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American Mensa Academy

American Mensa Academy Achievement Guide

Guide By: Vampire Amaya
There are 12 achievements with a total of 400 points.


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Overview:
-Estimated achievement difficulty: 6/10
-Offline: 12 (400)
-Online: 0
-Approximate amount of time to 400 : 10-15 hours (skill/luck dependant)
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 3 (play, coach and test)
-Number of missable achievements: 0
-Do cheat codes disable achievements?: None known
-Does difficulty affect achievements?: No difficulty option
-Glitchy achievements: None
-Unobtainable achievements: None
-Extra equipment needed?: None
 

Introduction

Welcome to MENSA Academy, the only game of its type (logic/puzzle/brain training) to be backed by the high IQ society MENSA! There are a total of 12 achievements to be earned from this game, worth 400. This game may seem very simple at first, and at first it is, but you will need to be either skilful or very lucky to obtain all 400.



Step 1: Play

It is recommended that you begin with ‘Play’ as it is the best way to familiarise yourself with each minigame. In play mode there are 5 different categories (language, numeracy, logic, visual and memory). Each category has 20 levels, with 10 questions in each and 3 stars to be earned on each level, with the difficulty steadily rising. As long as you get 1,000 points in each level you should get all 3 stars, and the earlier levels give you enough leeway to get one question wrong and still get enough points, because you earn 100 points for every correct answer as well as some points for any time you have left over. The later levels may require a few tries before you get all 3 stars, as you will most likely need to get every question right due to the shorter period of time to answer in. There are a total of 4 achievements worth 115 from play mode:
3 is the Magic Number
Jack of All Trades
20-20 Vision
The Brave 300!


Step 2: Coach

‘Coach’ is basically the same as play mode, except instead of earning stars you get medals, and all 10 questions are for the same minigame. There are 3 difficulty levels (bronze, silver and gold) for each minigame in each category, and you must complete them in order – bronze first, then silver, then gold. You must get all 10 questions right on each difficulty to earn the medal for the minigame. Bronze starts off very easy, silver gets slightly harder with slightly less time to answer each question, and gold gets even harder with even less time. There are a total of 4 achievements worth 130 from coach mode:
Going For Gold
The Bronze Age
Sterling Silver
The Great Gold Rush


Step 3: Test

Test is probably the easiest of all game modes. You will have 15 minutes to answer 30 questions. The questions asked will be a mixture of minigame questions from each category, and most likely the harder questions of those minigames. 15 minutes will be plenty of time, especially when you can pause the game to work out the answer! When the test is finished and submitted you will be able to review your answers to see which ones you got right or wrong, and look at how the problems should be solved. There are a total of 4 achievements worth 155 from test mode:
Above Average
Well Above Average
Bright Spark
Mensa Material


Mop up

If at this point you still don’t have all the achievements, it’s a fair bet you’re missing a gold medal or two, and/or stars in the later levels of ‘play’. The best advice I can offer at this point is to keep at it, as you will only get better with time! Try checking out the minigame strategy thread -here-.



Conclusion

So that’s it! A fairly simple premise, though actually a quite challenging game for many. Hopefully at this point you will have all the achievements and 400. Congratulations, smart arse!

[x360a would like to thank Vampire Amaya for this Roadmap]



3 is the Magic Number5
Get your first 3 star award for any level in Play Mode. 

Simply choose ‘Play’ from the game modes in solo, select one of the categories, play the first level and if you get at least 9/10 answers correct and with enough time to spare, you will get this.

Jack of All Trades10
Unlock a 3 star award for a level in each of the 5 categories in Play Mode. 

The same as ‘3 is the Magic Number’ but for every category.

20-20 Vision30
Get at least 1 star at Level 20 in all Categories. 

See ‘The Brave 300!’.

The Brave 300!70
Get all 300 Stars in Play Mode. 

For this achievement you will need to get all 3 stars on every level for every category in play mode. Depending on your skill level with the minigames, this may not be as easy as it sounds. If you don’t manage to do it the first time, don’t be discouraged because these minigames can be quite tough at the end levels. You should only really begin to struggle in the later levels because that’s when each minigame gets harder and you’re given less time to choose your answer. If you need more time than you’re given in order to work out the answer to a question, you can pause the game and work it out, then continue and select your answer. If you are struggling at all, the best advice I can give is to practise, and you’ll probably be able to learn a few of the answers (though questions will be different each time, some can be repeated), and also find the easiest way for you to complete the minigames. This achievement may sound daunting at first, but as with other achievements, if you stick to it and practise enough, you’re sure to get it.

For help with strategies, check out -This- thread.

Going For Gold10
Achieve your first Gold medal in Coach Mode. 

After playing at least one level in play mode, select ‘Coach’ from the game modes in solo. You can only coach yourself on minigames you’ve unlocked through play mode, and you have to start at bronze and work your way up to gold. Select a category, then a minigame from the list and answer each question correctly for all 3 difficulty levels and this achievement is yours! In order to get each medal you must answer all 10 questions for that difficulty correctly. If the timer runs out, it counts as a failed question, so you'll need to start that particular difficulty level again if this happens.

The Bronze Age20
Achieve a Bronze medal in every mini-game in Coach Mode. 

See ‘The Great Gold Rush’.

Sterling Silver30
Achieve a Silver medal in every mini-game in Coach Mode. 

See ‘The Great Gold Rush’.

The Great Gold Rush70
Achieve a Gold medal in every mini-game in Coach Mode. 

You will need to unlock every minigame through play mode before you can get this achievement. There are a total of 27 minigames (7 each for Language, Numeracy and Logic, and 3 each for Visual and Memory) and you can view which ones you have unlocked by going into 'Coach'. In coach mode, select an available minigame and play through bronze and silver to get to gold. You will need to answer every question correctly to earn the medal. Gold is the toughest of all 3 medals to get because the minigames will be harder and you will have less time to answer. If you get the answer to a question wrong, you can hit and select ‘Restart Game’ or for some minigames you might want to play to the end to try and learn some of the answers. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t get the answers right immediately, as this will take a lot of practise for many of the minigames.

For help with strategies, check out -This- thread.

Above Average5
Achieve a score of 100+ in Test Mode. 

See ‘Mensa Material’.

Well Above Average20
Achieve a score of 120+ in Test Mode. 

See ‘Mensa Material’.

Bright Spark40
Achieve a score of 140+ in Test Mode. 

See ‘Mensa Material’.

Mensa Material90
Achieve a score of 160+ in Test Mode. 

Select ‘Test’ from the game modes in solo. Test is basically an IQ test, with a mixture of the harder questions from each category. You will have 15 minutes to answer 30 questions, which is made exceptionally easy when you can pause the game. You can skip a question by using and come back to it later with or by pressing and manually selecting the unanswered question. There is a total of 180 points to be earned from the test, which will be earned by having answered every question correctly. It is possible to get 161 points having not answered 3 questions and answered one incorrectly.


 
 
 
Game Info
Publisher:
Square Enix
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Release:

US July 27, 2012

HDD Space Required : 293.48 MB
Collection:47
Wishlist:6
 
 
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