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                                 Secrets Guide
                                by coloureffect
                               Created 03/17/09
                               Updated 03/26/09
                                     v 1.00
    Table of Contents
    i.    Introduction
    ii.   What are Secrets?
      I.    Level 1
      II.   Level 2
      III.  Level 3
      IV.   Level 4
      V.    Level 5
      VI.   Level 6
    iii.  Acknowledgements
    iv.   Legal
    v.    Contact Info
    (i.) Introduction
    Hello everyone, and welcome to my very first game guide! I figured this would be
    a good place to start, as it's somewhat small in scale. I hope it helps you find
    the secret flowers.
    As this is a secrets guide, and not a guide to the whole game, I will not
    discuss the gameplay, or how to complete the levels. I think the game is fairly
    straightforward; chances are, you've already picked up a couple secrets in your
    In any case, I will do my best to describe the places as specifically as
    possible, but as the game is more flowing landscape than anything else, some
    additional exploring might be required.
    (ii.) What are Secrets?
    "Secrets" are my name for the small clumps of green flowers found in each of the
    levels, which subsequently cause green petals to fall on the respective pots of
    the flowers. The game calls them "secret flowers," as referenced by the
    achievement you get for finding your first secret. 
    After you've gotten all the secrets for a level, the flower (which went from
    dead to blooming when you beat it) blooms to its full potential. There's a
    trophy for getting all the secrets in the game, and a cool background to look at
    in the menu screen, but that's it. Still, the sense of achievement and
    completion was enough for me.
    Some secrets are already there, waiting to be found; some require you to do
    something before they appear. Usually, in the latter case, the camera pans to
    show you where they are. When you pick up a secret, a chime sounds a little
    after to let you know that you've found a secret.
    There are three secrets in each level--and three petals in each pot. The
    position of the petal in the pot corresponds to the position of the secret in
    the level: left is first, and right is last. So, if you have the right secret,
    then look before where you found those flowers in the level for the other two
    (I.) Level 1
    Secret 1:
    This secret appears after you've collected all the pink flowers from the first
    area (the area before you go over the first hill). This is pretty
    straightforward. Fly up high to see if you've missed any. After you collect them
    all, the flowers will spawn and the camera will show you the flowers.
    Secret 2:
    This secret appears after you've collected all the pink flowers from the green
    grass around the brown spots in the second area. I find it's easier to do this
    before healing the area, as the brown spots help me keep my direction. There are
    flowers on both sides of the main path, so fly high to make sure to get all of
    them. After you get them all, the flowers will spawn.
    Secret 3:
    As far as I can tell, the last secret is behind a clump of rocks behind the
    tree. As you circle around the tree in the last area (behind the second hill),
    there is a bunch of grey rocks. The flowers are growing behind there. Nothing to
    do but pick them up.
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    (II.) Level 2
    Secret 1:
    This secret appears after you have bloomed all but the last string of yellow
    flowers, and all of the clumps of red flowers, in the path in the valley. Note
    that the red clumps only appear after all of the flowers in each respective
    yellow path have been bloomed. After you accomplish this, the valley will turn
    green, and the secret flowers will appear on the hill to the left of the end of
    the green part closest to the rock walls.
    Secret 2:
    This secret appears at the end of a chain of flowers at the beginning of the
    second area. There are a bunch of yellow clumps that appears after you bloom all
    the red ones. The one that activates the chain is back toward the rock wall, on
    a slight mound. Bloom it, and you spawn a red clump with some pink flowers
    leading to it. Bloom the reds, and the secret spawns on the top of the hill. It
    might be easier to get all of the yellow clumps on the higher areas (which
    unlock the next area and turn this area green)--the only yellow clump on brown
    grass is the one you're looking for.
    Secret 3:
    This secret is tucked in a small inlet in the cliffs around the third area (the
    area with all the rocks). No collecting here--just make a sharp left as you pass
    the first clump of rocks, coming from the second area. Go around the cliff and
    you'll find them, high up in the inlet.
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    (III.) Level 3
    Secret 1:
    In the first area, there are several parts which are sunk lower than the rest of
    the level. Two of them are brown, but there's a green part connected to the
    brown part under a rock bridge. This secret spawns when you bloom all the
    flowers (at least the ones with halos) in these sunken areas. The rocks in the
    sunken areas act as ramps and the wind whisks you out of there; just turn around
    and make sure you get all the flowers in the low areas. The secret spawns next
    to the big center windmill.
    Secret 2:
    This secret can be found in a detour in the wind tunnel area. After the canyon
    turns left, right, then left again, you'll see a clump of rocks at the end of
    your line of vision, right before the canyon turns right again. Veer to the
    left, and the wind will whisk you into the cave, picking up the secret flowers
    while you're at it. You'll be deposited at the entrance to the wind tunnel,
    facing the first area.
    Secret 3: (Courtesy SilverFox79 and saphrinka)
    "When the wind tunnel deposits you in the last area, with all the wind turbines,
    just make a u-turn.  As you head back towards the wind tunnel (against the
    wind), the secret flowers are on the right, in a little niche behind a rock."
