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Old 01-24-2014, 11:19 PM   #1
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Japanese Version Achievement Guide and Roadmap


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Overview
  • Estimated achievement difficulty: 10/10 (Without Video Guidance)
  • Offline: 50 (1000 )
  • Online: 0 (0 )
  • Approximate amount of time to 1000: 45-50+ hours (Depends on Puzzle Abilities)/~25 hours (With NA/EU Version Experience)
  • Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 3(Golden Playhouse) 128(Rapunzel) 4(Babel)
  • Number of missable achievements: 11 (See Miscellaneous)
  • Glitched/unobtainable achievements: None
  • Do cheat codes disable achievements?: No
  • Does difficulty affect achievements?: Yes
  • Extra equipment needed: Second Controller (Optional for Babel Pairs)

Things to Note for the Japanese Version Guide
It was recently said on this forum that the Japanese version of this game needed it’s own guide separate from the North American or European versions as it is completely in Japanese. That is why I decided to make this. But before we begin, I would just like to thank FeLizP as he created the North American guide. Most of the information is the same, so I just decided to use his guide, and alter it slightly to fit the Japanese version (It also saved me a bunch of time, because it was well done and his explanation of how to get the achievements will suffice for this version). Please do not think I am trying to steal his work. I am not. My Japanese isn’t great, but I did try to include translations of the achievements. This is just for those curious to know what they actually say. I know I nailed some of the translations, while I had trouble with others. It’s not the easiest thing in the world to translate something and make it pleasing to the ear. If anyone can offer better translations, feel free. Just don’t be too hard on me. If this goes well, I may try my hand at other guides. But this was a good place to start as most of the work was already done. Let’s begin!

Introduction
Welcome to Catherine! This game has 50 achievements for a total of 1000 and is an M-rated, horror, romance, puzzle, adventure video game from Atlus USA. The same developers of this game also brought you such titles as Persona 3 and Persona 4. Catherine heavily deals with themes such as relationships, infidelity, love, and maturity while at the same time throwing in the mystery and horror of unexplained deaths of unfaithful young men. In this game you play the role of Vincent Brooks, a 32 year old man trying to escape the prospect of marriage with his girlfriend Katherine all the while juggling his subsequent affair with Catherine. Following the affair, he is plunged into nightmares each time he sleeps, which makes up the puzzle/action part of the game. Each night within his dream, Vincent must push and pull blocks from a tower to create a path to the top, all the while racing against a time-limit or outrunning bosses which are manifestations of his real-life fears! There are 2 aspects to the game, "Nightmare" where you play a puzzle game involving climbing staircases at night. And also "Stray Sheep" where during the day you explore the bar with Vincent, send text messages, chat with friends, play games, order drinks, listen to the jukebox, or even help a fellow patron in need!

A fair portion of the achievements are simple enough to obtain, however the outrageous difficulty of getting gold prizes on Hard along with beating the Babel stages will take a level of expertise and practice. This game isn't like most, it requires cognitive abilities, improvisation, and thought processing to win. Not for casual gamers!


Golden Playhouse
This is where you play Catherine's Story Mode with your hostess, Trisha! There are 9 total stages and each stage has a certain number of floors totaling up to 27 puzzles in the game overall. There are also 8 different endings to the game based on the decisions you make in confession, text message, etc. You will unlock several unmissable achievements as you progress through the story and one for each time you beat a Nightmare stage. During the day you also have the freedom of helping patrons at the Stray Sheep in need. Upon completing the Golden Theater you will unlock コロシアムモード解禁! (Colosseum Mode Ban Lifted!) The following achievements can only be unlocked in Golden Playhouse mode:
  • まとめ押す男 (Compilation Push Man)
  • 滑らせる男 (Sliding Man)
  • 爆風でスランプ (Slump by Bomb Blast)
  • 鳥人 (Birdman)
  • 急がば回れ (More Haste, Less Speed)
  • バベルへの誘い (Invitation to Babel)
  • 三ツ星の男 (3-Star Man)
  • 五ツ星の男 (5-Star Man)
  • 神へ挑むべき男 (Taking on the Gods)
  • 金色に輝ける男 (The Man Who Shines Like Gold)
Nightmare Stages

Here are the more difficult portions of the game. This is where you play the block stepping puzzle game where you pull, push, and climb blocks to avoid death. Between some stages are Landings where you can SAVE your game and chat with other deranged sheep who can offer helpful techniques to improve your climbing skills. There is also a merchant that offers helpful items at each Landing. You will have to collect all enigma coins and finish each stage very quickly on high difficulties in order to net all the achievements for this game! There are 3 different prizes you can win after each stage: Bronze, Silver, or Gold. Gold is usually only possible if you never break your chain and collect all the enigma coins. There are also block-related achievements within some stages that can be acquired. If you ever get stuck on a certain stage see the respective achievement for it below for help.

Step 1
Law Playthrough
Begin your first Golden Playhouse playthrough on Normal difficulty. This is the playthrough where you will follow the Law alignment so make sure you are positive in your answers throughout the game whether it's through text message, confessionals, or conversations with friends. From the start, the game will immediately throw you into a puzzle. If you make a mistake during the puzzle then hit to undo a move, this only works on Normal difficulty and under. You don't need to focus on getting gold prizes in the stages on your first run, you can simply replay stages from your cell phone at anytime later in the game for the gold prizes. There are 9 stages in all with each one containing a certain amount of floors. In between floors are Landings which are pit stops where you can chat with other sheep who are also trying to survive, some can even give you helpful advice. Once you enter confession and answer the question it moves you on to the next floor. The final floor is usually a Boss stage where you must escape some evil manifestation, these are the most intense stages in the game. It's important that you use techniques given to you by sheep when you're in a squeeze, plus there's always the
video walkthroughs in case you get frustrated. Once you complete all floors of a stage Vincent's dream will end and you will be back in the real world.

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Old 01-24-2014, 11:36 PM   #2
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Stray Sheep Bar
During this playthrough be sure to speak to everyone in Stray Sheep bar and encourage them if they have problems. Some patrons don't show up everyday so make sure you do this for all 8 days to get 名もなき英雄 (Nameless Hero). Hit up the jukebox for 今夜はあの曲を (That Song Tonight) plus order and drink all 4 alcoholic beverages each day to work towards the tidbit achievements. There are also random task achievements you can get during your first playthrough, see Miscellaneous. Make a save at Stage 9-1 so that you can get 3 endings per playthrough for each alignment. Once you complete the game you will unlock an Ending achievement (see Endings) and also コロシアムモード解禁! (Colosseum Mode Ban Lifted!).

Additional Note for the Japanese Version: The English guide and answers from http://catherinethegame.wikia.com/wiki/Categoryay are still extremely useful for the Japanese version. The only difference between the 2 versions is the language. Everything that is in English on the NA and EU versions is now just in Japanese. They are still in the same order, though. For instance, on Day 3, when you talk to Orlando in the English version, he will ask:
“...You're gonna do the right thing, right?”

I know, but...
W-Wait a minute

The Japanese answers are
分かってる…
ちょ、ちょっと…

The law answer is still on top, just like in the NA and EU versions. Every conversation answer is in the same order as the English versions. The Catherine Wiki was nice enough to list the answers as they appear in the game. So if you follow their Day # guides, you will be able to move quickly and get you Karma meter exactly where you want it to be, even if you can’t speak Japanese. I will list this again later on in the guide under 名もなき英雄 (Nameless Hero), because it is extremely useful and people shouldn’t miss it.

