Overview:
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 2/10 [Achievement Difficulty Rating]
- Offline: 39 [1000gs.png]
- Online: 0
- Approximate amount of time to 1000gs.png: 1-2 hours [Estimated Time to 100%]
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
- Missable achievements: No
- Does difficulty affect achievements: No
- Unobtainable/glitched achievements: No
 
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Introduction:
“A hangman-style word game with a twist. One word in every phrase has been replaced by a homophone to make it tougher to deduce, like NUCLEAR WAIST or STRIKE THE RIGHT CORD. The new phrases sound familiar when read aloud, but have humorous or surreal new meanings.” - microsoft.com

Just A Phrase by POWGI is the latest puzzle game from Lightwood Games. This is a basic hangman/Wheel of Fortune-type game, but one word in each phrase isn’t spelled the way it should be. The object of the game is to select letters on the right-side of the screen to complete a phrase, which is shown on the left. Letters are chosen by pressing one of four buttons. Pick the correct letters to complete the phrase!

There are a total of 150 puzzles; 30 puzzles in each of the 5 pages. To earn the full 1000gs.png, you need to complete the first 120 puzzles (you can complete the final page if you want to, but it isn’t necessary for gamerscore). For your convenience, the guide contains the solutions for all 120 puzzles, making this game a quick completion.

Abbreviated Walkthrough:
To complete each puzzle, all that needs to be done is to press one (or more) of the four buttons until the phrase is complete. The achievements really aren’t very creative, which is kind of expected of a POWGI game, but there is enough variety where you need to pay attention, at least for about 25% of the puzzles.

To start, there are 26 ‘letter’ achievements where you need to pick the final letter of the phrase as each letter of the alphabet. All but two of these can be done on the first page of puzzles if you plan accordingly. Five of the letters aren’t as prevalent as others, so examples are highlighted in each of those achievements.

The next nine achievements are your standard POWGI fare, such as completing a phrase without making a mistake, spending more than a minute on one phrase, completing a phrase in less than 60 seconds, and picking an incorrect letter as your first letter, to name a few. Most of these are very quick to unlock, and as with other POWGI games, it’s very possible that multiple achievements will unlock just by completing a few puzzles.

The final four achievements are for just completing each of the puzzles on the first four pages. There are 30 puzzles on each page, and all the phrases have been provided below.

Conclusion:
Just A Phrase by POWGI is probably the easiest POWGI games to date. This game is simple enough where you don’t really need to figure out anything for yourself, and once enough letters are placed, the phrase almost becomes evident. Congratulations on another 1000gs.png!
 
[XBA would like to thank bLaKgRaVy for this Roadmap]

Just a Phrase by POWGI Achievement Guide

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There are 39 achievements with a total of 1000 points

  • Complete a phrase using 'A' as the final correct letter

    This is possible in numerous puzzles. Using the solutions in the ‘Page #’ achievements below, when picking letters, just make sure that your final letter to complete the phrase is A. Keep picking incorrect letters until this letter appears.
  • Complete a phrase using 'B' as the final correct letter

    This is possible in numerous puzzles. Using the solutions in the ‘Page #’ achievements below, when picking letters, just make sure that your final letter to complete the phrase is B. Keep picking incorrect letters until this letter appears.
  • Complete a phrase using 'C' as the final correct letter

    This is possible in numerous puzzles. Using the solutions in the ‘Page #’ achievements below, when picking letters, just make sure that your final letter to complete the phrase is C. Keep picking incorrect letters until this letter appears.
  • Complete a phrase using 'D' as the final correct letter

    This is possible in numerous puzzles. Using the solutions in the ‘Page #’ achievements below, when picking letters, just make sure that your final letter to complete the phrase is D. Keep picking incorrect letters until this letter appears.
  • Complete a phrase using 'E' as the final correct letter

    This is possible in numerous puzzles. Using the solutions in the ‘Page #’ achievements below, when picking letters, just make sure that your final letter to complete the phrase is E. Keep picking incorrect letters until this letter appears.
  • Complete a phrase using 'F' as the final correct letter

