You will be constantly short on Rupees, which can be spent on a great many things. In order to prevent poverty in the game, you should get to Pondo Lodge as soon as you can. There awaits a simple minigame that quickly enables you to earn a considerable amount of money.
When you're there, approach an NPC, Pondo, and talk to him. The man will offer you taking part in a game called Snowball Bowling for 20 Rupees. The fee is actually quite low and will soon be more than returned. The minigame will begin; the rules are very simple:
- You have two attempts - you can pick the ball up two times and throw it down the slope.
- There are a couple of awards - if you can get a strike (i.e. you knock down all pins in the first attempts) you will get 300 Rupees! If you can achieve the same result in two throws, you will get the so-called spare, worth 100 Rupees. If you manage to knock down 9 of 10 pins in two throws, you will get 50 Rupees.
It's easy to observe that the best idea is to specialize in one-time strikes that will quickly fill your pockets will Rupees. See the picture above. It depicts the optimal way of aiming the ball so as to get a strike. After you master this game, you'll be able to earn great amounts of money that can be spent elsewhere.