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    (IV.) Level 4
    Secret 1:
    When you get to the part with the hay, explore a little down the road that
    fronts on the bale of hay farthest from the light (it goes to the right, looking
    out on the hay bales from the lamppost). The road forks; the right fork just has
    another bale of hay (a cylindrical one, not a dome one) and the left fork has
    the secret flowers sitting to the right of its bale of hay. Just pick them up.
    Secret 2:
    When you're in the area with the spiral, before you completely collect all the
    pink flowers (and lose your glow), go a little farther past the spiral from the
    bales of hay. There should be a broken-down wooden wagon in the grass. Circle
    around it to light up the grass and make the wheel spin. The secret flowers will
    spawn right next to the wagon. If you do lose your glow, simply proceed to the
    next area, grab the yellow flowers, and you'll have your glow again.
    Secret 3:
    The third secret spawns on the bank of the second pond after you've lit up both
    ponds (I think this is the case; maybe you only have to light up the second
    one). Keep in mind that you need to be glowing, and you just skip low over the
    ponds. Little sparks will stay above the water, indicating that you lit them up.
    The first pond is to the left of the first lamp, by the road. You can light it
    up with the glow you get from the first batch of yellow flowers, or come back
    later. The second pond is only accessible after the spiral is lit up. It is a
    little farther than the wagon, and more to the left (looking from the spiral).
    After you've lit both ponds up, the flowers spawn on the close bank, on the left
    side (looking from the spiral).
    Please note: The third secret will get you the "Illumination" trophy. As far as
    I know, trophies can't be reset. Even if you delete the save file, the trophy
    will stay. So use caution when playing on other people's accounts.
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    (V.) Level 5
    Secret 1:
    This secret is in a small valley to the left of the starting area. Turn
    immediately to the left and behind from where you start. You'll see a valley
    going into the hills. Follow this until you reach the hollow. The secret flowers
    will be in the middle. Once you get them, a line of pink flowers will spawn,
    showing you another way out.
    Secret 2:
    This secret is in the second area, with all the electrical towers and the three
    pipes going to the gate. The secret spawns after you bloom all the pink flowers
    under the electrical towers that do NOT have pipes running to them. These ones
    will not shock you, and there are only three of them: two to the left, and one
    to the right. The one at the beginning of the area, before the valley opens up,
    doesn't count as it has no flowers under it. Once you bloom all the flowers
    under the towers, go back to the right one (looking from the beginning of this
    room) and once you get close, the tower should fall down. The secret flowers
    will spawn where the top of the tower is on the ground.
    Please note: The one on the left also falls after you've bloomed all the flowers
    of all three towers. It doesn't have the secret flowers, as far as I can tell.
    Go to the one on the right.
    Secret 3:
    This secret is tucked away in the maze portion of the third area, before the
    straight part where the wind takes you along. To start off, take either fork in
    the maze--it doesn't matter. When you get to the first electrified piece of
    rubble, take the right fork. Then, take the left path--the one that passes under
    two suspended rubble pieces that are shaped like a sideways V, or a < (the right
    one's okay too--it just loops around and joins the left path). Then, when you
    hit a T-intersection, take a right under another suspended piece of rubble. Take
    an immediate right (that's pretty much a hairpin turn to the right under that
    piece of rubble) and the flowers should be on the ground in a small inlet.
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    (VI.) Level 6
    Secret 1:
    This secret is in the third area (with the tall buildings and playground
    equipment). The flowers are inside the far right building--the only one with a
    door (it's a pink one, if you've healed the area). You can enter through the
    door at ground level, or through the hole in the roof. Either way, the flowers
    are there, about halfway up, on a beam in the middle. Just pick them up.
    Secret 2: (Courtesy of saphrinka)
    "This one's in the freeway area.  If you hang a hard right after getting on the
    freeway, you'll find an exit ramp leading down.  That'll take you to what looks
    like a spare piece of roadway sitting nearby.  Underneath that, is a bunch of
    flowers with the second secret in the center."
    Secret 3:
    The third secret is in the second area after you get off the freeway (the one
    right before the big evil tower). The flowers are behind the right grounded fan
    (looking from the entrance to the level, around the corner to the right) and
    require no blooming. Just pick them up.
    (iii.) Acknowledgements
    I want to thank my roommate, Travis, for buying this game and the PS3. I am
    indebted to you for your good taste in games, and your willingness to put
    up with my achievement whoring. I'd also like to thank thatgamecompany for
    making such a mesmerizing game which has kept me up on several occasions,
    and put me to sleep on others.
    Thanks to SilverFox79 for helping me with the third secret on the third level.
    Thanks to saphrinka for helping me with the second secret on the sixth level,
    and the third one on the third level.
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    (iv.) Legal
    This guide is Copyright (c) 2009 coloureffect (Zach Cameron). It may not be
    posted, edited, or distributed without prior written permission. All trademarks
    and copyrights in this document are owned by their respective holders.
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    (v.) Contact Info
    If you want to email me with questions, comments, or additions, my email is:
    loquaciousbanana <at> gmail <dot> com
    I welcome any help to this guide!

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