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The Trojan Horseshoe
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The horseshoe resting on a small foam rock atop the coffin.

Production Number

1-12 (12)


September 26, 1993[1]


Green Monkeys


Lucretia & Shawn Thompson

Artifact Location

The Tomb of the Ancient Kings

Pendants of Life

Temple Layout


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The Trojan Horseshoe is the twelfth episode of Legends of the Hidden Temple. It was the tenth episode to complete production and the fourth to air.

Moat Crossing

One player of each team swam a rope over to the other side. Once out of the water, he had to tie the rope off on a pole that held a second tied rope higher up; both connected to the other side. Once tied, the second player had to use the two ropes and maneuver across the moat. Once he was across, the team could run over and hit the gong.

Moat Results
Finish Team Time
First Green Monkeys 0:21
Second Blue Barracudas 0:23
Third Silver Snakes 0:25
Fourth Purple Parrots 0:26

Steps of Knowledge

Long ago, there was a huge fortress city with many towers, called Troy. It was destroyed because Paris, a prince of Troy, decided to marry the most beautiful woman in the world, Helen. Unfortunately, Helen was already married to a Greek king who became so enraged he mounted an army to attack Troy. The Greeks fought the Trojans for ten years, but could not defeat them.

So, the smartest Greek said, "Let's build a giant horse and put some warriors inside, leave it outside the city with a card that says 'No hard feelings', and then we'll pretend to sail away. They'll drag the horse into the city and during the night, the warriors will slip out and open the city gates, and our forces can get in and wreck the place."

Which is exactly what they did.

Steps of Knowledge Results
Question Answers Team
Which of these people fought the Trojans in the Trojan War?
  • Romans
  • Greeks
  • Vikings
Silver Snakes (Paris - Wrong Answer; Not one of the three choices)
Purple Parrots (Correct - Two steps left)
Did the Greeks get into Troy by hiding in a…?
  • Wooden Horse
Green Monkeys (Correct - Two steps left)
Did the Greeks fight the Trojan War…?
  • To recover Helen
  • To capture…
Silver Snakes (Correct - Two steps left)
Was Helen taken to Troy by…?
  • Paris
Blue Barracudas (Correct - Two steps left)
Helen was the most beautiful woman in the world. Was she described as having…?
  • A face that launched 1000 ships
  • A face that sank 1000 ships
Green Monkeys (Rang in before Olmec could finish)
Silver Snakes (Correct - One step left)
Did the Trojan War last…?
  • One Year
  • Ten Years
Green Monkeys (Correct - One step left)
Which of these body parts is named for Achilles, a hero of the…?
  • Achilles Tendon
Silver Snakes ("The part at the bottom of your foot" - Wrong Answer; Not one of the three choices)
Purple Parrots (Heel - Wrong Answer; Not one of the three choices)
Which of the Greeks came up with the idea for the wooden horse?
  • Odysseus
Green Monkeys (Correct - Advanced to the Temple Games)
After the Trojan War, Odysseus went on a 10-year adventure. Is this story called…?
  • The Aeneid
  • The Odyssey
  • The Search for the Holy Grail
Silver Snakes ("He landed in…" - Wrong Answer; Not one of the three choices)
Purple Parrots (Correct - One step left)
During his journey, did Odysseus fight a one-eyed monster called the…?
  • Cyclops
Blue Barracudas (Odysseus - Wrong Answer; Not one of the three choices)
Silver Snakes (Correct - Advanced to the Temple Games)

Temple Games

The Silver Snakes are twelve-year-old Bob Attuck and fourteen-year-old Jennifer. The Green Monkeys are thirteen-year-old Lucretia and fifteen-year-old Shawn.

Tear Down Troy (Climbing Wall)

It took the Greeks ten years to tear down the walls of Troy. The players had one minute. When Kirk said go, each player climber to the top of their walls, grabbed a brick and stuck them in their helmets. Next they climbed back down and dropped their bricks in their baskets. Then they climbed back up and grabbed another brick. The first player to get six bricks, or the player with the most bricks in their basket in 60 seconds won. The result was that Bob only scored twice, but Lucretia scored three times since she never knocked any off her helmet. That meant that the Green Monkeys won the first Pendant of Life.

Trojan Horse (Water Ramp)

Thinking that the Greeks had left a giant horse as a present, the Trojans brought it inside the gates of their city. It was quite a job as that game. Before the teams were hills leading up to the city of Troy and two Trojan horses. Each player sat with their backs to their horses. When Kirk said go, they pushed the horses up the hillsides and into the city and then slid back down. Of course, the water flowed, so it was going to be a little tricky. The first one to get their horse into the city and slid back down, or the furthest along in 60 seconds won. At the end, Kirk announced that the Silver Snakes managed to tie up the score at a half Pendant per team, so it was all up to the third game to decide the final outcome.

Trojan Column (Pulley Pillar)

After the Greeks destroyed Troy, the Trojans had to rebuild. It's not an easy thing to do when everything is made of big stone blocks. Before the teams were the remains of Trojan columns. When Kirk said go, each partner grabbed rings of the columns, jumped up, and placed them on the post. And then they jumped back down. Then their partners jumped up and placed the next rings on their column. They alternated like that for up to 60 seconds. The first team to completely rebuild the Trojan column, or the one furthest along when time was up, won. With four seconds left, Lucretia managed to place the last ring on the column for the Green Monkeys; Bob placed the last one for the Silver Snakes with two seconds on the clock, but since the Green Monkeys finished first, they won the full Pendant and would be taking 1½ Pendants of Life with them for the Temple Run.

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

Temple Run

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Lucretia started in the Cave of Sighs and then went into the Wall Climb. When the Throne Room door did not open, she opted for the Heart Room door, meeting the first Temple Guard in the Heart Room with 2:18 remaining. She then managed to progress from the Room of the Golden Idols

Lucretia pressing the actuator to the Shrine of the Silver Monkey.

into the Shrine of the Silver Monkey, where the second Temple Guard took her out with 1:55 left. Shawn steadily retraced Lucretia's steps, and while he missed the half pendant in the Room of the Golden Idols, he put the silver monkey together in a very respectable fourteen seconds, spun the wheel in the Pirate's Cove, climbed down into the Dungeon and literally smashed through the Stone Wall.

Shawn grabbing the Horseshoe.

Shawn grabbed the Trojan Horseshoe with 46 seconds to go, and on the way out, he passed the concealed third Temple Guard in the Spider's Lair— suggesting that they could have come up from the Room of the Golden Idols, if Lucretia had tried the door connecting the Heart Room and Throne Room. Not too long thereafter, Shawn made it out of the temple with the Horseshoe with ten seconds still on the clock.

Shawn and Lucretia's path to the horseshoe.

Temple Run Results
Victory Yes (0:10 left)
Reached the Artifact Yes
Temple Guard Locations The Heart Room
The Shrine of the Silver Monkey
The Spider's Lair
Half Pendant Location The Room of the Golden Idols

Prize Plugs

  • Original Run
    • Moat Crossing: FashionBug
    • Steps of Knowledge: NBA Jam for SNES, Sega Genesis and Game Gear
    • Temple Games: Sports Works from Software Marketing Corporation
  • Alternate Version
    • Moat Crossing: L.A. Looks Hair Gel
    • Steps of Knowledge: NBA Jam for SNES, Sega Genesis and Game Gear
    • Temple Games: Regent Sports Assortment

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  1. Lundberg, D.C. (Unknown Date). D.C. Lundberg's Game Show Trading Post I-L. D.C. Lundberg.