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Jane's Advanced Strike Fighters

Jane's Advanced Strike Fighters Achievement Guide

Guide By: Creech
There are 36 achievements with a total of 1000 points.

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Overview:
Estimated achievement difficulty: 4/10
Offline: 22/36 (630/1000)
Online: 14/36 (370/1000)
Approximate amount of time to 1000: 8-10 hours
Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1, but 2 is recommended to avoid frustration.
Missable achievements: None
Does difficulty affect achievements?: Yes
Unobtainable/glitched achievements: None
Extra equipment needed?: None


Introduction:
Jane's Advanced Strike Fighters is an arcade style flight simulator that licenses its aircraft information from Jane's Information Group, publishers of world military capability books such as Jane's Fighting Ships and Jane's Fighter Aircraft. While much about the aircraft look very genuine, there are odd glitches such as the lack of cockpit glass that detract from the experience. Also, as an arcade simulator, you never run out of gas or ammunition, so the realism factor is not really there. Overall, however, for a reasonably well done experience with no glitches, this is well worth playing.


Abbreviated Walkthrough:
If you have a co-op partner, you can likely start on Hard and simply play through the campaign that way. However, most likely you will be playing solo so start on Easy and simply get to the end of the campaign so that you unlock the PAK-FA with Swarm, Eagle, and Wyrm missiles. This gives you stand off combat capability against ground targets with the Wyrm missiles and against air targets with the Eagle missiles. For close combat you have the Swarm and your cannon, plus the PAK-FA is fast, stealthy, agile, and well armored, and is arguably the best plane in the game. The F-22A Raptor is almost as good, but lacks the long range anti-air capabilities of the PAK-FA. At the end of your Easy playthrough you should have at least 10 achievements for 280 , and possibly 100-200 more. This should take roughly four hours.

Now, play the game on hard using the PAK-FA. Most missions do not have a time element, so you can fire from maximum range and then turn away to let your missiles regenerate without ever having to get in range of the enemy. This makes most missions much easier. If you do happen to lose a mission, the checkpoints are pretty generous and you can retry without penalty. This will unlock two achievements for 110 , and should take 2-2.5 hours.


Cooperative Mode:
There are three achievements that require a second player to assist you in cooperative mode. This must be done over Xbox Live as there is no support for split-screen. You must host a mission ("Blitzkrieg"), be a guest in a mission ("Teamblitz"), and kill an enemy locked onto your partner ("Be My Wingman"). This should take less than 30 minutes.


Multiplayer:
There are 11 online multiplayer achievements, all of which can be unlocked with a single partner. The 11 take about 60-90 minutes to earn, so roughly three hours if both you and your partner need them. When creating the multiplayer matches, always set the victory conditions to the lowest points possible, matches to one, and the respawn timer to 5 seconds. This will speed up the multiplayer considerably from the default settings.


Mop-Up:
Now it is time to mop up any single player campaign achievements you didn't unlock through normal gameplay, such as completing a mission with only using your cannons, completing a mission without taking damage, etc. Check the individual achievements to see how best to unlock them.

Conclusion:
This is a reasonably easy 1000  with no glitched achievements. The campaign is not unreasonably difficult, and since it can be done in co-op there is help available if you do end up getting stuck at some point.

[x360a would like to thank Creech for this Roadmap]



Easy Rider15
Complete Campaign mode on Easy Difficulty or higher (Single-player or Co-Op). 

This achievement will unlock once you have beaten every mission on any difficulty level. This does stack, so if you play it on Normal or Hard this will unlock as well.

Be My Wingman 15
Destroy an enemy aircraft that has a lock on a team mate in Co-Op Campaign mode. 

The description does not say so, but you must use your cannon to destroy the enemy aircraft in question. That being said, the easiest means to get this is to play the final mission on easy in Co-Op. Your third objective is to support some ground troops by destroying some ground units and installations near them. Adjacent to where you blew up the ground units is an airfield where two enemy fighters will periodically spawn, roll out to the runway, and take off. As soon as they spawn they will start locking on to you or your partner if either plane is in front of them, even though they are still on the ground. You should get a message at the top of your screen that says "Locked." As they are on the ground and moving very slow, they are easy targets to take out with cannon. Presuming they locked on to your partner and not you, the achievement will unlock as soon as you destroy them with your cannon.

Throwback15
Complete a mission using only cannons in Campaign mode (Single-player or Co-Op). 

This is easily done on the first mission on Easy difficulty level. Pick any plane and simply use your cannon rather than missiles. Because there are four ground units you will need to destroy, it may be easier with a slow plane such as the A-10C Thunderbolt rather than a fast mover such as the PAK-FA, but it can be accomplished with any of the available planes.

