Dark Woods

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Dark Woods

Dark Woods map.jpg
Map of Dark Woods

Tier
World 1 Zone 2
Type
Area
Dungeon
Super Adventure Box
Connects to
World 1 House, Sunny Glade, Kingdom of Fungus, Hub

Dark Woods.jpg
Dark Woods

Canopy map

Now we venture into the DARK WOODS where shadows loom.

— Loading screen description

Dark Woods, or World 1 Zone 2, is the second level of Super Adventure Box. It contains 6 Hidden Rooms, 4 Shops, 2 Furniture Shops, 2 locked chests, 15 dig spots, and 73 baubles to collect.

Objectives[edit]

  • Event boss (tango icon).png Super Adventure Box
  • Team Score: X
  • Finished!
  • Warping in: 0:45

Walkthrough[edit]

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For Tribulation Mode, see: Dark Woods/Tribulation Mode

This walkthrough details the path through the zone in addition to the locations of all baubles and hidden rooms. It applies to both Normal Mode and Infantile Mode, though digging spots will not produce baubles in Infantile Mode.

Start to Checkpoint 1 (First area; dark thicket; adventure)[edit]

Baubles: SAB 1 Bauble Icon.pngx11 SAB 5 Bauble Icon.pngx1
Shops: 1
Furniture Shops: 0
Hidden Rooms: 1
Locked Chests: 0
Digging Spots: 2 (SAB 5 Bauble Icon.pngx1 SAB 20 Bauble Icon.pngx1; these do not count towards the Bachelor of Baubles achievement)

There is a shopkeeper at the start who sells health refills; see below for vendor details.

  1. (Optional) Use the Bouncy Mushrooms to collect the baubles (SAB 1 Bauble Icon.png#1–7) floating in the air. If you fall off, you will need to return to the beginning. When you reach the final mushroom, land on the large tree then climb to the top to retrieve SAB 1 Bauble Icon.png#8.
  2. (Optional) Use a bomb on the flat, boulder-strewn area to the left of the waterfall around the corner (A) to reveal SAB Secret Icon.pngHidden Room #1 and SAB 5 Bauble Icon.png#9. Use the Bouncy Mushroom to exit. Head to the waterfall (B) to uncover SAB 5 Bauble Icon.pngDigging Spot #1.
  3. Enter the dark thicket with towering trees. Turn right and hug the wall to head directly to Checkpoint #1, or turn left to begin bauble-hunting:
    1. (Optional) Having already turned left, turn left again to find SAB 1 Bauble Icon.png#10. Jump over the tree roots by the wall to your right to find a barrel containing an SAB Moon Icon.pngInvisibility boost (you may use this to slip unnoticed past the snake), then turn left to find SAB 1 Bauble Icon.png#11. Turn left again and scramble through the tree roots to find SAB 1 Bauble Icon.png#12.
    2. (Optional) On your way to #12, pause just before you climb past the tree root covered by a fern (C) and dig to uncover SAB 20 Bauble Icon.pngDigging Spot #2.
    3. Head to Checkpoint #1, which should be visible from bauble #12. If you get lost, find the wall and hug it until you either reach the checkpoint or the entrance and regain your bearings.

Shop #1 items[edit]

Item Cost Description
SAB Digger Icon.png Digger 100 Baubles Dig anywhere for a 10% chance to find buried treasures.
SAB Small Health Icon.png Small Health Refill 5 Baubles Restores one heart.
SAB Whip Icon.png Whip 150 Baubles Stuns foes.

Checkpoint 1 to Checkpoint 2 (Hollow logs; second shop)[edit]

Baubles: SAB 1 Bauble Icon.pngx8 SAB 20 Bauble Icon.pngx2 (Technically more, but these may only be accessed from the next area, so this walkthrough will treat them as belonging to such.)
Shops: 1
Furniture Shops: 0
Hidden Rooms: 1
Locked Chests: 1
Digging Spots: 3 (SAB 5 Bauble Icon.pngx1 SAB 10 Bauble Icon.pngx2; these do not count towards the Bachelor of Baubles achievement)

Welcome to the woods. The ground level of this area is crawling with spiders, while monkeys may be found up in the canopy, ready to knock you off the branches with their coconut attacks. There is a barrel containing a SAB Cloud Icon.pngSpeed Boost on the hill in a U-turn to the left of the checkpoint.

