Magnificent Mario achievement in NHL® 12

Magnificent Mario

Score goals 5 different ways in a NHL Be A Pro game with a created Pro on Pro difficulty or higher

Magnificent Mario-1.4
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Two empty net goals may be required to unlock this achievement.

How to unlock the Magnificent Mario achievement

  • Th3 Dude I7Th3 Dude I7This gamer has had their achievements removed from the site
    18 Sep 2011
    20 4 26
    20 Min Periods
    Penalty Sliders all the way up
    Human sliders all maxed out

    This achievement is not as bad as you might expect. Just make sure you practice the Penalty Shot first by playing against AI in Shootout mode.

    What I did was focus on get a breakaway the entire time since scoring a powerplay/shorthanded is easy but you just need to wait for a penalty. The best way to draw a penalty shot is to get your AI to pass it up the side boards to you and they you go kind of wide around the defender(make sure to use LS to hustle). If you are too far ahead, they never seem to dive, even if you slow down. Within 1 period or so you should have the idea.

    You will need to get a little lucky to get the powerplay/shorthanded goals since the AI very rarely takes penalties. But as soon as they finally do, scoring should be no issue with sliders. Also, to get the empty net just keep scoring on your own goal so you have a 1 goal lead in the last minute. To do this, skate in a straight line towards your own goal holding the pass button and then let go of pass once the puck is inside of your goalie.

    1. Even Strength
    2. Powerplay
    3. Shorthanded
    4. Penalty Shot
    5. Empty Net

    This achievement only took me 2 tries. I thought I could do it with 10 min periods the first time but I was having a hard time getting a penalty shot.

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    Shinnizlel306l PoRkRoAsT: Same happened to me. I did the requirements twice and it never unlocked. The third time I did it, I managed to score two empty net goals, and only then did the achievement pop.
    Posted by Shinnizle on 13 Mar 14 at 19:47
    GsO LightPenalty shot was definitely the most annoying one, getting the shot was easy.. scoring was whole different thing
    Posted by GsO Light on 11 Jun 16 at 20:46
    PR0MOTEDAMN! The penalty shot is SO DAMN HARD
    Posted by PR0MOTE on 29 Sep 18 at 20:55
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    To add onto the above solution:

    You must set the CPU Strategy Adjustment to the max setting, otherwise the other team will not pull their goalie in the final minute.

    You should simulate the game until your team is on a powerplay or penalty kill. Play a few games to determine if your team takes a lot of penalties, that way you can start on the powerplay. I was drafted by the Flyers, and my team took about 3 penalties a game, so I chose to sim until I got a powerplay. Score on the powerplay and move on.

    Teams in this game for some reason do not like to take a lot of penalties, so make sure you turn up aggressiveness for both teams all the way up, as well as the penalty sliders. You can do this DURING THE GAME. This way you can now grab the shorthanded penalty after your team takes a penalty.

    Now for the penalty shot, what I liked to do was make sure I put the puck in the defensive zone (your zone) and give the other team possession, then hang around at the blue line. Call for a pass and make sure you are ahead of the defensemen. Hold the A button to puck protect and the computer is more likely to commit a penalty to give you the penalty shot. If you don't get it at first, keep trying, they will eventually trip you. If you still cant seem to get it, try turning up the tuner for poke check effectiveness for the computer - this will increase the amount they make effective poke checks, but for me it seemed like they poke checked more often as well. Don't turn it up all the way otherwise they will strip you of the puck easily.

    After you have all these, turn CPU Aggressiveness all the way off. This will make it incredibly easy for you to get your 5 on 5 goal. After that, use the method from the previous guide on how to score on yourself, (by passing the puck into your own net) and build a ONE goal lead.

    With about one minute left remaining in the third period, give the other team the puck to bring into your zone. They will eventually pull the goalie (don't worry if it happens late, in my game they pulled the goalie with 28 seconds left), and get the puck. Put it in the net and get the achievement.

    If you are missing any of them but manage to get the empty net, you can still get it in overtime, if you manage to tie the game by putting in 2 goals on yourself, which doesn't take that long. This will give you an extra couple of minutes to try and get the one you are missing.

    I suggest you use at least 7 minute periods. If you are really struggling with time, 10+ minutes should be more than enough.
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    hckyplyr20Good Guide. Thanks Mikinater.
    Posted by hckyplyr20 on 14 Jun 12 at 02:05
    GsO LightThanks, needed that CPU Strategy Adjustment tip
    Posted by GsO Light on 11 Jun 16 at 20:45
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