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King of Fighters XII

King of Fighters XII Achievement Guide
Guide By: KingSigy
There are 50 achievements with a total of 1000 points.

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Overview
Estimated achievement difficulty: 9/10
Offline: 29 (435)
Online: 21 (565)
Approximate amount of time to 1000: 35+ hours
Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 44
Number of missable achievements: All character specific and time based achievements
Do cheat codes disable achievements? N/A
Does difficulty affect achievements? No
Glitchy achievements: None
Unobtainable achievements: None
Extra equipment needed: None

Introduction
King Of Fighters 12 is the latest in 3 Vs. 3 Team Fighters from SNK/Playmore. As such, the achievements are heavily based on skill and many may be unobtainable to the average gamer. With this guide though you will be able to find some extremely effective methods in grabbing some quick and easy points, along with methods to help get you your full 1000.

Step 1 - Offline/Online Friend Play - Set Up
Most gamers have no idea what King of Fighters is, but even for series Veterans playing a few matches offline or online with a friend should be the first thing you do. When I booted this up with my friends I was losing with my series staple, Terry.

Not only will playing a few matches get you acquainted with the basics of the game, but you will earn a few achievements in the form of Striker, Sniper, and Razor Edge for counter attacks. I got these within the first three matches I played with no effort.

Step 2 - Create a Chart for Arcade mode:
The final arcade achievement, King of Fighters, requires that you actually beat every character in the game with each character. If that sounds confusing, it is. What I mean is if you pick Terry (for example), then you have to kill all 22 characters with him. Character specific achievements do not require you to kill every character but the final achievement does.

For this reason alone, I would recommend making a chart and keeping track of who you've killed during arcade mode. The minimum amount of times you may end up having to beat arcade with each character is two (Arcade mode only has 15 characters, so there is a chance you can get the remaining seven on your next playthrough). There are two charts you can use, located here and here.

Step 3 - First Playthrough with your desired character
After playing a few rounds you should be ready to decide who your best character is. You can change the difficulty to Easy in the options menu and, after doing that, start your playthrough. If you want to cut down the amount of times you will play don't bother trying to pick a good team.

If you are playing on Easy you can probably beat the game without trying to pull off any complicated supers. Also, you can set the move-sets to "Simple" mode, which should make pulling off most of your attacks incredibly easy.

To be clear, you cannot fail a round and restart or pick retry after clearing a round and still get the character specific achievements.

If you want to further cut down on playthroughs, set the timer to 30 seconds in the options menu. This will ensure you get at least Slow Starter and Speedster if you don't lose a round. Also, playing through with a character requires you to not lose, so do not worry about Conquerer.

Step 4 - Playthroughs with other characters
Now that you've beaten the game once you should be familiar with how the CPU will play and how quickly you can beat them with spammable moves. Over the course of your playthroughs with each character you should try to increase your speed with beating the game, though don't go too quickly or you might make a mistake and lose a round. Also make sure to keep your chart in order.

Step 5 - Online achievements
Online in this game will be fairly simple. All you will need to do for these achievements is find a boosting partner and boost out 300 matches, winning at least 100 to get all the match related achievements.

As for rank, you automatically start with an F Rank when you enter the online play. Ranks are determined by the amount of matches you play. You just have to play an incredible amount to get your rank up (1400 matches).

Step 6 - Mop-Up
Since you should have now beaten the game with every character and boosted out all of the online matches, the only achievements you could possibly be missing are timed based ones and maybe Bull Fighter.

The time based achievements are why I recommend doing more playthroughs. On my first time through I beat the arcade in about seven and a half minutes. Since there are only five rounds consisting of three people each, you could easily beat it in two and a half minutes if you kill everyone in ten seconds. Raiden has some good combos that deals tons of damage and Ryo has an extremely effective and fast super that should help. Leona has a trick that is mentioned in the achievement description below.

Conclusion
This King of Fighters game is not a very hard achievement list for skilled players but novices should be wary. I was surprised to find out that you could change the difficulty and still receive character specific achievements and even the one for not losing a round. Online will be easier with boosting but will definitely not be a quick task. Arcade mode will take an extreme amount of time so you may end up putting in more than 20 hours on Arcade alone. If you stick with it though you will have a good time.

[x360a would like to thank KingSigy for this roadmap]



Warrior10
Win 5 or more battles in Online Mode. (1) 

This is definitely an easy achievement with boosting, but even going at it randomly shouldn't prove too hard. As for the others, boosting is probably the way to go for most people. I will refer you to the Achievement Trading Thread for these. These wins must occur in Online Arcade or Ranked modes, Player matches will not get you the achievement. You can still invite to Online Arcade.

