The Game of Life
-Estimated achievement difficulty: 2/10
-Estimated time for 200
: 5-8 hours
-Minimum playthroughs: 10
-Missable Achievements: 0
-Unobtainable Achievements: 0
-Does difficulty affect achievements: No difficulty
-Cheats disable achievements: No cheats
-Glitchy achievements: 0
-Extra equipment needed: Windows Phone 7 or 8
The Game of Life is the classic board game that simulates a person's travels through his or her life, from college to retirement, with jobs, marriage, and possible children along the way. The player that accumulates the most wealth along the way is the winner. The game includes single player and pass-and-play multiplayer for up to 4 players. For a more in-depth review of the game from WPCentral, click HERE
.Currently the game is listed at $2.99 in the Windows Phone Store.
Step 1: Miscellaneous achievements
You should try to earn the 9 miscellaneous achievements in the game first. With some planning, you can get most of them out of the way in a couple of games. They are all best done when playing multiplayer (except "Dont Blame Me", which must be done in a solo game against the CPU) and are made easier by using the "Home Button" trick detailed below. You should have little trouble earning any of these, but they do require a tiny amount of luck.
Step 2: Grind to ten victories
This is the most tedious part of the game. You need to get a total of 10 victories. Luckily if you play pass-and-play multiplayer, every single game will count as a victory, even if the first player does not win.
Each Game of Life progresses very slow which makes this game a chore to play, most notably watching the spinner EVERY time to see how many spaces you have get to move. Fortunately, you only have to play 10 times and the miscellaneous achievements are not that difficult to obtain with a little planning.
THE "HOME BUTTON" TRICK: If you spin the wheel and land on a space that is bad or you do not want, hit the Home Button (Windows Button) immediately. Then relaunch the game again (from a tile or the Games Hub). Once in the game, there will be an option to continue the game. Do so and it will be at a point before your last turn. You can spin the wheel again to get a different number and avoid the tile you landed on previously.
MISCELLANEOUS ACHIEVEMENTS (9 for 145
The following 9 achievements are related to completing miscellaneous requirements and can be obtained in single player or pass-and-play multiplayer (except "Dont Blame Me" which must be done in a solo game).
Variety is the Spice of Life - 5
Change careers at least once in a single game.
This achievement is earned when you change careers for the first time. To make certain you earn this, when you get the chance to go to night school near the middle of the game, do so. After moving through the night school spaces, you will get the option to change careers or take a pay raise. Change careers and choose new one to earn this achievement.
There are also "bad" spaces you can land on where you will lose your job and be forced to choose another one. This will also unlock this achievement.
Family Values - 10
Win the game while having the most children.
You need to finish the game with the most wealth and have the most children. The player who wins MUST also have 4 or more children in their car (thanks to Evil Monkey for finding this out). This is somewhat of a glitch, but can easily be used following the method below. This will most likely come without even trying when going for the 10 wins as you will only have two players and the winner will have a 50% chance of having the most kids.
If you are having trouble, start a two player game and play about half way through. Use the "Home Button" trick mentioned in the beginning of the guide to make sure the player that wins also has the most children. If the player with less money lands on a baby tile or if the player with more money lands on a bad tile that will cost money, redo the turn.
Gold Plated - 10
Win a game with over $2,000,000 of wealth.
You need to finish a game with you player's grand wealth total coming to more than $2,000,000. This can be tricky to get. Fortunately, you can use the "Home Button" trick to redo any turn where your player loses money.
Play a multiplayer game with two players. Take both of them to college and try to get the Doctor career, as it is the highest paying. Then just play the game. Anytime you land on a space where you lose money or lose you job, redo the turn. Also, anytime the other player lands on a blue space that would sue you, redo the turn as well. With these tips, you should have no problem getting this achievement. You can try to get $2,000,000 with either of the players.
Don't Blame me! - 15
Beat another player who is nominated to be sued in a lawsuit.
This is the only achievement that must be done in a SOLO GAME
. It first requires that a CPU player lands on a blue-colored space and sues you. Then you must play an Exemption card to get out of being sued. Exemption cards are received at the beginning of the game when you choose your three Share the Wealth cards. Just start up a 2-player game against the CPU and make sure you get an Exemption card at the beginning of the game. Then just play through the game normally and hope the CPU lands on a blue space.
Top of the World - 15
Be a Doctor and own the Mansion House.
Work towards getting this achievement when grinding the ten victories with 2-player games. Send both of your players to college and hope one of them gets the Doctor career. If neither does, you can just restart the game. Play through the game all the way, making sure not to lose your job or switch careers with your Doctor. Then, when the option comes to buy your second house, purchase the Mansion. It costs $800,000, but you can take out a loan to get it if need be. The achievement will unlock right away.
NOTE: Only one player can buy the mansion per game.
MVP - 20
Be an Athlete and own the Mansion House.
Work towards getting this achievement when grinding the ten victories with 2-player games. Do not go to college with both of your players and hope one of them gets the Athlete career. If neither does, you can just restart the game. Play through the game all the way, making sure not to lose your job or switch careers with your Athlete. Then, when the option comes to buy your second house, purchase the Mansion. It costs $800,000, but you can take out a loan to get it if need be. The achievement will unlock right away.
NOTE: Only one player can buy the mansion per game.