Guide By: ThePumpkinKing
There are 12 achievements with a total of 200 points.
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|Smasher of Zombies||25|
|Beat the game on normal or ninja difficulty.|
Unless you enjoy torturing yourself, do yourself a favor and play on Normal to earn this achievement. There's no need to punish yourself until it's absolutely necessary (Samurai Mode).
First off, I'd recommend playing through the game on Easy. You won't earn this achievement, but you will get yourself comfortable with how the game works. You'll know what combos do the best damage. You'll be ready to face the bosses on Normal. Best of all, you'll be able to collect all of the weapons, psycho picks, and farm spirals for spending because everything you've bought/found/upgraded on easy carries over to higher difficulties. This will make a play of Normal mode much easier.
In short, a few things to make note of:
-Play on Easy to build up your Dishwasher (upgrades, continues, healing items.)
-Always remember to make proper use of the evade buttons to get yourself out of tight spots. Hold , and move the in any direction with the shift blade. left or right with any other weapon. Alternatively, you can use the independently as well.
-Make good use of context sensitive kills. These are the kills you perform using the (clean kill), (messy kill), and with the chainsaw, the button. These are your only chance of recovering magic and health between vendors/levels. In later levels, you will need to make use of them whenever possible.
-Make good use of your button. It deals good damage to both enemies and bosses. When used properly, it moves you out of harms way quickly.
-PRACTICE! This game is NOT easy. You will die. Often. So, play around with different combos and weapons to find the ones that best suit your style of play. Fight the bosses on the Easy difficulty to learn their attack patterns.
|The Peter Moore Achievement||8|
|Pay homage to one of our generation's greatest rock performances ever.||(3)|
This achievement is can first be earned on the "St. Crux Cemetary" level. At the start, head to the right. Keep heading right through the first six screens until you come to a screen with a guitar. While standing next to the guitar, hit the button. This will start the guitar minigame. Now, simply press the xbox guide button on your controller (no guitar controller is required) to unlock the achievement.
|Got the Hat||40|
|Beat the game on Samurai difficulty.||(5)|
This achievement will test you. Samurai difficulty is as unforgiving as it is relentless. Not everyone will have what it takes to beat it. Enemy attacks deal much more damage to you than they do on Normal and you do less damage to them. Stronger enemies from later in the game start showing up right from the first level and bosses start showing up from the start of the third stage. To your advantage, you've already beaten story mode at least once - twice if you took my advice - and you should've finished arcade mode by now as well. So you've got a grasp of how to deal with everything headed your way.
-Play on Easy to build up your Dishwasher (upgrades, continues, healing items). Healing items and continues are staple to Samurai difficulty. You will both need them and use them. Often. So when you're running low, try to finish up whatever level you're on. Then drop back down to Easy to farm more Spirals ("Cam Lobby" is a good place to go for this. You'll net roughly 100+ Spirals for every 3-5 minute run of the level.)
-Always remember to make proper use of the evade buttons to get yourself out of tight spots. Hold , and move the in any direction with the shift blade. left or right with any other weapon. Alternatively, you can use the independently as well. This leads me to:
-Use your Shift Blade often! This weapon will be you best defense on Samurai Difficulty. There will be several times where you'll find yourself surrounded by more enemies than you should try taking on from the ground. So use the Shift Blade's evasion to teleport to the top of the screen, as well as back and forth between enemies, using a hit and run strategy to thin their ranks.
-Make good use of context sensitive kills. These are the kills you perform using the (clean kill), (messy kill), and with the chainsaw, the button. These are your best, and only chance of recovering magic and health between vendors/levels. On Samurai Difficulty, you will need to make use of them at every possible opportunity.
-Make good use of your button. Spamming the button is actually safer and more effective than some of the combos in the game in certain situations. Especially with weapons like the Shift Blade and Kama. It deals out good damage to both enemies and bosses. And when used properly, it moves you out of harms way quickly.
-Make good use of the exit game feature. Sounds odd, sure, but if you're running low on magic or continues at the start of a new level, you can exit the game and restart the level with everything refilled.
-Throwing your enemies! If you manage to throw an enemy to the ground from the top of the screen, you'll be rewarded with a few bonus hearts for your trouble.
-PRACTICE! This game is NOT easy. And you will die. Often. So play around with different combos and weapons to find the ones that best suit your style of play. Fight the bosses on the Easy difficulty to learn their attack patterns.
Now for the really easy way to beat Samurai Difficulty! - Single player Co-op!
