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August 4th, 2004
Table of Contents
a. Contacting Me b. Speed Tricks c. Getting the Golds d. Credits
a. Contacting Me
Name: Mike McFadden AIM user name: imikedaman1985
This is my first walkthrough for any game, so be easy on me. ;)
If you have suggestions or comments about this guide, or want to brag about beating one of my records, please contact me through AIM. If you beat one of my times, please check this guide online to make sure I did not update the time.
b. Speed Tricks
Yes, I assume you already know how to move and jump. :-P
I will be referring to the following two moves by the names given to them here, so you might want to remember what they are.
Fast Start: Time your first jump so that you land right after the announcer says "Go", then hold in the space bar again for a second fast jump. You will be going much faster than usual.
Semi-Fast Start: Same as the "Fast Start", only don't hold down the jump button for a second jump. This move is used for some levels that need a little extra speed boost to save time, but too much would send you off the level or too far off course.
Jumping when possible: Jumping whenever you can will make the marble go faster on each jump.
Going diagonally: You move significantly faster if you jump diagonally instead of straight. Just rotate the camera so that when you jump diagonally you will head in the right direction.
c. Getting the Golds
Note: Many of these levels take a LOT of practice before being able to complete the required paths. Granted, some levels have easier paths that still lead to gold times, but I prefer finding the fastest routes possible without regard to the difficulty.
Beginner Levels (24)
Beginner 1: Learning to Roll Gold Time: 4.75 My Record: 3.99
Rotate the camera over slightly before the level begins, do a "Fast Start", rotate the camera as you pass the first bend, and jump to the finish.
Beginner 2: Collect the Gems Gold Time: 12.00 My Record: 11.39
Start with a "Semi-Fast Start", rotate the camera sideways, then start at the left side and work your way around to collect the gems. Start on the side where the goal is. The gems are aligned in a backwards "S" pattern, and when you are finished, jump towards the goal.
Beginner 3: Jump Training Gold Time: 6.75 My Record: 5.75
Start with a "Fast Start" (get used to me saying that), rotate the camera, jump forward up the |>>>>| incline twice, and after the second jump you should have enough height to clear the left side of the platform and roll towards the goal.
Beginner 4: Learn the Super Jump Gold Time: 5.00 My Record: 3.71
Start with a "Fast Start", but slow down when you get near the Super Jump. Activate the power-up and head towards the goal.
Beginner 5: Platform Training Gold Time: 7.00 My Record: 6.13
This is the first tricky level. When the level first begins, don't move! Wait until the clock says roughly 2.30 seconds and hold up. Jump over to the moving platform (you should barely make it), then jump again when you reach the other side of the platform (as in hold up the entire time and just jump when you have to). You should clear the gap and roll towards the goal.
Beginner 6: Learn the Super Speed Gold Time: 3.25 My Record: 2.97
Start with a "Fast Start", then simply activate the Super Speed as soon as you get it. You will fly to the finish. Easy.
Beginner 7: Elevator Gold Time: 4.25 My Record: 3.79
Roll forward normally and jump onto the elevator. Stay near the back of the elevator (closest to the camera). At 2.4 seconds, jump forward. You will sail towards the goal.
Beginner 8: Air Movement Gold Time: 5.00 My Record: 4.05
Rotate the camera so it is facing sideways, and hold left (or right, whichever way is towards the edge). As soon as you get near the edge, come to an almost complete stop, and when you roll off the edge, hold the opposite direction you were going before. Keep trying until you make it to the goal on the first bounce (on the way up).
Beginner 9: Gyrocopter Gold Time: 3.75 My Record: 2.88
Start with a "Fast Start" and activate the Gyrocopter as soon as you get it. You will need to hold back slightly near the goal so you do not hit the sign above it. Alternatively, you could just jump to the goal by starting with a "Fast Start".
Beginner 10: Time Trial Gold Time: 3.00 My Record: 2.31
Start with a "Fast Start" and just hold up and jump until you reach the goal.
Beginner 11: Super Bounce Gold Time: 5.75 My Record: 3.00
Don't let the name fool you: the Super Bounce is not needed! You can actually do this: Rotate the camera slightly so that the goal is to the right of the screen. Do a "Fast Start" up and to the right (diagonally of course), then bounce once without jumping and hold jump again for a final jump. You will clear the gap nicely and roll to the goal.
Beginner 12: Gravity Helix Gold Time: 10.00 My Record: 5.32
Start this level with a "Fast Start", then hold the jump button and up arrow the entire time. Begin by moving left slightly so you line up with the first gravity changer. Right before you touch the switch, start holding right, and hold right for the this and the next switch. After that, let go of right (keep holding up of course) and let your sideways momentum fling you into the third switch. If you are a little off of the last switch, quickly line yourself up and fling yourself into the goal in another record time!
Note: If you want to make REALLY good time, do the same thing as above, only do it diagonally instead of straight ahead.
Beginner 13: Shock Absorber Gold Time: 4.00 My Record: 3.50
This one requires good timing. First off, rotate your camera sideways before the level begins. As soon as it starts, roll off the edge and activate the Shock Absorber. The tricky part is that you must hold right and NOT let go and time it so that you pass the middle barrier but have enough momentum to roll up the final hill really fast. It's possible, no doubt, but tricky.
Beginner 14: There and Back Again Gold Time: 12.00 My Record: 10.50
Start this one with a "Fast Start" but hold down the jump button and the up arrow so that you jump 5 times. Right before you land the 5th jump, start holding back and don't let go. If you don't die (muahaha), hold back and jump the entire way back. Don't bother fumbling with the camera.
Beginner 15: Marble Materials Lab Gold Time: 6.50 My Record: 5.65
Start with a "Fast Start" like usual, then jump right after you land (don't do a continuous jump; let the marble bounce once). You will clear the first hill and fly into the first gem. Before you land, be sure to hold the jump button for 2 jumps (once into the hill in front of you, and once more to fly into the second gem). Jump to the last gem, and jump once more to the goal.
Beginner 16: Bumper Training Gold Time: 5.00 My Record: 3.97
This one is pretty easy to beat as long as your start with a "Fast Start". Roll past the bumpers and jump to the goal.
Beginner 17: Breezeway Gold Time: 3.50 My Record: 2.64
This one is also really easy. Start with a "Fast Start" and don't let go of the jump button or up arrow the whole time. Start off by holding right slightly to offset the blow from the first fan, then go to the goal.
Beginner 18: Mine Field Gold Time: 5.25 My Record: 4.64
This is like the bumper level, only with mines. Follow the same strategy: start with a "Fast Start", roll or jump past the mines, then jump to the goal.
Beginner 19: Trapdoors! Gold Time: 3.00 My Record: 2.32
This is a really easy level to beat the gold time. Just start with a "Fast Start" and jump all the way to the goal.
Beginner 20: Tornado Bowl Gold Time: 7.00 My Record: 2.33
Before you begin, rotate the camera so you are facing near right corner of the bowl. When the level begins, jump at the edge of the platform and land on the first Time Travel. Fall down then jump up the wall in front of the goal to get another Time Travel. Rotate the camera around to face the tornado, then get the two gems on the left. Roll past the gem on the right and jump up the wall to get the third Time Travel. Go back down and get the last two gems and roll to the goal.
Note: You can travel in a straight line to each gem without the tornado affecting your movement.
Beginner 21: Pitfalls Gold Time: 20.00 My Record: 18.39
The only real tip I can give in this level is jump whenever possible, including starting with a "Fast Start" and jumping right before going up any hills. The path is linear and obvious.
Beginner 22: Platform Party Gold Time: 30.00 My Record: 29.47
This level is really simple to get a gold. Follow the path normally. Heck, take your time! The platforms aren't timed right to need to go fast. The only trick is that once you get to the last moving platform you must jump off early and fly into the goal.
Beginner 23: Winding Road Gold Time: 22.00 My Record: 12.83
This level is tricky to notice the shortcut right away, since the Super Jump power-up seems to be required to clear the large gap right after the power-up. However, you don't even need to pass the gap! Follow the path normally until you get the Super Jump. Turn around and roll down the hill again. At the bottom of the hill, jump towards the platform that has the goal and activate the Super Jump right after jumping. You should barely be able to make it to the platform. After that, just roll to the finish!
Beginner 24: Grand Finale Gold Time: 1:00.00 My Record: 46.81
Start this level with a "Fast Start", then roll down the ramp ahead. Roll straight into the tornado and it should launch you into the air. Start holding back a second or two later to get the gem in mid-air and the gem on the next platform.
Turn the camera around and head back to the tornado. This time, get the gem to the upper-right of the tornado, then get the other one on the other side. Roll up the ramp that has the Super Bounce at the top, but get the gravity switch. Hit the next gravity switch after that and use the Super Speed to shoot to the gem. Follow the path around until you end up next to a Gryocopter.
