

Crystal 1The first crystal is in the house left of the stage's entrance.
Crystal 2This crystal can be found underneath the dock that you start the stage on top of.
Crystal 3You can find this crystal on the swing below the painter's house.
Crystal 4On the right side of the map, close to the gate for "The Lava Caves", there is a house with a crystal inside (it is in the back corner of the room).
Crystal 5On top of the roof of the house located on the beach, you can find this crystal.
Crystal 6You can find this crystal on top of a barrel floating in the water near the beach.
Crystal 7There is a crystal on top of the post near where the communal eating area is (on the left side of the map).
Crystal 8The house that overlooks the eating area has this crystal on its roof.
Crystal 9This crystal is sitting in the shop, you don't have to buy it: just grab it.
Crystal 10You can find this crystal under the shop's deck.
Crystal 11This crystal is inside the farmer's house located close to the shop. Just look for the house that has a person using a hoe in front of it.

Where To Find The Scrolls

Scroll 1The first scroll is in the house left of the stage's entrance.
Scroll 2Another scroll is sitting in front of the training dummy located to the right of Walt.
Scroll 3On the right side of the map, close to the gate for "The Lava Caves", there is a house with a scroll inside.
Scroll 4Inside the leftmost house on the beach, you will find this scroll.
Scroll 5This scroll is in front of the gate that leads to "The Terror" boss stage.
Scroll 6Near the challenge well, positioned a level below Walt, this scroll is sitting in front of a waterfall.

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