When the player begins the adventure, the player will be told some information from Cosmo, and then gets to explore the cave. The player must destroy Phantom Pods and Phantom Webs to pass. At one point, the player will run into Greely, who urges you to turn back. Later, you will find and talk to Cosmo. He will tell you to look for four Lava Crystals to open the sealed door. Look for them in the Cave.
The Cave is shrouded in darkness, which limits how far away from your character (the player) can see. There are torches the player can carry, which increase your viewing distance, and are needed in order to light Fire Drums. When lit, these Fire Drums cause Mushroom Bridges to raise, allowing passage to deeper areas of the cave.TIP: Always carry a torch and boomseeds with you, so the player is not caught off guard by phantoms. If the player becomes lost, use the map. In hard mode, if the Phantoms put the player in a deep sleep, the player will lose their torch or Alpha stone, so watch out!
TIP: The path through the darkness is different depending on what difficulty you play. The path on Hard mode has two different paths that it could be - it picks one of them randomly each time you play. Normal has its own path which is the same every time. The normal path was updated in the 03-20-2014 update to be much shorter (and easier). The normal path now only passes by the elephant gate. Hard mode still passes by both the horse and elephant gates.When the player finds all the Alpha Stones and place them in their places to open the door, Cosmo will talk to the player. After that, the player will walk through the door and confront the Phantom King.
Go near him, he'll attempt a slam attack. Once he uses the slam attack (Whether the player gets hit or not), he will become stunned. When he is stunned, use the player's boomseeds to defeat him. If the player gets hit by him, the player will lose half of their hearts.
Be noted that he will summon phantoms to support him (After the player hits him a couple times). He will spawn more and more as the battle goes on. It is advised to go after the escorts first.
Also, the boomseed pile will occasionally appear around. (Three Boomseeds in each pile).
After he is defeated, it will take a little while so go pick up all the Gems from defeated phantoms. Then the player will talk to Cosmo, who will praise them on your bravery. The player can then select a prize and exit through the portal.
TIP: Remember, it takes exactly 10 boomseed hits to kill the phantom king.
Rewards On Normal Mode
- Top Left Chest - 1000 Gems
- Top Middle Chest - Lava Crystal
- Top Right Chest - Fire Drum
- Bottom Left Chest - Glowing Mushroom Patch
- Bottom Right Chest - 750 Gems
Rewards On Hard Mode
- Top Left Chest - Blue Fire Drum
- Top Middle Chest - Phantom King Statue
- Top Right Chest - 1,500 Gems
- Bottom Left Chest - Phantom Pod
- Bottom Right Chest - 1000 Gems
There are two animal passages in the Hive, an elephant passage and a horse passage. The horse passage is only available in hard mode.
Elephant's Only Gate Prizes:
- Knight Helmet (Various colors)
- Star Cape (various colors)
- Turkey Hat (various colors)
- Round Glasses
- Freedom Bunny Hat
Horse's Only Gate Prizes: