7.4 Warp room 4
7.4.1 Level 16 Star To Finish
Sapphire: 2:07:60 My best time: 1:25:10
Platinum: 1:44:10 Best reader’s time: 1:34:70
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First: 8 boxes second: 70 boxes third: 80 boxes bonus: 47 boxes end: 113 boxes
Go right and take out the saucer, then the boxes. Jump over the laser. Bounce down on the three boxes, then approach the green, spinning thing. Run onto it, and hold right. It will propel you high into the air and over the stack of nitro to the right. Double-jump right, and ride the flat escalators. Take out the enemies, and hit the first checkpoint. Ride more of the spinners, and you will see an electrified robot. Jump on it when the electrodes are down, or spin or slide it when they are up. Do the same to the one on the other side of the laser. Continue past the TNT, and take out the next robot, which may stay in the same position. Go into the bonus area.
Spin through the boxes, then slide underneath the metal ones to get more of them. High double-jump to get on top of the five high stack. Do the same to get the 1-up, and continue right. When you get to the platform with a box below it, spin the bottom box, (the one on top of it) and let the TNT take care of it. Continue right, and carefully jump over the arrow. If you land on it, you will be propelled into nitro. Definitely not a good thing. Smash through the boxes, then hit only the bottom !. Get the box, then hit the top !. Smash through the boxes, then carefully get the ones that are suspended over air. Just to the left of the iron boxes, there is a floor with a box at the bottom, not a pit like it looks at first. Get the box there, then body-slam the iron crates and leave the area.
Go up, then right. Time it when you kill the energetic electric robot, then body-slam through the first platform. Kill the next enemy when it is encased, and body-slam again. Time this robot, and body-slam a third and final time. Go right and hit the second checkpoint. Go right, and double-jump over the nitro, and continue to hit right, or you will be driven into them. Carefully jump onto the timed platforms, and go right again. Knock the bottom box from the stack, and the TNT will take care of most of the rest. Destroy the one remaining box with a body-slam, despite what I said before about it being the last one. Go right, and slide under the laser so you can take out the armored spike below it when the spikes are retracted.
Go right, and hit the third checkpoint. High double-jump up, then go left. Be careful of the spikes, and get the box above. Go right, and jump over the nitro. Jump over the next nitro when the spikes to the right are retracted.
If you aren’t going for the red gem then skip ahead to where you hit the nitro !. If you are going for the red gem, then drop down at the very left of the pit where the nitro ! box is. You will fall onto an arrow. Bounce with it to the arrow next to it, then follow the fruit right. Double-jump right, and land on a steel box. Time your jumps on the spinning platforms so you can get across safely. Go right more, and grab the red gem. Now go back to the pit that you fell into in order to get here.
First hit the green ! in the pit, then go back for the normal ! above. Get the crystal, and go right. Take out the electrified robots and spikes when it is safe, and exit the level with another gem.
Take out the box and the UFO, then race forward. Plummet straight to the bottom, without jumping on the boxes, then run onto the spinner. Jump right, and plow through the mask. Double-jump, and take out another UFO. Jump over the armored spike. Go forward, and take the first two spinners up. Jump the last leg of the path, then go right. Take out or jump over the two electrified ones, then jump on the TNT to get both time boxes.
Ride the arrows up, and spin the 1 second box. Jump over the other ones, and body-slam the iron boxes, taking out the robot if needed. Do the same thing two more times, and you will reach ground level. Jump over the spike if it is open, or spin it if it isn’t, and proceed right. Double-jump over the nitros, and jump onto the spinning platform as soon as you can. Jump over the obstacles, and dart past the UFO.
At the tall stack, double-jump to get the 2 second box, then take out the bottom box, and jump over the stack. Slide out the armored spike under the laser, and dart right. High double-jump right, then go left. Get the three second box, and go right again. Double-jump over the nitro, then do the same over the second one, with a super-spin if the spike is deployed. Hit the !, and go across the now filled pit. Go right, and jump over the enemies.
7.4.2 Level 17 Air Supply
Sapphire: 2:09:30 My best time: 1:31:20
Platinum: 1:41:70 Best reader’s time: 1:39:60
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first: 11 boxes second: 12 boxes third: 44 boxes
Go down, past the large eels and sharks, and get the boxes. Go right, and you will see a small electric eel. They certainly like to add electric enemies in this warp room now don’t they. Anyway, if you die then the box to the far left will turn into a mask, which might help you. Go down, and shatter more boxes. Spin the electric eel as soon as it goes out, and hit the first checkpoint. Go right, through either the top or the bottom path, then go up. Go left, then up again, killing more giant eels. Take the top paths to avoid more electric eels, the spin past the squid. Go down, and get the second checkpoint.
Get the box right next to it, and go right. Spin the boxes, and go down, past the eels and squids, then left. Spin the 1-up and normal box, then touch the TNT to set it off. Go left, then down and right. Get the mask, and continue. Hit the third checkpoint. Get the 1-up to the left of the ! box, then hit the !. Go up, and get the crystal. Hit the nitro !, get the gem, and exit.
Grab the clock, and plow your way down. Like in the other swimming levels, pressing A continuously will get you through the level the fastest. Get the mask and the two second box. Go right, and down. If possible, swim past the eels because they could electrify themselves, and kill you, at any moment. Go right, spinning past the eel, and up, past the much easier large eel. Go up, and left more.
Take the lower route, and go below the eels, then go down in between the spikes coming out from the side. Go right, and get the three second box. Go down, and spin through the squids. Spin through the boxes, then tough the TNT, and back off. Spin through more boxes, hen go down and around. Grab the mask and the one second box. Hit the !, then the TNT and let it explode. Go right, and up. Go left, below the eels, and exit the level.