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Backyard Sports: Rookie Rush

Backyard Sports: Rookie Rush Achievement Guide
Guide By: bLaKgRaVy
There are 45 achievements with a total of 1000 points.

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Overview:
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 2/10
- Offline: 45 (1000)
- Online: 0 (0)
- Approximate amount of time to 1000: 5 hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: At least 1 for each mode, 3 modes
- 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?: No but a second controller will help.

Introduction:
Welcome to Backyard Sports: Rookie Rush. The game has 45 achievements for 1000. This is a relatively fun and easy game if you like football.

Breakdown:
You can unlock every non-story achievement by either playing Story Mode or by using two controllers. You may have trouble unlocking at least three achievements in Story Mode, so I would try them using two controllers. They are “ Coast to Coast,” “It’s Good!” and “Punting Perfection.” To play with two controllers, simply go to “Pick Up” from the main menu, choose your settings and play! This guide was written with the assumption that you will go right into Story Mode since it’s really unnecessary to play Pick Up games unless you are going for random achievements.

Every game can be played on Easy with 1 minute quarters. It should also be noted that you can have up to 4 profiles signed in even if just one person is playing and all profiles get the achievements. In each achievement description, it says, "...or be signed in when another player does." So if you have your friend's profiles, help them out! Or borrow them on a USB or memory unit. They'll thank you later (thanks anthonyd46 and tazmad).

Clock Strategies

  • One from Mathman:
    While it doesn't make the game go faster, there’s a strategy that lets the opposing team have the ball less. When you run your play (whether it’s a pass or a run), get tackled in bounds. Although the clock stops at the end of the play, it will start again when you line up (as opposed to not starting if you ran out of bounds). The time runs for 10 seconds before it automatically hikes the ball. If you do that on every play and are playing 1 minute quarters, the opposing team gets the ball significantly less than if you were just playing normally.
  • Another comes from lifeexpectancy:
    Someone mentioned that if you go down in-bounds the clock stops, but starts up again once your offensive line is set, allowing you to run 10 seconds off the clock before it auto-snaps the ball. Well to expound on this, once your offensive line is set and the clock begins counting down, at the 9 second mark quickly hit  and call an audible. This causes your offensive line to shift which takes a few seconds. After they re-set, another 10 seconds runs off before it auto-snaps the ball. This allows you to take 23 seconds off the clock every play, give or take. Doing this I was able to run out an entire 4th quarter as well as half of the 3rd quarter in a 2-minute quarters tournament game in a single possession without even scoring. Just run 23 seconds off and make a 2nd and 3rd down before making another 1st down to continue marching it down the field, 23 seconds at a time. You can keep the ball out of the CPU's hands for an entire half more or less with this method.

Step 1 - Story Mode:
Since just about all the achievements can be unlocked through Story Mode, it’s unnecessary to play any Pick Up games (unless you are just cleaning up getting those random achievements you missed). Create your character and start this mode first. It’s best to choose “Pablo’s Sandlot” first since he is the fastest player you will obtain and can use him for the majority of your running and passing achievements. The Webber twins are also very fast as WR’s, but they unlock later. Win each game to get another player for your team. You have to play 6 games to create your All-Star team and win 3 games in the tournament at the Phineas' Football Fair to get the “Big Time!” achievement. Once you complete this mode, your All-Star team will carry throughout the other modes. That’s why it’s best to do this mode first.

Step 2 - Tourney Mode:
This is pretty easy. You can simulate every tournament so you don’t have to play anything. First, choose to simulate a “Custom Tourney” for that achievement. Then, choose a “Themed Tourney” and go through all 6 until you win each one. A few might take some tries to win, but they are relatively easy overall. See the guide for details.

Step 3 - Season Mode:
There are 3 achievements tied to this mode. You can easily simulate to get the “Playoffs” and “Champions!” achievements, but will likely have to actually play and win your first 5 games for the “On a Roll!” achievement (since it’s difficult to simulate and win 5 games in a row). This should be easy if you’ve already played through Story Mode. For “Playoffs” and “Champions!,” you can select up to 9 teams. Choose all 9 teams (user controlled, not CPU controlled) and just simulate. It’ll take a while, but since all the teams are user controlled, you can’t miss unlocking these two achievements.

