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Arsenic 17 11-28-2012 05:35 PM

Achievement Guide + Roadmap
 
Shark Dash

ROADMAP

Overview

-Estimated achievement difficulty: 2/10
-Estimated time for 200http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png: 1-3 hours
-Minimum playthroughs: 1 (level select)
-Offline: 20/20 (200http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png)
-Online: 0/20 (0http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png)
-Missable Achievements: 0 (level select)
-Unobtainable Achievements: 0
-Does difficulty affect achievements: No difficulty option
-Cheats disable achievements: No cheats
-Glitched achievements: 0
-Extra equipment needed: Windows 8 PC or Tablet

Introduction
Shark Dash is a 2D physics-based puzzle game in which you are tasked with destroying ducks in a bathtub with different types of sharks. The sharks are launched in a technique not unlike Angry Birds, but you can re-launch them even after making impact. There are 108 total levels across four worlds. The challenge is to get all three stars on each level. One star is earned for killing all the ducks (which completes the level), one for collecting all of the coins scattered across the level, and one for completing the level in a certain number of shots. Luckily no achievements are directly related to these stars. Currently the game is listed at $1.99 in the Windows 8 Store.

Step 1: Play through the levels
Play through the levels up until Hotel Level 21. You need 100 stars to unlock the Hotel world. Otherwise, you can ignore them completely. This is the last level that is needed for the miscellaneous achievements. See the guide if you wish to earn the miscellaneous achievements along the way. Many of them will come with little to no effort and without trying.

Step 2: Mop-up miscellaneous achievements
Complete whatever miscellaneous achievements you may have left. There may be a lot, but they can all be completed in a very short amount of time on specific levels. See the guide for the best levels and strategies.

Conclusion
Shark Dash is a simple yet fun Windows 8 game and is currently the cheapest and one of the quickest to complete. Luckily none of the achievements are directly related to earning stars. This makes the game a breeze. All of the achievements can be earned with little trouble in less than 3 hours.


GUIDE

MISCELLANEOUS ACHIEVEMENTS (20 for 200http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png)

The following 20 achievements are obtained by completing miscellaneous tasks and can be completed on any level where they are possible.

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Eat 3 or more ducks in a single shot.

First obtainable on Home Level 1. Just fire the Shark straight upward with full power, eating all three of the ducks on the level.

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A duck jumps directly into the shark's mouth.

First obtainable on Home Level 3. Aim the Shark towards the orange pillar on the left at full power. Concentrate on hitting the second dot from the bottom of the pillar. This will cause the pillar to tip and the duck to fall into the Shark's mouth.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/i...4/UP0Roc8=.jpg Rubber Ring - 5 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Jump through a Rubber Ring.

First obtainable on Home Level 4. From the start, just fire the Shark upwards through the green striped ring.

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Make an inflatable block explode.

First obtainable on Home Level 5. Just fire the Shark ahead through the ring and into the inflatable block (clear one) to pop it.

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Release a duck from it's bubble underwater.

First obtainable on Home Level 11. If you do nothing at the start of the level, it will unlock when a soap block falls immediately and releases the three underwater ducks.

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Free a Shark and return him to the water.

First obtainable in Japan Level 7. Fire the blue Shark to the left along the surface of the water into the floating orange block. The red Shark will become free and float to the surface, unlocking this achievement.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/i...4/UP0Roc8=.jpg Cutter Shark - 10 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Cut 3 or more bath chains in a single shot.

First obtainable on Japan Level 16. From the start, launch the Shark up through the chain on the right, arcing it so it lands in the top of the tube on the right. The Shark will fly around through the level, cutting the other two chains and unlocking this achievement. It works best if you land the Shark directly on the sponge before having it slowly roll into the top of the tube.

Also easily obtainable on Japan Level 18. Use your first shot to position the Shark between the brown block and orange pillar right in front of you at the start. Then, fire the Shark up and to the right, cutting both chains holding the purple salt block and the next one holding the Rubber Ring. This may take a few tries to get the angle right.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/i...4/UP0Roc8=.jpg MVP Shark - 10 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Launch a ball through a Rubber Ring.

First obtainable on Home Level 17. From the start, launch the Shark STRAIGHT up at full power. This will knock both balls off the edge into the Rubber Rings, unlocking this achievement.

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Pop 9 or more bubbles in a single shot.

First obtainable on Home Level 20. From the start, launch the Shark through the inflatable block to the right, collecting the 3 ducks and right into the 6 mines that are all encased in bubbles. You will die, but you will also unlock the achievement.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/i...4/UP0Roc8=.jpg Dizzy Block - 10 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Make a block rotate more than 1,000 degrees.

