Escaped from Squashtrich achievement in Blue Dragon

Escaped from Squashtrich

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How to unlock the Escaped from Squashtrich achievement

  • Sera Di SiahSera Di Siah1,186,033
    04 Jul 2012 05 Jul 2012 02 Nov 2012
    12 0 1
    Just wanted to point out you have to do this in 1 go since the last save. Failing and restarting doesn't get you the cheevo anymore. The last checkpoint is in the last (5th floor) hallway and there's only a few enemies between you and the end of this mission. Hope it helps someone and clears confusion about restarting after failing, then suceeding and not getting the achievement :)

    Also you must "flee" after you hold off the Squashtrich.

    I didn't have the Rock Band drums or a rapid controller and the lighter/pen gliding tip didn't work for me either so I hold the controller slightly left and just mashed my fingers off, it's a frustrating achievement if you don't have any extra stuff, like the drums, to do this. Just mash X like your life depends on it and you will unlock it after good determination :) It popped for me on my 12th try.

    I'll include a little video, not purely about this achievement but it will show you about the Squashtrich and what to do and how it goes if it's your first playtrough so you know what happens.

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    TitleInLargeThe most fucking evil achievement in this game! I literally buggered up my elbow ligament from tensing so much to mash the X button! angry I did it, but man was this an unrealistic Q.T.E achievement.
    Posted by TitleInLarge on 07 Aug 16 at 08:15
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  • MinarchistMinarchist116,932
    19 Dec 2010 20 Dec 2010
    8 1 5
    Not wanting to lug out my RB drums, I searched for a different method to accomplish this. Someone on another achievement mentioned they used a rounded Bic lighter to rapidly run over the button, as you're essentially getting a double-hit each pass when it touches each side. That didn't quite work for me here, as the X button is too close to the start button to have enough room.

    An ink pen, however, is perfect. Hold it by the cap and rapidly run the other side of it back and forth over the X button. You should make it on your first try with room to spare.
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    I used the rounded corner of a disposable Lighter, much like what you described, and it worked great. I had tried drums, didn't work. I tried all kinds of stuff, then tried a Lighter and it worked first time! +1 for making me think of using a lighter laugh
    Posted on 22 Feb 12 at 10:25
    MinarchistGlad it worked for you!
    Posted by Minarchist on 22 Feb 12 at 16:04
    On a side note, this achievement is a complete bitch without any additional aids... trying to button bash fast enough without any external assistance was ridiculously hard!
    Posted on 23 Feb 12 at 21:42
  • Crimson DrifterCrimson Drifter871,311
    21 Jun 2008 29 Oct 2008
    10 3 0
    This scene can be kinda tricky as it pops up quickly. You must not let Nene squash Shu at all. After you button mash, some battle command prompts will come up, simply "Flee" when they come up to get the achievement.
  • dabaldiedabaldie609,264
    21 May 2010 21 May 2010
    6 1 0
    Ok here is my input and comments to teh best way to do this.
    Try the drum method if you are fast at drum rolls... i'm not so it didnt work for me. I went back and tried the cloth over finger trick and ran my finger side to side over the button and on the 3rd attempt it worked.
    Points of note:
    If you use the "try again" option after dying it will not unlock. It has to be first attempt after meeting nene. If you fail just go back to dash or reload game
    The bar has to be full at the key time.. its not about keeping it there all the time.
    Try and avoid the monster fights with the purple guardians on the run in, or just flee. its quicker.
    Best of luck.
  • AvitawayAvitaway1,363,841
    08 Oct 2010 08 Oct 2010
    5 1 0
    Please note you need to mash the "X Button" not the A Button mentioned in the first thread, save yourself some swearin when your geared up to do this and mash the wrong button :)
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