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Old 08-17-2011, 05:31 PM   #1
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Achievement Guide & Road Map.



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Overview.

- Estimated achievement difficulty: 3/10
- Offline: 14/14 (200)
- Online: 0 (There is no online)
- Approximate amount of time to 200: 5+ hours depending on skill level.
- Minimum number of playthroughs required: 1+ with replays.
- Missable achievements: 0
- Glitched achievements: 0
- Cheats disable achievements: No cheats
- Difficulty affects achievements: No Difficulty setting.

Introduction:

Welcome to my Achievement Guide & Road Map to achieving 200 on IonBall EX.
The game is currently priced at 2.29 / $2.99

Please enjoy the guide and I hope this helps you complete the game.
There is no copyright on this guide but if you do re-post elsewhere please credit me. =D

Special Thanks to - IRONSUN Studios for creating this game and Xbox360Achievements for hosting this guide.

There is a great review of the game over at WPCentral by eastx - Click here

Notes, Bug and Reset.

Not upgrading HIT POWER and ION-BALL until you have the other achievements unlocked is a must for an easy 200

The abilities are bugged, if you start a new game you will reset your upgrades until you continue the game from the main menu which will unlock all the abilities you have previously upgraded even though the continue is for your new game.

The only way to fully reset your abilities to zero is to un-install and re-install the game.

Level Replay Trick.

If you exit a level and then continue it will restart the level you are on.

Invincible Glitch.

See this thread for invincibilty glitch if you need to make the game super easy.

Step 1: Play Through The Story.

Work your way through the story upgrading as you progress, you should have enough XP to max out all required abilities in your 1st playthrough.

It is possible to unlock Record Breaker on your 1st playthrough but is easier on 2nd playthrough with an upgraded platform just make sure you do not upgrade HIT POWER or ION-BALL.

Step 2: Record Breaker.

For this playthrough if you have not upgraded HIT POWER and ION-BALL tap continue and you will have all your abilities from your 1st playthrough.

You need to have not upgraded HIT POWER and ION-BALL so you can get alot more points from the levels. See Record Breaker achievement for more details.

Step 3: Double Time, Triple Threat and Mop-up.

You dont want to upgrade ION-BALL or HIT POWER until you have Double Time and Triple Threat as HIT POWER and ION-BALL breaks too many blocks so you dont get as many power ups, once you unlock Double Time and Triple Threat upgrade HIT POWER and ION-BALL and you should have all 200

General.

There are 35 levels to complete

Like a cat you start with 9 lives (Lives in bottom right in red under platform)

Objects.

You can view the objects in help and options -> help - Page 1

Bouncer - Hits you ball in opposite direction fast.

Cog - Spins you ball off in direction cog is turning.

Portal - In one portal out the other.

Fan - Blows your ball in direction it is facing.

Blocks.

You can view the blocks to destroy help and options -> help - Page 2

Coloured blocks range from 1 hit to 10 hits to destroy.

Electric block - Cannot be damaged from below.

Shrapnel block - When smashed it will throw out shrapnel to be avoid.

Shadow block - When hit it disappears for a short time .

Explode block - When hit will take out unbreakable blocks.

Pick-ups.

You can view the pick-ups in help and options -> help - Page 3

Green Multi-ball - Gives you Multi-ball

Green Bomb – Destroys all bricks completing level

Yellow Ball – Speeds up ball

Green Platform – Extra Life

Blue Ball - Slows ball down

Blue Orb – Hold ball to platform

Red Ball - Ball cuts through blocks with bouncing back until it hits the screen border.

Red Platform – Makes you platform smaller

Red Bomb – Instant Death

Blue Shield - Adds defensive Shield to bottom of screen

Upgrades.

