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HOW DID YOU DO THAT?! trophy in PIX the CAT

HOW DID YOU DO THAT?!

SCORE 1 500 000 POINTS IN THE ARCADE DESSERT GRID

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How to unlock the HOW DID YOU DO THAT?! trophy

  • soul_poppedsoul_popped
    16 Oct 2014 16 Oct 2014 16 Oct 2014
    This is one of the most frustrating trophies I've ever gotten.

    To score 1.5 million in the Dessert Grid, you can never "hard" break your combo. That means you can't hit your tail or an enemy or an obstacle. You *can* "soft" break your combo a few times (depending on your speed and time left), meaning you don't have to perfect a level -- you can pick up some of the eggs, drop them off, and then finish the level.

    I needed to restart a whole lot to get this trophy. If you're not having a perfect run, don't be afraid to restart.

    Here are some benchmarks I used to see if I was roughly on pace:

    (1) First fever mode: You should get fever mode for the first time when you get to the level with the six skulls traveling vertically. On some runs (depending on speed bonuses and the like), I got it slightly earlier. But I knew I was "on pace" if I could skull bash those enemies on the way across to drop off the eggs.
    (2) Time check: When you get to the level that's, basically, a big L and a small L of eggs, with a mirror image on top for the drop offs, you should ideally have 180+ seconds left. Sometimes I'd get there with 173-175 seconds left, but that's a little low. On my best starts, I'd get there with 190+ seconds left. I think 180-185 is the sweet spot. Obviously, the more time you have, the better off you are.
    (3) First fever break: I first "soft" broke my fever mode on the level where you have to go out and back in to two smaller rooms to pick up and drop off all eggs. (Each of these rooms has one of the spiked enemies in the middle.) I'm sure I could have figured out a way to perfect this, but I decided the turns were too tight and it wasn't worth the risk of hitting the enemy in the middle / my tail to try to perfect it.
    (4) End game: The last level I got to on this run is the one with a big square of eggs, with a sort of spiral of eggs inside, along with some spiked enemies. It's too late in the run for me to have figured out how to perfect it. I tried to gauge how much time I had left vs. how many points I still needed. In fever mode, you get 1000 points every half-second or so. If you think you can just run around the level and keep fever mode up and hit the score that way, go for it! I wound up "soft" breaking my fever mode to drop off eggs. After I hit 1.5 million, I just so happened to wind up back in Fever Mode, and finished with 1.522 million.

    I didn't save the run I just described, but hit 1.507 a few runs later. The video is that run. I made some major mistakes and still hit it. That means YOU can, too! Good luck!
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