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Old 06-18-2011, 02:29 AM   #1
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Achievement Guide and Road Map (Complete)

I got tired of not having a completed guide and having to search all over to find answers to questions. My friends and I have been playing this game now and I decided to write up a guide since the other one never got finished, and shows no signs of ever being finished. This is my first guide so any criticism helps.

Road Map

-Estimated achievement difficulty:
7/10 (but highly depending on your rhythm, flexibility, stamina, and dance skills)
-Offline: 50 (1000)
-Online: 0
-Approximate amount of time to 1000: 30-50 Hours (depending on skill)
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 3 per song (Break it Down, Perform It!, and then again on Hard)
-Number of missable achievements: None
-Do cheat codes disable achievements? No known cheats
-Does difficulty affect achievements? Yes, for Dance Instructor (50), What A Jerk (15), and a lot of the dance moves are only performed on medium or hard.
-Glitchy achievements: Yes (Robots Doing It For Themselves can be glitchy, and Pure Perfection and Flying Blind have sneaky requirements)
-Unobtainable achievements? No
-Extra equipment needed? Yes. Kinect Sensor is required.

Introduction
Dance Central is a really fun game and a great workout. Unless you've taken dance classes before, it will also be a pretty long and tough game, but at least you're likely to lose some weight along the way! There are 32 songs, and you will likely by playing each one at least 3 times, but more likely in the 5-10 range until you get 5 stars on Hard. Since you'll likely be doing dance moves you've never seen or done before, don't stress out if you can't do really well your first attempt. Just relax and enjoy the exercise and you'll gradually get better at each song by learning the moves. Steps 1 through 3 below are interchangeable and can be done in any order, or simultaneously.

Step 1: Perform It! on Easy, Workout Mode & Flash Cards
Start by playing through each song in Perform It! mode on easy, since that's the only difficulty available initially. When you select the first song, turn on Workout Mode to start working on the two related achievements, both of which are cumulative. Play each song until you get 5 stars on it.

When you get 5 stars on a song, this will unlock No Flashcards Mode for that song. It is best to immediately replay the same song with Flashcards turned off, that way most of the moves should be fresh in your memory, and getting 5 stars without Flash Cards shouldn't be too difficult. Take cues from the dancer on screen and react quickly and you should be fine. The challenges count toward the flash card achievements as well.

If you obtain at least 4 stars on each of the songs in a set, you'll unlock the corresponding challenge for that set of songs. The challenges consist of a collection of moves from each song in the set. Again, it's best to play the challenges after finishing each song in the set, that way you'll still remember each move. Replay each challenge to get 5 stars as well.


Step 2: Play Break it down on every song
Play though each song on Break It Down mode on Easy. If you break on song down on any difficulty higher than Easy, you will have to 100% it on the hardest difficulty you've attempted. To make these achievements easier on yourself, do every song on Easy first. Replay each song on Easy until you get 100%. The 100% includes nailing each move 3 times, and then getting at least a Nice rating on each move during the recaps.


Step 3: Dance Battle Mode
Play 10 Dance Battles in a row. Play on easy so you get 5 stars on at least one song. You can play both parts yourself, so you don't need a second person for this. Have a friend jump in during the freestyle section so it takes pictures of both of you. Or, if you're alone, use a chair or jacket to trick the Kinect into thinking there are two people on screen.

Step 4: Play on Hard
Now comes the hard part. You have to play every song on hard in Perform It! Mode and get at least 5 stars. To be able to play a song on Hard, you first need to get 3 stars on Easy and then on Medium. You may want to do Break It Down mode on Hard for each song first, to get the hang of the new dance moves you'll be doing, and since this will also unlock the song on Hard without having to play Medium. At this point, there's no pressure to 100% the recaps in Break It Down mode since you've already done that. Just keep practicing all the moves in a song until you can nail them, then work on 5-starring each song.

Step 5: Mop Up

The following achievements may still be left by the time you finish everything else. Read the descriptions below for tips to unlock them.

