NG+ Any% Category
6 years ago
São Paulo, Brazil

A category of NG+ with crystals Knack enable would be a fastest way to finish the game and it will be more interest and less tiring to run. I was playing this way few days ago and it's so insane to create faster ways and tactics to which crystal Knack use in some parts of the game.

Minnesota, USA

I can see this happening, don't know which version would be best throughout the run though

I have many skips for you guys. Will be uploading soon.

Here is the playlist. I haven't categorized these because it would take too long, but any serious runner will know exactly where these are taking place. It's up to you to research these videos and apply them.

So, what's happening here is a glitch that results in a slightly higher jump. You do this by inputting the blade kick command (triangle+circle) at a specific point in Speedy Knack's shockwave move. It's hard to say exactly when so just try it until you get a feel for it. It can get annoying though because it requires sunstones to use.

There are a few places I ran out of sunstone energy but there weren't huge shortcuts and couldn't be bothered replaying a whole level. There could also be other points I didn't check. Some places cause the game to screw up like this one part where you could skip a few rooms and fights, but can't because when you get up to the higher room, the crate of metal won't attach to Knack unless you enter that room the proper way. Thankfully only 2 or 3 instances were like this. Also, in a few of these videos, I've already cleared out enemies (or at least thinned them out) because they get annoying.

I don't actually run this game because it's too long, I just study mechanics and discover tech. Hopefully these will be useful.

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Went back and recorded the ones I missed when I ran out of energy. Will upload tomorrow. Also check my playlists for another Knack 2 one which has some shortcuts for default Knack.

You won't believe what I found today. Infinite high speed dashing. This is IT.

São Paulo, Brazil

Incredible! Nice work


It should be possible to reach around 2hours 20 with these glitches, 55 is not enough.


The main problem is not really being able to get oob in a lot of places (and often times you can't do anything once you are oob), so you are restricted by the level design. The only real skip I know that is a big time saver at the moment (and not used in my run) is the 6-2 gate skip, which as far as I'm aware is either rng or unreliable at best. I'm not saying my run is perfect, far from it, but with the skips/tricks known so far I don't believe -35min is possible. You also shouldn't look at RTA, because of the amount of load times (I play on the first PS4 model) you have compared to Knack 1, and we only use RTA there, because no one knows how the game measures IGT.


I can reach your time WITHOUT glitches , i am turokfinal, the best scorer which i didn't check recently(the Xander level allow infinite farming). You should be calling for proof, what is this gibberish ?So many things to say, a vidéo from me would be better,i won't promise that.

Dinesh, I didn't know you posted here. I just commented on your YT run. Great to see these tricks put to use.

turokfinal, I was trying to contact you a while back. I was trying to beat the high scores for each stage but can't figure out what I'm missing. Care to give me any advice?

Look at this example.

Newhaven: The Invasion - Very hard - 194,513

Yours is 198,671. So roughly 4000 points difference. Problem is, I can't figure out where you're getting those extra points.

I've killed every enemy in that stage except one, and that's one of the two gunners in the street when you're on the staircase. I can shoot one with Emerald Knack, but can't seem to target the other.

I've documented every enemy's point value and I recall those gunners being worth about 2000. Is it possible to kill this guy? But then there's still 2000 points unaccounted for.

I don't get hit, and complete the stage super fast. Any ideas?

Regarding the rest of the leaderboard, it's got a few obvious cheaters. You're at rank 6, and I'm at 12, though I haven't even tried most levels yet. There are two above you in the 18 millions range, which seem legit, but then there's three players with scores in the 20 mil range. Notice there's nothing in 19 mill? it just skips to 20. My guess is they farmed that boss fight with infinite enemies. I gave that a try and it's pretty dumb. But two of those 20 mill guys didn't use it, and their scores don't add up.

Also, in the time attack section, you have idiots with times of 0.0 seconds so we can never beat them.


Hmm, i remember the green shot after parry.Also good againts a group of small gobelins in the level where robots wake up. One shortcut would be the construction bridge that can be reached early. You have to switch form by pausing the game, use the teleport input to avoid a bug. Each second worth 200 points i noticed, you can try to get them on the titanic climb(my last attempt was in easy mode), there's some hidden ennemies. I dont like to kill insect, audience, or robot corpses but it work.

The paralysing shot work on mechanism. When Knack catch a string:he can switch form instantly.


The leaderboard bug with this level, i did one million for vérification and it show 32k. The colloseums has fishy score too.

Construction bridge? Do you mean the part with those two red beams that only small Knack can use? And there is a large robot with a missile launcher over there right?

I can see how that would work. Double jump and hover as far as possible, then pause, switch to Vampire Knack, unpause, then teleport. Will give this a try and get back to you.


Heuu, i remember i kill the robot from far, then, i land on the bridge from far, no teleport. I don't wait for it to descend completely.

Ok, I think you are talking about something different.

In Newhaven, first stage, I'm 4000 points behind you. Can't kill one of the robots on the stairs. They are below in the street and only shoot power beams that can't be parried. Emerald shots only hit one of them. I think the other is too close so the shot can't angle downward enough.


Okay, i see now but i don't remember, sorry, my console always overheat with this game, i should check if i can redo my score but i'm tired right now. I'm done with the scoring.

No problem. Thanks for the tips.


It's been longtime but I'm still shocked that my guide has been ignored. Oh and when I said '' from far'' it' s a lot more that what I saw from Dinesh. In general Knack can jump very far by delaying the second jump and he can grow up early, in front of the museum for exemple, in the forest ruin, you don't need to move the central block.''jump and shrink'',JAS can go far by the way.Only one shortcut force damage in the infiltration level.You never learned how to fight with magic?I don't wait any answer.

What are you trying to say? I find it difficult to understand your posts.

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