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Old 06-16-2010, 08:20 PM   #1
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Overview:
- Guide/Roadmap work in progress. Last update: June 21st. Note I haven't had time to sit down and play this lately. I will continue working on the game and this guide sometime this AM (Sunday, June 20th). Did confirm a few things, however.
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 5/10
- Offline: 12 (200)
- Online: None
- Approximate time: n/a
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 3
- Missable achievements: None
- Does difficulty affect Achievements? Cannot alter difficulty
- Unobtainable achievements: None
- Avatar Awards: n/a
- Unlockable Gamerpics: 2

Introduction:
Welcome to Space Ark, a cutesy version of games such as Arkanoid. Five planets have broken down, and you have to use your Arkonauts to gather enough tokens to gain points and put the planets back together. Each planet is divided into various Arkonauts to resemble stages. At the same time, these arkonauts, which are in time capsule-like eggs, unlock after you complete the egg before it. When you play as one of these arkonauts, you then enter a group of stages, typically 6 per Arkonaut, that you have to play through all of in order to complete the stage, and unlock the next arkonaut.

When playing, your arkonaut starts off on a "pad", which you move around the stage to keep the Arkonaut off the tainted ground. If it hits the ground, you lose a life and have to scramble to gain the combo chains you had at the start of the level. You also can collect power ups, which give things such as a machine gun to gain the tokens on the stage, and even a shield to keep the Arkonaut from hitting the ground. Through the stage you also gain fruit which ups your multiplier total score, as well as can collect more of these in bonus stages you unlock by collecting all five letters in the word bonus by hitting the power-up bricks.

In Game Controls:
The controls to this game are beyond simple.
Controls the pad which bounces the Arkonaut.
Moves your Arkonaut around the stage.
Causes your Arkonaut to bounce off the pad and start the stage.
Fires your weapons you gain from power-ups, such as Machine Gun.

Game Modes:
There are three different modes of play for Space Ark in single player.

Mission Mode: This is where you will obtain the most of your achievements, and you have to play this mode before moving on to the other modes, as the stages unlocked here become playable in other modes. unconfirmed: It should be easier to unlock all the achievements, including Multiplayer, through the Multiplayer Mission Mode instead of Single Player Mission Mode, so that is what this road map will be set up to reflect.

Time Attack: You simply have to complete stages in traditional Time Attack glory, by beating the stage in the given amount of time. This is just an added bonus and there are no achievements set up around this mode of gameplay.

Survival: In order to advance in this mode, you need to complete Mission Mode in either Multiplayer or Single Player since stages unlocked in there will be reflected in this mode as soon as they are unlocked. This mode acts like mission mode except a time limit is imposed on you, there is no fruit, and when you get combos in this mode, you obtain more time to complete the next stage.

First Playthrough: Single Player Mission Mode
You will need to complete Mission Mode before you can really move on to the Survival Mode based achievement. Here you can unlock 9 of the achievements just through regular play. In order to get 100% perfect in the stages, I had to complete each stage without dying or restarting and collect all the pellets on the screen, as well as get all fruits, all power-up blocks (and get the power-up). Please note that while Multiplayer Mission Mode is the exact same thing, You need to play Single Player to unlock all 100% achievements.

If you miss anything, you can go back and choose a specific level to get the perfect needed. If you do not hit 100% for the planet, at the planet select screen, you can check what sections you did not get a Perfect on by pressing to bring up the Stats screen.

As a side note, if you are playing with an actual friend, both first and second player will unlock the achievements when meeting the necessary requirements.

Step Two: Multiplayer
Unfortunately, you must one again go through Mission Mode, but this time you have to do it in Multiplayer Mode. The good news in it's local co-op so you don't have to worry about people on-line crapping out on you or giving up since on-line play is not included in the game. Bad news is if you have no friends or a spare controller, this is going to be rough. The achievement Multiplayer says you only need to play all the levels again, but since you can't do stage select anymore, you will have to complete each stage. I'm unsure if you need to complete all six for it to count, however, or if you can reach the last stage of the Arkonaut, quit, and have it count. I'll get back to you with that as soon as I find this out.

Step Three: Survival
Survival mode has only one achievement to unlock, called Survivor, and all you have to do is finish each stage in Survival mode. Once you go through every one of the Arkonauts, you will unlock the last achievement of the game. This is by far the hardest part of this game, and the main reason why I rate this game a 5 out of 10 as there are bound to be many people out there experiencing as much trouble as I have with this mode of the game.

Gamerpics:
The first gamerpic can be unlocked by playing single player Mission Mode, so simply play the game in single player Mission Mode and it will unlock when you return to Arkonaut select screen for the first time.

The second gamerpic is done in the same fashion, however you need to play the game in Multiplayer mode instead of single player Mission Mode.

Conclusion:
So, there you have it. That's all you need to know about this game. Obviously most of your time will be spent in Story Mode, and if you expect this to be a quick 200, you'll be sadly disapointed. This seems to be an easy game, however, so if you do decide to give it a go, just have fun with it! Hopefully these guides will help you at obtaining 100% on this game, and I wish you happy hunting.
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