Surfs Up achievement in Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (Xbox 360)

Surfs Up

Silver Surfer was unlocked as a playable hero.

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How to unlock the Surfs Up achievement

  • a rabid fuzzlea rabid fuzzle261,778
    13 Jun 2010 15 Dec 2010 11 May 2012
    28 5 5
    1st Costume - Unlocked
    2nd Costume - Unlocked after 30 kills
    3rd Costume - Unlocked after 175 kills
    4th Costume - Unlocked after Sim Mission is complete or 250 kills for DLC Characters

    Play through the game once on Normal/easy and unlock as many costumes as you can (1-2 heroes at a time). I went down the roster left to right and got all the way to Elektra on 1 time through the game DO NOT PLAY ANY SIM MISSIONS UNTIL AFTER DOOM IS DEFEATED. This prevents costumes from locking and you needing to start over. After you beat Doom you can warp back to any previous HQ and then play the missions. You only need bronze on every mission to unlock Silver Surfer.

    Simulation Disc Locations:

    Wrenchworks - Captain America
    Project Labs - Wolverine

    Iron Man Lab - Iron Man

    Temple of Negrete - Mr. Fantastic

    Golden Court - Thing
    Forbidden Passage - vs Crimson Dynamo

    Sanctuary - Dr. Strange

    Fake Doom Castle - Mysterio *** (you cannot re-extract back to this location once you leave sub-level)
    Big Top - Luke Cage
    Maze-O-Death - Elektra

    Realm - Blade
    Sepulcher - vs Scorpion
    Stygian Abyss - Ghost Rider

    to Bridge/Bifrost bridge - Storm
    to Bridge/Midgard gate - Spider-Man
    Camp/Warrior hall - Thor
    Asgard City/Grand Hall - Deadpool *** (you cannot re-extract back to this location)
    Asgard City/Great Forge - Invisible Woman

    Shore of Corpses - vs Shocker
    Spire's Ascent - Spider-Woman

    Fighter Bay - Iceman
    Hyperdrive - vs Ultron
    Outer Hull - Ulik

    Sky Towers - vs Piledriver
    Cityscape - Ms. Marvel, Human Torch
    Heights of Progress - vs Dragon Man

    Above all: To get this achievement you need to unlock Black Panther and Daredevil by finding 5 of their respective 8 figures in the game. Upon collection of 5 figures for each their simulator mission is immediately unlocked.

    I wouldn't recommend playing any of these until after you've finished the game on easy or whatever difficulty you're on to prevent costumes from locking.

    To get a few more achievements, don't use the first or the one before this and to the following:

    After you have beaten the game on Normal, start a new game on Easy and when it asks you choose "Load game statistics" and load your last save on whatever difficulty you want to load. This will make the Sim missions easier. Now get the rest of the costumes (if you haven't already) and grab all of the discs but do not play the missions until you have beaten the last fight against Doom. This stops the glitch from locking costumes and it makes the Sim missions that much easier because your characters are at least level 45-50. After you get ALL the costumes, play through the simulator missions, saving after bronze or above ON EVERY MISSION (Gold is very easy but you may have to restart a couple of times to get the Golden Age of Comics achievement). If you follow this you'll have unlocked Surfs Up, Golden Age of Comics and Dressed for Success.

    If you think this solution needs to be edited/updated. Leave a comment and please explain how I could make it better.

    Edit 2/20/11:poordude1089 cannot re-extract to Deapool's disc location

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    a rabid fuzzleYes, they count towards it since they are available in all copies of the game.
    Posted by a rabid fuzzle on 25 May 11 at 15:26
    Brock M RamboThanks for the info, looks like i gotta start another new game now. I was one action figure short with black panther in my second playthrough, but had everything else.
    Posted by Brock M Rambo on 26 May 11 at 14:12
    ExultraviolenceI agree with mortal wombat3. All my best tactics, and all my best efforts cannot keep poor Dum Dum Dugan from dying, again and again (To the tune of Humpty Dumpty). Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm reasonably certain that completing Spider Man's comic mission would unlock the remainder of the game for me.
    Please message me here or on Xbox Live,
    Posted by Exultraviolence on 04 May 12 at 00:30
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  • EthigyEthigy1,036,852
    10 Jan 2020 10 Jan 2020 10 Jan 2020
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    In order to unlock this achievement you will need to earn at least a bronze on all 34 Comic Missions.

    Five are available to you at the start and the rest are collected throughout the game in the form of Simulator Discs. In order to unlock the Daredevil and Black Panther Comic Missions, you’ll need to collect five of their respective action figures found throughout the game.

    These missions can be accessed at any of the five headquarters via the Training Simulator. Because you can fast travel to any HQ from a S.H.I.E.L.D. Access Point, I’ll tell you where the one at Stark Tower is located. With your back to Iron Man Lab, go up the stairs to your left to find the Training Simulator.

    Important note: due to a glitch in this game, if you want access to Silver Surfer after unlocking this achievement, be sure to save before completing your final Comic Mission. After completing it and unlocking your achievement, reload your save and complete it again. You’ll then be able to play as Silver Surfer.

    For a detailed guide on all Sim Disc locations as well as unlocking all outfits, visit my solution here:
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