Rotate the camera so that the gyrocopter is on the right side of the screen, then get on the opposite side of the platform. The trick here is to roll diagonally while jumping once, getting the gyrocopter, and jumping at the edge of the platform to land on the platform you would normally need the gryocopter to reach.
Get the gem up here, then jump down and enter the tunnel with all those mines. Get the gem in the middle, then activate the gyrocopter right before the upward ramp and the end. Jump when you hit the ramp and you should fly pretty high up.
Maneuver over to the final gem (it's to the right). After this, rotate the camera to face the two fans, drop down to the main platform, then drop off the left side of this platform and land in the tunnel that has the goal in it (we are skipping the Shock Absorber path).
Intermediate Levels (24)
Intermediate 1: Jump jump jump Gold Time: 5.00 My Record: 4.71
When you first begin, go left, then jump forward once and jump again right before the wooden incline. You should have just enough speed to get all 5 Time Travels. If not, start over.
When you get all 5 in one shot, quickly turn around and go up the other wooden incline leading to the 6th Time Travel, giving you 30 free seconds! Turn around and head up the incline there, and jump at the end to get the first gem. Keep going forward and turn around and head up the incline that takes you to the top of the box. Get the second gem up here.
Fall down off the side of the box that is near the other incline, and go underneath the incline for the third gem. Now turn around and roll up the incline (don't jump at the end) for the 4th and final gem. Now roll to the goal!
Intermediate 2: Monster Speedway Qualifying Gold Time: 36.00 My Record: 25.04
I like this level because I don't follow directions. When the level first begins, turn the camera completely around. We are going to do this level backwards! Keep jumping whenever possible, and don't be afraid to cut across the grass. Jumping on the grass does not slow you down. Just go around and get all the gems and finish!
Intermediate 3: Skate Park Gold Time: 47.00 My Record: 43.08
Rotate the camera before the level begins so that you are facing the small pool. Try to get all 3 gems in one motion by rolling onto the first gem, bouncing onto the second one (in the middle) and rolling out while getting the third gem. Head over to the second pool and get the 3 gems there. Now head over to the quarter pipes while picking up the one gem on top of the nearest coal pile. Get all the gems on the quarter pipes (rotating the camera helps a lot), then get the rest of the gems on the coal piles and head to the goal.
Intermediate 4: Ramp Matrix Gold Time: 30.00 My Record: 25.28
This level was hard to beat at first, but of course that's because I was taking the wrong path. It's a better path now. ;)
Rotate the camera so you are facing right. Roll down this hill and get the first gem, then roll left (don't rotate the camera unless I say so!) and get the second gem. Roll off the left side of this platform and get the 3rd gem. Rotate the camera so you are facing right, then roll forward and get the gem sitting there. Roll up the hill on the left and collect the 5th gem.
Now rotate the camera so you are facing right again, and notice that there is a gem and Super Jump to the left of the platform you are on. Roll up the ramp and roll off the left side and land on the Super Jump, then roll forward and get the 6th gem. Immediately use the Super Jump and fly up to the 7th gem.
Roll down the hill here, rotate the camera so you are facing right, then jump across the gap to the 8th gem. Rotate the camera so you are facing right, then collect the 9th gem by rolling up and off the left side of this hill. Rotate the camera to the right one last time and get the 10th gem. Jump to the goal.
Intermediate 5: Hoops Gold Time: 30.00 My Record: 27.50
This one looks impossible to beat at first, but don't worry - I have some tricks up my sleeve! You can skip the first two hoops by just jumping onto the floating platforms and crossing them normally. Aim yourself into both of the next two baskets (if you miss, start over), to open up the path to the final three hoops. Here's the cool part - you only need to make the basket on the left and closest to you! Make this basket on the first shot, then roll backwards to the center of where those 2 platforms meet (the two platforms you moved with the two baskets before). Once you are in the middle, hold up and jump the entire time, and you will clear the HUGE gap and barely make it to the goal while skipping all those annoying baskets!
Intermediate 6: Go for the Green Gold Time: 5.00 My Record: 3.99
If you can't figure out what "Go for the Green" or the level description is trying to tell you, then never play this game again. :)
Intermediate 7: Fork in the Road Gold Time: 6.50 My Record: 4.14
This one is really easy when you know the trick. Start this level with a "Fast Start" followed by two more jumps. Jump right before you take the left fork in the road, then hold down the jump button and jump a second time upon landing. What you want to do is land on the platform above you, then keep jumping to the goal for a record time.
Intermediate 8: Tri Twist Gold Time: 48.00 My Record: 41.73
Rotate the camera so you are facing the closest ramp. Get the gems by going clockwise and drop in the hole. In the second area, it may seem like you have to roll up the ramps to get these two gems, but in fact you can just jump at the gems and get them. Fall to the third area and get the gems normally.
Intermediate 9: Marbletris Gold Time: 15.00 My Record: 9.57
This one is cool because I think I didn't follow the normal path again. What I do is go left, get the speed booster, then activate it and soar over to the gem at the end of the long skinny platform. The cool part is you can actually use the bounce-back to collect the second gem on the way down. Practice holding right and up in varying amounts to get the second gem really fast.
After this, collect the Super Jump that is on the ground, and use it to both get the last gem on the way up and reach the goal on the way down. It's really hard pulling off these neat tricks in one run, but it looks cool and gets a good time.
Intermediate 10: Space Slide Gold Time: 12.00 My Record: 10.61
To be honest, I had a lot of trouble with such a simple-looking level. I finally was able to beat the level in time by going straight into the right mine on the first platform! The mine shot me to the right as I expected, and I landed near the right platform. That trick gave me enough time to barely get the gold.
Intermediate 11: Skee Ball Bonus Gold Time: 10.00 My Record: 3.80
Normal Path: Roll right a little bit at the start and roll down past all the blockers. Jump somewhere near the end (there's no exact location since it depends on the current speed and direction), and hopefully you will fly cleanly into the top hole. If you don't get the top hole cleanly, restart. If you do get it, just finish the level normally.
Secret Path!: Start with a "Fast Start" up and to the right. Pass the first blocker, then line up with the Super Speed and pick it up. Jump right before the ramp and keep holding up. You should fly through the top hole really fast. After this, start to hold right and up. The trick is to bounce once and land on the wall on the right side of the level. After this, jump ahead to get the first two gems. Follow the path around to the third gem. Finally, rotate the camera to face the goal, jump, and activate the Super Speed. You should fly to the goal before the Time Travel even runs out!
Intermediate 12: Marble Playground Gold Time: 1:30.00 My Record: 59.23
This one was surprisingly easy. Roll forward, get the Super Jump, then head right and collect the first gem on top of a small hill. Jump into the hole in the middle of the level and hit the gravity switch. Get both gems on this platform.
On one side of this platform you can see a single gem on the ground. Jump down and get it, then flip over using the nearest gravity switch (on the hill). Near this area is another gem down a short hill. It's hard to explain exactly where, but it's really close to where you first flip over. If you went fast enough (you should be, if not you might want to consider restarting just for kicks), you will see a moving platform rising up at the top of a near hill. Go up the hills quickly and get on the platform.
Get to the center of the platform to collect the next gem. As soon as the next floor appears, fall down and go to the left side and up the hill. The horizontal moving platform should just be arriving. Get on this platform and get both gems. When you reach the other side, use the gravity switch to flip over one last time.
Odds are you have the camera set so that there is a hill in front of you and the goal is to the right, but we won't be taking that hill. Turn around and there will be a second hill. Use the Super Jump to shoot up to the top of the hill, then get the second to last gem. After this, get the last gem near the goal and finish!
Intermediate 13: Hop Skip and a Jump Gold Time: 12.00 My Record: 9.19
Rotate the camera so you are facing slightly to the right (if you are used to jumping diagonally, you know how much rotation I mean), then do a "Fast Start" up and to the left. Keep rolling and fall off the ramp. You should land squarely on the end of the little jump and go flying into the air. Quickly rotate the camera so you are facing the goal, then land on the Gyrocopter. As soon as you bounce from the initial impact, start the Gyrocopter and fly to the goal!
Intermediate 14: Take the High Road Gold Time: 22.50 My Record: 13.61
Start this level by doing a "Fast Start" towards the camera. You should smack into the back wall, then bounce up and get a Super Jump. Immediately activate the Super Jump and get the gem at the top of the platforms. Quickly bounce down to the lower gem, then follow the path down and jump up onto the small ledge to get another Super Jump. Rotate the camera to face the goal then jump off and immediately activate the Super Jump. You will be able to land on the goal from here in record time!
Intermediate 15: Half-Pipe Gold Time: 15.00 My Record: 14.34
Start off by rolling down the right side of the pipe, pick up the Speed Booster, and shoot up and collect the gem. You need to line up right for it to work! Try to get the other gem on the way down, but if you land on the platform next to it instead, you can still turn around and jump up to get the gem. Go down to the center of the pipe and get the gem there, then pick up the Speed Booster there. At this part, you have to get one gem on the way up, the Time Travel in the middle, and the other gem on the way down. After this, you can still take your time to get to the goal.
