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Quantum Conundrum

Quantum Conundrum Achievement Guide

Guide By: SiLeNt Sc0pE 16
There are 25 achievements with a total of 600 points.


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Overview
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 4/10
- Offline: 15/15 (400)
- Online: 0 (0)
- Approximate amount of time to 400: 10-15 hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
- Number of missable achievements: None
- Do cheat codes disable achievements?: No Cheats
- Does difficulty affect achievements?: No
- Glitchy achievements: None
- Unobtainable achievements: None
- Extra equipment needed?: None

Introduction
Quantum Conundrum is a first-person action puzzler designed by one of the lead designers who worked on Portal. You play as the nephew of Professor Fitz Quadwrangle. The story is as follows. You are dropped off one day at your uncle’s house and notice that he isn’t there. Now it’s up to you to find and rescue him by using his newest invention: the Interdimensional Shift Device (or IDS) to switch between dimensions and solve puzzles. Work your way through the warped and complex mansion wings to save 
your uncle.

Step 1: Main Story 
Play through the main story to unlock the bulk of the achievements. During the main story you will unlock all of the story related achievements as well as a few miscellaneous achievements such as Art MajorTesting the Fences, and Big Meanie. Once you have completed the main story, don’t forget to get the achievement Did a thing! in the main menu. Also, listen to the advice your uncle gives you. He often helps out by giving you clues on what to do. If you get stuck on any level, look up a walkthrough on YouTube.

Step 2: Collectibles
Go back and collect all of the collectibles you may have missed by using the level select screen. There are only 24 so it isn’t that bad of a grind.

Step 3: In less than 12 Parsecs, Honor Student, and Still Alive
Using the level select screen, complete the remaining levels that you need to for these three achievements.

Step 4: Clean-up
Finish off any remaining achievements you may have left. This should complete your 400/400 score for the game.

[x360a would like to thank SiLeNt Sc0pE 16 for this roadmap]



Still Alive30
Make it through every level at least once without dying (3) 

Complete each level without dying. If you die, simply choose the level from the level select and try it again. If you get stuck on a level, there are plenty of walkthroughs on YouTube. You can check the levels that you’ve completed without deaths from the level select screen in the Great Hall.

Art Major20
View your portrait in all dimensions (1) 

Your portrait is found in a variety of levels. The first place this can be done is in the Red Wing level “Through The Glass Flooring” because it’s the first time you have all 4 dimension batteries at once. The portrait on this level is located near the conveyor belts on the bottom, in a room with a pathway leading back upstairs. In order to unlock this achievement, you must be looking at the portrait and switch into all 4 of the different dimensions. Below is a video showing how to unlock the achievement.

Another place to do this is in the Research and Development Lab in the Great Hall which you gain access to after finding your first blueprint tube.

Testing the Fences20
Break 20 panes of glass 

Throughout the game, you will encounter many different glass windows. To break them, pick up a heavy object by switching to the fluffy dimension. Then throw the object and switch back to the normal dimension mid-throw.

A very easy way to do this is in the Blue Wing level “Huckin’ Stuff”. At one point in the level, you have to push a button that makes DOLLI spit out a safe and break a piece of glass. If you press the button again, the glass resets and another safe is spit out. You can do this 20 times in a row and get the achievement.

Big Meanie10
Knock Ike over with an object (3) 

During the Red Wing section, in the level “Choose Wisely”, Ike is encountered behind a glass window right near the entrance of the level. In order to knock him over, pick up a safe in the fluffy dimension and throw it at the window, switching back to the normal dimension mid-throw. The window will shatter and knock Ike over. Below is a video showing how to unlock the achievement.

Extraordinaire Extrapolator80
Powered up the Uber-IDS 

Story related, cannot be missed.

Peerless Perambulator50
Powered up the third generator 

Story related, cannot be missed.

Symmetrical Sojourner40
Powered up the second generator 

Story related, cannot be missed.

Dimensional Drifter30
Powered up the first generator 

Story related, cannot be missed.

Nuclear Nooby10
Pick up the IDS device 

Story related, cannot be missed.

Honor Student20
Achieve Shift Goal on all maps 

To achieve Shift Goal, there is a minimum amount of times you can shift dimensions per level. If you do not achieve Shift Goal for a level, you can always go back and replay it through the level select screen. Some of these are difficult so I would recommend looking up a level walkthrough on YouTube if you get stuck. You can check your progress at the level select screen in the Great Hall.

