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Scrapdaddy 11-02-2010 10:40 PM

Megamind Achievement Guide and Roadmap
 
Achievement Guide & Roadmap

Roadmap

Overview:
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 1/10
- Offine: 1000
- Online: 0
- Approximate amount of time to 1000:gsicon:: 3 - 6 hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1 (you can replay levels if needed)
- Missable Achievements: 0
- Do cheat codes disable achievements: N/A
- Does difficulty affect achievements: N/A
- Glitched achievements: None but see note below.
- Unobtainable achievements: None
- Extra equipment needed: None

Introduction: Welcome to my Megamind: The Video Game guide. The game is a linear action game and is the exact definition of quick movie tie-in games. It is pretty simple, short and generally geared toward a younger audience with a few minor challenges on the boss fights. The majority of the achievements will be unlocked during the course of normal play and anything else can be completed with the level select feature. The best news is there are no collectibles to worry about!

Step 1 - Play through the main levels of the game. If you play in CO-OP, only the player controlling Megamind gets the achievements. Save yourself the hassle and just play solo the first time to unlock everything. There are 10 levels total and each one can easily be completed in less than 30 minutes if you just run through them. On level 1 you should attempt to complete it without dying. On levels 3, 6, 9 and 10 you need to beat the bosses without dying. None of these "do without dying" achievements are very difficult and can all be done via level select if you don't complete them the first time. I have tips for the bosses in the guide if you run into trouble. Everything else unlocks during normal play and should not prove too troublesome although this can be compounded by a pretty nasty glitch that I have listed below.

Step 2 - Mop up anything you might have missed using the level select screen. It is the map that is found in your lair hideout. You don't have to play the mini-games at all.

Conclusion:
Overall the game is not too difficult. The average gamer should be able to complete the majority of the game within a single day of dedicated play. This makes it a perfect candidate for a weekend rental.

Glitch: I ran into a pretty ugly glitch. It does not stop you from getting achievements but it does make the game progress a lot slower. Here is what happens, when you complete a level, any applicable achievements unlock but then the game just locks up. You cannot continue and you do not get the option to save your game and return to the hub. That means that you have to replay the entire level again! Worse is that you still may or may not get to continue after playing a second time. This has happened to me on levels 1, 2, 6, 8 and 9. I had to replay level 6 FIVE times before it finally saved and went to the next level. I don't know what causes it or how to fix it. I have tried installing the game to the hard drive, resetting the Xbox, shutting down the Xbox, switching Xboxes, letting the boss kill me once, not getting hit by the boss at all, etc... No one solution worked every time for me. I really feel that it is a random occurence whether you get the save screen or not. I was able to progress through the game but it does get a little frustrating to have to replay the levels an unknown number of times before you get lucky. Even with the glitch though, I was able to complete the game in 6 hours. That includes writing the guide.

Glitch Update: On November 29, 2010 there was a title update and the glitch was patched. If you are playing offline and the level glitch occurs, log into Xbox Live and restart the game to accept the update. Thanks to everyone who has reported in.

That's it everyone, thanks for reading.


Achievement Guide

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/i...2/+AmjgQ==.jpgMuseum Master - 30 :gsicon:
Complete "The Museum" Level as Megamind

Story Related and cannot be missed. Simply complete level 1 “The Museum” and the achievement unlocks shortly after grabbing the DNA Tracking device. I'm going to state it once at the beginning, play the entire game solo as Megamind. That is the only character that you can unlock the achievements with.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/i...2/+elbEg==.jpgDowntown Domination - 30 :gsicon:
Complete "Downtown" Level as Megamind

Story Related and cannot be missed. Simply complete level 2 “Downtown” and the achievement unlocks shortly after grabbing the DNA Tracking device.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/i...2/+s5PHA==.jpgDestruction Doom - 40 :gsicon:
Complete "Demolition Site" Level as Megamind

Story Related and cannot be missed. Simply complete level 3 “Demolition Site” and the achievement unlocks shortly after defeating the level boss. See “Destruction Derby” for tips on this boss fight.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/i...2/+rFT+w==.jpgTickets Please - 30 :gsicon:
Complete "The Underground" Level as Megamind

