Alice: Madness Returns

Alice: Madness Returns Achievements


Hit 4 Enemies With a Single Hobby Horse Ground Smash  

You will obtain the Hobby Horse during Chapter 2. You need to combo the Hobby Horse by pressing . The first two hits don't need to land but the third one does! Simply hit 4 enemies with this attack to unlock the achievement.

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Comment #1 by Kaze Katana
Friday, June 17, 2011 @ 05:07:52 AM

Easiest time to do this is when you have 4 or more slugs after you, with no other
enemies around. One great spot is in chapter 3 when you are in a room of
re-spawning slugs you need to kill to open the path to continue onwards. Just keep
moving around them until they are in a nice clumped group then go smash them with
your Hobby Horse. Neigh!

Comment #2 by vl Santiago
Saturday, June 18, 2011 @ 02:30:39 AM

^What he said. Also, to make it more easier, use the Clockwork bomb to lure them into one whole bunch.

Comment #3 by warlockx5
Saturday, June 18, 2011 @ 03:01:17 AM

Ok, so Idk if this is glitched out for me or something, but I've tried this so many times and I can't get the achievement to pop. I'm getting all the slug's into a group and smashing them with the hammer. I tried just the single attack (Y once) and i tried on the 3rd attack (Y 3 times) and it's not giving it to me. Any ideas? Does it make a difference that my Hobby Horse is fully upgraded?

Comment #4 by warlockx5
Saturday, June 18, 2011 @ 05:36:37 AM

Scratch that last post. The key to getting this is to LOCK ON to one of the targets. Otherwise it won't work. Lol

Comment #5 by obsessedfoxxie
Monday, June 20, 2011 @ 02:30:32 PM


Comment #6 by scarredxsoul
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 02:57:32 PM

Okay. To get this achievement you cannot use the DLC for the Hobby Horse
(knightmare) You must use the original and the achievement should work for you.
I tried multiple times doing these : Locking on, not locking on, using the first
hammer smash, the third hammer smash and what have you. I used the original
hobby horse and got it first try.

Comment #7 by maverik919
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 06:31:36 PM

for those using clockwork bombs to group, make sure you dont hit it when trying this. i just tried this and managed to get the 30 kill clockwork achieve. maybe thats why people are missing this

Comment #8 by Capt Aikens
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 @ 08:15:04 PM

As easy as it sounds, this achievement was more frustrating to me than the Nightmare run

After trying for a crazy number of times in chapter 3, I deleted the DLC and retried again, but still no achievement even though I could see all 5 of the slugs die in a single smash.

Finally I started a new game and bolted thru to get into SLUG WITH A SHELL to the area after you get the pepper grinder that has the raised areas with 3 Bolterfly nests and 2 Insidious Ruin. Run close to all the nests to make sure the bolterflies are chasing you.

The nice with this is, like slugs they spawn indefinitely as long as their nests are active so you can have as many as 6 little bolts chasing you.

Then hop across the dominos to the 2 whimpy Insidious ruins and drop a clockwork bomb next to them. Once

Comment #9 by Capt Aikens
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 @ 08:18:05 PM

As easy as it sounds, this achievement was more frustrating to me than the Nightmare run...After trying for a crazy number of times in chapter 3, I deleted the DLC and retried again, but still no achievement even though I could see all 5 of the slugs die in a single smash.
Finally I started a new game and bolted thru to get into SLUG WITH A SHELL to the area after you get the pepper grinder that has the raised areas with 3 Bolterfly nests and 2 Insidious Ruin. Run close to all the nests to make sure the bolterflies are chasing you. The nice with this is, like slugs they spawn indefinitely as long as their nests are active so you can have as many as 6 little bolts chasing you.
Then hop across the dominos to the 2 whimpy Insidious ruins and drop a clockwork bomb next to them. Once the Bolt

