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Bomberman: Act Zero

Bomberman: Act Zero Achievement Guide

Guide By: Just Creech, BANSTYLE, Kaens, and BTHR Zero X
There are 50 achievements with a total of 1000 points.

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Overview:
-Estimated achievement difficulty: 9/10
-Offline: 35 (685)
-Online: 15 (315)
-Approximate amount of time to 1000Roughly 430 hours (Calculations included below)
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 143 or more (Calculations included below)
-Number of missable achievements: 5 (Secret Panel Achievements)
-Do cheat codes disable achievements? No Cheats
-Does difficulty affect achievements? No difficulty choice available
-Glitchy achievements: None!
-Unobtainable achievements: None!
-Extra equipment needed? None!

Introduction:
Welcome to the Bomberman: Act Zero Road Map! This game contains 50 achievements. 15 online and 35 offline. This game is Konami’s dark macabre spin-off from their usual Bomberman fanfare. Bomberman: Act Zero’s poor reviews, lifeless graphics and its dishearteningly imposing achievement list makes this game appeal only to the most determined achievement hunters. Although not difficult, since 700 points is possible within the first 10-15 hrs, Act Zero’s final achievements is a game completionist’s nightmare.

Step 1: Online Achievements
Online exclusive achievements include 3 Room Master achievements, 4 Battle Royal achievements and 5 Battle Score achievements for a total of 315. All online achievements can be boosted with one other account. Multiple accounts may speed up the kill count, but not the battlescore earned per win so there is no real benefit to having more than one other boosting partner.

The fastest method to achieve all online achievements is to create ranked Battle Royal online matches in standard mode instead of the FPB mode. Player 1 will be boosting 100 consecutive kills in Battle Royal, and during this process; every consecutive kill increases the battlescore earned, effectively boosting all three achievements at the same time. If at any time player 1 dies in Battle Royal however, the kill count and battlescore bonuses are reset to zero. It will take more than 100 rooms to earn 1 million battlescore, so ensure that Player 1 earns that achievement before moving on to Player 2’s turn.

The three joke achievements of Pressure Block, Self and Draw can also be boosted in matches, but is unnecessary since they are tracked in single player games as well.

Step 2: Single Player Achievements
If you are going for game completion, this is where you will be spending a majority of your time. There are 10 achievements for simply completing 99 levels without running out of lives, and 3 more timed based achievements that stack for completing single player mode in less than 100 minutes. Expect to spend around two and a half hours maximum playing single player since there are no opportunities to save progress. All achievements not online specific can be earned through repeatedly playing single player.

Although there are several methods to completing this task, the most consistent way found to complete this task is to play in Standard mode. Single Battle FPB mode is not recommended, but on the 4th floor and every 8th floor afterwards, by not moving from your starting position for one minute releases Secret Panel 5 that raises your life bar to max 999 points. The extra life will increase your comfort zone greatly, but does not guarantee success. After level 20, life power ups become incredibly plentiful making you hard to kill, but you still have to be cautious because being hit by bomb blasts can still cause you to lose your power ups. Also, note that being crushed by blocks will end your run, regardless of how much life you have accumulated.

In either play style, the most important power ups you must obtain as soon as possible are the Line Bomb, Penetrating Bomb and Infinite Bomb. You should have maxed out your blast radius and speed as well as received those three upgrades as soon as level 10-15. The trick to fast round completion is to clear the field of soft blocks as quickly as possible by tossing lines of penetrating bombs in a cross section that still gives you a safe spot and does not give any AI opponent anywhere to hide. Use this link as a visual aid to better understand the provided advice. Bomb through and Wall through power ups are not necessary, but can be useful. At your fastest, expect to complete each round around 15-20 seconds each and watching a lot of loading screens.

Secret panels can be classified as, “Missable achievements,” but reference the provided achievement guide on how to acquire them.

Step 3: The Ugly Truth (AKAThe Estimated Grind Time)
Every round has an average of 70 blocks, and at 100 rounds (for the sake of an even number), that’s estimated 7000 soft blocks every 2-3 hours. To reach 1,000,000 soft blocks, you must play at least 143 99-round single player games. The down side is that only blocks that you destroyed count, so your actual progress will be much lower per game since the AI does it's part in destroying the soft blocks in every level.

143 games at 3 hours a game equals 429 hours or 17.8 days of game time minimum. Hope you really love Bomberman.

Conclusion:
If Bomberman: Act Zero was presented like its other variants, then it could potentially have been one of the more active games on the Xbox360. Unfortunately it is seen as the infamous anti-achievement game as bland as the reviews and the visuals that even traditionally fun gameplay cannot redeem. Achievement hunters be wary, because the road ahead will be a very long and lonely one.

[x360a would like to thank Ryot Control for this Road Map]

 



1,000 Bombs5
Mission: Set bombs! 

See 1,000,000 Bombs

Block Break 1,0005
Mission: Destroy Soft Blocks! 

See Block Break 1,000,000

kill 10010
Mission: Eliminate enemies! 

See Kill 1000

Battle 10010
Mission: Start battles! 

