Bruno's Backwoods Breakaway Walkthrough (Stage 2.5/3: Screenshots Needed)

Searching for a simple and easy Bruno’s Backwoods Breakaway walkthrough? This game guide has you covered!

Matt here, reporting in. For your convenience, I have complied the best tips and tricks so you can not only successfully complete the game, but also earn a shiny gold trophy for your user lookup.

 

This is, in my humble opinion (wink), one of the best Bruno’s Backwoods Breakaway guide available to date.

So let’s dive in, shall we?

What is Bruno's Backwoods Breakaway?

The monstrous Bruno we know today was once a scrawny, shy gelert from Neovia. Tricked by a mysterious Krawk, Bruno drank a potion thinking it would grant him what he desired most. Instead, it turned him and his fellow Neovians into hideous creatures.

The townspeople, blaming Bruno for this unfortunate twist of faith, are now after him. In this game, YOU play as Bruno. Bruno’s goal is to collect potions and bring them back to Sophie’s cave while simultaneously avoiding angry, mutated Neovians.

This game has 12 levels to complete and a maximum score of 5180. Because it’s a maximum score game, reaching it means you will receive a gold trophy.

Objectives & Controls

Objectives

  • Avoid the townspeople and the rocks they throw (consequence = lose a life)
  • Collect all of the potions required and bring them back to the cave/start point to end the level

Controls

Left Arrow: move Bruno left
Right Arrow: move Bruno right
Up Arrow: look up
Down Arrow: look down
Spacebar: jump/drop off potions near cave
“P” Key: pause the game

The Enemies

Deformed Ixi First appears in Level 1. Stays on one platform. Throws rocks.
Deformed Wocky – Same as the Deformed Ixi, BUT is taller and therefore a bit more difficult to jump over.
Deformed Kacheek – First appears in Level 3. Leaves platform, can jump AND throws rocks. He’s sneaky. Has the potential to drop off a ledge and fall on your head. Yikes. Watch out for this guy.
Deformed Techo – First appears in Level 5. Same as the kacheek. Very sneaky.

TIPS FOR ACHIEVING THE MAXIMUM SCORE

“Apache, jump on it, jump on it…” But seriously, don’t.”

- Jumping is your only defense. Jump strategically and take your time. There is no time bonus so what’s the rush?
- Your start point is also your end point. You’ll start in front of the cave and you’ll bring your potions for drop off at the end the level.
- Levels are looped so if you miss a potion the first time, don’t sweat it. Use the looping to your advantage. This means if a potion is on the right and there is an obstacle in the way or it’s too far, go left. It will eventually bring you right.
- From Level 3 and beyond, you can jump on the leafy trees to avoid running into enemies. The taller leafy trees have a side branch you can also climb. Note that their rocks CAN still reach you.
- The levels are the same every game. This means the more you play, the more familiar you’ll be with each level.
- DROP POTIONS ALL AT ONCE. This is the only way to achieve the maximum score. Dropping potions off individually will not earn you enough points.
- Use the pause button to your advantage. When I play I pause after every potion (as long as no enemies are close) and check my guide to see what my next move shall be.

Cheat Codes

“LOOKOUTBRUNO” – Type to gain an extra life
“MONSTERMOVIE” – Type to toggle between color mode and black & white mode. Fun, huh? It’s like an old movie.


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The Levels & Walkthrough

There are multiple ways to complete each level. My suggestions are merely that: suggestions.

However, if you toggle between this guide and your gameplay (using that pause button) I will walk you through how to obtain each and every potion. There are certain factors (rocks, sneaky kacheeks/techos, miscalculated jumps, ect) that will interfere with the “plan.” Be both flexible and quick with your movements. Good luck gamer!

