Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion

Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion Achievement Guide

Guide By: Easter Bunny 00
There are 50 achievements with a total of 1000 points.

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- Estimated Achievement Difficulty: 3/10
- Offline: 50 (1000 )
- Online: 0 (0)
- Approximate amount of time to 1000: 8/10
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1 playthrough
- Number of missable achievements: 0 (Mission replay)
- Do cheat codes disable achievements?: Yes
- Does difficulty affect achievements?: Yes, 1
- Glitchy achievements: None
- Unobtainable achievements: None
- Extra equipment needed? : None

Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion XL is a brawler game, much like that of the Super Smash Brothers series, popular on Nintendo consoles. Originally on the Nintendo DS, Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion was such a success that they decided to bring it to consoles, landing on the PS3, 360, and Wii, this time bearing more characters, levels, and assists. The game features many Cartoon Network favorites, such as Johnny Bravo, Ben 10, and Samurai Jack, and throws them into battle, where each character fights to win using attacks, items, assists, and the notorious Punch Time Explosion. With a sturdy Story mode, a ladder arcade mode, and multiple local multiplayer gametypes, Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion XL is a great addition to the Xbox 360.

The lengthiest part of the game is the Story, which can be completed within 6 hours, if that. I suggest you play on hard, as its not much more difficult than easy. It may give you trouble around a few parts, but hang in there. Experienced Super Smash Bros. players will quickly get the hang of this, and should breeze through story. After that theres quite multiplayer achievements, but all can easily be done within an hour and a half.

Story Mode (19 achievements)
Before i start explaining the story, I want to share my controls. The controls when you start are iffy, and you have to go out of the way for some of the commands. I found my set up easy to use, and it being based off a lot of aspects of Smash Bros. This is optional, I just think it would help some people.

- Grab/Pickup
- Attack
- Sig Attack
- Attack
- PTE Attack
- Shield
- PTE Attack
- Jump
- Switch/Catch-Up (Co-op)

The achievements for story are pretty simple. Most cannot be missed, one is for beating the game, and another for beating the game on Hard, which i suggest you play on first. The game is pretty straight forward. The game is mostly "Get from point A, to point B," with a few 1 on 1 or 2 on 1 battles thrown in the mix, and a dash of 2 protecting missions as well. You are awarded points for each level, which you can use to buy new levels, maps, clips, and costumes. I suggest you focus on Story Mode first, and don't spend any points until you get the "Its over 9000!" achievement. That being said, I would also advise you to kill every enemy you can on each level, and be as cautious as possible, to try to net as many points on each level until you get the "Big Money!" achievement, for getting over 1000 points on any level. After that, on any level that isn't a battle, I suggest blasting right through the level, ignoring any enemies. The game will go by a lot faster. Some levels have an achievement tied-in with the level, such as beating the level under a set amount of time, or completing it without dying. I would suggest to ignore these until after you've completed story, when you can play them on an easier difficulty, and after you unlock the necessary characters.

Multiplayer: (26 achievements)
This will be the most repetitive part of the game. Most of these require you to win a certain amount of matches with a character, in a certain costume. It can be a bit tedious at times, but 10 matches will only take 15 minutes using a method ill post a little further down. Other achievements are for activating a certain assist with someone, or against someone, or for killing a certain number of people with someones Punch Time Explosion, or PTE.

Miscellaneous: (5 achievements)
Everything you do in the game will net you Points. With those points you can unlock characters, levels, costumes, and clips. Unlocking all the characters, levels, and costumes, will each unlock you an achievement, while storing over 9000 points at once and getting over 1000 in a single level will both unlock you the last 2 achievements.

Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion XL is a fairly easy game for the 360, and should not be too much of a hassle for an average gamer.

[x360a would like to thank Easter Bunny 00 for this road map]

Couch Potato 100
Beat Story Mode    

Simply beat the Story. The story has achievements for beating all levels within a certain "show", all of which are impossible to miss. The story is not too hard, and i would suggest doing it on Hard. This should only take about 6 hours, if that.