Intermediate 16: Gauntlet Gold Time: 35.00 My Record: 23.04
This gold is VERY easy to get. I have no idea why the gold time is so high, but it is. There's no real tricks to this level - just go fast.
If you do a "Fast Start" so that you land about a half second after the level begins, you should jump in the middle of the first ramp. If you land in this general area, you can clear the moguls in 9 seconds - which is roughly 3 seconds faster than usual. When you are up to the second floating platform at the end (as in you used two Super Jumps and just picked up a third one), you can make it to the goal bu jumping and activating the Super Jump.
Note: There is a Super Speed behind you at the start if you want it.
Intermediate 17: Moto-Marblecross Gold Time: 18.00 My Record: 13.46
Start this level off by going... backwards. Don't rotate the camera - just go back a bit and get that gem. Now go straight and get the gem in front of the start. Head up the hill, and slow down to get the Time Travel. Head up the second hill faster to get the gem and Time Travel.
Go around the turn and get the gem there. Go along the side of the moguls instead of going over them. Get the Time Travel towards the end, then get the gem after the jumps. Go around the turn, then go up both hills and get the two gems there. Go left, then get the Time Travel there.
Rotate the camera quickly to show the goal sign, then line up so that the goal is far in front of you and the Speed Booster is in front too. Roll forward, get the final gem, get the Speed Booster, and activate the Speed Booster. You will fly into the goal just in time.
Intermediate 18: Shock Drop Gold Time: 5.50 My Record: 4.91
This level is really short. Just get a Shock Absorber, roll off the edge, and land at the bottom without touching the wall.
Intermediate 19: Spork in the Road Gold Time: 36.00 My Record: 34.03
This level is like Fork in the Road, only you have to collect gems. Start off with a "Fast Start" followed by two more jumps. Go up the left fork (or is it spork now?), then take the right fork. Jump down 2 platforms to get the first gem, then go back up and get all three Time Travels.
Your time right now should be anywhere from 13-15.5 seconds. Instead of using the Gyrocopter, I think it's faster to just jump across to the far platform and follow it down to the gem (the one at the bottom of the small steep hill). Travel back up the hill and go back until you see the first fork in front of you (I say first as in the first fork you encountered at the beginning of the level). Jump down and take the right fork.
Travel down this path until you see two paths heading off to the right. Jump over and take the right path, which has a Time Travel at the top of it. Get the Time Travel, then roll off to the left and get the third gem. Follow this path towards the goal, but instead jump off to the right and follow the long path over to the last gem.
Get the Speed Booster and use it to shoot yourself to the goal. To save some time, jump off the path early and jump right into the goal.
Intermediate 20: Great Divide Gold Time: 1:25.00 My Record: 1:11.90
This level is almost impossible to not get a gold if you know what you are doing. Go up the first two elevators normally, then get all three timers and wait for the elevators to return. Go to the top of the level normally, then get both timers behind the rocks. You can save time and jump over the gap between the two platforms if you are going fast. After that, you can either stop at the middle platform after the gyro or just fly to the last platform.
Intermediate 21: The Wave Gold Time: 28.00 My Record: 15.67
There really is no method to this madness, but I always find myself getting the gem in front first then going around the level counter-clockwise and jumping to the gems. The waves seem to rise at just the right time if you go that way.
Intermediate 22: Tornado Alley Gold Time: 3.50 My Record: 2.89
Just start with a "Fast Start" and don't let go of up or the jump button for the entire time. Go right through the tornado and it won't do anything! (other than saving you from falling into the hole)
Intermediate 23: Monster Speedway Gold Time: 33.00 My Record: 26.86
Start this one off by entering the pit stop on the left and collecting all the gems up to the Time Travel. Stop and get the Time Travel, then jump over the wall and get the Time Stop there too. Jump back over and get the gem there, then jump over the wall again to get the next Time Travel. Jump over the wall once more (yawn) and get the last gem in the pit stop. Follow the level normally (go fast of course), and collect the Time Travel after the second-to-last turn. If you go fast enough you should destroy the gold time.
Intermediate 24: Upward Spiral Gold Time: 37.00 My Record: 33.32
Dude, I just found out that there is another Time Travel in this level! I had 36.40 without the Time Travel, but now it's a bit easier to beat. ;)
Start off with a "Fast Start" and jump two more times. As soon as you land the third time, hold back and left. The goal here is to make the turn as fast as possible. Jump two or three times up the hill, and repeat the process for the next hill. You should have about 9-10 seconds now. Go around the turn, collect the Speed Booster, and shoot up the hill. When you get to the next Speed Booster, slow down! If you go too fast, you will bounce back when you hit the barrier at the top. The trick is to go fast enough to make it up, but slow enough to barely pass beneath the barrier.
After you make it this far, immediately start jumping up the hill while rotating the camera sideways. When you get to the top, jump over to the first Time Travel and jump to the right. You should land before the next Time Travel, so jump again to get that one. Hold back and rotate the camera to continue. Get the Speed Booster and shoot up the next hill. Slow down at the top! Get the Time Travel behind the wall here (that's the one I just found!), then get the Super Jump. Clear the wall using the Super Jump and go up both hills (remember to jump up each hill because it's faster). At the next Super Jump, you must jump before activating it to clear the taller wall. Get the last Speed Booster and shoot up to the goal!
Advanced Levels (52)
Advanced 1: Thrill Ride Gold Time: 30.00 My Record: 3.88
That's not a typo - I have 3.88 seconds for this level. How? Rotate the camera so that you are facing to the left slightly. Before the level begins, start with a "Semi-Fast Start" while holding up and left. Roll to the very edge of the platform and jump off. You should clear the blocker!
The trick now is to hit the slanted part of the purple winding path (how the entire path is slanted on either side to avoid falling off). Bounce off the slanted part and it should bounce you into the goal!
Advanced 2: Money Tree Gold Time: 1:03.00 My Record: 1:01.26
Start with a "Fast Start" and collect the gem on the left side of the level. Get on the elevator as fast as you can, and when it reaches the top, get the gem and go right. Collect the gem on the platform to the very right, then go back and get the gem on the ramp-like thing (looks more like a thorn).
It is very important that you collect these gems really fast, because now you must get on the moving platform before it leaves! If you made it in time, get the two gems along the way, then jump off early and get the gem on the other side. Go back to the middle of the tree and underneath one of the platforms resides another gem.
Go up onto the platform you were just under and wait for the moving platform to arrive. Get on it, then jump off onto the platform above as soon as possible. Get the gem before the part that shoots you skyward, then get on the launcher and try to get the last gem and to the goal as soon as possible.
Advanced 3: Fan Lift Gold Time: 14.00 My Record: 12.82
It took me long enough to find a faster and easier way to beat this level. For the first two fans, you can just jump over the fan really fast, bounce hard off the wall, and keep holding up and the fan will lift you all the way up. For the third one, repeat the process only rotate the camera beforehand so that you are facing the wall. Climb the last one normally and head to the finish.
Advanced 4: Leap of Faith Gold Time: 12.00 My Record: 8.77
This level is a bit tricky. Start with a "Fast Start", then collect the Super Jump, jump forward, and activate it. Try to get as far as you can on the initial jump and bounce (I can make it to the end after the bounce), then get the gem and fall onto the Shock Absorber without wasting any time. Land on the final platform and roll to the goal.
Advanced 5: Freeway Crossing Gold Time: 8.00 My Record: 5.51
This one looks intimidating but is actually very simple. Start with a "Fast Start", then just keep jumping to the goal!
Note: It seems that if you restart this level, one of the blocks is twice as wide as usual, which messes up the run. If you do not beat this level the first time, exit then reload the level.
Advanced 6: Stepping Stones Gold Time: 24.00 My Record: 20.66
This will be hard to explain due to the non-linear structure of the level, but I will sure try. Roll off the starting platform slowly and collect the first gem. Rotate the camera to the right then fall off. The plan is to land at the bottom of the level (near the red honeycomb platforms), then bounce up to the lowest gem.
After that, roll off this platform and get the Super Jump below. Roll up to the tall wall, jump, then activate the Super Jump. You should go high enough to barely clear the platform that has a gem on it. There is platform right next to this one that has another gem. Roll off the side of this platform and get the final gem.
There should be a Super Jump on this same platform, so get it and activate it. You should jump up to another platform with a Super Jump. Turn the camera around, then jump and activate the Super Jump. You can easily jump to the goal from here to save time.
Advanced 7: Obstacle Course Gold Time: 14.00 My Record: 6.74
Normal Path: Start this one with a "Fast Start" and climb both ramps. At the next part, jump off to clear the blockers, and jump again as soon as you land. You should be able to land on the launchers at the end of the level. Quickly find a launcher to hit you up to the first Super Jump, then use that Super Jump to shoot up to the second one, then use that one to shoot to the goal.