CHAIN REACTION

1 = 75 = 30% Chance
2 = 150 = 50% Chance
3 = 325 = 75% Chance
4 = 450 = 100% Change

MUTATOR ENHANCER

1 = 100 = 1.3 x basic time
2 = 200 = 1.6 x basic time
3 = 400 = 2 x basic time
4 = 550 = 2.5 x basic time

SHIELD ENHANCER

1 = 150 = +1 shields
2 = 250 = +2 shields
3 = 400 = +4 shields
4 = 700 = +6 shields

XP MULTIPLIER

1 = 200 = 10% increase
2 = 300 = 15% increase
3 = 450 = 25% increase
4 = 800 = 40% increase

FORCE PROJECTION

1 = 250 = 5% Influence
2 = 450 = 12% Influence
3 = 650 = 22% Influence
4 = 900 = 38% Influence

HIT POWER

1 = 275 = +2 hit power
2 = 500 = +3 hit power
3 = 700 = +5 hit power
4 = 1025 = +7 hit power

GROW PLATFORM

1 = 350 = 12.5% Growth
2 = 650 = 25% Growth
3 = 1050 = 37.5% Growth
4 = 1450 = 50% Growth

ION-BALL

1 = 700 = 15% chance
2 = 1150 = 28% chance
3 = 1750 = 42% chance
4 = 2400 = 60% chance

SECOND CHANCE

1 = 800 = 5% chance
2 = 1350 = 10% chance
3 = 2000 = 15% chance
4 = 2850 = 25% chance

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Old 08-17-2011, 05:32 PM   #2
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Achievements.

Point Break 10
Get x5 score multiplier

Your multiplier increases as long as you are alive and the ball is in play, filling up a blue meter in the bottom left of your screen.

Everytime the blue meter fills it increases your multiplier by 1.

You can get this as early as level one but it will unlock at some point as long as you stay alive long enough.

I Am Spartacus 5
Defeat the Centurion

He appears at the end of level 2 and fires red lasers at you, avoid the lasers while hitting him with the ball.

Once his damage bar is drained he explodes and this will unlock.

Hands Free 10
IonBall is in play for more than 30 seconds without touching the bat

On level 6 when you get the ball in the middle box it should bounce around for 30 seconds and unlock.

If not you can use the level replay trick which is to exit the level before it ends and hit continue to replay the level from the start.

Eight Ball 10
Destroy 8 bricks in a row without the ball touching the platform

On level 6 when you get the ball in the middle box it should bounce around and take out at least 8 bricks and unlock.

If not you can use the level replay trick which is to exit the level before it ends and hit continue to replay the level from the start.

Wipeout 5
Destroy all remaining bricks with bomb mutator

Collect the green bomb pick-up which will drop from a destroyed brick, pick-ups are random but you will get at some point on your 1st playthrough.

Size Matters 10
Max out bat growth upgrade

You need to upgrade GROW PLATFORM to level 4 to unlock.

1 = 350 = 12.5% Growth
2 = 650 = 25% Growth
3 = 1050 = 37.5% Growth
4 = 1450 = 50% Growth

IONBALL 10
Max out the IonBall upgrade

You need to upgrade ION-BALL to level 4 to unlock.

1 = 700 = 15% chance
2 = 1150 = 28% chance
3 = 1750 = 42% chance
4 = 2400 = 60% chance

Brass Balls 10
Max out the ball power upgrade

You need to upgrade HIT POWER to level 4 to unlock.

1 = 275 = +2 hit power
2 = 500 = +3 hit power
3 = 700 = +5 hit power
4 = 1025 = +7 hit power

Spread it out 15
Apply every upgrade at least once in a game

You need to upgrade at least 1 level for for each of the following to unlock.

CHAIN REACTION

MUTATOR ENHANCER

SHIELD ENHANCER

XP MULTIPLIER

FORCE PROJECTION

HIT POWER

GROW PLATFORM

ION-BALL

SECOND CHANCE

Defeat Leviathan 30
Defeat the final boss

He appears at the end of level 35 and fires lasers at you, avoid the lasers while trying to hit him with the ball.

Tactic, stay directly under him and avoid his lasers and eventually he will fire a green ball which you can bounce back at him.

Can be a harder if you have a max GROW PLATFORM upgrade as the lasers are hard to dodge.

Once his damage bar is drained he explodes and this will unlock.

Serious Skills 15
Play for 2 minutes without dying

Stay alive for 2 minutes, you should unlock this on your 1st playthrough easily done when you have max GROW PLATFORM upgrade.

Double Time 10
Hold Fastball and Multiball mutators at the same time

Note you must pick up Multiball before picking up Fastball. If you pick up Fastball first, the Multiball cancels it out. Both balls from Multiball must be in play when you pick up fastball to count.
Thanks to eastx for confirmation.

