The goal of any level is to collect the clues within the level, and then make it to Squid’s
Squid is the main character that you will control. He can move left,
right, and do a simple jump.
The rock is Squids’ weapon, which he throws forward in the
direction he’s facing. The rock travels forward in a straight line, and
destroys after 4 seconds, which is something to take into account
when attempting to hit something too far in the distance.
Crabs are the enemies of this world, and patrol back and forth
between two points. You want to either avoid or destroy Crabs, as
contact with them causes instant death. They can easily be killed
with one hit of a rock – the score for killing a crab is 10 points.
Bursts of water that rise and fall. These need to be avoided by waiting for
them to go down, and then jumping over them. Contact with a water burst
results in instant death.
Crushers are slabs of stone that move up and down, pounding the ground. If
a Crusher pounds Squid then it’s instant death, so you must time your path
carefully so that you pass under the slab while it’s either moving up or
All the clues are needed to complete the level. The amount of clues you
need, as well as a record of how many you have, are shown in the top left of the HUD. To
collect a clue, simply walk over it.
Stars make your score go up, and can be collected by simply walking over
them. The score for collecting a star is 5 points.
Buttons activate something within the level, such as a moving platform or
a door. The way to press a button is by throwing a rock at it.
Turtle platforms are activated when Squid stands on them.
When activated they move back and forth along a route,
carrying Squid on his journey.
Checkpoints save your place in the game as long as you have lives. If you die with
lives left Squid will re-spawn at the last checkpoint he crossed, with all progress
This is Squids transport, how he gets to and from worlds. Once you have
collected all the clues you need to start heading towards the Rocket,
wherever it may be in the level. Entering the rocket with all the clues in your
possession means you have cleared the level.
The First Clue
To reach the first clue you will need to activate a moving platform, by throwing a rock at
it. In order to reach you must be standing on the second platform you see, then jump and
The platform holds a Crab, so you’ll want to destroy that before jumping onto the
platform. Wait for the water burst to move down and then jump up and fire a rock.
Once on the platform, again wait for the water burst to go down, and then jump up and
fire a rock. Once the rock hits the button the moving platform will rise up. Jump on it,
and it will take you up to the first clue.
From the first clue you can continue to move up, into the upper section of the level.
The Upper Section
Be careful on this upper section of the level, as there’s a crab here that doesn’t just
patrol the ground, but jumps between a lower and a higher platform. This can catch you
out if you’re standing on the edge waiting for the crab to turn around, but instead it
jumps up and kills you. All you need to do is wait for it to jump up then take it out in
order to avoid this sneaky crab.
The second clue is found at the end of the upper section, guarded by a crab. Simply jump
over the water, kill the crab, and collect the clue. With the upper section complete, you
now need to retrace your steps and go back to the start of the level.
The turtle section is a kind of obstacle course, with Squid riding a turtle through a
serious of blocks and platforms that you have to jump over. There’s also a tricky star to
get, that last one in the row
The trick to getting pass the turtle section is to always jump as soon as you can. You’ll
need to jump the moment you land on the turtle in order to clear the first block, and
then jump again the moment you land from the first jump, in order to collect that last
Getting the final clue is easy, once you get approach the platform
jump onto it like any other platform, you will see the clue. Once in sit
just jump over the water (please do remember that Squid is allergic
to water) and retrieve the clue, then jump back onto the turtle as it
approaches the end of the level, then simply jump off the turtle and
get onto the rocket.
World 2 – Chalk Pitari
Accessing the first clue
The first clue you are presented with is blocked off and cannot be reached, in order to
retrieve this clue you must get onto the moving platform shown below and then wait for
it to hit its maximum height, once it has done this jump and throw a rock at the button
shown in the image below.
Once you have hit the button, back track the way you came to where the first clue was
blocked off by a wall, the wall will no longer be there and you will be able to access the
The Crushers are not easy to get past, they take patience and skill. These cannot be
avoided as at the end of this obstacle course is the second clue which you need in order
to complete the level, what you must do is wait for the crusher to hit the ground and it
will then slowly start going up, once there’s room for Squid to go under, go forward and
stand in front of the next one and repeat, once you have the clue you’ll need to go back
the way you came, make sure to use the same tactic, the hardest part is getting back onto
the platform as you have to jump for it, so be extra careful here.
The third clue
Once you defeat the crushers get back on the moving platform and take it right to the
top, on your way up you’ll see to your left the third clue, simply progress through the
level until you’re greeted with this:
Go onto the platform which will take you under where you just came from, go down and
start going right until you see a crab, take out the pesky crab and retrieve the clue, turn
around and continue on your quest.
The platforms in the Sky and the final clue
These are tricky, one mistake and you end up at the beginning of the level so you must
be careful here. Again this requires patience and skill, for each platform you must get a
small running start and then jump.
Do one at a time, don’t go trying to jump from one to the other like Tarzan, you are a
Squid not Tarzan. If you do happen to stumble try not to mash the keys as this is a
common thing which causes people to fall, you have to keep your cool and take it one
step at a time.
Once you’ve gotten past the dreaded Sky Platforms you will be shown a dead end with a
drop to the very beginning of the level, but there is a clue you must hit while you fall, the
best way to get it is to have a few practise goes, not actually jumping of the edge, until
you feel confident enough to go for the real thing.
It’s not too hard if you are careful, one wrong move and you have to go through the
WHOLE map again.
Now that you’ve gotten the last clue just go back into the ship and blast off!!!