The Cave, a game made by Ron Gilbert and Double Fine Productions is a 2D side scrolling puzzle quagmire. We will document our journey through The Cave and will be posting up stopping points along the way for anyone that may need some help. If you do need any The Cave help, or if we skip a part that you would like to see, make sure to hit us up in the comments. Do you know an easier way to do a puzzle? Hit us up in the comments as well and help your fellow gamers. If you need any other The Cave Guides make sure to check out our The Cave Walkthrough that has links for every single puzzle. Let’s get started.
|The Monk’s Puzzle Guide|
The Monk’s Quest in The Cave is all about becoming a master of a temple. To get in the Monk’s area, first you need to head up the rocky mountainside. Use your telekinesis to pull the support beams down to move on to the temple. Keep going to the left and you will meet the master. Use your telekinesis on the wind chimes above him. He will give you a feather. Head back to the right down the mountainside with the feather and stand on the rickety bridge. Grab your other two characters and stand them on the bridge. Jump with the character that has the feather and you will break the bridge leading to the monk’s challenges.
|The Monk’s Quest – The Lotus Flower|
The lotus blossoms are a pain in the butt, but not too complex once you understand what you need to do. Make your way to the left from where the bridge broke. Head up the ladder and move over to the right. You will see the lotus blossoms sitting on a table. Use the Monk’s telekinesis to grab the lotus blossoms from the table.
Now you need to walk slowly to the left. Keep an eye on the wind chimes above. They will start to sway when wind is coming. Turn and face to the right when the wind starts to blow hard. Keep going left when the wind stops until you reach an open window and blossom pedestal. Wait until a gust of wind stops and close the window with the Monk’s telekinesis. Drop the lotus blossoms on the blossom pedestal and you will be able to move on to the next Monk trial.
|The Balancing Monk Puzzle|
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|Riding the Carpet|
The next part is really easy as long as you know what is going on. To master this puzzle, all you have to do is not move. Even the littlest bit of movement will result in all of your characters falling to their death. If you are looking to grab all of the cave paintings, there is a section with a rope to the right that you will have to have the feather to break a second bridge. Breaking the second bridge also gives you an achievement or a trophy depending on which system you are playing on. Return back to the carpets, don’t move an inch once they start and a rope will drop down leading you out of this area.
|Becoming the Master of Zenness|
Your almost done! Head up the rope from the floating carpets and then up the ladder. To the left you will see a meditation statue. Use the statue to make the picture of your environment bigger. Just outside you will see a support bolt. Use the Monk’s telekinesis to turn the support bolt four or 5 times until it falls off.
Now head to the right side of this room and use the Monk’s telekinesis to break a support beam. Go down the ladder from here and to the right. A block will be on the ground that can be pushed to the right. Head up the rope and then go back to the Zen Master. Use the Monk’s telekinesis on the wind chimes. This will give you master status. Head down the mountainside to the right and you will be able to open up the Master’s Gate. Good job! You have finished the Monks quest in The Cave.
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