Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake

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Extra coins

Replay levels to farm coins. Enemies and destructible objects will randomly drop coins on each playthrough.

Movement tips

    The timer does not start until you walk or activate an ability. You can zoom out and scroll around a level to develop a path strategy. You can also carefully draw out a path and not have it actually count until you lift your finger and your character moves.

    Optimize drawing the path for speed. Draw a path, then switch to another monster. You do not need to wait for a monster to complete his movement before starting on the next one. This is important when your party needs to walk long distances or during a timed challenge.

    You do not have to start a path directly on a character. You can start by drawing away from a character, and the path between them and your finger will connect. You can also tap and hold and the shortest path to that location will appear.

    Click once to make a monster stop walking. This is helpful if its current path leads to danger. However, if you click another monster or its portrait, the first monster will continue moving while focus changes to the second monster.

    Draw the path around obstacles, traps, or enemies.

Cake

The order that cake is collected is important. The level will end once the last piece is collected. There may be treasure or keys hidden directly behind cake. Save a piece of easy-to-access cake in order to collect all treasure and items first. The only time you should ignore treasure is if you are trying to get a star for a time-based objective.

Costumes

Costumes are required to get all stars or treasure on some levels. Levels with the Niko-face wooden platforms require a specific costume. The wooden platform indicates which costume and the part of the map where Niko will need to use his special ability in order to progress. You have to return to these areas after first obtaining the required costumes. Check for costume platforms before attempting to get treasure. If you do not have that costume yet, you can save time by coming back once you do have it.

Hedges

Claude and Terrance can travel through dirt and hedges. The obvious areas for them to begin moving underground are marked by mud, usually near hedges. However, they can also pass through some hedges directly. By drawing a line into a hedge, you will know that they can travel through it if line will continues and is not diverted to one side.

Keys

Keys are used for doors or treasure chests. They are added to your entire party's inventory once collected. The monster that collected the key does not have to be the one that uses it.

Buttons

With precise timing, you can depress two buttons that are next to each other with the same block. Niko usually pushes blocks in single tile increments. For example, if the block is on one button and you draw a path for Niko towards the next button, he will push the block entirely onto the second button. In order to leave the block in the center of both buttons, tap when Niko is between the buttons to make him stop walking. Then, double-tap to drop the block, and it will hold both switches down.

Tears

Tears will not appear until the end of World 3. Although only Niko can see tears, any monster can enter one. If a monster dies after entering a tear, it is probably due to standing on an object in the dark realm. Most tear levels have specific locations where characters will be standing, but if you are dying randomly, check their locations before entering the tear.

Sparing Boogins

Certain challenges require you not to kill Boogins. There are certain actions that each character can make to neutralize a Boogin without killing them. This includes Eek's shriek (Wattson's zap), Poot's toot (Hucklebaum's burp) to stun them, and Biff's blizzard (Pip's crystal) to encase them in a block. You also cannot drop them into a pit, water, or lava or raise spikes under them.

Prizzy's beam

Unlike your other monsters actions, Prizzy's beam can harm your own monsters and Niko. Do not use it when they are within her line of sight or in the same row but off-screen.

Steam achievements

Successfully complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding achievement. To view your achievements and stats in Steam, select "Community", "My profile", "View all my games", then the game and view stats.

    Bustin' A Grumpy: Use Poot to toot on a Boogin.
    Chill, I Got This: Freeze a Boogin into a block.
    Finders Keepers: Open 25 treasure chests.
    Free Beard: Free Lil' Willis 10 times.
    From Heck's Heart: Complete The Deadlands.
    Leaf It To Me: Complete Apricot Acres.
    Mystery Buff: Find All Message Bottles.
    Pastry Posse: Find all the monster companions.
    Piece Of Cake: Complete Nogport Meadows.
    Poe'nd!: Complete all of Poe's requests.
    Snow Problem: Complete Powder Peaks.
    Sparing is Caring: Get 5 'Spare all Boogins' challenges.
    StomachCake: Eat 100 pieces of cake.
    Suit Looter: Collect 5 costumes.
    Twinkle Twinkle: Collect 150 Stars.
    You're So Not Invited To My Birthday Party: End the Boogin King's reign.
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