Level 1 is one of the easiest levels in the game. Unless you have played Infinite Mode and bought a character with power cells, the Runner is only available for this level. It can be played freely with any other character after completing it.
This level requires no prior experience to beat it. It is almost impossible to lose unintentionally.
To reach the end of the level, simply jump over the holes or run around them.
It is one of the few levels that can be beaten easily without jumping. If you are using the Pastafarian or the Bunny, you don't even have to press any keys except to jump over the barrier at the beginning. Barriers serve the purpose of stopping the player and can be jumped over or walked around. In this level's barrier, there will be a message displaying on the top and bottom of the screen. The top, serving as a story introduction reads:
Attention, citizens. This area is restricted. For your own safety turn around now.
While the bottom, serving as a tutorial, reads:
Press up or space to jump.
- This is one of the only levels to include Barrier tiles, the others being Launch Site C and possibly Memory Evaluation, part 7.
- This is the only 'tutorial' or gameplay instruction in the game, as the controls are quite simple and intuitive.
- You can skip Level 1-3 by selecting the "i" icon in the settings to view the credits.
- According to Player 03, the top message from the barrier was recorded and put in the Main Tunnel before it and the others were discovered by the public.