From the manual of "Maximo: Ghosts To Glory":
Maximo as a fighting character has few equals! When fully equipped with all the abilities and enchantments found throughout the lands, his powers are equal to those of Achille himself. This is what Achille fears most of all!
When Maximo returns from the dead he is armed with his basic abilities, his trusty sword, an iron shield, three lives and one Death Coin. This is all he needs to start his quest!
Along the way he will find and earn more skills and power-ups that will enhance his fighting abilities and strengthen his weapons.