  1. (Optional) Run forward towards SAB 1 Bauble Icon.png#13.
  2. (Optional) Head towards the Helping Hand in front of you and follow it to the left, up onto the hill built into the wall. SAB 10 Bauble Icon.pngDigging Spot #3 may be found at the top (A).
  3. (Optional) Enter the horizontal log laying on the ground for SAB 1 Bauble Icon.png#14, then hop inside the small tree stump nearby (B) to find a barrel containing an apple and SAB 5 Bauble Icon.pngDigging Spot #4.
  4. Follow the Helping Hands past the tree stump and around to the right until you reach a small pond with two lily pads and SAB 1 Bauble Icon.png#15–16.
  5. (Optional) Run towards the door in front of the pond (C) to enter SAB Secret Icon.pngHidden Room #2. This is the second Shop; see below for vendor details. Pause immediately outside the shop (D) for SAB 10 Bauble Icon.pngDigging Spot #5.
  6. (Optional) Time to get Locked Chest #1. Buy a key or kill monkeys until one drops, then:
    1. Backtrack to the hollow logs and climb inside the diagonal log leaning atop the horizontal one, picking up SAB 1 Bauble Icon.png#17–19 on your way up. Taking care not to get hit by monkey coconuts, run around the top rim of the log to the opposite side and jump onto the large leaf directly behind where you emerged. Jump across branches and leaves to your left until you reach the branch belonging to an adjacent tree.
    2. (Optional) At the major fork, turn left and attack the mushroom to unlock a shortcut Bouncy Mushroom that will allow you to quickly return to the canopy if you fall.
    3. (Optional) Take the right fork and head towards the wall. Bomb the area of wall with a small ledge below it (E) to open up a room with a SAB 1-Up Icon.png1-Up inside.
    4. Drop down into the giant tree stump. Pick up SAB 1 Bauble Icon.png#20 before dropping to the lower level and open SAB Key Icon.png Locked Chest #1 for SAB 20 Bauble Icon.png#21–22. Smash the pots for extra baubles (These do not count towards the Bachelor of Baubles achievement) and/or food if you wish, then use the Bouncy Mushroom to exit. Return to the small pond.
  7. Continue to Checkpoint #2, which is visible from the pond.

Shop #2 items[edit]

Item Cost Description
SAB Small Health Icon.png Small Health Refill 5 Baubles Restores one heart.
SAB 1-Up Icon.png 1-Up 20 Baubles Grants one extra life.
SAB Mini Bomb Icon.png Mini Bomb 200 Baubles Can be thrown or placed; requires ammo.
SAB Key Icon.png Key 25 Baubles Used for opening chests.
SAB Whip Icon.png Whip 150 Baubles Stuns foes.

Checkpoint 2 to Checkpoint 3 (Shortcut wurm; honeycomb; oozes)[edit]