Story Related and cannot be missed. Simply complete level 4 “The Underground” and the achievement unlocks shortly after grabbing the DNA Tracking device.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/i...2/+1GraA==.jpgFunky Fumes - 30 :gsicon:
Complete "The Sewers" Level as Megamind

Story Related and cannot be missed. Simply complete level 5 “The Sewers” and the achievement unlocks shortly after grabbing the DNA Tracking device.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/i...2/-vNAkQ==.jpgFunky Disco - 40 :gsicon:
Complete "Funky Disco" Level as Megamind

Story Related and cannot be missed. Simply complete level 6 “Funky Disco” and the achievement unlocks shortly after defeating the level boss. See “Psychotic Win” for tips on this boss fight.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/i...2/-xO4Ag==.jpgUptown Hero - 30 :gsicon:
Complete "Uptown" Level as Megamind

Story Related and cannot be missed. Simply complete level 7 “Uptown” and the achievement unlocks shortly after grabbing the DNA tracking device.

Scrapdaddy 11-02-2010 10:41 PM

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/i...2/-TKxtw==.jpgHot Pavement - 30 :gsicon:
Complete "The Overpass" Level as Megamind

Story Related and cannot be missed. Simply complete level 8 “The Overpass” and the achievement unlocks shortly after grabbing the DNA Tracking device.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/i...2/UPuL5QI=.jpgHot Flash Fizzle - 40 :gsicon:
Complete "The Parklands" Level as Megamind

Story Related and cannot be missed. Simply complete level 9 “The Parklands” and the achievement unlocks shortly after defeating the level boss. See “Flash in the Pan” for tips on this boss fight.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/i...2/+y63jw==.jpgTame Blue Tighten - 50 :gsicon:
Complete "Blue Tighten Battle" Level as Megamind

Story Related and cannot be missed. Simply complete level 10 which is the final boss battle and the achievement unlocks. See "Tightanic Battle" for tips on this boss fight.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/i...2/UPprHZE=.jpgDestruction Derby - 50 :gsicon:
Defeat Destruction Worker without dying as Megamind

Destruction Worker is the boss of level 3. For the achievement to unlock you just need to defeat the boss without dying. Here is the method I used:

Spoiler! (click here to reveal)


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/i...2/UPmq7Lc=.jpgPsychotic Win - 50 :gsicon:
Defeat Psycho Delic without dying as Megamind

Psycho Delic is the boss of level 6. For the achievement to unlock you just need to defeat the boss without dying. Here is the method I used:

Spoiler! (click here to reveal)


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/i...2/UPhKFCQ=.jpgFlash in the Pan - 50 :gsicon:
Defeat Hot Flash without dying as Megamind

Hot Flash is the boss of level 9. For the achievement to unlock you just need to defeat the boss without dying. Here is the method I used:

Spoiler! (click here to reveal)


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/i...2/UPwIB04=.jpgTightanic Battle - 75 :gsicon:
Defeat Blue Tighten without dying as Megamind

Blue Tighten is the final boss and you go right into this fight when you select level 10 "Blue Tighten Battle". For the achievement to unlock you just need to defeat the boss without dying. Here is the method I used:

Spoiler! (click here to reveal)

Scrapdaddy 11-02-2010 10:42 PM

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/i...2/+JBaTg==.jpgMega-Hero - 75 :gsicon:
Complete the Game as Megamind

Story Related and cannot be missed. This unlocks once you have finished the story mode of the game.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/i...2/-4pBzQ==.jpgAssistant Collector - 25 :gsicon:
Collect 1000 B.I.N.K.E.Y. in any single level as Megamind

See "Mega Collector".

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/i...2/-mq5Xg==.jpgCollector - 50 :gsicon:
Collect 2000 B.I.N.K.E.Y. in any single level as Megamind

See "Mega Collector".