1,000 degrees is just shy of three complete spins. This achievement is easily obtainable on Hotel Level 15. Launch the orange Shark down and to the left towards the corner at full power. Use the Shark's power-up (by tapping or clicking the screen) to move upward and hit the circular floating block. The circular block will fly up, destroy the mine, then roll out of the tub. At some point while it is spinning and falling off screen, this achievement should unlock. This may take a couple tries to get the round block rolling correctly.

Arsenic 17 11-28-2012 05:36 PM

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Launch a block outside the bathtub.

You just need to knock a block out of the bathtub. This is easily obtainable on Japan Level 2. From the start, launch the Shark directly at one of the green soap blocks resting on the outer ledges of the bathtub, knocking it over the edge.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/i...4/UP0Roc8=.jpg Fireworks! - 10 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Make 7 or more mines explode consecutively.

First obtainable on Home Level 19. From the start, launch the Shark to the right destroying the inflatable block. This will cause the mine to roll down and destroy the other 5 mines, unlocking the achievement. Even though only 6 total mines are destroyed, the achievement unlocks.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/i...4/UP0Roc8=.jpg Deep Blue! - 10 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Eat 6 ducks underwater in a single shot.

This is one of the trickiest achievements in the game. The best level to attempt this on is Home Level 11. You need to fire the shark at full power towards the closest group of three underwater ducks, aiming for the middle one. Your Shark will eat all three of those ducks. You also need to time it so the green soap block that automatically falls at the beginning of the level hits your Shark while underwater to push it to eat the other three ducks. This will take many attempts just to get the timing right. See the video below:


Alternative Method: Credit to XTowers - "I got it on the same level (1-11), but instead I aimed for the bottom duck of the SECOND row, and I waited until the falling soap block popped all the ducks from the first row. Then, as the first row ducks were on their way, floating to the top, I released my shark, gobbling those ducks and then the second row of ducks, too. Took less than five attempts for me doing this. It is all about timing for grabbing those three rising ducks; the other three in the second column are easy to grab if you keep your aim steady."

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/i...4/UP0Roc8=.jpg A Little Nudge - 10 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Make a shark jump by hitting him from below.

This achievement is most easily obtainable on Japan Level 10. Just launch the Shark into the left entrance to the tube (send the Shark underwater and have it float back up into the tube). The Shark will fly out of the tube and smash into the other Shark and some mines. You will die, but the achievement will unlock.

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Have 3 ducks jump directly into the shark's mouth.

This is most easily obtainable on Hotel Level 21. First launch the orange Shark to the left so it is out of the way. Then use it to destroy the inflatable block at the bottom to free the blue Shark. Then shoot the orange Shark up to destroy the inflatable block in the middle. A ball will fall, knocking all four ducks in the tunnel down into the blue Shark's mouth. Thanks to Jappe x360a for the method.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/i...4/UP0Roc8=.jpg Drying in the Sun - 15 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Be outside the water for more than 7 sec.

You need to get the Shark to stay out of the water for 7 seconds. It also has to be in motion as if it stops the level will be failed. This achievement can easily be obtained on Japan Level 6. Your first objective from the start of the level is to use any number of shots to cut the chain holding the green block. Then, launch the Shark at full power into any of the tube openings. Your Shark will get trapped spinning in a figure-eight pattern for a good 10 seconds or more, easily unlocking this achievement.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/i...4/UP0Roc8=.jpg Party Popper - 15 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Destroy 3 or more inflatables in a single shot.

This achievement is most easily obtainable on Hotel Level 17. First, arch the Shark from the start over the stack of two inflatable blocks landing before the cluster of mines. Then dive down to hit the sprayfish, which will launch the ball into the mines. Then launch your Shark at full power into the upper entrance of the piping. This will launch your Shark through all three inflatables on the level, unlocking the achievement.

Alternative method: Hotel Level 8: Right at the start, fire the shark at full speed to the right, towards the middle of the closest orange pillar. If done right, the tall, thin inflatables can pop when hitting the water of if the mine explodes. This shot is more difficult to pull off that the first method. Thanks to habs14 for the method.

You can also attempt this achievement earlier in the game on Japan Level 14, however, that level is much more tricky. Thanks to slafferty for the tip.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/i...4/UP0Roc8=.jpg Sprayfish Party - 15 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Activate 3 sprayfish with one shot.

First obtainable on Hotel Level 6. From the start, launch the Shark at full power into the left side of the closest sprayfish. There will be a chain-reaction and all three will be activated (spray a stream of water upwards), unlocking this achievement.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/i...4/UP0Roc8=.jpg Shark Got Bounce - 15 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Bounce 7 times or more during a single shot.

First obtainable on Home Level 8. Use your first shot to break the inflatable block. Wait for the orange block to fall down flat. Then launch your Shark into the tube system so it bounces back and forth repeatedly before falling out. It may take a few tries to get to 7 before falling out.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/i...4/UP0Roc8=.jpg I Am Iron Head - 10 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Receive 3 or more impacts in the same shot.