Baubles: SAB 1 Bauble Icon.pngx40 (Includes other sections whose baubles are only accessible via this section) SAB 5 Bauble Icon.pngx5 SAB 20 Bauble Icon.pngx2
Shops: 1
Furniture Shops: 0
Hidden Rooms: 2
Locked Chests: 1
Digging Spots: 6 (SAB 5 Bauble Icon.pngx1 SAB 20 Bauble Icon.pngx4 SAB 50 Bauble Icon.pngx1; includes other sections whose baubles are only accessible via this section; these do not count towards the Bachelor of Baubles achievement)
  1. Grab SAB 1 Bauble Icon.png#23 from the tree root ahead of you and use the lily pads to climb out of the pond, picking up SAB 1 Bauble Icon.png#24 from the fern.
  2. (Optional) Before exiting the pond, stand beneath the fern overhanging the lily pads (A) to find SAB 20 Bauble Icon.pngDigging Spot #6.
  3. You now have a choice between continuing the zone as intended or using Shortcut Wurm to skip directly to the end. If you intend to collect all baubles in the level, Shortcut Wurm is not optional. You will be able to backtrack to this area, so you are free to use the shortcut at any time you please; however, note that you will miss out on two digging spots if you choose to use the shortcut before unlocking the final checkpoint.
Using Shortcut Wurm
  1. From the pond-exit fern, follow the rim of the pond to the right and climb up onto a root that overhangs the water, then drop into the niche by the wall (B). After a short introduction, Shortcut Wurm will open its mouth and allow you to climb inside.
  2. You now find yourself in the bouncy belly of the wurm. Cubes of digestive enzyme float about and will explode if touched, damaging one heart; however, they will not respawn. There are also pools of digestive juices on the floor, but these do not deal damage when touched. Bounce on through the wurm's gut, picking up SAB 1 Bauble Icon.png#65–72.
  3. Exit the wurm through the, er, back end, and you will land directly atop SAB 5 Bauble Icon.pngDigging Spot #15 (C). You will also find SAB 1 Bauble Icon.png#73 nearby. Your spawn point is now set to Checkpoint #4 for the rest of the level. Continue from Dark Woods#Checkpoint 4 to Boss (Final area) if you intend to head straight to the Boss.
Continue this area without using Shortcut Wurm
  1. (Optional) From the pond-exit fern, head right and follow the yellow flowers towards the wall, then turn left to find SAB 1 Bauble Icon.png#25, guarded by a green snake and two monkeys.
    1. (Optional) From bauble #25, turn left to visit the Queen Bee Dog and Honeycomb. There is a barrel containing a SAB Sun Icon.pngDamage Boost on the ledge to the left of the entrance. Climb the tree by jumping onto the ferns sticking out from its trunk until you reach the flat platform nearby (D). Dig for SAB 50 Bauble Icon.pngDigging Spot #7.
    2. (Optional) From bauble #25, turn right and hug the wall until you reach a dead-end amongst the roots (E). Dig for SAB 20 Bauble Icon.pngDigging Spot #8.
  2. (Optional) From the pond-exit fern, turn right and follow the wall around the corner to the right, where you will find a monkey on a log and SAB 1 Bauble Icon.png#26 on a rock. Enter through the door (F) to find SAB Secret Icon.pngHidden Room #3. This is the third Shop; see below for vendor details. Exit the shop and bomb the wall to the left of the big rock (G) for SAB Secret Icon.pngHidden Room #4 and SAB 5 Bauble Icon.png#27–31.
  3. From the pond-exit fern, run forward inside the tree and climb the ferns, collecting SAB 1 Bauble Icon.png#32–36 as you go. Exit the tree and jump across the branches and leaves to the right, towards a platform with a green snake, SAB 1 Bauble Icon.png#37, and a barrel containing a SAB Cloud Icon.pngSpeed Boost.
  4. (Optional) Climb onto the higher level of leaves and follow the branches until you reach a major fork, guarded by a monkey. Turn left and drop down onto a platform next to the wall. SAB Key Icon.pngLocked Chest #2 can be found here for SAB 20 Bauble Icon.png#38–39.
  5. Climb onto the higher level of leaves and follow the branches until you reach the Bouncy Mushroom by the far wall.
    1. (Optional) Drop down onto the ledge built into the wall just below the Mushroom (H) for SAB 20 Bauble Icon.pngDigging Spot #9.
    2. (Optional) Use the Bouncy Mushroom to reach the highest level of the canopy, then run across the branches towards the ledge next to the background. Follow the ledge to the right, backtracking past Checkpoint #2, until you come across an area thoroughly infested with spiders.
      1. (Optional) Drop down, using the SAB Moon Icon.pngInvisibility boost from the barrel if you'd rather avoid the spiders, and collect SAB 1 Bauble Icon.png#40–47 before using the nearby Bouncy Mushroom to return to the ledge.
      2. Jump onto the branches and pick up SAB 1 Bauble Icon.png#48–50 from two leaves and a mushroom, then enter the tree and climb until you exit it again. Jump onto the fern ahead of you (tricky jump; use the mushroom to your left as a stepping stone if you're struggling) and pick up SAB 1 Bauble Icon.png#51.
      3. (Optional) Facing the wall, turn left and climb onto the adjacent platform. SAB 20 Bauble Icon.pngDigging Spot #10 can be found in the corner (I).
      4. Facing the wall, climb the ramp to your right and collect SAB 1 Bauble Icon.png#52–57 from the rim of the treetop.
  6. From the Bouncy Mushroom in step #5, turn right and jump towards a second Bouncy Mushroom on an adjacent branch. Use it to access the highest level of the tree trunk and climb to the top, picking up SAB 1 Bauble Icon.png#58 on your way.
  7. Collect SAB 1 Bauble Icon.png#59 from the leaf below you, then run along the branch, past the monkey, until you reach another leaf. Jump onto the branch to your left, then jump down onto another branch with a monkey. Checkpoint #3 should be visible from here. Head towards it, picking up SAB 1 Bauble Icon.png#60 from a mushroom on your way.