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/i...2/+8hSpw==.jpgMega Collector - 75 :gsicon:
Collect 3000 B.I.N.K.E.Y. in any single level as Megamind

B.I.N.K.E.Y. are the blue glowing objects scattered around the levels and are used to upgrade your weapons. You also receive them from destroying objects and killing enemies. The achievement will unlock shortly after you collect the required amount during the game. You can get 1000 and 2000 unlocked in the very first level, “The Museum”. The 3000 can easily be collected in level 2, “Downtown”. I had over 9000 by the end of level 2.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/i...2/+iiqNA==.jpgLair Clean Up - 25 :gsicon:
Collect 150 B.I.N.K.E.Y. in the Lair as Megamind

The Lair is your home base or the hub that you visit between levels. At the very beginning of the game, just run around and collect all the B.I.N.K.E.Y. (blue glowing things) you see and this will unlock.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/i...2/UP3o-90=.jpgMega-Skill - 50 :gsicon:
Complete any story mission without dying as Megamind

Simply complete any level of the game without dying or falling to your death. I suggest doing this in the first level since it is the simplest. There is a good chance you will get this to unlock without really trying for it but if you don't get it during the course of playing the game, you can always reload a level and try as many times as you need to. Eventually you will master a single level and get this knocked out.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/i...2/UP-J9mg=.jpgMega-Ball - 25 :gsicon:
Unlock the Mega-Ball mini-game as Megamind

This unlocks automatically when you complete level 4, “The Underground”.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/i...2/UP4pDvs=.jpgPod Race - 25 :gsicon:
Unlock the Pod Race mini-game as Megamind

This unlocks automatically when you complete level 2, “Downtown”.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/i...2/UPzu4mY=.jpgSticky Boots - 25 :gsicon:
Unlock the Sticky Boots mini-game as Megamind

This unlocks automatically when you complete level 8, “The Overpass”.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/i...2/UP0OGvU=.jpgRampage - 25 :gsicon:
Unlock the Rampage mini-game as Megamind

This unlocks automatically when you complete level 5, “The Sewers”.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/i...2/UP9QD6c=.jpgMega-Blast - 25 :gsicon:
Unlock the Mega-Blast mini-game as Megamind

This unlocks automatically when you complete level 7, “Uptown”.

Scrapdaddy 11-02-2010 10:42 PM

reserve post #3

AlexandyrZho 11-03-2010 03:50 AM

I noticed the glitch while playing through as well. I found that it would sit there and not continue the game whenever I beat a boss without dying. Never failed, even after getting the achievement, resetting the xbox, etc etc., if I beat a boss without dying, it would hang like you describe. Going through the level again and purposely dying to the boss fixed it every time for me. It happened to all the bosses except the last one. The normal levels without a boss at the end worked fine for me, no glitch at all.

bLaKgRaVy 11-03-2010 04:05 PM

Nice guide. I'm getting this from Gamefly today so it will definitely help, although the achievements are pretty self explanatory. Sounds like an easy 1000. Thanks!

DubNut86 11-03-2010 06:19 PM

This keeps glitching on me after every level. I deleted my save and started again, but it's still happening. I don't fancy playing every level five times!

Scrapdaddy 11-03-2010 09:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DubNut86 (Post 3696628)
This keeps glitching on me after every level. I deleted my save and started again, but it's still happening. I don't fancy playing every level five times!

Trust me dude, I know, it is terrible. I'm surprised this would even get shipped out. The funny part is that the PS3 version plays just fine. No glitch at all. Hopefully they release a patch but I doubt they will for this type of quick cash in game.

Did you try what AlexandyrZho mentioned? Purposely let the boss kill you and see if that helps.

I tried so many different things but nothing worked for me 100% of the time. It really just felt random.

Quote:

Originally Posted by bLaKgRaVy (Post 3696141)
Nice guide. I'm getting this from Gamefly today so it will definitely help, although the achievements are pretty self explanatory. Sounds like an easy 1000. Thanks!

Your welcome and it is pretty easy. Only downside is the end of level glitch. So far everyone I know that has played this has run into it. Hopefully you won't encounter it. It doesn't prevent the full 1000 but it does make it annoying.

bLaKgRaVy 11-05-2010 03:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scrapdaddy (Post 3697448)
Trust me dude, I know, it is terrible. I'm surprised this would even get shipped out. The funny part is that the PS3 version plays just fine. No glitch at all. Hopefully they release a patch but I doubt they will for this type of quick cash in game.

Did you try what AlexandyrZho mentioned? Purposely let the boss kill you and see if that helps.

I tried so many different things but nothing worked for me 100% of the time. It really just felt random.

