Guide By: xandermacleod
There are 5 achievements with a total of 200 points.
-Estimated achievement difficulty: 3/10
-Offline: 5/5 (200)
-Approximate amount of time to 200: 4-5 hours
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: One, plus replays if necessary.
-Number of missable achievements: None.
-Do cheat codes disable achievements? No known cheat codes.
-Does difficulty affect achievements? No.
-Glitchy achievements? No.
-Unobtainable achievements? No.
-Extra equipment needed? Windows Phone 7 and game download ($3.49 CAD, $2.99 USD).
This is a simple yet extremely fun game involving building towers by dropping the next piece on top of the tower. There are only five achievements to be earned in these game, each giving you a reasonable 40.
There are multiple game modes although only two are required for earning achievements: Board Game and Quick Game. Try to drop the blocks as accurately as possible or your tower will start to sway making it harder to accurately drop blocks.
There are powerups that can be used to freeze the tower's sway, grant an extra life, add a combo multiplier or add fifty happiness to the tower. Pressing the combo symbol on the right hand side (if available) will trigger the combo block which will have the four symbols corresponding to the four powerups cycling. You can choose what powerup you want; when you press the screen to drop the block the powerup will be set as whatever it was when you tapped it.
You start each tower with three lives, one of which will be lost each time you miss with a block. Lose all your lives in Board Game mode and your tower will be placed on the board unfinished, lose all your lives in Quick Game and you will have to start over from the beginning or previous checkpoint.
In Board Game your goal is to rebuild a portion of Manhattan while trying to achieve a set amount of happiness in your towers. There are five different areas to build in, each one unlocking after completion of the previous area. For "Super Hero" you will need to get a gold medal in each area, achieved by reaching the happiness goal provided at the start of each area. You will have a deck of cards from which one card will be drawn each turn. These cards will allow you to build a new tower, upgrade a tower, free up new land, attempt a challenge, add happiness to your city, etc. You will unlock Super Hero and Super Challenger in this game mode.
Freedom to build the biggest tower you can reaching checkpoints along the way to save your progress so that you can retry if you lose all your lives. Powerups are available in this game mode as well. You will unlock No, Thanks!, Perfectionist and Total Euphoria in this game mode.
Overall this game should not give you too much trouble although you may find yourself replaying areas in Board Game to get the gold medal in each.
[x360a would like to thank xandermaceod for this Road Map]
|Build a 200-block high tower in Quick Game without Power Ups.|
Play in a Quick Game and begin building your tower. You can do this one of two ways. You can use powerups and after reaching your 200-block milestone, die and reload at the last checkpoint. Or, you can choose not to use powerups at all, just be careful not to accidentally tap the powerup symbol. Both of these methods unlock the achievement.
|Drop 15 blocks perfectly in a row|
It is easiest to do this in Quick Game although there is no reason you can't do it while playing Board Game. The best way to do this, unless you want to try potentially hundreds of times, is to drop the first block as far to the left or right as possible, basically at the highest point of the block's swing. Do this with each subsequent block and they should land perfectly. With this method, expect to get the achievement in just a few tries.
|Win all challenges in Board Game mode|
Do not confuse this with Challenge Mode! As you progress through Board Game mode certain cards will give you the option of completing a challenge. The challenges involve building x-block high towers in x seconds or renovating x-block high towers in x-seconds (slide the blocks left and right to make the building vertical during renovation). By my count there were ten different challenges prior to the achievement unlocking.
|Get Golden Medal in all Areas|
In Board Game mode you must get a gold medal in all five areas. Each area has a different happiness target you must reach or surpass. The target is clearly indicated. There are four different types of towers to build:
|Gather 6000 Happiness in one single tower|
In Quick Game, build a tower with a total of 6000 happiness. Keep in mind that you can reload at a checkpoint if you lose all your lives without an penalty to your overall happiness.
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