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Cully
11-11-2010, 05:14 AM
THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS - Please don't complain about it's completeness until finished.

Overview:
-Estimated achievement difficulty: 5/10 (depending on your rhythm and dancing skills)
-Offline: 50 (1000http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg)
-Online: 0
-Approximate amount of time to 1000http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg: 20-30 Hours
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 2+ (You have to play songs on easy to unlock medium, and on medium to unlock hard).
-Number of missable achievements: 0 (that I know of yet)
-Do cheat codes disable achievements? Not aware of cheats yet.
-Does difficulty affect achievements? Yes, a few achievements need to be on hard mode including Dance Instructor (50http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg), and The Dance Is Legendary (25http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg)
-Glitchy achievements: Yes (Break it down is glitchy)
-Unobtainable achievements? No
-Extra equipment needed? No

Introduction
Dance Central is no quick or easy game to get achievements, but unless you are already a dancer, you will feel like you've gained some sort of dance skills. It's also a good way to burn fat as it can't be cheated like the Wii Games. There are 32 songs, and you will have to play each one a ton of times, so if you don't hate the songs already, you probably will later.

Step 1: Easy Playthrough, Workout Mode & Flash Cards - 425http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg
Just play through every song on Easy in Peform It mode. I recommend you keep trying each song until you get 5 stars on them.

On the first song, turn on Workout Mode, set your weight to 999lbs and keep it on as it doesn't affect any other achievements. This will get you the calorie and time achievements (doesn't have to be done in one sitting).

When you get 5 stars on any song, this will enable No Flashcards Mode for that song. I recommend re-playing the first ten (or easiest ten) songs with flashcards turned off as you do your easy playthrough. If you do this right after getting 5 stars on easy, you should remember enough to do the same with the flashcards turned off. It makes the two flashcard achievements easier.

Play the challenges after each group of 4/5 songs and you should have the following achievements by the end.

Consummate Performer, Off the Wall, Total Poser, Warm Up Challenge Complete, Simple Challenge Complete, Moderate Challenge Complete, Tough Challenge Complete, Legit Challenge Complete, Hardcore Challenge Complete, Off the Hook Challenge Complete, True Superstar, Grand Finale Complete, Got This on Unlock, Got a New Look, Meet The Crew, Smile for the Camera, Look Ma, No Flashcards!, Flying Blind, Sweat It Out, and Burn, Baby, Burn!.

Step 2: Play Break it down on every song - 340http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg
Play though each song on Break It Down mode on Hard. Some moves are only in the hard mode, so you will miss some if you don't do this. This mode goes though each movement and you should play each one until you get 100%. By the end you should gain the following achievements.

Practice Made Perfect, Something to Prove, Again, From the Top!, Cross, Back, Step, Front!, Get Busy, Dizzy!, Bring It Back, Lock It In, Work It, Honey, Get Hood, Child’s Play, Nerd is Bond, From the Makers of Rock Band, AN-I-MAL!!!, Central Combat, Going Global, Age Before Booty, Bring It to the Club, Jock, and A Lover and a Dancer.

Step 3: Play Battle - 40http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg
Grab a friend, play 10 Dance Battles in a row, play on easy so you get 5 stars on at least one of them. You can play both parts yourself, so you don't need a second person for this. Make sure you take a photo of you with a friend during the freestyle section as it takes photos. You can cheat the photo into thinking you have 2 people by holding up your jacket, get a chair or other things similar in size.

Doing this will earn you Epic Battle!, The Battle Has Begun, and Booth Buddies .

Step 4: Play on Hard - 95http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg
Hopefully you know the majority of the songs by now, because you'll have to replay each of them on medium to unlock hard, then hard until you get 5 stars on it. This is probably where you'll spend most of your time. When doing this, you should aim to get gold stars on one of the songs. I'll try to find out which song is easiest, but it's probably going to be the one you prefer.

This should get you Dance Instructor, Flawless Streak and The Dance Is Legendary.

Step 5: Mop Up - 100http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg

Robots Doin’ It for Themselves 15http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg - Successfully passed a robot move with ELIOT.
Living Legend 30http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg - Reached the "Living Legend" rank.
Get This On Unlock 50http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg - Unlock all bonus content.

Currently Working On This Part.

Conclusion
At first, this game is difficult to master each move and song, but as you play more, you'll get better at nailing each one. Although it's probably a bad idea to play long hours of this, It's probably easier because you won't forget the moves.

Cully
11-11-2010, 05:14 AM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s5.jpg Flawless Streak (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43499-Flawless-Streak.html) 20http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
String together 10 "Flawless" moves in Perform It! or Dance Battle mode.

Get 10 Flawless moves in a row. I did this on my second play of Poker Face on Hard. You can do this on any level, just make sure you do 10 sequences in a row with a Flawless rating.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s6.jpg Meet the Crew (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43500-Meet-the-Crew.html) 20http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Play a song with every human dancer character in Perform It! or Dance Battle mode.

There are 8 human characters and 1 robot character. If you play down the list, you will achieve this by the song "Dip It Low". You can check your progress by going into any song, choose perform it, then any level. Select "Change Dancer" and you'll see all the names. If they have a lock beside the name, you haven't gotten that one yet. Song Default shows the default character for that level.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s7.jpg Pure Perfection (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43501-Pure-Perfection.html) 25http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Get a "Flawless" rating on every move in a song in Perform It! or Dance Battle mode.

Not as hard as it sounds. You can tell if you get Flawless in Perform It mode as it shows blue around your dancer at the end of each move. If you are having difficulty, you can go into Break It Down mode and practise the parts you can't get. A diamond in Break It Down mode is the equivalent of Flawless (hence the diamond icon on the achievement).


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s8.jpg Booth Buddies (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43502-Booth-Buddies.html) 25http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Have a Freestyle photo taken while 2 people are dancing.

The easiest way to do this is to get a friend to step into the camera as the freestyle section is about to take photos. This can also be cheated extremely easy. I got this by wheeling an office chair in with me during a freestyle. I have also tested this by holding up a big jacket beside me, and calling a dog into the picture during the section. (a border collie)


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s9.jpg Off the Wall (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43503-Off-the-Wall.html) 10http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Progress past the "Wallflower" rank.

You will most likely get this after playing the very first (or second) song on easy. You can check your progress in the main menu (bottom middle - under your xbox username)


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s10.jpg Got This on Unlock (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43504-Got-This-on-Unlock.html) 50http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Unlock all bonus content.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s11.jpg Got a New Look (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43505-Got-a-New-Look.html) 25http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Unlock a new look for every human dancer character.

You gain a new look for each character when you gain 25 stars playing with each one. This can be done on any level, and you can re-play the same songs and it'll still count. There is only one alternative look for each character. You do not have to get this for Eliot the robot.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s12.jpg Consummate Performer (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43506-Consummate-Performer.html) 15http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Give your first 5-Star performance in Perform It! mode.

Self explanatory. Get 5 stars in a song in Perform It! mode. Can be done on easy. For tips, see "Dance Instructor" achievement description.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s13.jpg The Battle Has Begun (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43507-The-Battle-Has-Begun.html) 15http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Give your first 5-Star performance in Dance Battle mode.

