Fire Cannon 1 is located within a specialized area in Luminous Forest where the ruins form a maze-like path.
Fire Cannon 1 is played entirely from a 2.5D side-scrolling perspective. In terms of layout, this secret stage is a straight path with several twists and turns. The details of the level layout may vary however.
The entire secret stage is littered with flamethrowers. These flamethrowers can be mounted on the walls, floors and even ceilings, and will spit out plumes of fire in intervals. If the player touches these flames, they will take damage. A large part of the gameplay in Fire Cannon 1 is about the player timing their movements in accordance to the flamethrowers so the Avatar does not get killed before reaching the goal.
When the secret stage begins, proceed down the path on the right, but watch out for the flamethrowers on the ground. When hitting a wall, climb up to the path above and use the Spring at the end of the flamethrower-ridden path. This gimmick will lead the player to a shaft that must be climbed while watching out for flamethrowers. Once at the top, use the Spring on the right. This gimmick will lead the player to a stretch of road where one must outrun a series of flamethrowers before they ignite. At the end of this path is another Spring that will take the player to the final room where the goal is. However, watch out for the flamethrowers in the room.