Estimated achievement difficulty: 5/10
Offline: 12 (200)
Online: 0 (0)
Approximate amount of time to 200: 12 -15 hours
Glitched achievements: None
Do cheats affect achievements? No cheats.
Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? is a TV show in the U.S. that now has it's own game on the Xbox Live Arcade. It's also a UK show but it's called a different name and has a different host as well. You can obtain all 12 of these achievements offline, so there is really no need to play any online multiplayer unless you feel like it.
Note #1: If you're having trouble getting answers correct you can pause the game during a question and google the answer. Most of the questions are pretty easy but they're are some that can leave you stumped.
Note #2: If you need some additional help check out the Achievement Guide for Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? written by fuzzy510. You can find that guide HERE.
First off if you have two controllers simply go and play a "Local Multiplayer" match and have the 2nd controller miss the first question. Now have your guy answer a few questions right and whenever you miss a question or if you win the $1 million you'll unlock the "Big Win" achievement. If you went all the way and won the $1 million then you should have also unlocked the "Smarter Than a 5th Grader" achievement, if you did not win it don't worry as you should get it later on.
After you do that multiplayer game go into a single-player game. Now in your first few single-player games you can easily obtain a couple of the games achievements. You can obtain the "You're a Star" achievement by simply answering an extra credit question. Every now and then a certain question will be an extra credit question and if you get it right you get a gold star. You can also get the "Fast Fingers" achievement. You'll need to get a question correct within 3 seconds so I would suggest answering a 1st or 2nd grade question as those are the easiest. The "Close Call" achievement could also be obtained in your first few games. You'll have to use the peak cheat and you'll need to choose an answer that your classmate did not choose. So if your classmate choses A, you'll need to choose B, C, or D and you have to get the answer right as well. Now if you did not win the $1 million in you first game you should unlock that achievement as well. If you did not win it don't worry about it as you'll have many more opportunities.
In total there are 105 extra credit stars. You will need to play the game a good bit and answer most of the questions correctly to get the rest of the extra credit achievements. You'll get an achievement for collecting 30, 70, and all of the extra credit stars. There is also an achievement for answer 500 questions correctly. That will also take some time but if you're going for the extra credit achievements you should get that achievement a little after you get those. Now to get the achievement for winning $1 million without cheating all you would need to do is not use any of the three cheats your given and if you are not sure on an answer google it or try to find the answer somewhere. There is no time limit on the questions so take your time. To get the achievement for winning $1 million under 5 minutes you will need to skip over the Jeff Foxworthy talking parts as those count towards the 5 minute timer, as do the kids walking back and forth to the podium and if you pause the game that also counts towards the 5 minute timer. Make sure you use your cheats wisely as this is basically a luck achievement. There is really no real method to getting this achievement.
The last achievement in this game is for winning $1 million on Jeff Foxworthy's birthday, which is September 6th. Now you can change the date on your 360 to September 6th as long as you're not connected to Xbox Live, or you can do what I'll do and just wait until September 6th rolls around and get the achievement then. That does it for this Road Map.
[x360a would like to thank Bishop24 for this Road Map]