Self explanatory. Get 5 stars in a song in Dance Battle mode. Can be done on easy. For tips, see "Dance Instructor" achievement description.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s14.jpg What a Jerk! (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43508-What-a-Jerk-.html) 15http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Earn 5 Stars on Hard on a jerkin' song.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s15.jpg Warm Up Challenge Complete (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43509-Warm-Up-Challenge-Complete.html) 15http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Earn 5 Stars on the Warm Up Challenge at any Skill Level.

See "Grand Finale Complete" achievement description.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s16.jpg Simple Challenge Complete (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43510-Simple-Challenge-Complete.html) 15http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Earn 5 Stars on the Simple Challenge at any Skill Level.

See "Grand Finale Complete" achievement description.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s17.jpg Moderate Challenge Complete (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43511-Moderate-Challenge-Complete.html) 15http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Earn 5 Stars on the Moderate Challenge at any Skill Level.

See "Grand Finale Complete" achievement description.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s18.jpg Tough Challenge Complete (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43512-Tough-Challenge-Complete.html) 15http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Earn 5 Stars on the Tough Challenge at any Skill Level.

See "Grand Finale Complete" achievement description.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s19.jpg Legit Challenge Complete (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43513-Legit-Challenge-Complete.html) 20http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Earn 5 Stars on the Legit Challenge at any Skill Level.

See "Grand Finale Complete" achievement description.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s20.jpg Hardcore Challenge Complete (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43514-Hardcore-Challenge-Complete.html) 20http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Earn 5 Stars on the Hardcore Challenge at any Skill Level.

See "Grand Finale Complete" achievement description.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s21.jpg Off the Hook Challenge Complete (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43515-Off-the-Hook-Challenge-Complete.html) 25http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Earn 5 Stars on the Off the Hook Challenge at any Skill Level.

See "Grand Finale Complete" achievement description.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s23.jpg Grand Finale Complete (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43517-Grand-Finale-Complete.html) 30http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Earn 5 stars on the Grand Finale Challenge at any Skill Level.

You will get all of these challenge achievements by getting 5 stars on them. Each challenge contains only 2-3 sequences from each song in it's group. There are 8 challenges in total. The challenges are unlocked until you get 5 stars on each song in it's group (the 4 of 5 songs before the challenge in the list).

Cully
11-11-2010, 05:15 AM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s1.jpg Epic Battle! (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43495-Epic-Battle-.html) 20http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Play 10 Dance Battles in a single session.

Just choose any song, then Dance Battle. This can be done on any level, and you can do this by yourself. Complete 10 and the achievement is yours.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s2.jpg Smile for the Camera (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43496-Smile-for-the-Camera.html) 25http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Have 1000 Freestyle photos taken.

The camera takes about 20 pictures during any freestyle section and then replays them back like a sort of movie. This unlocked for me after about 50 song plays. This counts for any song.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s3.jpg Sweat It Out (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43497-Sweat-It-Out.html) 20http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Have a 20-minute workout session in Workout Mode.

See "Burn, Baby, Burn!" achievement description.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s4.jpg Burn, Baby, Burn! (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43498-Burn--Baby--Burn-.html) 30http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Burn 1000 calories in Workout Mode.

This is actually very quick. Choose any song. Go into Perform It!. Choose any level and you should see "workout mode" as the second last option. Set your weight as 999lbs so the calories go up faster. You'll get about 150 calories per song this way. You can do the 1000 calories and the 20 minutes in multiple sittings. You can check the stats screen for your progress. Setting this mode doesn't seem to disable other achievements.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s22.jpg True Superstar (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43516-True-Superstar.html) 25http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Earn 5 Stars on every song in the game on either Easy or Medium, or 5 Stars on any 20 songs on Hard.

See "Dance Instructor" achievement description.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s24.jpg Dance Instructor (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43518-Dance-Instructor.html) 50http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Earn 5 Stars on every song in the game on Hard.

Dance Instructor and True Superstar are pretty self explanatory. This includes the challenges. You can check the list to see your progress. E*** means you 3 starred it on easy. H***** means you 5 starred it on hard.

Unless you are a good dancer, you will have to replay these songs many times to get 5 stars. This is the longest and hardest achievement in the game.

Your score is higher if you can keep a good multiplier going. It counts up 1 every time you have a Flawless or Nice on a sequence. 1x is lowest, and 4x is highest. If you do a sequence of moves wrong, the wrong part will glow red on the character. For example if your feet are correct and your arms are wrong, the characters arms will glow, but his/her feet wont. If you are having difficulty, you can play Break-It-Down mode for that song and the character will explain each move in more detail (if you do it wrong).

Also, make sure you keep moving during the Freestyle section. If not, you will lose your combo. You can tell if you moved enough if it says Flawless at the end of the freestyle section (instead of Nice or other). I usually wave my arms around in any way at all, you don't need to be in rhythm here.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s25.jpg The Dance Is Legendary (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43519-The-Dance-Is-Legendary.html) 25http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Earn Gold Stars on any song, at any Skill Level.

Gold Stars are better than 5 regular stars. You will know when you get it. I think you need to get 30%-50% more than the 5 star score on any level in order to get gold stars. What this means is that you pretty much have to get flawless on the whole song. This is easiest on the song you find easiest (most likely Poker Face). For Poker Face, you need about 400-415k on Easy, or 800k on Hard to get the golds. Get practising!


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s26.jpg Look Ma, No Flashcards! (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43520-Look-Ma--No-Flashcards-.html) 15http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Perform a song with Flashcards turned off and earn 5 Stars.

See "Flying Blind" achievement description.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s27.jpg Flying Blind (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43521-Flying-Blind.html) 30http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Earn 5 Stars on any 10 songs with Flashcards turned off.

This is not as hard as it sounds. After you 5 star a song on Easy, you can select "No-Flashcards" on that song and then replay it. No flashcards will be shown, but if you remember most of it, or react quickly enough when the character changes you should be fine. Make sure to do this on songs you find easy to do.

You can check your progress on the main list. There is a Rectangular blue box with a Red slash through it. on the right of where it'll say E*****.
Note: If you have a higher score on a song than your No-Flashcard run, it won't show this icon. It will still count. This will happen if you played No-Flashcards mode on easy, but then played the song on Hard at some point (and got a higher score).


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s28.jpg Practice Made Perfect (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43522-Practice-Made-Perfect.html) 25http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Get a 100% rating on a single song in Break It Down mode.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s29.jpg Something to Prove (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43523-Something-to-Prove.html) 50http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Get a 100% rating on every song in the game in Break It Down mode.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s30.jpg Broke It Down (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43524-Broke-It-Down.html) 15http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Play a single song in Break It Down mode and get a rating of at least 80%.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s31.jpg Again, From the Top! (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43525-Again--From-the-Top-.html) 20http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Play 10 songs in Break It Down mode and get a rating above 80%.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s32.jpg Total Poser (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43526-Total-Poser.html) 10http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Get a "Flawless" rating on a finishing move.

