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Old 05-10-2011, 10:48 PM   #1
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Overview:
-Estimated achievement difficulty: 2/10
-Offline: 40 / 1000
-Online: 0 / 0
-Approximate amount of time to 1000: 50+ Hours
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: N/A – Round based
-Number of missable achievements: 2 – The Big 50, Perfect 30
-Do cheat codes disable achievements? No Cheats
-Does difficulty affect achievements? Yes, when stated
-Glitchy achievements: None
-Unobtainable achievements: None
-Extra equipment needed? An extra controller

Introduction
Nat Geo Quiz: Wild Life is a quiz type, family game on the lines of the Scene it? And Buzz franchises for the PS3. There are four gametypes: quest mode, stat attax, puzzle mode and quiz mode. All questions are based on a certain category, referred to as a series, which you can choose yourself. The series being: Amazing Planet, Aquatic Life, Predators v Prey and Dangerous Encounters. The gamerscore is obscenely easy providing you have internet access but it is a very lengthy game, exceeding the 50+ hour mark.

Step 1 – Stat Attax
It is best to gain these achievements right away as when you progress through the story you will unlock more cards, making the achievements related much longer. You will need to work towards “Top Stat Attacker”, along the way you’ll also earn the achievements for 1 and 25 stat attax wins. You’ll also need to gain the “Lost 5”, “Full House” and “Tie Breaker” achievements, if you need some help see the related achievements in the guide.

Step 2 – “Quiz Genius”and “Quiz Master” Achievement
This achievement is one of, if not the longest grind achievement in the game. You’ll need to play through three quizzes – short, medium and long for each of the four games series. Take a look at “Quiz Genius” in the guide for the easiest and most efficient way to net this achievement.
“Quiz Master” requires you to win 50 multiplayer games in quiz mode, don’t worry it can be done offline. You’ll unlock achievements for 10 and 25 wins en route.

Step 3 – Quest Mode
This is where quite a bit of the gamerscore will come in, you will unlock “Predator”, “Fish Face”, “Amazing” and “Dangerous” along the way. You may also gain some miscellaneous achievements dependant on how you play, don’t worry if you don’t as you can always return to them. There are two missable achievements, “Perfect 30” and “The big 50”. To stop you from missing these take a look at “The big 50” achievement explanation in the guide.

Step 4 – Puzzle Mode
Your main goal in this step is to work towards “Puzzle Genius”, as you work toward this you’ll unlock all puzzle mode related achievements without even trying, so there’s no need to worry about the rest.

Conclusion
If you’ve been following the roadmap then you will have unlocked every achievement along the way, so congratulations. If you somehow don’t have either of the missable achievements you cannot simply replay quest mode, you’ll need to create a new save game and start on the new save.

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Stat Attax Novice5
Win a game of Stat Attax.

See “Top Stat Attacker”

General Knowledge10
Win an 80 question multi-team game of Mega Quiz.

You’ll need another controller for this one, just go to Quiz from the main menu and choose Mega Quiz then 80 rounds. To unlock this each controller will need to be assigned to another team. You can play on easy and just make sure to answer the questions with your controller, to build yourself a lead because you need to win

Predator10
Play all episodes in the Predators vs. Prey series.

This has to be unlocked in Quest mode, there are a number of different episodes each having a total of 10 questions. All in all it took me about 2.5 hours to gain this achievement, with an answer sheet handy. See “Nat Geo Researcher” for all answers.

Top of the Class5
Score 10 out of 10 in any episode.

This can only be gained in quest mode, but with any series and any episode. See “Nat Geo Researcher” for all answers.

You're a Card10
Unlock 10 new Stat Attax cards.

Stat Attax cards are unlocked as you progress you quest mode, you should unlock 10 once you have completed around 20 episodes. You will gain this whilst going for the “Nat Geo Researcher” achievement

Amazing15
Play all episodes in the Amazing Planet series.

This has to be unlocked in Quest mode, there are a number of different episodes each having a total of 10 questions. All in all it took me about two hours to gain this achievement, with an answer sheet handy. See “Nat Geo Researcher” for all answers.

Family Time15
Play Quiz Mode with multiple players.

