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Game Room

Game Room Achievement Guide
Guide By: ApochWeiss
There are 56 achievements with a total of 1000 points.


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Overview:
+ Estimated achievement difficulty: 2/10
+ Offline: 27 (490)
+ Online: 29 (510)
+ From Store: 50 (925)
+ Approximate time: 36+ hours
+ Minimum number of playthroughs needed: Multiple
+ Missable achievements: None
+ Does difficulty affect Achievements? No
+ Glitched achievements: Random achievements in GFWL.
+ Extra equipment needed?: None
+ Avatar Awards: None
+ Cheats: None
+ Additional funds needed to be spent for 1000: 6,240MSP @240 MSP-10,400 MSP @400 MSP

COMPLETIONISTS: Please take note of the Free/240MSP Or Less section of the achievement guide. If you are uncertain about this game, I advise you to try it on a separate Xbox 360 gamertag.

Well the Game Room is now open. For those who don't know what this is, the Game Room acts as a traditional arcade full of cabinets for gamers to play "retro" games from the 80's and early 90's. At launch, there was 30 games made available, with an announcement that there will be 7 games added every week, with up to 1000 games available total by the end of three years. It was also announced that when you buy a cabinet on it's release date, you obtain that cabinet's mascot free, which will help with My First Mascot. There is even a showcase room that you can visit to demo games, as well as pay 40 MSP for one play.

A token system is also put into effect for the showroom. Every time a someone visit's your arcade and/or spends money on a game, you obtain tokens. These tokens are free, and you get 20 when you first download the program, and can be spent for one free round of any game you choose until you run out.

Unfortunately, you have to buy some of those games in order to obtain all 1000 points. Microsoft has made the Game Room application a free download on the Live Marketplace, but each game is going to cost you. You are allowed to demo each game once, and each game has a set time limit for how long you can play it, though it's not shown on the screen. The following is the pricing plan available:

40MSP = 1 Play
240MSP = Own a cabinet on one format (360 console or GFWL)
400MSP = Own a cabiner for both formats (360 console and GFWL)

This road map is based on the lowest amount of MSP possible for you to spend on purchasing cabinets. You CAN win medals from just using tokens. These cost 40MSP each, but, you only get one play! So, unless you are a master of the specific cabinet, it may not be the smartest financial move. Obtaining all achievements in this program is not hard at all, especially since, in essence, you need only 10 cabinets for all medal related achievements, and there will be plenty of opportunities out there if you feel you may struggle on a game, or the medals seem a bit too hard to attempt. However, both the achievements and medals in this game are very time consuming.

Here are a few notes for those looking for shortcuts:
+ Point Buster and Survivalist medals can only be obtained through playing cabinets in Ranked Mode. If playing via the pay-per-play option, you automatically start in Ranked. Each game features the Time Buster achievement, so at launch (30 titles), you can only obtain 30 medals off-line.

+ Time spent playing works with just staying at the game's title screen through Casual Single Player mode. However if your controller shuts off, the game is paused, even though the pause screen doesn't come up. I will test this today with a wired controller.

+ Some games only have the Time Buster medal. A spreadsheet was created to illustrate requirements to gain medals, as well as which games only have the Time Buster medal. It can be viewed HERE, maintained by Edward Hyena.

This guide and road map is designed to help out from day one, looking at only the thirty launch titles for the Game Room. As time goes on, more games will be added, which will alter the way you, the gamer, can earn medals (as in more Time Buster medals that can be earned in off-line mode) and unlock achievements.

Step One: Freebies/Cheapies
If you want some quick points, go for the Free and Cheap achievements, be sure to download the Game Pack 001 and Game Pack 002 items from the Marketplace. Both of these are free and offer you some items to help you unlock achievements. The steps for these are outlined below in the Free/240 MSP Or Less section of the achievement guide.