LEVEL 1 – The Backwoods

Potions Required: 5

Suggested Route:

1. From the start, GO RIGHT until you find a green potion (1 of 5).
2. Drop off the ledge (wait until the Deformed Wocky goes right) and GO LEFT to collect a purple potion. (2 of 5).
3. GO LEFT and fall off the ledge (watch out for the Deformed Ixi). Collect a red and yellow potion (4 of 5).
4. GO LEFT, fall of the ledge. What do you know? A blue potion! (5 of 5). Fall off the left side of the ledge and you’ll be in front of the cave. Drop off your potions.


YOUR SCORE SHOULD BE: 190

LEVEL 2 – Haunted Hunt

Potions Required: 5

Suggested Route:

1. Jump the LEFT gap. Collect a yellow potion (1 of 5).
2. CONTINUE LEFT. Drop through the gap (avoid the Deformed Wocky). GO RIGHT and collect a red potion (2 of 5).
3. Drop off the RIGHT ledge (avoid the Deformed Ixi). GO LEFT to collect a purple potion (3 of 5). 
4. Fall off the LEFT ledge (you should see a green potion below). Collect a green potion (4 of 5).
5. JUMP RIGHT over the gap and land on the adjacent ledge to find a blue potion (5 of 5).
Fall off the RIGHT edge of the ledge and you’ll be in front of the cave. Drop off your potions.

 
YOUR SCORE SHOULD BE: 380

LEVEL 3 – Amazing Maze

Potions Required: 5

NOTE: Deformed Kacheeks are now enemies to look out for. They can go anywhere. They may even drop down and surprise you! Trees are also incorporated in this level. You can stand on the tops of leafy trees and also stand on the side branch of tall, leafy trees.

Suggested Route:

1. GO LEFT. Collect a green potion (1 of 5).
2. Go back RIGHT passed the cave. Fall off the RIGHT ledge. (Avoid the Deformed Wocky Below. You also might be chased by a Deformed Kacheek).
3. JUMP RIGHT. I’m talking a pretty long jump here. You will see a ledge with a leafy tree and a yellow potion. Fall on this ledge. Collect a yellow potion (2 of 5).
4. Jump the LEFT gap. Collect a purple potion (3 of 5). Underneath you, you should see your next two potions, blue and red. You have two choices. (This is where the level looping comes in to play.) You can either continue LEFT (you’ll see a wall beneath you) drop through the LEFT gap and continue left until you end up back on the right side of the game. You’ll see that red potion on the left side of the screen. Grab it, avoid the Deformed Ixi, and then grab the blue potion.
Alternatively, you can wait it out and go RIGHT, fall down to the ledge with the potions and jump over your foes. Your choice will depend on the Deformed Kacheek who is probably running crazily about.
5. After you collect the two potions on the ledge (5 of 5) fall RIGHT off the ledge and presto, you’re back by your cave. Drop off your potions.

 
YOUR SCORE SHOULD BE: 570


LEVEL 4
– Hide-n-Seek

Potions Required: 6

Suggested Route:

1. GO RIGHT. Fall off the edge and CONTINUE RIGHT to find a green potion (1 of 6).
2. Drop on to the treetop (keep an eye out on the Deformed Kacheek). GO LEFT to collect a blue potion (2 of 6).
3. See that Deformed Wocky under you? Wait until he goes right to drop down. Jump RIGHT over the wocky when he comes back toward you, jump over him and collect a green potion (3 of 6).
4. GO LEFT again, jump back over that darned wocky and then jump the LEFT gap. Collect a red potion (4 of 6).
5. Drop RIGHT off the ledge (watch out for the Deformed Ixi) to collect a yellow potion (5 of 6).
6. You should see your last potion on the ledge underneath you. GO RIGHT and drop off the ledge to collect this purple potion (6 of 6).
7. DROP LEFT off the ledge. Back at the cave again. Drop off your potions.