    This is possible in numerous puzzles. Using the solutions in the ‘Page #’ achievements below, when picking letters, just make sure that your final letter to complete the phrase is F. Keep picking incorrect letters until this letter appears.
  • Complete a phrase using 'G' as the final correct letter

    This is possible in numerous puzzles. Using the solutions in the ‘Page #’ achievements below, when picking letters, just make sure that your final letter to complete the phrase is G. Keep picking incorrect letters until this letter appears.
  • Complete a phrase using 'H' as the final correct letter

    This is possible in numerous puzzles. Using the solutions in the ‘Page #’ achievements below, when picking letters, just make sure that your final letter to complete the phrase is H. Keep picking incorrect letters until this letter appears.
  • Complete a phrase using 'I' as the final correct letter

    This is possible in numerous puzzles. Using the solutions in the ‘Page #’ achievements below, when picking letters, just make sure that your final letter to complete the phrase is I. Keep picking incorrect letters until this letter appears.
  • Complete a phrase using 'J' as the final correct letter

    This is possible in three puzzles. When picking letters, just make sure that your final letter to complete the phrase is J. Keep picking incorrect letters until this letter appears.

    Puzzle #008 - JUMP ON THE BANNED WAGON
    Puzzle #060 - JUMPED BALE
    Puzzle #117 - JOHN DOUGH
  • Complete a phrase using 'K' as the final correct letter

    This is possible in numerous puzzles. Using the solutions in the ‘Page #’ achievements below, when picking letters, just make sure that your final letter to complete the phrase is K. Keep picking incorrect letters until this letter appears.
  • Complete a phrase using 'L' as the final correct letter

    This is possible in numerous puzzles. Using the solutions in the ‘Page #’ achievements below, when picking letters, just make sure that your final letter to complete the phrase is L. Keep picking incorrect letters until this letter appears.
  • Complete a phrase using 'M' as the final correct letter

    This is possible in numerous puzzles. Using the solutions in the ‘Page #’ achievements below, when picking letters, just make sure that your final letter to complete the phrase is M. Keep picking incorrect letters until this letter appears.
  • Complete a phrase using 'N' as the final correct letter

    This is possible in numerous puzzles. Using the solutions in the ‘Page #’ achievements below, when picking letters, just make sure that your final letter to complete the phrase is N. Keep picking incorrect letters until this letter appears.
  • Complete a phrase using 'O' as the final correct letter

    This is possible in numerous puzzles. Using the solutions in the ‘Page #’ achievements below, when picking letters, just make sure that your final letter to complete the phrase is O. Keep picking incorrect letters until this letter appears.
  • Complete a phrase using 'P' as the final correct letter

    This is possible in numerous puzzles. Using the solutions in the ‘Page #’ achievements below, when picking letters, just make sure that your final letter to complete the phrase is P. Keep picking incorrect letters until this letter appears.
  • Complete a phrase using 'Q' as the final correct letter

    This is possible in two puzzles. When picking letters, just make sure that your final letter to complete the phrase is Q. Keep picking incorrect letters until this letter appears.

    #056 - QUAY LIME PIE
    #105 - SQUARE ROUTE
  • Complete a phrase using 'R' as the final correct letter

    This is possible in numerous puzzles. Using the solutions in the ‘Page #’ achievements below, when picking letters, just make sure that your final letter to complete the phrase is R. Keep picking incorrect letters until this letter appears.
  • Complete a phrase using 'S' as the final correct letter

    This is possible in numerous puzzles. Using the solutions in the ‘Page #’ achievements below, when picking letters, just make sure that your final letter to complete the phrase is S. Keep picking incorrect letters until this letter appears.
  • Complete a phrase using 'T' as the final correct letter

    This is possible in numerous puzzles. Using the solutions in the ‘Page #’ achievements below, when picking letters, just make sure that your final letter to complete the phrase is T. Keep picking incorrect letters until this letter appears.
  • Complete a phrase using 'U' as the final correct letter

    This is possible in numerous puzzles. Using the solutions in the ‘Page #’ achievements below, when picking letters, just make sure that your final letter to complete the phrase is U. Keep picking incorrect letters until this letter appears.
  • Complete a phrase using 'V' as the final correct letter

    This is possible in 13 puzzles. When picking letters, just make sure that your final letter to complete the phrase is V. Keep picking incorrect letters until this letter appears.