Please note: [At the time of this road map] It has been pointed out the Game Room internal clock is off and causing people to struggle to obtain the achievement, registering after more then the specified one hour, upwards of three and a half hours later. Aside this, people are reporting that some achievements that unlock through GFWL appear, but then disappear when they sign out then sign back in again.

Step Two: Procure Your Grinding Buddy
You can obtain all the multi-player achievements by yourself through setting up an alternate gamertag on your Xbox 360 console or GFWL account. This process, which is outlined in Challenge Master in the guide, explains how to set up the necessary 20 challenges to obtain these in just less then one hour, even if the alternate tag is only a silver account.

Step Two and a Half: Ye Olde Grind
Unfortunately, once you exhaust your free and cheap achievements, now it's time to saddle up and spend/waste some hard earned money. You can obtain all the Time achievements just by playing the same game, but given the simplicity of these games, those will probably grow tiresome. Essentially there are 50 achievements you can unlock from spending money, and all achievements can be unlocked in your process to obtain the Level 20! and I Like Shiny Things! achievements, with Level 20! simply being unobtainable at launch due to a lack of enough cabinets available.

NOTE: HOW TO PLAY ATARI 2600 GAMES
Many x360a users have started threads inquiring as to how to start playing Atari 2600 games and that they are wasting money. When you load up an Atari 2600 game, you need to hit the Start Button, and then click the image that says RESET in order to start the game. Simple, right?

NOTE: GFWL USERS
Be warned that some people have reported through various threads that some of the Free/240 MSP Or Less achievements are glitched. They will unlock, but when you exit out of GFWL, the achievements will not show up when you return. This seems to be a common occurrence for all GFWL games.

So, there you have it. Easily the 360's most costly 1000 points! If you have decided to take on this trek, it's probably best to look at it moreso as a casual 1000, and only to buy the games you truly love. Otherwise, you'll be lining Bill Gates' pockets with your hard earned money for a score that many may look upon the completion time and wonder if you feel proud, or ashamed.

[x360a would like to thank ApochWeiss for this road map]


