RAINBOW ISLANDS: TOWERING ADVENTURE GUIDE
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-Estimated achievement difficulty: 5/10
-Approximate amount of time to 200
: 10-12 hours
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 2.5
-Number of missable achievements: None
-Glitched achievements: “Happy Ending”
-Do cheat codes disable achievements?: No Cheats
-Unobtainable Achievements: None
-Extra Equipment Needed?: None
Defeating the final boss is required for “Happy Ending”, but sometimes he will not die! Despite having no health, he keeps fighting. Keep repeating the boss battle, and you eventually get it. Most achievements are easy, besides “Speedy Climber”.
Welcome to Rainbow Islands: TA. You have two basic actions. Jump
, and shoot
. What you shoot of course are rainbows. To destroy enemies, you can either hit them directly with your rainbows or sprinkle broken rainbow dust on them. To break rainbows, you can either jump into them from below, or stand on top and press
. If you connect several rainbows and press
on one of them, all the rainbows sprinkle star dust below, creating wide range attack. This strategy is crucial for bosses. For the quickest way to 200/200, make sure to defeat every boss in your first playthrough. You have two other moves, creating a Rainbow Shield and Rainbow Jump which each have their own achievements but are not entirely important otherwise.
Step #1: Story Mode
The Story Mode has ten areas with ten bosses. You can choose to fight the boss or jump higher and avoid the fight. For achievements sake, fight and defeat all of them. You can use continues and it doesn’t need to be in one sitting. Defeating all ten bosses is the only way to get the final boss and the “Happy Ending” achievement.
Now, starting out in the first area, you can get “Acrobatic Feats” and “Better Safe than Sorry” within a minute or two. Simply jump than make a rainbow in mid-air and land on that rainbow. Then, find the first tank you see and hold
to deflect his attack for the latter achievement. With those two out of the way, you can concentrate on getting to 1,000m without getting hit for “First Step” and “Invincible”. If you feel you can’t beat the boss without getting hit, than in this instance, skip the battle. You will need to beat all ten though eventually.
Working your way up, work on your chains and collecting diamonds for “Superjump” and “Help From a Comet.” Build up your rainbow jump to Level 7 and collect all 7 diamonds to get these two.
Step #2: Happy Ending
To obtain the good ending, you need to defeat all the bosses in the ten areas. When you beat the last boss, a final battle with the Crimson King awaits. During this battle, you can get three achievements total. You will be fighting at 10,000m, but you will need to climb on rainbows up and off the screen to achieve “Take it to the Limit” at 10,500m. Now quit making rainbows and fall back down 40m to get “Questionable Talent.” Obviously you will be falling much farther. Climbing this high will burn up a lot of time, so you may have to play the tenth boss again to get to the final boss. Use the strategy/video in the Achievement Guide
to defeat the Crimson King and get “Happy Ending.”
Step #3: Time Attack
You must play every area in the story to unlock all the areas in Time Attack. Play each area once for “Eager Challenger”, and defeat one of them in under a minute to get “Speedy Climber.” One minute is indeed quite difficult, so try it in the first area. Continually jump and make rainbows and climb quickly.
Step #4: Challenge Mode
One achievement lies in the Challenge Mode, where you don’t have continues. Defeat the bosses to get extra time and powerups to reach 5,000m, and “Halfway Point.” This is your half playthrough as mentioned in the Overview. Now that you have beaten Story Mode and played Time Attack this shouldn’t be too daunting.
Once you get the hang of things, the Achievements come rather easily. None of them are automatic, but at the end of the day it is an obtainable but satisfying 200.