Arqade is a question and answer site for passionate videogamers on all platforms. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I (mostly) figured out the numbering system, and figured out the bell level; it doesn't have any icons beside it anymore, but it's still not turning gold. Why not?

share|improve this question
up vote 1 down vote accepted

In Fez, a room does not turn gold until you do all of the tasks corresponding to the icons, as you have discovered, and you find every exit from the room. This means that in your situation, there is a door that exits from the bell level that you have not yet found.

Most likely, you have not yet lowered the water. There is a puzzle in another nearby level that will lower the water level in several levels including the bell level. When you do that, there will be another door that was previously below the water line but is now accessible.

share|improve this answer
Thanks. I noticed a door or two below the water line; somehow I made it to new game+ without figuring out this puzzle. Usually the exits show up on the map even if I hadn't entered them, so I didn't notice that as a condition for gold. – Eric Tressler May 5 '12 at 17:16

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.