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Megaten
02-04-2010, 07:44 PM
Overview:
-Estimated achievement difficulty: 7/10 (depending on puzzle-game skill)
-Offline: 12 (200)
-Online: 0 (0)
-Approximate amount of time to 200http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.jpg: 5-20 hours (again, very dependent on skill)
-Minimum number of play-throughs needed: 2
-Number of missable achievements: None
-Do cheat codes disable achievements?: No
-Does difficulty affect achievements? No
-Glitchy achievements: Maybe (Ultimate Champion is still a little vague)
-Unobtainable achievements: No

Step #1: Fairy Godmother and Time Mode
As soon as you start the game up you'll be awarded a free 50http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.jpg achievement for your purchase of this game. Once you're at the menu, select Time Mode and being trying to get at least 50% completion on all stages during any of the time limits (3, 6 or 9 minutes). Each stage unlocks when you've gotten that minimum on the previous stage.

Step #2: Free Mode and Achievement Clean-up
Once your first play-through of Time Mode is complete, jump into Free Mode and load up each level for a second. This will get you the "Explorer" achievement. After this is done, you can jump between modes trying to get the various other achievements. What is likely to be the easiest spot for most achievements is in the 9 minute Time Mode. By playing here you're assuring that all the points you'd be earning while making quads will count towards your "Big Bucks" achievement. "Ultimate Champion" is most certainly going to be the toughest achievement to get in the game as mentioned before. Getting 100% coverage on all the maps when starting with only 3 minutes is no easy task. A fair bit of luck will help with getting 'better' blocks at the right time, so keep practicing and trying until this achievement is yours.

Conclusion:
Overall, Chime is a very fun puzzle/rhythm game with some cool music and engaging gameplay. Even though some will have trouble getting the full 200 on this thanks in large part to the "Ultimate Champion" achievement, it's still a worthwhile purchase even for us cheevie whores. That your money is going to a good cause should be motivation enough to pick up this clever little 5 dollar game.



http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/-T/YT/04CLiGJhbC9FFQUXXFJRbjE2L2FjaC8wLzEAAAAA5+fn-Dw25g==.jpg Fairy Godmother - 50http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.jpg - You've done a great thing and made the world a better place. Here's a little gift!
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This achievement will unlock as soon as you load up the game and create your save data.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/Ii/xw/1YCLiGJhbC9AFQUXXFJRbjE2L2FjaC8wLzQAAAAA5+fn+l8sOQ ==.jpg Quick Off the Blocks - 10http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.jpg - Create a quad before the beatline has made its first pass of the level.
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The basic idea of Chime is to create 'quads', block segments that are at least 3x3 blocks in size. Simply create a quad before the first beatline (the white line that scrolls over the board) passes through.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/28/fS/0ICLiGJhbC9HFQUXXFJRbjE2L2FjaC8wLzMAAAAA5+fn--3HwA==.jpg The Juggler - 5http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.jpg - Have 3 active quads onscreen at once.
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You must have 3 active quads going at once. An easy way to get this achievement is to go ahead and set up three near-complete quads next to each other that you'll be able to finish with one more shape each and finish them all in rapid succession.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/mT/F2/1ICLiGJhbC9MFQUXXFJRbjE2L2FjaC8wLzgAAAAA5+fn+1kxgg ==.jpg The Musician - 15http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.jpg - Find 6 different quad sounds on a level. Quads can be square, wide or tall, and either small or big.
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To get this achievement, you'll need to create 6 quads of varying sizes. Just jump into the first level on 9 minute Time Mode and take your time making quads of different heights and widths and this should pop easily enough. Some people are having trouble with this. I've seen someone else mention writing down a list of varying quad sizes (3x3, 3x4, 4x4, 5x6) and crossing them off as you go along. I agree this may help some who are having trouble with this. If you play in Free Mode or 9 minute mode enough this should come naturally without trying most likely, however.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/BN/2x/1oCLiGJhbC9CFQUXXFJRbjE2L2FjaC8wLzYAAAAA5+fn+Z7dHw ==.jpg The Beast - 10http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.jpg - Create a quad containing 80 cells or more.
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A 'cell' is just one of the blocks that make up the grid. All you need to do is make one quad that's 80 blocks total. One way to do this is again on the first level or two. Try to make a long quad that stretches from the left side of the grid to the right. By focusing only one one side, you'll make the quad easier to manage. It's a lot easier to only worry about filling 3 or 4 cells to continue your quad's timer vs. expanding both sides and needing to worry about more than that. You'll actually very likely get this achievement while trying to get "The Snake" achievement, as that requires this exact method to unlock.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/SD/8y/0YCLiGJhbC9GFQUXXFJRbjE2L2FjaC8wLzIAAAAA5+fn-h0-Uw==.jpg Composer - 5http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.jpg - Completely fill the grid in Free Mode.
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Once you've tried a level in Time Mode you'll be able to go and play it in Free Mode. Keep filling up the grid with quads until the entire grid is marked and the achievement will pop.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/sd/SQ/1ICLiGJhbC9BFQUXXFJRbjE2L2FjaC8wLzUAAAAA5+fn+7-Uqg==.jpg Explorer - 5http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.jpg - Play all the levels in both Time Mode and Free Mode.
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In order to move on to the next level in Time Mode you'll have to cover at least 50% of the grid using quads. Once you've gotten 50% coverage on all 5 levels in Time Mode you can jump over to Free Mode and play each one to unlock the achievement. In Free Mode you simply need to load up the level and play for a few seconds, then back out.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/7d/Xp/1YCLiGJhbC83FQUXXFJRbjE2L2FjaC8wL0MAAAAA5+fn+sbV9g ==.jpg Ultimate Champion - 35http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.jpg - Get 100% coverage or more on every level in 3 minute mode.
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This achievement requires you to get at least 100% coverage on each stage while playing in the lowest time limit, 3 minutes. This is easily the hardest achievement in the game as certain stages such as Ooh Yeah have more obscure shapes than others and the 3 minute time limit is very short. Keep practicing each stage, learning the most effective ways to use the various shapes on each one and eventually you'll be able to unlock this achievement. One tip for those who are having trouble seeing the coverage - if you hold the Y button, it will fade the current blocks out of the way and only show the coverage.

