Guide By: K4rn4ge
There are 12 achievements with a total of 200 points.
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 5/10
- Offline: 11 (190)
- Online: 1 (10)
- Approximate amount of time to 200: 7-12 hours depending on skill (and sometimes, luck)
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1 Campaign, 1 Endurance
- Number of missable achievements: Been There, Shot That, One Shot, Thrice The Score and The Things I've Seen- it is considerably difficult to miss the other achievements whilst completing Campaign/Endurance
- Do cheat codes disable achievements?: No cheats
- Does difficulty affect achievements?: No Difficulty Settings
- Glitchy achievements: None!
- Unobtainable achievements: None!
- Extra equipment needed?: None!
Even inexperienced players to dual-stick shooters should have little difficulty with the first half of campaign. The difficulty is cranked up around level 60 however, and the final boss battle in particular is rather devilish with one x360a poster taking 3 hours to beat him. Thankfully the power-ups in the game are considerably powerful and most levels can be "lucked out" if you find them early enough, so this is an attainable 200 for even the most novice players providing they have the patience required.
Welcome to the Rocket Riot Roadmap. The achievements for this game are very straightforward, mainly because they are for the most part accumulative over total play rather than asking you to do something in one level. With that said, let's have a quick mention of the three most likely missable achievements so that we can improve our chances of popping them early.
Been There, Shot That can and should be picked up as soon as possible, and is only missable in the sense that you don't generally want to pick up power-downs. For the first stages in the game which are very simplistic, try to farm for the five different red power-downs so that you don't need to pick them up on later levels where there's more enemies flying about. A list of all the power-ups in the game can be found on Rocket Riot's website, HERE.
One Shot, Thrice The Score has its own specific level that makes it a breeze, and I would recommend not completing the level until it's popped because I don't think I fulfilled the requirements of it anywhere else in my normal playthrough. On level 18, "The Pirate Machine," simply do not destroy the Machine as instructed but the scenery to the left of the conveyor belt. Look for a triple rocket power-up and once you have one, shoot at an angle in order to hit three of the infinitely respawning, immobile Davybots simultaneously. The Davybots cannot hurt you until they reach a certain point on the conveyor, so if you aren't finding the power-up remember to shoot them before they start to fight back (credit and a big thanks goes to jackcos for this method).
I have read a few people have completed both Campaign and Endurance, but still needed more characters for The Things I've Seen - my guess is this is because the characters were killed by the AI's rockets rather than your own. The easiest method of fixing this is to have a boosting partner pick the character you need and then kill them off in a deathmatch, unlocking that character in your game as well; this is why we have left Go Forth And Multiplay for the final achievement, although thankfully it seems to be pretty rare to have any characters remaining in the first place.
Step 1: Campaign Mode
Here we are going to simply play through the 80 levels in the game, building up our total kills and blocks destroyed. Be sure to keep track of which power-ups you need to get Been There, Shot That (activate them with to be on the safe side) and try to collect all the red power-downs in the first few levels because they can often spell automatic death if picked up on the later ones. It is very hard to miss the achievements in this game, I had both I'll Show You Fits Of Rage and You're Like Some Kind Of Robot before even reaching the first boss on level 10. Just try to be high up in the map to increase your chances of long shots hitting things (because they'll be falling the whole map if they missed their lateral target) and be aggressive during the easy levels because it is honestly hard to die/you have unlimited lives.
Once you reach level 18, "The Pirate Machine," use the method mentioned in the introduction to get One Shot, Thrice The Score. After that you won't receive another achievement until levels 61-69, where we will kill our 50th solder for On A Gamer's Diet. This is definitely impossible to miss due to the amount of enemies in the game. You would have to go out of your way to have the AI kill each other to miss getting 50 of any type (at which point it would unlock playing Endurance).