In less than 12 Parsecs20
Achieve Goal Time on all maps (6) 

To achieve Goal Time, you must complete the level under the time limit. To see the Goal Time for each level, look in the level select screen. If you do not achieve Goal Time for a level, you can always go back and replay it through the level select screen. If you can’t figure out the fastest route for a level, there are walkthroughs for each level’s Goal Time on YouTube. You can check your progress at the level select screen in the Great Hall.

Finally some peace and quiet30
Collect all collectibles (1) 

There are 24 collectibles hidden throughout the game. They can be found in various levels. Below is a video showing their locations.

I created a list of times for each collectible in the video.

BLUE WING

  • 0:04 – #1: “Air Raising Scheme”
  • 0:16 - #2: “A Fluffy Journey of Discovery”
  • 0:33 - #3: “Stairway to Fluffy”
  • 0:45 - #4: “Is This Real Life, Is This Just Fan-tasy?”
  • 0:59 - #5: “Springing To New Heights”
  • 1:38 - #6: “Mind The Gap”
  • 1:55 - #7: “Around The World”
  • 2:29 - #8: “End Of The Beginning”

YELLOW WING

  • 2:39 - #9: “Ticket To Ride”
  • 2:49 - #10: “It’s Slow Throwing From Here On Out”
  • 3:04 - #11: “Is It Safe To Ride?”
  • 4:31 - #12: “The Odds Are Stacked Against You”
  • 4:55 - #13: “A Boost Of Confidence”
  • 5:09 - #14: “Catch And Release”
  • 5:33 - #15: “What Goes Around…”
  • 6:19 - #16: “The Path To Higher Learning”

RED WING

  • 6:50 - #17: “The Safe-est Way To Travel”
  • 7:05 - #18: “Going Up?”
  • 7:30 - #19: “A Course Of Matter”
  • 7:51 - #20: “Nothin’ But Vat”
  • 8:15 - #21: “Flipping Out”
  • 8:31 - #22: “Choose Wisely”

UBER-IDS

  • 9:03 - #23: “Only A Minor Setback”

GREAT HALL

  • 9:11 - #24: “R&D Lab”

You can check your progress in the level select screen in the Great Hall.

Well, look what you found there10
Collect 1st collectible (1) 

See Finally some peace and quiet achievement description.

Did a thing!10
Use the menu item "Do a thing!" (5) 

Once you have completed the main story, at the game’s main menu in the top right hand corner, there is an option called “DO A THING!”. Simply click this in order to unlock the achievement.

Note: This can only be done after completing the main story.

Explorer of All Roads20
Solve "Choose Wisely" choosing each battery first 

To unlock this achievement, you must solve the “Choose Wisely” level by using each different battery first. This means you have to complete the level 4 separate times by choosing the fluffy battery first, the heavy battery first, the slow time battery first and the anti-gravity battery first. This can be done through the level select screen.

 
 
DLC: The Desmond Debacle
Cost: $2.99 USD Achievements: 5 Points: 100
 
Outstanding Ornithologist20
Completed all levels in "The Desmond Debacle" 

There are 6 levels in this DLC. They are fairly simple. Simply complete all 6 to unlock the achievement.

Eagle Eyed20
Collected all collectibles in "The Desmond Debacle" 

There are only 5 collectibles in this DLC. You can go back and get the collectibles at any time via the level select screen. Once you get a collectible, you do not need to finish the level for it to count. You can quit as soon as you get it if you’d like. They can be found very easily using the video below.

Quantum Conundrum - Eagle Eyed Achievement Guide (The Desmond Debacle Collectibles) - YouTube

 

Here is a list of times for each collectible in the video:
Collectible #1: Bird in the Hand – 0:05
Collectible #2: The Mad Ladder – 0:33
Collectible #3: Stamp of Approval – 1:37
Collectible #4: Domo Arigato – 2:12
Collectible #5: The Aviary Overlord – 2:38

You can check your progress in the level select screen in the Great Hall.

Two Drink Minimum20
Achieved Shift Goal on all levels in "The Desmond Debacle" 

To achieve Shift Goal, there is a minimum amount of times you can shift dimensions per level. If you do not achieve Shift Goal for a level, you can always go back and replay it through the level select screen. You can check your progress at the level select screen in the Great Hall.

See “Ludicrous Speed” for the Shift Goal walkthrough videos. I have posted both the Shift Goal and Goal Time videos underneath the “Ludicrous Speed” achievement.