Robots Doin’ It for Themselves 15 - Successfully passed a robot move with ELIOT.
Living Legend 30 - Reached the "Living Legend" rank.
Get This On Unlock 50 - Unlock all bonus content.
Pure Perfection 30 - Get a "Flawless" rating on every move in a song in Perform It! or Dance Battle Mode
The Dance Is Legendary 25 - Earn gold stars on any song, at any skill level

Conclusion
Dance Central is extremely fun, but don't expect to start up and jump right in unlocking achievements without any effort. It is not an easy game by any means, and for most people it will likely take a lot of practice. Don't let this stop you from enjoying the dancing and the exercise, laughing at friends attempting songs, and having fun.

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Perform It! Mode

Flawless Streak 20
String together 10 "Flawless" moves in Perform It! or Dance Battle mode.

Get 10 "Flawless" ratings in a row on any song. You will likely get this achievement early, during repetitive moves on Easy, such as the Step Sides/Step Side and Claps on Poker Face.

Total Poser 10
Get a "Flawless" rating on a finishing move.

Every song has a finishing move at the end. You'll have to nail the move, and you'll know you did it right if you see the blue "Flawless" pop up around your legs after the move is complete. Poker Face has the easiest finishing move, and I Know You Want Me is really simple too. If you don't get it your first try, you'll assuredly get it during one of your many replays of each song.

Consummate Performer 15
Give your first 5-Star performance in Perform It! mode.

Self explanatory. Can be done on any difficulty. You should be getting this on your first song within a couple attempts. Poker Face is the easiest song and shouldn't take more than one or two tries.

Off the Wall 10
Progress past the "Wallflower" rank.

It takes 1 or 2 songs to rank up initially, depending on how well you do. After each song, on the review screen, in the middle of the screen your bar will fill up. It shows your progress toward your next rank. NOTE: You can only rank up in Perform It! Mode. Break It Down and Dance Battle do not increase your rank.

Look Ma, No Flashcards! 15
Perform a song with Flashcards turned off and earn 5 Stars.

See "Flying Blind" achievement description.

Flying Blind 30
Earn 5 Stars on any 10 songs with Flashcards turned off.

As stated in the Road Map, your best bet is to 5-star a song on easy to unlock No Flashcards, then immediately play the song again with Flashcards turned off. Challenges count toward this achievement as well.

This achievement requirement can be deceptive. Simply getting 5 stars on a song will not suffice. You must do at least as well as your previous best for it to count. You'll know if you've got a song done toward the 10 you need if, when you select the song, there's a picture of a blue flashcard with a red line through it next to your rating on that song. So unfortunately, if you get gold stars on a song with flashcards, when you replay without flashcards you will also need to get gold stars.

I found the first 8 songs and 2 challenges the easiest 10 to get 5 stars on without flashcards, but it's all down to personal preference.


Warm Up Challenge Complete 15
Earn 5 Stars on the Warm Up Challenge at any Skill Level.

See "Grand Finale Complete" achievement description.


Simple Challenge Complete 15
Earn 5 Stars on the Simple Challenge at any Skill Level.

See "Grand Finale Complete" achievement description.


Moderate Challenge Complete 15
Earn 5 Stars on the Moderate Challenge at any Skill Level.

See "Grand Finale Complete" achievement description.


Tough Challenge Complete 15
Earn 5 Stars on the Tough Challenge at any Skill Level.

See "Grand Finale Complete" achievement description.


Legit Challenge Complete 20
Earn 5 Stars on the Legit Challenge at any Skill Level.

See "Grand Finale Complete" achievement description.


Hardcore Challenge Complete 20
Earn 5 Stars on the Hardcore Challenge at any Skill Level.

See "Grand Finale Complete" achievement description.


Off the Hook Challenge Complete 25
Earn 5 Stars on the Off the Hook Challenge at any Skill Level.

See "Grand Finale Complete" achievement description.


Grand Finale Complete 30
Earn 5 stars on the Grand Finale Challenge at any Skill Level.

