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Old 12-04-2012, 07:31 PM   #1
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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.

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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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COIN ACHIEVEMENTS (3 for 30 )

The following 3 achievements are related to spending coins you earn while playing in the in-game store.

Curiosity Killed Monsters - 10
Earn 750 coins and spend them on a new character in the Monster Island store!

See "Big Spender."

Keep em' coming - 10
Earn 1500 coins and spend them on solutions in the Monster Island store!

See "Big Spender."

Big Spender - 10
Earn a total of 2500 coins and spend them in the Monster Island store!

You earn coins in the game by completing levels, albeit a very small amount per level. You earn 10-20 coins per level and will definitely earn 2500 total coins when 3-starring all levels. It is recommend that you first purchase a new monster to unlock the "Curiosity Killed Monsters" achievement, then buy a pack of 3 solutions to unlock the "Keep em' coming" achievement. Buying these two items first will ensure you unlock the store-related achievements with minimal effort. Right when you begin the game, you are given a free 750 coins. Use it to buy a monster to get the "Curiosity Killed the Monster" achievement out of the way.

You can find the Monster Island store at the main menu of the game.

MISCELLANEOUS ACHIEVEMENTS (4 for 40 )

The following 4 achievements are related to performing some miscellaneous tasks in the game.


In your face - 10
Hit a monster in the head.

Just as the description states...nail a monster in the head with a stone or grenade. This cannot be done with a sticky object or bomb that explodes on impact. This will come by playing, if not by accident, since this is how you enrage enemies.

Spare - 10
Complete a level with a last shot.

This is straight forward. Can be done on the first level, just waste all you grenades until the last one. Use it to kill the only monster on-screen.

No Clue - 10
See a level solution.

At the start of the game, you have access to three solutions already. Within any level, just pause and push "View Solution." It will show you a video of someone 3-starring that level.

Time is Gold - 10
Skip a level.

In order to skip a level, just pause the game and select the skip icon to unlock this achievement and instantly move the next level. You start with two skips when you install the game.
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4/11/13 - Raised the difficulty from 3/10 to 4/10 for non-touch. Only a few levels are more challenging, but they make the game trickier and more of a pain to complete.
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Thanks for the guide. I was just going to use the wp7 guide since its the same game and achievements. So what makes this a 3/10 if you're playing on a PC? Also is that purple stick still invisible on that one level towards the end like on the wp7?
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Thanks for the guide. I was just going to use the wp7 guide since its the same game and achievements. So what makes this a 3/10 if you're playing on a PC? Also is that purple stick still invisible on that one level towards the end like on the wp7?
Sure. I just copy pasted this guide over from the WP forum anyway. The game is identical. The purple glitched object is still there. Surprisingly with a guide that level is no too bad.

IMO it may even be a 4/10 on PC. The mouse just makes it harder. Particularly the levels where you need to aim a shot and then either right before or after detonate a mine with the button in the top right corner of the screen. You will see. I dont think it is a 2/10 like the WP. On a tablet for sure it is the same.
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Oh, that level. I bet that will be fun since you can't move the mouse as quick as your finger.
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Oh, that level. I bet that will be fun since you can't move the mouse as quick as your finger.
Yes there at atleast 5 levels where this is an issue. It is not too bad. You can click anywhere on the screen to aim your shots. You just need to aim so your cursor is near the detonate button in the top right corner of the screen.
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I would say a 4/10. Mouse work particularly on a tracker pad is a pain.
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I'm playing on a laptop and am indeed having a time with the controls. Is there a shortcut key for detonating a mini?
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IMO it may even be a 4/10 on PC. The mouse just makes it harder. Particularly the levels where you need to aim a shot and then either right before or after detonate a mine with the button in the top right corner of the screen. You will see. I dont think it is a 2/10 like the WP. On a tablet for sure it is the same.
I'm stuck on 49 of purple because of that. I got two started but accidentally double tapped and threw two bombs or else I would have got three stars so not impossible but still a bitch.
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I'm stuck on 49 of purple because of that. I got two started but accidentally double tapped and threw two bombs or else I would have got three stars so not impossible but still a bitch.
Yeah there are only like two levels are a complete bitch. And a handful more that are tricky. Didnt take me too long though you just have to be coordinated with your aiming.
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I have finished this but one glitch.

Curiosity killed monsters and big spender both unlocked but keep em coming didn't pop. Any ideas?
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I have finished this but one glitch.

Curiosity killed monsters and big spender both unlocked but keep em coming didn't pop. Any ideas?
Did not even pop in game? Or popped but didnt stick to your gamertag?

I had an achievement glitch yesterday in crash course GO. I am attributing it to the Xbox Live servers being wonky the last few days. I am guessing that is also what happened for this achievement to you. Will probably have to reinstall and perform requirement again.
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