Tim has screwed up big time. A mistake so bad that now he has to rescue his princess from an evil monster. But of course he has to traverse many different worlds, risking life and limb for the sake of his love. Once you have completed a world new, worlds open up. The story, told through a series of books as sort of story pusher before each of the six worlds, relays Tim's inner thoughts and struggle eating away at him.
In the Xbox Arcade game Braid you play as this saddened but ever true hero Tim. In this primarily puzzle action game there are many puzzles that are just as hard to implement as they are to solve.
Most of these games do not have cheat codes because as soon as you figure out how the puzzle works a new puzzle forms in how you plan to execute getting through it. But there are things you can do to see more of the story.
Unlock World 1 and the Epilogue
In the house in the beginning of the game where the level select area is, there is a broken ladder that leads to the attic. This needs be fixed. To repair this ladder, you must find all 60 puzzle pieces that await you in each level, and assemble each world's jigsaw puzzle in the puzzle mini-game. Once this is done, the ladder will be restored. Now you can climb up. When you go through the door to you will be in World 1. Beat World 1, and you will be taken directly to the Epilogue. You can now return to at any time after its finished by walking left from the title screen, into an off-screen alcove.
Unlock Final Star and secret ending
Throughout the game, there are 7 secret stars. If you collect them all, the 8th and final star will appear in the last level; when this happens, some of the switches in the level will become immune to time manipulation, allowing you to reach the star as well as changing the outcome of the chase.
Hidden Texts in Epilogue
Aside from the last, each room in the Epilogue has at least one object that you can stand behind. If you have the red book on that screen open and the text of it is displayed in the air, standing behind these objects in the proper location will cause a sound to play and the text to change, revealing more information. If you open a green book, the red book will close and the text will disappear, so you will need to use time manipulation to see all 4 of these secret writings.
Now that you know what you need to do and want to find out how to go through the game, and suggestions of how to get all of the puzzle pieces, or how to find all of the secret stars to access the secret ending, but you can find walkthroughs, forums and other hints at: xboxcheatcodes.