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Old 06-21-2011, 07:35 PM   #1
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High in Las Vegas - Red Gems Guide

This guide will help you find all 80 red gems in the game, earning you the achievement "High in Las Vegas" worth 75G.

There are a total of 80 red gems in the game: 38 hidden in the levels and an additional 42 that must be purchased from Christopher with white gems. Since there is no stage select, you must collect all 80 red gems in a single run. EDIT: As things turn out, you do not need to find all 38 gems in the game, as you can purchase more than 42 gems from Christopher by farming white gems in respawn areas.

Getting all 80 is easiest on Lemon Hunter difficulty since the price of red gems at Christopher's shop is significantly less than on the other modes - 40% less than Demon Hunter.

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Act 2-1:
1-3: Underneath the bride near Hangman's Tavern: Before you rush back to street level to feed the eyeball to the baby demon gate, step toward three shiny red gems under the bridge archway to net yourself some upgrades.
4: Behind pillar in small courtyard where you fight demons conjured by dark hand: Search behind the pillar at the far end of the quad for a pretty little red gem
5: In shack guarded by baby demon gate near opera poster: Take the strawberry found in the first street stall on the left to the baby demon gate across from the opera promotional poster. Feed it to the door to gain access to a hidden red gem.

Act 2-3:

6: Behind pillar after jumping from second floor of house, in area with telephone ringing: After landing in the back alley walk under the awning to the right to locate a hidden red gem.
7: Collect all white gems in the chandelier: After collecting all 56 white gems in this area, collect a red gem on the exit pathway.
8-9: Defeat all demons in the chandelier: Before breaking the orbs in this section, make sure to kill all demons. There are 2 in the first-, 4 in the second- and 4 in the final section. Make sure you kill all demons before moving up to the tower, as you cant double back afterwards if you miss any.

Act 3-1:

10: In the flowers to the left of Christopher: If you stop by Christopher, this is unmissable.
11: In a side passage accessible at the start of the sewers: Follow the path behind the strawberry to discover a red gem hidden among the muck. As a bonus, shoot the nearby crates for ammo.
12: Behind the cracked stone wall at the end of the level: Before excavating your way out of the tower, demolish the wall to the right of the guts wall to pick up a red gem.

Act 3-2:

13: Behind guts wall down side path at the start of the level: To the left of the cave lies a rotting log blocking a trail that winds deeper into the forest. Demolish it with a sticky shot from your Hot Boner to clear the way forward. Follow the trail to a guts wall hiding a red gem.
14: Tucked away behind rocks near the demon cages: Find a red gem tucked away in a rocky alcove beyond the second cage on the left. When the path turns to the right, head left at the lamppost to pocket the gem.
15: On lakeshore behind a fallen log: At the far end of the lake (to the right if you're looking at the baby demon gate), there's a red gem blocked by a fallen tree trunk. A Hot Boner sticky shot can bust that log up and grant access to the gem.
16: Behind guts wall to the right of cave at the end of level: Venture down a small path to the right of the cave to find a guts wall. Use your Hot Boner to create a line of sticky shots along the wall's glowing crack. Blast it open and collect the red gem inside.

Act 3-3:

17: In barrel next to demonic shrine at start of first Paula chase sequence: Shoot the barrel underneath the hanging lamp to find a red gem.
18: In darkness, down path to the right of pedestal with blue gem: Veer off the beaten path up a set of stairs to find a red gem.
19: In barrel next to house passed while following sushi lamp: Bust the barrel in this little alcove with the stone house while following the sushi lamp to collect a red gem.

Act 4-2:

20: Collect all 50 white gems in the level: Nab all 50 white gems in the level and you're bestowed with a glittering red gem for you obsessive-compulsive tendency.

Act 4-3:

21: In the Hall of Gluttony within book stacks: Explore the darkness-filled corridor to the left of the goat's head to find a bottle of tequila and a shiny red gem.
22: In the Hall of Heresy, opposite of the second goat lamp: After traipsing across the bookshelf bridge, turn right to explore the shadowy stacks. At the end of the farthest corridor is a red gem for the taking.
23: In the basement down within the book stacks passed while following sushi lamp: Nestled between two bookshelves, down a pitch-black dead end, sits a red gem ripe for the picking. After the sushi lamp makes it first right, continue moving forward and turn right when you run into a bookshelf. The red gem is at the end of the corridor.

