10-05-2012, 09:39 AM
Join Date: Apr 2009
Achievement Guide & Roadmap
Estimated achievement difficulty: 7/10
Offline: 13 (400)
Online: 0 (0)
Approximate amount of time to 400: 3+ Hours (Dependent on skill/luck)
Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 3 (NiGHTS (Claris AND Elliot) and Christmas NiGHTS (Claris/Elliot))
Number of missable achievements: None
Glitched/unobtainable achievements: None
Do cheat codes disable achievements?: Yes
Does difficulty affect achievements?: No
Extra equipment needed: No
Welcome to NiGHTS Into Dreams...! This game has 13 achievements for 400 and is a re-release of the fan loved SEGA Saturn classic! NiGHTS Into Dreams... is a game about well…dreams! You take control of dreamers Claris and Elliot as they embark through their dreams to confront their nightmares with the help of dream creature NiGHTS. The game is about flight and at its core the game is about score attacking. There are advanced things like tricking about in the air to score more points as well.
The music also changes with the mood of your Pians (think of them as prototype Chao for you Sonic fans out there). Make them happy and the music will become cheerful. Paraloop enough of them into oblivion and the music might become sad. Also anything in between or a conjunction of various moods will alter the music.
Also included is Christmas NiGHTS, which was a free game included in magazines back in 1996 but is pricey to get today. Also of note is that you can play the game with its original SEGA Saturn graphics if you so wish through “SEGA Saturn Dreams” at the main menu.
Step 1: Claris Playthrough
Pick either “Brand New Dreams” or “SEGA Saturn Dreams” and pick Claris. You will start off at Spring Valley. Once you get to Mare 3 continue on until you get to the trick rings. Get a “DREAMY” rating while in Acrobat Time to get DREAMY !!!. Finish this Dream to be taken to the boss, Gillwing. Paraloop Gillwing’s tail in one hit to get Paraloop Master as well as the IDEAL once your overall score has been shown.
Continue on to Mystic Forest and then continue on to Mare 4’s top down maze and lead the red car following you around into its green garage for Mystic Garage. Continue on and beat the Dream to get the POSSIBILITY.
Continue on to Soft Museum and finish it for the CONFUSION. If you have gotten at least a C overall for each stage while playing as Claris continue on to Twin Seeds. At the start, walk or jump forward to be flung to a piece of land. Jump off the land into the abyss below and you will rise up and be able to fly through the Dream as Claris herself. Beat this Dream to get the GROWTH. Enjoy her ending.
Step 2: Elliot Playthrough
Pick either “Brand New Dreams” or “SEGA Saturn Dreams” and pick Elliot. You will start off at Splash Garden. Finish this Dream for the AFFECTION then continue on to and finish Frozen Bell for the CONSCIOUSNESS. Stick Canyon is up next so complete this for the REVIVAL.
If you have gotten at least a C overall for each stage while playing as Elliot continue on to Twin Seeds. At the start, walk or jump forward to be flung to a piece of land. Jump off the land into the abyss below and you will rise up and be able to fly through the Dream as Elliot himself. Beat the Dream and enjoy his ending. If you got overall A ranks on all of the Dreams you will get the secret ending that involves Elliot going to see Claris.
If you have gotten all A ranks with both Claris and Elliot and you will hear adults singing the end song instead of children. If you also got A ranks on all Dreams you get into dreams… for your effort. Hopefully along the way you have also made a Mepian for Hello Mepian. If not, keep at it.
Step 3: Christmas NiGHTS Into Dreams
Christmas NiGHTS will unlock on the main menu for play after finishing all Dreams. Select “Christmas Dreams” and after the intro pick either Claris or Elliot. You will play Spring Valley during Christmas time. Beat the Dream as well as Christmas Gillwing and you get Merry Christmas! afterwards. Play the Dream again with the child you didn't pick to get the ending scene for Christmas NiGHTS.
Step 4: Miss Anything?
If you missed anything go back to the Dreams and try to get them, such as A Ranks, trying to hatch a Mepian, Dreamy ranks off of Trick Rings, or paralooping Gillwing’s tail.
NiGHTS is a game that can’t really be described since it has no real set genre, but people have loved it for 16 years regardless. The achievements seem to be easy but to get the full 400 will probably take some time for new comers. Those who can get the tricks down and score tons of points or have been playing since 1996 most likely won’t have any problems at all. None of the achievements are truly missable either due to the level select. Good luck getting all the achievements fellow dreamers!
Last edited by JaxTH; 10-06-2012 at 06:23 AM.