My First Theme5
Place a Theme in your arcade (5) 
See achievement Theme Filler.
Theme Filler20
Place 5 unique Themes in your arcade (3) 
When looking at one of the rooms, press the on your controller to choose a theme. Simply choose a theme to put in, such as the Atari theme you can obtain from the free Game Packs on the marketplace. Repeat for four more rooms to unlock.
Fancy Arcade20
Theme an entire arcade with unique Themes (9) 
You already have enough unique themes available for you to unlock the Theme Filler achievement, but you need to unlock the rest. In order to unlock the rest, you need to level up and unlock them! You can view your progress from the Main Menu by going into the My Collection category. Highlight any theme with a lock on it to view what level you need to be to unlock it. It's unknown if future free themes will be made available without the need to unlock them.
My First Mascot5
Activate a Mascot in your arcade (3) 
This achievement is NOT free unless you buy a cabinet during an incentive sale that offers an avatar for free. If not, you will need to spend 40MSP on an avatar. When you do one of these two things, go to the Main Menu, then select My Collection and choose Mascots. Simply press A on whatever mascot you wish to active to unlock this achievement.
My First Decoration5
Place a Decoration in your arcade (1) 
See achievement Proptastic.
Proptastic20
Place 5 arcade Decorations in your arcade (1) 
Push the when looking at a Room. It will have 8 spots glowing and give you an option to put something in there. Choose "Decor", then select which decoration to put in. Press again to insert it into the Room. Repeat until you add 5 total decorations and the achievement will unlock. This can be done with the items from Game Pack 001 and Game Pack 002, which are free on the marketplace.
My First Game 5
Place a Game Cabinet in your arcade (2) 
This achievement is NOT free and will require the purchase of one cabinet. From the Main Menu, choose to go to the Store and find a game you want to buy. To play a cabinet on one platform (360 or GFWL) it costs 240MSP, but if you want both platforms (360 AND GFWL) it will cost 400 MSP. Simply buy the cabinet, let it download, return to the Game Room screen and you'll be prompted to put the cabinet in a room if you want to. From there, simply choose the room you want it in, and the spot, then press A to set it down and unlock this achievement.
The Visitor5
Visit a Friend's arcade (3) 
You must be online to unlock this. From the Main Menu, select Friends, select a friend who has the game room, then simply visit their arcade by pressing .
Show Me!5
Visit the Showcase Arcade (6) 
When at the Main Menu, simply press to enter the Showcase Arcade.
The Player5
Play a Friend's Game Cabinet (17) 
Once in a friend's Game Room, simply select one of the cabinet's that your friend has put in his Game Room, and play it. If you own the cabinet already, you do not have to pay, but if not, you will need to spend 40MSP for one play. Achievement will unlock right away once you start playing.
Room Filler20
Fill an entire room (2) 
Rooms have 8-10 spots you can fill with cabinets, decor, etc. If you don't own any cabinets, download Game Pack 001 and Game Pack 002 from the marketplace and simply put 8 pieces of decor in one room to unlock this achievement.
My First Win5
Win a Challenge (4) 
Simply win an issued challenge by being at the top of the specific challenge's leaderboard. Easily done by having a friend choosing Longest Survivor from the Challenge Terms, then 1 from the Number of Tries category, and 1 Hour from the Challenge Expiration category. Have your friend play, and die as quick as possible. Simply play longer then him, and you'll obtain the achievement.
My First Challenge5
Send a Challenge (1) 
At the Main Menu, select Challenges. When the Challenge screen loads, simply press to bring up the Challenge Details screen, then select a game, flick on Friend and choose 1-7 friends to issue the challenge to, then Send Challenge to unlock. You can simply send the challenges to yourself on another gamertag.
Challenge Chief5
Win 10 Challenges 
See achievement Challenge Master.
Challenge Master20
Win 20 Challenges (6) 
Easiest way is to create an alternate tag on your Xbox 360 console or GFWL, friend the tag, then issue 20 challenges to it through the Challenges option on the Main Menu screen. Set them to High Score, 1 minute in length, and 1 attempt. Score some points with the account you want this achievement with, then sign out and sign in with the alternate account and just lose or die. Sign back in on the main account and it should unlock. If it doesn't, choose the Challenges option from the Main Menu again.
Too Cool for my Score20
Beat your own High Score in a game (1) 
This achievement is NOT free but can be unlocked for at least 80MSP (requires to pay-per-play sessions of 40 MSP each). Play any game that records your high score. Score a few points, then die, then simply play the game again. As soon as you go past your previous high score, the achievement unlocks.