Note: Players report that a fourth gem has appeared in this stage, after Red Gem #22. When demolishing the second glowing wall hidden among the bookshelves, it reveals a room filled with crates. Break open the crates, and lucky people will find a red gem here.


Act 4-4:

24: Collect all 50 white gems in the level: Nab all 50 white gems in the level and you're given a red gem.

Act 4-5:

25: In barrel to left of guts wall at end of cave: Before leaving the cave, stroll down the bridge to the left of the exit to find a red gem hidden within a barrel. A Crowzer demon guards the stone, so be prepared to fight for it.
26: Behind cracked stone wall to the left of fireworks launcher: Demolish the cracked stone wall to the left of the fireworks launcher to find a red gem. You can clear away the wall even in the darkness, although it's safer to do it in light.
27: In outhouse behind Christopher's shop, covered in darkness vines: Explore the area behind Christopher's shop to find a shed kept shut by creeping darkness vines. Snipping those vines away to reach the red gem locked within the shed requires blasting through the nearby guts wall.

Act 4-6:

28: Collect all 50 white gems in the level: Nab all 50 white gems in the level and you receive a red gem for your work.

Act 5-1:

29: In barrel behind pillar in chambered room where you first meet the Electrodiode demon: Shoot the barrel in the corner to the right of the chambers housing the Electrodiode demons to uncover a red gem.
30: In crate located in rotunda: Break the wooden crate sitting on the ledge encircling the rotunda to uncover a gem.
31: In barrel located in darkness-filled room with core destroyed with Skullblaster grenade:Shoot the barrel against the wall in the room where you lob a Skullblaster grenade to destroy a darkness vine core to find a red gem.

Act 5-2:

32: On the bottom of the first red block in the MOOR PU DEKCUF: After you reposition the T-shaped block, collect a red gem when you walk across the block.
33-34: On the platform that twists into place after lining up the two blocks in the MOOR PU DEKCUF: After clearing the bridge of demons and lifting the darkness, a set of stairs connects with the blocks. Walk down them to find a red gem at the base. Continue down another flight of stairs to find a second red gem.
35: On the bottom of the large block with the long set of stairs near the end of MOOR PU DEKCUF: Turn the main block formation upside-down to uncover a red gem. Positionthe block so that you can walk onto the side with the red gem and collect it.

Act 5-3:

36: Kill the two demons in the Skullblaster Pachinko machine: Kill the two demons at the base of the Skullblaster Pachinko machine to earn a shiny red gem as your reward. Pick it up in front of the exit portal on your way out.
37: In a barrel near the spinal staircase: Break the barrel at the base of the spinal staircase to pocket this red gem.
38: In a barrel in the room with corpses hanging from hooks in the madness Maze: Search among the hanging corpses for a barrel. Shoot it to collect the last red gem in the game.

Thanks to BrownMan for the video:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=xwLCl7Pqz2Ehttp://youtube.com/watch?v=RBm06K5eGGA

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Old 06-21-2011, 11:48 PM   #2
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Thanks alot for the guide. Greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-22-2011, 04:33 AM   #3
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Question

How many enemies are there in the chandlier because i believe i kill all. But i only manage to get 1 red gem once i have reached the summit.
Any help will be much appreciated .
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Old 06-22-2011, 06:49 AM   #4
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Thanks mate.
Will be using in the next pt.
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Old 06-22-2011, 11:55 AM   #5
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Do you need to have 80 gems total or do you just need to find all the 38 gems? If it is the former is it even possible on any difficulty but easy? Since i already completed the game on normal, i found like 32 of the gems you posted did not count thoroughly and i missed like 13 gems total. And i used every white gem i found to purchase upgrades.
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Old 06-22-2011, 12:03 PM   #6
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Do you need to have 80 gems total or do you just need to find all the 38 gems? If it is the former is it even possible on any difficulty but easy? Since i already completed the game on normal, i found like 32 of the gems you posted did not count thoroughly and i missed like 13 gems total. And i used every white gem i found to purchase upgrades.
You need all 80 for the achievement to unlock. The 38 hidden and the 42 you can purchase from Christopher's shop. It is possible to get the gems on all difficulties, but it takes a lot more work on Normal/Hard. Remember, 40% difference in cost from Easy to Normal is a lot.
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:04 PM   #7
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Great guide, I'm just starting out on this game so this will help me a lot, thanks.
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:01 PM   #8
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People are really calling this a "great" guide? I've already given up on the guide after missing gem #5. I got the strawberry and moved on but there was no baby gate with a gem. I think I might have had to backtrack but the guide didn't mention that at all lol. I really don't get how a guide can be so poorly written for a game like this with no backtracking allowed and no chapter select and no multiple save filed or manual saving. As soon as you miss a gem, that's that you can't get it again and that's more pointless white gem grinding that I should have to do. Ugh.

