|N version||1.2 and later|
Method 1 (Easy)
This level uses the idea of being trapped by zap drones in narrow locations, which will hinder your speed greatly.
From the beginning, jump up the first shaft as quickly as possible, using triple jumps against the corners if possible. Then drop down, though wallhug a bit to prevent a death by falling. If you did this fast enough, the zap drone will be entering a diagonal section. Here you have two choices: play it safe and wait for the drones to pass, or rush in and overtake the drones. It is actually quite simple to pass the drone going upwards as it enters the diagonal section, though beating the one going downwards is considerably more difficult. However, you can overtake it in the next area, which gives you enough freedom. Walljump up to the exit switch, then fall back down, wary of the new zap drone going up. The thwump will be activated but should not be a hindrance. Chimney jump up the right shaft, and while avoiding the gauss turret and picking up more gold, make it to the exit.