    Puzzle #001 - HERD IT THROUGH THE GRAPE VINE
    Puzzle #002 - NO EWES CRYING OVER SPILLED MILK
    Puzzle #003 - TAKING LEAVE OF YOUR CENSUS
    Puzzle #005 - CHEWS YOUR OWN ADVENTURE
    Puzzle #037 - GIVE THE DEVIL HIS DEW
    Puzzle #038 - SAVED BY THE BELLE
    Puzzle #040 - GRAYED POINT AVERAGE
    Puzzle #059 - SOLED DOWN THE RIVER
    Puzzle #075 - HOSTEL TAKEOVER
    Puzzle #086 - AXES OF EVIL
    Puzzle #095 - GIVE ME A BRAKE
    Puzzle #104 - BUSSED A MOVE
    Puzzle #115 - BRAVE GNU WORLD
  • Complete a phrase using 'W' as the final correct letter

    This is possible in numerous puzzles. Using the solutions in the ‘Page #’ achievements below, when picking letters, just make sure that your final letter to complete the phrase is W. Keep picking incorrect letters until this letter appears.
  • Complete a phrase using 'X' as the final correct letter

    This is possible in four puzzles. When picking letters, just make sure that your final letter to complete the phrase is X. Keep picking incorrect letters until this letter appears.

    #025 - BETTER LOOK NEXT TIME
    #065 - EXTENSION FLECKS
    #082 - MISSING LYNX
    #086 - AXES OF EVIL
  • Complete a phrase using 'Y' as the final correct letter

    This is possible in numerous puzzles. Using the solutions in the ‘Page #’ achievements below, when picking letters, just make sure that your final letter to complete the phrase is Y. Keep picking incorrect letters until this letter appears.
  • Complete a phrase using 'Z' as the final correct letter

    This is possible in only one puzzle, #079 (TOE AWAY ZONE). When picking letters, just make sure that your final letter to complete the phrase is Z. Keep picking incorrect letters until this letter appears.
  • Complete a phrase with no wrong letters

    Using the solutions below, select any puzzle and only pick the letters that are in the phrase. For every four letters shown, there will be at least one that will be in the phrase, so it is recommended that you select a shorter phrase with repeating letters, such as #099 (KILLER WAIL). This phrase only has 7 different letters; A, E, I, K, L, R and W.
  • Complete a phrase in under 60 seconds

    This will come with natural progression while you are completing all 120 puzzles. To get this easily, just keep pressing the same button over and over again and eventually every letter in the phrase will be chosen. If that button is no longer an option, press another one. If you pick letters fast enough, you will unlock this well before the 60 seconds.
  • Spend a minute considering the next letter

    This can be earned on any puzzle. Start one and don’t touch the controller until the achievement unlocks.
  • Your first choice was wrong

    Refer to Just a Guess (25G) for more information.
  • Select 5 wrong letters in a row

    Using the solutions below, select any puzzle and pick letters that are not in the phrase. For every four letters shown, there will be at least one that will not be in the phrase, so it is recommended that you select a shorter phrase. Puzzle #099 (KILLER WAIL) has only has 7 different letters; A, E, I, K, L, R and W, so this will leave 19 incorrect letters. Repeat until you’ve picked five incorrect letters in a row.
  • Select every wrong letter before completing a phrase

    Using the solutions below, select any puzzle and pick letters that are not in the phrase. For every four letters shown, there will be at least one that will not be in the phrase, so it is recommended that you select a longer phrase so there will be less incorrect letters to pick. Puzzle #007 (ONE DAY MY PRINTS WILL COME) has 15 different letters; A, C, D, E, I, L, M, N, O, P, R, S, T, W, Y, so this will leave 11 incorrect letters. Make sure that you pick all 11 incorrect letters before completing the phrase.
  • Complete a phrase by only pressing one button

    What makes this game easier than other POWGI games is that you really don’t need to have foreknowledge of the puzzle solutions to earn most of the achievements. This achievement is no exception. When you start a puzzle, just keep pressing just one of the four buttons (button-a.png, button-b.png, button-x.png, or button-y.png) repeatedly until the phrase is complete.

