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Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster

Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster Achievement Guide

Guide By: Scrapdaddy
There are 46 achievements with a total of 1105 points.


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Overview:
-Estimated achievement difficulty: 1 - 2/10
-Offline: 41 (1000)
-Online: 0 (0)
-Approximate amount of time to 1000: 7 - 10 hours
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 3
-Number of missable achievements: 0
-Do cheat codes disable achievements?: N/A
-Does difficulty affect achievements?: N/A
-Glitchy achievements: None
-Unobtainable achievements: None
-Extra equipment needed?: Kinect and another person

Introduction:
Welcome to the guide for Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster. This is a solid game if you are looking for something fun to play with younger kids. It takes you on a colorful adventure where you learn lessons from the stories of 6 different monsters. Player 2 can jump in and out of play seamlessly, just make sure you are signed into the account that you want the achievements for.

Step 1 - Playthough all 6 stories (34 pages):
On your first playthrough you can just focus on playing through the game and getting used to the controls. There is no difficulty setting and you will unlock the majority of the achievements without really trying during the course of regular play. This first playthrough will take about 3 - 4 hours.

Step 2 - Playthrough all 6 stories (34 pages) 2 more times:
Once you have completed the game for the first time, start back at the beginning and play through everything again. You need to play through the whole game 3 times total. Be systematic and work through the second and third times in order. You don't want to replay the game a fourth time because you accidentally skipped one page. That is the biggest caution I can give you because the game does display the number of stars you have per page, it does NOT display how many times you have played each page.

While doing the second and third playthroughs, work on any level specific achievement that you missed the first time around and try to get 5 stars on each level. If you did not play with a second player the first time, try and have someone join you for the dance mini-games as you come to them. Playthroughs 2 and 3 will take around 2 - 3 hours (each) if you skip the cut-scenes.

Step 3 - Mop up:
By now you should have every achievement but if not simply replay whichever page you need to until you complete whatever task you are missing.

Conclusion:
I had a good time playing through this with my kids the first time. We played Co-op the first time through and I had each of them take turns with me. Playing through the 6 stories that way, we managed to end up with over 150 of the stars and over 700 within the first playthrough. It is simple enough where young kids will enjoy it without frustration. The game is very forgiving but some of the achievements and stars may take a few rounds to obtain. Luckily, each level is only about 5 minutes or so. The 2nd and 3rd playthrough is where it became a chore. Like most Kinect games, having to replay the same basic mini-games gets stale after awhile. Have fun and thanks for reading.

x360a would like to thank Scrapdaddy for this Road Map.

 

Unidentified Furry Object DLC Road Map

Overview:
-Estimated achievement difficulty: 1/10
-Offline: 5 (105)
-Online: 0 (0)
-Approximate amount of time to 105: 30 - 45 minutes
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
-Number of missable achievements: 0
-Do cheat codes disable achievements?: N/A
-Does difficulty affect achievements?: N/A
-Glitchy achievements: None
-Unobtainable achievements: None
-Extra equipment needed?: Kinect Sensor

Introduction:
Welcome to Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster "Unidentified Furry Object" DLC road map. This DLC was released November 22, 2011 for 400 MSP and includes one new story to play through. The story has 6 pages where you play the same basic mini-games included within the main game with the lone exception of the new color matching game.

Step 1 - Playthough the Story:
If you have already played through the main game, this new story will prove to be very simple. This is possibly the easiest story and achievement set to obtain. To start it up, just select the new "Egg" shaped icon on the top right hand side of your book. Nothing is really missable since you can replay any page but for a brief summary:

  • Page 1 - Just play through it. It does not matter how many stars you get.
  • Page 2 - Pop 50 bubbles.
  • Page 3 - Dress an alien as a Space Cowboy.
  • Page 4 - Just play through it nothing special required.
  • Page 5 - Collect all the notes when the two aliens are onscreen.
  • Page 6 - Just play through it.

Conclusion:
This DLC has the same high production value as the main game and will be entertaining for children but it is very short. Adult gamers will only appreciate the quick boost to their gamerscore but you would have no reason to play it again once you are done.

x360a would like to thank Scrapdaddy for this Road Map.



Our Story Begins15
Play through the tutorial! 