I personally picked up Natural Born Gamer and One Meeellion Blocks in the final theme's stages, so it's best to not worry about these achievements at all because there's still Endurance mode left if you were skilled enough to get through the game without dying enough times to unlock them in Campaign!
A quick word on the game's bosses; everyone will have their own methods of beating these, but I found the absolute easiest method to be running away from them whilst shooting the scenery to find powerups. Triple rockets and rapid fire in particular completely overwhelm most bosses, so if you're having trouble beating them through strafing you can grind out a "lucky run" and kamikaze them. The final boss is still quite beastly for a lot of players as he can take up to four power-up assaults, but as long as you have enough patience to grind out that "lucky run", you'll be able to do it whatever the skill level. If things get too frustrating, you can skip straight to step 2 and improve your skills at the game, coming back to the later levels of Campaign afterward.
Step 2: Endurance/Co-op mode
This is really easy compared to completing Campaign mode because despite it being called Endurance, you still have infinite lives. As such, the only thing you need is time on your side. It took me less than two hours to reach level 50 and I was chatting on online messenger programs paying little attention during the run, so this is a very minor timesink that can also be done in co-op to make the time pass. It is worth noting that there are characters in Endurance that do not appear in Campaign, I believe I unlocked The Things I've Seen at around level 30.
Step 3: Go Forth and Multiplay and Clean-up
The only online achievement for the game is a very forgiving one; you do not even have to win the match to unlock the achievement. If you're still missing The Things I've Seen, locate the locked character's silhouette on the Customize Character screen, and find a boosting partner who can select that character for you to shoot. I hosted a match, left it waiting and found someone within ten minutes, so the game's community might still be active for anyone who does not like to arrange a boosting partner.
I highly doubt it's possible to get through both Campaign and Endurance and still not have One Meeellion Blocks even if you haven't died once, but if this is the case then simply pick one of the first levels and farm power-ups to blow chunks out of the landscape until it unlocks.
Outside of Two Thumb Master, this game's achievements are very easily obtained just by playing over a period of time. For anyone wanting more than 180 it is possible that some grinding will be required and some frustration experienced (84 deaths on the final boss for myself), but for skilled players or those with experience of the genre should find themselves clearing through the game (7 deaths on the final boss by another x360a poster) in about seven hours with relative ease.
[x360a would like to thank Didi Mau for this Road Map]
|Go Forth And Multiplay||10|
|Go to multiplayer in the menu, and select Xbox LIVE. It doesn't matter how high you get ranked.||(2)|
|The only Xbox Live online achievement in the game and it is very simple. Simply do a quick match in player or ranked. After the game ends (win or lose) you will get this easy achievement.|
|Nice Beating You||10|
|Play single player campaign mode and reach level 10. Defeat Blockbeard to unlock this achievement.|
|You will get this achievement after you beat the 10th stage of single player campaign mode. The 10th level is your first boss fight, but no specific strategy is really needed.|
|One Meeellion Blocks||10|
|Destroy a total of 1.000.000 blocks. All blocks you destroyed from all levels are counted.|
|This really isn't as bad as it sounds. In this game, every pixel is a block. You will be blasting literally thousands of pixels every level. After I beat Endurance Level 50 and all 80 Single Player levels, I had just over 900,000 blocks destroyed so that should give you an estimate of how long it will take. Only a bit of grinding is needed to get 1 mil blocks destroyed. Any modes count and if you want to get it quickly, always try to get the big rocket powerups and destroy the landscape.|
|I'll Show You Fits Of Rage||15|
|In any level, online or offline, kill 20 enemies within one minute to unlock this achievement.|
|You could get this achievement in any level, any mode, and online or off but I find it works best in Endurance mode. You won't be able to do it right away because the first few levels don't even have 20 enemies but when you get to one that does, immediately locate any green power-ups (specifically the rapid-fire rocket, big rocket, homing rocket, or triple rocket). Even if you only get one of these the whole match, you should be able to easily get 20 kills in less than a minute - your power-up lasts a reasonable amount of time, and even if it runs out, using your regular rocket can take care of the last few stragglers.|