You will get all of these challenge achievements by getting 5 stars on each challenge. You unlock each challenge by getting at least 4 stars on each song in the group just prior to the challenge. The challenge consists of a group of moves from each song in the set. This is why the challenges are best done right after finishing each set of 4-5 songs. That way, you should be pretty familiar with all of the moves, and getting 5 stars on each challenge shouldn't be too difficult.

The Grand Finale Challenge has moves from every song in the game, so hopefully you have a good memory, otherwise it may take you a couple tries!

Meet the Crew 20
Play a song with every human dancer character in Perform It! or Dance Battle mode.

There are 8 human characters. ELIOT the robot does not count toward this achievement. If you play down the list, you will achieve this by the song "Dip It Low". Leave the dancer selected as Song Default, that way you unlock each character while playing down the list, and will unlock this achievement by the time you finish every song.

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Got a New Look 25
Unlock a new look for every human dancer character.

There are 8 human characters in the game. You unlock their second outfit by obtaining 25 stars while playing as that dancer. ELIOT the robot's outfit is not required for this achievement.

Smile for the Camera 25
Have 1000 Freestyle photos taken.

Freestyle photos are taken during the freestyle sections of songs, and at random times during certain moves. This should unlock during your natural progression of the game. It will take around 50 songs.

Sweat It Out 20
Have a 20-minute workout session in Workout Mode.

Once you turn on Workout Mode (by selecting a song in Perform It! Mode and then choosing to turn on Workout Mode), it will remain on. After each song, you will get a summary that includes calories burned, and total time played. Once you reach 20 minutes of time played, this achievement will unlock.


Burn, Baby, Burn! 30
Burn 1000 calories in Workout Mode.

To turn on Workout Mode, go into Perform It! Mode and select Workout Mode at the bottom. This achievement is cumulative, and can be done in multiple sittings. However, the higher your weight, the faster the calorie counter will increase. So if you want to speed up this achievement, set your weight to 999lbs.

True Superstar 25
Earn 5 Stars on every song in the game on either Easy or Medium, or 5 Stars on any 20 songs on Hard.

If you're following the Road Map, you should have this by the time you complete the Grand Finale Challenge with 5 stars. The challenges do count toward this achievement. If you don't get this on easy, then you'll unavoidably get it when 5-starring all of the songs on hard.

See "Dance Instructor" achievement description for tips.

Dance Instructor 50
Earn 5 Stars on every song in the game on Hard.

This includes the challenges. You can check your progress on a song by selecting it and looking at the rating next to the Perform It! option. The letter will indicate the highest difficulty, and the number of stars will indicate the rating you got. For example, if you've 5 starred a song on hard it will show H*****.

Your score dictates your star rating. Your score is higher if you can keep a good multiplier going. It counts up 1 every time you have a Flawless or Nice on a sequence. 1x is lowest, and 4x is highest. If you move a body part wrong, the wrong part will glow red on the character. For example if your feet are correct and your arms are wrong, the characters arms will glow, but his/her feet wont.

Also, make sure you keep moving during the Freestyle section. If not, you will lose your combo. You can tell if you moved enough if it says Flawless at the end of the freestyle section (instead of Nice or other). All you have to do is make sure you move the entire time to get a Flawless. Just wave your hands at the screen if you need to conserve energy.

Lastly, if you're still having a hard time, watching Youtube videos can help. Riffraff67 has a lot of songs on his channel being performed on Hard. He does a picture-in-picture, so you can see how he moves in relation to what the dance move is. Mightymecreative is also a popular Dance Central video poster.

What a Jerk! 15
Earn 5 Stars on Hard on a jerkin' song.

This achievements unlocks after getting 5 stars on Teach Me How To Jerk by Audio Push. Use the tips above to get 5 stars on this song.

