National Geographic Challenge! achievements

National Geographic Challenge!

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There are a maximum of 27 National Geographic Challenge! achievements worth 1,230 (1,000)

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Square Eyed in National Geographic Challenge!

Square Eyed53 (40)

Complete all Square puzzles. (profile owner only).

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Achievement Guide for Square Eyed

Bob Almighty125
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Bob Almighty125
Achievement won on 28 Jun 12
TA Score for this game: 1,230
Posted on 28 June 12 at 22:37
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This is arguably the most difficult and time-consuming achievement in this game (albeit still fairly easy). This guide should get your average puzzle time to about 3:30*, which puts you at almost an hour for this achievement.

1. Pick up all of the pieces one-by-one so that they rotate to being right-side up, and place them in a tight group (so that they are close but don't touch)

2. Attach the obvious bits together (e.g., faces, prominent features) USE THE HINT (X) TO YOUR ADVANTAGE

3. When you have a chunk of attached pieces, pick up the ENTIRE COMPLETED PART and drop it at various places in the group of free pieces. Random chunks that you may not have seen will attach on to the completed chunk. (This is especially helpful on the Golden Buddhas level)

4. When you have a pretty definite 4x6 puzzle, use your amazing skills of puzzlery to get the last few pieces in place.

*: Some puzzles take less than two minutes, others can take upwards of 8. Most will end up being 3-4 minutes long.

ON THE GOLDEN BUDDHAS LEVEL: Use the tops and bottoms of the pieces to get your initial chunk. Look for buddhas that are missing the tops of their heads and match those with the blue caps found at the bottoms of the pieces. Note the diamond pattern of the hint (X).
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