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Monster Island

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Overview


-Estimated achievement difficulty: 2/10 w/ video guides and touch (4/10 with non-touch PC)
-Estimated time for 200: 3-5 hours w/ video guides
-Minimum playthroughs: 1
-Offline: 18/18 (200)
-Online: 0/18 (0)
-Missable Achievements: 0 (level select)
-Unobtainable Achievements: 0
-Does difficulty affect achievements: No difficulty option
-Cheats disable achievements: No cheats
-Glitched achievements: No
-Extra equipment needed: Windows 8 PC or Tablet

Introduction

Monster Island is a physics-based puzzle game that is very similar to and made by the same folks that created Fragger. It involves killing monsters with objects that are launched by you, including rocks and different types of bombs. It can really only be enjoyed being played without a guide, as puzzle games always are. The fun of the game is struggling through levels and conquering them. That said, if you are looking for a fast 200 gamerscore, using a guide will net you all the achievements in about 4 hours. The game is slightly more difficult on a desktop PC with mouse controls, as a few of the levels require coordination and timing that is best-suited for a screen with multi-touch capabilities (a tablet). Currently the game is listed at $3.99 in the Windows 8 Store.

Step 1: Complete the game
Play through all the levels starting from the beginning. Try as get as many stars as you can. If you want your gamerscore quick, skip to Step 2.

Step 2: Obtain 3 stars all levels
Use the video guides outlined below to obtain the rest of the stars.

Step 3: Mop-up miscellaneous achievements
Complete any miscellaneous achievements you may have missed while getting the required amount of stars. There should only be a few left.

Conclusion
All in all, Monster Island is a fun little puzzle game that will give you 200 fairly easy gamerscore if using a guide, and a small amount of challenge and fun if you're not.


GUIDE

STAR ACHIEVEMENTS
(5 for 70 )

The following 5 achievements are obtained just by achieving 3 stars on all the levels.

Like a boss - 10
Complete a level with 3 stars.

See "Break the ice."

Yellow Jello - 15
Complete Yellow Jello with all stars.

See "Break the ice."

Real Jam - 15
Complete Purple Jam with all stars.

See "Break the ice."

Own the city - 15
Complete Monstrocity with all stars.

See "Break the ice."

Break the ice - 15
Complete Frozen Mellow with all stars.

These achievements just require you to complete all levels with three stars. You get an achievement for completing a single level with 3 stars, and each of the 4 worlds with 189 stars (63 levels per world x 3 stars per level). The levels are quite easy and can quickly be completed without a guide. World 4 (Frozen Mellow) has some trickier puzzles that using a guide would definitely save time on, but overall the levels are much, much easier than Fragger if you played that. They require much less precision and timing.

To get three stars you basically just have to get a certain score. This mostly just boils down to completing the level using the minimum number of objects (stones/bombs). However, because some of the objects have different points awarded for not using them, it is sometimes required that you use specific types of objects.

THIS SITE
has some good walkthroughs for each level and has a nice feature where you can just select "Next" to move to the next level's video. However, simply typing in the World name and level number into YouTube is almost as good. There are numerous walkthrough videos for each level. To me, at least the first two worlds, it is definitely faster to just play without guides. They can actually slow you down as most levels only require mild thought and can be completed in one attempt.


KILL ACHIEVEMENTS (6 for 60 )

The following 6 achievements are related to killing monsters throughout the game.

Take two - 10
Kill two monsters with one shot.

Just kill two monsters with a single shot. They both must explode from the blast of a single grenade. You cannot them off a ledge to their death. This is basically unmissable, as many of the levels require killing two or even three monsters at a time to get 3 stars. An easy spot (and possibly the first) to get this achievement is on Mellow Yellow Level 28. See the video below.



Chill down - 10
Kill an enraged monster.

See "Master Chiller."

Master Chiller - 10
Kill 40 enraged monsters.

To enrage a monster, you must nail it square in the head with an object. The monster will then get an angry look on its face. You then know it is enraged. You may get this while completing the game, but if you don't, it is no big deal. This can easily be boosted in about 5 minutes by playing Yellow Jello Level 4 over and over. Enrage the first enemy and kill him with the same grenade. Then blow up the stone wall. Then enrage the second enemy and kill him. 2 enraged kills in about 10 seconds. Keep reloading until it unlocks.

Monster Killer - 10
Kill 50 monsters.

See "Monster Nightmare."

Monster Hunter - 10
Kill 100 monsters.

See "Monster Nightmare."

Monster Nightmare - 10
Kill 300 monsters.

These achievements only require you to kill monsters. The kills count across all level plays and re-tries. You will definitely get 300 kills before 3-starring all levels, as there are 252 total levels, many of which have 2 or 3 monsters to kill.
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