Escape pod choice
After you return to the escape pod bay with Olivia, Ethan tells you to take
Olivia and run to the escape pod while Olivia tells you to take Ethan. At this
point, you may choose either one depending on who you walk towards. If you walk
towards Ethan, you take him to the pod and see Olivia get scanned. If you walk
towards Olivia, you take her to the pod and see Ethan get scanned.
At the end of the first chapter, you will choose who gets to come with you on
the escape pod. This choice only affects the banter between your character and
the one you save. After the credits end, you will play the epilogue, and the
person you left behind in the first chapter is who becomes the final Boss in the
Bonus Boss battle
Wait until the credits end to face another Boss in a bonus battle.
To have easy kills, max out your Aeon Pulse to level 5. After doing so, switch
you Aeon Pulse so that you will be able to do radial flare. Because your pulse
is maxed out, it usually kills in one hit. It will also mostly kill everyone in
the room that you are in.
When facing Ethan in the bonus battle (if you took Oliva), he will start
charging the black ball above his head. Equip the Surge power. When he tosses
it, you can knock it back. He will catch it and throw it back three more times.
After the third time, it will hit him. He will then fall to the ground and three
gold colored rocks will fall from the ceiling. Use Lift to pick them up and
throw them. Repeat this about four or five times to kill him. You and Ethan will
then get sucked into a warp hole and get dumped in a snowstorm. Your health will
drop very quickly. Walk to the top left and a strange figure will find you.
Chapter 1: Secret Super Mario Bros tunnel
After Ethan and Gideon are at the escape pods, Ethan will instruct you to find
Olivia. You will eventually reach a large room where you can see ships flying in
space when you look up, and people running below. Normally, you would go to the
right and follow the balcony to get through this area. Instead, go left, and
look at the slanted wall behind you. Jump over it. Behind it is a walkway. Walk
to the end of the walkway, then look towards the ledge that looks like it can
support you that is in front of you. Jump out towards it, then use Time Shift in
mid-air. You should fly and either grab the ledge or land on it. Note: You must
enable the "Cheat mode" code to get Time Shift in this part of the game. Once on
the other side you can find a pipe that resembles those from the Super Mario
Bros. Climb into it to warp to a Mario-style cave, where the music also changes
to match that of a classic game. Jump across the platforms and reach the end of
the cave. Once there you will find three more pipes. Each one of them will warp
you ahead to a farther point in the game. The pipe on the left advances to the
intermission sequence showing Marin, Giddeon, and Olivia taking off from the
planet in Chapter 4. The middle pipe warps you to the top of a building in New
Bahn. The pipe on the right warps you to the escape pod intermission sequence.
Note: To reach the secret tunnel without cheating, you must first find and use
six hidden buttons in this level. To find the first button, repeatedly hit the
locker in the first room until it disappears. To find the second button, look
behind the pillars to the left of where you start in the first room. To find the
third button, exit the first room in the direction you entered this level. The
button is located near the door with the fire in front of it. To find the fourth
button, look behind the left locker in the second escape pod room. The fifth
button is found behind the pillars in the second escape pod. The final button is
located on a door on the first section of walkway overlooking the large room
with people running below and ships flying in space above, as described above.
Once the final button is pushed, simply turn around and follow the now open path
to the secret tunnel.
Chapter 4: Secret Super Mario Brothers pipeline
Find and use the six hidden buttons in level B of this chapter. To find the
first button, when you first start destroy the black object in the wall in front
of you. After you pass under a large gun and you will walk into an open area
with three more black objects. Destroy the black object in the corner opposite
the entrance to the area to find the second button. Then, go up the small ramp
and wait until two bridges appear, on one side of another large gun. Use a
charged jump from the bridge to reach a platform above the large gun to access a
hidden room with the third button. Proceed through the level until reaching an
area with three doors that enemies are appearing from. There should be two small
doors to the right and a large door under a turret farther back (which leads to
a tunnel that contains the fourth button). To find the fifth and sixth button,
get to where you must use a switch to create a bridge. Do so and start crossing
it. While walking across the bridge, look to the right to find an alcove with
two large explosive objects in it. Destroy both of them to find the last two
buttons. Note: Use the button closer to the start of the bridge first or the
secret pipe will remain locked. After all six buttons are used in order, the
locked door at the end of the bridge can be opened, leading to the secret Super
Mario Brothers pipeline.