Walkthrough for Episode 1 of Birthdays: The Beginning. This is aimed at quickly getting all organisms for that elusive Perfect Episode reward.
This is Part 1 of a 4 part series that aims to get all creatures in the game. The methods have been written and tested to get all organisms before the time limit. It has been further split into groups based on temperature.
One thing to remember, the only item you can NOT use is the evolution seed. To complete the tree quickly, Mutation seeds will need to be used. There is also a lot of overlap, so do not worry if you get some organisms out of order.
Stromatolite, Callunia, Cyclomedusa, and Elrathia
Add water to bring the world temperature to 48 degrees. You want to make sure you have an area of sea at -5T at least 4 squares wide. The 9 star organism for this episode will need it.
Once you reach the target temperature, Callunia and Elrathia should form quite quickly once you have Stromatolite and Cyclomedusa given to you through the game instructions.
Baragwanathia, Pikaia, Dinorthis, Asteroxylon, Velopikaia
When Baragwanathia appears, do NOT capture it! it will end the episode. Instead, use a seed of mutation on it, then let time run slowly with ‘x’. The moment Asteroxylon appears, stop time and capture that one. Use a seed of mutation on Pikaia as well to force Velopikaia to appear.
Astraspis, Sacabambasis, Ophiuroid, and Wophiuroid
You may have to do a lot of temperature manipulation to keep the range you need, especially for Ophiuroid. As the plants spread across, the temperature will drop. Use Water of Life to boost the growth rate of organisms, and add more shallows if needed to boost the production of Dinorthis.
Once you collect Anomalocaris, collect Baragwanathia as well, and pat yourself on the back for a job well done. You have completed Episode 1.