This achievement also seems to be glitched. I've received this achievement without doing the supposed requirements. Maybe what you need to do is get 100% on a song's grid over the course of many playthroughs - in other words, maybe clear one half of the grid during one playthrough, and the other half in another to get a cumulative 100%. The final song by Lemon Jelly tends to be the one most people haven't gotten 100% on and the achievement still pops, so it's fairly safe to say you'll need 100% on the first 4 songs at least still. Note that this is just speculation at this point, but myself and others have had the achievement pop under different circumstances so I'll be updating this as soon as the exact nature of the achievement is resolved.

Megaten
02-04-2010, 07:47 PM
http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/Cs/mW/1YCLiGJhbC9NFQUXXFJRbjE2L2FjaC8wLzkAAAAA5+fn+rnJEQ ==.jpg Fast Mover - 15http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.jpg - Create 7 quads on the grid in one pass of the beatline.
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This achievement is fairly easy if you use the same method as seen with "The Juggler" achievement. Go to the first stage and set up 7 near-complete quads. Once the line starts over, quickly fill in the final 'cell' of each quad to complete the 3x3 shape.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/yy/Qo/1oCLiGJhbC81FQUXXFJRbjE2L2FjaC8wL0EAAAAA5+fn+Qck0A ==.jpg Juggle Master - 15http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.jpg - Build up a score multiplier of 25 or more.
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To get this achievement you'll need to make 25 quads in a row without breaking your streak. Your streak can be broken when you lose unused pieces to the beatline. Each time the beatline passes over a piece that isn't being used, it drains a bit of its 'health' away. If you notice a piece flashing, that means the next time the beatline hits the piece it'll disappear and take with it your multiplier bonus. I again suggest using Brazil for this achievement.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/ly/VR/14CLiGJhbC9DFQUXXFJRbjE2L2FjaC8wLzcAAAAA5+fn+H4ljA ==.jpg Big Bucks - 15http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.jpg - Score a total of 50 million points.
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A cumulative achievement, once you've gained 50 million points throughout the course of playing the game this will unlock. You can check how many points you've scored so far when you finish a level.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/fi/0J/1ICLiGJhbC82FQUXXFJRbjE2L2FjaC8wL0IAAAAA5+fn+yYtZQ ==.jpg The Snake - 20http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.jpg - Create a single quad that covers the entire width of the grid on every level.
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You need to create one long quad from the left to the right side of the grid on each level in the game. As I suggested on "The Beast" achievement, try to only make this quad have a height of 3 cells. This makes it much easier to continue building upon.

deathchant
02-04-2010, 10:08 PM
sorry if you take this the wrong way, i am not intending on attacking you...
what is with the early road maps/guides? you are still missing 3 achievements, yet you have rated it a 6/10 difficulty? as well as having 5-15 hours for completion? first off, i dont think its possible to do in 5 hours. im also not bragging by any means, but i am pretty good at puzzle games, and this is more difficult than a 6/10 for most gamers.

Todaysforgotten
02-04-2010, 10:13 PM
sorry if you take this the wrong way, i am not intending on attacking you...
what is with the early road maps/guides? you are still missing 3 achievements, yet you have rated it a 6/10 difficulty? as well as having 5-15 hours for completion? first off, i dont think its possible to do in 5 hours. im also not bragging by any means, but i am pretty good at puzzle games, and this is more difficult than a 6/10 for most gamers.

I thought this same thing but then i figured who cares. I do agree though that its not really indicative of how hard or easy the game is if you havent done all the achievements yourself. I hate puzzle games but i wind up playing them if i can get them on twitter and elsewhere for free. I usually don't give up on xbla 200s but since i don't have a puzzlers logic to see shapes I am giving up on this game's last achievement.

Megaten
02-04-2010, 10:27 PM
sorry if you take this the wrong way, i am not intending on attacking you...
what is with the early road maps/guides? you are still missing 3 achievements, yet you have rated it a 6/10 difficulty? as well as having 5-15 hours for completion? first off, i dont think its possible to do in 5 hours. im also not bragging by any means, but i am pretty good at puzzle games, and this is more difficult than a 6/10 for most gamers.

Oh, no offense taken! I only put the guide up because I came here looking for one myself but didn't see anything, so I just thought it might be helpful for some other users to see any tips I had come up with until this point. And you're right, I'm still missing the 50 million achievement and the 100% achievement, but those two sounded more-or-less straight-forward so I thought I'd go ahead and write about them a tad. As for the 5-15 hours bit and 6/10, I'd call those more placeholders than anything. I'd imagine there are great puzzle gamers out there who could do it in 5 hours - I'm averaging 1million points every time I play For Silence on the 3 minute mode, and that takes ~6 minutes for me. 6x50 being 300 minutes = 5 hours. I put that as the minimum because it sounds about the fastest you could do the 50 mil achievement, and I'm sure a few gamers out there could have gotten the 100% cheevie within that time too. Hell, lots on the leaderboards have 200 so far so I was just leaving that there as what I thought could be the absolute, bare bones time. 15 hours being the max was what I was just assuming would take to learn the levels and block patterns enough to get it for the rest of us. I wouldn't say those are all that off-base, a bit of an educated guess maybe.

kookyscientist
02-04-2010, 10:46 PM
The 100%-ach is a real beast. I got it on the 1st level but the later levels seem nearly impossible. However, I gave up too Todaysforgotten. Thanx for the y-pressing-hint. That's a great help.

