Achievement Guide & Roadmap
-Estimated achievement difficulty: 8 or 9/10
-Offline: 12 (200http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg)
-Approximate amount of time to 200http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg: 8-15+ hours (depending on skill)
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
-Number of missable achievements: None
-Glitched achievements: Possibly One (see "Ten Puzzle Commandos)"
-Do cheat codes disable achievements? No cheats
-Does difficulty affect achievements? No
Eets Chowdown is a puzzle game where you use different contraptions to help Eets on his journey to collect a puzzle piece in each of the 123 levels. You do not control Eets at all, rather you have control of all the items within the level. It most reminded me of Lemmings.
The reason I am writing this guide & roadmap is because I felt like the old one is rather out of date. I feel like the difficulty estimation and time to 100% estimation is far too low, the links to the strategies for "Twenty Ninja Skillz" are all dead, and I felt like it could use a good update.
Special thanks goes to Ezta R for the original guide and formatting, Mantra for the original roadmap, n0n4m30w and OniKenkyaku for their strategies for the "Twenty Ninja Skillz" achievements.
Step 1: Playthrough
Start by simply playing through the game. If you ever get stuck you can use hints by using :rbbut: or :lbbut: without penalty or you can even pause the game and view the official solution, and then copy that. If you're deadset on playing the game without using hints or solutions, I think you could easily spend 8-10 hours on this portion of the game. If you used the offical solutions for every level from the beginning, I think you're looking at 3-5 hours to get through the full game.
While playing through the game, try your best to get under par time on as many levels as you can. Most par times are pretty simple to beat. See "Speed Demon" below for more information about par times.
Step 2: Twenty Ninja Skillz
After beating the game, you will need to go back through the game and beat 20 different levels while not using 3 or more of the items that are at your disposal. In the guide are 2 different links that provide strategies for 25-30 different levels, so you should be able to get through this in just a couple hours with the guides.
Step 3: Clean Up Par Times
If there are any levels where you didn't beat the par time, now is the time to go back and beat it. When you are on the level select screen, the time will be GREEN if you have beaten the par time on the level and it will be RED if you have not beated the par time yet.
On most the levels, you should be able to beat the par times by using the official solution available in the pause menu. However, there may be a few levels where you need to tinker with the strategy in order to complete the level under par time.
Step 4: Marsho Madness
Marsho Madness is a mini-game that can be accessed in the main menu. There are 3 achievements tied to Marsho Madness. One for playing the game, one for scoring 100,000 points, and one for scoring 1,000,000 points. The 1,000,000 point achievements is difficult and time consuming, and only the most dedicated will be able to get this achievement and the full 200/200.
10 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg Solve a Puzzle with at least 1 item left in the Item Box.
See "Twenty Ninja Skillz"
http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/s3/wA/1I...fn+y98qA==.jpgTen Puzzle Commandos
15 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg Solve 10 Puzzles with at least 2 items left in the Item Box.
See "Twenty Ninja Skillz"
Users abspur and CherryCokeKid23 have both reported that this achievement hasn't unlocked for them when they are going for the "Twenty Ninja Skillz" achievement. I had no problem with the achievement unlocking for me, but you may want to play it safe by completing ten levels while only saving two items in your inventory. (You can still use the guides mentioned below, just include an extra item in the corner somewhere before beating the level).
http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/II/Tg/1Y...fn+s+EOw==.jpgTwenty Ninja Skillz
30 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg Solve 20 Puzzles with 3 or more items left in the Item Box.
To get this achievement, you must complete 20 different puzzles while not using at least 3 of the items at your disposal. You will unlock "Young Grasshoper" and "Ten Puzzle Commando" while you work towards this one.
n0n4m30w wrote strategies for 20 different levels on a website I'm apparently not allowed to link to, so you can read those strategies below in post #3 of this thread, and OniKenkyaku posted strategy videos for 15 or so levels on Youtube. I wasn't able to replicate the strategies on every single level, but between the 2 guides I was able to get this achievement. My suggestion is start with the YouTube videos and do as many as you can, then move on to the written guide and do as many as you can there. After that, go back and clean up any you may still need.
I take zero credit for these strategies, all credit goes to n0n4m30w and OniKenkyaku.
5 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg Smack Eets with Ginseng 20 times.
You will easily get this over the course of playing the game. Once you unlock the Ginseng Factory, simply shoot Eets 20 times. This is cumulative over all levels, you should get it after a few levels with the Ginseng Factory.
30 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg Collect every Puzzle Piece!
You get 1 puzzle piece for completing a level. You will need to complete all 123 levels to get this achievement.
If you are having trouble on a level, you can push :rbbut: or :lbbut: to get a hint. You can also pause the game and choose Show Solution and it will demonstrate the "Official Solution" to that level. After viewing the solution, you can simply stop playback with :rtbut:and then press :rtbut: again and play the level with all the items in the proper position to solve the level.