Have 100 Battles

Battle Score 5,0005
Mission: Get a Battle Score of 5,000 points! 

See Battle Score 1,000,000

Battle Royal - Kill 1010
Mission: Defeat 10 people in Battle Royal! 

See Battle Royal - Kill 100

Clear Round 10!10
Mission: Clear up to Round 10 in Single Battle mode! 

Self Explanatory

Room Master5
Mission: Create a room and fight a battle!  

Room Master 100

 
Secret Achievements
 
Block Break 10,00010
You Have Destroyed 10,000 Soft Blocks. 

See Block Break 1,000,000

Block Break 100,00030
You Have Destroyed 100,000 Soft Blocks. 

See Block Break 1,000,000

Block Break 1,000,00050
You Have Destroyed 1,000,000 Soft Blocks. (5) 

 

Every block you blow up with a bomb counts toward this achievement, both online and single-player. The fastest method is to play single-player and clear out each level before trying to kill the AI. Using Line Bomb, Infinity Bomb, and Penetrator with your Blast powerup maxed out makes this possible in no more than 45 seconds or so on any given level. Some levels have zero soft blocks, some are almost solid, but on average you can probably blow up around 50 blocks each level.
 
Alternately - or just for some variation - you can do this online with two gold accounts, two Xboxs and two copies of the game. Set up a player or ranked match with Normal rules, 1 win, 2 minutes, and pressure blocks turned off. One account can just sit there and as long as you don't kill it, you can go on indefinitely. Every two minutes the game will call a tie and start the room over. Note that your power ups don't follow you from round to round, but you get all the blocks each round and there is no AI trying to kill you.
 
Whichever approach you opt for, make sure you get most of the other achievements before worrying about this one or the 1,000,000 bombs.

 

10,000 Bombs10
You have set 10,000 bombs. 

See 1,000,000 Bombs

100,000 Bombs30
You have set 100,000 bombs. 

See 1,000,000 Bombs

1,000,000 Bombs50
You have set 1,000,000 bombs. 

Simple enough? Any time you place a bomb in the game, it will count towards this achievement. Getting Linebomb and Infinite Bomb power-ups together will make this much easier to obtain.

Secret Panel 110
You have obtained Secret Panel "B." 

Explode two power-ups at once with bomb fire. Can be done on any level.This is what to look for on the stage when unlocked (thank you to Kaens for this image)

 

 

Secret Panel 220
You have obtained the "Bomberman?" Secret Panel. 

Break all soft blocks without killing enemies. Can only be done in level 1 and every multiple of 8 afterwards. Meaning levels 1, 9, 17, etc.This is what to look for on the stage when unlocked (thank you to Kaens for this image)

Secret Panel 330
You have obtained the "Diggerman?" Secret Panel. 

Do not use any bombs for the first two minutes of play. You may move around and run away from enemies. Can only be done in level 2 and every multiple of 8 afterwards. Meaning levels 2, 10, 18, etc.This is what to look for on the stage when unlocked (thank you to Kaens for this image)

Secret Panel 440
You have obtained the "16 Shot" Secret Panel. 

Explode 16 bombs in a chain reaction with one minute left in the level. Cannot use line bomb. Can only be done in level 3 and every multiple of 8 afterwards. Meaning levels 3, 11, 19, etc.This is what to look for on the stage when unlocked (thank you to Kaens for this image)

Secret Panel 550
You have obtained the "Uhi-Uhi" Secret Panel. 

Do not move from starting position for 1 minute. Can only be done in level 4 and every multiple of 8 afterwards. Meaning levels 4, 12, 20, etc.This is what to look for on the stage when unlocked (thank you to Kaens for this image)

Kill 50020
You have defeated 500 opponents. (1) 

See Kill 1000

Kill 100030
You have defeated 1000 opponents. 

For these, you have to kill people online with your own bomb. You must get the kill, and if an opponent kills himseft by a pressure block or his own bomb it will not count

Draw 1005
You have died 100 times to time-up draws. 

Don't be fooled by the name of this one, you will not get the achievement by drawing matches. You actually need a time-up draw, which are rare because the only way to get a time-up is to play a room without pressure blocks. Battles without pressure blocks can be very long, tedious matches.. so many people opt not to create rooms that way.
If you do create a room without pressure blocks, wait until the timer reaches zero in the room and a voice will say "Time's Up!" then the match will restart. Do this 100 times for the achievement.

Pressure Block 1005
You have been crushed to death 100 times by pressure blocks. 

Simple enough, just get killed by pressure blocks while online.

Self 1005
You have died 100 times to bombs you set. 

You have to play both male and female Bomberman avatars at some point for this one.

Battle 100020
You have had 1000 battles. 

Self Explanatory

Battle 10,00030
You have had 10,000 battles. 