YOUR SCORE SHOULD BE: 860

LEVEL 5 – The Gauntlet

Potions Required: 6

Suggested Route:

1. BEWARE THE WOCKY. GO LEFT, making a strategic jump over the Deformed Wocky. You will find a green potion (1 of 6).
2. Drop off the LEFT ledge and then GO RIGHT, avoiding the Deformed Ixi on this ledge. Collect a red potion (2 of 6).
3. See a green potion under you? Drop off the RIGHT ledge and grab a green potion (3 of 6).
4. CONTINUE LEFT. There will be a blue potion (4 of 6).
5. Fall off the LEFT ledge. Then GO RIGHT. Collect a yellow potion (5 of 6).
6. Keep going RIGHT. Pick up a purple potion right at the edge of the ledge (6 of 6). Fall off that ledge right on to the cave.

YOUR SCORE SHOULD BE: 1150

LEVEL 6 – Treetop Terror

Potions Required: 7

NOTE: AVOID THE DEFORMED TECHO. Make decisive and quick movements in this level to avoid the techo.

Suggested Route:

1. GO LEFT, drop down the gap (watching out for the Deformed Ixi and the Techo who will appear from above) to find two potions, purple and blue (2 of 7).
2. GO LEFT, drop off the ledge and on to the treetop. Drop off the RIGHT side of the tree (techo and kacheek are both factors to be aware of) and GO RIGHT to find a red and yellow potion (4 of 7).
3. CONTINUE RIGHT. Jump over the gap. Fall back off the LEFT side of the ledge to find a green potion (5 of 7).
4. GO LEFT. Jump over the gap. Oh lookie here, your last two potions, green and red (7 of 7).
Drop off the RIGHT side of this ledge and you’re back at the cave. Drop those potions off.

YOUR SCORE SHOULD BE: 1540

LEVEL 7 – Neovian Nightmare

Potions Required: 8

Suggested Route:

1. GO RIGHT. Jump the gap (avoiding the Deformed Wocky on the other ledge). There is a purple and orange potion (2 of 8).
2. Avoiding the wocky, GO LEFT and drop off the ledge (watch out for the Deformed Ixi). GO RIGHT to find a red potion (3 of 8).
3. Head back LEFT, falling off on to the ledge underneath you. GO LEFT, pick up a blue potion (4 of 8).
4. GO RIGHT until you’re at a gap. Jump over it and land on the ledge with a green potion (5 of 8).
5. From here you should see the red potion beneath you. Drop off the ledge to collect this red potion (6 of 8).
6. GO LEFT. Jump the gap and land on the ledge with a green potion (7 of 8). Always watch out for the Deformed Techo!
7. GO LEFT, jump over/up to the next ledge. You will find the last potion, a yellow one (8 of 8).
8. Fall off the RIGHT ledge and you’ll be back at your cave.

YOUR SCORE SHOULD BE: 2030
 

LEVEL 8 – Point of No Return

Potions Required: 9

Suggested Route:

1. GO LEFT. Fall into the gap (keeping an eye out for the Deformed Kacheek). Here you will find three potions: green, blue and red (3 of 9).
2. Underneath this ledge, you’ll see a yellow potion. HOW ON EARTH WILL YOU GET TO THIS? It stumps quite a few people but it’s achievable with practice.
BASICALLY… You’re going to walk through the wall.
GO LEFT, all the way to the edge of the ledge. You want to be directly on top of the wall you are trying to “walk” through.
Press left to “fall off the ledge” but then QUICKLY press right. Repeat the left and a QUICK right. Then again, left and a quick right until you are inside the wall, standing on the third line from the top of the ledge.
Charge RIGHT to end up on platform.
Collect a yellow potion (4 of 9).
3. OK, from here, press the Down Arrow to check below. Is the coast clear? If so, drop off the LEFT side of the ledge.
4. GO RIGHT and fall off the ledge to reach a purple potion (5 of 9).
5. Jump over the gap to your RIGHT. Collect a green potion (6 of 9).
6. Fall off the LEFT side of the ledge, making sure to fall toward the right so you land on the ledge.
7. There is an orange potion on the left side of the gap and a purple on the right side of the gap. Grab them both (8 of 9). Fall off the RIGHT side.
8. CONTINUE RIGHT. See that red potion under you? Drop down and grab it (9 of 9).
9. Fall off the LEFT side of the ledge (avoiding the Deformed Ixi below).
10. GO RIGHT, jump the gap. You’ll see the cave above you.
11. CONTINUE RIGHT and fall down the long gap.
12. CONTINUE RIGHT. Fall off the ledge. You’ll be back at the ledge with two dead trees.
13. Drop to the RIGHT and then GO LEFT. Fall into the gap. Continue to fall through the second gap and you’ll land back at the cave. Drop off your potions.

