Guide By: CrustyDirtDemon
There are 50 achievements with a total of 1000 points.
Step 1 - Cheats:
Unlimited turbo is the most useful and will make winning events much easier. You will unlock all the modes and tracks as you play so that is not really neccessary and laser guided aim is more a preference. Use what you like though.
Step 2 - C.H.R.O.M.E. playthrough:
At the start of each race, you have the opportunity to get a "Perfect Start". This is accomplished by pressing as fast as possible. Tip the controller up and use your index/pointer finger to rapidly tap the button. Alternatively, you can use a turbo controller to get this with ease although I did all 40 without one so it is not a necessity. You need to get 40 perfect starts throughout the course of the game, so always try to get one to help minimize the amount of grinding you have to do later.
As you play through the levels, you need to pay attention and be on the lookout for 2 specific types of events in particular: Survival and Hunter. You need to get a gold medal on any one of the Survival levels and a gold medal on ALL Hunter levels. On every other event, as long as you get at least a bronze, there is no reason to replay that level in story mode anymore (unless you want to). So all you need is, all golds on Hunter mode, 1 gold on Survivor mode and bronze on everything else. If you don't get the medal you are trying for, just replay the level until you do or you can come back via level select later. The medal you currently have is displayed on the level select screen.
If you read through the achievement list ahead of time, you will also be able to work on specific actions like air time, tricks, drafting, kills, etc... Some of these achievements are cumulative while others require a certain amount of actions to be completed within a single event. Consult the achievement guide for specifics.
There are also achievements relating to the 20 Spy Points and going to specific sections of the tracks. You can work on them now if you'd like but I'd recommend just worring about getting your required medals to finish story mode and come back for anything you may have missed in free play. Just playing through story mode will take you 6-7 hours depending on skill.
Step 2 - Arena Mode:
Step 3 - Disruptor Mode:
Once "Disruptor Interrupter" is out of the way, let player 2 just sit there and use player 1 to pick up the disruptor and deliver it to the enemy base. After the 5th delivery, the base will be destroyed. Restart the event and destroy the base 6 more times to finish off this mode. This step should take 30-45 minutes.
Step 4 - Mop Up:
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|Jump over an airplane's wings 3 times in Airport Arena.||(1)|
During the “Airport Arena” Hunter event, there will be two airplanes on opposite sides of each other. There are ramps to the left and right of the each plane's wings. Build up some “Turbo” and drive up the ramp using your “Turbo” and be sure the press the button to jump. If enough speed and height is obtained you will clear the plane's wing. Repeat two times. This can be done in Free Play as well.
|JAM YOUR GEARS||10|
|Drive through 10 fruit stands in Italy Arena.|
During the “Italy Arena” Hunter event, simply drive through 10 of the wooden fruit stands scattered through out the event. There are more than 10 so no need to worry. This can be done in Free Play as well.
|Use the island as a shortcut in Casino Tour.||(1)|
During the “Casino Tour” Event and shortly after the start of the race, on your left side there will be a small raised piece of land that has “Gas Can Turbo pick ups” on it. Simply jump from the road to the “Island” and then back to the road. This can be done in Free Play as well.
|Collect 3 bonus batteries in a single Survival Mission.|
During Survival events, you will drive through a purple barrier. Doing so will spawn purple batteries. Drive through all that spawn in a row, and after driving through the last one, a large battery will appear. Drive through this, and now repeat two more times for the achievement.
|MAKE THEM QUAKE||25|
|Hit any opponent 2 times with the Satellite Quake weapon.||(2)|
This must be on the same opponent. To make this easy, start up a Free Play hunter or arena event with 2 controllers. Before starting the event, select "Weapons" and choose the “Satellite Quake” as the weapon choice. Start the event, grab the power up and use it on your second controller and then repeat once more.
|Bash 15 Lemons in Hunter Mode.||(1)|
The lemons are all the cars that are spawned during the Hunter events, except the “Explosive Truck” and the special enemies that spawn on the 4th and 5th wave. You must bash 15 in one event. The green cars are the easiest lemons to destroy. Simply drive near a lemon, and push left or right on the in the appropriate direction to perform a side bash. If you hit the car it will explode. 14 more lemons to go.
