7.2.3 Level 8 Just Hangin’
Sapphire: 1:49:40 My best time: 1:19:80
Platinum: 1:27:00 Best reader’s time: 1:22:70
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First: 59 boxes Second: 70 boxes Third: 106 boxes End: 154 boxes
Go right, and jump on the TNT. Continue right, and you will reach the bonus area.
Jump from stack to stack to reach the box above the arrow. The TNT will take care of the nitro and the box below it. Spin the bottom box of the next stack o’ boxes, and high jump to reach the one hovering high above. Hit the !. Jump on the arrow, and keep RIGHT and jump pressed down hard until you reach solid ground. Knock out the bottom box, and jump to the top of the steel boxes to get a 1-up. Slide jump right, onto the upper level, and hit the !. Jump right, and if you hold jump and right, you can just make it across.
Body slam the crates, and go left. Destroy all of the boxes until you reach the group of bouncy ones. Jump left on them, then shatter all of them as you go right. Continue to go right, and exit the bonus area.
Go right, and cross the grate. Jump over the killer slime, and hit the first checkpoint. Go right more, and spin the flamethrower when his fire shooter is out. Go right and body-slam the iron-plated, super boxes. Go right to the second checkpoint. Go right, along the bottom, to avoid the spike above. To take out the iron crates, you need to body-slam next to them, rather then attacking them from above. Continue right, then hop up at the nitro. Drop down where the spike is, then hop up when it passes, and go over the nitro. Go right, jump on the TNT, and stay up until it blows. Jump to the next platform when the spike is to the left. Go right, destroying boxes and eliminating enemies to the third checkpoint.
Go right more. Slide under the pipes when the rat is right. Do the same thing for the third, fifth, and sixth sets of pipes. Nab the crystal after the sixth set of pipes, then go right, yet again, at the bottom. End the level, or super jump right for the green gem path, if you have it.
Go right, spinning enemies, and jumping over TNT boxes. Get the mask, and hop onto the grating. Spin as you go forward and off so you don’t bounce slowly off of the mouse. When you get to the flamethrower, charge him and spin before he can let loose with a flame burst. At the next grating, jump over the mouse, then go down. Stay at the bottom until you reach the nitro. If you have a mask, run into the spike to save time. If you have a second mask, run into the second spike to save more time. Jump on the TNT if you need to, then jump on the next one for a time box. Keep going right. Slide under the pipes almost immediately to take out the fat. Keep at the right until you reach the end.
GREEN GEM PATH
Destroy the frog, and take out all of the boxes above. There is a glitch where you will sometimes be stuck up there for a few seconds. Spin the scrubbing bubbles, then hop onto the grating. Get the box, spin the flamethrower, and get down. Wait for the spike to pass, then go forward and get the boxes. Wait for the next spike to be all of the way to the left before jumping, then sliding the boxes out. Be sure to stay out of the range of the flamethrower, then kill it.
Go back to the left, and make sure to not touch the spike. Walk slightly off of the edge, and you will land on an arrow box. From there go a bit more then slightly right (two box widths), and you will land on a bouncy box. Shatter it, and go right. Jump on a TNT box, and the slot box, then go right more. Jump on all of the bouncy boxes, then the normal ones, and then grab the grating. To get the box in the air, when the spike is to the right, let go, and push forward. You will land on the boxes.
Hop onto the platform to the right, then hit the !. Get the boxes that appear, then hop onto the grating when the spike is right. Slide underneath the spike, and takeout the bubble creature. Get the boxes, then double-jump over the slime. Take out the top box by spinning. Use the TNT to take out the iron box, and any of the other boxes in range that you don’t want, then bounce on the boxes to go right. Make sure not to bounce on the bouncy box when a spike is above. When it has passed to the left, grab onto the grating, and go right. Let go, and let the next spike pass, then hop right, onto the platform.
Get the boxes, and go right. Spin the flamethrower when it is safe, then get on the grating, and go right. Let the spike pass, then run up to another flamethrower, and spin him after his flame is extinguished. Hop on the arrow box, and get the gem floating above it. Spin out the arrow box, and two enemies. Go right, and be prepared to spin a frog into oblivion. Continue right, and exit the area. Then exit the level with two new gems.
Take out the bubble creature then get the clock. Go right, jump over the mouse, and repeat for several stacks of TNT. Go right more, get the mask, then hop onto the grating. Get the 2 second box, then spin as you get down so you can take out the mouse. Jump right, then get onto a second grating. Spin the flamethrower, and get off. Go right, spinning enemies, and get the second mask. Don’t jump up and grab the grating. Instead, walk along the bottom, and take out a mouse as you go. Hop onto the grating when you need to, and go past the spike, and over the iron boxes.
Blow a mask on each of the next spikes so that you can shave several seconds off of your time. Jump on the TNT box to take out the 2 second box, and continue right. Spin enemies, and you will reach a bunch of pipes. Slide under them, waiting a second on the ones with a mouse under them so it can be taken out with your slide. Continue right, navigating under the grating, and exit the level.