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Cars Achievement Guide

Guide By: The Pants Party
There are 15 achievements with a total of 1000 points.


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Overview:
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 2/10
- Offline: 15 (1000 )
- Online: 0
- Approximate amount of time to 1000 : 5-10 hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
- Number of missable achievements: None!
- Glitched achievements?: None!
- Do cheat codes disable achievements?: No!

Introduction:
Welcome to Cars! This game has 15 achievements worth 1000 – it's not a hard game and to be honest it's quite an enjoyable game (at least I thought so). All the achievements are story based with 1 collectible achievement. Cheats can be used and they do not disable achievements.

Enter these codes in the Cheats section found in Options menu:
Unlimited Boost – VROOOOM
Extra Speed – IMSPEED


There others but they are for unlocking the extras and what not which are not needed for your playthrough. You will need to re-enter the cheat codes every time you start the game up.

Step 1: Playthrough
Before we begin, when Lizzie's Postcard Hunt appears do not any of these as we will get these last. Next, to unlock some races you need 145 trophy points, These can be earned by just playing the side missions and normal races. As soon as the Tractor Tipping event becomes available go do this, it's not very hard and will net you your first achievement.

Continue to play and you will unlock the races Palm Mile Speedway and Motor Speedway Of the South. Finish first in these races to net yourself the achievements. Continue playing until you unlock Sheriff's Hot Pursuit. Now complete these to net you your next achievement. Continue now until you unlock Ornament Valley; you will get an achievement for doing this (Don't worry about doing the tire collecting missions as the trophy points wont be needed). As soon as you have unlocked Ornament Valley go do the Rustbucket Race-O-Rama, finish first as this will net you another achievement.

Continue playing until you unlock the Sun Valley International Raceway, Again finish first to unlock the achievement, Continue playing events until you unlock Tailfin Pass. As soon as you do this you will unlock your next achievement. When you have unlocked Tailfin Pass there should be a race available called Monster Truck Mayhem; go do this, finish first and this will net you your next achievement. Continue playing the side events until you unlock Smasherville Motor Speedway. Again finish first to gain the achievement.

After you have won this you will unlock 3 races; Radiator Springs GP, Tailfin Pass GP and Ornament Valley GP. Play these one after another and finish first in all to unlock a nice 150 (50 for each race). Now if you have 145 trophy points you will have unlocked the last race of the game, LA International Speedway (if you do not have enough trophy points complete some side events). Finish first in this race to earn the achievement.

Step 2: Collect Postcards

Now you should have just Lizzie's Postcard Hunt to complete. Use the text guide found Here along with the Video guide in the achievement guide and you're all done.

Conclusion:
Not a very hard 1000 and can be completed in a short amount of time. If you need any help at all please refer to the games forum. Good luck!

x360a would like to thank Genesis x360a for this Road Map


Tractor Tipping75
Successfully complete all levels of Tractor Tipping (2) 

Must complete the race "Radiator Cap Circuit" to unlock this event. There are 8 levels in all. The first few everything is in the open, then they become slightly puzzle-like. When you need to move a cart to cover a gap, make sure you don't block off a tractor, as this will restart the level. Watch out for spotlights and steer clear of Frank.

Note: On level 7, you have to drive fast and continue to move forward, as Frank chases you the whole level.

Palm Mile Speedway75
Win the race by finishing in 1st place 

Must complete "Doc's Challenge" to unlock this event. Simple 12-lap race, no boosting or powersliding. If you are about to hit the wall or another car, use the tilt function (). The race will be close for most of it, but you will gain a few second with a good pit stop (25 seconds is fine), and for some reason on the last lap if you're close to the lead or leading, you'll gain about 3 seconds of time.

Lizzies Postcard Hunt100
Collect all available postcards in Postcard Hunt (1) 

All credit and thanks go to aPerfektFIaw for finding this and the original author for writing it. I used this guide to get the postcards, took about a half hour. Click here for the forum post and locations.

If you're still having a hard time finding them, use these youtube videos by BrianTL5:

Part 1: 

 

 

 Part 2:
 
Motor Speedway of the South50
Win the race by finishing in 1st place (2) 

Must complete "Sarge's Off-Road Challenge" to unlock this event. See "Palm Mile Speedway" for tips on coming in first.

