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Old 09-28-2012, 06:42 AM   #1
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Achievement Guide and Roadmap

Overview:
-Estimated achievement difficulty: 3/10
-Offline: 50 (1000)
-Online: 0(0)
-Approximate amount of time to 1000: 12-15 Hours
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1 (Replay Acts and Missions available)
-Number of missable achievements: 0
-Do cheat codes disable achievements ? None
-Does difficulty affect achievements? No difficulty option
-Glitchy achievements: None
-Unobtainable achievements? None
-Extra equipment needed? None (2nd player can help)

Introduction

This game is pretty straight forward and most people will not have trouble figuring it out. There is no difficulty settings to worry about and you can always replay everything after you have completed it if need be. There is a variety of mixed gameplay but it isn't like any of the other Madagascar games. This one doesn't have any real plot, you just walk around a city collecting things and doing mini games before finally doing more mini games in the circus. You do this in multiple cities, so the game can get quite boring. Most of this boring comes from the extreme amount of collectibles they decided to make you get.

Step 1: Story Mode

Just play through the game normally trying to do your best on the mini games you are forced into. You can choose to grab some collectibles, but after you beat the city you may go back in free roam and you will be able to switch to all 4 characters instead of just the 2 which should save you time.

Step 2: Mission Replay/Circus Replay for 5 Stars

Go back to the main interactive menu where you control the lion and you can replay the events and circus acts (once you completed them once). It will show you how many stars you have, so just keep replaying what you need to replay to earn them all. These scores are based on your personal score, not your team score. Do not worry about your team mate at all.

Step 3: Finish Collectibles


Time to spend your valuable time collecting things in an already boring game. Luckily most of them are extremely easy to spot so you really don't any kind of guide. You can choose free roam in each city to collect them (you get to choose any of the 4 characters). This is why it's good to just save this for later because you will have to scour the city with every character anyways.

Conclusion:

The game is easy but time consuming and boring. Even thought it's not an extreme amount of hours like some games, most of the game is collecting items in free roam and replaying things for 5 stars. It feels like it doesn't really have a main "storyline" or anything. It's just collecting things, figuring out how to get around the city, and mini game type events. You don't move very fast, and move even slower when sneaking. Guess you'll be spending more time in this game than you wanted!

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You Went Bananas! 20
Get 5 Stars in any Banana Dash

This event can only be done after you finish the game. It can be found once back in the main. Go to the Missions and replay any city to find the Banana Dash at the bottom. You just have to collect as many as you can before the timer finishes.


Mort is Everywhere! 15
Find Mort in all Cities

There are a total of 4 cities in this game that you will be visiting, each with multiple areas. You must find Mort in all of them. When near, he may taunt you to indicate he is around the area you are in. You will likely find him in each place while going for the collectibles in each level, as he is always near them.

1. Rome - District 2
2. Pisa - District 1
3. Paris - District 4
4. London - District 1


Lemur Located: London 20
Find Mort in London

Mort can be found in District 1 in London. Turn around from where you start and head down the street, taking your first right and then a left. You will end up in an alley. Turn right at the end of the alley where the pink lights are. You will see Mort as you continue along in another dead end alley with pink lights.





Lemur Located: Paris 20
Find Mort in Paris

Mort can be found in District 4 in Paris. When you start, head straight and take your left at the street with the crosswalk. Follow it and you'll see a yellow, purple, and blue car. Mort is in the nook near the purple car by the bench.




Lemur Located: Pisa 20
Find Mort in Pisa

In District 1 of Pisa. When you start, rotate your camera to find a tunnel. Follow it out and go right, then you'll see a tree in an alley to your left. Mort is near the tree.




Lemur Located: Rome 20
Find Mort in Rome

Mort is in District 2 in Rome. Head forward when you start and look left to see steps. Go under the arch and take a left. You will see water on the right. Head forward and look left where there is a dead end alleyway. Mort is behind the box.




Wild About the Circus! 15
Free All Captured Compadres

Story related, can't be missed.

There are a couple of events where you must sneak to a cage in the city and use both of your playable characters to free the other two. These are quick missions, just unlock the gate and run back to the mission briefing chalkboard.


Au Revoir, DuBois! 20
Defeat Chantal Dubois

Story related, can't be missed.

This is a chase sequence in which you must just finish it to gain the achievement. It is after completing your first level.

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A Rare Sight! 30
Find all 195 Thermometers For Melman

There are 15 collectibles in each district for each character. This is best done in Free Roam after you complete the game. Some of them can only be collected in Free Roam anyways. The ones you will want to focus on in story mode are the ones in your path when you have to grab the items for the mission. After you complete the game, go to the Missions Map in the menu. Collect whatever you have left in each district. Pause the game to see how much for each character, and run them all around to get the items they need. In Free Roam you may switch between all 4 characters.

