Awesome Recruit - 5
Get the awesomeness meter to x5.
This will probably be the first achievement you get. Once you start the game, you will be moving side to side and collecting snow cones. Every one you collect will raise your awesomeness meter located at the top of your screen. Once you max it out, the achievement will unlock.
All Kinds of Awesome - 20
Get the awesomeness meter to x5 for 10 seconds.
See "Show Me How To Do That".
Kick It With the King - 10
Play King Julien's Dance Party.
After completing the story and skipping the credits (if you like) you will be at the main menu. Select "Dance" and the achievement unlocks once the mini game loads. See "Shake Your Rear End" for more information on the other achievement related to this mini game.
Balancing Act - 10
Get perfect on a Balance.
For the balance mini game, you just need to keep your marker in the fat portion of the meter. Once you get in the zone, just stay there until you are all the way across. The zone does not move while you cross so this is made pretty easy especially if the sweet spot randomly appears right near the middle because you barely have to move.
Right On Target - 10
Hit 25 Throw Targets.
This is cumulative and you should unlock this naturally while playing through the game. It unlocked for me while fighting the Robo Penguins during level 8. Just move your arm to target an item and then bend your arm and snap it forward to throw.
Over the Top - 10
Get perfect on a Climb.
While playing through the game you will automatically swap out to the correct penguin when he is needed. During the first level you will get a brief tutorial on the Climb ability. Simply put both arms out and up like displayed on the screen (basically making an "L" shape with each arm) and you should not have any problem unlocking this on the first try.
Shake Your Rear End - 20
Score a total of 1,000,000 points in any song in King Julien's Dance Party.
There are two options in Dance party: Match a Pose and Red Light, Green Light. You just need to accumulate a million points before the song ends.
I went with Red Light, Green Light and choose the Lemur's Song. All you have to do is run in place while swinging yours arms around as fast as possible (or any other movement you like) while you have the green light. This will rack up the points. As soon as you see the red light pop up, stop and freeze. You will lose points depending on how long it took you to stop and how still you stay while the red light is on. Just keep repeating until the song ends.
You should be able to get an average of 100,000 points (or more) per green light while losing about 20,000 points per red light and still score high enough for the achievement. I was able to get this on the first attempt so it should not be too much trouble.
If you do have trouble with this, NiteJokester
came up with an alternative that you may try:
Take a small object (like the game case) and stand maybe 1-2 feet away from sensor and start waving it really fast. If you can get it to work, you should be getting 300,000-600,000 per green light and -400,000 per red light. Once you've finished, you should end up with over 2,000,000.
Say Cheese - 10
Play King Julien's Critique.
After completing the story and skipping the credits (if you like) you will be at the main menu. Select "Critique" and the achievement unlocks once the mini game loads. You don't even have to play it if you don't want to.
Marlene! - 5
Story related and cannot be missed. You will unlock this within the first level.
King Julien! - 5
Met the lemurs.
Story related and cannot be missed. You will unlock this upon completion of the first level.
The Robo-Penguins! - 5
Met the Robo-Penguins.
Story related and cannot be missed. You will unlock this toward the beginning of level 7.
Fred? - 5
Story related and cannot be missed. You will unlock this while playing through level 10.
Dr. Blowhole! - 5
Met Dr. Blowhole.
Story related and cannot be missed. You will unlock this while making your way through the level 4 sewers.
Roger! - 5
Story related and cannot be missed. You will unlock this during the third level.
Phil and Mason! - 5
Met Phil and Mason.
Story related and cannot be missed. You will unlock this during the third level. This unlock after you meet BOTH monkeys and not when you meet the first one.