Swarm Achievement Guide

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

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- Estimated achievement difficulty: 6/10
- Offline: 12 (200)
- Online: 0 (0)
- Approximate amount of time to 200: 8 - 18 hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1 (you can replay levels)
- Number of missable achievements: None
- Do cheat codes disable achievements?: No
- Does difficulty affect achievements?: No
- Glitchy achievements: None
- Unobtainable achievements: None
- Extra equipment needed?: No

50 of a kind beats everything! Swarm is an action-platformer where you take direct control of 50 pudgy blue morons and drive them through an intense and suicidal gauntlet of destruction. Run, bash, huddle, boost, stack, jump, push and throw your way through a ridiculously dangerous world in your attempt to collect valuable DNA and ensure at least one swarmite survives. Swarm is the first game to feature mass character control, where you move all 50 swarmites at once. Steer your swarm through the game and they naturally flock and flow around obstacles. Creatively combine swarm moves to work your way through a hilariously brutal environment. Swarm features fast-paced platformer action and includes death medals, boss fights and a scoring system that encourages heated competition with your friends.

Step 1 - Campaign:
In this step all you have to worry about is completing the game. If you are having trouble with the ending boss view the "Hat for Mama" achievement. Achievements you inevitably unlock: Sacrificial Lambs, The First One Million, King of the Hill, and Hat for Mama. (55)

Step 2 - Death Medals and DNA:
Any Death Medals or DNA you may not have obtained during your campaign playthrough, go ahead and complete them now. Find a good boosting spot and suicide away for the medals and search the levels for the DNA. Achievements you inevitably unlock: Medals of Honor, Genetic Blueprint and Death Becomes You. (85)

A guide for the Death Medals can be found HERE.

Step 3 - Mop Up:
You may have received all other achievements while going through steps 1 and 2 but if not, take time to look at the achievement guide and see what is the best way to unlock the achievements you are missing. (60)

All in all, Swarm is a creative and entertaining game. It will however take time and effort to complete and reach 200.

x360a would like to thank Blarghinator for this Road Map.

Replayed levels 1, 2 and 3 after level 4 is unlocked   (2) 

After completing and reaching the score requirement on the first 3 levels of the game, simply load back up and play levels 1 through 3 once. This one is really self explanatory.

In A Hurry10
Achieved a 2X time bonus   (1) 

This one is simple: after completing a level you can play again except there is one new factor, timing. The faster you complete the level the higher your ending total point multiplier will be. There will be a multiplier at the top of the screen counting down, when going for this make sure you complete the level when the time is at 2.0x or higher. If it drops below that before you finish the level, you should just restart. Easily done on the early levels, do NOT worry about the points, just complete the level.

The Answer10
Achieved a high score of 42,000,000   (2) 

To reach 1,000,000 is incredibly easy and can be done on the first level or any other. Level 4 is recommended for 42,000,000.


  • Be quick for time bonuses.
  • When no points are around to pick up kill off swarmites.
  • Keep your multiplier alive.

Sacrificial Lambs5
Killed 50 Swarmites    (1) 

This achievement will come naturally, it is easy to lose over 150 in the first level alone. This will be your first achievement.

The first million10
High scores add up to more than 1,000,000    

See "The Answers".

Medals of Honor10
Unlocked 9 Death Medals   

Please refer to the Death Medal Guide found HERE.

Genetic Blueprint25
Collected all DNA    (1) 

DNA is found on every level of the game except the boss levels. There are 10 non-boss levels. There are 5 per level. To advance to the boss levels you will need a specific amount of DNA. DNA is usually easy to spot and is scattered throughout the entire level. You can tell it is DNA if you see strands of colors: purple, blue, green, yellow, and red. The DNA appears in the same order throughout the level as it does in the menu. Example: If you collected all DNA except blue, when you reach where purple was then your not there yet, and if you reach where green was then you have gone to far.

Reached a 70X multiplier   (1) 

Whilst playing Swarm, you will recognize quickly that completing a level is not dependent on advancing only, but racking up a massive amount of points. When you begin collecting points it puts these points into your "buffered" points amount. You continue to collect points into your buffered points amount until you run out of your multipliers time limit. Once your buffered points section is over it adds to your total. So in order to reach 70x multiplier in one go, you would have to consistently collect points. If there are no points available to you, you can actually kill a swarmite to add to your multiplier and keep your "buffered" points adding up. The best place to obtain this is on level 4. Here is a video further explaining multipliers and scoring:

Death Becomes You50
Unlocked all Death Medals and turn all Progressive Death Medals to gold.    (3) 

Please refer to the Death Medal Guide found HERE.

You Are On Fire5
Lit your mutliplier on fire.   

To light your multiplier on fire you must rapidly increase your multiplier a few times. Easily done at the end of level 1.

King of the Hill20
Killed the 1st boss    

After completing the first 5 levels of the game you unlock level 6 which is the "fire boss". You will need 15 DNA to begin the level. The tactics to defeating the boss are fairly simple and repetitive. First, he will saw into the ground, so avoid the saws and the marks they leave behind. Then he will have lasers that move across the screen. Just boost jump over them, and when he reveals his arm with the red mark, boost into them. Finally, he will spit out red, exploding bugs of doom. Avoid them, stack up your guys, and attack whichever eye of his is open. Once that is done, meteors will rain down so collect the points and repeat 3 more times.

Note: He will get more aggressive each time. More saw marks, faster and twice as many lasers.

Hat For Momma20
Killed the final boss    

The last boss is in the final level of the game. To unlock the level you must complete level 11's required score and have 30 DNA. You will begin the battle dodging cannon balls that are falling from the sky. Once one lands that isn't red, push it into the cannon. Then the circular floor panels beneath you will open and spikes will come up. Kill the spikes before they go back under the panel. Then once he does his roar, get under a spike as arrows will cover the entire level except underneath those. Repeat this 4 more times and the achievement is yours.

Note: Each time you repeat he becomes more accurate and faster.

Game Info
Hothead Games
UTV Ignition


US March 23, 2011
Europe March 23, 2011
Japan March 23, 2011

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