- Estimated achievement difficulty: 2/10
- Offline: 12 [200]
- Online: 0
- Approximate amount of time to 200: 5-6 hours.
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1 [Quest Mode] + partials for pondering badges
- Missable achievements: None
- Glitched achievements: None
- Unobtainable achievements: None
- Do cheats disable achievements: No cheats
- Extra equipment needed: No

KrissX is a word puzzle arcade title that any fan of anagram's and wordplay should get decent enjoyment out of. The 200 is very easily obtainable with good knowledge of the English language but also even easier if you use an anagram solver and thesaurus such as the ones provided in the links below:

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Step 1: Quest Mode
The playthrough is very straightforward. Start out in Quest Mode and start making those words. It's probably easier to get the "Time Peril" sooner than later as the early stages of Quest Mode are very simple and easier to regain your time, than have a lot of time that you'll have to wait for it to run down.

Just keep working your way through Quest Mode and you will rack up most of the achievements. You will need to beat level 99 to gain most of the badges. Keep an eye out for long words as these are great for causing cascade bonuses which will help towards badges and achievements. The only ones left should be some of the pondering badges.

If you find yourself running low on time just remember that you can always pause the game and still view a very large portion of the screen. This gives you time to check using your anagram solver and then filling in the blanks quickly. This will save you a lot of time and help towards getting several badges.

Step 2: Obtain Remaining Badges
The last of the badges should be the pondering badges. The best way to get those is to play a game of timeless and leave the last move idling for awhile. For the platinum and ultimate pondering badges you'll have to leave to game idling for 20-30 minutes respectively. Here is a link to a list of the badges:

Complete Badge Collection

Step 3: Mop Up
If you didn't get most of the achievements after getting all the badges, you can always play other game types to get the achievements you need.

The game is very easy. Playing through Quest Mode to level 100 becomes tedious, but once you're there you will only have the pondering badges left. Those will only require you to load up a few games and leave them running. Come back and finish them up and the 200 is yours.

[XBA would like to thank ponypo2001 and Skorpion XBA for this roadmap]

KrissX Achievement Guide

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There are 12 achievements with a total of 200 points

  • Unlock Time Attack Mode.

    This will unlock very early into your Quest Mode career. Just keep completing the puzzles and you will unlock the mode and its respective badge.
  • Unlock Timeless Mode.

    Again, this unlocks during your travels through Quest Mode, so is cannot be missed. You also obtain the badge at the same time.
  • Earn the first Gold Badge.

    This should be your first achievement in the game. Solve the puzzle as quickly as possible, aiming to keep your multiplier high and collecting all bonus tokens and you should get this easily.
  • Earn the first Platinum Badge.

    Same as Gold, you may unlock the two at the same time. Just remember, speed, least number of moves and keeping your multipliers are key to big scores. On the earlier puzzles, these should prove very easy.
  • Earn the first Ultimate Badge.

    A little harder to earn than the previous two, but it is very very possible that you will unlock all three at the same time early on. If not, don't worry, you are guaranteed one as you progress through the story.
  • Complete 2 words with a Wildfire Bonus.

    A Wildfire bonus is earned when you complete a word which is glowing bright red and sparkly. Simply hit two of these in one puzzle to unlock the achievement. You do need to be quick on these.
  • Complete all the words in a puzzle with a Wildfire Bonus.

    Best unlocked earlier in my opinion as the words are shorter and only usually require 1 or 2 at most letter swaps to complete. You basically need to complete all words in the puzzle when they are on Wildfire bonus as mentioned above. You don't need to finish the last word under Wildfire as I got the achievement when the last word was normal.

    Another even easier way to do this is to start up one of the special puzzles and make it so that every word is one swap away from complete. Then just wait for the glowing and quickly speed through them. If you are sharp enough, you can cascade the lot and finish in seconds.
  • Complete 3 words in a puzzle with Cascade Bonuses.

    Nowhere near as difficult as it may sound. Look for the longest word in the puzzle, preferably with hidden letters and solve it. You will almost certainly get a 2 or 3 word cascade from this. Don't fret though, if you can't seem to get it, you will almost certainly unlock it by fluke down the line. I've sometimes completed an entire puzzle in cascade from only solving 1 or 2 words.
  • Complete a puzzle with less than 1 second on the clock!

    This has to be done in Quest Mode and is best done early as it is then much easier to make the time back up. However it is also quite doable later on after you've finished all your badges. Just make sure that you complete the last word when the clock is UNDER 1 second. I got it on 0.9 secs.
  • Progress to Stage 50 in Quest Mode.

    As far as I am aware, quest mode is infinite so reaching level 50 is very straightforward and should only take an hour or two at most if you're quick. You need to get to level 100 at least for the badges so just keep playing away. Try and finish puzzles quickly to give you more time for the later stages.
  • Score a 10,000+ point combo.

    Really easy to get this one. You will score this naturally during a big cascade and by collecting tokens after finishing a word. The higher your multiplier, the bigger your score so solve quickly to maintain it.
  • Earn all the Badges.

    This is the time consuming one. You need to earn every badge in the game. It is not as tough as it sounds, but it takes a while. Fire up a special game and you can win these in just over a minute easily. A full list of badges can be found at the below link.


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