A few important tips:

1) The difference between the Slide Jerk and the Low Jerk, aside from the time you spend leaning to each side, is in arm placement as well. The Slide Jerk has your arms as if you were pumping from your chest. The Low Jerk has your arms out practically in front of your body as if you're ready to check someone.
2) The Knee Down Down moves are NOT symmetrical! It's going to be natural to assume they are and to mirror the move, but this will cause you to fail it every time. The first part, using your right arm and leg, firstly has both arm up in front of your chest. Secondly, it starts with your arm moving inward and leg moving outward. The second part, using your left arm and leg, has your right arm at your side, and starts with your arm moving outward and your leg moving inward.
3) The forward-facing Reject always starts with your right leg up and your left leg moving forward

Also, this video may help with learning to jerk and reject:


Break It Down Mode

Broke It Down 15
Play a single song in Break It Down mode and get a rating of at least 80%.

See "Something To Prove" achievement description.

Practice Made Perfect 25
Get a 100% rating on a single song in Break It Down mode.

See "Something To Prove" achievement description.

Again, From the Top! 20
Play 10 songs in Break It Down mode and get a rating above 80%.

See "Something To Prove" achievement description.

Something to Prove 50
Get a 100% rating on every song in the game in Break It Down mode.

Break It Down mode involves you performing each song in the game in multiple sections. You'll perform each move individually, and then a recap will require you to put a few moves together. To get 100% on a song, you must get at least a nice on each individual move (3 times, if you don't nail it the first time), and then you must get at least a nice rating on each move during each recap. During the individual moves, you should see at least a green check mark next to each move, or a diamond if you got a flawless. After the recap, you should see, for example, 19/19 moves passed 100%.

It is highly recommended to 100% every song on Easy to unlock this achievement before attempting ANY song on Hard. If you attempt a song on Hard, you must then 100% that song on Hard for it to count toward Something To Prove. The rest of the songs you've done on easy will not be affected by the one song you broke down on Hard.

Another useful trick: If you are trying an individual move and fail it twice, use your left arm after an attempt to "slow it down." This will slow the song down (obviously), and give you more attempts. When you then speed it back up (the same way you slowed it down), you now have 3 more attempts to pass the move. For example, you pass the move the first time and get one green check. Then you screw up twice in a row. Slow it down with your left hand, practice a couple times, then speed it back up with your left hand. Now you have 3 more attempts to get the last two passes that you need.

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Cross, Back, Step, Front! 20
Successfully pass EVERY Jazz Square in the game.

There are 4 different songs with Jazz Squares in the game. Like all of the achievements below for various moves, these can be done in either Perform It! or Break It Down. You must pass them ("Nice" or better rating) in EVERY flashcard that shows up. They don't, however, need to all be done in the same playthrough of a song. For example, in Push It, you can pass the Jazz Square and fail the Jazz Square & I, then play the song again and do the opposite and it'll still count. The following songs contain jazz squares:

Brick House (any difficulty) - "Jazz Square"
Hey Mami (medium or hard) - "Jazz Square" and "Slow Jazz Square"
Hella Good (medium or hard) - "Jazz Square"
Push It (medium or hard) - "Jazz Square" and "Jazz Square & I"

Bring It Back 15
Pass these moves: Cabbage Patch, Disco, Fever, Funky Charleston, Raise the Roof, Scuff & Stomp.

See "A Lover and a Dancer" achievement description.


Lock It In 15
Pass these moves: Arm Twist, Boogaloo, Electric, Pop Down, and Robo Locking.

See "A Lover and a Dancer" achievement description.


Work It, Honey 15
Pass these moves: & Feelabout, Club Monster, Pose, Ride, and Wind It Up.

See "A Lover and a Dancer" achievement description. NOTE: it is suspected that the achievement description incorrectly lists &Feelabout as the dance move, when in actuality the move required is Feel About.


Get Hood 15
Pass these moves: Brooklyn, Cool Kid, Hoodie, Lean & Rock, and Slam Out.

See "A Lover and a Dancer" achievement description.


Child’s Play 15
Pass these moves: Bug Juice, Patty Cake, Puppet Drop, and Tantrum.

See "A Lover and a Dancer" achievement description.


Nerd is Bond 15
Pass these moves: Cabbage Patch, Double Rainbow, Glitch, Keyboard Cat, and Nerd It Out.

