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Old 08-07-2008, 10:27 AM   #1
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Overview
Estimated achievement difficulty: 5
Estimated time for 200: 2-5 hours
Minimum playthroughs: 2
Missable achievements:None
Glitched achievements: None
Offline: 12 (200)
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Cheats disable achievements: No Cheats

First off, before you go running to this guide remember that you just 15 dollars for this game and by using this guide you're effectively destroying the game, try playing it on your own before you consult the guide if you want to enjoy the game.

Overall the game is pretty easy, most of the achievements will take you one play through and only the "Speed Run" achievement will be difficult.

Traversed World 2 10
Travel all the way across World 2.

World 2 is the first world you'll have access to in the game. The first level is a simple tutorial and the remaining ones have no twists in them. The game pretty much plays itself at this point. Once you finish all the levels you'll unlock the achievement.

There are 4 levels with a total of 12 puzzle pieces.
Three Easy Pieces (3 Puzzle Pieces)
The Cloud Bridge (4 Puzzle Pieces)
Hunt! (1 Puzzle Piece)
Leap of Faith (4 Puzzle Pieces)

See the achievement "Solved World 2" for help on completing the level/getting all puzzle pieces.

Traversed World 3 10
Travel all the way across World 3.

World 3 is the second world you'll have access to in the game. The levels aren't too difficult but now anything with a green aura is immune to your time travel abilities. Once you finish all the levels you'll unlock the achievement.

There are 8 levels with a total of 12 puzzle pieces.
The Pit (No Pieces)
There and Back Again (1 Puzzle Piece)
Phase (2 Puzzle Pieces)
The Ground Beneath Her Feet (2 Puzzle Pieces)
Tight Channels (2 Puzzle Pieces)
Irreversible (3 Puzzle Pieces)
Lair (No Pieces)
A Tingling (2 Puzzle Pieces)

See the achievement "Solved World 3" for help on completing the level/getting all puzzle pieces.

Traversed World 4 10
Travel all the way across World 4.

World 4 is the third world you'll have access to in the game. The levels begin to get more and more confusing, now enemies will move based off how you move and time will change based off the direction you move. Once you finish all the levels you'll unlock the achievement.

There are 7 levels with a total of 12 puzzle pieces.
The Pit (No Pieces)
Jumpman (3 Puzzle Pieces)
Just Out Of Reach (2 Puzzle Pieces)
Hunt! (1 Puzzle Piece)
Movement by Degrees (2 Puzzle Pieces)
Movement Amplified (2 Puzzle Pieces)
Fickle Companion (2 Puzzle Pieces)

See the achievement "Solved World 4" for help on completing the level/getting all puzzle pieces.

Traversed World 5 10
Travel all the way across World 5.

World 5 is the fourth world you'll have access to in the game. I actually found the 5th world easier than the 4th, you control a shadow of yourself who does basically whatever you do when you rewind time. Once you finish all the levels you'll unlock the achievement.

There are 7 levels with a total of 12 puzzle pieces.
The Pit (1 Puzzle Piece)
So Distant (2 Puzzle Pieces)
[Unnamed] (2 Puzzle Pieces)
Crossing the Gap (3 Puzzle Pieces)
Window of Opportunity (2 Puzzle Pieces)
Lair (1 Puzzle Piece)
Fragile Companion (1 Puzzle Piece)

See the achievement "Solved World 5" for help on completing the level/getting all puzzle pieces.

Traversed World 6 10
Travel all the way across World 6.

World 6 is the fifth world you'll have access to in the game. The levels are difficult as hell now, you get a ring that will make everything near it slower, this seems easier but since the game now wants you to have quick reflexes and perfect timing things can get tricky. Once you finish all the levels you'll unlock the achievement.

There are 7 levels with a total of 14 puzzle pieces.
The Pit? (No Pieces)
Phase? (2 Puzzle Pieces)
Cascade (3 Puzzle Pieces)
Impassible Foliage (3 Puzzle Pieces)
Movement by Degrees (2 Puzzle Pieces)
Elevator Action (3 Puzzle Pieces)
In Another Castle (1 Puzzle Pieces)

See the achievement "Solved World 6" for help on completing the level/getting all puzzle pieces.

Solved World 2 15
Fit together all the world 2 puzzle pieces and align the puzzle in its frame.

Collect all the puzzle pieces in the world and then finish the puzzle in the main room to unlock the achievement.

Here's a video to help with getting all the pieces.

Solved World 3 15
Fit together all the world 3 puzzle pieces and align the puzzle in its frame.

Collect all the puzzle pieces in the world and then finish the puzzle in the main room to unlock the achievement.

Here's two videos to help with getting all the pieces.

Solved World 4 15
Fit together all the world 4 puzzle pieces and align the puzzle in its frame.

Collect all the puzzle pieces in the world and then finish the puzzle in the main room to unlock the achievement.

Here's two videos to help with getting all the pieces.

Solved World 5 15
Fit together all the world 5 puzzle pieces and align the puzzle in its frame.

Collect all the puzzle pieces in the world and then finish the puzzle in the main room to unlock the achievement.

Here's two videos to help with getting all the pieces.

Solved World 6 15
Fit together all the world 6 puzzle pieces and align the puzzle in its frame.

Collect all the puzzle pieces in the world and then finish the puzzle in the main room to unlock the achievement.

Here's two videos to help with getting all the pieces.

Closure 60
Complete the game.

After you've completed all the puzzles of Worlds 2-6 go to the level select screen and climb all the way to the top of the ladder. From here you can access World 1, World 1 is fairly simple but everything goes in reverse.