This is pretty easy. Just hold a finishing move until you get a Flawless rating on it and this will pop. This can be done on any level and all songs have a finishing move at the end.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s33.jpg Cross, Back, Step, Front! (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43527-Cross--Back--Step--Front-.html) 20http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Successfully pass EVERY Jazz Square in the game.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s34.jpg Get Busy, Dizzy! (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43528-Get-Busy--Dizzy-.html) 15http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Get a "Flawless" result on a spin move.

Just Play "Drop It Like It's Hot" on Hard in Break It Down mode. Most of the way through, you will know the spin move. It's called "Scratch & Spin". Keep trying till you get it flawless. You will know if it flashes blue with the words flawless at the end of the move.

It will quit after 3 attempts, so to keep trying it, swipe with your left arm to the right after attempting it the first time and it'll slow down. Try it in this mode until you are happy with it, then swipe with your left arm to the right again to speed it back up. There will be a "Slow it down" or "Speed it up" prompt on the top left of the screen which is hard to see.

This achievement will pop when you finish the song, not when you finish the move.

Cully
11-11-2010, 05:15 AM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s35.jpg Bring It Back (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43529-Bring-It-Back-.html) 15http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Pass these moves: Cabbage Patch, Disco, Fever, Funky Charleston, Raise the Roof, Scuff & Stomp.

See "A Lover and a Dancer" achievement description.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s36.jpg Lock It In (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43530-Lock-It-In.html) 15http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Pass these moves: Arm Twist, Boogaloo, Electric, Pop Down, and Robo Locking.

See "A Lover and a Dancer" achievement description.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s37.jpg Work It, Honey (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43531-Work-It--Honey.html) 15http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Pass these moves: & Feelabout, Club Monster, Pose, Ride, and Wind It Up.

See "A Lover and a Dancer" achievement description.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s38.jpg Get Hood (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43532-Get-Hood.html) 15http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Pass these moves: Brooklyn, Cool Kid, Hoodie, Lean & Rock, and Slam Out.

See "A Lover and a Dancer" achievement description.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s39.jpg Child’s Play (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43533-Child%E2%80%99s-Play.html) 15http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Pass these moves: Bug Juice, Patty Cake, Puppet Drop, and Tantrum.

See "A Lover and a Dancer" achievement description.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s40.jpg Nerd is Bond (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43534-Nerd-is-Bond.html) 15http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Pass these moves: Cabbage Patch, Double Rainbow, Glitch, Keyboard Cat, and Nerd It Out.

See "A Lover and a Dancer" achievement description.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s41.jpg From the Makers of Rock Band (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43535-From-the-Makers-of-Rock-Band.html) 15http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Pass these moves: Guitar, Rockout, Sing Out, and Snare.

See "A Lover and a Dancer" achievement description.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s42.jpg AN-I-MAL!!! (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43536-AN-I-MAL---.html) 15http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Pass these moves: The Bird, Chicken Wing, Elephant, Pony, Predator, Prey, and Snake.

See "A Lover and a Dancer" achievement description.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s43.jpg Central Combat (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43537-Central-Combat.html) 15http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Pass these moves: Boardbreaker, Boxer, Elbow Throw, Knockout, Punch Out, and Tiger Palm.

See "A Lover and a Dancer" achievement description.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s44.jpg Going Global (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43538-Going-Global.html) 15http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Pass these moves: Brooklyn, Calypso, Down Under, Latina, Merengue, Pharaoh, and Salsa.

See "A Lover and a Dancer" achievement description.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s45.jpg Age Before Booty (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43539-Age-Before-Booty.html) 15http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Pass these moves: Booty Bank, Booty Bump, Booty Down, Moonrise, Moonshine, and Rump Roast.

See "A Lover and a Dancer" achievement description.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s46.jpg Bring It to the Club (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43540-Bring-It-to-the-Club.html) 15http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Pass these moves: Snake, Snap Groove, Step Center, Step Side, and Tap Front.

See "A Lover and a Dancer" achievement description.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s47.jpg Jock (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43541-Jock.html) 15http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Pass these moves: Barbell, Boxer, Defense, Goal, Jock, Quarterback, and Run.

See "A Lover and a Dancer" achievement description.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s48.jpg A Lover and a Dancer (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43542-A-Lover-and-a-Dancer.html) 15http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Pass these moves: Boy Band, Earache, Love Warrior, and Palpitation.

All of these moves can be done during Perform It mode or Break It Down mode. They will pop as soon as you achieve a nice or higher on any move. You will most likely get all of thse when you play every song a couple of times. Some of them are only available in the hard mode of the song.

Please see HERE (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=278222) for a list of Song & Move locations


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s49.jpg Living Legend (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43543-Living-Legend.html) 30http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Reached the "Living Legend" rank.

This will come in time. You gain experience every song you play, and you can play on any song or any level. Your level counts down from 20 to 1. Level 1 is called "Living Legend". You can check your progress in the main menu (bottom middle - under your xbox username)

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s50.jpg Robots Doin’ It for Themselves (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43544-Robots-Doin%E2%80%99-It-for-Themselves.html) 15http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Successfully passed a robot move with ELIOT.

You will most likely get this first when you play Grand Finale Challenge. You will need to get 4 stars on every challenge before it to unlock this challenge. ELIOT is the default character for this song and once you do any of the robot moves correctly, this achievement will pop.

Cully
11-11-2010, 05:16 AM
Reserved for Achievement Guide...

Cully
11-11-2010, 05:17 AM
Reserved for Achievement Guide....

Cully
11-11-2010, 05:17 AM
Reserved for Achievement Guide.....

FunkSoulStrange
11-11-2010, 04:52 PM
On Practice Makes Perfect, I'm pretty sure you have to nail Flawless for each move, not just Nice. I have down it twice now where I had 100% for everything and not got the achievement. I have gotten the one for Flawless on each move in break it down for 5 gold stars. Just thought I'd give you a heads up for the guide in case it is glitchy but its probably my lack of skill. :)

xViper 37x
11-11-2010, 05:48 PM
Hey, I've been playing this game quite a bit and just wanted to make some corrections and provide some extra information.

The 2 secret achievements:
One is unlock the secret character and play a song with them. I'm not sure the exact requirements for unlocking the secret character, but its something like earn 4 stars or better on every song/challenge. I unlocked it at the same time as completing 5 stars on every song/challenge on easy.

The other is reach the highest rank which will just come over time.


Something To Prove:
This is the one that says earn 100% in break it down mode on every song. I have earned 100% on every song on easy and the achievement has not popped, so at this point I'm assuming I need to complete medium and hard at 100% also (currently working on this).


Flying Blind:
This achievement is actually confusing and unfortunately not as simple as the description says. What it says: "Earn 5 Stars on any 10 songs with Flashcards turned off." How this actually works: when you complete a song with no flashcards and earn 5 stars or better, it will possibly have the "no flashcard" symbol next to the song on the song selection list, or in the difficulty selection list. The problem is, to earn this icon, you must match or beat your current best star count.