If you don't get this while playing through the game normally, you can reload C.H.R.O.M.E. Clearance Level 6, "Return to the Rig". Use the unlimited turbo cheat to get around quickly and just focus on side bashes only. You should have plenty of time to get the 15 that are required.
|In Disruptor Mode, destroy the opponent's base.|
See "Special Delivery".
|Tip 3 tractors in a single Canyon Run, Timberline Sprint event or Radiator Springs Arena.||(3)|
During any of these 3 events, there will be a section along the race where there are tractors. Some are moving and three are sleeping. Drive into the three sleeping ones to tip them over. This can be done in Free Play as well.
|Drift on a drift strip for a continuous 6 seconds in a single event.||(2)|
To drift, press and hold the button. The drift strips are the blue arrowed spots on the tracks; later levels have fairly long drift strips. Alternatively, you can just drive as slow as possible while still being able to drift, and slide through a strip without veering off the blue arrows. The achievement pops immediately once you drifted for the required 6 seconds.
In Free Play, you can load up the "Airport Arena" Hunter event. This level has a continuous circular drift strip that you can slowly drift along to easily unlock this achievement. Just come in from the outside, release the gas and drift into the strip. Make minor steering corrections and you can slowly slide over a small portion of the circle for much more time than is required.
|Drive through 6 hedge sculptures in the Castle Courtyard in Hyde Tour.||(2)|
During the “Hyde Tour” Race event, after driving through the second “park like area” you will turn right into area that has statues on the left and right. In this are there are two raised platforms with a hedge sculpture shaped like a car on each of them. Drive and jump through them to destroy them. These will respawn, so you can just reverse, and repeat two more times, or just make sure to hit them again on the next two laps of your race. This can be done in Free Play as well.
|Drive through 15 lamp posts in London Arena.|
During the “London Arena” Hunter event, simply drive through 15 lamp post. You need to smash the small ones, not the really large lamp posts. There are a few more than the 15 needed and the map is tiny, so they area all easy to spot. This can be done in Free Play as well.
|SHARE THE SPOTLIGHT||20|
|Grab the attention of the Trimaran spotlight 3 times in a single event.||(2)|
On the second available “Oil Rig” event, "Oil Rig Run", toward the end of a lap and slightly before the finish line, there will be spotlights moving left and right on the ground. Slow down and enter a spotlight and you will then be shot at by a boat. Just reverse and do this two more times. This can be done in Free Play as well.
|EYE IN THE SKY||20|
|Destroy 3 Lemons with the Satellite Quake weapon in a single Hunter Mission.|
Set up a Free Play Hunter Event on "Oil Rig Arena" and choose the “Satellite Quake” as the weapon. Now start the event, grab a power up and head over to where the cars spawn near the corners of the arena. When they start spawning, shoot the weapon and then press when the laser is near the enemies to detonate it. Alternatively, the green cars, will often gather in a cluster driving into each other. If 3 or more are in the group, you can launch your attack at them and get the achievement quite easily as well!
|NOTHING BUT AIR TRICKS||25|
|Complete 10 air tricks in a single event.||(1)|
Start a race and press the button to jump, followed by pressing any direction on . Pressing and holding right does a quick flat spin. Do this 9 more times before completing the event. This can be done in any mode and as early as the tutorial.
|Use 15 turbos in a single event|
Turbo is gained by drifting, jumping through environment objects, doing tricks, etc... Turbo is used by pressing . Simply use 15 boosts in one event. This becomes very simple with unlimited turbo!
|READY, SET, GO!||10|
|Get a perfect Quick Start.||(3)|
See "Eat My Dust".
|Unlock 49 badges and crests.||(8)|
The badges and crest are your actual achievements. So once you've unlocked your 49th achievement, you will also unlock this achievement netting you the 1K!!!! You will get the respective achievement upon reaching the milestones of 10, 20, 30, 40 and finally 49 awards. Your progress on all the achievements, including how far you have progressed in each of them, can be found by selecting "Awards" from the main menu.
