Overview:
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 2/10 [Achievement Difficulty Rating]
- Offline: 29 [1000gs.png]
- Online: 0
- Approximate amount of time to 1000gs.png: 4-5 hours [Estimated Time to 100%]
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1 of Story Mode and 1 of Career Mode
- Missable achievements: None [all fights and chapters replayable]
- Does difficulty affect achievements: No difficulty option
- Unobtainable/glitched achievements: None
 
  • DLC: Title Update 1
    • Difficulty: 2/10
    • Estimated time to 1000gs.png: 5 minutes
    • Unobtainable: None
  • DLC: Title Update 2
    • Difficulty: 2/10
    • Estimated time to 1000gs.png: 10 minutes
    • Unobtainable: None
  • DLC: Title Update 3
    • Difficulty: 2/10
    • Estimated time to 1000gs.png: 20 minutes
    • Unobtainable: None
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Introduction:
Welcome to Cruz Brothers, a very basic 2D head-to-head fighting game. There are many modes and a decent amount of characters, but virtually no difference between the characters. This fighting game poses almost no challenge, as you can spam your way through every fight in the game, and all achievements involve doing only the most basic of tasks during fights. Story Mode will take around an hour and Career Mode a couple hours, but there is virtually no challenge. Follow the walkthrough below and you'll have a hefty increase in gamerscore in just a few hours.

Abbreviated Walkthrough:
Note that each of the sections below is technically independent of the other and could be done in either order, but both modes have later chapters that are locked until you level up enough, and Career Mode requires a higher level later on, so you're pretty much forced to complete Story Mode first anyway.

Story Mode:
Story Mode consists of 13 chapters, each with one, two, or three fights. You'll be playing as a set character for every fight. Despite your character changing, your strategy will be exactly the same: spam your shockwave special move over and over again to destroy your opponents. They likely won't even hit you. The timing on the move (which consists of pressing dpad-down.png dpad-right.png button-x.png) is a little awkward at first, but with a bit of practice you'll get used to it (and even while you're practicing, you'll still end up winning those fights). Run through all of the fights in all 13 chapters in Story Mode to finish it off and rank up a decent amount for your overall rank.

Career Mode:
There is very little difference between this mode and Story Mode. Here, you'll be fighting a number of fighters, one after another, in each belt class (which function just like the chapters in Story Mode), with the only difference being that you can actually select whatever character you want in this mode. This makes this section a piece of cake, because you can play as Kaveiro (highlight Faust and press button-x.png to play as Kaveiro instead) and simply spam button-b.png over and over to plow through every fight without even needing to look at your TV screen. There are a lot of fights, so this will take a little time, but it is incredibly easy and stress free. Once you complete this mode, you'll unlock all the "...Champion" achievements.

Note that you'll need to reach rank 30 to access the final section of fights. For me, I didn't get quite enough XP naturally from completing Story Mode first and then progressing in Career Mode. If this happens to you, where your next chapter is locked, simply replay the final fight in chapter 13 of Story Mode and that'll easily give you enough XP to finish off Career Mode.

Mop-Up:
One of the first things you can do to mop up base game achievements is go to Options and view the post credits cutscene for UPCOMING! (50G) if you didn't view it after beating the game. After that, there are a bunch of achievements for playing with someone as Ella's Mayhem in single player. These achievements are all very quick and easy to mop up; refer to BACK FROM THE DEAD (15G) for more information on how to very quickly knock all of those out.
 
Title Update 1

This title update adds five simple achievements for another 1000gs.png. All of them will come naturally while doing the base game and other title updates aside from the one achievement for winning a fight in Challenge Mode. Simply load up Challenge Mode and win a fight using either of the methods you used to win every fight in the base game. I wouldn't bother focusing on the other achievements, as they will come naturally while doing Title Update 3.
 
Title Update 2

This title update's achievements require you to block 20 attacks, motion dodge 10 attacks, and get a 30-hit combo. There is a pretty good chance you got the 30-hit combo naturally during Career Mode in the base game, but if not, you can load up any fight on the easiest difficulty (changed in the Options menu) and just spam button-a.png while holding towards your opponent to quickly rack up a huge combo. The achievements for blocking and dodging won't come naturally, but they're also incredibly easy to quickly grind out in a single fight on the easiest difficulty, wrapping up this title update.
 
