- Estimated achievement difficulty: 4/10
- Offine: 27 (970)
- Online: 1 (30)
- Approximate amount of time to 1000: 8 - 12 hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1 (you can replay races if needed)
- Missable Achievements: 0
- Do cheat codes disable achievements: N/A
- Does difficulty affect achievements: N/A
- Glitched achievements: None
- Unobtainable achievements: None
- Extra equipment needed: Kinect and another person
Welcome to the Crossboard 7 guide for the Kinect. Anyone who has played an SSX game in the past will understand the game progression right away. Basically you start the game with the worst board and no specific skills. As you play you will get better and start placing higher in the rankings. This in turn will unlock better and more varied boards for you to ride. Once you have the better boards you can go back to the earlier races and start getting first place and the “A” rankings. The majority of the achievements will be unlocked during the course of normal play and the rest will be completed by practicing and replaying races with better boards.
Step 1 - Trials.
Right off the bat, let me say to not get discouraged at the beginning. You will probably suck until you get the hang of the game and how it tracks your movements. After you have a couple of races under your belt you will notice the difference and you will be unlocking different characters and boards with higher stats. This learning curve is maybe 30 minutes to an hour. You need to complete each of the trial events and while doing these, do the various movements to perform tricks. At the start of each event always try for the “Boost" launch until you get that achievement too. In addition to the four achievements for just completing the trials, you can easily get all these as well: Starting Boost, Item Attack, T Glider, Landing Boost, Front Grab, Side Grab, Air Trick Sideway Combo, Air Trick Vertical Combo, Jib & Switch and EZ Jump.
Step 2 - Events.
Once you complete the trials you are now free to pick any of the events that you like. In every event, you always start at Lv.1 and after completing it by getting first place you will unlock Lv.2 and so on. As you complete the events you will unlock more characters and better boards. The differences in characters seems slight, I actually just used my avatar for the majority of the game. The big changes come from unlocking the new boards. Once you get your first “Rare” board the game starts getting much easier and you are ready to move on to the next step. You do not have to race every single event or level. The whole goal here is to get better boards to tackle Step 3. You can also get different boards by completing the levels in multiplayer. We unlocked our first rare board by completing the “Fly Distance” events in multiplayer. During this step go for anything you did not complete in Step 1 and also try for, Triple Air Trick, Boost Max, No Crash Ace, Star Trick, I Can Fly! and World Debut. I listed World Debut as "online" but it does not require you to race online you just need to be sigined into Live so it will register your score to the leaderboards.
Step 3 - “A” Ranks.
Now you will be replaying events to get the “A” ranks. I have put my suggestions for each type of event under their respective achievement descriptions. Obviously when going for the race rank “A” use a board that has high speed, and use a board with high technique stats for trick events and so on. I have listed the race, rider and board that I used on each event. These are just suggestions, feel free to use whatever you feel works for your play style. I also placed the time / score I had when I got my “A” rank. The game does not tell you the cut-off point for the ranks so I just listed what I had for reference. You could possibly get the "A" rank with a slower time or lower score. There are 5 achievements for the “A” ranks and you only need to play Free Race, Downhill Slalom, Balloon Buster, Fly Distance and Trick Score. You do not need to play the Stadium Games events unless you want to.
Step 4 - Local Multiplayer.
Get another person to play with you. There are 3 achievements that need to be done with someone else standing beside you. They are pretty simple but if you run into trouble they are explained in the guide. There are only 3 of them. That’s it!
You are almost guaranteed the first 750. The only hard part about the game is going for the "A" ranks. Those come down to trial and error and replaying events to get better times and scores. Some people will finish much faster than others.
Hope you have fun with the game and if you hated it, well maybe the guide will help make it less painful.
A special thanks goes to Terrin for posting his “A” rank scores and times.
Thanks for reading.
x360a would like to thank Scrapdaddy for this Road Map