New Secret Path! This is very hard to pull off, but it gets easier with practice. Before the level begins, quickly rotate the camera so you are facing directly to the left, then rotate the camera left just a little more. As soon as you finish rotating the camera, hold up and right at the same time. Time your first jump so that you jump a little bit after the announcer says "GO!", then keep holding the jump button. Right before you land after the first jump, let go of the right arrow. Since you are still holding the jump button, you will do a second jump very quickly towards the bottom of the steep ramp. If completed correctly, you will land on the platform at the bottom of the ramp!
If you made it this far, hold down and left to slow down a bit (although you won't be able to slow down much), then try to continue towards the pistons without stopping. Jump onto the pistons and try to get hit up to the first Super Jump immediately. Try to land on top of the Super Jump, then activate it as soon as you bounce up from the initial impact. Activate the Super Jump, and you can fly all the way to the goal from there!
Advanced 8: Points of the Compass Gold Time: 13.00 My Record: 9.03
This one is hard if you aren't good at managing the spin on the ball when landing. Start this one off by rotating the camera to face the platform on the right. When the level begins, jump over to the first gem by jumping on the middle of the thin blue line. Quickly rotate the camera to see the platform that was behind you when the level first began, then jump over to the second gem by using the moving platform in the corner.
Slower but Easier: Rotate the camera to face the starting line and jump over to the platform that is just passing the start. Roll onto the starting line, then jump over to the last gem using the same technique as for the first. Wait for a platform to come by and jump across it to the goal.
Faster but Harder: Rotate the camera to face the last gem, then jump over to it by jumping on the corner of the middle purple railing. Repeat the process to get to the goal.
Advanced 9: Three-Fold Maze Gold Time: 38.00 My Record: 36.00
Fortunately, this level is quite easy when you know the path (it took me a while to find it). Start off by rolling off the left side of the platform and getting the gem at the bottom of the level. Go toward the camera, then go up the ramp. Hit the first Gravity Switch and you should be on a red platform.
The next gem is on the other side of the wall with the Gravity Switchers, so what you want to do is try to go AROUND the right side of the wall. This is necessary to save time. The gem is at the end of this long path of course (you did beat this level many times before, right?).
After that, go left, then jump up the ramp (jumping once before the ramp and once when you land seems to be the fastest). After that go up one more ramp, which should be in front of you. Without stopping, jump forward and left off the side of this platform. You should be heading toward an upward yellow ramp next to another downward ramp with two gravity switches on it. The trick here is to bounce off the upward ramp and land on the left side of the downward ramp. If you do this, roll down the ramp and hit the gravity switch. You will end up in front of the last gem. Get this gem, then jump up and to the right to reach the goal.
Advanced 10: Tube Treasure Gold Time: 45.00 My Record: 43.87
Goodness, I absolutely hate this level. It took me at least 300 attempts to get gold. Here's my path:
Start out by getting the Speed Booster, then going towards the camera. Get the gem behind the start then activate the Speed Booster to shoot forward (albeit slowly) to the Super Jump ahead. Quickly go up the half pipe ahead and get the gem. Go left, get that gem, then make the big jump over to the gem in the other half pipe.
Instead of going into the pipe on the right, go left to the very other side of the level. I don't know why, but I couldn't get gold by going down the closer tube. Anyways, when you fall down the tube on the opposite side of the level, try getting the gem on the way down while turning the camera around 180 degrees. Don't bother with the Super Jump there since you already have one from before.
Try to get the gem at the end of the second pipe (on the way out) without slowing down; just jump into it. When you exit the tube, try to bounce onto the gem on the left. If you miss it, you'll be pressed for time at the end, but it is possible to get it on the way back.
Continue forward into the pipe ahead and BE CAREFUL! I died so many times trying to get the next gem. To get it, use the Super Jump at the middle of where the two tubes meet, then shoot up to the gem. Try not to die on the way down of course.
After you get that gem, go towards the goal and go up the unexplored tube near it. There is a gem at the end; get it, then roll down the tube quickly and head to the goal. Since the goal is actually to the side of the last tube, you will have to roll to the opposite side of the tube towards the end then roll back to get some momentum towards the goal when you exit. If you miss the goal on the way down, you will probably miss the gold time when trying to completely turn around, so don't miss!
Advanced 11: Slip 'n Slide Gold Time: 10.00 My Record: 6.57
As if the shortcut couldn't be any more obvious. :-P
Rotate the camera to the right and start with a "Fast Start" jump again when you land to clear the gap, then just jump to the finish. Easy.
Advanced 12: Skyscraper Gold Time: 1:30.00 My Record: 1:29.09
Wow, this is by far the slowest I have ever gone during a speed run. The only trick you need to keep in mind is this: go around the skyscraper at the beginning (counter-clockwise), get the two Time Travels, then get the Super Jump.
Get on the first elevator when it comes down like you would normally, then get on the next elevator and get the gem. Use the Super Jump to jump up to the left side of the skyscraper to get the next gem, then just beat the level normally! You don't even have to go fast since the elevators are so slow.
Advanced 13: Half Pipe Elite Gold Time: 25.00 My Record: 23.94
Phew, this one takes practice but it's fun when you get the hang of it!
Start this one by rolling off the platform and bouncing halfway between the Speed Boost and the edge of the half pipe. Start to hold back and rotate the camera about 45 degrees to the right. When you get the Speed Boost, activate it and try to get the gem in between the half pipes. If you go over it, you went too fast, and if you go under it, you went too slow.
Once you get the gem, quickly rotate the camera around and try to land at the very top of the half pipe. When you do this, roll down about halfway to the bottom and start jumping after that. You should pick up a LOT of speed. Stay to the right side of this half pipe (assuming you are facing the side that has the starting platform), and you should be going fast enough to get the second gem up here. Rotate the camera to face straight down while holding left.
Repeat the trick with landing at the top of the half pipe and jumping across to the other side to soar up to the other side. Try to get the gem on the way up and land on the next thin half pipe. Repeat the trick again on this half pipe to get the gem high up in the air.
Note: If you don't jump high enough on this gem, you can activate the Speed Boost in mid-air and it will act almost like a Super Jump!
After this, roll down to the other side of the half pipe and transfer to the final one. Do the jumping trick on this half pipe while getting the last gem to make it to the goal!
Advanced 14: A-Maze-ing Gold Time: 8.00 My Record: 3.69
Ahh, don't you love it when the gold time is REALLY easy to get? To beat this level quickly and easily, start off by rotating the camera so you are facing the goal. Hold up and right while the countdown begins, and do a "Semi-Fast Start" up and to the right. When you land, try to hit the wall in front of you without touching the wall on the right, then keep holding up and jump. You should be able to barely land on the wall on the right. Once you make it, just roll to the goal!
Advanced 15: Block Party Gold Time: 1:00.00 My Record: 34.48
Start off by getting the gem in front of you, then rotate the camera so you are facing left. What you want to do (to save time) is to line up against the edge of the block, then head towards the right side of the right gravity switcher. Right before you touch the switch, tap left. You should flip over and get the gem! If you don't get it, don't worry - you will get a second chance later.
After getting the gem, rotate the camera so you are facing left and hit the gravity switch there. It will flip you onto an orange platform. Get the gem on here then jump down to the purple platform and get the gem down there.
After that, turn the camera completely around and hit the gravity switch that flips you onto the orange platform again. Get this gem, then hit the switch that flips you onto the purple platform again. Jump down to the starting platform (the green platform).
Hit the gravity switch again that flips you over (if you didn't get that gem from before then try again). This time, hit the gravity switch that flips you over completely. Get the gem on this platform, then jump down to the blue block. Get this gem then jump onto the long gray platform below. Finish the level normally by getting the two gems and falling down to the goal.
Advanced 16: Trap Door Madness Gold Time: 6.50 My Record: 5.81
This one was harder to beat than I expected, but that's because I was doing the wrong thing. Start this level with a fast start and roll right into the first gem. Keep rolling and get the second gem (near the goal). Right after this, quickly jump backwards towards the third gem on the right side of the level. Turn around again (keep jumping!) and head to the goal.
Advanced 17: Moebius Strip Gold Time: 23.00 My Record: 9.49
Normal Path: Phew, this one was really hard to beat. Why? Well, for one it's just hard to go around the corkscrews fast without dying. Secondly, the level seems to crash... a lot! It really sucks, but the trick is to try not to skip any gravity switches along the way.
When I got the gold time in this level, I took a "shortcut" by jumping over the first corkscrew and just falling down to the gem. I put shortcut in quotes because it takes just as long to complete, but I prefer taking that route because it's easier to jump down than it is to loop around the corkscrew fast enough without dying.