An impact is when one Shark hits another one. There is a specific sound for when this occurs. This is obtainable on Japan Level 5. For the first shot, fire the Shark on the right under the mines so it is next to the left Shark. From this point, just keep gently launching whatever Shark is to the right on top of the other Shark's head on the left while it is next to the wall or ball. You need to get the Shark to sort-of balance on top of the other one's head so it can keep bouncing. It is easy to get 2 impacts with this method, but within a few tries you can get 3 or 4.

Arsenic 17 11-28-2012 05:36 PM

GUIDE UPDATES:

11/28/12 - Guide created and complete.
11/30/12 - Fixed the information for the "Drying in the Sun" achievement. More clarity.
12/12/12 - Amended the "Party Popper" achievement to add another level earlier in the game to attempt it on based on a tip from slafferty.
12/30/12 - Added another method to earn the "Party Pooper" achievement based on a tip from Habs14. It is harder to pull off, but is earlier in the game to do.
1/28/12 - Replaced the video for the "Deep Blue" achievement. Thanks IEvil IMonkey for the tip that it was broken.
3/13/13 - Fixed several typos.
3/20/13 - Found easier or earlier levels to do the "A Little Nudge" and the "Cutter Shark" achievements. Added those methods to the guide.Also, lowered the completion time from 2-3 hours to 1-3 hours.
1/16/14 - Added an alternative method for the "Deep Blue" achievement. Thanks to XTowers for this.

Jappe XBA 11-28-2012 09:45 PM

Hey man, just noticed you posted a guide + road map too. I just finished my achievement guide and didn't notice you were working on one too :p

I'd appreciate it if you're going to finish that road map for this game.

If you're willing to do that, I can submit my AG + your road map to the Guide Team to review so we can get these up to the site as soon as possible :)

I'm sorry about this mess. Has happened once before to me when I started to write an achievement guide and someone else had already posted it at the time I was writing it :/

Arsenic 17 11-29-2012 12:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jappe x360a (Post 5428790)
Hey man, just noticed you posted a guide + road map too. I just finished my achievement guide and didn't notice you were working on one too :p

I'd appreciate it if you're going to finish that road map for this game.

If you're willing to do that, I can submit my AG + your road map to the Guide Team to review so we can get these up to the site as soon as possible :)

I'm sorry about this mess. Has happened once before to me when I started to write an achievement guide and someone else had already posted it at the time I was writing it :/

No problem dude. I saw you had a guide started when I posted mine. Roadmap will be done soon. Nothing wrong with 2 guides. I never submit any of mine, just keep them in the forums. :) Thanks.

drkltus2 11-29-2012 03:04 AM

nice guides

Jappe XBA 11-29-2012 05:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arsenic 17 (Post 5429144)
No problem dude. I saw you had a guide started when I posted mine. Roadmap will be done soon. Nothing wrong with 2 guides. I never submit any of mine, just keep them in the forums. :) Thanks.

All right, thanks! I'll submit them right away :)

XBOX ISAAC82 11-30-2012 07:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jappe x360a (Post 5429597)
All right, thanks! I'll submit them right away :)

What's the process for submitting them? I only have a few but I think you should definitely start submitting your ones Arsenic. You have so many Windows Phone ones now it would be good for people to be able to save their progress while using the guides rather then having two windows open like I do a lot of the time.

Arsenic 17 11-30-2012 09:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ISAAC1982 (Post 5432821)
What's the process for submitting them? I only have a few but I think you should definitely start submitting your ones Arsenic. You have so many Windows Phone ones now it would be good for people to be able to save their progress while using the guides rather then having two windows open like I do a lot of the time.

I am confused what you mean Isaac about two windows? Submission is not too bad, but takes some time. I personally have never done it. Also the guides need to be written in a certain manner, which to me is unintuitive for what is they best way to go about earning them. I like to group the achievements by their type to make it easier or by the order you should unlock them in the games. I cant stand guides that are just a mess of achievements in seemingly random order that you have to jump around scrolling all the time to figure out what you should be doing next. End rant.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/f...ad.php?t=58152

XBOX ISAAC82 12-01-2012 03:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arsenic 17 (Post 5433023)
I am confused what you mean Isaac about two windows?

I mean having the achievement list on one side of the screen so I can save what achievements I have done and achievement guide on the other so I can see what's coming up or what I can do next.


