Menhir Conquered! achievement in Catherine

Menhir Conquered!

Complete Stage 2 of Babel.

Menhir Conquered!+0.4
2 guidesOffline Game ModeSingle PlayerCooperative

How to unlock the Menhir Conquered! achievement

  • NicholasNicholas#8183389,109
    04 Jan 2013 08 Jan 2013 21 Jul 2014
    6 0 0
    You first need to complete 3 chapters in the story mode with a gold award to unlock this level.
    I think the easiest and best way to do this is with 2 controllers.
    I put a pillow on my lap so the controllers didn't slide around and kept at it til I got it.
    As you can see in the video, I barely made it.
    Sometimes I would switch from this to Obelisk in case I was getting too frustrated, but patience and persistence are the keys to getting these.
    I try to make each platform as flat as possible with a broad base even if it seems like I'm wasting too much time. This is more important on the later stages of Babel.
    Watch what happens when you pull out or push a block out and what the consequences are. For example, when you pull out a block out from the end of a row, if the row above has an unsupported block that sticks out 1 block farther, that block always falls. That's why in the video I posted, I always try not to pull out a block on the end of a row if I can help it. Unless that will help me where it will fall.
    Here is a page from the Catherine Wiki site with a lot of great advice on Babel:
    Even though it says elsewhere that the blocks are random, they aren't. There are only a finite number of combinations and there are only a relatively few different patterns that come up. You'll notice that the patterns are very similar from game to game. Not exactly the same, but similar.
    I got this from the Catherine Wiki page posted below and above.
    This page below also has some good info on Babel in general too including approximately how many steps for each babel level in both single and paired modes and a few videos on the single player:
    There are things to remember in paired mode. Both must survive and don't block your partners path. I know it seems obvious, but it's really easy to do.
    The key to this is patience and practice, if I can do it, so can you, good luck.
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  • Big samaBig samaThis gamer has had their achievements removed from the site
    04 Aug 2011 26 Aug 2011
    1 4 7
    This one has 180-200 steps, I'm pretty sure, I didn't look once I made it to the goal. Once you get past 170 it becomes really easy. Around 70-100 is really hard and once you get past 100 and you've got three blocks to strafe on, make sure you don't lose those because if you do the likelihood of you recovering diminishes quickly. I used the technique where you pull two blocks out then move up and pull one out push it to the side and pull another one out and push up next to it. I'm not sure what it's called but it's like a double ladder.

    Edit: It's called Inazuma, I used it almost the whole way through.
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    RhyoliticMost I've gotten is 102 steps in Pairs. Even doing doubles is horrible in this frickin' level. Those unmoveable blocks have screwed me over so times. Babel is the only real blemish I can lay on this game.
    Posted by Rhyolitic on 21 Aug 11 at 06:32
    RhyoliticDone! And I managed to make it into the top 50 for Pairs. #42 I think. Something like 14:17 to get to step 120ish. If you are doing pairs, there's a horrible section about 90-105ish. If you can get past that, you're golden as it gets REALLY easy then.
    Posted by Rhyolitic on 21 Aug 11 at 19:30
    SINxCITYI only had 180 steps.
    Posted by SINxCITY on 26 Aug 11 at 04:33
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