Step 2
Chaos and Neutral Playthrough
Now use the next 2 playthroughs to get the rest of the endings. On your second run follow the Chaos alignment and answer questions in a negative manner to get the 3 other endings. Make a save at the Stage 9-1 Landing and reload it twice more to get the other Chaos Endings upon beating the game. Finally, on your third playthrough make this your Neutral run by varying your answers with positive and negative responses to keep your karma in the middle by Stage 9-1. If done correctly you will get the neutral ending upon beating the game. The game only requires 3 full playthroughs to attain all endings, plus if you get gold prizes on some of the Nightmare stages then you can skip them the second go round speeding up subsequent playthroughs. If you have missed any other miscellaneous Golden Playhouse achievements be sure to nab them on your 2nd or 3rd go round.


Note: I strongly suggest replaying all stages and gold prizing them after your first playthrough. Just load up your previous save file and play them from your phone by going to AWARDS. Getting gold prizes will allow you to skip through all stages and cutscenes in future playthroughs allowing you to nab the Ending and miscellaneous based achievements faster. To skip a scene or stage hit then go to "Skip". Read further for more info.


Phone Mail
Throughout the game at the Stray Sheep, Vincent can receive numerous text messages and phone calls from Catherine, Katherine, Trisha, and others. Some of these have no effect and are purely informational, while others impact the karma meter and can have a large effect towards Law or Chaos. Text messages usually come after you hold multiple conversations with customers at the Stray Sheep, try speaking to them all twice to get text messages faster. To answer or pull up your phone at anytime while at the Stray Sheep, press . You will earn マメールな男 once you send 20 text messages so make sure you vary your replies because there a prerequisites for getting certain text messages. Other features of your cell include saving your game, replaying stages and notifications on your latest accomplishments. To replay a stage bring up your phone and go to AWARDS. From here you can retry previously completed stages for the gold prizes. To save your game, go to DIARY.

Additional Note for the Japanese Version: As with the conversation answers, the text messages are all just language swapped versions of their English counterparts. All answers and the order they appear in are the same. For instance on Day 1, when you get your first message from Katherine, to get the full 3.5 law points in the NA and EU versions, you would choose:

Does it bother you? (Choice 1)
I worry about it too sometimes. (Choice 1)
Maybe we should talk about this. (Choice 1)
Drive home safe, okay? (Choice 2)

In the Japanese Version, the full 3.5 law points can be obtained by choosing 1,1,1,2 just like above, to get:

そういうの、やっぱ気になる?
実は俺も、時々考えるよ。
度、俺らも話すべきかもな。
じゃ、帰り、気をつけてな。

Just follow the guides posted by the Catherine Wiki and count out responses to get the alignment you want. They were kind enough to put all of the answers in the same order they will appear on your phone. I will state this again under マメールな男, because it is extremely useful and people shouldn’t miss it.


Endings
There are 8 different endings to Catherine, based on many choices you make during the course of of the game, and some hefty ones at the end of it. Endings are based on where your karma meter(pictured above) stands by the end of the game. Each ending completed will unlock 1 achievement. Completing all of them unlocks 全ての夢を手にいれた男 (The Man That Got All of the Dreams). Once you've completed the game and start a new one, you are allowed to skip any puzzle sections that you received a gold prize on, allowing you to quickly obtain all endings. Although there are 8 endings total, it should only take 3 playthroughs to get them all. During Stage 9, you are asked four different questions. The answer to the first question doesn't affect anything. The answers to question 2 and 3 influence what question 4 is, and all the questions together (along with your karma meter) change what ending you get. It is possible to get 3 endings per playthrough by making a save after stage 9-1, however you will have to replay the stages and face Thomas Mutton again. Prioritize your playthroughs and follow either Law, Chaos, or Neutral 100% all the way to get all the endings for each run. For a list of all Japanese confessional questions and answers see HERE.

Note: Some endings such as the True Lover and Cheater Endings require you to have maximum Law/Chaos in order to unlock. Be mindful of this as if you don't you will get Normal Endings instead. It would be best to simply focus on "Law" or "Chaos" choice-only playthroughs to prevent this from occurring with other endings you attempt.


Step 3
Rapunzel Game
Rapunzel is the retro in-game arcade machine in the Stray Sheep which mimics the gameplay of Catherine itself. There are 128 levels in total (64 levels in each mode), and you are allowed to play 3 times per night. Once you finish the game, 'Free Play' unlocks on all your save files, and you can play for unlimited time. Rapunzel progress is also saved independently from your save games, so it carries on between games. Rapunzel differs from the main gameplay in that there is no time limit to complete the stages, but you are limited in the amount of moves you can make, making it more strategy-based than the Nightmare levels. There are three achievements related to beating the first 64 stages, unlocking the Extra stages, and fully completing all 128 stages and finding all the hidden items. The stages can be tricky and tedious so you may get stuck at some points, see HERE for assistance with all 128 levels. All Rapunzel-related achievements are:

  • 謎の一山を超えて (Transcending the Mountain of Mystery)
  • 謎から出た謎 (A Puzzle Within a Puzzle)
  • 伝説のプリンス (Legendary Prince)
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Step 4
Babel Mode
This is an unlockable game mode you receive once you get enough gold prizes throughout Story mode. In Babel there are 4 different towers to climb with blocks dropping in a completely random pattern which makes this portion of the game's achievements extremely difficult. You unlock more Babel stages when you collect gold prizes for Nightmare stages in Golden Playhouse, there are a total of four unlockable Babel Stages in all. Getting your first gold prize will unlock バベルへの誘い (Invitation to Babel)along with the Altar stage. Obtaining three gold prizes in Golden Playhouse unlocks 三ツ星の男 (3-Star Man)and the Menhir stage. Achieving five gold prizes unlocks 五ツ星の男 (5-Star Man) along with the Obelisk stage". And nine gold prizes will unlock 神へ挑むべき男 (Taking on the Gods)as well as the Axis Mundi stage. You must go on to conquer Axis Mundi for 現人神の誕生! (A God is Born!). Completing each of the four stages in Babel will earn you an achievement each. Babel Mode can also be played in co-op called Pairs. This makes the stages slightly shorter with easier block drops. Being one of the more difficult aspects of the game, it would be wise to save Babel related achievements for last. All Babel-related achievements are:

  • アルター征服! (Altar Conquered!)
  • メンヒル征服! (Menhir Conquered!)
  • オベリスク征服! (Obelisk Conquered!)
  • 現人神の誕生! (A God is Born!)
Step 5

Miscellaneous/Clean Up
By now you should have nearly all the achievements for Catherine, if not, then now is the time to run back through Story mode and grab all the one's you missed. There are block-related achievements that can be done during some of the Nightmare stages that you may want to get if you haven't already. Also, during the day take some time to explore the Stray Sheep and speak to patrons, they may need your help. There are five total bar patrons that need your encouragement but some only appear on certain days. Helping all five by the 8th Day will unlock 名もなき英雄 (Nameless Hero). Also be sure to visit the Jukebox and cycle through some songs if you haven't already. Check and make sure you have heard every factoid for all alcoholic beverages. Simply order each drink once a day(and sip it three times) to get all the factoids but remember the achievement won't unlock until the 8th day. Don't forget on the 5th Day to stay at the bar and wait for everyone to leave as well. Here are all the miscellaneous achievements that you may have missed:

  • ジャーナリストの決意 (A Journalist’s Determination)
  • 支配からの卒業 (Moving on from Control)
  • 愛の矯正 (Correction of Love)
  • 愛こそがすべて (All You Need is Love)
  • 最後の酒 (The Last Drink)
  • 名もなき英雄 (Nameless Hero)
  • そして誰もいなくなった (And Then There Were None)
  • 日本酒博士 (Dr. Sake)
  • ビール博士 (Dr. Beer)
  • カクテル博士 (Dr. Cocktail)
  • ウィスキー博士 (Dr. Whiskey)
  • まとめ押す男 (Compilation Push Man)
  • 滑らせる男 (Sliding Man)
  • 爆風でスランプ (Slump by Bomb Blast)
  • 鳥人 (Birdman)
  • 急がば回れ (More Haste, Less Speed)
Conclusion

Catherine is no doubt one of the most bizarre and enigmatic retail games to hit the Xbox 360 in quite some time. It's definitely a very unique game with a compelling story that can't be missed! Most achievements can be gained in a minimum of 3 playthroughs and the Rapunzel game can be beat simply by following a video guide. Having said that this is not an easy game to 1000 . Catherine takes practice, experience, and mastery of all climbing techniques to prevail. The puzzles become absolutely insane on Hard difficulty but don't get discouraged, the more you play the better you get, remember that. If you can get passed Hard Mode then the random block dropping Babel stages await you. Please use the videos and strategies presented in this guide to help climb your way to 現人神の誕生! (A God is Born!) and 金色に輝ける男 (The Man Who Shines Like Gold). With enough experience and the proper techniques given in the game, you will survive. Now get out there and keep climbing those blocks because "Now's not the time to be dead!"


For an in-depth Catherine FAQ containing commonly asked questions and guides click HERE.
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最高の夜に乾杯! (A Toast to the Best Night!) 10
全ての実績を取得。 (Unlock all other achievements.)

This is unlocked by obtaining every other achievement in the game. Once the other 49 achievements are unlocked this will unlock next and thus your 1000 for this game. This may take several seconds to pop once your 49th achievement is unlocked.

始まりの悪夢 (Beginning of Nightmares) 5
ステージ1をクリアした。 (Cleared Stage 1.)

This achievement is story-based and cannot be missed. It will unlock upon completion of Stage 1-1, Underground Cemetary. This is the introductory stage of the game that serves for tutorial purposes and should be very simple to finish. If you need help with this stage or with getting a gold prize on it then go HERE for a video walkthrough.

全ての夢を手にいれた男 (The Man That Got All of the Dreams) 100
全てのエンディングを見た。 (View all of the endings.)

This achievement requires a completion of the game multiple times to see each of the 8 endings 3 full playthroughs are needed. One playthrough with the karma meter all the way to Law, one with it to Chaos, and one with it in the middle. During the last Stage, there are four confessional questions that influence what ending you get, together with the karma meter. You can make one save at the beginning of Stage 9-1 to get 1 to 3 endings in one playthrough by loading up the save and choosing different answers than you did before. See each of the Endings achievements for details.

ジャーナリストの決意 (A Journalist’s Determination) 10
ジャスティンの悩みを解決した。(Justin’s troubles were resolved.)

This achievement is unlocked for helping Justin, a patron at the bar. To help him through his problems you must answer a series of conversation choices with him a certain way both in the Stray Sheep and on the Landings. Justin is usually seen starting on the 2nd Day sitting at the bar counter up front by the bathroom, but you may have to wait for him to enter the bar on some days. Justin can also be found in the Landings during Nightmare segments, he is the Sheep with Glasses. Be positive and encourage him whenever you conversate with him. He will be absent on the 7th Day so speak to him every time you see him at the Stray Sheep to learn more about his past. If done correctly, on the 8th Day you will be able to speak to him one last time at the Stray Sheep, he will be seated at his usual location. Speak to him to find out the last remains about his journalism career. He will request a possible interview with you one day and the achievement will unlock. For a list off all the specific answers needed for this achievement go HERE.

支配からの卒業 (Moving on from Control) 10
トッドの悩みを解決した。 (Todd’s troubles were resolved.)

This achievement is unlocked for helping Todd, a patron at the bar. To help him through his problems you must answer a series of conversation choices with him a certain way both in the Stray Sheep and on the Landings. Todd can be found at the Stray Sheep starting on the 2nd Day sitting at the front bar counter next to Archie however, you may have to wait for him to enter the bar on some days. Be sure to speak with him and be positive in your answers as he is also linked to Archie's survival. Todd also appears in the Landings as the Sheep with Regent Hair giving you climbing techniques so be sure to speak with him there as well. Todd only appears at the Stray Sheep on the 2nd, 3rd, and 8th Day. If done correctly, Todd will show up at the Stray Sheep on the 8th Day. He will be seated at the bar counter up front sitting next to Archie. Speak with him and he will thank you for helping him out of the Nightmare, and that he plans to start a new life out of his father's shadow. This will unlock after the conversation. For a list off all the specific answers needed for this go HERE.

愛の矯正 (Correction of Love) 10
アーチーの悩みを解決した。 (Archie’s troubles were resolved.)

This achievement is unlocked for helping Archie, a patron at the bar. To help him through his problems, you must answer a series of conversation choices with him a certain way, both in the Stray Sheep and on the Landings. Archie can first be found at the Stray Sheep sitting with Todd on the 2nd Day, make sure you speak to him. When speaking to him, make sure you encourage him every step of the way because Archie is linked to Todd's chances of survival as well. Archie can also be found at some of the Landings, he is the Long-Haired Sheep so speak to him there if you ever spot him. Be motivational in your answers whenever you speak to him because he may become a victim of "Woman's Wrath" if you don't. Archie appears at the Stray Sheep on all days except the 6th and 7th and is sometimes seated at the first booth. If done correctly, Archie will appear alongside Todd at the Stray Sheep on the 8th Day. He'll be seated at the front bar counter. Speak to him and he will thank you for your help, and that he plans to start a family. This will unlock after the conversation. For a list of all the specific answers for this go HERE.

愛こそがすべて (All You Need is Love) 10
ダニエルの悩みを解決した。 (Daniel’s troubles have been resolved.)

This achievement is unlocked for helping Daniel, a patron at the bar. To help him through his problems, you must answer a series of conversation choices with him a certain way, both in the Stray Sheep and on the Landings. Daniel can usually be found at the Stray Sheep starting on the 3rd Day sitting at the bar counter up front and sometimes in the third booth. When you take a seat there he should be sitting right next to you on some nights. Be sure to have a chat with him and his wife every time you see him at the Stray Sheep. You'll want to encourage him in your replies or else he end up on the news as a victim of "Woman's Wrath". Daniel also appears in the Landings during nightmare segments so be sure to speak with him there as well, he is the Sheep with Sunglasses. Daniel only appears at the Stray Sheep on the 3rd, 4th, and 8th Day. If done correctly, on the 8th Day Daniel will show up at the front bar counter sitting with his wife Anna. When you speak to him he will inform you that he and his wife have solved their problems and are getting married. This will unlock after he reveals to you the good news. For a list of all the specific answers for this achievement go HERE.