This is a good strategy to get through the game much quicker, espeically if you aren't having a lot of fun with the game. Some levels can still be rather difficult to pull off, even after the solution is in place.
10 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg Collect 9 Puzzle Pieces.
See "Puzzle Collector". This will be unlocked after you complete all the levels in the world Appetizer.
15 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg Collect 28 Puzzle Pieces.
See "Puzzle Collector". This will be unlocked after you complete all the levels in the world Kaboom Desert.
20 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg Collect 47 Puzzle Pieces.
See "Puzzle Collector" This will be unlocked after you complete all the levels in the world Ginseng Hollow.
30 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg Complete every puzzle within Par Time.
When viewing and copying the official solution for each level, you should be able to beat the par times on the vast majority of the levels. I did run into a few levels where I had to tweek the strategy a bit in order to beat the par time.
Also, the timers in this game can sometimes be a bit...broken. I timed myself in a couple levels in the Smore Mishmash world and at times the in-game timer was more than 10 seconds off.
Whatever the timer in the game is timing, it is not "real-time" (i.e. how many seconds it takes you to beat the game in real life). Whether your playing the game on the slow, normal, or fast speed, your in-game time will only vary by a couple seconds. Use this to your advantage, and don't hesitate to use the slow motion speed option on levels you are struggling with, it's still very possible that you'll beat the level within par time. (press :ltbut: to change speeds)
5 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg Play a game of Marsho Madness!
Marsho Madness is a mini-game that is accessed through the main menu of the game. You're attacked from enemies at all sides, and each enemy has a button combo above their head. Press this button combo then :ltbut: or :rtbut: to kill the enemy.
Simply play and complete one round of Marsho Madness to unlock this.
10 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg Get a score of above 100,000 in Marsho Madness.
100,000 is not too difficult to obtain, I was able to get it on my second round. You will earn 3-4 extra lives on your way to 100,000, which will help out quite a bit as well. A couple simple tips would be to make good use of your powerups (they show up as presents on the screen, you need to shoot them to pick them up) and pay attention to big clusters on the screen, as one shot can usually take out whole clusters. It took me about 10 minutes of non-stop play to get up to 100,000.
20 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg Get a score of above 1,000,000 in Marsho Madness.
This will be the achievement that prevents the vast majority of players from getting 200/200:gsicon:. In looking at the current leaderboards (assuming that they haven't been reset at all over the years) there are only about 250 people who have been able to score 1,000,000 points as of July 2012.
You may want to get a couple friends to help you out with this, as you're able to play with up to 4 players locally. Other than that, I'd recommend you get real good with the 4 face buttons on the 360 controller. I'd imagine you'd have to put in at least a full hour of continuous gameplay in order to get up to 1,000,000 points, so make sure you've got some free time if going for this achievements.
***All credit to n0n4m30wn for these strategies***
TWENTY NINJA SKILLZ STRATEGIES:
Stage 6 - Place a Prankster Whale right of Eets so that he will be sucked and shoot between the two ledges and lands to get the Puzzle Piece.
Stage 11 - Put a Ginseng Factory behind Eets. When he gets near the end, hit him with as much as you can. When he lands, he should jump toward the Prankster Whale. Suck him and he will lands and will munch through the marshmallows so he drops onto the Puzzle Piece.
Stage 12 - Place a Prankster Whale next to the second ledge. Place a Ginseng Factory across the Puzzle Piece facing right. Eets will jumps and get sucked and fly to the second whale. When Eets jumps to the ledge below, shoots him four times to angry him then he will jumps toward the Puzzle Piece.
Stage 14 - Place a Prankster Whale to the right of Eets and above his head next to the edge. Suck him and he will fly over the ledge and lands on the thin vertical wall. When he jumps to the ledge below, shoot him with the Choco Cloud making him angry and he will falls below and jump to the Puzzle Piece.
Stage 16 - Place a Ginseng Factory next to the top right ledge facing left. Once you start, quickly shoots the Explodomallow once. The Happy Marshmallow Buds will falls down. One will hits Eets over the Explodomallow, explode and lands on the ledge. Eets will picks up the Happy Marshmallow Bud and jumps to the Puzzle Piece.
Stage 2 - Place a Prankster Whale above and below and next to the face statue. Suck Eets and he will fly over to the Happy Marshmallow Buds and flows down hitting the Sneezy Sow and then falls down to the ledge below. Eets will sneaks to the edge to the left while a Happy Marshmallow Bud falls down. Eets will picks it up and jump to the Puzzle Piece.
Stage 15 - Rotate the Springboard 15 times and place it under and bit to the right of Eets so that when he bounces, he will hits the ledge and lands to the second ledge to the right. Eets will pick up the Angry Marshmallow Bud and jump to the Puzzle Piece.
Stage 5 - Place a Sneezy Sow lower next to the left of Ginseng Factory. Shoot the Sneezy Sow to explode the wall next to the Puzzle Piece. Shoot the Sneezy Sow again and Eets should falls on it and bounce off right and the projectile should hits Eets and fly straight to the Puzzle Piece.