Chowder Fan10
Finished the Chowder theme in story mode    

See "Couch Potato"

Ben 10 Fan10
Finished the Ben 10 theme in story mode    

See "Couch Potato"

Flapjack Fan10
Finished the Flapjack theme in story mode    

See "Couch Potato"

KND Fan15
Finished the KND theme in story mode    

See "Couch Potato"

PPG Fan15
Finished the Powerpuff Girls theme in story mode    

See "Couch Potato"

Foster’s Fan15
Finished the Foster’s Home theme in story mode    

See "Couch Potato"

Dexter’s Lab Fan20
Finished the Dexter’s Lab theme in story mode    

See "Couch Potato"

Billy & Mandy Fan20
Finished the Grim Adventure’s theme in story mode    

See "Couch Potato"

Samurai Jack Fan20
Finished the Samurai Jack theme in story mode    

See "Couch Potato"

No Big Deal50
Beat Story Mode on the Hard difficulty setting    (2) 

Hard is not too much harder than Easy, and i would suggest playing on Hard on your first playthrough. After you get the "Big Money!" achievement, I suggest running past every enemy that you dont have to fight. You may need those lives later on. Save your PTE for when you have to kill X amount of enemies to progress, and take your time on the Battles. Dont rush yourself, and learn the moves of both your character and your opponents. Use your PTE against an opponent who has just spawned to set them down another life. A PTE used on an enemy with 0 damage will probably lose a life by the end of the PTE, so dont waste a perfectly good PTE on an enemy who has 200 damage.

This can be unlocked via Level Select after youve beaten the game. Replaying each level on Hard will still unlock you the achievement.

Cartoon Collector50
Unlocked all characters   (1) 

This is unlocked for buying all characters out of the store. Most characters cost 1200, while a few cost 1500. There are 8 characters, for a total of 10500 points.

Get points faster:
This seems to be the fastest way i could get credits. Go to Battle Mode, then choose Custom Game. Just put the stock way up, I did 30 and i usually got 1300 points for each match. That being said, you could probably get more than 4000 for doing 100. I found 30 just right. Choose Powerpuff Girls first stage, and as soon as Mojos Robot destroys the other buildings, just keep throwing them off the edge. If you need a Synergy related achievement, such as Johnnys or Bubbles, choose them, and choose either Dexter or Chowder with your second controller (for achievements on using a certain assist against them) or use one of the match-ups listed in "Vengeance of Vilgax" to get the most out of the fights. I recommend saving your credits until youre over 9000 for an achievement, then spend away.

You are awarded:
40 points per Kill
-20 points per Fall
1 point for every energy pickup
4000 pts for a 100 stock game, no deaths, only grabs, 1v1

I suggest holding out on purchasing anything until you unlock the "Its over 9000!" achievement.

Costume Collector30
Unlocked all costumes   

This is unlocked for buying all costumes out of the store. Each costume costs 500. There are 26 costumes, for a total of 13000 points.

See "Cartoon Collector" for point grinding tips.

I suggest holding out on purchasing anything until you unlock the "Its over 9000!" achievement.

Unreal Estate Collector40
Unlocked all arenas   

This is unlocked for buying all stages out of the store. Each stage costs 1000. In total it will cost 5000 for all stages.

See "Cartoon Collector" for point grinding tips.

I suggest holding out on purchasing anything until you unlock the "Its over 9000!" achievement.

Big Money!20
Collected 1000 points from a single level   

Playing a long level, such as KND stage 1, will increase your chances of getting a lot of points. You get 40 points per kill, and -20 points per fall. Every energy you pick up will give you a point, so pick up as many as you can. Take your time and kill as many enemies as you can. This should come very early on.

It’s over 9000!25
Collected 9001 points   (4) 

You are awarded points for every mode in the game. 40 points per kill, 1 point for every energy pickup, and a time bonus for every level you complete in Story. This is not cumulative, so you must have 9001 or more in your bank at one time for this to unlock. Simply dont buy anything until you get this achievement.

See "Cartoon Collector" for point grinding tips.