最後の酒 (The Last Drink) 10
モーガンの悩みを解決した。(Morgan’s troubles have been resolved.)

This achievement is unlocked for helping Morgan, a patron at the bar. To help him through his problems, you must answer a series of conversation choices with him a certain way, both in the Stray Sheep and on the Landings. Morgan can be found at the Stray Sheep starting on the 3rd Day. He usually sits at the first booth to the left of where Vincent and his buddies sit. Be sure to have a chat with him and be comforting in your replies. Morgan also appears at the Landings as a Sheep with a Police Hat so speak with him there too or else he may end up on the news as a victim of Woman's Wrath. Morgan only appears at the Stray Sheep on the 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 8th Day. If done correctly, on the 8th Day he will show up at his usual booth claiming that he plans to avenge his wife's death and thank you for saving him. This will unlock after he thanks you. For a list of all the specific answers for this achievement go HERE.
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名もなき英雄 (Nameless Hero) 50
全員の悩みを解決した。 (Everybody’s troubles were resolved.)

This achievement is unlocked for helping all the patrons of the Stray Sheep. It will unlock once you complete the achievements for each character:
  • Justin-ジャーナリストの決意 (A Journalist’s Determination)
  • Todd-支配からの卒業 (Moving on from Control)
  • Archie-愛の矯正 (Correction of Love)
  • Daniel-愛こそがすべて (All You Need is Love)
  • Morgan-最後の酒 (The Last Drink)
You have to give specific answers to each patron in order for them to show up on the 8th Day to thank you. You must also speak to them every time you see them, whether it be at the Stray Sheep or the Landings. Please note that not all bar patrons appear at the Stray Sheep or Landings everyday, there are times when they will be absent or you have to wait for them to walk in. There is also a random sheep at the Landings that you may need to speak with in order to save everyone. Speaking to other patrons twice can help time pass allowing other patrons to walk into the bar. For a full guide on Everday Hero see HERE.


Additional Note for the Japanese Version: The English guide and answers from http://catherinethegame.wikia.com/wiki/Categoryay are still extremely useful for the Japanese version. The only difference between the 2 versions is the language. Everything that is in English on the NA and EU versions is now just in Japanese. They are still in the same order, though. For instance, on Day 3, when you talk to Orlando in the English version, he will ask:
“...You're gonna do the right thing, right?”

I know, but...
W-Wait a minute

The Japanese answers are
分かってる…
ちょ、ちょっと…

The law answer is still on top, just like in the NA and EU versions. Every conversation answer is in the same order as the English versions. The Catherine Wiki was nice enough to list the answers as they appear in the game. So if you follow their Day # guides, you will be able to move quickly and get you Karma meter exactly where you want it to be, even if you can’t speak Japanese.

今夜はあの曲を (That Song Tonight) 5
ラウンジのジュークボックスで曲を変更した。 (Change the music on the lounge’s jukebox.)

This achievement can be unlocked by operating the jukebox at the Stray Sheep and changing the background music to another available song. You can get this as early as the 2nd Day. This will be the first time you can freely roam the Stray Sheep. There will be a jukebox to the left of the room next to the Rapunzel arcade machine. Interact with the jukebox by pressing , from there you will have a selection of songs to choose from. Play whichever song you wish and the achievement will unlock along with another jukebox song entitled, YO.

マメールな男 20

メールの返信を合計20件以上行い、最終日のバーを出た。 (Reply to 20 text messages by the time you leave the bar on the final day.)

This achievement will unlock once you have sent 20 text messages through your cell phone. If you answer every possible text message, this should happen by the 5th Day but the achievement doesn't unlock until the 8th Day. There are 25 text messages you can reply to in any given playthrough. You mysteriously lose some of your texts later in the game but it should not affect the achievement. Depending on how you respond to some texts, you may or may not get replies which leads to fewer texts per playthrough making this achievement easily missable. That's why it's important to stick around the Stray Sheep until you get some because leaving too early will cause you to miss them. Chatting with patrons and friends twice(until the pink talk box goes gray) seems to initiate some text messages. This will unlock once you leave the Stray Sheep on the 8th Day if you have sent 20 or more text messages. For a list of every text message in the game and how to initiate them, click HERE.

Additional Note for the Japanese Version: As with the conversation answers, the text messages are all just language swapped versions of their English counterparts. All answers and the order they appear in are the same. For instance on Day 1, when you get your first message from Katherine, to get the full 3.5 law points in the NA and EU versions, you would choose:

Does it bother you? (Choice 1)
I worry about it too sometimes. (Choice 1)
Maybe we should talk about this. (Choice 1)
Drive home safe, okay? (Choice 2)

In the Japanese Version, the full 3.5 law points can be obtained by choosing 1,1,1,2 just like above, to get:

そういうの、やっぱ気になる?
実は俺も、時々考えるよ。
度、俺らも話すべきかもな。
じゃ、帰り、気をつけてな。

Just follow the guides posted by the Catherine Wiki and count out responses to get the alignment you want. They were kind enough to put all of the answers in the same order they will appear on your phone.

コロシアムモード解禁! (Colosseum Mode Ban Lifted!) 10

シナリオモードをクリアした。コロシアムモードが解禁されました。 (Scenario mode has been cleared. The Colosseum mode ban has been lifted.)

This achievement is story-based, and cannot be missed. It will unlock upon completion of the game, no matter which ending you receive. Colosseum is a 2 player mode where you choose from the various stages of the Golden Playhouse and have a competitive climb-off!

まとめ押す男 (Compilation Push Man) 10

石を5個まとめて押した(Golden Theaterプレイ)。(5 blocks have been pushed at once (Golden Theater Play).)

This achievement is only available while playing Golden Playhouse mode. When playing any Nightmare stage, there will be a number of opportunities to push more than one block at a time. Make sure there there are five blocks in a row, and push them all at once to unlock the achievement. This achievement can be unlocked in almost every stage, but is easiest in Stage 1-1 on the Easy difficulty. Shortly before you reach the rows of unmovable blocks at the top, there are two different places that have six blocks at once, with an easy spot to push from.

Another area to do this is at the start of Stage 4-2 where The Child chases you. To the right at your level are 4 blocks already lined up side by side. Now pull out any block stacked to the left of your screen and push it next to the set of 4 blocks making it 5. Now push the 5 set of blocks for the achievement. Difficulty settings needed for this method may vary.
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滑らせる男 (Sliding Man) 10
「氷の石」を石5個分以上滑らせた(Golden Theaterプレイ)。 (Slide an ice block 5 or more blocks (Golden Theater Play).)

This achievement is only available while playing Golden Playhouse mode. If the description confuses you it simply means you must push an ice block and have it slide over 5 other blocks that are below it. The best location to get this achievement is on the second stage of the Quadrangle (5-2). At the very start of the level, simply pull out one of the intial blocks and drag it to the far right side of the starting are, which is made up of 6 ice blocks in a row. Then push the ice block down the row, and the achievement is yours. To see this being done, click HERE.

Another very easy location is on the first stage of Quadrangle (5-1) on Easy difficulty. Towards the beginning, when there is a winding staircase of ice blocks on the left, at the foot of the stairs on the right is a single ice block. Just pull, spider crawl to the other side and push. More than enough spaces for the achievement. Difficulty settings needed for this method may vary.

爆風でスランプ (Slump by Bomb Blast) 20

石を15個以上巻き込んで爆発した(Golden Theaterプレイ)。 (Involve 15 or more blocks in a single detonation (Golden Theater Play).)