Comment #10 by Capt Aikens
Thursday, June 23, 2011 @ 06:13:13 PM

Sorry that this post is all messed up..apparently there's a line limit to each post. Anyway, The nice thing about SLUG WITH A SHELL is that the bolterflies are infinte as long as their hives are alive and you generally have about 6 of them chasing you. I ran past each hive just make sure they would follow and then I hopped across the dominoes so that I could get the whimpy little Insidious Ruins in the mix as took acouple tries and one wasted ruin, but then I dropped a Clockwork bomb and waited til all the bolterflies were on top of it and BAM! finally a single smash actually triggered the achievement. I would imagine this would work without the Ruins since there are 6 bolterflies, but either way it was very frustrating! Hope this helps 4 anyone else having issues...

Comment #11 by Theragen
Thursday, June 23, 2011 @ 10:12:19 PM

Thank you so much Capt Aikens for that detailed description of what you did. (In fact, I registered here specifically to tell you that. I've only been a lurker around here until now.) This was the ONLY achievement I had left to get me 100% done with this game, and it was driving me nuts. I went back and put on all the basic weapons and regular story line dress instead of the DLC stuff (though I had reverted back to the Hobby Horse already, I just went ahead and put all the regular stuff back on just in case), and went back to Slug With a Shell part and did just what you said, and wham!.. first try. I spent forever trying to get those slugs to work with no success and tried those ink wasp things a few times too. Phew, I am glad that's over with. ^_^ Thanks again! You saved my sanity

Comment #12 by Berlichingen
Friday, June 24, 2011 @ 08:51:32 PM

I can confirm that the achievement will unlock using the dlc weapons and dresses. I used a clockwork bomb in the cave in the West Peak Prison Village section of chapter 3 (where you look for the puzzle pieces) to draw in a group of slugs and locked on with the upgraded hobby horse while wearing the "meat dress". It unlocked on single Y tap.

Comment #13 by infernoterrorize
Saturday, June 25, 2011 @ 07:35:46 AM

This is so broken. I had 7 slugs in a pile, slam, 6 dead, no achievement. Been at this for an hour, with & without DLC.

Comment #14 by Berero
Sunday, June 26, 2011 @ 03:30:57 PM

Got this at the pepper grinder, too (just to be on the save side I disabled the DLC). The easiest way for me was to wait until 2 bolterflies dropped out of their nest and destroyed it. Went on like this until 3 nests popped up and let all of the flies flollow me. Just one tap of Y gave me 10 more GP (still it was an aweful pain in the ass to get them all nice and lined up).

Comment #15 by JKSullivan
Monday, June 27, 2011 @ 03:53:44 PM

OK, so I feel like an idiot for not picking this up sooner - but after trying and nailing up to 6 at one time with the hobby horse attack, it finally dawned on me that this needs to be done on the 3rd attack of the hobby horse combo. Got it on the first attempt that way. So if you're still struggling with this, make sure to do the combo and NOT kill anything on the first two hits.

Comment #16 by EUGStickySticks
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 @ 05:18:34 AM

not sure how did not get this one.

Comment #17 by FroZeNSouL
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 @ 03:21:45 PM

Ican also confirm what Capt Aikens has said.

But one point i must mention that hasnt been clarified..
When ppl are saying "wait for the enimies to gather round the bomb"
they mean litrally on top of it, not around!!!

I was constantly waiting till enermies surounded, then unleashing the YYY
and trying to get the 3rd hit on them, and nothing ever worked, even when there was 6 of them.

Then i stoped and saw that 3 of the flys had done their attack, and frozen ON TOP of the bomb. Did the YYY and achievement poped!!! I think it worked because the attack landed with all 3 + the bomb DEAD CENTER.

Comment #18 by Kylemane1
Friday, July 01, 2011 @ 03:08:17 AM

I like the others are having trouble with this one I'll have slugs grouped together but when I use the the hobby horse I only kill three of the slugges. I tried backing up and timing my hits so I could use the final attack of the hobby horse and still only three die. But I'm still trying.

