When fighting the hydra it's a good idea to save after every time you take out a bit of it's life because the constant button pressing can hurt your hands, and fingers alot so you would be tired and wouldn't last that long. But a positive is they're is a save portal near it so you don't like have to go the beggining or something just because your hands hurt.
P.S If you do a 5 or higher combo you can get magic and health orbs from it.
P.P.S Using the poseidon ability when it's coming gives you a small amount of upgrade orbs so slowly you could if you wanted waste like a few hours and slowly but surely upgrade your sword.
Added by: infoguy Mar 24th 2005, ID#13922