KUNAI - Hats (H.A.T.S) Guide
Metroidvanias can be head scratchers, and KUNAI is no different. This guide will reveal the location of every Hat (H.A.T.S) in each location.
Disclaimer: This guide is still a work-in-progress as we are still working hard to find and document every chest in the game. If you wish to help and know of a chest that we have yet to find, please email us at email@example.com and we will, of course, provide credit where credit is due.
You get the Hornet Hat after defeating the first boss, The Garbage Collector.
There’s yet another hidden wall in the bigger room that is to the far right within the Shuriken Shrine. Where the pathways fork downward, both left and right, head down the left fork and follow the road around until you reach the big room with two bees. The hidden wall is to the left in the middle of the two exits as shown below.
No need for any special abilities here, just simply track down the hidden entrance behind the hanging vines as shown below.
You obtain the Turban Hat after defeating The Guardian in the Shuriken Shrine.
Make your way up to the room shown on the map below.
With enough momentum, use your left Kunai on the line of ceiling that you can grapple onto. Let go when you begin to swing upward and let go to propel yourself up into the air and through the top-left entryway.
This here is the Cool Club. You can only be permitted in if you have something cool, like SMGs.
To the far left, there is a chest.
You obtain the Locker Hat after defeating The Deprecator when travelling from the Abandoned Subnet and the Mines.
When you revisit the Haunted Factory, this hat is in the room where you first meet the Ghostbots. There is a wall to the left that can be walked through that is situated just above the bend.
You may think to want to run through at the most opportune time. However, your best bet is to use your Kunai on the wall to your right and jump on top of the chain blocks to completely avoid being squashed. Continue to the left when they chain blocks go down and jump to the next group. Do that once more where there are two blocks and as they go down, walk to the right to hide in the crevice there. When the chain blocks start moving up, run to the left through them to safety.
This chest is also part of the main pathway, with the Evil Face being available as soon as you defeat Furious Ferro.
Underneath the left side of the main long brickwork is a secret opening which at the top is a chest just waiting for you to find.
From this section on the map in the Artificial Desert, head upward.
To do this, cling to the left wall, kick off to the right and Kunai onto the top to use the momentum and propel upward to the right.
Whilst at your highest point, shoot your Kunai up-left onto the wall up there.
Now you can get up and shoot a Shuriken upward to the button to go through.
Now stand on the platform below and shoot the Shuriken to the button to get it going.
Use your Katana to hit and break the cracked blocks so that you can continue on your way. From here, be sure to jump up and down, keeping in line with the moving platform.
At the end, you’ll want to drop down to the left side to get the chest.
When you have obtained the Rocket Launcher, blast the boulders that are blocking the pathway here. In there will be a chest waiting for you with a Hard Hat inside.
Hard Hat with Light
In this frame, jump over the lava to the left to land on the ledge.
From here, jump once up-right and use your Kunai on the breakable block above. You need a wide swing so that you can propel up to the top-right corner without touching the lava.
When you’re up here, double jump and land on the platform above (if you have obtained the ability to dash at this point, all the better). Run leftward and drop down to find the chest.
In the room shown below, there is a hidden entrance to the right before the drop.
There is a chest above just waiting for you.
In this frame, there is an hidden entrance in the bottom-left corner that you can simply walk through to enter a room with a chest.
From this section of the Zen Mountains shown below, proceed to the right for an alternate area.
Run to the far right of this room and double jump onto the cloud.
From the cloud, double jump to the left to make it as far as possible and shoot your Kunai to the block on the roof so that you can swing to the top-left platform.
Double jump upward and head up and around, following the linear path.
Swing to the left along the ceiling and get to the top-left section where a chest is situated.
Obtained upon defeating Zensei in Zen Mountains.
Bandana (around the mouth)
When you get all of your stuff back when in prison, jump onto the floating platform.
Jump to the top-right of the room and attack the breakable blocks so that you can get the chest.
Which inside is a bandana that can be worn around Tabby’s mouth.
This chest in Robopolis is located at the back of the Sushi Bar in plain sight.
As you’re breaking out of the prison, following along the linear path and get to a crossroad, you’ll want to go left to get the chest.
Here, take out the Shieldbots (there’s nothing more satisfying than taking out three Shieldbots at once with a Rocket Launcher!).
And at the end is a chest with the Police Light hat.
In the section of the map shown below, jump to the rightmost building and jump up through the bottom to get inside.
When inside, use your Kunai side-to-side so that you reach the top.
Now that you’re up there, go get that chest with the beer hat inside!
Church of Skebin Robe
In the Church of Skebin, you have a time trail race that if you finish it in time, you obtain the Robe.
In the foyer of the Church of Skebin, there is a room that leads upward. To get there, you can grapple up-left onto a corner up there where there is a chest waiting for you. Why there are cat ears in a church is beyond me…
Red Horn Hat
For chest #7, we’re going to need the Rocket Launcher which is obtained from Zen Mountains.
In the frame shown above, blast through the rocks to obtain the lone chest on the other side.
For this hat, we just need the Shuriken. Head to the position on the map shown below.
In the bottom-right hand corner, use your Shuriken on the button that’s on the ceiling behind some vines.
Head up, left and down to the middle section where the door has now been opened and on the right side is a chest.
In this section of the Zen Mountains map, a robot will be standing there mentioning a ‘leap of faith’. This is referring to the spikes to the left as when you jump into them, you’ll simply fall straight through to a new section.
Keep following the path downward, taking out Samuraibots along the way.
When you get to the end, you’ll be confronted by many enemies. Take them all out and the right chest will contain the Hachimaki.
As the road splits into two here, we want to head right to find two chests at once.
When heading right, you’ll want to dash through the bars.
The hidden entrance here is behind the waterfall.
Continue through the linear path, using your Rocket Launcher on the boulders and your Kunai to weave through the spikes.
And after all that, you’ll be rewarded with the Cyclops H.A.T.
Top Hat and Monocle
This chest is in the starting point of the game, however it can only be accessed until you’ve obtained the ability dash in Robopolis.
From the left side of the as shown below, this wall can be walked through.
Go through and dash past the bars to get to the chest.
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