Since I'm too lazy/tired to type everything out... here's a video.
After you finish this level you'll unlock the achievement.

Speed Run 15
Complete a full speed run of the entire game, beating the challenge time.

Once you've finished the entire game (after receiving the achievement "Closure") go into the main menu by hitting start and then select "Speed Runs." From here select "Full Game." Now you've got 45 minutes to beat the game (collecting every puzzle piece mind you) this isn't impossible to do but it may take two or three tries at the minimum.

My times when I finished the game in 44:56 (phew!) were...
4:06 to complete world 2's puzzle
8:52 to complete world 3's puzzle
18:34 to complete world 4's puzzle
30:42 to complete world 5's puzzle
39:58 to complete world 6's puzzle
44:56 to complete world 1

The main thing to remember is simply to go as fast as possible and know exactly how to do each level as quickly as possible. I made what I would assume is a perfect run and only just barely finished. Solve the puzzles as soon as you get the last piece and end up in the house, they don't count towards your time taken.

You can't use the menu to do "Return to Clouds" so when you have to go back to level 2-2 to get the two missing puzzle pieces you have to continue through 2-3 and 2-4. This also gets annoying when you screw up on a mission that you can't fix (like Irreversible.)
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Old 08-07-2008, 11:52 AM   #2
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Bug Report!

"Estimated time for 1000: 2-5 hours"
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Old 08-07-2008, 02:51 PM   #3
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"Estimated time for 1000: 2-5 hours"
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Old 08-07-2008, 06:53 PM   #4
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"Estimated time for 1000: 2-5 hours"
Well if you're here, looking at the guide, the first play through should take no more than 2 hours maximum. Since the game then demands that you be able to beat it in less than 45 minutes it shouldn't take you more than 3 or 4 tries to do so.

It only took me 5 hours to get 185 points in the game without any help, granted I've still got to do the speed run but that shouldn't be too hard.
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Old 08-07-2008, 07:06 PM   #5
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Well if you're here, looking at the guide, the first play through should take no more than 2 hours maximum. Since the game then demands that you be able to beat it in less than 45 minutes it shouldn't take you more than 3 or 4 tries to do so.

It only took me 5 hours to get 185 points in the game without any help, granted I've still got to do the speed run but that shouldn't be too hard.
DrNo, sir, I believe he/she means it's a 200, not a 1000
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Old 08-07-2008, 08:01 PM   #6
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DrNo, sir, I believe he/she means it's a 200, not a 1000
Ah, didn't see that... I think what happened here is that at 4 AM, after the entire world turned into tapioca pudding, the numbers melted off my screen and all I could do to avoid doing everything wrong was to copy paste it from an earlier thing. Thank god I had pudding to calm my nerves and post the YouTube urls correctly.

As for the later post, I think I caught the stupid that's been going around.
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Old 08-08-2008, 09:18 AM   #7
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Anyone going for the speedrun, I have a little advice. I was able to complete a speed run of the game in 60 minutes, which obviously isn't the achievement time. But, the only problematic parts I ran into were early on. You have to rely on quick reflexes and try not to over-think any of the puzzles. You should know the answers by the time you start a speed-run, so just let the game flow.
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this speed run is killing me, i can't believe they run the time while you are watching it the braid level in reverse and then when you are going through the books...i missed it by a minute cause of that!!!!
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Old 08-09-2008, 02:10 PM   #9
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Great guide, the videos really helped me with the last few puzzle pieces I was missing.

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Old 08-09-2008, 08:23 PM   #10
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just so no one does anything extra all you have to do is the speed run for the full game, you don't have to do the other "practice" ones to get the achieve.
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Old 08-09-2008, 11:57 PM   #11
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Estimated time for 200: 2-5 hours
Seriously? I would say more like 4-6 hours just to complete the initial playthrough. Then another 4-6 just for the speed run.

I'm nearing four hours just trying to do this speed run.
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Old 08-10-2008, 10:21 AM   #12
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drno, could you post your line for world 3 for the speed run? I posted this thread with some pointers on the speed run and believe it's a route good for 40 minutes, but you have my world 3 time beat by about 5 minutes! Combined the two and a clean run would be good for #2 on the leaderboard (currently, anyway).
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Old 08-10-2008, 04:57 PM   #13
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Thanks so much for this!

I had a lot of trouble with world 6, and thanks to your video, I finally got it done :P.
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Okay, I got 185/200 by myself in about 6 hours... gonna try the speed run tomorrow most likely.
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this speed run is killing me, i can't believe they run the time while you are watching it the braid level in reverse and then when you are going through the books...i missed it by a minute cause of that!!!!
for real, so dumb
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n/m I got it.
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thanks for the guide
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The speed run is the hardest part in the game. If you rewind 3-4 times when you shouldn't then you're screwed. My first time it took over an hour for my speed run, my second right at about an hour. Now I'm looking at the times posted in the guide and I can't even complete the third part within 9 mins. What's funny though is after stage 5 I'm 4-5 mins faster.

I love puzzles, but I hate time trials. HATE. That and collecting stuff that doesn't even unlock anything are two things that really irk me about video games.

And again... 63.18.02
And again... 52.47.10
And again... 45.13.85
And again... 45.3.93
And again... 45.23.78
AND FINALLY!!! 42.05.08
EFFF YOU BRAID!!!
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Old 05-14-2011, 07:49 PM   #21
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Speed run

I didn't even give that one a try. Too much time sunk in just to get 100% imo.
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Life-saver indeed! Thanks a TON for the guide.
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Old 02-06-2014, 12:26 PM   #24
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Thanks for the guide. Very helpful to get the speed run achievement
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