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Overview:

- Estimated achievement difficulty: 6/10 for 1000 - 3/10 using glitch

- Offline: 27 (1000)

- Online: 0 (0)

- Size: 272.53MB

- Approximate time: 6-8 Hours for 1000

- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: N/A

- Missable achievements: None

- Glitched Achievements: 1 (See Roadmap)

- Does difficulty affect Achievements? Yes

- Unobtainable achievements: None

- Extra Equipment Needed: None

- Achievement Tracking: Yes

 

 

Description:

 

Spectra is a beautiful twitch racing game that will have you on the edge of your seat! Blast your nimble ship down intricate ribbons of light in time to a thumping all original soundtrack by Chipzel (Super Hexagon, Size Does Matter). Spectra will have your ears pumping and your heart racing as you drift into a trance with just one objective. Survive till the music stops! A true callback to arcade games of old; mastery of Spectra will require all your twitch skills and the beautiful retro style graphics will have you just itching to go dig up your Atari!

 

 

Abbreviated Roadmap:

 

Unfortunately you cannot 100% complete this game just yet as there is a glitched Achievement, but I'll get to that shortly The best way to start towards your 1,000 Gamerscore, of 950 Gamerscore (for now) is to access your stats page to unlock Arithmomania. Next it's time to play through the 10-tracks on both Normal and Hardcore mode(s). The tracks are somewhat difficult, but using the glitch makes it downright simple. Finishing the first 10 normal tracks will unlock the following Achievements: Spectra, Tokyo Skies, Forged In Stars, Only Human, Aurora Borealis, Evolution, Beyond The Cosmos, Veteran, Sonnet, Sunday, Hardcore!, and Party Time.

 

 

Glitched Achievement:

 

Upon release, Waka Waka Waka was glitched. It would unlock in the games Achievements page, but not on the Xbox One. However, as of 08/10/2015, the Achievement has been fixed.

 

 

Score, Multiplier and Collision Achievements:

 

Once you have finished all 20-tracks, start focusing on Score and Multiplier based Achievements to unlock Ouch, K'tching, Pedal To The Metal, Show Off, Over 9,000, and I Can Fly. Colliding with 100 Barriers and Finishing a Track (Just A Scratch) and finishing any track without a single collision (Smooth Sailing)

 

 

Mop-Up:

 

Now is the time to mop up any Achievements you may have missed playing through the game, including 10,000 Pickups (Greedy), Losing 100 Games (Runner Up) and/or Scoring 100,000 across all tracks (Not Bad).

 

 

Final Achievement:

 

Your final Achievement will be Completionist as it requires you to unlock all 26 other Achievements.

 

 

Tips & Tricks:

 

Here is a video of the glitch. It has a slight learning curve, but can be done quite easily. Your goal is to get as far off the track as possible without falling off and then slam into an orange barrier. It will hold you there and the clock and % counter will still move.

 

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSg6NSJ4H48]Spectra Glitch[/ame]

 

 

Final Thoughts:

 

Spectra: 8bit racing has the feel of a classic 8-bit game from the past and a somewhat easy 1,000 Gamerscore to boost. You can obtain all 27 Achievements in around 6-8 Hours and the difficulty is not high, considering there is a glitch to basically beat every track without actually playing.

 

 

Offline Achievements (10):

 

http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/2988/101002-lo.jpgSpectra - 10http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/site/gp-g.png

Complete track 01 on any difficulty

 

See Sunday.

 

http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/2988/101003-lo.jpgTokyo Skies - 10http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/site/gp-g.png

Complete track 02 on any difficulty

 

See Sunday.

 

http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/2988/101004-lo.jpgForged In Stars - 10http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/site/gp-g.png

Complete track 03 on any difficulty

 

See Sunday.

 

http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/2988/101005-lo.jpgOnly Human - 10http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/site/gp-g.png

Complete track 04 on any difficulty

 

See Sunday.

 

http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/2988/101006-lo.jpgAurora Borealis - 10http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/site/gp-g.png

Complete track 05 on any difficulty

 

See Sunday.

 

http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/2988/101007-lo.jpgEvolution - 10http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/site/gp-g.png

Complete track 06 on any difficulty

 

See Sunday.

 

http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/2988/101008-lo.jpgBeyond The Cosmos - 10http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/site/gp-g.png

Complete track 07 on any difficulty

 

See Sunday.