Comment #19 by EvilRyu
Saturday, July 02, 2011 @ 09:56:18 PM

Same here I'm having a trouble getting it.I try so many times and still can't get it.Help please?

Comment #20 by Dead Kenny15
Sunday, July 03, 2011 @ 12:13:10 PM

This one angered me. Took quite a few times, but I eventually settled on the method in this video. Even though it's PS3 it worked for me as well.
The trick I ran into was how the enemies were grouped. I had it where the enemies were lined up 1-2-3 where the first "row" had only one, the second had two and the row furthest from me had three. Then I just did Y-Y-Y and on the third Y it triggered, even though I killed the first enemy. Also, I had it on nightmare difficulty so the enemies could take more damage. I suspect killing an enemy doesn't count towards this but I can't confirm that with any certainty. Hope this helps.

Comment #21 by MurderTramp17
Sunday, July 03, 2011 @ 02:19:03 PM

I did what the above video advised during the hysteria trial. At first I couldn't get it to work, then I went back and turned off the DLC and it popped first try. :)

Comment #22 by Prelude2disastr
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 05:17:07 AM

Still having issues with this one. Last cheevo I need to 1000/1000 this game :(

I've tried all the ideas that I've seen above, from youtube, from the forums and still nothing.

I'm using a fully upgraded hobby-horse without the DLC and on Nightmare difficulty to increase the enemy health but none of it is helping.

Comment #23 by Dooglass88
Saturday, July 09, 2011 @ 02:55:09 AM

Hey guys,

so i looked at the comments before hand to see what exactly i was up against. Im sill not done with the game but im in Chapter 2 towards the end where you have to save the soul from the drowned sailors. To be specific, im at the third door part where there are unlimited slugs and one sailor.
I tried getting this randomly hitting Y once and i didnt get it. So i tried grouping them up and hit them on the third Y of the YYY combo.
It unlocked!!
I dont have any DLC so im sure that made a difference.
Hope this helps

Comment #24 by Dooglass88
Saturday, July 09, 2011 @ 02:57:16 AM

oh and i WAS NOT locked on.

Comment #25 by GENWAKU
Saturday, July 09, 2011 @ 07:58:28 PM

Got this accidentally wearing the DLC caterpillar dress whilst hunting around chapter 2 for collectibles. Hobby Horse was fully upgraded (but not the DLC one, if that makes any difference). Locked on as they crowded round a clockwork bomb and went in for the kill.

I don't know why the DLC would "void" the achievement. Either it's glitchy for some people or others simply aren't doing it right.

Comment #26 by EziosBladeZz
Sunday, July 10, 2011 @ 08:45:55 PM

Someone needs to give me chapter and checkpoint because I can't be assed to go through every checkpoint looknig for the one...

Comment #27 by NewFoundTerror
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 @ 11:08:18 PM

Finally got this. Ch 2 1st radula room in barrelbottom. No DLC on story dress on and got it on my 2nd try. I also could get it with the flys or slugs. Tried this level and got it. Finally 1ked this game and had a good time doing it.

Comment #28 by Bandic00t
Thursday, July 14, 2011 @ 05:09:18 AM

Finally got this like 5 minutes ago. I did it in Ch. 1 during the Hysteria Trial using the fully upgraded hobby horse without wearing any DLC stuff. Pretty much did it the way shown in the video above. Just wait for the enemies to bunch up, lock on and unleash the hobby horseĀ“s YYY combo. I even did it on normal difficulty, nightmare is not! neccessary for this achievement.

Comment #29 by Berlichingen
Friday, July 15, 2011 @ 03:55:17 PM

This is just a glitchy achievement. But dlc and difficulty have nothing to do with "voiding" it. It is just a matter of patience and the ambivalent good will of your Xbox.

Comment #30 by oathmeal
Monday, July 18, 2011 @ 04:38:29 AM

Got this using the DLC hobby horse and while wearing the Flesh Maiden dress. I did it without using the YYY combo as well. I did use a clockwork bomb and waited until four bolterflies were right on top of it.