|Drive through 100 breakable objects in a single event.||(3)|
As it states, drive through 100 objects in one event. This can be done really easily on the fist Tokyo race. Just drive as slow as needed to destroy all breakable objects in sight. Objects will respawn after a short period of time and with every lap. Also you could do it on the street signs as they respawn within 2-3 seconds of destroying one. Either way, this is very short and simple!
|WORLD'S BEST BACKWARDS DRIVER||20|
|Drive backwards for a total of 60 seconds in a single event.||(1)|
Press down on the stick to begin driving backwards. The controls will be reversed while driving backwards. This must be done in one event, however it is cumulative. You don’t need to have 60 seconds of straight backwards driving, just 60 seconds total before finishing the event! You can do this as early as the tutorials if you wish.
|Gain access to the upper level of a skyscraper in Tokyo Arena.||(2)|
During the “Tokyo Arena” Hunter event, at the ends of the arena, there is a U-Turn shaped area. Here on your left and right there is a ramp. You will need to have at least one “Turbo” available. So build it up, and line your self up for the ramp. Hit your turbo, and if you got the appropriate speed and jump at the top of the ramp, you should just barely land on the very top of the building.
Below is a video from shoe478 for reference.
|Get a gold trophy in a single Survivor Mission.|
To obtain Gold on a survivor mission, you need to complete three laps without having your shield depleted. You regain shield power by destroying the chase vehicle and picking up what it drops. You can also recover energy by driving through the purple barriers and collecting the batteries. The first survivor mission is the easiest to obtain gold on so if you don't get it on your first try, restart the mission until you do. You can also come back and try again later via level select.
|DROP THE BOMB||10|
|Knock the Disruptor out of any opponent's grasp 5 times in a single Disruptor Challenge.|
See "Special Delivery" to combine this with the remaining Disruptor achievements.
Using a second controller, pick up the disruptor in the center of the “Oil Rig Arena” (or any arena for that matter). Now on your primary controller, side bash or use a power up to get the disruptor out of your second controller’s possession. Do this 4 more times during one event.
|Hop 20 times in a single event.|
Press the button 20 times during a single event. This can be done as early as the tutorials if you like.
|Earn 30 seconds of bonus time by destroying Lemons in a single Attack mode event.|
Bonus time is earned by destroying the lemons. This is really simple and most likely you will get this without realizing that you were even going for this achievement.
|Destroy 5 explosive trucks in a single Attack Mission.|
During any “Attack Mission”, explosive trucks will randomly spawn. On the first couple “Attack Missions” not enough will spawn. However in the later “attack mission” many will spawn. Alternatively, you can set up a Free Play Attack Event and set the Truck Frequency to HIGH. By doing this, you can grab this achievement even on the very first attack track in free play.
|Destroy 250 Lemons in Attack Mode.|
The lemons are the cars that you destroy in the attack events. This achievement is cumulative and counts the kills from C.H.R.O.M.E. attack missions as well as Free Play attack missions! Your progress on this achievement can be tracked by selecting "Awards" from the main menu.
|Hit the chase car 25 times with any weapon in Survival Mode.|
The "chase car" is the “Lemon” driving in front of you during the “Survival Missions”. Simply grab a power up, and shoot the car. This is cumulative and does not need to be done in one attempt! Your progress on this achievement can be tracked by selecting "Awards" from the main menu.
|Deliver the Disruptor 35 times in Disruptor Mode.|
We will do all 4 of the disruptor achievements at once. This a 2 player event and you will need to play this mode at least 7 times. Select "Oil Rig Arena" with the following settings:
Start the event and have player 2 pick up the disruptor, which should always spawn right in the middle of the arena. Park player 1 on a nearby weapon spawn point and just destroy player 2, causing him to drop the disruptor. Repeat 29 more times.