Example 1: You have cleared Poker Face on easy with 5 stars. You turn off flash cards and clear it again with 5 stars. On your menu you will now have an icon and 1 out of 10 for the achievement. The problem is...

Example 2: You have cleared Poker Face on easy with 5 gold stars. You turn off flash cards and clear it with just 5 stars (not gold). You will not have the icon and you will have 0 out of 10 for the achievement.

So, if you've already gold starred a song, you need to gold star it with flash cards off to get credit. I can confirm that when you can count 10 of the no flash cards icons, the achievement will pop (whether they are in the main song select screen or the difficulty select screen).


For all of the ones that say "Pass These Moves":
Simply playing on easy will not complete all of these. There are moves that are specifically on medium or hard. So, you will need to play break it down on every difficulty on every song to ensure you encounter all of the needed steps. I'm sure someone could create lists of exactly what song and difficulty combinations have each move, but I do not have that information.


I hope some of this information helps other people out and the creation of this guide in general.

Cully
11-11-2010, 07:16 PM
Thanks guys. The guide is a work in progress, so any help given to improve it, would be appreciated.

I'll be home in 4 hours and I should be able to play 6+ hours... so expect some changes. :)

xViper 37x: Regarding the 100% in break it down mode... there are 2 types of percent in the mode. one is for getting 12/12 moves (or however many moves there are), and the other is putting it together I think... I'm not in front of it right now, so I'll check when I get home.

Also.. I know that the easy modes don't have some of the moves required to get the achivements. I will be working on mapping every move and difficulty level so hopefully we can find which songs can be done and on what level. Thanks for the input!

yippy smalz
11-11-2010, 07:32 PM
Thanks guys. The guide is a work in progress, so any help given to improve it, would be appreciated.

I'll be home in 4 hours and I should be able to play 6+ hours... so expect some changes. :)

xViper 37x: Regarding the 100% in break it down mode... there are 2 types of percent in the mode. one is for getting 12/12 moves (or however many moves there are), and the other is putting it together I think... I'm not in front of it right now, so I'll check when I get home.

Also.. I know that the easy modes don't have some of the moves required to get the achivements. I will be working on mapping every move and difficulty level so hopefully we can find which songs can be done and on what level. Thanks for the input!

Learn from my mistake and do not let yourself play for 6 hrs in one day. I did and it hurts lol, calfs and shoulders are very sore. If you are very use to that kind of activity then go for it :p

Cully
11-11-2010, 09:03 PM
did 6 hours last night - no pain so far (apart from the cut on my ankle when I heel kicked the table testing WII Kinect Sports).

Also stubbed my toe on said table.

cakebonvivant
11-11-2010, 11:22 PM
Epic Battle!, The Battle Has Begun can be done solo, the kinect just needs a player in front of it. However Booth Buddies does require 2.

I would suggest for anyone who really invests time in this game to stretch out beforehand if they already don't. Here are some simple stretches to do, http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_1/126.shtml (Can just do #1-4,7,12)

lucazzo
11-11-2010, 11:45 PM
I will be working on mapping every move and difficulty level so hopefully we can find which songs can be done and on what level. Thanks for the input!

Already working on a list of moves for each song myself. 27 songs finished on Easy, if you care to get started on medium or hard. Just lmk so we don't overlap too much =D

Cully
11-12-2010, 12:00 AM
Already working on a list of moves for each song myself. 27 songs finished on Easy, if you care to get started on medium or hard. Just lmk so we don't overlap too much =D


Sweet.. I'll pop up another thread. I won't be listing duplicates, only what's needed.

xfactorhatesu
11-12-2010, 04:11 AM
For the calories burned achievements, you can just play through normally with workout mode turned on. Seems easier to kill 2 birds 1 stone since youre already doing all of it. Just a suggestion.

Cully
11-12-2010, 04:16 AM
For the calories burned achievements, you can just play through normally with workout mode turned on. Seems easier to kill 2 birds 1 stone since youre already doing all of it. Just a suggestion.

Yeah I was already editing to say that. I got mixed up with the No-Flashcards mode. Thanks :)

Spinoff90
11-12-2010, 06:37 PM
You only have to get 4 stars to unlock the challenges not 5.

Cully
11-12-2010, 08:03 PM
You only have to get 4 stars to unlock the challenges not 5.

Really? I was pretty sure I had 4 stars on all in one group and it didn't unlock. I'll re-check tonight.. thanks :)

did 6 hours last night - no pain so far

Another 11 hours yesterday did give me seriously sore muscles today. Oops.

Cully
11-12-2010, 10:39 PM
You only have to get 4 stars to unlock the challenges not 5.

Yes, you are absolutely correct. Also, you need only 3 stars to unlock the medium mode.

litepink
11-13-2010, 01:20 AM
Love the roadmap so far, very clear. Great work, keep it up.

Cully
11-13-2010, 01:22 AM
Thanks - I'll be adding and changing it as I find more info.

RiMOX
11-13-2010, 01:34 PM
The Dance is Legendary
Can be done on easy. I get it while playing Poker Face on easy when i reached 96% right preformences and gold stars and a score about 400k

justininhifi
11-13-2010, 05:24 PM
regarding Robots Doin’ It for Themselves 15http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.jpg - Successfully passed a robot move with ELIOT.

I unlocked this one after completing the grand finale after 5 starring every song up until that point on easy. My character was automatically set to ELIOT.

yippy smalz
11-13-2010, 09:00 PM
Does anyone else have a problem with the kinect seeing them perform the move: Booty Bank. Its on cant get you out of my head and for some reaon kinect can not see my arms when performing this move(they glow red). My friend who was watching said i wasnt doing it right (he can perform it fine) and i am moving like the tv was a mirror. Any tips? advice?

Mr Arrow
11-13-2010, 11:36 PM
Does anyone else have a problem with the kinect seeing them perform the move: Booty Bank. Its on cant get you out of my head and for some reaon kinect can not see my arms when performing this move(they glow red). My friend who was watching said i wasnt doing it right (he can perform it fine) and i am moving like the tv was a mirror. Any tips? advice?


Break It Down is incredibly helpful in these situations.

Also try a little more light and move a bit closer / farther away.

These things seemed to help me when I was having trouble.

Lucent Beam
11-15-2010, 12:31 AM
Gold Stars are better than 5 regular stars. You will know when you get it. I think you need to get 30%-50% more than the 5 star score on hard in order to get gold stars. What this means is that you pretty much have to get flawless on the whole song. This is easiest on the song you find easiest (probably Poker Face). You will need about 800k on Poker Face to get the golds. Get practising!

As far as I know, this can't be done on Easy or Medium because you simply will not get the score needed to get gold stars on a song.

///

The Dance is Legendary
Can be done on easy. I get it while playing Poker Face on easy when i reached 96% right preformences and gold stars and a score about 400k

Agree here. I have Gold Stars on that for Easy & Medium. Probably on a few others as well.

Cully
11-15-2010, 03:28 AM
The Dance is Legendary
Can be done on easy. I get it while playing Poker Face on easy when i reached 96% right preformences and gold stars and a score about 400k



Agree here. I have Gold Stars on that for Easy & Medium. Probably on a few others as well.

