You Have to Win the Game

You Have to Win the Game

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100% Guide - You Have to 100% the Game (SPOILERS)
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A simple screenshot guide with resources that will help you do more than just "win" the game.
Intro to 100%-ing
There a few differences in the Steam version of this game. For instance, there is a seperate room at the end of the game for you to enter the secret code (the code is different in the Steam version). Also, there are no missable collectables in the Steam version (unlike the old version)

The speedrunning videos listed below are helpful guides for collecting the 4 orbs quickly (since you have to collect them all twice for 100%). They are also helpful for unlocking other achievements that require you to finish the game without dying (YOLO mode) and to finish the game under 10 minutes.

Note that this guide does not go over the 2nd ("Extra Spicy") Campaign and only covers the original campaign.
Helpful Resources


"You Have to Win the Game" zero deaths - any% old World Record (Non-Steam version) by ibldedibble:
(Current world record is 4:51 by Roiblan - < This run uses the Tilde key ~ for the Console Command "kill" to respawn instantly at previous checkpoints.

"You Have to Win the Game" 100% Playthrough (Non-Steam version) by shadowclown169/Flylighter in under 30 minutes:
Things that = 100%
You will need to...
  • Collect the four "orbs" in the game (you have to do this twice).

Top 3 Money Bags You Might Have Missed
When you first start the game, there is
a bag hidden in the tree. However, you
won't be able to get it until you have
collected all four orbs.

This is a sneaky one...

In order to get 100%, you will have to "lose"
the game. Note that this will cause you to
lose all abilities/powers you've gained by
collecting the four orbs. You will have to
collect all four orbs again to win the game
with 100%.
Collectables (Screenshots)
Here is a list of screenshots showing all of the other money bags and pirate hearts for your, um... convenience.
59 Money Bags (3 listed above)
5 Pirate Hearts
Ordered Alphabetically:
Above are two screenshots; the one on the left shows the secret word, and the one on the right shows the secret symbol. But even with both of these clues, the code can be hard to decifer. The secret symbol shows the number "3" with two arrows going in a counter-clockwise direction. The letters given to us are "VXSHU." So... what does this mean?

The Answer:
It's kind of vague, but the "3" with the counter-clockwise arrows means you are supposed to take each letter of the secret word and change it to the letter that is 3 letters before it in the alphabet.


The Secret Word is...

And there you have it! Not only did you "WIN," you have acheived 100%. Congratulations.

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jcdenton666 Jun 7, 2020 @ 4:47pm 
secret word was fucking bullshit, there is no indication entering the magic word would not just require ENTERING THE FUCKING MAGIC WORD. I assumed the symbol would be entered next. in a jump and run (well no running here) with NO puzzles in the game putting a difficult puzzle at the end is completely unforgivable. it's like playing mario but at the end you have to balance a tony hawk manual for 10 seconds. fuck it
Miracle丶果果 May 5, 2020 @ 11:13pm 
Thank you very much
Spydr XIII Mar 1, 2020 @ 12:19am 
one thing i'd add to this that i almost screwed myself over cause i didn't know.
you go into the win portal at 99%.
don't screw yourself over trying to 100% this game before you get to the end.
the end goal IS the last 1% you need.
KoalaFlint Jul 17, 2018 @ 8:38am 
99% :lynehalt:
Claytonic May 8, 2018 @ 6:38pm 
Help, I am at 99% and I checked the 3 most missed already. What is most likely the last?
Blaz May 2, 2017 @ 5:38pm 
Raise your hand if you beat YOLO Mode with slomo... I didn't! And I think that I'm regretting not doing that. :GDInsane:
74R45 Sep 11, 2016 @ 12:55pm 
I have 99.22%, won the game 3 times, lost 2 times. I found all the money bags. What does the game want from me now??:steamsalty::steamsalty:
express Jun 8, 2016 @ 3:35pm 
I just got 100%, thx! However, I had lost the game twice because I thought that I missed the one at consolation prize, but I didn't - so I had to peruse through the game for the last one, which I missed at prawn shot first. When I picked it up I got the achievement. Thanks!
Dr. Adorable Jun 8, 2016 @ 10:16am 
Finally, I managed to get it.
Dr. Adorable May 20, 2016 @ 6:58pm 
Baww, I just collected "LOSE" orb twice in a row while trying to collect the last money bag. I just don't know what went wrong. :(

By the way, my worst nightmare is "You Definitely Shouldn't Go Left". No other level in the original campaign is as bad as that one. Also, my biggest surprise was that little green bastard money bag in green leaves in the very first room.