1,858
(1,000)

## Lollipop Chainsaw

There are a maximum of 50 Lollipop Chainsaw achievements worth 1,858 (1,000)

32,145 tracked gamers have this game, 3,910 have completed it (12.16%)

### Defeated Zed.

• Unlocked by 25,365 tracked gamers (79% - TA Ratio = 1.12) 32,145

Solution
I did this on Hard but I think the strategy is sound (ha!) for all difficulties.

Zed is a very loud and very slippery rocker who loves to sucker punch you and pound you with solid words. Not to mention cut you with his balls.

When you first meet him after dodging through the obstacle course of the junkyard, he begins with a loud statement that shouldn't be repeated in front of young ears. ;p His words are giant letters that will fly at you once formed. Press B to dodge once they fly and you should be fine.

Press B to dodge his dashes and Y to chainsaw strike from the air at him. You will either stop him or Zed will pause at times to charge up at which you should Y strike him a few hits before backing away to let him dash again.

If you see a red glowing circle on the floor, avoid it. That means Zed is in the air ready to ground pound. Strike him after he comes down.

Once you get his lifebar down, you'll be prompted to Finish him. Keep dodging his attacks and movements until you can strike one more blow.

The scene then changes to a prompt for LS down and continuous pressing of Y. Follow to cut straight down Zed's ugly mug.

A very satisfying split of face later and lo and behold, Zed's not defeated. He laughs off your cut and squishes himself back together!

Now the real fun begins. The stage suddenly spawns columns of speakers and Zed will jump to one end and charge up some razor orange discs that will fly at you. If you're going for the Watch Out For The Balls achievement, don't bother here. It's later that they count.

Instead, follow Nick's directions. He tells you to "smash that speaker stand!". I understood smashing but I didn't realize I had to follow Zed too (that's thanks to a guide) so the speakers ended up respawning.

The correct way is to smash the middle 2 columns of 3 and then strike the one Zed is standing on. He'll jump to the other end where you can hit that one and he'll jump again. Keep following and striking speakers out from under him until he jumps away and produces a giant speaker smack dab in the middle of the stage.

Here you are prompted to use your chainsaw. Sure, follow the directions but remember to keep an eye for Zed. You can and must interrupt your cutting to dodge Zed's words from above and personal melee attacks (yes, he jumps down sometimes). Keep this up until the speaker is cut through, press X as prompted to bring it down.

Hit him to chainsaw him horizontally this time. And still Zed won't fall. (Though he does say "it hurts a little")

Now it's back to how the fight began, sort of. Zed will still dash and occasionally spit words. But now he'll start generating and throwing 2 razor balls. Whenever he prepares, you'll see the screen graying and fizzing like static and once he throws, if the balls are a threat, time will slow and you have time to press B to dodge. Dodge Zed's subsequent attacks (though sometimes he just headbangs in place) and keep near him until you see the scene shift to center on Juliet with a B prompt as the balls return. Press B and Juliet will dodge, Zed will be hit by his own balls, and he'll be stunned for a few seconds. (Or better advice, just mash B while you're near him. ;p)

Once stunned, you can hit Zed a few times before he comes to. Or since the balls don't hurt Zed you can wait and have him charge up again. Do this process 15 times to get the Watch Out For The Balls achievement before moving on. ;)

Now start hitting him whenever you get the chance. Repeating the dodging process for the razor energy balls.

Once his life bar is depleted and the Finish appears, Zed will start flinging words out like crazy. Dodge through this word hurricane to Zed and hit him one last time. This time, duke it out with him by cutting down vertically again, cut off his hand and let him scream to collapse.

Congratulations! You just defeated your first zombie punk rocker / word spewer. ;p

oh! Watch for the lollipop. lol

If you need a more visual guide, I found a YouTube video by savgcom to remind me of sequence that I've linked here. Have fun!