Tropico 4 achievements

Tropico 4

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There are 60 Tropico 4 achievements (50 without DLC) worth 2,116 (1,250)

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Old Faithful in Tropico 4

Old Faithful40 (20)

Survive 3 Volcanic eruptions in a single mission

  • Unlocked by 2,901 tracked gamers (25% - TA Ratio = 1.98) 11,435  

Achievement Guide for Old Faithful

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Achievement won on 05 Apr 12
TA Score for this game: 2,116
Posted on 05 April 12 at 05:40
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*This guide can be used for both the "Curse of the Llama" and "Old Faithful" Achievements*

You can get the achievement if you follow the great guide above, if you fancy a lot of grinding and a bit of luck. However, the game's latest DLC: Modern Times makes this achievement rediculously easy to obtain.

First it goes without saying you need the Modern Times DLC (1200 MSP)

Once you've got it, head to the "Modern Times Campaign" and progress to level 4 also called "The Shakes".
This mission places you on an island that has a guaranteed disaster every 12 months (sometimes multiple disasters a year!) If you manage to even finish this mission without obtaining both the "Curse of the Llama" and "Old Faithful" achievements then you must be some kind of wizard.

A few ways to get the achievement even faster: occasionally a scripted event will occur that will give you the opportunity to manually activate or avoid a disaster (obviously activate it).

More specifically for the "Old Faithful" achievement: you will find an important objective (red and yellow ( ! ) marker in the game world) that infinitely spawns and will allow you to automatically cause either an earthquake or volcano eruption for free (obviously choose the volcano). I netted the achievement simply by manually causing the eruptions 3 times (all disasters, regardless of how they are caused, count for this achievement).

All in all I finished the mission, rather quickly, with over 30 disasters occuring, about 10 of them volcano eruptions.

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