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In Wrath of the Lamb, I've come across a new type of secret room that works in ways I am not familiar with (primarily, unlike the standard secret room, it doesn't appear next to multiple adjacent rooms. Also, it's icon on the map is a darker question mark): alt secret room

This got me wondering about just how does this new type of secret room function, primarily:

  • Does the room exist on each floor?
  • Is there any sort of logic to the room's location, or do I simply have to bomb walls at random?
  • Can it be exposed using items that expose the regular secret room, such as the spelunker hat?
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Just FYI, the "super secret" rooms were apparently broken before today, but today's patch fixed them. – BlueRaja - Danny Pflughoeft Jul 17 '12 at 13:57
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From the wiki:

New Secret rooms: Every single level contains one standard secret room (Marked with a white question mark) and one new secret room (Marked with a grey question mark). The new secret room is almost always only connected to exactly one other room, with the only exception being when it is also adjacent to the regular secret room. The standard secret room still can be located using the three adjacent rooms principle, but if the new secret room is adjacent to the regular secret room it counts as one of the three sides. Items or tarot cards which reveal the regular secret room on the map do not reveal the new secret room, though X-Ray glasses will reveal both.

So yes, there's one of these new rooms on every floor. They're hard to find, since they're not surrounded by other rooms like the other, and also make the old secret rooms harder to find, since they can count as the third room surrounding the other.

I happened to find the Spelunker hat just once since the DLC came out, and it failed to find the new room; be aware anyway that there are still many buggy items, and this may be the case, since it failed to find the normal secret room too.

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Good grief, this must be why I can't find regular secret rooms any more... that totally throws my bomb strategy off :( – Tacroy Jun 1 '12 at 22:45
@Tacroy I feel your pain... And I can also confirm that the Spelunker Hat is totally bugged, doesn't work anymore with any kind of secret room – Kappei Jun 1 '12 at 22:46
Ed really ought to fix the Spelunker Hat, it's totally useless other than indicating where mini-bosses are now. :p – idiot6663622 Jun 4 '12 at 6:02

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