Human Spring achievement in Track and Field

Human Spring

Clear a 2.38 meter jump in the High Jump event.

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How to unlock the Human Spring achievement

  • BeanpotterBeanpotter1,645,529
    24 Aug 2007 19 Mar 2009 05 Apr 2013
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    You'll run towards the bar on autopilot (you can set him off yourself by moving the analogue stick or pressing a run button). Tap the jump button as soon as his head passes the 'i' of 'Konami' which is part of the background graphics (if you press it too late he'll either run straight in to the mat or you'll knock the bar off as you go up). Let him rise and when he leans back you can tap the jump button a few more times to nudge him closer to the bar. As soon as he flips his legs up, hold the jump button to move him all the way over to the right.

    Not many people realise that if you run as soon as you've pressed jump for the first time then he'll go a lot higher which makes the jump so much easier and is how you get the world records (2.51m is my best so far!)

    To get the achievement you'll need to clear 7 jumps (2.15, 2.25, 2.30, 2.35, 2.36, 2.37 & 2.38) and you can afford to fail twice as you'll get 3 attempts to get there.

    Fast forward to 4.33 on the video below to see somebody doing the High Jump although he stops before reaching 2.38 but you'll get the idea.
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    Posted by Beanpotter on 17 Mar 12 at 23:58
    L1EAwesome work! Finally got it 4 years later because of the running tip. Got the 200 today!
    Posted by L1E on 10 May 12 at 00:31
    WortsenawlThe solution is both helpful and misleading. He doesn't flip his legs or lean back until you press the action button.
    Posted by Wortsenawl on 24 May 12 at 11:37
    BeanpotterThe information about him flipping his legs up comes after the part where I mention pressing the jump button. I don't really see it as being misleading...
    Posted by Beanpotter on 24 May 12 at 13:28
    BeanpotterYep. When the event starts, you only have to press a run button once (or move the stick) and the computer then runs for you but, as soon as you press the jump button, you can greatly increase your height by hitting the run buttons or wiggling your stick (I can't say which buttons as you can set them to whatever you want).

    You can keep running until he reaches the top of his arc. You can also keep adjusting the angle to get him closer to the bar until he flips his legs up, then hold the jump button down to move him over, this will help to stop his feet knocking the bar off on the way down.
    Posted by Beanpotter on 10 Aug 13 at 08:21
    liner bronsonThanks! Ps I'm a buffoon, I just accidentally deleted my comments, which makes it look like you are talking to yourself facepalm
    Posted by liner bronson on 10 Aug 13 at 08:56
    Beanpotterlaugh No worries. There's no way to edit your comments btw. Gratz on getting the ach!
    Posted by Beanpotter on 10 Aug 13 at 23:57
    ReliantGung hothank you very much, i always wondered all these years how to beat the high jump, thanks a million. wave
    Posted by ReliantGung ho on 17 Nov 13 at 06:05
    prakkeroNeeded this to help me with the Jake Jump event, even with the guide took me forever to figure it out, but without it wouldn't ever have got it, so thanks!
    Posted by prakkero on 23 Jul 21 at 03:51
    Lazy with StyleI just got the "Perfection" achievement in the first round. I continued to the second round where qualifying results are harder to reach. I then made it to the last event - high jump. To clear this in the second round you actually need 2.38m. I failed the first two tries and then made it to 2.40m without a mistake which gave me the achievement. I qualified for the third round where I got the bird catcher achievement on purpose and thus 100%. Whew :).
    Posted by Lazy with Style on 25 Oct 21 at 19:49
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