|11-16-2012, 09:37 PM||#1|
Nat Geo TV APP Road Map and Achievement Guide
-Estimated achievement difficulty: 3/10
-Approximate amount of time to 1000 : 5-10 hours
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1 full 45 min episode, 7 partial episodes, 2 hours for Cozy Critter and cleanup.
-Number of missable achievements: 0
-Do cheat codes disable achievements? N/A
-Does difficulty affect achievements? N/A
-Glitchy achievements: None
-Unobtainable achievements: None
-Extra equipment needed?: Kinect Sensor Required, Internet Connection
Welcome to the Kinect Nat Geo DVD Road Map / Achievement Guide. This roadmap and guide will be specific to the APP version of this game, since the physical and app version of both games have different achievement lists and requirements for completion. It is highly suggested that the player purchase the physical copy of the game if they intend to play both versions since the DVD copy of the game includes a redeemable code for the online version. The online version costs 30 dollars alone; so purchasing the physical copy with a redeemable code essentially becomes two games for the price of one.
The difference between the DVD and APP versions is that you must have an internet connection to stream the interactive episodes and there are two additional achievements that require up to an additional 2 hours of the Players time.
Gameplay for the APP version will be broken down into four segments, which are the perfect playthrough, episode 2-8 playthroughs, party animal cleanup, then the final two WILD episode achievements.
Episode 1 - Platinum badge playthrough:
To maximize time, all general achievements will be earned in the first episode. Then the episode specific achievements will be earned systematically afterwards. Finally, the final two achievements will require the player to “Party Animal Mode” from the main menu to wrap up the list.
Start Episode One: Grizzly Bears and prepare to spend 45 minutes to an hour fully participating to ensure that the Player will earn the Platinum rating medal by the end of the episode. Three activities will provide the “Medal Points” required for this achievement: Photographs, Sidetracks and Go Wild Activities.
Photographs: The episode will prompt you at different times to identify and command the Kinect to take a photo of what is currently going on in the episode. You will get prompted for the very first picture; but for every picture afterwards you will be on your own. Pay attention to the photo indicator on the bottom of the screen, which will indicate if and when a photo needs to be taken. The photos will flip and shuffle when the next opportunity is coming up. As long as all possible photos are taken during each segment, the player will get credit.
SideTracks: The game will prompt a Sidetracks scenario when the player sees the paw prints walking across the screen and yells at the Kinect. There will be three of these in the first episode and will have two decision points in each segment that award points. Get each answer correct to max Sidetracks credit as well. Reference the achievement list for a walkthrough for the first episode’s Sidetracks event.
Go Wild: The meat and potatoes of the game’s achievement list. Every episode has three Go Wild activities, and three achievements that are relevant to the players performance in these activities. Most are very straightforward, but the very few troublesome Go Wild achievements will have additional guidance within the achievement list.
A platinum medal will require a perfect run of all activities before the episode conclusion. In the case where you need to replay a missed section, the player can “rewind” the episode using the traditional controller. Be careful when fast forwarding because skipping too far ahead may prematurely end the episode, requiring the Player to start from scratch.
After the first episode the Player should have all general achievements unlocked as well as the three episode specific achievements for that playthrough.
The following episodes will be much quicker after addressing all general achievements in the first episode. Each episode after the first has four achievements specific to each episode; three linked to the Go Wild activities, and one general badge achievement for completing the episode.
The third activity will always be a combination of the first two with a bonus “overdrive” ten seconds so if the Player is having any issues with certain achievements such as doing an activity in a time frame, the third activity might be your best bet.
The badge achievement for each episode requires at least three badge ranks be earned before the end of the episode to earn Bronze, the lowest level badge available. This is easily done by earning three badge credits between the three Go Wild activities while tackling the episode specific achievements, then fast forwarding all the way to the end of the episode to reach the final results screen.
Party Animal / Gamemaster:
The final two achievements require playing through “Party Animal Mode” located in the Main Menu. “Party Time” and “Gamesmaster” must be earned in three different mini-game activities. Replaying the same activity will not earn additional credit.
Cozy Critter / On The Hunt:
These two achievements are connected to the Nat Geo WILD Episodes that stream through the app. From the main menu, you have an option to view the currently streaming WILD Episode. While loading, a que will appear, identifying the three episodes that must play uninterrupted. Start and leave the system alone. Return an hour or two later after all three episodes have run its course and both achievements should have been unlocked.
