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Spawn Snagging is a trick where you acquire collectables which are normally locked behind a puzzle element before completing the puzzle. This doesn't work with every collectable as such a property only works with certain collectables.

These collectables start out as tangible. Upon loading the puzzle, the game performs a check to see whether the puzzle has been completed. If the puzzle has not been completed, the collectable become intangible 1 frame after the check. If you can touch it before it becomes intangible, you acquire the collectable.

As a result, the idea of spawn snagging a collectable revolves around not loading the chunk it is in until you acquire the collectable. Loading the chunk is purely based on camera position and rotation, and has no relation to player position at all. Preventing a load can either be done by clever camera work or usage of the locked camera perspective that Tag Barrel Storage provides.

Here is a list of all the collectables that can be potentially acquired early via Spawn Snagging:

  • Golden Bananas
    • Jungle Japes
      • Free Diddy GB
      • Mountain GB
    • Angry Aztec
      • Free Llama GB
      • Gong Tower GB
      • Vulture Race GB
      • Tiny's Klaptrap Killing GB
      • Vase GB
    • Frantic Factory
      • Number Game GB
      • Arcade GB
      • Turn on Production Room GB
      • Diddy Production Room GB
      • Diddy R&D GB
      • Free Chunky GB
      • Piano Game GB
      • Dartboard GB
      • Chunky Production Room GB
      • Dark Room GB (NTSC-J Only)
      • Chunky R&D GB
    • Gloomy Galleon
      • Lighthouse GB
      • Free Seal GB
      • Diddy's Ship Cannon GB
      • Mech Fish GB
      • Enguarde Chest GB
      • Mermaid GB
      • Punch Chests GB
      • Cannon Game GB
    • Fungi Forest
      • DK's Mill GB (Outside)
      • Baboon Blast GB
      • Mushroom Cannons GB
      • Rabbit Race GB
      • Lanky Attic GB
      • Anthill GB
      • Destroy Kegs GB
      • Chunky Face Puzzle GB
      • Apple GB
    • Crystal Caves
      • Baboon Blast GB
      • Diddy's Lower 5-Door Cabin GB
      • Diddy's 5-Door Igloo
      • Flip Tiles Minigame GB
      • Sprint Cabin GB
      • Tiny's 5-Door Igloo GB
      • Chunky's 5-Door Igloo GB
      • Gorilla Gone GB
    • Creepy Castle
      • DK's Face Puzzle GB
      • Diddy's Crypt GB
      • Trash Can GB
      • Shed GB
    • DK Isles
      • Open Japes GB
      • Slam the X GB
  • Banana Medals
    • Hideout Helm
      • DK's Medal
      • Diddy's Medal
      • Lanky's Medal
      • Tiny's Medal
      • Chunky's Medal
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