Title Update 3

The final title update requires you to win 10 fights in King of the Hill mode in a row, and get 10 critical hits on an opponent. For King of the Hill mode, this is as easy as Career Mode: pick Kaveiro and mash button-b.png to plow through all opponents. Once you have 10 wins you're done with King of the Hill. For the critical hits, you'll be using the same strategy as your 30-hit combo: play on the easiest difficulty in any mode and mash button-a.png while holding toward your opponent. Unfortunately critical hits are random, but keep at it and eventually you'll get 10 total. That wraps up this title update.

Conclusion:
Cruz Brothers is a pretty mediocre game at best. There is virtually no variability to the moveset or fighting styles in any of the fights, so the game will likely feel like a grind from start to finish, just getting through all of the fights to get all of the achievements. On the plus side, it's very easy and it's a very large amount of gamerscore for barely any money or time. Congrats on another completion.
 
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Cruz Brothers Achievement Guide

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There are 44 achievements with a total of 4000 points

  • Let Ryan die in chapter 1

    Story-related; cannot be missed. This unlocks during Story Mode.

    Refer to REVENGE IS A B***! (100G) for more information.
  • Win chapter three

    Story-related; cannot be missed. This unlocks during Story Mode.

    Refer to REVENGE IS A B***! (100G) for more information.
  • Get arrested with Tray Sorrow

    Story-related; cannot be missed. This unlocks during Story Mode.

    Refer to REVENGE IS A B***! (100G) for more information.
  • Convince Marcus Luz to become your coach

    Story-related; cannot be missed. This unlocks during Story Mode.

    Refer to REVENGE IS A B***! (100G) for more information.
  • Win your first official Boxing Tittle

    Story-related; cannot be missed. This unlocks during Story Mode.

    Refer to REVENGE IS A B***! (100G) for more information.
  • Earn back the trust of Joe and Tucker

    Story-related; cannot be missed. This unlocks during Story Mode.

    Refer to REVENGE IS A B***! (100G) for more information.
  • Get in a Sparring Session with Gabriel Ribeiro

    Story-related; cannot be missed. This unlocks during Story Mode.

    Refer to REVENGE IS A B***! (100G) for more information.
  • Be accused of cheating in the world title fight

    Story-related; cannot be missed. This unlocks during Story Mode.

    Refer to REVENGE IS A B***! (100G) for more information.
  • Revenge the death of Ryan Jonhson

    Story-related; cannot be missed. This unlocks upon completing Story Mode.

    During Story Mode, you will play as a few different fighters and fight against many different opponents. Thankfully, there is a very simple way to spam your way through every single fight in Story Mode. With every fighter you play as, you can spam the inputs dpad-down.png dpad-right.png button-x.png (assuming you're on the left side of your opponent; otherwise, reverse it). If done correctly, it will create a massive shockwave in the air that sends the opponent flying back and does massive damage. Despite seeming like it covers the entire screen, the opponent does have to be close enough for it to hit. You can either continually approach your opponent and spam this attack, or wait for them to come to you. If you can corner them, you can juggle them with this attack and defeat them without them getting in a single attack.

    Note that this might take a little practice to get the timing down for this attack. I highly recommend using the d-pad, even though it's possible on the thumbstick. It's just easier to ensure you're pressing the proper directions. The good news is that even if you're not doing the shockwave, you'll almost assuredly still end up hitting your opponent enough to win anyway. Once you get the timing down on the inputs for the shockwave, ever fight in Story Mode becomes a breeze.
  • Become DAWG FIGHT OPEN Champion

    Career-related; cannot be missed. This achievement unlocks as you progress through Career Mode.

    Refer to WORLD CHAMPION (100G) for more information.
  • Become FIGHTING CLUB Champion

    Career-related; cannot be missed. This achievement unlocks as you progress through Career Mode.

    Refer to WORLD CHAMPION (100G) for more information.
  • Become MOTORHEAD JUDGMENT Champion

    Career-related; cannot be missed. This achievement unlocks as you progress through Career Mode.

    Refer to WORLD CHAMPION (100G) for more information.
  • Become SEALS OPEN Champion

    Career-related; cannot be missed. This achievement unlocks as you progress through Career Mode.

    Refer to WORLD CHAMPION (100G) for more information.
  • Become DELFIM OPEN Champion

    Career-related; cannot be missed. This achievement unlocks as you progress through Career Mode.

    Refer to WORLD CHAMPION (100G) for more information.
  • Become CLAUDIO COELHO INVITATIONAL Champion

    Career-related; cannot be missed. This achievement unlocks as you progress through Career Mode.

