29 Chest
Type: Object
Function: Contains Treasure
Source: Generated randomly in any level
Damage: 1 (Thrown)
Weight: Heavy
Notes: May release a primed bomb when opened.

Chests can be found on every level of the caves, containing varying quantities of treasure.
It is opened by holding 'Up' and pressing the action key (Default: X). It can be opened either on the ground or when carried in the hands.

The empty chest remains after being looted, and can be carried and thrown. However, as a heavy object, it does not go far and cannot be taken through the level exit with you.

The Big Chest is a special locked chest that always spawns somewhere in the Mines which contains the Udjat Eye.


The chest is similar to a pot in that it usually contains treasure, but also may be rigged as a trap instead.
Each treasure chest will contain three to four small jewels, with a 25% chance of an additional large gem. These jewels are cumulatively worth an average of $1000 in the Mines, and this average increases by 25% as you progress through each area.

Rigged Chest TrapEdit

Rigged Chest
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Boobie trap? Chest? This is comedy gold. (Would have preferred actual gold)
Location: Potentially from any chest
Damage: 10-100 (Explosion)
Pattern: Trigger (Single Hazard)

There is a 1/12 chance that chests may be booby-trapped, containing a primed bomb instead of treasure. There is no way to tell if a chest is rigged before you open it.
Trap bombs explode with the same power as a regular bombs, but have shorter fuses.

Like any bomb, being caught in the blast will kill you. For this reason, it is always advisable to be prepared to escape a potential fiery death when opening chests.

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