This achievement is only available while playing Golden Playhouse mode. This can be done on level 6-2 on Easy difficulty. Soon after the first checkpoint is reached, you'll run into a tower (about 4-5) of spring blocks. Move one over to be able to spring onto the top of the main wall you need to climb. On top of the wall there will be a bomb block. Light it, and then wait for it to explode. Under one of the newly made crumble blocks, you'll notice a superchared bomb block (one with higher explosion radius). Destroy the crumble block and fall onto this bomb block. Let it explode and "Boom" more than 15 blocks should explode. To see this being done click HERE. Difficulty settings needed for this method may vary.

鳥人 (Birdman) 30

「ジャンプの石」で三回連続ジャンプした(Golden Theaterプレイ)。 (Made 3 consecutive jumps on a jump block (Golden Theater Play).)

This achievement is only available while playing Golden Playhouse mode. You must jump on a spring block 3 times or on 3 different spring blocks in succession, it doesn't matter. The earliest place when this first becomes available is at Quadrangle Stage 5-1 on Normal difficulty. Earlier in the stage there will be blocks that bounce you high into the air, jump on one 3 times to get this to pop. It doesn't have to be the same one, just bounce on three different springs in rapid enough succession until this pops. Make sure Vincent doesn't grab on to a ledge on his third jump or else this may not unlock. To see this being done, click HERE. Difficulty settings needed for this method may vary.

急がば回れ (More Haste, Less Speed) 30

「黒い石」を10回連続で動かした(Golden Theaterプレイ)。 (Move a dark block 10 times in a row (Golden Theater Play).)

This achievement is only available while playing Golden Playhouse mode. There are many opportunities to move a dark block but an especially easy area would be at the Quadrangle Stage 5-2. At the very beginning once you take a step up once there will be 2 dark blocks side by side. Safely make your way up there and pull out the one on the left. Now push and pull it until the achievement pops. Difficulty settings needed for this method may vary.
日本酒博士 (Dr. Sake) 10
日本酒の豆知識をすべて聞いた。 (Listen to all sake trivia.)

This achievement is unlocked on the 8th Day, but requires an action every day. On the days you are at the Stray Sheep, you will have the ability to choose from four drinks to have at your booth seat. To take a sip press while sitting at your booth with your friends. Once you finish one (three sips), you will get a piece of trivia on that drink, and will be able to order another from Erica. When she comes to your booth request sake by pressing and she will bring it to you. Boss the bartender can also take your drink orders up front when you sit there. Each day, make sure to drink(three sips) Sake at least once each night. On the 8th Day, you will unlock the achievement once you receive your last sound bite.

Note: Remember you can only get one bit of trivia per night for each drink. It is possible to get one tip from each drink each day, so you can unlock all four drinking-related achievements in one playthrough. However, you have to start getting a tip for every drink starting on the 2nd Day and onwards or else you could miss their respective tip achievement.

ビール博士 (Dr. Beer) 10

ビールの豆知識をすべて聞いた。 (Listen to all beer trivia.)

Each day at the Stray Sheep, be sure to drink Beer at least 3 times. To take a sip press while sitting at your booth with your friends. Once you finish a drink (three sips), you will get a piece of trivia on that drink, and will be able to order another from Erica. When she comes to your booth request beer by pressing and she will bring it to you. Boss the bartender can also take your drink orders up front when you sit there. On the 8th Day, you will unlock the achievement if you have received all beer factoids. See " 日本酒博士 (Dr. Sake)" for more information.

カクテル博士 (Dr. Cocktail) 10

カクテルの豆知識をすべて聞いた。(Listen to all cocktail trivia.)

Each day at the Stray Sheep, be sure to drink the Cocktail at least 3 times. To take a sip press while sitting at your booth with your friends. Once you finish a drink (three sips), you will get a piece of trivia on that drink, and will be able to order another from Erica. When she comes to your booth request a cocktail by pressing and she will bring it to you. This appears to be Vincent's favorite drink since it's what he is drinking when you are first able to order beverages on the 2nd Day, so you may want to do this one first. Boss the bartender can also take your drink orders up front when you sit there. On the 8th Day, you will unlock the achievement if you have received all trivia bits for the cocktail. See "日本酒博士 (Dr. Sake)" for more information.
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ウィスキー博士 (Dr. Whiskey) 10
ウィスキーの豆知識をすべて聞いた。 (Listen to all whiskey trivia.)

Each day at the Stray Sheep, be sure to drink Whisky at least 3 times. To take a sip press while sitting at your booth with your friends. Once you finish a drink (three sips), you will get a piece of trivia on that drink, and will be able to order another from Erica. When she comes to your booth request Whisky by pressing and she will bring it to you. Boss the bartender can also take your drink orders up front when you sit there. On the 8th Day, you will unlock the achievement if you have received all the minutiae for Whisky. See "日本酒博士 (Dr. Sake)" for more information.

そして誰もいなくなった (And Then There Were None) 5

バーで客が全員帰るまで居続けた。 (Continue staying in the bar until everyone else has gone home.)

This is an easy achievement to miss if you're not careful. It will unlock at the end of the 5th Day if you stay in the Stray Sheep after everyone else has left, and do not leave early. To pass the time, speak to everyone at the bar twice then take a seat at the booth with Vincent's friends. Now speak with each of your friends until they decide to leave. There will be an option for you to stay or leave with them, select "Be careful.." and this will unlock. This can be done on other days too such the 8th Day.

バベルへの誘い (Invitation to Babel) 10

ゴールドプライズをNormal以上で初めて取得。バベル・Stage1挑戦に必要なプライズ を取得。 (Earn a gold prize on Normal or harder for the first time. It is necessary to earn a prize for Babel’s Stage 1 challenge.)

This achievement is only available while playing Golden Playhouse mode on Normal or Hard difficulty. It will unlock if you obtain at least 1 Gold Prize on any of the 9 Nightmare Stages. This is pretty easy to get early into Golden Playhouse when playing Stage 1-1 even on Normal difficulty. When playing Stage 1-1 make sure you keep your step chain and collect all the enigma coins as you make your way up. You can also hit the "undo" button(Back) if you ever mess up. Please see HERE for help with obtaining gold prizes in stages.

アルター征服! (Altar Conquered!) 10

バベル1、「アルター」をクリアした。 (Cleared Babel 1, “Altar”)

This achievement is unlocked through the Babel gameplay mode, by completing the first stage: Altar. Babel's block placement is completely randomized, making strategies very difficult to create here. The stages on Altar are dominated by White Blocks, Heavy Blocks, and Cracked Blocks placed in awkward patterns commonly interspersed with gaps from Cracked Blocks breaking. You must reach 150 steps to complete it. This Babel stage can also be played in Pairs which should significantly make it easier for you. If playing in Pairs, 106 steps are needed to complete it. For an in-depth strategy of each Babel Stage click HERE.

Step Requirements
  • Single: 150
  • Pairs: 106


三ツ星の男 (3-Star Man) 15

ゴールドプライズをNormal以上で3ステージ取得。バベル・Stage2挑戦に必要なプラ イズを取得。 (Earn gold prizes on 3 stages on Normal or harder. It is necessary to earn the prizes for Babel’s Stage 2 challenge.)

