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Have you ever wondered how to get the two secret characters in the game Crossy Road? Well now you'll know! If you are still having trouble after reading this guide, I would advise you to check out the videos posted above. You do NOT need to have unlocked all of the other characters before you unlock these.
In order to unlock the hipster whale you must first encounter him in any of the rivers. During normal gameplay (with any character) you may sometimes see the hipster whale swimming in one of the rivers. In order to get him as one of your characters, you must jump on him. Once you do that and die, when you play your next round a pop-up will appear saying that you've successfully obtained the secret character! A trick that you can do if you are having trouble finding him or jumping on him is to keep replaying the game until you start off with a river directly in front of you. Then (without actually starting the game) you can wait for the hipster whale to swim by. When he does, you can easily jump on him!
To unlock the gifty character, you MUST be playing as the festive chicken. Keep playing as the festive chicken until you come to a field with a christmas tree in the center. This may take some time, and there is no guaranteed point where you will see the christmas tree, it is all about luck! Once you reach the field, just walk up to the tree. Once you do that, a bunch of gifts will explode out of the tree. After you die and play another round, the pop-up will appear saying that you've successfully obtained the character!