Once "Disruptor Interrupter" is out of the way, let player 2 just sit there and use player 1 to pick up the disruptor and deliver it to the enemy base. After the 5th delivery, the base will be destroyed. Restart the event and destroy the base 6 more times to finish off this mode. This whole process should take 30-45 minutes.
|AGENT - FIRST CLASS||30|
|Unlock any 40 badges or crests.|
See "Master Agent".
|LEADER OF THE TRACK||30|
|Get a gold trophy in all of the C.H.R.O.M.E. Hunter Missions.||(7)|
Hunter Missions consist of 5 waves and you can die as much as you want (although that will cost you the few seconds it takes to respawn). The goal here is to reach the target score by destroying enough enemies to obtain GOLD. The waves only last between 1-2 minutes. The secret to getting high enough score is getting combo kills. This will net you a multiplier and allow you to obtain Gold medals easier.
The basic combo is to find a group of 3 or 4 green cars and destroy them all at once. Another combo is to chain kills together. Speed is important here. After killing a car, you have just a few seconds to kill another one to continue the chain. You will know if you were fast enough because it will pop up an on-screen message. You can keep chaining kills for as long as possible. The final thing to consider is the type of enemy you kill is worth different amount of points. The purple, red and yellow cars are worth more than the green cars so stringing them into combos will add a lot of points to your score fast! And one last note, during the last minute or so of wave 5, Professor Z's helicopter will appear low enough for you to target and attack it. It has it's own symbol that is different from the rest so it it pretty easy to spot. Missiles or the Satellite Quake work well. Hitting the helicopter will add major points to your score.
There are a total of 6 C.H.R.O.M.E. Hunter missions and you can even replay them immediately if you don't get gold on your first try or you can come back to them via level select later. Here is a list of the levels and the number of points you need to reach gold:
|LOCK 'N' LOAD||10|
|Collect and use each type of weapon.||(3)|
There are a total of 10 different weapons, 9 of which can be selected in Free Play as your weapon choice. Also you will use these weapons throughout normal play of the game. There is only one weapon that has a rare frequency. In fact I only got it once throughout the entire game. This weapon will place a purple orb contained inside a metal object that spins on the top of your car. Once you press the button, it will emit a large purple/blue shockwave. This is the only weapon you can't actualy force to spawn in a free play event.
Being in last place will increase the chances of this spawning, since it's a power weapon and would usually never spawn if you are in the top 3 positions.
|INTERNATIONAL CAR OF MYSTERY||10|
|Get a bronze trophy or better in every C.H.R.O.M.E. mission.||(1)|
Simply get a bronze medal or better on all the C.H.R.O.M.E. events. This is third place in the races and the lowest possible medal score on the attack / hunter events. You can replay any event immediately if you don't get the medal on your first try or you can come back later via level select. If you are having trouble or don't want too much difficulty, use the unlimited turbo cheat to make getting a bronze easily obtainable. There are the tutorial levels and 6 Clearance Levels to complete. Each tier has 6 events.
|Spend 20 minutes in the air.|
Anytime you jump or launch from a ramp, time is counted toward this achievement. This is cumulative and counts across all play modes. Your progress on this achievement can be tracked by selecting "Awards" from the main menu. You should obtain this naturally while playing through the game.
|Collect 20 Spy Point Pick-ups.|
The spy pick ups are marked on the levels with a blue dot (when you are in their vicinity) and look like an open briefcase. There are only 20 in the whole game and there is only one per event area. They will be translucent on the map allowing you the see them from multiple angles through walls or objects. When selecting a C.H.R.O.M.E event, in the lower right of the screen, it will either say “Not yet found” or “Found”. You can pick them up while playing through story mode but if you are having trouble grabbing one, you can set up a Free Play event on the track you need to allow more time and less opponents. This will make it easier to drive / jump through them.
Also, after grabbing the Spy Point Pick Up, you can just quit out of the event and the game will save your progress and the collectible!!!!