Conclusion:
Well, that’s it. Another easy 1000 added to your gamerscore. If you follow the guide and don’t dilly dally too much, you can get everything within 5 hours. Concentrate on finishing one mode before you go onto another, but if you get stuck (like in Tourney Mode), you can always continue where you left off. Enjoy.

Thanks to www.backyardsports.com for the descriptions of each Power-up and a special thanks to tazmad, VELVETxASSASSIN, Horrible Fate, anthonyd46, Mathman and lifeexpectancy for their contributions.

x360a would like to thank bLaKgRaVy for this Road Map.



Sack Attack5
Sack the quarterback, or be signed in when another player does (2) 

On defense, choose any play (I kept choosing “Pressure” then “Spy”). Line up on the line (either left or right) and when the QB hikes the ball, run at him. Press to tackle him for the sack. He has to be behind the line of scrimmage for it to register as a sack.

No Yards For You!25
Sack the quarterback 5 times in one game, or be signed in when another player does 

Use the same strategy as Sack Attack, but repeat four more times.

Long Bomb10
Complete a 50+ yard passing play, or be signed in when another player does 

On offense, choose “Empty Backfield” then “Hail Mary.” It’s best if you already have Pablo on your team since he’s the fastest. Hike the ball, wait a couple of seconds (avoiding tacklers if they are coming at you) and press to throw to Pablo. Chances are he will outrun everyone, but hold down to sprint. Just make sure he gets at least 50 yards. Use to juke or plow through the defenders.

Air Mail25
Throw over 300 yards in one game, or be signed in when another player does (1) 

Keep throwing the ball (Hail Mary pass) until you get 300 yards. This is easily obtained while playing a one minute quarter game. You can check your stats by pressing .

It's Good!10
Kick a 50+ yard field goal, or be signed in when another player does 

For this achievement, use the 7th Street Brawlers since they are a 5 in Power. Since there are no traditional yard lines in this game and it doesn’t tell you what yard line you’re on, I had to do a little guessing. Here’s how I did it. When you have the ball, go out of bounds on the third line from the end zone you are trying to get to. I can only assume that it’s the 30 yard line. On the next play, choose “Special Teams” then “Field Goal.” Press when the arrow is in the center and press again when the meter is in the green. Green is the most power. Hopefully the ball will sail through the uprights. If it falls short, ensure next time that the meter is in the green or try just a little bit closer.

Big Game50
Score 50+ points in one game, or be signed in when another player does 

Score every chance you get. I barely got this playing one minute quarters and I scored on every possession. It’s best to play 2 minute quarters, but still, score on every possession and this can easily be unlocked.

Touchdown!5
Score a touchdown, or be signed in when another player does 

Easy, just score your first touchdown any way you can.

Lightning Fast!10
Complete a 50+ yard running play, or be signed in when another player does 

On offense, choose “Ace” then “Toss.” It’s best if you already have Pablo on your team since he’s the fastest. Hike the ball and the QB will toss back to Pablo. Chances are he will outrun everyone, but hold down to sprint. Just make sure he gets at least 50 yards. Use to juke or plow through the defenders.

Piece of Cake25
Shut out your opponent, or be signed in when another player does 

If you are playing on Easy, you really should have no trouble preventing the opposing team from scoring. I was using “Pressure” then “Spy” just about every play on defense and sacking the QB 90% of the time. Play one minute quarters if you are having trouble.

It's Mine10
Recover a fumble, or be signed in when another player does (1) 

When big tackling the opponent, chances are he’ll fumble the ball. Hit to switch to the closest player and try to recover the fumble. It’s random really, but if you are closest, chances are you’ll recover it.

Better Luck Next Time15
Win game by a margin of 30+ points, or be signed in when another player does 

Keep ahead of the opposing team by at least 30 points. If you are playing on Easy, you should have no trouble preventing the other team from scoring at all. Rack up your points and the achievement unlocks at the end of the game.

Ground Delivery25
Run 200+ yards in one game, or be signed in when another player does 

On offense, keep choosing “Ace” then “Toss.” Keep running that play until you have over 200 yards. Follow the strategy for Lightning Fast!. You can check your stats when you press .