Todaysforgotten
02-05-2010, 02:40 AM
Don't want to take it too much off-topic, but welcome to the club, kooky. It's frustrating because I can do the first two but then the next three hit me and hard all in sequential order. I just don't get it. I barely 100% percent 3-4 on 9 minutes. Kinda makes me feel retarded. I can breeze through droplitz but can't do this.

miiiguel
02-05-2010, 03:49 PM
I thought this same thing but then i figured who cares. I do agree though that its not really indicative of how hard or easy the game is if you havent done all the achievements yourself. I hate puzzle games but i wind up playing them if i can get them on twitter and elsewhere for free. I usually don't give up on xbla 200s but since i don't have a puzzlers logic to see shapes I am giving up on this game's last achievement.

I care, and I don't really agree with generalizations.

deathchant
02-05-2010, 04:05 PM
the guides and roadmaps are supposed to help people gauge what they are in for. creating a random timeframe and difficulty will cause confusion. imo, there are way too many guides/road maps that are way off in difficulty/completion time. just adding my opinions of course.

velho lobodomar
02-05-2010, 04:42 PM
I usually don't give up on xbla 200s but since i don't have a puzzlers logic to see shapes I am giving up on this game's last achievement.

don´t give up man, you´re a xbla legend! :eek:

Megaten
02-05-2010, 06:00 PM
the guides and roadmaps are supposed to help people gauge what they are in for. creating a random timeframe and difficulty will cause confusion. imo, there are way too many guides/road maps that are way off in difficulty/completion time. just adding my opinions of course.

Well, if I knew people would be apparently offended by the mere existence of the thread I wouldn't have made it. If I could delete it I would. But you know, someone in the achievement discussion has already mentioned the game not being 'too hard' to complete and apparently got the full 200/200 in ~5-8 according to them. So they still don't seem too far off to me.

I really only even made it in this Roadmap format cause I kinda thought that was what you were supposed to do per the forum's guidelines. If you haven't noticed I don't exactly have that many posts on here, so forgive me if I mess up here or there. I'm really not expecting this to be the 'actual' Guide/Roadmap, so I don't know what the big deal is about a thread with what now seems to be a simple title mix-up. Again, there are maybe 4 threads on this entire board? It seems we're arguing semantics at this point...as far as I can tell even 'generalizations' can be helpful to some of us who are a little bit confused with the game. And considering my scores on the leaderboard aren't all that terrible, (for someone like deathchant to be below me on every 3 minute leaderboard and be a self-proclaimed 'good' puzzler tells me that maybe my opinions hold at least a little weight) I figured whatever input I could give might be worthwhile.

Bah, anyhow back on topic - just got the Big Bucks achievement. I swear over half my score came from me trying to get the 100% on that Moby song alone. I think this game hates me, every time I get to 98-99% and nearly have it, it starts spawning 4-5 of those ghetto "plus" blocks and basically stopping me dead in my tracks with only a few seconds left to go. :(

I think I'm going to try and draw up some diagrams for the first 2 posts to show a few of the techniques I've been using when certain blocks come up and how they can fit well together. To be honest, when each level loads up and they show you the various blocks that can appear in that level...they sort of give you some good hints on that alone. I know I started using certain combinations just because I noticed them pictured on the loading screen, so maybe take a look at those? Now that I've played that one level for so many rounds they seem a bit obvious but they were helpful at least at the initial bit.

Xylon Uxkid
02-05-2010, 06:05 PM
I kind of agree with deathchant , its not an easy game and I think it requires more than 5 hrs to get 100%, so maybe TC you should update at least that part.

Megaten
02-05-2010, 06:45 PM
I kind of agree with deathchant , its not an easy game and I think it requires more than 5 hrs to get 100%, so maybe TC you should update at least that part.

I agree on the difficulty and for now I'll leave that open until we can all suggest what we think it is here in a few days, although I still say that's fairly subjective. On the time however, again...there are people who have already said on this very forum that they got it in roughly the lower spectrum of that time...so I don't particularly see a problem...and saying 5-15 is quite a wide margin. If this were an incredibly mainstream game where people just glance at this and move on, maybe I'd try to use some maths and sciences to try to formulate this *pristine* number everyone's looking for...but as it is, most people who play this game (and judging from the leaderboards, there aren't many of us) seem to be reading all the posts in all the threads, so again it's more just for discussion than any kind of end-all-be-all gauge.

deathchant
02-05-2010, 07:09 PM
ok, see now you are attacking me megaten. i claimed to be pretty good at puzzle games. i didnt state that i was better than you at this game or any other game. im happy that you are ahead of me on all the leaderboards....get someone to pat you on the back for that one. all i am saying, especially for a puzzle genre game, which seem to be quite challenging on the xbox, maybe the time and difficulty should be re-thought. people who are good at first person shooters can do some of those call of duty games super fast, where it will take me forever because i suck at them. this is a skill based game. yes, some it will come naturally to and they will breeze through it to the 200. but for the majority of people, myself included, it will be quite hard to get the last 35gs achievement for 100% cover. so, call it whatever you want, but for the average gamer (not you of course because you are above me on all the leaderboards) this is more difficult than what you rated it AND will take longer than 5 hours to complete.