Bombardier15
Destroy a target with a bomb dropped from higher than 1000m (Single-player or Co-Op). 

Choose a plane that has bombs in its loadout, such as the A-10C Thunderbolt, and play the first mission on Easy. Your second objective is to destroy two target vehicles that are stationary. Line up on them while over 1000m in altitude, make sure the bomb is selected (use  and  to change weapons) and it will project a black circle ahead of you. As soon as that circle encompasses one or more of the vehicles, press  to drop the bomb. Since this is a training level and enemies have yet to spawn, you have plenty of time if you missed to circle around and try again.

If you have not already unlocked "Bombs Away," it will unlock simultaneously with "Bombardier."

Bite Marks15
Destroy an enemy in any match in Multiplayer mode. 

You simply need to get a kill in any multiplayer game mode. Easily done with a boosting partner.

Comrades in Arms15
Win a Team Dogfight match in Multiplayer mode. 

You must win a match with the game mode set to Team Dogfight. If you set the score limit to five points, one kill will win the match. You only need one other person to start a Team Dogfight match.

Down the Rabbit Hole15
Win a Rabbit match in Multiplayer mode. 

You must win a match with the game mode set to Rabbit. If you set the score limit to 20 points, four kills will win the match. You can also set the time limit to 2 minutes. Rabbit game modes can be started with as little as two players. Points in a Rabbit game are earned in two ways. At the start, one person is designated the rabbit and earns points for staying alive. If that person is killed, whoever killed him becomes the rabbit and starts accruing points for staying alive. You also earn 5 points for shooting down an opponent.

Survivor15
Win a Base Assault match in Multiplayer mode. 

You must win a match with the game mode set to Base Assault. You need to destroy the enemy airbase on the other side of the map. You can, but do not need to destroy the anti-air defenses around the base. Using Wyrm missiles is the best approach for this due to their long range. When the airbase has been destroyed, shoot down the enemy plane(s) for the win. The match will end if your opponent crashes instead of you shooting him down, but it does not increment the counter for winning five matches so make sure you destroy him with missiles or cannon fire. You can start a Base Assault match with only one opponent.

Flying Solo15
Win a Dogfight match in Multiplayer mode. 

You must win a match with the game mode set to Dogfight. If you set the score limit to five points, one kill will win the match. You only need one other person to start a Dogfight match.

Vectored Thrust15
Perform a thrust vector maneuver in Campaign mode (Single-player or Co-Op). 

If you are using an aircraft with vectored thrust engines, you can unlock this at any time in campaign mode by holding down both  and , and then move  in any direction. While playing the game, this also is the fastest way to make a 180-degree turn if you are chasing an enemy aircraft or avoiding an incoming missile.

5th Generation15
Unlock the F-22 Raptor in Campaign mode (Single-player or Co-Op). 

This achievement cannot be missed. You will unlock the F-22 Raptor near the midpoint of the campaign.

I Am Dangerous15
Kill 50 enemy units in Campaign mode (Single-player or Co-Op). 

There are more than 1000 enemy units in Campaign, so you should get this without even trying. It could unlock as early as your second mission.

Bombs Away15
Successfully bomb a target in Campaign mode (Single-player or Co-Op). 

See the guide for "Bombardier," although for this achievement the altitude does not matter. If you have not already unlocked "Bombs Away," it will unlock simultaneously with "Bombardier."

Man on a Mission15
Complete a Mission in Campaign mode (Single-player or Co-Op). 

This will unlock after you complete your first mission.

Weapons Hot15
Destroy an enemy aircraft with your cannons in Campaign mode (Single-player or Co-Op). 

You need to destroy an enemy aircraft with the cannons as opposed to a missile. You fire your cannon by holding down the . This is easiest on Easy difficulty, but can be done on any mission. Note that you must do this fifty times to unlock "Sharpshooter," so I suggest while playing the campaign try to shoot down bombers with your cannon when you have time, and then follow the guide for "Sharpshooter" to unlock any remaining kills.

Underneath the Radar15
Destroy a Radar Station without being detected (Single-player or Co-Op). 

There are multiple missions where the first thing you have to do is fly to a Radar Station and destroy it. To remain undetected, you have to hug the ground. If you get too far above ground level, the radar signal indicator at the top of the screen will change from green to yellow or even red. If it turns red, you fail the mission, but for this achievement the detector needs to stay green the entire time. This is best done on Easy on Mission 2. Note that on higher difficulty levels, the AGL ceiling lowers dramatically, but it can still be done.