New Secret (and easy) Path!: Turn the camera around to face the goal during the countdown, then roll forward and off the left side of the platform. Land below and take the gravity switches around to get the gem. After getting the gem, slow down and head back toward the camera a little. The goal should now be directly below you. Get on the left side of the platform and rotate the camera so the goal is to the up and right. Slowly drop off the side of the platform and hold up and right to bounce off the sign above the goal and finish this hard level quite easily!
Advanced 18: Great Divide Revisited Gold Time: 1:05:00 My Record: 1:00.47
Start with a "Fast Start" and jump two more times (for a total of three jumps). Get to the left side of the floor and jump right before the first ramp, then jump again as soon as you hit the ramp. You should barely land on the leftmost moving platform.
Go up using this platform and get on the first platform that appears in front of you. This platform will take you to another platform with three Time Travels on it. Get the Time Travels then turn the camera around 180 degrees and roll off the left side of the platform. You should land on a platform that is moving upwards.
Roll forward off the ramp once you see another platform appear ahead. This platform will take you up to the next "mountain." Take you time going up both ramps, then wait for the moving platform to come down. Rotate your camera to face the right so that the next mountain is on the left side of the screen.
Get on the moving platform and wait for another platform to appear on the right side of the screen. Get on this platform, then rotate the camera so you face the mountain. Wait for two platforms to pass by, then get on the third one by rolling off the upper-right corner of the current platform. This will take you up to the next mountain.
Collect the two Time Travels - one behind the rock on the left, and one over the gap in the boards between the mountains. Get the Super Bounce and rotate the camera so that you are looking straight down at the ground. Roll off the platform and activate the Super Bounce. There will be a purple platform below.
Land in the exact center of the purple platform (made easier by the camera angle) and collect the Time Travel. Repeat the process one more time on the next platform and land on the goal.
Advanced 19: Escher's Race Gold Time: 48.00 My Record: 43.45
Flip over at the beginning using the gravity switch, then you will see a wavy purply path ahead of you. Save time by jumping over the corners of the path and head up the first yellow ramp you see. There should be a Gyrocopter and a gem up here. Get the gem, then head back down the same path you just came from.
When you reach the area where you began, roll off the side and land on a hidden platform with a gem and a gravity switch. Get the gem, then flip the gravity switch. You will now be on a brown platform with two paths, left and right. Take the left one (the one that doesn't have the downward ramp at the beginning).
You should now be at a long straightaway. Roll down the path as fast as you can, then jump at the end. The trick here is to jump over the ramp and the platform it connects to and bounce off the yellow platform beneath (right before a yellow ramp thing). Right after bouncing off this area, hold straight and the jump button. You will hit off the ramp and fly into the air. Hold left and try to land on the yellow platform next to it.
Follow this yellow platform to the end and roll off the end to reach a platform with a gem and a gravity switch. Get the gem, but this time head right. There should be a red wall with two gravity switches. Hit the left one, which will flip you onto the red platform. Without skipping a beat, jump off the front of the red platform. There should be another red platform down below with a path going straight, a path going left, and a ramp where the two paths meet. You should be able to jump and land after the ramp.
Follow the path straight and turn around. You should see another ramp with two gravity switches. Hit the one on the left to flip onto the brown platform (make sure you have around 38 seconds here!). This platform has a gem and gryocopter. Get the gem then rotate the camera to the left so you see a red vertical platform with a gem on it. Get the gryocopter and use it to float over to the gem. You will bounce slightly off the wall and slowly fall underneath the platform. But wait... what's this!? It's the goal on the red platform too! Since you are still hovering with the gyrocopter, quickly fly over to the goal and beat the level sideways!
Advanced 20: To the Moon Gold Time: 9.00 My Record: 4.39
Don't you love levels that look REALLY hard but the gold time is REALLY easy to get? For this level, simply rotate the camera slightly so that when you hold up and right at the start, you will be heading directly towards the gravity switch. After you rotate the camera, start with a "Semi-Fast Start" and jump immediately after you do the little bounce. You should barely land on one of the moving platforms, then jump once more. If you are lucky, you will land on the platform with the gravity switch! You know what to do from here.
Advanced 21: Around the World in 30 seconds Gold Time: 13.50 My Record: 11.82
If you know how to beat this level, just beat the level fast. There aren't any "secrets" you need to know about.
Advanced 22: Will o' Wisp Gold Time: 25.00 My Record: 22.38
Dude, this level was hard! Fortunately someone found a nice little shortcut to bring my 24.92 down to a lovely 22.38.
While the countdown begins, rotate the camera to face left, then rotate it to face the ground. Roll to the right and slowly roll off the edge. You should see a gem on a platform far down. The trick here is to start getting some forward spin when you land on the gem, and you will bounce over to a small path. Bounce once off this path and hopefully you will land on a wider path.
Follow this path to the end while collecting the gem at the beginning. Make sure to remember the areas where the marble inexplicably flies into the air, because you will need to jump over those spots to save time. At the end of this path there will be a smaller path heading to the left. Drop down off the right side and land on the smaller path, then roll under the overhang and pick up the gryocopter. Follow this path to the end, but be careful at the end because you will bounce slightly. Get the Time Travel carefully, then jump over to the other Time Travel on the next platform (make sure you have slight right-spin to avoid falling off).
Make sure you have roughly 21 seconds at this point.
Follow this path down to another Time Travel and the third gem. Slow down slightly before getting the gem then jump and activate the gyrocopter. Hover over to the circular platform ahead and land on the purple button. Quickly jump over to the next circular platform. As soon as you see the final gem appear on the thin pathway, jump on it and immediately jump over to the last circular platform. If you miss, you will have to start over! After this just wait for the goal to appear and you're finished!
Advanced 23: Twisting the night away Gold Time: 48.00 My Record: 44.41
Rotate the camera so you are facing the gem on the left, then begin with a "Semi-Fast Start". Get the gem in front of you then swing right to get the second gem. Go up the stairs on the right, then get both gems on this platform.
Get the Super Jump, then rotate the camera so you are facing the two tornados. Jump a few times to pick up speed and run right into one of the mines. With any luck, you will land up in the center of the next platform.
Get this gem, then head left. Carefully navigate past the moving blocks (I take the left side), and get the gem in the middle of the next platform. Use your Super Jump to soar over to the final platform, then get those gems and finish!
Advanced 24: Survival of the Fittest Gold Time: 37.00 My Record: 32.33
I've heard a lot of bad things about this level, but don't worry - it's not too hard to beat it when you know the tricks!
Start this level with a "Semi-Fast Start", then quickly rotate the camera 180 degrees as soon as you touch the platform. Line up with the Time Travel on the left, then do three quick jumps in a row to jump over all three bars. Rotate the camera 180 degrees again, then jump up all three stairs. Get on the left side of the stairs and jump onto the moving platform when it appears.
When the platform is close to the next ramp, jump to the left side of the ramp and immediately jump again and land on the other ramp to the left (where a Time Travel is sitting). Get this Time Travel, and rotate the camera so you are facing the tornado. Do you hate this part? You won't anymore!
As soon as the moving platform appears, get on it and hold up and right. You will charge at the next ramp fairly quickly (since moving diagonally makes you go faster), then simply jump and land on the next ramp. This trick skips the tornado altogether!
Get on the moving platform again when it appears, then get the Time Travel on the bar at the end. The moving platform will move right, then forward again. There is still one more Time Travel at the end, behind the second gray pole (also known as the last pole). To get this Time Travel, stay towards the front of the platform as you navigate the poles, then quickly hold back then left or right (whichever way moves towards the pole). After this, just jump to the goal!
Advanced 25: Plumber's Portal Gold Time: 35.00 My Record: 28.85
Rotate the camera so you are facing the left side of the green pipe. Begin with a "Fast Start", then bounce once to land on the gem. Quickly jump into the pipe and get the Super Jump.
Go back to the entrance of the pipe you just entered, then jump and activate the Super Jump. You will be more than high enough to clear the pipe and the tall wall ahead. There should be a gem in this area. Turn around and jump back into the pipe you entered at the beginning of the level.
Take the left path in this pipe, then go left again. When you flip over and exit out of the pipe, go right. There is one gem here and another forward and to the right. When you collect the final gem, you will be able to see the goal from here. Jump towards the goal, then activate the Super Jump to make it to the upside-down goal!
Advanced 26: Siege Gold Time: 2:00.00 My Record: 1:22.62
This gold time is WAAAAAAY too high! Oh well, it works out well for us. ;)
Go forward from the beginning and get the Shock Absorber (you might need it), then head left and enter the launcher. It should shoot you all the way to the top of the level. There will be a platform near the top with a Time Travel and a gem. Get the Time Travel if you wish (by landing on it and bouncing over to the gem), then collect the gem.
Get on the right side of this wall, then jump around the right side of the castle to land on another platform with a gem. Get back on the side of this wall you just landed on, then jump around the wall just like before. You will be on another platform with a gem.