also, unless the person that said they completed the 200/200 in the other thread is named 'morfang123' or playing it offline, they dont actually have it complete. as the leaderboards show only 3 people with 100%+ on the last level. and two of those people dont have the 200

Megaten
02-05-2010, 07:37 PM
ok, see now you are attacking me megaten. i claimed to be pretty good at puzzle games. i didnt state that i was better than you at this game or any other game. im happy that you are ahead of me on all the leaderboards....get someone to pat you on the back for that one. all i am saying, especially for a puzzle genre game, which seem to be quite challenging on the xbox, maybe the time and difficulty should be re-thought. people who are good at first person shooters can do some of those call of duty games super fast, where it will take me forever because i suck at them. this is a skill based game. yes, some it will come naturally to and they will breeze through it to the 200. but for the majority of people, myself included, it will be quite hard to get the last 35gs achievement for 100% cover. so, call it whatever you want, but for the average gamer (not you of course because you are above me on all the leaderboards) this is more difficult than what you rated it AND will take longer than 5 hours to complete.


also, unless the person that said they completed the 200/200 in the other thread is named 'morfang123' or playing it offline, they dont actually have it complete. as the leaderboards show only 3 people with 100%+ on the last level. and two of those people dont have the 200
It actually was morfang123 I was referencing. And I wasn't trying to be facetious with my previous comment, simply trying to defend the validity of my post in the slightest. It takes some nerve to come in here, derail this thread to the point of it being flamebait, and then say I'm attacking you. I suppose if you add, 'it's just my 2 cents or opinion' after making a statement that would directly call into question something I posted, if in a sleight of hand manner, then it makes it okay and not an attack on your part. That certainly shows no level of naivety at all... Anyhow, I do apologize if you took offense to that, both my previous and current posts...can we *please* get this thread on track now?

MetallicaDan
02-05-2010, 07:40 PM
Thanks for the guide. It's pretty straight forward but probably challenging to get 200/200!

sweetvar26
02-06-2010, 12:20 AM
Anybody having the 'Musician' achievement glitched? I have been trying that yesterday and today, doesn't work, I played the game quite a lot and I am sure I created more than 6 different quad sizes.

Anyone care to explain what exactly am I supposed to be doing here?

Todaysforgotten
02-06-2010, 08:32 AM
don´t give up man, you´re a xbla legend! :eek:

Thanks, but this is just too much. Especially when I hate puzzle games. I like going for achievements but they are not that important to me.

I only know of one person who has 200 in this and another who got a glitched champion achievement. Its very hard to say a few people got 200/200 on this when the data is not there. Granted, I am only going by mygamercard. The game is def not easy and the handful of people who got it, does not skew the time and difficulty to that of a slightly above average game. I spent atleast 20 hours playing it and will not see 200. Look over my resume to weigh the value of my claims/opinions. FWIW.

morfang123
02-06-2010, 02:56 PM
The game is doable in about 5 hours, I got the Ultimate Champion achievement before the 50 million total score and all the other achievements except the snake on my way to 50 million. Then I just played free mode and got the snake.

I would say 6+ hours, but since it is skill-based, it might take 20 hours or more for some people. Geometry Wars 2 is listed as 5-15 hours, but it took me atleast 20 hours to complete.

For difficulty I would say 7/10, I thought that the Ultimate Champion achievement looked really hard at first, but it wasn't that bad after some practice.

Megaten
02-06-2010, 04:22 PM
The game is doable in about 5 hours, I got the Ultimate Champion achievement before the 50 million total score and all the other achievements except the snake on my way to 50 million. Then I just played free mode and got the snake.

I would say 6+ hours, but since it is skill-based, it might take 20 hours or more for some people. Geometry Wars 2 is listed as 5-15 hours, but it took me atleast 20 hours to complete.

For difficulty I would say 7/10, I thought that the Ultimate Champion achievement looked really hard at first, but it wasn't that bad after some practice.

Thanks for posting this in here. I'd just like to point out that yes, Ultimate Champion is glitched. Well, perhaps I shouldn't say 'glitched' but it most certainly does NOT require 100% on all the 3 minute modes. I have over 100% on the first four songs in 3 minute mode, but I can't seem to get it on the Lemon Jelly song. I just went and played on 9 minute mode with that song, and as SOON as I made my first quad to go over the 100% mark, the achievement popped for me. So now I have 200/200, yet haven't gotten 100% on all of em in 3 minutes. So it may be as simple as going over 100% on every song regardless of time...maybe getting over 100% on the majority of them...I don't know. I'll make a few spare accounts and test it out over the next few days. But just a heads-up to anyone having difficulties...try to get over 100% on other time limits and see what happens.

Megaten
02-06-2010, 04:36 PM
Thanks, but this is just too much. Especially when I hate puzzle games. I like going for achievements but they are not that important to me.

I only know of one person who has 200 in this and another who got a glitched champion achievement. Its very hard to say a few people got 200/200 on this when the data is not there. Granted, I am only going by mygamercard. The game is def not easy and the handful of people who got it, does not skew the time and difficulty to that of a slightly above average game. I spent atleast 20 hours playing it and will not see 200. Look over my resume to weigh the value of my claims/opinions. FWIW.

Check my previous post as well as what I've written under that cheevie in particular on the guide...you may want to try to get 100% (if you haven't already) on other time limits and see what happens. If it does turn out to be the case that getting 100% on any time limit can unlock it, then I'd say the difficulty of this game is going to sink to a 3-4/10.