See "A Lover and a Dancer" achievement description.


From the Makers of Rock Band 15
Pass these moves: Guitar, Rockout, Sing Out, and Snare.

See "A Lover and a Dancer" achievement description.


AN-I-MAL!!! 15
Pass these moves: The Bird, Chicken Wing, Elephant, Pony, Predator, Prey, and Snake.

See "A Lover and a Dancer" achievement description.


Central Combat 15
Pass these moves: Boardbreaker, Boxer, Elbow Throw, Knockout, Punch Out, and Tiger Palm.

See "A Lover and a Dancer" achievement description.


Going Global 15
Pass these moves: Brooklyn, Calypso, Down Under, Latina, Merengue, Pharaoh, and Salsa.

See "A Lover and a Dancer" achievement description.


Age Before Booty 15
Pass these moves: Booty Bank, Booty Bump, Booty Down, Moonrise, Moonshine, and Rump Roast.

See "A Lover and a Dancer" achievement description.


Bring It to the Club 15
Pass these moves: Snake, Snap Groove, Step Center, Step Side, and Tap Front.

See "A Lover and a Dancer" achievement description.


Jock 15
Pass these moves: Barbell, Boxer, Defense, Goal, Jock, Quarterback, and Run.

See "A Lover and a Dancer" achievement description.


A Lover and a Dancer 15
Pass these moves: Boy Band, Earache, Love Warrior, and Palpitation.

All of these moves can be done either in Perform It! mode, Break It Down mode during the individual move attempts, or during the recaps. You will need to get at least a "Nice" rating on the move for it to be considered passed. Some of the moves are only available in the hard mode of the song, so you will likely get these after breaking down each song on Hard, or playing each song on Hard in Perform It! mode. See the link below for a list of where each move can be found.

Please see HERE for a list of Song & Move locations


Dance Battle Mode

Booth Buddies 25
Have a Freestyle photo taken while 2 people are dancing.

If you're playing Dance Battle with a second person, have them join you in front of the camera during the freestyle section. If you don't have a second person, an office chair or large jacket can be used to trick the sensor into thinking there are two people.

The Battle Has Begun 15
Give your first 5-Star performance in Dance Battle mode.

This can be done solo or with two people. If you've already played the songs in Perform It! mode, you should have no problem getting 5 stars in Dance Battle mode.

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Epic Battle! 15
Play 10 Dance Battles in a single session.

This can be done solo or with another person. Simply pick a song and choose Dance Battle. You can play the same song 10 times if you'd like. Difficulty and score doesn't affect this achievement.


Miscellaneous Achievements


Living Legend 30
Reached the "Living Legend" rank.

This requires reaching Rank 1. You start at Rank 20 and it counts down to 1. You level up ONLY in Perform It! mode. Playing songs in Dance Battle or Break It Down mode DO NOT count. After each song your meter will fill up. Your rank will be listed under your gamertag on the main menu. This achievement will take quite a bit of time. Depending on how many attempts it takes you to 5-star every song on Hard though, you may get this achievement by the time you're done.

Robots Doin’ It for Themselves 15
Successfully passed a robot move with ELIOT.

You will unlock ELIOT as a playable character after completing the Grand Finale Challenge. This achievement is glitchy - moves that counted for some people and gave them the achievement have not counted for other people. ELIOT is the default character during the Grand Finale Challenge, and when you play the moves from Satisfaction, if you pass them (by achieving at least a "Nice" rating), you should unlock this achievement at the end of the song. If not, try playing through Satisfaction on Easy, since virtually every move in that song is a robot move. If that doesn't work (it didn't for me, but did for others), play Soulja Boy on Easy. The move Robocop is considered a robot move, and this unlocked the achievement for me at the end of the song.

Get Busy, Dizzy! 15
Get a "Flawless" result on a spin move.

This achievement can be done in Perform It! mode or Break It Down mode. Simply get a flawless rating on a move that involves a spin. The achievement will unlock at the end of the song, not after the move. I found the move "Tantrum" in Push It on medium or hard to be the easiest.