Pick-up Multiball (green multiball pick-up) then Fastball (Yellow ball pick-up) and this will unlock.
Both balls from Multiball must be in play when you pick up fastball to count.

If you have HIT POWER and ION-BALL upgraded this will be very difficult as most of your blocks will explode not giving pick-ups.

An easy level to unlock this is level 4 but will take a good few replays using the level replay trick to unlock as the pick-up spawns are random but level 4 is high on Fastball and multiball pick-ups.

Hit the ball into the fan and it will take out blocks without you having to worry too much about losing the ball, keep the hole it can drop out covered and hit it back up if it drops down.

Wait for the Multiball and Fastball pick-ups to drop and pick them up to unlock.

If the unbreakable blocks explode from your ball hitting the exploder exit the game and press continue to replay the level from the start.

Triple Threat 10
Have three balls in play at the same time

You need to pick-up two green multiballs to have 3 balls on screen at once.

If you have HIT POWER and ION-ball upgraded this will be very difficult as most of your blocks will explode not giving pick-ups.

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Old 08-17-2011, 05:33 PM   #3
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Record Breaker 50
Score 1000000 points

You may not have unlocked this on your 1st playthrough, congrats if you did.

If you followed the roadmap you should have max abilities from you 1st playthrough except for HIT POWER AND ION-BALL.

If not it will be easier if you start a new game as you do not want HIT POWER and ION-BALL upgraded as they will reduce the amount of point you earn by taking blocks away too quickly for you to gain enough points.

Tap continue or new game depending on above after finishing 1st playthrough.

Try not to die as you lose a lot of points (10,000+) and continuing loses masses of points. (100,000+) the later levels you lose even more.

If you have FORCE PROJECTION maxed you can get the ball stuck on certain levels like level 6 and level 24 and leave the game running and it will kill spawning bots for points.

Try not to pick up green bombs as they clear the level wasting points.

Once you reach 1 million points it will unlock, this is not cummaltive so in 1 playthrough.
Thanks to DeviousD for confirmation.



Cheers Ladies and Gentleman guide is now 100% Complete. =D
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:26 PM   #4
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Wow that was fast dude you have to be the quickest gudie writer there ever was. Good stuff an easy 200. Managed to get serious skills and record breaker on level 33 the ball got stuck between the middle portal and roof and every so often it would kill the robot things stayed there for 15 mins my score went from 500k to million. I don't know how easy this is to recreate its my first playthrough and yeah the achievement pops as soon as you reach 1 million.
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:24 AM   #5
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Hey Yip! Shaping up to be another great guide!

Yeah, after my first play through I was only missing Triple Play, Double Threat, and Ion Ball. I continued onto a second playthrough, and my platform is almost fully upgraded, and I hardly see any power-ups at all. I am thinking of a new game, upgrading only Mutator Enhancer, Hit Power, and Grow Platform... that might help.

Also, for Record Breaker... I am terrible at this game, and still somehow managed to hit the one million on level 32, so it would be interesting to see how many people got it on their first playthrough. It seems that you score higher on later levels, for no real reason that I can see, unless something bizarre happened.
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I got one million on level 15 of my first playthrough, heh.

Agreed, great (and speedy) guide!
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Old 08-20-2011, 12:33 AM   #8
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An easy 1,000,000 points way. Play a level, when 2 or 3 bricks left, quit and continue, the points accumulated. I selected level 6.
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Great little game, thanks for the guide!
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A note about Double Time: You have to pick up Multiball before picking up Fastball. If you pick up Fastball first, the Multiball cancels it out.
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hi. wanted to add that the infinite shield glitch mentioned in antother thread in this forum, brings the game down to 1,5-2 hours and difficulty 1! The glitch is extremely easy to do.
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I've been playing this game everyday since it came out and I still don't have double time achievement WTF clocked over 50 hrs just doing level 4 my score stopped at 9999999 getting fed up with shity glitchy WP7 games.

And the nextday I got it. But I'm still pissed.
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Be nice to know, what's the last level? 50? How do I tell how many lives I have?
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Might want to change completiontime. I had soo many fails and I still completed the game in 3 hours.
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Maybe this will save others time...when you finish the game and already have the 1 million points but not double or triple cheeves. Just spend all your extra cash and upgrade for the achievements. also, level 6 is a good place to get double and triple achievements. Took me about 8 total attempts.
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