BattleBlock Theater Walkthrough & Gold Yarn Locations Guide
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Don’t miss the first gem in the upper corner, above the lava blocks after jumping through the portal.
To get by the fan, spike, and ice trap – use the lava block to fling across to the gem on the fan. Landing on the button will deactivate the device, letting you continue.
In the top right corner, you’ll encounter the first puzzle blocks. These blocks must match before they’ll disappear. Each top button will raise the counter, as well as the counter to any adjacent blocks.
GOLD YARN LOCATION: To get the yarn, plus two gems, continue through the level until you find a wing power-up. Instead of flying straight up, take the wings to your right and fly through the gauntlet of lasers. At the top, you’ll find that yarn.
To complete the level, use the wing power-up to fly toward the ceiling. Push the floating block off the holographic block generator to open the way to the exit.
In this level, you’ll need to push floating blocks onto the holographic block generators to get through the initial traps. The second, you’ll need to remove to continue. After pushing the third into place, climb the poles on the right and shut down the fans to collect a gem.
Over the water, you’ll see a gem seemingly closed in a floating circle of blocks. The bottom block is a fake, grab the wings to the left to get to this gem.
Don’t forget to grab another gem further right, hidden in a high alcove only reachable with the wings. It’s protected by a laser, so watch out.
As you reach the top of the stage by climbing poles, you’ll have to deal with cat guards. Immediately drop down – don’t jump or fly – into the lower area. A guard further back is armed with a vacuum, and it’ll pull you right into the spikes.
GOLD YARN LOCATION: Bring the wing power-up from the water all the way to the area where you encounter a cat guard with a vacuum. Just past the vacuum-cat, you can spot a portal on the ceiling. Fly up to it, and you’ll reach the alcove keeping the yarn.
Shut down the fans at the start to avoid getting spiked, and grab the first gem. Just press the visible buttons on the back ends of the fans.
Above the water, push the floating block one space forward so you can in turn jump over the laser, and push the boat into the water. Collect the gem, then return to dry land where you can call the boat over.
GOLD YARN LOCATION: After dealing with the monster, and using the portals, you’ll reach an area with water blocked by bomb blocks. There’s a fan, and spikes protecting the roof. Basically, you’ll need to make a very careful jump. Very tricky on insane mode.
The last challenge is easier when equipped with some explosive special weapons. Or, simply jump over the cats and bound to each of the lava blocks until you reach the exit.
The first room is full of cat guards and turrets. It’s best to just avoid the swarm of cats and jump up to the poles where they’ll have a hard time following you.
GOLD YARN LOCATION: After flying over the water with the wing power-up, you’ll land near the top right corner where a turret is blasting away. Grab the power-up, then drop down to the cat guard below. Take this path left through the lasers and fly over the water, continuing left, to get the yarn. Try to converse your wings uses so they don’t go dead mid-flight.
This level introduces ceiling poles! They’re no different than the regular wall poles, they’re just on the ceiling instead. Use them to cross the lasers to the right.
Getting the gems here is easy, wait for the laser to stop and drop down. The lava will spring you back up.
Past the laser, you’ll need to move the floating block one space right. Now the fans are free. To give yourself enough life, run through the lower cloud into the fans – that’ll give you enough height to continue.
Use the holographic block generators ahead to get the boat into the water. After dropping the boat down, move the block so that the two fans are keeping the grenade-cat hovering.
That way, when you sail across the water to the right, you can jump into both buttons, shut down the fans, and get rid of that pesky cat.
GOLD YARN LOCATION: Where two jetpacks spawn, you’ll be able to spot a portal just above some precariously placed spikes. Use two blasts of the jetpack to get the right height, then a last to send yourself up into the portal.
One useful skill you’ll learn ahead is how to kick weapons back. A low kick or a slide, or even a push will bounce these grenades back to their owners.
At the second holographic block generator from the top, push the floating block three spaces right to discover a series of fake blocks with a hidden gem at the bottom.
Feed the cats to the monsters at the end – or move from side to side until they’re worn out before trying to get past them.