Rare Replay Walkthrough

4. Atic Atac (1983)

Atic Atac

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The cheat menu for this game has infinite lives. Turn this on as it will help, a lot. Atic Atac is a classic dungeon crawler. You need to explore the castle you are in to find the three parts of the golden key (which are randomly placed in the castle) that opens the door for you to escape. However, you can only carry three items at once, so there will be a lot of back and forth. Every time you get a section of key, you will need to return to the starting room and drop it off before going back and looking for the other pieces.

There are also a number of coloured doors that require a matching key to unlock. It’s worth noting that the regular doors are not under your control – they open and close randomly, meaning you must survive in the room until the door you want to open actually opens.

The castle is also littered with other items that you can use in one way or another – though some of these items do nothing. Either way, make sure to pick up every item you find (a lot of their positions are random) and dropping them again as there is an achievement for doing so.

You will also need to complete the game with all three characters (Knight, Wizard and Serf). They have small differences, but the only one that matters is that they each have access to different secret passages throughout the dungeon.

As you explore, your health will constantly drop (it will also drop if you are hit by an enemy). This is displayed as a roast chicken that rots as you lose health. To regain health, there is food spread around the castle as well. With infinite lives on, this isn’t so much of a problem as you simply respawn in the room that you died in.

There are four major enemies in the game that can only be killed or distracted using certain items:

  • Dracula can be distracted using a yellow crucifix
  • Frankenstein’s Monster can be killed with a blue spanner
  • The Mummy can be distracted with a red leaf
  • The Hunchback can be distracted with a green claw

With that, start the game to unlock:

Back in Atic

Atic Atac: Play the game for the first time.

Back in Atic
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Because so many of the items are randomly placed, there is no way to easily guide you through this game. I can, however, give you a map for every floor of the castle. Here is the key:

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Here is the Attic Map:

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Here is the First Floor Map:

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Here is the Ground Floor Map:

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Here is the Basement Floor Map:

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Here is the map for the Caverns beneath the castle:

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The maps, doors, shortcut, holes, and yellow key positions remain the same in each game. The only other thing that remains the same is that the red key is always guarded by the Mummy, but the location changes.

You always spawn right in front of the exit. In order to unlock all of the achievements for this game, you are required to pick up every single item at least once – to do this, you’re pretty much going to have to explore every room. Your best bet is to save or print a copy of each map above and cross off each room as you explore it. Whenever you find a piece of the main key, return to the first room and drop the piece off before you continue exploring.

Here is a list of all the items and major enemies in the game and what they look like:

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Once you have held every single item at least once (including the keys and key pieces), you will unlock:

Inventory Management

Atic Atac: Over time, have every holdable item in your inventory.

Inventory Management
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Once you escape the castle for the first time (have all three key pieces, in the correct order, in your inventory when trying to leave through the Exit), you will unlock:

You are the Keymaster

Atic Atac: Escape from the castle with any character.

You are the Keymaster
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You now need to escape with the two remaining character classes. During your second or third playthrough, you should have opened enough locked doors to unlock:

Redefine Keys

Atic Atac: Use keys to unlock 100 doors over time.

Redefine Keys
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Once you successfully escape with all three character classes, you will unlock:

Three-Pronged Atac

Atic Atac: Over time, escape from the castle with all three characters.

Three-Pronged Atac
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Now it’s on to the Snapshots. The first Snapshot requires you to last 60 seconds without your health dropping below 50%. This is pretty easy, just keep moving from room to room, avoiding the enemies and picking up the health items.

Once you’ve completed it, you will unlock:

A.C.G. Whizz

Complete an Atic Atac snapshot.

A.C.G. Whizz
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The second Snapshot simply requires you to exit the Caverns as quickly as possible. This is made easier by being invulnerable. There also appears to be no way to fail this...

The third Snapshot requires you to visit every room in the basement as quickly as possible, without dying. Here’s the map of the Basement again:

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You start off in the Yellow Key room, and all four keys are in there with you. It’s possible to visit every room without using the blue key – but you will need to use the Knight’s secret passage in the top right room to reach the final room. This is the simplest way out:

  1. Grab the yellow, green and red keys
  2. Leave through the bottom left
  3. Go left
  4. Go down
  5. Go left
  6. Go right
  7. Go right
  8. Go right
  9. Go right
  10. Go right
  11. Go left
  12. Go up
  13. Go left
  14. Go through the upper left door
  15. Go through the upper left door
  16. Go left
  17. Go up
  18. Go left
  19. Go right
  20. Go right
  21. Go right
  22. Go down
  23. Go right
  24. Go up
  25. Go up
  26. Go left through the Knight’s secret passage

The fourth Snapshot requires you to kill 10 monsters without dying or leaving the room. If you leave the room, your score will reset. To make it harder, there is a Devil in the room with you, along with a poisonous mushroom. Your best bet is to circle continuously around the edges, constantly throwing axes until you’re done.

The fifth Snapshot requires you to leave the castle without dying. You already have the key assembled, but you have no weapon available. It’s a lot easier than it sounds as there’s plenty of food around to recover your health. You can do this without needing to pick up any coloured keys.

You start in the attic:

  1. Go right
  2. Go right
  3. Go up
  4. Go up
  5. Drop through the hole
  6. Go left
  7. Go up
  8. Drop down the hole
  9. Go right
  10. Go right
  11. Go right
  12. Go up
  13. Exit

Once you complete this, you will unlock:

Lofty Goals

Complete all of the Atic Atac snapshots.

Lofty Goals
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That is all of the achievements and Stamps unlocked for this game. Congrats!

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