Story related and cannot be missed. Start the first monster story, "The Greatest Party There Ever Wasn't" and complete the tutorial.

 

Nothin's Gonna Stop Us Now35
Run through the Electric Jungle without hitting any obstacles! 

Story 1, Page 2 is a run through the jungle. Duck, dodge, jump and lean all the way to the end without hitting anything to unlock this achievement. You can replay the level as often as needed.

 

Fine Leather Jackets15
Dress up a monster in Seamus's Fashion Grotto! 

Story related and cannot be missed. When you get to the dress-up portion of Story 1 (Page 3), just listen to the commands and do what they tell you to do. Spin the clothes rack by passing your hand in front of you and then when you find the item you want, push both hands straight ahead to select it. You need an outfit and a headpiece / hat.

 

Fruit Fly20
Collect 110 pieces of fruit from the Tree of Plenty! 

This is cumulative so just keep replaying the Tree of Plenty level (Story 1, Page 4, where you fly up a tree) until the achievement unlocks. You get about 55 - 60 fruits per flight so you only need to play this 2 maybe 3 times until you meet the quota. You have to play each level 3 times for the full 1000 so you will get the total required without any grinding.

 

Happy Birthday!10
Help Marco blow out his birthday candles! 

Near the end of the first monster story (on Page 6) you will throw a party and a cake will appear on the screen. It will slowly get closer to you so just lean in as if you are pretended to blow out the candles to unlock this achievement.

 

Party Time25
Throw a birthday party for Marco! 

Story related and cannot be missed. This is awarded upon completing the 1st monster story.

 

Real Trashy15
Throw trash into Oscar's trash can! 

Page 1 of the 2nd monster story has you catching balls of trash and then throwing them into one of Oscar's cans. To catch the balls hold out both hands in front of you to grab one of the balls while they are tossed through the air. Then, once you have it, give it a small toss while aiming for a trash can. Once you make your first basket the achievement unlocks.

 

Weed Whacker20
Pull up 50 weeds in Shelby's garden! 

This is cumulative so just keep replaying Story 2, Page 2, (where you pull weeds and then plant and water seeds) until the achievement unlocks. You get about 30 - 35 weeds per attempt so you only need to play this 2 maybe 3 times until you meet the quota. You have to play each level 3 times for the full 1000 so you will get the total required without any grinding.

 

Seed Sprouter10
Plant a seed and water it to grow a little sprout! 

Story related and cannot be missed. During Story 2, Page 2 you will be pulling weeds. Afterward, a small worm will dig holes for seeds. Toss a seed to him and he will plant it. Now hold out your hand as if holding a hose and water the seeds to make them grow to unlock the achievement.

 

Fastest Florist35
Tune a set of flowers in 17 seconds or less! 

During Story 2, Page 5 you have to stretch flowers up and down to make the same pitch that Shelby hummed. Listen for the highs and lows and when the game starts hold out both hands and move them up or down to find the "sweet spot". Once in the zone, the flower will begin to glow. Hold it there for a second or two and it will lock into place. You will now move on to the next flower and need to match the next part of the melody. Get through all 7 flowers before 17 seconds is up to unlock the achievement. This is not as bad as it seems because some of the melodies have 2 or 3 flowers at the same pitch and you only need to complete one bed of flowers in 17 seconds and not the whole mini-game.

 

Green Thumb25
Help rebuild Shelby's garden! 

Story related and cannot be missed. This is awarded upon completing the 2nd monster story.

 

Imperial Style20
Send Seamus onstage in three different emperor outfits! 

At the beginning of Story 3, Page 1 you select an outfit for each character and Seamus. Choose whatever you like but keep track of what items you picked. Play through the whole story and then on your 2nd and 3rd playthroughs, pick completely different outfits for Seamus. There are 3 components to select; an outfit, a hat and a scarf. Make it easy on yourself and choose the coordinating items. For instance dress like a viking or king and select the corresponding items. That way when you come back to play the 2nd and 3rd time you will easily remember that you already did a viking (or whatever).

If you like you can just replay the event 3 times in a row, selecting a different outfit each time. It may be easier to keep track of what you have worn that way.

 

Make Some Noise15
Give the dramatic flower chorus something to say! 

