The Sound of Silence
Burn the Radio while it plays
The radio is located in the radio tower, after you install the Repair Module. It’s incredibly hard to miss as you’ll literally walk right by it to get to the buttons to fix the radio signal and open the gate below you.
The radio isn’t always playing, but when it is, it’ll light up and the music will be very audible. You can get this by chance, but you can also easily set it up. Pick up the first radio and hang it on one of the hooks in the upper right compartment of the Okomotive (where your bed is). It’ll be safe here until you need it.
Play along through the game and you’ll reach the building where you get the Item Gatherer Module. Before leaving this building, stop just before the exit. You’ll notice that the ceiling is too low to raise your sails, but go ahead and try anyways. The sails will short out and a fire will start. Grab the radio and place it on top of the fire, but be sure not to stand in it too long as you will die. Wait a few seconds and the radio itself will catch on fire, unlocking the trophy.
Ride the Okomotive at full Speed
There are a few locations you can earn this one, but the most likely place will be the very end of the game, right after you leave the large Landcruiser. You will absolutely need to go full speed at this part to make it through the erupting volcano without dying. The wind will be behind your back so make sure your sails are raised. Keep your fuel tank full and hit the steam button whenever it’s red to get a speed boost. This will cause your ship to go at full speed for a few as you pass through the eruption. The second your speed meter hits the gray area, the trophy will unlock.
A piece of Home
Reach the end with the mailbox
When you first start the game, the mailbox will be the first item you run past that can be picked up. It’ll actually fall off the post it’s on right as you run by. Pick it up and, when you get to your Okomotive, place it on a hook in either the upper or lower right compartments. Do not place it on one of the two hooks on the left side. These will become inaccessible towards the end of the game.
When you reach the final beacon, you don’t have to remove the mailbox from the initial hooks. Keep it hanging, light the beacon, and when the cutscene finishes, the trophy will unlock.
I got 99 minutes
Rush through the game in less than 99 minutes
This will be the most difficult trophy to go after, but as long as you play smart, you’ll be able to finish with a few minutes to spare. Since you need to do a minimum of 3 full playthroughs for It’s over 9000!, it’s recommended you wait until your third run so you have a firm understanding of the game and how to do all of the Module puzzles. Do the other miscellaneous trophies before this one so you can focus solely on getting through the game as quickly as possible.
Fuel: Burn everything except for the explosive barrels. These will cause fires and will cost you valuable time, so it’s best to ignore them and use literally everything else as fuel (chairs, lights, fuel boxes, marbles, etc). You don’t want to pick up every piece of Fuel, especially if you have to go out of your way for it. When you get your Item Gatherer Module installed, make sure it’s turned on as often as possible so you don’t have to stop and pick up any items. Only burn one item at a time for Fuel and only when you get low. You want to make it last as long as possible!
Sails: Your sails will play a big part in getting through this quickly. When the wind is behind you, your sails will pick it up and give you a speed boost. You’ll know when the wind is as the little red flag on the top of your ship will be blowing to the right/towards the front of your Okomotive.
Any time the flag is blowing in that direction, your sails should be up. As soon as the flag stops, immediately lower the sails with (when next to the button) so as to not have any resistance against your forward movement.
Outside of those two tips, the rest is just about knowing how to do the Modules quickly and getting through the obstacles. A video below has been provided showing this trophy being earned with about 10 minutes to spare. The timer will stop once you light the beacon. The final cutscene has no effect on this trophy.
Fire in the Hole!
Blow up every explosive barrel
The explosive barrels are not to be confused with the actual barrels of fuel. The explosive ones are all red and look like large gas canisters with a white “fire” icon on the side. When you put these in the fuel intake, they will cause an explosion and subsequently, a fire or two on your modules. For this trophy, you need to cause each one to explode by either setting it on fire, or putting it in the fuel intake. Don’t burn them immediately and just hold them in your Okomotive. You will have plenty of time to destroy them all once you’re in the Landcruiser towards the end.
There are 6 barrels total that you need to destroy:
Barrel 1: After installed the Item Gatherer, along the wooden pathway (will be by itself)
Barrel 2: Right after the door to the windmill that you open with the hamster-wheel, you’ll cross a wooden platform with a tornado blowing the background. Immediately after this, the barrel will be in the middle of the road (by itself).
Barrel 3: After you break your front tire, you’ll get stuck in some mud and need to attack your front tow cable to a metal object just ahead of your ship. Along with this object are 3 items you can pick up: A light, a fuel box, and the explosive barrel.
Barrel 4: After installing your new wheels, you’ll traverse through a dark and damp forest. Eventually, you’ll come across a pile of items in the middle of the road: A round object, a light, and the explosive barrel.
Barrel 5: As you travel along, you’ll go through a large desert-like area with snow (the snow will just be on the ground at first and will eventually start to fall from above as you progress through it). Make sure you keep your Item Gatherer turned on throughout this part as the explosive barrel is in the middle of the road and will come up quickly. You’ll crash through a railroad crossing gate. Just before the gate is a fuel box and the explosive barrel.
Burn all the barrels you have up to this point while still inside of the large Landcruiser. You have plenty of time to get them all and put out any and all fires that happen from the explosions.
Barrel 6: The last barrel is immediately after you exit the Landcruiser. Make sure your Item Gatherer is on as you exit so you don’t miss it (it’ll be with a fuel box and a fuel barrel). As soon as you pick it up, immediately toss it into the fuel tank, causing the fire and the trophy to unlock. Let your ship get destroyed. It’ll restart you at the exit of the Landcruiser and you can just bypass the barrel this time. The reason you want to go ahead and let your ship get destroyed is because you need to be going full speed in this section to make it through and having to deal with the barrel and the fire will prevent you from doing this easily.
Store 15 object inside the Okomotive
There is a chance you’ll get this naturally as you progress through the game, though if you want to get it on your first run, you need to put some additional attention into getting it.
Objects include everything you can pick up: Lights, fuel, the mailbox, marbles, radios, chairs, etc. Pick up everything you come across (both on the road and in module buildings). You don’t need to store the items on hooks, they just need to be inside the Okomotive. This is not cumulative! You need have all 15 objects stored at the same time.
There are plenty of items to pick up along the way so as long as you’re not going crazy and burning everything for fuel, this will unlock before you hit the halfway point of the game.
Don’t do this with the speedrun trophy (I Got 99 Minutes). You don’t need to (and shouldn’t) pick up everything along the way for the run and constantly stopping to grab things will cost you valuable time.
It's over 9000!
Reach 9001 on the distance counter
This will require you do play through the game about 3 1/2 times. The distance counter on the Okomotive is located on the right side, just below the little bedroom. As long as you’re going forward, the counter will increase. When you finish the game (or even if you quit out), the counter will not reset. When you start up a new game, it’ll pick up where it previously left off.
Use the first 3 full playthroughs to get the other miscellaneous trophies, then start up the game a 4th time. Just keep trucking along and as soon as the counter hits 9001, the trophy will unlock.
Install the Sail Module
The Sail Module is the first Module you’ll get installed on your Okomotive. You’ll eventually come across a large crane, holding the Sail Module.
Drive slowly past this and your Okomotive will hit a large orange container, forcing you to stop. When it hits, a small platform on the right side of the crane tower will lower, allowing you to climb up into it. Do so and climb up into the building on the tower and hit the red button to lower the Sail Module (you’ll need to hold it down to install it). The trophy will unlock once it’s done.
No matter what playthrough you’re on, be sure to pick up the small fuel box here as it’ll come in handy down the road.