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A note for the effects walkthrough including the bus: The bus has a variable of getting either a light blue, a dark blue, or a pink background. If the background is light blue, exit the bus and you will be in the same location. Re-enter. If the background is dark blue, exit to find the bed world If the background is pink, exit to find the shooting star world. If you do not get to the place you wanted or needed to go, you must either use the Carnation effect and make your way back to the bus, or wake up and go back to the bus to try again.
Locations to get EffectsEdit
Appearance- A rides a bright comet.
Location- Interact with a brightly colored NPC south of forest world.
Appearance- A wears a camera around their neck.
Location- Go to the Forest World. Head north and enter the triangle glass doors. Go right and interact with the light blue archway. Go down until you are stopped by some pink seaweed. Go left and you will the effect between some blue pillars.
Appearance- A's head becomes a tree.
Location- Enter the Sugar Sea World. Go south from the door until you're stopped by a large slice of lemon. Go right until a another slice of lemon appears from the screen below you. Go up and there will be a slice of lemon placed upwards at an odd angle. Go right from that and you should reach the Bus Stop. Sit on the bench.
Walk past the windmill panorama. In the Bus Area, go north and enter the blue bus. In order for you to reach the Bed World, the background must be a dark blue. Leave the bus and go right until you see two large green plants. Go between them and you will be teleported to the mirror room. Walk down the hallway and interact with the semi-transparent sprite of A.
Appearance- A's head becomes a carnation flower.
Location- Get to the forest world, head north and enter the glass triangle doors. Go right and interact with the light blue gate to reach Undersea World. Go down until you're stopped by some pink seaweed. Go left to reach some green-blue towers. Enter the one that has a doorway in it. Go up past the sunflower panaroma.
Go down and left, interact with the joker with the lizard tail. In the screen world, go down and bear right until you reach an exit. Go up from the exit and left a bit. Interact with the book with holes in it. Turn back and you will be in a new area with several chasers. Go south-east to an area with green grass and a carnation circled by butterflies. Interact with the carnation.
Appearance- A wears their hair in a ponytail with a mint green ribbon.
Location- Go to the sugar sea world and head northeast to the bench. When you get to the bus area, head north to the bus and board it. The background must be pink to get to the shooting star world. Find the large clock tower and get in it, walking up the ladder. Interact with the girl wandering with a stand up mic to get to the candy world. Keep track of where you are and interact with/eat all the candy. Enter the now open jar between two ants.
Appearance- A's head becomes a fork.
Location- Enter the Forest World. Go directly left from the door and enter the house. Enter the door on the far right. Interact with the handle on the floor. Go straight down until you reach a large table and chairs. Go down a little bit and right from those. You should see large blue cat ears at the bottom of your screen.
Go down to them and interact with the cat globe.Go left past the cat panorama which will take you to the Nursery Room. Go down until you see a fork among some plates of food to your left. Interact with the fork.
Appearance- A floats in the air
Location- Go to the sugar sea world and head northeast to the bench. When you get to the bus area, head north to the bus and board it. The background must be pink to get to the shooting star world. Wander up to the star suspended on marionette strings and interact to get the effect.
Enter the Pathway World. Go down from the door until you reach a second light blue tree that has a branch that stretches out above you and over the path. Go left from that branch, going through a green tree and interact with the present. Interact with the lamp inside so the sky turns blue and then leave.
This will take you to the Shooting Star World. Go left and then up a narrow bridge. You should see a star suspended by marionette strings. Interacting with it will give you the effect.
Appearance- A holds a small fruit knife.
Location- In the sugar world, go up from the door until you reach a lemon slice. Go left past it and go up when another lemon slice is visible at the center of the bottom of your screen. Go up past an angular lemon slice and interact with the fat bleeding candy cane to transform the world, go back to the door and interact with the red flat peppermint on the ground near it.
Frying Pan Edit
Appearance- A holds a blue frying pan.
Location- Get to the forest world and head left to find the blue house. Head inside and enter the far door, then interact with the large blue handle of sorts. Head northeast to the pink and blue door and walk through the cat panorama, getting into the nursery room. Find the egg and interact to get transported to the egg world. Head up and right until you see a broken egg with a blue object inside, and interact to gain the effect.
Appearance- A's head is replaced by a radio receiver.