Story related and cannot be missed. During Story 3 on Page 2 you will have to make the flowers "talk". Just play through the whole thing and do what ever Cookie Monster prompts you to do to unlock the achievement.

 

It's Really a Super Food10
Perform the broccoli pose! 

During the play on Page 6 of Story 3, Grover will come out in the Broccoli Suit. Cookie Monster will tell you what pose to strike (a short squat and then just stand straight) and the achievement will unlock right away. You have a couple of chances to get this if you somehow miss it the first time. You can also replay the level if needed.

 

Standing Ovation35
Perform every pose in Seamus's play! 

During the Story 3 play, pay attention to the on-screen cues and directions from Cookie Monster and you will unlock this without much effort. All the poses in the game are fairly easy and you have plenty of time to get in position.

 

Acting Coach25
Help Seamus put on his play! 

Story related and cannot be missed. This is awarded upon completing the 3rd monster story.

 

Grrhoof Groomer10
Pull a stick off of Grrhoof! 

Story related and cannot be missed. During Story 4, on Page 3 you are directed need to take sticks and leaves off the big monster. Just follow the instructions given in the game for this easy achievement.

 

Puffalope Petter15
Make friends with a Puffalope! 

During Story 4, Page 4, you will play a game where you toss biscuits at Puffalopes. After you get 3 good tosses the Puffalope will run up to the front of the screen. Reach out your hands to pet him and unlock your achievement.

 

Stuffalope20
Feed 50 biscuits to the Puffalopes! 

This is cumulative so just keep replaying the feeding level (Story 4, Page 4, where you toss treats to the Puffalopes) until the achievement unlocks. You get about 25 biscuits per round so you only need to play this 2 maybe 3 times until you meet the quota. You have to play each level 3 times for the full 1000 so you will get the total required without any grinding.

 

Grrhoof Be Nimble35
Keep your balance, and don't fall in the mud! (1) 

Page 5 of monster story 5, "To Have and to Hug" is a race through the woods. Within this level, there are 3 sections that contain a log that you need to maintain your balance on. If Grrhoof is leaning right you lean left (and if he leans left you lean right) to keep him centered. It unlocks when you complete the course without falling in the mud. You can replay the page as often as you like if you do not get it the first time.

 

Love Them and Pet Them25
Help Grrhoof make friends with the Puffalopes! 

Story related and cannot be missed. This is awarded upon completing the 4th monster story.

 

Gotcha!10
Catch a Doo-Ray while parachuting! 

On Page 2 of Story 5, there is an event where you are falling out of the Tree of Plenty in pursuit of the Doo-Rays. While you drop, lean left, right, forward and backward to avoid tree branches and clouds to gain speed. Once you get close enough, just guide your character into the Doo-Ray for the achievement.

 

Parachute Power35
Reach the bottom of the Tree of Plenty without hitting more than three obstacles! 

On Page 2 of Story 5, there is an event where you are falling out of the Tree of Plenty in pursuit of the Doo-Rays. While you drop, lean left, right, forward and backward to avoid tree branches and clouds to gain speed. If you can make it to the bottom without hitting 4 obstacles the achievement is yours. You can replay the level as often as needed.

 

Muddy Monsters20
Wash off the Doo-Rays 10 times! 

This is cumulative so just keep replaying the mud cleaning level (Story 5, Page 3, where you spray water on the Doo-Rays) until the achievement unlocks. You get 5 Doo-Rays per round so you only need to play this 2 times until you meet the quota. You have to play each level 3 times for the full 1000 so you will get the total required without any grinding.

 

Grand Marshal15
March in the parade with Tallulah and the Doo-Rays! 

This is story related and cannot be missed. On Page 5 of Story 5, after collecting all your band members in the previous pages, you will start this page lined up with all the musicians. Just march in place for a quick achievement.

 

76 Trombones25
Help reunite Tallulah and the Doo-Rays! 

Story related and cannot be missed. This is awarded upon completing the 5th monster story.

 

Right Said Sled35
Go through every wind gust on the sledding run! (3) 

When you start the 6th monster story, "Like a Monster in the Sky" on page 1 you will do a downhill sledding event. This achievement can be tricky to do with 2 players unless player 2 just stands still. For best results attempt this solo.