I'd really love to know why the description for gem #5 doesn't mention you need to backtrack. Just wow.
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:26 PM   #9
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@LordOdadjian: Sorry to hearyou didn't like the guide, and that it was no use to you. I do not see anything wrong with description on red gem 5 though, I think it's quite accurate.

What does the rest think? Does it need even more description, or is it fine the way it is?
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Old 07-09-2011, 04:33 PM   #10
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@LordOdadjian: Sorry to hearyou didn't like the guide, and that it was no use to you. I do not see anything wrong with description on red gem 5 though, I think it's quite accurate.

What does the rest think? Does it need even more description, or is it fine the way it is?

Don't take me too seriously. I love whining like a stuck pig when things don't go my way.

Seriously the rest of the guide is perfectly fine. But the baby door is before the red strawberry for gem number 5. I believe it might help others to mention this and tell them to backtrack aafter getting the strawberry.

Aside from that, the guide has been perfectly fine. My anger is more towards this achievement in general. It's really silly because literally the only way to get this achievement is to grind white gems, even with all the red gem pickups.

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Old 07-11-2011, 06:03 AM   #11
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"26: Behind cracked stone wall to the left of fireworks launcher: Demolish the cracked stone wall to the left of the fireworks launcher to find a red gem. You can clear away the wall even in the darkness, although it's safer to do it in light."

Just thought I'd let you know that after you've gotten this one and finish doing what you have to do in the next area where Chris's shop is and after you've gotten the next red gem, the strawberry and reached a save point. You can quit out of the game, then continue from the last checkpoint. Walk back out the gate and this same red gem quoted above will be behind the cracked wall near the fireworks again, ripe for the picking I'm not sure if there's any other areas in the game where you are forced to backtrack and can exploit the save system to find duplicate gems but I thought I'd mention this one
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Old 05-20-2012, 02:55 PM   #12
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"26: Behind cracked stone wall to the left of fireworks launcher: Demolish the cracked stone wall to the left of the fireworks launcher to find a red gem. You can clear away the wall even in the darkness, although it's safer to do it in light."

Just thought I'd let you know that after you've gotten this one and finish doing what you have to do in the next area where Chris's shop is and after you've gotten the next red gem, the strawberry and reached a save point. You can quit out of the game, then continue from the last checkpoint. Walk back out the gate and this same red gem quoted above will be behind the cracked wall near the fireworks again, ripe for the picking I'm not sure if there's any other areas in the game where you are forced to backtrack and can exploit the save system to find duplicate gems but I thought I'd mention this one
That is a brilliant find. In fact you can do this exploit any time you can bactrack to a red gem you've already found. Just quit, reload and get the gem again. I was able to get 26 and 27 three times doing this.
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Old 07-14-2011, 06:15 AM   #13
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I think you may want to add a BIG WARNING on the top.
For example:
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1. Do this ON LEMON. (I know you did this, just not ye-catching enough I think.)
2. You will have to NET EXTRA 500(or so) WHITE GEMS besides regular playthrough on LEMON.
Well obviously, I didn't do that and ended up with 8 empty slots.
(When I heard Christopher said "This is as far as I go" on Act 5-2, I was like "WTF?")

The best places to farm white gems are obviously the two "3-face demons".
They spawn infinite Normal Demons.
In case some may find fighting three normal demons is risky(esp. for Demon and Legion), here is a trick.
Shoot off the leg of one demon, and shoot off both arms once it's on the floor.
It won't be a threat anymore and there will only be two demons running around.

I am trying this on Demon now.
I have net 999(Max) white gems on both "3-face".(That gives me 26 red gems.)
But now I am already on Act 4-1 yet still have 28 empty slots.
Meaning I will have to net 750 white gems until Act 5-2.
Anyone think I could do that?
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Oh, and BTW, great guide.
I love guides with BOTH texts and videos.

But can you change "rotunda" into, like, "circular room"?
"Cause I think not a lot of people know that word.