Confirmed. Thanks Guys. I initially based this on Rock Band / Guitar Hero which is also made by harmonix. :)

blurbia
11-15-2010, 05:25 AM
Satisfaction on Medium has a lot of Robot Moves for Eliot (and the secret achievement).

P.S. No I didn't get the achievement when playing the grand finale challenge.

Cully
11-15-2010, 07:02 AM
yes.. it does, but you have to have ELIOT as your character right?

I'm gonna try to figure out all the moves that are considered "robot" and which songs they are in.

FukuiSan
11-17-2010, 01:41 AM
For achievements where you have to pass certain moves, like Bring It Back or AN-I-MAL!!!, I know you can do it in Break it down mode, but can it be when you are first practicing the move or does it have to be passed during recap?

Cully
11-17-2010, 06:29 PM
For achievements where you have to pass certain moves, like Bring It Back or AN-I-MAL!!!, I know you can do it in Break it down mode, but can it be when you are first practicing the move or does it have to be passed during recap?

You can do them in both Perform It, or Break It Down mode. It can be in Recap or during practise.

I got a few of them in different ways, but some of the moves are only available in hard mode of songs.

C Rocket
11-19-2010, 11:23 PM
Great work so far. A couple minor quibbles:



http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s13.jpg The Battle Has Begun (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43507-The-Battle-Has-Begun.html) 15http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Give your first 5-Star performance in Dance Battle mode.

Self explanatory. Get 5 stars in a song in Break It Down mode. Can be done on easy. For tips, see "Dance Instructor" achievement description.


A little typo here, you say "Break It Down" but you mean "Dance Battle".



Step 4: Play on Hard - 95http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg
Hopefully you know the majority of the songs by now, because you'll have to replay each of them on medium to unlock hard, then hard until you get 5 stars on it.



I think that if someone is following your roadmap, they won't need to replay songs on Medium because completing a song in Break It Down mode on Hard unlocks Hard for Perform It mode.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s1.jpg Epic Battle! (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43495-Epic-Battle-.html) 20http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Play 10 Dance Battles in a single session.

Just choose any song, then Dance Battle. This can be done on any level, and you can do this by yourself. Complete 10 and the achievement is yours.



You may be right about this, but I haven't been able to get this to work. I just played at least 12 Dance Battles in a row (playing both parts myself) and this achievement never popped. Maybe I'm doing something else wrong.

Cully
11-20-2010, 02:20 AM
A little typo here, you say "Break It Down" but you mean "Dance Battle".

Nice Catch - updated it :)

I think that if someone is following your roadmap, they won't need to replay songs on Medium because completing a song in Break It Down mode on Hard unlocks Hard for Perform It mode.

Awesome! I didn't know this. Playing on Dance Battle Hard doesn't work the same way. I will change the roadmap accordingly... Maybe it's better to play break it down mode on hard due to the glitch anyway?

You may be right about this, but I haven't been able to get this to work. I just played at least 12 Dance Battles in a row (playing both parts myself) and this achievement never popped. Maybe I'm doing something else wrong.

Worked for me and I played Poker Face on easy 10 times.. 9 of those songs I didn't even dance at all... I pointed the camera at my computer where I was typing and that seemed to stop it asking me to step into the camera. Typical Score: 0 to 0 :P

Please let me know if you figure out why? It popped right after the tenth song for me. I've also done this achievement on a friends xbox with both of us playing random songs and random levels.

the red worm
11-25-2010, 05:29 AM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s10.jpg Got This on Unlock (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43504-Got-This-on-Unlock.html) 50http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Unlock all bonus content.



to unlock the robot's extra costume you have to be rank 1 so those two achievements will go hand in hand

yippy smalz
11-25-2010, 05:00 PM
Awesome! I didn't know this. Playing on Dance Battle Hard doesn't work the same way. I will change the roadmap accordingly... Maybe it's better to play break it down mode on hard due to the glitch anyway?

What is the glitch?

KrayKen
11-29-2010, 01:44 AM
nice guide, i was played dc in 2h, but just score 40G

Plengrock
11-30-2010, 11:17 AM
Do you think it should be better to score 100% everysong in break it down on easy instead of hard??

Greendisease
11-30-2010, 07:59 PM
Nice guide. Thanks man.

TheMasta7
12-01-2010, 05:24 PM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s33.jpg Cross, Back, Step, Front! (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43527-Cross--Back--Step--Front-.html) 20http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Successfully pass EVERY Jazz Square in the game.

the songs that have jazz squares on them is:
Hey Mami (not on easy),
Hella Good (not on easy)
Push It (not on easy or medium)
Brickhouse

It is not known if you have to pass the jazz squares on medium and hard for these songs and break-it-down mode.

TheMasta7
12-01-2010, 05:31 PM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s10.jpg Got This on Unlock (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43504-Got-This-on-Unlock.html) 50http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Unlock all bonus content.

To get this achievement you need to do a few things:
1. unlock all of the characters costumes by earning 25 stars for each one of them.
2.you need to unlock eliot, which means you have to 5 star the grand finale challenge.
3. you need to unlock eliot's costume. to do this you need to reach the living legend rank in the game which is rank 1.

By doing all three listed you would be unlocking 4 achievements which would be The Grand Finale Complete, Got A New Look, Living Legend, and Got This on Unlock.

TheMasta7
12-01-2010, 05:34 PM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s14.jpg What a Jerk! (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43508-What-a-Jerk-.html) 15http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Earn 5 Stars on Hard on a jerkin' song.

For this achievement you have to 5 star Teach me how to jerk on hard. You need to reach a score of around 555,000. If your having problems go to break it down mode and and slow down the moves.

TheMasta7
12-01-2010, 05:36 PM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s50.jpg Robots Doin’ It for Themselves (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43542-A-Lover-and-a-Dancer.html) 15http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Successfully passed a robot move with ELIOT.

For this you can play the song "Push It" on easy and that will get you the achievement as well.

yippy smalz
12-02-2010, 01:37 PM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s33.jpg Cross, Back, Step, Front! (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43527-Cross--Back--Step--Front-.html) 20http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Successfully pass EVERY Jazz Square in the game.

the songs that have jazz squares on them is:
Hey Mami (not on easy),
Hella Good (not on easy)
Push It (not on easy or medium)
Brickhouse

It is not known if you have to pass the jazz squares on medium and hard for these songs and break-it-down mode.

The achievement popped for me after I finished break it down for brickhouse on hard so I think ass long as you pass at least one jazz square in every song required in any mode you should get this.

ButterflyEdge
12-02-2010, 07:03 PM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s10.jpg Got This on Unlock (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43504-Got-This-on-Unlock.html) 50http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Unlock all bonus content.

To get this achievement you need to do a few things:
1. unlock all of the characters costumes by earning 25 stars for each one of them.
2.you need to unlock eliot, which means you have to 5 star the grand finale challenge.
3. you need to unlock eliot's costume. to do this you need to reach the living legend rank in the game which is rank 1.