YOUR SCORE SHOULD BE: 2620
 

LEVEL 9 – Corridor Chaos

Potions Required: 9

Suggested Route:

1. GO RIGHT. Fall off the ledge but HOLD THE RIGHT ARROW so you can land on the small ledge with a red potion (1 of 9).
2. Fall off the LEFT ledge. It’s a bit of a fall! Slightly fall to the left and land on the tree. If you happen to miss the tree, be prepared to avoid a Deformed Ixi.
3. JUMP LEFT. You should land on a ledge with another tree. Climb up the tree by jumping on to the lower branch and then jumping up to the treetop.
4. You should see a potion to your left. Jump the gap and collect a red potion (2 of 9).
5. Drop off this ledge, falling slightly to the LEFT to land on the ledge underneath with a blue potion (3 of 9).
6. JUMP LEFT to land on a platform slightly under you with a green potion (4 of 9).
7. Fall off the ledge. You will land on a platform with an orange and red potion (6 of 9).
8. Fall off the RIGHT ledge. Look, you’re back at the cave. DON’T DROP THOSE POTIONS OFF YET. You’ve come this far with max points. Don’t throw it away now!
9. GO LEFT. To the edge of the ledge. Once you see the Deformed Wocky walk away from you, JUMP LEFT and grab that green potion (7 of 9).
10. Quickly JUMP RIGHT to go back to your previous ledge. Jump over the gap.
11. CONTINUE RIGHT and fall off the ledge. It’s the steep fall again. Try to fall slightly left to aim for the tree below you.
12. Fall off the LEFT side of the tree, where the yellow potion below you waits (8 of 9).
13. Drop off this ledge and you’ll land on a platform with a purple potion (9 of 9).
14. GO LEFT, fall down the gap, land in front of your cave and… You know the rest.

YOUR SCORE SHOULD BE: 3210

LEVEL 10 – Platform Panic

Potions Required: 10

Suggested Route:

1. GO LEFT. (Watch out for the Deformed Techo above). Collect a yellow potion (1 of 10).
2. JUMP UP to the ledge above you. JUMP UP again to the next ledge. This is a narrow path height-wise, so if you’re mid-jump and see an enemy coming toward you, go the other way and try again.
3. When you make it on the narrow ledge, GO RIGHT. Collect a red and green potion (3 of 10).
4. JUMP UP to grab a red and orange potions over you (5 of 10).
5. GO LEFT until you reach the tree. Climb the tree, jump onto the LEFT ledge and collect a green potion (6 of 10).
6. Fall off the LEFT side of this ledge, slightly falling to the right. The second ledge beneath you, you will discover a blue potion (7 of 10).
7. Beneath you is another ledge with a Deformed Ixi. When he goes left, fall on to the platform. From here, JUMP RIGHT and collect a purple potion (8 of 10).
8. GO RIGHT, fall off the ledge, and CONTINUE RIGHT while collecting a red and pink potion (10 of 10).
9. Back up to get a running start so you can make a long JUMP RIGHT, all the way over the large gap and land on the little ledge with a small dead tree. If you made it, fall off the RIGHT of this ledge.
10. CONTINUE RIGHT, avoiding enemies. You’ll pass one live tree and two dead ones. Fall RIGHT off the ledge, and then fall RIGHT again, slightly carrying Bruno to the left so he can land your one and only cave.

