- Don't cheat. If you hit a section you really can't get through, consider a god-mode cheat to get through that one area, then turn it off. Cheats can become a crutch that causes you to avoid the fun challenges of the game.
- Don't use a walkthrough. There are places to get hints, including here. Walkthroughs are another easy crutch.
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