Below is a video by shoe478 showing all 20 locations.
|Knock the disruptor out of 30 opponents' grasps in Disruptor Mode.|
See "Special Delivery".
|Drive 250 kilometers.|
Anytime you are moving in a car, time is counted toward this achievement. This is cumulative and counts across all play modes. Your progress on this achievement can be tracked by selecting "Awards" from the main menu. You should obtain this naturally while playing through the game.
|Take out 50 opponents in Arena Mode.||(1)|
Arena mode is the other achievement requiring 2 controllers. Start Free Play and choose Arena Event. Set it to the maximum amount to win and also pick the satellite quake weapon. Kill your second controller with your power up 50 times. This is cumulative so restart the event until you have it.
|AGENT - SECOND CLASS||25|
|Unlock any 30 badges or crests.|
See "Master Agent".
|BASH 'N' CRASH||10|
|Side bash 100 cars.|
While driving, pressing left or right on the stick in the appropriate direction of another vehicle, will perform a “Side Bash” attack. This is cumulative and counts across all play modes. Your progress on this achievement can be tracked by selecting "Awards" from the main menu.
|BULLDOZER IN A CHINA SHOP||25|
|Drive through 500 breakables.|
Any breakable object on the events count toward this total. This is cumulative and counts across all play modes. Your progress on this achievement can be tracked by selecting "Awards" from the main menu.
|Spend 5 minutes drafting cars.||(6)|
Drafting is performed by driving near the vehicle in front of you. If done properly, it will say "Drafting" in the bottom right corner of the screen. This is very easy and quick if you have a friend to help out with a second controller. It can be done during regular game play against the computer too. This is cumulative and counts across all play modes. Your progress on this achievement can be tracked by selecting "Awards" from the main menu.
|Drive through 17 street signs in a single Tokyo race.|
On all the “Tokyo” events, there will be large blue overhead street signs. Simply jump through and destroy these. The sign will respawn a few seconds after smashing one. So just Jump through one, reverse and repeat 16 more times!
|Collide 3 times with a landing aircraft in Runway Tour.|
During the “Runway Tour” Race event, you will find yourself on a runway with planes landing. When one is landing, either drive or jump into the plane. Either way, doing so will cause you to spin out. The planes constantly land here so you can just stay in the area and knock it out real quick. Must be done in one event! This can be done in Free Play as well.
|String together 5 tricks in a single jump.||(1)|
On the first Tokyo Race Event, there is one large jump. Really it's just a large hill that ends suddenly and can be found toward the middle of the course. Acquire some boost and jump at the peak of the ramp / hill. Now, press right on the stick quickly 5 times. This is the fastest trick to pull off.
|EAT MY DUST||20|
|Get 40 perfect Quick Starts.|
Before a race starts, at the bottom of your screen, it will say “REV”. Press as fast as you can and if you fill up all four turbo bars, that is a perfect start. You can get a perfect start, then just select restart and do it again and again. This is cumulative and counts across all play modes. Your progress on this achievement can be tracked by selecting "Awards" from the main menu.
To do this manually, you want to tip your controller vertically and use your index / pointer finger to rapidly press down on the trigger. It's not too difficult once you get the hang of it.
NOTE: A Turbo Controller will make quick work of this achievement, so use it if you got it!
|AGENT - FOURTH CLASS||10|
|Unlock any 10 badges or crests.|
See "Master Agent".
|AGENT - THIRD CLASS||20|
|Unlock any 20 badges or crests.|
See "Master Agent".
|IN YOUR FACE||30|
|Drive backwards for 15 minutes.||(3)|
Anytime you are driving backwards will count toward this achievement. To drive backwards push down on the stick. This is cumulative and counts across all play modes. Your progress on this achievement can be tracked by selecting "Awards" from the main menu.
|Perform 150 air tricks.|
To perform a trick, jump or launch yourself off a ramp and press any direction on the stick. This is cumulative and counts across all play modes. Your progress on this achievement can be tracked by selecting "Awards" from the main menu.
|Use turbo 250 times.|
You build turbo by drifting, jumping over objects, doing tricks, etc. Once you have built a reserve of turbo, press to use one block of it. This is cumulative and counts across all play modes. Your progress on this achievement can be tracked by selecting "Awards" from the main menu.
You can use the unlimited turbo cheat to make this even easier.
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