The game achievement list is fairly straightforward. You will probably learn something along the way as well. The possibility of this series becoming a yearly iteration is very likely.
|11-16-2012, 09:38 PM||#2|
Aspiring Photographer -20g
Successfully took all of the snapshots in a single assignment (or watched someone do this).
See Master Photographer
Master Photographer -30g
Without ever stopping an episode, earned all of its Snapshot stars (or watched someone do this).
There are three Snapshot events in every episode in which the game will tell you a subject to photograph. On the center of the bottom of the screen, the number of Polaroids signify how many photos must be taken in the sequence for full credit. A photo will receive credit if the Polaroid has a green check-mark instead of a red X. Both achievements unlock after the first and third successful Snapshot sequences.
Episode 1- Snapshot 1: Two photos - Brutus and Casey
Episode 1- Snapshot 2: Two photos - Grizzly close-up
Episode 1- Snapshot 3: Three photos - Grizzly on top of the Kill
Hidden Footage -20g
Correctly answered all questions in one Sidetrack (or watched someone do this).
See Triple Tracker
Triple Tracker -30g
Without ever stopping an episode, earned all of its Sidetrack stars (or watched someone do this).
Both achievements are linked to the Sidetracks sequences. Like the Snapshot sequence, there will be three sequences in one episode. Usually, the Player will be prompted that a Sidetrack event is incoming. "Hidden Footage" requires one perfect run of two correct questions without backtracking. "Triple Tracker" requires all six badges be earned in one episode before the results screen. Although the answers are relatively easy, the answers to the first episode are included below.
Episode 1- Sidetrack 1: Right hand, Left Hand
Episode 1- Sidetrack 2: Left Hand, Right Hand
Episode 1- Sidetrack 3: Left Hand, Right Hand
Bug Free -10g
In a grizzly bear game, ate all of the moths on screen (or watched someone do this).
Episode One. Easiest in first Go Wild event. In the very beginning, it is as simple as eating all moths in the first wave. Achievement will unlock immediately.
Moth Muncher -20g
In a grizzly bear game, ate 30 moths in 10 seconds (or watched someone do this).
Episode One: Best done on third Go Wild event. Near the end of the mini-game, if you have scored enough points, you will get the opportunity to Roar and activate an "overdrive mod" where tons of moths fill the screen. Achievement will unlock immediately after fulfilling requirements.
Hornet Herder -30g
In a grizzly bear game with hornets, didn't get stung (or watched someone do this).
Episode One: Best done on third Go Wild event. As simple as not getting stung by any bees in the entire mini-game. The third Go Wild Event has less bees which makes getting this achievement easier. If the Player is still having trouble getting this achievement, they can "fool" the Kinect into losing track of the gamer's head. This is done by putting both arms above the head to distort the head shape. When the bear head disappears from the play area, remain still until the mini-game ends. Achievement will unlock at the end.
Kitten Catcher -10g
In a mountain lion game, dropped 6 cubs into the den and none escaped (or watched someone do this).
Episode 2: Go Wild Event One. Grab the first six cubs without letting one get away and the achievement will unlock immediately after the sixth successful drop.
Feather Buster -20g
In a mountain lion game, hit 5 or more blue jays in one perfect pounce (or watched someone do this).
Episode 2: Go Wild Event Two. Close to the end, upwards of 5-6 birds will settle in a group before flying away. All birds come one at a time, and there will be a slight pause before all the birds fly away. All birds must be hit in one wave for a perfect pounce, and the achievement will unlock immediately after the successful attempt.
Bird Watcher -30g
In a mountain lion game, got 3 perfect pounces in a row (or watched someone do this).
Episode 2: Go Wild Event Two. In the beginning, The waves of birds only consist of 3-4 birds. Get perfect pounces in the first three waves of birds and this achievement will unlock immediately after the third perfect pounce.
For the Winnie -10g
In a black bear game, got honeycombs on both paws at once (or watched someone do this).
Episode 3: Go Wild Event Two. Swat the honeycombs until they start overflowing with honey. Swat an overflowing honeycomb with each hand so there is honey on it. The achievement will pop immediately after there is honey on both hands.
In a black bear game, ate 20 ants in 10 seconds (or watched someone do this).
Episode 3: Go Wild Event Three. Use the strategy in Moth Muncher to earn this achievement.
In a black bear game with bees, didn't get stung (or watched someone do this).
Episode 3: Go Wild Event Three. Use the strategy in Hornet Herder to earn this achievement.
Snow Way, Man -10g
In a wolverine game, dodged 3 avalanches in a row (or watched someone do this).
