|The Manor level in Subcon Forest chapter is insane... |
Even just the approach into the manor is kinda unsettling, as the atmosphere suddenly changes to a spooky, desolate snowy area with a bunch of abandoned shacks... and then you see the mansion off in the distance... the front door is locked, and as you go around the back, suddenly the cellar door opens on its own.
Inside the mansion, it suddenly becomes a horror game. Some ghost keeps talking to you and telling you to get out of their house, and as they're talking, the whole screen shakes and distorts... there are various pieces of furniture you can hide under... and to progress through the mansion you need to find keys to unlock doors, but every time you find a key, you make a bunch of noise and the ghost comes out to chase you, and the only way to avoid her is to hide under some furniture.
There's this one part where I swear the picture of Hatkid hanging up on the wall wasn't there the first time I came into the room... and then the third time, the Hatkid photo had her face erased and replaced with a really creepy drawn face instead... there's all sorts of weird subtle details like this that make it that much spookier.
After getting that time piece, I then had enough to unlock the 5th, final chapter.
Mustache Girl suddenly shows up in the ship again, and you play as her for a bit and break into Hat Kid's safe where she keeps all her time pieces. Mustache Girl uses the time pieces to mess with time and turns the planet into a lava planet where she's the supreme ruler and the judge who sentences all the bad guys.
The start of the level has every single character from every chapter lined up to enter Mustache Girl's judiciary building to be judged... none of them know why they are considered criminals now.
The inside of the building is a very Mario-style lava platforming section, with fire bars and everything... it's kinda tough, it's really easy to die if you aren't careful. Also this level introduces a new enemy that sometimes randomly appears and steals your hat if it hits you... at one point I lost my hat and then the enemy disappeared and I wasn't able to get it back again, and had to die because I couldn't get passed an area that requires the Dweller hat.
The final boss battle is intense. She has a bunch of attacks that seem to be borrowed from the other bosses in the game. The first phase isn't too hard, I just kept jumping in the air near her and mashing X to do the homing dive attack... then later on she gets way more agressive, then all the characters show up and start to help out Hat Kid by killing themselves to give her a ton of health pickups. They realized it's not worth living in this timeline, and if they help Hat Kid get the time pieces back then she can rewind time and revive everyone.
I chose to give Mustache Girl a single time piece, even though the game said that I might not have enough to return home after that. I don't know if it makes a difference at all. My time piece count didn't go down from 26.
lol this ending is hilarious...