Stage 7 - Place a Prankster Whale above Eets. Suck Eets and he will fly to the top ledge and walks to the edge and falls toward the Puzzle Piece.
Stage 10 - Rotate the Springboard once and place it next to the edge of the ledge where Eets is at. Bounce Eets and he will lands on the top ledge and walks to the end and falls toward the Puzzle Piece.
Stage 14 - Place a Prankster Whale next to the Static Light. Rotate the Springboard once and place it above the GiftBox. Suck Eets and he should hit the wooden wall and bounce off to the left wooden wall. Eets will jumps and bounce off the small ledge where the Sneezy Sow is. Bounce Eets when he reach the Springboard and he should fly over to the Puzzle Piece.
Stage 15 - Place a Ginseng Factory next to the Reflector. Shoot
and it will hits the Ginseng Light. Change the Reflector facing down and shoot again so that it will hits the second Ginseng Light. Eets will jump to the next ledge. Before he falls down, shoot him four times making him angry. Eets will lands and run and jump to the Puzzle Piece.
Stage 17 - Rotate the Springboard so that the top is facing right and place it next to the Happy Marshmallow Bud. Shoot the Giant Marshmallow with the Ginseng Factory then quickly hit the Springboard so that the Happy Marshmallow Bud will fall down to the ledge where Eets is. The Giant Marshmallow will hits the Sneezy Sow, shooting to the Metal Reflector, down to the ground, exploding the wall. Eets will pick up the Happy Marshmallows Bud and jumps to the Puzzle Piece.
Stage 6 - Rotate the Ejection Cart diagonally so that the top is facing toward the Happy Marshmallow Bud. The Ejection Cart will grabs the Happy Marshmallow Bud and falls down to the ledge. Press X when the Ejection Cart hits Eets so that Eets bounce backward with the Happy Marshmallow Bud in front of him. Eets will picks it up and walks to the next ledge and jumps to the Puzzle Piece.(If you play this in normal speed, sometimes Eets will hits the ledge next to the Puzzle Piece and falls off. So if you play it in slow speed, Eets will reach the Puzzle Piece. Weird eh?)
Stage 8 - Place a Ginseng Factory next to the right and above of the Sneezy Sow. Shoot the Sneezy Sow three times so that the wall will be completely destroyed. Eets will jumps to the ledge to reach the Puzzle Piece.
Stage 11 - Place a Prankster Whale above Eets. Place a Sneezy Sow next to the wall to the left above the Puzzle Piece. Use the Choco Cloud to shoot the Sneezy Sow. Suck Eets and he will fly over to the ledge where the Sneezy Sow is. Shoot him repeatly until he bounces off to the Puzzle Piece.
Stage 12 - Rotate the Ejection Cart diagonally so that the top is facing toward the Static Light. Place a Ginseng Factory next to the right of the Sneezy Sow. When the level start, the Ejection Cart will slides left and pick up Eets. It should stay there next to the Choco Cloud. Shoot the Sneezy Sow with the Ginseng Factory three times so that the first projectile will hits the wall and the second projectile hits the thin ledge below the Puzzle Piece and the third projectile hit the ledge above the Puzzle Piece. Eject Eets and he will fly over to the hole falling toward the Puzzle Piece.
Stage 15 - Rotate the TNT Cart vertically and place it next to the Happy Marshmallow Bud. Place a Prankster Whale on Eets. Explode the TNT Cart and the Happy Marshmallow Bud will fall to the ledge below. Eets will pick it up. Suck Eets and he will fly over and lands on the top ledge. Eets will walks to the end and jump down to the Puzzle Piece.
Stage 16 - Place the TNT Cart on the ledge close to the wall across where the Puzzle Piece is. Place the Ejection Cart on the pointy edge of the ledge where Eets is. Explode the TNT Cart. Eets will walks to the Ejection Cart. When it slide to the left and stuck on the small pink crystal, eject Eets so he will fly to the Puzzle Piece.
Topsy Turvey World
Stage 5 - Rotate the Springboard 15 times and place it under and next to the right of Eets. Once the level starts, bounce Eets repeatly until he fly over the ledge and hits the Explodomallows. When Eets fly past the ledge where the Ginseng Factory is, shoot the Giant Marshmallow so that when Eets hits the Explodomallows, the Giant Marshmallow will hits Eets and falls toward the Puzzle Piece. (This will take a few tries.)
***All credit to n0n4m30wn for these strategies***
Is this game glitched?
I have got the twenty ninja skillz achievement but the ten puzzle commandos is still locked.
Anyone got any idea? I havent completed all puzzles yet so this could be the reason
EDIT: Actually there is another post about this as well. Odd, as it unlocked fine for me.
I've got the achievement now. I completed 1 more puzzle with 2 items left and then it popped.
Not sure if it would work if you replayed a level that you got ninja skillz on but completing it with 2 items left.
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