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NCAA March Madness 08

NCAA March Madness 08 Achievement Guide

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There are 25 achievements with a total of 1000 points.


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Overview:
Estimated achievement difficulty: 3
Offline- 21 (910)
Online- 4 (90)
Approximate amount of time to 1000- 3-5 hours
Minimum number of playthroughs needed- None, only Play Now Games are needed
Number of missable achievements- None
Do cheat codes disable achievements?- No cheats
Does difficulty affect achievements?- Yes 3, 100% Free Throws”,“All-American Victory” and “All-American Hero
Glitchy achievements- None
Unobtainable achievements?- No, but the online achievements will likely be unobtainable once EA inevitably shuts down the servers
Extra equipment needed?- No

Introduction:
NCAA March Madness is actually a pretty fun game, as well as an easy 1000. Except for the specific achievements requiring default settings, you’re able to tweak sliders and rules in your favor, as well as use two controllers. You can even edit the rosters, stacking one team and weakening the other. Even if you keep the game on its standard settings, the game shouldn’t cause you much trouble. After a couple Quick Play games, and some online boosting, you’ll have already finished this game.

Abbreviated Walkthrough:
Nothing too hard here, just play some Quick Play games, boost some online, and then upload a custom roster.

Create a Player- Make a player first, maxing out his stats and putting him on a good team, this will help you with the Quick Play Achievements, and you need to do this when you upload your roster later.

Quick Play Game 1- Play this game on the easiest difficulty going for all the achievements that don’t require you to be playing on All-American. As stated, use a second controller to make this easier. Remember to call a floor play, pump up the crowd and pump up a teammate to get “Floor General Play”, “Pump Up Team” and “Pump up Crowd

Quickplay Game 2- “All-American Hero”, “All-American Victory” and “100% Free Throws” are the achievements you should focus on for this game, making sure the settings are back on default. If you’re having trouble, spread these achievements out over multiple games.

Quickplay Game 3- Change the settings back in your favor and set the halves to 2 minutes. Just sit with the ball until there is one second left in the last half, score, and get “Win on Buzzer Beater

Online- Find a boosting partner here (as online is dead for this game) and play one unranked game, and one ranked game. (For the ranked game, go to ‘Create Lobby’ and send them an invite to get both “Ranked Match” and “Ranked Challenge” in one go.

Upload a Roster- Lastly, from the Xbox Live Menu, go to your locker and upload the roster you created with your custom player. Done.

Conclusion:
There’s not really much else to say about March Madness '08. It’s a simple and surprisingly fun 1000 to add to your GamerCard. If you didn’t get all the achievements, just start a Quick Play game and focus specifically on what you missed. The guide below explains the requirements quite well. Have fun draining the rock!

[x360a would like to thank SRJB for this roadmap]

 



No Turnovers40
Participate in an entire game where your team commits no turnovers. 
Do not allow the opposing team to take the ball away from you via steals or turning the ball over. You can earn this easily through the use of two controllers and setting the time limit per half to 2 minutes. You should also turn the shot clock off.
No Three Pointers for Opponent35
Participate in an entire game where your opponent makes no three point shots. 

If you have 2 controllers, hold onto the the ball the entire game, simply do not let the opponent make a three point shot. Otherwise adjust the sliders to put the CPU's abilities such as shooting all the way down to zero which will make it significantly harder for them to score. You can use two controllers. Turn shot clock off.
Old Spice Lock Down D60
Participate in an entire game where a player on your team gets 13+ steals. 
You steal the ball by pressing the  button. Have your player (the stealer) stand in front of the opponent with the ball and press or hold  to steal the ball from them. Do this at least 13 times. You can adjust your sliders to put steals all the way up to make this easier and be sure to turn off the rule of fouling out. You can use two controllers.
Old Spice Own the Paint60
Participate in an entire game where a player on your team gets 14+ blocks. 
You can block players shots by pressing the  button. The concept of doing this is having your player stand between the opposing player and the basket that he is shooting at. When your opponent is a split second away from releasing the ball, hit/hold the  button to jump and attempt a block. You can use two controllers.

If you choose to use two controllers, position the shooter, (controller 2) at the very top of the arc (which is the half circle). Position your player (the blocker) one step in front of the shooter. When the shooter is at the very top of his shot about to release the ball, hit the  button on controller 1 to have the blocker jump and try to block the ball. Timing is key here. You must get at least 14 blocks.
Old Spice 3PT Bomber65
Participate in an entire game where a player on your team scores 15+ three pointers. 
Three pointers count if you are standing behind the arc shaped line when you jump to shoot () the ball and you score. If you adjust the sliders for shooting, you have a better chance of making the basket. You must score 15 3-point baskets (meaning 45 points) not 3 point baskets that add up to 15 points. You can use two controllers.
Old Spice Floor General 65
Participate in an entire game where a player on your team gets 22+ Assists. 
Assists are counted when a player on your team passes a ball to another teamate and they quickly shoot and make the basket. You must get at least 22 assists. You pass the ball with  and can use two controllers.
Old Spice 30 From the Line60
Participate in an entire game where a player on your team makes 30+ free throws. 
Free throws occur when a player on your team gets fouled and is in the act of making a shot. Also once a team commits so many fouls in the half, the other team is granted a shot from the free throw line if any more are committed by that team. You shoot a free throw by pulling back the right analog stick and once the player is gets the ball around the top of his head, push the right stick forward. You can use two controllers to make the other team foul you and adjust the shooting sliders. You must score at least 30 free throws with one player.
Old Spice Own the Glass70
Participate in an entire game where a player on your team gets 51+ rebounds.  
Rebounds occur after a player takes a shot and misses the basket. The player that grabs the ball after the shot is rewarded a rebound. You can get rebounds if your team takes a shot and misses and if the opposing team misses. You can use two controllers.

