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Old 07-21-2009, 04:20 PM   #1
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Overview
Estimated achievement difficulty: 2/10
Estimated time for 200: 8-10 hours.
Minimum playthroughs: 2
Missable achievements: None
Glitched achievements: None
Offline: 8
Online: 4
Do Cheat's disable achievements: No cheats

Road Map

Madballs is a fun little arcade shooter that was quite a surprise.It features a nice (albeit short) campaign mode with 3 differing difficulties and a fun set of multiplayer modes such as capture the flag,deathmatch and an original mode of Invasion (think cut-price RTS crossed with CTF).So,we shall start the map with these multiplayer achievements as all damage done will count towards your first 50 items earned.Also note,all these are done in player matchs so you need not worry about randoms joining.

Now,you can either wait around and earn these by constantly waiting online,or you can get a group of buddies together and knock off all the achievements at once.Easiest (and quickest),is Babo Team-up!.For this,get 3 mates together,host a match and as soon as it's loaded,achievement unlocked.After that make the numbers up to 8 and play an invasion game,making sure your side wins.If you can't find 7 others,you can still easily find games at the moment so just join one with 8 or more players and win.This will bag you Babo Invader.

Next,set up a Team Skirmish match and win 5 games to get Pro Babo.Set the matches to low score and time limits and this will whizz by.After this,go for Babo MVP which requires you to have the highest score on your team in a game of capture the flag.Just cap all the flags and you will score top.Again,this needs at least 6 players.After knocking those out,you will certainly have attained First Unlock for unlocking your first item.Only 49 more to go!

Now,onto singleplayer.Choose which side you want to do your first campaign playthrough as (B.D.I. or Scorched) and slap the game on easy.This means less enemies and thusly,a quicker run through.You will want to keep your eyes out for as many secrets as possible during your first playthrough.If you see one (they are little brown books you can roll over),knab it as the game saves it as soon as you do.It also records it for you so you can keep track of which you are missing.For an excellent video guide,check out this link.Many thanks to TodaysForgotten for his hard work.

During your playthrough,make sure to learn each characters abilities by doing damage and then using their opening ability 10 times.When you can,switch character and do the same till all are covered.Also make sure to keep swapping guns and doing damage with each.As well as going towards your 50 item unlocks,it will also tally up for the Psycho Babo achievement.For this,you need a "Fierce" kill with each weapon.A fierce kill is attained by killing an enemy with a shot based on it's weakest element.So,if the enemy is ice based,hit it with a fire attack and you will see a red skull appear over the aiming reticle.This indicates a fierce kill.Note,you will need to unlock guns for both factions to get this.

Once the campaign is complete,you will get Super Babo.You now need to go through all over again as the other faction.Running through again won't take long at all and will enable you to pick up the rest of the secrets as most are unattainable until you unlock certain characters.Some even require you to be Scorched or B.D.I. to obtain.Collecting them all will net you Wise Babo.As of writing,there is no guide to these,but most are easy to find.It's advisable to collect them during campaign as you have no timer to worry about wheras in level attack,you are on a timer.

Once you have finished the campaign a second time you may need to do some grinding to get your last few unlocks.If so,pick the map Snow Blind and put the difficulty on hard.Play that a few times in the opening area and you will amass huge amounts of damage.After you earn your 50th unlock,the option will appear in "Achievements and Unlocks" to lose all your skills and earn the Officer ranks.Doing so will get you Officer Babo.Repeat this trick to unlock Babo Hero and King Babo.Using the Snow Blind technique will take you at most 30-40 mins.Just go to each of the corners of the starting area and you are deluged with enemies that conveniently bottleneck themselves and are thus easy picking.Plus you have a lot of space to strafe so dying isn't an issue.

Last achievement is Magmor Crush!.You can get this one as soon as you unlock Magmor.Just pick him and crush enemies with his crush attack (hold LT).Again,Snow Blind is a great place to do this due to it's concentration of enemies.

And thus concludes the Road Map.You should find the game a nice easy 200 points and it's fun to boot.

Multiplayer achievements

Pro Babo 10
Win 5 games of Team Skirmish

Grab some friends and start up a Team Skirmish game.Set points 1000 and kill kill kill.After winning 5 matches the achievement will pop.Points are scored simply by mass murder so don't be shy,slaughter thy neighbour.


Babo Team-Up! 10
Host a 4-player co-op game

Get 3 friends,host a co-op campaign and invite your buddies into your game.The achievement pops as soon as the game starts.No need to play,just host.

Babo MVP! 10
Win a 6+ player CTF game with the most points on your team

Again,muster 5 friends together and play a capture the flag match.Set the flag captures to 3 to win to speed up the process.Make sure you don't use a special ability whilst carrying else you will drop the flag.After returning 3 flags to your base,the match will finish and you will get the achievement.

Babo Invader 10
Win an 8+ player Invasion game

Currently,this is very easy to earn by just searching for invasion games and joining.You don't need to be there from the start,just be on the winning team.As the online dies for this game (which it inevitably will),you will obviously need to get 7 people together to boost it.You start by placing your base and deployment tiles on a map before you battle out in a CTF scenario.If you take over your opponents base,you win.
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First Unlock 10
Unlock your first item

This will be your first achievement and is unlocked after doing 500 damage with any character.You will have earned this within 5 minutes of playing the campaign or probably 3 minutes in multiplayer.Only 49 more to go!

