|"Mafia look at little child. Mafia see loser."|
Rush Hour is the final act of Nyakuza Metro. It is unlocked when the 8 previous Time pieces have been collected.
Starting the Finale
|"A SPOILER? On MY Owl Express?"|
The level is essentially a fast-paced, mad dash for freedom from the Empress. However, many obstacles stand in her way of escaping: The Empress' goons who chase the player, the trains, and the Empress herself, who has acquired a rocket launcher. She will aim at a target at the ground, and then she will fire an exploding rocket at Hat Kid at certain points of the level. However, hat Kid must use these rockets to blow up generators that power a force field blocking the way forward. Also, Barriers formed by cats will block off certain parts of the map, turning the Metro into a one way obstacle course that takes the player through all the stations.
Eventually, The path takes the player to the Escape Tunnels, which is exclusive to this area. After more platforming challenges, Hat Kid will arrive at a elevator - only to find the Empress is waiting for her inside. Cornered by her and her goons, Hat Kid is forced inside the elevator, leaving the Empress to kill her. However, two policemen enter the elevator just as Empress is about to finish Hat Kid, which makes her nervous to the point that she runs out of the lift at the next stop. While one of the policemen leaves a little later, the other one stays, and says he wanted to give the Empress the final Time Piece of Nyakuza Metro, but couldn't due to his partner and gives it to Hat Kid instead. Collect it to finish the level.
- If the player Returns to the Empress after completing this act, they will find her shops entrance is covered with police tape. When the player talks to her, she will comment about how Hat Kid, despite the chase, would come back to her. She would also mention the police is suspicious of her and are keeping an eye on her. She says they wont find anything though.