Overview:
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 4/10 [Achievement Difficulty Rating]
- Offline: 27 [1000]
- Online: 0
- Approximate amount of time to 1000: 10-15 hours [Estimated Time to 100%]
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
- Missable achievements: None
- Does difficulty affect achievements: No
- Unobtainable/glitched achievements: None
- Extra equipment needed: None

Introduction:
Welcome to A Hat In Time! This is a 3D platformer in vain of Super Mario 64 and Sunshine, with collectibles, challenges, and oh, yeah, hats! The game is seperated into four chapters taking place on four very unique planets. One playthrough is all you need as you can return to any chapter and any specific act whenever you wish. The game for the most part is very simple with a few spikes in difficulty.

Normal playthough:
During your playthrough you will want to gather as much yarn as possible, making it easier to stitch up hats later in the game that require a lot of it. You should get most of your hats through natural play, however the Time Hat requires 24 yarn alone, so make sure you are snagging any extra yarn you see throughout your playthrough.

You will also want to keep any eye out for relics. These are pieces of statues that are found throughout the game. Relics are also what unlocks a few time rifts throughout the game. At some point in your playthrough a vendor near the telescope for Chapter Two will sell you a badge that detects relics, making locating them a lot easier. You can also refer to "Return Home" for locations of relics and time rifts.

Mop Up:
After you beat the final boss, you are free to replay any and all levels you may or may not have completed. You can then find any relics or time rifts you may have missed throughout the game. No achievement is missable, so you can take them at your own pace.

Conclusion:
Again, the achievement list is pretty straightforward as nothing is really missable and you can tackle the list in whatever order you desire. I hope you enjoy the game and find this guide useful.

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A Hat in Time Achievement Guide

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There are 37 achievements with a total of 1900 points

  • Put on your first badge!

    You will unlock this through natural progression of the game. You can easily get the camera badge from the tourist in Mafia Town on the very first act of the game.

  • No hand-holding for you, apparently.

    This is unlocked in the very first act of the game. Instead of following Mustache Girl throughout the level, wall jump out of the alleyway that you are in and head straight for the mafia with the timepiece. You should unlock this upon beating him.

  • Complete Train Rush without dying or time bonuses!

    Once you unlock the time hat, simply play the train level without picking up any time bonuses, and make sure to use your hat as often as you can. This will unlock without much difficulty.

  • Hook onto a ceiling fan with the hookshot!

    When you unlock the hook shot badge in Subcon Well, go to the slide in the main area of the spaceship. Turn into ice with the ice hat and you will be transported to a mail room. Hook shot onto the fan above and the achievement will unlock.

  • Defeat any boss with the 1-hit hero badge equipped.

    As the description states, you must have the 1-hit hero badge on before you attempt a boss. You can buy this badge from the merchant for 500 gems. The easiest boss to do this on is probably the final boss of Mafia Town. Make sure to have it on before you approach the boss, otherwise it will not count.

  • Sit in 3 chairs!

    You can get this right out the gate when starting the game. First, sit in the chair in Hat Girl's room. Then, sit in front of the TV in the main area. Finally, sit in the chair in front of the wheel, and this should unlock.

  • Do a 360 flip on the scooter!

    You don't have to purchase the scooter badge for this. You will be given this badge as a "rental" badge from the Snatcher in one of the contracts you do for him. Put the badge on and select your sprint hat, and get some minor air and spin your a full 360 degrees.

  • Collect all Time Pieces in Mafia Town!

    See "Return Home."

  • Collect all Time Pieces in Subcon Forest!

    See "Return Home."

  • Collect all Time Pieces in Battle of the Birds!

    See "Return Home."

  • Collect all Time Pieces in Alpine Skyline!

    See "Return Home."

  • Make it through Dead Bird Studio without being seen at all!

    This one is a pain. If you set off the birds in any way this will not unlock. Make sure to memorize the birds' movement patterns and take this slow. Here is a video guide for additional help:

  • Find all Murder on the Owl Express clues!

    See "False Detective."