Gladiator20
Win 25 or more battles in Online Mode. 

See "Warrior" for more information.

Hero30
Win 50 or more battles in Online Mode. 

See "Warrior" for more information.

Legend50
Win 100 or more battles in Online Mode. 

See "Warrior" for more information.

Rookie10
Compete in 10 or more battles in Online Mode. 

This requires you to only play 10 Online Battles in either Online Arcade or Ranked (Player matches will not count). Since you need to get at least 100 wins for all the achievements, this will come while trying to get Legend.

Veteran20
Compete in 30 or more battles in Online Mode. 

See "Rookie" for more information.

Champ30
Compete in 100 or more battles in Online Mode. 

See "Rookie" for more information.

Master50
Compete in 300 or more battles in Online Mode. 

Simply just keep playing until you hit 300 wins. To receive Triple S rank, you will have to play 1400 total matches, so there is no way to miss this.

Striker10
Execute a counter-attack at least 10 times in Versus Mode or Online Mode. 

For this achievement, you need to perform 10 counter-attacks in Versus mode (offline) or Online. A counter-attack is when you strike right before a hit connects or after blocking an attack. I have no real tips on how to get this, but if you play a match with someone who is half-decent, you will get it without trouble. Like I said in the introduction, I was able to get this, Sniper and Razor Edge in my first three offline matches without trying. I assume they are cumulative (I definitely did not do 50 in one match).

Sniper20
Execute a counter-attack at least 30 times in Versus Mode or Online Mode. 

See "Striker" for more information.

Razor Edge30
Execute a counter-attack at least 50 times in Versus Mode or Online Mode. 

See "Striker" for more information.

Bull Fighter15
Inflict critical counter-attack damage at least 10 times in Versus Mode or Online Mode. 

These are initiated like normal counter moves, only by using Standing HP (Which is Y) or Standing HK (Which is B) for Clark, Kim and Duo Lon when the green meter under your health bar is full. You have to strike at least a 5 hit combo after starting this mode, so do not expect to just initiate the counter and receive the achievement. A good method I found was to use Terry and do three crouching low punches into his "Rising Tackle," which is Charge Down, Up + X (or Y).

There are some reports of this being glitched, so you may need to do more than 10 to get the achievement.

Slow Starter10
Try to clear Arcade Mode within 10 minutes. 

This achievement is based on a speed-run (of sorts) in the Arcade mode. Arcade Mode is a 3 Vs. 3 style fight that bases time on how fast you beat people, not overall time with loads and the announcer. You can retry specific rounds and try to knock your time down, but I recommend trying to get this with your best fighter.

The Requirements per round go like this: 3 and a half minutes will require about 14 seconds per fighter or 42 seconds per round. 4 minutes will require 16 seconds per fighter or 48 seconds per round. 6 minutes will require 24 seconds per fighter or 72 seconds per round. 8 minutes will require 32 seconds per fighter or 96 seconds per round. 10 minutes will require 40 seconds per fighter or 120 seconds per round.

If you go into the options and set each round to 30 seconds, you will be guaranteed at least the 8 and 10 minute achievements if you do not lose a round. Try to not use any flashy or time consuming attacks and also try to not take much damage.

Also check this thread for a good method on beating the Arcade fast (credit to The Boss). If you want to make this method even easier, set Leona's controls to Simple. That way, you only need to hold down and press Y for her Moon Slasher attack to go off.

Speedster20
Try to clear Arcade Mode within 8 minutes. 

See "Slow Starter" for more information.

Cannonball30
Try to clear Arcade Mode within 6 minutes. 

See "Slow Starter" for more information.

Lightning40
Try to clear Arcade Mode within 4 minutes. 

See "Slow Starter" for more information.

Speed King50
Try to clear Arcade Mode in under 3 minutes and 30 seconds. 

See "Slow Starter" for more information.

 
Secret Achievements
 
Scion of the Flame10
KO'ed every character in Arcade Mode using Kyo Kusanagi. (1) 

What you must accomplish for this achievement is to defeat every character in Arcade Mode using only Kyo. While this sounds like a difficult task, you can change the CPU's to Easy to make it easier. Plugging in a second controller and having them press when you are about to die will still award you the achievement. I assume you must still pick your character at first when in the Versus mode, but that goes without saying. There are reports of any of the character specific achievements being glitched, so you may need to complete arcade mode a few times with said character or erase your save data.

These achievements do not require you to kill every character in the game to get them, but to achieve King of Fighters, you will have to actually do that. Keep a chart ready at all times when playing Singleplayer.

If you are having problems with other characters, the AI on Easy seems to be extremely vulnerable to Jumping HK's into Crouching HK's.