Obviously, you need two controllers to do this. Now, with the second controller, you can simply press the at any time during the game to drop in and play as the shadow. The best part about this is that the Shadow/Guitar characters can die... But they respawn infinitely. So have a buddy take controller one and keep the dishwasher at the top of the screen using the shift technique, or (if you don't have one) grab a rubberband and position the so that it's pulled upward on the controller. Now, grab the second controller and tear everything apart as the Shadow. Dying isn't a problem as I said, because you always come back. So, what are you waiting for? Have at it!
|The First Encounter||10|
Story Related. Cannot be missed.
You will earn this achievement by beating the Horse Rider on the first level of the game, "Foghorn Cafe."
|The Black Book Achievement||11|
|Earn 100 million points in an Arcade level.||(3)|
This achievement can be earned on several of the arcade levels as well as the "Dish Challenge." I personally earned it on "The Killing Yard" with practice and by keeping a combo going throughout the level, but there are much easier ways. Others have earned it on "Robot Rampage" by spamming the button back and forth from one side of the screen to the other (I earned over 200 million by doing this on Xbox Live co-op). Then there's always any of the later levels with a level 2 (or higher) chainsaw. With the chainsaw equipped, holding on the and pushing results in a devastating attack that will land an average of 30 hits on each enemy you hit with it. Chaining this move back and forth between enemies is by far the best way to consistently rack up a high scores. Good levels to try this on include are "Enter the Catacombs" and "Skyscraper!", although I'm sure there are several others after those.
Past that, there are always the Arcade leaderboards. Look for any levels where scores over the 100 million mark are relatively common.
|Smash Your TV||13|
Story Related. Cannot be missed.
You will earn this achievement by beating the Sinthesis A.I. on the final level of the game, "Cam Core."
|Complete St. Crux Cemetery using only the Chainsaw.|
In order to do this achievement, you'll need to find the chainsaw, which you won't do the first time through St. Crux, so don't even worry about it. The chainsaw is found half way through the "L'Opera Dramatique" level later in the game after beating the pumpkinhead boss. After you've killed him, finish the level (to save the item to your inventory) and head back to St. Crux. Equip the chainsaw, run through the level with it and the achievement will unlock.
|The Brutal Achievement||10|
|Do 10 wall slams in one combo.|
You should be able to earn this achievement easily on the first level. To do it, all you need to do is slam an enemy into the wall 10 times during the same combo. With the cleavers equipped, simply hit , . The Dishwasher will kick the enemy into the wall. Do this to the same enemy 10 times and the achievement will unlock.
|Kill You Seven Times||14|
|Air juggle an enemy for 10 seconds.|
Best done on the arcade level, "Night at the Opera." It's the first level with bullet time. Move to the center of the room and start performing aerial combos with the Shift Blade (hold , spam ). This will knock enemies directly up into the air. The achievement should pop after knocking up the first couple of enemies. If it doesn't, just keep at it, and eventually it will.
|Get 21 kills without getting hit once.|
Best earned on the "St. Crux Cemetary" level. At the beginning of the level, head right to the second screen. Drop down and zombies will start popping out of the ground. Kill 21 of them with quick combos, without getting hit to unlock the achievement.
|Master of Arcade Dishwashing||15|
|Complete Arcade mode.||(1)|
First and foremost, I need to make it clear that you must beat the final level of Arcade mode in Single Player (and supposedly local co-op as well.) You currently cannot earn it on Xbox Live due to certain issues that are currently being worked on by the game's developer.
That said, here are a few suggestions:
- Partner Up! You can play the first 49 missions with a friend locally, or over Xbox Live. So do it!
- Set the difficulty to Beginner. It's hard enough as is. No need to make it any harder.
- Make good use of your button. It deals good damage to both enemies and bosses. And when used properly, it moves you out of harms way quickly.
- Know what you're dealing with. Several of the levels can be finished in one go. Many cannot. And on those levels, you'll need to work together with your partner to figure out the best way to deal the enemies and bosses you have to fight.
- PRACTICE! As I said, knowing what you're dealing with, and how to deal with it will decide how far you'll make it through Arcade mode. So play around with different combos and weapons to find the ones that best suit your style of play.
|And You Will Know Us...||13|
|Impale 13 freaks.|
Your first encounter with the freaks will be during "L'Opera Dramatique." Freaks are the enemies that carry a silver hook in each hand. In order to impale a freak, you must beat them down until they are sparking (a button prompt appears over their head). When this happens, walk up to them and hit the button. The Dishwashwer will impale them on their own weapon. You'll need to do this 13 times. Now, there are not enough of them to earn the achievement on this level, but there will be plenty more of them in the following levels to do this. So, I'd suggest just playing through the levels as you normally would. Eventually, the achievement will unlock.
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