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I was running along in 1-4 when I missed a jump, and suddenly things went all funky. Well, funkier:

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How did I trigger this new, retro-themed level?

How are they different from regular levels? And why did I get a counter saying 1/25 Congratulations when I beat it?

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Possible dupe of this: gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/106915/… –  meme scientist Feb 27 '13 at 1:38
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@Retrosaur Not a dupe. But surprised the questions got asked in the order they did. –  Raven Dreamer Feb 27 '13 at 1:53

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Retro levels are "secret" levels that can only be found by finding a yellow "game cartridge" in certain levels, as seen below (the picture corresponds to 1-4, which is Windy Interlude).

Now with 420% more freehand!

These are essentially "bonus" levels. They do not affect what score you get in the level you can find the portals.

Once you find a "Retro" level in a certain level, you can always revisit it on the main map screen by pressing "K".

There are also 25 of them out there. Collect 'em all!

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I am so glad you mentioned I can revisit them as that passed me by until just then...! Does the minimap highlight that there is a retro level in it, or do I just have to go into each level and find it? –  franglais Jan 9 at 17:36
    
@franglais Fortunately, yes. There will be a silhouette of a box on the minimap to indicate which levels will have retro levels. –  meme scientist Jan 9 at 17:54
    
@franglais As far as I know that little cartridge only appears once you've already unlocked the retro level. –  Martin Büttner yesterday

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