Comment #31 by xRyudo
Saturday, July 23, 2011 @ 01:06:53 PM

Radula Room #1 in Chapter 2 where you have to survive against Madcaps is VERY easy to obtain this achievement. Just let them get them together, and keep a distance yourself as you charge the first 2 strikes, then when they're about to reach, the last hit of the combo should smash the ground and not kill them - but will hit at least 4 of them.

Comment #32 by The Mad Hatt3r1
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @ 09:47:01 AM

its a lil glitched i did it 3 times on the black crawling things till i finally got it

Comment #33 by xX2OHMSUPXx
Friday, July 29, 2011 @ 02:48:51 PM

I am also confirming Capt Aikens method worked I tried for the longest time on the slithering ruins cave in chapter 3 and could not get it to unlock. Then went back to chapter 1 slug in a shell and destroy 3 nest and left the others just in case I screwed up and killed some but no need it unlocked on first try. Thank you

Comment #34 by Sazaline
Sunday, July 31, 2011 @ 04:08:51 AM

I am finding it pretty impossible to do this achievement, I have gone through all the previously mentioned ideas with and without DLC I've done it with 4 or more botteflys and slugs and I don't know what else to try, only achievement I've struggled with please help with anymore ideas !!

Comment #35 by Marvolo
Sunday, July 31, 2011 @ 10:05:56 AM

@xRyudo (post #31) thanks a lot... Worked for me

Comment #36 by XBOX ISAAC82
Tuesday, August 02, 2011 @ 01:37:37 PM

After about 2 hours of trying with the lock on and every method mentioned I decided to try not locking on and on my third strike of Y, it popped. So lock on definitely not required.

Comment #37 by Zealin
Monday, August 08, 2011 @ 09:44:47 AM

3rd try in chapter 2 radula room 2 (not 1)

Comment #38 by Aagame
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 @ 02:23:03 PM

Just picked this up today. I can confirm two things: 1) You CAN use the worms, and; 2) You CAN use the bomb to lure them. I was in Chapter 5 inside the dark dollhouse where you are attacked by several worms. I threw down a bomb, four of them gathered around, and I used the triple hit combo of the Hobbyhorse. I did make contact with them on the final smash. I also had the Hobbyhorse fully upgraded, although that apparently doesn't matter.

Really strange achievement. I had done this multiple times in Chapter 3 like others said, but it wouldn't unlock.

Comment #39 by Soulchakra
Saturday, August 13, 2011 @ 02:46:23 PM

I finally unlocked it at the "Slug with a Shell" Chapter. Man was this an annoying one. At the second pig snout, jumped up the dominoes, ran to the corner and blocked till they were all on me. Then jumped away, swang twice away and third towards them and got it.

Comment #40 by Lyco
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 12:20:14 PM

Did it in one of the Radula Rooms, which was filled with Madcaps. I didn't even get to the slam, I only managed to press Y twice, it certainly didn't look like I hit 4 of them and I also didn't lock on to any of them.

Comment #41 by MrInfliction
Tuesday, September 06, 2011 @ 09:54:34 AM

@20,great link! Tried this and got it on my first try.

I've tried the method with the bolterflies in "Slug with a Shell" and on the
3rd chapter with the large quantities of slugs, but it didn't work for me, no
matter how many I've killed.

Finally 1000g this game :D! woot!

Comment #42 by NewSlang7
Tuesday, September 06, 2011 @ 10:22:52 AM

I swear to god this is the most difficult achievement I've ever done. Does this have to be on the 3rd strike or the first one? Third strike is insanely difficult. I'm pulling my hair out!

Comment #43 by Xarmanzia
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 02:08:50 PM

I used the bomb trick the the "Drowned Sailor's" sub levels on the third lackey. There are always 5 slugs present, so just keep throwing bombs until they are close and hit them. People might be missing this achievement if their aim is slightly off.