Defeated Kevin boss using Ben without dying   

Ben 10, stage 3
You must beat this level with Ben, without dying. I played on easy. Kevin will do a series of attacks, and eventually get his hand stuck in the ground. He has 3 attacks. One that sweeps the lower level, one that pillars into the sky, and one that shoots 3 balls of fire. The two flower platforms are your biggest friend here, camp on those until he gets close, and then jump to the other one. Make sure youre ready to block after you jump, because he usually shoots 3 fireballs after you land. When his hand gets stuck, swoop in like a hawk and give him hell. Once its unstuck, back to the flower. Repeat until hes at 50% health - This starts stage 2 in the fight.
There will be pink shields to hide behind for this part, use them! youll be safe as long as you stay behind them. When they shatter and appear somewhere else, either dodge roll your way to them, or jump to them. Dont walk, theres a chance you could be hit hard. When his hand gets stuck in the shield, attack! repeat this again for the other hand, and when his head gets stuck, jump to the first platform, jump upwards and do his up-standard attack.

Samurai’s Journey35
Defeated Aku boss using Jack without dying   (3) 

Dexter, stage 3
You must unlock Jack first, then replay this mission. I suggest playing on easy. There are 2 parts to this fight. During the first, avoid Aku until he either turns into a ram or a bird. If he turns into a ram, wait up on the upper platform for Dee-Dee to grab him, he will charge 4 times until she does. If he turns into a bird, he will sweep across the stage, alternating from the upper part to the lower part. just make sure you are on the opposite level that hes on. After 4 sweeps, Dee-Dee will grab him, keep attacking him until she lets go. Rinse and repeat.
Stage 2 is far simpler. There will be bombs on the left side, pick them up and throw them at aku. If hes hit, he will bow his head down, and thats when you should attack. Keep attacking, and when he lifts his head, go to the left side again and repeat. Eventually, the glass around a lever on the left side should break, activate that and Aku will die.

Professional Hero50
Defeated the Final boss without dying   

Final boss, stage 1
You must beat this boss without dying. Once you know his moves, you'll know that he'll mainly use a spinning move, and a forward claw strike. The following is a strategy for Captain Planet.

Whenever you know its safe to attack, do Captain's forward-signature attack. Once you get him down to a low enough health, he'll fly away and start to regenerate, and Father will start to fight you as a distraction. Jump in the air, and do his up attack on the boss in the background, and ignore father. Once all his TVs are knocked down, he'll come back to fight. Repeat the cautious forward-signature attack, and keep your eye on Father. Once the boss is down to a certain health, Vilgax will come out while the boss heals. Focus on the boss. When he comes back down, WATCH OUT. THERE WILL BE PITFALLS ON THE MAP. If you fall into them, you die. Captain's Forward-signature move is now pretty much useless, and its not worth the risk of using. Attack with either standard attacks, or with his down-signature move while above the boss. It shouldn't take long for this part, but watch out for those pitfalls.

Monkey's forward attack (where he spins wildly) is GREAT for Professional Hero. It takes off major damage off the final boss. Only issue is that it's hard to redirect him away from the pitfalls. Monkey's spin takes so much damage, you can pretty much ignore whoever the boss summons to fight you while he's flying in the background.

An alternative method is to use Jack. Forward attack will allow you to go back and forth between the boss, taking off health and allowing you to build meter (just don't do it when the boss is doing that spin attack). Whenever he flies into the back, just use the PTE on whoever he summons and it's practically guaranteed to kill them. By using Jack, I didn't even lose my life in that fight even on my Hard runthrough.

Activated Ben’s synergy assist   (1) 

Synergy achievements:
You do not have to finish the match for them, and i would recommend going for them while grinding points. Just make sure you have enough lives to get the achievement, because assists are random. Choose a map, Foster's Second level is a good choice. 2nd controller is not needed, but it will make things simpler.

