Swinging with a grapple and smashing robots to pieces is fun but there’s more to the game than just that. Eventually, you will encounter a purple gem. Each level has five of them hidden in the most different places. And if you are a completionist kind of gamer, collecting every single one is a must. Here’s how to find gems in Grapple Dog.
Gems are not only a way to express your completionism. You will need a certain amount of those gems to unlock a boss fight of each region. Only after completing the boss fight, you may progress to the next region. This guide will not show you the exact locations of each gem because it would take crazy article lengths to list and will kill the point of playing. Instead, we prepared tips and things to look out for when looking for gems in Grapple Dog.
Table of Contents
The simplest way to hide something is behind the wall. Just like on the image above there are many “convenient” blocks that don’t belong there. That’s a sign that there is something behind it. It can be a room or a passage to a whole new section of a level. Only one way to find out.
Along those lines, there will be passages and corridors on the edges of the map beyond which the camera will not take you. Those are likely to be secret parts of the map too. There is even more stuff hidden underwater including traps, sea robots, and, of course, gems. Note that not every secret equals a gem. It can also be a secret level token or more fruits for you to collect.
As in many platformers, there’s a ton of stuff to interact with. That’s the key to making the game diverse. And also more complicated with more ideas for where to hide gems. Since at first, it may be a bit confusing, here are the early-level objects that you can investigate to try and find secrets. We are sure that after you learn the concept you will identify suspicious objects yourself.
Buttons and doors. One button can be responsible for multiple doors. Make sure to check every single one. The arrows will lead you to them.
Items that need to be collected in a sequence. Pretty simple, the trouble finding the first one. But usually those are in the open space as they need space for at 7 more.
Destructable/Slammable crates. Anything that has an empty area below is worth breaking and checking out.
Balloons, swinging area’s edges. Some bits of the map can be seen only with a full swing at the edge of the blue block.
Take Your Time to Explore
Finally, don’t rush and take your time when completing a level. For speedrunning, there is Time Trial. Regular game mode will become more and more about exploring and being aware of your environment.
For example, on the image above you can see that for me to climb up I need to take the X to spawn the orange wall. However, as soon as I do that, the pathway behind it with fruits (and maybe something more) will become inaccessible. It’s quite a simple example but it becomes more and more advanced the further you progress. Always make sure you checked all the edges of the map you can physically get to. Especially before getting into a cannon or going through the one-way door/floor.
With these tips, you will be able to find all the gems you need in Grapple Dog. It might take some time but that’s what exploring is all about. Don’t worry if you can’t collect them all straight away. You don’t need all of them to progress through the game and you can always visit the island again later.
Based in Stoke-on-Trent, UK, Edward is a Guides Editor at Gamezo. He's all about esports and gaming and plays a little bit of everything but his favorite game of all time is Destiny 2. Lowkey motorsport fan. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org