Comment #44 by VinnY BluE
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 @ 02:26:28 PM

The easiest way! I some 2 or 3 times.
That is the from comment #14 by Berero.
1st hive, 2 come out and destroy the hyve so on so on with the next ones.
with like 7 or 8 bolts behind me, Dodge away from them so you have enough distance.
Press 3times Y(you will hit 1 or 2 with the first 2 hits) en with the ground smash
it got me the achievement.
No clockwork bomb, not going insane. True is is the most easy way.
Good luck.

Comment #45 by Shakalooloo
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 @ 03:53:34 AM

Comment #20 has it right. I spent ages trying to smash flies in the Duchess' back garden, but the real best place is at the Hysteria tutorial. Block until lots of ruin are grouped around you, then unleash. I got it first attempt!

Comment #46 by kaylacka1230
Thursday, November 10, 2011 @ 09:30:59 AM

Comment #20 is the way to go!!! I've tried all the other methods given above, but none of them worked except this one. Got it FIRST TRY!!! I set the difficulty to Nightmare so the ruin wouldn't die as easy. My hobby horse was fully upgraded, though I did turn off the DLC just in case. Try it folks! :)

Comment #47 by Onyxflamegod
Friday, November 11, 2011 @ 11:55:22 PM

Just got this with the dlc horse and the caterpillar dress on, while fighting the drowned soldier who has the slime blobs, so I can confirm that using the DLC dress and weapon doesn't stop it, for sure. at the very least if it does, it's only a glitch.

Comment #48 by TyGuy9402
Thursday, December 01, 2011 @ 11:52:03 PM

This is easy if you throw the rabbit bomb thing xD

Comment #49 by Nooga
Friday, January 27, 2012 @ 01:54:19 PM

Finally got this one last night =) Was somewhere in chapter 5, with the slugs.. It wasn't repopping slugs, just a whole bunch of em, maybe 6 or 7 of em. I didn't use the rabbit bomb, i just circled around them til they were in a big group. I only hit Y once, I didnt need to tap it 3x for the combo. I think I killed 5 of the slugs with the one hit and the cheevo popped. I have all DLC and weapons fully upgraded, but i dont think that makes a difference. Also using the checkmate dress or whatever its called. =)

I also tried to do this MANY times with all the various locations where the slugs respawn, and didnt have any luck. I probably just got lucky when it popped for me, but keep at it, its definitely possible to get it. =)

Comment #50 by Knomadic
Thursday, February 16, 2012 @ 06:29:21 PM

Best Way To Get This Achievement!!!!

Comment #51 by Disaster Report
Friday, February 24, 2012 @ 07:31:35 AM

Kinda late to the party, but I got this by replaying Chapter 1. I had upgraded the Hobby Horse to the second level, and went to the room with the teacups and the guys with white shields. Fought until the metal ramp dropped, ran up near the top to get the other guys to chase me, then went back down to the bottom of the room (at the base of the ramp). There were five guys there and the achievement triggered when I was sure I hadn't done it right.

Comment #52 by PhaseChan
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 05:57:40 PM

Yep yep - Cooment #20 is the best way by far.

This is the youtube link for those who have skipped to the bottom of this thread -

I got the achievement literally first try - fully upgraded Hobby Horse, Hard Difficulty, no focusing. Just get em into a group and press Y until the third slam hits all of them. They enemies don't even need to die. :)

Comment #53 by HVAC Techie
Friday, March 09, 2012 @ 04:08:08 AM

I'll be honest, I got this by accident during a Radula Room challenge. >_>

Comment #54 by tayboone
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 @ 12:20:00 AM

I did this achievement on my Nightmare playthrough on slithering ruin. Grouped 4 of them together during the fight with the lost soul guy, hit two times with the hammer away from them, then targetted and used the last hit to smash near them. It didn't hit the ruin directly, but the area of effect damage wasn't enough to kill them, and I got the achievement. :) I don't believe the ruin died.

