Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1989 Arcade achievements

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1989 Arcade

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There are a maximum of 12 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1989 Arcade achievements worth 485 (200)

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Turtle Soup in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1989 Arcade

Turtle Soup94 (25)

Defeat Shredder without being turned into a regular turtle.

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Achievement won on 27 May 09
TA Score for this game: 485
Posted on 13 June 09 at 22:58, Edited on 07 May 11 at 03:08
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HybridPK is on the right track but as mentioned in my other TMNT solutions, here is the sure-fire method.

Identical to the method for April's Loft, Evade, & Strategy except one key difference, Shredder will not use the shrink-ray anymore after you have defeated his clones & knocked off his helmet. If you wait for this key visual cue & follow the instructions identical to the other achievements it will unlock.

Start a local (single-player) game with the account earning the achievement, which I will refer to as primary. Using a second controller, join the game with a guest account which I will refer to as secondary.

Immediately let the primary account die. Having only one turtle present will make it easier to fight your way up to Shredder & is part of this sure-fire method for getting the achievement. Fight through the game with the secondary controller up to Krang's robot. Re-spawn the primary account as the same turtle chosen at the start of the game before defeating Krang & entering the battle with Shredder. When Shredder enters immediately let him kill the primary account. Using the secondary account, attack the Shredder clones until they are all removed. Now attack Shredder with the secondary account until his helmet falls off & you are safe from being shrunken into a regular turtle. Re-spawn the primary account & use either controller to finish killing the boss.

As long as the primary account is present when going into the area in question (in this case the Shredder battle), dies immediately, rejoins as the same turtle when the boss is near-death, and only gets hit once before the boss dies (only worried about getting shrunken to a regular turtle in this case), the achievement will unlock.

NOTE: The same method as all the others but in this case it helps to spawn the primary account in the battle with Krang a bit early & have him take some damage. It doesn't take long for Shredder to use the shrink ray so entering with full health involves the risk of being shrunken before you can kill out the primary account.

UPDATE: Read comments below...best to avoid changing turtles on either account to be safe. I will be re-verifying this solution as well as adding boss hit counts to my other TMNT solutions. Thanks for all the feedback.

UPDATE 01/01/2011: Method re-tested and confirmed as working flawlessly 01/01/2011. Krang takes approximately 52 hits to kill and will begin blinking red about halfway through. He flashes red-white with about 10 hits remaining.

UPDATE 05/06/11: Feedback from other solutions, all posters credited. Youtube video link added (credit Robotic Aquautic link, credit achievementPredator video). As mentioned in the original solution, but perhaps not clear enough, be sure to use the same turtle at the start and end of this method for the account earning the achievement (credit TransparentDime). For those trying to earn this with friends online, using the above method with an extra controller is much easier (credit ExtremePhobia). Lastly, some of the glitchiness around this achievement is reported to be primarily when earning it legitly (credit CnFusD420StoNeD). The above glitch is, as originally dubbed, the "sure-fire" method. Thanks all.
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