I'll Take That5
Intercept the ball, or be signed in when another player does (1) 

When the opposing QB passes a ball, press to switch to the closest player and press to jump to catch it (if you are near it). The most consistent way of doing this one I have found is by using two controllers. Select "Cover" then "Prevent" for the defense and select "Shotgun" then "Flags" for offense. Before you have offense hike the ball select your defender furthest to the right. Hike the ball and throw it to a little before he gets to the end of his route. It should throw it right to your defender every time, all you have to do is hit . If he overthrows the defender work on your timing and it should come in no time.

Easy Points25
Score a touchdown after an interception, or be signed in when another player does 

Run back that interception you just got for a touchdown. Hold down to sprint. Use to juke or plow through the defenders.

Nice Safety!10
Score a safety, or be signed in when another player does 

The easiest way is to give the ball up on the opponent’s 1-3 yard line (run a 4th and Goal and don’t get a 1st down or score a touchdown). This will cause the opposing QB to line up in the end zone. On defense, choose “Pressure” then “Spy” or “Blitz.” Line up on the line and when the QB hikes the ball, run at him. Press to tackle him for the sack and the safety.

Not This Time5
Win a blocking battle, or be signed in when another player does 

This achievement is pretty much a gimme. You can try to run through defenders using and or mashing to win a blocking battle. I got it just by running past someone without doing anything.

Punting Perfection15
Punt the ball 40+ yards and allow 0 yards on return, or be signed in when another player does (1) 

The 7th Street Brawlers and the Meadowbrook Monsters both have a 5 in Power, so give them a try (the Meadowbrook Monsters are unlocked after playing Story Mode). Here are two methods:

Get the Deep Freeze power-up, run towards your goal line, the let the AI tackle you. Make sure you are on first or second down so that they would not be expecting a punt. Select to punt the ball and as soon as the AI gets the ball and you are pretty sure it has gone 40 yards, use your freeze. Now all you need to do is tackle them before they unfreeze. A similar strategy can work with the Electroball power-up.

Return Specialist10
Return a punt for a touchdown, or be signed in when another player does 

When the opposing team has to punt the ball, simply run back the punt for a touchdown. It’s best if you already have Pablo on your team since he’s the fastest. Chances are he will outrun everyone, but hold down to sprint. Use to juke or plow through the defenders.

Close Call10
Win a game in overtime, or be signed in when another player does 

On offense, don’t score and while on defense do not allow the opposition to score. If they do before the game ends, match their score so the game is tied at the end of the 4th quarter. Score to take the lead in overtime and prevent the opposing team from scoring and the achievement will unlock when the game ends.

Juke5
Perform a successful juke or move, or be signed in when another player does 

When your player has the ball on offense (either from a running or pass play), hit left or right to perform a juke. He must complete the move for it to register.

Tough Stuff40
Allow less than 25 yards rushing in a half, or be signed in when another player does 

Chances are that they’ll try to do a running play every once in a while (you can tell when your cornerbacks come in towards the middle of the field). They will most likely run right, so line your player up there. When the QB hands the ball off, press to tackle the running back. You may have to stay back a few yards until the handoff occurs. Do this for an entire half. If you’re aiming to sack the QB every single play, this should unlock naturally.

Showtime10
Start Story Mode, or be signed in when another player does 

From the main menu, select “Story.” Create your character and set up your skills. After you navigate through the menus (before you play your first game), the achievement will unlock.

All-Stars10
Unlock the All-Star Team in Story Mode, or be signed in when another player does (1) 

When you have filled all the positions on your team in Story Mode, this achievement will unlock. You have to win each Story Mode game to get a player for your team. There are six players to obtain.

On a Roll!25
Win first 5 games of Season Mode, or be signed in when another player does 

From the main menu, select “Season.” First you have to set up your season. Select “8 Games,” “Easy” and “1 Minute Quarters.” Pick just one team (user controlled). Instead of simulating, choose to play the game. If you completed Story Mode, you should have no trouble winning this game. Play the next four games and win them and the achievement will unlock. If you lose any games, you have to start your season over.