Episode 4: Go Wild Event One. To dodge the avalanches, simply step out of sight of the Kinect camera. Repeat three times and the achievement will unlock after the third successful attempt.
Look Ma, No Paws -20g
In a wolverine game, ate 6 pieces of meat without using your paws (or watched someone do this).
Episode 4: Go Wild Event One. After the first avalanche, simply use your face to "dig" through the snow. Your wolverine face will have a small animation eating a piece of meat when you find one. Repeat six times while keeping your hands away from your face and the achievement will unlock after the sixth piece of meat.
Six Pack -30g
In a wolverine game, hit 6 wolves in under 6 seconds (or watched someone do this).
Episode 4: Go Wild Event Two. Near the end of the second mini-game, the wolves will appear fast enough to make earning this achievement very easy. Swing your arms in a circular motion and the achievement will unlock after the final wolf has been struck.
Fish Supper -10g
In a Kodiak bear game, ate 6 fish in a row without missing any (or watched someone do this).
Episode 5: Go Wild Event One. Simply catch the first six fish without missing one. Achievement will unlock after the sixth fish.
Bear Brawler -20g
In a Kodiak bear game with rival bears, didn't get hit (or watched someone do this).
Episode 5: Go Wild Event Two. Score does not matter, so simply hold your hands up in front of your face for the entire mini-game to block all incoming attacks.
Catch of the Day -30g
In a Kodiak bear game with pink salmon, didn't let over 2 get away (or watched someone do this).
Episode 5: Go Wild Event One. Pink Salmon move faster than all other fish so although they are easy to see, some effort will have to be made to ensure they do not get away. Score does not matter, so ignore all other fish and make sure that more than two pink salmon are not missed.
Last edited by Ryot Control; 11-18-2012 at 03:13 AM.
|11-16-2012, 09:38 PM||#3|
Wily Coyotes -20g
In a grey wolf game with coyotes, didn't let them steal any food (or watched any player do this).
Episode 6: Go Wild Event One. Wolves take about two seconds to bite and run off with a piece of meat. Simply swat each wolf quickly before they are successful.
Misbehavin' Ravens -10g
In a grey wolf game with ravens, didn't let them steal any food (or watched someone do this).
Episode 6: Go Wild Event Two. Similar to the first activity, just faster. The ravens do appear in the same order every time so muscle memory can help if the Player fails to unlock this achievement in the first attempt.
Top Dog -30g
In a grey wolf game, got 10 perfect hits in a row against coyotes (or watched someone do this).
Episode 6: Go Wild Event One. Wolves take about two seconds to bite and run off with a piece of meat. The time taken to swat the wolves determine a, "perfect hit" or a "good hit." Be sure to swat every wolf immediately to ensure a perfect hit every time. The achievement unlocks right after the tenth consecutive perfect hit.
Chick Guardian -10g
In a great horned owl game, kept all the predators away from the chicks (or watched someone do it).
Episode 7: Go Wild Event Two. Very similar to the wolf defense mini-games from the last episode. The enemies are magpies and snakes, so they will come from 4 directions. Achievement will unlock at the end of the event.
Balanced Diet -20g
In a great horned owl game, fed both nests an equal amount of crickets (or watched someone do it).
Episode 7: Go Wild Event One. Can be earned at the same time as Beak Streak if paying attention to how many crickets each nest is getting. Counting out loud makes tracking your progress easier. There may be times that your owl will instantly feed a nest because of how close they are to your face. Simply double up on the other nest to correct the problem.
If it becomes a real issue to even out the numbers, just feed one to each nest and stand still. Achievement will pop at the end of the event.
Beak Streak -30g
In a great horned owl game, didn't let any crickets get away (or watched someone do this).
Episode 7: Go Wild Event One. Can be earned at the same time as Beak Streak if paying attention to how many crickets each nest is getting. This one involves catching all crickets in play. The player will have a pretty good idea when they missed one when they have nothing to feed to the nests. Achievement will pop at the end of the event.
Locked Horns -10g
In a bighorn sheep game, headbutted all charging rams without being hit (or watched someone do it).
Episode 8: Go Wild Event Three. Event three is a combination of Events one and two; so although it will contain both charging rams and rearing (bitch slapping) rams, it will have less of both of them. Perfect or Good hits do not matter for this achievement, as long as the Player does not receive damage by the end of the event, the achievement will unlock.
Butt Out! -20g
Perfectly headbutted all rearing rams without being hit (or watched someone do it).