I hope it helps someone

Comment #55 by Skeezy Black
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 @ 04:53:51 AM

another achievement that won't matter what i try. guess i'll keep trying

Comment #56 by Aceprobe
Sunday, April 22, 2012 @ 06:49:49 PM

I think the reason so many people are having a problem with this is because you have to hit "4" enemies, not 3 or 5. I'm not sure about this, but it took me a few tries as well even though I was sure I did it so many times. On my final attempt when it did unlock I used the slug room in chapter 3 and noticed that I had only killed 4 out of the 5 or 6 slugs present. Hope that helps someone.

Comment #57 by Schfooge
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 07:45:54 PM

I wasn't even trying for this when I got it. It popped while I was fighting the Cardguards right before the Executioner makes his first appearance. I don't think I was locked on any of them, and I the hit that triggered the achievement wasn't the first hit, not the third. Also, I had a DLC dress on Alice, but wasn't using the DLC horse weapon.

Comment #58 by Demondog113
Saturday, October 27, 2012 @ 06:44:36 AM

If you're like me, and you upgraded it right away - the achievement seems to be a lot harder. No matter how hard I tried, I just couldn't get the achievement to pop up. I finally got it in Chapter 1 when you unlock hysteria mode. There's a little ledge by a rock, and the ruins come in one at a time. Use the umbrella to block their attacks and wait until a bunch of them are in front of you. Since it's a checkpoint area, if you don't get it you can just keep trying until you do. This works with the fully upgraded Hobbyhorse, even on Nightmare mode (that's the mode I was working on). Do not use the Clockwork bomb, if you hit that on accident - you won't get it. Just standing in that small area should be enough to pile up the enemies, and it shouldn't take too long. Hope it helps.

Comment #59 by uratitmouse
Sunday, November 25, 2012 @ 07:20:41 PM

what part of the attack are you suppose to kill these things?...the 3rd hit?

i hate this achievment

Comment #60 by Psyderman
Monday, January 21, 2013 @ 10:15:55 AM

this one is killing me, is it definitely on the third hit? YYY?
I am using the bomb and locking on but no joy :(

Comment #61 by Verdilith
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 09:42:30 PM

For those still having trouble with this, you have buy at least one upgrade for the Hobby Horse. Otherwise it will not let you do the third part of the combo, thus not letting you get the achievement.

Comment #62 by hinatahyuuga73
Thursday, March 14, 2013 @ 12:11:17 AM

use clock bomb to lure enemies n then attack :)

Comment #63 by Davvvide
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 @ 10:51:07 AM

took me hundreds of attempts but eventually it popped

Comment #64 by MrRoyboto
Saturday, July 27, 2013 @ 02:58:48 PM

I'm late to the party but with good answers!

Here's what I know:
1) The third hit of the Hobby Horse has the shockwave. That means you MUST upgrade at least once.
2) You do NOT need to lock-on to a specific enemy.

I got this one almost immediately after obtaining the HH and didn't have to blow teeth on a weapon I'm not sure I like yet. Here's how:

Right after getting it you have a small fight. Finish it and you get a save checkpoint. A couple jumps later and you jump down into a room with 2 Insidious Ruins and 3 Ice Snarks (One is hiding under ice at the far end. Just walk near him and he jumps up). So that's 5 enemies total.

I upgraded the HH to level 2. Wake up the hiding Snark and run around till they are mostly grouped together. Then I dropped a bomb in the middle to keep

Comment #65 by Boo Songz
Wednesday, October 02, 2013 @ 05:14:26 PM

Do what this person says:
It is so much easier. I got it on the first try this way. It has taken me two days trying it any other. Thank you. Finally got this achievement.

Comment #66 by ilsandes
Saturday, May 23, 2015 @ 02:59:43 PM

I confirm you can unlock this using the dlc if weapons and dresses.

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