Tropico 5 - Penultimate Edition achievements

Tropico 5 - Penultimate Edition

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There are a maximum of 70 Tropico 5 - Penultimate Edition achievements (51 without DLC) worth 4,099 (1,500)

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Secret Achievement in Tropico 5 - Penultimate Edition

Secret Achievement48 (20)

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Achievement Guide for Back to the Past

Heroic Bishop
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Heroic Bishop
Achievement won on 31 Aug 16
TA Score for this game: 2,360
Posted on 31 August 16 at 13:42
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This is story related and if you are playing through the campaign it cannot be missed.

You will receive 3 starting tasks to choose from which are as follows:-

Demand for more power - a Nuclear Power Station solves this
Uranium on the island causing interference - export 1,500 tons of this resource
Sabotage - quickly build guard towers (this is timed)

You will then have to amass a research target within the 20 year time frame given - the goal - you are required to develop the time machine research in order to win the Mission. That means the focus is on boosting your Research Point Production where you can.

Resource expiration can become a problem in this mission so favouring renewable resources can be the key to this. Renewables can be food from your available Ranches and Plantations - Cloth and Fashion Industry, also wood processed into lumber and a Furniture Factory if you have one for maximum returns. Switching your Power Plants over to "Natural Gas" will also reduce the burden on any coal reserves.

Ensure you keep the buildings fully staffed - increasing budget can cure this. If you are experiencing a staffing problem you may need extra High Schools to overcome this shortfall. On the subject of staffing adding managers with the "Inventor" profile to Science Buildings will also improve the research process.

The main objective however is to maximize your research returns. I had 6x Observatories running, fully upgraded as well as 2x Libraries. A few Science buildings with the "Extreme Testing" upgrade unlocked can really help too.

Also of help can be the Modern Era Edict called Stem-Cell Research. Hospitals and Clinics will generate Research Points also.

As you can see it is about maximizing your Research Point return whilst keeping a happiness level above 51%, maintaining a stable economy and keeping everything fully staffed. Again, don't forget the upgrades in all of your research buildings, and others such as the High School when an option is available to increase Research Point gain.

When the counter reaches the target of 100 your achievement will unlock and job done! Then it is time to move on to the far less daunting "Leon Must Die" mission.

Please Note: I did this originally on the Xbox 360 version of the game but it is still valid in the Xbox One Edition.

Hope this helps
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