Join Date: Dec 2009
Beach Brilliance 30
Win a match of Volleyball
Simply win your first game of Volleyball. This can either be done against a computer on any difficulty or against a friend locally or online. If you’re really rubbish, just ask your friend to let you win.
Waveside Champion 10
Win a match of Volleyball (Champion difficulty)
There are various ways to try and beat the Champion difficulty AI. Blocking, see “Networking” for how to do this, is a good tip to get yourself a bit more breathing room, although it can give way to smash shots, so vary it a bit and don’t always block. Stretching yourself out and making yourself as big as possible when the ball is coming towards you is useful, because then you will only need to make small movements in order to be able to hit the ball. Ensure you have plenty of space to jump around for smash shots, as you don’t want to be hitting the ceiling or light. Placement, like with the other Champion difficulty opponents is crucial. Don’t just smash it straight at them, smash it into some open space and make them work for it. If you smash it straight at them, they’re a lot more likely to be able to return it than if they have to move into open space. Remember too that Kinect likes exaggerated movements, so if you want to hit it to the left, really exaggerate your arm movement to the left to make it go there. Finally, bear in mind that there are various methods of serving. You don’t have to wait for the ball to come back down to you; you can jump up and hit it when it’s still in the air. Try mixing this up, and placing your serves to make the computer work. Incorporate all these tips, and if you win the match, the Achievement will be yours.
Ultra Combo! 15
Score a point from a perfect bump, set & super spike in Volleyball
This can either be done against a computer on any difficulty or against a friend locally or online. Obviously a computer on a lower difficulty will be easier. Basically, you have to do a perfect three part play to score a point. The “bump” is when you first hit the ball after it coming over the net from the opponent. The “set” is the second time it is hit, and this is when it’s played into the air. Finally, the spike is the power shot that plays it back over the net. Timing is everything here, so keep practicing until you get it right. Remember that you need to score a point from it. If you’re playing against a friend, you could always have them purposely miss so that you get the point and subsequently the Achievement.
Look, No Hands! 15
Score a point by heading or kicking the ball in open play in Volleyball
This is another extremely easy Achievement to obtain and one that can either be done against a computer on any difficulty or against a friend locally or online. When your opposition plays you a ball, a pink hand icon will appear on screen where the ball is going to. Rather than using your hand, get your head or your foot into that position and have the ball bounce off that. If you can score a point from using your head, or foot, then the Achievement is yours. If you are playing against a friend, you can always have them purposely miss the ball that you’ve headed or kicked in order to get the Achievement.
Perform a block move (by jumping at the net) in Volleyball
Once again, another extremely easy Achievement to obtain and one that can either be done against a computer on any difficulty or against a friend locally or online. At some point during the match, a ball will be played over the net. If your avatar is at the front, by the net, when the pink two handed prompt appears over the net, jump to block the ball from going over. If you time it right, the Achievement will be yours.
Body Brilliant 25
Score 85 or more in the Body Ball Volleyball mini-game
Thankfully, nowhere near as difficult as it’s fellow volleyball Achievement “Bump-osaurus”, this Achievement requires you simply to hit 85 balls that are thrown at you. However, you will have to do so with various body parts; your head, hands and feet. The computer will announce which body part you should use, as well as a picture appearing on screen. If it wants you to use your head, it’ll be green, if it wants you to use your hands it’ll be pink and if it wants you to use your feet it’ll be blue. It will gradually get faster, with more objects flying across your screen, requiring you to concentrate even harder on which ball to hit with what, but after hitting a certain number they will slow down, only to increase again later. Like with “Bump-osaurus” your lives do not increase. Try keeping your body straight, with your arms by your sides when they’re not in use so they don’t accidentally hit anything they shouldn’t. It will take a lot of concentration and patience, but if you manage to hit 85+, then the Achievement will be yours.
I have included a video below to illustrate:
Score 130 or more in the Bump Bash Volleyball mini-game
This is by far the most difficult Achievement in Kinect Sports. The aim here is to avoid all of the objects being thrown at you, and you will be prompted with a large red circle as to where they are going to arrive. You are not timed, but unlike some of the other minigames, if you get hit you do not get your lives back. Every 40 or so objects you dodge will cause the items to slow down, however, and give you a bit of breathing space. A good tip, and quite possibly one of the only tips here, is to stay in the middle as much as possible, making small movements to either side to dodge objects. This will allow you to get back to the middle after you’ve dodged some, and being in the middle gives you free roam of choosing either side to dodge, which is better than being confined to a corner. Keep persevering with this one, as it is difficult, but with a bit of practice and perseverance, this Achievement will be yours.
I have included a video below to illustrate:
Sand Master 15
Win a match conceding no points in Volleyball (Professional or Champion difficulty)
This Achievement requires you to win with a score of 7-0, playing against a Professional or Champion difficulty opponent. Obviously playing the Professional difficulty opponent will be much easier. See “Waveside Champion” for tips on trying to win a match without conceding any points.
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Last edited by A Twisted Smile; 12-26-2010 at 03:39 PM.