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Description


Located in the 2nd section of the Hub, Mermalair is the 4th platforming level of BfBB. The level design Mermalair is similar to Downtown, in that it is largely linear, with one sublevel detached from the circuit. Additionally, there is no way to reenter the Rolling Ball Room level in reverse.

Mermalair
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Spatula Requirement None
Socks 5
Secondary Character Patrick

Mermalair Lobby (BC01)


The first sublevel of Mermalair is Mermalair Lobby. With Mermalair being the intended first level for the player to visit after Poseidome. Mermalair Lobby serves as an introduction to the Bubble Bowl ability. Within Mermalair Lobby, this is 1 Golden Spatula: Top of the Entrance Area. Additionally, there is 1 sock to collect.

Notable Mermalair Lobby Strats

CB Lobby Sock

Main Article: CB Lobby Sock
With the assistance of a Cruise Boost, it is possible to skip the bungee normally needed for the sock

Lobby Skip

Main Article: Lobby Skip
Due to a developer oversight, it is possible to ledge grab to the end of the Lobby

Sliding Bash Lobby Sock

By Damage Boosting off the Ham-Mer Bot, it is possible to skip using the bungee to collect the sock by using a sliding bash

Mermalair Main Chamber (BC02)


Delving further into the Mermalair, the next sublevel is Mermalair Main Chamber. Within the Main Chamber, there are 4 Golden Spatulas: Top of the Computer Area, Shut Down the Security System, The Funnel Machine, The Spinning Towers of Power. Additionally, there is 1 sock to collect.

Notable Mermalair Main Chamber Strats

Cannon Death Warp

Main Article: Cannon Death Warp
A death abuse to warp back to Mermaid Man

Clam Skip Left Side

Main Article: Clam Skip Left Side
Method of unlocking the Shut Down the Security System warp

Clam Skip Right Side

Main Article: Clam Skip Right Side
Method of gaining access to the Villain Containment System without lower the bridge

Computer Sock Skip

Main Article: Computer Sock Skip
By damage boosting off the electric nodes, it is possible to skip the use of the slides when collecting the sock

Computer Spatula Animation Skip

While Cruise Boosting, it is possible to overlay two spatula animations, skipping the second

Main Chamber Lag Bash

Main Article: Main Chamber Lag Bash
Method of bashing to a platform, skipping the paddlewheel

Main Chamber Skip

Main Article: Main Chamber Skip
By storing slide momentum, it is possible to jump to the Villain Containment System trigger

Main Chamber VMS

Main Article: Main Chamber VMS
Vertical Momentum Storage allows the player to skip paying the clam

Disco Puzzle Skip

Main Article: Disco Puzzle Skip
By abusing a developer oversight, it is possible to skip the Disco Puzzle

Towerless Security Button

By abusing a developer oversight, it is possible to hit the button without going to the Towers of Power

Mermalair Security Tunnel (BC03)


Continuing onward, the next sublevel is the Mermalair Security Tunnel. Designed as a pattern-based platforming level, Security Tunnel is decided around the player avoiding the active damage floor tiles. Within Mermalair Security Tunnel, there is 1 Golden Spatula. Additionally, there is 1 sock to collect.

Notable Mermalair Security Tunnel Strats

CB Security Tunnel Skip

Use of the Cruise Boost allows the player to skip the Security Tunnel puzzle

Security Sock VMS

Main Article: Security Sock VMS
Use of Vertical Momentum Storage allows the player to collect the sock without paying the clam

Security Tunnel Skip

Main Article: Security Tunnel Skip
Method of skipping the Security Tunnel during midgame

Thunder Lag Button

Main Article: Thunder Lag Button
By abusing the lag caused by the Thunder tiki smoke, the Bubble Bowl can hit the button more easily

Rolling Ball Room (BC04)


Leaving the Security Tunnel, the next sublevel is Rolling Ball Room. The Rolling Ball Room is a Rube Goldberg style puzzle, with the entire sublevel being designed around a single object. There is also no way to reenter the Ball Room besides through the Security Tunnel. Within the Ball Room there is 1 Golden Spatula: Complete the Rolling Ball Room. Additionally, there is 1 sock to collect.

Notable Rolling Ball Room Strats

Ball Room Clip

Main Article: Ball Room Clip
Through the use of an L-Bowl, it is possible to clip into the Ball Room Container

Villain Containment System (BC05)


The last sublevel of Mermalair is the Villain Containment System. The Villain Containment System is a boss arena located off of the Mermalair Main Chamber. In it, Spongebob is intended to fight Prawn. Within the Villain Containment System, there is 1 Golden Spatula: Defeat Prawn. Additionally, there is no socks for the player to collect.

Notable Villain Containment System Strats

CB Prawn Skip

Main Article: CB Prawn Skip
With the use of a Cruise Boost, it is possible to skip the Prawn boss fight

Containment System Abuse

Due to Developer oversight, it is possible to stand in a certain spot and not get damaged by Prawn

Prawn Early

Main Article: Prawn Early
Midgame method of skipping the Prawn boss fight