Activated achievements-
All you need to do is activate them with a certain character. Use:

  • Ben
  • Bubbles
  • Johnny Bravo

Assist achievements-
For these you must use a certain assist against a certain character, they are:

  • Deedee against Dexter
  • Mandark against Dexter
  • Panini against Chowder

Kill related Synergy-
You must use a certain character, and amass kills while during the synergy. Use:

  • Father, 1 kill
  • Aku, 2 kills
  • Captain Planet, 2 kills
It’s Hero Time!20
Won the Bellwood fight in story mode with Ben or Young Ben in under a minute   

Ben 10, stage 1
You must beat this stage in under a minute, while having Ben or Young Ben in your party. This one gave me quite a bit of trouble. What i did was played on hard, and hid near the lower left balcony. Buttercup will occasionally kill herself, while trying to kill you. Dont worry if you lose some lives, and every now-and-then, jump off the edge, but give Buttercup an opening to attack you while you fall. Sometimes shell charge off with you, and follow you all the way down.

Vengeance of Vilgax5
Won five fights as Vilgax against Ben and Young Ben   (1) 

Fast fights:
To get the most out of these fights, I will list who you use, and who you must be against. Start up Custom Game, put time at 10 seconds OR stock to 1, and choose Ben 10's first level. Simply pick them up and throw them off the edge. 2 controllers are needed and sometimes 3. This will only net you 40 or 80 points, so I dont recommend doing this for grinding points.

Bubbles, costume 5, against any powerpuff, 1 match.
Blossom, costume 5, against any powerpuff, 1 match.
Buttercup, costume 5, against any powerpuff, 1 match.
Him, costume 5, against any powerpuff, 10 matches. (2 achievements)
Mojo Jojo, against any powerpuff, 10 matches.
Aku, against Jack, 5 matches.
Jack, costume 5, against Flapjack AND Captain K'nuckles, 1 match.
Monkey, costume 5, against anyone, 10 matches.
Mac and Bloo, costume 5, against anyone, 10 matches.
Father, against Numbuh One, 5 matches.
Vilgax, against Ben AND Young Ben, 5 matches.

Ugly Finish20
Scored four consecutive knockouts using Kevin’s PTE   (2) 

PTE achievements:
If you have enough controllers, 2 is enough for most, but 3 and sometimes 4 is better. You only need 4 for one achievement, but it makes it easier. The characters to use are:

Captain Planet, 3 simultaneous knockouts
Toiletnator, 2 simultaneous knockouts
Dexter, 2 (simultaneous) knockouts
Kevin, 4 simultaneous knockouts (lasts for a while)
Jack, 5 kills AFTER activating, just dont die.
Billy and Mandy, 4 kills AFTER activating, just dont die.
Scottsman, activate PTE and activate Peppermint Larrys assist. Easiest with 2 controllers.

If you play the final stage in Samurai Jacks story mode, you can get PTE achievements easier there against normal enemies.

Chicken Ball Z20
Scored four knockouts after using Billy and Mandy’s PTE   

See "Ugly Finish"

Won the Toadblatt’s level in story mode with Grim in under two minutes   

The Grim Adventures, stage 2
You must beat this level in under two minutes. I suggest playing on easy. You are forced to use Grim, and how i beat the level was by hanging on one of the 2 platforms on either side of the map, and doing my forward-signature move towards the outside of the level. Usually, Billy and Mandy will get hit and eventually fly out of the map. Repeat 3 times, and the achievements yours.

Like a Hoss30
Won the Endsville Cemetery level in story mode with Hoss Delgado without dying   (2) 

The Grim Adventures, stage 3
You must beat this level with Hoss Delgado, without dying. Far easier than it sounds, you must only kill a few zombies in this level and the achievements yours. Keep your distance between the zombies when youre not attacking, and continuously do your forward-signature attack. its a Chainsaw that will deal a decent ammount of damage. After 2 or 3 hits, roll away. Although i did it on Hard, Easy would be a surefire way of getting this achievement.

I am not your Boyfriend5
Activated Panini’s assist while fighting against Chowder   (1) 

See "Yes!"