By doing all three listed you would be unlocking 4 achievements which would be The Grand Finale Complete, Got A New Look, Living Legend, and Got This on Unlock.

Dude, you just tore all these from TrueAchievements, at least give the folks credit ;)

TheMasta7
12-04-2010, 05:29 PM
Dude, you just tore all these from TrueAchievements, at least give the folks credit ;)

i got those achievements on a second account and thats how i knew how to get them, but i do agree with you if i were to get the achievements from another site i would definetly give them credit where credit is due, thank you.

sins fanatic
12-05-2010, 05:25 PM
lol good guide man. within 5 minutes of playing this i damn near broke my book case lol, :( bloody small bedrooms....

Lucent Beam
12-05-2010, 06:57 PM
I wonder which is these 17 gamertags (http://www.trueachievements.com/achievementgamer.aspx?achievementid=71474) is his 2nd account.

lucazzo
12-05-2010, 07:46 PM
The guide seems to have a broken/missing tile. Try this.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/Ur/0A/1ICLiGJhbC9NCBoEGl5TVkQzL2FjaC8wLzI5AAAAAOfn5-svvU4=.jpg Living Legend
30http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Reached the "Living Legend" rank.
URL: http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/Ur/0A/1ICLiGJhbC9NCBoEGl5TVkQzL2FjaC8wLzI5AAAAAOfn5-svvU4=.jpg

Bleed
12-05-2010, 08:31 PM
About the "Something to prove" achievement... do I need to 100% the recaps also, or just the moves one by one?

Lucent Beam
12-05-2010, 10:20 PM
About the "Something to prove" achievement... do I need to 100% the recaps also, or just the moves one by one?

You need BOTH one by one (either green checks or the diamond) AND 100% for every recap. You'll notice that your final percent combines your percent for each motion and percent for the recap.

Bleed
12-05-2010, 10:57 PM
Ouch
Sounds painful

TheMasta7
12-06-2010, 12:02 AM
I wonder which is these 17 gamertags (http://www.trueachievements.com/achievementgamer.aspx?achievementid=71474) is his 2nd account.

what are you talking about? its a silver account on my xbox where are you getting 17 gamertags?

Untouchabl3
12-11-2010, 11:34 PM
did 6 hours last night - no pain so far (apart from the cut on my ankle when I heel kicked the table testing WII Kinect Sports).

Also stubbed my toe on said table.

**Waiting for first n00b to file a lawsuit on some shenanigans like this lol..

Untouchabl3
12-11-2010, 11:39 PM
I Also had a LMAO for the buddy achievement in which it states you don't need a second partner, just hold up a jacket!!! LMAO DERRRRRRRR

Johnny Sinister
12-12-2010, 07:11 AM
The achievement popped for me after I finished break it down for brickhouse on hard so I think as long as you pass at least one jazz square in every song required in any mode you should get this.

The achievement is actually more similar to the other move passing achievements, i think it is just worded a little strangely.

It doesn't mean you have to pass the Jazz square move every time it appears in the game, it means you have to pass each different Jazz square move.

If I remember correctly, there are three of them: Jazz Square, Slow Jazz Square, and Reverse Jazz Square. (These aren't the official names of the moves, but a description)

I got my achievement after completing a "break-it-down" with the reverse jazz square move.

Actiionz
12-15-2010, 11:45 PM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s25.jpg The Dance Is Legendary (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43519-The-Dance-Is-Legendary.html) 25http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Earn Gold Stars on any song, at any Skill Level.

Gold Stars are better than 5 regular stars. You will know when you get it. I think you need to get 30%-50% more than the 5 star score on any level in order to get gold stars. What this means is that you pretty much have to get flawless on the whole song. This is easiest on the song you find easiest (most likely Poker Face). For Poker Face, you need about 400-415k on Easy, or 800k on Hard to get the golds. Get practising!

I was reading your guide, which is a nice one by the way, and I found a typo. Its in bold. I don't know why, but that just annoyed me. Could you fix it?

Lucent Beam
12-16-2010, 12:21 AM
It's not a typo. It's just not American spelling.

Actiionz
12-16-2010, 12:28 AM
It's not a typo. It's just not American spelling.

Oh, seriously? I didn't know that. Now I feel bad.

MADasaHatter
12-23-2010, 03:46 PM
The achievement is actually more similar to the other move passing achievements, i think it is just worded a little strangely.

It doesn't mean you have to pass the Jazz square move every time it appears in the game, it means you have to pass each different Jazz square move.

If I remember correctly, there are three of them: Jazz Square, Slow Jazz Square, and Reverse Jazz Square. (These aren't the official names of the moves, but a description)

I got my achievement after completing a "break-it-down" with the reverse jazz square move.

I'm trying my best to get these but it's not unlocking.
I believe the Reverse JS is just callled a Jazz Square but it's in the oppo direction in "Push It".
The Slow JS is in Hey Mami, which also contains a regular JS. So according to your logic, all I need is these two songs to get the achievement and it's not working.

I've tried playing all four songs that have been listed here, including Brickhouse on Hard, and it's still not popping. Any ideas?

NathAttack
12-24-2010, 01:44 PM
I still think it's EVERY jazz square.

However it's still possible that that isn't the case, but it might require you to pass the variations also. I know of at least one, "Jazz Square & I", which appears in Push It (or Brickhouse. Pretty sure it's Push It though).

MADasaHatter
12-24-2010, 05:58 PM
I still think it's EVERY jazz square.

However it's still possible that that isn't the case, but it might require you to pass the variations also. I know of at least one, "Jazz Square & I", which appears in Push It (or Brickhouse. Pretty sure it's Push It though).

I'll have to try them all. Once per song might have unlocked for other people, but it sure isn't unlocking for me.

And for the "JS & I", I have to pass the "I" portion of it for it to count? The JS is on the top box and the I is last, so maybe this is where I'm not getting it right.

I'll test it right now.

Edit: That's what it was, thanks. In Push It, there's a reverse JS followed by a "JS and I" and you have to nail all three boxes for it to count.

Gemmaa
12-31-2010, 08:35 PM
Nice guide :) I felt the need to post because the guide dropped back onto the second page and people might not find it :)

the xbox kid
12-31-2010, 11:47 PM
Great guide cully! :D Too bad i suck at this game :( , i can only just get 4 stars on easy, no matter how many times i try :( , i currently have 125G on dance central and dont think that ill be getting much more.

Petey247
01-05-2011, 09:03 PM
Nice guide :) I felt the need to post because the guide dropped back onto the second page and people might not find it :)

Indeed. Hopefully the OP will be able to update the guide with the new info posted here and in the other threads.

eggchrist
01-09-2011, 07:53 AM
thanks a bunch Cully! Your guide has been very helpful!

biniwoo
01-17-2011, 03:12 PM
Great Guide!! It will be very useful!!

I'm so addicted to this game!

Huntyr
01-27-2011, 03:53 PM
Bump! Request for Sticky, and request for Cully to update OP.

mw2pvt
01-27-2011, 04:05 PM
THIS GAME IS GREAT, and the achievements are really fun

MarceloCR
02-08-2011, 05:44 PM
did anyone get the "Something to Prove" achievement? :eek:
i think it's going to be really hard to do...