Examples of songs that involve spin moves:

Drop It List It's Hot on Hard
Don't Sweat The Technique on Hard
Push It on medium

Pure Perfection 25
Get a "Flawless" rating on every move in a song in Perform It! or Dance Battle mode.

This one can be tough, depending on your skill. The description is self explanatory, and it can be done on any difficulty. Obviously easy is recommended. You will likely need to run through a song a few times until you know it by heart. This achievement includes getting a "Flawless Freestyle" and a "Flawless Finish." This will really be a personal preference, depending on what moves you feel most comfortable with. To practice each move, you can play the song in Break It Down mode. If you get a diamond on a move, that's the equivalent of a flawless.

Poker Face is a popular choice, since it's the first song, but I always seem to have problems with the "Select" move, and a lot of people have problems with "Whatever." I find Funkytown is much easier, just because there aren't any moves that require leg movement. It's basically all arms. Hey Mami is the song I got this achievement on.

NOTE: the achievement description is deceptive here. Simply getting a "Flawless" rating on every move will not suffice. If one of your body parts turns red, but you still get a "Flawless" rating, this will still void the achievement. You really have to do every move perfectly otherwise the achievement won't unlock.

The Dance Is Legendary 25
Earn Gold Stars on any song, at any Skill Level.

Gold stars are one step better than 5 stars. You'll hear the same chime as when you go from 4 stars to 5, and all the stars on the radio will turn gold. The achievement will unlock at the end of the song. Unlike in the Rock Band series, gold stars can be obtained on any difficulty level. You will likely get this when going for the Pure Perfection achievement, since getting gold stars on easy requires you to pass (at least a "Nice" rating) on every move. I found the first two challenges to be easiest, since the moves they picked from each song are pretty easy ones.

Got This on Unlock 50
Unlock all bonus content.

Bonus content includes the following:

-Unlock every character's second outfit, including ELIOT's
-Unlock every character
-Unlock every venue

You will unlock every character and venue when you play through Perform It! mode, completing each challenge. You unlock each human character's outfit by earning 25 stars while playing as them. You unlock ELIOT's second outfit by reaching Rank 1.

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Updated the guide with a very important correction/distinction on the jazz squares: it is incorrect that you only need to pass each type of jazz square. You must do exactly as the achievement description says and pass every single one in every song. I found this out tonight:

- I had previously played Brick House and passed the "Jazz Square" on my easy playthrough
- I played Hey Mami on medium, then hard, and passed the "Jazz Square" and "Slow Jazz Square"
- I played Push It on medium, then hard, and passed the "Reverse Jazz Square" and "Jazz Square & I"
- According to every source I've read, the achievement should have unlocked at this point. It did not.
- I played Hella Good on medium, then hard, and passed the "Jazz Square" which was identical in every way to the ones in Brick House and Hey Mami. This gave me the achievement.

So the guide is now complete with all accurate descriptions. If anyone has anything else they want me to add, let me know.

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Updated the guide with a very important correction/distinction on the jazz squares: it is incorrect that you only need to pass each type of jazz square. You must do exactly as the achievement description says and pass every single one in every song. I found this out tonight:

- I had previously played Brick House and passed the "Jazz Square" on my easy playthrough
- I played Hey Mami on medium, then hard, and passed the "Jazz Square" and "Slow Jazz Square"
- I played Push It on medium, then hard, and passed the "Reverse Jazz Square" and "Jazz Square & I"
- According to every source I've read, the achievement should have unlocked at this point. It did not.
- I played Hella Good on medium, then hard, and passed the "Jazz Square" which was identical in every way to the ones in Brick House and Hey Mami. This gave me the achievement.

So the guide is now complete with all accurate descriptions. If anyone has anything else they want me to add, let me know.
Actually, the name is the same, but most of the Jazz Squares have slight differences, usually in the arm movements. The Push It Jazz Square is backwards.
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Actually, the name is the same, but most of the Jazz Squares have slight differences, usually in the arm movements. The Push It Jazz Square is backwards.
I noticed the Push It jazz square was in the opposite direction, but the jazz squares in Hey Mami, Brick House and Hella Good seemed identical to me. I didn't notice anything particular with the arm movements.

