When approaching a knight, jump in the air and when you’re about to come down from your jump, stab forward. This causes the knight to drop his shield and get stabbed right in the eyes! Brilliant for fighting the level 3 boss, the Blue Knight!
There’s a hidden red jar in the graveyard containing the King’s Tomb.
In Palace Five, walk to to the room where the falling wall is (the one made with falling blocks). Then when the wall is up, get on top of it, use a jump spell and jump while you’re in the air use a fairy spell and go up. You will see the falling animation and you will land on the roof of the palace. From the rooftop you can repeat this, but you’ll get stuck in the ground as if you were buried alive.
If you find a Red Jar, use up all your current magic casting Life before collecting it. If you don’t have enough magic to cast Life, but you still need health, then highlight the Life Spell, take the Jar, and press Select like mad. You’ll not only refill your life, but your magic will fill almost to full!
Don’t always rely on your ability to throw your sword when you have full life. Especially late in the game, enemies won’t be hurt by the thrown sword. Learn how to fight in close quarters.
Remember that whenever you make contact with an enemy, you’re going to recoil a bit. Keep this in mind, especially when fighting Skull Balls. Also, remember that if you hit an enemy, you’ll stun it slightly, and you won’t take damage from it while it’s stunned.
If and when you beat the game, you’ll have the ability to replay it. When you do so, notice that while all tangible items (palace items, Heart Containers, etc.) are reset , you’ll still know all the spells and have the same high level! At this point, the beginning of the game is a breeze.
If you want to experience this superiority without beating the game, then play the game as you would, but taking care NOT to clear the palaces. Take the item contained within each, but don’t beat the boss. Once you’ve found all the items, learned all spells, and developed your attributes to 8, start playing the game over again. It’ll be easy!