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Old 03-13-2009, 01:28 PM   #1
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Easy method for 20mill adventure ach

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This is very easy using the massive bonuses given for not retrying. If you are about to lose, go to Xbox Dashboard (restarting or quitting from the game will still be marked as a failure). Then reload the game and adventure mode, your progress will be saved up to that level and you can try again. Completing each level with no retries nets you a 100k bonus, and (if this is anything like the PC game), you will get a 10 MILLION 'efficiency' bonus at the end of the game for no retries throughout (less if you did retry, but still millions)!

So considering the bonuses, you only need to get 82k a stage :P

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This is what I posted to my achievement guide thread - hope it helps people! Restarting from Dashboard each you lose could be frustrating for new players, but I guess it's better than missing out on 20mill and having to playthrough the whole mode again, hehe
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Old 03-13-2009, 01:42 PM   #2
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Old 03-13-2009, 03:19 PM   #3
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I ended up with over 21 million when I finished adventure mode. I failed quite a few of the levels as well.

I thought there was no way I'd get 20 mil. When I was halfway thru the levels, I had like 7 million. Even on the very last level, I had just under 19 million when I started. I did get a couple million bonus after getting the points for beating the last level. I was really surprised to see the achievement unlock.
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Old 03-13-2009, 04:41 PM   #4
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Yeah, it really does seem dependent on the bonus at the end. I didn't get the achievement on my first runthrough because the amount of retries I did, as a result of messing about and going for ridiculous rebounds all the time, hehe
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Old 03-14-2009, 04:42 AM   #5
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I like the idea but I'm not sure if I'll be able to pull this off. I usually need A LOT of retries for levels 11-2 to 11-4 and I can't see myself restarting the game every time.
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Old 03-14-2009, 07:21 AM   #6
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I ended up with over 21 million when I finished adventure mode. I failed quite a few of the levels as well.

I thought there was no way I'd get 20 mil. When I was halfway thru the levels, I had like 7 million. Even on the very last level, I had just under 19 million when I started. I did get a couple million bonus after getting the points for beating the last level. I was really surprised to see the achievement unlock.
Pretty much what happened to me. Finished my first run through adventure mode with 21 mil, failed some levels, mostly near the end, but did most first time.
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Old 03-14-2009, 05:23 PM   #7
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dangit, almost finished it and no-where near 20 mil, wish id looked here first
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Old 03-14-2009, 05:34 PM   #8
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Kinda pain in the butt to do it that way, but if it works then I guess you have to do it if you can't get it on a playthrough without restarting. I'm in that boat I suppose as on my first playthrough I got oh so close finishing with 19.3 million. I almost threw the controller when I saw that LOL...
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Old 03-15-2009, 12:48 AM   #9
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Just finished with 19.7 M and 44 retries on my first playthrough. It should be doable without having to restart every time.
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Old 03-15-2009, 06:47 AM   #10
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Does anyone know how the bonuses at the end work? Is it based on your overall total of retries or retries per each world?
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Old 03-15-2009, 12:33 PM   #11
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I just completed my 2nd play through and got 27 million with 5 retries.
5th highest score in the world!
And i didnt even do the quitting out thing... Well i did it twice but couldnt be bothered to do it anymore.
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Old 03-15-2009, 02:21 PM   #12
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Seems easy enough with this method but I'll just play it normally the first time round and hope for the achievement!

Quitting out every time I fail a level would just annoy me!
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Old 03-15-2009, 03:01 PM   #13
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Just so everyone knows, I only retried twice and ended up with a 9, 600, 000 bonus, so it seems that every retry takes away 200, 000 points from your final efficiency bonus. Keep that in mind while playing...
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Old 03-16-2009, 01:00 AM   #14
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..i dont think i got a final bonus at all. WTF? i was like 16 mill and ended with 16 mill
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Old 03-16-2009, 02:26 AM   #15
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I'm upto 9-4 with zero retries I've been to the dashboard at least five times. I'm going to need help with the 11th world levels though, I hope there's a guide out there.
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Old 03-16-2009, 11:39 AM   #16
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I probably had to dashboard exit each round of stage eleven at least 4 or 5 times. I used the owl on all of them which seemed to work out pretty good.