    Refer to WORLD CHAMPION (100G) for more information.
  • Become DUEL OPEN Champion

    Career-related; cannot be missed. This achievement unlocks as you progress through Career Mode.

    Refer to WORLD CHAMPION (100G) for more information.
  • Become PRIDE FISTS INTIVATIONAL Champion of The World

    Career-related; cannot be missed. This achievement unlocks upon completing Career Mode.

    Career mode, while longer than Story Mode, is infinitely easier. On the character select screen, put your cursor on the character Faust (top row) but press button-x.png instead of button-a.png to select him. When the fight starts, you'll be playing as Kaveiro instead of Faust (and this also unlocks KAVEIRO TIME! (50G)). Now all you need to do for every single fight is just mash button-b.png until you win. This does a charge attack that knocks the opponent to the ground and pummels them. You will win almost every single fight without even taking damage. It just becomes a matter of grinding through all of the fights in this mode, but you can even do something else since there's no need to watch the screen while you mash button-b.png during each fight.
  • Reach Level 5

    Refer to PROFESSIONAL (100G) for more information.
  • Reach Level 15

    Refer to PROFESSIONAL (100G) for more information.
  • Reach Level 30

    Level 30 is the highest rank in the game, and you make progress towards it from each mode you play. Playing through and completing the Story Mode in the base game will get you close to level 15. You'll then need to play and complete all of Career Mode for the base game too, and there is more than enough XP in this mode to reach level 30. Unfortunately, for me anyway, there was a small gap where I didn't have enough XP to reach the next chapter in Career Mode despite having completed everything to that point. If this happens to you, simply replay the final fight in the final chapter of Story Mode, which gives you thousands of XP and should ensure you have enough to access the remainder of Career Mode without issue.

    You will need to reach level 30 to access the final chapter of Career Mode, so this achievement will essentially come naturally as you work through completing both Story and Career Mode.
  • Find Kaveiro

    From the character select screen in any mode, highlight Faust (top row) and press button-x.png to select him instead of button-a.png. When the fight starts, you'll be playing as Kaveiro instead of Faust and this achievement will unlock.
  • Find Ryan Johnson

    Story-related; cannot be missed. This unlocks at the start of the second fight in Story Mode.

    Refer to REVENGE IS A B***! (100G) for more information.
  • Watch the post credits scene

    From the main menu, tab (rb.png) over to the Options menu and press button-a.png. Scroll all the way down to the bottom of the options and you'll see an options to watch the credits. Once the credits get going, you can press button-a.png to skip them. There will now be a two or three minute long cutscene that you need to sit through, and this achievement will unlock at the end of it.
  • Play with Felipe Cruz as Ella's Mayhem in single player

    Refer to BACK FROM THE DEAD (15G) for more information.
  • Play with Igor Cruz as Ella's Mayhem in single player

    Refer to BACK FROM THE DEAD (15G) for more information.
  • Play with Gabriel Ribeiro as Ella's Mayhem in single player

    Refer to BACK FROM THE DEAD (15G) for more information.
  • ANGEL

     

    15

    Play with Miguel as Ella's Mayhem in single player mode

    Refer to BACK FROM THE DEAD (15G) for more information.
  • Play with Marcus Luz as Ella's Mayhem in single player

    Refer to BACK FROM THE DEAD (15G) for more information.
  • Play with Ryan Johnson as Ella's Mayhem in single player

    For all of these achievements for playing with someone as Ella's Mayhem in single player, from the main menu, scroll right to the Brawl Fight section and choose it. Tab (rb.png) over to "7 - Champ." You should have the first fight, again Ryan Johnson, unlocked and available to play (if not, you may need to progress a bit farther in Story Mode). Choose this option, and at the character select screen simple choose the character for each of these achievements. The corresponding achievement will unlock as soon as the fight starts, so you can pause and quit, then repeat for the next character.

    The only exception is this achievement itself, since Ryan Johnson isn't a selectable character. To play as him, put your cursor on Marcus Luz and press button-x.png instead of button-a.png to play as Ryan Johnson.

DLC: Title Update

There are 5 achievements with a total of 1000 points

  • PRINCE

     

    200

    Win a fight in King of The Hill mode.

    Refer to UNSTOPPABLE! (200G) for more information.
  • Win a fight in Challenge Mode.