Melman: He is tall. Check for things higher in the air, on tight ropes, or on water fountains.
Marty: The balloons will be in normally higher places, where only Marty can get to with a cannon or a jump board.
Gloria: Hers are normally easy to spot but can be higher on tight ropes or under water. Dive under water by pressing inside it and then to swim around. There is normally grass on the bottom that is sparkling. Shoot bubbles at it to break it sometimes revealing the flowers.
Alex: These are normally in places other characters can't get to, requiring his double jump ability. He is the best character to use to "scout" the level for the other characters since he can get to most places by himself.


A Real Blast! 30
Find all 195 Cannonball Balloons for Marty

See"A Rare Sight!" achievement description.


Circus Beauty! 30
Find all 195 Flowers for Gloria

See"A Rare Sight!" achievement description.


The Ultimate Showman! 30
Find all 195 Stars for Alex

See"A Rare Sight!" achievement description.


Scrapwood Surplus! 20
Find All the Scrap Wood Skipper Needs

While doing events in the cities, you will have an objective to collect 15 scrap piles of wood. You find these laying around or by breaking boxes with a character that can do so. There is more than 15 in each city, so they are very easy to collect. Sometimes there might be a few in one district and then tons of them in another. If you are playing and aren't seeing them, progress farther into the story to get to different parts of the city.


The Circus is Coming to Town 15
Complete All Poster Races

Story related, can't be missed.

There will be times when you must do a Poster Race. You race against the other player to put as many posters as you can up on the walls where the sticky stuff is thrown. If you are too slow they start to vanish.


New York Circus Superstar! 20
Get 5 Stars in all New York Circus Acts

See "Biggest Star Under the Big Top!" achievement description.


London Circus Superstar 20
Get 5 Stars in all London Circus Acts

See "Biggest Star Under the Big Top!" achievement description.


Paris Circus Superstar 20
Get 5 Stars in all Paris Circus Acts

See "Biggest Star Under the Big Top!" achievement description.

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Pisa Circus Superstar 20
Get 5 Stars in all Pisa Circus Acts

See "Biggest Star Under the Big Top!" achievement description.


Roman Circus Superstar 20
Get 5 Stars in all Rome Circus Acts

See "Biggest Star Under the Big Top!" achievement description.


Biggest Star Under the Big Top! 20
Get 5 Stars in each Circus Act

There are a total of 6 mini games you must play in each of the 5 Circus Acts. Each circus does seem to get more and more difficult to get 5 stars. You likely won't get 5 stars every time. You may replay these acts after you have finished the city's circus by going to the main menu (interactive one where you can walk around).


A Proper Send-Off! 20
Get 5 Stars in any Trapeze Act

This is somewhat difficult to control. While doing the Trapeze Act, you must time it so when you release while swinging, you are going in an upward motion but not before you are completely horizontal. Try to get as many balloons as you can and at the end, the AI should attempt to set up the top bar for you to jump and get the balloon that is worth the most points (the highest one). You can replay this event from the main interactive menu after you have completed the circus.


High Wire Highness! 20
Get 5 Stars in any High Wire Act

This is a circus mini game that is pretty easy. Just walk across the High Wire. You don't need to focus on balancing at all. Walk straight and avoid the obstacles. You get a time bonus if you make it somewhat quickly, though it is pretty forgiving. You can replay this event from the main interactive menu after you have completed the circus.


3 Rings of Fun! 20
Get 5 Stars in any Flaming Rings Act

In this circus event, choose the tiger. Always choose the tiger. Hold down and let go to jump through the hoops. You will do this much quicker than the computer would have if you let it be the tiger. This is an easy act to get 5 stars on. You can replay this event from the main interactive menu after you have completed the circus.


A Sure Hit! 20
Get 5 Stars in any Cannonball Act

This is one of the more difficult acts to do. You must try to collect as many balloons as possible, and then try to land nearest to the center of the target. It is a rather annoying part of the game because a lot missing a few balloons can really cost you a lot of points. You can replay this event from the main interactive menu after you have completed the circus.


Boss of the Toss! 20
Get 5 Stars in any Snack Toss

This act is very easy while playing the circus. As one of the monkey characters, you just throw the snacks at the crowd where the icons match. You don't have to be all that fast to get the 5 stars on this one. You can replay this event from the main interactive menu after you have completed the circus.


Ticket to Adventure! 20
Get 5 Stars in any Ticket Sales

This act is very easy and the first mini game in the circus. Just press the buttons in the order they give, 4 at a time. You should have no trouble getting 5 stars.

