Hand on Demand

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Due to the levels within BfBB being designed to feel as though the player is truly in Bikini Bottom, the worlds are generally designed to have an open feel. While achieving its goal of creating an enticing environment, the open worlds lead to an issue in keeping the player within the playable area. This led to the development of an Out of Bounds detection mechanism, stylized as Hans. In addition to detecting when the player is out of bounds, Hans also prevents the player from getting stuck by respawning them when the detection mechanism thinks that the player is stuck. This can be abused in a speedrun as a fast means of activating the hand. By walking into the wall, performing a delayed double jump and slamming, Hans will grab Spongebob. This can be used to quickly set up for a Bowl Boost or to avoid reloading.