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Old 02-23-2013, 10:16 PM   #1
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Season 2 Road Map and Guide

Estimated Achievement Difficulty: 4/10
Offline: 0 (0)
Online: 24 (750)
Approximate amount of time to 1000: 2+ hours
Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
Missable Achievements: None
Do cheats disable achievements: No cheats
Does difficulty affect achievements?: No
Glitchy Achievements: None
Unobtainable Achievements: None
Extra Equipment Needed: Kinect Sensor, Second Person

Introduction:

Kinect National Geographic is back with new episodes and new mini games. The new episodes which act as DLC for the first season include the same altered reality sort of mini games and National Geographic episodes featuring Brady Barr. They are definitely worth watching, but if you just feel like skipping them, you are free to do so without messing up your achievements. While the achievements are all online, that is just because you must stream the episodes, you do not need an online partner. Also, there are 8 episodes in Season 2, though only 6 of them include achievements.

Step One: Play through each episode's mini games.

This is pretty much the only thing you need to do. Every achievement is a one-off affair, and each mini game only takes a minute or so. None of the achievements actually require you to watch the episodes, but they are kind of interesting, so you might want to stick around as you prepare for the next minigame. The only thing is that you will need to play each episode to the end in order to get the achievement for completing the episode with a badge, so don't think you can just quit after getting the achievement you need.

In general, you are going to want to be closer to Kinect when playing this game, since it means that you are going to have to move less, which should allow you to rank up better scores and allow you to get most of the achievements. The only exception is the Close Encounters episode, since Greedy Guts is actually easier to pull off if you are farther away from Kinect. The guide below includes tips for each specific achievement, so if you are having trouble, consult the achievement guide.

Step Two: Mop Up

It's fairly easy to miss a bunch of these achievements. If you do manage to miss anything, whether it be because you needed a break or got disconnected, you can always skip directly to the mini game you need by fast forwarding and then quit out once you have the achievement.

Conclusion:

In the end, the mini games do not change that much from episode to episode, just the way they are dressed up. There are a few challenges in the game, but most of them just come down to repetition.

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Opposing Sides 15
In an octopus game, catch an object and place it on the opposite side (or watch someone do this).

In the episode "Jumbo Squid," you will have mini games involving catching falling objects and putting them in the appropriate spot (you will see the same item on the floor of the setting). When an object falls on the left side of the screen, instead of putting it on the same side of the screen (like you would do if you were trying to move quickly), move over to the other side of the screen and place it on the opposite side. The achievement will unlock instantly.

Shooting Starfish 30
In an octopus game, catch and match all starfish in a single game (or watch someone do this).

See "Perfect Match"

Perfect Match 50
In an octopus game with all four objects, match all objects in a game (or watch someone do this).

You can only get this achievement during the second or third mini-games of the "Jumbo Squid" episode. In this game, there are four objects, but the premise is identical to the first mini game. It is far easier to do this in the second mini game, since the third mini game features three or four objects falling at a time. In general, you are better off being closer to the Kinect, since you will be able to react faster. Not only can you not put anything in the wrong spot, but you cannot let anything drop to the bottom. Everything that falls must be put into it's proper place, though if time runs out and you have not yet caught the item, it will not count against you.

Hey, that's mine! 15
As a giant salamander, eat a big tadpole released by another player (or watch someone do this).

You will need a second person for this, or at least something that can act as a second person. A coat on a coat rack will work fine, so long as the second person can move their arms. In the second mini game of "Clash of the Giant Salamanders," you will start seeing big tadpoles. Just have one person dig up their rock pile and have the other person eat it.

Super Sally 30
As a giant salamander, eat 10 big tadpoles before roaring (or watch someone do this).

This can be done in either the second or third mini game of "Clash of the Giant Salamanders," though in the third mini game you might run out of time because just about any noise can cause a roar. As you play through the game, just make sure that anytime you see a big tadpole eat it. Once you get ten, it will pop.

Chomp Champ 50
As a giant salamander, eat 25 tadpoles in 15 secs before roaring (or watch someone do this).

This is actually pretty hard. You might get lucky and have an amazing run on the third mini game of "Clash of the Giant Salamanders," but this is actually quite a large number for the amount of time you have. But, you can make it easier. Just start the game with two players, but only have one person actually playing. This eliminates the recharge time for the rock piles and will allow you to just quickly go back to the other side when you are done. That makes it pretty easy on the third mini game. Not only that, but it is harder to build up a roar when you only have one person playing two parts.
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:22 PM   #2
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Chewing the Fat 15
In "Closest Encounters," eat 20 pieces of meat in a row (or watch someone do this).

This is really easy in the first mini game. You see mostly regular chunks of meat that fly very slowly, so just catch as many as you can. As soon as you reach 20 without missing any, this will unlock.

Snappy Snacker 30
In "Closest Encounters," eat an entire group of small meat chunks (or watch someone do this).

The small meat chunks do not show up until the second mini game. You will be thrown them in groups of 5, and must get all five. This is actually a bit of a challenge, but you only need to do this once. As a tip, try to move your head back and forth a bit over the group to make sure you get all of them.

Greedy Guts 50
In a "Closest Encounters" game with every type of meat, eat everything (or watch someone do this).

This is by far the hardest achievement in the second season. It is strongly recommended that you get this in the second mini game since you will see far fewer chunks of meat. To unlock this, you will need to get everything that is thrown, not missing even a single chunk from the small groups. You can have things missed and still in the air as time runs out, but nothing can hit the water without being eaten.

