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For the main mode in Baldi's Basics Plus, see Hide-and-Seek.
Collect all 7 notebooks, and then exit the school, to win!
— Description

Story Mode's icon in V1.3 to V1.3.2 of Baldi's Basics Classic.

Story Mode is the main mode exclusive to Baldi's Basics Classic and Baldi's Basics Birthday Bash.


Part 1: Beginning Mode

When the game begins, the player will be greeted with Baldi, who will explain how the game works. Once the player enters a classroom, they will find a notebook. Interacting with it causes the You Can Think Pad to appear onscreen, with Baldi's face shown explaining how the player can use it to answer math problems. The first notebook will be simple and doable. Baldi congratulates the player and gives them a Quarter (present in Birthday Bash) when they have answered all of the problems correctly.

Going to the second notebook, the two questions will be normal but the third is a jumble of randomized numbers and letters. When Baldi says the numbers for the third question, this will prompt a loud glitchy noise rather than a number. The player cannot solve this question (unless using a mod or cheat), so to progress, they must answer it incorrectly, which will jump to the next stage of the game.

Part 2: Spoop Mode

Baldi will start chasing the player using a ruler, and each notebook they collect will make him go faster since the third question is unsolvable (he quite literally reminds the player that he gets angrier for every problem the player gets wrong). If Baldi reaches the player, it's game over.

The goal of this game mode is to collect all seven notebooks in the classrooms while avoiding or challenging the characters. Right now, there are five other notebooks to find.

Part 3: Finale Mode

Once the player collects all the notebooks, the player will be greeted with Baldi's voice over the intercom saying the following:


During this phase, if the player reaches one of the exits, it will be blocked off at the last second, replaced by a wall with blocks that indicate a rough map of the Schoolhouse, including a "You are here" indicator. The player must activate three exits, and then go through the fourth one to win the game. However, it is challenging to complete this task at this point, as Baldi moves extremely fast, and the exits are all around the outside of the school, one being in the cafeteria. Additionally, Arts and Crafters becomes hostile and he will charge at the player if looked at and then teleport them and Baldi back to where they started.

After going to one exit, the whole school will turn red. Reaching two exits results in an ear-splitting pitch-rising static sound playing until the player wins or loses. Three exits slowly start to increase the sound's pitch in order to put pressure on the player.

In Baldi's Basics Birthday Bash, the cafeteria exit will appear after reaching the other three exits in the hallways.