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#1 TigerLust

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 01:03 PM

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Overview

Estimated Trophy Difficulty: 7/10
Approximate Time To 100%: 2-5 hours
Trophy Breakdown: 19 Total (15 :bronze, 3 :silver, 1 :gold)

  • Offline: 14 (11 :bronze, 2 :silver, 1 :gold)
  • DLC Offline: 5 (4 :bronze, 1 :silver)

Number of Playthroughs Needed: 1
Missable Trophies: None
Glitched Trophies: None
Are There Any Unobtainable Trophies?: None
Does Difficulty Affect Trophies?: No
Do Cheat Codes Disable Trophies?: No
Are Peripherals Required?: No
Online-Pass Required?: No


Introduction

Gameplay in PixelJunk Monsters borrows similarities from various tower defense titles. The objective is to build defense towers along the enemies' path to keep them from reaching a hut, or base. Several small creatures dwell at the base. For each enemy that survives the defense towers and reaches the hut, one creature is killed. If all creatures are wiped out, the level is failed.

Towers have distinct attributes, such as rapid fire, long range, air-focused, etc. Destroyed enemies usually drop coins and occasionally give gems, which then can be used to upgrade and research new towers.

There are a total of 21 different levels (36 with the expansion pack) at 3 stages of difficulty. There are also 3 special stages that unlock unique abilities for the player character. Several "Trophy Challenges" were also added to the game after a patch.

Unlike more traditional tower defense games, the player controls a character around the screen, collecting coins and building towers. This replaces the standard cursor controls. A second player can also join in and assist in building towers. (source)


Roadmap

Step 1: Clear the 14 Trophy Challenges

When you start up the game, one of the options in the main menu is called Trophy Challenge. Select that and you will see a list of 14 challenges, and a status icon next to each challenge. The status icon starts as transparent, and as you complete each challenge and earn the trophy, those icons will color in (showing the trophy weight). An E inside the trophy indicates that Encore DLC is required for that challenge/trophy.

Here is a list of the challenges:

  • :bronze Green Flag clear the specified stage without a tower ever upgrading
  • :bronze Scrooge clear the specified stage with a balance of 10000 or more coins
  • :bronze Bomb the Boss: clear the specified stage using only bombs to destroy the boss.
  • :bronze Gem Hoarder clear the specified stage with 25 or more gems
  • :bronze Picky Eater clear the specified stage without using the fire tower
  • :bronze No Crossing clear the specified stage without crossing the bridge
  • :bronze Tower Collector clear the specified stage building all types of towers
  • :silver Get Medieval clear the specified stage using only arrows and cannons
  • :silver 4 Tree Rainbow perfect clear the specified stage
  • :gold Rainbow Team perfect clear the specified stage
  • :bronze DLC Zero Carat clear the specified stage without using gems
  • :bronze DLC Wishing Well Drop 100 coins into the water and clear the specified stage
  • :bronze DLC Scrooge's Return clear the specified stage with a balance of 12000 or more coins
  • :silver DLC Black Flag without selling any towers, clear the specified stage with all towers upgraded to black

While playing a challenge, you will see an icon in the bottom right corner of the screen, indicating as follows:

  • A Solid Trophy: keep playing, making sure you follow the requirements!
  • An X on top of the trophy you failed the requirements of the challenge :nono , hit :select and click Retry.
  • A checked trophy you met the requirements of the challenge :thumbsup, now finish the stage to get the trophy!

Play each challenge, referencing the videos in the trophy guide, making sure you are meeting the requirements of that specific trophy challenge.


Step 2: Cleanup

While doing the trophy challenges in Step 1, you might by chance get some of the following trophies. For any you don't get by chance, complete each of these listed below to finish off your 100%! These are all rather simple to get, even more so when in comparison to the 14 challenges from the previous step.

You will unlock these trophies in this step:

  • Money Grubber
  • Construction Expert
  • Wave Goodbye
  • Deep Impact
  • Encore: Lucky Find

Please refer to the trophy guide for the best method to unlock each of these.


Trophy Guide

01g.pngRainbow Team :bronze
Perfect clear the specified stage

This is a tough trophy right here. A perfect clear means you don't even lose one of your tribe, so you can't allow even one enemy to get to your base for this trophy. Follow the strategy in these videos, and if you make it to wave 11, you are sitting pretty - however be on guard for waves 18 & 19.
 

Thanks to frollard for the videos:




02s.png4 Tree Rainbow :silver
Perfect clear the specified stage

You will be upgrading towers, then ripping them down and placing the appropriate towers for whatever monsters are spawning in the upcoming wave. You want to dance on the towers to have them each get to at least the yellow flag before using gems to upgrade further.



Thanks to frollard for the videos:






03s.pngGet Medieval :silver
Clear the specified stage using only arrows and cannons

Finally a trophy you can do without getting a rainbow (perfect clear). Go crazy with arrows and cannons, and don't forget to upgrade them.



Thanks to frollard for the videos:




04b.pngTower Collector :bronze
Clear the specified stage by building every type of tower

For this one, you will need to unlock and build every single tower. The way to unlock a tower is by collecting blue gems and running into your base. You will need a LOT of blue gems, so be sure not to use any for upgrading towers, just save them all for unlocking towers and you should be fine.



Thanks to frollard for the videos:






05b.pngNo Crossing :bronze
Clear the specified stage without crossing the bridge

There is a bridge dead center that you can't cross, and that includes grabbing gems and coins, so avoid the temptation... Build up overpowered defenses on the half you can access, as shown in the videos, and you will earn this one.