    Note: It seems that letters stop being an option if you keep using button-a.png, so it is recommended that you use any of the other three buttons.

    There is a chance that the game will no longer give you an option for the one button you are pressing, so if that happens, try again on another puzzle. Eventually, one of the 120 puzzles you need to complete will work.
  • Your first choice appeared at least 4 times in the phrase

    Puzzle #001 has four Es and four Hs. Since the starting letters are random, keep restarting the puzzle until one of those two letters is an option to pick as your first letter.
  • Complete a phrase for the second time

    All that needs to be done is to complete the same puzzle twice. It doesn’t have to be consecutive, just as long as you complete a single puzzle twice at some point.
  • Complete all phrases on page 1

    Here are the solutions to puzzles #001 through #030 that are found on Page 1.

    Puzzle #001 - HERD IT THROUGH THE GRAPE VINE
    Puzzle #002 - NO EWES CRYING OVER SPILLED MILK
    Puzzle #003 - TAKING LEAVE OF YOUR CENSUS
    Puzzle #004 - ALL THAT GLITTERS IS KNOT GOLD
    Puzzle #005 - CHEWS YOUR OWN ADVENTURE
    Puzzle #006 - LORE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER
    Puzzle #007 - ONE DAY MY PRINTS WILL COME
    Puzzle #008 - JUMP ON THE BANNED WAGON
    Puzzle #009 - CROSS MY HEART AND HOPE TO DYE
    Puzzle #010 - KNOW REST FOR THE WICKED
    Puzzle #011 - ACCEPTABLE YEWS POLICY
    Puzzle #012 - CHOCOLATE MOOSE
    Puzzle #013 - MAKE YOUR PRESENTS FELT
    Puzzle #014 - HEIR TRAFFIC CONTROL
    Puzzle #015 - FEELING A LITTLE HORSE
    Puzzle #016 - HOLY OWNED SUBSIDIARY
    Puzzle #017 - ONE WEIGH OR ANOTHER
    Puzzle #018 - GORILLA WARFARE
    Puzzle #019 - MINED YOUR OWN BUSINESS
    Puzzle #020 - NO NEED TO BE KOI ABOUT IT
    Puzzle #021 - TIME LAPS PHOTOGRAPHY
    Puzzle #022 - THREW THE LOOKING GLASS
    Puzzle #023 - TACKS COLLECTOR
    Puzzle #024 - THRONE IN AT THE DEEP END
    Puzzle #025 - BETTER LOOK NEXT TIME
    Puzzle #026 - AMERICAN IDLE
    Puzzle #027 - TWENTY FOUR CARROT GOLD
    Puzzle #028 - WEIGHT ON HAND AND FOOT
    Puzzle #029 - WRITE ON THE MONEY
    Puzzle #030 - THE RIGHT TO BARE ARMS
  • Complete all phrases on page 2

    Here are the solutions to puzzles #031 through #060 that are found on Page 2.

    Puzzle #031 - HI BLOOD PRESSURE
    Puzzle #032 - GANGSTER WRAP
    Puzzle #033 - FUND RAISIN CAMPAIGN
    Puzzle #034 - SUITE POTATO
    Puzzle #035 - FUTURE PERFECT TENTS
    Puzzle #036 - LET YOUR HARE DOWN
    Puzzle #037 - GIVE THE DEVIL HIS DEW
    Puzzle #038 - SAVED BY THE BELLE
    Puzzle #039 - PEAS TREATY
    Puzzle #040 - GRAYED POINT AVERAGE
    Puzzle #041 - CONTRACT CLAWS
    Puzzle #042 - FRESH BROOD COFFEE
    Puzzle #043 - RABBIT BOROUGH
    Puzzle #044 - GROSS PROPHET MARGIN
    Puzzle #045 - REED BETWEEN THE LINES
    Puzzle #046 - LO HANGING FRUIT
    Puzzle #047 - MAKING BOTH ENDS MEAT
    Puzzle #048 - FIRST CLASS MALE
    Puzzle #049 - OH A DEBT OF GRATITUDE
    Puzzle #050 - FLOUR POWER
    Puzzle #051 - SAUCE OF ENERGY
    Puzzle #052 - CHANTS OF A LIFETIME
    Puzzle #053 - ROWED TO NOWHERE
    Puzzle #054 - PHEW AND FAR BETWEEN
    Puzzle #055 - STATUS CYMBAL
    Puzzle #056 - QUAY LIME PIE
    Puzzle #057 - POUR LITTLE RICH BOY
    Puzzle #058 - KANGAROO CAUGHT
    Puzzle #059 - SOLED DOWN THE RIVER
    Puzzle #060 - JUMPED BALE
  • Complete all phrases on page 3

