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Old 02-13-2008, 12:54 AM   #1
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Arrow Achievement Guide

Chain Gang 15 Score a 3x chain in Action Mode, Timed Mode or Custom Playlist Mode

Chain Master 15 Score a 5x chain in Action Mode, Timed Mode or Custom Playlist Mode

Unchained Melody 20 Score a 7x Chain in Action Mode, Timed Mode or Custom Playlist Mode

Use bombs, slo-mo, and the scroll option efficiently. A good strategy is to let the blocks stack up fairly high and prep the blocks for chains. Then start off the chain with a bomb and readjust the blocks as needed to continue building up the multiplier. Using the slow motion helps a lot when your having a hard time continuing the chain.

Chain Monster 20 Score a 24x chain in Action Mode, Timed Mode or Custom Playlist Mode

Getting a 24x chain is very difficult in this game. Practicing setting up chains is a good way to get used to creating longer chains. Again; bombs and slo-mo are very useful tools. Looking at the recorded plays of the top players on the leaderboard helps a lot as well. The top players get unbelievable chains such as 50x.

A very useful link by a different user:
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/f...ad.php?t=56705

Self Restraint 15 Get to speed level 7 only making 3 of a kinds and no chains

Only get 3 of a kinds and watch the falling blocks and the one right underneath it. I suggest getting this achievement in the very beggining as chains would not come naturally when you have just started playing this game. Stay calm and be observant.

Pack Rat 15 Unlock all 11 in-game themes

Save up points and buy each theme at the poker smash store. 2,053,000 points is needed to unlock all 11 themes. (thanks to d3r1v3d and Otisbum)

Score of the Gods 30 Score 1,000,000 points

Score one million points in one action mode playthrough. As you progress through the match, later challenges will give you 200,000 points. Although you can get more points for the later challenges, it also becomes much faster. This is usually where one can hit the red "game over" line. Using bombs when confused or stuck stops the movement of the blocks and provides openings so you can continue on with the game.

Champ 15 Win 1st place in a player match or ranked match

There are very few people playing multiplayer and many of them are very good. If you can't do it or find anyone, ask a friend or a x360a users.

The Thinker 10 Unlock all puzzle groups

The puzzles are in groups/sets. The ones locked are in chains. If you progress through the puzzle mode you will unlock the sets.

Challenge Hand 10 Make a challenge hand in Action Mode, Timed Mode or Custom Playlist Mode

Very easy and straight forward. Do the thing that the challenge table on the side tells you to do, and BLIP: you get the achievement.

All Hands 20 Make every possible hand in Action Mode, Timed Mode or Custom Playlist Mode

Do all the possible hands to destroy the blocks.
These are the list of hands you need to get: 3 of a kind, 4 of a kind, 5 of a kind, full house, straight, flush, six flush, seven flush, eight flush, nine flush, and straight flush(you can see this in your results after a game of action mode.)

Triple Smash 15 Make three chains at the same time in Action Mode, Timed Mode or Custom Playlist Mode

You need to setup your lines so you can plant three bombs to get a chain for each bomb at the same time, and you get a triple smash. For example a setup would be like this:

JQK J=Jack K=King Q=Queen B=Bomb
JQK
BBB
JQK

Remember the bombs have to explode almost at the same time. So quickly lay out your bombs, and watch the fireworks go off.

If you don't understand, the how to play in the game well explain what a triple smash is.



Any questions, fire away. Any tips or mistakes you notice, tell me. I'll try updating when I have time. Thanks and enjoy the game!

There's also another strategy guide that's under construction right now by Otisbum. Check it out here:
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/f...ad.php?t=57430

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Old 02-13-2008, 01:01 AM   #2
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You did a nice job on this, it is unfortunate that due to skill limitations that there is an unattainable achievement. It's great to see new users contributing such quality work.

You will need to come back and offer some more in-depth strategy suggestions, for Self Restraint especially.

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@Shinobi: All of the achievements are possible to get (though there are glitches at the moment for some people). The x24 combo is indeed hard, but nowhere near impossible. Plenty of people have it, and some people even get over x60 combos.
Ah well, I didn't know how hard this game was or what. I do agree that it needs some work. Guides should make it as easy as possible to get achievements in a legit fashion. Perhaps someone who has all the achievements will make suggestions to get this completed as a joint effort. Dogboy12, don't stop, keep trying to improve this.

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Old 02-13-2008, 02:55 AM   #3
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Don't take this personally, your tips and descriptions seem kind of lacking. You're also very unclear with the meanings of some of the achievements.

Again, don't take it personally, but you don't really seem to have enough experience with the game to be doing a complete guide.

@Shinobi: All of the achievements are possible to get (though there are glitches at the moment for some people). The x24 combo is indeed hard, but nowhere near impossible. Plenty of people have it, and some people even get over x60 combos.
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Ah well, I didn't know how hard this game was or what. I do agree that it needs some work. Guides should make it as easy as possible to get achievements in a legit fashion. Perhaps someone who has all the achievements will make suggestions to get this completed as a joint effort. Dogboy12, don't stop, keep trying to improve this.
No worries.

Yes, it could use a lot of work. I recommend that a mod lock this up and that you start over completely with it, Dogboy. You should get as much experience with the game as you possibly can, and learn the strategies and what the achivements actually mean.

And at the risk of sounding like an ass, even though I don't have all the achievements I think I can make a guide can address even the achievements that I don't have. I think that I've played enough of it to write a comprehensible guide, but please no one take that as an egotistical statement. This is one of the first games that I actually know a wee bit about.

As for the joint effort comment, I think that'd be great. I'd be more than willing to help Dogboy out this weekend and get something put together, but he really should play the game more to get a feel for it first.


Sorry if I sounded egotistical or harsh in any of the above, I really don't mean to.

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Old 02-13-2008, 03:13 AM   #4
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This does indeed need a lot of work. We want the best possible guides, and quite a few of these don't even have exact clarifications. Beginning your descriptions with "I think" doesn't really give us a lot of confidence, lol. Work harder on it, get some help, and make this guide as good as it can be, because it definitely needs quite a bit of work still
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Old 02-13-2008, 03:17 AM   #5
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Oh no problem man...I want constructive criticism. I jsut wanted to experiment you know? Not start with a giant 1000/1000 game, but start with a small 200/200 game. I'll probably start over from scratch cause im getting to know this game better everyday, but until a mod locks this up, I'll keep on updating! Oh and actually yeah working together sounds cool!
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Old 02-13-2008, 03:25 AM   #6
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Quick Update #1

The Thinker 10 Unlock all puzzle groups

The puzzles are in groups/sets. The ones locked are in chains. If you progress through the puzzle mode you will unlock the sets.

Sorry about my crappy guide, but as I posted above I'll keep on updating till the mods lock this down.

This fragments included in the guide above now...

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Old 02-13-2008, 03:29 AM   #7
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Edit your first post with any additions you're making as well. Until someone comes up with a better one, we'll let you have it, so make sure not to let anyone beat you
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Old 02-13-2008, 03:40 AM   #8
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Good Job! I don't really like this game though.
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Nice start I am just starting this game so if I get any tips Ill def give you a shout
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the best tip for getting the multipliers is to watch the videos in the leaderboard.
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Old 02-13-2008, 12:31 PM   #11
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Good to hear you're learning more each day, it's a brilliant game.

If there are any achievements that you have no clue about, just let me know and I'll write up a little something for you.

I'd be more than happy to offer some assistance, especially if it helps you understand the game more. I'm overly obsessed with it.
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Old 02-13-2008, 09:59 PM   #12
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Cool! Ill post up a list of the moves for All Hands Later...
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