Plug in your second controller and head back to quiz mode and start a short quiz (40 questions), now put both controllers and the same team and just finish all the questions, win or lose, and the achievement is yours.

Dangerous15
Play all episodes in the Dangerous Encounters series.

This has to be unlocked in Quest mode, there are a number of different episodes each having a total of 10 questions. All in all it took me about 2 hours to gain this achievement, with an answer sheet handy. See “Nat Geo Researcher” for all answers.

Long One10
Complete a long quiz in any series.

Go back to the quiz menu and opt to play a long quiz (80 questions), win or lose and at the end the achievement will be unlocked.

Fish Face15
Play all episodes in the Aquatic Life series.

This has to be unlocked in Quest mode, there are a number of different episodes each having a total of 10 questions. All in all it took me about 2 hours to gain this achievement, with an answer sheet handy. See “Nat Geo Researcher” for all answers.

Decrypted5
Use a cryptic clue to help you find a hidden episode.

You will be given cryptic clues every so often whilst playing through quest mode, just find the correct location and the achievement will unlock with another episode for you to play.

Fast Finger5
In a team that only has one player, correctly answer a Quiz Mode question within 3 seconds.

The quickest way to get this is start up a new quiz with any amount of questions, and there’s two ways to gain this achievement. You can either progress through the questions until you find one you know and answer it swiftly in less than 3 seconds. Or you can keep hitting a random answer without reading the question, sooner or later you will coincidentally get the right answer.

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Full House15
Win a game of Stat Attax without losing a single card.

This can be somewhat of an annoyance as the game may give you low scoring guards and your opponent much better ones. It is best to do this achievement right off the bat as when you progress through quest mode you unlock more cards and it makes this achievement more difficult.

There’s not much advice I can give you as it is mostly common sense, although I would suggest playing with the Preys v Predators card deck. This is because it is easier to judge if your stats are better than your opponents, eg. Is your cheetah faster than a tarantula? Yes? Then choose the speed option.

This can be made easier with a second controller and you can make your opponent choose his lowest stats.

See this thread Here, for details on the stat attax cards to make this achievement easier (Credit to Kero)

Lots of Pieces15
Complete any Level 6 jigsaw.

As you work your way through the episodes in quiz mode you’ll start to unlock puzzles and puzzle pieces. Once you finish the first series, which for me was Amazing Planet, back out to the main menu and go into puzzles. You should have unlocked a level 6 puzzle, just complete this and the achievement is yours.

What Competition15
Win 15 multi-team games in Quiz Mode.

This is in the same vein as “Family Time”, but you’ll need to actually win the match this time and repeat 14 more times.

My First Puzzle5
Complete any puzzle.

Puzzles can be played from the main menu. They get progressively harder and should be completed like a puzzle in real life, by completing the outer pieces and working your way in.

4 Sliders20
Complete a slider in each series.

When you’re at the main menu go to slider puzzles, you’ll be given the option to choose which series puzzle you’ll want to play with. For this achievement you need to complete a puzzle from each of the series, so you just work your way through them.

Amazing Squares20
Find all of the square puzzles in Amazing Planet.

This is a lot simpler than it sounds and only takes about 3 minutes to achieve. Once you have unlocked the “Amazing” achievement and are back in control you will still be looking at the globe and you’ll need to find 6 secret locations where square puzzles will lie, to find them you just need to pan over them and hit to locate them, you don’t even need to play them. I suggest you zoom in by holding as it’s easier to navigate. The locations are:
- Caspian Sea, slightly to the East of the Asia sign
- South America, slightly to the North of the Amazon Basin sign
- South America, zoom in on the Amazon Basin sign
- Siberia, zoom in slightly below the Siberia sign
- Tasmania, zoom in slightly to the East of the Tasman Sea sign
- Arctic Circle, zoom in to the North of the Siberia sign, on the white land mass

Tie Breaker15
Win a tie breaker in a game of Stat Attax.

This can be tricky to gain as it requires a bit of luck. What will need to happen is you and your opponent will need to choose a stat that you both have the same value in, you will then need to pick another stat and beat your opponent.