I finally finished adventure mode with 21 retries, so I only got 5,800,000 for my efficiency bonus, but it topped me out at about 22 million. About ten more retries and I would've been screwed.
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Old 03-16-2009, 11:59 AM   #17
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Well this method was a life saver. I still ended up retrying three times because I went for difficult shots with one shot left and missed the peg completely. Got 27 million total, would've been 17.5 if not for the dashboard. Even got ranked high on the leaderboard too. Now onto challenge mode I guess.
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Old 03-16-2009, 10:19 PM   #18
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....wtf...i seriously dont think i got a final efficiency bonus.
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Old 03-18-2009, 07:10 PM   #19
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Great Tip TwistedEuclid! Finished last night using this method. 22nd in the world leaderboard, thx!
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Old 03-19-2009, 04:41 PM   #20
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Oh man. I got all the way to 11-1 before I realised I ALREADY GOT this achievement on my first playthrough! Doh.

I'll still finish this playthrough of aventure to see how high a score I can get, though. I've got 5 retries so far.
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Old 03-29-2009, 11:58 PM   #21
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Just so everyone knows, I only retried twice and ended up with a 9, 600, 000 bonus, so it seems that every retry takes away 200, 000 points from your final efficiency bonus. Keep that in mind while playing...
I believe he is probably right. Finished with 8 retries and got 8,400,000 Efficiency bonus.

By the way, reloading to the Dashboard needs to be done before your last shot. From what happened to me several times, I believe if you shoot your last ball, the game immediately knows if you will pass or not and saves the result. Had a couple where I shot my last ball and went to Dashboard before it got down to the bucket. Came back and had another Retry tacked on.
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Old 03-30-2009, 07:58 PM   #22
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Do you only get the bonus if you have absolutely zero retries?

I cause I've had to start over like 3 times now cause I forget to hit the dashboard before the score gets counted.
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:37 PM   #23
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Excellent tip. Will start working on this tonight
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Old 04-03-2009, 12:23 PM   #24
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half way through on my second try and short of 8 million. So i'm likely to get the 20 mil when i finish? think i've only had 1 retry so far. Interesting. Thanks!
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Old 05-07-2009, 06:37 AM   #25
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..i dont think i got a final bonus at all. WTF? i was like 16 mill and ended with 16 mill
I got that as well, only had a few retries on some of the levels, ended with about 16.4 million, no ending bonus...?!
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Old 05-09-2009, 07:42 AM   #26
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i just reached the master stage after beating the owl challenges. i think im sitting somewhere around 14 mil, god knows how many times i've retried. I have a feeling another playthrough is gonna be needed for me
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Old 05-09-2009, 09:05 PM   #27
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i just reached the master stage after beating the owl challenges. i think im sitting somewhere around 14 mil, god knows how many times i've retried. I have a feeling another playthrough is gonna be needed for me
I tried the quiting before it counts the last shot so you don't get a retry, and after awhile I just gave up. By the end I had 14 retries and got a 8+ million bonus.
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Old 05-24-2009, 07:11 PM   #28
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Bought the game two days ago, on my second retry now and I just noticed this thread.
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By the way, reloading to the Dashboard needs to be done before your last shot. From what happened to me several times, I believe if you shoot your last ball, the game immediately knows if you will pass or not and saves the result. Had a couple where I shot my last ball and went to Dashboard before it got down to the bucket. Came back and had another Retry tacked on.
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half way through on my second try and short of 8 million. So i'm likely to get the 20 mil when i finish? think i've only had 1 retry so far. Interesting. Thanks!
Similar question but I've literally just got up to the Flippers guy with no retries and I'm on 7,105,420. I'll keep this glitch at the back of my mind if I come across an awkward last peg but for now I should be golden..
Didn't notice my first time score, was playing through taking turns with the mrs so we didn't really care.. I'll have a look in a sec and edit my post But urm, yeah, This seems quite an achievement. Not the hardest on the game but still.

EDIT: It doesn't tell me, haha, I thought the "All Time Stats" included it, obviously not. 46/75 Challenges complete though Best fever of 538k and best shot of 355,250. How is my best shot over 50% of my best fever?! That's mental.
Only cleared 7 levels according to this, gah.

But question remains, 7,105,420 on 5-1, no retries; I'm doing okay for a Peggle noob, right?

EDIT 2 (Up to Date): Start of the Flower girl and I'm on 10,609,820 with no retries. I'm feeling confident so far. Still not used this glitch
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Old 06-07-2009, 08:07 PM   #29
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No one else noticed this was a horrible tip? If you bring up the guide and press X to sign out, then immediately sign back in, you can start the level over without a retry. This is much faster than quitting out to the dash.
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Old 11-17-2009, 01:57 PM   #30
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No one else noticed this was a horrible tip? If you bring up the guide and press X to sign out, then immediately sign back in, you can start the level over without a retry. This is much faster than quitting out to the dash.
"Horrible"? Less efficient than your way, but "horrible"? Jeez.
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