Playoffs50
Make the playoffs in Season Mode, or be signed in when another player does 

From the main menu, select “Season.” First you have to set up your season. Select “8 Games,” “Easy” and “1 Minute Quarters.” Pick all nine teams (not CPU teams, user controlled). Simply simulate through all of your games (takes a while just pressing ). Do not worry about winning your first five games (you will most likely have to actually play them). At the end of the eight games, the four top teams are left. Next are the playoffs. Since they are all user controlled, your team has made the playoffs and the achievement will unlock.

Champions!75
Win the Championship in Season Mode, or be signed in when another player does 

From the main menu, select “Season.” First you have to set up your season. Select “8 Games,” “Easy” and “1 Minute Quarters.” Pick all nine teams (not CPU teams, user controlled). Simply simulate through all of your games (takes a while just pressing A). Do not worry about winning your first five games (you will most likely have to actually play them). At the end of the eight games, the four top teams are left. Next are the playoffs. Since they are all user controlled, your team has made the playoffs and the achievement will unlock. Simulate through the playoffs (two games) and win the Championship.

Customized10
Play in a custom tournament, or be signed in when another player does (1) 

From the main menu, select “Tourney” and select “Custom Tourney.” Set the number of teams (2), series length (Single Elimination), skill level and quarter length. Then simulate the game. If you win, the achievement unlocks. If not, try again.

Monster Cup25
Win the Monster Cup tournament, or be signed in when another player does 

From the main menu, select “Tourney” then “Themed Tourney.” When the next screen appears, select the “Monster Cup Tournament.” You have to win a tournament of two teams and win three games in a single round. Select a team (I used The Invincibles) and simulate each game. If you do not win, just repeat the tournament. It should not take more than a few times. If you are having trouble, select another team.

Isotope Challenge25
Win the Isotope Challenge tournament, or be signed in when another player does 

From the main menu, select “Tourney” then “Themed Tourney.” When the next screen appears, select the “Isotope Challenge Tournament.” You have to win a tournament of eight teams and win one game each round. Select a team (I used The Invincibles) and simulate each game. If you do not win, just repeat the tournament. It should not take more than a few times. If you are having trouble, select another team.

100 Meter Dash25
Win the 100 Meter dash tournament, or be signed in when another player does 

From the main menu, select “Tourney” then “Themed Tourney.” When the next screen appears, select the “100 Meter Dash Tournament.” You have to win a tournament of four teams and win two games each round. Select a team (I used The Invincibles) and simulate each game. If you do not win, just repeat the tournament. It should not take more than a few times. If you are having trouble, select another team.

Bruiser Cup25
Win the Bruiser Cup tournament, or be signed in when another player does 

From the main menu, select “Tourney” then “Themed Tourney.” When the next screen appears, select the “Bruiser Cup Tournament.” You have to win a tournament of four teams and win two games each round. Select a team (I used The Invincibles) and simulate each game. If you do not win, just repeat the tournament. It should not take more than a few times. If you are having trouble, select another team.

Tournament of Legends25
Win the Tournament of Legends, or be signed in when another player does (4) 

From the main menu, select “Tourney” then “Themed Tourney.” When the next screen appears, select the “Tournament of Legends Tournament.” In this tournament, you have to beat the top three teams (The Invincibles, Meadowbrook Monsters and the All-Star Team). You have to win two games each round. Select a team (I used The Bunsen Blazers) and simulate each game. If you do not win, just repeat the tournament. It should not take more than a few times. If you are having trouble, select another team.

Meadowbrook Marathon25
Win the Meadowbrook Marathon tournament, or be signed in when another player does 

From the main menu, select “Tourney” then “Themed Tourney.” When the next screen appears, select the “Meadowbrook Marathon Tournament.” You have to win a tournament of four teams and win two games each round. Select a team (I used the Meadowbrook Monsters) and simulate each game. If you do not win, just repeat the tournament. It should not take more than a few times. If you are having trouble, select another team.

Flash25
Acquire Wide Receiver in Story Mode, or be signed in when another player does 

This unlocks when you win against the West Side Sprinters or the East Side Lightning in Story Mode (Sidney or Ashley Webber).

Zoom25
Acquire Tight End in Story Mode, or be signed in when another player does 

This unlocks when you win against Uptown Royalty or The Rockets in Story Mode (Jorge Garcia or Vicki Kawaguchi).