Jump down to the middle platform with the launchers. On the opposite side of the castle is a second launcher. Get at the bottom of the ramp for this launcher then drop off the side and hold toward the castle. You will land on a platform with a gem. Get the gem, then drop off the side of the wall you were just on. There will be another platform with a gem here. Rotate the camera to face the castle, then get on the right side of this wall. There will be one last platform down to the right. Roll off and land on this platform with the gem. Jump off this platform and you will be back at the launcher you first took with 6 gems.
Get back in the same launcher as before and have it hit you up to the middle platform with the other launchers. Get back to the bottom of the ramp of the launcher I mentioned before, but this time get halfway between that ramp and the other blocker and drop down the side of that wall. There should be a small, squarish platform with a gem on it. Rotate the camera to face the wall, then drop off the left side and get the gem down here. Jump down and head to the same launcher as you used the first two times.
For this last launch, you should notice one last gem on a platform with two Time Travels. You can land on one of the Time Travels from the air and use the Shock Absorber to avoid falling, then jump to the other, then get the gem. Jump down to the bottom, and finally use either launcher to launch up to the goal.
Advanced 27: Ski Slopes Gold Time: 18.00 My Record: 7.76
Secret Path 1: Would you believe me if I told you I don't use Time Travels for this path? It's true! Start this level with a "Fast Start", then jump left a little to land on the next flat platform, then jump straight to land on another flat platform (both shaped like diamonds). After this, jump ahead and land on the third flat diamond-shaped platform, then jump again slightly to the left.
The goal here is to land on the first part of the next slope, where it slopes downward then upward. If you land on the part that is sloped downward, jump twice more and you should fly really far! You can land somewhere along the last slope and jump once more to finish.
This path should net you a 10.85 or around there.
Another Secret Path: This path is a variation on the first path, but we get a Time Travel this time. Start this one with a "Semi-Fast Start" up and to the right. Jump at the edge and get the Time Travel, then bounce left.
This is hard to explain, but remember the third flat, diamond-shaped section from the above path? Roll down the hill quickly, jump onto this diamond platform, then jump left. Try to do the same thing as above by landing on the downward-sloped part of the second slope, then jumping twice more to go flying to the middle of the third slope. You can then finish the level normally.
Advanced 28: Ramps Reloaded Gold Time: 15.00 My Time: 20.52
Yikes, I have no clue what to do. If you know how to beat this level's gold time, please let me know!
Start out facing the nearest gem, then jump off of the ramp in the way, you should land right on top of the gem. Jump as you land on the first gem in the direction of the next gem in front of you. Bounce of the ramp and land on the second gem. Turn to your right and coast all the way down to the third gem. Turn around and jump to the nearest superjump. Climb a couple of ramps going towards the yellow island, then jump and use the superjump to get to the yellow island. If you control the marble just right, you can land on the marble that is right in front of you. Turn to the right and climb some ramps. Jump to the fifth gem in front of you, then fall off the opposite side. Instantly start pulling your marble back into the level, you should bounce of a ramp, and into the final gem! Turn so you are facing the blue island, and jump up, to the right, and into the finish!
Advanced 29: Tower Maze Gold Time: 22.00 My Record: 21.60
I will assume that after you take each elevator, you rotate the camera to face the center wall. Also, I will refer to each elevator as either the left one, the right one, or the one on the far side (on the other side of the center wall).
To begin, take the left elevator, then the right one. This elevator will take you up two flights. After this, quickly jump onto the left one to go up one platform. Wait for the left elevator to go down, then jump across and get on the far elevator. After this, take the right elevator and jump off early to reach the goal.
Advanced 30: Free Fall Gold Time: 8.00 My Record: 6.87
Rotate the camera upwards so that you see the level beneath you. Start with a "Semi-Fast Start" to the left, then roll off the platform so that end up outside the first tube. Pass two tubes then enter the third and fall to the finish!
Advanced 31: Acrobat Gold Time: 25.00 My Record: 23.22
This one is easy to explain, but hard to do. When you start this level, rotate the camera to face the Super Speed. Roll over to the Super Speed, then keep heading straight and go into the tunnel with the piston inside. Have the piston smash you into the air, then rotate the camera to face the floating platform that contains the gem.
Land on this platform, then get the gem and return to the beginning of the level. You may need to use the Super Speed to slow down (by using it while facing the opposite direction of your movement).
When you are back at the main platform, get inside the same tunnel and use the piston to smash up to the goal. The hard part is getting the piston to smash you just enough to barely land on both platforms (the one with the gem and the one with the goal), but keep trying until you get the gold!
Advanced 32: Whirl Gold Time: 40.00 My Record: 19.72
All I have to say is "pretty clever". ;)
This level looks impossible to get gold at first, but there are some pretty darn sneaky shortcuts. Start this level with a "Fast Start" and jump before the hill to go up it faster. Rotate the camera to face the left, then roll slowly past the first bumper on the right and finally rotate the camera around 180 degrees.
Here's sneaky trick #1: jump squarely on top of the bumper and hold left slightly, and it will fling you up to the wavy road! If you jump twice right after landing on the wavy road, you will land on the Super Speed. Rotate the camera to see the remainder of the path and activate the Super Speed to zoom around the half loop. Turn the camera around, then carefully jump over and get both Time Travels (or just take the long way around but it adds around 12 seconds to your final time) and end up at the Super Jump.
Turn the camera so that the vertical wall is directly to your left, then turn it right a little more. Roll forward, jump, and activate the Super Jump immediately after jumping. That's sneaky trick #2: you will barely be able to land up at the final section with the Speed Boost! Shoot up the first sideways half pipe thing, then rotate the camera around and repeat the process. At the end, just jump up the hill towards the camera to beat the level!
Advanced 33: Mudslide Gold Time: 30.00 My Record: 16.08
Haha, yet another trick up my sleeve for this level. Instead of dealing with the pesky bumpers and all that mud, turn the camera fully around so you are facing that steep slanted platform behind you. Roll off the main platform slowly and land on the Super Jump, roll towards the gem there, then jump and activate the Super Jump to soar over to another gem (normally the first gem you get). Roll down through the mud and collect the next gem like usual, then skip the slanted platform by just jumping over to the platform with the Super Jump. Use the Super Jump to fly over to the last gem, then jump to the finish!
Alternate Path: Use the Super Jump to jump to the second gem in the walkthrough above, then quickly and carefully jump back up to the first gem. After this you can jump to the Super Jump again and save about 2 seconds off the other path. It's tricky to do, but it's possible. I took this path to get the 16.08 run.
Advanced 34: Pipe Dreams Gold Time: 27.00 My Record: 16.61
The most annoying part of this level is having to get past all those blockers at the beginning of the first tube. Fortunately, I have a trick to get past them without stopping and getting the gem! Start this level with a "Fast Start". Right after landing, start holding up and left and jump again. When you land, hold up and right, then when on the right side of the tube, hold up and left and keep holding it. You should fly past the first set of blockers into the gem. Once you get the gem, quickly jump and avoid all the blockers!
Since you will be going REALLY fast due to missing all the blockers, start holding back before collecting the second gem. You can finish the rest of the level normally.
Advanced 35: Scaffold Gold Time: 15.00 My Record: 6.36
Rotate the camera to face the left corner of the main platform, then begin with a "Semi-Fast Start". Jump after bouncing and hold back and right and get both Time Travels at the same time. Jump over to the next platform. After this, there is another Time Travel on a plank. Jump over to it, then keep jumping to make it to the next platform. Jump up all the stairs on the right, then jump up to the near side of last trap door (as in the part farthest from the hinge on the door).
As soon as the trap door begins to fall, roll forward and jump to collect the almost-invisible Time Travel. Jump up the next batch of platforms, then jump across the planks and get the final Time Travel. Finish the level normally to beat the gold time by a rather large margin!
Advanced 36: Airwalk Gold Time: 1:10.00 My Record: 1:06.18
Despite this level being really jumpy on my computer, I managed to beat it. :)
Start this level by rolling to the right until you line up with the floating gem in front of you. Jump off and "land" roughly halfway between the platform and the gem. You will get pushed up a little by the fans and start to come back down. Try to get the gem on the way down. After this, let the fans push you forward to the next area. Land on the right side to avoid any problems with the fans.
After this, rotate the camera to face left and get the gems by going around counter-clockwise. When you have all the gems, use a fan to float up to the goal instead of using the Super Jump.
Advanced 37: Shimmy Gold Time: 20.00 My Record: 6.81
This gold time seems a bit high, don't you think?
Normal Path: Start with a "Fast Start", then jump twice on the first mudslide, once on the second one, then however many you need for the rest. It's quite simple as long as you keep jumping.
New Secret Path!: Rotate the camera to face the middle portion of the second mud slide, roll back when the level first begins, then stop at the corner of the main platform. Roll up and to the right and immediately press jump when you begin rolling. You should land at the other corner of the platform. Immediately jump again and you should land on the final platform! Hold back and left to slow down, then finish the level normally.