Megaten
02-06-2010, 06:04 PM
Okay, just thought I'd make a quick post to update everyone on the Ultimate Champion cheevie 'glitch'. I can for sure confirm it's not just 100% on any time limit...I got 100% on the first level in the 3 minute category, then 100% on all the rest in 6 minutes and it didn't pop for my other account. I'll keep messing around in it in the various times and see when/if it pops.

Todaysforgotten
02-07-2010, 05:15 AM
Thanks for posting this in here. I'd just like to point out that yes, Ultimate Champion is glitched. Well, perhaps I shouldn't say 'glitched' but it most certainly does NOT require 100% on all the 3 minute modes. I have over 100% on the first four songs in 3 minute mode, but I can't seem to get it on the Lemon Jelly song. I just went and played on 9 minute mode with that song, and as SOON as I made my first quad to go over the 100% mark, the achievement popped for me. So now I have 200/200, yet haven't gotten 100% on all of em in 3 minutes. So it may be as simple as going over 100% on every song regardless of time...maybe getting over 100% on the majority of them...I don't know. I'll make a few spare accounts and test it out over the next few days. But just a heads-up to anyone having difficulties...try to get over 100% on other time limits and see what happens.

What were the percentages on your other 2? It seems like you mimicked what happened with another guy. He had 4/6 and then went into 9minutes and got it. I have all 9 minutes (could have saved everyone time who thought to try this) at over 100%. I on the other hand only have 1 and 2 at 150+ percent and the others at 84 and 60 and 53. No poppy poppy for me.

Xylon Uxkid
02-07-2010, 12:25 PM
Okay, just thought I'd make a quick post to update everyone on the Ultimate Champion cheevie 'glitch'. I can for sure confirm it's not just 100% on any time limit...I got 100% on the first level in the 3 minute category, then 100% on all the rest in 6 minutes and it didn't pop for my other account. I'll keep messing around in it in the various times and see when/if it pops.

Please dude keep updating this. That achievement is driving me crazy.

Moogourou
02-07-2010, 01:20 PM
http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/fi/0J/1ICLiGJhbC82FQUXXFJRbjE2L2FjaC8wL0IAAAAA5+fn+yYtZQ ==.jpg The Snake - 20http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.jpg - Create a single quad that covers the entire width of the grid on every level.
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You need to create one long quad from the left to the right side of the grid on each level in the game. As I suggested on "The Beast" achievement, try to only make this quad have a height of 3 cells. This makes it much easier to continue building upon.
For this achievement, I made a block which was only 2 squares high on the entire width of the grid (sometime 3 squares high for one or two consecutive cells, it's not a big deal). Once I've got those first two lines, I start to complete the third one as fast as I can.

sweetvar26
02-08-2010, 11:51 AM
http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/mT/F2/1ICLiGJhbC9MFQUXXFJRbjE2L2FjaC8wLzgAAAAA5+fn+1kxgg ==.jpg The Musician - 15http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.jpg - Find 6 different quad sounds on a level. Quads can be square, wide or tall, and either small or big.
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To get this achievement, you'll need to create 6 quads of varying sizes. Just jump into the first level on 9 minute Time Mode and take your time making quads of different heights and widths and this should pop easily enough. Some people are having trouble with this. I've seen someone else mention writing down a list of varying quad sizes (3x3, 3x4, 4x4, 5x6) and crossing them off as you go along. I agree this may help some who are having trouble with this. If you play in Free Mode or 9 minute mode enough this should come naturally without trying most likely, however.


I did get 7 different quads but the achievement did not pop up. I made sure I wrote them down so that I do not mess up. Can you create a Quad over the already covered area or does it have to be somewhere brand new that has nothing to do with it? Sometimes I just want to get rid of some blocks I get and I might cross over the covered area, would this be messing my achievement?

Megaten
02-08-2010, 01:35 PM
I did get 7 different quads but the achievement did not pop up. I made sure I wrote them down so that I do not mess up. Can you create a Quad over the already covered area or does it have to be somewhere brand new that has nothing to do with it? Sometimes I just want to get rid of some blocks I get and I might cross over the covered area, would this be messing my achievement?

I'm pretty sure it would require a new, clean area. I'm saying this because like the game's name and this particular achievement imply, it's about creating new sounds. And more or less, different shapes in different portions of the grid create those new sounds. So, they may not consider a new shape in an area already used a 'new' sound, instead maybe just a variation. I'll experiment around with it and see if I can't get a more clear description for this one, cause you aren't the only one who's been a little confused by this one. Another cheevie in this game that's vague, that's just great :(

Moogourou, I did the exact same thing! Ha, any chance I got to 'pre-game' an achievement I took, lol! I was so bad as to only wait for the straight-line blocks to make it a perfect 2xWhatever quad and junked the other pieces above and below it!

Todaysforgotten - On the first four they were all well over 170%, and on the last one I had 99%. I think my high score is only 96% though, so I couldn't tell you any specifics on that 99% run like points or anything. So yea, maybe you have to come pretty damn close before trying the 9-minute popping method? I'm starting to have a sneaking suspicion that I'm not gonna be able to duplicate this glitch, ha. Does anyone have a link to the guy that supposedly had the same thing happen? I'd like to see what details were the same with our glitches to see if that'll narrow it down.

xhunterrrr
02-08-2010, 05:10 PM
Just thought I would let everyone know I am currently working on 100% for 9 minutes. Then will move on to 6 minutes. Then 3 minutes if the achievement hasn't popped. So, I will let everyone know when it pops for me.

Gold Rush NL
02-08-2010, 06:06 PM
Just thought I would let everyone know I am currently working on 100% for 9 minutes. Then will move on to 6 minutes. Then 3 minutes if the achievement hasn't popped. So, I will let everyone know when it pops for me.

