Lucidity Achievement Guide

Guide By: ApochWeiss
There are 12 achievements with a total of 200 points.

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- Estimated achievement difficulty: 3/10
- Offline: 12 (200)
- Online: 0 (0)
- Approximate amount of time to 200 : 30+ hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1 for game, multiple for stages
- Number of missable achievements: 0
- Glitched achievements: None
- Cheats disable achievements: No cheats
- Does difficulty affect achievements: No

If you're looking for a quick 200, don't look here. For those who are looking for a beautifully crafted and challenging puzzle game, look no further. What feels like Lemmings meets the film Coraline, Lucidity is a rail-platform puzzler where you have to choose how to use the item that is given to you to not only make it across the stage safely, but to also obtain fireflies. For every 100 you collect you gain a bonus stage, and no you cannot go back and collect the same fireflies you already obtained.

There are three acts to the game, 27 stages in the main story with 16 bonus stages to unlock (one unlocks every 100 fireflies collected), and five items to choose from. You have the ability to put 1 item in the store spot on the top left of the screen, which can be swapped out at any time, but you cannot skip a piece, and the piece you get to progress through the stage is random. And if you miss any fireflies, don't worry, you can always select that stage again from the stage select map, which will also tell you how many fireflies you have left to obtain in that stage.

And be warned, you're not alone! There are creatures that will get in your way, as well as bushes on the bottom of the stages that, if touched, will kill you automatically, as well as some small, circular pointy bushes that appear on platforms in later stages. Also, starting in Act 2, if you happen to get stuck at a wall, make sure you obtain a means to escape (often a pipe bomb) as quick as you can, since you will either be devoured by a wall of darkness, or, in Act 3, a wall of ghosts (white) and have to restart the stage. You get infinite lives, so if you mess up, don't worry, you can always go back and try again.

In some instances, after a certain amount of fireflies have been obtained, an arrow will show up above the girl's head, which will help you find where the remaining fireflies are. And for those who have no idea how to find them, they are represented by four yellow, slightly moving circles huddled together (which equals 1 firefly for some reason, not 4). If you collected them, then they will be white and won't count. You also need these if you're hit, as you can only take damage twice. The bottom left of the screen shows how many fireflies have been collected, and if it's flashing, you need one firefly to prevent being sent back to the beginning if you take damage.

Step One: Run through
You only need to do one run through of the entire game, though it'll take a good while, especially if you're not too familiar with the mechanics of this type of game. Just try to make it through the game, collect as many fireflies as you can or are comfortable with at that time, and you should net a total of 100, obtaining "First Steps", "Wonder", "Fear", "Courage", and Firefly Collector. If you're good enough you can obtain Ouch Free, and "Firefly Enthusiast" for 25. I suggest that you run the bonus stages as they unlock too in this run through to aid in the firefly achievements, and the "Mastering Of The Underground" achievement as well.

Step Two: Clean up
Once you finish the third act, you're done and can go back to the map and finish cleaning house. Head back and obtain the fireflies on every stage in order to unlock the according firefly achievements (you need 1,500 total, so get cracking!) and work on the "Shy of the Firefly" and "Cleaning Up" achievements. For "Cleaning Up", I have posted a rough map showing the locations of the fireflies to help you obtain this achievement quicker.

All in all the game is pretty simple and straight forward, but getting the proper pieces and acting quickly enough winds up being your worst enemy. The only advice I can leave you with is remain calm in the game and don't panic. Throw on your favorite relaxation CD if you like, make maps if need be, or record the stages and look them over, whatever you may want to do. In some cases you may need to practice the stages, as it's unavoidable. When you start going back, pick a stage (as you should be familiar with it) and don't let up until you get all 1,600 fireflies needed and complete every bonus stage! This one will take all your inner strength to complete...

First Steps5
Beat the first level of the game.    

You actually get this on the second level, as the first level of the game just shows you what to do.

Finish the first Act of the game    

See "Courage".

Finish the second Act of the game    

See "Courage".

Finish the third Act of the game    

Simply complete every stage in the act to unlock this achievement.

Firefly Collector15
Collect 100 Fireflies    

See "Firefly Master".

Firefly Enthusiast15
Collect 500 fireflies    

See "Firefly Master".

Firefly Lover15
Collect 1000 fireflies    

See "Firefly Master".

Firefly Master30
Collect 1500 fireflies    

You do not have to collect all the fireflies in the game for this achievement to unlock, just 1,500 of them, so stick to the levels you find easier to maneuver around in and accumulate as many as you can. There's well over 1,500 if you also factor in bonus stages so if you just really concentrate on getting them, this shouldn't be a problem, especially since some stages, like the first couple and the very last, are pretty much free fireflies if you at least pay attention and use common sense.

Cleaning Up10
Collect all the fireflies in 'Every Kite Soars' in a single run   

This stage unlocks in Act 2. You need to obtain every firefly in one run, and it's easier then it sounds. Not counting the platform you start on, grab the four on the upcoming platform, then grab the four IN the platform using pipe bombs and fans, then the fireflies start going upwards, there's two sets of two before you reach another platform when it follows the pattern of platform, two, platform with two IN it, two, and repeat. There are six platforms in the sky, and the last two just have four fireflies on the top. Just make sure you move fast to get the pieces you need.

If you are having issues with the fireflies on this level use the following map:

Every Kite Soars Firefly Map

Shy of the Firefly10
Beat 'Deep Sleep Dive' without collecting any fireflies   

This stage unlocks in Act Two. The easiest way is to take the middle path straight through, but make sure you keep a pipe bomb in your storage space at the top left, at one point there will be two fish and a snail with thorns. Early on is a frog that jumps, so if you cannot kill that, you only need 1 more hit and you're gone. So unless you feel you can avoid the fireflies on the top and bottom by the time you reach those three creatures I just mentioned, make sure you keep an extra pipe bomb in there!

Mastering the Underground10
Complete all Bonus Levels   

There's 16 bonus stages total, which means you not only need 1,500 fireflies to unlock the Firefly Master achievement, but you need an additional 100 to unlock the last bonus stage you must complete for this achievement. Finish all 16 of the bonus stages from start to finish and achievement unlocked!

Ouch Free10
Beat 'All Around is Petrified' without taking any damage   

Just as it says, beat the stage without taking any damage and you'll get the achievement. You CAN use the pipe bomb and have it explode on the little girl, that does not count as damage. I suggest taking the middle road for this achievement.

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US October 07, 2009

HDD Space Required : 399.06 MB
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