You need to complete 10,000 battles total; both single player levels and online rounds count. Note that if you play a match online with 5 rounds, that counts as five, not one. Every time you complete the single player game you get 99 battles added on. If you are going to work toward Block Break 1,000,000, you will probably come pretty close to this naturally. To work on this while you sleep, you can do this online with two gold accounts, two Xboxs and two copies of the game. Set up a player or ranked match with Normal rules, 1 win, 2 minutes, and pressure blocks turned off. Every two minutes the game will call a tie and start the room over.

Special 310
You have played using all of the characters. 

You have to play both gender and all the color variations of each Bomberman avatar.

Battle Royal - Kill 3020
You have defeated 30 people in Battle Royal. 

See Battle Royal - Kill 100

Battle Royal - Kill 5030
You have defeated 50 people in Battle Royal. 

See Battle Royal - Kill 100

Battle Royal - Kill 10050
You have defeated 100 people in Battle Royal. 

You get these by both killing people and winning Battle Royal matches in a row. Every person you kill in a Battle Royal goes towards this total (which you can see next to your name as you play the match) but if you get killed even once while in a Battle Royal.. the number will reset. This makes them very difficult to obtain legitimately.

Special 120
You have won without obtaining any Power Up Panels. (1) 

I was able to do it on my first online match. Sometimes your opponent will kill themselves immediately by accident. It happens!. Avoid power-ups by exploding them with bombs.

Special 25
You have played with both male and female frames. 

You have to play both male and female Bomberman avatars at some point for this one.

Battle Score 10,00010
You have reached a Battle Score of 10,000 points. 

See Battle Score 1,000,000

Battle Score 50,00020
You have reached a Battle Score of 50,000 points. 

See Battle Score 1,000,000

Battle Score 100,00030
You have reached a Battle Score of 100,000 points. 

See Battle Score 1,000,000

Battle Score 1,000,00050
You have reached a Battle Score of 1,000,000 points. 

Another simple one, this is your ranked score. Raise your score and you'll get these in time. Try Battle Royal matches, you get more points for the more people you kill in a row!

Clear Round 20!10
You have cleared 20 screens in Single Battle mode. 

Self Explanatory

Clear Round 30!10
You have cleared 30 screens in Single Battle mode. 

Self Explanatory

Clear Round 40!10
You have cleared 40 screens in Single Battle mode. 

Self Explanatory

Clear Round 50!10
You have cleared 50 screens in Single Battle mode. 

Self Explanatory

Clear Round 60!10
You have cleared 60 screens in Single Battle mode. 

Self Explanatory

Clear Round 70!10
You have cleared 70 screens in Single Battle mode. 

Self Explanatory

Clear Round 80!10
You have cleared 80 screens in Single Battle mode. 

Self Explanatory

Clear Round 90!10
You have cleared 90 screens in Single Battle mode. 

Self Explanatory

You reached the Land of Despair.50
Single Battle mode is all clear! Get back to the surface! 

This is for beating round 99 in the single player mode and escaping to the surface. You should play FPB mode (First Person Bomber) instead of Standard, and on level 4 don't move for the first 60 seconds. This will spawn the Uhi-Uhi panel on the map (see the guide for Secret Panel 5 for a picture). If you can get to it before the AI, go ahead and move on, otherwise exit out and restart. This will give you 999 health, and you can then focus on getting all of the power ups you need: Max speed, max blast, penetrator, line bomb, and infinity bomb. You can then set L-shaped bomb lines that trap the AI and kill them quite handily. Note that you face more - and more aggressive - AI the closer you get to the end. If the time runs out and pressure blocks start falling, remember that you can take a bomb without dying but a pressure block kills you instantly. Go sit in the same square as the AI and bomb them until they die rather than risk getting crushed. Two other powerups that are very handy are the blue ones: bomb through and block through, both of which let you walk through objects. If you take damage, focus on recapturing any lost power ups, and remember that every 8 levels from the 4th you can get the Uhi-Uhi panel to restore your health.

Survival Time 20010
You have cleared Single Battle mode within 200 minutes. 

See Survival Time 100

Survival Time 15020
You have cleared Single Battle mode within 150 minutes. 

See Survival Time 100

Survival Time 10050
You have cleared Single Battle mode within 100 minutes. 

See the guide for You Reached the Land of Despair for general guidelines. Once you are powered up, focus not on clearing blocks, but on killing the AI as fast as possible. If you have the block through power up, on crowded maps you can often walk through the blocks and put bombs directly next to a trapped AI, killing them in a hurry. There are 99 levels, so you need to average one minute each for this achievement. The cumulative timer is displayed at the bottom right, and does not include the load times.

Room Master 1010
You have created rooms and fought 10 battles. 

See Room Master 100

Room Master 10030
You have created rooms and fought 100 battles. 

These are also pretty simple to understand.. you just have to join a room or create a room to get these. If a match is mutliple rounds, all of the rounds only count for one battle.. so host Battle Royal (1 match) rooms to get these achievements faster.


 
 
 
Game Info
Developer:
Hudson
Publisher:
Konami
Genre:

Release:

US August 29, 2006
Japan August 30, 2006

Resolution: 1080i
Players: 1
Online Players : 0
ESRB: Teen
Collection:237
Wishlist:20
 
 
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