Unlike in other minigames, you are better off standing back from Kinect since the area of the screen that you have to get the meat to seems like it is the same size regardless of how large your head is on the screen. If you are close, you are quite likely to have the meat just slip through your jaws. You are going to need to move quickly and accurately, but the biggest issues are the groups of meat chunks. If you can, try and move your head back and forth along the line of the group to ensure that nothing is missed. You might also be able to delay the arrival of the groups of chunks by making sure that you do not eat the early chunks until they are close to leaving the screen. However, this can lead to more misses if you are not careful, since the large pieces fall very quickly and are easy to miss.

Twin Attack 15
As a hippo, hit a rival with your head and another with your hands (or watch someone do this).

You won't be able to do this until the second mini game of the "Undercover Hippo" episode. When you see two hippos on screen at once, just make sure that you headbutt one of them while hitting the other with your hands. The achievement will unlock immediately.

Sitting Pretty 30
In a hippo game, don't get hit by any rival hippos (or watch someone do this).

This is fairly easy in the first mini game of the "Undercover Hippo" episode. You will only face one hippo at a time in this mini game, so just hit them as fast as possible and head butt them if you see an exclamation point. If you managed to maintain your multiplier, you will get this achievement at the end of mini game.

Angry Angry Hippos 50
As a hippo, defeat 5 hippos in 20 secs before roaring (or watch someone do this).

This is the easiest of the timed achievements. In the second mini game of the "Undercover Hippo" episode, you will be faced with fighting two hippos at once, and the head butt can make them go down much quicker. Try and hit both hippos with each swipe and head butt when you see the exclamation point, since it does a great deal of damage. The achievement will pop immediately.

Pincher Movement 15
In a Komodo dragon game, steal a scorpion that another player dug up (or watch someone do this).

Because the mounds that you need to hit are quite low on the screen, it may be difficult to do this with a fake person. A real person is recommended, but not required. All you really need to do is play the first mini game of the "Dragon Hunt" episode, have one person hit the mound to release the scorpions and have the other person lean over to eat the scorpion before it hits the ground.

Snap Dragon 30
In a Komodo dragon game, catch three or more scorpions in one group (or watch someone do this).

You can do this in the second or third mini game of the "Dragon Hunt" Episode. Later in the episode, you will start encountering mounds that throw up scorpions in groups of three (or four in the third mini game). When you see three or four scorpions in the air, just catch all of them. They will usually shoot up fairly straight.

Scorpion King 50
As a Komodo dragon, eat 10 scorpions in 10 secs before roaring (or watch someone do this).

This is a little challenging. On the second or third mini games of the "Dragon Hunt" episode, you will have enough scorpions to pull this off. Toward the end of the third mini game, you should have enough scorpions coming fast enough to get the achievement, but if you do not, you can always start up a two player game and play with only one person doing all of the eating. When you get to the point where you get a few groups of two, three or four scorpions in a row, you should be able to pull this off.
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Flying Fish 15
In an alligator game, splash 3 or more fish into the air at once (or watch someone do this).

In the "Phantom Killer" episode, you will be hitting fish into the air in order to eat them. All you need to do is have three fish in the air at once. You can hold off on eating the fish or just wait for a group of a few fish. The achievement will unlock immediately.

Take the Plunge 30
In an alligator game, make 10 perfect catches in a row (or watch someone do this).

This is not that hard in the first mini game of the "Phantom Killer" episode. Essentially what you need to do is catch all the fish in ten groups of fish to get a perfect rating.

Staying Afloat 50
As an alligator, catch 15 fish in 10 secs before roaring (or watch someone do this).

Like with every timed achievement, this is easier with two players. In the second or third mini game of the "Phantom Killer" episode, you will need to catch as many fish as possible. Lots will show up, but more show up in two player games.

Beginner Squid 30
Complete the "Jumbo Squid" episode with a badge.

See "See You Later, Alligator."

Salamander Commander 30
Complete the "Clash of the Giant Salamanders" episode with a badge.

See "See You Later, Alligator."

Crocodile Cheers 30
Complete the "Closest Encounters" episode with a badge.

See "See You Later, Alligator."

Happy Hippo 30
Complete the "Undercover Hippo" episode with a badge.

See "See You Later, Alligator."

Lizard Wizard 30
Complete the "Dragon Hunt" episode with a badge.

See "See You Later, Alligator."

See You Later, Alligator! 30
Complete the "Phantom Killer" episode with a badge.

To get this, you don't have to do much of anything. You only need 3 stars total to get a bronze medal, and you can get them any way you want. So, if you really wanted to, you could just start up the episode, fast forward to the first mini game of the episode, get 3 stars then keep fast forwarding until you get to the results screen. Once the medal is awarded, the achievement will unlock.
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For whatever reason the staying afloat achievement is glitched out on me.. (I talked to a few other people I noticed and they are having the same issue).

I tried clearing cache redownloading the entire game not just season 2
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For whatever reason the staying afloat achievement is glitched out on me.. (I talked to a few other people I noticed and they are having the same issue).

I tried clearing cache redownloading the entire game not just season 2
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Good guide, but it needs to be updated since the last 2 episodes were released adding another 250 gamerscore
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Good guide, but it needs to be updated since the last 2 episodes were released adding another 250 gamerscore
I may do this. Not sure as of right now though if I will get the extra episodes.
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