I've got 100% in 9min. mode and 6min. mode, and no chievo. I've got 3 3min. completions. Just two to go. I don't think this achievement is glitched.

chuckiej
02-09-2010, 12:57 AM
One of the musician pieces is definitely a 5 by 5 square because that was the last one I just did. I'd put 3 tall lines spaced 1 unit apart and wait for when you get two tall lines in a row to complete the square.

On the debate, I'd say just git rid of the stuff that you don't know like difficulty and time to complete and keep the achievement guides.

kalimero
02-09-2010, 11:28 AM
Ultimate Champion - 35http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.jpg - Get 100% coverage or more on every level in 3 minute mode.
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This achievement also seems to either be worded poorly, or flat out glitchy. I've received this achievement without doing the supposed requirements. What you may actually only need to do is get 100%+ on all songs regardless of time. Or maybe what you need to do is get 100% on a song's grid over the course of many playthroughs - in other words, maybe clear one half of the grid during one playthrough, and the other half in another to get a cumulative 100%. Note that this is just speculation at this point, but myself and others have had the achievement pop under different circumstances so I'll be updating this as soon as the exact nature of the achievement is resolved.

I have some other theory... Maybe you only need 500% in all 5 songs together in 3 minute mode. Then you need to finish one level at 100% to trigger the check.

So lets say in 3 minute mode you have the following percentages:

Level 1: 150%
Level 2: 130%
Level 3: 100%
Level 4: 70%
Level 5: 50%

That would make 500% (i assume the programmers are lazy and only check if its 500% - not if you got 100% in each level). Now you only need to finish one level at 100% (no matter what time mode) to trigger the check and the achievement pops.

Shelton
02-09-2010, 12:09 PM
Sounds plausible. Nice theory.:) I'll test it within the next few hours so I can provide confirmation on whether it does or does not work the way you described. Think I should be close to 500%...

*Edit- Doesn't work. Have around 520% all up so far. Did both 6 minute and 9 minute mode to over 100%. Nothing.

What we know is that Lemon Jelly ( or possibly the last song you need 100% on) does not require you to get 100% in 3 minute mode as the achievement description suggests. Perhaps that is all there is to the glitch? I don't know, I'm just going to keep practicing in any case and hope I eventually get there.

Gold Rush NL
02-09-2010, 04:44 PM
Ok, I've just got the full 200/200 on this. It popped up while I was playing Moby. So it's deffinitly glitched. My record on Lemon Jelly was about 97% So I think you have to get +/- 700% on all the 5 songs.

comeonchuffy
02-09-2010, 07:02 PM
Re the snake achievement, what mode do you have to do it on?

I've gone through and built a 'snake' on 9 minutes on all five songs, one after the other in the same session but no achievement?
I didn't beat the level, just got the snake then let the timer run out... but when you 100% a level it goes to another stage - do you have to do it here too, and if so, how many stages are there to each song?
Sorry if this is in the wrong place :) but I'm really confused about it!
Cheers,
Chuffy

Shelton
02-09-2010, 07:13 PM
I did it in free mode. Don't think it matters which mode tbh. Are you sure your quad went from one side of the level to the other without the growth time (the time you have to attach other blocks to the quad to continue expanding it) running out?

comeonchuffy
02-09-2010, 07:17 PM
absolutely, i built a 2 block high run from one side to the other, then ran accross it making a three-high quad...
so you say it is just a case of once per song, and nothing to do with the other stages?
I'll have another pop at them later on freeplay and see if it makes a difference... thanks!

Shelton
02-09-2010, 07:26 PM
Well, from my experience, I only had to do it once for each song in free mode. Once I completed my snake and got the coverage bonus, I would quit out and start the next song. The achievement description does not specify one mode or the other, which should mean it is possible to do it in either of them. Unsure as to why it didn't award you the achievement. It definitely works in free mode though.

This is as good a place as any to post regarding the achievements, so no need to apologise.

comeonchuffy
02-09-2010, 09:54 PM
Got it :)
Went through just as you said, waited for it to register the completion amount then quit to the next level, popped as soon as I'd finished the snake on the fifth level.

enfilade
02-11-2010, 04:37 AM
I can confirm that for the 'Snake' achievement you need to finish the level (ie. allow the time to run out) for each of the first 4 maps you make the long quad on, and it will unlock precisely as you finish making the quad on the fifth map. I just wanted to point that out, because I had got the wide quad on the Moby map and quit out as soon as it completed, rather than waiting for that game to expire, and I had to go back and do it again. I'm not sure if you can get the achievement in 'Free Mode' or not.

FuturamaFry
02-11-2010, 07:32 PM
I've gotten 100% on the first two levels, 98% on the 3rd and 4th and only 76% on the 5th.

Tobes v1
02-11-2010, 07:37 PM
I can confirm that for the 'Snake' achievement you need to finish the level (ie. allow the time to run out) for each of the first 4 maps you make the long quad on, and it will unlock precisely as you finish making the quad on the fifth map. I just wanted to point that out, because I had got the wide quad on the Moby map and quit out as soon as it completed, rather than waiting for that game to expire, and I had to go back and do it again. I'm not sure if you can get the achievement in 'Free Mode' or not.

If you attempt this achievement in Free Mode, you can definitely quit out after the quad is complete (I usually waited until it had turned into a completed area).

El Grave
02-11-2010, 09:41 PM
Been at it all day..