Your welcome and it is pretty easy. Only downside is the end of level glitch. So far everyone I know that has played this has run into it. Hopefully you won't encounter it. It doesn't prevent the full 1000 but it does make it annoying.

So far it's happened to me on level 3 and 4. After not dying the first time on level 3, I let the boss kill me and it worked. On level 4, I've died like 4 times and it still locked up. Gonna play it again to see if it happens again... *grumble* :rant:

EDIT: Finished the game. I had to play levels 3, 8 & 9 twice and level 4 four times. All the others I only had to do once. Very easy and quick game, if it wasn't for the level glitch. That probably added a 1.5 hours to my playtime. I could have finished it in 4 hours. Thanks for the guide.

Scrapdaddy 11-06-2010 02:20 AM

glad you got it done and yeah it really is pretty short. I also played it on the PS3 and that version does not have the glitch so I was able to finish it in 3 hours 30 minutes. That glitch is the reason I added extra time to the roadmap.

ccclxadct10 11-06-2010 06:05 AM

WOW this game is a cakewalk. I unlocked 12 achievements in an hours time. I beat the first boss on level 3 without dying and I guess i was one of the few lucky ones. Mine didn't glitch. Hopefully it follows suit on the other bosses.

m00n22 11-06-2010 07:44 PM

Agree with above, cakewalk game. Completed it within 5 hours. Didn't need to replay any levels. Great guide. Many thanks!

VELVETxASSASSIN 11-07-2010 03:27 AM

even though this game was pretty self explanatory thanx 4 the guide. ur boss fight strategies worked like a charm plus this game gave me my 100k.:woop:

neeker75 11-07-2010 04:01 AM

Completed 1-3, and got glitched on 2 and 3 already. Damn it!

Scrapdaddy 11-07-2010 06:01 AM

thanks everyone above.

neeker - I know it sucks but stick it out. Once you finish a level the first time you can replay each one in about 15 minutes or less just running through them. It is annoying but you will get your 1000 eventually.

JC 11-07-2010 11:53 AM

Hey, nice guide!

I also found this on Stallion83's blog, which may be useful if you are getting the end of level glitch.

""2:22PM -- HOT Tip for megamind to cure the freeze glitch that happens at the end of levels.

DubNut86 says "Hey mate, still having problems with Megamind? My friends playing off a USB drive and is on the 4th level with no problems at all. Just thought i'd let you know and hopefully save you playing 40 levels!"

You could probably use a Memory card also. Just don't use your HDD to save to. Thanks Dub!""

neeker75 11-07-2010 12:07 PM

Doesn't work with the memory unit. I always save "kiddy" games on my memory unit, and Megamind was no exception. Glitched levels: 2, 3(twice), 5, 6, 7, 9 (twice).

I'm glad it's over!

Method 11-09-2010 02:28 PM

Unfortunately, I had level 3 glitch on me seven times so I had a lot of time to refine my fighting technique versus Destruction Worker. Everything you said is correct but I found a slightly easier way. After he gets done firing the five shots at you and begins shooting at crates to drop on you, run directly at him. You should hit the wall underneath him and just keep your LS pushed forward so you're continuously running into the wall. The crates won't be able to fall on you and when the last crate falls and drops the explosives, they will fall almost exactly where you need to place them. This makes the part with the wrecking ball A LOT shorter.

I'll let you know if I see anything else as I progress through the game (hopefully without glitches :p)

DiegoCaldo 11-10-2010 03:02 AM

Just got 1000gs, with no glitches. I've installed the game in my HD, but the saving file was in the memory card.

Scrapdaddy 11-10-2010 10:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Method (Post 3718010)
Unfortunately, I had level 3 glitch on me seven times so I had a lot of time to refine my fighting technique versus Destruction Worker. Everything you said is correct but I found a slightly easier way. After he gets done firing the five shots at you and begins shooting at crates to drop on you, run directly at him. You should hit the wall underneath him and just keep your LS pushed forward so you're continuously running into the wall. The crates won't be able to fall on you and when the last crate falls and drops the explosives, they will fall almost exactly where you need to place them. This makes the part with the wrecking ball A LOT shorter.

I'll let you know if I see anything else as I progress through the game (hopefully without glitches :p)

OK I'll add it in. Thanks Method.