Master of Evasion15
Evade 10 missiles with countermeasures in Campaign mode (Single-player or Co-Op). 

When a missile is closing in on your aircraft, you can launch countermeasures by pressing . This can break the lock and make the missile miss you (although it doesn't always work). You should get this naturally while playing the game; in one mission alone on Easy I evaded over 100 missiles.

Missile Jockey15
Destroy 250 enemies in Campaign mode (Single-player or Co-Op). 

You will get this while progressing through the game. Note that simply repeating mission one over and over again does not work at progressing toward this achievement. You have to play different missions or play them on different difficulties for this to increment. However, there are roughly one thousand enemies in the campaign, so this should not be a concern.

Grim Reaper30
Win 5 Dogfight matches in Multiplayer mode. 

You must win five matches with the game mode set to Dogfight. If you set the score limit to five points, one kill will win the match. You only need one other person to start a Dogfight match.

Eliminator30
Win 5 Base Assault matches in Multiplayer mode. 

You must win five matches with the game mode set to Base Assault. You need to destroy the enemy airbase on the other side of the map. You can, but do not need to, destroy the anti-air defenses around the base. Using Wyrm missiles is the best approach for this due to their long range. When the airbase has been destroyed, shoot down the enemy plane(s) for the win. The match will end if your opponent crashes instead of you shooting him down, but it does not consistently increment the counter for winning five matches so make sure you destroy him with missiles or cannon fire. You can start a Base Assault match with only one opponent.You must win five matches with the game mode set to Base Assault. You need to destroy the ground installations at the enemy base (obviously using Wyrm missiles is the best approach for this) and then shoot down the enemy plane(s). You can start a Base Assault match with only one opponent.

Air Superiority30
Destroy 5 enemies without dying in a single match in Multiplayer mode. 

You need to shoot down five opponents without dying yourself. Crashing will void this achievement just as much as being shot down. This is easily done with a boosting partner in any game mode, simply make sure the victory conditions are set high enough that the match doesn't end early because of the points awarded by your kills. The fastest method is to do this in a base assault game as the ground installations are easily destroyed with Wyrm missiles and increment the counter. This way you are not waiting for your opponent to respawn.

Team Guy30
Win 5 Team Dogfight matches in Multiplayer mode. 

You must win five matches with the game mode set to Team Dogfight. If you set the score limit to five points, one kill will win the match. You only need one other person to start a Team Dogfight match.

White Rabbit30
Win 5 Rabbit matches in Multiplayer mode. 

You must win a match with the game mode set to Rabbit. If you set the score limit to 20 points, four kills will win the match. You can also set the time limit to 2 minutes. Rabbit game modes can be started with as little as two players. Points in a Rabbit game are earned in two ways. At the start, one person is designated the rabbit and earns points for staying alive. If that person is killed, whoever killed him becomes the rabbit and starts accruing points for staying alive. You also earn 5 points for shooting down an opponent.

Hardcore80
Complete Campaign mode on Hard Difficulty (Single-player or Co-Op). 

This achievement will unlock once you have beaten every mission on Hard difficulty level. If you have already completed the game on Easy, you can play every mission using the PAK-FA with the Swarm, Eagle, and Wyrm missiles. The Eagle and Wyrm missiles have longer range than any enemies in the game, allowing you to snipe from a distance and run away until your weapons regenerate. If you get stuck, you can invite a co-op partner in for assistance, and the checkpoints are also very generous so the missions are typically very easy to complete.

Oscar Mike Golf80
Destroy 10 enemies without dying in a single match in Multiplayer mode. (1) 

You need to shoot down ten opponents without dying yourself. Crashing will void this achievement just as much as being shot down. This is easily done with a boosting partner in any game mode, simply make sure the victory conditions are set high enough that the match doesn't end early because of the points awarded by your kills. The fastest method is to do this in a base assault game as the ground installations are easily destroyed with Wyrm missiles and increment the counter. This way you are not waiting for your opponent to respawn.

Master of Arms30
Destroy 3 enemy planes within 10 seconds in Campaign mode (Single-player or Co-Op). 

This may come naturally while playing the campaign. If it doesn't, load up the final mission on Easy using the PAK-FA and use the Swarm missiles to kill three Migs in short order. Migs only take one Swarm hit to die and the PAK-FA has 10 of them so this is very easy to do as long as you let three Migs get in range before launching your missiles.

Straight Shooter30
Destroy an enemy plane with rockets (Single-player or Co-Op). 