Magmor Crush! 15
Crush 100 enemies using Magmor's Colossus ability

This one's nice and easy.You will unlock Magmor by doing damage as Scorched Rebels.Once you unlock him,obtain his first abilty,the rock shield.Use that 10 times and you will gain his crush super move.Simply hold down LT and he will grow in size.Crush enemies and they will count towards this achievement.If you don't get it while playing the campaign,either set up a private match with a mate and grind it or much quicker,go to the Snow Blind map in Level Attack and get rollin'.This is cumulative so each enemy will count regardless of where they were killed or when.

Super Babo 30
Finish the campaign

Simply finish all 10 levels of the campaign for this one.Most of the levels are very straightforward and easy.If you're struggling,obviously,put the difficulty on easy.This let's you take a little more damage (though you do still die quite quickly in the game) and also spawns less enemies for you to fight.Try and pick up any extra lives to help.You can carry up to 3 and they look like green clouds.

The only tough level is the final one.However,using a little tip makes it easy.You need to survive 3 waves of increasing numbers of enemies.As soon as the level starts,fix up all 3 generators to hold the enemies up and keep the core shield operational.By the third wave,the enemies will probably have stripped the shield and will be attacking the base core.Don't worry,they will soon be blasted by a lazer and killed.After that is the tricky bit.You need to protect the terracore.If you don't follow this next tip,you will fail constantly.Simply go the to top of the stairs to the left of the core and kill the enemies at the foot of the stairs and the top left side.This will stop enemies from converging on the right side and makes defense a cakewalk as the enemies on the lower level get stuck at the bottom of the core and concentrate their fire away from the core.Completely ignore the big boss character as he does nothing if you are in the aforementioned position.

Wise Babo 15
Find all secrets in the Babo Campaign

Secrets in the game come in the shape of small brown books that you can roll over and read by pressing X.Be alert and pick up as many as you can on your first campaign playthrough.There will be numerous ones you can't unlock first time through as you will need a flying character or a member of the opposite faction.You can always replay any level in Level Attack but this attachs a time limit so you are best off taking your time on the campagin to get them.Also of note is that you can change the camera to overhead view by pressing down on the DPAD.This can help you to spot difficult ones (such as the infamous Mothership).

For an excellent video guide,check out this link.Many thanks to TodaysForgotten for his hard work.

Psycho Babo 30
A fierce kill using every title weapon

To get this,you first need to unlock all the weapons.Check your unlocks from the pause screen to see which you still need and how to obtain them.To get a Fierce kill,you need to kill an enemy with the bullet type,opposite to their strength.So,for a fire based enemy,hit him with snow.For an ice enemy,burn his bottom.For white physical enemies,use pink energy beams etc.When a fierce kill is scored,the aiming reticle will show a red skull to indicate the kill.

Officer Babo 15
Unlock the Officer ranks

If you're a COD fan,you recognize instantly how this works.Once you have unlocked all 50 items,you will have the option on the unlocks screen to relinquish all your unlocks for a rank increase,just like Prestige in COD.After you do this,the achievement unlocks.However,you will need to gain them all back for the next achievement.

You may think that this dooms you to 5000 more campaign run throughs.WHAT! I hear you cry??? That'll take ages!!! Not if you follow this little tip.

Pick the map Snow Blind and set the difficulty to hard.If you go to each of the corners of the starting area,there are loads and loads of easy enemies to kill.Simply keep swapping characters and keep blasting the enemies till all unlocks are gained again.This takes 30 mins tops and is by far the quickest way to regain them.

Babo Hero 20
Unlock the Hero ranks

Just like the previous achievement,you need to cash in your unlocks after gaining the Officer ranks to earn access to the Hero ranks.Use the Snow Blind Tip to gain all your unlocks back and you will get.....

King Babo 25
Achieve the top Hero Rank

.... KING BABO! As mentioned,although the rank achievements sound like a real slog,they are all done within an hour and it's very good stress relief blasting balls with big guns.Bring it on Babo!
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All complete.Let me know if it's any help.Thanks again to TodaysForgotten for doing the secrets video guide.Saved me a major headache and did a sterling job to boot.
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Save your ink or in this case keyboard. I'm thinking about making a video guide for the books. But, i can't say for sure if i want to. eh eh.
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Great work, thanks a lot.
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Save your ink or in this case keyboard. I'm thinking about making a video guide for the books. But, i can't say for sure if i want to. eh eh.
You know if you do you will be a hero and people will swoon at your feet.They'll also send you messages every day for the rest of your life.Send you friend requests twice a day for 3 weeks and also want a small vial of your blood.It's so worth it though ;p

Seriously though,if you do a video guide (IMO the best way to show these),please let me know.
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haha, you mean ontop of what i receive everyday? (: I'll let you know. I'll give it some thought. Maybe i'll wake up in a good mood tomorrow (today).
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i thought this was going to be a hard game but the guide will help me complete this. Thanks
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