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King of the Circus 20
Finish New York Circus

Story related, can't be missed.

This is the last Circus in the game (and the last area). Finish it for the achievement.


Farewell, London! 20
Finish London Circus

Story related, can't be missed.

Finish the circus in London, which is part of story mode.


Au Revoir, Paris! 20
Finish Paris Circus

Story related, can't be missed.

Finish the circus in Paris, which is part of story mode.


Ciao, Pisa! 20
Finish Pisa Circus

Story related, can't be missed.

Finish the circus in Pisa, which is part of story mode.


Arrivederci, Rome! 20
Finish Rome Circus

Story related, can't be missed.

Finish the circus in Rome, which is part of story mode.


For King Julien 25
Complete All King Julien's Tasks

Story related, can't be missed.

This is obtained in Rome. Julien has tasks in each city and you cannot finish the missions without completing these tasks.


Penguin Problem Solved! 25
Get all the Items Skipper Needs

Story related, can't be missed.

This is obtained in Rome. Skipper has tasks in each city and you cannot finish the missions without completing these tasks.


International Superstar 25
Get 5 Stars on All City Events

There are a total of 4 cities and they all have Events you must complete. You are ranked on your scores. You can retry these after you complete each city from the main menu.

Below is the various mini games.

Escape: You must collect the items while running. The tough part of this is you must not only collect to gain your score, but you cannot fall too far back and get caught or you must retry.

Poster Race:
Julien will toss up posters on the walls of the city and you must act fast to place them with the . The problem will be sometimes your partner gets in the way any other times you just do the character's action instead of placing the poster which can slow you down. The spots to place the posters vanish after Julien tosses more up.

Supply Sprint:
These can be somewhat difficult. Just remember, it's not about quantity but quality of what you are collecting. You can mostly ignore a lot of the balloons to save time. Always try different routes too. You will want to grab the firework (the lone orange one) for the most points. You should be getting scores around 60 or higher for the 5 stars.

Special Delivery: This is in Rome only and easy to get the stars. Just go to the little mail boxes and press on them.


London City Superstar 20
Complete all London City events with 5 Stars

See "International Superstar" achievement description.

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Paris City Superstar 20
Complete all Paris City events with 5 Stars

See "International Superstar" achievement description.


Pisa City Superstar 20
Complete all Pisa City events with 5 Stars

See "International Superstar" achievement description.


Roman City Superstar 20
Complete all Rome City events with 5 Stars

See "International Superstar" achievement description.


Back to the Big Apple 15
Get the Gang to New York

Story related, can't be missed.

After completing Rome you will gain this. This is your last circus.


Towering Bridge Star! 15
Complete the Tower Bridge Publicity Stunt

See "Collossal!" achievement description.


What an Eye Full! 15
Complete the Eiffel Tower Publicity Stunt

See "Collossal!" achievement description.


Belisima! 15
Complete the Leaning Tower Publicity Stunt

See "Collossal!" achievement description.


Collossal! 15
Complete the Colosseum Publicity Stunt

Publicity stunts are done after you complete a the city events and are just before the actual circus. You must move your characters through an obstacle course mostly involving jumping to different platforms and making your way to the designated spot. It is straight forward on each stunt on where to go.

Note: Before the stunt, you will be told to decorate the area. This is not required at all and is a waste of time. Just go to the mission board and choose that you are done decorating.


Yes, Your Highness! 15
Finish A Mission for King Julien

Story related, can't be missed.

When you play the 2nd mission (not the chase part, but when you collect things in the city), you will have to find pairs of shoes. This is very easy, as they are out in the open and there are more than the required amount.


Aye Aye, Skipper! 15
Finish A Mission for Skipper.

Story related, can't be missed.


You will get this in your first official mission.

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Lon-Done! 20
Finish London City Events

Story related, can't be missed.

There are a total of 4 City Events to complete, and are part of the main story.


The Whole Frenchilada! 20
Finish Paris City Events

Story related, can't be missed.

There are a total of 4 City Events to complete, and are part of the main story.


Pisa Cake! 20
Finish Pisa City Events

Story related, can't be missed.

There are a total of 4 City Events to complete, and are part of the main story.


Running Things in Rome! 20
Finish Rome City Events

Story related, can't be missed.

There are a total of 5 City Events to complete, and are part of the main story.


All Aboard for Adventure! 15
Finish Italian Countryside Tutorials

Story related, can't be missed.

When you play the story, this is a 2 part mission. The first will show you two characters and the basics of the game, and the second will show you the other two. There are no collectibles to worry about, it is just to get a feel for the game.

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