    From the main menu, scroll over to Challenge Mode and play the first fight. Play as Felipe Cruz and just hold toward the opponent and spam button-x.png the entire time. You may take damage, but you'll deal far more, and should have no problems winning a fight in a couple minutes, unlocking this achievement.
  • Do 250 Damage in a opponent.

    Refer to HEAVY HITTER (200G) for more information.
  • Do 500 Damage in any opponent.

    These achievements require that you do 250 and 500 damage to an opponent in a single combo.

    If you follow the advice in either WORLD CHAMPION (100G) or UNSTOPPABLE! (200G), playing as Kaveiro and spamming button-b.png the entire fight, you will unavoidably unlock these achievements during your first fight. You will do a full combo every single fight, doing over 1000 damage.
  • Do a 20x hits combo in any opponent.

    Refer to DON'T STOP HITTING! (200G) for more information.

DLC: Title Update 2

There are 5 achievements with a total of 1000 points

  • Nice work, but no need to get all defensive about it!

    Refer to IMMOVABLE OBJECT (200G) for more information.
  • Nice work, but no need to get all defensive about it!

    These achievements require you to block opponent attacks 10 times and then 20 times. Blocking is done with rb.png, so simply stand still and hold rb.png to block attacks until this achievement unlocks.
  • Good job! Evading your problems will surely make them go away!

    Refer to NOW YOU DON'T (200G) for more information.
  • Good job! Evading your problems will surely make them go away!

    These two achievements require you to "motion dodge" your opponent's attacks, I believe a total of 5 and then 10 times for this achievement. Motion dodge is done with lb.png and works kind of like parrying in other games. Wait for your opponent to attack and press lb.png before they connect to do a motion dodge. Just stand there and repeat over and over on the same opponent until this achievement unlocks.
  • You've done it! Violence really does solve all problems!

    This achievement requires you to get a 30-hit combo, since the description doesn't help at all.

    If you follow the advice in either WORLD CHAMPION (100G) or UNSTOPPABLE! (200G), playing as Kaveiro and spamming button-b.png the entire fight, you will unavoidably unlock this achievement (and IN YOUR FACE! (200G)) if/when you face an opponent with 1400 health. Opponents with 1100 or 1200 health will die when you're around a 28 combo, before you can reach 30. During Career Mode, you're guaranteed to fight at least one opponent with 1400 health, ensuring you unlock this achievement on the way.

    Another option is to just play a King of the Hill match on the easiest difficulty (go into Options first to lower it to Glassjaw), and then just spam button-a.png while holding towards your opponent. As long as you don't get interrupted, you will easily clear a 30 combo.

DLC: Title Update 3

There are 5 achievements with a total of 1000 points

  • PERFORM 3 WINNING STREAK ON KING OF THE HILL.

    Refer to UNSTOPPABLE! (200G) for more information.
  • PERFORM 5 WINNING STREAK ON KING OF THE HILL.

    Refer to UNSTOPPABLE! (200G) for more information.
  • PERFORM 10 WINNING STREAK ON KING OF THE HILL.

    As the description says, you'll need to win 10 matches in a row against the AI in King of the Hill. This is thankfully a complete breeze using the exact same strategy described in WORLD CHAMPION (100G):

    On the character select screen, put your cursor on the character Faust (top row) but press button-x.png instead of button-a.png to select him. When the fight starts, you'll be playing as Kaveiro instead of Faust (and this also unlocks KAVEIRO TIME! (50G)). Now all you need to do for every single fight is just mash button-b.png until you win. This does a charge attack that knocks the opponent to the ground and pummels them. You will win almost every single fight without even taking damage. It just becomes a matter of playing through 10 fights in a row, but you can even do something else since there's no need to watch the screen while you mash button-b.png during each fight.
  • CAUSE 5 CRITICAL HITS ON YOUR OPPONENT.

    Refer to CONCUSSION (200G) for more information.
  • CAUSE 10 CRITICAL HITS ON YOUR OPPONENT.

    It appears that these achievements need to be done against a single opponent, and they are not cumulative over all fights. As a result, you'll want to do minimal damage with each hit to avoid killing your opponent too quickly. The easiest thing to do is to start up a King of the Hill fight on Glassjaw difficulty (difficulty must be set in the Options menu before choosing this mode). Choose any character, and then just hold towards your opponent and mash button-a.png. Critical hits happen randomly, so you'll going to have to just punch them over and over and hope/wait for them to happen. You should unlock both achievements by the end of the second round, though.

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