This episode was aired on August 1st, 2019.
Continuing from the previous episode, Tari finds herself face-to-face with the protagonist of Ultra Jump Mania, Theo. Tari eventually manages to convince the boy she's human and not a boss enemy. The boy then introduces himself as Theo and explains she's on Simple Flip Island. While Tari is still confused, Theo wanders off to do some platforming.
Tari chases after Theo, making her way through the level a little more clumsily, and learns that Theo is aware of his nature as a game character. Stopped by a high wall, Tari suddenly discovers she has the ability to perform in-game maneuvers. After learning Theo is on his way to the next level of the game, Tari attempts to distract him by claiming monsters were after the goalpost, only for Theo to drag her along with him.
Back in the physical world, Belle has evacuated the nearby TAS Corp. store to give Lucks and his science team a chance to examine Tari. She soon becomes enraged by an old TAS Corp. ad featuring her and another Meta Runner and demands Afrobot turn it off. In Ultra Jump Mania, Tari and Theo continue to make their way across the island while Tari learns how to use her abilities to see pathways, such as to bypass a DLC pay gate. Confronted by palmtree monsters, Theo gives Tari a pineapple hammer to fight the horde.
In Ultra Jump Mania, Tari and Theo continue to make their way across the island while Tari learns how to use her abilities to see pathways, such as to bypass a DLC paygate. Confronted by palmtree monsters, Theo gives Tari a pineapple hammer to fight the horde.
At the speedrunners arena, Lux continues the research. Belle is unimpressed, but Lucks points out this could very well be the future of gaming, much like the Meta Runner technology that he invented, and that others could get to it as well. Her ego stoked, Belle is onboard while the TAS Corp. scientists hook up a device to a Glitchyboy console.
In the game, Tari and Theo engage the monster horde. Tari's skill increases dramatically after Theo is put in danger and the two successfully fight it off. As they celebrate, the game suddenly glitches as Lucks's player character arrives. Lucks attempts to sweet-talk Tari for a bit when his scientists begin experimenting on her arm, crippling Tari with pain. Suddenly, in a burst of energy, Tari exits the game and finds herself back in the real world with Theo.
- The clips used in META RUNNER - "Tari's First Game Warp" - CLIP all come from this episode.
- A Red Star Ring from the Sonic the Hedgehog series is shown at 7:17.
- The name of Theo's island is a reference to SimpleFlips, a popular speedrunner, and friend of the Lerdwichagul Brothers.
- Theo's home, Simple Flip Island, is a reference to the popular speedrunner SimpleFlips.
This episode, like the rest of season one, is named after a video game term. In this case, it is named after a type of glitch allowing the player to go above or below the map.