Won the first Flapjack Pier level in story mode with Flapjack and K’nuckles in under three minutes   

Flapjack, stage 2
You must beat this stage in under 3 minutes, while playing as Captain K'nuckles or Flapjack. I suggest playing with Captain K'nuckles, as I find his forward-signature useful in the fight. Try not to die during the first part when the pier is collapsing, just make sure you know its coming, and dont go out of your way to kill Vilgax or Numbah One during this part, it wont even matter. Once youre on the ship, their lives appear. Captain K'nuckles PTE is good here, if you use it when Vilgax and Numbah One are right next to you. Its an explosion which will definitely kill them, but you only get one shot at it. Flapjacks PTE sweeps across the screen and will definitely kill both of them, but I find Flapjack difficult to use in this fight.

Dexo Robo 200010
Scored two knockouts using Dexter’s PTE   

See "Ugly Finish"

What Does This Button Do?5
Activated DeeDee’s assist while fighting against Dexter   

See "Yes!"

AH-ha-ha! AH-ha-HA ha-ha!5
Activated Mandark’s assist while fighting against Dexter   (3) 

See "Yes!"

Dial M for Monkey15
Won ten fights as Monkey in his alternate costume   

See "Vengeance of Vilgax"

Way of the Samurai25
Scored five knockouts after activating Jack’s PTE   

See "Ugly Finish"

Ninjas Beat Pirates10
Won a fight as Jack in his alternate costume with Flapjack and K’nuckles as opponents   

See "Vengeance of Vilgax"

Master of Darkness10
Won five fights as Aku with Jack as an opponent   

See "Vengeance of Vilgax"

Viking God of Rock15
Scored two consecutive knockouts with Aku’s synergy assist   

See "Yes!"

Meet My Beautiful Wife15
Activated Scotsman's PTE and Peppermint Larry’s Assist in the same fight   

For this achievement, you must be playing as Scotsman, and activate his PTE, and during the same match activate Peppermint Larry's assist. I would suggest using the same method as in "Yes!", just make sure you activate a PTE as well.

Go Mac Go15
Won ten fights as Mac and Bloo in their alternate costumes   

See "Vengeance of Vilgax"

S.E.C.T.O.R. V.20
Completed Kids Next Door Platformer under 5 minutes   

Kids Next Door, stage 1
You must beat this stage in under 5 minutes. You are forced to choose Numbah 1, and i would highly suggest Aku to be in your party as well. He has 4 jumps, plus his up-sig move. Keep pushing forward, and avoid all unnecessary fights. Dont wait for platforms to move across, with Aku you can make the jumps. There are a few parts where you have to kill enemies, during the first part, kill them and save the PTE for later on. At the end, when you must kill 10 enemies, use Akus PTE, Its very helpful during that last part. Just keep pushing forward, and save the PTE for the end.

Father is Number One10
Won five fights as Father with Numbuh One as an opponent   

See "Vengeance of Vilgax"

Flame Broiled10
Scored a knockout using Father’s synergy assist   (1) 

See "Yes!"

Scored two simultaneous knockouts using Toiletnator’s PTE    (1) 

See "Ugly Finish"

A great Big Hug5
Activated Bubbles’ synergy assist    (1) 

See "Yes!"

Not Powerpuff, Rowdyruff!20
Won a fight with each Powerpuff in alternate costume against a Powerpuff in normal outfit   

See "Vengeance of Vilgax"

Planet of the Ape15
Won ten fights as Mojo Jojo against a Powerpuff girl   

See "Vengeance of Vilgax"

Him Diddle Riddle15
Won ten fights as Him against a Powerpuff girl   
P90 Him 15
Won nine fights as Him in his alternate costume   

See "Vengeance of Vilgax"

The power is yours!15
Scored three simultaneous knockouts using Captain Planet’s PTE   

See "Ugly Finish"

Disco Fever10
Scored two consecutive knockouts using Captain Planet’s synergy assist   

See "Yes!"

Do the Monkey 5
Activated Johnny’s synergy assist   (1) 

See "Yes!"

Game Info
Papaya Studios
Crave Games


US November 15, 2011

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