Location- Enter the Electronics World. Go straight up from the door and interact with the gold radio tower.
Appearance- A's colour scheme becomes pastel blue. A gains ears and a tail, as well as a unicorn's horn.
Location- (Note: You must have Zero Gravity in order to get this effect).
Go to the Pathway World. Go south-west and enter the present box. Turn on the lamp so the sky turns blue and turn back. You will now be in Shooting Star World. Go left and down to where there is a blue star in the ground near a huge clock. Equip the Zero Gravity effect so you can fly over the land. Go left until you see a unicorn beneath you. Interact with it to get the effect.
Go to the Sugar Sea World. Go north-east and sit on the bench. In the bus area go straight up and enter the bus. The background must be pink to reach Shooting Star World. Go left and down to where there is a blue star in front of a huge clock. Equip the Zero Gravity effect and go left past it. You should eventually see a unicorn below you. Go down to interact with it and get the effect.
Appearance- A's body is covered with clock hands.
Location- Enter the Electronics World. Go right and up from the door. Interact with the hooded figure. Go up and enter the doorway. Go right to the clock figure. Interact with them so that the camera pans up to their face. You will then be given the effect.
Pillow and NightcapEdit
Appearance- A wears a pink nightcap and holds onto a pink pillow
Location- Enter the Sugar Sea World. Go north-east and sit on the bench. In the bus area, go straight up and enter the bus. To reach the bed world, the background must be dark blue. Leave the bus. Go right a bit and then up to reach two rows of beds.
Flick the lamp so that the sheets of the top bed on the second row have been turned back. Enter the bed and wait for the screen to darken. In the new area, go left and interact with the sleeping tree.
Endings (Ver. 0.07)Edit
Collect all of the effects. Wake up and interact with the door beside your bed. Go up and enter the house. Enter the door with the green sign on it. Interact with the sketchbook on the floor. After the screen change, go left and enter the door. Interact with the purple monster.
Collect all of the effects. Enter the Forest World. Go directly left from the door and enter the house. Enter the door on the far right. Interact with the handle on the floor. Go straight down until you reach a large table and chairs. Go down a little bit and right from those. You should see large blue cat ears at the bottom of your screen
Go down to them and interact with the cat globe.Go left past the cat panorama which will take you to the Nursery Room. Go south-west and interact with the picture book. Use the Fruit Knife on the large mother. Go north and enter the house. Interact with the sleeping mother. Interact with the mother at the table.
Go back to sleep and go to the Nexus. Enter the yellow door that has appeared. Go up and enter the door with the sign on it. Sleep on the bed. When the screen changes, go left and enter the door. Interact with A.
Worlds (in version 0.07)Edit
From the dream world nexus, there are four accesible doors, Pathway World, Electronics World, Sugar Sea World and Forest World.
A moon-like sort of world that loops horizontally, but not vertically. It has many buildings with circuitry covering the sides. There is a gold radio tower at the top of this world which will give you the Receiver effect.
Interacting with the NPCs in this area will cause your screen to change colour.
A world filled with huge trees and has a checkerboard pathway going north/south and east/west.
There is a large present box south-west from the entrance. Interacting with the lamp inside it will bring you to the Shooting Star World.
- Shooting Star World
Sugar Sea World
A pink sea studded with what appear to be candy-canes in bent shapes (or straws) and lemon slices. If you sit at the bench in the small bus stop in this world, you will be transported to the Windmill Panorama and then the Bus Area. There is a paper airplane floating around that transports you to a world full of scraps of large paper airplanes and pillars with paper airplanes stuck all over them.
Interacting with the fat, bleeding candy cane transforms the world into a slightly creepier version where the sea is dry and there appears to be red and blue pills littered everywhere. Some are broken, leaking green liquid. There is a set of brightly coloured syringes, crossed like swords.
- Paper airplane world
- Distorted Sugar Sea World
- Windmill Panorama/Bus Area
An area with snowy white paths and pink and blue pine trees. The only NPC here is a yellow comet from which you receive the Comet effect. Directly north are glass triangle doors, and there is also a blue house.
- Triangle Path
- Blue House
The door to A's bedroom is unlocked at the end of the game, leading to a new area. See the Plot area for details. [includes spoilers.]