In Tsuta Ruins, the room before the Spider Queen boss arena is normally accessed by making four Vines at the top of the central statue to lift the lid blocking the entrance. In reality, this room is physically located directly below the room where Vine is obtained. Cookie Clip is a trick for getting out-of-bounds in the Vine room to fall into the final room, saving about 18 seconds. This is done by way of a Brush Adventure to enable a Vine Jump through the room's wall.
This trick is considered fairly difficult, especially in relation to the relatively small amount of time it saves. It is used in NG Any% and NG AB. It is not used in Top Dog, as one must go back to certain parts of the dungeon after obtaining Vine to collect a Stray Bead. It is not used in NG+ as the Spider Queen can be skipped via Agata Bridge Skip.
- Immediately after completing the Vine tutorial, dash and jump into the wall just to the right of the entrance, preserving dash.
- At this point, you must have at least four full ink pots.
- With outer-camera, perform a Brush Adventure to stretch out the brush camera so that a Vine can be drawn between Ammy and the flower above the platform directly above the entrance:
- Start with the camera to Ammy's left (in front of the entrance), facing parallel to the wall.
- Without releasing the brush button (you cannot un-brush during this due to starting in outer-cam), drag the brush to the right edge of the screen while using the right stick to gradually rotate the camera in the same direction. Holding the fast brush button throughout this trick will speed up the camera's movement. Do this until the camera is close to the right wall of the room.
- If done properly, the camera will have stretched quite far from Ammy. Now, push the brush to the top left corner of the screen while rotating the camera to the left, to further stretch the camera while gaining height.
- When enough height/distance has been gained, angle the camera slightly up/down so that both Ammy and the flower visible. Ideally, they should be at the very bottom and top of the screen, respectively.
- Draw a Vine connecting them.
- While Ammy flies toward the platform, quickly rotate the camera so that it is below horizontal. This is critical to ensuring the camera does not become stuck inside the platform during the next steps. It may also be helpful to simultaneously position the camera so that it is facing parallel to the wall and perpendicular to the platform's side.
- Just before Ammy collides with the platform, press the brush. If Ammy isn't clipping into or entirely inside the platform, quickly release and re-press the brush button to advance time until she is.
- Draw a horizontal line through the Vine (it will be obscured by the platform, but you can estimate it by the position of the flower and Ammy).
- Immediately air tackle toward the wall (directly to the right if following the above camera position). Just as Ammy would reach that wall, tap the jump button to perform a very low wall jump. See Vine Jump for information on how this works.
- If done properly, Ammy will clip through the wall and begin falling into the void.
- If your wall-jump is too high, or your Power Slash + air tackle too late, Ammy will clip onto the top of the platform.
- Curve Ammy back around so that she moves toward the room's center.
- Before Ammy falls out of range, draw another Vine to the flower in the center of the room (the one you Vine to during the tutorial).
- Before Ammy clips back through the floor of the Vine room, Power Slash this vine too.
- Hold forward (in the opposite direction of the Vine room's entrance) to land inside the final room, right near the origin mirror.
- If Ammy's maximum ink capacity is four, it can be upgraded while falling to make sure the stored dash can be restored, though this won't be necessary if Ammy has five ink already.
- If you fall short of the room, you likely either drew or cut the second Vine too early.
For demonstrations, see:
- https://twitter.com/GiantCookieJar/status/1177602714139811841?s=20 Cookie's original post
- https://youtu.be/1axZtxRQ-x4?t=2147 Practiced execution in a run
- This trick was named by GiantCookieJar, being his proudest trick discovery due to its flashiness.