Thanks to frollard for the videos:






06b.pngGreen Flag :bronze
Clear the specified stage without a tower ever upgrading

A tower upgrades when the upgrade bar underneath it is full, and it fills up both by you standing on it, and when it gets kills. You can see the upgrade bars by pressing :l1 and I strongly suggest you do so for nearly the entire match. You want to build a ton of towers close together, so that each one only gets a few kills, and instead they are distributed between all the towers. As soon as you notice a tower's upgrade bar is half full, run there to sell it, and then rebuild a new tower in it's place!


07b.pngPicky Eater :bronze
Clear the specified stage without using the fire tower

The tesla tower is your friend!



Thanks to frollard for the videos:






08b.pngGem Hoarder :bronze
Clear the specified stage with 25 or more gems

Hoard the gems as show in the video.



Thanks to frollard for the video:



09b.pngScrooge :bronze
Clear the specified stage with a balance of 10,000 worth of coins or more

The more coins you have at the end of a round, the higher amount of bonus coins you will get. This compounds over all the rounds, and is key to building up a large balance. If you don't have enough at the end, be sure to sell the towers after the final boss passes them ;)



Thanks to frollard for the videos:






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Posted 04 July 2013 - 07:00 AM

010b.pngBomb The Boss  :bronze
Clear the specified stage using only bombs to destroy the boss

You will have the bomb power-up available straight away. You want to go thru the stage as normal, except that you will be hoarding blue gems. At the end of wave 9 (giant elephants) or at the start of wave 10 (boss), destroy the towers close to where the enemies spawn so they don't damage the boss. You plant a bomb at your feet by pressing  :square (this uses five blue gems), and detonate it when the boss is on it by pressing  :square again. If you time it right, you can defeat the boss with just three bombs (fifteen blue gems total). You should have enough to get four or five bombs, so this will be simple.



Thanks to frollard for the video:



011b.pngMoney Grubber  :bronze
Clear a stage without losing a single coin

Play the Tiki Island - Easy 3 stage. Monsters don't drop any coins on this stage, so simply run through every single tree to collect the coins, and you will be able to clear the stage easily for this trophy.


012b.pngConstruction Expert  :bronze
Build 10 towers in less than 30 seconds upon entering a stage

Play the Tiki Island - Easy 3 stage, and using the 2000 gold you started with, run from tree to tree building towers straight away. After building 10 towers in less than 30 seconds upon starting the stage, you will get this trophy easily.


013b.pngWave Goodbye  :bronze
Clear an entire wave of enemies with only a bomb

Play the Trophy Challenges for either Scrooge's Return or Black Flag. Save up five blue gems over the first three waves. On wave four (spiders), press  :square to plant a bomb somewhere on their path, and when the spiders are walking over it, hit  :square again to detonate the bomb. If you time it right, you will get this trophy.

Note that if you play Toki Island Easy 1, which is actually the same stage, you will need to have first unlocked the bomb skill by completing the last medium stage. If you play on the trophy challenge levels, bombs are available straight away.


014b.pngDeep Impact  :bronze
Destroy 15 enemies at once with the Mortar Tower

Play the Tiki Island - Hard 1 stage. Play as usual, and after wave 4 (dwarfs) destroy all your canons, after wave 5 (fleas) destroy all your air-defense guns, after wave 7 (spiders) destroy your arrows. Use 15 gems to buy the mortar tower from the village, and then build the mortar in the center as shown in the video; upgrading to the black flag right away. If done properly, on wave 8 you will kill 15+ enemies with one mortar to unlock this trophy. Note that some people also get this by luck while doing the Tower Collector trophy challenge.



Thanks to danboly for the video:

 

 

DLC

015s.pngEncore : Black Flag  :silver
Without selling any towers, clear the specified stage with all towers upgraded to black

Be sure to only build a select few towers near your base as show in the video, and upgrade them to black by dancing on them, and upgrading with blue gems.

 

Thanks to frollard for the videos:


 

016b.pngEncore : Scrooge's Return  :bronze
Clear the specified stage with a balance of 12,000 worth of coins or more

The more coins you have at the end of a round, the higher amount of bonus coins you will get. This compounds over all the rounds, and is key to building up a large balance. If you don't have enough at the end, be sure to sell the towers after the final boss passes them  ;)

 

Thanks to frollard for the videos:


 

017b.pngEncore : Wishing Well  :bronze
Drop 100 coins into the water and clear the specified stage

You will need to kill flying enemies over the water, so that at least 100 coins drop into the sea. You can also add coins by building towers directly beneath the water, and then demolishing the tower - repeat as necessary.

 

Thanks to frollard for the videos:


 

018b.pngEncore : Zero Carat  :bronze
Clear the specified stage without using gems

Just don't use any gems to upgrade towers or unlock towers. Simply use the coins to buy towers, and dance on towers to upgrade for a nice easy trophy.


019b.pngEncore : Lucky Find  :bronze
Find an extra large stash of coins and gems

Start up a game on Tiki Island - Medium 4, and run through all 4 trees to see if you get 15 coins and a gem. If you didn't get lucky, hit  :start and click Retry till it happens (you have a 1 in 16 chance). When you get the solid stash you also get this trophy. Note that while you can play this level without the Encore DLC, the trophy will only unlock if the DLC is installed.


Closing Notes

Thanks to frollard for most of the youtube videos, and danboly for the Deep Impact video.

Trophy Guide and Roadmap are now complete! Open to suggestions, feedback, comments, etc. Thank you for reading and I hope you have fun getting your 100%

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