YOUR SCORE SHOULD BE: 3900
 

LEVEL 11 – The Tunnels

Potions Required: 10

NOTE: Relax a little – no Deformed Kacheek or Techo in this level.

Suggested Route:

1. GO LEFT. Grab that red potion (1 of 10).
2. GO BACK RIGHT to the edge of the ledge. You’re going to fall off this ledge, making sure you stay as close to the left wall as possible. That way, you land on a little ledge with a green potion (2 of 10).
3. See that purple potion under you, to the right? JUMP RIGHT, making sure to hug that right wall as you fall so you can collect a purple potion (3 of 10).
4. There will be a yellow potion under you to the left. Repeating the wall hugging technique, drop down to collect it (4 of 10).
5. There will be a potion underneath you, to the right. You should know what to do. Drop down and grab it (5 of 10).
6. Alright, so this wall-hugging technique. See that itty bitty ledge, underneath you, to the right? You need to land on that. What you’re going to do is drop off the ledge QUICKLY HOLDING RIGHT so you can hug the right wall and land on that platform.
7. There will be a Deformed Ixi underneath you. You won’t be able to jump over him because the ledges are too close together. When he’s making his way left, and just passes you, quickly drop down and GO RIGHT as fast as possible.
8. JUMP RIGHT over the gap, and continue until you reach a blue potion (6 of 10). 
9. Go back LEFT. At the left edge of this ledge, there will be a green potion under you (7 of 10). Drop down and grab it.
10. Using the wall-hugging technique, fall through the gap and hug the RIGHT wall. Collect a red potion (8 of 10).
11. Drop off this ledge and HOLD RIGHT. Under the platform you were just on is an orange potion (9 of 10).
12. OK, at this point, it’s the same enemy/not enough room to jump scenario. Wait for him to walk right and then drop down to “follow” him, picking up that purple potion in the process (10 of 10).
13. AS SOON as he hits the edge of the ledge and turns to face you again, JUMP RIGHT over that bad boy and drop off right off the edge of the ledge.
14. Keep falling. Right through the gaps. You’ll be back at your cave.

YOUR SCORE SHOULD BE: 4590
 

LEVEL 12 – Chamber of Horrors

Potions Required: 9

Suggested Route:

1. GO RIGHT. Drop off the ledge.
2. CONTINUE RIGHT, avoiding the Deformed Ixi. Grab a red potion (1 of 9).
3. When you reach the edge of this ledge, jump and hold RIGHT until you land on the floating ledge with a pink potion (2 of 9).
4. To your right there is tiny ledge with a red potion. Jump and grab it (3 of 9). I recommend waiting until the Deformed Wocky is away from you just in case you miss.
5. JUMP RIGHT on to the next ledge and collect a blue potion (4 of 9).
6. JUMP RIGHT again on to the next ledge to collect green potion (5 of 9).
7. Fall LEFT off the ledge, landing on the ledge underneath you.
8. Fall LEFT off this ledge, too. GO LEFT, until the screen loops and you find a green potion (6 of 9)
9. GO BACK RIGHT and fall off the ledge. You’ll will probably land on an orange potion (7 of 9).
10. CONTINUE LEFT down this narrow tunnel. **IF THE TECHO IS COMING, DO NOT TRY TO JUMP. Just get out of there and wait**
11. At the end of the tunnel will be a yellow potion (8 of 9).
12. Fall off the ledge. GO LEFT and pick up a red potion (9 of 9)
13. GO RIGHT. FIND YOUR CAVE. DROP OFF THOSE POTIONS. You, my friend, made it.

YOUR SCORE SHOULD BE: 5180

 

 

That’s a wrap, folks. Just remember, the more you play, the more familiar you’ll be with each level. I wish you the best of luck earning that gold trophy.

 

Matt, over and out.

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