Psychic-Powered Idol10
KO'ed every character in Arcade Mode using Athena Asamiya. 

See "Scion of the Flame" for more information.

Out-of-control Tank10
KO'ed every character in Arcade Mode using Raiden. 

See "Scion of the Flame" for more information.

Strongest Tiger10
KO'ed every character in Arcade Mode using Robert Garcia. 

See "Scion of the Flame" for more information.

Legendary Wolf10
KO'ed every character in Arcade Mode using Terry Bogard. 

See "Scion of the Flame" for more information.

One-Man Army10
KO'ed every character in Arcade Mode using Ralf Jones. 

See "Scion of the Flame" for more information.

Tough & Cool10
KO'ed every character in Arcade Mode using Clark Still. 

See "Scion of the Flame" for more information.

Shooting Star10
KO'ed every character in Arcade Mode using Benimaru Nikaido. 

See "Scion of the Flame" for more information.

Crown Jewel of Taekwondo10
KO'ed every character in Arcade Mode using Kim. 

See "Scion of the Flame" for more information.

Human Weapon10
KO'ed every character in Arcade Mode using Andy Bogard. 

See "Scion of the Flame" for more information.

Shanghai's God of War10
KO'ed every character in Arcade Mode using Shen Woo. 

See "Scion of the Flame" for more information.

Unbridled Instinct10
KO'ed every character in Arcade Mode using Iori Yagami. 

See "Scion of the Flame" for more information.

Rising Storm10
KO'ed every character in Arcade Mode using Goro Daimon. 

See "Scion of the Flame" for more information.

Silent Soldier10
KO'ed every character in Arcade Mode using Leona Heidern. 

See "Scion of the Flame" for more information.

Invincible Dragon10
KO'ed every character in Arcade Mode using Ryo Sakazaki. 

See "Scion of the Flame" for more information.

Drunken Fist Master10
KO'ed every character in Arcade Mode using Chin Gentsai. 

See "Scion of the Flame" for more information.

Young Rising Dragon10
KO'ed every character in Arcade Mode using Sie Kensou. 

See "Scion of the Flame" for more information.

Silent Assassin10
KO'ed every character in Arcade Mode using Duo Lon. 

See "Scion of the Flame" for more information.

Young Champ of Muay Thai10
KO'ed every character in Arcade Mode using Joe Higashi. 

See "Scion of the Flame" for more information.

Conductorof Brilliance10
KO'ed every character in Arcade Mode using Elisabeth Branctorche. 

See "Scion of the Flame" for more information.

Cruel Beauty10
KO'ed every character in Arcade Mode using Mature. 

See "Scion of the Flame" for more information.

Sneering Blaze10
KO'ed every character in Arcade Mode using Ash Crimson. 

See "Scion of the Flame" for more information.

King of Fighters50
KO'ed every character in Arcade Mode using all of the characters. 

See "Scion of the Flame" for more information.

Conqueror15
Cleared Arcade Mode without using CONTINUE. 

This sounds daunting, but it actually is quite easy on Easy difficulty. Since you need to beat Arcade without losing a round to get character specific achievements, you will definitely have this in the bag at least 44 times.

RANK F10
Achieved Rank F in Online Mode. 

Rank F is an automatic achievement when you start online mode. All you need to do is enter the menu and start a match. The other rank achievements just require you to play an extreme amount (1400 matches for Triple S).


  • Rank F - 0 Online Games
  • Rank E - 100 Online Games
  • Rank D - 200 Online Games
  • Rank C - 300 Online Games
  • Rank B - 450 Online Games
  • Rank A - 600 Online Games
  • Rank S - 800 Online Games
  • Rank SS - 1000 Online Games
  • Rank SSS 1400 Online Games

 

RANK E15
Achieved Rank E in Online Mode. 

See "RANK F" for more information.

RANK D20
Achieved Rank D in Online Mode. 

See "RANK F" for more information.

RANK C25
Achieved Rank C in Online Mode. 

See "RANK F" for more information.

RANK B30
Achieved Rank B in Online Mode. 

See "RANK F" for more information.

RANK A35
Achieved Rank A in Online Mode. 

See "RANK F" for more information.

RANK S40
Achieved Rank S in Online Mode. 

See "RANK F" for more information.

RANK SS45
Achieved Rank SS in Online Mode. 

See "RANK F" for more information.

RANK SSS50
Achieved Rank SSS in Online Mode. 

See "RANK F" for more information.


 
 
 
Game Info
Developer:
SNK Playmore
Publisher:
SNK Playmore
Genre:

Release:

US July 28, 2009
Europe August 28, 2009

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