Arqade is a question and answer site for passionate videogamers on all platforms. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I'm climbing a wall in the first level of Psychonauts and can't figure out how to get Raz to turn around while hanging from a bar, so that I can jump to the one on the left.


This is a little embarassing, because I feel like I've tried everything:

  • Left and right make me swing around on the bar.
  • Up and down make me shimmy from end to end.
  • Spacebar jumps off (in the wrong direction)
  • Cancel lets go of the bar.

What button do I press to make Raz turn around and face the other direction?

share|improve this question
THIS Exact thing happened to me too. – Raven Dreamer Oct 1 '11 at 1:38
This question reminded me I bought this on a Steam sale and never played it. Thanks! – Doozer Blake Oct 1 '11 at 15:46
up vote 23 down vote accepted

To switch direction, you press the use key. (I bound it to W, but the default is F.)

Screenshot of Bindings menu

(Equally embarrassing: I figured it out as soon as I posted the question.)

share|improve this answer
You mean you didn't try smashing keys before asking this question? :D – Jeff Mercado Oct 1 '11 at 1:53
But I'm glad you posted it! I got stuck at this exact part (which I think is an indication of poor game design). – Jason Axelson May 14 '12 at 7:46
@JasonAxelson The tutorial popup that tells you how to change direction on the bar appears just after you finish this section. They misplaced it by 1 area - It's just a mistake more so than "poor game design". – Nicholas Pickering May 18 '13 at 17:14

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.