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- Estimated achievement difficulty: 4/10 with guides (6/10 otherwise).
- Offline: 10/10 (200/200)
- Online: 0/10 (0/200)
- Approximate amount of time to 200: 3-6 hours with guides (6-10 hours otherwise).
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1 (Level select).
- Number of missable achievements: None
- Do cheat codes disable achievements?: No Cheats
- Does difficulty affect achievements?: No
- Glitchy achievements: None
- Unobtainable achievements: None
- Extra equipment needed?: Windows Phone 8 ONLY.
Amazing Alex is a 2-D physics-based puzzle game from Rovio that has you completing seemingly simple objectives by placing various objects in the scene and then letting gravity run its course. Objectives include getting balls into baskets, knocking dolls onto the floor, popping balloons, or driving a toy car into another object. The game presents you with immoveable objects in the scene already, giving you some guidance, but for the most part, you will be on your own to complete the objective with the materials given. In each level there are also 3 stars to collect, which adds significant challenge to the game. There are 112 levels to complete across four unique locations, as well as the ability to download and create custom levels. Currently the game is listed at $0.99 in the Windows Phone Store.
Step 1: Earn 3 stars on all 112 levels (8 achievements for 160 ):
Play through all of the levels, starting from the beginning, earning all three stars on each level. Doing so will earn you nearly every achievement in the game.
Step 2: Custom levels (2 achievements for 40 ):
Earn the two achievements related to custom levels by quickly downloading and completing a level and also by creating one of your own. You must complete all of the levels in a single location to unlock the ability to create levels. Downloading levels, however, is available from the start.
If you are a fan of physics-based puzzle games, quick and somewhat easy completions, or $0.99 games, you must pick up Amazing Alex. Most of the levels are not that challenging and using guides will make the game go very quick, making completion likely in about 4 hours. A few of the levels, particularly those involving the circular bumpers, will get you quite frustrated, as they must be placed very precisely. However, these only make up a small portion of the levels. Most are simple with a tad of patience.
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To unlock the ability to create a level, you MUST complete all of the levels in a single location first. The Classroom is the easiest and has half the levels of the other locations, so start there. Once you unlock the level creator, from the location selection screen, slide over and select "My Levels." Hit the red "+" symbol in the upper right corner to go to the level creator. The only requirement for making a level is that it must have 3 stars and have the objects to collect them.
Do this by placing a vertical line of stars and a ball above them to collect them (see picture below). Then hit the play button in the top right corner to test the level. If your ball collects all three stars, you can proceed to the next stage of level creation by tapping the check-mark button in the top right corner. Now you need to drag the ball back down into the toolbox (lower right corner of screen) and confirm your creation with the check-mark button. Achievement unlocked!
Downloading levels is available from the start of the game. From the location selection screen, scroll and select "Downloaded Levels." Then tap the green globe button in the top right corner to be redirected to the web page with user created levels. Tap one that looks easy (i.e. not much going on, many of them are actually just levels where you push play to complete...) and wait for it to download to your device. You will then be sent back into the game where you can select the level you just downloaded to play it. Do whatever is necessary to collect the 3 stars to unlock this achievement.
There are four different locations in the game: The Classroom, The Backyard, Alex's Bedroom, and The TreeHouse, containing 16, 32, 32, and 32 levels respectively, for a total of 112 levels. There is an achievement for completing each of the worlds, as well as an achievement for earning 3 stars on all the levels of each world.
Completing a level simply means satisfying the objective, and nothing more. When you first load up the level, pay close attention to the blue lines that are drawn on-screen. Those lines are the only way to know the objective as it is not explicitly spelled out for you anywhere. Objectives include getting objects into baskets, knocking things onto the floor or through trap doors, popping balloons, getting a toy car from one side of the level to the other, having balloons fly up and off screen, breaking a piggy bank, etc. If you forget what the objective was, just refrain from touching the screen for about 10 seconds and the lines will be drawn again for you. Completing levels within a given location unlocks more levels in that location.
Earning 3 stars is much more challenging than just completing the objective. Not only do you need to complete the level, but you also need to collect the 3 yellow stars scattered around the level while doing so. Stars are collected when any object in the scene hits the star. It can be an object you placed, or one that was initially on scene and unmovable. You will need to consider these stars when you are allocating your given resources. You also need to make sure you collect all of the 3 stars in roughly the same amount of the time as you complete the objective. This is important because completing the objective ends the level, meaning even if you are about to collect a star the level will just terminate (you get about 1-2 seconds after the objective is completed).
Because of the need to collect all of the stars while completing the objective, this game can be quite challenging and time consuming to undertake without using guides. For the quickest completion, it is suggested you use guides for every level. Below are links to video and picture guides. Picture guides are recommended over the videos, as it takes less time to look at a picture than it does to watch the video for each level. However, in some cases, it is beneficial to actually see how the level is supposed to play out. This is when the videos become useful. Also, some solutions to the levels need to have very precise placement and you may not be able to get it to work. In this case, switching to another solution for the same level is a good idea, as the other one may be easier to replicate.
LINKS TO PICTURE GUIDES:
All-in-One Guide - 90% of the levels
The Classroom - ALL LEVELS
Amazing Alex - All Levels Classroom - YouTube
The Backyard - ALL LEVELS
All Levels backyard - YouTube
Alex's Bedroom - ALL LEVELS
Amazing Alex Bedroom All 32 levels - YouTube
The TreeHouse - ALL LEVELS
Amazing Alex The Treehouse All Levels - YouTube
Video/Picture Guide Credits: Markham Asylum at DeltaAttack.com, Mark Brown at PocketGamerUK, AmazingAlexWalkthroughs.com, absurb on InsideGames.com and YouTube users HanjoHoubein, 3stargoldenegg, and MrSinghOfficial.