Quote:

Originally Posted by DiegoCaldo (Post 3720223)
Just got 1000gs, with no glitches. I've installed the game in my HD, but the saving file was in the memory card.

JC posted the same tip a few posts earlier. I'll add a note to the roadmap so others can give it a try. Thanks

banej 11-18-2010 07:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DiegoCaldo (Post 3721494)
Guys, I finished the game yesterday, and no glitch came up. I was reading about this freezing problem and apparently it can be avaoided if:
- the game is installed in your HD;
- the save file is in a memory card/flash card
- you are not connected to the XBOX Live.

I've played through out the game in 3 hours and the only stage I had to redo was the third one, because during my first attempt, I was killed by the boss.

EDIT: During the stages, btw, I've died dozens of times while jumping onto those annoying boxes.

DiegoCaldo made the following suggestions - The only one not mentioned by the rest is "not connected to the XBOX Live". Perhaps we can give this a try?

Lord Forbes 11-19-2010 11:38 PM

Thanks for writing the guide. My kids and I will play tomorrow. I have had the same problem with other games when the Xbox is online and multiple achievements unlock at the end of a level while the game is trying to autosave. It is as if the machine cannot handle multiple actions outside of the game (showing multiple Achievement Unlocked windows, displaying the autosave, and starting to cache to next load screen. Anyway, thanks for the heads up. We will take all the precautions from the beginning and post if that works.

Scrapdaddy 11-20-2010 09:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lord Forbes (Post 3753006)
Thanks for writing the guide. My kids and I will play tomorrow. I have had the same problem with other games when the Xbox is online and multiple achievements unlock at the end of a level while the game is trying to autosave. It is as if the machine cannot handle multiple actions outside of the game (showing multiple Achievement Unlocked windows, displaying the autosave, and starting to cache to next load screen. Anyway, thanks for the heads up. We will take all the precautions from the beginning and post if that works.

Cool - let me know if it works. Some people say it does, some people have said it still randomly glitches. I'm curious to see how you fare.

Lord Forbes 11-21-2010 12:31 AM

The glitch work around worked! The kids and I started this afternoon around 2:00 and finished around 6:30. NO GLITCHES OR HANG UPS! We only had to re-do the Psycho Delic boss fight because I did not pay attention. I think making sure the Xbox is not online and you install the game to the hard drive you should be ok. Good luck. I plan to start a new post and quote the original suggester to make it faster find.

longdillon1 11-25-2010 11:31 AM

No installing the game to the hd does not work, niether does installing it to the flash memory card. So far Im on level 6 and I have had to replay each level 4 times. I hate this game and cannot believe this crap was released!

goothgone 11-25-2010 05:34 PM

excellent guide like always scrapdaddy

Scrapdaddy 11-26-2010 06:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by longdillon1 (Post 3771125)
No installing the game to the hd does not work, niether does installing it to the flash memory card. So far Im on level 6 and I have had to replay each level 4 times. I hate this game and cannot believe this crap was released!

I know, it sucks. The worst part is that the game really isnt that bad. I actually played the PS3 version too and that game does not have this glitch so it really makes no sense. You can easily complete the whole thing in about 3 hours tops when it works.

Quote:

Originally Posted by goothgone (Post 3771880)
excellent guide like always scrapdaddy

Thanks - I appreciate it.

ponypo2001 11-26-2010 06:04 PM

Awesome guide as usual mate. Finished this in just over 3 hours. Really easy and an awesome kids game... if it weren't for that freeze at the end of levels. I only ever hit it on the boss stages and I found that the game checking for an achievement is causing the hang. So, if it hangs after you kill a boss and you got your "no dying" achievement, make sure you die on the boss fight. Every time I did this, I got past the level straight away. I think this is more than coincidence so may be worth noting. I also played from HD on a slim and saved to a USB stick but still hit the problems.

doomey 11-27-2010 03:08 PM

BTW the boss fights, especially the last one, are fare easier with TWO PLAYERS! I got the don't die on a level cheev here also!

MysticWeirdo 11-30-2010 01:17 PM

Nice Guide. I didn't encounter the level freezing glitch. There was a title update when I put in the game, perhaps it was fixed.


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