Time to dive into Klonoa’s second adventure and discover 6 tips on how to beat Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil!
Yes, Klonoa is back with two new adventures on all next-gen consoles, lovingly remade and beautifully revamped.
While the PS1 original will never grow old, the PS2 sequel brought new and exciting elements to the table. We’re talking boosted gameplay that made it even more exciting for players new and old.
Now, whether playing handheld on Switch or playing up on the TV or your monitor, you can use the 6 Tips below to prepare yourself for what’s to come.
From shooting through the air in tornados to avoiding becoming lunch, I’ll help you guide Klonoa to victory.
1. Time Jumps From Floating Green and Pink Hooks
Hooks in Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil come in two types – static green, and moving pink.
Just like when Klonoa uses his wind bullets from his ring to grab hold of enemies, he can jump and latch onto a hook and stay connected to it.
At this point, take a look around you and figure out what you need to do next. Pinpoint where you need to jump to, and if there are any enemies in the way. This is especially important if there are any gems you need to collect.
Tip – look to see if there’s a 2X gem fairy before you do jump in case you can double up on your gem count.
Then, when you’re ready to go, double jump off the hook. Try not to fall off the edge of a cliff or into an enemy.
2. Practice Riding Animals And Boards
Although the previous Klonoa game was 2.5D with the odd walk towards the camera, the sequel makes use of a lot more 3D elements with the camera following Klonoa from behind or in front.
In some sections, you’ll be required to jump onto an animal and ride them through parts of a level.
And gliding with them isn’t as easy as you might think.
In the still above, you’re required to collect Gems on the back of a manta ray floating through the air. This is a Klonoa game, after all…
Tilting left and right isn’t enough; if you want to get full gem scores on each level, then you’re going to need to practice a little bit with these segments early on.
Do the practice now, the ace them in the coming levels.
3. Double Bounce With Tornado Jump Pads
Tornado jump pads are a new feature in Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil. you’ll often have to jump into multiple tornadoes to bridge gaps or get to new heights.
The science behind them is simple; jump into a tornado and let it throw you upwards. In the still above, you can see Klonoa midway between two tornadoes, crossing a gap that’s far too big for a flutter jump.
Sometimes, you’ll have to use them to be propelled across gaps or jump to a raised platform by moving through angled tornadoes on different levels. Take a look at your proposed path before you set off. Then do your best to jump or flutter into the right areas once you emerge.
4. Use Enemies As Bait
This next tip in our how to beat Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil article is a little hairy, mainly because it’s so easy to get eaten at the same time.
In certain areas, you’ll need to off up an enemy as bait in order to pacify a monster. That way, you can move past without getting eaten.
The trouble is, if you get too close before throwing your enemy, you’ll get eaten too, and the game has a habit of throwing other bad guys at you while you’re trying to poise for your throw.
I’ve died a couple of times in this way, but luckily I’ve been storing up my lives while doing these reviews!
5. Time Jumps When Riding Down Courses
In courses like the one above where you can’t turn around and go back, it’s so important to keep looking ahead for what’s coming up, just like when driving a car in real life.
Looking ahead, you can see there’s a heart to hover for and a star to jump into from the ramp on the right-hand side of the track. If you miss them, you’ll have to start the level all over again, so pull back on that joystick to slow down and give yourself some extra thinking time if you need it.
6. Get Used To Riding Disappearing Objects Over Long Distances
Klonoa might look a little confused, but my final tip for how to beat Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil is one that will crop up time and time again.
Some objects, like a Kiton, only appear for a limited amount of time before disappearing. That means that if Klonoa soars over a gap and the item runs out, the only way is straight down.
And straight down usually means the loss of a life.
Items like Rockets, Kitons, and other things Klonoa can grab onto don’t stick around forever. Try to keep calm before setting off and, if possible, look ahead to see whet collectibles lie in wait.
Thanks very much for checking out this article on how to beat Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil! Hopefully, you’ve picked up great tips for tackling this game and giving Klonoa a fighting chance!
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Seb Santabarbara has bought every Nintendo console that has ever been released in his 31 years on Planet Earth. His favourite game franchise is Zelda, and he’s patiently waiting for Banjo-Kazooie to come back to the fold. When he’s not playing games, he’s travelling the world in his self-converted camper van.