First two songs over 150%, the third on 98% the fourth over 140% and the fifth on 92% Now I need that Moby level over 100% and hope the glitch happens :)

Todaysforgotten
02-12-2010, 03:01 AM
Been at it all day..


First two songs over 150%, the third on 98% the fourth over 140% and the fifth on 92% Now I need that Moby level over 100% and hope the glitch happens :)

It will. Make sure you go over 100% though.

Midgetcorrupter
02-12-2010, 09:34 AM
I'd say to get the full 200/200 it took me in the region of 10 hours, and some of the Achieves are a bit glitchy.

I had trouble with the Champion one, only had the last level to 100%, got 100% a few times on the level without it giving me the Achievement... then when i got to 101% it allowed it!

Great game though

kalimero
02-13-2010, 09:15 AM
I had the most troubles with the Moby Level (3). Finally i got over 100% and the glitch worked for me too. I had the following stats before i did Level 5 in 9 minutes mode. Achievement poped up after i got over 101+%.

1) 194
2) 107
3) 109
4) 169
5) 77

Endangered
02-14-2010, 04:01 AM
Im sitting at

1. 179%
2. 133%
3. 166%
4. 96%
5. 95%

all in 3 minute mode, no achievement yet

also on lvl 4 i actually got 100% right at the last second, the screen said level complete but it didnt pass me to the next part, kicked me back out and didnt record the top score :(

El Grave
02-14-2010, 01:36 PM
Im sitting at

1. 179%
2. 133%
3. 166%
4. 96%
5. 95%

all in 3 minute mode, no achievement yet

also on lvl 4 i actually got 100% right at the last second, the screen said level complete but it didnt pass me to the next part, kicked me back out and didnt record the top score :(

Maybe he recorded you having level 4 on 100%. But wasn't it your high score that time. I would try level 5 on 9 minutes over 100% and maybe if you're lucky the achievement pops up.


Finished the game this week with:

148%
169%
168%
169%
98%

After alot of tries, way over 15 hours total. Got some songs like 10/15 times on 98 and 99% before I finaly got over 100%

Endangered
02-15-2010, 11:35 PM
Maybe he recorded you having level 4 on 100%. But wasn't it your high score that time. I would try level 5 on 9 minutes over 100% and maybe if you're lucky the achievement pops up.


Finished the game this week with:

148%
169%
168%
169%
98%

After alot of tries, way over 15 hours total. Got some songs like 10/15 times on 98 and 99% before I finaly got over 100%

heh FINALLY beat lvl 5 on 3 minutes, got the cheevo legit. Not only that but im ranked 9 on world leaderboard. woot game finished.

amarriner
02-16-2010, 03:03 PM
I got Ultimate Champion last night in the odd way others have noted. I had 100% on the first four songs in 3 minute mode. Then I did the last song in 9 minute mode. Once I attained more than 100% on that mode I got the achievement. It didn't happen when I hit 100% exactly, I had to add coverage once the board reset.

dancing rob
02-17-2010, 11:51 AM
I've now managed to 100% the first four levels, and found the Moby one by far the hardest so far.

I've only had 3-4 tries on the Lemon Jelly level, and have something like 78% at the moment. I'm going for this one legit, so will make sure I don't try the 9 minute level until I've completed the 3 minute version.

After that, I can finish up the remaning 3 (relatively) easy achievements.

RaivinPoe
02-22-2010, 09:26 PM
Mine popped just like amarriner's did. I was messing with 9 minute mode to practice more for the 3 minute mode and it popped after I got to 110% on Lemon Jelly.

dancing rob
03-03-2010, 10:45 AM
finally got the achievement legit, and found myself at 23 on the leaderboard for the Lemon Jelly 3 minute level.

Just the snake to go of the proper achievements, so will do those in free play to mop the other one up on the way.

Megaten
03-17-2010, 08:40 AM
Congrats to everyone saying they're getting the cheevie legit! I haven't checked this thread/board in a while...kinda crazy that we can't even nail down the specifics of that 'glitch' yet. But oh well, perhaps it simply is getting 100% on the first 4 songs then getting over 100% on the 5th in any mode. If that's the case meh...Moby's song might be the hardest anyhow and that kinda makes that glitch a little useless haha ^.^

Lucifer Adams
03-29-2010, 03:58 PM
I got Ultimate Champion last night in the odd way others have noted. I had 100% on the first four songs in 3 minute mode. Then I did the last song in 9 minute mode. Once I attained more than 100% on that mode I got the achievement. It didn't happen when I hit 100% exactly, I had to add coverage once the board reset.

Yep, just like others on this board, I've just got the Ultimate Champion achievement using this method. Here are my stats: -

3 Mins
1. 100%
2. 100%
3. 169%
4. 100%
5. 67%

I've just done Level 5 on 9 mins and after I'd got 100% and the board reset, it popped as soon as I made my first block.

SuperGaz
04-07-2010, 12:49 AM
The moby one is raping me everytime on 3mins.

Anyone got any tips?

SuperGaz
04-08-2010, 02:09 PM
Finally did the whole lot, i can also confirm the glitch worked.

Final scores on 3 mins were:

1. 143%
2. 176%
3. 179%
4. 188%
5. 98%

Thanks to lucifer for the tips on moby, it was by far the hardest.

theoenaki
04-08-2010, 06:25 PM
i got grades over 150% for every five 3min level
and a grade 288% on LEMON JELLY in 9min mode

but i still not get the "champion" achievement

therefore the assumption about the "champion" achievement
"getting 100% or more grade on 4 levels in 3min mode and 1 level in 9min mode"
is wrong

but what's the most important how could i achieve the award....

that's the last one i left

Cyburn360
04-12-2010, 09:15 PM
I have 9 out of 12 achievements, I still need the:

*Ultimate Champion
*Big Bucks
*The Snake

Megaten
04-13-2010, 08:03 AM
Well, months after I got 200/200 through the Ultimate Champion glitch, I'm happy to say I've finally legitimately gotten over 100% on all 5 songs. Bah, to hell with that Lemon Jelly song...such odd pieces to fit together! I still think half of getting over 100% is pure luck with what pieces they'll give you.