This achievement is only available while playing Golden Playhouse mode on Normal or Hard difficulty. It will unlock if you obtain at least 3 Gold Prizes on any of the 9 Nightmare stages. Please see HERE for help with obtaining gold prizes in all 9 stages.

メンヒル征服! (Menhir Conquered!) 15

バベル2、「メンヒル」をクリアした。 (Cleared Babel 2, “Menhir”)

This achievement is unlocked through the Babel gameplay mode, by completing the second stage: Menhir. Babel's block placement is completely randomized, making strategies very difficult to create. The stages tend to have numerous Trap Blocks and can be as narrow as three blocks wide, requiring rapid movement and quick thinking to survive all 187 steps. This Babel stage can also be played in Pairs which should significantly make it easier for you. If playing in Pairs, 130 steps are needed to complete it. For an in-depth strategy of each Babel Stage click HERE.

Step Requirements
  • Single: 187
  • Pairs: 130



五ツ星の男 (5-Star Man) 20
ゴールドプライズをNormal以上で5ステージ取得。バベル・Stage3挑戦に必要なプライズを取得。 (Earn gold prizes on 5 stages on Normal or harder. It is necessary to earn the prizes for Babel’s Stage 3 challenge.)

This achievement is only available while playing Golden Playhouse mode on Normal or Hard difficulty. It will unlock if you obtain at least 5 Gold Prizes on any of the 9 Nightmare stages. Please see the links under the "Conquer Stage.." achievements for help with obtaining gold prizes.

オベリスク征服! (Obelisk Conquered!) 20

バベル3、「オベリスク」をクリアした。 (Cleared Babel 3, “Obelisk”)

This achievement is unlocked through the Babel game-play mode, by completing the third stage: Obelisk. Babel's block placement is completely randomized, making strategies very difficult to create. Ice Blocks, Bomb Blocks, and Random Blocks become prevalent in these stages, with Mouth Blocks appearing at an alarming frequency as well. The tower occasionally is wide enough to fill most of the screen, but the Random Blocks limit the margin of error greatly. Skill and quick thinking will be necessary to reach 215 steps. This Babel stage can also be played in Pairs which should significantly make it easier for you. If playing in Pairs, 142 steps are needed to complete it. For an in-depth strategy of each Babel Stage click HERE.

Step Requirements
  • Single: 215
  • Pairs: 142


謎の一山を超えて (Transcending the Mountain of Mystery) 10

ラプンツェルのステージ64をクリアした。 (Cleared stage 64 of Rapunzel.)

This achievement is obtained through the arcade game Rapunzel, playable in the Stray Sheep during the day. It will unlock once you have beaten the first 64 stages of the game; full maps, videos and strategies can be found HERE. Each night you are allowed three plays, but once you finish the game, 'Free Play' is unlocked, where you have unlimited plays.
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Secret Achievements

“罪人監獄”脱出! (“Prison of Despair” Escaped!) 5

ステージ2をクリアした。 (Cleared Stage 2)

This achievement is story-based, and cannot be missed. It will unlock upon the completion of Stage 2-3, Prison of Despair. Listed below is each level of Stage 2 and they are interactive. Simply click the stage you need help getting the gold prize for and the link will take you to a video walkthrough.

2-1
2-2
2-3

“拷問刑場”突破! (“Torture Chamber” Broken Through!) 10

ステージ3をクリアした。 (Cleared Stage 3.)

This achievement is story-based, and cannot be missed. It will unlock upon the completion of Stage 3-3, Torture Chamber. Listed below is each level of Stage 3 and they are interactive. Simply click the stage you need help getting the gold prize for and the link will take you to a video walkthrough.

3-1
3-2
3-3

“審問法廷”通過! (“Inquisition” Passed!) 10

ステージ4をクリアした。 (Cleared Stage 4.)

This achievement is story-based, and cannot be missed. It will unlock upon the completion of Stage 4-2, Inquisition. Listed below is each level of Stage 4 and they are interactive. Simply click the stage you need help getting the gold prize for and the link will take you to a video walkthrough.

4-1
4-2

“暴風の中庭”横断! (“Quadrangle” Crossed!) 15

ステージ5をクリアした。 (Cleared Stage 5.)

This achievement is story-based, and cannot be missed. It will unlock upon the completion of Stage 5-3, Quadrangle. Listed below is each level of Stage 5 and they are interactive. Simply click the stage you need help getting the gold prize for and the link will take you to a video walkthrough.

5-1
5-2
5-3

“時計塔”攻略!(“Clock Tower” Captured!) 15

ステージ6をクリアした。 (Cleared Stage 6.)

This achievement is story-based, and cannot be missed. It will unlock upon the completion of Stage 6-4, Clock Tower. Listed below is each level of Stage 6 and they are interactive. Simply click the stage you need help getting the gold prize for and the link will take you to a video walkthrough.

6-1
6-2
6-3
6-4


“祭壇への路”踏破! (“Spiral Corridor” Travelled!) 20
ステージ7をクリアした。 (Cleared Stage 7.)

This achievement is story-based, and cannot be missed. It will unlock upon the completion of Stage 7-5, Spiral Corridor. Listed below is each level of Stage 7 and they are interactive. Simply click the stage you need help getting the gold prize for and the link will take you to a video walkthrough.

7-1
7-2
7-3
7-4
7-5

伝説の達成! (Achievement of Legends!) 20

ステージ8をクリアした。 (Cleared Stage 8.)

This achievement is story-based, and cannot be missed. It will unlock upon the completion of Stage 8-1, The Cathedral. If you need help with this stage or with getting a gold prize on it then click HERE for a video walkthrough.

真なる自由へ! (True Freedom!) 30

ステージ9をクリアした。 (Cleared Stage 9.)

This achievement is story-based, and cannot be missed. It will unlock upon the completion of Stage 9-6, The Empireo. Listed below is each level of Stage 9 and they are interactive. Simply click the stage you need help getting the gold prize for and the link will take you to a video walkthrough.

9-1
9-2
9-3
9-4
9-5
9-6


グッドナイトベイビー (Good Night, Baby) 10
恋人に振られるエンド(恋人バッド)を見た。 (View the Bad Lover ending.)

This achievement is unlocked once you complete Katherine's bad ending. In order to obtain this ending, your karma meter must be heavily on the Chaos side. You must also answer confessional questions on each floor of Stage 9 in a specific way like so:

  • Meter fully "Chaos"
  • 9-1 復縁のために命を賭ける覚悟がある? (命までは)
  • 9-2 欲しいのは平凡なる日常か? (そうだ)
  • 9-3 欲しいのは刺激に満ちた混沌か? (ちがう)
  • 9-4 刺激に満ちた混沌に未練はない? (ない)

不死身の男 (Man of the Undead) 10
浮気相手に振られるエンド(浮気バッド)を見た。 (View the Bad Cheater ending.)

This achievement is unlocked once you complete Catherine's bad ending. In order to obtain this ending, your karma meter must be heavily on the Law side. You must also answer confessional questions on each floor of Stage 9 in a specific way like so:

  • Meter fully "Law"
  • 9-1復縁のために命を賭ける覚悟がある? (命までは)
  • 9-2欲しいのは平凡なる日常か? (ちがう)
  • 9-3欲しいのは刺激に満ちた混沌か? (ちがう)
  • 9-4刺激に満ちた混沌に未練はない? (ない)
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あの頃のままで (Just Like in Those Days) 10
恋人との復縁エンド(恋人ノーマル)を見た。 (View the Normal Lover Ending.)

