-Estimated achievement difficulty: 6/10
-Offline: 12 (400)
-Approximate amount of time to 400 : 10-15 hours (skill/luck dependant)
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 3 (play, coach and test)
-Number of missable achievements: 0
-Do cheat codes disable achievements?: None known
-Does difficulty affect achievements?: No difficulty option
-Glitchy achievements: None
-Unobtainable achievements: None
-Extra equipment needed?: None
Welcome to MENSA Academy, the only game of its type (logic/puzzle/brain training) to be backed by the high IQ society MENSA! There are a total of 12 achievements to be earned from this game, worth 400. This game may seem very simple at first, and at first it is, but you will need to be either skilful or very lucky to obtain all 400.
It is recommended that you begin with ‘Play’ as it is the best way to familiarise yourself with each minigame. In play mode there are 5 different categories (language, numeracy, logic, visual and memory). Each category has 20 levels, with 10 questions in each and 3 stars to be earned on each level, with the difficulty steadily rising. As long as you get 1,000 points in each level you should get all 3 stars, and the earlier levels give you enough leeway to get one question wrong and still get enough points, because you earn 100 points for every correct answer as well as some points for any time you have left over. The later levels may require a few tries before you get all 3 stars, as you will most likely need to get every question right due to the shorter period of time to answer in. There are a total of 4 achievements worth 115 from play mode:
3 is the Magic Number
Jack of All Trades
The Brave 300!
‘Coach’ is basically the same as play mode, except instead of earning stars you get medals, and all 10 questions are for the same minigame. There are 3 difficulty levels (bronze, silver and gold) for each minigame in each category, and you must complete them in order – bronze first, then silver, then gold. You must get all 10 questions right on each difficulty to earn the medal for the minigame. Bronze starts off very easy, silver gets slightly harder with slightly less time to answer each question, and gold gets even harder with even less time. There are a total of 4 achievements worth 130 from coach mode:
Going For Gold
The Bronze Age
The Great Gold Rush
Test is probably the easiest of all game modes. You will have 15 minutes to answer 30 questions. The questions asked will be a mixture of minigame questions from each category, and most likely the harder questions of those minigames. 15 minutes will be plenty of time, especially when you can pause the game to work out the answer! When the test is finished and submitted you will be able to review your answers to see which ones you got right or wrong, and look at how the problems should be solved. There are a total of 4 achievements worth 155 from test mode:
Well Above Average
If at this point you still don’t have all the achievements, it’s a fair bet you’re missing a gold medal or two, and/or stars in the later levels of ‘play’. The best advice I can offer at this point is to keep at it, as you will only get better with time! Try checking out the minigame strategy thread -here-.
So that’s it! A fairly simple premise, though actually a quite challenging game for many. Hopefully at this point you will have all the achievements and 400. Congratulations, smart arse!
[x360a would like to thank Vampire Amaya for this Roadmap]