This is easiest done with the Aquatic Life series of cards as the red-bellied piranha, clownfish, seahorse, sea star, octopus, clownfish, pufferfish and blue fish all have the same size stat.

This can be achieved with two controllers.

That's Easy20
Score 2,500 points in any 40 question quiz at easy level.

See “Team Work”

Team Work20
Score 2,700 points in any 40 question quiz when there are multiple players on the same team.

Start up a new short quiz (40 questions) and put you and a secondary controller on the same team. Most of the questions are general knowledge but you may have a bad run and answer a few incorrectly and fall short of 2,700 points. Once the question came up I searched for the answers on the internet, this way you will get plenty of points and not miss out on this achievement as well as the “That’s Easy” achievement.

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Missing Pieces50
Collect all of the missing jigsaw pieces.


Jigsaw pieces are awarded to you as you complete the episodes throughout quest mode. The last jigsaw puzzle will be awarded when you complete the last episode of all four series in quest mode. There’s no technique to getting this achievement quickly, you just need to finish quest mode in its entirety.

Stat Attacker25
Win 25 games of Stat Attax.

See “Top Stat Attacker”

Mega Score30
Score 3,200 points in a 80 question quiz of Hard Mega Quiz.

This is similar to the “Team Work” achievement, except this time you’ll need to play a long quiz (80 Question) on hard whilst gaining a score of 3,200 or more. You can just use the same technique of pausing the game and looking up the answers on the internet.

Square Hunter50
Find all of the hidden Square Puzzles.

Similar to the “Amazing Squares” achievement, except you’ll need to find 18 different square puzzles on the Dangerous Encounters, Aquatic Life and Predators v Prey episodes. Here is the location list

Dangerous Encounters


Level 6 Puzzle – Southern Africa – Kalahari Desert just below the K in Kalahari
Level 5 Puzzle – Southern Asia – Just East of Dhaka which is close to India
Level 4 Puzzle – Indonesia. – Just East of Java Trench. South from Puzzle 2 location
Level 3 Puzzle – Japan – Osaka
Level 2 Puzzle – Indonesia – By “on” in Indonesia text
Level 1 Puzzle – South America – Just North of Amazon Basin Text on Equator

Aquatic Life

Level 6 Puzzle – In middle of Ocean – East of Southwest Indian Ridge. West Of Australia. Just South West of Jigsaw Level 3 Puzzle
Level 5 Puzzle – Arctic Circle, Just North East of Hudson Bay
Level 4 Puzzle – Just South of Bay of Bengal. Off East coast of India
Level 3 Puzzle – Tricky to find. In middle of ocean south of North Pacific Ocean text below Tropic of Cancer but above Equator. It’s fairly close to Endangered Fish Episode. Just North West of it
Level 2 Puzzle – East of New Guinea, North West of Fiji Islands
Level 1 Puzzle – In middle of Ocean – East of Southeast Indian Ridge. Just South of Australia

Predators vs. Prey

Level 6 Puzzle – Africa – Just West of Lake Malawi
Level 5 Puzzle – Antarctic Circle – Just West of Antarctic Peninsula. Near Jigsaw Level 5
Level 4 Puzzle – Arctic Circle – Just East of Svalbard, North of Barents Sea
Level 3 Puzzle – East of Moscow just North of Araf Sea
Level 2 Puzzle – In middle of Ocean. West of Atlas Mountains in Africa. If you zoom out a little it’s right by “O” in North Atlantic Ocean
Level 1 Puzzle – In middle of Ocean. East of New Zealand. Just North West of Louisville Ridge

(Credit to KewlGuitarist)

Perfect 3030
Score 10 out of 10 in 30 episodes.

See “The Big 50” for information.

The Big 5050
Score 10 out of 10 in 50 episodes without retrying.

This is as simple as it sounds. You’ll need to finish 50 episodes answer 100% of the questions correct. There are little over 60 episodes in total throughout the four series so there is little room for error. Your best bet is to grab an answer sheet, which can be found under the “Nat Geo Researcher” achievement and just progress through quest mode answer them all right.

If all goes well this should unlock about midway through the third series of questions. If at any point you do answer a question wrong you can quit out to your dashboard and continue with the game. The game autosaves when you complete every episode so you won’t be pushed back to far.