This achievement is unlocked once you complete Katherine's normal ending. In order to obtain this ending, your karma meter must be heavily on the Law side. You must also answer confessional questions on each floor of Stage 9 in a specific way like so:
  • Meter fully "Law"
  • 9-1 復縁のために命を賭ける覚悟がある? (もちろんある)
  • 9-2 欲しいのは平凡なる日常か? (そうだ)
  • 9-3 欲しいのは刺激に満ちた混沌か? (ちがう)
  • 9-4 刺激に満ちた混沌に未練はない? (あんまりない)
眠らない夜 (Sleepless Nights) 10

浮気相手との復縁エンド(浮気ノーマル)を見た。 (View the Normal Cheater ending.)

This achievement is unlocked once you complete Catherine's normal ending. In order to obtain this ending, your karma meter must be heavily on the Chaos side. You must also answer confessional questions on each floor of Stage 9 in a specific way like so:
  • Meter fully "Chaos"
  • 9-1 復縁のために命を賭ける覚悟がある? (命までは)
  • 9-2 欲しいのは平凡なる日常か? (ちがう)
  • 9-3 欲しいのは刺激に満ちた混沌か? (そうだ)
  • 9-4 刺激に満ちた混沌に未練はない? (ない)

いい日旅立ち (Departure on a Fine Day) 10

恋人との結婚エンド(恋人トゥルー)を見た。 (View the True Lover ending.)

This achievement is unlocked once you complete Katherine's true ending. In order to obtain this ending, your karma meter must be heavily on the Law side. You must also answer confessional questions on each floor of Stage 9 in a specific way like so:
  • Meter fully "Law"
  • 9-1 復縁のために命を賭ける覚悟がある? (もちろんある)
  • 9-2 欲しいのは平凡なる日常か? (そうだ)
  • 9-3 欲しいのは刺激に満ちた混沌か? (ちがう)
  • 9-4 刺激に満ちた混沌に未練はない? (覚悟はある)
Just like the "夜の帝王 (Emperor of the Night)" achievement except you need to be 100% "Law", no less. The dial must be pointed to the farthest right possible in order to obtain this ending. If not, you will get Katherine's Normal ending instead.

夜の帝王 (Emperor of the Night) 10

浮気相手との結婚エンド(浮気トゥルー)を見た。 (View the True Cheater ending.)

This achievement is unlocked once you complete Catherine's true ending. In order to obtain this ending, your karma meter must be heavily on the Chaos side. You must also answer confessional questions on each floor of Stage 9 in a specific way like so:
  • Meter fully "Chaos"
  • 9-1 復縁のために命を賭ける覚悟がある? (命までは)
  • 9-2 欲しいのは平凡なる日常か? (ちがう)
  • 9-3 欲しいのは刺激に満ちた混沌か? (そうだ)
  • 9-4 刺激に満ちた混沌に未練はない? (ある)
This particular Ending requires your "Chaos" to be 100% on your karma meter, no less. The dial must be pointed to the farthest left possible in order to obtain this ending. If not, you will get Catherine's Normal ending instead.

勝手にしやがれ (Breathless) 10

あえて一人を選ぶエンドを見た(自由ノーマル)。 (View the Normal Freedom ending.)

This achievement is unlocked once you complete the normal Freedom ending. In order to obtain this ending, your karma meter must be heavily towards either Chaos or Law. You must also answer confessional questions on each floor of Stage 9 in a specific way like so:
  • Meter fully "Law"or "Chaos"
  • 9-1 復縁のために命を賭ける覚悟がある? (命までは)
  • 9-2 欲しいのは平凡なる日常か? (ちがう)
  • 9-3 欲しいのは刺激に満ちた混沌か? (ちがう)
  • 9-4 1人でも"答え"を探し続けたいか? (探し続けたい)
終わりなき旅 (Never Ending Journey) 10

旅立ちエンドを見た(自由トゥルー)。 (View the True Freedom ending.)

This achievement is unlocked once you complete the true Freedom ending. In order to obtain this ending, your karma meter must be in the middle between Law and Chaos(clear area). You must also answer confessional questions on each floor of Stage 9 in a specific way like so:
  • Meter in the middle
  • 9-1 復縁のために命を賭ける覚悟がある? (命までは)
  • 9-2 欲しいのは平凡なる日常か? (ちがう)
  • 9-3 欲しいのは刺激に満ちた混沌か? (ちがう)
  • 9-4 1人でも"答え"を探し続けたいか? (探し続けたい)
Keeping your karma meter in the middle is not as difficult as you may think. Just be sure to alternate you choices from "Law" to "Chaos" throughout Golden Playhouse and it should keep the dial in the colorless, middle area. Just keep a sharp eye on it and don't make too many consecutive "Law" or "Chaos" choices that could prevent you from getting this ending.

神へ挑むべき男 (Taking on the Gods) 30

ゴールドプライズをNormal以上で全ステージ取得。バベル・Stage4挑戦に必要なプライズを取得。 (Earn gold prizes on all stages on Normal or harder. It is necessary to earn the prizes for Babel’s Stage 4 challenge.)

This achievement is only available while playing Golden Playhouse mode on Normal or Hard difficulty. It will unlock if you obtain all 9 Gold Prizes on each Nightmare stage be it on Normal or Hard. Best to do it on Normal for this one to get you ready for "金色に輝ける男 (The Man Who Shines Like Gold)". In order to get a gold prize for a stage you must get a gold trophy on every floor of that stage. Some stages only have one floor so those are easier but some stages have up to 6 floors like Stage 9. To get the gold prize you basically have to:
  • Never lose your Step Chain(multiplier)
  • Collect all Enigma coins
  • Don't use any checkpoints, start from beginning to finish
Normal difficulty isn't too bad. You are permitted to undo any mistakes by pressing and interestingly, you can press it to get your chain back up if you're about to lose it! Use your terrain to your advantage and techniques given to you at the Landings to finish the stages in a timely manner. You can replay stages from you cell phone by going to AWARDS. If you are ever stuck on a puzzle at some point there's a video walkthrough you can replicate by clicking HERE. Let it be noted that this achievement can also be unlocked by gold prizing all stages on Hard difficulty and stacks with "金色に輝ける男 (The Man Who Shines Like Gold)". Good Luck!

現人神の誕生! (A God is Born!) 100

バベル・ファイナル「アクシス・ムンディ」をクリアした。 (Cleared the final stage of Babel “Axis Mundi”.)

This achievement is unlocked through the Babel gameplay mode, by completing the fourth stage: Axis Mundi. Babel's block placement is completely randomized, making strategies very difficult to create. This is absolutely the most outrageously difficult puzzle in the game. White, Vortex, and Cracked block types are all present here, but Vortex Blocks are the main threat. The blocks are often arranged in highly complex patterns, making it easy to collapse most of the tower just by moving the wrong block at the wrong time. Extensive mastery of the "Edge" mechanic is a necessity if you are to reach 279 steps. This Babel stage can also be played in Pairs which should significantly make it easier for you. If playing in Pairs, 168 steps are needed to complete it.

While the North American version of Axis Mundi is broken, the Japanese version is not. That being said, I would still recommend you do it in pairs as most people agree that it is easier. However, it is up to you. For an in-depth strategy of each Babel Stage click HERE. If you somehow manage to do this not only will you unlock this achievement but also a special video from Trisha!