Shop #3 items[edit]

Item Cost Description
SAB Small Health Icon.png Small Health Refill 5 Baubles Restores one heart.
SAB Key Icon.png Key 25 Baubles Used for opening chests.
SAB Digger Icon.png Digger 100 Baubles Dig anywhere for a 10% chance to find buried treasures.
SAB 1-Up Icon.png 1-Up 20 Baubles Grants one extra life.
SAB Whip Icon.png Whip 150 Baubles Stuns foes.

Checkpoint 3 to Checkpoint 4 (Improper water; glitch)[edit]

Baubles: SAB 20 Bauble Icon.pngx1
Shops: 1
Furniture Shops: 1
Hidden Rooms: 2
Locked Chests: 0
Digging Spots: 2 (SAB 10 Bauble Icon.pngx1 SAB 20 Bauble Icon.pngx1; these do not count towards the Bachelor of Baubles achievement)
  1. (Optional) Before dropping down from the checkpoint, turn left and carefully follow the ledge until you come to a square platform (A). Dig for SAB 20 Bauble Icon.pngDigging Spot #11.
  2. (Optional) Drop down and approach the Shopkeeper, who will take a sip of water, comment on its "improper" taste, and promptly die. Enter the door (B) to access SAB Secret Icon.pngHidden Room #5. This is the fourth Shop, but with the Shopkeeper dead, you can grab his wares—the Candle—for free.
  3. As hinted at by the Shopkeeper's death, the green "improper" water here is deadly. Touching it will remove half a heart per tick, so use the lily pads to avoid it. There is a barrel on the rock near the right wall containing a cake.
  4. (Optional) Chuck a bomb into the water just past the rock with the barrel (C). The water will drain through a hole in the ground, revealing SAB Coin Icon.pngFurniture Shop #1. Use the Bouncy Mushroom to exit.
  5. (Optional) Follow the left wall until you reach a hole in the ground (D). Drop carefully onto the tree root below you; if you miss, you will disappear into the void and lose a heart before respawning. Jump to the root to your left, then onto a nearby root, and carefully around to the opposite side of that same root. From there, jump to the nearby ledge and enter the door to access SAB Secret Icon.pngHidden Room #6. Climb the large root to your left to access SAB 20 Bauble Icon.png#61, which is floating in the air. Exit the room and commit suicide.
  6. Approach the first tree and use the Bouncy Mushrooms on the side nearest the wall to reach the canopy. Avoiding the projectile barrages from the monkeys, follow the branches all the way to the end, taking a detour to the left to pick up a SAB Sun Icon.pngDamage Boost from the barrel if you wish.
  7. (Optional) Drop down onto the platform to the left of Checkpoint #4 and dig at the spot between the tree and the wall (E) for SAB 10 Bauble Icon.pngDigging Spot #12.
  8. (Optional) Ooze Farmer can be found right next SAB 10 Bauble Icon.pngDigging Spot #12.
  9. Head over to Checkpoint #4. If you intend to visit the next two digging spots, take advantage of the boost it gives you to land on the platform above, with a Bouncy Mushroom and a monkey. You will not get another chance to access this platform.