My Blisters have Blisters!5
Play a game for 1 hour continuously (13) 
You CANNOT turn a game on and walk away. Many games on here will simply reset after a few minutes, or simply stop counting time after a minute or two if you don't do anything. Simply play a normal game on Single Player Classic mode. The achievement pops in game and you can rewind time without it counting against you. CLICK HERE to read various methods community members are using the unlock this achievement.
Arcade Junkie20
Spend 4 hours total playing games in your arcade 
See achievement Matchstick Eyes.
Retro Addict20
Spend 8 hours total playing games in your arcade 
See achievement Matchstick Eyes.
Go to Sleep20
Spend 16 hours total playing games in your arcade 
See achievement Matchstick Eyes.
Machine not Man20
Spend 24 hours total playing games in your arcade 
See achievement Matchstick Eyes.
Matchstick Eyes20
Spend 36 hours total playing games in your arcade (9) 
For this you need to play games in your Game Room Arcade for 36 cumulative hours. You can also follow your progress by watching the Time Spender medal score that each cabinet has. Unfortunately you cannot just load a game and walk away from it, as the game's internal clock pauses after a brief amount of time.
My First Medal5
Win your first Medal (3) 
See achievement I Like Shiny Things.
Medal Variety5
Win a Medal of each Type (Point Buster, Survivalist, Time Spender) 
See achievement Double Trouble.
Double Trouble20
Win 2 Medals of each type (2x Point Buster, 2x Survivalist, 2x Time Spender) 
Each cabinet has three medal types you can unlock: Point Buster, Survivalist and Time Spender. Simply obtain two of each medals from any number of cabinets to unlock. You will also unlock Medal Variety.
Medal Collector20
Win 3 Medals 
See achievement I Like Shiny Things.
80s Skilled20
Win 6 Medals 
See achievement I Like Shiny Things.
Game Beater20
Win 9 Medals 
See achievement I Like Shiny Things.
Arcade Hustler20
Win 12 Medals 
See achievement I Like Shiny Things.
Retro Expert20
Win 15 Medals 
See achievement I Like Shiny Things.
The New Old Schooler20
Win 18 Medals 
See achievement I Like Shiny Things.
Medal Enthusiast20
Win 21 Medals 
See achievement I Like Shiny Things.
Arcade Shark20
Win 24 Medals 
See achievement I Like Shiny Things.
Can't Touch This!20
Win 27 Medals 
See achievement I Like Shiny Things.
Retro Master20
Win 30 Medals 
See achievement I Like Shiny Things.
Check My Skillz20
Win 33 Medals 
See achievement I Like Shiny Things.
Minted20
Win 36 Medals 
See achievement I Like Shiny Things.
Medaltastic20
Win 39 Medals 
See achievement I Like Shiny Things.
Fly Skillz20
Win 42 Medals 
See achievement I Like Shiny Things.
Medal Masher20
Win 45 Medals 
See achievement I Like Shiny Things.
I Like Shiny Things35
Win 48 Medals 
Simply unlock 48 medals total (could be of any of the three types) to unlock this achievement. This one will cost you greatly as each machine only supports 3 medals.
Level Up!20
Reach Level 2 
See achievement Level 20! (Can be unlocked off-line)
Level 5!20
Reach Level 5 
See achievement Level 20! (Can be unlocked off-line)
Level 8!20
Reach Level 8 
See achievement Level 20! (Can be unlocked off-line)
Level 11!20
Reach Level 11 
See achievement Level 20! (Can be unlocked off-line)
Level 14!20
Reach Level 14 
See achievement Level 20! (Can be unlocked off-line)
Level 17!20
Reach Level 17 
See achievement Level 20! (Can be unlocked off-line)
Level 20!50
Reach Level 20 (1) 
You gain levels by obtaining medals. To reach a new level, you need 20 points from medals, and each cabinet has 3 medals each. Each medal can be awarded by meeting certain criteria to reach either a Gold, Silver or Bronze medal. Just earn enough medal points to go to the next level.
  • Gold Medal = 5 points
  • Silver Medal = 3 points
  • Bronze Medal = 2 points
Medal Smasher20
Win 10 Medals of each type 
See achievement Medal Mad.
Medal Mad50
Win 20 Medals of each type (4) 
Each cabinet has three medal types you can unlock: Point Buster, Survivalist and Time Spender. Simply obtain 20 medals of each of the three types to unlock this achievement.
Point Buster20
Win 5 Point Buster Medals 
See achievement Point Slammer.
Point Slammer20
Win 10 Point Buster Medals 
Simply obtain 10 total Point Buster medals.
Survivalist20
Win 5 Survivalist Medals 
See achievement Survival of the Fittest.
Survival of the Fittest20
Win 10 Survivalist Medals 
Simply obtain 10 total Survivalist medals.
Time Spender20
Win 5 Time Spender Medals 
See achievement Time Crazy.
Time Crazy20
Win 10 Time Spender Medals 
Simply obtain 10 total Time Spender medals.

 
 
 
Game Info
Developer:
Krome Studios
Publisher:
Microsoft
Genre:

Release:

US March 24, 2010

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Wishlist:20
 
 
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