Advanced 38: Path of Least Resistance Gold Time: 30.00 My Record: 10.95
Rotate the camera to face the left corner of the main platform, then start with a "Semi-Fast Start". Jump up both muddy ramps by landing on the edges of the ramps and immediately jumping again. Head up the ramp on the right, then jump across to get a Time Travel. Finish the level normally (there is only one path now).
Advanced 39: Daedalus Gold Time: 30.00 My Record: 20.24
Follow the blue path up to the intersection, then go left and take the blue path up to the gem. Go left again, then jump up the muddy ramp to get the Time Travel. Head right up the blue path, then you will be able to see a small blue ramp and a gem in the middle of the starry platform. Roll towards the blue ramp then jump as soon as you start to roll up it. Land on the starry platform below.
The reason I had to jump after hitting the ramp is because you jump higher and slower, which is necessary since you can't slow down on the starry platform. After getting the gem, drop down the side to land on a muddy platform with a Time Travel. Get the Time Travel and roll down the blue platform to the end.
Take the right path and jump up the muddy ramp. Get the gem, then head straight into the starry platform. The trick in this part is to jump as soon as you get the Time Travel, then immediately jump again when you hit the upward ramp. You will jump up and come to an almost complete stop on the next muddy section. Get the gyrocopter, then head up the blue ramp on the right.
Jump over to the gem on the right, then head up the ramp. Activate the gyrocopter BEFORE getting the Super Jump, and while seated firmly on the ground. Right after getting the Super Jump, jump straight and you will hover over to a starry platform with the final gem. Quickly get this gem while rotating the camera around. Right after getting the gem, jump and activate the Super Jump. This combination of a Gyrocopter and Super Jump will send you soaring into the air - and high enough to land on the floating goal!
Advanced 40: Ordeal Gold Time: 20.00 My Record: 16.55
Follow the path around until you get the Super Speed. Rotate the camera so you are facing the upward ramp and activate it. Jump past the blockers and you will end up on a long platform with a Gravity Switch at the end. Instead of taking this path, start jumping while rolling down the platform to gain speed, then make a final jump to the ramp in the distance. Jump across the pistons and make it to the goal.
Advanced 41: Battlements Gold Time: 45.00 My Record: 29.06
If only we could get past the first door before it falls... oh wait, we can! Start this level with a slightly-delayed "Fast Start" up and to the left to avoid the first moving log, then jump again while returning to the middle of the "platform" (actually a bunch of trap doors). You can now roll under the falling door and save a lot of time for the rest of the level. Enter the elevator and rotate the camera to the right. As soon as the elevator stops, jump onto the wall and navigate the jumps to the next castle. Follow the path to the goal normally.
Advanced 42: Pinball Wizard Gold Time: 1:05.00 My Record: 1:01.59
This level requires a lot of practice before getting used to the slant of the entire level and the camera. I will try to explain everything the best I can, but of course the movement is practically uncontrollable so you may have to do some of these things out of order.
Start this level by holding left to get hit by the blocker. You should get smacked around the curve at the top of the level and end up flying over to somewhere at the right side of the level. Since you are already at the right side of the level, enter the tunnel with all the Time Travels from the bottom.
Roll back down and bounce off the wall (this will be the same area where you exit to the goal, but at the moment there is a wall here), then use the bounce-back to roll up and to the left. There will be a ramp going to the right near here. Enter the ramp by rolling past the ramp and dropping into it from above. Rotate the camera to face the right so you can see the three gems in this area. When you start to roll down into the area with all the gems and bumpers, be sure to go slowly!
After you get the gems here, drop down to the bottom where there is a moving "flipper" on the right. This will smack you up to the top of the level near a group of gems in the middle of the star surface. It is vital that you get at least two gems this time.
To get some gems, hold up while above the gems, then roll onto the star surface and have it slip you down into the gems. Since you can't control the marble after getting the gems, be sure to line up correctly! When you need to get three gems in one shot, start slightly to the right of the top bumper and roll left before touching the star surface. You should get the top gem and two more beneath it. Flip the process if you need to get the three gems on the right side.
After passing this spot once, you will practically lose control and end up at the bottom of the level. When you are at the bottom of the level again, go to the left side and hit the three blue blocks to open up the passage to the goal. Use the blue triangle bumpers next to the blocks to throttle back to the top of the level.
Use the other blue triangle bumper at the top of the level to enter the ramp and get all three gems there. After this, drop down from the ramp (don't take the actual ramp or you'll end up at the bottom of the level again!) and get the remaining gems on the star surface. Finally, get on the ramp in the middle of the level to get the final gem and drop down through the trap door. You can now finish the level (the exit is on the right side of the pinball table near the bottom).
Advanced 43: Eye of the Storm Gold Time: 45.00 My Record: 43.43
Man, I hated this level. Rotate the camera to face the gem slightly to the right of you, then start holding up during the countdown, rock back and forth a few times until you get the gem, then hold backwards and the tornado should fling you to the opposite side of the level.
You may be lucky enough to get a Time Travel on the platform, but either way go right a little and get the gem in the crevice. Without rotating the camera, head back to the tornado.
The goal now is to fling up to the area above the first gem. To do this, just rock back and forth a few times and then hold up all the way when you get enough momentum. If you make it up there, rotate the camera to face the left.
There should be a really steep platform with a gem at the top. Carefully move to the left side of this platform and jump up and right onto the slanted platform with the gem. Rotate the camera and roll up and get this gem.
After that, roll left and jump to the next platform, then follow the wall around to get a Time Travel. Turn the camera to face the left side of the tornado. You should be able to see a gem down near the bottom of the level near where you are now. Fall down onto the gem and the tornado should suck you up again. Rotate the camera around fully and you will be able to see another gem high up right near where you just got the Time Travel. Rock back and forth again until you are going fast enough for the tornado to fling you up to the gem.
After getting that gem, rotate the camera around fully and jump down to the tornado. With any luck, the tornado will fling you up to the other side of the level. The last gem is to the right. After this, follow the nearby platforms up to the top of the level and to the goal.
Advanced 44: Dive! Gold Time: 27.00 My Record: 16.10
Normal Path: Right after you go around the loop in the middle, get to the left side of the platform and jump over the first barrier. You will miss the second barrier and hopefully pass through the last barrier. After this, be sure to slow down! At the end, it's easier to roll off the right or left side of the platform and land near the goal (as opposed to coming to a complete stop at the end like the directions suggest).
Secret Path!: Start the level normally, but when you get to the loop fly off the right side and immediately start holding left. If you don't go out of bounds and exited the loop at the perfect time, you will be able to fly right into the hole at the end and beat the level in record time!
Note: To get past the blockers at the beginning of the slope more easily, rotate the camera downward slightly to get a better view.
Advanced 45: Tightrope Gold Time: 40.00 My Record: 39.47
I actually missed a Time Travel on the second elevator and still got the gold!
Rotate the camera so you are looking straight down, then start with a "Fast Start" and jump two more times. After landing, hold back and come to a complete stop. You should end up right where the two tightropes meet. Take the left path.
On the elevator, the first Time Travel is in the middle and the second on is at the farther corner of the triangle.
Head down the next tightrope until you make it to where the two tightropes meet again. This time take the right path, but be careful because the second tightrope is lower than the first!
On the next elevator, the first Time Travel is on the left far corner and the second is in the closest corner (sorry, it's hard to explain). After this, line up with the final tightrope and keep jumping forward to gain speed!
Advanced 46: Natural Selection Gold Time: 54.00 My Record: 50.34
Head up the ramps and get on the moving platform. Maneuver past the blockers like usual, then get on the left side of the moving platform. Roll underneath the first beam, then hold left slightly and jump to get the Time Travel. Hold right to land on the platform, then jump over the next beam. Rotate the camera to the right to face the mines. Get past those, then rotate the camera to face the right again.
There will now be three sets of moving blockers. For the first set, get in the lower-left corner of the platform (assuming you are facing the moving yellow blocker in the distance) and pass through the vertical shafts. For the second set, rotate the camera to face the left and get in the upper-left corner of the platform. Rotate the camera to the right for the third set of yellow blockers, and this time get in the upper-right corner and get past the vertical shafts before the blockers come.
You should now be at the tornado. Get on the right side of the platform and roll toward the tornado until it throws you into the air. Immediately start holding back and left because you will be flung violently at the next platform. Get on the little platform on the left and rotate the camera around to see the main moving platform arrive.
Jump onto the platform, then get on the right side. You will be taken to an area with two ramps - one closer to you and one farther away with a Time Travel after it. Take the farther one of course, then get the Time Traveland head up the ramps. The moving platform should just be arriving. Get on it, and get on the right side. When you get to an area with platforms on the left and right side, take the right side.
