The Way Onwards is one of the path options available after Level 65. It becomes available after finishing the bridge building minigame. It is the few lines consisting of accelerating tiles (the others being the I-tunnel and the H-Tunnel, and the C-Tunnel. (well, so far))
This tunnel's accelerating tiles only consist of accelerating or slowing you down, which is much easier in contrast to I-tunnel.
In this tunnel, there are 9 levels in total, and all of them consist the Conveyor Tiles, which is a new feature that hasn't been seen in all the previous levels, and they don't appear in all tunnels except this one, H-Tunnel, I-Tunnel, and C-Tunnel. This feature may continue in the later tunnels that may branch off the three tunnels.
When you are running on the Conveyor Tiles, they increase your speed considerably, and this may become both an advantage and two disadvantages. You can jump farther with the increasing speed, which is a good thing, but in the downside, if you jump too far away and overshoot (Very common in some levels, such as Level N-1), you can fail the level easily. The increasing speed can also decrease your maneuverability.
The following is a brief description of the story in the N-Tunnel. More information on the story can be found here.
After beating Level N-9, a cutscene will begin showing a conversation between the Skater and the Student. The Skater comments that "It's nice not to have school." The Student hesitates at first, then responds that she picked her name because she enjoys school. The Skater asks why she didn't choose to go back to the Planet, if she likes school. The Student responds, "School can wait. Science will not," and goes on to say that she could be remembered in history if she figures out how the Tunnels work, but someone else will figure it out first if she's too slow. The Skater suggests that she call herself "the Scientist," and then "the Mad Scientist", but the Student tells him that the former is already taken, and refuses the latter. There is an awkward pause, then the Student asks the Skater the same question; "Why don't you head back?" The Skater says that school is boring, so he's just gonna skip a couple years. The Student tells him "That isn't how it works..." but lets it go so she can get back to work. The Skater says that he needs to get back to work too. When the Student asks "You have work to get back to?" he tells her, "Skating practice. Close enough," and skates off in the other direction.
- The official definition of truancy is "the action of staying away from school without good reason."
Crossing The Gap Edit
After you use the Student to collect a number of boxes in the Bridge Building minigame, when you push the n th box to the rendervous point in B-13, you will meet the Runner with a pile of ringed boxes. Then she asks the Student if that's enough, and the Student says it is. Runner still thinks it is not enough since they can meet another large gap like this, but the Student says she planed ahead too much and says she doesn't want to collect a hundred more boxes. The Runner agrees and they jump on top of the boxes and reach Tunnel N-1.