|You're Like Some Kind Of Robot||15|
|Kill a total of 50 enemies with a longshot. All longshots through the entire game are counted.|
|Once again, any level/mode is fine. All you need to do is to get 50 cumulative longshot kills. A longshot is when you push the right stick in a direction but don't let go right away (DON'T simply flick the - that would be a short shot). When you do this successfully, it will fire your rocket far. I think you also need to be a decent distance away from your target but you will know you got one if it says longshot in red text on the screen.|
|Been There, Shot That||15|
|Use all 20 power-ups in the game, including the red power-downs. The tutorial level doesn't count.|
|First let me briefly reiterate what is in the achievement description: The tutorial level does NOT count. You need to get each of the power ups (green, yellow, blue) AND power downs (red) from any other levels in the game. It is cumulative so as long as you simply pick up every power-up you come across, you will get the achievement early in the game. There are 20 in all.|
|Two Thumb Master||20|
|Play through all 80 single player levels successfully to unlock this achievement.|
|After completing the single player campaign which consists of 80 stages (10 of which are boss fights), you will get this achievement. Also note that you CAN save your game in this mode and always replay any level you have completed or move on to try the next level you are up to. (Also see "General Tips section).|
|On A Gamer's Diet||20|
|Shoot 50 zombies, 50 robots, 50 pirates and 50 soldiers. All levels online and offline count.|
|You simply need to kill 50 of each (robots, pirates, zombies, and soldiers) in any mode and you will get this achievement.|
|Natural Born Gamer||20|
|Kill 5000 enemies throughout the game to unlock this achievements.|
|Once again, you can get this achievement in any level/mode online or off. The achievement will unlock when your lifetime total of kills reaches 5000. I played through level 50 in Endurance mode and then more than halfway through the campaign mode, I had 5000 kills so you will most likely get it without any extra grinding. Kills are obviously much easier/quicker to get in campaign or endurance against the AI as opposed to online human adversaries.|
|The Things I've Seen||20|
|Kill all different types of enemies in Rocket Riot to unlock this achievement.||(1)|
|I am pretty sure this achievement will unlock when you kill the last enemy type that appears on the last single player campaign level (80). That is when I got the achievement, although I did complete Endurance mode before Campaign. Still, I am almost positive you will get this at level 80 since campaign has way more varieties of enemies than endurance. If you kill characters in multiplayer, you WILL unlock that character and it will count towards the "The Things I've Seen" achievement. Therefore, you can see what characters you are missing and have a friend who has all of them choose that character in multiplayer. Then kill that character to add him/her to your roster.|
|You Can Handle The Riot||20|
|Play endurance or co-op with friends, and beat level 50 to unlock this achievement.|
|This achievement can be done in either single player endurance mode or local cooperative mode. Yes, unfortunately there is no online co-op. Even though some later levels get fairly challenging, you can always retry the stage as many times as you need to. You need to beat level 50 and the achievement will unlock (and can then quit out afterwards). If you do have some friends around, this achievement would probably be easier in co-op as it allows 2-4 players. I haven't tested this method yet but if they don't add in extra enemies to match the amount of players, this would be the recommended way of obtaining this achievement.|
|One Shot, Thrice The Score||25|
|Kill 3 enemies with one shot.|
|There may be more than one way of getting this achievement but I found that the most efficient way is to get a triple shot power-up. It is one of the green power-ups. Do this on a level with a lot of enemies instead of concentrating on just 3 - you will obviously improve your chances greatly. After pressing to use the power-up, simply hold the right stick in the direction your targets are and shoot a longshot (see "You're Like Some Kind of Robot" achievement for more info on how to execute a longshot). Even if you don't get it right away, your power-up lasts awhile and you can keep trying. If all else fails, you can probably set up an online boosting match with four people where they take turns getting the achievement.|
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