Maybe it'd be better to list the songs that need to be played, instead of each jazz square. That might be easier to read and follow.
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For the Hey Mami Jazz Square, the arms hardly move at all. Hella Good's Jazz Square has the arms bent up at the elbow. I believe this is identical to the one in I Gotta Feeling. In Brick House, the arms are horizontal across the chest as in Drag In.
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For the Hey Mami Jazz Square, the arms hardly move at all. Hella Good's Jazz Square has the arms bent up at the elbow. I believe this is identical to the one in I Gotta Feeling. In Brick House, the arms are horizontal across the chest as in Drag In.
Ah ok. Maybe the arm movements came natural to me that I didn't even notice a difference. Oh well, I updated that achievement so it's pretty clear what to do now.
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Added a few tips for Teach Me How To Jerk after finally 100%ing this game and having that song be the only one that gave me any problems in Break It Down mode. Took me a while to find what I was doing wrong, so I added those tips under the "What A Jerk" achievement. Hope it helps.
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Great guide man, didn't realise there was another until I clicked the last page of the other one and saw your post. Cheers for the explanations in the achievements, I shouldn't have a problem getting any of them.

Just one criticism (nothing really important) is that you may want to mention you have to do each song in Perform It! mode on Medium before you unlock Hard .
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I glad you made this guide because i was really confused with the moves achievements again thanks.
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Great guide man, didn't realise there was another until I clicked the last page of the other one and saw your post. Cheers for the explanations in the achievements, I shouldn't have a problem getting any of them.

Just one criticism (nothing really important) is that you may want to mention you have to do each song in Perform It! mode on Medium before you unlock Hard .
Thanks man. First one!

I'll stick that in the road map, however I remember reading that if you play a song in Break It Down on Hard (for which you don't need to do Medium first), then you'll have access to play that song in Perform It! mode on Hard right away, without having to play medium, or even easy, for that matter. I haven't tested this myself, since I didn't break down any songs before playing them. Still worth mentioning though, so I'll add it.

I stuck it in the Road Map, but it wouldn't fit in the achievement description since I'm right at my character limit. I didn't feel like rearranging everything haha. Thanks for the criticism though.

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Thanks for this guide, looks great! Cant wait to get started on this game on Tuesday!
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Thanks for this guide, looks great! Cant wait to get started on this game on Tuesday!
Thanks man. Any criticism is welcome.

If you need any help, feel free to post on here. I check back regularly, so I should be able to provide some tips if you need any.
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Thanks man. Any criticism is welcome.

If you need any help, feel free to post on here. I check back regularly, so I should be able to provide some tips if you need any.
Damn, this game is way harder than I thought...and I even thought it would be hard! Props to you for getting 1000!
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Damn, this game is way harder than I thought...and I even thought it would be hard! Props to you for getting 1000!
That's how I felt when I first started playing. I was having a hard time getting 5 stars on lots of songs on Easy. Then I don't know what happened, but suddenly the moves started coming natural to me. Maybe I just memorized all of the moves in the Easy version, because when I went from Medium to Hard, there wasn't a huge jump in difficulty. I found myself getting 4-5 stars on medium first try, then going right to Hard without practicing on medium at all.

Once you learn the moves and can get used to reading them on the right without having to look at the character dancing on screen, it becomes a lot easier, since you're not reacting to what he does; you're being proactive.
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Angry flashcards

ok, so I've done 10 songs (on easy) with flashcards off. I have 10 songs in the song list with the little 'no flashcards' symbol next to them (like you said) but the acheivement never unlocked.
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ok, so I've done 10 songs (on easy) with flashcards off. I have 10 songs in the song list with the little 'no flashcards' symbol next to them (like you said) but the acheivement never unlocked.
I think posting this question in one thread would've been sufficient.

