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Old 07-31-2008, 03:00 PM   #1
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I don't know if its just me or what but I have tried for almost two solid hours to get the Wax Off achievement. Can anyone help me with this... Its the last achievement I need to get 200/200

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Old 07-31-2008, 03:09 PM   #2
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u mean you already got smile?
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Old 07-31-2008, 03:12 PM   #3
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u mean you already got smile?
Yeah, took me four tries...
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Old 07-31-2008, 03:23 PM   #4
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nice, then i dont understand why your having trouble with wax off, what are you exactly finding difficult.
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Old 07-31-2008, 03:30 PM   #5
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Yeah, took me four tries...
I bow down to you, non-n00b1sh m4n! I've got like 115/200. It's been rough going ever since I got the last achievement. Then again, I wasn't a master at the first game either. Best of luck on maxing it out, bro!
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Old 07-31-2008, 03:31 PM   #6
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I can get the first time around and then i run into about 80 square things. I can fight them off but I just cant get the full second time around. I do maybe ten dots then kill everyone then do 10 more then i get Cornered and die.
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Old 07-31-2008, 03:34 PM   #7
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I bow down to you, non-n00b1sh m4n! I've got like 115/200. It's been rough going ever since I got the last achievement. Then again, I wasn't a master at the first game either. Best of luck on maxing it out, bro!
The trick is that you need to just play it and get Game Over then after that you are basically set. I did Game Over and Smile in the same run... I accidentally timed out on stage 2 because I had to answer the phone then again on 4 and then I looked online and It said time out 2,4 and fail 11,14,16,17,19 or whatever and I did it. IMO wasnt that hard......
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Old 07-31-2008, 03:35 PM   #8
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And i wasnt a master at the first game either..... I never got over 250,000! LOL
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Old 07-31-2008, 03:41 PM   #9
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I can get the first time around and then i run into about 80 square things. I can fight them off but I just cant get the full second time around. I do maybe ten dots then kill everyone then do 10 more then i get Cornered and die.
ok ive made a very good explanation on my guide so have a look
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Old 08-02-2008, 09:50 PM   #10
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its hard but make you think what you need to do, i kept movin from wall to wall and gate to wall, took awhile. but eventully got it.
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Old 08-05-2008, 03:44 PM   #11
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At the start you spawn near the bottom so head down first and you will make contact with the wall the quickest, therefore having slightly less enemies by the time you get to the second loop. It's not much but it helps slightly
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Old 08-05-2008, 03:54 PM   #12
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It took me approx 100 tries for this one. When you spawn...immediately go straight up and move in a counter-clockwise path. The first time through you will meet minimal enemies...but the 2nd time around...it gets tough. If you can get smile, and game over...then you can get this one too.
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Old 08-05-2008, 05:30 PM   #13
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I start by going up and then going counter-clockwise or clockwise depending on where the first group of enemies start, and I will make it around one full time without being disturbed. Get as much as can, but if you see enemies ganging up on you, break for a hole in there formation and run through a couple of nearby gates, and head straight back to the wall..
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Old 08-08-2008, 03:46 PM   #14
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Law of averages worked for me on this one. No way was I gonna fail this two hundred and ONE times in a row.
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Old 08-09-2008, 12:53 PM   #15
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ive tried for hours upon hours to get this.... the screen just gets mobbed and full of crossing gates... spells instant colorful death.
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Old 08-09-2008, 11:56 PM   #16
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I have got 99% FOUR TIMES for Wax-Off.

I hate this achievement.
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Old 08-10-2008, 09:58 AM   #17
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I found rebound to be harder, I find the trick is to get the wax on in one go, go right from the start, because even though it doesn't display you waxing on while your shields are up, it still does it. Takes a while before you can get the wax on in one go, but after that just be really careful, if you get too many enemies chasing you, then go through a few gates to kill some.
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Old 08-12-2008, 05:24 AM   #18
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Well for the first "wax" I usually don't get disturbed so I go along all the way, if I don't I start over because, technically, the more time you waste the harder it gets since there's more and more enemies. Then try to do as much as you can still going along. After that, just don't rush it all the time, kill some and whenever you're close to a wall try to wax it, just little by little. It takes a while because gates often screw you over, or they spawn on your ass. Seriously though, Smile in 4 tries? Don't I wish...
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Old 08-12-2008, 03:49 PM   #19
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i finally unlocked this badboy...

took me days and days. if u dont get the wax on in one go round, u prolly wont get the wax off, try your best to get round first in one clean go, and then take your time. but its damn hard.
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Old 08-13-2008, 02:19 PM   #20
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I have got 99% FOUR TIMES for Wax-Off.