Sheriffs Hot Pursuit50
Successfully complete all levels of Sheriffs Hot Pursuit (3) 

Must complete "Sheriff's Chase" to unlock this event. This event has 5 levels, 3 cars per level to catch. All you need to do is get behind a car and follow it closely to deplete the meter on the screen. If you get too far away from the car it will get away, and restart the chase for that car, not the whole level, so don't worry too much about it. Try to start the chases when you are on paved road and/or familiar roads, so you don't get lost or run into walls.

Rustbucket Race-O-Rama50
Win the race by finishing in 1st place 

Must complete "Sheriff's Chase" to unlock this event. This is a 12-lap race using Mater. Time your boost to hit the dirt jumps and powerslide around the turns. This one is actually sort of difficult because the other cars bash into you and there is a chance to collide with another car in the air, which will cost you a lot of time. Avoid doing that and you should be fine though.

Sun Valley International Raceway75
Win the race by finishing in 1st place 

Must complete "Ornament Valley Circuit" to unlock this event. See "Palm Mile Speedway" for tips on coming in first.

Smasherville Motor Speedway75
Win the race by finishing in 1st place 

Must complete "Lightning Strikes Back" to unlock this event. See "Palm Mile Speedway" for tips on coming in first.

Monster Truck Mayhem50
Win the race by finishing in 1st place 

Must complete "Sally's Wheel Well Sprint" to unlock this event. This is a simple figure-8 track, and it doesn't matter which loop you take. I alternated for fun, but you can take the same one every time. Use your boost over ramps and powerslide around the turns.

Radiator Springs GP50
Win the race by finishing in 1st place 

Must complete "Smasherville Motor Speedway" to unlock this event. This is a two-lap outdoor race around Radiator Springs. You should be comfortable with the terrain and how to use boost/powerslides by now, so just follow the course and win the race.

Tailfin Pass GP50
Win the race by finishing in 1st place 

Must complete "Radiator Springs GP" to unlock this event. This is a one-lap dash through Tailfin Pass. Make sure when you hit the jump you've got plenty of speed and throw a control-stick jump (back then forward) in there for good measure to clear it.

Ornament Valley GP50
Win the race by finishing in 1st place 

Must complete "Tailfin Pass GP" to unlock this event. This is a two-lap race around Ornament Valley. Once again you should be familiar with the layout and controls, so it shouldn't be any trouble.

LA International Speedway100
Win the race by finishing in 1st place (1) 

Must complete "Ornament Valley" to complete unlock this event. See "Palm Mile Speedway" for tips on coming in first.

Tailfin Pass75
Complete necessary activities to unlock Tailfin Pass 

Must complete all events up to and including "Sally's Wheel Well Sprint" (#20) to unlock this area of the world.

Ornament Valley75
Complete necessary activities to unlock Ornament Valley (3) 

Must complete all events up to and including "Sheriff's Chase" (#15) to unlock this area of the world.

Here is the progression of the game:

Chapter 1
1. Radiator Springs Grand Prix
2. Radiator Cap Circuit
*. Lizzie's Postcard Hunt
3. Sally's Sunshine Circuit
4. Tractor Tipping
5. Doc's Lesson: Powerslide
6. Doc's Challenge
7. Palm Mile Speedway
Chapter 2
8. Boostin' with Filmore
9. Luigi to the Rescue
10. North Desert Dash
11. Sarge's Boot Camp
12. Sarge's Off-Road Challenge
13. Motor Speedway of the South
Chapter 3
14. Mater's Backwards Lesson
15. Sheriff's Chase
16. Sheriff's Hot Pursuit
17. Rustbucket Race-O-Rama
18. Ornament Valley Circuit
19. Sun Valley International Raceway
Chapter 4
20. Sally's Wheel Well Sprint
21. Doc's Check-Up
22. Tailfin Pass Circuit
23. Delinquent Road Hazards
24. Monster Truck Mayhem
25. Chick's Challenge
26. High Speed Heist
27. Lightning Strikes Back
28. Smasherville International Speedway
Chapter 5
29. Radiator Springs Grand Prix
30. Tailfin Pass Grand Prix
31. Ornament Valley Grand Prix
32. Los Angeles International Speedway
*I would suggest doing this event last, as it is the most time-consuming and does not need to be done to progress the story. Ignore all cards you see so that when you go looking for them at the end, you're not trying to find one that you already got during the story.


 
 
 
Game Info
Developer:
Rainbow Studios
Publisher:
THQ
Genre:

Release:

US October 23, 2006
Europe November 17, 2006

Resolution: 1080i
Sound: Dolby 5.1 Surround
Players: 1-2
Online Players : 0
ESRB: Everyone
Collection:563
Wishlist:109
 
 
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