Psychonauts Walkthrough Basic Braining

September 12, 2016 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 6 minutes

This Psychonauts walkthrough is divided into 13 total pages.

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Basic Braining

Psychonauts Walkthrough - Psychonauts 0
Psychonauts Walkthrough - Psychonauts 0

"Welcome to Psychonauts! This guide will show you through the main story of the game, but please note, there is a lot to do outside of that too. In fact I recommend stopping every so often to explore around and complete the other stuff, and most of it helps later on.

Psychonauts Walkthrough - Psychonauts 1
Psychonauts Walkthrough - Psychonauts 1

"After the beginning cutscene and choosing your save file and name, you'll have a dream. In this dream, some old guy will tell you to look at some things and explain some stuff. This is actually a hidden tutorial to set your camera preferences.

Psychonauts Walkthrough - Psychonauts 2
Psychonauts Walkthrough - Psychonauts 2

"You'll wake up in the morning just in time for your first lesson. Follow the other kids up the wooden path to the class room.

Psychonauts Walkthrough - Psychonauts 3
Psychonauts Walkthrough - Psychonauts 3

"Once you get up to the top, one of the kids will give you some smelling salts (which may be helpful later if you need them), and then you'll be introduced to the camp bully and his right hand man. Not very nice people.

Psychonauts Walkthrough - Psychonauts 4
Psychonauts Walkthrough - Psychonauts 4

"Go into the room and talk to the Coach. You'll be given the option to start now, or back out if you wanted to explore some more. Choose "Yes" and get ready!

Psychonauts Walkthrough - Psychonauts 5
Psychonauts Walkthrough - Psychonauts 5

"You'll get pulled into the Coach's mind! After a small cutscene, you need to go up to the projection of Coach's face and punch it. The wall will fall down opening the path onwards.

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Psychonauts Walkthrough - Psychonauts 6

"Some of the ground will blow up, opening some pits which you need to jump over. The first two only need normal jumps, but the ones after require a Double jump.

Psychonauts Walkthrough - Psychonauts 7
Psychonauts Walkthrough - Psychonauts 7

"After all the pits, you'll be confronted with a big scary... crayon drawing? These are explained to be Figments, 2D images that you can pick up to level your rank. I won't be showing you all of them, but whenever you see them you should collect them.

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Psychonauts Walkthrough - Psychonauts 8

"Across one more pit, you'll be confronted with a very sad bag explained to be emotional baggage. There are Six in each mind level, and to get them you need to find the matching tag and bring it to it. These are another type of collectable you should try and get if you can.

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Psychonauts Walkthrough - Psychonauts 9

"Make your way up the ladders and then up a pole to the top of the tower.

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Psychonauts Walkthrough - Psychonauts 10

"Slide down the ladder on the other side of the tower, but time your slides, as fire periodically spouts out of the wall.

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Psychonauts Walkthrough - Psychonauts 11

"You'll find Bobby in the next part, who'll push you off the platform. You only need to climb up the ladder on the other side to progress though.

Psychonauts Walkthrough - Psychonauts 12
Psychonauts Walkthrough - Psychonauts 12

"A huge gap lies ahead of you, and to cross it you'll need to jump on top of the circling blimps. Be careful not to fall down, it's insta death if you do.

Psychonauts Walkthrough - Psychonauts 13
Psychonauts Walkthrough - Psychonauts 13

"Make your way up to and then on to this ledge. Slowly shimmy across to the other side while Coach mocks you.

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Psychonauts Walkthrough - Psychonauts 14

"Next up, spring-like platforms! Bounce on the camo material and bounce your way upwards.

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Psychonauts Walkthrough - Psychonauts 15

"Now climb onto the vine covered wall. Unlike ladders, you can climb these in any direction, like you'd expect to.

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Psychonauts Walkthrough - Psychonauts 16

"On top of the wall is a massive minefield, and one of the kids is having trouble getting through. You can either rush through the field (not jumping on the mines), or talk to the kid and lead him through the mines.

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Psychonauts Walkthrough - Psychonauts 17

"If you help Dogan through the minefield, you'll get rewarded with Mental Arrowheads. These are the mind version of the real world ones, but both pool together as your currency.

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Psychonauts Walkthrough - Psychonauts 18

"Climb up the flag pole to push the flag up. Once it hits the top, the moth of the statue will open.

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Psychonauts Walkthrough - Psychonauts 19

"Go through the mouth into a plane. Punch the door out and jump!

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Psychonauts Walkthrough - Psychonauts 20

"You'll land into the snowy battlefields of the next part. Ground pound the button in the centre (Jump and then attack) to start a punching minigame. Punch all the soldiers, and avoid punching the babies. Get enough points and the door will open.

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Psychonauts Walkthrough - Psychonauts 21

"Through the gate will be a green vault that runs around. Punch it to open it up and give you a reel of memories.

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Psychonauts Walkthrough - Psychonauts 22

"Punch the big soldier cut out and it will fall down as a bridge.

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Psychonauts Walkthrough - Psychonauts 23

"You're now in a field with a turret shooting up you. Punch the wall you're using for cover to knock it down and make a new one pop up. Then quickly out run the bullets to the next wall. Repeat until you get to the turret.

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Psychonauts Walkthrough - Psychonauts 24

"Smash the wood planks on top of the turret to reveal that Bobby was manning it. Go down into the hole and raise another flag pole to continue.

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Psychonauts Walkthrough - Psychonauts 25

"Slide down the tunnel into the next area.

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Psychonauts Walkthrough - Psychonauts 26

"Jump up to these poles to grab onto them. Swing in the direction you want to go, and then jump off to fling to the next pole.

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Psychonauts Walkthrough - Psychonauts 27

"Once up the top, punch the cracked wall to make a hole in it.

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Psychonauts Walkthrough - Psychonauts 28

"You'll then be introduced to Mental Cobwebs. You'll need a special tool from the camp store to get these. Not only are they great to help you boost your rank, but the tool is NEEDED later on in the game, so be sure to buy it when you can!

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Psychonauts Walkthrough - Psychonauts 29

"Jump upwards onto the ropes, stabilise yourself, and then jump again to jump on top of the rope. From there you can jump up to the next one.

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Psychonauts Walkthrough - Psychonauts 30

"Through another cracked wall are some swinging trapezes. Jump onto it and swing to get memento. When you have enough, jump off at the right time to fly across to the next one.

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Psychonauts Walkthrough - Psychonauts 31

"Make your way across some wooden platforms and more trapezes until you come to these rails. Jump on them and start sliding down.

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Psychonauts Walkthrough - Psychonauts 32

"Soon obstacles start blocking some of the rails. If anything or anyone is blocking the path ahead, just knock it off.

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Psychonauts Walkthrough - Psychonauts 33

"You'll then come across your final obstacle, the rolling tunnel of logs. Once you step on it, everything will start to slowly rotate. Make your way across the logs without falling off to get to the end.

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Psychonauts Walkthrough - Psychonauts 34

"Grind your way down to the stadium at the end to find out that no one is there. Enter the door to the side and check out those red curtains.

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Psychonauts Walkthrough - Psychonauts 35

"Coach will pull you out of there and award you your first of many merit badges, Basic Braining!

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