  • Make it through Murder on the Owl Express without finding any clues (you suck)!

    Throughout Act 2 of Battle of the Birds, you will hunt for clues to solve the "murder" on the train. Time advances as you enter and exit specific rooms. Picking up every clue as you go will net you "False Detective." However, to unlock this achievement, you will need to not pick up a single clue. The achievement will unlock upon choosing a suspect to frame. Refer to the video links below on how to approach both achievements.

  • Ride the vacuum!

    There is a cute little robot vacuum in the main part of the spaceship. Hop onto him for a ride and this will unlock.

  • Don't fall into the rising water in Subcon Well!

    This achievement isn't too tough. Once you unclog the water in the well, make your way up the top without falling into the water. The water doesn't rise too quickly, so take your time and make your way through the rest of the level. This should unlock upon leaving the top of the well.

  • Slide down a really long slope!

    You can get this by sliding down a slide in Mafia Town. It should unlock right when you hit the bottom. Refer to the video for the location of the slides:

  • Complete the Lava Cake peak without touching the lava at all!

    There really isn't much to say about this one other than, well, don't fall into the lava. Make it all the way to the time piece without touching the lava and this will unlock upon collecting the time piece.

  • Complete The Big Parade without falling into the audience below!

    This one is a little tricky since as the level progresses things can get hairy, and it doesn't help that you have a band behind you ready to plow you down if you stop for even a second. Here is the best way to approach the level.

    When you start, just walk around the center building you started on. Just make sure you don't stop for too long. Once you are tasked to turn on the pyrotechnics, safely make your way to the switches. Once those are turned on, slowly walk in a circle on a house or a small building. A lot of buildings will now periodically have fireworks going off on them, so it's best to stay on a building that doesn't. Once the DJ asks you to switch on the rockets, get moving, as one is already targeting you. After you turn them on, find a house and walk around it as fast as you can without sprinting, as you will have numerous rockets chasing you now. As time runs out, get onto the center building to ensure you make it there safely.

    NOTE: You can die in the same session that you attempt this achievement, so long as you do not touch the ground below.

  • Climb to the top of Subcon Forest's big mushroom!

    Once you begin the first chapter for Subcon Forest, you will notice a small hut with a living room inside, along with a small vine going around it. Follow this vine to the very top of the mushroom to unlock this. Take your time and this shouldn't take you too long.

  • Find Hat Kid's Secret Hideout!

    Once you have the ice hat, go into Hat Girl's room. You should notice some light protruding through the mass of pillows. Jump off of the diving board and turn into ice above it. You will be lowered into her secret hideout. This will unlock upon entering.

  • Equip 3 badges!

    This will come with natural progression of the game. You can buy two extra badge slots from the merchant overtime, and once you do simply equip two more badges and this will unlock.

  • Knock off all the sitting Mafia in Mafia Town!

    There are four sitting mafia on high ledges in Mafia Town. Touch them to send them falling. Refer to this video on how to locate them:

  • Do 5 homing attacks in a row, without touching the ground!

    On your way to the Lava Cake in Alpine Skyline, there is a row of three spiders that you must air attack to make it to the other side. Once you have hit the third spider, the other two will have respawned. Turn around after hitting the third spider and hit the other two.

  • Collect all Time Pieces!

    For this you will basically need to 100% the game by collecting all relics, completing all acts, and finding and completing all time rifts. You can find links to locations of all relics and time rifts below.

  • Get a total of 2000 points in Battle of the Birds!

    To get this, your overall points for this Chapter must be 2000 or more. To increase your score, collect as many of the bird cards lying around as you can. You can replay the levels as many times as you want to increase your best score, and if you collect the bird cards whenever you can, you may get this without even trying.

  • Light up the spaceship!

    After your first level in Mafia Town, turn on the panel in front of you when you return to the spaceship. Simple as that.

DLC: Seal the Deal (Store Link)

There are 6 achievements with a total of 500 points

DLC: Nyakuza Metro (Store Link)

There are 4 achievements with a total of 400 points

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