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Midway Arcade Origins

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Long Live the Bird in Midway Arcade Origins

Long Live the Bird58 (30)

Joust 2: Reach Wave 5 in Score Attack Mode.

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Achievement Guide for Long Live the Bird

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Achievement won on 08 Nov 12
TA Score for this game: 1,500
Posted on 08 November 12 at 13:28, Edited on 08 November 12 at 13:31
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After spoke to KTILLA23 on XBL regarding of Joust 2 that we both had a trouble with. Gave him the tip that would help him a higher chance to reach Wave 5, confirmed that it worked, and thanked me for it. Now, I feel that its time to give you guys a strategy after unlocked this achievement in my 3rd attempt this morning.

Most people would have no problem with this game until they get to the part with Wave 3 but I'll get that to it later. I have never played Joust 2 before until yesterday but this should give you no trouble if you pick this game up and figure it out in no time.

You have 3 things you can do in Joust 2: Jump on enemies, won't work on Pterodactyl, stab them with a joust, and a transformed yellow beast look like Pegasus. Your goal is stomp, stab enemies and collect green eggs fast as possible. When you stomp a green enemy, it will laid a egg on the ground however if you leave the egg too long to collect, it will cracked and a blue knight will appear. A bird will find it's owner and will back to a slight bigger and faster than the previous red knoght one. If the egg dropped to the lava, it will give a life, same apply to above sentence. Second time, an egg dropped to the lava, it will die.

Wave 1- Stay on the top platform on the left, stomp on the green enemy on the opposite down of you. Now, wait for 1-2 enemies will try to get top of the platform where you will be. Stomp them in the mid air. If its 1-2 left. Finish them and collect green eggs.

Wave 2- Again, same strategy as above but this time you will more likely see a yellow egg depends on wave 1 or 2. You can stomp on the grey square (score, zap them, or a bonus life). I wouldn't do that if I were you. Leave it alone until you have 1 enemy left but more over, you would get killed if in hurried or slipped into the lava.

Wave 3- This one got me the trouble the most, pain in the butt. Now, what you need to do is as soon as the wave start, quickly drop yourself to the bottom of the platform and stay in the middle. You will see a new enemy, a huge red flying beast. I'll call her the Hell Mother. Now the Hell Mother will drop the eggs and disappeared for a few seconds. If you don't get her killed quickly, she will laid more eggs which means more green enemies. Don't worry about it because she will come to you. Stomp on her when you have a chance, either on the bottom of the platform or take an advantage after your death, your spawn will be either top or second platform. Sometime after your spawn, you will run into the Hell Mother, stab her and she will die. If you see Pterodactyl, ignore him. He do nothing but distracted you. Especially if you have 1 or 2 green eggs to collect, he will disappears.

Wave 4- By the time you reached Wave 4, you should have 4-5 lives left. This is a bit easier than previous wave. Go to the ground and stay underneath the pointy edge on the right. Transform to a Pegasus. All you need to do is stab red bats on either of the sides. Once all red bats gone, transform back to the normal one, stomp on green enemies ONLY if they are in higher grounds. If they are in your way, use a Pegasus again and stab them in front. Don't bother to stomp them if using a Pegasus. After the wave 4 cleared, you will move up to wave 5 and the achievement unlocked.

Note: You can transform a Pegasus or a normal one at anytime in any waves however Wave 4 is your best bet on using a Pegasus. You could use a Pegasus in Wave 3 but it's a bit tricker and too many enemies. You could die if an enemy stab you in the back. So my advise is best use a Pegasus in Wave 4.

Hope this help and please leave a comment. Positive vote would be appreciated. If bad vote, please leave a comment and tell me why. I'll be gladly to add any more tips that I don't know and add to your credit to this guide. Thank you.
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