There are a few things I can think of:

1) You actually need to beat your previous score, and have the highest score be the no-flashcard score. Although I wouldn't have thought the symbol would show up if you didn't beat your previous score.

2) It's glitched and for some reason didn't unlock after 10 songs. Try doing another one.

3) I think if you've beaten a song on a higher difficulty (earned 5 stars), it might not count if you do the no-flashcards on easy. Since you'll be earning a higher score on a higher difficulty, it might prevent no flashcards from counting on easy, since you'll likely have a lower score.
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nope. All of the songs I did for this achievement were songs I'd never done before. I played once through with flashcards to unlock the no flashcards mode, and I stopped dancing as soon as I hit 5 stars, so that I could have a better shot at beating my score with no flashcards. And after every song the "new best" thing popped up between my score and the # of stars I got.

And i tried one more song right after I posted my question, and still nothing. I haven't tried any more yet, haven't gotten a chance to get on, but I don't want to keep 'trying' and have it never show up...
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nice guide, how long did it take you to 1000G this game?
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nope. All of the songs I did for this achievement were songs I'd never done before. I played once through with flashcards to unlock the no flashcards mode, and I stopped dancing as soon as I hit 5 stars, so that I could have a better shot at beating my score with no flashcards. And after every song the "new best" thing popped up between my score and the # of stars I got.

And i tried one more song right after I posted my question, and still nothing. I haven't tried any more yet, haven't gotten a chance to get on, but I don't want to keep 'trying' and have it never show up...
Hmm that's really weird, and the first I've heard of anything like that. I did the same thing (stopping dancing after getting 5 stars so I could beat that score without flashcards) and it unlocked for me no problem. Sorry I can't be of more help with this. I'll try to think of something else to try.

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nice guide, how long did it take you to 1000G this game?
I'll have to check my achievement time stamps when I get home and get back to you. Hard to say offhand, since I played for quite some time after getting 1000g, with the DLC songs and such, and trying to get gold stars on every song on Hard. It was probably 3-4 weeks of playing most days, for like 1-2 hours each time.
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Hmm that's really weird, and the first I've heard of anything like that. I did the same thing (stopping dancing after getting 5 stars so I could beat that score without flashcards) and it unlocked for me no problem. Sorry I can't be of more help with this. I'll try to think of something else to try.



I'll have to check my achievement time stamps when I get home and get back to you. Hard to say offhand, since I played for quite some time after getting 1000g, with the DLC songs and such, and trying to get gold stars on every song on Hard. It was probably 3-4 weeks of playing most days, for like 1-2 hours each time.

alright cool, thanks gonna take me a long time to 1000G the game myself
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I unlocked Eliot when I hit Rank 1, in fact I unlocked his outfit just before it told me that I unlocked Eliot as well. I'm guessing if you hit Rank 1 BEFORE you unlock Eliot, he is automatically given to you because what's the point in having an alternate costume on a character you can't play. Just thought you might want to add that in =D

Note: I have not played Grand Finale yet, it's still locked because I haven't completed the other challenges I'm guessing.
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I unlocked Eliot when I hit Rank 1, in fact I unlocked his outfit just before it told me that I unlocked Eliot as well. I'm guessing if you hit Rank 1 BEFORE you unlock Eliot, he is automatically given to you because what's the point in having an alternate costume on a character you can't play. Just thought you might want to add that in =D

Note: I have not played Grand Finale yet, it's still locked because I haven't completed the other challenges I'm guessing.
Wow you got to Rank 1 and haven't even played all the songs/challenges yet? I guess there are two ways to unlock Eliot then, but I'd be surprised if many other people than you will get to Rank 1 before 5-starring all the songs/challenges on easy.
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So would I be right in thinking that if I do each song like this...
  1. Perform It! (Easy, stop once the 5th star appears)
  2. Perform It! (Easy, No Flashcard Mode, beat previous score)
  3. Break It Down! (Easy, get 100%)
...can I then take out Step 2 once I get Flying Blind? Then once I've done everything on easy I can move onto playing each song on Medium to unlock Hard and then get 5 stars on that?
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