Overview:
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 1/10 [with guide] [Achievement Difficulty Rating]
- Offline: 10 [1000gs.png]
- Online: 0
- Approximate amount of time to 1000gs.png: 1.5-2 hours [with guide] [Estimated Time to 100%]
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
- Missable achievements: No
- Does difficulty affect achievements: No
- Unobtainable/glitched achievements: No
- Achievement tracking: Yes

Introduction:
“In this - one of Nikoli's most awesome original puzzles - you connect the dots to make a single ring. Slitherlink is a puzzle in which you connect dots with a line according to the rules. The greatest attraction is the fact that there exist an unlimited number of set sequences known as “theorems”. With this puzzle, you can actually feel your own skill level rising with each theorem you learn.” - xbox.com

Slitherlink is played on a rectangular lattice of dots. Some of the squares formed by the dots have numbers inside them. The objective is to connect horizontally and vertically adjacent dots so that the lines form a continuous simple loop with no loose ends. In addition, the number inside a square represents how many of its four sides are segments in the loop. - wikipedia.com

The rules of this game sound confusing at first but once you understand them, it is rather quite simple. It is highly recommended that you read through the ‘How to Play’ information in the main menu if you want to learn how to play the game without a guide. It explains the rules in detail much better than here.

If you want to practice your skills, the game is available to play online HERE.

Special thanks to The Hidden Levels for the 100% video walkthrough.

Abbreviated Walkthrough:
There are 50 puzzles in total; 6 Easy, 19 Medium and 25 Hard. You are free to solve these puzzles in whatever order you wish. If following the video provided, difficulty shouldn’t matter.

At any time in the game, select ‘How to Play’ from the main menu and scroll through all 25 pages to earn Learn the basic rules (100G).

It is highly recommended that you earn Shuffle mania (100G) first before you start working on the ‘clear # boards’ achievements so you aren’t repeating puzzles already cleared unnecessarily. Refer to that achievement for more information.

For the remaining puzzles, follow the video provided in Complete conqueror (100G) and clear them at your leisure. Refer to that achievement for more information on how the game functions.

Conclusion:
Puzzle by Nikoli W Slitherlink is a challenging puzzle game that many may not have heard of. It offers stimulating puzzles at mixed difficulties and is sure to satisfy many puzzle enthusiasts. Some thought and puzzle-solving skills are required if you decide to not use this guide, but of course, if you do choose to use this guide, it will be a very easy 1000gs.png. Congratulations!
 
[XBA would like to thank bLaKgRaVy for this Roadmap]

Puzzle by Nikoli W Slitherlink Achievement Guide

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There are 10 achievements with a total of 1000 points

  • Read to the last page of the guide.

    On the main menu, select ‘Game Start’. Next, select ‘How to play’ and when the next screen appears, use dpad-right.png to scroll through all 25 pages of the instructions. When the achievement unlocks, press button-b.png to return to the previous screen.
  • Total play time exceeds one hour.

    Time only accrues while you are in a puzzle, not on the menu. You will unlock this naturally while you are clearing all 50 puzzles.
  • Clear 1 Board.

    Refer to Complete conqueror (100G) for more information.
  • Clear 5 Boards.

    Refer to Complete conqueror (100G) for more information.
  • Clear 10 Boards.

    Refer to Complete conqueror (100G) for more information.
  • Clear 20 Boards.

    Refer to Complete conqueror (100G) for more information.
  • Clear 30 Boards.

    Refer to Complete conqueror (100G) for more information.
  • Clear 40 Boards.

    Refer to Complete conqueror (100G) for more information.
  • Clear All Boards.

    Note: It is recommended that you work on Shuffle mania (100G) first so you don’t repeat puzzles unnecessarily.

    To earn this achievement, you need to clear all 50 puzzles in the game. The puzzles are broken up into three difficulties: Easy, Medium and Hard. You can attempt to clear all 50 puzzles on your own (as intended) or you can refer to the video below for all the answers.

    By doing Shuffle mania (100G) first, you should have cleared 8-12 puzzles. Navigating around a puzzle with analog-left.png might be cumbersome, but I found that using the D-pad was much easier.

    The video below has screenshots of all 50 puzzle solutions. Going one by one, each taking an average of 1 minute 30 seconds to 3 minutes to complete, draw the lines as shown in the video and when you’ve finished that puzzle, click analog-left.png to check for mistakes. If everything is correct, you will get a congratulations message. If you happened to make a mistake, it will show you which lines need to be corrected. Correct anything needed and after the puzzle is cleared, press button-a.png to return to the menu.

    If you want to make another menu selection, press button-b.png. Otherwise, select another puzzle and repeat the process until all 50 puzzles have been cleared. Puzzles which have been cleared are identified with a gold ribbon.

    Author’s Note: I found that by looking at the screenshots on my laptop and counting how many lines needed to be input, I could make the correct inputs in the game without actually looking at the game. Every 20 to 25 seconds I would look at the game screen to make sure I was in the correct position. This made each puzzle go by a lot quicker than looking at the screenshot then to the game, back and forth, over and over again.

    Thanks to The Hidden Levels for the video:
  • Shuffle clear 15 times.

    Note: It is recommended that you do this achievement first so you don’t repeat puzzles unnecessarily.

    On the main menu, select ‘Shuffle’. The game will randomly select one unlocked puzzle for you to solve. Once you’ve successfully cleared it, return to the main menu and select ‘Shuffle’ again and keep repeating until the achievement unlocks. For all puzzle solutions, refer to the video in Complete conqueror (100G).

    If you happen to get a puzzle you’ve already cleared, solving it again will still count towards the achievement (but not the clear # boards achievements).

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