Brain Box30
Win 30 multiplayer quizzes.

See “Quiz Master” for more information.

Not Puzzled35
Complete 35 different puzzles.

See “Puzzle Genius" for more information

Easy or What25
Score 10 out of 10 on your first attempt in any episode.

This achievement should unlock the same time as “Top of the class”. If you do get a question wrong instead of choosing retry, exit to your dashboard and reload the game and start the episode again.

Top Stat Attacker40
Win 50 games of Stat Attax.

Stat Attax is just another game for the popular card game,top trumps. Each person is given a set amount of cards with different stats on them, one player must quote a stat and if the stat beats the opponents card in that particular stat then player one receives player 2’s card.

All these achievements can be accessed from the main menu and can be gained with a second controller. There is no quick way to do these, just choose a short game and either take all your opponents cards or end up with the most cards after 20 turns have been taken.

Common Knowledge25
Win 10 multi-team games in Quiz Mode.

See “Quiz Master” for more information

You're Good30
Win 25 multi-team games in Quiz Mode.

See “Quiz Master” for more information
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Quiz Master50
Win 50 multi-team games in Quiz Mode.

This is a very lengthy achievement and has to be done with 2 controllers, both on different teams. The quickest way to burn through this is to play short quizzes (40 questions) on easy difficulty. But remember that you actually need to win.

Puzzle Genius60
Complete all puzzles.

To gain this achievement you will need to complete all four series in quest mode, to unlock all square, jigsaw and slide puzzles. Slide puzzles are truly irritating whilst jigsaw and square puzzles are pleasantly easy. There are 24 of each puzzle type equalling 72 different puzzles you’ll need to complete. You will know if you’ve completed a puzzle at it will have a recorded time next to it when viewing it, you can also play the puzzles from the main menu or through the globe on quest mode.

Quiz Genius55
You are at the top of each leaderboard.

This is not a multiplayer achievement and can be obtained offline solo. There are a total of 16 leaderboards, you will top a leaderboard once you unlock the “Nat Geo Researcher” achievement and the other 15 can be topped via quiz mode. You’ll need to play a 40, 60 and 80 question quizzes on each kind of quiz. To become top of the leaderboard you’ll need to beat a certain score, these being :
- 40 Questions = 3,000 points
- 60 Questions = 4,000 points
- 80 Questions = 5,000 points
Like many other achievements you can pause the game and look up the answers on the world wide web.

Nat Geo Researcher100
Complete Quest Mode with a score of 100%.

Each series is worth a maximum 25% to your total score, but to gain the 25% you’ll need to answer every question in every episode correctly. So altogether you’ll have to complete the game answer every single question right, which can be a royal pain.

However, if you do answer a question wrong you can exit to the dashboard and then reload the game and continue, the game autosaves after every episode so you won’t be pushed back too far.

There is also a list of all questions in Quest mode with the correct answers, said list can be found Here(Credit to Musquito)

Jigsaw Friends40
Complete any 5 jigsaws with a friend.

This is essentially the same as single player jigsaw puzzles, just have another controller playing. Some people are saying that both controllers need to lay a certain amount of pieces for the achievement to register. Your best bet is to lay all the outside pieces with controller 1 and fill the rest in with controller 2. (Credit to KewlGuitarist).

It’s in your best interest if you play the lower level puzzles as they are easier to complete.
Fail5
Answer all 10 questions incorrectly in any episode

This may or may not come naturally, so take a look at the answers guide linked with the “Nat Geo Researcher” achievement, and choose the incorrect answers. I would highly suggest you try for this after you have “The Big 50” achievement.

Lost5
Lose 5 Stat Attax matches in a row

As simple as it sounds, see the “Top Stat Attacker” description. Except this time treat yourself as the second controller and lose on purpose.
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I can't believe no one has thanked you for this guide after all this time. I think you did an awesome job. Very helpful indeed!! Cheers bud
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This guide has helped me quite a bit this week, thankyou!!!

Anyone stuck on the sliders for the "all puzzles" achievement, this is a great Youtube channel, I can not do sliders, so this guys helped ALOT.

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