 

http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/2988/101009-lo.jpgVeteran - 10http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/site/gp-g.png

Complete track 08 on any difficulty

 

See Sunday.

 

http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/2988/101010-lo.jpgSonnet - 10http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/site/gp-g.png

Complete track 09 on any difficulty

 

See Sunday.

 

http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/2988/101011-lo.jpgSunday - 10http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/site/gp-g.png

Complete track 10 on any difficulty

 

Complete each track individually on any difficulty.

 

http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/2988/101012-lo.jpgHardcore! - 50http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/site/gp-g.png

Complete any track on Hardcore difficulty

 

Complete any track on Hardcore difficulty. You can change the difficulty settings by pressing http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/misc/y.png on the track select screen. Hardcore Mode is unlocked once all Normal tracks are unlocked.

 

http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/2988/101013-lo.jpgJust A Scratch - 50http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/site/gp-g.png

Complete any track with 100 collisions or more

 

Will unlock over natural playthrough. Especially in the later levels or in Hardcore mode. Just make sure you hit at least 100 pink barrier and finish the track.

 

http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/2988/101014-lo.jpgSmooth Sailing - 50http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/site/gp-g.png

Complete any track without collisions

 

The most difficult Achievement in the Game. You must complete a track without crashing into a pink barrier.

 

Tips:

 

▪️Attempt this on Track 1 in Normal mode.

▪️Avoid the multiplier boosts as this will speed you up and can throw you off.

▪️Try not to look at your clock or % as this can also throw you off.

 

http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/2988/101015-lo.jpgOuch - 30http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/site/gp-g.png

Lose a score buffer of 3000 points or more

 

A score buffer is your pending score. When you collect pickups they are not automatically collected and added to your overall score. There is a small time period before they are added, a buffer.

 

To unlock this Achievement, you will want to play on a later track in which your vehicles speed is faster and you will find more multiplier boosts to hit. Once you have a score buffer of 3,000+, crash into a barrier.

 

http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/2988/101016-lo.jpgK'tching - 30http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/site/gp-g.png

Cash in a score buffer of 3000 points or more

 

Same as the Ouch Achievement, but instead of crashing after having a score buffer of 3,000+, cash it in by avoiding all barriers until it is added to your overall score.

 

http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/2988/101017-lo.jpgPedal To The Metal - 30http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/site/gp-g.png

Get a score multiplier of 15 or more

 

Score multipliers look like arrows on the track (see below). When you run over a multiplier, your score doubles. You must run over 15 multiplyers in a row. Score multipliers go away in seconds if you do not run over another multiplyer. Tracks are randomly generated, but you can tend to find more multipliers in a row on later tracks. Try tracks 8, 9 or 10 in normal mode.

 

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http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/2988/101018-lo.jpgShow Off - 50http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/site/gp-g.png

Complete a track with 50 successful "Nice!" bonuses

 

A "Nice!" bonus is achieved by skimming a barrier, meaning to just tap it. Collect 50 "Nice!" bonuses and finish a track to unlock the Achievement.

 

Note: "Nice!" bonuses are not collected immediately. There is a buffer after collecting one before it is officially earned.

 

http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/2988/101019-lo.jpgIts Over 9000! - 50http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/site/gp-g.png

Get a final score of 9000 or more in a single track

 

Self-explanatory. Score 9,000+ on a single track. Can be easily earned on any track if you get a high enough multiplier.

 

http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/2988/101020-lo.jpgNot Bad - 75http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/site/gp-g.png

Get a combined best score of 100 000 or more across all tracks

 

There are 20-tracks total. Earn at least 5,000 per track and the Achievement will unlock.

 

http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/2988/101021-lo.jpgGreedy - 50http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/site/gp-g.png

Collect a total of 10 000 Pickups

 

Cumulative Achievement. Collect a total of 10,000 pickups over your playing time. Can be tracked on the Stats page or in the Xbox Achievement App.

 

http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/2988/101022-lo.jpgCompletionist - 100http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/site/gp-g.png

Complete all tracks on both difficulty settings

 

You must beat all 20-tracks. Easily done using the glitch explained in the Roadmap. Hardcore Mode is unlocked once all Normal tracks are unlocked.

 

http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/2988/101023-lo.jpgArithmomania - 5http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/site/gp-g.png

Check out your stats

 

Select Achievements from the Main Menu, then press http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/misc/y.png to access your stats.