Step Requirements
  • Single: 279
  • Pairs: 168
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金色に輝ける男 (The Man Who Shines Like Gold) 100
ゴールドプライズをHardで全ステージ取得した。 (Earn Gold Prizes on all Hard difficulty stages.)

This achievement is only available while playing Golden Playhouse mode on Hard difficulty. It will unlock if you obtain all 9 Gold Prizes on all of the 9 Nightmare stages. In order to get a gold prize for a stage you must get the gold trophy for every floor of that Stage. This is the hardest achievement in the game(outside of Babel) because the puzzles now give you:

  • Less Time
  • Different Block layout than before
  • You'll need to use more advanced techniques a lot earlier compared to Normal difficulty.
  • Bonus Point has no multiplier, meaning you need to work fast and get all Enigma coins to keep your Gold Rank Score constant until you beat the whole stage.

You can also no longer use the Undo button in Hard Mode so if you make a crucial mistake simply restart from the beginning. To help prepare yourself, save this achievement for last to get yourself some experience with the game. To get a gold prize you pretty much have to:
  • Never lose your Step Chain(Multiplier)
  • Collect all Enigma Coins
  • Never use checkpoints, start from beginning to finish

Be sure to study each puzzle closely and find the quickest way to the top, you'll need wits and quick thinking for this. Remember, these puzzles can be memorized unlike the Babel Stages, they're always the same layout. Boss and Stage dynamics will be the most difficult aspect of obtaining gold prizes for each stage. Once you feel that you have the skills and techniques to complete all 9 Stages on Hard start a New Game on Hard or load up a save from Golden Playhouse and replay the Stages from your cell phone under AWARDS. Just be sure to switch difficulty to Hard from the pause menu before attempting if you haven't already. Be forewarned, Hard difficulty can get extremely frustrating, especially the later spheres of Stage 9 which are absurdly hard!

Here are some additional tips:
  • You can finish every stage via replay(from your cell phone) and get the achievement, but only while at the Stray Sheep. I strongly suggest you do stage 1 and 2 this way because can get drunk at the bar for faster speed.
  • Each level has a low margin of error and I believe each level has a maximum score.
  • The buffer between Silver and Gold Prize is very low. Something like 7,000 or so points. Failing to keep a combo in the middle could easily result in getting 20,000+ less points.
  • I only suggest playing Stage 9 via Golden Playhouse. When you play via Golden Playhouse you have limited retries but you can save. Saving will be more helpful since silver can be corrected but retries might make it extremely hard. You can always lower the difficulty to rack up saves via Golden Playhouse though.

You can also follow the video guide located HERE by trying to replicate the Hard Stage runs. Good Luck!

謎から出た謎 (A Puzzle Within a Puzzle) 20

隠されたラプンツェルを見た。 (Find the Hidden Rapunzel.)

This achievement can be unlocked after starting Extra Stage 1 when playing the Rapunzel arcade game at the Stray Sheep tavern. Extra Stage 1 is unlocked by inputting a cheat code at Rapunzel's title screen after you complete Stage 64 in Rapunzel. The code is only given to you after you have collected all 4 rosaries, and when you have completed stage 64. So if you missed any rosaries, you have to go back and get them because the code will not work before then. This will unlock the true ending, and allow you to go for the Extra 64 stages. And once again, there are 4 rosaries in the Extra stages, which will unlock the true ending. If you don't collect the rosaries, you get the bad ending for both regular and extra stages.

Once you enter the code the main menu color will change to purple. Press then to start the new chapter. This will unlock once Extra Stage 1 starts. Rapunzel stages can get incredibly deep, so you may want to visit the video guide HERE if you ever get stuck on a puzzle.

Code: (at title screen)

伝説のプリンス (Legendary Prince) 50

ラプンツェルの真実を見た。 (See the truth behind Rapunzel.)

This achievement can be unlocked by collecting all four rosaries and completing Extra Stage 64 when playing the Rapunzel arcade game at the Stray Sheep tavern. Simply finishing gives you the bad ending and no achievement, you MUST collect the four rosaries to get the achievement. You can't play any Extra Stages until you've completed the first 64 normal stages and collected all the rosaries, see "謎から出た謎 (A Puzzle Within a Puzzle)" for more info. There is a code you must enter at the main menu of Rapunzel before starting the next 64 stages listed below.

Code: (at title screen)

The Extra Stages are some of the more intricate puzzles, so use the video guide HERE if you ever get stumped.

Note: The rosaries are located in Stage 52, 56, 60, and 64 in both Normal and Extra mode - in Extra Mode you must first collect a Magic Lamp item to make the rosary appear. You must have all four when you finish stage 64 to get the 'True Ending' for both modes - which means you must complete stage 52 through 64 in succession if you wish to get these achievements before completing the main game. Collected rosaries WILL NOT save between sessions - you MUST complete stages 52, 56, 60, and 64 in one sitting to view the "True" ending and unlock the achievements.
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不死身の男 (Man of the Undead) 10

浮気相手に振られるエンド(浮気バッド)を見た。 (View the Bad Cheater ending.)

This achievement is unlocked once you complete Catherine's bad ending. In order to obtain this ending, your karma meter must be heavily on the Law side. You must also answer confessional questions on each floor of Stage 9 in a specific way like so:

ORIGINAL IN GUIDE
  • Meter fully "Law"
  • 9-1復縁のために命を賭ける覚悟がある? (命までは)
  • 9-2欲しいのは平凡なる日常か? (ちがう)
  • 9-3欲しいのは刺激に満ちた混沌か? (ちがう) <------ERROR
  • 9-4刺激に満ちた混沌に未練はない? (ない)


CORRECTION FOR GETTING ACHIEVEMENT BELOW

  • Meter fully "Law"
  • 9-1復縁のために命を賭ける覚悟がある? (命までは)
  • 9-2欲しいのは平凡なる日常か? (ちがう)
  • 9-3欲しいのは刺激に満ちた混沌か? (そうだ) <----CORRECT RESPONSE
  • 9-4刺激に満ちた混沌に未練はない? (ない)



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不死身の男 (Man of the Undead) 10

浮気相手に振られるエンド(浮気バッド)を見た。 (View the Bad Cheater ending.)

This achievement is unlocked once you complete Catherine's bad ending. In order to obtain this ending, your karma meter must be heavily on the Law side. You must also answer confessional questions on each floor of Stage 9 in a specific way like so:

ORIGINAL IN GUIDE
  • Meter fully "Law"
  • 9-1復縁のために命を賭ける覚悟がある? (命までは)
  • 9-2欲しいのは平凡なる日常か? (ちがう)
  • 9-3欲しいのは刺激に満ちた混沌か? (ちがう) <------ERROR
  • 9-4刺激に満ちた混沌に未練はない? (ない)


CORRECTION FOR GETTING ACHIEVEMENT BELOW

  • Meter fully "Law"
  • 9-1復縁のために命を賭ける覚悟がある? (命までは)
  • 9-2欲しいのは平凡なる日常か? (ちがう)
  • 9-3欲しいのは刺激に満ちた混沌か? (そうだ) <----CORRECT RESPONSE
  • 9-4刺激に満ちた混沌に未練はない? (ない)



Thanks for mentioning this edit. I almost wasted a whole 15 minutes reloading my saves to obtain this ending.
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