The Penguins of Madagascar - Achievement Guide and Road Map
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 1/10
- Offline: 44 (1000)
- Online: 0 (0)
- Approximate amount of time to 1000
: 3 - 6 hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
- Number of missable achievements: 0
- Do cheat codes disable achievements?: N/A
- Does difficulty affect achievements?: Yes
(Operation Super Complete)
- Glitchy achievements: No
- Unobtainable achievements: No
- Extra equipment needed?: Kinect Sensor
Welcome to the Penguins of Madagascar for Kinect guide. Outside of the unfortunate name, the game is a simple "on-rails" adventure where you take control of the titular heroes as they try to thwart the dolphin's evil scheme. This is probably the easiest Kinect game to date and is perfect for a younger audience due largely to the simplicity of the controls and the games forgiving nature.
Step 1 - Story Mode Playthrough:
When you start the game you are thrown into the story on the easiest setting. Playing through the game only takes about 3 hours so I recommend running through the entire thing and completing as many of the "action" related achievements as you can. You should also try to pick up the lizards while you play. They are the games only form of collectibles and there are only 36 of them. None of them are too terribly difficult to find. If you do need help I have a location guide HERE
Step 2 - Hard Story Mode Playthrough:
Once you finish the game the first time, return to the title screen and select options to change the difficulty to Hard. Now go to the mission select screen and start with level 1 and run through the game. If you skip the cut-scenes you can speed through the game in about an hour and a half. You can also attempt to complete any actions or pick-up any lizards you may have missed the first time through.
If you want you can combine steps 1 and 2 by changing the difficulty from the beginning. Hard mode is not difficult by any measure but this will make getting some of the other achievements more difficult. I'd get everything out of the way first, but it is up to you.
Step 3 - Mop Up:
At this point all that is left to do is complete any remaining actions, collect any missing lizards and play the two mini-games.
There is not much bang for your buck for the regular gamer. This game really shines as an accessible entry for novice gamers. Young kids will enjoy it while everyone else should just rent it for the quick gamerscore fix.
Thanks for reading.