- Title: Here Comes Niko!
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This guide provides an overview of the Gary’s Garden free DLC introduced on September 10th, 2023. It covers the locations of the ghost that transports you to the new area, the 10 required seeds to complete the area, and all the cassette tapes found in this region.
How to Unlock Gary’s Garden
To gain access to Gary’s Garden, you must first unlock the Tadpole HQ area. Upon entering Tadpole HQ via the train, you’ll encounter a massive King Frog statue, with King Frog himself seated in front of it. Head to the rear of the King Frog statue and face away from it. You’ll notice a small wooden platform nestled among birch trees, and this is where you’ll find the ghost. The ghost’s dialogue box will consist of ellipses, but select the “yes” prompt to be transported to the new area.
Gary’s Garden Overview
Gary’s Garden is submerged in pink water. As you gather seeds, Gary will share more about his garden and life, and additional areas will unlock. You can’t swim in the pink water until you’ve collected all the seeds. Contact with the water or any scissors you encounter will send you back a considerable distance, typically to your most recent checkpoint, represented by a white daisy that blossoms when stepped on. These checkpoints also enable fast travel back to the train if you press the “Q” key while standing on one.
In this area, mastering long jumps (“space” + “E”) will be crucial. Navigating the terrain often involves timing your jumps or movements correctly to avoid the scissors, execute long jumps as mentioned earlier, and utilize leaf bounce pads in specific locations. The area may be a bit tricky, but it’s not excessively challenging.
Where to Find All Seeds and Cassettes
Located on the train tracks at the rear of the train.
Upon your initial conversation with Gary, you’ll notice a two-tiered grass platform behind him. To reach it, use three smaller platforms for jumping, climb the ladder, and locate it beneath the white Torii gate.
Seed #2 and Cassette #2
Several grass platforms to the right of Gary will have elevated after obtaining the first seed. This is where the second seed is situated. Go to the initial grass platform with a checkpoint past Gary, then turn right. Progress by jumping on grass and rock platforms, tree roots, and bounce pads until you reach a substantial rock platform with another checkpoint. From there, utilize more bounce pads to access another grass platform with a checkpoint, and eventually, reach the grass platform with the seed. However, you will need to time your fall accurately to perform a long jump through the scissors. Do not collect the seed immediately, as a few small grass platforms are located behind the seed platform, with one of them housing Cassette #2.
For the third seed, head towards the large central tree. Start from the first grass platform with a checkpoint past Gary, then time your jump onto the soda cannon, allowing it to propel you between the scissors. At the base of the tree, you’ll find a ladder to climb, avoiding the scissors as you ascend. From the top of the ladder, jump onto the left branch. There, you’ll encounter three blue mushroom bounce pads. Instead of using them, climb up the branch to the checkpoint, then navigate past the moving scissors and jump down to the grass platform below, which holds the third seed.
Seed #4 and Cassette #3
A new area will have emerged between the rock platforms where the first seed was found and the large tree. Your destination is the fourth seed in this area. Start by reaching the first grass platform with a checkpoint past Gary, then move to the long grass platform on the left next to the large tree. Jump onto another long grass platform with a checkpoint, ascend using bounce pads to a taller grass platform with a checkpoint (the same location as the third seed). To reach the seed platform, you’ll need to visit three additional tall grass platforms, using bounce pads and air drafts to avoid the bouncing scissors between them.
Cassette #3 is located on the last grass platform before the seed platform, positioned near the water. By maneuvering onto the wooden platforms connected to the grass platform, you can spot the cassette. The seed platform is beyond a stretch of bouncing scissors, which can be evaded using bounce pads and air drafts.
To acquire the fifth seed, retrace your steps up the large tree in a manner similar to reaching the third seed. Go up to its checkpoint, then jump onto the jump pads to the right. These pads will guide you to a checkpoint further up the tree on a rock. Continue using bounce pads and navigate past a moving pair of scissors to reach another checkpoint, beyond which lies the fifth seed.
Seed #6 and Cassette #4
A set of grass platforms will have risen to the right of Gary, and the sixth seed is located there. To reach it, perform a long jump through scissors. However, before ascending to the next level of the platform, explore the connected wooden platforms and rock platform, where you’ll find Cassette #4. Proceed to the second level of the grass platform and leap off the table with the checkpoint to cross the line of scissors, reaching the third level, which also has a checkpoint. Then, jump on a trail of jump pads, eventually passing over some lines of scissors and descending to the grass platform where the seed awaits.
Seed #7 and Cassette #5
After collecting the sixth seed, a series of rock platforms will emerge, and you should head in that direction to locate the seventh seed. Checkpoints are scattered across the rock platforms, and you’ll need to perform a long jump to reach the large rock platform in the distance where the seventh seed is located. Do not collect the seed immediately, as Cassette #5 is concealed behind a rocky area on the lower part of the seed platform. Head left toward the tree to find it.
Seed #8, Cassette #6, and Cassette #7
To access the ninth seed, return to the first grass platform on the right of Gary, much like you did for the sixth seed. Ascend to its highest checkpoint. Instead of following the trail of bounce pads, jump to the lower trail of bounce pads that should be visible. There will be several long grass platforms with a massive pair of scissors moving over them, as well as various rock, wood, and grass platforms around the sides. To avoid being struck by the giant scissors, regularly jump to taller or out-of-the-way platforms as you progress along the long grass platforms.
While moving down the main line of long grass platforms, pause at the taller grass platform on your left. It has both a checkpoint and Cassette #6.
Further down the main line of long grass platforms, you’ll encounter two taller platforms in the middle, each with a checkpoint. From the second taller middle grass platform, jump to a set of grass and rock platforms on the right, where Cassette #7 is situated.
At the end of the line of long grass platforms, there will be one last taller grass platform containing the seed.
Seed #9 and Cassette #8
To reach the ninth seed, return to the first grass platform with a checkpoint past Gary, then move to the long grass platform on the left next to the large tree. Jump onto another long grass platform with a checkpoint, ascend using bounce pads to a taller grass platform with a checkpoint (the same location as the third seed). There will be a few small rock platforms leading to a checkpoint and a large tiered grass platform. To access Cassette #8, you’ll need to dodge some spinning lines of scissors to reach the rock on the far left of the lowest part of the platform. Jump off of it to the tree branch with Cassette #8. The seed is located higher up the large grass platform, past more lines of spinning scissors on a connected rock platform.
Seed #10 and Cassette #9
To obtain the ninth seed, head to the rocks on the left of Gary, where a soda cannon will have appeared. It will launch you up to a high rock platform in the central tree. Follow the tree’s main branch to the very top, where you’ll find Cassette #9, the final cassette. You can use the bounce pads to reach it, but you can also simply walk up there. Then, utilize the trail of bounce pads to reach the highest point of the tree, where you will discover the tenth and last seed.
Gary’s Garden Completion
When you’ve successfully gathered all the seeds, Gary’s Garden will undergo a remarkable transformation. The previously impassable pink water will become navigable, and the menacing scissors will vanish. Gary, the original caretaker of the garden, will depart, making way for two individuals whose identities may ring a bell. These newcomers will provide additional insights into Gary’s story and the significance of his Garden.
Furthermore, after you’ve acquired all of the cassettes, a valuable opportunity arises. Mai and Mitch, perched atop the train, will gladly exchange these cassettes for valuable coins. This exchange serves as a rewarding conclusion to your adventure in Gary’s Garden.
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