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Beating a Dead Potato achievement in Defense Grid

Beating a Dead Potato

Earn a gold medal on any 35 missions in the You Monster campaign.

Beating a Dead Potato0
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How to unlock the Beating a Dead Potato achievement

  • Vr EnglishVr English680,471
    23 Oct 2012 04 Oct 2012 16 Apr 2019
    37 3 5
    Update April 2019: Hypercrate has temporarily made the videos private (the one embedded works but not the playlist). I have reached out to him to see if he will open them up again.

    Hey all, huge fan of this DLC, and a lot of the reward is in completing it yourself, however, this playlist has ALL the gold videos you need to get through.

    No other youtube channel I've come across has even close to all of them, all of his videos are clear and he has recorded every single mission in the campaign which is greater than 35, so even with his help if you struggle there are several others you can do.

    For some levels, 'Surprise Party' and 'Divided Attention' in particular you have to pay particular attention to the timings in the videos for you to succeed.

    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE138460AC6CC27A7

    All credit goes to him but if you have any issues with any of the achievements I have played it extensively and will be willing to help out.

    Edit: the story challenge of command decision doesn't work here, the video is posted in here now, or the new solution (that copies mine but with some probably nice new pointers) below, hope that helps =)

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    Vr EnglishI've had freezes happen before man :(, you can try playing offline and clearing your cache as a last resort. I know something with the patch causes freezes happened to me at the start screen quite a lot. Good luck!
    Posted by Vr English on 18 Nov 13 at 00:24
    SyndicateKingAnyone else get frozen on poison core on ghost in the machine, happened twice in a row :(
    Posted by SyndicateKing on 18 Nov 13 at 22:32
    Solario32Hypercrate is a hero. This game is getting boring, lol.
    Posted by Solario32 on 24 Jul 17 at 13:08
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  • John Dong SonJohn Dong Son453,041
    09 Feb 2014 09 Feb 2014
    15 0 5
    This is not a solution, however this is a very good technique to make the freezes the game suffers from less painful.

    It would seem it is generally the games with the high volume of waves that suffer from the freezes, where they completely lock your X-Box.

    My suggestion is when you see the "CHECKPOINT SAVE" in the bottom fight corner flash up, wait for it to disappear, press START then EXIT TO MAIN MENU. You then press A, this will save your progress up to this checkpoint.

    You are then returned to the MAIN MENU. Press PLAY, select YOU MONSTER, then go to the last game you were playing. You are now presented with an option to RESTART or CONTINUE - PRESS CONTINUE. You will then be back into the game where you left off.

    This takes seconds to do and if you get a game crash this type of save will not be erased by the X-Box freeze and lock-up. If you get a freeze, go back into the game, select your level and press CONTINUE - are there you are - you do not have to start from scratch.

    This will save you hours of frustration and re-play time.
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    brent1221This is amazing man! Been using it for all the Grinder, Super Grinder and Shredder missions
    Posted by brent1221 on 22 Oct 14 at 17:27
    ALollzGood to know! Will definitely make completing this DLC bearable.
    Posted by ALollz on 19 Aug 15 at 05:39
    EarthboundXYep, works well, had it freeze about 3 times, but the third time I had started doing what this guide says, so I didn't lose much time.
    Posted by EarthboundX on 31 Jul 16 at 03:18
  • DROGTURISTDROGTURIST326,468
    04 Jun 2013 04 Jun 2013
    11 4 0
    For 35 gold medals, I suggest skipping the following levels:
    Command Decision: Frozen Core (FC sucks!)
    Interference Pattern: Frozen Core
    Portal II: Out of Bullets (Tough level to do it on.)
    Portal II: Balanced Build (Tough level to do it on.)
    Surprise Party: Super Grinder (Easy gold but always freezes!)
    Surprise Party: Poison Core
    Surprise Party: Frozen Core

    For any other mission type on any other mission, you can pretty much always just employ the same tactic as you did in story mode. Sometimes you'll have to place one or two towers differently, but basically, the more Meteor towers the better. Here's a refresher link to some gold strategies, originally posted by Vr English:

    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE138460AC6CC27A7

    Keep in mind that the videos posted for this game are almost always for the PC version and due to minute differences between the versions, the PC videos don't help for the 360 "Command Decision" level. Here's a video that works perfectly and is easy to follow:
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