The easiest way of doing this is by designating one player from your team, who typically is your tallest, and control him after putting up a half court shot. The reason being after you shoot the ball, it will more than likely miss and give you a chance for a rebound. Select your tallest player and press causing him to jump up and grab the ball. You must get at least 51 rebounds with one player.
20 Points from Free Throws20
Participate in an entire game where your team scores 20+ pts from the free throw line. 
This is the same kind of achievement as "30 from the line" except now all you have to do is score at least 20 points with your team, not a single player. You can use two controllers.
100 Points100
Participate in an entire game where a player on your team scores 100+ points. 
This can be done easily by creating a player and maxing out his stats to 99, then saving him to a specific team. You should also adjust the sliders to max out your teams shooting ability. Take three pointers, twos, or free-throws as they all count towards the total points. Remember that a player, not team, must score 100 points. You can use two controllers.
100% Free Throws40
Participate in an entire game where your team makes 100% free throws (min 10 shots) on All American. 
You MUST make sure you are playing on the All American difficulty level for this to work. You must make EVERY free throw that you attempt. If you miss, go to rematch to re-start your current game. You must make at least 10 out of 10 shots.
Old Spice Perfect Shooting25
Participate in an entire game where a player on your team shoots 100% from the field (min 10 shots). 
The easiest way of doing this is to dunk the ball and use your best, if not your 99 created player. You must take a minimum of 10 shots and you must make ALL of them. You can use two controllers.
All-American Victory30
Participate in an entire game where your team won, with default settings on All-American. 
The difficulty mode must be set to All-American for this achievement. Default setting means that you must change back any sliders that you have moved previously, or if you haven't moved them, keep them that way. Your team must win the game so be a good team and play against a bad one.
All-American Hero30
Participate in an entire game where your team wins without attempting a 3 pt shot, on All-American. (2) 
The easiest way of going about this is by dunking or doing layups. Just drive to the hoop for the easy buckets. You can not even attempt a 3 point shot so make sure you keep all of your shots on the inside of the arc. The difficulty must be All-American, and you have to win the game.
Floor General Play15
Call a floor general play. 
When your player is on the court (floor) you can call team plays by pressing  or . Press a direction to call a play.
Pump Up Team20
Pump up a teammate. 
You are able to pump up a teamate by holding the  and pressing down on the . In order to do this one of the bars in your team's circle must be filled. You fill up the circle bars by scoring and playing well.
Pump up Crowd20
Pump up the crowd. 
Same concept as "Pump up Team" except now when you have one circle bar filled, hold the  and press right on the .
Win on Buzzer Beater50
Participate in a game where your team wins on a "buzzer beater". 
Play a two minute per half game and keep the game tied all the way until 1 second is left on the clock in the entire game (not half). At this time you must jump to make your shot and if it goes in to win the game, the achievement is yours. You can use two controllers and it is best if you use your best player with sliders adjusted to guarantee it will go in.
Double Double20
Participate in an entire game where a player on your team gets a double double. 
A double double means that a player on your team must get at least 10 or more points, steals, assists, rebounds, or blocks in TWO of these categories. This can be done through the use of your created player. You can use two controllers.
Old Spice Triple Double35
Participate in an entire game where a player on your team gets a triple double. 
A triple double means that a player on your team must get at least 10 or more points, steals, assists, rebounds, or blocks in THREE of these categories. You can use your created player. You can use two controllers.
Quadruple Double50
Participate in an entire game where a player on your team gets a quadruple double. 
A quadruple double means that a player on your team must get at least 10 or more points, steals, assists, rebounds, or blocks in FOUR of these categories. You can use your created player. You can use two controllers.
Unranked Match20
Finish an online unranked match against another player. 
When you go to the online menu you can choose to play either a ranked or unranked match. For this achievement play an unranked match and make sure that you finish the game. Does not matter if you win or lose.
Ranked Match20
Finish an online ranked match against another player. (3) 
You can choose to play a ranked match against another player and it does not matter if you accept the challenge or initiate it. Does not matter if you win or lose.
Ranked Challenge20
Challenge another player to an online ranked match and finish the game. (3) 
You must send a challenge to another player while in the lobby of a ranked game. You must finish the game and it does not matter if you win or lose.
Upload Roster30
Upload a roster to the EA SPORTS™ Locker. 
When you create a player you must save them to a team roster so that you will be able to play with them. You can then access the EA locker in the menu screen and upload this roster, granting you the achievement.

 
 
 
Game Info
Developer:
EA Canada
Publisher:
Electronic Arts
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Release:

US December 18, 2007

ESRB: Everyone
Collection:143
Wishlist:10
 
 
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