The Express25
Acquire Running Back in Story Mode, or be signed in when another player does 

This unlocks when you win against the Big City Bears in Story Mode (Pablo Sanchez).

Big 'Un25
Acquire Center in Story Mode, or be signed in when another player does 

This unlocks when you win a game against the Downtown Thunder in Story Mode (Keisha Phillips).

Righty25
Acquire Right Guard in Story Mode, or be signed in when another player does 

This unlocks when you win against the Bunsen Blazers in Story Mode (Dimitri Petrovich).

Lefty25
Acquire Left Guard in Story Mode, or be signed in when another player does 

This unlocks when you win against the 7th Street Brawlers or the North End Knights in Story Mode (Tony Delvecchio or Joey Macadoo).

Big Time!100
Complete Story Mode, or be signed in when another player does (2) 

This unlocks when you win all your Story Mode team games and you win a 3-game tournament at the Phineas' Football Fair. You must win the mini-games that occur in between Story Mode games to continue with the story, but they are relatively easy.

 
Secret Achievements
 
It's Me! 5
Create a Character, or be signed in when another player does 

The first thing you do in Story Mode. Simply go through the steps to create your character and when you are finished, the achievement will unlock.

Return Master 35
Return a kickoff for a touchdown, or be signed in when another player does 

This one takes a little bit of skill, but if you have Pablo on your team already, it should be no problem. Receive the kickoff and run towards a sideline. Hit up on the to barrel through the opposition while pressing for sprint and you should outrun everyone.

Coast to Coast25
Perform a 100+ yard play, or be signed in when another player does 

When you receive a kickoff, run back towards your endzone and run out of bounds right before you cross the goal line. This will cause your QB to line up in the endzone on offense. Choose “Empty Backfield” then “Hail Mary” and throw to the receiver (should be Pablo if you’ve played Story Mode). Hold to sprint and use to juke or plow through the defenders.

I Have The Power!10
Use 5 different Power-ups in one game, or be signed in when another player does 

Simply hit to use a power-up. Repeat that four more times. You get more than five power-ups in a single game so this one should come easily. You gain power-ups from positive yards, tackles for losses, or any number of things that benefit your team. The power-ups are:

  • Rock Solid: All opposing players suddenly turn into lumbering golems. This slows them down and stops them from performing many actions, but it also makes them great blockers and short-range tacklers. (Use when on defense)
  • MVP: The player that uses this Power-Up turns into an instant superstar, able to make or break any tackle, outmaneuver any player, throw the perfect pass, and more! (Use when on offense)
  • Ice Cream!: Who doesn’t love ice cream? Activate this Power-Up to bring forth the ice cream truck of distraction. All but two players will scatter in chaos trying to be first in line to buy a cool treat. (Use when on defense)
  • Stinky Pants: A cloud of stink envelops one of your players, which makes all other players steer clear! The gas-emitting player is unaffected by the stench and can continue to run down the field normally. (Use when on defense)
  • Electroball: This shockingly effective Power-Up works differently for offense and defense. Offensive players are charged up so that any approaching tackler takes a debilitating jolt if they make contact. Defensive players send a charge through the ball, so that any ball carrier is temporarily stunned and open for an easy tackle. (Use when on defense)
  • Deep Freeze: One to three players on the opposing team are frozen in their tracks for a couple of seconds. Frozen players are a super easy target for tacklers. (Use when on defense)
  • Leap Frog: Having trouble getting through offensive and defensive lines? This springy Power-Up lets you go right over their heads, giving your player the ability to make one giant leap in any direction. (Use when on offense)
  • Banana Peels: Bunches of banana peels suddenly litter the field, sending any runner who steps on one tumbling. Lucky for you, only the opposing team seems to slip on them. (Use when on defense)
  • Twinkle Toes: The player you are controlling when you use this Power-Up gets a burst of speed that lasts for several seconds. (Use when on offense)
Ouch! 5
Cause a fumble, or be signed in when another player does 

Press to perform a tackle on an opposing player. The game is random when it registers it as a “big tackle.” Causing a fumble is 50/50, but if the camera switches to slow motion and does a multitude of camera angles, the chances are better. Keep trying and it will unlock pretty easily.


 
 
 
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US October 26, 2010

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