I hate this achievement.
I hear ya dude. I also managed 99% percent. It made a me say a few rude words, but hasn't stopped me going back to try again. Perseverence is your best ally for this. As stated in some other posts, it's generally easy enough to get around once and then draw the 'grunts' towards a side, nip through some gates and then make your way to the next side that has an opening. There is also some luck involved!
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Old 08-14-2008, 06:44 AM   #21
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Just keep trying! I could not tell you how many times I got close only to have the game spawn a group of blues on me or get caught by the edge of a gate or some other run of bad luck.

Seems like things were always in the worst spot to be lol.

If anything I discovered was not to try to clear to much of the wall to fast. If you don't "play the game" so to speak and not use gates enough you will get a huge mass on you against the wall and then you will be messed up.

I basically tried to get the first square as soon as possible (the faster you get the first the less guys to deal with for the second. Then I would do hit and runs, clear sections of the walls whiling moving through gates occanisonaly. But more than anything it does require some luck as well.
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Old 08-14-2008, 07:25 PM   #22
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What I found best is to stay away from the corners unless you know enemies just spawned there. Several times I had enemies spawn on top of me, and it was no fun. And try not to stay on one side of the screen too much, the squares will be right on your ass, making it easier to be cornered.

Once I figured those out, it wasn't long until I had the achievement.
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Old 08-18-2008, 10:35 PM   #23
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Ugh.. I'm too impatient for this one.

What sort of scores are the guys that have done this getting on pacifism?

Edit: Did it!
My advice is to mow down the first 3 guys.. then go for wax on all in one go.
After that just keep hitting where you can.. move around a lot, if you stick to one side too much you'll get trapped

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Old 08-19-2008, 07:04 PM   #24
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i just got real greedy at the begining and alot of times you can make it all the way around for wax on before anyone even gets near you, then you just have to fight your way through. I had a couple times i made it all the way for wax on and continued around about 3 walls for wax off before having to get away. I also made it to 96-99 percent about 10 times made me so mad but i just kept trying.
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Old 08-21-2008, 01:20 AM   #25
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Old 09-08-2008, 12:03 AM   #26
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the last one i need is smile and i jus got this one. i was about where you are with the getting cornered. i find it's easier to be patient and let it drag out if you have to. it took me around and hour and a half. what i ended up doing was getting the wax-on right of the bat before too many squares show up then i took it slow with the wax-off doing maybe 5-8 dots at a time. sometimes not even that. i lured them away from a wall would work on then kill them, then head back and finish the job. is there a video of this somewhere? i know about the smile and waves videos posted here but i don't remember a wax-off video.
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Old 09-08-2008, 08:47 AM   #27
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This achievement comes a lot easier if you just be patient instead of going straight for the wall continuously. Just play normally and look for good chances to wax off. You'll get 100% in time.
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Old 09-12-2008, 07:29 AM   #28
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This achievement comes a lot easier if you just be patient instead of going straight for the wall continuously. Just play normally and look for good chances to wax off. You'll get 100% in time.
Yes and no. I think the wax on part is worth pushing for early, as if you take your time doing wax on, it only gets tougher to do the wax off as more enemies/gates spawn.

This achievement is IMHO the hardest in the game (I think it's actually harder than Smile, although Smile is very close). I spent more time on Smile, but this one frustrated me so much more (and unlike Smile which makes you better at sequence, I found this one made me worse at pacifism as I now have too much of a tendency to go close to the walls). So much of this one is pure luck as it really depends on the spawns. I did one run where I got to 99% with the last one little sliver in the top right corner so I went through a gate to clear out some enemies and had a clear view of the corner, zipped towards it with the excitement of finally unlocking the achievement, and just before I got to the wall and the achievement they spawned a nice big-ass group of blues right on top of me. I still can't believe I didn't break my controller after how hard I threw it after that one. I can laugh about it now that I have the ach, but I was pissed at the time.
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lol, that's funny. you got smile before wax off. the last three i got were smile, treaty and surf.
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you should be able to get all four walls green in one hit, then once they turn orange, destroy some gates and kill as many of the blues as you can, when it looks a bit clearer rub the nearest wall then fly through whatever opening you can see in the oncoming swarm whilst hitting as many gates as possible, i managed to get this and slalom at the same time.

and smile and treaty have given me the most trouble.
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