Episode 8: Go Wild Event Three. Can also be done in Event Two if so desired. Darker rams will stand on hind legs and "slap-fight" the Player. Generally, when the Player wins a slap-fight against the other ram, the headbutt afterwards will always be a perfect hit. Event three is a combination of Events one and two; so although it will contain both charging rams and rearing (slap-fighting) rams, it will have less of both of them. Complete the mini-game to unlock this achievement.
The Biggest Bighorn -30g
In a bighorn sheep game, perfectly headbutted 10 rams in a row (or watched someone do this).
Episode 8: Go Wild Event Three. The only achievement to give me any real heartache because there was no guide available. Timing the charging ram counter attack takes some practice, since one, "Good" hit will ruin a perfect run. The solution is to play the third event, make sure the few charging rams are hit are countered with "Perfect" hits and earn enough points to trigger, "Overdrive mode" for the last few seconds. The last attackers will all be rearing rams that can be quickly defeated in overdrive mode for the final perfect hits to earn this potentially difficult achievement.
Bearing Up Well -30g
Completed the "Expedition Grizzly" episode with a badge.
Completed the "Stalking the Mountain Lion" episode with a badge.
Bearly Believe It -30g
Completed the "Black Bear Invasion" episode with a badge.
Lord of the Weasels -30g
Completed the "Wolverine King" episode with a badge.
Kodiak Moment -30g
Completed the "Project Kodiak" episode with a badge.
Leader of the Pack -30g
Completed the "Inside the Wolf Pack" episode with a badge.
Twit Woo Hoo -30g
Completed the "Yellowstone Spring" episode with a badge.
Completed the "Yellowstone Winter" episode with a badge.
The episode completion badge achievements are awarded at the end of the full episode. Badge Points are earned through any interactive activities throughout each episode. In order to earn the bronze level badge, the player must accumulate a minimum of three badge points before the end. The player will know they have earned at least three when the badge on the upper left changes from a plan gray to a brown bronze color with a huge BRONZE! indicator. All episode badge achievements are unlocked at the results screen after the final tally.
You're Golden -30g
Completed any episode with a Gold Badge.
See Platinum Performance
Platinum Performance -100g
Completed any episode with a Platinum Badge.
"You're Golden" and "Platinum Performance" are elevated versions of the episode badges earned at the end of an episode. Both achievements are stackable, meaning if the player's performance was good enough for Platinum, then the Gold level achievement will unlock as well. To unlock Platinum Performance, ALL 18 badges must be earned. This includes: all pictures taken, all sidetracks correctly answered and three star performances in all Go Wild activities. Achievements will unlock at the final results screen.
Party Time -10g
Earned 3 stars in any game in Party Animal mode (or watched someone do this).
Earned at least 3 stars in 3 games in Party Animal mode (or watched someone do this).
Party Animal Mode is a random mix-up of all the Go Wild activities, back to back. In order to unlock these two achievements, choose the Party Animal option on the lower left of the main menu. Proceed to perform well enough to earn a three star rating in any of the mini-games to unlock Party Time. Repeat two more times to unlock Gamesmaster. Repeating the same mini-game will NOT count as another game played; so in the case where you are in a difficult mini-game, wait until the timer runs down, then choose to continue to the next one.
Last edited by Ryot Control; 11-19-2012 at 11:58 PM.
|11-18-2012, 03:14 AM||#4|
On the Hunt -15g
Launched a Nat Geo WILD episode.
On the APP's main menu screen, WILD episodes can be located on the upper right. Choose one to start playing and the achievement will unlock after buffering.
Cozy Critter -15g
Watched what's On Now, Next, and Later all in a row.
From the main menu, the large middle window will lead you to the streaming episodes. As the first episode is buffering, the Player will see three episodes on queue to identify which episodes are on now, next and Later. Start video stream, then leave the Xbox alone for 1-2 hours. Achievement will unlock at the end of the third episode.
|11-19-2012, 12:17 AM||#5|
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Thanks for taking the time to create the guide and roadmap Ryot
|01-07-2013, 08:55 PM||#6|
Join Date: Jan 2009
I will be looking for this game tonight --- I don't need a partner for any achievements, correct?
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|01-10-2013, 09:12 PM||#8|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Also, a few of the Season 2 achievements are near impossible without the additional items that appear on the screen when playing a two player game.
And of course, are you as awesome as Capn Doug?
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|01-12-2013, 04:21 AM||#9|
I have a question about the digital version of this game. Is it streamed or when you download the app is it downloaded to your hard drive?
|01-12-2013, 06:00 PM||#10|
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|01-25-2013, 08:35 PM||#11|