And for #38, there are actually 2 rooms filled with hanging corpses.
You may want to indicate it's the small one with only one exit(the entrance).
Because I in fact searched the other one like three times and failed to find a barrel.
I even thought maybe my game was glitched.

Talking about glitch.
On the chandelier stage, there is a chance that the demons will be "glitched" into the wall, making them impossible to be killed. And you'll have to quit and restart.

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Old 07-16-2011, 06:44 PM   #15
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I got all the hidden gems and was 3 short....so now, instead of having to play this fucking game 3 times, I have to start over and play it again on Easy, just to get all the red gems, then go back AGAIN, and beat it on Medium and Hard. I really like this game, but fuck, this is just stupid.
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Old 07-23-2011, 05:57 PM   #16
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Thanks for the guide however I wanted to add that as other people have said there are in fact 5 gems in act 4-3. Not 3 or even 4 as the guide says. One in the second glowing wall, destroy all the barrels and boxes to get it. And another in the third glowing wall, again destroy all the barrels and boxes. The last one make sure you destroy the wall before destroying the two light barrels to the left of it as that triggers a cutscene.

There is in fact also another red gem that isn't in the guide and I have seen no one mention. Act 5-3 has 4 not 3. There is the one in the hanging corpse room. However there is also one in the barrel to the right of the cage holding the strawberry. To get this one though you may need to first go through the left and straight forward options of the maze and get the cutscene where Garcia and Johnson talk about Paula.

So yea great guide, however it's missing 2 gems and the fourth one on 4-3 isn't a maybe. It appeared in all 3 of my playthroughs.
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Old 04-01-2012, 06:06 AM   #17
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Wish I would have read that you can't get this "legitimately" before I started playing. Still have to go through the game on Normal and Hard, so I'll start grinding on my next playthrough.

But really, what were they thinking? Difficulty achievements that don't stack, and one that requires tons of grinding in a few spots where enemies infinately respawn?
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Old 04-10-2012, 05:31 PM   #18
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Despite getting 999 white gems in boths areas with the skull-heads, I don't think I'll be able to buy all 40 gems on normal. I was really mad that there wasn't a Christopher shop in between the second skull-head and the swamp (unless I missed him) and he still wasn't there for a while. I lost quite a few gems because I couldn't fit any more. Then there were three Christopher stores real close to each other, so close I didn't earn enough gems to buy a Red Gem between them!

Argh, this means I'll be going through this game 4 whole times. I really like it, but this achievement is just stupid.
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Act 4-3:

21: In the Hall of Gluttony within book stacks: Explore the darkness-filled corridor to the left of the goat's head to find a bottle of tequila and a shiny red gem.
22: In the Hall of Heresy, opposite of the second goat lamp: After traipsing across the bookshelf bridge, turn right to explore the shadowy stacks. At the end of the farthest corridor is a red gem for the taking.
23: In the basement down within the book stacks passed while following sushi lamp: Nestled between two bookshelves, down a pitch-black dead end, sits a red gem ripe for the picking. After the sushi lamp makes it first right, continue moving forward and turn right when you run into a bookshelf. The red gem is at the end of the corridor.

Note: Players report that a fourth gem has appeared in this stage, after Red Gem #22. When demolishing the second glowing wall hidden among the bookshelves, it reveals a room filled with crates. Break open the crates, and lucky people will find a red gem here.




I can confirm the existence of the extra 4th gem. It is in fact behind the second glowing wall, where you need to use the secondary shot from your hot boner to break. (Confirmed three times on all 3 cheevo difficulties)

I'm commenting to add that there is a 5TH GEM IN THIS AREA! Following soon after the 4th extra gem noted in the quote (which is behind the second breakable wall in the area), there are two more breakable walls left before a cut-scene activates which leads the player to the next boss fight.

How to Obtain it:
THE FINAL BREAKABLE WALL, ONCE YOU GO IN ACTIVATES THE CUT-SCENE. Don't rush in. The cut-scene activates based off of a few seconds and the player going inside it. Inside the room are a few crates, as soon as you blow the 4th and final wall, quickly shoot another explosive shot from your hot boner and blow it up, then Dive. into the room for a 5th red gem. =]

Happy Hunting!
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You might want to mention for the very last one that it's the other room with hanging corpses, the one accessible from the flower room. Scared the hell out of me.

Great guide otherwise, though.
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