Shop #4 items[edit]

Item Cost Description
SAB Candle Icon.png Candle 0 Baubles Creates light and heat.

Checkpoint 4 to Boss (Final area)[edit]

Baubles: SAB 1 Bauble Icon.pngx3 (Technically one more, but this may only be accessed via Shortcut Wurm)
Shops: 0
Furniture Shops: 1
Hidden Rooms: 0
Locked Chests: 0
Digging Spots: 2 (SAB 10 Bauble Icon.pngx1 SAB 20 Bauble Icon.pngx1; technically one more, but this may only be accessed via Shortcut Wurm; these do not count towards the Bachelor of Baubles achievement)
  1. (Optional) Take advantage of the boost granted by Checkpoint #4 to reach the platform above, then use the Bouncy Mushroom to access another platform containing SAB 20 Bauble Icon.pngDigging Spot #13 (A) and SAB 10 Bauble Icon.pngDigging Spot #14 (B). If you missed your chance to use the checkpoint boost, you will not be able to access these dig spots.
  2. Use the lily pad to safely access the hollow tree stump in the water, then use the Bouncy Mushroom inside to reach the top. Jump onto the horizontal log nearby, taking care not to get hit by the snake's attacks, and collect SAB 1 Bauble Icon.png#62–64.
  3. Jump to the ledge on the wall and use the Bouncy Mushroom to reach the giant tree stump containing the Cage.
  4. (Optional) Jump back down onto the wall-ledge to the right to visit Betty Bauble and check if you've collected all the baubles in the level. Don't forget to backtrack to Shortcut Wurm if you haven't already!
  5. (Optional) Attack the shortcut Mushroom next to the boss Cage, then drop down onto the muddy square in the water below (C) and bomb the side of the tree to access SAB Coin Icon.pngFurniture Shop #2. Use the Bouncy Mushroom you spawned to return to the boss.
  6. Destroy the Cage, strafing around the rim of the stump to avoid Lord Vanquish's laser attacks.
    1. (Optional) If you have the bombs and about 30 baubles, there is an easier way to destroy the cage: Stand atop the smaller tree stump nearby, with the Bouncy Mushroom inside. Once you find the proper position to hit the cage, keep throwing until the cage is destroyed.
    2. (Optional) Alternatively, for a lazier but slightly slower approach, make use of the shortcut Bouncy Mushroom and your auto-attack to destroy the cage without the need to strafe. (Some timing on the initial bounce may be required to fully evade his lasers.)
    3. Upon destroying the cage, rainbow bridges will spawn nearby, allowing quick access to and from the boss platform. Try not to be standing on these when the timer runs out and you are teleported to the next zone, as they despawn and you will fall into the green water and lose a life during the loading screen.

Achievements[edit]

For Tribulation Mode achievements, see: Dark Woods/Tribulation Mode#Achievements
Bachelor of Baubles, World 1 Super Adventure Box: World 1 5Achievement points
Collect all of the baubles in World 1, Zone 2 in one playthrough. Baubles from foes aren't counted.Bubbles and bubbles of baubles. Collect All Baubles in World 1, Zone 2 5Achievement points
Bachelor of Secrets, World 1 Super Adventure Box: World 1 5Achievement points
Find all of the hidden rooms (excluding furniture shops) in World 1 Zone 2.Bombs not included.
Objectives:
  • Next to a shop.
  • Near rusing water.
  • Low, underneath the trees.
  • Past the big hollow log.
  • Ground level, before a checkpoint.
  • This water tastes improper.
6 Hidden Rooms Found World 1, Zone 2 5Achievement points
Bachelor of Pioneering Super Adventure Box: World 1 5Achievement points
Find the shortcut located in World 1, Zone 2Left, left, left, left...wait a minute. Find the shortcut in World 1, Zone 2 5Achievement points

Digging spots[edit]

A total of 245 baubles can be dug up in Dark Woods per day.