To theonaki...what was your % on Lemon Jelly in 3 minute mode? Can you confirm that you've covered the entire board over multiple playthroughs? I know we speculated before that maybe 'technically' covering 100% over multiple playthroughs might have had something to do with it...not sure if we ever busted that theory or not...

Supergaz, congrats! Now if only we could confirm *how* the glitch worked and not *if* it worked we'd be set! ^.^

theoenaki
04-14-2010, 07:57 PM
http://img694.imageshack.us/i/62266097.jpg/
this pic is my score
i want my 200/200 ~~~~

btw
should i try the LEMON JELLY level more times? on both 9M & 3M mode?

CNash
05-10-2010, 01:01 PM
Finally got my legit Ultimate Champion! Although I had to redo Moby's level - I got 100% exactly, just as the time ran out, and the game didn't give me "Stage Cleared". It just ended the level and reported my final percentage as 100%. Apparently this doesn't count for the purposes of Ultimate Champion - I think it triggers once you've gotten "Stage Cleared" on all of the levels.

Megaten
05-14-2010, 09:43 AM
http://img694.imageshack.us/i/62266097.jpg/
this pic is my score
i want my 200/200 ~~~~

btw
should i try the LEMON JELLY level more times? on both 9M & 3M mode?

Ouch! And here's some proof that the achievement is glitched BOTH ways, both for easy unlocking and...err...not so easy unlocking. Sorry about this bro, I don't know what to tell you man, here's hoping it'll unlock eventually. Certainly one would assume this made-for-charity game is never gonna be fixed/updated, so it is what it is :(

Man, so what in all of god's good graces is wrong with the leaderboards these days?! I just went and posted a semi-decent score on Orbital - For Silence (3.4 mil, woot!) and I noticed that on basically every board there is a 99999999999 whatever score with 9999%?!?! Ummmm...okay? I actually liked coming back to this game and playing for a few minutes each week and inching my score up for fun...but if the leaderboards are shot then so is that tiny sense of accomplishment :(

Megaten
05-14-2010, 09:52 AM
Finally got my legit Ultimate Champion! Although I had to redo Moby's level - I got 100% exactly, just as the time ran out, and the game didn't give me "Stage Cleared". It just ended the level and reported my final percentage as 100%. Apparently this doesn't count for the purposes of Ultimate Champion - I think it triggers once you've gotten "Stage Cleared" on all of the levels.

Yea, that 100% exactly crap drives me nuts to no end. Is it really our fault we finish on the brink of a time-out and we get penalized for a slow moving bar?! Haha, well congrats nonetheless man. Certainly, this is a tough game to 200/200...as I'm sure the first page of arguing over the difficulty score can attest to!

And since this is a double post, I might as well rant on. I'll say this much - when this game came out...I was okay with it being what I perceived to be as 'meh'. Stealing so many ideas from Lumines/Tetris made me assume it was a 'pauper in noble's clothing' of sorts. Well, I haven't played Lumines in a while until this past week where I've been on a music/puzzle game bender...and I take it all back. Chime is officially 10x cooler than Lumines. I can't get over how annoyed I get with Lumines over all the visual pizazz when I'm trying to do precise block-drops. You make a block and all sorts of flair pops up. It's extrapolated when that happens to be the same time the bar is scrolling over...you can't see anything! Chime isn't without its faults...that whole 'movement bug' that I haven't seen brought up too much (assuredly cause it's a smaller title) where it'll lock your piece in place for a split second or throw it to one side in the same moment is annoying...when you're going for those 'barely making it' last-second pieces...it's annoying when the controls are out of your hands. Happens enough for me to notice it every time I load the game, but not enough for me to call it a broken mechanic or anything. Oh well, figured I'd mention *something* considering how dead this board is now ^.^

I'm really excited to see what the next charity game is from this new label. Maybe it'll even be a Summer of Arcade title? One can hope, ha.

theo
06-05-2010, 08:48 AM
-Do cheat codes disable achievements?: No

This suggests there are cheat codes which do not disable achievements.
However, this game doesn't have cheats.

I would suggest to change the above line to:
-Do cheat codes disable achievements?: Not Applicable

blissfulnoise
06-19-2010, 05:02 AM
Though this is probably old news, I just recently obtained my 200/200 in Chime. It took me clearing the game data and beating all 5 2 minute boards 100+% three different times before it registered.

The only thing I can think of that might have bugged it was if you go 100% on a stage right when time expires and you go into the next round, it will not count towards the achievement.

ThatDamnPanda
01-05-2011, 06:54 PM
I've got 100% in 9min. mode and 6min. mode, and no chievo. I've got 3 3min. completions. Just two to go. I don't think this achievement is glitched.

I agree. It'll pop. My gf cracked it last night. Success!

TheFarewell
04-13-2012, 12:39 PM
getting 100% coverage is going to take a lot patience and practice. I can't seem to get more than 75%. Rough.

St Jolly777
09-04-2012, 05:29 PM
I am afraid to say how many hours it took...but finally cleared the 5th level yesterday and did a dance. (FWIW....MOBY was the hardest for me.) I wish that the deluxe version of this game that is out on PS3, could be released on X360!