The goal is to get to the bottom of the hill while going through the wind speed power-ups on the ground. ALL of them (they are the air currents running between two small mounds of snow). I counted at least 95 of them. It is okay to hit obstacles but you have to make it through each marker.

Just lean side to side making subtle corrections and always plan for your next wind gate. If you can slide through a couple by just staying on a straight line, simply do not move. To help when the perspective changes, it is important to note that there are invisible "lanes". If you lean left or right slightly, you will change into the adjacent lane and then stay there until you move again. You can reload the chapter as often as you need too.

 

Give 'Em the Brushoff15
Dust the snow off of all the monsters! 

On page 2 of the 6th monster story, "Like a Monster in the Sky", you are prompted to pull, knock and shake the snow off everyone. Just complete the level following the commands that are given and you will unlock this at the end of the page.

 

And Then There Was A…20
Narrate Ramona's story two or more times! 

Once you've played through the 6th monster story, "Like a Monster in the Sky", reload page 4 (the one where you actually tell the story into the microphone) and play it one more time.

 

Stalefish McCookie10
Do a trick on the sled! 

When you start the 6th monster story, "Like a Monster in the Sky" on page 1 you will do a downhill sledding event. There are 3 scripted jumps which equals 3 oportunities to get this achievement. When you come to a jump just listen to what Elmo or Cookie Monster tell you to do and perform that move. (Ex: Lean forward, put your hands in the air, spin around, etc...)

 

Storyteller25
Tell stories with Ramona! 

Story related and cannot be missed. This is awarded upon completing the 6th monster story.

 

The End100
Play through every chapter in the book! 

Story related and cannot be missed. Just play through every chapter and every page. There are 34 pages total (including the credits).

 

Again! Again!30
After playing through the whole book, play through any page again! 

Play though the whole book one complete time (including the page for watching the credits) and then replay any page to unlock this achievement.

 

Monster Helper35
Play through every page in the book three times or more! (5) 

There are 6 stories, each containing between 5 and 6 pages for a total of 34 pages. If you skip the cut-scenes, a complete playthrough will take 2 - 3 hours. Once through the whole game the first time, just flip back to the beginning of the book and run through it 2 more times.

I did sit through the credits 3 times too.

 

Two's Company35
Play through any page with two players! 

Just have someone else stand beside you and play any page to unlock this achievement. Each page will last around 3 minutes so it is not a huge investment of time to play through one page.

 

Jazz Hands35
Play through every dance page in the book with two players! (2) 

You and a second player need to play every dance page together you do not even need to perform well. If you play through the whole game with a second player this will unlock for you by the time you finish the 6th monster story.

The stories and pages unlock in regular game progression so if you don't have someone who you are playing the whole game with, then the specific levels you need to play in Co-op are listed below:

  1. The Greatest Party There Ever Wasn't: Page 6
  2. From Seed to Sky: Page 3
  3. Seamus the Brave: Page 5
  4. To Have and to Hug: Page 6
  5. The Sound and the Furry: Page 5
  6. Like a Monster in the Sky: Page 5
Twinkle, Twinkle15
Collect 5 stars! 

See "Milky Way".

 

Starstruck20
Collect 25 stars! 

See "Milky Way".

 

Advancing with the Stars20
Collect 50 stars! 

See "Milky Way".

 

Luminous Balls of Plasma25
Collect 75 stars! 

See "Milky Way".

 

Milky Way40
Collect all the stars! (1) 

There are 170 stars in the game and you receive an achievement upon reaching milestones of 5, 25, 50, 75 and 170. There are 6 monster stories to play through and each story has between 5 and 6 pages. You can get a maximum of 5 stars per page. As you flip through the pages of the book, you can see how many stars you have on a specific page displayed at the top of the screen.

The number of stars you get depend on how well you perform in that page's mini-game. The majority of the games are easily 5 starred the first time you play them but all pages can be replayed as often as you like so nothing is missable. To get 1000 on the game you need to play each page 3 times anyway so it will probably come naturally as you learn what the game expects from your movements.

