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The Star of Sultan Saladin
Star of Sultan Saladin.png
The star on the sundial.

Production Number

1-09 (9)


November 20, 1993


Silver Snakes


Lea Hathaway & Steve

Artifact Location

The Observatory

Pendants of Life

Temple Layout


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The Star of Sultan Saladin is the ninth episode of Legends of the Hidden Temple. It was the seventh episode to complete production and the nineteenth to air.

Moat Crossing

"Swim the Rope Over" moat

One player from each team held a rope prior to the start of the event. When Kirk said "go", that player took the rope across the moat as quickly as possible. Once across, she climbed out, wrapped the base of the rope around the pole, pulled it tight, sat down, and braced herself with her feet. Then, her partner grabbed on the upper rope and walked himself across the lower rope. As soon as the second teammate stepped on the deck, it was his duty to hit the gong.

Moat Results
Finish Team Time
First Blue Barracudas 0:21
Second Red Jaguars 0:22
Third Silver Snakes 0:23
Fourth Green Monkeys 0:24

Steps of Knowledge


The two greatest warriors of the Crusades were Richard the Lionhearted of England and Ṣalāḥ ad-Dīn (modernized as "Saladin"), the Sultan of Egypt and Syria. For two years, Richard had tried to capture the city of Acre, but the city had held out while Saladin attacked Richard from behind. Finally, Acre surrendered, but Richard's men were too tired to continue fighting Saladin. The time had come for them to meet face-to-face. Saladin bowed low and presented Richard with his favorite jewel, a giant opal called the Star of Saladin.

"For my worthy opponent," he said.

Richard thanked Saladin for the gift, and they signed a treaty which ended the fighting. Soon Richard set out for England, but the opal was stolen from him during the journey.

Steps of Knowledge Results
Question Answers Team
Was Saladin's title…?
  • King
  • President
  • Sultan
Blue Barracudas (Wrong Answer)
Red Jaguars (Correct - Two steps left)
Was Richard the Lionheart king of…?
  • Switzerland
  • England
Red Jaguars (Correct - One step left)
Did the Crusaders want to capture the Holy Land because…?
  • The Europeans wanted to make pilgrimages there
  • They wanted to import camels
  • It was a great place for Winter vacation
Blue Barracudas (Did not realize Olmec only accepts the full answer)
Red Jaguars (Swept - Advanced to the Temple Games)
Which of these went on the Crusades?
  • Knights
  • Vikings
  • Commandos
Silver Snakes (Correct - Two steps left)
Which of these Middle Eastern cities did Richard attack during the Crusade?
  • Babylon
  • Troy
  • Acre
Silver Snakes (Correct - One step left)
Which of these seas did Richard sail across to get to the Holy Land?
  • Mediterranean
Silver Snakes (Swept - Advanced to the Temple Games)

Temple Games

The Red Jaguars are thirteen-year-olds Leslie and Tom. The Silver Snakes are thirteen-year-olds Lea and Steve.

Storming Acre (Climbing Wall)


When the Crusaders attacked the city of Acre, they practically had to take the walls down piece by piece before the city surrendered. In that game, the players had to do just that. When Kirk said "go", one player from each team climbed to the top of the wall, grabbed a brick, and stuck it to his helmet. Then, he climbed back down and dropped the brick in his basket. Each player repeated this process until one minute had elapsed or one competitor had placed six bricks in his basket. Steve won game and the half pendant after placing five bricks in his basket over the four Tom had in his basket.

Gathering Crusaders (Bungee Soap Ramp)


During the Crusades, Richard the Lionhearted gathered troops from all over Europe to fight in Palestine. In that game, the players had to gather Crusaders just like Richard did. When Kirk said "go", one player from each team climbed up the ramp on her knees, grabbed a soldier, stuck it to her helmet, slid back down, and dropped it in her bucket. The player with the most soldiers in her bucket after one minute won. Leslie won the game after grabbing one soldier while Lea was unable to get any.

The Finest Warriors (Velcro Ball Toss)


Richard the Lionhearted and Sultan Saladin were the finest warriors of their day. They would've made a great team. In that game, when Kirk said "go", one player from each team took his place on the platform. His partner grabbed a ball from the basket and threw it, attempting to attach it to her partner's velcro shirt. The male partner can move and try to get hit by the ball. The team with the most balls attached to their respective velcro shirt after one minute won. The Silver Snakes won the game and the full pendant after landing 11 balls, while Red Jaguars was only able to land ten.

Temple Games Results
Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Pendants Won
Red Jaguars Lost Won Lost ½ Pendant
Silver Snakes Won Lost Won 1½ Pendants

Temple Run


Lea starts by heading up into the Room of the Three Gargoyles. The first gargoyle she tried opened up the Wall Climb. She jumps down and opens the Throne Room but changes her mind to try the upper doors, neither of which opened. Lea heads into the Throne Room and sits on the throne, opening up the Spider's Lair. She makes her way across into the Tomb of the Ancient Kings where she meets a Temple Guard. She gives up her pendant, tries to open the Shrine of the Silver Monkey to no avail, opens the other Spider's Lair door, and then plows through the Stone Wall into the Dungeon. Lea climbs up into the shrine, assembles the silver monkey, and runs through the Room of the Golden Idols to the Observatory. She runs up, grabs the star, jumps down into the Wall Climb, makes her way out of the Cave of Sighs rooted on by an unencountered Temple Guard, and makes it past the gate with 27 seconds remaining.

Temple Run Results
Victory Yes (Solo - 0:27 left)
Reached the Artifact Yes
Temple Guard Locations The Tomb of the Ancient Kings (blue mask)
The Cave of Sighs (gold mask)
The Heart Room (black mask)
Half Pendant Location Unknown

Prize Plugs

  • Original Run
    • Moat Crossing: Laguna Sportswear
    • Steps of Knowledge: Pocky 'n' Rocky for SNES
    • Temple Games: A⟨⟨laim Dual Turbo Wireless Remote System for Sega Genesis and SNES
  • Alternate Version
    • Moat Crossing: Laffy Taffy from The Willy Wonka Candy Factory
    • Steps of Knowledge: Duncan Yoyo
    • Temple Games: Mighty Ducks the Movie: The First Face-Off VHS from Walt Disney Home Video

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