This is easily done on the last mission using the A-10C Thunderbolt II with Manticore rockets, Cobra missiles, and Wyrm missiles. Your third objective is to support some ground troops by destroying some ground units and installations near them. Your six Wyrm missiles make this extremely easy, and then you get to play a waiting game while air units attack you. Adjacent to where you blew up the ground units is an airfield where two enemy fighters will periodically spawn, roll out to the runway, and take off. 

While they are rolling out to the runway they are very slow and can be easily destroyed using the Manticore rockets. Simply blow up one of them with your rockets and the achievement will unlock. Note that there are several planes available with Manticores in their loadout and any of them will work, but the A-10 as mentioned has the most balanced loadout for the beginning of this particular mission.

Note this may be unlocked on the same mission as the "Sharpshooter" achievement using this method.

Without a Scratch30
Complete a Campaign mission without taking any damage (Single-player or Co-Op). 

This may come naturally while playing the campaign, but if it does not, load up the first mission on Easy and choose the PAK-FA with Swarm, Eagle, and Wyrm missiles. Use the standoff capabilities of the Wyrm and Eagle missiles to stay out of the range of all opponents and you will easily earn this achievement.

Who Needs Brakes?30
Complete a Campaign mission while full speed for 90% of the mission (Single-player or Co-Op). 

There are four speed settings as indicated on the left side of your HUD under your air speed indicator. The vertical bars (including the edges) show the four settings: Full Brake, Idle, Normal, and Afterburner. You must keep the afterburners on as much as possible during the mission for this to unlock. You activate your afterburners by double-tapping and holding the . In the speed display, a colored bar will progress from left to right to show how much time you have left on your afterburners until they turn off. When they do turn off, keep holding the down to keep your speed at Normal, and as soon as the colored bar retreats to the Idle setting, double tap again to reignite them. 

The first mission can easily be accomplished at full speed as there are only four ground targets. If you take a plane such as the PAK-FA with Wyrm missiles for the ground targets, this is very easy to complete on any difficulty setting while keeping maximum speed throughout the mission.

Teamblitz25
Complete a Co-Op Campaign mission as a client. 

You must have a friend invite you into a campaign mission and complete it. The first mission is the quickest as it can be completed in less than five minutes.

Blitzkrieg25
Complete a Co-Op Campaign mission as a host with one or more team mates. 

You must invite a friend into a campaign mission and complete it. The first mission is the quickest as it can be completed in less than five minutes.

Sharpshooter30
Destroy 50 enemy planes with cannons in Campaign mode (Single-player or Co-Op). 

As you play the campaign, many bombers can easily be shot down with cannon, and there are several places where planes slowly rollout onto runways that can also racthet up your counter. However, at the end of your campaign(s), if you have not yet unlocked this achievement, it can easily be completed on the last mission using the A-10C Thunderbolt II with Manticore rockets, Cobra missiles, and Wyrm missiles. Your third objective is to support some ground troops by destroying some ground units and installations near them. Your six Wyrm missiles make this extremely easy, and then you get to play a waiting game while air units attack you. Adjacent to where you blew up the ground units is an airfield where two enemy fighters will periodically spawn, roll out to the runway, and take off. 

While they are rolling out to the runway they are very slow and can be easily destroyed using the Manticore rockets. Simply blow up one of them with your rockets and the achievement will unlock. Note that there are several planes available with Manticores in their loadout and any of them will work, but the A-10 as mentioned has the most balanced loadout for the beginning of this particular mission.

Note this may be unlocked on the same mission as the "Straight Shooter" achievement using this method.

Normality30
Complete Campaign mode on Normal Difficulty or higher (Single-player or Co-Op). 

This achievement will unlock once you have beaten every mission on Normal difficulty level. This does stack, so if you play it on Hard this will unlock as well.

 
Secret Achievements
 
Aerial Photographer80
Locate Jedhi Borzai (Single-player or Co-Op). 

This is a story related achievement that will unlock near the midpoint of the campaign after successfully scanning a variety of locations on the map. You scan by flying over them at low altitude. I suggest holding  once you get within 5-6 km of a target to ensure that you don't have to turn around and fly over it again to get enough data.

Stain Removal80
Kill General Demichvia (Single-player or Co-Op). 

This is story related and cannot be missed. It unlocks when you beat the final mission on your first playthrough.

Transmission Ends30
Kill Chairman Borzai (Single-player or Co-Op). 

This is story related and cannot be missed. It unlocks roughly at the campaign midpoint, after killing Chairman Borzai as he escapes in a truck after you blow up the transmission towers and the communication headquarters.


 
 
 
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Trickstar Games
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US October 18, 2011

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