MarceloCR
02-08-2011, 05:46 PM
i don't use the forum very much,
I know it's not the right place, but could anybody teach me how to change my signature? :confused:

Spinoff90
02-11-2011, 10:53 PM
Might have been asked already but was too lazy to look through the posts. For the bonus content one does that just mean the costumes and characters? I know I still need Eliot's second costume for legend rank but wondering if I need to unlock flash card mode and stuff like that for every song as well.

MADasaHatter
02-11-2011, 11:22 PM
Might have been asked already but was too lazy to look through the posts. For the bonus content one does that just mean the costumes and characters? I know I still need Eliot's second costume for legend rank but wondering if I need to unlock flash card mode and stuff like that for every song as well.

Bonus stuff includes levels and costumes. You don't need flashcard mode for every song.

nickitt
03-04-2011, 03:13 PM
this game is so hard,i gave up the hard setting ones....

LilMsTiffie
03-09-2011, 10:13 PM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s7.jpg Pure Perfection (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43501-Pure-Perfection.html) 25http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Get a "Flawless" rating on every move in a song in Perform It! or Dance Battle mode.

Not as hard as it sounds. You can tell if you get Flawless in Perform It mode as it shows blue around your dancer at the end of each move. If you are having difficulty, you can go into Break It Down mode and practise the parts you can't get. A diamond in Break It Down mode is the equivalent of Flawless (hence the diamond icon on the achievement).


Just to let you know this bit isn't accurate. The diamond in break it down is not the equivalent to a flawless move, it only shows up when you complete the move the first time(not requiring the 3 time rehearse) in break it down mode, whether good or flawless, as long as it's green/upwards it will show with a diamond. =)

Montz
03-19-2011, 10:31 AM
Aside from all the grammar errors and incompletion, I want to point out one thing.
Epic Battle is 15G, not 20G.

CreepyUncleMike
03-31-2011, 07:01 AM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s34.jpg Get Busy, Dizzy! (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43528-Get-Busy--Dizzy-.html) 15http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Get a "Flawless" result on a spin move.

Just Play "Drop It Like It's Hot" on Hard in Break It Down mode. Most of the way through, you will know the spin move. It's called "Scratch & Spin". Keep trying till you get it flawless. You will know if it flashes blue with the words flawless at the end of the move.


Any particular reason for choosing this one? Spin moves are fairly obvious. I just got mine on Push It medium on the move Tantrum. And if you don't catch the word flawless flash, another key is to look at the flashcard of the move you completed. If it was blue, it was flawless.

CraziedZombies
04-27-2011, 04:18 PM
Great guide, i need to practice allot too get all achievements though

Peu
05-27-2011, 03:59 PM
Great guide! Thanks a lot

Greg8807
06-01-2011, 12:25 PM
Thx for this guide !

Necrophage33
06-08-2011, 06:10 PM
Flying Blind:
This achievement is actually confusing and unfortunately not as simple as the description says. What it says: "Earn 5 Stars on any 10 songs with Flashcards turned off." How this actually works: when you complete a song with no flashcards and earn 5 stars or better, it will possibly have the "no flashcard" symbol next to the song on the song selection list, or in the difficulty selection list. The problem is, to earn this icon, you must match or beat your current best star count.

Example 1: You have cleared Poker Face on easy with 5 stars. You turn off flash cards and clear it again with 5 stars. On your menu you will now have an icon and 1 out of 10 for the achievement. The problem is...

Example 2: You have cleared Poker Face on easy with 5 gold stars. You turn off flash cards and clear it with just 5 stars (not gold). You will not have the icon and you will have 0 out of 10 for the achievement.

So, if you've already gold starred a song, you need to gold star it with flash cards off to get credit. I can confirm that when you can count 10 of the no flash cards icons, the achievement will pop (whether they are in the main song select screen or the difficulty select screen).




Has this been confirmed? I noticed that the guide hasn't been updated to reflect this. I got gold stars on the first challenge on easy my first attempt, then redid it without flash cards and got 5 stars (not gold). It seems this won't could toward that achievement. Do challenges count at all toward the no flash card achievements?

CreepyUncleMike
06-08-2011, 06:17 PM
Yes, challenges do count. I did through the second challenge myself to get the achievement.

Necrophage33
06-08-2011, 06:24 PM
Yes, challenges do count. I did through the second challenge myself to get the achievement.

Alright thanks. Any idea about the gold star thing screwing me? If so, I guess I'll be careful not to do too well my first attempt, so I don't screw myself on the No Flashcard run.

CreepyUncleMike
06-08-2011, 06:36 PM
I don't know, but it's quite possible.

Necrophage33
06-09-2011, 06:41 PM
I don't know, but it's quite possible.

Well I didn't confirm it, but I got gold stars without flashcards so I got the achievement anyway. Thank god I got that one out of the way cause playing with flashcards on some of these later songs is tough. Couldn't imagine doing it without flashcards. I'd have to memorize the routine just like a real dancer!

rabblerouser
06-09-2011, 09:04 PM
I was thinking of picking this up. do you really have to spin on your head?

Necrophage33
06-09-2011, 09:35 PM
I was thinking of picking this up. do you really have to spin on your head?

Hahaha I haven't gotten through all the songs but do you really think they'd risk a lawsuit by requiring people to spin on their heads??

Necrophage33
06-10-2011, 01:29 PM
Would it possibly be better to do all of Break It Down mode on Easy first? That way it's much easier to get the 100% achievement for all songs on Break It Down. Then there isn't as much pressure to 100% the song on Hard. You only have to pass specific moves, and don't have to worry about tying everything together. Thoughts?

solarhd
06-10-2011, 01:53 PM
Hey under extra equipment needed, it needs to say "Kinect" and "Working Legs and Arms" :woop:

Necrophage33
06-14-2011, 01:15 PM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1508/s50.jpg Robots Doiní It for Themselves (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/dance-central/achievement/43542-A-Lover-and-a-Dancer.html) 15http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Successfully passed a robot move with ELIOT.

For this you can play the song "Push It" on easy and that will get you the achievement as well.

What in the hell constitutes a "robot move"?? The guide says you should get it playing the Grand Finale Challenge first time, but I didn't. Maybe because I played on easy. So I went back and played Satisfaction (on easy) since it seemed to me that virtually every move in that song could be considered a robot move, but no achievement there either. I five starred both, by the way, so it's not because I didn't pass the moves.

I'll try Push It tonight, but it makes no sense to me why no moves in Satisfaction unlocked that achievement for me. Electric, Screw Loose, Charge Up, Overheat, etc. They all seem to be robot moves to me. No clue why the game doesn't count them.

CreepyUncleMike
06-14-2011, 07:36 PM
Strange. I don't recall getting this during the Grand Finale Challenge, but I believe I did get it doing Satisfaction on easy with Eliot.

Necrophage33
06-14-2011, 07:46 PM
Strange. I don't recall getting this during the Grand Finale Challenge, but I believe I did get it doing Satisfaction on easy with Eliot.