  • For an objective based challenge (Ex: Throwing trash balls, growing plants, etc): The biggest factor for most of this type of mini-game is time. There is no timer in the game per se but completing an objective faster will generally gain you more stars.
  • For flying events: Collect as much fruit and make as many flowers bloom as you can.
  • For races or falling events: Collect as many items as you can while avoiding the obstacles. If you can get to the end without getting hit (or getting hit a few times) while getting about 80% of the items you'll get 5 stars.
  • For dance events: Keep in time with the music and generally do the moves shown on screen. These type of events are VERY forgiving and anyone who's played Dance Central or that type of game on Easy will have no trouble.
  • For the dress-up events: Just pay attention to what you are told and/or shown and dress the characters accordingly.
  • For the credits: You do need to play through the end game credits game and get 5 stars there too. It is pretty simple, just move your hand around the screen to uncover caricatures of the developers. You have to get all 5 stars while the background color is blue. Once it goes black the game part is over.

If you are playing with a child and can't get 5 stars together, play the page solo and it will be a little easier.

There are reports that getting 5 stars on one of the DLC pages will count toward your main game total. So if there is one event that you just cannot do and if you had the extra 400MSP to spare, you could download the new Story and 5 star one (or more) of those pages instead. Thanks to Rage1776 for the heads-up.

The event that gave me the most trouble was Story 4, Page 3, Cleaning Grrhoof. Just in case someone else has problems here are a few tips: To start, immediately grab the stuff off his chest as fast as you can using 2 hands. Star 1 will pop up. Then lean forward and pull off both horns using 2 hands. We are going to use 2 hands for the rest of the event. Now put out 1 arm and pull off the bracelets and then put out the second arm and take off the other bracelet. Star 2 should pop. Next up are feet, so again we will handle them one at a time. Go ahead and turn around and then quickly grab off the 4 pieces off his back. As a gauge, Star 3 should have just popped so you will be at 3 stars after completing this first part. If not, restart the level (unless you want the practice). This first part is not too bad as long as you move fast enough and remember to use 2 hands to tear things off.

The scrubbing is the worst part. For whatever reason my left hand kept disappearing and I would just get a single star during the whole scrubbing process bringing my total to 4. The way I finally got it was by using open palms with my hands facing the TV. Move quickly and start with the belly, then do both arms. Next you will lean forward to do the head and then turn around to wash his back. Star 4 pops here. Now Grrhoof turns back around, do both underarms and then both feet and Star 5 pops at the end.

Here's a video of the process:

 
 
DLC: New Chapter!
Cost: $4.99 USD Achievements: 5 Points: 105
 
Waiting to Eggs-hale20
You popped 50 bubbles!  

On Page 2 of the DLC Story "Unidentified Furry Object", you play a mini-game where you need to pop bubbles. There are a ton of bubbles that crowd the screen so you will most likely get this the first time you play the event. If you can perform moderately well you will get the achievement before getting 3 stars on the page.

 

Eggs-tra Stylin'10
You dressed up an alien like a space cowboy!  

On Page 3 of the DLC Story "Unidentified Furry Object", you play a mini-game where you need to dress up aliens. First you need to put on the outfits that they ask for twice. After the first two outfits are tried on you get to choose the third. Simply pick the Space Helmet and the Cowboy Vest (has guitar pictures on it) to unlock the achievement.

 

Cultural Eggs-change15
You made the color green!  

On Page 4 of the DLC Story "Unidentified Furry Object", you play a mini-game where you need to rotate cubes around to create colors. While playing through the event, you will be asked to make the color green. Simply choose yellow for one cube and blue for the other to unlock the achievement.

 

Dramatic Eggs-it35
You collected everything while flying with the aliens!  

On Page 5 of the DLC Story "Unidentified Furry Object", you play a mini-game where you need to float to the top while collecting musical notes. It is okay to miss the notes while you are floating upwards. The notes that you cannot miss are the ones that appear when the two aliens are onscreen with you. Each time you catch up to the aliens, they will teleport in about 6 or 7 notes. Either you or your partner can grab them. Be sure to get all the notes every time you meet the aliens to unlock the achievement.

 

Eggs-traterrestrial25
You reunited the aliens with their lost egg!  

Story related and cannot be missed. Complete all six pages of the DLC Story "Unidentified Furry Object". You only need to play through it once and it does not matter how many stars you get per page.


 
 
 
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US October 11, 2011

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