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  plankplank

Can someone make a video or guide on how to get the second gem in 1-3? I've been trying for about 2 hours and I've only gotten it once. Thanks.

 
  GameguySDGameguySD

Hey plankboii.

There are two different routes you can take for the second gem in Chapter 1 Act 1 Scene 3, so I'll assume it's the gem under the cat you're going for. My strat involves doing a max height double jump onto the left side of the lower cloud platform, so that it baits the cat to the left. This will allow you to run right, off the right ledge of the cloud, and right up to the top layer of clouds or block platform 3 blocks above.

If you need any additional help finding setups, learning routes, or are just interested in general movement/mechanics, you should join the community Discord server! There are almost always people online who know their stuff and should be able to help out. Here's an invite link.

https://discord.gg/QbRzwrb

-GG

 
  plankplank

Oh well I was talking about the second gem in that level that you collect, where you use the forceball instead of the jetpack to get it. I've been trying, but it seems really inconsistent.

 
  GameguySDGameguySD

Oh, this thing. It's a frame perfect wall jump (omega boost) that involves doing a max height double jump off of the bottom exploding block. You can't get high enough from omega boosting off a ground level max height jump, as you will bonk after doing the omega boost. It's only around a second slower compared to boosting in the bottom corner or using the jetpack.

-GG

 
  plankplank

Thanks so much for your help. I can't wait to start running this game!

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  plankplank

Now I'm trying to get the forceball trick at the beginning of the level on 1-6. Having trouble with that lol. Is there a workaround for this, or is that the only way to have an optimized time for that level?