Pincushion achievement in Turok (Xbox 360)


Pin 50 enemies with the Bow in the Story Mode campaign

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How to unlock the Pincushion achievement

  • YinYin1,034,144
    18 Feb 2008 13 Jul 2009
    47 1 8
    Simply start a new game on the level "Bad Blood" and proceed to the part of the level where you enter the base. Continue forward and stealth kill the first guy by two sets of boxes. Wait where you pinned him for another guy to come from the left. Wait until he's in between you and a box thats diagonal from where your crouched and launch you arrow through him. Now the last two guys will be aware of your presence, now stand and run around waiting for them to be near a wall. Shoot only when they stand as its harder to hit when they're crouched. If you miss some, no big deal. Just pause and save your game to save the kills you do have, then restart to your last checkpoint, and repeat a couple times to get your achievement. This does require abit of a learning curve to get all four, but after a few tries you'll get them all no problem. Don't forget you can check your progress on the main menu!

    I made this video a while back if you need more help.

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    FaustianGreedWorked Great Thanks :)
    Posted by FaustianGreed on 08 Feb 11 at 04:38
    The S bot 9000You can check your progress on this one by going into stats->achievements on the main menu and then going to the achievement. I had about 15 pins after my first playthrough which helped boost my morale while grinding this out
    Posted by The S bot 9000 on 22 Jun 21 at 06:07
    The GlobalizerAge-restricted video?
    Posted by The Globalizer on 17 Jul 21 at 18:26
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  • dwu1983dwu1983This gamer has had their achievements removed from the site
    04 Jan 2009
    15 0 4
    Unless you're extremely proficient with the Bow, this achievement will be quite time consuming, tedious and ever so slightly annoying.

    To earn this achievement, you must pin 50 enemies to a wall/object using your Bow. Easier said than done, as the arrows don't always pin your enemies.

    The easiest (but certainly not the quickest) way to earn this achievement is to load the mission "SALT IN A WOUND". When the mission starts you have to tear open the door, head downstairs in the hangar and then tear open the next door. Get your bow ready; as soon as you open the door hide behind the left wall so you can just see the three guards. As soon as one starts walking in your direction, pull your arrow back, count to 3, and pin him to the far wall. As soon as you have pinned him pull another arrow and look around the left corner, then before the guard moves pin him to the box and straight away pin the other guard out to the far right to the box. The annoying part is that the second and third guards don't always follow the same route, so you may get anywhere between 1 and 3 pins in this section.

    Once you've dealt with those 3 guards, pause and save the game. Then reload the level/checkpoint and carry out the same process over and over again until you have your 50 pins.
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    ACEs 8s 24I like this guide better than Darken Knight's guide, both work and while you can probably get more kills with Knight's in one go through you will need to play most of a mission to got to the point were you can get all the kills
    With this on you start out at the point where you get the pin kills so it you dont have to do all 50 in one sitting
    Posted by ACEs 8s 24 on 19 Dec 11 at 21:10
    Def the best way to go with this, getting the three guards consistently is actually really easy, great find.
    Posted on 23 Jun 12 at 06:59
    PsybrnetiCToasTJust got it using this method. Great solution, very fast. Thanks!
    Posted by PsybrnetiCToasT on 20 Jul 12 at 17:06
  • JinutsuJinutsu150,613
    31 Mar 2009 02 Apr 2009
    11 0 0
    Pinning enemies to the wall is one of the most challenging things to do in this game.

    The area where I had the most success doing this was after you enter the base in the chapter "Bad Blood". Once you enter the base you will still be in stealth and have a chance to kill enemies without alerting the base.

    Kill enemies with the bow until you reach the large room with many columns and stairs leading upwards on both sides. If you have the bow out and ready as you enter this room you can kill the first enemy crossing your screen right in front of you. Once he is pinned go around to the right and look back across and you will see another enemy crouched waiting to be pinned. Cross the room and stand underneath the stairs and a patrol of two enemies will be coming down the stairs. Pin one of the two enemies and save your game.

    NOTE: To get these achievements you can go to the menu and select "Save" then once the game is saved you can restart the chapter and it will save your progress towards the achievement. This works for any Story Mode achievements.
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