Subcon Forest is a spooky stretch of woods. The name is likely a play on the word "subconscious" as the entire forest is populated by ghosts and spirits. The Snatcher and Queen Vanessa both vie for dominion over it.
|"A SPOILER? On MY Owl Express?"|
Subcon Village is the dwelling place of the spooky, mask-wearing folk of Subcon Forest.
Below the village is a series of caves, where glowing mushrooms and strange crystals grow. A network of pipes carries purple water through the caves. Giant white cherries can be found here, and can be activated and turned into bombs by bringing them near certain totems. The caves are also home to bats with glowing red patches on their bodies.
Queen Vanessa lives in her spooky old manor. This building has three floors and a basement, which is in serious need of a sump pump. On the second floor, there is a picture that slowly fills in, first with Hat Kid's head without a face, and then with a creepy stitched face. The final floor is an attic in which the Time Piece is located with a Relic above. The attic also contains a mural on the back wall which resembles the Moon Jumper. Throughout the whole mansion, frozen creatures can be found, including Mafia Goons, Science Owls, Subcon Dwellers, and someone who looks like The Conductor from the Owl Express.
These are the acts included in this chapter. To see all these pages, please check the Chapter 3 Acts page
|Sign your first contract with The Snatcher and do his bidding.|
The Subcon Well
|Clean up the Subcon Well|
Toilet of Doom
|"Clean" up the Subcon Toilet.|
Queen Vanessa's Manor
|Sneak into the Manor and get to the attic.|
Mail Delivery Service
|Deliver packages to the Snatcher's servants.|
Your Contract has Expired
|Defeat the Snatcher.|
Time Rift Locations
|Pipe||Any||In a giant sewer pool near the Burning Forest, leftward of Snatcher's punch station and the bridge to Queen Vanessa's Manor.||After completing the first contract.|
|Village||Any||In the Subcon Courtyard. It's at the highest point there, so you'll need to homing attack spiders to get up to a platform that can get to it.|
|Sleepy Subcon||Any||In the time frozen ice pillar in the Subcon Ruins.||After completing the Relic "Mockery of Off-Planet Life"|
- Headless Statues
Check here for a list of all collectables.
Note: There are 12 Relics in the game, and when all of them have been collected, all other treasures listed as "Relic" will give a Rift Token instead.
The Snatcher's Home and Subcon Village
The Subcon Swamp (Behind the Red Barrier)
From the Snatcher's house take the opposite road out of the area (with the danger signs) and you'll find a blue statue. Search behind a nearby tree close to the swamp to find this gravestone with an Ice Yarn inside.
Require: Brewing Hat.
|Rift Token||#1||Inside a cabin blocked by ice. The Dweller and berry needed to destroy it are in the trees above, so jump on the mushroom to reach them.|
|Dweller Yarn||#2||Near where you met the Snatcher for the first time (or next to him during Act 5) are two small monuments with a wooden platforms behind them. Follow them up and to the left to a platform in a tree. On the platform look behind the tree to find a chest with the yarn in it.|
|Dweller Yarn||#3||Right in front of the Subcon Well.|
|Sprint Yarn||#1||There is a left path when heading for the Subcon Well. Take it and you will find a wall of ice in the swamp, and behind it is the yarn. You can either blow it up with a berry or go around it.|
|Dweller Yarn||#4||Left of the Subcon Well is a hidden platform with a bell in the swamp near it. Hit it and climb on the green leaves and homing attack spiders until you reach the yarn.|
|Dweller Yarn||#5||On the same platform as before there is a space where you can wall jump up. Do that then platform over the tree branches to find another nearby Dweller Yarn.|
When entering the swamp from Subcon Village there is a villager who talks about spiders. Homing attack the nearby spiders to land on some ruins. Climb up them to get to a tree house with a relic on its patio.
Alternatively, this area can be reach by going left when on the platform with the bell in front of the wall of ice.
|Relic||#5||As soon as you enter the Subcon Well there is a pink mushroom to your left. Jump on it and it will bounce you up to the relic (watch out for the spider!)|
|Hookshot Badge||-||175px||Inside a chest encased in ice. Use a nearby berry to destroy the ice to get to it.|
|Dweller Yarn||#6||On a curved pillar above the chest with the Hookshot Badge in it. Use said badge to get up to the yarn.|
|Rift Token||#2||On a pipe in the room where the water rises. When you reach this part of the well the water rises up to where Hat Kid is, so be careful grabbing it.|
The Burning Forest and Courtyard (Behind the Blue Barrier)
The Ruins (Behind the Green Barrier)
Queen Vanessa's Manor (Behind the Red Barrier)
Below is the list of achievements related to this chapter;
|Afraid of Water||Don't fall into the rising water in Subcon Well!|
|Subcon Forest - All clear!||Collect all Time Pieces in Subcon Forest!|
|Take a Hike||Climb to the top of Subcon Forest's big mushroom!|
- In the Beta Build, Subcon Forest had a "Free Roam" section, similar to Alpine Skyline. The Free Roam was later cut.
- There was originally another act in the forest known as "Fire Spirit's Big Ritual," but this act was removed from the game.
- Subcon Forest was originally the game's second chapter. Late into development, its position was swapped with Battle of the Birds, and it became Chapter 3.
|Chapters and Acts|
| Chapter 1:|
|Welcome to Mafia Town • Barrel Battle • She Came from Outerspace • Down with the Mafia! • Cheating the Race • Heating Up Mafia Town • The Golden Vault|
| Chapter 2:|
Battle of the Birds
|Dead Bird Studio • Murder on the Owl Express • Picture Perfect • Train Rush • The Big Parade • Award Ceremony|
| Chapter 3:|
|Contractual Obligations • The Subcon Well • Toilet of Doom • Queen Vanessa's Manor • Mail Delivery Service • Your Contract has Expired|
| Chapter 4:|
|The Birdhouse • The Lava Cake • The Windmill • The Twilight Bell • The Illness has Spread|
| Chapter 5:|
|Blue Time Rifts||Sewers • Bazaar • The Owl Express • The Moon • Pipe • Village • Twilight Bell • Curly Tail Trail • Gallery • Mail Room|
|Pink Time Rifts||Mafia of Cooks • Dead Bird Studio • Sleepy Subcon • Alpine Skyline|
|Miscellaneous||Hat Kid's Spaceship|