Ludicrous Speed20
Achieved Goal Time on all levels in "The Desmond Debacle" 

To achieve Goal Time, you must complete the level under the time limit. To see the Goal Time for each level, look in the level select screen. If you do not achieve Goal Time for a level, you can always go back and replay it through the level select screen. You can check your progress at the level select screen in the Great Hall. Below are videos showing how to get both Goal Time AND Shift Goal for each level.

A Bird In The Hand:
Quantum Conundrum - A Bird In The Hand - Speed Time and Shift Goals - YouTube

The Mad Ladder:
Quantum Conundrum - The Mad Ladder - Speed Time and Shift Goals - YouTube

Stamp Of Approval:
Quantum Conundrum - Stamp of Approval - Speed Time and Shift Goals - YouTube

Domo Arigato:
Quantum Conundrum - Domo Arigato - Speed Time and Shift Goals - YouTube

 

Elevator Shafted:
Quantum Conundrum - Elevator Shafted - Speed Time and Shift Goals - YouTube

 

The Aviary Overlord:
Quantum Conundrum - The Aviary Overlord - Speed Time and Shift Goals - YouTube

Left or Dead?20
Completed all levels in "The Desmond Debacle" once without dying. 

Complete each level without dying. If you die, simply choose the level from the level select and try it again. If you get stuck on a level, look up a walkthrough on YouTube. You can check the levels that you’ve completed without deaths from the level select screen in the Great Hall.

 
 
DLC: IKE-aramba!
Cost: $2.99 USD Achievements: 5 Points: 100
 
Astounding Automator20
Completed all levels in "IKE-aramba!" 

There are 6 levels in this DLC. They are fairly simple. Simply complete all 6 to unlock the achievement.

Bots beget bots20
Collected all collectibles in "IKE-aramba!" (1) 

There are only 5 collectibles in this DLC. You can go back and get the collectibles at any time via the level select screen. Once you get a collectible, you do not need to finish the level for it to count. You can quit as soon as you get it if you’d like. They can be found very easily using the video below.

Quantum Conundrum - IKE-aramba! DLC - Collectibles Guide - YouTube

 

Here is a list of times for each collectible in the video:
Collectible #1: All the King’s Men – 0:01
Collectible #2: Thread the Needle – 1:03
Collectible #3: Get Up With the Get Down – 1:28
Collectible #4: All We Need Now Are Sharks – 2:09
Collectible #5: Fire and Ike – 3:16

You can check your progress in the level select screen in the Great Hall.

Alternating Currents20
Achieved Shift Goal on all levels in "IKE-aramba!" 

To achieve Shift Goal, there is a minimum amount of times you can shift dimensions per level. If you do not achieve Shift Goal for a level, you can always go back and replay it through the level select screen. You can check your progress at the level select screen in the Great Hall.

See “Short Circuits” for the Shift Goal walkthrough videos. I have posted both the Shift Goal and Goal Time videos underneath the “Short Circuits” achievement.

Short Circuits20
Achieved Goal Time on all levels in "IKE-aramba!" 

To achieve Goal Time, you must complete the level under the time limit. To see the Goal Time for each level, look in the level select screen. If you do not achieve Goal Time for a level, you can always go back and replay it through the level select screen. You can check your progress at the level select screen in the Great Hall. Below are videos showing how to get both Goal Time AND Shift Goal for each level.

All the King’s Men:
Quantum Conundrum - All The King's Men - Speed Time and Shift Goals - YouTube

Thread the Needle: 
Quantum Conundrum - Thread The Needle - Speed Time and Shift Goals - YouTube

Get Up With the Get Down:
Quantum Conundrum - Get Up With The Get Down - Speed Time and Shift Goals - YouTube

Vat Chance:
Quantum Conundrum - Vat Chance - Speed Time and Shift Goals - YouTube

All We Need Now Are Sharks: 
Quantum Conundrum - All We Need Now Are Sharks - Speed Time and Shift Goals - YouTube

Fire and Ike:
Quantum Conundrum - Fire and Ike - Speed Time and Shift Goals - YouTube

No disassemble!20
Completed all levels in "IKE-aramba!" once without dying 

Complete each level without dying. If you die, simply choose the level from the level select and try it again. If you get stuck on a level, look up a walkthrough on YouTube. You can check the levels that you’ve completed without deaths from the level select screen in the Great Hall.


 
 
 
Game Info
Developer:
Airtight Games
Publisher:
Square Enix
Genre:

Release:

US July 11, 2012

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Wishlist:35
 
 
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