"The Mask of Shaka Zulu" is the 28th episode of Legends of the Hidden Temple. This episode had the fastest Temple Run in the show's entire history, but that was mainly led due to a production error by the crew.

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.

1st Orange Iguanas 0:33
2nd Silver Snakes 0:44
3rd Red Jaguars 0:55
4th Green Monkeys 0:58

Steps of Knowledge

Long ago, there lived a great warrior chief of the Zulu nation. His name was Shaka Zulu. When he was little, he and his mother were banished from their tribe, and for many years, they wandered in the African bush, living off bugs and plants. Finally, they were taken in by another Zulu tribe called the Matawans. But Shaka never forgot how his old tribe had treated him and his mother. When he was 30, the chief of the Matawans put Shaka in charge of a large Zulu tribe of his own. He developed new war tactics, and created a Zulu army with regiments and commanders. He also put distinguishing markings on the warriors' shields, so you could tell them apart. When Shaka became chief of all the Zulus, he conquered almost all the other tribes in the southern plains of Africa, including the tribe that had been so cruel to him as a child. Legend has it that many years later, a traitor stumbled upon Shaka's secret grave and stole his burial mask.

Red Jaguars Green Monkeys Orange Iguanas Silver Snakes
1st - Correct
1st - Correct
1st - Correct
2nd - Correct
1st - Incorrect 2nd - Correct
2nd - Correct 1st - Incorrect
1st - Correct
1st - Incorrect 2nd - Incorrect
2nd - Correct 1st - Incorrect
1st - Correct

Temple Games

"Drat, That Zulu Drought" (Bucket Ramp)

In the days of Shaka, the Zulus were farmers and raised cattle, and during times of a drought, they would travel great distances for water. Fortunately, Bobby and Melissa had to climb the ramp for water. At the top of the ramp are three buckets of water. When Kirk gave the signal, they had to climb the ramp on their knees, pull down a bucket, then slide back down and repeat the process. The first player to pull down all three buckets or the player with the most buckets pulled down in 60 seconds won. Bobby slid down after pulling his third bucket with 25 seconds left, awarding him a half pendant of life. Melissa only pulled down two.

Masks (Peanut Shaft)

The Zulus wore masks for religious ceremonies, and no good warrior would get caught without his. At the top of each shaft were four Zulu warriors waiting for their masks. When Kirk gave the signal, Brittany and Phillip had to grab a mask and climb up the shaft, and place the mask on one warrior, then jump back down to repeat the process. The player to mask all four warriors or the team with the most masked warriors at the end of 60 seconds won. While Kirk claimed Phillip had won with a score of 4-3, the score was actually 3-3. Phillip won the half pendant anyway. This result, however, would have no effect on the Temple Run.

Sound the Alarm (Mountain)

The Zulus used horns to signal each other in battle, and both teams had to do what they did. When Kirk gave the signal, the first player on each team had to climb the wooden mountain. When at the top, they will then blow the horn, signaling their partner to climb up and blow the horn. The first teams to blow their horns four times and make it back down the mountain or the team furthest along in 60 seconds won. The Red Jaguars performed this transaction four times in :56 while the Green Monkeys only did so three times.

Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Pendants Won
Red Jaguars Won Lost Won 1½ Pendants
Green Monkeys Lost Won Lost ½ Pendant

Temple Run

As soon as Bobby entered the Cave of Sighs, a Temple Guard took his pendant. This didn't deter him; he went straight to the Tomb, got the mask, and got out in a with a record 1:14 remaining. This was one of the few episodes in which the path directly to the treasure worked, a probable error on the part of the production crew.


Winning Team Red Jaguars
Contestants Bobby & Brittany
Result Solo Victory (1:14 left)
Pendants of Life
Artifact Location The Tomb of the Ancient Kings
Temple Guard Locations

The Cave of Sighs

Half Pendant Location Unknown

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Legends of the Hidden Temple Mask of Shaka Zulu