That would make sense to me. That's the only song in the game that seems robotic to me. I got five stars on it with Eliot, and I know I nailed every move at least once. In 3 hours I'll be home trying Push It to see if that unlocks the achievement for me. Do you remember if it unlocks immediately after passing a robot move, or after the song is complete? I assumed after the song is complete, like the other achievements, but I saw people saying it should unlock right away.

Necrophage33
06-14-2011, 10:50 PM
What in the hell constitutes a "robot move"?? The guide says you should get it playing the Grand Finale Challenge first time, but I didn't. Maybe because I played on easy. So I went back and played Satisfaction (on easy) since it seemed to me that virtually every move in that song could be considered a robot move, but no achievement there either. I five starred both, by the way, so it's not because I didn't pass the moves.

I'll try Push It tonight, but it makes no sense to me why no moves in Satisfaction unlocked that achievement for me. Electric, Screw Loose, Charge Up, Overheat, etc. They all seem to be robot moves to me. No clue why the game doesn't count them.

Well I just played Push It on easy as that guy stated would work. I got gold stars on the song and still no achievement! I don't know what else to do!

Theratis
07-03-2011, 06:03 PM
Overview:
-Approximate amount of time to 1000http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.jpg: 20-30 Hours
-Estimated achievement difficulty: 5/10 (depending on your rhythm and dancing skills)


I feel betrayed and lied to. Finding my best friend's knife in my back would be less painful. I have saved galaxies, destroyed civilizations, scattered millions with my fists and obliterated billions with my guns. I have annihilated creatures bigger than this entire planet that came from places hell would be afraid of. I have trained my body in many sports and fought off a demonic alien invasion dozens of times. Cities have risen and empires have fallen, but this blasted creation they call dancing is considered of easy difficulty. I have 100%-ed the worst of the worst like Demon's Souls, KZ2 and Vanquish and am in perfect physical shape, but this fucking game puts me to the test more than any other out there.
Rating this a 5 out of 10 seems like a joke. 20-30 hours seems unreal.
But I will continue, and I will persevere. I have vanquished every demon in Boletaria and I'll be damned if I fail at making funky moves and shaking my ass.
But blast if I knew, I would not have purchased this thing.

Necrophage33
07-03-2011, 08:49 PM
I feel betrayed and lied to. Finding my best friend's knife in my back would be less painful. I have saved galaxies, destroyed civilizations, scattered millions with my fists and obliterated billions with my guns. I have annihilated creatures bigger than this entire planet that came from places hell would be afraid of. I have trained my body in many sports and fought off a demonic alien invasion dozens of times. Cities have risen and empires have fallen, but this blasted creation they call dancing is considered of easy difficulty. I have 100%-ed the worst of the worst like Demon's Souls, KZ2 and Vanquish and am in perfect physical shape, but this fucking game puts me to the test more than any other out there.
Rating this a 5 out of 10 seems like a joke. 20-30 hours seems unreal.
But I will continue, and I will persevere. I have vanquished every demon in Boletaria and I'll be damned if I fail at making funky moves and shaking my ass.
But blast if I knew, I would not have purchased this thing.

My guide rated it a 7/10 and gave it 30-50 hours ;)

Seriously though, when I first started, this game felt impossible. I could barely 5-star songs on easy and I felt like there was no hope. Then I got the hang of it and started 5-starring songs on Hard first try. You really have to learn the names of moves and get used to the movements and how the game reads you, and it'll be much easier. Although, it all depends on how natural some of it comes to you. A lot of the moves came pretty natural to me, so once I saw them and learned the names, it got really easy. Good luck though. I just completed this game about half an hour ago and it's definitely one of my prouder completions.

Theratis
07-10-2011, 01:20 PM
My guide rated it a 7/10 and gave it 30-50 hours ;)

Seriously though, when I first started, this game felt impossible. I could barely 5-star songs on easy and I felt like there was no hope. Then I got the hang of it and started 5-starring songs on Hard first try. You really have to learn the names of moves and get used to the movements and how the game reads you, and it'll be much easier. Although, it all depends on how natural some of it comes to you. A lot of the moves came pretty natural to me, so once I saw them and learned the names, it got really easy. Good luck though. I just completed this game about half an hour ago and it's definitely one of my prouder completions.

Yeah I know, you guide does a better job difficulty wise. It's not that it's difficult-difficult, it's that it' frustrating difficult. I'm doing the 100% Break It Down on each song, and man this costs so much time. Having 3 individual sections only to fail in the last section 5 times in a row, means you just wasted 30 minutes doing the same thing over and over and over again. At least the songs themselves are fun but in break it down, there's no real song, there's just the announcer with his same 5 lines every routine.

Necrophage33
07-11-2011, 06:10 PM
Yeah I know, you guide does a better job difficulty wise. It's not that it's difficult-difficult, it's that it' frustrating difficult. I'm doing the 100% Break It Down on each song, and man this costs so much time. Having 3 individual sections only to fail in the last section 5 times in a row, means you just wasted 30 minutes doing the same thing over and over and over again. At least the songs themselves are fun but in break it down, there's no real song, there's just the announcer with his same 5 lines every routine.

I actually did the 100% Break It Down (on easy, obviously) for every song after I 5-starred them all on Hard. This made it extremely easy to 100% every song on easy since I had learned practically all of the "easy" moves from playing the songs on Hard. I did almost every song first try in Break It Down.

I can understand, though, that some people would prefer to Break Down a song before attempting it in Perform It! mode. A lot of the harder songs I just watched Riffraff67's videos to see what to expect. Almost every song took my 3 tries or less on hard, without having done any Break Down whatsoever.

The other reason I waited on Break It Down mode is that I thought it was really boring and didn't want to be bothered with it until I knew I was really good at most of the moves.

Theratis
08-18-2011, 08:09 PM
Completed this a few weeks back. Never again! The songs were fun but this takes achievements to a whole new level. I wasn't struggling as much with the dance moves as I was with getting Kinect to recognize them. I had to change me entire setup, going as far as to place my kinect 4 meters away from the TV at a 90 degree angle to it, just so I had a crapload of space and the perfect lightning. It was so overly sensitive, punishing me for moves that I'd already done perfectly the past 20 times.

Unless Dance Central 2 gives you 1000 points for just popping in the disc, I think I'll pass.

Happy though!

gambit444
08-31-2011, 07:33 PM
FYI,
"Extra equipment needed? No"
I think the Kinect would be considered Extra Equiptment. Good guide so far.

Necrophage33
09-07-2011, 03:19 PM
FYI,
"Extra equipment needed? No"
I think the Kinect would be considered Extra Equiptment. Good guide so far.

You do realize that this guide hasn't been touched since last November, and that my guide is complete, halfway down the first page, right?

I don't think you should hang around this one waiting for it to be finished.

ghetto b00ty
10-13-2011, 09:25 PM
ok, so I have 10 songs in the song list with the 'no flashcards' symbol next to the score (all done on easy) but the acheivement never popped up
:/
now what?