Quote:

Originally Posted by Arsenic 17 (Post 5433023)
Submission is not too bad, but takes some time. I personally have never done it. Also the guides need to be written in a certain manner, which to me is unintuitive for what is they best way to go about earning them. I like to group the achievements by their type to make it easier or by the order you should unlock them in the games. I cant stand guides that are just a mess of achievements in seemingly random order that you have to jump around scrolling all the time to figure out what you should be doing next. End rant.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/f...ad.php?t=58152

Completely understand you on that point. Guides that are all over the place don't help a great deal. Especially when you come across an achievement or even several that could have been done at an earlier level or should have been done. :mad:

vader99 12-05-2012 08:34 PM

Appreciate the guide! Finished the game in only about 2 hours!

slafferty 12-08-2012 12:12 AM

Party Pooper is possible on Japan 14. Just got mine there. Shoot the shark on the left up to the top right. Take out the two up there then fall down into the other shark and that one into the third inflatable.

Arsenic 17 12-13-2012 06:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slafferty (Post 5447382)
Party Pooper is possible on Japan 14. Just got mine there. Shoot the shark on the left up to the top right. Take out the two up there then fall down into the other shark and that one into the third inflatable.

Thanks for the tip. While I can see that it is possible on that particular level, it is not easy and seems to require luck. I couldnt get it to work after about 30 attempts or more.

Habs14 12-30-2012 10:20 PM

For "Party Pooper" I got this playing on hotel level 8. Right at the start pull back your shark for full speed and he will knock of the first inflatable bringing the other shark done and the other platforms will fall causing the other to pop.

Arsenic 17 12-31-2012 07:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Habs14 (Post 5488475)
For "Party Pooper" I got this playing on hotel level 8. Right at the start pull back your shark for full speed and he will knock of the first inflatable bringing the other shark done and the other platforms will fall causing the other to pop.

Thanks for the tip added. Only because it is in an earlier level in the game. It is more difficult to do than the orginal solution however. Took me many tried and I only got it a few times. It seems you need to get the mine to explode, which it doesnt always (hardly ever) does. Cheers though.

Maka 01-22-2013 05:01 AM

Thanks.

It may be nice to note, I was able to beat it in 1h40m, and Hotel 15 was my last level. I used my credits to skip from Hotel-10 through Hotel-14.

IEvil IMonkey 01-28-2013 01:46 PM

The video for the following achievement is no longer available as the user has closed their YouTube acc

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/i...4/UP0Roc8=.jpg Deep Blue! - 10 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Eat 6 ducks underwater in a single shot.

Arsenic 17 01-28-2013 05:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IEvil IMonkey (Post 5542931)
The video for the following achievement is no longer available as the user has closed their YouTube acc

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/i...4/UP0Roc8=.jpg Deep Blue! - 10 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Eat 6 ducks underwater in a single shot.

Thanks. That is why I hating using other's videos...instead of my own. For now I have added a picture from the main guide on the site, but soon will make my own video. Cheers.

EDIT: Video added. Took me two total minutes to finally get it to work. STupid they expect you to do something like that. So random.

Zeeshan360 02-16-2013 10:15 PM

Arsenic you are just awesome .. :D . Didn't expect a guide for this game
I have used your Windows Phone guides too
Live long and prosper .. :)

Zeeshan360 02-16-2013 10:44 PM

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A duck jumps directly into the shark's mouth.

First obtainable on Home Level 2. Aim the Shark towards the orange pillar on the left at full power. Concentrate on hitting the second dot from the bottom of the pillar. This will cause the pillar to tip and the duck to fall into the Shark's mouth

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It should be Home level 3 ..

Zeeshan360 02-16-2013 11:06 PM

For Shark got bounce ..
It is better if u don't hit the inflatable block
1) Just take the underwater fishes and go to the right side
2) And then aim the shark in the tube

Got it in first try
While I tried 15-20 times by ur trick , didn't work

Zeeshan360 02-16-2013 11:32 PM

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Make 7 or mines explode consecutively.

First obtainable on Home Level 19. From the start, launch the Shark to the right destroying the inflatable block. This will cause the mine to roll down and destroy the other 5 mines, unlocking the achievement. Even though only 6 total mines are destroyed, the achievement unlocks.

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You could get this on Japan Level 1 too, if you aim the shark with full force towards right

Arsenic 17 02-18-2013 04:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zeeshan360 (Post 5581402)
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/i...4/UP0Roc8=.jpg Fireworks! - 10 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png
Make 7 or mines explode consecutively.

First obtainable on Home Level 19. From the start, launch the Shark to the right destroying the inflatable block. This will cause the mine to roll down and destroy the other 5 mines, unlocking the achievement. Even though only 6 total mines are destroyed, the achievement unlocks.

..............
You could get this on Japan Level 1 too, if you aim the shark with full force towards right

Thanks for all your input mate. I will look into your tips and see if they are easier/earlier in the game than in the guide. Will update and credit where necessary soon. Thanks


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