# Image Last
Checkpoint
# of Baubles Notes
#1 Dark Woods dig spot 1.jpg Start SAB 5 Bauble Icon.png
(5)
In the waterfall by Hidden Room 1.
#2 Dark Woods dig spot 2.jpg Start SAB 20 Bauble Icon.png
(20)
Before the first checkpoint, in the left side of the dark woods, dig by the tree roots in the area with the rock and plants.
#3 Dark Woods dig spot 3.jpg 1 SAB 10 Bauble Icon.png
(10)
Upon reaching the hollow log lying on the ground with another leaning on it, there is a small hill against the right wall of the area. Dig at the top of the hill.
#4 Dark Woods dig spot 4.jpg 1 SAB 5 Bauble Icon.png
(5)
After the hollow log, dig in the open tree stump with the brown barrel in it.
#5 Dark Woods dig spot 5.jpg 1 SAB 10 Bauble Icon.png
(10)
Before the second checkpoint, dig in front of the store by the small pond.
#6 Dark Woods dig spot 6.jpg 2 SAB 20 Bauble Icon.png
(20)
Just after the second checkpoint, dig under the plants at the water's edge by the lily pads.
#7 Dark Woods dig spot 7.jpg 2 SAB 50 Bauble Icon.png
(50)
In the area with the Queen Bee Dog, climb the tree along the back wall and jump to the nearby grassy platform.
#8 Dark Woods dig spot 8.jpg 2 SAB 20 Bauble Icon.png
(20)
Upon exiting the room with the Queen Bee Dog, head straight along the wall, and dig in the area by a tree root, just after a small green ledge.
#9 Dark Woods dig spot 9.jpg 2 SAB 20 Bauble Icon.png
(20)
Head up high into the canopy after the second checkpoint climbing up the leaves and branches. Before the bouncy mushroom you can drop down to a ledge.
#10 Dark Woods dig spot 10.jpg 2 SAB 20 Bauble Icon.png
(20)
Head up high into the canopy again to where you dropped to the previous digging spot and use the bouncy mushroom to the left; backtrack past the second checkpoint. Continue through the canopy, backtracking past the first merchant shop. Jump into an opening in a large tree trunk, ascend, and exit the back of the trunk. Jump across to a grassy platform, and then jump over to a second grassy platform. Dig in the corner area.
#11 Dark Woods dig spot 11.jpg 3 SAB 20 Bauble Icon.png
(20)
At the third checkpoint, turn left and follow the ledge until you reach a square platform.
#12 Dark Woods dig spot 12.jpg 3 SAB 10 Bauble Icon.png
(10)
Right before the fourth and final checkpoint, dig behind the large tree.
#13 Dark Woods dig spot 13.jpg 4 SAB 20 Bauble Icon.png
(20)
At the last checkpoint, use the bounce from stepping on the checkpoint to reach the platform above it, then use the Bouncy Mushroom Pad to reach a higher platform with a first dig spot where you initially land. (The checkpoint bounce is the only way to reach this and the next chest.)
#14 Dark Woods dig spot 14.jpg 4 SAB 10 Bauble Icon.png
(10)
From the previous chest, move further towards the boss for a second chest. (The checkpoint bounce is the only way to reach this and the previous chest.)
#15 Dark Woods dig spot 15.jpg 4 SAB 5 Bauble Icon.png
(5)
If you have used the Shortcut Wurm, the area where the wurm leaves you.

Glitch location[edit]

Primary article: Unintended Coursework

Rewards[edit]

Infantile Mode[edit]

Normal Mode[edit]

Tribulation Mode[edit]

NPCs[edit]

Allies[edit]

Foes[edit]

Objects[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Originally this was the first zone to have the Bouncy Mushroom Pads, but in 2016 one was put in Zone 1 to be able to leave the Hidden Furniture Shops there.