 

http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/2988/101024-lo.jpgRunner Up - 50http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/site/gp-g.png

You will get there one day

 

Simply lose 100 times.

 

http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/2988/101025-lo.jpgI Can Fly - 30http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/site/gp-g.png

Cash in an Air bonus while maintaining a Score Multiplier of 10 or more

 

Obtain a Score Multiplier of 10+, then quickly drive off the track and back on to obtain an Air bonus and the Achievement will unlock.

 

http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/2988/101026-lo.jpgParty Time - 50http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/site/gp-g.png

Unlock all tracks

 

Simply unlock all 20 tracks.

 

http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/2988/101027-lo.jpgWaka Waka Waka- 50http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/site/gp-g.png

Collect 100 or more Pickups whilst maintaining a score buffer

 

You must collect 100+ pickups in a row without losing your score buffer. This is easiest done in later tracks. Track 8 is a good choice as it has many speed boosters.

 

*Note: This Achievement was formally glitched, but as of 08/10/2015, it has been fixed.

 

http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/2988/101028-lo.jpgSpectracular - 100http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/site/gp-g.png

Complete all Achievements

 

Unlock all other 26 Achievements and the final Achievement will unlock.

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I'm having trouble with I can fly , I can get the 10x or more on the right track , I can get the Airbonus and I know it's high enough as it should be 350 points + with a 10x multiplier but the achievement doesn't unlock. Tracker shows 90%

 

What I think is happening is the multiplier is wearing off before the air bonus cashes in :confused:

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What tracks and difficulty are you using?I'm working on the track unlocks and haven't worked on the other cheevs really.Maybe you need to loop off track as you hit the 11th boost. That should give you time to cash in the air bonus and prolong the boost bonus before it runs out?

 

 

Im sure Chester will chime in with the correct info.

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What tracks and difficulty are you using?I'm working on the track unlocks and haven't worked on the other cheevs really.Maybe you need to loop off track as you hit the 11th boost. That should give you time to cash in the air bonus and prolong the boost bonus before it runs out?

 

 

Im sure Chester will chime in with the correct info.

 

From what I have seen so far the only way to do it is on those long split paths with loads of boosts on them with 4 at the end. I usually air off and back on after the 4 at the end which is 10-13 multiplier and collect the cube on the way through and continue the combo with a near miss and another cube then but usually after that air, cubes are thin and air is still counting down while collection combo breaks/ends. Normal difficulty track 1-2, Might try HC i guess.

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I'm having trouble with I can fly , I can get the 10x or more on the right track , I can get the Airbonus and I know it's high enough as it should be 350 points + with a 10x multiplier but the achievement doesn't unlock. Tracker shows 90%

 

What I think is happening is the multiplier is wearing off before the air bonus cashes in :confused:

 

You just need to start the air bonus earlier. As long as you have a 10X multiplier when an air bonus expires, you will get the achievement. It isn't a 10x air bonus you need to cash in, its any air bonus when your multiplier is 10 or above.

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That makes perfect sense.Thanks for the clarification DarkX.What track would be best to attempt it on?This game is proving to be rather troublesome.On hardcore its almost unplayable..well for me at least.I know the "glitch", but it's only a slight timesaver.My problem is maintaining any points on hardcore.The bumper penalty is way too high.

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Got I can fly thanks guys, once I got a track with a long twisty ramps section with the boosts I crashed out and restarted knowing where it was I air after the 1st or second boost and it popped as soon after i hit 10. :locked

 

Tip for those trying for it , do it on the first 2 tracks on normal mode, if you don't get the needed section in 20-30 seconds of starting the track quit to the menu and try again, took me 4 or 5 tries to fine one.

 

And another tip .... think it was mentioned already don't look at the clock when doing the smooth sailing one, crashed at 99.8% because of it :mad:

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Congratulations!

 

This Achievement Guide and Roadmap has been reviewed by Guide Team Staff member THE DEADLY DOG and has been published as the Official XboxAchievements.com Achievement Guide and Roadmap! The link to the Official Guide is here:

 

Official XboxAchievements.com Spectra: 8bit Racing Achievement Guide and Roadmap

 

Please post any updates within the Update: Guides & Roadmaps thread.

Also, please check the Award Tracking: Guides & Roadmaps forum to make sure we are up to date.

You may request for those to be edited/updated within that forum as well.

 

We look forward to your future submissions!

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