    Here are the solutions to puzzles #061 through #090 that are found on Page 3.

    Puzzle #061 - TROPICAL REIGN FOREST
    Puzzle #062 - TRYING ON FOR SIGHS
    Puzzle #063 - ENGAGEMENT WRING
    Puzzle #064 - BOUGH BEFORE ME
    Puzzle #065 - EXTENSION FLECKS
    Puzzle #066 - RAISE OF SUNSHINE
    Puzzle #067 - CHILLY PEPPER
    Puzzle #068 - THROW OFF THE CENT
    Puzzle #069 - BEAU AND ARROW
    Puzzle #070 - KERNEL MUSTARD
    Puzzle #071 - OAR INSPIRING
    Puzzle #072 - BEAN IN TWO MINDS
    Puzzle #073 - HERBAL TEASE
    Puzzle #074 - WON TRICK PONY
    Puzzle #075 - HOSTEL TAKEOVER
    Puzzle #076 - SWISS FRANK
    Puzzle #077 - CAWS FOR ALARM
    Puzzle #078 - PRESSURE CENSOR
    Puzzle #079 - TOE AWAY ZONE
    Puzzle #080 - MY HANDS ARE TIDE
    Puzzle #081 - FINED YOUR FEET
    Puzzle #082 - MISSING LYNX
    Puzzle #083 - NO DOGS ALOUD
    Puzzle #084 - DISTRESS FLAIR
    Puzzle #085 - WINDOW PAIN
    Puzzle #086 - AXES OF EVIL
    Puzzle #087 - RUED AWAKENING
    Puzzle #088 - SAMURAI SOARED
    Puzzle #089 - ONE KNIGHT STAND
    Puzzle #090 - ASSEMBLY HAUL
  • Complete all phrases on page 4

    Here are the solutions to puzzles #091 through #120 that are found on Page 4.

    Puzzle #091 - SLAY BELLS
    Puzzle #092 - MIST THE BOAT
    Puzzle #093 - COMMON SCENTS
    Puzzle #094 - STORM SELLER
    Puzzle #095 - GIVE ME A BRAKE
    Puzzle #096 - SCENT PACKING
    Puzzle #097 - NEIGH SAYERS
    Puzzle #098 - SON DRIED TOMATOES
    Puzzle #099 - KILLER WAIL
    Puzzle #100 - CREWS CONTROL
    Puzzle #101 - NO HOLDS BARD
    Puzzle #102 - MILITARY COO
    Puzzle #103 - BRED PUDDING
    Puzzle #104 - BUSSED A MOVE
    Puzzle #105 - SQUARE ROUTE
    Puzzle #106 - SCREEN ACTORS GILD
    Puzzle #107 - STEAK HOLDER
    Puzzle #108 - CHORAL REEF
    Puzzle #109 - WITHOUT FURTHER ADIEU
    Puzzle #110 - GILT BY ASSOCIATION
    Puzzle #111 - DUCKED TAPE
    Puzzle #112 - FISHING PEER
    Puzzle #113 - DUCK BUILT PLATYPUS
    Puzzle #114 - CORN STORK
    Puzzle #115 - BRAVE GNU WORLD
    Puzzle #116 - DUST MIGHT
    Puzzle #117 - JOHN DOUGH
    Puzzle #118 - CYGNET RING
    Puzzle #119 - LIEN ON ME
    Puzzle #120 - RYE SMILE

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