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Psychonauts 2 Hollis Classroom Mental Connection puzzle solution

Psychonauts 2 Double Fine image Agent Hollis Forsythe Classroom Mental Connection
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Are you in need of a bit of help with the Psychonauts 2 Hollis’ Classroom Mental Connection puzzle? The Hollis’ Classroom level introduces you to the new Mental Connection PSI power, and you’ll need to apply your puzzle-solving skills to make it to the end. This puzzle is not particularly difficult, but it can be a little confusing to make sense of with all the possible Mental Connection nodes and idea bubbles floating around the room that seem to get in the way of everything else. If you need a hand getting out of Hollis’ head, we’ve got you covered. Spoilers for the Psychonauts 2 Hollis’ Classroom level follow, obviously.

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How to solve the Psychonauts 2 Hollis Classroom Mental Connection puzzle

Psychonauts 2 Double Fine image Hollis Classroom puzzle death risk money

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This puzzle takes place in the final room of the Hollis Classroom level. It’s a large, open, church-like room with a stained-glass window and lots of Mental Connection idea bubbles and nodes to travel between. The objective here is to rewire Hollis Forsythe’s mind to manipulate her into taking the Psychonaut interns on a mission to a casino by associating money with risk.

Even though these two Psychonauts 2 Mental Connection ideas are very close to each other in Hollis’ Classroom, there is only one long route to link them up. The two idea bubbles are separated by the stained-glass window, so you need to spiral all the way around the room to link them. 

Start by hopping into the Risk bubble that is right in front of the stained-glass window. Then move to the Mental Connection node within reach that is between the Stress and Delight ideas.

Psychonauts 2 Hollis' Classroom mental connection puzzle nodes

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From here, repeat turning slightly to the right and linking to the next node within range of your Mental Connection power. You are on the right path if you keep the Mushrooms, Germs, and Cilantro idea bubbles on your left. Eventually, you’ll get to a node that can link to the Death idea bubble. You need to go to the node that is just to the left of the stained-glass window, as this leads directly to the Money bubble. Complete the final link and you’ll have completed the final Mental Connection puzzle in Hollis’ Classroom and will have turned her into a gambling addict.

Psychonauts 2 Hollis' Classroom mental connection puzzle nodes

(Image credit: Xbox Game Studios)

In the next level, you’ll faced even more of this kind of Psychonauts 2 Mental Connection puzzle where you need to look for less obvious routes to link two ideas, so remember what you’ve learned here.

Will Sawyer

After realising I hated writing local news when I started my journalism degree, I decided to make it my mission to combine my gaming interests with work and become a games journalist. Even with my final year of uni cut short by a small virus you may have heard of, I managed to graduate from Kingston University London and have been doing freelance guides writing since the start of 2021. I was previously at Game Rant, but now I'm over here at GamesRadar+, no doubt still spending far too much time doing Warlock space magic stuff in Destiny 2, and trying to claw my way to Apex Predator in Apex Legends.