Get the Super Jump, then you can either (a) jump and activate the Super Jump and fly to the goal, or (b) activate the Super Jump and get the hidden Time Travel in the mess of beams, then jump to the goal.
Advanced 47: Tango Gold Time: 17.00 My Record: 11.82
Start this level with a "Fast Start" slightly to the right. Jump to the left upon landing, then jump to the right side of the next half pipe. Hold back and left and jump once more, then jump right. After this, you can easily jump onto the floating platform. Jump once in the center of each of the three curved muddy platforms and land on the next floating platform. Jump up to the next platform and jump once in the middle of the first two muddy platforms. Jump a few times on the final muddy platform while heading to the goal.
Advanced 48: Icarus Gold Time: 37.00 My Record: 31.27
Don't worry - this level isn't as hard as it looks. Rotate the camera so you are looking straight down, then get the Super Bounce and use it to bounce over to the next platform. Roll off the edge of the next platform slowly to get one gem, then roll to the right and get another one. Roll up and to the left then back to the left to get a third gem, then up and to the right for two platforms to get the last gem. Now is the tricky part.
Roll up and to the left and get the first Super Bounce (the higher one of the two). Activate it before bouncing off the ground, then bounce over to the first platform on the left. Activate the Super Bounce before bouncing again, then head right while skipping one of the beams. Get this Super Bounce too, then activate it before bouncing and head up to the left. You can make it to the goal easily from here.
Advanced 49: Under Construction Gold Time: 12.00 My Record: 3.17
At first I REALLY REALLY hated this level, but now that I just found another secret path, it's quite easy. :)
Normal (and much easier) Secret Path: Start this one with a "Semi-Fast Start" slightly to the right. Roll as fast as you can to the edge of the platform, then jump. The trick is to hit the corner of the beam just right so that you fly over the <-> sign and land squarely on the next platform! After this, just follow the right beam to the end, then jump to the Time Travel, jump again to the next beam, and finally jump once more to the next platform. Without changing the camera angle, roll up the plank on the left and jump at the end (don't worry about slowing down, the slant will make you jump straight up in the air). Collect the Super Jump and use it to reach the end!
Super Hard Secret Path: Rotate the camera so that you can barely see where the beam that goes forward and the beam that goes to the right meet. Hold up and right during the countdown, then start with a "Semi-Fast Start". (Sorry if I already lost you!)
You will notice that the starting platform has a pattern made of many little squares. As you roll diagonally up and right, jump right after you pass the last row of squares before the end of the platform. If you timed and rotated the camera just right, you should hit the edge of a beam and fly into the air. Quickly rotate the camera while still holding up to face straight. Again, if you timed everything perfectly you will hit the beam right before that Time Travel that is between the two beams in the air!
If you bounce off this beam (and got the Time Travel), start holding back slightly and hold right. The new goal is to bounce directly onto the Time Travel below to the right. Bounce once off the beam while getting the Time Travel, and finally land on the big platform with the two board planks. This is VERY, VERY hard to do (and to explain!), but I pulled it off after a few hundred attempts. After this, finish the level normally by rolling up the plank on the left, getting the Super Jump, and jumping and activating the Super Jump to fly to the goal... in record time!
Advanced 50: Pathways Gold Time: 1:25.00 My Record: 56.23
Woohoo, another gold time destroyed. :-D
Start this one by rolling over to the moving platform ahead of you. Go right and flip over using the gravity switch. Turn the camera around and take the moving platform down one floor. Go across the beams on the left and get the gem (I actually jump across to save time).
There should be another moving platform ahead of you (although you may not be able to see it). Drop down onto the platform and rotate the camera to face right. Get on the left side of the platform. The moving platform should go up two floors. Right before it stops on the second floor, jump to the right. If completed correctly, you should get the upside-down gem!
After this, roll toward the camera and get on the other moving platform. This should take you up to another gem. After this, jump forward off the platform to the bottom of the level. The area you should reach has two moving yellow blockers and a gem on some beams. Rotate the camera so you are facing to the blockers, then line up with the moving blocker on the right beam. Roll forward as soon as the blocker turns around to move away from you. Slow down when you reach the next beam and head right to get the gem, then wait for the blocker to appear again and roll back to the area you were just at.
After this, rotate the camera to face the left and hit the gravity switch. Get the Super Jump at the end of the next platform, then rotate the camera to face the right again and activate the Super Jump while rolling right. You should land on a platform with move moving blockers and a gem. Roll down the left beam and slow down before hitting the land mine. Rotate the camera to face the gem, then carefully jump over to it. You may notice that the final gem is in front of you down on the next set of beams. Well, rotate the camera to face left, then rotate the camera again to face the ground. You can now jump over to the final gem!
Rotate the camera to the right and up to see normally again. Roll down the beam and you should be back at the area where you first began. Now we need to get to the goal, but it's upside down! That's no problem.
Roll to the left edge of the platform you are on and you should be able to see the goal. Rotate the camera to face the goal, then back up and roll forward again to gain speed, and jump toward the goal. After that, try to bounce off the sign that usually floats over the goal, and you will finish the level!
Advanced 51: Darwin's Dilemma Gold Time: 40.00 My Record: 38.39
Start this one by simply rolling onto the platform as fast as you can. Get on the right side of the platform when it begins to move, and jump right before the first bumper you encounter to get the Time Travel. Jump left upon landing and align yourself with the gem. Get the gem, then jump towards the ramp ahead. Get the gem on this platform then rotate the camera to face the right. Line up with the Time Travel, then roll forward and jump into it. Roll off this little ledge, then jump over to the moving platform (it should just be passing by now). Maneuver past the blockers and rotate the camera around.
Get in the lower-left "square" of the moving platform you are on (there are 16 square patterns on the platform). Wait until you are right before the Time Travel that is in between the two blockers, then roll directly to the right to get it, and quickly roll back to the left of the platform. Wait a few seconds and roll off the front side of the platform. There will be a gem down here. Get the gem, then rotate the camera to face the right. As soon as the blocker begins to move away, roll forward and get both Time Travels, then quickly roll all the way back. You will go down a slight hill and fall down to another platform. Quickly roll forward this time and into the tunnel on the right. Another gem is down here. Get this gem and get back onto the moving platform. Rotate the camera to face the blocks on the right.
Maneuver past the blocks, but be aware that there is a Time Travel behind the cube block at the end. Rotate the camera to face the right, then get the final gem on the next downward hill. Get back on the moving platform at the end of the hills, then rotate the camera to face the goal. Stay on the right side of the platform and move towards the first fan when it begins to blow you away. Get this final Time Travel if you want (I missed it) by using the fan beneath the moving platform. Keep watching out for the last blocks and jump to the goal!
Advanced 52: King of the Mountain Gold Time: 44.00 My Record: 24.43
You wouldn't believe this shortcut until you've tried it!
Start this level with a "Fast Start" toward the rock in front of you. Go to the other side and pick up the Time Travel. Head up the blue incline and jump across the trap doors. Pick up the Speed Boost on the left and jump up to the next platform. This next part is slightly tricky. Line up with the floating Time Travel in the distance and back up as far as possible on the platform. Rotate the camera to face slightly to the left, then hold up and right (if you are used to moving diagonally you know how much camera rotation I mean). Before falling off the platform, jump and keep heading up and right. You should land on the next platform before a small ramp. Jump once right before this ramp, and again as soon as you hit the ramp. Quickly change the camera angle in midair to face the Time Travel and keep holding up. You should fly into the Time Travel at around 11 seconds if you did everything correctly. Why didn't I just let you use the Speed Boost? You'll see...
Normal Path: Continue the level normally by going up the inclines and across the trap doors (I jump straight to the second and fourth set of trap doors to save time), then head past the mines and get the Time Travel. Head up the ramps while watching out for the first fan. When you get to the top of the thin ramps, rotate the camera so that you are facing the general area of the goal. You should be able to see a Time Travel ahead too. Here's the new trick: roll quickly over and get the Time Travel, then immediately jump off the platform and use the Speed Boost to shoot into the goal!
New Super Secret Path!: Continue the level up to the area before the 4 sets of trap doors. Rotate the camera to face the goal WAAY in the distance. Here's where the real fun begins. Jump to the second set of trap doors, then immediately jump to the fourth set. Roll over to the very small incline after the last set of trap doors, and jump as soon as you touch it. Activate the Super Jump in midair less than a half second later (the timing is critical). You will soar over to a strange jut from the mountain. The goal here is to smack into the top of this area, then keep holding up and left and you will bounce up and land right next to the goal!
That's it! Again, if anyone knows how to beat Ramps Reloaded please let me know so I can finish this guide!
I found most of these shortcuts by myself (and proud of it). The ones I did not find are as follows:
Winding Road: Steven Jackson Free Fall: Dustin MacDonald Dive!: Pat Wilson and Anthony Gillet Grand Finale: Robert Melton (for the tornado trick)
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